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UK Society of Celebrants
For any last minute vow renewal, commitment or elopement ceremonies on the Island of Rhodes valid for ceremonies until 31/10/19
Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort, Lachania, Rhodes | June 2019
Becky and I live with our daughter, Olivia, in a small rural village in Gloucestershire, UK.
In May 2019, we decided to elope with our daughter and get married abroad, just the three of us.
We had visions of travelling to Greece for a small & intimate ceremony with a backdrop of Greek white washed buildings and blue sunny skies.
When planning our wedding, the location & venue was important, and we knew the people who we involved was equally, if not more important.
As we were completely open minded to the location and venue of our special ceremony, we looked to the internet for trusted reviews on wedding planners/wedding officiants to help guide us.
Through hours of online research, and lots of discussions with many wedding planners/wedding officiants, we came across Sarah (Grecian Ceremonies) on Wedding Wire, who lives on the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes. Right from the start we made a connection with Sarah. During our initial face-2-face Skype call, she showed sincere ambition and promise of making our wedding day special to us, and she did not fail to deliver.
To build our very special and personalised ceremony, we regularly communicated via WhatsApp and e-mail in the weeks/days leading up to our wedding. The complete approach was effortless and Sarah drafted the perfect ceremony that Becky and I loved instantly.
Due to the wedding being a small ceremony (just 3 people), we felt we didn't need an official wedding planner. We very much wanted to plan the day ourselves, however with Sarah's fount of local knowledge and advice this was invaluable to us in making key decisions. Whilst planning our wedding day from the UK, is was great having Sarah on the island and her abilities to speak the local language to confirm our Photography (Savvas Photography) and Venue (Atrium Prestige) to ensure the day would run smoothly.
We arrived in Rhodes several days before our big day. Sarah wanted to meet us prior to the wedding day to get to know us further. We met in a beach cafe, in Charaki. Sarah even brought a colouring set for Olivia to enjoy whilst we talked.
The wedding day was more than we could ever imagine, Sarah delivered a faultless ceremony and it will truly be remembered. The keepsakes and printed vows Sarah gave us are treasured in our home.
Even after the wedding day and with a further 10 days still on the island, we kept in contact with Sarah who was very willing to advise us of great locations to explore around the island.
Working with Sarah was completely effortless. She was the key in ensuring our wedding day and honeymoon was a complete success. We can't wait to go back to Rhodes and we will certainly be meeting up with her again when we next visit the island.
Garret and Becky, thanks so much for you wonderful words, they have made my day. I look forward to catching up with you back in the UK or on the Island of Rhodes some time soon. Take care
Sinterina, Athens | June 2019
Official review, updated
What can i say... would not have been possible without Sarah Hatjipavlis, she involved our parents and friends, helped coordinate everything amidst the chaos and sensitivities around and gave us the most unique ceremony speech, made all our guests cry and truly enchanted them (some even decided they wanted to be Sarah if not to have her marry them when the time comes). It was personal, tailored, witty, funny yet intimate and heartfelt - it is what you would wish your ceremony would be and was so unbelievably loved by our parents who were initially skeptical, sensitive and traditional - we are Egyptian and went for a non-religious ceremony. Instead it was a celebration of love, truly. I highly highly recommend you follow our path :)
Athens | July 2019
My husband & I went on a trip to Athens & he surprised me with a vow renewal with Sarah. It was so sweet, I loved absolutely everything about it. She was so kind & personalized it in the sweetest ways! We have the most perfect memory thanks to her & her offerings. I highly HIGHLY recommend Grecian Ceremonies to anyone looking❤️
Thanks so much Logan and Adam, it was so lovely meeting you both, such a fun couple! Until we meet again xx
Mykonos | June 2019
If you are looking for a kind, helpful, professional celebrant, look no further. Sarah has a heart of gold. She will enhance your preparations and experience of your special day
Thanks so much Sinead, I wish you and Barry a wonderful life together full of love and happiness xx
Sinterina, Athens | June 2019
Hi Sarah, I can't tell you the rave reviews we've gotten about your presence. Everyone loves you, including a few who are now considering changing career paths to do the same and create the magic that you brought us! Everyone's favourite part was the ceremony and it couldn't have been done with you, I swear!
Thank you, thank you, thank you infinitely for making our 'special' day SPECIAL.
Atrium Prestige Thalasso Resort and Spa | June 2019
Thanks for a wonderful ceremony, it was everything we wanted. You made it magical and we loved the little touches and keepsakes x
Villa in Rhodes | June 2018
From the first meeting on Skype, we knew that you were the perfect person to be the celebrant for our wedding! You were so open and honest, and showed that you really cared about our story and how we met. We thought the way you conducted the ceremony was absolutely lovely and exactly what we had in mind. We loved the ring warming and our parents felt so included with the unity candle ceremony.
Thanks Sarah for everything.
Sent on 04/08/2019
Rhodes | September 2018
Thank you so much Sarah for stepping in at the last moment. The special ceremony you wrote was so moving, and meant the world to both of us, we wish you all the best and look forward to meeting up again in the future.
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I love my life as a celebrant, creating unique ceremonies, bringing family and friends together, and travelling around the beautiful country of Greece. I will work tirelessly to create the perfect ceremony and look to making life long friendships along the way. Firstly choose Greece as the setting for your special day and then we can work on the rest, I will be there every step of the way, I have plenty of imagination and a life time of Greek experiences to call upon when writing and creating the script for one of the most important days of your life!