France is the perfect location for any style of destination wedding and ideal for your honeymoon. A stylish château wedding in the French countryside with hundreds of guests, an intimate elopement at the foot of the Eiffel Tower in Paris or a memorable vow renewal on a beach at sunset, it's your choice!
Fine wines and gourmet food, beautiful weather, tailor made ceremony, romantic location, reciting your own vows surrounded by family and friends - what's not to love.Great international transport links, lots to see and do and of course... great value for money.
Why a symbolic Wedding ceremony?
Every year thousands of couples from around the world do exactly that - have 'secret' civil registration in their own country to meet local legal requirements, and then have their dream 'symbolic' wedding led by a celebrant set in a French château or other intimate location.Couples wanting to marry or elope in France should consider this as their ONLY option. Indeed civil wedding ceremonies at the town hall in France require a 6 months resident visa. Unless one of you is French and has family in France, don't consider a legally binding ceremony in France. See our FAQ..There are no legal complications when renewing your vows.
Our group of experienced celebrants have delighted more than 2,000 couples and their guests with tailor-made ceremonies throughout France since 2006.Celebrants are all trained, reliable, creative and independently registered to work in France.We operate all over France working with romantic couples from around the world, top wedding planners and choice wedding venues.
The Role of Celebrants
"We care passionately about working with you to create a tailor-made ceremony that tells your story, engages your guests and is just perfect for you".
Stephanie Berthe / Caroline Altimani
Bilingual Wedding Celebrants
Independent Celebrants in France
A professional celebrant writes tailor-made ceremony scripts for weddings, elopement or renewal of vows and then officiates the ceremony on-the-day (It is a custom alternative to church service or a humanist ceremony). You will work one-to-one with an experienced Independent Celebrant who is creative, caring and registered to work in France. Your script develops over time and is not finalised until you are totally happy.
You may have heard of Humanist, secular or non-religious ceremonies which are all growing in popularity. A 'Celebrant-led' ceremony takes things a stage further and recognises we live in a complex multi-cultural world of grey areas where one-size does not fit all.
We are 'Independent Celebrants' - not priests, rabbis, or pastors and we do not offer religious faith ceremonies, but unlike a Humanist celebrant, independent celebrants are free to blend in a religious prayer, hymn or other symbolic aspects that may be important in a couple’s life. Each ceremony is written from scratch, with elements and ideas drawn from the couple, as well as any symbolism they’d like to include.
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What our Couples say about us
I'd like to start this email off by thanking you for the most beautiful and perfect ceremony. It went so well and it was enjoyed by all. Apparently we had most of the crowd in tears and i have received lots of comments about how beautiful the words you said were, and how nicely the whole thing was structured. On a personal note, I also need to thank you for your incredible support at the start of the ceremony. Your clearly noticed that I was struggling to compose myself and I am extremely grateful for you turning me round to face the fields and chatting me through it. It was a day that I will never forget, and I feel we were very lucky to have you as part of it
Heather and James
We're back and we have had the most amazing couple of weeks and really didn’t want it to end. We had such a fantastic weekend celebrating and everybody spoke about how fantastic you were and how personal the ceremony was - A couple of our engaged friends said it has really made them focus on the fact they would like a very personal ceremony! We honestly cant thank you enough, you had the attention of every one of our guests and had everybody either laughing or reaching for the tissues!!Thank you so so much for making our day extra special, your fantastic at what you do!
Louise and Andrew
I just want to say the BIGGEST thank you for making our special day, just perfect!
The celebrant plays such a significant role in any wedding day, so we're just so happy to have found you, as you were so kind and patient on the day and really helped create a relaxing atmosphere throughout. The ceremony that you put together for us was just amazing! It felt so personal and so tailored to us that it really added to our big day and made it something unbelievably memorable (and emotional!) Apologies for my relentless tears! The ceremony was absolutely perfect and I can honestly say that your hard work creating it all, resulted in the happiest moment of my life.
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