- Celebrants in Spain Team
Celebrants in Spain Team
“Handpicked and mentored by me, each of these lovely independent celebrants has my complete trust and confidence to officiate your special day.“
Canadian Sherri, and English/American Deborah will work with you individually to craft your personal elopement, wedding or vow renewal ceremony script and officiate your special day in English, whilst Karen (like Debbie) offers bilingual ceremonies in both Spanish and English.
With their own unique life experiences and skills each of the Celebrants in Spain Team brings something different to their role as your officiant.
And for your peace of mind, should one of the Celebrants in Spain team be ill or unavailable at the very last minute to officiate your ceremony, you have the loving support of one of the others to step in and deputise.
Marriage blessings in the Spanish sunshine
I’m Sherri, a passionate and experienced wedding celebrant located in the South of Spain.
I am an outgoing Canadian who has been living in Spain for over five years. I love the outdoors and adventure. I can often be found in the local mountains, enjoying whatever the weather, skiing, hiking or running. My husband and I have three children plus our rescue fur babies of two dogs and a cat.
My past experiences include working as a wedding photographer adding to my understanding of wedding ceremonies. I have a hard-working and conscientious personality and bring a wealth of resourcefulness built up over time. And my secret confession working as a celebrant? When I officiated at my nephew’s wedding, I admit that I started crying part way through the ceremony.
I am here for you and want to help you realise the wedding or renewal of your dreams. This day is about you as a couple and your love story. Most importantly taking the time all the time to make sure your story is reflected your ceremony, exactly the way you want it to be told, and respect for your personal values and beliefs. I will work hard so I can to make your dream wedding ceremony a reality and it will be memorable and relaxed yet sacred and always beautiful.
An eloquent wordsmith, Sherri is an irrepressible romantic and truly believes in every word in your ceremony script.”
I started off my Spanish life story 30 years ago as a tennis coach in Marbella and am still a keen tennis player.
I am a new puppy-parent to my super cute rescue dog Nikki, and my favourite down time activity is exploring little out of the way places. Andalucia is my absolute passion and I am still amazed at how many new places I can still discover! I love the tapas, the fino, the culture, the language, the ferias and most of all the Spanish people.
I spent nearly 20 years as a hotelier here in Spain and my natural instinct is to want to look after people, cook for them and make them happy.
Weddings have played a huge part of my life through my days at the hotel and ultimately led me into becoming a full-time wedding planner.
These days, the wedding planning business is now based in Marbella and in the capable hands of my daughter, leaving me free to be able to continue my love of weddings by taking part in what I view as absolutely the most important part of a wedding day, the ceremony!
“I met Karen when I officiated a ceremony at one of her wedding venues and now that the tables are turned, I am absolutely delighted that she will be getting to the real heart of the day and officiating ceremonies of her own – in Spanish or English too! I am over the moon to have Karen as one of the Celebrants in Spain team and just know that she will make your day really special.”
Before coming to Spain, I lived in North America where I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of working with many different people with a diverse range of backgrounds, customs and beliefs. This experience gave me the realization that we are not all the same and that our life experience(s) continue to shape, define and mould us.
Having finally found my life partner and soul mate – I understand that as humans we are all looking for that special someone who enhances our core being and for whom we feel an overwhelming connection and there is nothing more that warms my heart than helping to bring two people together in perfect harmony.
As your celebrant overseeing your special day – I can assure you that that it will be one to remember and treasure as you move forward together on life’s incredible journey.
Deborah quickly bonds with people, knows how to take control of a ceremony space and has a smile that lights up every room she walks into. You’re going to love her.”
Celebrants in Spain team have got you covered!
Step 1: Contact us with the date of your special day.
Step 2: Debbie replies to you personally and puts you in contact with the best match of officiant for you.
Step 3: Your independent celebrant sends a service agreement and asks you to pay a retainer fee of €200.
This puts your ceremony date in indelible ink in your celebrant’s diary and commits them to crafting your script.
Payment of the retainer fee also signifies your agreement to all terms and conditions.
Step 4: The journey of getting to know you begins. It’s a fun process to reconnect you with the quirky things you first fell in love with and reflect your personalities in your special ceremony.
Step 5: Two weeks before your ceremony date, your celebrant requires a second payment of either €200* to officiate your traditional ceremony or €400* to officiate your bespoke ceremony.
*2023 price plus €50
Step 6: Your ceremony day! Your celebrant arrives at least an hour before your start time to give you a big hug, set up, sound check, calm any nerves and generally be front-of-house to support you and your wedding planner or event coordinator.
Time to say, “I do!”
“I just love having the support and back-up of my Celebrants in Spain Team.
I am a belt-and-braces kind of person and my worst nightmare as a celebrant is losing my voice!
This team of fab independent wedding, elopement and vow renewal officiants not only gives our couples more choice of celebrant personalities, but we have also got each others’ backs. ”