Bride and Groom

Symbolic and legal ceremonies

Symbolic - often, a couple will first get legally married in their home country before they come over to Portugal. A symbolic wedding ceremony is a way for you to celebrate your marriage with your 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. 

Legal and Symbolic combined- It's possible to combine a legal wedding service with a symbolic service, should you decide to use a registrar to legally marry you through the Portuguese state. The combining of the two ceremonies can work really well if carefully prepared in advance. I am able to conduct bilingual wedding ceremonies in Portuguese and English. 

Arranging the legal ceremony and the contact with the Conservatorio is often something your venue can arrange. However, should you need help in this process I work with a trusted partner who can support you. 

'When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.´  - When Harry Met Sally