My name is Carly and I am an American living in Portugal married to my Portuguese husband. After swearing I would never get married, I was in fact married to my husband three times. Well to be a bit clearer, we were only married once, but celebrated it three times.
While undertaking these three weddings – the first in London where we resided, the second in Portugal and the final one in the United States – I discovered the lack of wedding ceremony resources for multicultural and multilingual couples. Since then I decided to share my knowledge with other couples and because I loved the process of creating our own personalized wedding ceremony so much it became obvious that becoming a wedding celebrant would allow me to undertake this experience with other couples.
So I left my life as an economist for international organization like the United Nations and World Bank to found Your European Wedding Celebrant. Since its founding in 2015, I have conducted over 70 weddings in Portugal, Croatia, Italy, and Spain. Things have grown even further since its founding with the addition of 5 other celebrants and 4 new languages ensuring we can help to marry couples from all over the world.
My favorite part about being a celebrant is the couples that I am privileged to meet and learn about. I have been lucky enough to hear beautiful tales of romantic proposals, heart-breaking stories of times spent apart and personal tragedies overcome, and belly-achingly funny accounts of first encounters. All of which I deeply cherish, along with the invitation by couples to be a part of a very important day.
I look forward to working with you.