Welcome!

Are you looking for a wedding ceremony in Greece that’s all about you, that reflects your style, your personalities and tells your story in a way that you choose it to be told?

If the answer is ‘YES!’ you can skip straight to the contact me page.

If you are curious, but still not sure, read on.

What’s it all about?

As a Wedding Celebrant I compose and perform a unique and meaningful wedding ceremony for couples of any religion, ethnicity, race or sexual orientation.  Usually the couples are different nationalities and may have chosen to get married in Greece because it’s a neutral destination which family and friends from both sides can easily travel to.  Because the ceremony is written especially for the couple, it can beautifully combine traditions and customs from both sides.  There is no restriction to content or style and the ceremony will reflect the couples personality and tell the story of their love.  The ceremony can be held at private venues such as a hotel or private villa, or even on a quiet beach if its only a handful of people.  It may also be possible to combine a civil ceremony with a local Registrar.

How does it work?

We will arrange a meeting or a Skype call first and I will ask you both a few questions to get an idea in my mind for how you want the ceremony to feel.  This is followed up by a detailed questionnaire which you complete and send back.  From this I will create a first draft and outline for the ceremony and will make any suggestions for traditions or readings. And then we take it from here. I will email,skype or telephone as often is required to get the ceremony perfect and just the way you want it.

On the day or evening before the wedding we do a rehearsal of the ceremony with everyone who is involved.  On the day I will be there at least an hour before the ceremony is due to start.  You will also receive a copy of your ceremony in a folder as well as a commemorative certificate.

What if we don’t get along?

Hey, it happens!  It’s very important to have a good ‘fit’ with your Wedding Celebrant. If you (or I) feel that we are not quite right for each other then we can recommend you fellow Celebrants, no hard feelings and no questions asked.

Is it legal?

The ceremony has no legal standing and is a symbolic ceremony.  It’s the perfect solution for people who prefer to be married legally in their own country, but want to hold the wedding ceremony in beautiful surroundings and sunshine, or who want an enhanced civil ceremony in Greece. It may be possible to combine the services of a Registrar and a Celebrant ceremony to create a legally recognized marriage, however this greatly depends on individual Registrars.

Are you a wedding planner?

No.  If you need one, I can certainly recommend planners who I know and have worked with in the past.  If you have already organised a wedding planner, that’s great!  You can give me their details and I can communicate with them if we have any particular needs for the ceremony.  Equally I am always happy to give you the low down on venues and locations where I have performed ceremonies in the past.  I’m nice like that.

How much does it cost?

The real answer to this is that it’s priceless.  However the actual answer is £495, and if my travel and accommodation costs exceed £100 then you pay the excess.

I still have loads of questions!

Fair enough.  Why don’t you contact me to arrange a skype call (without obligation) and we can chat things through?  You can use the contact form or email me directly at weddingcelebrantgreece@gmail.com

I look forward to meeting you,

Elizabeth

About Me

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This is me – Elizabeth Cass-Kanti – A wedding Celebrant in Greece

I became a wedding celebrant because I love people and their stories. Let’s face it we all have one.   I am fascinated by the process of two peoples stories coming together to combine into something bigger than themselves. And from this the desire to build a life together, or in the case of a vow renewal, to continue that life together.

What’s my story? Well, I came to Greece back in 1990, mainly to immerse myself in the cultural and historical… ok, to have a party in Malia, Crete. The party continued onto Rhodes and here I met my husband and had my own big, fat Greek wedding. Two children, three dogs and one horse later, here I am still.

I love inter- anything weddings, I’m in one myself so I am sensitive to the complexities and richness that it brings. I especially love the Greek mixes as obviously, I can relate.  I have a respectful understanding of the complexities of combining Greekness with anything else-ness.

I love to travel, especially in Greece. I write about my experiences.  And you know that saying about ‘How do you know if someone has run a marathon? They will tell you!’ Well, that’s me too! I write a blog about my Greek travels and running journey here at www.ourbigfatgreeklife.com.

If you are thinking of using a Greek villa as the backdrop for a private, exclusive ceremony then hop over to www.boutiquegreece.com  I can highly recommend them (and not just because I own the company).

I fully support equality in marriage – be it inter-faith, inter-racial, same sex.

You can see what I’m up to on my facebook page here or on my Instagram account here.

.But enough about me. I want to hear about you!  Drop me a line at weddingcelebrantgreece@gmail.com

I look forward to hearing from you, all the best

Elizabeth

 

 

 

 

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Testimonials

According to my Mum, ‘self-praise is no recommendation’.  And because Mum’s are always right, here’s some praise instead from the beautiful couples I have had the pleasure to create lasting memories for:

“Thank goodness we found Elizabeth!

Communication with her was excellent from the very start and we spent months working on our ceremony together to get it just right. Her words are personal, moving and funny – most of our guests were laughing and crying at the same time!

She is definitely much more than your typical celebrant. Our venue was quite difficult to get to and my parents missed their ferry to get to us the day before the wedding. Elizabeth text me to say she was on her way early to calm me down!  By the end of the ceremony she was a member of the family. All of our guests loved her and have since commented on how fabulous she was on the day!

Thank you so so much for everything you did for us Elizabeth. Biggest hugs, Thom and Becki  xxx”

Thom and Becki, Wedding ceremony, Evia

“Dear Elizabeth. Where do I start? I was there as the incredibly proud mum of the bride and yes everything you said about the weather and the atmosphere and the love that enveloped the whole day was absolutely true. It was awesome in the true sense of the word. Your involvement from the start – in helping and supporting Becki and Thom with their vows and the ceremony generally was fantastic. Yes, I agree they are beautiful people, but you brought out the absolute best in them. It felt as if you were a much loved and valued member of our family as indeed you have become. You are an incredible lady who made the day so, so special.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

 Becki’s Mum, Wedding ceremony, Evia
“We want to thank our wonderful celebrant Elizabeth for making our day so special. She helped us with ideas for our ceremony and also gave us a beautiful stone to take home with us that was used in our ceremony, that we will cherish for the rest of our lives. She made the most amazing ceremony for us on our wedding day. The speech that she made was amazing, it was beautiful and yet it was also funny at the same time. We couldn’t have imagined how beautiful and personal the ceremony speech would be, it touched our hearts. One of our family member said to us that she has been to a lot of weddings but has never cried. This was the wedding she did cry at, because of how wonderful and special it was. Thank you so much for making our day that much more special. This is a day we will never forget.”
Anna and Eva, Wedding ceremony, Rhodes

“Just a quick few lines to say thanks a million for all your stirling efforts to make our renewal ceremony uber special for us. It was indeed a very special day made all the better by your contribution!” 

Pat and Fiona, Vow renewal, Rhodes

“We could not have been happier with our fantastic wedding celebrant, Elizabeth Cass Kanti.  Elizabeth was with us every step of the way in planning our wedding ceremony and we felt all her preparations were very thorough. Coming from different cultural and religious backgrounds, we as a couple wanted to include some of the Greek orthodox rituals, some of the customs from the Protestant church and some typical Norwegian wedding traditions. Not the easiest of tasks for anyone, but Elizabeth understood our wishes completely and made the most beautiful, seamless and personal wedding ceremony for us, without “stepping on anyones toes” with regard to all the traditions. We felt that everything she spoke about in the ceremony represented us 100% and got the perfect start to married life with her words. We warmly recommend Elizabeth as your wedding celebrant!”  

Melina and Erik, Wedding Ceremony, Rhodes

“Thank you so much for everything you did, we will treasure yesterday always. Many thanks again.”

Jason and Jenny,   Vow Renewal Ceremony, Rhodes

“Elizabeth performed the ceremony for my parents’ vow renewal yesterday and she was absolutely amazing. She met up with us prior to talk things through and was so attentive on the day, ensuring everything was perfect. The ceremony itself was written by Elizabeth and I must say it was absolutely beautiful. So personal and detailed and everyone was extremely impressed. I have to say a massive thank you and we couldn’t recommend her highly enough if you want something different, personal and so so special. Thank you so much!”

Ray and Christina, Vow renewal, Rhodes

“Elizabeth performed our wedding ceremony in Tilos. It was the most magical, perfect wedding and better than what we imagined! Elizabeth was so easy to work she, she got us and our playful boho spirit! The ceremony was beautifully tailored and she even had our guests do a surprise ‘flash mob’ reading! We were in tears of joy for most of the ceremony and so were most of our guests! Couldn’t have asked for a more special ceremony- thank you so much Elizabeth! We will let you know when it’s time to renew our vows in 10 years!”

Ash and Oliver, Wedding ceremony, Tilos

“I had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth on a wedding recently and have to say I was deeply moved. The couple had been together for 40 years and while their own vows were touching, Elizabeth really did add the cherry on the cake with her added details!”

Natassa, Wedding planner on Vow renewal, Rhodes

“I had the immense pleasure of being a guest at a wedding where Elizabeth performed the ceremony. Within a few moments she had us captivated in the story of how the bride and groom had met. Sharing details of the love they shared in such a beautiful and emotive way. I know i was one of many who left there feeling that weddings need to more about the journey taken by both bride and groom. I could not think of a better person to write and narrate the tales of adventures taken and yet to come. Thank you for giving the bride and groom the day they had hoped for. And giving us guests a little snapshot of the story so far.”

Babita, wedding guest In Lefkas

“I was lucky enough recently to witness Elizabeth conducting a fabulous beach Wedding Ceremony on the beautiful Island of Lefkada, I would not say that I am an over emotional person, but the beautiful ceremony brought a tear to my eye.
After witnessing Elizabeth’s ceremony the attention to detail & calm organisation meaning it all went like clock work, the beautiful wording of the ceremony & added little details of lighting candles just added special touches, Elizabeth also read a poem in Greek for the couples Greek relatives & although I could not understand the words I certainly grasped the sentiment.
My Husband & I are renewing our Wedding Vows next September. I have every faith that the vision of what I would like for our day will be met. Elizabeth’s extensive knowledge of Greece, the Greek Islands & their traditions have been invaluable in the organisation of our day.”

Karen, another friend observing a wedding ceremony!

“We would like to thank you for conducting a beautiful ceremony – everyone commented on how special and heart felt it was which is down to your lovely words and planning!”

Carla and James, Wedding ceremony in Evia

Contact

Contact me today to book your wedding ceremony in Greece or your vow renewal ceremony in Greece.

I am now taking bookings for 2020 and if you are looking to book dates in the most popular months of May, June or September please get your request in quick!

Fill in the form below to send me your details:

or you can email me directly at:

weddingcelebrantgreece@gmail.com 

I will travel to any area of Greece, as long as I can get there! Travel and accommodation expenses may apply and I will advise of this in our first correspondence.

I can’t wait to hear from you!

Elizabeth