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.
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.
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?
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Saw Tun · Married on 09/14/2019
A Perfect Day from a Perfect Company
Vanessa @ Wedding Celebrant was more than perfect! Our wedding ceremony has already been referred to as the best one any of our friends have been too and this is definitely down to Vanessa. She is extremely approachable, readily contactable, personable, and listened to our story to deliver a phenomenal reading, service and ceremony which we will never forget. We would recommend her to anyone and everyone!Sent on 09/22/2019
Your European Wedding Celebrant's reply:Dear Saw, It was our great privilege to conduct your and Eion's ceremony! A match made in medical heaven, your ceremony was all about bringing your love for each other, your friends, and life together. We appreciate your incredibly kind words more than we can properly express because we know you could have asked anyone to conduct your day, but you asked us. For that we are grateful!
Emma Compton · Married on 08/25/2019
Fantastic and professional service
Vanessa was amazing. She understood us and the type of ceremony we wanted very quickly. She was very professional and responsive to our needs and conducting a lovely ceremony for us. We highly recommend her. Thank you so much!Sent on 08/29/2019
Your European Wedding Celebrant's reply:Dearest Emma & Andy, Thank you! It was so much fun to work with you and bring your story to life. And it may have been a hot day, but it was your day and it was perfect. Thank you for letting me play a part in it!
Richard Van Noorden · Married on 08/24/2019
Leentje organized a wonderful outdoor wedding service for us! She sent us a pack with many options for the ceremony, including a few examples from previous ceremonies, interviewed us in detail and from that wrote a lovely speech that captured the essence of our relationship. After this, she was very responsive and flexible to what we wanted, adding in some elements that we created ourselves, and on the day spent a little time rehearsing the ceremony with friends and family who were involved. It was a memorable occasion and many tears and smiles all around. Thank you!Sent on 09/08/2019
Your European Wedding Celebrant's reply:Dearest Qixin & Richard, Thank you so much for your beautiful words! Your day was a pleasure to be a part of and we will remember it as well for the laughter, the tears, the beautiful location, and, of course, the two of you! Thank you.
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