Your elopement wedding ceremony
I will create a truly bespoke intimate wedding script crafted around your unique love story. The beauty of your ceremony is that I can be totally selfish and focus on just the two of you! No family or friends to try and engage or include within the ceremony.
I will send you a draft copy to approve, or if you trust me, I can totally surprise you on the day and see the joy on your faces as you hear your love story unfold.
Beware! This will be an emotional ceremony so be assured I will have some hankies at the ready!
Do you love the idea of an elopement in Spain? So do I!
I totally get it. This day belongs to you and no one else. No big wedding with all the fuss and stress and expense. A beautiful celebration with just the two of you. Your love story, your way!
Have you picked your “perfect” spot? Is it on the sandy beaches of Cabo de Gata, or the sun kissed dunes of Desert of Las Taberna, or the mountains of the Sierra Nevada, or maybe a pretty town plaza, or even an open road? Wherever it is, let’s begin our journey together.
As your celebrant I’m here to create a ceremony that captures the beauty of your love story. No matter what your idea of the perfect elopement, be it simple or a bit “out there”, I’ll provide you with all the encouragement and support to make this celebration special. Your elopement day will be full of joy, with a relaxed vibe, sacred and beautiful.
Kind Words from Happy Couples
E&C – Cala Clemence Del Portichol, Javea, Costa Blanca
“Sally created the most personalised ceremony for us, and in such a short time frame (2 weeks!). Sally made everything easy for us from start to finish.
Our ceremony was beautiful with so much humour describing our relationship so perfectly. We couldn’t be more thankful”
M&G in Denia – Costa Blanca
P&K – Almanzora, Almeria
Tell me Your Love Story
My goal is to create a truly bespoke and intimate wedding script for your elopement in Spain. A ceremony crafted around your love story where you can truly enjoy the moments remembered for a lifetime.
When it comes to the ceremony on the day, I will put you both at total ease and together we will simply be in the moment…where time itself is almost standing still. When it’s time to say your vows to each other I will quietly move to one side giving you absolute privacy while saying the most private of words you’ve thought long and hard about to each other.
Because this is your elopement, your way, maybe you would like to incorporate a particular ritual that resonates with you or include a blend of religious or spiritual elements, whatever it is, there are no rules with a celebrant led ceremony! For more inspiration my elopement blog may help you on your way!
Now I’m excited to hear from you to discuss your plans and the amazing Elopement possibilities that are available in southern Spain. Let’s start our journey together.
How it Works
Get in touch
I offer a complimentary no obligation introductory meeting by phone, video call or locally in person if you live close to Mojacar, so you can discover whether I’m the celebrant you would like to help you celebrate your special day. I hope I am!
Tell me about your perfect elopement!
Once you say yes I will send you my Terms & Conditions and as soon as the deposit is paid, your date is secured in my diary.
I will send over a couples questionnaire for you both to complete, followed by further follow up calls, draft scripts along the way so I can start getting creative on your script. I also send ideas for readings and poems that I think may resonate with you and other options that you may not have considered to further personalise your ceremony. And if you’re feeling creative, I can even send you some vow examples so you can start to create your own.
On the day
I arrive 1 hour before the start of the ceremony to help steady any nerves and liaise with any planners or suppliers you may have enlisted to help on your special day but I will of course have spoken to all suppliers well before your actual ceremony.
Spain Elopement Ceremony FAQs
Will the elopement ceremony script be unique?
“I write from the heart with a bit of added soul”
As they say, the devil is in the detail. Yes, your script will be totally unique to you both. It can be something more traditional, or quirky, full of fun to include both memorable and poignant moments, how cool is that!. My aim is for you and your guests to be talking about your ceremony for years to come!! With your help I get down to the nitty gritty to discover the very core of your personalities (I’m naturally nosey in all honesty!) I ask loads of questions and invest a huge amount of time getting to know you both to find out about your unique relationship so I can create a storyboard all about you! I get to discover how special each partner is to the other and will ensure your ceremony reflects you both as individuals and as a couple…how lucky am I?
I listen to your ideas and expectations so if you prefer bucket loads of humour injected into your ceremony with lots of little anecdotes about you both then just leave it to me! Tears and laughter all at once are my speciality! How about your beloved pet being your ring bearer or maybe you want your guests to join in with your favourite song halfway through your ceremony? Easy peasy!
My goal is to personalise your ceremony and make it as formal or informal as you wish, there really are no boundaries.
Can you help me find other wedding suppliers in Spain?
Where can we have our elopement ceremony in Spain?
Having your wedding along the coast of Spain is a beautiful choice. From Alicante to Malaga the possibilities are plentiful. What’s your ideal wedding location? Do you dream of exchanging your vows surrounded by nature be it a beach like the shores of Cabo de Gata or a national park in the Sierra Nevada mountains? Is history and culture your style with locations like Seville or an idyllic town plaza? Maybe you’ve found the perfect hillside villa with the relaxed vibe and stunning views? Whatever you are looking for, you will find it in beautiful Spain!
Within reason you can hold your ceremony anywhere you want and can have it at any time of the day! With so many beautiful towns, cities and beaches in Spain there is so much on offer. From beachside restaurants, to villas in the mountains, fincas, haciendas, even castle’s.
If you do want a beach ceremony then unless it’s an elopement ceremony you are likely to need a license which a wedding planner can help with. Not only can you hold your ceremony anywhere you want and can have it at any time of the day, being blessed with over 320 glorious days of sunshine we experience each year here in Spain, you can pretty much slot in your ceremony anywhere from dawn to dusk!
I’ve had the pleasure of being a celebrant at different locations and for different couples. I believe that love comes in many guises and colours and wedding ceremonies of today should be as unique as you. When we work together it is your day, your way.
Why Elope to Spain?
The thing about escaping to do a destination wedding is usually because couples are wanting something different to what they can get in their home country. They want somewhere where not only is the sun shining but a place where they can hold their wedding ceremony outside without any fear of rain. On the plus side it also becomes your wedding and your honeymoon – bonus! No having to even think about anything else but enjoying yourselves…what’s not to love!
How do we get married in Spain?
Getting legally married in Spain is not easy, and even Spanish residents living here can find it tricky as Spain in general loves bureaucracy and paperwork! As a guide, to be legally married you do need to involve a Registrar, whether that be in Gibraltar, or in the UK or whichever country you reside in.
Contracting your marriage in front of the Gibraltarian Registrar is the legal part of getting married. The Registrar can only conduct your marriage at one of their approved venues with a non-religious ceremony under registration guidelines.
Is our Celebrant wedding ceremony in Spain legally binding?
If my partner and I both live In Spain, can we legally get married here?
However, legislation changes all the time, so if you do fit the relevant brief to have your civil partnership here then you will need to register your relationship as “pareja de hecho” at your local council or “ayuntamiento” and take it from there.