Your European Wedding Celebrant is run by Head Celebrant Carly Petracco. I am based in Porto, Portugal and have conducted ceremonies in Portugal, Italy and Croatia, specializing in multi-cultural ceremonies. Whether it is bringing together a Brazilian-English couple or Danish and Ukrainian lovebirds, I have extensive experience bringing together cultures, languages and people in a way to make the ceremony uniquely yours. As one half of a multicultural and multilingual married couple, I intimately understand the challenges of creating a ceremony that is inclusive of everyone.
"After just one skype meeting you put together an amazing speech, which included everything we could ask for. Carly, you covered every single bit straight to the point and we loved it. You made our ceremony unforgettable.”
Tetyana & Erik – married on the island of Hvar, 5th of September 2015
“Carly, thank you for being an excellent celebrant. From the moment we met you we felt assured and confident that you would do a lovely job.You really made it special for us, so thank you. We would 100% recommend you to other couples looking for a wedding celebrant.”
Rhian & Ashley – married on the island of Bra?, 22nd of August 2015
Getting to know the couple to be married is the foremost priority for me because only after I know you can I be most effective. I ask the couple to tell me about how they met, how they became engaged, and the important elements of their relationship together. I also want to know about the couple as individuals and what each person brings to the union. From there I strive to understand the ceremony requirements of the couple. If you are unsure of various elements of the ceremony I am happy to offer suggestions and inspiration. As a final step, before the ceremony, a final full draft and text is provided to the couple for their approval. But don’t think for a moment that this has be to a stuffy white wedding. Instead, your ceremony should exactly as you want it. Whether the bride walks down the aisle to a symphonic version of the theme to Jurassic Park (actually happened and it was beautiful!) or you want your two year old niece coaxed down the aisle with the rings, I am excited to work with you to make it happen!