About Sam

I am a British born, native English speaker and I have lived in France and Portugal for the past thirteen years. I am an experienced celebrant providing symbolic wedding ceremonies in the Cascais, Lisbon and Mafra areas.  

I have been a celebrant for five years - a job that I love! It's a privilege to be a part of one of the most important days in a couple's lives. Prior to becoming a celebrant, I had a varied and interesting career.  All the jobs that I've had to some extent required public speaking and speech writing, e.g. on TV and radio for the Woodland Trust, giving presentations to boards of trustees at the American Library in Paris, SITA Trust and BASF and teaching Business English to rooms full of business professionals at Procter and Gamble, MSD International and Excitos. I have organised and compered large events and fundraising galas.


 Your unique ceremony

I believe a celebrant should be able to articulate the style of wedding celebration that you want, so that you can have the unique and special day that you have been planning.  A good choice of celebrant gives you confidence in their ability to create the right mixture of sentiment and celebration in a relaxed atmosphere that will make the day truly memorable for you, your family and friends. The beauty of a symbolic wedding ceremony is that it can be personalised and reflects a couple’s relationship. I work really closely with the couple before the wedding on the structure, wording and tone, incorporating lots of different personal elements, stories, anecdotes, poignant moments and personal vows so that it's a perfect reflection of the couple's personality and love story. No ceremony is the same - each is as unique as the couple themselves.