Testimonials

I’m so so blessed to receive such beautiful words from former clients. Here’s just a small selection for each month….

 

July 2017

Hi Roxanne

Just wanted to say a big thank you for capturing my mum’s life’s moments beautifully at her funeral on Monday .  She would have been over the moon to have heard how much detail of her life was recorded & put together in such a beautiful way & delivered to her valued friends & family so beautifully.
We’re all really grateful to you.

July 2017

It was a great send off and you did her proud, so thank you so much for all your time and effort.

July 2017

Thank you Roxanne.  We had many compliments on the beautiful service so thank you again, you did a wonderful job!

June 2017

Roxanne 

Thank you so much for yesterday, you were brilliant!
When it’s my turn you will know exactly what I’d want: in, out, no fuss. Every one commentated on how well you conducted the service .

June 2017

Dear Roxanne you really did us proud. So sublime and such a pouring out of love from everybody.
Thank you so much for all the time you spent with us.Everyone who came to show their respects said they had never been to such a ceremony and were so touched by all the tributes. You managed us all very well.

June 2017

Dear Roxy

We would just like to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to you. The service was all we wished for and more.  Thank you for the professional, compassionate yet personal service you provided throughout. You evoked emotion and wonderful memories, and you created a true celebration of our Nan’s life.

We are truly grateful for all you did.  You’ve been blessed with a wonderful gift.

 

June 2017

Dear Roxy

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, when one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Words cannot express how grateful we are to you for your kindness and help. I know X would’ve been so pleased to know that his wishes were carried out so beautifully.

With love from all the family.

 

May 2017

Naming Ceremony: The biggest thank you to you. Absolute perfect day. So personal on so many levels.

 

May 2017

Dear Roxanne
Thank you so much for today. Your service for Dad was amazing. One of the ladies who was at the funeral thought you must have been a close friend of Dad’s because of the way you spoke about him. She could not believe it when I told her you had never met him, and had only gone on the information we gave you. She said you spoke like you had known him all your life!  
We will now start to put our lives back together in the best way we can, but your help and compassion today will stay with us for a long time. 

 

May 2017

I wanted to say a massive thank you from me and my children for the beautiful way you conducted dads service yesterday. The way you spoke about him was with so much care and compassion,  you captured his life and his qualities so beautifully.
Although it was a very hard day for us all you made it a special day,  and it will be a day we will always treasure.

April 2017

Roxanne was absolutely amazing! She helped is to make the perfect ceremony, which fitted us to perfection. From beginning to end it was superb.  I can’t thank Roxanne enough for everything she did, our day was so special and I will treasure all the memories. 

If you are looking for something special and tailored specifically to you, choose Roxanne.

April 2017

We cannot thank you enough for all your help during our sad time. You did an excellent job and I had many family and friends who complimented us on how touching you made the proceedings and many felt you knew X. A real credit to you.

We couldn’t have asked for more.  Thank you.

April 2017

Dear Roxanne

My heartfelt thanks to you for making a very sad day so special; a day I don’t want to remember, but I will because you made it all so easy.  ‘Thank you’ does not seem enough to say how I feel. I don’t think anything can, but thank you to a very special young lady. x

March 2017

An emotional day but I think from our perspective we can all say ‘FANTASTIC!’

The feedback from everyone we’ve spoken to has been brilliant. When you hear people say that’s exactly how they would like their own funeral to go – you have to sit up and take notice.

I am sure that was in no small part down to the way you led us through the process from the first interaction at my mother’s house.

I am truly sorry I didn’t get enough time to personally thank you for the time, effort and precision you spent in making it all work. I hope this goes some way to address that.

Thank you so very much.

March 2017

You were brilliant yesterday and handled a difficult time for us all so well… that makes you a special kind of person. It really interests me how you have come to make this a choice of career. Whatever the reason you certainly have chosen the right path in life.

We had many comments at Prested Hall afterwards about the service and how well you conducted it. We all really felt that you spoke as if you really knew X, and that must be so hard to get right.

Can’t thank you enough!

March 2017

Dear Roxanne, I just want to thank you so very very much for the beautiful service that you put together for X yesterday. Your kind and loving words really helped us all and I know that X would have been so happy with her final goodbye.  As is the case with funerals it was a sad day, but in some ways a happy day which was inspired by your beautiful comments about X and the family.

I would also like to thank you for your encouragement with my eulogy. It was your kind words plus the strength that I felt from X that enabled me to get through it, and I was so proud to be able to contribute to my beautiful niece’s farewell.

Thank you once again.

March 2017

Many many thanks for making such an important day so perfect. The service ran beautifully thanks to your seamless co-ordination and we have had numerous messages to that effect.  Something like this cannot be repeated, it has to be right first time and it was!!  From the weather to Another One Bites the Dust – superb!

Very grateful thanks from us all.

February 2017

Thank you so much Roxanne for today. You have made it just as we wanted. Thank you for guiding me through the process and the lovely warm way you were able to express our thoughts and feelings.

February 2017

Thank you so much for yesterday. You brought everything together seamlessly, enabling us all to reflect, cry and laugh in an atmosphere of love and respect.  Although you didn’t know Dad I thought that you brought him into the room.  It was great!

Your presence was inclusive and calming (we all needed the latter!!) which made things so much easier for us all to bear.

Thanks again.  I think we need more people like you in our lives…

 

January 2017

A massive thank you for today. Everybody has commented on what a lovely person you are and how well you conducted the service. Words aren’t enough to say how well it went and how peaceful I feel.

January 2017

The service was  beautiful …just like Dads. Thank you so much for being so lovely & thoughtful …you’re a STAR!!

January 2017

Hi Roxanne,
Thank you so much for today.
Alan said to me afterwards that was your Mum. She would have loved it.
How you managed to put that together after sitting and listening to X and I wittering for two hours is amazing. What a talent. So many people said to me how much they loved the service.
Once again thank you so much.

January 2017

Hello Thank you so much for helping me to create a simple funeral for a lovely lady.
I have a cousin who has helped me look after my Mum and is aged 70. She said to me today that she has kept your details and hope you will officiate at her funeral in years to come.
Once again many thanks and best wishes.

December 2016

Dear Roxanne

I just wanted to say thank you so much for such a wonderful story you told which outlined dad so well.
I really appreciate all your work and kind words, you helped to make the whole experience bearable.

December 2016

Dear Roxanne

Many many thanks for the beautiful service everyone commented on how nice it was and the lovely presentation you gave, I know mum would have approved.

December 2016

Roxanne, thank you so much for today. You have made it just as we wanted. Thank you for guiding me through the process, and the lovely warm way you were able to express our thoughts and feelings.

Much love.

November 2016

Just a quick message to say everyone has said how lovely and touching your service was. You are such an amazing woman who made our final goodbye to our little Archie bum the best it could of been!!!
We just want to say (even though we’ve said it so much!) a massive THANK YOU!

We could not of wished for a better person to hold our ArchieBums service. It honestly was amazing!

November 2016

Hi Roxanne,

Thanks so much for all your work for Friday. It was a very beautiful service, and you delivered it with a really wonderful calmness and clarity – everyone I spoke to afterwards said exactly the same, and we all felt that it was a perfectly fitting way to celebrate the life of a man who meant so much to us all. Remarkable, too, that you could capture so much of Dad’s unique personality and achievements in such a short space of time, and having only met us for a few hours.

Much love, and all best wishes for the future.

November 2016

Dear Roxanne,thank you so much for delivering such a brilliant service today, many said that it was the best that they had ever been to! You truly have a gift for this, lovely to have met you and we may well need your services again. Much love xxx

November 2016

Thank you so much for a wonderful service you brought smiles and tears which is just what the doctor ordered!
Keep that special gift you have up you make the world of difference on a difficult day.

October 2016

I just want to thank you for everything.. We had so many people say how lovely it was. And I was extremely happy with how well you managed to capture ‘X’ and his personality. And thank you for my hard copy of the service. It was a comfort to me knowing we did him proud with that service .

October 2016

Just to say a huge thank you — just what we hoped it would be & the presentation copy of the service is just wonderful – so very many thanks to you from us all.

September 2016

Dear Roxanne

Thank you for doing such a wonderful service on Friday, Mum would have loved it. Beautifully read and presented and even wearing her favourite colour, a perfect way to say our goodbyes. Mum didn’t want it to be morbid, and it certainly wasn’t, so thank you so much.

September 2016

Now we have had time to come to terms with X’s woodland burial, we just wanted to thank you personally for making his service such a memorable time, both sad and uplifting. We thank you for ensuring the day went well. Everybody commented on the way you addressed us all and how you portrayed X’s life, character and sense of fun. Difficult day but made all the better by the memories we can treasure and share with each other. Thank you again.

 

August 2016

Wow what a lady! Roxanne is incredible, she was fantastic all through our wedding planning stages helping us choose readings and ceremony music. I am soo happy we had Roxanne perform our ceremony, she tailored it to us perfectly making it such an emotional and joyous day for us all. Not to mention the little extra touches that made it a beautiful day, and i have a copy of the ceremony script to keep forever. Without hesitation I would recommend Roxanne, she has a fantastic way with words and acts with real feeling that will make you glad that you chose her to be your celebrant. A truly beautiful soul!

 

August 2016

Amazing day! Highly recommend this talented woman to anyone thank you for our lovely Naming Day!

August 2016

Roxy, just wanted to say a massive thank you. The ceremony was perfect!!! So many people commented on how lovely you are and how you made our wedding so romantic but yet very relaxed.  You were worth every penny and more, I will recommend you to everyone!

It was lovely meeting you, and thank you for making it so special!! :):):)

August 2016

Hi Roxanne

I think the day went very well, even the weather didn’t spoil it. On behalf of the family can I thank you again for a lovely celebration of X’s life. So many of those who attended were surprised and had their eyes opened to an alternative way of saying goodbye to  loved one. Thank you.

July 2016

Hi Roxy, just want to say on behalf of my family, a very big and heartfelt thank you. Absolutely spot on with the service, everybody commented on the fact that it was like you had known ‘X’ all her life! Take that as high praise please! Dad was blown away by the way you addressed us all and how you portrayed her character and sense of fun. Difficult day but made all the better by the memories you have set up for us all with such a fitting tribute to a soul who will be surely missed…….but never forgotten.  Thanks again, regards and best wishes from the whole family.

July 2016

A friends funeral . Sad day and a fantastic service delivered by probably the best in the business. Even more so when you realise the dear departed was a friend to Roxanne . Such a professional .

July 2016

What a special day for Esther & Steve. You held a wonderfully personal service and the detail into the personalities of the bride and groom were definitely a highlight. Highly recommended and I can’t wait to work with you again! Love @nataliesolankeweddings

July 2016

As a guest at a beautiful wedding ceremony conducted by Roxanne, I can’t state highly enough how perfectly she captured the essence of the couple in her awesomely thought out service. Roxanne Angelique would be my first port of call for any ceremonial requirement, a perfect balance of personal and professional.

July 2016

Dear Roxanne,
Just to thank you again for giving us such a  wonderful funeral service today.
I always felt it would be good, but it far exceeded our expectations. This can only be because of the incredible amount of time, effort and feeling which you devoted to constructing a truly special service for us.
We could not have wished for a better send off for X, and for this our heartfelt gratitude to you.  You enabled us all to leave Weeley feeling better prepared to face the future.

June 2016

A very sincere and huge thank you on behalf of my family for your wonderful service. It really was perfectly pitched and an excellent and memorable tribute for my lovely nan.

All the family commented how well you performed the ceremony and how lovely it was.

After meeting you both mum and I knew it was going to be a fitting and special service for nan. On a very emotional day it was you who made a real difference in setting the celebration of X’s life.

I understand, as you had explained through your own personal experience, why you chose this vocation.

June 2016

I just wanted to thank you so very much for the beautiful service that you gave for my Mother yesterday. Everyone remarked about the service and how wonderful you were. All my family agreed that we couldn’t have had a better choice, you made the service so personal and caring I know Mum would have agreed as well. Thank you for taking the trouble to get all the wording and timing just right, not forgetting phone calls and words of encouragement. As you said your job chose you and I’m sure that’s the case – you are so suited to that role you have so much empathy and understanding for peoples feelings. I have only just undone the service sheet you gave me yesterday which is a lovely memento to keep, another little touch which means so much. Thank you again from all of us, you made Mum’s funeral a real celebration of her life.

June 2016

I would just like to say a huge Thank You for the beautiful service that you conducted for Mum. It was so uplifting & it summed Mum up perfectly, & everyone said how lovely it was.
Thank you for all your help – you have helped make the very hard task of organising Mums service into a much easier & nicer way for us all to manage.

June 2016

I want to tell you that so many people on Tuesday said what a wonderful service it was and today we have had letters, emails and phone calls from people who were there all, saying how special it was and that they’ve never been to a funeral like it before and didn’t know it was possible to do such a thing.  Most people were saying that it’s the kind of service they would like to have and that Dad would’ve approved.  Thank you so much for making the day bearable, I was worried how we were going to get through it but somehow your calm voice gave me the strength.  I am so overwhelmed by all the positive comments that came afterwards, I must admit I was a bit worried about what people would think about it not being a traditional service but it was absolutely perfect for us and Dad, I can’t thank you enough Roxanne.

May 2016

The fact that we were so strong today was aided by your help and guidance in the days leading up to us saying our final farewell to ‘X’. Knowing you were there to support us was an immense comfort to us all and for that we are eternally grateful. You are a very special person, Roxanne, with an incredible flair for what you do and the ability to make people feel at ease and reassured in your presence. Thank you for the beautiful service; it
was more than we could have ever imagined it to be and everyone who attended commented on how lovely you and the service was.
We wish you all the best for the future my lovely. It has been our absolute pleasure to have met you and, if our paths ever cross in the future, we hope it is under happier circumstances.

May 2016

I would like to thank you for your help, support and understanding at this emotional time. I think with your help and kind words we achieved a lovely service that hopefully was a true reflection of Dad and I hope as much as he didn’t like a fuss would have enjoyed how it went.

May 2016

The perfect person to write and perform a totally individual ceremony. Roxy devised our wedding for us from scratch, with exchange of rings, a hand fasting and even took a reading which didn’t quite work in its original format and turned it into the perfect expression of our feelings. You really can have it your way!

April 2016

Your respectful light hearted and confident delivery of all we had discussed was better than we hoped. I chuckled ‘inwardly’ that you had worn a sky blue blouse – it was noted and enjoyed. Many people commented on the service and that’s a credit to you and Mum & Martins beautiful words.
Thank you for making a difficult time run smoothly.
April 2016

I wanted to give you my thanks for a lovely service. You are clearly very talented in your job delivering the service with exactly the right tone and wording.

I’m very grateful for the way you have dealt sensitively with my dad too at such a difficult time.
many thanks again 

 April 2016

Thank you very much for everything. You did a wonderful job for us! Hopefully if we meet again it will be under happier circumstances… but if I’m ever asked to recommend a Civil Celebrant it will certainly be you.

April 2016
Just a quick line to thank you for the significant contribution you made to Mum’s service – many people commented afterwards on how fitting it was; your meticulous planning and, in particular, the kindness you have shown to X meant that everything went so smoothly.
  March 2016
Many thanks for X’s very moving funeral service yesterday.  You carried it out with great dignity and compassion and we shall be forever grateful. Lots of people afterwards said how moved they were.
  February 2016
Thank you for all your efforts yesterday, you did a wonderful job, everyone was coming up to us afterwards and said what a superb tribute to him you had given.    His friends said you would have thought that you had known him.   Everyone was deeply touched with your deliverance.  Lu and I could not have wished for a more perfect person to speak about our dear lost X than your goodself.
 January 2016
A Big Thank-you for all your hard work to create a fitting ceremony, celebrating Dads life. The theme of water worked so well, I know he would have enjoyed the idea. Life is going to be so different without him, but you helped to make his passing bearable, remembering all his unique qualities and passion for life, the memories we will be holding on to over the difficult times ahead without him.
December 2015
   Just a quick line to thank you very much for the service you conducted for us and to say how happy I was with the way it went and how everyone thought it was a brilliant send off for my dad,just what he would have wanted. Again thank you for your hard work and expertise on the day….
 December 2015
 Roxanne, can I just say a big thank you, to you, on behalf of our family for the part you played in Dads funeral. Everybody expressed their appreciation at the way you conducted the service and delivered his life story.
 November 2015
On behalf of all the family we just wanted to say thank you for conducting X’s service on Tuesday. You captured her perfectly and it was a real celebration of what made her so special.
We were overwhelmed by just how many lovely people joined us to say goodbye and everyone commented on what a beautiful service it was.
Thank you again for making such a difficult time a little bit easier to bear.
  October 2015
I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you, for what I am reliably informed was the most personal cremation service people had ever witnessed. For me, if I am honest, it was all a bit of a blur, but it was very reassuring looking up and seeing you there. I think this is testament to your effort and our thought.
We are all completely shell shocked at the turn of events but I am sure we will look back in the not too distant future and think, we gave our mum the best send off possible.
It was a shame you couldn’t come back to the house. I am not sure if this is your policy or if you were busy, I really hope it wasn’t an oversight in asking you on our part. I am told not.
Bless you for everything and I wish you all the very best for the future.

September 2015

I had the most amazing day yesterday thanks to this wonderful lady who performed our ceremony. Thank you.

 August 2015
Just a short note on behalf of all the family, friends and relatives for your empathy, expertise and professionalism in conducting the ceremony on Monday whereby X was finally laid to rest in a peaceful spot, overlooking the strood at Feldy View Mersea.
 
A very sad day, but the weather was bright and warm (unlike yesterday’s rainy day) and the doves flew off into the breeze which we all thought was a fitting tribute.
  July 2015
Just a message to say I received the scrip OK. The service was every thing we wished it to be and a bit more, it sounded even better professionally read than it did reading it in my head. Everyone commented that it was a really great service, I know people probably always say that but my dads sisters are the same as my dad was and would not have given a positive comment if they didn’t think it was deserved.
The nice service made the rest of the day a little better.