Magali, celebrant since 2009
My name is Magali. I am French born in Normandy and I live near Poitiers in the Poitou Charente region or Nouvelle Aquitaine region as it is now called. I have lived in the UK for over 10 years where I held several marketing management positions. In 2006 I moved back to France and decided to work as a freelance translator.
You may be wondering how, as a professional translator, I became a wedding celebrant and ended up creating Unique Ceremonies in 2009.
I am convinced that things happen for a reason. I enjoyed working as a translator, however, as a naturally sociable and open person, I suffered from the lack of communication. A freelance translator tends to work alone in front of her computer and I found this loneliness rather frustrating. I had been thinking about taking up another activity which would allow me to meet other people whilst using my languages skills and learning about other cultures.
I have always enjoyed writing, carefully choosing words to express an idea, a thought, an emotion. My writing skills came in extremely handy when I decided to offer a personalized ceremony writing & celebration service as it involved writing about the couple’s story.