“From the new Mr and Mrs Phillips, Carly, we cannot thank you enough. Our extended family thought our service was superb and even that is an understatement. The way in which you treated us from the very start made our experience so easy. You were actual pre-marriage therapy for us – it was amazing! We believe it was fate that made us find you and we knew from the first second we met (albeit digitally) you would make our wedding a sensational. The service itself was beyond what we could ask for. You are fantastic and we are so so happy with you as our celebrant. Stay in touch – we’ll come find you when we are in your area! Go raibh maith agat – (my good be at you and Thank You in Irish)”
Holly & Connor – married in the Algarve, Portugal 2nd of June 2018
“Carly, It was such an amazing day that exceeded both our expectations. We are both so grateful to you helping us realise our dream wedding. Everyone couldn’t stop saying how flawless you where, some people thought you were Google Alexa because you were so flawless lol, we were honestly so happy with your delivery, tone and humour and could not ask for anything to be different. Many people said that it was the best service they have ever been too which has also made us very happy.”
Sheila & Alan – married in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal 20th of April 2018
We had a wonderful experience with Carly as our celebrant and would highly recommend her services, especially to those having a destination wedding. We found her to be very personable, whilst highly professional throughout the process, and in every aspect of her service delivery. Carly is a very charismatic person who is clearly passionate about the work she does. Her enthusiasm was always fun to share in and we felt comfortable with her from the first time we Skyped. Carly showed a genuine interest in getting to know us and our story, and this really came through in her delivery of our ceremony. Carly was an attentive listener and provided us with plenty of inspiration, information and feedback throughout the process. With regards to creating a ceremony that was both unique and fitting to us, she would always offer alternative options and support / direction when we needed it. Thanks again for everything! You made the day that bit more magical.”
Emily & Ryan – married in the Douro Valley, Portugal 27th of May 2017
“While planning our ceremony in the North Portuguese mountains, we hit a wall with finding a celebrant who could conduct our ceremony in English and Portuguese. I can’t believe how much I feel like we hit the jackpot with Carly! Making sure all our guests were included and understanding what was going on was so important to us and when Carly handed us her positive, understanding and kind words basically telling us it was no problem, a huge weight was lifted off our shoulders. From start to finish the process was quick, efficient and completely bespoke. Carly was extremely helpful with information & guidance and was extremely patient with us while we made decisions. We literally could not recommend Carly enough, her services were perfect in every way and exactly what you need on your big day. I’m not letting go of her contact details for the day we decide to renew our vows! Thanks again Carly
Jenna & Carlos – married in Guarda, Portugal, 26th of August 2017
“I just want to say a big thank you for everything! The ceremony was so perfect I couldn’t of asked for better, it had so much love and meaning. And to have Carly and Miguel preform it so perfectly was just amazing. The two languages worked perfectly.  All our family and friends loved it so much. We will for sure recommend you. Again thank you so much!”
Emma & Carlos – married in Cascais, Portugal, 24th of June 2017
“Our wedding ceremony was more beautiful than we could ever of dreamed of. Carly took time to get to know us as individuals and as a couple, and find out about our likes and dislikes and incorporated these into the ceremony in such a way that it touched so many hearts. Not only did we get the usual compliments after the wedding from our guests about how we looked etc but also how touching and sincere our ceremony was. The words were so dear to our heart that we laughed and cried and could not stop smiling throughout. Carly was simply amazing and we felt so relaxed with her. If we ever renew our vows we know who to call!”
Hardeep & Tomasz – married in Cascais, Portugal, 3rd of June 2017
“Just as we were for one another Carly was our perfect match! Her professionalism, positive attitude and experience are just what you need for such an exciting, very important and potentially very stressful occasion. Her calm way of dealing with things perfectly calms you down and the preparation of her work is very personalised, detailed and as tailor made as it can get – Carly is just the perfect choice!”
Olga & Joscha – married in Amares, Portugal, 13th of May 2017
“Carly and Miguel were a great team, working together to give us just the type of ceremony that we really wanted for our wedding in Porto. We particularly appreciated the warmth and responsiveness of this couple in helping us from abroad with writing and planning the ceremony. They were happy to help us with whatever we needed, supportive in all of our ideas, and creative in assisting us with searches for ideas for the ceremony (in terms of both readings and rites we wanted to include). We were grateful for their conscientiousness and also flexibility all the time we worked with them. The moment we saw their website, we knew that they were the celebrants we had been looking for. Their creativity and love shows through their website. These celebrants love what they do, and they do it with grace and style. Highly recommended.”
Cammie & Helmuth – married in Porto, Portugal 17th of July 2016
“Thank you so much  for such a great performance, as we mentioned before after just one skype meeting you put together an amazing speech, which included everything  we could ask for. Carly, you covered every single bit straight to the point and we loved it. You made our ceremony unforgettable.”
Tetyana & Erik – married on the island of Hvar, Croatia 5th of September 2015
“Carly, thank you for being an excellent celebrant. From the moment we met you we felt assured and confident that you would do a lovely job. We really appreciated that you took the time to listen to us about our relationship history and to get to know us. It made the ceremony so much more personal. Your script was beautiful and captured everything we wanted to include at our ceremony. You really made it special for us, so thank you. We would 100% recommend you to other couples looking for a wedding celebrant.”
Rhian & Ashley – married on the island of Brač, Croatia 22nd of August 2015
“Just a quick note to express our sincere thanks, and appreciation for all that you both did to make our day so special! We wish you both a continued happy and loving future, and please, PLEASE keep in touch!! Thanks again, you will both have a special place in our hearts… Even the rain didn’t stop us from having an amazing day!! Everyone commented that you guys were amazing, and showed great passion and emotion… Perfect!!”
Carl & Larissa – married in Florence, Italy 12th of June 2015
“We have worked with Carly while organizing a few destination weddings and the only thing I can say about the experience is that it has exceeded our expectations! Carly is a professional who is also very passionate about her work (obviously she loves weddings just as much as we do!) and that reflects in the ceremonies she performs. Carly works with each couple individually in order to get to know them and create a ceremony that not just represents them as a couple, but as well is meaningful, moving and unforgettable for everyone. We’re looking forward to working with Carly in the future as we can’t imagine a better fit for us and our couples.”
Milda Urbonaite, founder and wedding planner at “Dalmatia Events”
“As an international wedding planner, I often find myself planning weddings for people from all over the world, incorporating their traditions together with Italian ones, in order to make the day as personal but authentic as possible. Whilst planning a Tuscan wedding for a wonderful Brazilian/English couple, their dream was to have their ceremony conducted in both english & portuguese. I came across Carly & Miguel and they immediately put my clients at ease, through skype sessions due to distance and regular email, they tailor made the perfect ceremony. On the day of the wedding they were professional, punctual & perfect. They also happen to be two of the most pleasant people you could ever hope to meet! Could not have been happier with their services & plan on booking them for future events. Highly recommended.”
Francesca Stunell – Italian Wedding Event, Italy

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Photography: Picture at the top of the page of Emily & Ryan by Ana Luísa Pinto of LUMINOUS Photography