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Unique Ceremonies was founded by Magali, bilingual wedding celebrant since 2009.

Today Unique Ceremonies is a team of 5 celebrants: Magali ran the business by herself until 2012 when her longtime friend Virginie joined the adventure and started to officiate in the South of France. Then, Estelle joined the team in 2014 to take care of the French clientele. Richard joined the company in 2016 to look after the English-speaking clientele. He was closely followed by Rachel who speaks both French & English fluently.

Between the 5 of them, the Unique Ceremonies celebrants officiate in Nouvelle Aquitaine, Centre Val de Loire and in the South of France however, due to the increasing popularity of the symbolic wedding ceremony in France, other celebrants will be recruited and trained soon to cover other parts of France.

Until then, meet MagaliVirginieEstelle, Richard & Rachel on our blog or click on the button below “Read More”.

Magali, Wedding Celebrant since 2009
My name is Magali. I am French born in Normandy just over 30, sorry, 40 years ago. I live near Poitiers in the Poitou Charente region. 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.
To read my story… Read More (Blog).

Magali - Founder Unique Ceremonies - Wedding Celebrant France
Virginie - Unique Ceremonies - Wedding Celebrant France

Virginie, Wedding Celebrant since 2012
My name is Virginie. Magali and I have been friends for over 20 years. We completed the same studies and went to the same university. Later on we worked abroad and we regularly met in all corners of the globe. Thanks to our experiences, we both learned about the many cultural differences, which we found extremely interesting.
In 2011, Magali offered me to join her in this new venture
To read how I became a celebrant… Read More (Blog).

Estelle, Wedding Celebrant since 2014
My name is Estelle. Qualified in Law, I also work as a legal trainer. I believe that Magali, whom I have known for over 10 years, appreciated how comfortable I am with public speaking so she offered to join the team in 2014. Unlike Magali, Virginie & Richard, My English is limited therefore I am delighted to take care of the French clientele.
To get to know me… Read More (Blog).

Estelle - Unique Ceremonies - Wedding Celebrant France
Richard - Wedding Celebrant

Richard, Wedding Celebrant since 2016

My name is Richard. I am British and recently acquired French citizenship as I have lived in France near Poitiers for over 10 years. I have an engineering background and I joined Unique Ceremonies just this year! I am therefore the only male celebrant in the team! I celebrate wedding ceremonies in English for an international clientele who wishes to gather family and friends in France to celebrate their love with a personalized wedding ceremony with a French touch.
To find out more about me… Read More (Blog).

Rachel, Wedding Celebrant since 2017

My name is Rachel & I’m the newbie! I’m a British national & have lived in France just over half my life. I finished my education in France therefore I’m fluent in French & will be celebrating bilingual & English wedding ceremonies for bi-national couples & for an international clientele wishing to celebrate their union in France.

To find out more about me… Read More (Blog).

Celebrant in France - RACHEL ROWLINSON
Celia - Our Decoration Expert

Celia, Our Decoration Expert

Dear Bride & Groom,

As I recently joined the Unique Ceremonies, I thought I’d introduce myself to you. Aged 38, I am the « baby » of the team. I am the proud mum of two beautiful girls and married the love of my life just over a year ago.

My professional background? Metrological engineer in the Energy Industry. Not much to do with wedding decoration I give you that!

To read my story… Read More (blog)