Here are some lovely comments and thanks from happy couples!
"It was a pleasure to have Akasha performing our
blessing on our special day. Akasha is somebody who can understand and share the feeling of what it
means to be united, the union between two individuals. She made our day very special with her kind
words and wisdom. Her aura and persona shined on the day and got everyone involved emotionally with
the ceremony. All of our guests commented what a wonderful person she is."
I and S, Cotswolds, UK
Photo courtesy of Sarah
Thank you so much Akasha for the most beautiful
service. From our first meeting you made us feel at ease, you listened and adapted everything to
ensure we would have a service that reflected us as a couple. It was totally unique, heartfelt and
included our children which made it even more magical. The time and effort you spent with us prior
to the blessing was really appreciated and you told our story perfectly. Friends and family felt
the emotion on the day, bringing grown men to tears. We both couldn’t have asked for anything
more, the service was PERFECT!
A and L, Wick Bottom Barn, Wiltshire, UK
We would like to thank you for conducting our
ceremony. Your attention to detail, your relaxed approach and your very special words were
amazing and made our wedding day.
S and R, Private Venue, Somerset
We just want to let you know that our day was everything that we
wanted and more. The service you did for us was so personal and people have commented on
how much they enjoyed it with the humour and having our own story included. The service
was so relaxing and we loved doing our own vows. Thank you again for a wonderful
experience and for making it even more special with your presence.
P and A, Hilton Hotel, Southampton
We knew right from our first meeting that Akasha was the right person.
She made us feel so relaxed and at ease, and came up with ideas and suggestions that
we had not even thought of. We knew we didn’t want a religious ceremony however we
wanted something special and different.
Over the months Akasha kept in contact and she was amazing at
giving us hints along the way. When we got stuck on the Order of Service, Akasha
spent a lot of her time helping us with wording and layout, and even recommended a
really good printer.
Then about a month before the wedding Akasha came back for a
complete rehearsal which helped to dispel our fears of the actual ceremony in front
of our family and friends. The whole service went exceptionally well; Akasha was very
clearly spoken and was heard by all our guests. We had relatives from Italy, Germany
and Malta and all have said how much they loved the service and that it was the best
wedding they have been to.
Akasha was very professional from start
to finish; she made us feel relaxed and even though at times Craig was rather nervous
Akasha was there to reassure him. There were many tissues passed around as well as a lot of
laughter. We loved our day and we couldn’t have asked for a better service - and we would
highly recommend Akasha.
L and C, Shrewton Mill, Wiltshire,
Thankyou candle commissioned by the couple from
A huge thank you for providing us
with sunshine, laughter and happiness on the most important day of our lives. Your
influence and experience provided us with a wonderful service that was enjoyed by those
who mean the most to us and with your guidance and wisdom, were able to create a truly
M and S, Syon Park, London
My daughter and husband are staying with us this weekend and
we have just looked through the wedding album which bought back memories of
such a perfect day. After all the stress and preparations, they both
expressed that it was even more perfect than they could ever have imagined.
It was made so much more special to be able to have a ceremony that was
created in a way that made it so personal and touching. I don’t think there
was a dry eye amongst the family and friends that attended.
As Mother of the bride I wanted the day to be as perfect as
possible and wanted everyone involved to know a little bit more about my very
special daughter and her new husband and that was exactly what happened. We
would like to thank you Akasha, for your support and intuitive creativity in
having made this the perfect loving ceremony for them and for the both of
H and N, Cornwall, UK
We just wanted to say a massive thank you for our ceremony, it
was so beautiful and everything we hoped for. We have only just come down to
earth again two weeks later!
A and J, Somerset,
Photo courtesy of Jamie Bott,www.jamiebottweddingphotography.com
Ian and I wanted a spiritual ceremony focused on
commitment and love, but without reference to religion. Lucky for us,
we stumbled upon Reverend Akasha Lonsdale, and we could not have
asked for a more touching ceremony that truly resonated not only with
us, but with everyone who attended. Akasha went above and beyond what
either of us could have expected, from tailoring our ceremony to our
precise needs to giving us ideas for other areas of the wedding.
Akasha was ready and willing to help every step of the way, providing
advice and support any time we requested.
Many of our guests approached us after our ceremony,
teary eyed, saying just how beautiful it was and how it suited us as
a couple from beginning to end. I personally feel incredibly lucky to
have had Akasha as our Interfaith Minister, but to also have gained a
friend through the process that genuinely cares about Ian and I as a
couple. I cannot thank Akasha enough for making our day as special as
it possibly could have been and know she will continue to do so for
many more happy couples!
I and K, Eygpt Mill, Glos, UK
|We cannot thank you enough for all you did for us at the
exciting but rather stressful time of arranging our wedding - not only
were you a spiritual and emotional pillar for us (and our families)
throughout but you also created the most wonderful and personalised
ceremony we could have wished for, particularly given our
circumstances of coming from two different religious and cultural
backgrounds. To have such a unique ceremony (with aspects of both
religion's traditions and symbolisms intertwined) that was deeply
meaningful to us and our families, as well as being enjoyable for all
present, was just brilliant.
It was certainly no easy task but we were so delighted and relieved to find
you and realise our dream could become a reality. So many people have since
said how beautiful the ceremony you created was (we're still talking about
it now!) and how fascinating you are as a person when you kindly stayed
behind to talk to guests after the ceremony. We would, of course, happily
speak to any prospective clients to further reiterate how great we think
you are and how pleased we were with everything you did for us. With very
best wishes and oodles of
S and S,
Grittleton House, Wilts, UK (Christian/Hindu
Our wedding day was beautiful, everything that we
had both dreamed of and really just perfect. The service was
just so right and you told our story with such tenderness and
in a way that was so honest and real. Our ceremony truly was a
celebration of the love and faith that we have been blessed
with and I hope and know that with your love and guidance we
touched the hearts of many of those who witnessed our
commitment to each other. Akasha, on a practical level you gave us
so much support and many a gentle, and some firmer reminders
during our planning and we are very grateful for that, as our
relaxed attitude may have caused problems if you
You shared my doubts and my worries and
your reassuring words always lacked judgement, you just
understood. Thank-you again Akasha for being there and going
far beyond what I thought your role would be.
A and L, Banwell Castle, Somerset,
Rev. Akasha was a very reassuring
presence in planning our wedding ceremony, and helped us
create a wonderful ceremony, that felt right for our
wedding and was enjoyed by our families and guests. She
led us through the process of thinking and deciding what
was right for us with care, insight and consideration. We
appreciated how well prepared professional she was, all
the time and attention she gave us and we found the
examples, readings and talking through of ceremony types
helpful in shaping our own thoughts. Having someone who
listened carefully and asked good questions felt
supportive and allowed us to explore what it meant for
We felt reassured and able to relax on
the day knowing that Akasha had the assurance, presence
and confidence to hold the ceremony and lead everyone
We have had lots of letters and
comments from friends and family that have said how much
they enjoyed the ceremony - many have said it was the
best wedding they have been to! Many have also said how
moving it was, there were a lot of teary
eyes! One of our guests said, “I thought it
was good because amongst the guests there were religious
people and staunch atheists and the service was
interpretable in a positive light by the religious and
atheists alike. It didn’t alienate and felt inclusive and
had meaning for all.
B and H, Temple Farm,
A wedding ceremony conducted by me would be perfect for you if you
value working with an authentic professional who genuinely cares that you have the ceremony of your
dreams and the best start to the rest of your lives together.
I'm also ideal if :
You and your partner are from another faith and you want a mixed-faith fusion
ceremony to honour both your traditions.
You don't want to be married in a place of worship but a ceremony with Registrars doesn't satisfy
You think of yourself as spiritual rather than religious and therefore a
secular ceremony is not enough for you
You may have religious beliefs but your partner either doesn't share those beliefs and/or
doesn't want to marry in a place of worship
Just a thought: We probably wouldn't be an ideal match if you are looking
for someone to 'to do' a quick 10 minute ceremony so that you can get on with the main focus of
your day ~ the party.