Events

Wedding of Toby & Ali, The Barn at Alswick, by www.leeallisonphotography.co.uk

Toby writes: “From my point of view, the wedding was a huge success! Everything happened on time, all the guests knew what was going on, and all the staff seemed to work seamlessly. Just the fact that Ali and I did not have to worry about anything during the day meant that you did your job superbly.
It was a relaxed wedding, but you gave it a sense of occasion and helped everything run smoothly and to time so thank you for all your hard work on the day. There were no problems, no hiccups, and no delays!
Once again, thank you for all your work for our wedding, and you contributed immensely to the fond memories we will always have of the day. Take care, John, and may you long be taking care of other couples on their special day as you did with ours.
Toby & Ali, The Barn at Alswick, Buntingford, Hertfordshire

Photograph by www.victorshackphotography.co.uk

Charlotte writes: “We hadn’t thought of employing the services of a Toastmaster for our wedding prior to meeting John but are very glad we did enlist his services for our big day. From our initial meeting at a wedding fayre to our subsequent planning meetings and emails, it quickly became clear that John would provide a calm and reassuring presence on the day to make sure that everything went to plan.
Our wedding day went off without a hitch, and John was on hand from a couple of hours prior to the ceremony until well into the evening reception to help guide us and our guests, and iron out any little issues to ensure the day was as fabulous as we had hoped.
John is professional and has a gentlemanly grace of a bygone era, and is calmness personified. We would of course highly recommend him to any wedding party.”
Rick & Charlotte, Chartridge Lodge, Chesham, Buckinghamshire

Photograph by www.katrinabartlett.co.uk

Anni writes: “Thank you so much, John, for facilitating our packed wedding day schedule. It was a huge relief knowing that our itinerary was being left in your capable hands. From our preliminary chats, you reassured us of your expertise through your calm nature, traditional etiquette, and the time you invested in us. It was refreshing to see such passion for preserving the traditional role of a Toastmaster. For our fusion Indian/English wedding reception – uniting different cultures – it made perfect sense for us to draw on your services and it was a vital role on the day. Thank you for taking great care of us on our special day John.
Dale and I would highly recommend John if you are in need of a calm and confident gentleman with clear wisdom and experience.”
Anni & Dale, Heatherden Hall, Iver, Buckinghamshire

Photograph by www.3Aphotography.com

Graham writes: “We found john to be very professional and friendly; he controlled the crowd very well, kept the wedding to schedule, worked well with hotel staff to ensure our special day was perfect. His own personal toast to us was very heart warming and was commented on by some of our guests as being very emotional. John also liaised with us on the day, guiding us on toasts, gifts and speeches. I would highly recommend this gentleman to anyone having a wedding as our day was perfect and we will be recommending him to our family’s up-coming weddings. John – thank you so much for your services on the day.”
Graham & Katy, Letchworth Hall, Hertfordshire

Photograph by www.stephenswain.com

Gillian writes: “We asked John to be our Master of Ceremonies at Robin’s Bar Mitzvah. We found him very helpful and professional. After our initial meeting, he came up with several ideas, and suggested an overall agenda to the evening. He was very prompt in replying to our discussions and gave us some excellent ideas for the evening. On the night he was very helpful in ensuring the evening ran smoothly, and he was hard at work all night! He was also flexible, which was important, as because of the bad weather, the agenda had to be modified. Finally, we were impressed as he personally congratulated our son on his performance at shul and had taken some (streamed) photos which he sent to us after the event. What a lovely and thoughtful touch.”
Gillian & Robin, Shendish Manor, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

Photograph by Patrick Judson www.simplyphotographic.co.ukTai writes: “Thank you for acting as Toastmaster at our wedding: the day went smoothly and without stress, thanks in no small part to the service you provided. Thank you also for helping us to organise the day, with your advice around tradition, etiquette, and timings. Having a Toastmaster was absolutely the right decision for us to make, and I would be happy to recommend you to friends, family, and anyone who is getting married.”
Tai & Kim, Fanhams Hall, Ware, Hertfordshire

John Ashmele FGPT
Fellow of the Guild of Professional Toastmasters
Graduate of the Professional Toastmasters’ Academy
m: 07710 400412 e: john@ashmele.co.uk