WEDDINGS







Are you planning a Wedding in Spain & looking for a Humanist, non religious Officiator?    
CONTACT- 
info@SpainHumanistWeddings.com
info@CelebrantCostaBlanca.com
00 34- 642 513 837 mobile,whats app.   

Susan and her  colleague Robyn are the most experienced Celebrant and Wedding Planner in the Alicante and Valencia areas. They are also Registered Humanist Celebrants in Brussels, and can incorporate different languages into a Ceremony so all your guests feel welcome. 
 
Non Religious Ceremonies offered    


WEDDING CEREMONIES

COMMITMENT CEREMONIES

 RENEWAL OF VOWS  



WEDDING CEREMONIES 
 Legal Civil weddings, including same sex marriages, are available in Spain, but recent changes in the qualifying criteria have made legal marriages in most areas very difficult and expensive if you are not a Spanish resident.  If you qualify we can however incorporate your local Town Hall legal wedding wiht ours. As long as the corect paperwork is processed, and a Council official agrees to come to the wedding to sign the papers at the end.
It is less expensive and much easier to have the legal marriage papers completed  in your own country and come to Spain for your  'Symbolic Wedding.'

 This can be exactly the same as a real wedding- and your guests wont know the difference if you don't tell them. You can choose your own vows and readings, and exchange rings.  Just as you sign a register in a legal wedding you sign a certificate with your witnesses for whichever ceremony you choose.   

The ceremony may be small with just the couple and two witnesses, or may be a large event for hundreds. It can be exactly as you want  - such as romantic & emotional. You can either write your own vows, or choose from the list sent to you. Friends & family can contribute with readings & poems. You can be assisted with your musical choices too.

CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY
This is a lovely way of signifying the joining of two families as one and is often incorporated into a Wedding Ceremony.  It is especially poignant where there are children from previous relationships, as it symbolises them now being one family, and they enjoy being involved in this special day. 
Candle lighting may also be used to signify a couple joining as one unit, or to remember those who could not be there on the day. 

OTHER  ADDITIONS TO A CEREMONY
There are many ideas you may add -such as hand fasting, sand mixing, future box presentation, ring warming and many more. Please ask for ideas.

THE AREA 
 
The Costa Blanca is one of the most stunning Coasts in Spain, with white sand beaches, small coves and dramatic mountains.The sun shines for over 300 days  a year so weddings can be held in most months too.  There are many fantastic Hotels,Venues & Restaurants which provide superb settings for your Special Day together with a wide range of foods and services
Discounts are available for the Winter. Ceremonies may be held any day of the week. Advice re locations is available.


RENEWAL OF VOWS
 
A perfect way to celebrate an Anniversary or to reaffirm your love for one another- whether you have been together for a short time or many years


COMMITMENT CEREMONY
Some couples are unable to have a legal marriage for varying reasons. A non religious Commitment ceremony is a wonderful way of declaring their love and wishes to stay together in front of family and friends.


LGBTQ  UNIONS &  BLESSINGS 
Humanism shows no discrimination,therefore same sex Blessings in Spain are availableHumanists value other humans equally no matter what creed, colour, age, gender, sexuality or social standing they are.

DIFFERENT LANGUAGES 
Many weddings have couples and their guests of different  Nationalities. The Welcome and a few other parts of the Ceremony may be done in not only English, but another language too. This may help your guests enjoy the ceremony more,whether they speak English or not.  
Weddings always include the Spanish Civil Code in both Spanish & English, and sometimes other parts in Spanish. 
German, Arabic, Norwegian, French and Japanese have been added at Weddings. Given enough notice, and assistance with pronunciation, any language can be attempted.  
You may say your vows and ring exchange words in your own language, and family or guests may do readings or poems in their own language too. 

FEES are not standard.
They can be different  for each and every ceremony-whether  small or large and in what area..
A Fee is subject to 21%IVA tax and travel costs-  and out of area expenses if necessary. Extra charges may be applied for any aspect of advice and planning the wedding
Canapes and/ or drinks after your Ceremony can be provided.
Full catering service for your reception is available at varying prices

    Assistance may be given for other aspects of your wedding and this may incur an  extra cost or expenses depending on the amount of work required.

    Small groups, Winter Weddings or various other circumstances may qualify for discount. Please free to discuss this as the aim is to be as flexible as possible so that more clients are able to enjoy the services

    VENUES 
    A few ideas- photos taken with my own little camera..
    1. A stunning famous historical palace with a ceremony on an outside terrace overlooking gardens and a banquet inside. 





    2. A countryside Restaurant with beautiful grounds and a pool






















































    3. An old Olive Mill with gardens,a pool, a marquee  and lots of rooms.



















































    4. Outside a Castle overlooking the turquoise sea .

      












    3. A Beautiful countryside venue with acommodation.
     






































    **FULL WEDDING PLANNING SERVICE AVAILABLE - PLEASE ASK**

    WEDDINGS IN VILLAS OR FINCAS 
    WEDDINGS, Renewals of Vows  & other Ceremonies are very popular in your own Villa, a family property, or a rented holiday home. It is more private, less cost, you can decorate how you want, and if you have good neighbours- you can party later...
     We have a list of many types available in the Alicante & Valencia areas, and can offer you ideas.  Or you find your own villa, and let us know where it is. Either way you you book the property direct so you are in control.

    CATERING
    Imagine your own International Chef and professional Staff to cook & serve amazing food & drinks for you on your wedding day - at less cost than a Restaurant!
    This can come true..
    Also you may buy your own drinks, or give us a list and we will make sure all is delivered- and a bar is  set up for you. 

    What sort of food?
    It can be anything you would like..even special catering for coeliacs, allergies, vegans, sin gluten, children etc.
    IDEAS-

    TAPAS & PAELLAS
    These traditional Spanish dishes are very popular and not costly.
    TO START-TAPAS   
     Normally a choice of 4 different plates of tapas are put on the tables to share.  Many choices   e.g.


    Large Gambas (king prawn type)  with garlic on a spoon  OR  in a dish with sauce
    Chorizo spanish sausages slowly cooked in a cider reduction
    Garlic mushrooms
    Smoked salmon wraps with fresh dill and a touch of mustard
     
    MAIN- PAELLAS 
    Served buffet style or at the table - your choice.
    Great choices here-different sized pans depending on the numbers of guests .

     
    Mixed meat, fish & shell fish , vegetarian, or mixed meat & fish paellas.  
     You may have a combination e.g large mixed meat, large fish & small vegetarian
    Served with choices of of salads.  




    Paella Cooking equipment is provided. 

    Note-Many choose a BBQ together with Paellas .

    BBQ
    Barbecues do not need to be just  'steak, burgers & sausages.'  
    Also our Chef marinades some meats to make it tender and delicious

    Top class steaks only...
    Choices of a variety of Meats, fish, shellfish, sausages,  vegetarian food,
    as well as  baked potatoes  and vegetables or fruit. 
    Various salads, rice, and other delightful dishes are served as well.    

    If you have a tight budget then we offer you a delicious special low cost BBQ-
    chicken, fish, sausages, burgers, potatoes, salads etc.  Lots of food.     

    DESSERTS
    All Menus may have irresistable home- made desserts added

    e.g. 
    Dark chocolate mousse with a mango coulis
    Tiramisu
    Meringues with cream and fresh strawberries in season
    Local fresh fruit salad ( and ice cream or cream  if wanted)
    White chocolate cheesecake

    Decorative fresh fruit table.
     
    BUFFETS
    From something simple to International Gourmet food - we can offer you many choices of buffets, for just a few guests or a large event, to suit your pocket.

    Hot and/or  cold food buffets-
    Whatever your preference - served for your Wedding,or any other event.
    Whole poached salmon, carvery ham, beef &  other  meats  cheeses, salads, home made tortillas, desserts.

    BUFFET MENU IDEA
    Chilled tomato vegetables soup
    king size prawn kebabs, smoked salmon wraps
    Mixed salad
    Bread and garlic dip
    Fillet steak skewers with cherry tomatoes and a
    wild garlic sauce perfumed with Jerez brandy
    Mixed vegetables

    Baker style potatoes with Morels & sweet onions
    Roses of cured ham, 

    Tartar of tuna
    Marinated aparagus,
    Pina colada coulisPineapple raviolis filled with a white chocolate mousse.
    Decorative fresh fruit fruit

     Themed buffets are available such as Indian, Moroccan, Italian, Mexican, Chinese and Spanish.

    DINNERS 
    Chef will cook sit down meals- as many courses as you prefer
    e.g 
    Starters-
    Mixed Tapas 
    Serrano ham & melon
    Garlic Prawns
    Mixed salad & vegetables with dips
    Chrizo in a cider reduction 

    Main Courses-
    Home made Lamb tagine with pomegranate.   
    Chicken medallions in a creamy champagne and chives sauce
    A mild or hotter chicken Tandoori curry.Shoulder of pork slowly cooked on the bbq . 

    Desserts-
    Chocolate mousse with fresh mango
    Summer fruits pudding
    Meringue & Raspberries
    Dame Blanche
    Strawberry cheesecake