Dawn Sellick – Grace the Day
Dawn Sellick is Diana Saxby’s Personal Assistant and Deputy at Grace the Day, assisting and supporting Diana who is one of the busiest and most in-demand full-time wedding celebrants in the country.
Dawn’s role began with proofreading Diana’s scripts and other documents, using the secretarial skills she has developed over the last 40 years, and Grace the Day are proud to be able to reassure their clients that scripts are checked for accuracy and style by both members of the team before being sent out.
Dawn also contributes in a creative manner, adding new paragraphs to scripts, and has written and uploaded several blogs to the Diana’s Diary section of the Grace the Day website, as well as adding recommended suppliers’ details. She deals with Diana’s email correspondence, to ensure all clients receive a prompt acknowledgement and response.
With a background in amateur dramatics and singing, Dawn has welcomed her training as one of Diana’s deputies. She loves playing such a key role in weddings and vow renewals, especially when she has been able to incorporate added details such as a hand-fasting ceremony. She has found that, when representing Grace the Day as Diana’s deputy, her experiences as director, stage manager, musical director and not least actor has been invaluable.
“A very big thank you to Dawn and to yourself for the overwhelming success of last Saturday’s surprise vow renewal and party. Dawn may well have mentioned the delight (amongst other expressions) in Maggie’s face when Dawn introduced herself at the door. Every one of the guests expressed their own enjoyment of the ceremony and the sensitivity of the approach you had taken” – John and Maggie – Kind Words at Grace the Day
“Being reminded what marriage is all about made the five hour drive from London, with children in the car, worthwhile.” – guest at a marquee wedding in Devon in 2014, which included a hand-fasting ceremony
“That is most beautifully written and made me think. You are so right, it was rather disjointed, and very impersonal. What a shame Diana couldn’t have conducted it.” – response to Funeral Journal entry – www.gracetheday-funerals.com/celebrant/journal
“That’s really, really lovely. As much as anything else, it’s really nice to be able to read this from someone else’s perspective. It’s lovely for me to read it, and I really hope that everyone who reads it finds it uplifting. It’s actually helped me a lot reading what you’ve written.” – response to Diana’s Diary entry about love Diana’s Diary at Grace the Day.