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“Stephanie spoke brilliantly at our wedding and was a pleasure to work with throughout the whole process. She took time to get to know us and personalised the service beautifully. Her advice leading up to the day was invaluable and reassuring. We would highly recommend her for your special day.”
What is a Wedding Officiant / Wedding Celebrant?
A Wedding Officiant / Celebrant is the person who writes and leads your wedding ceremony. Typically non-religious and offers you the ability to have a flexible and personal wedding ceremony.
What areas do you cover?
I cover the whole of the Costa Blanca and Valencia Province. My fees include travel to locations within 80kms of Javea, there would be some travel expenses to anywhere further away. Please CONTACT ME for a quote.
Why choose me as your Celebrant?
I conduct fun, warm, relaxed and creative wedding, vow renewal and commitment ceremonies that reflect your beliefs, personality and lifestyle. And I always like to make you feel at ease and include a bit of humour.
I pride myself on my personalised and unique services. My aim is to make sure that every ceremony I create and conduct is very special, unforgettable and extraordinary.
And very importantly, my couples give me excellent reviews with a 5 star rating so you are in good hands.
Who do I provide ceremony services to?
Ceremonies are available to all couples, heterosexual and same sex.
What can be included in the ceremony?
There are lots of options so we will discuss ideas as part of the preparation so the content is perfect for you. Some ideas of what could be included in a Fully Personalised ceremony are; introduction of parents and wedding party, honour deceased/non-attending loved ones, your love story, the things you love about each other, readings/poems, symbolic act (sand ceremony, water ceremony, wine ceremony, wine box letters ceremony, hand fasting, balloon release, memory box, propose a toast, send-off bridge), vows, exchange of rings, declaration of marriage and signing of the wedding certificate. If you have any special requirements or ideas these too can be incorporated.
We would like to include children and/or family members in the ceremony, is this possible?
There are various ways you can include children and/or family members in your ceremony. We will discuss the options and work out the perfect way to do this for you all.
Would the ceremony be legal?
The ceremonies I officiate are not legal. You will usually have to complete the legal part of the marriage in your home country due to the complications and expense associated with the Spanish legal system, unless you are a Spanish resident.
Would my guests know the ceremony is not legal if we don’t tell them?
There is no need to tell your guests the ceremony is not legal if you don’t want to. Ceremonies typically include the key parts of a legal ceremony, for example exchanging vows and rings, declaration of marriage and signing the wedding certificate, so your guests wouldn’t know.
How do you ensure things go smoothly on the day?
We will have a walk through of the ceremony 1 to 2 weeks beforehand to ensure everything has been thought about and planned, including the ‘choreography’. On the day itself I will arrive around 45 minutes before the ceremony time to ensure everything is set up as we discussed. I will talk to anyone who has a role in the ceremony to check they know what they are doing and when, I will lead the ceremony to ensure everyone is in the right places and I will prompt you throughout to ensure you feel as relaxed as you can be and enjoy it.
Are you able to recommend other suppliers for my wedding?
I have worked with many other suppliers at the ceremonies I have performed and have a list of only those I thought were very good so if you need any recommendations I can pass them on.
Do you have a PA system for the ceremony?
Sometimes ceremony locations do not have a PA system to use during the ceremony or you may be having your ceremony at a private villa or other location. I use a microphone at most ceremonies to ensure all of your guests can hear everything so if a PA system is required, I will bring mine along.
Will we sign a wedding certificate?
I produce a beautiful commemorative wedding certificate that we will all sign during the ceremony.
What are the ceremony fees?
For details of the fees for my ceremony services, please VIEW the Ceremonies page.
Do you have any questions or would like to check availability?
If you would like to check availability or discuss any aspect of your ceremony, please feel free to CONTACT ME.
What wedding ceremony locations are there in the Costa Blanca?
There are so many stunning ideal places in the Costa Blanca for your dream wedding day, whether that's a beach, coastal, countryside, lake or mountain view location, the Costa Blanca has it all:
Javea, Moraira, Denia, Calpe, Altea, Albir, Benidorm, The Jalon Valley, The Orba Valley, Guadalest, Alicante, Valencia, Gandia, and many more.
If your venue is outside of the Valencia to Alicante area, it may be possible to accommodate your ceremony so please contact me for further details.
What wedding venues are there in the Costa Blanca?
There are countless venues for your wedding ceremony to choose from in the Costa Blanca. Many people's ideal venue offers an outdoor wedding ceremony. These include the grounds of a hotel, restaurant or villa, gardens, beaches, terraces overlooking the sea, but if you don't want an outdoor ceremony there is plenty of choice too. There really is something that fits everyone's idea of their perfect venue.
VIEW photos of some of the fabulous wedding venues in the Costa Blanca.