Your special day the only way it should be

Making your ceremony
personalised and unique

Welcome to Vows that Wow


I am friendly, professional and accessible. and passionate about working with you to create the ceremony of your dreams.

Welcome! You’re here because you’re planning to celebrate a life-cycle event such as a wedding, vow renewal, ring-blessing, handfasting, baby-naming, or even a funeral. You are surely looking for a truly memorable and meaningful ceremony for your big day. Then you’ve come to the right place!

I take pleasure and pride in crafting a unique, bespoke ceremony together with you – a ceremony which will be just the way you want it – so, the religious element, the ritual content, the participants, the readings and music are all down to you.

I’ll be happy to make suggestions and give you ideas, and once you’ve chosen your framework, I’ll propose draft ceremonies that you are free to amend. On the day, you will know exactly what to expect and you can relax and enjoy yourselves. You’ll be confident you are in good hands.


As celebrant, my passion is to work closely with you to create a truly personal, bespoke wedding or commitment ceremony.


Many choose to celebrate a special wedding anniversary (usually, one ending in 5 or 0) with a Renewal of Marriage Vows Ceremony.


It is never easy dealing with the death of a loved one. Apart from your own grief, you have a lot of practicalities to deal with suddenly. This is where I help.

“Michael was the perfect choice for us. He had lots of great ideas and was happy to adapt them to our personal needs. We would highly recommend Michael’s services as he made us a very happy couple!”

Lucy & Dave


A lay preacher and former teacher based in Harrow, I perform ceremonies within a fifty mile radius. However, I can readily arrange travel to wherever you choose to hold your ceremony – and that includes Europe. Telephone me now on +44 (0)7931 538487 or contact me directly by e-mail.

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Finding the right Wedding Venue

Finding the right Wedding Venue

Unless your ceremony is taking place at home or in the back garden, you’re going to be looking to hire a venue. That’s something you should take seriously, as the atmosphere and facilities can make all the difference to (probably) the biggest day of your lives....

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Wedding Fails

Wedding Fails

As last week’s blog (about outstanding ceremonies) seemingly aroused some curiosity, I thought I’d continue the thread. This time it’s about things that didn’t quite go to plan ... This example takes some beating, I think. Maybe not the right sort of Conduct I am...

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“Oh, just another ceremony!”

“Oh, just another ceremony!”

I’m often asked to tell a story or two about my experiences as a civil celebrant. Here are a couple that have stood out for me, among the many. “Best” Funeral I suspect there will be no topping the funeral I conducted for a 92-year-old. It turns out that he died in...

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