Celebrant Spain Wedding Officiant

Debbie Skyrme

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Crafting bilingual weddings, elopements and vow renewal ceremonies in English, Spanish or a special blend of languages

Affiliations

UK Registration Service ~ International Wedding Awards 2019, 2020, 2021 & 2022 Spain ~ Asociacion Profecionales Bodas Espana ~ Association of British Wedding Businesses

Languages

English and Spanish - my team also speak Catalan & Czech

Hi, I'm Debbie

Award winning English and Spanish weddings.
I help destination wedding couples’ dreams come true by officiating elopements, weddings and vow renewal ceremonies in the Spanish sunshine.

Hola! I am Debbie Skyrme and I celebrate life events with gentle humour, genuine warmth and a huge sense of responsibility to ensure you have the perfect ceremony.

Having lived permanently in Spain for many years I am delighted to craft your perfect ceremony in English, Spanish or a mix of both.

I am a skilful wordsmith, an accomplished public speaker and a genuine people-person.
I promise to get to know you with an open heart and an open mind, inspired by what you tell me to craft a celebration reflecting your personalities, personal beliefs and values.

For me, officiating at the most important events in your life is a vocation and a total privilege.
I will guide you every step from “Will you?” to “I do!” with warmth and understanding.

What's my ceremony style?

I have a way of getting to know you that connects with the quirky little things that make you who you are.

Many of my couples and families keep in touch after their ceremony as a real friendship develops between us.

I take your personal beliefs, background and traditions to craft a ceremony that realises your vision of the perfect day.

I am a bilingual wordsmith who weaves your own story and experiences into a script that reflects the very essence of who you are and what you want.

Elopements | Wedding Ceremonies and Blessings  | Vow Renewals  |  Adoption & Baby Naming Ceremonies

Traditionally in person | Online | Live streamed

Prices From

€450 (Traditional) €650 (Bespoke)

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Celebrants in Spain TEAM have got you covered

I am hugely responsible and believe in a “belt and braces” approach to weddings – especially in these uncertain times.

As coordinator of the Celebrants in Spain TEAM of handpicked, independent wedding officiants, there will always be someone to officiate your special day.

Plus, rescheduled weddings may move their date subject to availability at no extra charge.

no extra charge

Why choose Debbie?

Don’t worry, you are in safe hands! As a former UK registrar with an officially registered business here in Spain, I am a full time bilingual celebrant officiating all year round.

I am passionate about Spain as a destination wedding location and have written blogs for many of the big name bridal and wedding web sites.

Oh yes, and I am the winner of the Best European Celebrant 2021!!! and Most Unique Ceremony in Spain!!!

I honestly believe that all of my life experiences have led me to become a celebrant in Spain and would love to be inspired by your vision of the perfect ceremony.

What do I offer?

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Weddings

Hey there, I am Debbie Skyrme and I have lived full time in Spain for twelve years officiating wedding and elopement ceremonies in some of the most stunning locations in southern Spain.

I have a wealth of contacts and a deep passion for all things Spanish. I can help you create your perfect wedding ceremony barefoot on the beach, in a Moorish castle, high on the cliffs overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean, at a romantic villa set in olive groves, at a luxury hotel, at an historic palace or wherever your imagination takes you under the warm Spanish sunshine.

I really look forward to getting to know you and sharing my knowledge and experience to create your perfect wedding day

I offer a choice of two main types of wedding ceremony.

My traditional ceremony is based on my experience as a registrar to include many of the familiar words and phrases you are accustomed to hearing plus your own personal vows, readings, ring exchange ceremony and signing of a commemorative certificate with/without witnesses.
€450 inc IVA

My bespoke ceremony includes as many elements of the traditional ceremony as you like plus your own love story told in a way that every word resonates with you and whatever additional rituals and customs you feel will make your day truly meaningful.
€650 inc IVA

Both ceremonies can be in a mix of Spanish and English.
I travel for free within the provinces of Malaga and Granada – outside of these areas, travel (and budget accommodation if needed) is charged at cost

Prices From

€450 (Traditional) €650 (Bespoke)

Why choose Debbie for your wedding?

Don’t worry, you are in safe hands! As a former UK registrar with an officially registered business here in Spain, I am a full time bilingual celebrant officiating all year round.
I am passionate about Spain as a destination wedding location and have written blogs for many of the big name bridal and wedding web sites.

Oh yes, and I am the winner of the Best European Celebrant 2021!!! and Most Unique Wedding Ceremony in Spain!!!

I honestly believe that all of my life experiences have led me to become a celebrant in Spain and would love to be inspired by your vision of the perfect ceremony.

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Naming Ceremonies

Well to be honest, child naming ceremonies are a natural extension of officiating weddings and elopements!
Here in Spain we have a predominantly religious approach to baby naming, so I love offering a humanist-style, meaningful alternative ceremony to my couples as their families grow.

We can include promises by guide parents, fun elements, songs, rituals, readings, the story behind your choice of name… there are so many wonderful ways to create a personal ceremony to introduce your special little person to your family and friends.

Nowadays a child naming ceremony does not have to follow one faith or belief system, it can be non-religious or multicultural – and fun!

Babies, older children, fostered children, adopted children and those from different marriages can all be formally welcomed into the family unit with a specially created naming ceremony.

 

Presenting a young life to the community by name, gives that person a unique identity which can be celebrated in many different ways.

It is my privilege to get to know your family and craft a ceremony that perfectly matches your hopes and expectations of a meaningful welcoming ceremony.

https://celebrantspain.es/different-child-naming-ceremonies/

Prices From

€450 (Traditional) €650 (Bespoke)

Why choose Debbie for your naming ceremony?

You are in safe hands! As a former UK Deputy Superintendent Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages I am an experienced bilingual celebrant in Spain.

I am a mum of two grown up sons and a grandmother of two beautiful little people who call me, “Granny Spain”.

Oh yes, and I am the winner of the Best European Celebrant 2021!!! and Most Unique Naming Ceremony in Spain!!!

With all of that in mind, I honestly believe that all of my life experiences have led me to become a Celebrant and I cannot wait to get to know you and your family.

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Renewal of Vows

Couples choose to renew their vows for many different reasons.

  • Perhaps you have a milestone wedding anniversary coming up – now you can celebrate.
  • Perhaps you never had the wedding ceremony you dreamed of – now is your chance to realise your dream.
  • Perhaps you are not the same people you were when you first married – now you can say new, meaningful vows to each other.
  • Perhaps you have been through a rocky patch together – now you can reaffirm your love and commitment.

 

Whatever your reasons for wanting a wedding blessing, I will craft a bespoke ceremony for you whether it is private and away from the gaze of others, or a full-blown party incorporating family and friends, this is YOUR TIME

https://celebrantspain.es/renewal-of-vows/

I offer a choice of two main types of vow renewal ceremony.

  • My traditional ceremony is based on my experience as a registrar to include many of the familiar words and phrases you are accustomed to hearing plus your own personal vows, readings, ring exchange ceremony and signing of a commemorative certificate with/without witnesses.
    €450 inc IVA
  • My bespoke ceremony includes as many elements of the traditional wedding blessing as you like plus your own love story told in a way that every word resonates with you and whatever additional rituals and customs you feel will make your day truly meaningful.
    €650 inc IVA

Both ceremonies can be in a mix of Spanish and English.
I travel for free within the provinces of Malaga and Granada – outside of these areas, travel (and budget accommodation if needed) is charged at cost

Prices From

€450 (Traditional) €650 (Bespoke)

Why choose Debbie for your renewal of vows?

Don’t worry, you are in safe hands! As a former UK registrar with an officially registered business here in Spain, I am a full time bilingual celebrant officiating all year round.

I am passionate about Spain as a destination wedding location and have written blogs for many of the big name bridal and wedding web sites.

Oh yes, and I am the winner of the Best European Celebrant 2021!!! and Most Unique Ceremony in Spain!!!

I honestly believe that all of my life experiences have led me to become a celebrant in Spain and would love to be inspired by your vision of the perfect ceremony.

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Funerals

ADVICE ONLY
The burial or cremation process happens very quickly in Spain, usually within 48 hours of death.
You do NOT have to hold a funeral or celebration of life at that time.
For mourners coming from overseas, it can be impractical .
For the bereaved the process can feel like it is too soon

For this reason, I suggest that you speak to the insurer paying for the service and ask that the amount allocated to pay for a minister be held over and allocated to an independent celebrant at a later date.
Then contact one of my funeral celebrant colleagues to assist you with your funeral plans.

Debbie x

INFORMATION ONLY:

Here in Spain we can write a “living will” to record our wishes regarding advance life-care and organ donation called the REGISTRO DE VOLUNTADES VITALES ANTICIPADAS (VVA)
The VVA must be completed in Spanish, but if you scroll down you will find a guide in English.

For current information about death and dying abroad, download the British Consul Spain Bereavement Pack

Why choose Debbie for your funeral?

INFORMATION AND ADVICE ONLY – NO SERVICE OFFERED

Reviews for Celebrant Spain Wedding Officiant

Total Reviews: 59

Average Rating: 5

reviews (59)

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Professional colleague review

5 Stars
Helen Corrigan

Wedding | 10/01/2022 | Spain

Celebrant Spain a.k.a Debbie is professionalism personified . She is a font of celebrant ceremony knowledge , and nothing was ever too much trouble even though I had SO MANY questions … Thank you so much Debbie ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Source: Google Reviews @celebrantspain

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Ceremony created a deep connection between the guests

5 Stars
Lisa and Christian

Wedding | 09/04/2022 | Castillo Santa Catalina, Malaga, Spain

Debbie was our celebrant at our wedding in September. She took great care to make the ceremony memorable and meaningful. She had us answer a lot of questions so she could make it personal. It also prepared Christian and I for the wedding in a deeper way. It was a great exercise to hear the thoughts and feelings we have for each other.

Debbie was easy to work with and took ownership of working with the photographer, musicians, and our wedding planner. She cares about every detail.

During the ceremony she brought the words to life and gave us wonderful memories to cherish for the rest of our lives.

Our guests were equally touched by the ceremony and it created a deep connection between the guests. This opened up the door for a magical evening.

Thank you for making our ceremony so special.

Hugs,
Lisa & Christian

[original review on Google @celebrantspain ]

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Debbie’s words for the day were just gorgeous

5 Stars
Maddie and Josh

Wedding | 09/06/2022 | Nerja Malaga Spain

Debbie was warm, welcoming, and her words for the day were just gorgeous. Debbie gave us the option to have guests do readings, which was just lovely as we were able to involve our loved ones in different ways during our ceremony. Even our guests said how lovely Debbie is! If you are looking for a celebrant in Spain – I would recommend Debbie to anyone 🥰 thank you Debbie ❤️ Maddie & Josh xx

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