HEY, I'M EVÓRA!

I’m a trend setter, an adventurer, a coffee lover and a photographer! I love experiments and personal projects. Finding new perspectives and breathing in new life into old boring scenes is what inspires and gets me excited! If you call yourself a creative, proudly wear that title, be memorable, inspire others and always be ahead of the crowd! Be Evóra!

SYMBOLIC RITUALS

I perform any of the rituals below but am happy to incorporate any religious or cultural traditions into your ceremony...

Handfasting

This is my favourite symbolic marital ritual to include in the ceremonies I conduct, it has a long history of celtic connections and is a beautiful special element you can include in your wedding ceremony. You may have already seen handfasting taking place on films like Braveheart and more recently in the series Outlander or in the footage of Prince William's wedding!

The couples hands are bound together during the ceremony with ribbons, or a piece of sentimental material or rope,( in Braveheart Bruce Willis used a strip from his kilt!). The colours used in the handfasting can be coordinated with the wedding decor too. The binding of the hands symbolises the coming together and commitment of two people and their lives becoming entwined.

The great thing about handfasting is that you can include family members, guests or your children, they can be the ones to carry out the fasting. Whilst this is being done, you can recite vows of commitment or I or a guest can read them out or state what for example the colours of the ribbons symbolise.

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Unity Candle

In this beautiful ritual two family members can light a candle or 2 individual candles to symbolise you both moving on from the two individual families onto forming your own family together, but also to symbolise the joining together of the two families. Alternatively you and your partner can light a candle together in your ceremony to symbolise your new union as a married couple. Unity candle rituals have long been used in faith ceremonies and pagan ceremonies, however it has a universal meaning of uniting two people and as a celebrant it is one I love, particularly in bilingual ceremonies here in Spain where it really helps both families feel included.

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Rose ceremony

This is a simple but incredibly sweet element that many couples choose to include in their ceremonies. It's fantastic if you are looking for a gesture that can include your mother in laws or grandmothers, in bilingual ceremonies a rose ceremony really makes your family members feel involved. You present them with roses to thank them for supporting you both, or alternatively you and your loved one can exchange roses as your first gifts to each other as a married couple.

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Wine box/ Love box ceremony

Soooo...here's what it is; you both write love letters to eachother before the wedding takes place and choose your favourite wine. Important objects, memories and the letters are placed in a box with the wine and sealed, both swear you won't open the box until the anniversary of your choice. However if throughout the marriage you are going through a rough patch the box is there for you both to open and to remind you why you fell in love and chose eachother as life partners.

If you are getting married in Spain, there are lots of great wines to choose from! You can also look for a beautiful vintage or artisanal box.

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Breaking the glasses

This one is traditionally used in Jewish weddings and marks the end of the ceremony. Two champagne flutes are wrapped in a cloth and you and your partner stamp on them

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Broom jumping ceremony

What is broom jumping all about?

Well, thought to have originated in the 19th century, this ceremony ritual is based upon a tradition that symbolises the clearing away of negativity, with one sweep of the broom. It is you and your partners' threshold to cross over into your new life together as a married couple. I absolutely love original traditions and rituals like broom jumping and as a bilingual celebrant I can create and carry out your unique ceremony in English, Spanish or both languages.

There are many beautiful brooms to choose from and in Spain there are still many locals that make them out of natural materials.

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First kiss last kiss ceremony

As a mum, I adore this element which consists in both mothers joining the bride and groom near the end of the ceremony and giving them their last kiss as single individuals before embarking on their new married life together. It's a special gesture that is really beautiful because, after all, the mothers were the ones who gave the couple their first kisses when they brought them into the world. As a bilingual celebrant in Spain, I can tell you how Spanish mothers really appreciate this lovely shout out!

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Wedding Certificate

This is a great way to include between 2 to 4 family members of good friends in your wedding ceremony. At the end of your ceremony each of your chosen witnesses take turns to sign a keepsake parchment which is then presented to you and your partner to be treasured. It's a nice element for couples who are looking for more traditional elements to add to their ceremony.

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Booking & Availability

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If you are considering me for your day or would like to find out more about my work, then please get in touch as I would love to hear your plans!

MY STYLE & APPROACH

I like to craft each ceremony in an authentic, organic way and ensure that they are always beautifully presented, including the little details that will make your wedding so unique and personal to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION

What is a celebrant?

ANSWER

A celebrant is someone who officiates ceremonies to mark important events in your life. I offer wedding ceremonies, vow renewals, elopements and naming ceremonies.

QUESTION

Is a celebrant led wedding ceremony legally binding?

ANSWER

The legal part of your union will need to be carried out in a registrars office, you can do this before or after your wedding celebration in Spain.

QUESTION

Where can a celebrant led weddings be held?

ANSWER

Almost anywhere you want! On a mountain, on a beach, by a pool, at a hotel...

QUESTION

Where do you work?

ANSWER

I'm based in Cadiz but travel around Spain and internationally.

QUESTION

What languages can you perform your ceremonies in?

ANSWER

English, Spanish or both. I'm British but speak fluent Spanish having lived in Spain for more than half my life.

QUESTION

Should I be legally married before I have my celebrant led ceremony in Spain?

ANSWER

You don't have to be legally married, if you wish you can register your marriage with a registrar before or after your ceremony in your home country.

QUESTION

Do your ceremonies look \"real\"?

ANSWER

I can craft a ceremony that resembles a traditional wedding ceremony as much as you likeor you can opt for something alternative and different!

QUESTION

Do you do same sex weddings?

ANSWER

Absolutely, I work with any consenting adults who are in love!!

QUESTION

How far do you travel?

ANSWER

I'm based in Southern Spain but perform ceremonies around Spain and travel internationally

QUESTION

Will we meet you before the wedding?

ANSWER

If you are in my area we can meet up in person and if you are overseas we can video call as many times as you like up until the ceremony

QUESTION

Do you perform religious ceremonies?

ANSWER

I'm happy to incorporate any religious or cultural traditions into your ceremony!

QUESTION

Do you perform symbolic ceremonies

ANSWER

Yes! I specialise in symbolic rituals such as hand fasting, sand ceremonies etc

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