The Rhone Valley
I travel Nationally and Internationally
As most of my ceremonies take place in or near the wonderful vineyards of southern France, my ceremonies have often included the Wine Ceremony, in various forms. Handfasting is also popular as we involve members of the family and friends, and the Unity Candle Ceremony is a lovely way to include the mothers who often do all the background work yet don't feature in a ceremony.
Fellowship of Professional Celebrants
English, French, and some Italian, German and Portuguese
Les Domaines de Patras | August 2017
We spoke to a few different celebrants before choosing Celia, but we instantly knew she was the one when we had our first Skype consultation. Her voice was mesmerising and beautiful and she really took the time to learn about us as a couple and our journey. I would highly recommend her for any wedding - she will make your special day that extra bit more special!
Being your celebrant on this most important of days is something to be taken seriously. It is not merely saying a few words, injecting a few readings and then it's on to the cocktails and photos.
Whether it's just you, the couple, eloping alone or with close friends, or a much larger wedding, it's about getting to know you, albeit from a distance so video chats are very useful; allaying your fears and dealing with your concerns. Ensuring you understand that I know it's your day and no-one else's, so you shall have your ceremony in the way you wish it.
Many guests have travelled a long way to be with you in France, and I like to ensure they feel included in the ceremony, perhaps being mentioned, or taking part in some small way with the inclusion of a symbolic ceremony such as handfasting.
The personal touch is so important, so that your ceremony is not only unique to you, it is meaningful and mindful of the things you both believe in.