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

ENGLISH/GREEK SYMBOLIC CEREMONIES 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. 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.
NO LEGAL PAPERWORK DONE ON THE DAY (most couples will register their marriage at their local registry office)

Prices From

From €445 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 €395 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 €395 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!

Unfortunately Grecian Ceremonies is not available for Funerals.

Reviews for Grecian Ceremonies

Total Reviews: 20

Average Rating: 5

reviews (20)

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Sarah went above and beyond for us!

5 Stars
Paul and Samantha Smeeth

Wedding | 09/27/2021 | Grande Blue, Stegna, Rhodes

From the moment we spoke to Sarah, we knew we’d made the right choice of Celebrant for our romantic Greek wedding.
Sarah went above & beyond for us… actually taking on a lot more responsibility than she needed to, to ensure our day was the most perfect day it could be.
Our original plan, to have the ceremony on the beach of our hotel was not going to work… and with only 2 days to work out a plan B, Sarah took us to the absolute right choice for us and our very intimate beach wedding. The location at Grande Blue in Stegna could not have been more perfect. She recommended the photographer, hair & make up artist & violinist, who were all fantastic.
But, what was truly amazing was the ceremony itself… The words that Sarah wrote for us! Wow! the emotion was overwhelming & we will never forget our wonderful Greek wedding day & the effort she went to for us.
We would do it all again tomorrow if we could & we wholeheartedly recommend Sarah to anyone dreaming of their perfect ceremony.

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Would 100 percent recommend Grecian Ceremonies

5 Stars
Dan and Olivia Cooper

Wedding | 09/06/2021 | Skiathos Island, Sporades

Sarah took the time to get to know us, and gave our guests both an emotional and humorous account of our journey on our special day. She encapsulated it perfectly. She came up with ideas to make our ceremony unique and personal to us, and we are very grateful that she played a wonderful part in giving us the most perfect day. Would 100% recommend Grecian Ceremonies x

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Our perfect wedding in Santorini

5 Stars
Liam and Melissa Milburn

Wedding | 07/11/2021 | Le Ciel Santorini

In July we had our perfect wedding in Santorini, the ceremony was made unforgettable by our celebrant, Sarah. From the moment we reached out to Sarah, she helped us understand the process and really put us as ease. We had a couple of Skype calls where she got to know us, so that she could write a ceremony unique to us. All we can say is wow! When Sarah sent the ‘ceremony’ to us to read prior to the wedding day, we were overwhelmed and couldn’t believe how beautiful and perfect it was. On the wedding day, it was clear the guests felt the same as everybody was emotional, but also laughing at times. Sarah created the perfect balance of humour, love and emotion. We couldn’t not have hoped for anything better! Our guests were full of praise for the ceremony she gave and how special it was. So thank you Sarah, for making the most important moment of our lives unforgettable! Love the Milburn’s x

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