Diana Saxby of Grace the Day is one of the country’s leading independent civil celebrants. Trained, registered, experienced and dedicated full time to her work, she is available seven days a week for weddings, vow renewals, civil partnerships, naming ceremonies and celebrations of life (funerals) in the south of England and the Cotswolds.
The most important feature of Grace the Day is Diana Saxby herself. Passionate and determined to offer a unique, achingly romantic and sophisticated service to complement her own personal style, her professionalism and desire to be as straightforward as possible with her clients means that she likes to keep her fee structure transparent: her all-inclusive fee covers everything, including unlimited script amendments, travel and mileage and a full rehearsal beforehand.
Diana’s background is in the legal profession and Public Relations and this has developed her innate skills in working harmoniously with people to achieve their dreams, being calm and dignified at all times, and exuding warmth, patience and gentle humour. Her professionalism, being a recommended supplier at some of the country’s most exclusive wedding venues, and the backing of a highly efficient and organised team means Diana attracts mainly high-end and overseas clientele. She specialises in outdoor ceremonies and Black Tie wedding ceremonies.
Offering a personal service to each client is vital to Grace the Day’s ethos, and Diana’s full-time devotion to her business means that not only can clients contact her at any time, by telephone, email or Skype, but also that the ceremony can take place at any time, on any day of the week, with no restrictions on time of day, or location.
She brings her own personality and enthusiasm to each ceremony, and her ceremonies are tailored to the requirements of the couple whilst maintaining her own high standards of elegance and grace.
“Many thanks indeed for helping us make our wedding celebration so special, personal and meaningful. Arranging a wedding from afar can be challenging, and it gave us great comfort to be working with someone so professional, experienced and committed to their work as you. Some people are very lucky to be both great at what they do, and happy doing it. You very much gave us the impression of both, and we hope you continue to help other couples stop, pause and realise the importance and beauty of their commitment – Helen and Tony, Hong Kong”
“We needed someone to conduct our Kenwood House wedding and from the moment I spoke to Diana I knew I had found the right person, she was so wonderfully warm and helpful on the phone and she put together the most beautiful ceremony which could not have been more perfect. On the day itself Diana was so professional and was a beacon of calm amongst the chaos of preparation! She was just a wonderful presence to have throughout the wedding, not just on the day but in the lead up to the event. She was always available for discussion via phone or email and was happy to come up to London for several meetings, nothing seemed too much trouble for her. We also had lots of lovely feedback from our guests saying how much they had enjoyed the ceremony and that Diana had conducted it with grace, warmth and humour. We have only positive things to say about Diana and would have no hesitation in recommending her – Simon and Fran”
Celebration of Life Testimonials:
“This is just to say thank you. We all thought the service went so well, and a number of those attending commented very favourably on how it was conducted (considering the average age of attendees and their general adherence to traditional ways of doing things, this was a triumph in itself!). I thought it was the simplest and most apt ceremony I have ever attended and am very grateful to you for your crucial contribution – Geoff”
“On behalf of the family I should like to thank you most sincerely for compiling and taking such an inspiring Celebration of Ann’s Life service yesterday. Several people came up to me and said how much they had appreciated the personal touches which you had introduced. How Ann would have enjoyed the spontaneous chuckles of humour from the congregation! – Gwynneth”
“Thank you kindly for making Friday what it was – a truly memorable funeral for the family – which, with close to 200 mourners, might have been chaos but for the calm manner the actual service took – Alan Rice – Tapper Funeral Service”
For more information and glowing authentic testimonials please see www.gracetheday.com