Grecian Ceremonies

Sarah Hatjipavlis

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Countries Covered

I travel Nationally & Internationally

Specialisms

Greek elements, traditions, classic, fun, elopements, deluxe, VIP

Affiliations

Independent Celebrant

Languages

English, Greek

Hi, I'm Sarah

ENGLISH/GREEK SYMBOLIC CEREMONIES I specialize in ceremonies in Greece all with a ‘sprinkling’ of Greek traditions! I am passionate about my work (well it doesn’t feel like work) lively, creative and entertaining and also very experienced, supportive and genuine. I create and perform ceremonies of all types in Greece, to include weddings, commitments, vow renewals, and naming ceremonies. I am based on the Island of Rhodes but able to travel anywhere in GREECE. As all ceremonies are termed symbolic (they don’t feel symbolic) most couples wanting a legal marriage arrange to do the paperwork side back home before or after travel leaving them unrestricted with their wedding ceremony in Greece. I love to be chosen to create and officiate an intimate, romantic elopement or micro wedding but also love a large luxury wedding too and am happy to act as Master of Ceremonies for the evening do!

What's my ceremony style?

I had my own wedding in Greece, a fair few ‘moons’ ago. There were no celebrant options back in the day. I work alongside all my couples and help them to have the ceremony of their dreams. I have lived in Greece for a lifetime! I raised my family on the Island of Rhodes and am married to a local Greece. In fact I could be described as the ‘original Shirley Valentine’!

I speak Greek so am happy to include Greek in my ceremonies for any couple with Greek heritage. I love to bring families together of mixed faith, and enjoy learning about different traditions and cultures. I am reliable, efficient, fun and lively! There is nothing I love more than a grand luxury wedding ceremony, but I fill intimate elopement ceremonies with fun and emotion too.

I love life as a celebrant in Greece, for me it is a vocation and not a job!

Prices From

From €395 plus basic travel expenses

Why choose Sarah?

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!

What do I offer?

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Weddings

Intimate elopements-Large weddings-Mixed faith weddings- Greek/English weddings
As a celebrant in Greece I love all the above and more. I am based on the Island of Rhodes, but travel anywhere in Greece for your special day. Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Halkidiki are just a few examples, but we have so many different areas of Greece to choose from. I meet every couple online via Skype or WhatsApp, and the most important thing is that I am the right fit for your special day. I am passionate about my work and add fun and emotion in to all the ceremonies I write and officiate. No boring, generic scripts here!

I offer a couples meeting online to discuss their ceremony.
Unlimited updates and online meetings throughout the process.
A wedding rehearsal either on the morning of the ceremony or the evening before, depending on travel arrangements.
A copy of your ceremony simply bound.
All my experience of life in Greece, for several decades and any helpful contacts for your wedding. In the case of an intimate ceremony on the Island of Rhodes I am happy to help with the set up and planning too.

Prices From

From €395 plus basic travel expenses

Why choose Sarah for your wedding?

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!

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Naming Ceremonies

Are you thinking of a special naming ceremony for your little one? Perhaps you would like to combine a special naming ceremony in Greece with your destination wedding ceremony? I love naming ceremonies and often include symbolic elements for the life guardians/guiding adults such as a unity sand ceremony or a ribbon tying or even a time capsule. A villa venue can be the perfect choice for a naming ceremony in Greece!

I offer a family meeting online to discuss the ceremony.
Unlimited updates and online meetings throughout the process.
A ceremony rehearsal either on the morning of the ceremony or the evening before, depending on travel arrangements.
A copy of the ceremony simply bound.
All my experience of life in Greece, for several decades and any helpful contacts for your naming ceremony. In the case of an intimate ceremony on the Island of Rhodes I am happy to help with the set up and planning too.

Prices From

From €300 plus basic travel expenses

Why choose Sarah for your naming ceremony?

I love writing and creating a special naming ceremony. I am often chosen by families with Greek heritage who have already had a Greek Orthodox Christening but want to have a non religious celebration with family and friends from further afield in addition. I love to make all my ceremonies unique and encourage family participation, this can make the ceremony so much more special and filled with fun and emotion.

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Renewal of Vows

As a celebrant in Greece I love a romantic vow renewal ceremony. Perhaps you would like to celebrate a special anniversary, or you just want to exchange romantic, intimate vows with your ‘other half’? I am based on the Island of Rhodes, but travel anywhere in Greece for your special day. Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Halkidiki are just a few examples, but we have so many different areas of Greece to choose from. I meet every couple online via Skype or WhatsApp, and the most important thing is that I am the right fit for your special day. I am passionate about my work and add fun and emotion in to all the ceremonies I write and officiate. No boring, generic scripts here!

I offer a couples meeting online to discuss their ceremony.
Unlimited updates and online meetings throughout the process.
A vow renewal ceremony rehearsal either on the morning of the ceremony or the evening before, depending on travel arrangements.
A copy of your ceremony simply bound.
All my experience of life in Greece, for several decades and any helpful contact for your vow renewal ceremony. In the case of an intimate ceremony on the Island of Rhodes I am happy to help with the set up and planning too.

Prices From

From €300 plus basic travel expenses

Why choose Sarah for your renewal of vows?

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 lifelong 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!

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Reviews for Grecian Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 12

Average Rating: 5

reviews (12)

I would highly recommend Sarah

I would highly recommend Sarah

5 Stars
John and Maria Lee

Renewal Of Vows | 08/01/2020 | Filerimos Cross, Rhodes

I have been married to my husband seven years this year, our wedding was quite simple and not as personal as we would have liked it. I had been thinking about renewing our vows for a long time with the view of arranging it and keeping it a secret from my husband and then when everything was arranged I would give him an invitation to join me, hoping he would say yes of course which he did. I know most couples arrange something special like this together but knowing my husband like I do, it was something I knew that he would be happy with.I met Sarah through her Facebook Grecian Ceremonies page. The first time we met I knew we would get on really well. Sarah is a lovely lady, down to earth and easy going and most of all professional. The nice thing about her that inspired me was that she puts the client and their wishes first, she listens because she wants it to be your very special day and not some promotional thing for her. She lives on the island so knows great places for the ceremonies she conducts and can make suggestions if you are struggling to decide on a location. I told her what I would like to do, say and basic surrounding and we worked well together to sort that part out with a lot of input from Sarah which was much appreciated. She has a great (shall I say) imagination and can make your day fun, quirky, totally romantic, serious whatever you want it to be. Ours was a great mixture of all of those and she makes it work so well, she gives her all and she absolutely enjoys seeing the happiness in her clients faces. She arranged the photographer and videographer for us too. We didn’t know exactly what she had set up for us when it came to the actual vow renewal ceremony itself as I had left her to do her best and she did just that. I would recommend Sarah very highly for any of her ceremonies because she has a great passion for what she does and for making couples happy, it is a special gift she has that you probably would not find elsewhere. She lives and loves what she does, her commitment is outstanding. Finally, after our special day we gained a friend in Sarah and that also is something special.

We can’t thank you enough!

We can’t thank you enough!

5 Stars
Paul and Sonia Bowers

Renewal Of Vows | 10/06/2019 | Dionysos Hotel Rhodes

We had the most amazing day renewing our vows in Rhodes !! Sarah was absolutely fabulous…. you would think she had known us all our married life . She summed up our married life together perfectly from the information we had supplied and created a wonderful script . It was beautiful and Sarah is so warm and friendly, so the whole ceremony was just lovely , emotional , funny , with lovely passages that Sarah had picked out for us . She created the most wonderful memories on our special day . We couldn’t have asked for anything more beautiful and so spot on for us . I would highly recommend Sarah and she’s now a friend for life !!

Sarah was amazing!

Sarah was amazing!

5 Stars
Stuart Jones and Kathryn Ross

Wedding | 07/27/2019 | Rhodes

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect ceremony! Sarah is a lovely bubbly lady and made the process of creating our ceremony incredibly easy even when we weren’t sure of what we wanted ourselves, she put together the most beautiful experience for us. We had a private exchange of vows, sand ceremony and tied the knot with the stunning turquoise sea as our backdrop. Sarah goes above and beyond. She encouraged us to find the perfect words to say, she collected and dyed sand a gorgeous colour for our sand ceremony, she scoured the beach numerous times before our arrival to find the perfect spot, she set up a pretty table for the sand ceremony in a blink of an eye, she plaited a rope in greek colours for our tying the knot, she found a moving reading that almost had us in tears and presented us with a copy of our ceremony to keep, along with other mementos to remember our day by. Sarah is super organised, kept in touch with us regularly leading up to the day, she is so patient and put up with our relaxed approach to things, it’s like she read our minds to give us the perfect day. We highly recommend Grecian Ceremonies, thank you Sarah!

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