I’m a native English celebrant and I provide personalised symbolic wedding ceremonies that reflect your unique relationship. I come highly recommended for bilingual ceremonies in English and Portuguese - but don't just take my word for it, see Testimonials from some of the couples I've married.
Together, we’ll create the right mixture of sentiment and celebration in a relaxed atmosphere, making the day truly memorable for you, your family and friends.
LGBTQ couples are welcome with open arms! I also perform wedding vow renewals and baby naming ceremonies.
I conduct symbolic wedding ceremonies in the Cascais, Lisbon and Mafra areas of Portugal. Usually, a couple will get legally married in their home country before they come over to Portugal - a celebrant is not a Registrar and therefore I am unable to conduct a legal ceremony. A symbolic wedding ceremony is a way for couples to celebrate their marriage with their friends and family in the beautiful sunshine and scenery of Portugal and in every way it is what you would expect from a wedding service.
Emma and Martin's wedding 2019
Photo by The Framers
Olivia & Dave
"Sam's words in the ceremony captured the essence and meaning of our wedding and were delivered with warmth and humour. We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant."
Gillian & Shane
"The ceremony was just perfect! Thanks so much for making it so easy for us and effortless. It really was perfect and we had the best day of our lives!"
Dulcie & James
"Sam was the celebrant of our dreams! Friendly and professional throughout the process. The script that she prepared with the help of our friends and family’s comments was perfect - warm, funny, sincere and it felt like we'd known her for years!"