For a revolution in marriage traditions?29 September 2016
Estelle, Wedding Celebrant since 20149 October 2016
Richard, English-speaking wedding celebrant in Nouvelle Aquitaine since 2016
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 in 2016. 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.
My background has indeed been in engineering but please do not let that put you off…
More recently I have taken on a Key Account Manager role for an international company that allows me greater contact with clients and the international markets and I love it.
The opportunity to meet people from different backgrounds and cultures is one of the most satisfying aspects of this job. I firmly believe in order to understand and deliver the expectations of my clients you have to be sympathetic to their culture.
Magali approached me to join the team for the 2016 season. I think (although you may want to ask yourself!) that she saw my understanding of different cultures as a fit into what we at unique ceremonies are trying to achieve.
My international experience plus my inquisitive nature to ask questions AND listen to the responses helps me to deliver on our promises with of course, a bit of the French culture thrown in.
As you can imagine being the only male celebrant for 2 years was a bit of a challenge as it was difficult for me to get a word in edgeways during our team meetings! Thankfully, Sébastien & Gabriel joined the team and I am sure (even though they won’t admit it!) that the girls appreciate our masculine view on marriage and wedding ceremonies.
On a more serious note I see within unique ceremonies a company that is committed to delivering an exceptional service, as we say in sales “it beats it customers’ expectations”
So enjoy the website and if you like what you see, who knows, maybe I will see you on your big day!