“the perfect experience to remember for the rest of our lives”

Keli helped our wedding to be something truly special. We really wanted our ceremony to be a bit of a break from tradition – something that felt personal and our story as a couple, and Keli achieved this completely.

Throughout the planning process, she asked all the right questions, listened carefully and ultimately put together a ceremony that had our guests laughing at times and completely in tears at others – a truly memorable event that set the emotional, joyous tone for the rest of our big day. Several people approached us afterwards to say it the most enjoyable wedding ceremony they had ever witnessed.

Keli’s hard work, enthusiasm and talents as a writer and speaker came together to give us the perfect experience to remember for the rest of our lives together.

Lucy and Geoff, Wedding & Handfasting, Eridge Village Hall

“a lovely person with a generous heart”

Thank you, thank you a hundred times again for your contribution and support in the lead up to our wedding and on the day. We have had so many compliments about the ceremony and your deep level of knowledge and skill as a celebrant. It feels hard to put into words so many of the things we valued about sharing it all with you. Not only were you amazing at the practical elements of your work, you’re also just a lovely person with a generous heart and you made us feel safe and confident in the choices we made together.

It was so important to us to feel that the ceremony and the words we spoke belonged to us. Your commitment to helping us find those words and your ability to craft them into something that could be shared with the people we love was beautiful. You took so much time and care to get to know us personally and that meant a lot.

 Thank you for being open and respecting the way we wanted to make our promises. Thank you for the thoughtful and honest words you wrote, and for making us feel comfortable to make changes if we wanted to. And thank you for meeting and welcoming our family and friends with such ease and joy. We couldn’t have wished for more. Your love for writing and holding ceremonies that are truly personal and meaningful is a beautiful thing!

Meg and Louis, Wedding & Handfasting, Bewdley

a viking bride and groom walk through their guests who throw confetti. theire hands are tied with handfasting cords and their Celebrant Keli Tomlin drums in the background to signal the end of their outdoor wedding ceremony

“hard work, love and pure magic”

Keli is such a lovely person with a kind and positive heart. Her energy and love seems to shine out of her and she instantly made us feel comfortable and at ease.

Keli worked hard planning and writing our handfasting and listened carefully to everything that we wanted and found a way to make it all come together. The handfasting day was so perfect and Keli made everything flow so wonderfully.

We will be eternally grateful to Keli for all the hard work, love and pure magic she put into our day.

Emma and Robert, Handfasting, Grindleford

“fun laughter and happy tears, just as we’d hoped!”

For us, our wedding ceremony was the most important part of the whole day and we wanted to make sure it was meaningful and personal… So finding you was the key to making our wedding so special.

We felt really comfortable straight away and found it really easy to tell you about us and our story. The questions you sent us really made us think carefully about each other and our relationship. Trying to put into words how we felt about each other took some time but that gave us a chance to reflect and talk about what we were doing and why. That was a very special time for us.

You were so supportive  and reassuring, thinking about the details and logistics of the day. Your experience really helped make sure our ceremony went smoothly.

The ceremony itself was wonderful – very relaxed and informal, full of fun, laughter and happy tears, just as we’d hoped! You captured us perfectly. So many guests commented on how special the ceremony was and how lovely you were, with just the right amount of fun balanced with the importance of the ceremony and commitment we were making.
Thank you so much for making our day so memorable and special. We were so glad we found you!

Helen and Kev, Wedding & Handfasting, Chinley Scout Hut, Derbyshire

A Fairy Bride smiles at the camera wearing a green mask. The wedding celebrant Keli Tomlin stands beside her speaking to a guest out of shot.

“truly wonderful”
Thank you for a truly wonderful handfasting ceremony. It was a pleasure to work with you, and the ceremony was beautifully written and presented, particularly given the short time frame.

Ben and Jo, Handfasting, Padley Gorge, Peak District

A bride and groom hold hands around an oak sapling which they are about to plant in the ground as part of their outdoor DIY wedding ceremony with Keli Tomlin Ceremonies


We feel very honoured to have you as our celebrant. The words you have written reflect what marriage means to us so beautifully. Thank you.

Vic and John, Wedding & Handfasting, Edale, Peak District

“the most moving and beautiful wedding”

Thank you so much for everything. The ceremony was perfect; everyone has been saying it was the most moving and beautiful wedding they’ve been to. More than a few were brought to tears! Thank you.

Lisa and Liam, Handfasting, The Fox and Goose Inn, Sheffield

A bride and groom stand in front of a permanent gazebo smiling and laughing whilst their celebrant Keli Tomlin officiates their wedding ceremony. The wind is blowing. The bride is laughing.

“unique to us”

We wanted an outdoor wedding that reflected our personal beliefs about life and marriage. We wanted to blend some traditional elements with spiritual aspects. Keli wrote a beautiful draft of our ceremony and was happy to make any adjustments to it no matter whether they were big changes or little nitpicks. [She] helped us to craft a ceremony that reflected what we wanted from our wedding and was unique to us. Keli took great care and attention to ensure that our wedding day was exactly what we wanted. 

Fay and Richard, Wedding & Handfasting, Shottle Hall, Derby