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Hi, I'm Your Celebrant in Italy
We are bilingual English-Italian celebrants and help couples and families in Italy craft unique, personalised ceremonies because we are passionate about celebrating life and love, in all its forms. We feel truly privileged and honoured to help people in joy or in grief. Our team of professional, trained celebrants will help you create a ceremony that is meaningful, memorable and uniquely yours every step of the way. By creating a close connection with you, we will help you work your tastes, values and desired rituals into a ceremony that will resonate with you and your guests.
What's my ceremony style?
Our combined backgrounds in music, performance, literature, history of art, languages, tourism, teaching and translation gives us the tools and the skills to incorporate elements of your culture and personal history, and to involve your family and guests, when we celebrate your day, your way, in English, Italian, or both.
Why choose Your Celebrant in Italy?
You can trust Passaggi celebrants to be warm, upbeat and professional in every aspect of our dealings with you, from our first contact through to the moment we have the honour and privilege of officiating your unique ceremony. Coming from the UK, Australia and Italy, our team has a combination of experience, vision, love of Italian culture in every aspect, and a positive go-get-it attitude that will accompany you all the way, and help your recognise that the sky’s the limit as far as your ceremony journey is concerned.
What do I offer?
Our ideal couple — gay or straight — is fun-loving, upbeat, open to laughs and tears, sincere, down to earth, and really cares about involving friends and family in their ceremony. They are willing to explore their inner-heart beat and trust in feelings more than appearances, and love the idea of innovating and creating their own rituals. We love blending elements from different cultures and backgrounds, and if you are an Italian marrying someone from an English-speaking culture, we can create a bilingual ceremony that catches the quirks and comic moments of both cultures as we ourselves are also caught between the two. We love couples who love everything about Italy, the food and wine, and the landscapes. We love encouraging people to go beyond their boundaries.
We believe in listening to you, to what you want, to what you don’t even know you want, and slowly, by building up trust and communication, delving deeper into what makes you tick as a couple, or as a family: your inner heart-beat. We then love the challenge of collaboratively crafting a ceremony that reflects that inner heart-beat — what makes YOU unique —and making that the focus of the entire ceremony. We don’t have packages because every ceremony is unique and written with only you in mind.
Why choose Your Celebrant in Italy for your wedding?
Our greatest satisfaction is when your ceremony is in every way the amazing day you had always imagined but you don’t feel for a second the effort that has gone into it because every detail has been thought about, prepared, and perfectly executed. You can laugh and cry and be totally absorbed in the beautiful words of the ceremony and the deep inner significance of the rituals you are performing because we are there with you, holding you, but letting you shine.
Unfortunately Celebrant in Italy – Passaggi is not available for Naming Ceremonies.
Unfortunately Celebrant in Italy – Passaggi is not available for Renewal of Vows
In italy, non-religious or non-traditional funerals, ash scatterings and commemorations are not very well known, but slowly, thanks to the outreach Passaggi and the our celebrant association FederCelebranti has been able to spread the word. When people come to one of our ceremonies, they are always amazed. They come up to us and say it’s the best funeral they’ve ever been to. The greatest satisfaction is when they ask us how long we’ve known the person whose life we have just celebrated. Many of our clients are the ex-pat community in Rome, from the many international organisations and news agencies there, but more and more Italians are now able to find us in their time of need. We have recently been exploring outdoor ceremonies owing to Covid and have found a few beautiful venues around Rome where we’ve been able to offer families a moving, meaningful celebration of life.
Every ceremony is unique and written for and with you, the family. We makes sure to have a family visit, or Zoom session, to glean as many details and anecdotes about the deceased’s life, tastes, and values, reflecting in their Life Story their unique vision of life and sense of humour. Our clients find us on the Internet, as FD’s here are mostly unaware of alternatives to a traditional church funeral. With our association FederCelebranti we have trained Italian celebrants who are now practising around the country, making it easier for families to be able to find someone to lead a celebration of life for them close by. Funerals are generally held after 24-48 hours a, making it even more important that families can be helped by trained professional celebrants in their moment of need.
Why choose Your Celebrant in Italy for your funeral?
We are uniquely placed with our experience and background in the UK and Australia to help you choose music and readings you love, express feelings, laugh, show your love (or anger). In the family visit, we discuss your options for a celebration of life, ash scattering, or commemoration. We write a script melding your ideas into a unique tribute to your loved one. Our warm, professional, calm and caring presence on the day, sustaining you in your grief, completes our service. It is the hugest honour to provide the support that is so needed.
Reviews for Celebrant in Italy – Passaggi
Total Reviews: 6
Average Rating: 5
The most beautiful, personal ceremony
Cannot recommend Sarah enough, we loved her from the minute we had our initial call! She really got to know us well through different calls and emails and made the ceremony so personal to us and our story. All of our guests commented on how fabulous the ceremony was. Sarah sent us so many sample readings, vows and traditions. Such a wonderful warm person!
Beautiful ceremony with laughter and poignancy
Giulia was our celebrant and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice. From the beginning she was thoughtful, attentive and clearly so invested in our wedding and happiness. We spoke to her several times over video conference, and then we met her near her hometown in Italy, where she took us for a coffee, and we discussed the details of the ceremony together. Not only is Giulia super organised and professional, on the actual day she delivered the ceremony with character and emotion. Our guests told us how much they loved the way she handled the ceremony, so really we couldn’t be happier. Thank you Giulia!
Perfect Wedding Ceremony
We connected with Giulia back in 2020 after Passaggi was recommended by our venue, and we are so glad we found her! Giulia was amazing to work with from the start right up to the wedding day (and throughout the postponement due to covid!); the perfect balance of being organised and proactive but never pushy.
She really took the time to get to know us and to make sure that each detail of the ceremony was exactly as we would want it. She gave us good recommendations on elements of the ceremony we were unsure of and gave us helpful feedback when some of our ideas wouldn’t have worked in practice.
One of the things that was really lovely was her asking each of us questions secretly for the other not to see, and piecing together our scribbles into a beautiful love story for the ceremony. She also liaised directly with our guests who were doing readings, so that they could be kept as a surprise for us on the day.
Giulia worked with the venue and the live musicians to ensure that everything ran smoothly on the day. She even kept my groom company while I was running late! The ceremony was casual and heart-felt, unique to us and exactly what we had imagined. Many of our guests commented on what a wonderful ceremony it was and we cannot thank Giulia enough for making our special day so perfect!