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Meet Michelle
Hi there. My name is Michelle Roberts and I have been a wedding celebrant in France since 2019.I completed my Celebrancy training with The Fellowship of Professional Celebrants in the UK. I have been living in France since 2010 - firstly, in the Cote d'Azur and for the last seven years I have been living in the beautiful Dordogne region of France.Originally from Australia, I have lived in the U.S., Singapore and Japan before settling in France.I worked as a First Class long haul flight attendant before settling in France and finding my love for everything to do with weddings.I started in the wedding industry by helping wedding planners in my local area before deciding to become a celebrant.I love what I do and I like to think it shows!

My ceremonies are very personal and I love getting to know my couples and making their day as special as they are. I am now based in the Dordogne and love to carry out wedding ceremonies in the surrounding area so please get in touch to check my availability. I am also happy to travel to other departments in France and happy to discuss your requirements with you.At the heart of your ceremony is your love story: everyone wants to hear how you met, when you realised your partner was ‘the one’, what the proposal was like: was it all red roses, chilled champagne and magical stroll along the beach or was it bracing breezes, lovely landscapes whilst dodging hill walkers on a mighty mountain top?I work closely with both of you so your ceremony is not only bespoke but also, just perfect. So whether you’re looking for a wedding ceremony that’s: informal, formal; traditional or contemporary, this is your day and we’ll make it as unique as you are!

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Frequently Asked Questions

A celebrant led ceremony is a symbolic or secular one, not a legal one. In France it is called a “Ceremonie Laique”. Most couples choose to do the legal side at a registry office, before they arrive in France. However, in so far as the “optics” on the day - all that your guests will see is a beautiful wedding ceremony focusing on you professing your love for each other in front of all your family and friends.

Yes, I do. If a venue is over an hour from my house, I will stay nearby to the venue the night before your wedding and have a rehearsal with you and your wedding party the day before. This really helps with the “choreography” on the day and ensures that everything runs smoothly on the wedding day.

I charge 550 euros for writing and delivering your ceremony. Depending on the location of the venue, there may be travelling fees or accommodation fees on top of that. Drop me a line and we can discuss!

I love to help couples write their vows. I have a large number of resources as well as templates to get you started. I also have a library of different types of readings to help you choose - from humorous, to religious, to nature themed, to literary and beyond.

Yes! I love to incorporate different rituals, such as hand fasting, sand ceremonies, candle ceremonies, wine box ceremonies, ring warming ceremonies, a commemorative certificate signing or a cocktail making ceremony - these are but a few. The sky is the limit with a celebrant led ceremony. All of these can add a very memorable touch to your ceremony. I often try and involve other family members and friends when performing them.

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