Richard Brown

on the slopes of Mt Etna near to Catania, Sicily, IT 95030 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Richard Brown

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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Arrival of Groom by boat
Arrival of Groom by boat
Triumphal exit, Palermo
Triumphal exit, Palermo
Villa wedding in Viagrande
Villa wedding in Viagrande
Field wedding in Siracusa
Field wedding in Siracusa
Garden wedding in Taormina
Garden wedding in Taormina
Military wedding and waterfall
Military wedding and waterfall
Garden wedding in Catania
Garden wedding in Catania
Castle wedding, Palermo
Castle wedding, Palermo
During a wedding
During a wedding
Woodland wedding in P.Armerina
Woodland wedding in P.Armerina
Poolside wedding in Viagrande
Poolside wedding in Viagrande
Town hall wedding in Sicily
Town hall wedding in Sicily
Rings, Palermo
Rings, Palermo
Orange grove wedding, Catania
Orange grove wedding, Catania
His vows, Catania
His vows, Catania
Signing the paperwork, Palermo
Signing the paperwork, Palermo
Rings by candlelight in forest
Rings by candlelight in forest
Sand ceremony in Catania
Sand ceremony in Catania
During a wedding
During a wedding
Lawn wedding in Sicily
Lawn wedding in Sicily
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Richard Brown
Arrival of Groom by boat
Arrival of Groom by boat

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8 Reviews for Richard Brown

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.9

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    Charlotte Archer · Married on 09/08/2019

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    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!

    Sent on 09/11/2019
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    Kathleen Chernets · Married on 07/17/2019

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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!

    Sent on 09/11/2019

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Richard Brown FAQ

  • What is the typical price for your wedding services?
    $ 600.00
  • What is the starting price for your wedding services?
    $ 400.00
  • Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?
    No
  • What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?
    $ 50.00
  • What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?
    Non-religious
    Interfaith
    Ceremony Rehearsal
    Vow Renewal
    Civil Union
  • What services do you provide?
    Allow Couples' Own Vows
    Bilingual
  • What religious affiliations do you serve?
    Agnostic
    Earth-Based
    No Denomination
    Quaker
  • On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?
    30-60 mins.
  • What languages do you speak?
    English
    French
    German
    Italian

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