Every year, I perform a handful of ceremonies for Spanish-English speaking couples who are either based here in Spain or come here to Spain for their wedding. Bilingual ceremonies are very enjoyable to do. It is wonderful to see the mixture of two cultures and two languages coming together, to show the happiness and love that the couple share, in front of their family and friends.
There are a number of ways that I work with bilingual couples, depending on what each couple is looking for. Some couples want a full bilingual ceremony, where each language is represented equally. Others want to have a ceremony where there is a main language which is the lead language and the other language is summarised throughout the ceremony. It all depends on what the couple wants and the ratio of the languages spoken by their guests.
Also, I can help couples to create an order of ceremony or ceremony booklet, which is another way of ensuring that all guests understand the proceedings and a great way to provide additional information about the ceremony.
A highlight for me, has been the wonderful comments that I receive from guests from bilingual ceremonies, particularly the Spanish guests who for many have never been to a non religious ceremony before. It is amazing to have them come up to me after the ceremony and to be told that it was the nicest, most intimate ceremony they’d ever been to! That really means a lot to me.
Natasha, thank you so much for everything you did for us for our wedding, we are so truly truly grateful to you for delivering our ceremony in such a beautiful way. All our guests commented on how lovely and personal the ceremony was and it is thanks to you and your guidance that we were able to piece it together in a way that we wanted. It was such an emotional day I have such vivid happy memories of every moment of the ceremony and the rest of the evening!
Louise & Luis, married in Granada, September 2012
If you are looking for a Spanish-English Humanist ceremony, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions that you may have about a bilingual wedding ceremony in Spain.