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" Helen was incredible ! "....

"From our initial chat, Helen made us feel at ease and talked us through the ceremony giving us many options to choose from. Helen took the time to talk us through the different rituals, reading suggestions, vows and love letters. We weren’t sure about the love letters to begin with, but I’m so glad we took Helen’s advice!

Helen came to complete a rehearsal with us the day before our wedding, and ensured that everything was planned well including timings of walking down the aisle to the music etc.

All of our guests said that our ceremony was the most romantic and interesting they had ever witnessed which made us so grateful.

Helen, we can’t thank you enough for making our wedding and ceremony so truly emotional, romantic and fun. You are incredible at what you do and we are eternally grateful."

Ed & Louise x   (Chateau de Demoiselles, Toulouse, August 2023)

Wedding Testamonials

Sophie & Freddie

"Dear Helen, Freddie and I wanted to thank you from the bottom our hearts for the wonderful ceremony!!  It was so so beautiful, touching and simply perfect.  We hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did and that the drive back wasn't too long!

Thank you again, all our love,

Freddie & Sophie"

(Chateau Robinier, Provence, July 2023)

Chateau de Robinier. Photography by:  Christelle Giles Photographe

Jessica & Laurence

Helen Butler is an outstanding celebrant and we would highly recommend her to anyone wanting a beautiful and personal wedding ceremony!


Helen was recommended to us by our wedding venue - Chateau de Puissentut, we met with her when we went to view the venue for the first time. We instantly connected with Helen over a glass of Floc (the local tipple!) in Auch. She was so welcoming and really took the time to ask us all about ourselves and our plans for the wedding.

After this we knew immediately that we wanted Helen to officiate our ceremony and she was the first person we booked for the wedding 18 months before the big day.

Helen was also very helpful with our planning of the wedding as she gave us recommendations for other suppliers.

When we came to discussing the format of the ceremony Helen had a great depth of knowledge of what we could include, such as the hand fasting ritual we had and how to structure the readings and vows.

She really wanted to get to know us and ensure that the ceremony reflected who we are.

The day before the wedding Helen joined us at the venue for a rehearsal of the ceremony which was a great opportunity to run through the events and practice the all important walk down the aisle!

On the wedding day Helen checked in with us ahead of the ceremony and helped us feel at ease. The ceremony was delivered beautifully and many of the guests fed back to us how much they enjoyed it and how personable they felt she was.

The little touches really made a difference like displaying the readings in a nice booklet and providing us with our certificate in a lovely folder along with the rope from our hand fasting ritual to keep.

We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant, Helen delivered the ceremony just how we imagined and more.

(Jessica & Laurence, Puissentut, 2024)

Judy & Yifan

We were lucky to have Helen as our celebrant for our wedding at Chateau Engalin.

From the very beginning, Helen demonstrated exceptional professionalism and a deep sense of responsibility. Her kindness and warmth made us feel at ease throughout the entire process, and her extensive experience was evident in every aspect of the ceremony.

Helen took the time to get to know us as a couple, ensuring that our ceremony was personalized and truly reflective of our love story. Her thoughtful approach and attention to detail made our special day even more memorable.

Working with Helen was an absolute joy. She was always available to answer our questions and offer guidance, which made the planning process smooth and stress-free.

She played a significant role in making our wedding day perfect, and we are so grateful for her dedication and expertise. If you are looking for a celebrant who is responsible, kind, and experienced, we highly recommend Helen. She will undoubtedly make your special day as wonderful as ours was.

(Chateau Engalin, Gers, 2024)

Helen Butler Professional British Celebrant

Jessica & Alexandre

"Helen was the celebrant of our wedding in October 2023 and was amazing. She worked closely with us during the lead up to the wedding and got to know us so she could make the ceremony very personal to us, including speaking in both English and French as my husband is French. The ceremony on the day was beautiful and all of our guests commented on how wonderful it was and it captured myself and my husband’s personality too. Thank you so much Helen xx"

(Chateau Gassies, Bordeaux September2023)

Laura & Mathieu

"Helen was just amazing, she has been such a support on our special day.

The speeches she made for the ceremony were so thoughtful and she made our wedding day so very special.

I would recommend to work with her!"


(Chateau Lartigolle, October 2023)

Katie & Jon

"Helen is the most wonderful celebrant. She made our day incredibly special and all guests commented on how memorable our ceremony was. We live in Australia and got married in France so we had to communicate on video calls and Google docs. This was seamless. Helen was so thorough and the ceremony that she put together really reflected who we are as a couple. She also had lots of ideas and suggestions about how we could make our ceremony our own. She has an excellent sense of humour, huge warmth and she organised everyone on the day with grace. So many of our guests commented on how memorable the ceremony was and we can’t thank Helen enough for that. You won’t regret choosing Helen as your celebrant - she is wonderful."

(Chateau de Riveneuve, SW France, 2023)

Photograph by @elsielovephotography

Kairi & Sylvain

"Helen was our celebrant for our Provence wedding and she was so sweet and caring.

From the beginning she gave advice and helped us to shape the ceremony to be more like us and our love story.

She replies fast and is very organized, she printed everything out for us and also for our families who read a poem on our ceremony. Very beautiful booklet, so everything looked nice and elegant also on the pictures.

She spoke very clear and also helped us to calm our nerves when we spoke (I am scared of public speaking) so she was very calm and assuring when I spoke my vows and my love letter.

Our friends and families were really impressed by Helen and the ceremony as they felt the emotion and it was such a magical ceremony - like a dream!

These moments and emotions are really to cherish for a lifetime and we are so grateful for Helen.

We really recommend Helen she was like an Angel for us." 

Helen Butler Celebrant with K&S following their beautiful wedding at Chateau Berne, Provence

Chateau de Berne, Provence Sept 2023

"Thank you Helen for giving us such a heart warming engaging wedding ceremony. You were amazing and made my daughter’s wedding a very special day. We enjoyed so much personalised speech you gave to our lovely bride and groom and the guests.  Warmest recommendations! " Mother of the BrideMargit.

(Kairi & Sylvain, Sept 2023 Provence, Chateau Berne)

Photographer: Isabelle Basin @isasouriwedding

Alan & April

"Thank you doesn’t seem enough for how you made our wedding day so special.  From initially meeting you, the rehearsal to the big day, you were so kind, friendly, calm and professional.  

You made the ceremony,  fun, emotional and meaningful everything we said we wanted.  everyone commented on how lovely you and the ceremony was.

So thank you with all our hearts" 

Alan & April

(Chateau de Fieumarcon, August '23)

Lauren & Rob

"Helen was our wedding celebrant this past August. She is an absolute delight! Helen led a wonderful ceremony for us and our family with such care and attention one might think she was a personal friend. Passing along the highest of recommendations!"

(Chateau de Lartigolle, Gers 2023)

A Celebrant led ceremony by Helen Butler for  L&R at Chateau de lartigolle

Jo & Andy

"Helen was our celebrant at our wedding in September 2023. Helen brought so much love and energy to our ceremony, you can tell she has a real passion and that it was more than just a job. All our guests commented on how smooth and seamless it all was. Helen even came to the chateau the day before to do a run through with us which was so appreciated. We couldn’t recommend Helen more. Thank you Helen for being such a special part of our day."

(Chateau de Puissentut 2023)

"We were at a wedding in August at the beautiful Chateau de Puissentut. Helen was thé célébrant; she displays such a calm, serene and passionate aura which was absolutely perfect to put the couple at ease.  The ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt in every way possible.

I couldn’t recommend Helen highly enough."  Sue Kelsey 

(Chateau de Puissentut, Sept '23)

Laura & Rob

"Just wanted to reach out and say thanks so much for being our wedding celebrant and making the ceremony so wonderful. Everyone loved it and commented on how special the ceremony felt. 


You really helped Rob and I through the process and we are forever grateful. "

(Chateau de Barayre, Dordogne, 

September 2023)

Photographer: Jerome Desormeaux


"We couldn't have wished for a more amazing celebrant than Helen! She helped us put together the most beautiful ceremony which truly reflected us as a couple. Her wonderful calm nature & professionalism really shined through from the moment we were introduced. Helen supported us both to be the best versions of ourselves & made our wedding day so special. We couldn't recommend her enough" Helen & Callum (Chateau de Lartigolle, May 2023)

Helen Butler Celebrant with L&R at Chateau Lartigolle, Gers
Helen Butler Celebrant with Ciara & Paul following their beautiful wedding at Chateau de Lartigolle, Gers
A symbolic Handfasting ritual by Helen Butler Celebrant for C&P's wedding at Chateau Lartigolle, SW France

Ciara & Paul

"Helen is amazing!

She has a beautiful calm energy and we couldn't recommend her enough. She is extremely professional, and made the atmosphere fun and relaxed. She really puts her heart into the day and made everything so special for us." 


(Chateau de Lartigolle, Gers,  August 2022)

Photo: Darek Smietana

Ru  & Tom

"Helen was the Celebrant for us at our wedding in October 2022. She was amazing, so calm and knew exactly what needed to be done putting our minds totally at ease!

On top of that, Helen had written us a lovely message to go along with the most beautifully presented pack for us to cherish!

Thank you so much for everything.  We had such a fabulous day and knew we were in safe hands with you.

We really enjoyed having you as our Celebrant - you made us feel at ease by knowing that you had everything under control!" 

(Chateau de Lartigolle, Oct 2022) 

Photo: Darek Smietana

Emily & Mike

"We can't get over what a fabulous job you did. It was absolutely perfect, exactly what we were hoping for but not only that, you made us feel so comfortable on the day. 

You have such a kind manner, it shines through and everyone couldn't stop talking about how lovely you were. You were so in control during rehearsal and the morning of the wedding day, we just knew things would go smoothly. 

Thanks so much for stepping in so last minute, ..You're going to make many couples so happy, you're the perfect person for the job."

(Chateau de Lartigolle, July 22)

Helen Butler Celebrant with E&M, Chateau Lartigolle, SW France

Photo: Darek Smietana

Helen Butler Celebrant with C&C at Chateau Puissentut, Gers

Clare & Chris

"We only found Helen less than a month before our big day, but we are so glad we did! In that very short amount of time Helen got to know us and fully understand what we were after from our ceremony, making sure it perfectly reflected us as a couple and involving our little daughter Kit. Having not officiated at the Chateau de Puissentut before, Helen took the time to visit the venue prior to our wedding to ensure that everything was perfect for our special day and it certainly was! Thanks so much for making our day so special and ensuring our love was celebrated in the most authentic way possible." (Chateau de Puissentut, Gers, August 2022)

"Helen is an absolutely fantastic celebrant, softly spoken with warm and friendly personality.  I highly recommend her !!" 

- Darek Smietana Photographer

Catherine Howard

"We had the pleasure of having Helen lead our wedding ceremony. Helen was simply first-class. The ceremony script was assembled through having a number of conversations between Helen, my wife and I. She perfectly captured our relationship in a professional and entertaining manner. We have attended a number of weddings over the last few years. No one gets close to the quality and professionalism of Helen. Thank you Helen for making our day special!"  


(Chateau de Lartigolle, June 2023)

Helen Butler Celebrant with C&H following their beautiful wedding at Chateau Lartigolle, SW France
Helen Butler Celebrant with G&D on their wedding day in Burgundy , SW France

Grace David

"Helen was brilliant from planning our ceremony, all the way to our wedding day! She was really intuitive, helping us make our ceremony personal to us and our relationship. Thank you so much!"

 (Dordogne, 2023)

Helen was the Celebrant at my son and daughter in law’s wedding in August 2023. What an amazing ceremony she helped them plan. Her guidance before the day and execution both during her careful planning of the rehearsal and the actual day, made it a beautiful moment/ day to remember. Such beautiful memories for them, and us, to hold on to.
Thank you Helen!

Funeral Testamonials

Helen Butler hand painted Olive branch
Helen Butler hand painted Olive branch

"My Father-in-Law died recently here in France, a long way from his old friends and most of his family.  Helen came to visit us before the service to talk sensitively about my father-in-law, lis life, personality and beliefs.  This meant that the funeral, which was attended by just a small number of people, was not a dry, impersonal affair but a real reflection of our departed family member. 

Thank you Helen "


(Auch, June 2022)

Stone gates at Chateau de Lartigolle
Forest Trees

"Helen carried out a beautiful & truly touching ceremony in memory of my beloved Aunt Jan.
It was a perfect send off & very personal.
Helen combines professionalism & care impeccably.
Forever grateful ❤️"

(Auch, 2023)

"Helen Butler did an incredible job for the family on the day of Jan’s funeral. As well as being celebrant on the day, she also helped hugely with the whole organisation of our beloved Jans funeral.


As celebrant, her introduction and welcoming were pitch perfect.  We were also so lucky that Helen and Jan had been such great and close friends. This made the eulogy hard for Helen but she handled it beautifully.


Having to plan things from a distance, things would have been so much harder without Helen.

We all felt so blessed to have Helen and so appreciative for all that she did for us. It was exceptional."


(Auch, April 2022) 

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