Celebrant in France
Our celebrant creates and conducts relaxed and personal ceremonies, loved by couples and their guests. Based in beautiful central France he's on hand for weddings in the Dordogne, the Loire, Bordeaux, the Gironde and the Charente especially, though can travel further.
I love being a Celebrant. From getting to know a couple over the months preceding their wedding to creating and leading a bespoke ceremony which reflects their story, personality, and values is something that gives me such pleasure. I’m friendly, confident and down to earth, and have over 25 years’ experience of conducting weddings, due to a previous role as a minister in the UK. No longer in that role, I help couples express themselves through a ceremony that is unique to them, and deeply meaningful for them - usually non-religious, though open and inclusive to all perspectives. I am also also able to be the On the Day Coordinator and Master of Ceremonies if required.
My wife and I moved to France in 2016, where we were married ourselves in summer 2017 in a ceremony which included a labyrinth, handfasting and bi-lingual readings. Though my French is still on a steep learning curve(!), I can include French content into ceremonies where couples ask for it.
What people are saying about me.....
"We were so lucky enough to have you conduct our wedding ceremony in France. From the initial contact through to the wedding day, you were so helpful and spending many sessions with us over Skype and in person to ensure our ceremony was personal and exactly what we wanted. On the day of the wedding, you went over and beyond what was required and were on hand early in the morning to help coordinate the day, timings and even acting as a master of ceremony when we needed one! Your warm and friendly manner was noticed by all of our guests and it really does feel like we have known you for years (not 6 months!). Thank you again for making our day so special!"
Michaela and James
"We'd love to say a huge thank you for marrying us in France. It was such a perfect day and you made sure that everything went with only one hitch... ours!! Wedding planning can get stressful but it was really helpful to draw on your experience in planning our wedding day which meant we were able to have a wedding that we really wanted filled with personal touches and surrounded by our friends and family. We felt encouraged and guided in this process from beginning to end and we would thoroughly recommend your services. He is a calm, kind, experienced, trustworthy and an all round lovely person and having someone like him involved in your most special day is all you need to make it amazing! You'll be in very good hands!!
Katie & Maciek
"Thanks again for all your support in making our day so special. The ceremony was perfect - exactly what we hoped it would be and the handfasting element made it for everyone. Thanks for switching seamlessly from celebrant to percussionist! The band were great and enjoyed by all. Thanks for also bringing the sun!"
Neil & Kara