“Someone even thought you were a friend of ours, that’s how personal and heartfelt your ceremony was!”
Paul & Éilis
Welcome to Your European Wedding Celebrant! Our team of experienced and dedicated wedding celebrants are here to work with you to create your ideal ceremony. We believe that every couple deserves to have a wedding ceremony that is as unique and personal as their love for one another.

Run by Head Celebrant Carly Petracco, YEWC is comprised of a team of wedding celebrants in Portugal that conduct symbolic wedding ceremonies all over Europe. The team has officiated symbolic wedding ceremonies in Portugal, Spain, Italy, Croatia and Holland. We have experience in various types of wedding ceremonies, including, traditional wedding ceremonies, same-sex wedding ceremonies, multicultural and multilingual weddings ceremonies, and alternative wedding ceremonies.

With English, Portuguese, German, French, Flemish, and Spainish language skills on our team we are privileged to celebrate weddings for couples from all over the world in Porto, all over Portugal and around Europe.

Photo of Carlos & Jenna by Claudia Rose Carter

Our Team

Carly adores international and multicultural ceremonies. As one half of a multicultural and multilingual couple she intimately understands the challenges of creating a ceremony that is inclusive of everyone. Carly works diligently with the couple to be married to create a unique ceremony that reflects their personalities, values, beliefs and, most importantly, their love.

Isabel bring her Portuguese heritage and her love of love to every wedding she performs. Whether in English or Portuguese, Isabel works hard to learn about the couple to be married in order to create a ceremony like nothing before. She will be there to walk you through your day, not only as your celebrant, but as your friend.

Born to English and German parents, in a relationship with her Maltese partner living in Portugal means Vanessa carries a brilliant insight into a truly international life. Her calm presence coupled with the pure joy she derives from learning about a couple creates a winning combination for a beautiful and personal ceremony. Vanessa ist unsere freie Traurednerin für deutsche und englische Zeremonien hier in Portugal.

Helene always knew she wanted to live outside of her native France, thus she studied languages. Her studies and work have allowed her to call France, Belgium, Germany, and now Portugal home. Helene sees her goal in life as finding happiness for herself, while helping others be happy, which is why she is the celebrant you want by your side on your day. C’est avec joie que je conduirais votre cérémonie en Français au Portugal.

Our City

Your European Wedding Celebrant is based in Porto, Portugal. But why Porto you may ask? After living in 8 different cities in 5 different countries (the USA, Italy, England, Croatia and Portugal) over the past 12 years, Carly realized that Porto offers everything one could hope for in a beautiful, destination wedding location and as a place to call home. Porto is a medieval city comprised of winding streets, small allies, hidden gems and spectacular views. The city offers its residents and guests a unique mixture of history, world class architecture, stunning sunsets, blue flag beaches, and a cuisine that feels like your mom made it. Porto is a one of a kind mixture of the historical and the modern, the classic and the trendy, the homey and the international. The only question that remains, why wouldn’t you want to be married here?

Our love of travel

Are you looking for a wedding celebrant for your wedding in the North of Portugal? Portugal? Or beyond? Utilizing Porto’s central location in the North of Portugal, we are able to easily access all large and small cities in the region. This includes weddings in the Douro Valley, in and around Braga, Guimarães, Trás-os-Montes, Minho and all the other beautiful gems of the region. In addition, our team is available for wedding ceremonies in Lisbon and around, as well as for weddings in the Alentejo and Algarve regions. We are also available to travel further afield in order to ensure every married couple has the chance to have their own personalized wedding ceremony. As wedding celebrants, we know that finding the perfect location is important, which is why we are always ready to travel!

Photography: Picture at the top of the page taken by Gianluca & Mary of ADOVASIO.