Your Toastmasters & Kentish Sabreurs
"A really modern twist but with a strong nod to the traditional" is how judges described Your Toastmasters. Judges loved how much work was put into supporting couples for a completely smooth-running day – from the vast collection of handy extras that they bring, through to their seamless interaction with guests, venue and couple. They were complimented also, for their ability to dress " In theme".
From the moment I met Nikki & Jonathan they made me feel completely at ease & were great listeners. They wanted to know every tiny detail of mine & Keith's wedding day & no request was too big, which gave me great confidence! As the day approached they both contacted all the suppliers & checked in with us both to reassure that the day would be exactly how we envisaged.
On the day they were just as amazing! Nikki recovered my flowers which got sent to the wrong room, they helped the florists broken down van, gathered family for photos & just kept everything running on time. My family all commented on how great they were & both fitted with all the guests. Our day was incredible & I would highly recommend Nikki & Jonathan to any budding brides & dubious grooms they really are worth every penny and also such lovely people too!
Maria & Keith Marshall
25th August 2016
We had such a great day being their toastmasters at Port Lympne Mansion & wildlife park. It was also the first time we have been asked to be in the whole guest photograph!
We never really thought about having a toast master for our wedding. We just presumed it would all just work out on the day, but it was probably the best decision we made hiring Nikki and Jonathan.
We met them at Port Lympne's Wedding fayre in 2015 and were so impressed with their professional approach and they were genuinely interested in hearing all about our plans for our day without being pushy.
We were that impressed, that the next time we visited Port Lympne, they were also there again for another wedding fayre. We walked over and they had remembered all about our plans and we had a lovely chat again. That night, we decided we had to have them at our Special day.
They literally made the day stress-free, were amazing with all our guests and became "Safari guides" on the trucks when we went on our trip after the wedding breakfast around Port Lympne. They even dressed up too!
We whole-heartedly can recommend them to add fun and joy to any occasion as well as making it run smoothly. Thank you both so much!
Ann and Simon Trendell
(Photograph by Rafe A-Brook Photography)
Thank you so much for making our day extra special xxx
Nicki and John were absolutely fantastic toastmasters who really made our day extra special. They made sure every last detail was perfect and nothing was too much to ask. All of our guests commented on how great they were throughout the day especially elderly family members as they both went above and beyond to ensure that they were comfortable and had everything they needed. Nicki was there all day with me (bride) making sure that everything ran smoothly as was John with the groom. They were both great fun to be around due to their kind personalities and really made us both feel at ease.
Thank you John and Nicki for playing such a big role on our special day.
Kirsty and Ryan Stannard
(Photograph by Dave Elliott - Funky Photos )
From caricaturists, magicians, wax hands and of course a safari the wedding guests were certainly entertained. Such an honour to have been part of this fabulous wedding.
From the first contact with Jonathan and Nikki they were amazing. We didn't know what to expect from a Toastmaster, but they performed all their duties to a superb standard. They ensured our wedding ran smoothly, from the small things like ensuring our little boy had a bottle of milk and having cotton & thread to carry out some dress running repairs on the day, through to organising everyone and making sure we didn't need to worry about anything at all.
At our pre-wedding planning meeting they took note of all of our different timings, requirements and details of all our variety of different entertainers on the day to ensure everything was just perfect. And we are pleased to say it was.
On the day we couldn't have asked for anything more, upon arrival Nikki ensured that the groom's cravat was nice and neat, along with our best man and ushers to ensure we were all looking just right. Then following that they were on hand to guide us through our day, and also allow the Best Man to enjoy his day! We couldn't have asked for anything more.
All of our guests were extremely complimentary, and we couldn't recommend you more highly to friends, family and even strangers who might be getting married.
Hannah and Neil Campbell
(Photographs by Matt Ebbage Photography)
The couple had supplied all guests with wonderful masks as a clue to the surprise safari around the reserve.
When I first found out people had toastmasters at their wedding I didn't even know what we would need them for but... WOW what grand organisation, you were truly more than we could have ever asked for/ They were there to dress the groom, arrange the flowers for the guests, spot of babysitting, put us and guests at ease and help an elderly Auntie.
You really did go above and beyond to ensure that we enjoyed every second which we really did, it was the most amazing day and I could not have asked for anything more!
Thank you for being part of our day.
'Your toastmasters' - relaxed, fun, organised and outright amazing at what they do. If anyone is wanting the finishing touch, Nikki and Johnathan really are what you are missing.
Heather & James Harris x
(Photographs by Andrew Howling)
The newlyweds performed a perfect sabrage before their wedding breakfast on the terrace at Port Lympne Hotel.
Nikki and Jonathan thank you for all your help on our wedding day and the advice you gave us before the big day. It was everything we wished for and more, your presence gave us both a feeling of reassurance and confidence from making sure the groom and groomsmen had correctly tied cravats, securely pinned button holes, assisting the bride and bridesmaids to greeting guests and just being there for anything that was required nothing was too much trouble.
It was an amazing day with the weather on our side Port Lympne is a beautiful location especially when the sun is shining. We are sure the day would not have run so smoothly without you both. Your support with the formal photos was a great help to our photographer Emma. The Sabrage added an extra special touch to the day, thanks to your expert guidance our guests were all amazed. Your change of outfits for the safari was also great adding a touch of fun to the event.
Anyone planning their wedding should defiantly consider hiring a toastmaster and if you choose Nikki and Jonathan you will not be disappointed it was one of the best decisions we made, they are professional yet very approachable.
Thank you so much for making our special day extra special,
Wendy and Simon xx
(Photographs by Emma Midgen White Light Photography)
Their son and bestman had the room in fits of laughter during his speech whilst their daughter read a beautiful poem just before the newlyweds released butterflies. A perfect day despite a little rain!
Dear Nicki and Jonathan
Thank you, so much for making our day so special.
Nicki and Jonathan, were an amazing support from when we had our first meeting right the way through to and throughout our wedding day. They liaised with the venue and offered very valuable advice for the plan for the day and speeches. They listened to what we wanted and advised when we were unsure.
There were times throughout the day when Nicki and Jonathan went above and beyond, especially Nicki going under my dress to put my shoes on for me! Nothing was too much trouble.
On our day we had a lot of rain but Jonathan and Nicki were there with us in the rain while we had our photographs, carrying my dress to keep it from getting ruined and provided an umbrella too.
They supported the photographer with the group photo's, making sure everyone was where they needed to be.
Nicki and Jonathan are true professionals, who clearly love their job, We can't thank them enough for everything they did for us. Nicki and Jonathan made our day truly amazing.
Thank you 'Your Toastmasters'
Tracey and Simon Todd
(Photographs by Ted Cunningham IMMI Photography)
A few years ago we had been appointed by Debbie and Dave to be toastmasters for their eldest daughter's wedding at Lympne Castle. Naturally we were delighted they asked us to be toastmasters for their youngest daughter Helen to Henry at the Old Mill Kingham.
Hello Nikki & Jon,
Wow, what a wonderful day! Thank you so much for helping run the show so smoothly and ensuring all went as well as it did.
No more daughters left to get married but we will certainly recommend you to friends and family.
Many thanks once again for helping make it such a splendid day.
Very best wishes
Debbie & Dave
(Photographs by documentary wedding photographer Lee Meek)
Jonathan and Nicki were an incredible support on our wedding day. I literally can not imagine our day without them. I really had never thought about having a toast master at our wedding and didn't understand what their actual role would be. We saw them at a wedding fayre doing the sabrage and thought that this would be a fun lovely idea. Once we got chatting to them both, and saw how enthusiastic and lovely they were we booked them there and then. Having them both there was just perfect, no other toastmasters could have possibly have come close to what they did for us. They were with us in every possible way without being intrusive, they were discreet but were aware of everything going on. Our wedding was unique in that it was spread over three venues in two different towns 30 minutes apart they navigated it brilliantly, co ordinating our guests and ensuring everyone arrived on time and somehow magically arriving before everyone at all the venues. Despite only meeting them on a few occasions prior to the wedding day they felt like they were part of the wedding party, it wasn't like having two strangers with us, they were relaxed, supportive, and friendly. It wasn't just us that thought so either all of our guests commented on what a nice touch it was having them there. They went to both houses in the morning to make sure all the button holes were on correctly, they co ordinated the photos, ensured that the elderly guests were guided and sat down safely, they directed all of the bridesmaids and flower girls down they isle, they found lost flowers and so much more! The support they offered not just us but all of the wedding party was incredible I could not recommend them enough, the decision to hire them both at the wedding was an easy one but literally on of the best ones we made.
Terri and Nick Shaw