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Your European Wedding Celebrant

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About

$675 Typical Price

Introduction

Your European Wedding Celebrant is a collective of symbolic wedding celebrants based in Portugal and was founded in 2014. Offering to preside over marriage ceremonies across the continent of Europe, we aim to create personalized events which reflect your distinctive bond. Founded by Carly Petracco, the team comprises several officiants eager to create your perfect wedding ceremony in Portugal and across Europe.

**IMPORTANT NOTE**

We only conduct symbolic wedding ceremonies. In Portugal the only way to be legally married is by a priest or a lawyer, we are neither. So while we cannot marry you in the highly formalized and impersonal way that the law requires, we can however, conduct an entirely bespoke wedding ceremony for your day. Thank you for understanding.

Services Offered

The bespoke ceremonies created by Your Euopean Wedding Celebrant allow couples seeking to celebrate a destination wedding to do so in safe hands. Through a combination of thorough communication, coordination, planning, and creative assistance, we are able to bring your destination ceremony to life - right up to the moment you walk down the aisle as newlyweds.

Typically, we preside over ceremonies that last no longer than thirty minutes. This allows an unhurried, lovingly crafted ceremony to take place while also keeping everything running smoothly and in accordance with the rest of the day’s schedule.

Conveniently, Your European Wedding Celebrant offers multilingual services - we can officiate your ceremony in English, French, German, Portuguese, Flemis, Spanish or a combination of those languages.

Regardless of the type of celebration taking place, we are able to accommodate your needs thanks to our inclusive approach.

Already, we have joined over 100 couples in marriage since the company was founded - will you and your partner be part of the next 100?

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$675

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony Rehearsal

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$600

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

Yes

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Bilingual

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Buddhist
Catholic
Earth-Based
Evangelical
Hindu
Islam
Jewish
Methodist
No Denomination
Pagan
Presbyterian
Quaker
Sikhism
Taoist
Unitarian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

What languages do you speak?

English
French
German
Portuguese
Spanish

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    Christin C. Married on 05/07/2022
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    Expectations exceeded! Best ceremony ever.

    Right from the start when we met Isabel online through a Skype call we instantly connected and her friendly and open character made it especially easy and uncomplicated to work together. She listened to our couple story patiently and transformed it into a fairytale. When we read her script we didn’t have to change a thing. She captured everything perfectly, included wit and humor but also seriousness where needed. During our ceremony we felt so at ease because we knew she would do everything perfectly - and she did exactly that. In her presence - our guests felt joyful and happy - and we felt calm although we were quite nervous of course. Even when things got a bit out of hand with our little son crying and running around, Isabel kept calm and handled the situation with ease. We couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful ceremony and it will always be one of our greatest memory of the whole wedding. Thank you Isabel, for being by our sides, making us feel calm and just being a true friend! You’re the best! ❤️

    Your European Wedding Celebrant's reply:

    Dear C & J,
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It was a huge pleasure to work with you through the last 3 years, which ended in a beautiful, genuine, and intimate ceremony. That was only possible because you were always open, warm, and easy to connect with. Thank you so much for trusting me from the very beginning and giving me the opportunity of being a part of such a special moment in your lives. Wishing you all the best for your beautiful family ❤️
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    David H. Married on 05/02/2022
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    A wonderful touch to our wedding ceremony

    Vanessa was the wedding celebrant for our big day and what can I say, it was an absolute pleasure working with her to craft the perfect passage to read while we were stood facing the Douro river during our ceremony.

    We spoke to Vanessa over a video call first to gather research on our relationship, stories and experiences. After this conversation she condensed all these things down into a passage that read our story and gave our friends and family a more intimate view into our relationship and allowed us the opportunity to edit until we had the final draft.

    On the big day, her delivery was stellar and suffice to say, there were tears, laughter and much joy to be felt amongst us and the other guests. I would recommend anyone who has the chance to work with Vanessa or the rest of the team, to take that opportunity and add a personal touch to the ceremony.

    Your European Wedding Celebrant's reply:

    Dear David & Laurasima,
    It was an honor to stand with you beside the beautiful Douro and play a small part in your love story. Thank you for your trust and confidence in me to bring words to your story. It is a privilege to know you and to have learned so much about you.
    We wish you many happy years of marriage!
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    Roni A. Married on 04/21/2022
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    Most significant, magical, memorable moments

    As we write this recommendation, we are still trying to assimilate the moving, unforgettable moments that we celebrated last week, moments that were created with the help and talent of Isabel from "Your European Wedding Celebrant" team .
    Our celebration of love would not be as wonderful as it was without Isabel.Her kind listening and understanding, her precise and delicate use of words, and above all her charming and so special character - brought to life our love story in the most precious way.
    It's not only us that were uplifted by the ceremony, all our family members and friends keep talking to us about our ceremony, saying how special, significant and moving it was. They, also, were deeply touched by her words.
    We can't recommend Isabel and her team enough, it was probably the best decision that we've made during the organization of our wedding.

    Your European Wedding Celebrant's reply:

    Dear Roni and Ella,
    Thank you so much for your warm words. It was an immense pleasure to meet you and to learn about your beautiful love story. Thank you for sharing it with me with so much generosity and kindness, that was fundamental to us getting the final result of your beautiful ceremony. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of such a wonderful moment!
    Wishing you all the best ❤️

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Rua Roberto Ivens 163 Porto, PT, 4450-252
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