Ruth Salisbury-Higgs
Award Winning Celebrant

Celebrate Love and Life in your own Special Way

Hello and welcome to my website.

My name is Ruth, I am an award winning independent celebrant. In October last year I was voted Outstanding Couple and Family Celebrant of 2022 by The Association of Independent Celebrants. I am  based in Suffolk, but I am more than happy to travel. Being an independent celebrant means that you and I have the freedom to create a wonderfully unique ceremony to celebrate your wedding, renewal of vows, commitment or naming and welcoming day.

I take the time to get to know you and  exactly what you want from your chosen ceremony.

I will then weave your story into a purposefully written, unique script and deliver a ceremony that you, your family and friends will remember and cherish for many years.

Proud member of the Association of Independent Celebrants.

Contact me for further details

 

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Excellent
Based on 18 reviews
Jane Akers
Jane Akers
31/10/2023
Found Ruth by looking at her wonderful website. She is truly amazing. We found her so easy to work with & she was happy to deal with our quirky requests. The ceremony was fantastic & we could not have wanted more from her. All our guests were delighted by her & many thought we had been friends for a number of years. She made us all relax and conducted a wonderful ceremony with audience participation. We could not have asked for more. We would love to use her again if we had a chance
Charlotte McLean
Charlotte McLean
26/09/2023
Myself and my husband hired Ruth to conduct our ceremony and we honestly could not have wished for a more attentive, professional, romantic day. During the run up to the ceremony Ruth was organising our day with our loved ones and friends as well as ourselves. She made the day so special suggesting sentimental aspects for our ceremony and guiding us through it. The amount of love and time Ruth puts into ceremonies should not be overlooked. It is no surprise that she has won awards and even had a TV appearance. I raise a glass to you Ruth (as we did on our ceremonial day) to many more ceremonies bringing people together and creating a legacy. Wholeheartedly thankyou. ❤️❤️
Jade Wecke
Jade Wecke
21/09/2023
This has been the hardest review to write and not for bad reasons but simply because I’ve struggled to find the words to describe how phenomenal this lady is, as a celebrant but most importantly as a person. From the very first moment speaking to Ruth I felt at ease and an instant connection, there was no need to keep searching. Not only does Ruth completely tailor your ceremony to you as a couple but she is with you every step of the way from the moment you book her. She came to our final meeting with a venue and even gave vendors a kick up the A** when I wasn’t getting what I needed. She’s to hand for anything you need to make your day perfect, that’s all this wonderful lady wants is for every couples day to be perfect and it’s proven by her amazing work, her attentiveness, and how you instantly bond with her. It was very hard to say goodbye to Ruth on the day, I even cried. I didn’t want her to leave because without her our day never would’ve been so smooth, personal & fun, I wanted her to stay and celebrate because she too deserved a special toast. Ruth wasnt just my celebrant but my security blanket for the build up to the wedding and on the day. She felt like family and now she always will be. Please don’t search any further if you’re lucky enough to come across her page or website because you will never find a celebrant as wonderful as this lady and I have 70+ guests who will back me up on this. We love you Ruth, thank you!xxx
Maria-Jane Hickling
Maria-Jane Hickling
18/09/2023
What can we say?! Ruth did the most incredible job with our day from being on hand to help at any given moment, to coordinating with the other vendors at the wedding to make sure the day went as smoothly as it could possibly be. Our day wouldn't have been what it was without Ruth, and we're so thankful we found her!
Tansy Arnett
Tansy Arnett
05/09/2023
This is my hardest review to give out of all of my wedding suppliers, as I really have so many wonderful things to say about Ruth and the service she gives. From the very beginning she can’t not be more helpful and wholesome, I was initially drawn to Ruth’s buzzy magnetic energy, and really beautiful speaking voice and way with words (as previewed in her instagram) the additional help and support she delivered was such a pleasant surprise, and I think she offered the most additional support out of all of my suppliers. All of our friends and family have said that our ceremony was absolutely magical, one family member said Ruth was perfect and she was like and extension of me and my Husband. The unique touches she adds to a ceremony are top notch. I hold a very special place in my heart for this lady now and can not recommend her enough to any couple looking for a celebrant!!! Thankyou Ruth from the bottom of our hearts for conducting our whimsical woodland fairytale ceremony- you really were the cherry on the cake
Tessa Stean
Tessa Stean
26/08/2023
If you are looking for a personalised experience by someone whose attention to detail is faultless look no further than Ruth. We opted to have a celebrant because we wanted our day to be as special as possible and ruth exceeded our expectations. Ruth takes the time to understand what you are like as individuals as well as a couple to create a personalised wedding script which you will always have the final say on. Not only this but she is flexible enough to allow you to incorporate things that are outside the conventional ceremony. Whether its incorporating hand fastening to symbolise tying the knot, or perfectly timed dropping of metal washers symbolising the illusion of dropping the rings to give your best man a heart attack, Ruth will work with you to ensure every little detail is spot on. We can’t thank Ruth enough for helping to provide some of the most incredible memories which we will cherish forever.
Hanna John
Hanna John
27/07/2023
We could not have asked for or imagined a better celebrant than Ruth to conduct our marriage ceremony. From our first meeting with her, she spent time getting to know us and was able to craft a wonderful script that captured our story and personalities perfectly. Ruth thought of all the details we wouldn't have - and was basically our overall wedding planner!! - and made sure that everyone who participated was prepped and comfortable before the day. On the day itself, she did a great job of making all our guests feel at ease and struck the perfect balance we were after of being light-hearted but taking this seriously too. We have had so many comments about how this was the best and most personal ceremony people have ever been to and this wouldn't have been the case without Ruth. We can't thank you enough and are truly grateful for all you did for us. Have a glass of sangria for us - you're not number 1 for nothing 😀
Alix Love
Alix Love
15/06/2023
To anyone looking for a celebrant, you HAVE to have Ruth! We had SO many compliments from our guests on how unique and personal our ceremony was. Ruth, words can’t express how appreciative we are for you but, to say the least, THANK YOU! You are the most incredible person and our day wouldn’t have been complete without you. You effortlessly and beautifully guided us through everything from the early stages of planning our day to the day itself, supported us throughout and elevated our day beyond words. You also made our loved ones who were involved in the ceremony feel prepared and supported, walking them through everything well in advance of the day and generally making them feel comfortable and relieving nerves. You were always there, just a phone call or email away whenever we needed you. You really are the best! Lots of love, the new Mr & Mrs Love.
Kathryn Padgham
Kathryn Padgham
04/05/2023
Ruth recently conducted the ceremony at my friend's wedding and she was absolutely brilliant. I heard so many people after the ceremony saying that they'd never experienced a ceremony like it - Ruth's approach is refreshingly unique, a breath of fresh air. She has a wonderful ability to put everyone at ease whilst delivering a warm and funny ceremony. Friends were still talking about how wonderful her approach was over breakfast the following morning. It was memorable in all the best ways. From a personal point of view, after feeling nervous about reading a poem at my friend's wedding, Ruth phoned me beforehand and entirely put my mind at ease. She talked me through the whole process and even made time for me on the morning of the ceremony. Thanks to Ruth I felt completely at ease and enjoyed every second. Highly recommend!
Keira Gaynor
Keira Gaynor
04/02/2023
Ruth is the celebrant of your dreams! Choosing her to be our celebrant was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. She gave us the perfect day and helped us with planning the ceremony from the moment we had our first conversation. In fact a lot of the planning was whilst we were in Canada and she popped on zoom whenever we needed her as well as visiting the venue together. She is so dedicated and kind, working hard to give you an extra special ceremony and we honestly cannot reccomend her enough. It was like having a very talented member of the family conduct our ceremony with such happiness, love, emotion and fun. Every single one of our guests said it was the best ceremony they had ever seen and that they enjoyed every moment. Ruth not only worked with us to craft a beautiful script about our relationship and our lives, but also helped us to add extra details like a hand fasting moment, personalised vows and a poem read by Josh's mum. She also helped us to feel relaxed about the ceremony and we felt so reassured that she would help solve any problems on the day. She has the sweetest heart and the most beautiful way with words. Ruth, we'll be thankful forever for all your kindness!

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