As they say: the best time to celebrate is whenever you can!
Here in the beautiful south of Italy, in Sorrento and on the Amalfi Coast, you can choose to celebrate a legally-binding civil wedding ceremony or civil union ceremony in one of the lovely settings offered by the local town halls.
If you are unable to meet the legal requirements or simply prefer a ceremony without restrictions or requirements, you can opt for a celebrant-led symbolic ceremony which can be celebrated in any venue or setting of your choosing.
And if you wish, you can celebrate both a legally-binding and a beautifully-symbolic wedding or union in Italy!
It is my happy responsibility to tell your unique and beautiful story by weaving the wonderful tales and memories you share with me into a one-of-a-kind ceremony that celebrates you and your love!
Your ceremony should be full of feelings, fun and fabulousness. An unforgettable occasion during which you, your family, your friends and anyone else who happens to be there will chuckle, cheer and shed the occasional tear of happiness!
Whether you wish your ceremony to be a chic civil or a stylish symbolic and whether you are dreaming of an elaborate event, an intimate affair or an elegant elopement, I can help!
Whether guiding you step-by-step through the civil wedding paperwork process, assisting you in personalising your civil ceremony, or crafting and creating a bespoke symbolic ceremony for you, the ceremony planning process is where your celebrations really begin! I believe the experience should be fully-collaborative, inspiring, exciting and fun as, together, we create your perfect ceremony celebration!
My dual nationalities mean flawless communications, both with you in English, and in Italian on your behalf and no language barriers. And I have an ‘at home’ and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Amalfi Coast, the Sorrento coast and Italy in general.
My extensive wedding-world experience enables me to guide and assist with the legal paperwork requirements for both opposite-sex and same-sex couples of many different nationalities (and even mixed nationality couples) and to advise and inspire you regarding all aspects and elements of your wedding ceremony, be it civil or symbolic.
I love words and weaving stories. Ceremonies are my passion and I would love to talk to you about yours! I would love to listen to your story, spend time coming to know and understand you and work with you to create a unique, special and utterly unforgettable ceremony tailored to suit the setting, the attendees and, most importantly, you!
I create individually-designed and written ceremonies which celebrate your lives and your love in the most memorable and meaningful way possible.
Your story is be romantic, personal, beautiful, special, fun, sweet, loving, alive and one-of-a-kind. Let me tell your story!
Smiles and tears (of happiness) are essential ingredients in any celebration and never more so than during a wedding, vows renewal or affirmation ceremony.
Choosing a celebrant is a very personal decision, especially when you are celebrating far from home. Your ceremony, whether a civil or symbolic wedding, a vows renewal or an affirmation, is the pivotal moment in the day of celebrations you have planned. Your celebrant is the person who will take you over a threshold and into a new phase of life with the person you love most in the world!
Being chosen for this extremely important role is truly an honour and a privilege.
Here’s why I hope you will choose me…
I am a native English speaker and fluent Italian speaker which means smooth and stress-free interactions, whether you would like to chat and/or have your ceremony in English, Italian or a bit of both!
I will create the perfect ceremony ambience and experience, seamlessly blending together the elements of your ceremony, communicating confidently with your guests and with you (the happy couple) and even calming the occasional super-nervous spouse before the ceremony begins!
I am sensitive to the importance of your wedding or event photography and videography, so wherever possible, I will ensure I am discreetly out of shot during key moments so that you, and your guests, can be perfectly framed!
And I will dress according to your event dress code and wishes to ensure I am smart, appropriate and don’t stand out. After all, I should be heard, but you and your guests should be seen!
I adapt well to unpredictability. Together we will perfectly plan your ceremony, but I will manage any unexpected occurrences on the day as seamlessly as possible, be they weather, venue or audience-related! I have, on the odd occasion, been heckled by a baby during a ceremony!
I am dedicated, organised and detail-oriented, so during the weeks and months before your special day I will be on-hand with my knowledge, experience and passion, to guide you step-by-step through any paperwork and the ceremony planning process!
And, most importantly, I will ensure that your ceremony is a unique reflection of you and one of the most significant and memorable moments in your lives!
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