Testimonials & Kind Words
As English speaking Paris celebrant I feel so lucky to cross path with many wonderful couples from all over the world. I’m thankful for all the beautiful moments I get to share with these gorgeous lovers celebrating their wedding, elopement or vow renewal in Paris.
Here you find testimonials & kind words of my couples about their ceremony and experience with me, their Paris officiant:
Mery & Juan
Shangri-La Paris vow renewal
“WOW!! Laura exceeded our expectations for sure! She was just as excited as we were to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary and perform the renewal of our wedding vow at the Shangri-La Paris. Working with Laura was a stress free experience. Since having my first wedding I know how stressful preparing a wedding can be. But Laura made it so easy!
She made our ceremony everything we ever wanted and more! We cried and laughed! But most important she made it so special and ours! I was very impressed with her attention to details!!! She incorporated our love story to the ceremony, which was important to us. She made our ceremony one we will never forget!”
Milena & Tony
Eiffel Tower elopement in Paris
“If you’re looking for a Paris officiant, look no further! We could not be any happier that we chose Laura! She put in great effort to get to know us as a couple long before we flew to Paris, from California, for our ceremony.
We assumed our ceremony would be short and sweet, with a typical wedding ceremony speech by the officiant. Wow, were we wrong! The ceremonial speech Laura put together for our ceremony was unbelievable! There were so many times during the ceremony that we laughed, nodded along and were thinking “wow she totally nailed it!” It was like she knew us for years and had put together the most personal and accurate speech for us. It was a wonderful length and I didn’t feel rushed or that it was over in 2 seconds. It was very heartfelt and meaningful.
The icing on the cake is that Laura beautifully prints the ceremony for you to keep. We brought it home to show our family and friends, and will soon have it framed to remember the day forever. We cannot thank Laura enough for creating the most perfect day and ceremony for us! She is the sweetest woman and was so kind, calming, and fun to work with. We highly highly recommend The Paris Officiant! You will not be disappointed when you choose her!”
Neeka & Chris
Paris elopement at the Eiffel Tower
“Laura definitely EXCEEDED our expectations. She is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Arranging a wedding in France from USA was very overwhelming but Laura made the entire process very easy. She’s very friendly and kind-hearted. Her communication and delivery was extraordinary. She even went out of her way to blend in with our wedding colors and looked BEAUTIFUL.
Most importantly she made sure our ceremony was special for us. For that, Laura will always have a special place in our hearts. This review doesn’t even amount to how special she made our day. Everyone raved about her afterwards. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a English speaking Paris celebrant! Thank you so much! We will forever be grateful.”
Jen & Simon
Destination wedding in a French chateau
“The choice of English speaking officiant was very important to me: I come from a religious background but I am not practicing myself. So I wanted a non-religious ceremony that represented my Husband and I but was also well received by our families.
I am so glad that I found Laura! She was amazing from day one when we had a Skype call… instantly we loved her warmth spirit upbeat attitude and aura. Laura is open to whatever you wish as a couple for your ceremony guiding you along the way so you feel supported but not controlled.
We filled in a very detailed questionnaire that was fun to do and then we chose not to know what or how Laura would deliver the ceremony. It was a super surprise! We loved that it captured us as a couple and even my Mother who is very religious said it was the nicest ceremony she had ever witnessed! If you are looking for an officiant look no further Laura is the best!!!
Thank you Laura for being so professional, special and making our day complete you made time to speak with us several times at length over Skype prior to our ceremony, you came to see both Simon and I separately on the day prior to the ceremony. You were just perfection! Jen and Simon xx”
Sarah & Nicole
Same sex elopement in Paris
“Laura is so incredibly lovely– my wife and I would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking to have a sweet and memorable ceremony!
Laura is very attentive to details that we hadn’t even considered. And she found the perfect spot for us to hold the ceremony. Most of all, we LOVED the way she combined our stories into a beautiful speech that moved us and our guests to tears.
Our plans came together quickly and we were traveling leading up to the big day (and so didn’t reach out to Laura a ton before the ceremony). But we were thoroughly impressed with the way Laura made our wishes come to life with very little input from us (except from what we provided from her thoughtful questionnaire)!”
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Jenni & Shawn
French chateau wedding, Loire Valley
“Laura is as good as it gets! My fiancée and I planned a small, intimate destination wedding in the Loire Valley, a lovely French chateau wedding. Because it was a destination for everyone in attendance, I had some reservations with planning some of the minor details out and Laura easily put my worries to rest!
She incorporated a handfasting ritual, French vows, and a poem that my brother read, making the ceremony so personal, unique and special! She was so helpful and very easy to talk to. Having her officiate the ceremony was the best decision we could have ever made. Her delivery as well as attention to detail is extraordinary and myself, my now husband, and my entire family was blown away. She is amazing!!!”
Nita & Ross
Paris elopement at Parc Monceau
“The day of our elopement was extraordinary and perfect! Our celebrant Laura was amongst the top reason why! We have never met Laura prior to our ceremony in Paris but we felt like we have known her long before that. Her warm personality and lovely nature exuded throughout our entire dealings with her. She took away all the worries of the preparation!
For the ceremony she suggested the location based on our brief. She also went above and beyond our expectations when she organized for a beautiful rug as ceremony decoration! It was just amazing! Her words, her delivery, the personal touch she incorporated into the ceremony just made it extra special! She prepared our vows onto paper, which added an extra element we did not have to worry about. I highly recommend Laura if you are looking for a professional, yet personalized and warm celebrant to officiate your ceremony! We have never been happier! Gros bisous Laura. We will remember you always xx”
Amy & Jim
Notre Dame Paris wedding
“Laura was such a pleasure to work with! Laura was so helpful and responsive right from the get go! Laura did a Skype call with us to answer all of our questions, talk about our vision for the ceremony and what we wanted to incorporate. She even sent me some examples of vows to help us out when drafting our own and get an idea of a flow that would work well for us.
Laura created a beautiful ceremony for us incorporating our history as a couple, hitting on our favorite things about each other and even some surprise quotes from each other that got the tears flowing. I love how she also incorporated Parisian history and the history of the Notre Dame Cathedral (where we got married) in our ceremony. It was beautiful! Our ceremony was so special to us and I love that we will always have that moment to cherish. Laura was amazing!!!”
Katie & Bobby
Destination wedding in a French chateau & chapel
“Imagine a perfectly tailored, incredibly romantic ceremony and you will get just that with Laura! We couldn’t be happier with our ceremony for our destination wedding in a French chateau! We thought having someone we didn’t know officiate our wedding meant it would be very basic. But it was nothing of the sort! Laura crafted such a romantic ceremony and also helped us with all the little details…
I’m so happy with our decision, Laura’s pricing is in line with with other celebrants, but if you’re making a decision on pricing, I would seriously encourage you to hire Laura… even if it meant spending more: the ceremony is the most important part!”
More testimonials about your English speaking Paris celebrant
Pia & Sean
Paris elopement & baby naming ceremony
“We were so fortunate to have chosen Laura as English speaking Paris celebrant for our wedding! From the moment we first contacted her she was committed to making our ceremony absolutely perfect. Having our wedding in Paris was a dream for us but we had no idea where to begin. Laura suggested the perfect location, one we never would have been able to find without her creativity and knowledge of the area.
She communicated with us many times prior to our ceremony to make sure it was exactly what we wanted. She gave us the opportunity to control every aspect or leave it up to her; in our case we left in up to her and it honestly couldn’t have been more beautiful. She found a way to involve our 10 month old daughter with a balloon release, which our daughter loved. She is fluent in English, French, and German which made communication a breeze. If you want your dream Parisian wedding to be perfect, hire Laura. We couldn’t be more grateful to her!”
Megan & Blake
Paris elopement at the Medici Fountain
“My husband and I decided to elope to Paris and Laura was an absolute Godsend, we were so blessed to have found her! We skyped with her to begin, to really get to know her and vice versa. She made us feel so comfortable, it felt as though we had known her for years. Laura went above and beyond and was helpful every step of the way. She sent us sample vows and readings, which were seamlessly incorporated with our personal readings to create a beautiful ceremony.
On the day of our wedding Laura was prompt, beautifully/professionally dressed and even managed to match our wedding colors. She worked details about our wedding location into our wedding ceremony and tied it all together with the theme of love and our love for each other. She even spoke part of our ceremony to us in French to really emphasize on our Parisian experience, and then said them to us again in English. She really is amazing!
When our ceremony was over she had us sign our beautiful Symbolic Marriage Certificate and had an envelope with our whole ceremony and vows printed on beautiful paper, so we will never forget what was said on our special day. I truly cannot emphasize how impressed and thrilled we were to have been able to work with Laura. She is an absolute gem and I would recommend her any day of the week!!!”
Jasmin & Stéphane
French-German bilingual wedding ceremony in Munich, Germany
“Laura was the wedding officiant for our French-German bilingual wedding ceremony in Munich. She held a wonderful and moving bilingual ceremony which perfectly reflected our story and personalities.
This was possible thanks to the amazing preparation work during which she provided guidance and suggestions while at the same time leaving room for our ideas.
Our guests were thrilled by the ceremony and we can only recommend Laura – she went above and beyond our (very high) expectations.”
Gina & Jon
Eiffel Tower wedding in Paris
“Laura was a wonderful English speaking celebrant in Paris for us when we eloped to Paris. She made this one of the items we had to give little worry to because of how smooth the planning went. We wanted something intimate and special and Laura provided just that. She tailored it to our desires, included history about us, the Parisian history, and we also wrote our own vows. Her words spoke well for us and we were very happy with the flow of the day.
We had no issues with schedule or Laura’s commitment. She was early, allowed us to be flexible with location due to the weather, and was all around amazing with her services. She was prompt (early actually), dressed accordingly (even catered to our colors/style), and provided us a copy of the ceremony for our memories. Laura was very responsive to our questions and was always available and willing to provide recommendations or provide other info if necessary. I would highly recommend her for anyone getting married in Paris and looking for an English speaking Paris celebrant!”
Photographers of these English speaking Paris celebrant ceremonies
Photo: Paris Photographer Pierre Torset, Timeless Paris Photography, Catherine O’Hara, Le Secret d’Audrey, Whitney Erin, Phan Tien, Ulrike Schwille, The Paris Celebrants, Heiraten in Paris