Celebrant Spain Wedding Officiant

Debbie Skyrme

reviews (28)

Get in touch ...

Shortlist ...

debbie-skyrme-500x5001

Available for

Countries Covered
Areas Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Crafting traditional, bespoke and online ceremonies in English, Spanish or a blend.

Affiliations

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

Languages

English and Spanish

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

€400 (Traditional) €600 (Bespoke)

highlight

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 three other 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 International Wedding Awards 2019!!!

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?

Debbie-Skyrme-Celebrant-Spain-bilingual

Weddings

Hey there, I am Debbie Skyrme and I have lived full time in Spain for eleven 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.
€400 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.
€600 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

€200 (Online) €400 (Traditional) €600 (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 International Wedding Awards 2019!!!

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.

Gemma-Louise-photography-baby-naming-Celebrant-Spain

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

€200 (Online) €400 (Traditional) €600 (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”.

And if it counts for anything, I am the winner of the International Wedding Awards 2019!!!

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.

SDuggan-photgraphy-sunrise-vow-renewal-Costa-Tropical-Spain-min

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.
    €400 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.
    €600 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

€200 (Online) €400 (Traditional) €600 (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 International Wedding Awards 2019!!!

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.

sunset-1046475_640

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

debbie-skyrme-500x5001

Reviews for Celebrant Spain Wedding Officiant

Total Reviews: 28

Average Rating: 5

reviews (28)

priscilla

She is an inspiration

5 Stars
Priscilla Santos da Silva

Wedding | 09/07/2020 | Spain

Debby is a unique celebrant who brings creativity and elegance to a ceremony and transforms an event into sweet memories. With a wonderful voice she narrates and celebrate love. She is an inspiration to me and many other celebrants around the world.
Priscilla Santos da Silva – original review posted in LinkedIn
https://en.acostaamalfitana.com/

Logo-Your-Wedding-in-Spain-1

Your Wedding in Spain – planner review

5 Stars
Marian Herrero

Wedding | 02/25/2021 | Nerja, Malaga

Working with Debbie is simply a pleasure because she is so unique and puts so much emotion on everything that having her as celebrant for your wedding is a guarantee of good results.

She has loads of ideas to create a very emotional and special moment and always with a big smile on.

Highly recommend.
Marian Herrero, wedding planner www.yourweddinginspain.com

LuxLifeGlobalExcellence-2020

LUX Life Magazine Global Excellence Awards 2020 (Southern Spain)

5 Stars
Holly Morris

Wedding | 11/18/2020 | Spain

I am writing to inform you that the results of our annual Global Excellence Awards, proudly hosted by LUX Life Magazine, have now been decided.

I am delighted to say it’s great news! Celebrant Spain has been awarded;
Wedding Celebrant of the Year (Southern Spain): Debbie Skyrme

I hope that in the midst of everything this news is well received, and marks the start of a hopefully less turbulent time! Celebrant Spain, like all our winners, has demonstrated excellence, commitment, dedication even in the face of uncertainty. After overcoming such disruption, we believe more than ever, that you should be recognised!

Our Selection Process:
Following your nomination acceptance, you were added to our shortlist and became subject to LUX Life’s rigorous internal vetting procedure. Our extensive research and judging process is driven by merit and centred around an in-depth evaluation of skills and services on offer.

Awardees must demonstrate expertise within their field, dedication to customer service and a commitment to promoting excellence. This approach has brought us much success and commendation throughout its use and enforces LUX Life’s stance that victors are not determined by popularity of votes, but by their contributions to their industry.

Enquire With Debbie

  • Date Format: DD slash MM slash YYYY
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

If you like Debbie, how about...

Celebrant-Directory-Front-Picture-Wendy-Sherwood
Your Celebrant in Southern Spain
reviews (2)
Josie-and-Lee-1
Ceremonies by Nikki Kulin, Costa Celebrant
20190710-195032-Copy
Wedding Celebrant Spain
reviews (3)
Eco-Wedding-Editorial-Sunny-September-Photography-239-cut
Sophie Li, Bilingual Celebrant Spain
reviews (7)