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: 63

Average Rating: 5

reviews (63)

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Turning the Costa Tropical into a top wedding destination

5 Stars
Luna Vandoorne Vallejo

Wedding | 11/29/2022 | Cortijo Laureles, Orgiva

Debbie is a wonderful celebrant with such a bright personality. Always a pleasure to work with her!
She is turning the Costa Tropical into a top wedding destination with her charm and charisma.
Luna Vandoorne Vallejo local guide and wedding photographer.

Source: Google Reviews @celebrantspain

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Beautifully emotional, funny at times and heart-warming

5 Stars
Keirah and Ross

Wedding | 10/26/2022 | Torremolinos Malaga

When I think of Debbie the first word I think of is PERFECT. She went out of her way to make sure that everything was done to perfection for our ceremony. Debbie’s communication throughout was fantastic- we never had any worries!
Everything ran smoothly on the day of our wedding- the words Debbie had personally written for us using our questionnaires was incredible, we couldn’t have asked for better. Debbie knew what to say and how to say it, making our ceremony beautifully emotional, funny at times and heart-warming in every way. Our wedding day wouldn’t have been the same without you Debbie. Thank you one billion times over. Xxxxx

[Original review posted on Google @celebrantspain]

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Debbie is beautifully spoken and looked perfect

5 Stars
Jordanna and Tim

Wedding | 09/16/2022 | Puente Romano, Marbella

We chose Debbie to be our Celebrant for our wedding ceremony in Puente Romano in Marbella this year and were absolutely delighted with our choice.
Debbie put us at ease from the first conversation, she is very professional and experienced, with a warm and kind personality. She wrote a wonderful script for us which included helping to select readings, and was easy to contact throughout.

For the ceremony on the day, Debbie is beautifully spoken and looked perfect, she chooses an outfit to fit the wedding colour theme. We had many compliments from our guests how much they enjoyed the ceremony, and we can highly recommend,
Jordanna and Tim Salter x

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