James Watson Celebrant

wedding celebrant algarve

I am a fully qualified Wedding Celebrant (fellowship of professional Celebrants) living, working, and happily married in the Algarve. Your Wedding day is one of the most important and memorable days of your life, full of love, joy and romance.

I can help you celebrate this special day and create a wedding celebration for you as a couple that reflects the spirit of your love, life and relationship. Each Ceremony is bespoke, which means it’s a one off just for you and as a couple it will reflect your personalities, beliefs, whether semi-religious, spiritual or secular.

I offer a flexible service and will do as little or as much as you wish, from just giving ideas and support to creating and writing a ceremony and conducting it for you on your wedding day.

To confirm availability and for further information please contact me.

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Hi James, Just a quick message to say it was lovely meeting you and thank you for such a lovely ceremony. We had a lovely day, so thank you for being part of it. We will certainly be recommending you to anyone getting married in Portugal. Kind regards, Ayesha

Hi James, thank you for the wonderful job you did as celebrant on our wedding, you were very professional, but also personable and very easy to chat to. I heard several compliments from our guests about your style and manner and how they thoroughly enjoyed it, and both myself and Evelyn really thought you did an amazing job. Having the rehearsal before hand was also good just to go over the ceremony and get to meet you before the big day. I would have no problem in recommending you to any of my friends ( if they ever get married), thanks so much for everything ,all the best in the future and maybe we will bump into each other again someday in the algarve, Mark and Evelyn

Hi James We're so sorry it's taken so long to get back to you after our wedding on 30th May. Just to say a huge thank you for the day- your ceremony was absolutely perfect and you made us feel so at ease after our rehearsal the day before the big day. It wouldn't have been such an amazing day without your help- so a huge thank you. Jayne and Dean

Just a quick note to thank you for being part of our special day and keeping it informal and relaxed the way we wanted it. Everything went to plan and we were delighted with the day. Regards Fergal & Jacqueline

James was an excellent celebrant. We really valued how comfortable he made us feel, his flexibility and his ability to facilitate a multilingual celebration. We would recommend his services highly!

Hi Suzannah and James Firstly I want to thank you both so much for making my wedding so amazing. Thank you James for an incredible ceremony..it was perfect and Suzannah your flowers were just beautiful. I have no words to explain how beautiful they were. It was the best day of my life and everyone had the best time. I will send you some professional pics when they come through. Thanks again..Andrea and Craig xxxxz

To celebrate 25yrs happy marriage to my wife Karen. I wanted to surprise her with a vow renewal in a beautiful location. We had a holiday booked in Vilamoura Algarve, what better place than the Algarve ? I made enquiries with James, the best move I made. he listened and made suggestions and helped with ideas and inspiration to what I had in mind. The location I chose was the Bell Tower of Faro Cathedral, a suggestion of James. A breathtakingly beautiful location, as I found out on arrival. Me having a somewhat intense, nervous, fidgety nature. James calm , relaxed , professional approach put me at ease, just what I needed. I enjoyed the ceremony immensely. Just perfect. James’ wife had provided a posy of flowers for me to present to Karen, they were exactly what i had imagined and requested, just beautiful. Thank you. If you require a wedding celebrant, James is your Man.He did us proud.

Hi James, thanks so much for an amazing wedding ceremony, it was perfect, exactly what we wanted. From start to finish, you were so kind and professional and really put us at ease. We couldn't recommend you enough to any English speaking couples seeking to get married in the Algarve. With Love, Marina and Gary Quick (October 2014)