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The Wedding Man - International Wedding Celebrant, Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain
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"Thoroughly wonderful job… the ceremony was exactly what we wanted: fun, authentic and warm."                  Niamh & Trevor (IRELAND)


The wedding man is a very experienced multilingual wedding celebrant based in Barcelona who will make sure that your ceremony is as unique as you and your partner’s love story. Well dressed and well spoken the wedding man will offer you useful practical advice and creative input on how to personalise all aspects of that special “I do” moment on your big day. This includes helpful suggestions on the infinite range of traditional and modern ceremony styles and key factors like the staging, the music, the readings, the vows and the exchanging of rings.

Whether yours is a huge wedding or a simple elopement or you prefer more informal to really formal the wedding man provides a professional start-to-finish service which guarantees a ceremony that you and your families will treasure forever and beyond. (Most ceremonies last between 20-30 minutes).

The wedding man generally officiates at weddings at a number of jaw-droppingly stunning venues in and around Barcelona and the Catalán coast. It’s the area’s oh-so-romantic Mediterranean backdrop which makes it an increasingly popular host on the international destination wedding circuit. Having so far officiated at weddings for couples from over 15 different countries, the wedding man is a confident linguist who speaks English, Spanish, French and Catalán. He is therefore able to cater for the diverse linguistic requirements of many multicultural couples drawn to the area for their nuptials.

The wedding man looks forward to hearing from you soon as you start to plan your wedding in Spain!

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"It was brilliant to have such a relaxed personal ceremony that was just about us. Refreshing and different and serious and lighthearted in all the right places."                        Emmet & Anne-Marie (IRELAND)

"We were absolutely delighted… the whole ceremony felt really natural which was what we wanted; personalised and fun without losing its importance."                            Ellen-Nesta & Kevin (IRELAND & UK)

The Wedding Man is an international wedding celebrant in Spain servicing weddings throughout the local area including Barcelona and beyond.

The Wedding Man is an experienced and extremely professional multilingual wedding celebrant who has been part of the international destination wedding industry since 2012 specialising in non-religious destination wedding ceremonies in Spain.

Reviews

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52 reviews
Quality of service5.0/5
Value5.0/5
Responsiveness5.0/5
Flexibility5.0/5
Professionalism5.0/5
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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! Thank you so much!!
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Gooooooshshshshshsh.... 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
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Leanne & Dan - goodness me, many, many thanks for that amazing review... really brought out the color 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
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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!!
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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
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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.
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We just want to thank you so much for making 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 you at the top of the aisle and I was immediately put at ease. Your warm and inviting presence made it so much easier to take it all in and your 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 you captured our relationship so well. You’re an expert in your field and I can’t thank you enough for making it all so memorable. You have a big place in our hearts.
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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
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It is very rare for me to write a review, but in this instance you'd have a difficult job stopping me! We found James online, emailed him for information and received a response within an hour. Impressed initially by his efficiency , we were further impressed by his friendly and kind manner in all our correspondence. We arranged to meet James in Barcelona months before our wedding, a meeting we thought would last an hour maximum. We really liked ' 'the wedding man' instantly and a couple of hours later we had booked him knowing he was exactly the person who would make our wedding different and very personal to us. James kept in touch with us, making sure the ceremony was exactly as we wanted. Our wedding, a few days ago was fabulous! James conducted the ceremony with humour and solemnity as required.....he wasn't even flawed by our dog, Layla being the ring bearer! When you are on 'Cloud Nine' it is difficult to assess how well your wedding is going, but the comments we've received have all been about how wonderful James was, how different and personal the ceremony was , many guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever attended. We thoroughly recommend James to conduct your wedding, book him without hesitation. Finally, besides being the right guy for your wedding, James is a really lovely man with great humour and a big heart.
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Den & Rupe.... many many thanks for those very kind words. Honoured to be a part of the celebration of your 30 year love story with its very happy ending. Well done for organizing the whole thing at your home and congratulations on having such a great bunch of warm and welcoming friends, whose contributions to proceedings were invaluable. Many thanks again for trusting me with your big day. May all your days be BIG! James xxx
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James was absolutely fantastic! He took the time to really get to know us both as a couple and as individuals which meant the ceremony was completely personal to us. We hoped for a ceremony that made both us and our guests feel the love and laughter of our relationship and James managed to create just that! When we renew our vows we will hopefully do it back in Barcelona and will definitely be contacting James to do the renewal! We met James in person a few months prior to the wedding and he was so thorough in his briefing and questioning We then had several back and forths about the ceremony etc on email so we knew exactly what was going on. Couldn’t recommend James more!
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Stokoes! Many, many thanks for that really amazing feedback. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your great celebration and well done for choosing such a great venue, caterers and entertainment. I would be honoured to conduct your vow renewal ceremony back here in Barcelona - just give me the nod! Meanwhile, thanks again and all the very best for today and for all your tomorrows. Say hello to Mr. Fox! Jx
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James was absolutely fantastic and a true professional. What we knew we would get was a personal and lovely ceremony. Which James delivered perfectly. Laughter, tears, and a sense love that doesn’t come often from a celebrant. What we didn’t expect was his help and support for us both. From little pep talks, to even help organise the venue before we arrived. I really couldn’t praise James enough. A true gent and a wonderful celebrant
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Cali & Louis - what can I say...? It is great to hear that you were so happy with the ceremony. Well done on choosing such an amazing venue in Mallorca too. Please pass on my thanks to your very welcoming family and friends. Congratulations and all the very best on that USA road trip and far, far beyond. Warmest regards, James
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Where do we even start? We don't think we have ever heard so many compliments about a wedding ceremony - ever! So many of our guests have commented on how personal, unique and funny the ceremony was and how you really captured "us". You were fantastic to deal with; you really understood us as a couple and you made a ceremony that could not have been more suited to us. You made a daunting task so relaxed and enjoyable and made us laugh all the way through. Your personality and professionalism from the very first skype meeting to the big day was so reassuring, and we couldn't have asked for a more perfect person to celebrate our marriage. We hope you enjoyed the experience even a little bit as much as we did! Thank you so much for everything, Kieran and Amanda Mannix
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Hello there! Many thanks for those very kind words and thank you for helping me put together the ceremony that you wanted for you and your family and friends. It was great to be able to incorporate the hand fasting and wine box rituals into the proceedings and made it more inclusive and enjoyable for everyone present. Wishing you all the very best today and for all your tomorrows, Jamesx
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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 a joyful but emotional 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.
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We can’t thank James enough for making our wedding ceremony amazing, he spoke Spanish and English for our guests to understand, his sense of humor reading our questionnaire that we filled out was a nice added touch. I would highly recommend James to MC your wedding
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Hola / Hello! Many thanks for those kind words you two. Thank you too for placing your confidence and trust in me to conduct your bilingual ceremony. Thank you too to all your family and friends for their warmth. Wishing you all the very best and more! James x
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James is an exceptionally warm, helpful and personable guy. His whole approach to ensuring you have an amazing ceremony is well crafted and thoughtful. This involves taking the time getting to know you via calls, Skype and email. I concur with every review I’ve read of James. He is absolutely fab, and everyone will cry and laugh and tell you that was the best ceremony they’ve ever been to and it’ll be 100% accurate. He is a true professional and highly recommendable.
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Hello Newly-weds! Thanks+++ for that feedback - much appreciated. I am going to have a hard time topping that with my feedback to your feedback. Silliness aside, many thanks for choosing me for your big day and for providing me with so much insight into your story. Warmest regards from a very (and I mean VERY) hot Barcelona, James
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What an absolute pleasure it was to share our day with The Wedding Man. James produced an outstanding ceremony for me and my husband. He really took the time to look into our history and get to know us personally to make our day even more perfect. Everyone at our wedding commented on James to say how amazing he was and we couldn’t imagine our day now without him. He really touched our hearts and made every single guest smile, laugh and cry with happiness.
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Hello there! Many, many thanks for those lovely words - I am really pleased that you were so happy with the ceremony and that it was enjoyed by your guests too! Thank you and your family and friends for the great welcome. Wishing you all the best. Keep in touch with news of mini-yous! Warmest regards, James
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Personal while professional, fun yet also formal, James is the perfect wedding celebrant. James was thorough in learning our preference of ceremony style and considerate of our unique needs. If you’re considering a wedding in Barcelona, James is the perfect addition to your plans.
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Hello there Wes and Anna - CONGRATULATIONS, again! Many thanks for those kind words. Much appreciated! It was great to be a part of your multicultural ceremony and I really enjoyed discovering and sharing the traditional Ukranian rituals. Many thanks again to you and your families for allowing me to be a part of your big day
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James did an excellent job as a wedding man at our wedding. We couldn't be happier to have chosen him for that special moment. From beginning to end, he listen to all our queries, our preferences and give us advise and tips for the ceremony. He made an extra effort to keep in contact even when we lived in the other part of the world. He prepared and delivered a ceremony which was engaging, deep and at the same time with funny moments. Also, it was impressive the ability he has to change languages from his perfect Spanish to English to make everybody included and part of the ceremony. We would highly recommend him to anybody that is searching for that perfect wedding man that will deliver the ceremony of your dreams. Thank you again James! James hizo un trabajo excelente como celebrante en nuestra boda. No podríamos estar más contentos de haberle elegido para ese momento tan especial. Durante todo el proceso, él escucho todas nuestras propuestas, nuestras preferencias y nos dio consejos para la ceremonia. Se amoldo a nosotros y a nuestros horarios ya que vivimos en la otra parte del mundo. El preparó y nos presentó con una ceremonia cautivadora, profunda y al mismo tiempo divertida. Además, fue increíble la abilidad que tiene de cambiar de inglés a - su perfecto - español para incluir a todo el mundo en la ceremonia. Recomendaríamos a James para todo aquel que está en la búsqueda del perfecto celebrante de bodas que os presentará una ceremonia de vuestros sueños. ¡Muchas gracias de nuevo James!
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Hello there you two! Many, many thanks for such a glowing review (and in TWO languages!). That is very kind of you to take the time - much appreciated. I am very pleased that you were so happy with my services on your big day. Well done again for choosing such an impressive location and a big thank you to all your family and friends who were so attentive and receptive at all times as we skipped in and out of Spanish and English. Wishing you both (and the West Coast Eagles) all the best now and far into the future. Warmest regards, James
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James Humber is the perfect celebrant!! We were so thrilled to have him as part of our big day and he left such an amazing impression on all our guests! People are still talking about him!!
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Rebecca & James - that's great to hear, many thanks! Thank you for trusting me to officiate at the ceremony on your big day and for the chance to fly down to Andalucía for a change and visit such a spectacular venue. Wishing you all the very best+++ Warmest regards, James
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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!
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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
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James, we just wanted to say a MASSIVE Thank you for making our day so special! We loved every second of our ceremony...it was relaxed, charming and made us all giggle it was just brilliant!! You are absolutely fantastic at what you do! Thank you again for everything Love The Tomés xx
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Maread and Ben - many thanks for choosing me to officiate on your big day and congratulations for making it such an emotional and fun ceremony - the groom serenading the bride with guitar and song as she enters is definitely a first and a really romantic start to proceedings. You both struck gold back in Higginsville!!! Wishing you and little Billy all the very best for now and far beyond. Many thanks, James
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We just wanted to take some time to thank you for the lovely ceremony you performed for us. So many of our guests have commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how memorable it was. The little anecdotes you put together captured us a couple perfectly - you made the ceremony both touching and fun which is just what we wanted. You also made us feel really at ease so we both felt confident reading our vows and exchanging rings. We loved every minute of it so thank you!!
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Hello there you two! Many thanks for your very kind words, for including me in your big sunny September day and for your openness when answering my questionnaire to help personalize the ceremony. Much appreciated. Who'd've thought back in your "Chameleon" days that you'd end up having such a fantastic destination wedding in Spain?! Warmest regards to you and your families, James
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James was wonderful. He was easy to communicate with before and full of lots of great ideas for the ceremony. He has a great sense of humour and incorporated our relationship stories into the ceremony to make for a really special occasion. The day was full of laughter. Everything about the day brought us closer.
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Dave & Karyn - many, many thanks for those very kind words. An honour to be part of your romantic and intimate Barcelona elopement and hoping that you still have that newlywed spring in your step that a Mediterranean wedding offers. It was a touching and fun ceremony all the more so with little Alex's charming contributions to the proceedings. All my best wishes to both of you and the kids. James
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We can’t thanks James enough for our perfect wedding ceremony - thoughtful, engaging and funny whilst also being full of love! Thank you also for all of your help and support on the lead up to our wedding day, you played a huge part in making everything perfect. Thank you again!
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Hello Rach & Raj - many thanks to YOU for trusting me to conduct the ceremony on your big day. I m very happy that you were so pleased with the way everything went and would like to congratulate you once again for sticking to your guns and having the "café-theatre" seating plan which I think could and should catch on! All the very best for today, tomorrow and far, far beyond! Warmest regards, James
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The Wedding Man was just beyond amazing with our litte ceremony in Barcelona. My husband and I were fed up with the expensive cliche that weddings have become where we live, so we decided to cancel everything and go to Spain for our wedding and honeymoon- and it was the best decision we could have made. Through every step of the process James was there, the communication, the planning, venue picking, the last minute ‘bride panicking for being late to her ceremony’, James was there. He just goes above and beyond, makes you feel like you’re old friends, and gives your wedding that little something extra. My husband and I both walked away going “I love him and miss him already!” You can’t go wrong with The Wedding Man.
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Rachelle & Carson - I am at a loss for words... that is so kind of you. I am honoured to have been part of your special day and what was a very intimate, sun-dappled elopement ceremony with a beautiful Barcelona park as the backdrop. Congratulations on organizing all the logistics and if I help make all that a little easier, that is my pleasure and all part of the service. Wishing you and yours all the best today, tomorrow and way way beyond! Jx
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The Wedding Man - what to say? I do not have enough superlatives to describe our interactions with The Wedding Man, let alone the actual ceremony. He was such a joy to have at our wedding. All interactions with him prior to the wedding were fantastic and very enjoyable - he made to process of arranging the ceremony so easy for us. He was the consummate professional however gave a personal touch to the day. He was funny when appropriate , and made it the ceremony of our dreams. Speaking in flawless Spanish/English fusion, he involved the mixed nationality crowd from start to finish - truly engaging and brilliant. Reciting tales of our relationship brought tears to our eyes. The Wedding Man was one of the highlights of our wedding with all guests blew away by his brilliance, and we would totally recommend him. An absolute genius.
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Ana & Neil - wow... I am truly humbled. That is so very, very kind of you to write such a glowing testimony of my small part in your big day. I am honoured to have been able to fulfill your expectations for the ceremony and to have been involved in such a romantic celebration. Again, well done for the incredible organization of such a deluxe wedding which looked after everyone's needs for a colourful, emotive and fun day... and also for your own and the kids' contributions to such a very moving ceremony. So, congratulations, heartfelt thanks and a resounding "Olé!" to you and your families. Un abrazo para todos, James
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James was absolutely wonderful. He has such a lovely presence. He’s very funny and made us feel comfortable with him before we had even met! And when we did meet, he was even better than we could have imagined. He’s a remarkable speaker. He spoke at our wedding in English, Spanish and Catalán. He made a beautiful ceremony, speaking so eloquently but funny too. Always so inviting and professional. Everyone commented on his service at our wedding, they all loved him. I highly recommend hiring him!!
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Kasaundra and Iván - many thanks for choosing me to be part of your great day in such a fantastic location. It was my pleasure to officiate at the ceremony and to make sure that everyone present was able to celebrate the ins-and-outs of your particular love story "on third street"! Many thanks to you, your families and friends for their contribution to making it such an emotive occasion. Un abrazo, James
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James was phenomenal! We decided to get married exactly one week before our trip to Barcelona, and James prepared a beautiful ceremony, as well as hooked us up with a fantastic photographer! We could not be happier. James was extremely flexible, and he even entertained our crazy notion of being married in one of the most "touristy" of locations: Park Guell. If you're planning a destination wedding in Barcelona, we highly recommend The Wedding Man!
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Hello Cathy & Bill - many thanks for the kind words and the "highly recommended". Despite it being the very popular Park Güell we managed to find a little corner where everything seemed to go into soft-focus and slow-mo for what was a very intimate celebration despite the tourists buzzing around. Thank you for your calm and relaxed temperaments and well done for organizing such an amazing transatlantic way to get hitched. Olé! All the very best to you both. Warm regards from The Med, James
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James was just a right man on the right place! The ceremony led by him was very special and emotional. We didn’t exactly know what James is going to say about us during the ceremony but he got to the point! He made our guests and us cry and laugh at the same time! Hi did not have any problem to perform the ceremony in English and Spanish. Also at the same time James got to say corectly a few phrases in Polish. James made this special moment very personal and unique also by dedicating his time to meet us and get to know us better before the wedding. He helped us a lot with detailed planning and preparing our vows and ceremony plan. He came up with some ideas which gave us imagination about the best ways we could build our dream ceremony. We are very happy that we had the pleasure to say ‘’I do’’ with The Wedding Man. We recommend James to everyone.
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Maja, Antonio (y Sonia!)... WOW, many thanks for those very kind words. It was a great honour and privilege to be part of your fantastic multicultural, bilingual celebration. Thank you for trusting in my capabilities to create the ceremony you wished for. Congratulations for both looking amazing on your big day and for choosing such a great venue to host your romantic ceremony. Thanks also to your respective mother and father whose moving speeches made the ceremony so emotive. Many, many thanks again for choosing the wedding man and all the very best now and forever. Un abrazo/Hugs/U?ciski!!!
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James perfectly understood how to make our ceremony classy and at the same time funny and relaxed. He found the right balance. Everybody loved the ceremony and the Wedding Man...exactly what we were hoping for! We can highly recommend James and wish him all the best.
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Hello ECLECTICS! Many thanks for those very kind words and for allowing me to be a part of your big day and for introducing the tree-planting ritual into the repertoire. All the very best! Jamesx
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As a couple who have been together a very long time and tend to shy away from overt public displays of affection, we were apprehensive about a big ceremony. There was no need to worry, James captured the mood perfectly. He invested time in getting to know the both of us, going over and above to understand what we wanted from a ceremony (which we didn't even know!). The anecdotes and stories that he had gathered about us and weaved into the ceremony made it personal and relatable for our friends and family. All who were present commented on how excellent and fitting the ceremony was for the oaccasion. So, James comes highly reccomended from all those who saw him in action: bride, groom, friends and family alike!
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Jen & Oli - many thanks for the heartfelt hyperboles. I am very pleased that you were so happy with the whole service, lead-up, ceremony and all. The (very well written) info you provided me with helped a great deal as it gave me a feeling for how you both had lived and live your relationship from slightly different angles. Many thanks again and congratulations on organizing so much yourselves to create such a very colorful and classy wedding day+++! Un abrazo, James
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James was just fantastic! Our wedding ceremony was so special and personal. All of our guests were commenting on how amazing and unique it was. He was a pleasure work with, very helpful and approachable. We had lots of contact with James before our wedding day, meeting up in Barcelona, Skype calls and emails. This really put us at ease and made the ceremony run smoothly, Thank you so much!
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Siobhan & Joe - what can I say...? That's very nice to hear and it's great to know that you and your family and friends were so happy with the ceremony. All the best to both of you today and way beyond. Warmest regards, James
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We loved having James as our wedding celebrant. We wanted something relaxed and not too formal and that’s exactly what he delivered. James really personalised the service and the light hearted touch was appreciated by us and our guests. Several guests commented on how much they enjoyed the service, one even saying it was the best they had ever been to! Thank you James! We also valued how good the communication was in planning for the event, James quickly repsonded to all of our queries and filled us with confidence. We enjoyed every minute working with him and would highly recommend him to other couples.
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Hello there! Many thanks for those kind words - it's very satisfying to hear that you and your family and friends enjoyed the ceremony so much. Well done on picking a great location and for getting all the information to me with such efficiency - that helps me more than you'd know! Wishing you all the best for today, tomorrow and further beyond. Thanks again. James
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James was excellent, super friendly and put us at ease straight from the beginning. Witty and funny and relaxed and informal as we wanted. It was perfect. Thanks James!
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Hello Louise, Richard and Olivia - many thanks for those kind words. It was great to be a part of a very colorful and fun ceremony. Shame about LFC game, but thanks to you, there was one winning result that day! All the very bestest, James
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Full score on every point might seem like an exaggeration, but it really isn't. We came across James (i.e. The Wedding Man) when looking for wedding celebrants online, and quickly realised that this was a sure bet. From the first mail, quickly followed by a Skype chat, he demonstrated professionalism and enthusiasm, and willingly helped us with ideas and suggestions for the ceremony. The ceremony itself turned out perfect, and he easily brought out both tears and laughter from the guests. There's really not a single thing we would've wanted different, and the ceremony would not have been the same without him.
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Hello there J & J - thank you so, so much for your appraisal of my role in your big day. It gave me goose-pimples reading it! Thank you for trusting me to conduct your very romantic, intimate ceremony and for being so open about your relationship so I could personalize proceedings with ease. Many thanks again to both of you and all the best for Bali and beyond!! James
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He was better than we expected!
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Hello there you two - I imagine you are now over the jet-lag! Many thanks for those supportive words. Wishing you all the best, James
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The best there is! Ten stars quality! We cant thank James enough for his professionalism, and all his effort in advance of our big day in Barcelona. We had the chance to meet him before the wedding took place for a quick cup of coffee, and from the moment we met we just knew it, this guy is going to marry us, definitely! James is a warm, calm and friendly person, a person that when you meet, you feel like you've known him your entire life! Such a gift. Like many other couples we had a bunch of questions up front, and he always reply fast to e-mails. James: once again, we are so humble and thankful for the special moment you gave us when we said: I do... in our city of love, Barcelona. To readers of this review: If your searching for someone special that will give you that little extra touch on your important day, then this is THE man. Look no further. Book him, before someone else does! All the best, Preben Y Cecilie.
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Dear Cecilie, Preben & Nova - many many thanks for that fabulous review! It was a privilege to be part of such a special and romantic ceremony in such a great venue Ca L'Iborra. Thank you too to all the guests for their warm response to a different kind of wedding. I hope you continue to enjoy great health and adventures together today and far beyond. My warmest regards, James
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James was the perfect officiant for our wedding. His multilingual skills were seriously tested in our trilingual ceremony, and the mostly unilingual wedding guests were all very impressed. Right from the first Skype call with him we knew that we had made the right choice. His sense of humour matched well with our own, and yet he was always professional when it came to the serious matter of the preparation of our ceremony. In the weeks leading up to the ceremony he would check in from time to time to try to prevent us from making classic blunders ("Got those vows written yet? Huh?"). On the wedding day itself, James stepped up to the plate in a big way, re-arranging the venue to provide a better backdrop for the photographer, and mingling effortlessly with the very disparate guests. The ceremony that he had prepared was lovely, and perfectly captured our joy of life and our joy together. We didn't ever second guess the decision to take on James as part of our "team" - and would highly recommend his services.
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Gentlemen! Many many thanks for those very kind words. That's very kind. Thank you both for letting me part of a fun and romantic ceremony... and for inviting me to share lunch with you and yours! Wishing you both all the best today, tomorrow, forever and beyond. Warmest regards, James
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James performed our ceremony in Spain (we live in the UK). He truly made everything so easy and smooth right from the first conversation. We had a brief chat about what we wanted, he provided some formats etc. for us to look over and a questionnaire which we filled in about each other. On the day he enhanced an atmosphere of calm and fun! The whole ceremony was perfect and our guests haven't stopped commenting on how good James was!
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Amanda and Ross - many thanks for that very kind appraisal. I hope you are still enjoying your wedding's warm summer feeling to keep out that Brrrrrritish cold! Thank you for allowing me to be part of such a great occasion where the whole range of emotions were on display. Again, a huge applause for Dolores and her fantastic contribution. Goosepimpling stuff. Warmest regards today, tomorrow and far beyond. Jx
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We are so grateful to have had James officiate our ceremony. His support leading up to the big day was exceptional: chatting over skype to get to know us, and meeting with us to assuage any nerves about the wedding. James offered us so much guidance on how to put a ceremony together, but very much allowed it to be our own, with plenty of music and personal stories included. On the big day, James was his usual charming self, and he did an amazing job at every stage of the ceremony. He is just a wonderfully sincere, funny, and charming man, and that comes across so clearly in his work. Thank you James!
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Hello Cára & Eoin - many, many thanks for that review; your kind words made for real a-goosepimpling reading. That and the fact that you were so happy with my services is great to hear. It really was a very memorable romantic, fun-filled, sun-kissed and musical ceremony and I am very honored to have been a part of it. Many thanks again and all the bestest!
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James made our wedding ceremony a moment we will never forget!! It was a pleasure working with him for our big day. He is very professional and charming. The ceremony had the right mix of serious and personal. As we are both from different countries it was important for us to make everybody feel part of our special moment and James managed this perfectly, he spoke French, English, Catalan and a bit of Dutch.
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Hello Jiska & Gabriel - many, many thanks for your very kind review of my part in your ceremony. Much appreciated. Wishing you all the best... "dank je / merci / gràcies / thanks", James PS: My regards to all in Nijmegen, Holland's oldest city.
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You will not be able to find a better, charming, sympathetic and professional celebrant than James. James conducted our ceremony in Catalonia last summer. We could not have wished for a better ceremony, it was personal, emotional and funny at times. James takes a real effort in getting to know you beforehand (meeting you in person, Skype, email, etc), together with his knowledge of human nature and wedding-experience he delivered a beautiful ceremony that was greatly appreciated by us and our guests. Do yourself a favor and get in touch with James! Eva & Joris
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Hello Eva & Wijze oude uil! - many thanks for those warm generous words. It certainly was a very memorable sunny day in the country amongst all your smartly dressed family and friends at the spectacular La Tria. A particular high point was your vow-sharing moment - even though I understood almost nothing of the Dutch you spoke, it was clear from the look in your eyes and the expression on you faces that you really got to say what you had been waiting to say. Many thanks again to you and all the best for you, Zoe-Lynn, Luca & Xavi now and forever!
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Both Megan and I work in London so our first meeting with James was over Skype from Barcelona. We instantly decided James was a great fit for us and met with James on our second trip to Barcelona where we just ran through some details of the big day and some ideas about the flow of the ceremony. James provided us with a template and some ideas for vows - one of the many things we hadn't thought about. He also asked some questions to get context of us as a couple. On the days itself James was was excellent. The tone of the ceremony was ideal with a mix of humour, love and even a Brexit joke was squeezed in. Feedback from the guests, a mix American and UK citizens was very positive and everyone appreciated the relaxed conducting of the ceremony under the Spanish sun. Thank you James!
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We are delighted to recommend James as the celebrant for your wedding. We had a Spanish/Irish wedding in Catalonia in July 2017 with neither sides guests understanding the other language. We couldn't figure out what to do about this and then we came across James website and everything was fine from then on. His preparations beforehand are excellent and the day itself was perfect. James conducted the ceremony perfectly, switching from Spanish to English at ease, allowing everyone to feel included. We received a lot of compliments from guests on this. James is professional, funny & engaging and we would recommend him to anyone getting married in the Barcelona area, even if you don't need a multi lingual celebrant.
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Sonia & Conor - thank you for those very kind remarks on my celebrant services on your big day. I'm so happy we managed to side-step the rain - amazing it let off just for the ceremony! Wishing you all the best... next time you're in Terrassa, give me a shout!
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James, you did such an amazing job as our celebrant. You made us both feel super relaxed. Although we had only met each other once prior to our wedding day, we felt as if someone who knew us like a close family friend was marrying us. This, I feel, is a rare and special connection. Your communication throughout the whole process was great. If at any point we felt the need to double check anything with you, our email would be replied to and our questions answered promptly and professionally. We have also had members of our family and friends comment on the wonderful job you did. They mentioned how friendly, warm and professional you were :) I'm so sorry we weren't able to say a proper goodbye to you, as we would have liked to of been able to thank you in person for the wonderful job you did for us. It was lovely getting to know you over the past year or so and I am sure our paths will cross again at some stage.:)
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Cassie & Andrew! Many, many thanks for that very affectionate review. It truly was a enchanted forest wedding - you both looked fabulous, as did your bridesmaids and cheeky groomsmen and the venue, was, well... spectacular. Everyone there was warm and welcoming and that is what made it such an emotional event. Wishing you all the best always and beyond. Keep in touch! Warmest regards, Jamesxx
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We originally met James in Barcelona a year before our wedding for a drink and lovely chat. Throughout the year ahead we remained in touch regularly through emails and Skype as we live in England. James from day one of meeting gave us confidence in our choice of wedding ceremony - even suggesting helpful hints that we hadn't thought of to help make our day unique to us. The ceremony itself was way beyond our expectations. James created a personalised emotional funny and loving ceremony that was like no other I have attended. he managed this through really getting to know us individually and as a couple. James is a warm and generous person and this came through throughout the day. we are now happily married with memories of a ceremony that was perfect for us. We can also remind ourselves as James kindly provided us after with a beautifully presented copy of the ceremony itself. We cannot capture everything we want to share in a few words only that we recommend James to everyone that wants a wedding made unique to them that's full of 'love smiles and happiness'. James we cant express enough thanks to you. You created a ceremony beyond our dreams. We wish you every success and happiness in the future and would love to catch up next time we are in Barcelona. Ryan and Mari. x
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Mari, Ryan, Oscar & Mio... gosh... many, many thanks for those very kind and very flattering words. I am honored and delighted to have been part of such a fun ceremony in a great location with a warm friend-and-family atmosphere. Thanks to all of you. Warmest Mediterranean regards, James x
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James was perfect for our wedding. We didn't want anything religious and James provided us with a beautiful ceremony that was just that. Still felt very spiritual with other romantic readings
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Charlotte & Atle - many thanks... it was my pleasure to be part of your very sweet, very romantic Norwegian woodland wedding. Warmest regards from Barcelona, James
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We met James long before our wedding in Spain and from the very beginning he put our minds at ease with his easy-going charm. He kept in touch throughout our wedding planning and took the time to meet us in Barcelona twice to discuss how we wanted our ceremony to work. James officiated our wedding in May 2017 at Villa Catalina, Sant-Pere-de-Ribes. The setting and weather were perfect and James didn’t disappoint either. He immediately allayed any wedding day jitters for the groom whilst waiting at the end of the aisle, being calm, collected and offering advice on what would happen. Once the ceremony began he really came into his own and gave a great introduction and history of the bride and groom. James was assured and amusing in the right places throughout which led to numerous comments from our guest saying how good he was and what a great celebrant we’d chosen. We’d definitely recommend James to anyone getting married in Spain and we’re so happy he was able to be a part of making our day so special. Thanks James!
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Grainne & Sean - many, many thanks for those great words. I am very flattered and was honored to be a part of your very romantic rustic wedding. You both did really well and the fact that you both shed "chears" (cheerful tears) made the occasion all the more momentous. Wishing yo all the best from a very hot Barcelona, James
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We cannot praise James enough, he was the perfect celebrant for our relaxed wedding in Spain. Taking the time to not only Skype us, (we live overseas) but also meet us in person before the big day, James got to know us and ensured he understood what type of ceremony we wanted. For us, a relaxed fun filled day was the aim, and James' ceremony kicked it all off perfectly. His relaxed demeanor immediately puts you at ease, and his enthusiasm for what he does makes you even more excited :) We had SO MANY guests comment on how great he was, and what a personal, humorous yet sentimental ceremony he gave. Should we ever renew our vows we will be contacting The Wedding Man!
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Lucy & Mark - thank you so much for taking the time to pen that very considerate and very flattering account of my part on your big day. Thank both of you too for your calm and accommodating approach to the often nerve-racking experience of the lead-up to a wedding day. I am very glad yo both enjoyed the ceremony - without your jocular-but-sentimental contribution to the script it wouldn't have been possible. All the best Stateside. Warm regards, James
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When planning a wedding you tend to focus on the parts you think will add value; the venue, the caterers, the band, but you can't appreciate just how much value a good celebrant can bring to your day and James is a great celebrant. From the first meeting James showed a genuine interest in us as people and our relationship and through this he was able to provide us with a touching, funny and professional service that got our already special day off to the perfect start, he even helped us find a singer for the service. To have all our guests come up to us afterwards and tell us that was the best service they had seen is testament to the time and effort James put into our day and is the strongest recommendation and best compliment we can give.
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You beauties! That is very very kind. It was great to be part of such a fun wedding with all the emotions running wild and free. Laughs, tears, sing-songs and sun - it had it all. All the very best to you and your families. Warmest regards from the Mediterranean, James
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James provided fun and laughter to our wedding celebration. He is a bilingual speaker which was perfect given we have family speaking both English and Spanish. We received many comments from the guests about James, and his sense of humour. This was exactly what we wanted, people to enjoy the setting and the day and to be relaxed moving forward. I would highly recommend James if you are planning a wedding in Barcelona or the nearby area.
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Hello Leah & Mario - CONGRATULATIONS again and many thanks for the great review. I am pleased that you were happy with my services on your big day. Warmest regards, James
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Having James as our wedding celebrant was the perfect choice! He met and exceeded all of our expectations! He took the time to get to know us and conducted the ceremony with such style and grace! We highly recommend him to anyone who wants a personalized touch to their weddig ceremony!
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You guys! Many thanks for your kinder than kind words! It was an honour to be a part of such a lovely tearful-but-cheerful ceremony for two of Canada's best! Warmest regards, James
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Right now, you are planning your perfect wedding day as you search through every celebrant or officiant, and reading countless reviews- but let me give you assurance, you can stop here. I cannot say enough great things about James The Wedding Man! Honestly, after meeting James via Skype and instantly connecting with him, there was no question we wanted him with us on our wedding day. It turned out to be a fabulous decision. James is witty and sentimental at the same time while also being professional and organized. James guided us through the process and sent helpful inspiration along the way. We were so happy Flutter Magazine shared our wedding ceremony and included a photo with the best officiant we could ask for. Thank you James from the bottom of our hearts!
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Awwwww shucks, I bet you say that to all your wedding celebrants! That's really, really kind of you, Ashley & Tyler. And a star appearance in FLUTTER MAGAZINE was a real bonus. Thank you very, very... very much. James x
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James was a last-minute celebrant, recommended by someone who needed to cancel at short notice. And we couldn't have been happier! From the moment we spoke to James via Skype, we knew that we were in good hands. Personable, warm and approachable, he was really quick to understand what we were like as a couple and what we needed from a celebrant. He is extremely professional and led our ceremony beautifully, but it was his open and relaxed style that meant we shared in a celebration of our relationship, not merely a bland service. The ceremony was personal and perfectly tailored to our needs - in fact many of our guests commented on just how 'us' our ceremony was. Getting the right celebrant at a destination wedding is so important, and we are extremely grateful that James made our special day memorable and unique.
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Many thanks you two! Warmest regards, James
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