Wedding ceremonies

Your wedding ceremony in Spain

Book me, David Parker to write and conduct your symbolic wedding ceremony (blessing), where you make your vows in front of your family and friends. The ideal thing about this type of wedding ceremony is that it can be held at most venues and does not need any special license. My wedding ceremonies are handwritten individually and together with your input, I can make your wedding ceremony a lot more meaningful to you as a couple. I live in Spain all year round, but I am native English (British),  and without any strong accent, so your ceremony will be clear and legible too!

Note: Of course, while this type of symbolic wedding ceremony can be ideal for many couples, especially those celebrating their wedding in Spain, it is not legally binding, so you would still need to attend the registry office or Church back home to obtain a full, legal marriage certificate. 

  • Officiant for Full your Symbolic Wedding ceremony in English (Often called a blessing ceremony.
  • Vow Renewal Ceremonies - You stood the test of time, now it's time to reaffirm the bond you have together!
  • Romantic Elopements - Enjoy a ceremony in some of the most stunning sun-kissed locations!
  • Same-Sex marriages - Love is love, there are no bounds and it should be celebrated!
  • Wedding Mc services - Allow me to make announcements and guide your guests through the day!
  • All my ceremonies are bespoke and handwritten to reflect you as a couple!
  • PA Audio speaker system and microphone can be included as standard
My professional services cover the Malaga province of Spain, often known as the Costa del Sol, but I do sometimes travel a little further. You can book me to officiate your wedding ceremony at the venue of your choice. I can provide a microphone and speaker system for amplification if required. I look forward to meeting you and conducting a romantic Wedding ceremony in Spain created just for you!

Special Offer for 2025/26 weddings - Book your wedding ceremony before the end of September 2024 and get a 10% Discount on my regular prices!

Creating and officiating your symbolic wedding ceremony - from 500.00 Euros*
(*Transport fees may be applied if your venue is a long distance. Prices are subject to IVA).

Photography and celebrant Packages: Also ask about professional photography and video packages to accompany your wedding ceremony in Spain, with my photographer partners. Just the ceremony, half or full-day coverage, with photos, video or a combination of both! Great deals when booking professional photography alongside your wedding celebrant service. Ask me for more information, 

They say. Random Client reviews: 

"Dave was our celebrant for our wedding, he was absolutely brilliant!!! He goes above and beyond. From the first introduction to him holding the ceremony was such an amazing experience! He really got to know us and made our ceremony so personal and made us feel at ease. Communication was great! Would recommend to everyone, we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant, he helped make our wedding day perfect!!" .. Ella Marshall

Handfasting Ceremonies

Handfasting is a symbolic act that takes place during a wedding ceremony, the hands of the happy couple are bound together with a ribbon or a cord, this represents the joining of the couple and their commitment to each other. These types of symbolic additions can be included in your wedding ceremony here in Spain. Every wedding ceremony is crafted to create a personal touch. 
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Sand Blending Ceremonies

As you both pour different coloured sands into one container they intertwine, representing your lives when you marry. You are still two separate personalities, but you now follow the same path! The resulting bottle of sand can also be kept as a reminder of this special day for years to come!
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How it works..

  • 1. Contact me for availability, with the location of your venue, the date and the time of the wedding Ceremony. 
  • 2. Pay a small deposit of 100 Euros by Bank transfer or PayPal to book the service, the agreed balance is then paid on the day, or a week before if by bank transfer.
  • 3. We will converse by Email and video chat, or by phone to prepare the wedding ceremony just how you like it!
  • 4. I arrive at the venue 1 hour before the wedding ceremony, to ensure everything is good to go!
  • 5. You take the walk down the aisle and I will officiate the ceremony, in front of all your family and friends, helping to make you both feel at ease as I do so!
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Can I legally Marry in Spain?

This a question that is often asked but with no easy answer! If you are not a resident of Spain, then it's not easy to legally marry here in Spain (Unless you are Spanish) and that is why so many couples use a celebrant, such as myself to officiate the wedding ceremony while doing the legal formalities back home. Wedding ceremonies officiated by a humanist celebrant/minister, like myself, can be performed just about anywhere, and are designed to be just like the real thing, if not better! Why not have an informal, no-obligation chat with me about your wedding ceremony in Spain? 

If you are a resident of Spain, then it may be possible to legally marry in one of the Spanish registry offices or at your local town hall. However, it's still not the same as dressing up a ceremony area at your chosen wedding venue, so many couples still choose to make the registry a smaller affair. In contrast, the wedding blessing ceremony is treated like the real thing! 

An exception to this is catholic Church weddings, as they can be conducted in one of the fantastic Catholic churches in Spain and are then legally recognised internationally! If you need help with a catholic church wedding ceremony I can connect you with experienced wedding planners who are based in the local area and can help you with all the arrangements. There are some lovely Churches in Nerja, Marbella and everywhere in between! If at least one of you is Catholic and neither has been married before, it may be possible to marry in the Catholic Church. 

They Say. Random client reviews: 
"Thank you Dave, you were brilliant and so comforting and very professional. You know how to read the room. You made our day so special. Love it! (Bridegroom, Richard Truter)."

"We couldn't have asked for a better wedding celebrant! From the moment we first met, Dave made us feel at ease with his warm personality and genuine interest in our love story. He took the time to get to know us as a couple, which truly shone through in the personalized ceremony he crafted. On our wedding day, Dave delivered a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony that perfectly captured our journey together. His eloquence and sincerity brought tears to our eyes and joy to our hearts. Many of our guests commented on how touching and memorable the ceremony was, and we owe a lot of it to Dave´s incredible ability to create such a meaningful experience.
Thank you for being such an integral part of our happiest day! - Lilja Marteins"

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Celebrant David and his wife Tracy. 

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Speak to me, professional celebrant/ officiant David Parker, about your wedding ceremony in southern Spain.

I can work at a wide range of venues throughout the Costa del Sol. All my wedding ceremonies are conducted in Native English.