James was the most professional, timely and most importantly friendly and personable man who could have performed our ceremony.
As the groom, with more than a few little nerves running up at the front, he settled me a bit and got me focused on the day ahead. He introduced himself to the guests with a level of understanding for the importance of the day, yet in a a friendly manner with a couple of laughs.
After the ceremony was done a few of my very best friends came up to me and asked who my mate from Spain was, which essentially underpins what James does for you on the day.
Hello Georgie and Tom - many, many thanks for those very kind words. Thank you too for allowing me to be part of your big day in such a great venue. Wishing you all the best for all your happily-married tomorro
Hello Georgie and Tom - many, many thanks for those very kind words. Thank you too for allowing me to be part of your big day in such a great venue. Wishing you all the best for all your happily-married tomorrows! Warmest regards, James
We appointed James for our wedding in Barcelona and what a ceremony! We had so many compliments from our guests at how brilliant the service was.
We found James through the internet and we instantly knew he was cut from a different cloth to his competitors. His website was so informative and presented in such a professional manner and the most important detail which we picked up on, was the use of videos of a ceremony being conducted.
From the outset of getting in touch with James, his communication was brilliant with numerous emails and a skype call. James’s nature is so warm, friendly and approachable and we knew he was the right celebrant for our ceremony after our first skype call. He made us feel at ease about the whole event, answering questions and learning about us. Often a ceremony is the shortest part of a wedding day, lasting between 30-45mins, however, James really invests in learning about you as a couple to ensure your ceremony is bespoke and tailored to you.
We made contact with James approx. 12 months before our wedding day and we met around 9 months prior to the day in Barcelona to become acquainted with each other. James really invested in us as a couple, rather than just being strangers on the day. So much so, that an hour meeting ended up being a 4 bottle wine session all evening with laughter and stories between us all. This was so beneficial to us having a familiar face to help ease the nerves when your entire wedding party is staring at you while you wait for your bride to arrive.
Our symbolic ceremony was filled with humour, love and personal anecdotes about us, which our guests kept complimenting being so different from a standard ceremony. This made our ceremony stick in the minds of our guests who still talk about it to this day, especially James but most importantly in ours.
We were unlucky to have initially instructed mediocre wedding planners in Barcelona which did not last the test of time for our wedding planning. James offered advice and recommendations to help our wedding get back on track. We eventually found amazing new wedding planners.
James also provides you with a template of the ceremony so you can understand the order as well as example readings and vows if this is something you might struggle with writing. We highly recommend James to any couple thinking of a celebrant, whether in Spain or not as you can rest assured that your ceremony is covered. We cannot thank James enough for all his work at our wedding and so glad we met him, as we both class him as a friend which we will keep in contact with.
We highly recommend James, he truly is the best at what he does and if you want something personal for your ceremony. He is your man!
What can I say? Jodie-Mou and Demi-Mou - it was an honour and a privilege to be be a part of your very big wedding day. Well done for puling it all together to make the celebration such a vibrant, inclusive fam
What can I say? Jodie-Mou and Demi-Mou - it was an honour and a privilege to be be a part of your very big wedding day. Well done for puling it all together to make the celebration such a vibrant, inclusive family and social occasion. It is great to hear you and family & friends were so happy with my part in the proceedings. Had it not been for your input - both in person and in writing/chats - I would not have been able to tailor the script so well, so thank you for being so open about your love story and your lives. It will be great to meet up in Barcelona next time you are over. Meantime, many thanks again for those very humbling words of praise. All the very best, James x
James was comforting from the beginning! His lightheartedness and laughter makes one at ease when talking with him! We communicated well on all aspects seeing as though I am from the USA! He introduced me to a wonderful photographer which together they matched up well. We picked a public (yet private) place to wed and I couldn't have asked for a more intimate, well planned day!!!
From the moment we met on a Skype call, we knew James was the right person to officiate our wedding in Ibiza. We were after an upbeat but intimate ceremony - someone who could relate to us, keep the mood upbeat and help share our 13 year love story with our friends and family, who had flown in from all over the world.
James met us in Barcelona ahead of the wedding for a prep session and, once in Ibiza, went above and beyond the usual celebrant duties. Brendan invited him out with the groomsmen for breakfast, and James continued to look after/corral them during the morning, ensuring their ties and pocket squares were on straight and generally, helping keep the boys' nerves in check.
The ceremony was everything we could have hoped for and more - full of laughter and love. We couldn't count the number of people who asked afterwards how we found James and commented on how unreal he was - he made it feel as though he'd known us both for years.
If you're having a wedding anywhere in Europe, we highly recommend you put a tiny bit of budget aside to fly James in to help you make the day just that bit more special.
Can't thank you enough James for the intimate, relaxed and fun ceremony you contributed to. With only our closest familymembers present, we wanted a simple yet personal and warm touch to our wedding, and that's exactly what we got. We didn't want the ceremony to end! Thank you from all of us, you are truly born to do this!
Fredia & Pratik - what can I say? Many, many thanks for allowing me to be part of your "little big day" in Barcelona. It was great to be included in such an intimate ceremony with your closest family in such a
Fredia & Pratik - what can I say? Many, many thanks for allowing me to be part of your "little big day" in Barcelona. It was great to be included in such an intimate ceremony with your closest family in such a great location. I am very pleased that your were so happy with my role on such a momentous occasion. Thank you to you both and your amazing families for making it so special.
James, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for conducting the most beautiful wedding ceremony ever. It was perfect and everything we could have hoped for and so much more. Since we were doing everything from the United States it was scary at times not knowing the real vendors we were choosing to work with, but the minute that I saw your videos from precious weddings you held, I knew that you would be the best one for Andrew and I. Thank you for making the ceremony intimate and filled with love, joy, tears and happiness… oh and including our babies Amelia and Walter in it. I can’t wait to rewatch the ceremony and cry all over again.
Thank you for everything James. We wish you all the happiness in the world, because you have given that to us and our family and we will never forget you.
Elizabeth and Andrew (and Amelia and Walter!!) - well, that is really amazing to read; thank you so much for those warm words of appreciation. I am really happy that everything worked out so well for you across
Elizabeth and Andrew (and Amelia and Walter!!) - well, that is really amazing to read; thank you so much for those warm words of appreciation. I am really happy that everything worked out so well for you across the board (including the weather!) and especially pleased that my role in proceedings didn't disappoint! Many thanks to you and your families and all the very best for all your tomorrows.
James is amazing! He was so helpful from the day we first contacted him. The guests were positively surprised and repeadetly said what a difference it makes to have such a great wedding man and that they never have enjoyed such a personal and amazing ceremony! The ceremony was filled with laughter, love and happy tears! Thank you so much!!
Isabelle & Chris - thank you very much for those very warm, kind words... In fact you summed up what I aim to provide for all couples when you said: "The ceremony was filled with laughter, love and happy tears!
Isabelle & Chris - thank you very much for those very warm, kind words... In fact you summed up what I aim to provide for all couples when you said: "The ceremony was filled with laughter, love and happy tears!". Thank you for getting me all the information I needed to create the right ceremony for you and your families. Big shout-out to Isabelle's dad for showing his emotions on the day and to the person who helped finish his reading. Many thanks again and all the very best for your bright future together. Jx
The minute we began communicating with James, we knew he was perfect for our ceremony. He answered questions we didn’t realise we needed to ask, providing informative options for how we wanted our ceremony & ensuring we understood exactly what was needed. We got to meet James a couple of times before the day and he reaffirmed every time that he was the man for the job. James has such a warm, friendly manner that makes you instantly feel comfortable around him & this is exactly how he conducts the ceremony. A lot of our guests have gone out of their way to comment particularly on how wonderful James was, saying it was one of the nicest ceremonies they’d been to and we must say it was everything we hoped for and more. The best thing about James, is he gets to know you as a couple and then personalises the ceremony to reflect who you are and he really did that with us! Intertwined with some traditional moments that we all expect to hear, it really was the perfect balance of romance, laughter and happy happy tears! I could not recommend James enough, he’s a wonderful human and one of the best at what he does.
Leanne & Dan - goodness me, many, many thanks for that amazing review... really brought out the colour in my cheeks!! It was a pleasure to officiate for you and I am absolutely delighted that you, your families
Leanne & Dan - goodness me, many, many thanks for that amazing review... really brought out the colour in my cheeks!! It was a pleasure to officiate for you and I am absolutely delighted that you, your families and friends were so happy with my contribution. All the very best for the next chapter of your adventures! James x
James made our wedding ceremony so special. All of our guests repeatedly said they had never been to anything like it. I felt such a great sense of relief seeing him at the top of the aisle and I was immediately put at ease. His warm and inviting presence made it so much easier to take it all in and his words had the perfect balance of emotion and humour and they were both expertly timed. To have the booklet as a souvenir is also very special and something we will treasure. We had been apprehensive going for a non religious ceremony and now we both agree it was one of our best decisions. The whole thing was so personal and he captured our relationship so well. He is an expert in your field and I can’t thank him enough for making it all so memorable. He has a big place in our hearts.
Hello there you two! Thank you so so much for that incredible review.... I am a little lost for words, to say the least, (gobsmacked, you might say!) but am really glad that you were so happy with the ceremony.
Hello there you two! Thank you so so much for that incredible review.... I am a little lost for words, to say the least, (gobsmacked, you might say!) but am really glad that you were so happy with the ceremony. Thanks for making my job easier and more fun by giving me the lowdown on your story and taking time to give me a better idea of what you were after. Many thanks too to the warmth shown by your many family and friends during the ceremony; it helped go a long way to making it that extra bit special. Many, many thanks again for including me in your special day. Jx
We had a small, relaxed and intimate wedding in the south of France earlier this year. We didn't want a stuffy celebrant who made the mood too serious or formal. We simply wanted a relaxed, fun but professional person to match the mood of our wedding and tie the ceremony together. However, it's surprisingly difficult to find someone who can do this so skillfully and understand your vision for the ceremony. But James did exactly this and more. After a quick conversation with James, we knew he was what we were looking for. He really is a master of ceremony and we would highly recommend him to anyone!
Sínead and Will - many thanks for that great feedback - I am really, really pleased that you were so happy with my part in your big day. Well done on getting the whole shebang organized in such a great venue an
Sínead and Will - many thanks for that great feedback - I am really, really pleased that you were so happy with my part in your big day. Well done on getting the whole shebang organized in such a great venue and... thank you too for allowing me to officiate at my first wedding in FRANCE!!! Wishing you all the best today and far beyond. James