"Oh the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person; having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words......" , Dinah Maria Craik
Diana Saxby of Grace The Day is one of the country’s leading professional Independent Marriage and Family Celebrants, registered and insured with a respected professional celebrant organisation. Now celebrating her first decade as a full-time wedding celebrant, and a registered Ceremony Expert, Diana is known for her sincerity, warmth and reassuring attention to detail, and her naturally calm and dignified manner.
Diana gives you the freedom to move away from the traditional restrictions imposed on licensed venues. Describing herself as a facilitator, not a dictator, she believes that this philosophy enables her to bring a couples’ vision to life for them.
Many couples have specific requests, but have no idea how they can be incorporated within their ceremony. By sharing these ideas and brainstorming together Diana can draw on her 10 years of celebrant knowledge and expertise, and make suggestions that you might never have even considered!
This leads to a truly unique, personal and bespoke service for every couple. Guests will sit up and take notice that, not only is the setting and location of your ceremony beautiful and unique to you and your wedding, but so are the words and sentiments expressed within the script. These enduring memories will stay with you and your guests for a lifetime.Diana’s speaking voice is modulated, clear and expressive, without any regional accent, ensuring that all those present can easily hear and understand every word. She has a real flair for helping people find exactly the right words, music and readings, while also helping you find your own special words to add to the unique script.
She can help you to break away from some of the more stifling traditional restrictions on where and when you can hold your very special ceremony, giving you the freedom to create an unforgettable, joyous and meaningful occasion, completely unique to you. She will do her utmost to bring your dreams to life, finding exactly the right words and music to create your perfect, personal ceremony – wherever and whenever you want!
She conducts ceremonies at any time to suit her clients - so it really is possible to have your celebration at sunrise, sunset or even under a moonlit, starry sky. She has even been known to clamber on board a hot air balloon at sunrise, and to climb onto the deck of a tallship, to help make couples’ dreams come true!
Whatever the setting, the mood of the celebration is dictated by you. Your ceremony sets the tone for the rest of your day. How it is designed, planned and conducted will be the talk and envy of your guests for many years to come!
Grace the Day has helped to fulfil dreams for many couples over the years, and Diana has enjoyed writing ceremonies for hundreds of couples during her ten years as a celebrant. The many varied locations include stately homes, English country gardens, historic castles, the deck of a super yacht, and a hot air balloon in the skies above an ancient city!
Grace the Day are also destination wedding celebrants, and have conducted wedding blessings overseas for UK couples who wish to celebrate with something completely different in another country, under gorgeous blue skies and guaranteed warm sunshine!
The ceremony can be as dignified and serious as the most traditional of church weddings if required, or the whole ceremony can be designed to be delightfully informal. It can include spiritual or scriptural readings, or you can have the religious elements replaced by words and music which have real meaning to you and your partner.
Diana has an enviable reputation for romantic, tailor-made, elegant ceremonies, personally created to help you fulfil your dreams for your perfect event.
Whether for a Wedding, Civil Partnership, Baby Naming or Renewal of Vows, Diana writes every script and conducts every ceremony personally, and is completely flexible with her availability for both client consultations and conducting ceremonies - seven days a week, including evenings.
If you’ve dreamed of a ceremony in a garden or a castle, on a beach or a boat, in a woodland setting at sunset, or in a hot air balloon at sunrise; or if your dream is for a simple intimate blessing at home, with romantic touches, such as the release of doves or butterflies, Diana can help to make all your dreams for your special day come true.
"We feel very lucky to have found you and are so glad you were willing to design and conduct our wedding ceremony. The day was everything I wanted and more, truly all my dreams came true!"
"The comments and response to our ceremony have been overwhelming. Grown men were crying literally, so touched by the words. I want everyone possible to know how perfect you made my day. "