14th September 2015

Weddings and renewals

“My love she laughs like the flowers
Valentines can’t buy her”
– Bob Dylan

Rosalie and Barry’s destination wedding in France. Photo credits: Sophia Waterhouse


You have found a very special person, someone who makes you feel like the most special human being in the universe and you would like to celebrate your love, or renew your vows in a way that reflects you, your values, and your unique story together.

Curious, creative, unconventional

I create bespoke, warm and fun ceremonies with a cosmopolitan touch. Many of the couples I work with have a curious mind and a global and adventurous mindset. They are looking for a wedding ceremony that reflects their values, wishes and personalities.

As a celebrant, it’s my passion to create ceremonies that are meaningful to you. Whether you prefer a traditional or modern ceremony, a secular, religious or interfaith content, a lavish or intimate setting, I can help you create a unique event that fits you perfectly.

I conduct weddings in London, the UK and abroad. As I love travelling and working with people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, destination weddings are a great thing to do. I’ve married couples in France, Greece, Morocco, Guernsey, Germany and the Netherlands.

If you are looking for some inspiration, please check out my blogposts on how a celebrant can make your day, example rituals to include in your ceremony, or how a traditional blessing can be used in a modern way.

And for some real life inspiration, read how the following couples celebrated their love in their own special way:

Remember: you should register your marriage or civil partnership at your local registry office for it to be legally recorded.

To Dutch couples living in London and the rest of the UK: neem gerust contact op mocht je meer informatie willen over trouwen in Londen en de rest van Engeland, en hoe ik als Nederlands sprekende celebrant kan helpen jullie huwelijk persoonlijk en uniek vorm te geven!

Wedding ceremony at Battersea Arts Centre, led by London based celebrant Rosalie Kuyvenhoven. Photo credits Kelsey Marshall, Elevation PhotographyJessie and Connor’s staircase wedding at Battersea Arts Centre. Photo credits: Kelsey Marshall

Libby and James’ wedding ceremony Radic Pavillion, Somerset. Photo credits: Insta Wedding

Bespoke wedding at Gaynes Park led by London based celebrant Rosalie Kuyvenhoven. Photo credits: Christina Rossi

Casey and Els celebrating their love at Gaynes Park. Photo credits: Cristina Rossi

Aika and DongYoung’s wedding ceremony, which included a sand unity ritual. Photo credits: Daniel Morrell

Miranda and Jack’s wedding ceremony in Shoreditch, London. Their son played the processional. Photo credits: Sevda Mustafa

Elena and George’s destination wedding in Mykonos, Greece. Photo credits: Spyros Paloukis

Roxana and Steve’s wedding ceremony in the Cotswolds. Photo credits: Paul Wilkinson Photography.

“Marry a person you’d marry in a church or in an art gallery. On a boat or in an abandoned factory in Russia. Someone you’d marry with the biggest blood diamond money could buy, or with a little piece of string tied around your finger. Marry someone who doesn’t care about table settings or wedding favors unless you really care about those things, in which case, it’s opposite day. Just be on the same team. Especially on your wedding day.”  – Nora McInerny-Purmort


How do I work?


  • Meet and greet. To ensure that I am the right person to conduct your day, I offer a free, no-obligation meeting face-to-face or via Skype. This consultation allows us to get to know each other. I also aim to understand your ideas on the ceremony design. After our meeting, I will send you some questions to help you to envision your ideal day.
  • Ceremony design. If you decide to work with me, I will ask you to fill in a booking form with a payment to secure the date. I will design the ceremony in detail. I will write a script and work with you to make sure that you are happy with the various elements. I can also assist you in writing your vows.
  • Run-through. When you have approved the script, we will meet at the venue to do a rehearsal. We will choreograph the different elements of the ceremony so that everyone is prepared for the day ahead.
  • The ceremony. On the day, I will liaise with your other suppliers to ensure that everyone is working together to deliver a perfect ceremony. I will act as the officiant and deliver the ceremony we have created. I will be available before the ceremony for any questions you may have.
  • Keepsake. After the ceremony, I will present you with a personalised certificate.

Remember: you should register your marriage or civil partnership at your local registry office for it to be legally recorded.


Lovely words from amazing couples

“Rosalie went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony so meaningful and personal. Rosalie living in the UK, my fiancé (now husband) living in Abu Dhabi, and I living in Tokyo, we had to discuss everything through Skype and emails. She took time to get to know us and our story, created a beautiful script, and because I couldn’t go to the wedding venue in London, she went ahead to make sure all the logistics at the venue were well prepared. Rosalie, thank you so much for an amazing wedding. It definitely wouldn’t have been the same without you. My family all loved the wedding ceremony and I will treasure this day forever”. – Aika and DongYoug

“We are so happy we decided to use Rosalie as our celebrant at our wedding. After a couple of meetings with us, she listened to our ideas and created a perfect service, which incorporated all of the things that were important to us. She is warm, personable and incredibly professional; often thinking one step ahead, asking the right questions to guide us along the way. Our vows were framed in such a beautiful, perfect way”. – Rosalie & Barry

“From the moment we met Rosalie we knew we had met our wedding celebrant. During the run up to the wedding we were in regular contact, Rosalie took the time to get to know us and through that we knew we had the wedding ceremony we had dreamed of as we had worked together with Rosalie on the script, our vows, the poems and the music. On the day itself, the ceremony could not have been a happier occasion, Rosalie lit up the room, she made our guests laugh with anecdotes about us and helped us out when we forgot our vows. All our guests commented on how beautifully Rosalie had conducted the ceremony. Finally, my Dutch relatives loved the fact we brought a bit of Dutch into the wedding through Rosalie! If you’re looking for a wedding celebrant, look no further”. – Claire & Jonathan 


Fees (2020): from £675 for a wedding and civil partnership and £500 for a renewal of vows. Ceremonies abroad start from £875. This includes all the services as I have explained above, unlimited calls and email communication. Travel expenses are not included.

Depending on your needs, additional costs may be added that are not covered in the above fees. For example:

  • Ceremony booklet for your guests
  • Ritual props (e.g., candles, ribbons, sand ceremony glasses)
  • Travel expenses and accommodation if your ceremony takes place outside London or abroad