Getting Married Abroad

I received this interesting info from Alex Smith  this morning and I thought it was worth sharing. “With a growing number of couples deciding to cut wedding costs and tie the knot outside the UK, I wanted to offer you a look at our new guide to getting married abroad. It offers a handy walk-through […]

Perfect music for weddings

I’ve just returned from the UK where I spent a few days at my son Charlie’s Commemoration events. He’s just finished his A’Levels and is planning to further his musical career with a  song-writing and performance degree at BIMM Bristol. He has, however, become a wonderful performer for weddings as he can play such […]

Anton & Sophie at Chateau de Laligne

  Dear Sandie Hope you are well. We wanted to write you an email to say a big big thank you for your work on our special day, it was perfect! We had so many people on the day commenting on how personal your service was and how much they enjoyed it! We have a […]

What to do if it rains?

“Hi Sandie , welcome back.” “My blog is welcoming me back?” “Well, when did you last post something interesting here?” “……… It’s true I’ve been so crazily busy with ceremonies this year that I haven’t had time to blog but I’ve gleaned tons of creative ideas “. “So  here I am with my first story”. […]

First wedding of 2015

  Did my first wedding of the year today at It is the 24th of March , can you believe…………. and it was nice and sunny ( well mostly) Lovely Chinese couple who were married a year ago in Beijing. The bride has been  studying  here in Paris for a few years and made a […]

How do the French do a wedding? The differences.

Even as a fluent French speaker I have never been able to completely bridge the cultural gap. The French have remained very traditional in their every day tastes.This is their charm, of course, and if you’re looking for authentic frenchness you don’t have to look far….. but if you’re looking for anything contemporary or non-conformist […]

Она сделала все на высшем уровне! A Russian Wedding in Paris! Anton and Daria

“Мы очень удачливая пара, нам очень повезло, что мы нашли Sandie. Она сделала все на высшем уровне. “We are very lucky couple, because we were able to have Sandie as our a celebrant. She did a perfect job.!

Why do you need a celebrant?

Hi again, I recently found myself discussing my work with a few hundred English speaking ex-pats on an internet group. They were curious about what a celebrant actually does. They all seem to agree that today’s elaborate, symbolic wedding ceremonies are a huge waste of money and make no sense. They fired questions at me […]

May 2014 Weddings Begin.

Today I did the final tweaks  for Jane and Hugh’s ceremony. I feel more pressure than usual to get this one perfect because Jane is a dear friend. She’s beautiful and good and deserves a beautiful, natural, outdoor ceremony. The wedding will be at their home in South West France. Heaven knows how hard they’ve […]