"Thank you so much for the wonderful service and amazing eulogy. Everyone was overwhelmed by the warmth and good humour you expressed in celebrating 'B's' life. My brother K said it was the most beautiful funeral he had ever seen - he thought you were an old friend of ours he had never met!" Pete. S.
"Dear Martin. Myself and 'C' would like to thank you for the amazing service you provided this morning for 'V'. Everybody commented how nice it was to have such a personal and intimate service." L.F.
"Hi Martin. A heartfelt thank you for your handling of Dad’s funeral. Mum and I could not have wished for a more understanding, thoughtful and dignified way in which you guided us all through the ceremony. Dad would have been proud! We felt safe and comfortable in your care. Many, thanks." 'A' & 'V'"
"A big thank you for all your help, listening skills and beautiful eloquence. We will always be grateful. You also brought a feeling of gentle calm to the proceedings. That very much reflected Dad.
"Just wanted to thank you for such an amazing job you did! I woke this morning very content that it was a lovely send off." A.K.
"Hi Martin. Thank you so much. Everyone said afterwards what a lovely thoughtful service. And you were paid the greatest compliment by several people "It felt like he really knew 'D'". Everyone appreciated you taking the time to introduce yourself and chat and said what a nice guy you were. So thank you for taking the time to get to know 'D' and me and the family, and putting that into a truly lovely memorable service". H.C.
"I just wanted to say a really big ‘thank you’ from our family for giving my Dad such a good send off yesterday, it was just how we wanted it to be. So many people thought you were a friend of the family and knew my Dad which I think is the biggest compliment we can give you." K.R.
"We felt very privileged to have had you as the celebrant; you have a real gift for what you do.." C.T.
"Absolutely perfect bought a tear & happy memories. Martin thank you from the bottom of my heart" E.S.
"We couldn't have had any one better than you. You were amazing and made us all so pleased happy and content in the fact that you were the perfect person to conduct the service for us." J.L.
"Thank you for everything you've done for us. You delivered the service perfectly. We really appreciate that you took the time to listen and talk about Mum, it really meant a lot to all of us." S, D, J & R.
"You struck the perfect blend between professionalism and informality that was perfectly in keeping with the day. We really felt it could not have gone more smoothly and we all took great comfort from that". D.E.
"Just another word of thanks to you for guiding us all through today. A lovely service from you, it could not have gone better. Thank you so much for all that you have done for us." C.I.
"A heartfelt thank you from me for making the day go so well. Thank you for the script, thank you for the photos and thank you for everything you did for us." P.E.
"And thank you so much you really made the service so special I had so many people telling me how lovely the service was and how well you presented and spoke you made a really difficult time much easier once again thank you." L & J
"Thank you for helping supporting and managing us all on the day. We are very grateful for your advice and help, your organisation greatly helped taking the pressure off. We hear that everyone loved the format and simplicity of the service and I know it was exactly what my sister wanted." I.R.
"Dear Martin, I felt I had to write to thank you very much for making it a special day. You made a sad day bearable."
"I would like to thank you, along with my family, for the deeply moving tribute ..... at my father’s funeral. It really felt like you had met him and knew him. We had so many positive comments from our family and friends about you. J. McB
"Thank you so much for the lovely service you did, everyone loved it! I hope all funerals are as enjoyable as ours was! Thanks again from us all". C xx
"On behalf of myself and our family, I would like to thank you so much for such a beautiful service. You captured our words perfectly and helped make this day a celebration of 'J's' life." M.C.
"Hi Martin. It was a pleasure to meet you and we couldn't have wished for a nicer celebrant to lead Dad's funeral. Many, many thanks again." J & J.
"We have spent a lot of time talking about mum's funeral. We all found it very uplifting in our own ways, and a big part of that was down to you. Thanks once again for your professionalism, sensitivity, and helpfulness." D.H.
"Dear Martin,...thank you very much for the way you delivered the service for my Husband J. I had an idea of how I would like it to be and you surpassed my hopes. You made the service go smoothly, with compassion and your empathetic way held it all together. It was very relaxed and your humour put people at ease to be themselves and not be too formal at what otherwise could have been a somber occasion. C.T.
"Dear Martin. Please accept my thanks and those of the family for the understanding and professional way you assisted us in preparing J's funeral service and especially for the manner in which you lead the service and enabled a positive and comforting atmosphere." A.H.
"Hi Martin......We have had lots of comments about what a lovely service it was, the celebratory nature certainly helped us through the day and to remember the happier times." N.W.
"Thank you so much for enabling us to celebrate Dad’s life in such a fitting way. Everything worked out just as we had hoped, which gives great comfort". C.B.
"Hello Martin - Would just like to say a big thank you for the service you carried out for my father. It was ideal - just what we wanted and executed by yourself perfectly. Many thanks again". H.C.
"Thank you again for the lovely service. I think dad would have been very happy to go out like that." S.E.
"Thank you. It was a lovely tribute to him and brought back some lovely memories. The whole event was so much more of a celebration to him than a very sad occasion." S.B.
"Hi Martin thank you so much for my mum's memorial service . It was just what we wanted. She would have been very happy with the red tie you wore too her favourite colour. Everyone there was very impressed and liked the service very much." J.W.
"Thank you so much Martin for not only your help with preparation but also for the service itself. You put together a great tribute for Dad. Thanks again." A.R.
"I wanted to just say thank you again for doing such a good job of the ceremony. Quite a few people commented on how good it was, and how well it captured Dad's personality. I really appreciate the work you put into making it just so." S. C-A.
"I'd also like to thank you very much for such a lovely service, (my sister) would have definitely been proud. Thanks again, I'm truly grateful for your help in bringing it all together for us." R.G.
"Dear Martin, thank you for your kind and compassionate delivery of the funeral for Dad. It was delivered with some humour and with empathy which was most appreciated by us as a family and those that attended. All I spoke to found it this way and it was very much appreciated." J.T.
Celebrants in Dorset, we all have our own style, so I hope my reviews give you a feel for how can help you create a beautiful funeral service, or memorial service.