LUCY FOX, Portugal Wedding Celebrant

Categories: Ceremonies, Wedding Extras, Wedding Planners

Regions: Porto and North, Beiras and Central, Lisbon, Alentejo, Algarve, UK

My name is Lucy Fox, I'm a British wedding Celebrant living on the Algarve, Portugal with my young family. A former Newsreader, I took a big career change and now use my professional presenting skills to conduct highly personal, non-religious marriage services for those wanting to tie the knot in Portugal.

The 'celebrant' is the person who conducts your wedding service....and it's so important to get it right. More and more people are starting to realise quite how 'personal' your wedding service can be. The whole day should be full of your character, who you are as a couple, what your friends and family mean to you. And the wedding service is crucial to that.

 

I see my role as a 'Story Teller' on the day, giving a really personal insight into who you are as a couple. The service is where you say your vows, exchange rings, listen to Readings from loved-ones. It's the cornerstone of your life ahead together....so it should be absolutely fundamental to your day. Getting the right person to marry you is vital and I'm one of the most experiences British public speakers in Portugal.

A Celebrant is not a registrar so most couples do the legal paperwork prior to their Portugal wedding. You can legally marry in Portugal but you will have to do this with a Portuguese registrar and the ceremony will most likely be held in Portuguese (and usually using a translator aswell). Going through the legalities prior to arriving in Portugal makes things a lot simpler and it's what most non-Portuguese nationals opt for.

In the run-up to the wedding, I spend time getting to know you, writing an entirely personal, bespoke ceremony that's completely about you. I'll be in touch with you as much as you like prior to your wedding, making sure the words completely reflect who you both are - and the "feeling" you want to create on the day. I'm a highly experienced public speaker - but it's my warmth and enthusiasm that'll bring your service to life.

I promise I'll make sure your wedding is the truly memorable occasion you'd always dreamt of, full of your character, in sunny Portugal - one of the most heavenly places on earth.

Member Reviews

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Ashley wrote on 15 November, 2017...

From start to finish Lucy made a huge effort to get to know us in order to deliver the most personal ceremony possible. As I arrived on the day, a nervous wreck of a groom, I was met by the calming presence of Lucy who whipped me into shape and got me ready for the ceremony. Everyone who came commented on how nice the words she prepared were and how having someone who had made an effort to get to know their customers made the ceremony even more special. Lucy is the consummate professional. In the beginning she was just someone who we were recommended to but by the end she was a friend. Your big day should be the best of your life and Lucy is the person who will ensure that, I genuinely could not recommend her enough. Lucy, thank you again - you’re the best!

Catriona wrote on 15 November, 2017...

I just want to say a massive thank you….we were so lucky to get Lucy; from the start she was so thorough in every detail and made everything so personal. My parents couldn't make it to Portugal and I'll never forget how comforting she was in such a difficult situation. She made even our hardened guests cry! We couldn't have asked for a better, more personal ceremony. 5 stars isn't enough...book her! xx

Deirdre wrote on 17 October, 2017...

We can only honestly say that our ceremony was the most amazing, special, personal, incredible experience we could have ever dreamed of. As the ceremony should be, it was our favourite part of our day! From our first interactions with Lucy we knew we were in safe hands but boy did the day just exceed every expectation we had!! The time, effort and hard work Lucy had put into our day was remarkable. We decided to keep the script for the day a surprise and we could not recommend this enough! We were able to enjoy so many personal surprises including hearing some really special words and stories from our nearest and dearest. How everything intertwined was perfect, everything ran so effortlessly even when we had our nephew join in on the vows it didn't faze Lucy and she managed it like a true pro! We know we are bias but it was by far the best ceremony that we have experienced and this has been mirrored by all the feedback from our guests. We can't recommend Lucy enough if you want someone who will provide you with ceremony of your dreams! Thanks again Lucy and I hope we get to meet again. Best Wishes, Deirdre & Cian xxx

Jaimie wrote on 11 October, 2017...

Lucy is such a wonderful lady. She made our Vow Renewal perfect in every way she possibly could. We had tears, laughter and so much more. Everything Lucy said was so personal to us. Thank you.

Rie wrote on 11 October, 2017...

Lucy, We want to say a massive thank you for doing a such a wonderful job as our wedding celebrant. It was so touching the level of effort and work you put in to getting to know us personally and learning all about our story as a couple. You made everything so easy for us because you are very professional and extremely well organised; the ceremony guide booklet you provided us with was a massive help in our preparations. Our ceremony was conducted in such a beautiful manner, such a fabulous voice you have, that told our story so beautifully. So many of our guests commented on how romantic and personal our ceremony was, and this was all down to you. Your bubbly personality made us feel at ease, from the moment we first spoke to you to the day we got married. We would highly recommend you to anyone who wants a ceremony that is extremely personal and heartfelt. Thank you so much Lucy - you are a Gem. Rienna and Sean

Sian wrote on 19 September, 2017...

Lucy - me and stacie would like to say a massive thank you for making our day as special as you did. How you conduct your ceremonies is absolutely amazing and you touched the hearts of all our guests! People were stunned that you didn't know us personally. You are simply amazing and would highly recommend you to anyone considering using you. Sian x

Nina wrote on 19 September, 2017...

We cannot thank Lucy enough for the most incredible ceremony at the beautiful Senhora Da Rocha. It was just the most perfect day with a service that was so wonderful and exactly what we had hoped for! Every detail was tailored to us and our relationships with each other and our family and friends that meant everyone felt involved in the ceremony! So so personal. M any comments were made throughout the day about how special it had been and we are just so grateful that we had Lucy start the wedding day with such an incredible ceremony! Thank you Lucy!!!!

Laura wrote on 18 September, 2017...

On behalf of myself and my hubby, we would like to thank Lucy for making our day so special. We had visions of how we wanted our wedding to be - laid back with personal touches and humorous (myself and my husband are not the serious type!) Lucy did exactly that and more, all our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and how it told the story of our lives together, the past, the present and the future. The planning process was a breeze, with FaceTime sessions and regular emails, we knew Lucy was there for us whenever we had questions. Holding our ceremony in a private villa was fantastic, however due to unforeseen events such as an overheating sound system (it must be only used to British Weather!) and our tuk tuk arriving slightly earlier than planned. Lucy had to step in and organise guests, then deal with a stressed, emotional Bride! She did a fantastic job, and we can't thank Lucy enough. Love from Mr & Mrs Quine

Kim wrote on 13 September, 2017...

Lucy, well what can we say other than YOU WERE AMAZING!! We watched your online videos and both knew you were what we were looking for; you made us both feel at ease, you wanted to know all about us and our personal stories which at first is quite daunting, but you made it so special on the day to us - you made us relaxed with the whole process. I loved that you wanted to find out information from friends and enjoyed talking to you over Skype. On the day, you conducted it amazingly - it was so so special and you are so friendly and welcoming and made it everything we could have hoped for, encouraging us to do our own vows which again I was unsure of, but it was the best thing we could have done, it made it so special. Wish we could do it all over again with you! Thank you so much, Kim and Chris Leon xxx

Zoe wrote on 13 September, 2017...

My husband Brandon and I can't thank you enough for marrying us and for just being so wonderful and involved in our wedding and our story. From the minute I watched your online video, I knew immediately you were the celebrant for the job - so warm, kind, personable, smiley, professional and genuine. You have gone above and beyond what we thought your role would be - from Skype chats, emails, pre-wedding meetings on the beach (over a glass of sangria), phone calls, secret emails to friends and family... to the magical ceremony itself - not forgetting your singing (!) and saving the day with microphones for our string quartet who attempted to play in gail force conditions...we feel truly blessed to have found the perfect person to conduct our wedding at Nossa Senhora da Rocha. The whole experience from start to finish was so personal and you made us both feel so at ease. So many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding ceremony they have ever attended. I felt like you'd become a good friend by the end and actually miss our chats! We would both highly recommend you to anyone considering getting married in the Algarve. Love Zoë & Brandon xx

Tanya wrote on 31 August, 2017...

I can't even begin to explain how happy we are that we chose Lucy to conduct our marriage. From the moment we chatted over the phone myself and Grant felt Lucy was perfect for us; she is super friendly and completely put us at ease. The ceremony she had written was so personal and beautiful it was as if she has known us forever. She did such a great job and I would highly recommend her to anyone getting married in Portugal! Thanks again Lucy, Love Grant & Tanya

Gwen wrote on 31 August, 2017...

Lucy was really wonderful. She had a thorough process for working with couples before the ceremony so that it can be truly personal and meaningful. She's a delightful person and we enjoyed having her a part of our wedding. Our guests were impressed and complimented her abilities to officiate. We were impressed as well. Thank you Lucy!!

Metteline wrote on 20 August, 2017...

Such a wonderful woman. A big smile and a lot of energy. Our wedding day was perfect and I'm pretty sure Lucy had a lot to do with that!

Stacy wrote on 15 August, 2017...

Myself and my husband got married at Vivenda Miranda on the 25th June 17. I cannot recommend Lucy enough and I'm so glad I chose her to be our celebrant, from our first contact a year ago to our wedding day she was fantastic and talked us through everything. We can't stop looking at the pictures, can't stop talking about it! We want to do it all over again. Thank you for making our day one we will never ever forget! Mr & Mrs Bradford! Freddie & Jack

Gemma wrote on 15 August, 2017...

Myself & my husband Mr & Mrs Bowen would like to thank Lucy so much for being out celebrant in Praia da Luz Ocean Star Villa's Portugal. Lucy was fab from the first email I sent to her, a truly amazing and professional person! Lucy was always quick at responding to emails and the ceremony was personal which I loved. Lucy really got to know us which over a few months and helped us out with our wedding. All the guests thought she was brilliant. If you're looking for a celebrant I would highly recommend Lucy Fox! Thanks again Lucy for making our perfect day so special

Jon wrote on 8 August, 2017...

My wife Maria and I would like to thank Lucy so much for performing our ceremony. While planning a destination wedding in Portugal from the US can be stressful, throughout the process, Lucy could not have been more organized, helpful, professional, caring, and kind. She guided us through every detail of our ceremony, providing advice and ideas to make everything exactly as we envisioned, even speaking to family and friends to get to know us better. Through her questions, she inspired us to think much more deeply about what we wanted to say and what my wife and I mean to each other. She felt like a friend from almost the first moment we spoke to her, even helping us with some planning that was beyond the scope of her job. Most importantly, she showed a sincere desire to ensure our ceremony was absolutely perfect and very personal to us. She is keenly aware that this day is one of the most important in her clients' lives, which shows in the amount of time and effort she puts into each ceremony. Although we knew from the beginning that we had made the right choice for our celebrant, it wasn't until the day of our ceremony that we truly realized how lucky we were to have found her. Having kept our script a surprise at our request, we were so shocked and moved on our day at how personal it was, as if being performed by a friend who had known us for years. Although she is experienced and performs many ceremonies, she made us feel ours was the most important and the only one. On our day, she arrived happy and excited, and her positive attitude and demeanor rubbed off on us and our guests. She calmed us down with poise when some things beyond anyone's control didn't go as planned. In the end, we will always remember Lucy as a big part of our positive and extremely happy experience in the Algarve and on our wedding day. We consider her a friend and would love to return to Lagos and renew our vows someday with her! Love, Jon and Maria

Emma wrote on 23 June, 2017...

Myself and my husband would like to say a huge thank you to Lucy for conducting our wedding ceremony at Casa Do Largo in Vilamoura. Lucy has been brilliant from the very start with keeping in touch and getting to know us. She was very helpful at helping us plan the perfect ceremony and it all went great on the day! She made our ceremony personal to us and everyone at our wedding said how brilliant and different it was. If you are looking for a celebrant in Portugal, Lucy is your girl! I would definitely recommend to anyone! Thanks again Lucy xxx

Samantha wrote on 23 June, 2017...

Myself and my husband Jeremy would like to firstly thank Lucy for making our wedding day so incredibly magical! We first spoke to lucy around 15 months ago... we had a lengthy FaceTime call which immediately gave us a great connection with her. We knew we had picked the right person.... after that she guided us through everything, which can be a bit of a daunting process, encouraging us to write lovely words about one and other to make our ceremony personal to us...and that it was! She spoke to our friends & families to get to know us even better.... the service was conducted with such love and everyone cried & laughed & cheered which is exactly what we wanted. Lucy gave us so many ideas to make the ceremony even more personal and also different to the ‘norm', which we loved. Everyone at our wedding said how fantastic she was & they had never been to a wedding with such sincere words. It's only been 5 days but I WISH we could do it all over again! Our wedding wouldn't have been what it was without Lucy xx

Phoebe wrote on 8 June, 2017...

We recently got married in a very unique setting in Pedralva and Lucy was amazing! Extremely professional and organised but also brought such a relaxing attitude to the ceremony! We can't thank her enough.. From the get go Lucy was always quick in getting back to me (specially as I asked hundreds of questions). She really did feel like a friend on the day and we hope to stay in contact. Thank you again Lucy xxx

Marcia wrote on 26 May, 2017...

Lucy is an excellent choice of celebrant to conduct your wedding, she really goes above and beyond to personalise the ceremony and make it special, I would highly recommend to anyone thinking of getting married in Portugal xx

Graeme wrote on 26 May, 2017...

We had Lucy conduct our wedding in Portugal in April. She was amazing, she video called us before the big day and she contacted our friends and family to help make the ceremony as personal as possible. Several guests commented on how personal it was. I would highly recommend Lucy

Andreia wrote on 20 February, 2017...

We found Lucy online and from our first meeting on Skype, I knew we were in good hands. Lucy was fantastic to talk to, her energy is amazing and we felt very relaxed with her. We got sent lots of information which helped, especially with writing our own vows. On the wedding day, I was very nervous and Lucy calmed me down and made me breathe and enjoy the moment. I was very worried about the heat and asked Lucy to cut down the ceremony from 45mins to 20mins. Lucy changed everything minutes before the ceremony was due to start. The ceremony was perfect for us. I loved how personal Lucy made it, especially getting quotes from friends and family. All in all, Lucy is definitely a 5 out of 5! She made our day perfect!! Thank you so much xx

Nietta wrote on 20 February, 2017...

We got married in a private villa on the Algarve. Lucy was first choice and was absolutely everything I imagined and didn't know I needed! Where I was unorganized in the run up, Lucy was spot on. Where we were worried about not being an overly sentimental couple after 10 years together, Lucy was there to guide us. Our wedding day was beautiful, casual, HOT! & we had our 2 year old screaming to the gods....Not only did Lucy deliver the most amazing ceremony & support us, she also played nanny! I can't thank Lucy enough for everything she did for us, our wedding was as special as it was because of her! X

Karen wrote on 21 November, 2016...

We picked Lucy to have as our wedding celebrant and changed the day we had it so she could do it. I'm so glad we did and it was definitely worth it. All of her reviews sum up how great she is. Such a personal ceremony, not too much gushy stuff just as we had asked for and took all the information we gave her and did such a wonderful job. Not only was the ceremony great but Lucy made a big effort to chat to all our family and friends afterwards. Everyone said how lovely it was and we can't thank you enough. You are fab Lucy and I'm sure in the coming years you will need to clone yourself as so many people will love to have you as their celebrant. Thanks again for everything. Karen, Mark, Connie, Lyle and Layla dog (even though she wasn't there she got plenty mentions!). Xxx

Louise wrote on 15 November, 2016...

Lucy, thank you so, so much from us both for your perfect ceremony. We never imagined when we started looking that we'd find someone who would give us such a personal experience and I know that all our guests were so impressed with the way you officiated the day. It was the perfect length, it was touching and funny and you really took control of the whole experience. Thank you, too, for the hours of preparation you put in before the day, we knew we were in good and organised hands from the beginning. It's clear to us you really care about the ceremonies you officiate and the couples you 'look after' - you gave us far more than we'd hoped and we're absolutely delighted to have met you. All our love Louise and Stephen xxx

Angie wrote on 13 October, 2016...

I echo all that Hollie has just written. The service was over and above anything I had imagined. Thankyou so much Lucy. Absolutely loved it. X

Hollie-Anne wrote on 13 October, 2016...

Lucy is a superstar! She has given us the most lovely service ever and had put so much thought into it. It had a wonderful personal touch which really engaged our guests and made it enjoyable and interesting for all. I would thoroughly recommend her and if anyone I know plans to get married in Portugal I shall send them straight in her direction. Thanks so much Lucy!!!! Big love Hollie & Chris xxx

Siubhan wrote on 4 October, 2016...

One word to describe Lucy & her service: FANTASTIC! Our ceromony at Grande Real Santa Eulalia hotel was perfect. All our guests commented on how personal & romantic it was, they loved it. Lucy was an absoloute pro, she effortlessly organised & co-ordinated the ceremony/ bridal party (briefed them on where they were to stand etc and helped with small page boys & flower girls). As we didn’t have a wedding planner this was so helpful. I honestly can't thank you enough Lucy, you really set the scene/tone for the rest of our day. Amazing at what you do.. and I cant recommend you enough. BIG THANK YOU Xxx

Emma Michelle wrote on 29 September, 2016...

Wow. We cannot thank Lucy enough for officiating our ceremony. We could not have had a more beautiful ceremony! Lucy has a personal and caring approach. She truly captured what my husband and I envisioned for our wedding day. She has gone above and beyond any expectation we had. Everything she said was so spot on, thoughtful and touching. Lucy, we are so happy and glad that we've picked you to officiate. You made us laugh and cry, as well as reminisce old stories and anecdotes from the past. Every single thing was simply perfect! We will cherish this day for the rest of our lives! From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

Emma wrote on 29 September, 2016...

From the first Skype conversation we really warmed to Lucy. She was so easy to talk to and worked so hard to create a thoughtful, personal and emotional speech. The first time we read it we cried! During the ceremony Lucy was amazing and made our wedding just perfect. Our guests all commented that they had never heard such a personal ceremony. Anyone getting married in the Algarve should speak to Lucy. She created memories for us that will last a lifetime. Thank you Lucy from the bottom of our hearts x

Louise wrote on 1 September, 2016...

Lucy, thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special. It was exactly what we were hoping for, personal and relaxed, and we couldn't have asked for anything more! You got our personalities straight away, and made the ceremony both fun, but meaningful. So many of our friends and family said how much they loved it, and how great you were. It's such a different ceremony compared to what most of the guests where used to, and they all loved it! We can't thank you enough for the lovely video as well, that was such a lovely touch! xx

Charlie wrote on 25 July, 2016...

If you are thinking of getting married in the Algarve, then Lucy is the perfect person to conduct your ceremony. She has an infectious personality, and goes out of her way to make sure she knows everything about the couple so that your ceremony is truly special and unique to you. Highly recommended!

Bryce wrote on 21 July, 2016...

We would absolutely recommend Lucy as your wedding celebrant! She was very thoughtful in the writing of our custom ceremony, and she did a wonderful job weaving in quotes about our relationship from our friends and loved ones. It was such a nice touch and meant so much to the both of us. Throughout the process, Lucy kept us informed and was very flexible on the timing of the ceremony as our wedding plans moved around a few times. It was a perfect day, and Lucy had a big part in making it all happen. Hire Lucy as your celebrant and leave the rest to her! You will not regret it.

Zoe wrote on 14 July, 2016...

We had such an amazing day, but without Lucy this celebration wouldn't have been half as fantastic. Lucy brings the lives of couples together. Joining happy couples in solidarity, using life experiences and choices throughout this beautiful existence which they decide to share together. Wonderful, articulate and at times funny dialog from this amazing lady. Thank you Lucy!

Nicola wrote on 12 July, 2016...

I can't not thank Lucy enough for all the hard work she put in to our wedding ceremony - it was the most amazing day and she conducted the ceremony perfectly. She asked all the relevant questions to be a create a story about our lives that was executed in the most beautiful way. Anyone getting married in Portugal should speak to Lucy first!! Thank you so much for everything over the last few months xx

Amber wrote on 8 July, 2016...

Lucy what can I say, words can not describe how special you made our day, thank you from the bottom of our hearts xx

Jackie wrote on 8 July, 2016...

Pete and I wanted to say a huge thank you for giving us the most emotional, personal, perfect wedding ceremony. It was amazing!!! You did a fantastic job.

Jamie wrote on 23 June, 2016...

If you are thinking about getting married or having a ceremony in the Algarve, I'd highly recommend that you meet with Lucy. She really stood out from the rest of the Celebrants we met, by spending a huge amount of time getting to know us, our family and friends, finding out about our journey and our aspirations for the future. What this translated to was a highly personal, tailored and ultimately perfect ceremony for us. She remained a calming influence during the run up to and throughout the 'big day' and we wouldn't have wanted anyone else to be our Celebrant

Astrid wrote on 21 June, 2016...

Lucy Fox is a superb wedding celebrant, she makes the ceremony personal and warm. She takes the time to get to know you as a couple and asks for a lot of information in order to gather ideas for the script which is personal to the individuals and couple. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease - I would highly recommend Lucy to anyone looking for a celebrant in the Algarve!

Katy wrote on 20 June, 2016...

Lucy, we cannot begin to express in words how utterly amazing our lovely ceremony was & how grateful we are. From the outset you were so easy to talk to, & intuitive to the type of relationship we have, & what kind of ceremony we were looking for. You captured everything so perfectly. And of course your patience with Nick's ridiculous evasiveness was invaluable!! When it finally came to the big day it was so good to finally meet you, just a shame we didn't have longer to chat! I wasn't expecting the video you created & shared - it was such a surprise & so well done. Thank you for everything... I will miss our emails!! xx

Contact LUCY FOX, Portugal Wedding Celebrant

Website: http://www.portugalweddingcelebrant.com

Address: Quinta da Fortaleza Cabanas Velhas Budens Algarve Portugal

Telephone: +351 961 906 138

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