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Jen & Ben

"I am so glad we hired Sam to conduct our wedding ceremony. She did so much more than just speak on the day - from the outset she understood our wishes and quickly addressed any of our concerns. She made us feel really at ease when speaking with her in the run up to the event and provided loads of useful information, ideas and resources to help us create the perfect wording for our ceremony.  Above all, Sam tactfully gave a nervous bride & groom loads of reassurance and we had every confidence in her on the day. She even adapted really well when our legal registrar went slightly ad lib and managed to keep calm and collected to ensure the ceremony ran smoothly so that our guests barely noticed. I would highly recommend Sam to those looking for any level of assistance with their ceremony – she did an amazing and very professional job."

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un and Nick

"We had the absolute pleasure of having Sam marry us for our destination wedding in Portugal! Initially, we were debating whether we wanted to have a friend or a professional conduct the ceremony. After the first conversation with Sam, we knew right away we HAD to have SAM! Sam provided exceptional guidance and support to truly make our special day personal and unique. She got to know us, listened to our wishes, and designed the perfect ceremony for us. On the big day, Sam arrived early to make sure everything was ready which put our minds at ease. The ceremony was perfect. Sam made us feel so comfortable and knew how to calm our nerves. Our ceremony was full of laughter and smiles. Sam is truly a gem."  

Melanie & Mike

"I cannot sing Sam’s praises enough! She took the time to speak with us, get to know us as a couple, and provided us with a ceremony outline and ideas. As a busy working bride, I was so thankful, I didn’t even know those were items to consider! Sam allowed us to review what she was going to say and make changes so it was the right fit and tone for us.


I wanted to conduct a sand ceremony that included sand from where my husband is from, where I grew up and from Portugal.  Sam was generous enough to bring us sand for our ceremony from Cascais. She met with us the day before our wedding for a wedding rehearsal, which was MUCH needed. She had hankies ready for me, since I warned her I was a crier and even prepared our vows for us in a way that we could easily read. Sam truly went out of her way to ensure that our ceremony went off without a hitch. And as Americans, her English accent added some more sophistication to our wedding too.

Don’t even hesitate, book her for your wedding!"

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K    irsty & Daniel

"It was such a pleasure to have Sam as our celebrant. The way she conducted our ceremony made us feel as though we had known her for many years and she was there in the special moment, celebrating with us. She made us feel completely at ease and we are so grateful for that."

K   ai and Michele

"We were so delighted when we met Sam. Her warmth, humour, dedication to her craft, and collaborative spirit made such a difference as we approached our wedding day. We are so thankful we found her and her services."

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M  ike and Chloe

"Sam was the perfect celebrant for our wedding day. As we were travelling abroad for our wedding we were anxious about choosing a celebrant, however Sam was able to chat with us on FaceTime beforehand and we instantly knew she was the right person for us. Sam is such a lovely, friendly person and she did everything to make our ceremony personal and so special to us. We loved every minute of it and can’t thank Sam enough for being part of that."

D  ena & John

"John and I would both like to thank Sam for being such an incredible celebrant. She was so helpful, warm and welcoming when we first Skyped. She guided us though the process so calmly and we found things very easy to understand when working with her. On the day, her presence was gentle and respectful."

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Bride and Groom

Andreas & Inês

"Sam performed a brilliant, personal ceremony in both Portuguese and English, which drew a lot of praise from our guests. Sam was very calming, understanding and flexible and worked with us for weeks prior to the ceremony to make sure everything went to plan. Highly recommended for bilingual weddings!"

Emma & Martin

" Sam was just amazing. She put us at ease from the first moment we met her. She gave us fantastic advice and was a great inspiration in creating a unique wedding ceremony which involved our children in the most wonderful way. 
Sam is the perfect antidote to wedding stress! Kind, fun, extremely knowledgeable, with a lovely manner and a gentle, guiding hand."

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Daisy & Shaun

"Sam was absolutely incredible every step of the way and amazingly supportive right from the beginning. Not only did Sam create the personal, intimate wedding we’d dreamt of, she went above and beyond. She FaceTimed us numerous times to get our story and to really get to know us, and so we could get to know her.

There are not enough words to express fully how amazing Sam was, she created our dream wedding day & we’ll never be able to thank her enough."

Laura & Stephane

"Sam, as the officiant of our wedding ceremony, was such a pleasure to work with. Our wedding planner had highly recommended her, and we are so glad she did. She fit our personality perfectly, and we loved most about her was how organised, calm and composed she always was. She was very efficient and always answered our questions and concerns in a timely manner. Sam added the perfect touch of grace during that part of the day, and all our guests told us they absolutely loved the ceremony. We could not have picked a better person to conduct our event, and we would recommend her to anyone without any hesitation. Thank you so much Sam for sharing this moment with us, for always being professional, and also for having such a beautiful English accent!"

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