Testimonials

Melanie K. Leckie Humanist Celebrant Feedback

I’ve delighted to have received such lovely feedback from ceremonies I’ve been involved with over the years. 

If you have feedback I would love to hear from you, just drop me an email on info@melanieleckie.co.uk

  • positive review  When me and my husband first thought about getting married there where loads of decisions to make but one decision we had already made up our mind about was that we wanted a humanist wedding and we knew exactly who we wanted to marry us- melanie!, we had been to a few weddings already where melanie was the celebrant , it was all about the couple and that how we wanted it , we had booked melanie two years in advance and wow they two years flew in! We met with melanie about four months before the wedding and went through everything about the big day! Melanie was so nice she made me and robbie completely feel at ease and we both felt so comfortable talking to her we laughed so much with her when we were speaking about our life together as a couple, fast forward to the big day when i arrived at the venue melanie came out to meet me to check to see if i was ok, she gave me a big smile and told me to breath and enjoy the moment! , they ceremony was everything i could of asked for it was so special as melanie spoke about my gran and my auntie who are no longer with us , my maid of honour , robbie’s best man who was his dad 💕 it was all just perfect! , i would highly recommend melanie to anybody who is getting married she was a dream to work with! 💕❤️ thankyou for being apart of our special day , kelly & robbie 💕💕 xxxx

    thumb Kelly Leitch
    6/07/2019

    positive review  We chose Melanie as our humanist and we are so happy we did! She was amazing from start to finish, when we met up with her she made us feel so comfortable like we had known her forever. She kept us both calm and was very reassuring on the day! Our guests all commented on how well she conducted the ceremony and told our story so well! We can’t wait until we receive our video to re-live it all again! Thank you for making our day so special. Lisa & Jamie

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    5/20/2019

    positive review  Melanie married my husband David and I on Friday the 17th of May and I can’t recommend her enough. We actually asked Melanie to be our humanist after seeing her marry David’s sister and brother in law last year. We’ve already had people from our wedding contact us and ask for her details. Melanie is a true professional and went above and beyond to make sure our ceremony went exactly as we wanted it. Melanie gave us great ideas and helped us tailor our day exactly as we had imagined it. She also has the most amazing voice for conducting ceremonies and brings the perfect amount of humour to the ceremony. Thank you so much Melanie, I hope we get to see you again soon. Katrina & David xx

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    5/20/2019
  • positive review  We first met Melanie back in 2016 when she married one of my close friends then again in 2017 at the wedding of our best friends and we knew we had to have melanie marry myself and Paul. You are such a lovely person and you are amazing at what you do. Everything we wanted we got and the ceremony was perfect. We cant thank you enough. Alishia & Paul

    thumb Alishia Jack
    5/12/2019

    positive review  I don’t even know where to start with Melanie, after watching my wedding dvd for the 4th time I can honestly listen to Melanie speak over and over and never get tired of her voice. She is absolutely amazing at what she does, and truly told our stories so well! Everyone that has watched our dvd has commented on how good Melanie was and even the way she looked and dressed on our day. Just so beautiful! Such a beautiful person inside and out and if it wasn’t for her my day wouldn’t have went the way it did. So thank you Melanie. For making our day so special.

    thumb Jennifer McPhee
    5/10/2019

    positive review  Melanie is such a lovley person! We are so happy we chose her to do our wedding service. When we met we spoke for ages and felt like we had known her for ages. On our wedding day she was so calm and guided me and tam through the service. All our guests complimented on how lovley it was. Think we have gained a lovely friend x Mr and Mrs Fotheringham 😍🥂

    thumb Jo Fotheringham
    4/24/2019
  • positive review  I would like to say a massive thank you to Melanie on behalf of my wife and I, I could not recommend Melanie enough. I feel that our day wouldn’t have been complete without her as our humanist, she made the whole experience feel very personal, she took a genuine interest in getting to know me and my partner, could not have asked for a friendlier and more caring celebrant! During the ceremony Melanie was professional and confident with her words, whilst also delivering stories and anecdotes beautifully. Thank you again Melanie for making what could have been a stressful day that little bit easier ❤️

    thumb Megan Millar
    4/23/2019

    positive review  We can't thank Melanie enough for the perfect wedding ceremony she conducted for us last weekend, she really captured us as a couple. From start to finish it was relaxed and personal, exactly how we wanted it to be! I think every one of our guests made a point of saying how beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you Melanie! The Montgomery's

    thumb Sarah Montgomery
    4/07/2019

    positive review  we met Melanie on the 23rd January 2019 to talk about our loved ones funeral. we wanted to celebrate our loved ones life, not mourn his death. we spent a couple of hours with Melanie talking about our loss and what we wanted at the funeral. Melanie did a first class job, she made it such a personal service, we laughed and cried a little but what Melanie made us feel was loved and important. I will stay in touch with Melanie and she will be part of our celebrations forever. A lady of substance, amazingly good at her job.

    thumb Sheila Gillen
    2/09/2019
  • positive review  We chose Melanie as our humanist for our wedding and we are SOOO glad we did. From booking through to the end of our ceremony she was absolutely amazing. So friendly and accommodating, especially after we changed our wedding plans date etc last minute! She made me feel so relaxed before the night before the wedding and before the ceremony. Thank you so much! ❤

    thumb Rachel Hastie
    12/03/2018

    positive review  We will be forever grateful to Melanie for the beautiful ceremony she created for us. I was blown away when I received the final copy and everything on the day went as smooth as possible. Melanie is an absolute star who does so much more than just conduct your ceremony. Every detail on the day will be looked at and checked by Melanie. She took great care of my husband and the rest of the boys and also was a support to myself and rest of the bridal party before we entered the room. This is before even considering how much work Melanie puts in before the big day. We met twice and it’s really great to get to know your celebrant before the big day - it makes everything all the more special and personal. All the paperwork and legal side of things and everything you need to do before the big day is all explained in an easy way which is so helpful when you’ve never done it before. All of our guest said how beautifully Melanie conducted the ceremony and how much they enjoyed a humanist wedding. One million percent recommendation from us 💕 xxx

    thumb Joanne McInally
    11/27/2018

    positive review  Cannot recommend Melanie enough. I had previously seen her at my friends wedding and knew then I wanted her to do mines. So thankfully I got the chance to have her at my own wedding. She is so professional yet down to earth. The whole ceremony was amazing and we are still getting compliments now about how lovely and funny it was. Wish we could do it all over again. So thank you 🖤

    thumb Dale Plews-Toddie
    11/19/2018
  • positive review  We cannot thank Melanie enough for conducting our ceremony in 10/11/18 it was absolutely beautiful. From the first time meeting Melanie I knew we had chosen the right person. Melanie is so down to earth and made us feel so comfortable. I can’t thank her enough 😘 xxx

    thumb Stacie Daffurn
    11/13/2018

    positive review  Melanie was wonderful. The ceremony was our favourite part of our wedding day. She made our ceremony so fun and personal. All of our guests loved the ceremony and complimented us on how wonderful Melanie was!

    thumb Liza Neville
    10/23/2018

    5 star review  Melanie was the celebrant at our wedding at Edinburgh Zoo in June. From start to finish she was amazing! From our first meeting we came away knowing we’d made the right decision. She put us completely at ease, helping us with paperwork, creating the ceremony script and checking in to make sure we were ok just before the ceremony! We’ve had nothing but positive comments from everyone about how great the ceremony was. It was relaxed, fun and personal, we loved every minute of it and can’t thank Melanie enough for her part in our day! Kim & Donald

    thumb Kim Dallas
    10/15/2018

It’s always a pleasure working on weddings where Melanie is conducting the ceremony.  As a wedding photographer I come across some celebrants who are unwilling to do what the couple wants because they are so set in their own way of doing things.  Melanie tailors the ceremony to each couple, but not only that, she thinks about all aspects and helps all other suppliers work together well.

I also love the way Melanie dresses like she is attending a wedding! She is always immaculate, from her hair and make up, her dress, her nails…she realises she will be in your wedding photographs or video and makes sure she looks like she belongs there. And she pays attention to us photographers and videographers, making sure for key moments like ‘the kiss’ she is not blocking our view.

I would always recommend Melanie to all of my couples without hesitation, and from working with her on so many weddings, she has now become a friend.

I just wanted to say from the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for the most wonderful job you did conducting our ceremony on our wedding day back in April.

Everyone made comment saying that it was a fantastic ceremony and how you made it.  From the very first email I sent you to the meetings we had prior, you were extremely professional, so friendly and so glad I managed to have you carry out our Humanist ceremony.

Rebecca and Stuart

Thank you whole heartedly for helping us create our dream wedding ceremony.

We honestly could not have hoped for a more intimate and personal wedding and we thank you for advising and guiding us through each stage of the process.

Ged and Joanna

We cannot thank you enough for the amazing ceremony.  You were amazing!  You made it so special for both of us and helped make us both relaxed and enjoy every moment of it.  Our guests have not stopped commenting on how amazing they thought the ceremony was and I know a couple of people have contacted you to let you know themselves just what an amazing job you did.

Everyone felt like you really knew us with how you told our stories and walked us through our ceremony.  It really was beautiful.

We really appreciate everything you did for us on our big day.

Lindsay and James

We booked Melanie to conduct our wedding in Feb 2012, our wedding was June 2014, so plenty time in advance.  Melanie was recommended to us by my sister who was also having Melanie conduct her wedding.

A humanist has always been how we wanted our wedding to be conducted due to the non religious aspect and the fact the main focus is on the couple and their family and friends.  Melanie understood this and helped us plan our civil partnership.

Melanie was professional, friendly and engaging since the minute we met her.  Over the two years we met three or four times to plan our ceremony and how we wanted it to be conducted.  Melanie took notes each time she met with us and at the end of the last meeting we had the most amazing and heartfelt ceremony all written up.  It’s all too easy to assume this is an easy task but this is a real talent of Melanie’s; the way she takes the time to understand what you want, listens to how you want the day to go and what’s important and then constructs this into your ceremony.  She’s also great for coming up with some really unusual ‘traditions’ which we loved.

On the day Melanie went above and beyond.  She came up to our room and helped us finish getting ready, making sure we were calm and assuring us we were all good to go.

Melanie puts her heart and soul into the ceremony and this was commented on by all of our guests.  She is friendly, professional and funny throughout the ceremony and we can’t imagine our amazing day without Melanie.

Be it a civil partnership or wedding, we can’t recommend her enough.  She was a delight to work with and made our day the best day it could be.

Ian & Euan

Melanie is an incredibly gifted celebrant; she has truly mastered the art of her trade. From the moment we met with her we were impressed with her level of professionalism.  She was punctual, well-prepared and presented at all times. Melanie provided us with an abundance of guidance and advice, and she emailed us drafts of our ceremony in advance, so we were absolutely confident that it would be everything that we envisioned it would be.  Melanie also went to great lengths to get to know us in the weeks leading up to our big day; this reflected wonderfully in our ceremony, making it unique and special. That said, she still managed to incorporate quirky aspects that provided our ceremony with a very genuine quality on the day.

On the morning of the wedding, Melanie was phenomenal.  She has a wonderful presence that is very comforting, and instills complete confidence. The ceremony was delivered beautifully, and was complimented by many of our guests.  Melanie’s professionalism even carried over into our photographs – when I reached the end of the aisle, she subtly encouraged me to give my brother (who gave me away) a hug. The photographer managed to catch this image on film, and I will be forever grateful to her!

You couldn’t possibly pick anyone better to share your special day.

Graham & Natalie

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