Dear brides & grooms,
My name is Sophie and I am the proud new wedding celebrant for Normandy. I am not a “real” Norman, having moved to this beautiful part of France with my husband and children in 2015. We lived in Paris before, but decided to start a new life in the beautiful surrounds of Calvados.
I found out about the role of a wedding celebrant as I stumbled across the Unique Ceremonies website completely by chance. The writer in me got very excited when I realised that being a wedding celebrant would allow me to meet lovely couples from around the world, help them make their wedding day very special whilst still using my writing skills. Intrigued by this opportunity, I immediately contacted Magali, the founder of Unique Ceremonies and chatted with the team. We all hit it off straight away! I was touched by their passion for weddings and felt instantly comfortable with the team members.
I have always loved to travel and meet people from all around the world. I am French and German and grew up in a bilingual and bicultural environment. I studied in Paris, Vienna, Stockholm and Berlin. My husband is Australian and Swedish (he also lived in Iceland and studied in the UK).
In addition to my new activity as a wedding celebrant I also work as a screenwriter (mainly for French sitcoms) and in international real estate.
My husband and I also chose a symbolic wedding ceremony when we got married a few years back. Our entire family and friends travelled a long way to witness our union but everyone still cherishes great memories to this day. I would definitely recommend a symbolic wedding ceremony to all brides and grooms!
One of our most vibrant memories of our symbolic wedding ceremony – More embarrassing than romantic really – is the outfit that our local wedding celebrant decided to wear: An interesting thin and see through linen suit with… shiny black underwear underneath! In retrospect, I would like to thank him for that fashion faux pas, as now I already know what not to do! Luckily, we have other beautiful memories such as a beautiful wedding ceremony followed by a wonderful outdoor dinner with the sun shining over the water.
I am really excited to join the team & take part in this new adventure and am looking forward to meeting you for your wedding ceremony in stunning Normandy!