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Humanist ceremonies in Sicily, Italy and Malta

- From his base on the slopes of Mt Etna in Sicily, Richard has been performing personalised wedding ceremonies in English and/or Italian, French and German since 2009. He is willing to travel within Sicily, and also to nearby Italy or Malta.

What makes a good wedding celebrant?
A good celebrant needs empathy, expertise, experience and imagination as well as a good command of language to be able to develop the right ceremony for you. Richard has all of these qualities.

What makes a good wedding ceremony?
Your wedding ceremony should be the most meaningful part of your important day. It should

  • fully acknowledge you both as individuals
  • celebrate who you are as a couple
  • be written in a style and with language you are comfortable with
  • reflect your personalities
  • declare your common aspirations
  • state publicly your commitment to each other

as well as express everyone’s hopes for your future life together.

British-born and educated, Richard is equally as fluent in Italian as in English, and has advanced French and German. He is also happy to accommodate other languages within his ceremonies, and has already organised wedding celebrations partly in Polish, Russian, Turkish and Norwegian. About half of his ceremonies are bilingual.

He is accredited by Humanism UK (with whom he initially trained), and by Cerimonie Uniche in Italy - for whom he has been a principal celebrant trainer since 2014. He has written extensively on humanist ceremonies in Italian, and several of his officiant colleagues here on WeddingWire were his students.

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Vow Renewal
Civil Union

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No Denomination

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

30-60 mins.

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Sophie S. Sent on 11/23/2019
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Genuine + helpful, would recommend

Richard was absolutely lovely, very professional and very helpful in assisting us with navigating the Italian symbolic wedding process (we are Australian). His ceremony style was beautiful.
Charlotte A. Sent on 09/11/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Thank you!

We want to both thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your incredible professionalism and wonderful ceremony. You made our dream ceremony a reality and we received so many compliments from family and friends who said you were a fantastic celebrant. Thank you for managing our emotions and being so kind and patient. From the first moment you understood exactly what we wanted for our wedding ceremony and the result was even better than our expectations. We are so chuffed and will keep this incredible moment in our memories and our hearts forever. A lot of our guests were very impressed and complimented us on your officiating. Thank you again!
Kathleen C. Sent on 09/11/2019
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Excellent Officiant for Sicilian Destination Wedding

Richard officiated our destination wedding in Mondello, Sicily and he well exceeded our expectations. He guided us through the process while we were in Canada and answered all of our many questions. He made us both feel super comfortable on our wedding day and did an amazing job with the ceremony. Many of our guests commented on his soothing voice. He was professional and made our big day extra special. We’re so happy we went with Richard and wouldn’t change a thing!
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