Steven Howe-Bull Ceremonies

Beautiful wedding and vow renewal ceremonies created especially for you

"you have been the best celebrant I've worked with by far in over 14 years"

  • Hello you've found me ! Great start ,now onto business. Do you want your wedding ceremony to be talked about after the gin has run out? Good , then I'm your guy. I offer you  meaningful and respectful ceremony services by providing beautiful ceremonies, tailor-made to reflect your beliefs, values and culture. I take the time to listen to your needs and preferences, creating unique and memorable ceremonies. I will help you craft a ceremony that reflects your individual personalities and is an ideal representation of your union. My professional services ensure your day is extra special. I'm fully trained and insured so you can be assured you're getting a professional Celebrant. I'm great fun to work with too and will guide you every step of the way. Oh and by the way, I thrive on last minute bookings so just ask I might have that date you need ! As for me, I'm a positive happy chap who loves wine, food and gin. I also love travel and have travelled the world at least twice. India being my favourite country and Venice my favourite city. I love the beach and hanging loose in our little garden which looks like a spa, with my husband Eamonn. I try very hard to be an inclusive celebrant but always willing to grow &  learn. LGBTQ+ Advocate 🏳️‍🌈 I cover much of the UK and Internationally. I'm a recommended supplier for multiple venues and was a Celebrant on MAFSUK in 2023! 
Once you have completed the legal paperwork with two witnesses in front of a Registrar, it is time for us plan your Ceremony or Civil Partnership. Working with me has no restrictions; it can be held at any time and absolutely anywhere you choose. It can be at a formal venue with or without a licence, or somewhere personal like a garden , a beach or a romantic location you both chose together. I will work with you to create and deliver a ceremony that reflects your chosen vows, music, and readings.

You can decide on whatever content you wish and any special moments that will enrich your ceremony, reflect your personality, and share your love story with family and friends. You can have symbolic moments like a unity candle or perhaps a handfasting ritual. The choice is yours.

Let's start with an initial chat and get the date you've always wanted confirmed. When you choose a Wedding Celebrant choose me and let's start planning. I'm great fun to work with, professional, inclusive, insured and trained. 
Vow renewals are incredibly beautiful and personal ceremonies. Many couples choose to renew vows after many years together or to celebrate a special anniversary.


Maybe your original ceremony wasn't quite what you had planned, or you may want to recreate the magic of that special day and re-commit to each other in the presence of your family and friends. You have grown as a couple and your vow renewal may want to reflect that.


I can help you write vows that you may have wished you'd said during your original ceremony but perhaps were different people then.
Whatever your reasons I will ensure that your renewal of vows ceremony contains all the elements you want and delivered in a calm measured beautiful personal ceremony of your choice. Please get in touch and we can talk about the special moments in your life that lead to this decision in renewing your vows with each other.

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Fees
I offer a fixed price transparent fee structure. For all ceremonies, my fees include the following services:

I will be available to you for the entire day to help with your guests. In addition I have experience in ceremony photography so can assist and advise you.
*Ceremony planning meeting in person or via video call ( I work internationally too)
*Unlimited contact via email, phone, or video chat
*Creation and delivery of a bespoke ceremony script
*Unlimited help with vows, promises, poems, and symbolic elements including THREE drafts to ensure you achieve the script you've always desired.
*All couples / families receive a beautiful boxed copy of their script and a commemorative certificate. This is a guide but basically I won't stop working with you until you are satisfied 

My fees are transparent and I will be absolutely clear about any additional costs such as travel, or the cost of materials used for your chosen ceremony.

My fee includes a 60 mile radius from my home.

Easy pay terms available just ask. Prices from:

Wedding and Civil Partnership Celebration Ceremony 2024/25 £800 



Renewal of Vows and Commitment Ceremony - 2024/5 £800

Naming Ceremony - 2024/5 : £400

Additional travel fees mileage or accommodation fee may apply

20% deposit is required to secure your date in my diary.

Please feel free to call or contact me at any time or whatsapp 07510151228 or complete the contact page. Thank you

DON'T DELAY CALL TODAY

 Steven conducted our ceremony for us in December 2023. He was absolutely incredible. We can’t stop talking about it! During the planning process he was a pleasure to work with and created the ceremony of our dreams. He had drafts for us very quickly, and kept in touch the whole way through. He truly highlighted our story as a couple and incorporated everything that we had discussed. He even made a last minute change happen for us to accommodate a unique idea. It was a beautiful ceremony filled with smiles, humour, laughter, and true, raw emotion. He made us feel so comfortable standing up there on our wedding day. We keep getting compliments on how beautiful, unique, and captivating our ceremony was. If you are getting married you need Steven as your celebrant! 

Bradley & Elizabeth
     

 Steven stepped in last minute (the day before!) our wedding as our original celebrant had to drop out. He was absolutely amazing - put us at ease and delivered a beautiful ceremony 

Duncan & Beth
Curshall Barn
     

 Steven was brought to our attention by word of mouth as a recommendation for our celebrant. And on meeting him we could understand why he came so highly recommended. From the very first contact he was extremely professional incredibly friendly and very engaging; he took the time to thoroughly explain how a celebrant service works, he warmly welcomed us into his home and guided us in creating our own vows and took the time over tea and yummy cake to find out as much about us as he could, so he could deliver a personal service. On our wedding day he was a commensurate professional and delivered the service with warmth and humour it felt so very special and personal to us and our family and friends. Thank you Steven 5 Star Service all round. 

David & Maria Johnson
     

 Planning a wedding is a daunting task. There are so many people and places to coordinate and book. We chose to have a small wedding ceremony followed by a full ceremony in front of family and friends with a reception afterwards. That meant finding someone to host the ceremony. We found Steven's profile online and after checking availability, booked an introduction. Steven came across kind, compassionate and patient. Exactly the kind of person we needed to help us on our big day. Without hesitation we hired Steven who in turn set in motion a well structured plan for designing our ceremony. Over the course of a few informal chats Steven got to know us, our family and our history. For the next few weeks Steven asked more questions and patiently waited for us to provide answers and ideas for some readings. In the meantime Steven took the time to travel to our venue, meet our wedding planner and generally familiarise himself with how the day, and our ceremony would work. Steven kept us up to date with his progress and responded to our requests and queries quickly. We opted not to proof read the full ceremony script, to leave something as a surprise for our big day. I am so glad we did. Steven was already at the venue by the time we had arrived and had everything set up, making the final coordinations with our photographer and wedding planner. The ceremony went without a hitch and Steven's words were a perfect reflection of our relationship and provided a fantastic celebration of our marriage. To anyone who is looking to hire a celebrant, Steven made it a wonderful experience from start to finish, his professionalism and passion for what he does shone through to produce a heart warming and memorable day. We couldn't thank him enough and would recommend his services without hesitation. 

Yuri & Kirsty
     

 Hi Steven! I hope you are well!! We have been meaning to message you, to say thank you. We honestly can’t thank you enough for conducting our ceremony. Even though we knew it would be special, I truly believe it was more special than we could ever have imagined thanks to you! Even from your teams meeting before and everything through out the day, you have such a special and warm way with people and it really was more than we ever imagined. You are amazing at what you do, and we feel incredibly lucky. You could actually feel the love in the room. Thanks again Steven Love Becky and Jack xxx 

Becky & Jack
     

 Good morning! I just wanted to take sometime out of our honeymoon to thank you from the bottom of my heart ( Taylor ) for looking after me and checking in with me throughout the ceremony, You really helped me over come the overwhelming feeling and kept me focus. I thank you also for conducting our wedding for us and just being absolutely amazing! Everyone was commenting on how dapper you looked and how friendly you was . I hope our paths will cross again , but more in a see you in a supermarket type way than another wedding 🤣 Thank you again and hope you have a fantastic day! Best wishes Taylor and Alex 

Taylor and Alex
     

 Dear Steven, Hi, I just wanted to write and say thanks again for our ceremony last weekend. Ellen and I spent the days after the wedding with my family on the Suffolk coast, and now that they're back in America we have some time to reflect on the wedding and write some thank yous. As I said on the day, we both thought the ceremony was utterly perfect, and your text was beautiful. To be honest, I've never been that impressed with the officiants at friends' weddings -- I haven't liked their writing, or I've thought their presentation was wooden or, worse, self-centred. You were really excellent. It was fun but solemn, poetic and authentic. You have a gift. Thank you for your flexibility, for being on top of everything, for your attention to detail, for everything. People who told me the wedding would go by quickly were right, but people who told me not to ask too much of it were not; Ellen said to me earlier today that though nothing has really changed about our relationship, our wedding was transformational. It has given us a feeling of being rooted in a community, it has created new friendships, and it has given a new start to my relationship with my siblings. We both felt represented in everything that happened during the day, and everything we did and said felt authentic and meaningful. A lot of that is to do with your words and your poise. You made getting married a beautiful thing. I'm really grateful and we couldn't be happier. All the best, Macs PS There was a couple at our wedding who are divided about whether to get married (she wants to, and he doesn't see the point). Ellen has bet me that our ceremony will change his mind, and that he'll propose by the end of the year. If he does, I'll let you know !! 

Macs & Ellen
     

 Hi Steven, We had the most stunning day which was kicked off with a service we are extremely proud of, helped enormously by your presentation of the service which was so warm, it was just absolutely lovely and set us at ease straight away. Unusually for me I had practically no nerves, just a feeling of total positive emotion and excitement. I'd really thought I'd be a total state but held it together, amazingly! There is no one we would have wanted in your place, thank you so much! I'd like to share a comment from my Dad if you don't mind. He said that the service was led with total class, and said that sometimes people find their calling in a job and you've clearly found yours. We wish you absolutely all the best Mr and Mrs J Taylor AKA Joe and Alie xxx 

Joe & Ali
     

 The Most wonderful Wedding Ceremony From our first pre-wedding meeting we knew Steven was going to be the perfect person to carry out our ceremony. His guidance and enthusiasm was truly amazing and we knew we were going to be in good hands on the day. Roll forward to the our wedding day and our thoughts were confirmed. Steven’s positive and calming presence put us at ease immediately. He delivered our service with deep feeling and joy and his smile throughout was infectious. We could not keep count of the number of people who said what a lovely wedding ceremony Steven gave us and how beautifully it was delivered. We would not have wanted anyone else, Steven is the perfect celebrant and we could not recommend him highly enough, and we wish we could do it all again with him. Kindest regards Adrian and Janine 

Adrian & Janine
     

 Dear Mr Howe-Bull, We just wanted to write to thank you so much for your contribution to our daughter's wedding at Hengrave Hall. From the moment I met you seemingly on guard outside the bride's room with your fabulous suit and sense of fun I felt you were exactly the right person. We did appreciate the joy and wonder you instilled into the ceremony. We want to thank you for setting them off on their married path together so admirably. You were perfect. So thank you once again and may you marry many more as clearly you are so suited to the role. With very best wishes from the proud parents. 

Jack and Anne
     

 Hi Steven, We just wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony on Saturday! It was also a lovely surprise to hear you give the introduction in French as well as in English. Thank you! All the best, Frédérique & Wook 

Frederique & Wook
     

 Well our wedding day has passed as it was on Friday 17th June and it was the best day of our lives !! Everyone has made us feel so very special throughout the journey and it will stay with us forever . I expect Steven tells every bride that they look lovely - but I felt on top of the world when he complimented me and he was so good when I choked up during my vows. 

     

 Hi Steven, Hope you are well. James & I would just like to say thank you again for giving us the most beautiful service last weekend. We both felt so at ease and enjoyed every second. I have had so many lovely compliments from our guests too and that is thanks to you for making it so special. Zoe & James 

Zoe & James
     

 Thanks so much Steven! And a huge thank you for such a lovely ceremony. So many people commented how great you were and it all added to such a magic part of the day having such a welcoming and warm registrar! Have a great rest of the weekend, Phoebe and Sam 

Phoebe and Sam
     

 Good afternoon Steven, It was so lovely on Saturday. I just wanted to say a very big thank you for the way you conducted our ceremony. We were blessed to have you, you were so lovely and eloquent and had a very calming aurora about you. When I first got there I was quite emotional and to be honest it was hard to take it in. However you conducted the ceremony in such a beautiful and memorable way which will be forever etched in our hearts, so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. 

Peter and Lorraine
     
  • 59 Steeles Road, Woolpit, Bury St Edmunds, UK

Let's start your planning right now and secure that date . I look forward to speaking or meeting with you both.

FAQs

What's the difference between a Celebrant and a Registrar?
Registrars are employed by the local authority and are authorised to conduct legally binding marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. They are also responsible for the administration of registering births, marriages and deaths. Celebrants are self-employed and conduct non-legally binding celebration. If you choose me as your Celebrant you will have a ceremony that is unique and personal to you. A celebrant will get to know you in advance and work closely with you on the script. A registrar usually has a standard script and it is unlikely you would meet them before the ceremony day. Some registrars will offer you a short video call but that's it


Can I include any religious or spiritual content in my ceremony?
Yes, you can. You can have any combination of religious, spiritual and secular content that you want. Let me help you plan these in your day


How do we choose readings and music for our ceremony?
Music is a passion of mine and I can help you choose.


Is a celebrant-led marriage legal?
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT AN INDEPENDENT CELEBRANT CANNOT LEGALLY MARRY YOU AND YOU WILL NEED TO ATTEND A VERY SHORT LEGAL CEREMONY AT A REGISTRARS OFFICE OR SIMILAR WITH TWO WITNESSES. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS BEFORE REACHING OUT TO ME


Will a celebrant wedding feel 'less real' because it is not legally recognised?
Definitely not, celebrant-led weddings are becoming increasingly popular as people want a service that is personal and truly reflects them as a couple. The legal part involves the formal process of signing a register and confirming your commitment in front of two witnesses. The ceremony itself is what makes your wedding so special.


Can we write our own vows?
Absolutely, many couples choose to do this as it adds a real sense of meaning to the ceremony. I can guide you and if you need inspiration I am more than happy to help or make suggestions. You can provide me with copies of your vows so I can include them in the script and print copies onto cards for you to read during the ceremony. If you would like the vows to be left out of the draft script, so that they remain a surprise for the day, just let me know. I can also suggest some vows that reflect your personalities.


Can I have a celebratory ceremony at anytime?
Yes, you can have your celebratory ceremony at any time and of course my flexibility is my strength.


Can we exchange rings?
Yes, you can exchange rings during the celebratory ceremony. Or you may exchange string or jewellery. It's your special occasion.


Do we get a certificate?
You will receive a commemorative certificate, which will be presented to you at the end of the ceremony. This is not a legal certificate but if finishes off a ceremony beautifully.