Welcome to Moments To…, the home of Sarah the Celebrant!

Close up photo of Sarah Nelson, Celebrant. Her face is tilted and she is smiling. She has red brown jaw length hair and is wearing a pink top. The background is white.


I’m Sarah Nelson, the celebrant in St Helens at Moments To… I like to combine my love of writing, sci-fi, the weird and the odd with creating ceremonies that are honest and relatable.

Have a look at the ceremony you need, and I’ll take my lead from you.

Weddings, Vow Renewals, and Commitment Ceremonies
Naming and Welcome to the Family Ceremonies
Funerals and Memorial Ceremonies

What’s a Celebrant do…



Well, have a watch of this video and I’ll tell you.

Moments To… offers a range of ceremonies that celebrate and honour life events from naming and welcome ceremonies to wedding and vow renewals as well as funerals.

My Passion for Your Ceremony

I pride myself on treating all my clients like family. My mantra is: How would I want to be treated?

And this fuels my passion to be kind, helpful, and honest when creating ceremonies. I want the best for my clients and emphasise my role as more of a facilitator to help families and couples express their emotions.

Don’t just take my word for it…



See what Sophie and Alex have to say about my role in their special day in this short video.

The ceremony is ALWAYS about the client and never about the Sarah.
Celebrant, left of picture, conducting wedding ceremony with bride and groom right of picture.

Writing ceremonies filled with Moments To…Be You

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Happy couples & families.

Wedding - Yew Tree Farm, Liverpool

Our celebrant, Sarah, was only able to speak to us via Zoom prior to conducting our wedding ceremony as we were still under covid restrictions at the time. Despite this, she was able to put together a 30-minute ceremony that perfectly reflected our relationship history. She conducted the ceremony with humour but was also sincere in her delivery. Sarah also produced an attractive certificate to commemorate our event.

All in all, the ceremony was of the perfect length and content. I would heartily recommend Sarah as a celebrant.

Paul Barton

Wedding - The Cloisters, Bolton

Sarah at Moments To… was a brilliant celebrant for our wedding in early August 2021. We had to change our plans due to the pandemic and my husband was initially hesitant about a celebrant wedding.
We had our legal ceremony before our celebrant ceremony, and we are so glad we decided to use a celebrant. The legal ceremony was so impersonal and seemed rushed compared to the celebrant wedding.
Sarah was fantastic, she answered all our questions and took our story and made it into a wonderful celebration of our love including all the wedding bits. She incorporated our likes and hobbies, making the whole experience fun and light-hearted, which is just what we were looking for. Sarah was open to suggestions and was great at helping us find the right words to say.
We had so many comments about how brilliant Sarah and the ceremony were, from how engaging and personal it was, to how fun and completely unique.
Sarah is such a friendly person we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant for our wedding!

Rebecca Conaghan

Wedding - Holmes Mill, Clitheroe

I honestly couldn’t ask for a better person to help guide us through this process. Sarah made our whole ceremony so personal not knowing how a celebrant lead wedding looked or how it went, she really took the time to get to know us as a couple on a personal level and that really shone through her lovely words on our big day!

Thank you so much Sarah x

Sophie Varden

Wedding - Llandegla Forest, Wales

Having a celebrant led wedding allowed us to have a tailored ceremony for both our personalities. Sarah worked with us as a couple on the ceremony and individually on a set of vows that reflected exactly how we feel about each other but in our own individual ways. Our vows were a surprise to each other on the day.

Sarah was approachable from the start and instantly understood where we were coming from. It was like Sarah took our thoughts and turned them into words in ways we couldn't have done ourselves and we wouldn't change a thing.

Sarah was supportive throughout and on the day was a calming influence. Thank you for helping make our big day so special!

E. McIntyre

Naming Ceremony - Leeds

We couldn’t have been happier with the service that Sarah provided. Sarah tailored it beautifully to make it personal and able to reflect our family’s personality. She’s so kind and calm which is perfect in the midst of the panic that comes with organising any event. The ceremony went perfectly, and everyone commented on how wonderful Sarah was. Thank you for making our day so special.

E. Ingham

Vow Renewal - St Helens, Merseyside

Sarah from the start was friendly, meeting with us a couple of times to understand us as a couple to be able to write our ceremony, and gave us the chance to change anything we were not happy with.

On the day Sarah was lovely, she came to see how we were and talked us through what was to happen.

Our ceremony itself which she had written was absolutely perfect, we couldn’t have asked for anything better, and we have a treasured copy she gave us to keep.

I would 100% wholeheartedly recommend Sarah.

V and R

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