Outdoor Wedding Ceremony

in Southern France – Provence – French Riviera 

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English  -  Mandarin Chineese  -  Russian 

 

 

Looking for a priest to celebrate your religious wedding ceremony in Southern France?

I can help you realize that special moment, from its preparation up to your D-day, with counseling to help you choose readings, prayers, and blessings.

 

Мы польщены тем, что Вы преодолели такое расстояние, чтобы получить благословение
на супружескую жизнь.

Мы сначала прослушаем два отрывка из писаний, из Библии и Святого Евангелия. Затем я попрошу Вас перед Богом и Вашими друзьями произнести слова, после чего Вы будете называться супругами.
Вы также сможете обменяться обручальными кольцами.
И в заключение Вы получите Божье благословение на защиту, процветание и на детей.

 

我们非常荣幸能在这里接待你们这一对新人,因为你们从中国特地赶来这里举行婚礼,并接收上帝对你们婚姻的祝福。

仪式流程

首先,我们将聆听两篇圣经中的选段和一篇诗歌。

然后,我请你们当着上帝及亲朋好友的面,交换愿意组成夫妻的誓约。

你们也可以互换婚戒,并把它戴在对方的手上。

最后,祝福你们沐浴了上帝对你们婚姻的福音,愿其保佑你们,祝你们多子多福。

 

Who are you?

As a French priest who lived in the US, I’m surprised how couples face difficulties when wanting to organize their wedding outdoors in France. I therefore decided to offer that service and help the Bride and Groom to prepare their wedding ceremony and preside over it.

I was ordained a priest in 1998 in Marseille (Southern France). In 2015 I got married and was taken back the catholic accreditation. However I continue to offer my skills and experience to couples who seek to organize a traditional blessing ceremony for their wedding.  I’m offering not a wedding planner service, but my expertise in adapting the ceremony to the Bride and Groom’s personalities, values, and wishes, and leading a meaningful moment of commitment and profound joy.

 

Would that ceremony be official?

No. Neither could it replace the civil wedding, nor could it stand for the Catholic Sacrament that only takes place in a parish church. In France, an outdoor wedding will not be registered on parish records.

 

What are your fees ?

1250 euros for a bilingual ceremony or a ceremony in English, or Russian, or Mandarin, plus travel expenses (flying or train when more than 400 km: 0.39 euro per kilometer // otherwise driving: 0,54 euros per kilometer – government price scale).

 

What are your references?

My best references are the couples whose wedding I conducted. Ask about their wedding, celebrated by Fr Antoine

You can contact James & Servane (they live in Dubai)  servane19@gmail.com

or Idjiwa & Emilie, from London    idjiwa@gmail.com

or Valentine & Martin, from London   vparisot@gmail.com

or Nikolay & Eleonore  (they live in Paris)   eleothomas@gmail.com

 

Where can I find customer reviews?

Wed and Co is specialized in collecting customer reviews about wedding services: click here

 

Wedding Ceremony  -  An example to be adapted

1.    Processional  (Solemn music)
→ The groom comes first, then his best men, bridesmaids and pageboys.
→ Finally – the bride (arm in arm with her father)

2.   Welcome
→  Joyful music : Oh Happy day !

3.   Readings :   Sacred texts or poetic texts

4.   Exchange of Vows

5.  Blessing and Exchange of Rings

6.   Prayer of the spouses

7.   Prayer of best man and bridesmaid

8.    Offering of flowers to the Blessed Mary (Optional)

9.    Final Blessing

10.   Signatures and photos

 

Here is my email address       unpretrepournousmarier@gmail.com

- Would you please tell me some about the type of ceremony you would wish, and indicate the venue and date you have chosen for your wedding.

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