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Celebrantissimo

Bilingual ceremonies in many languages

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One could simply summarize that Celebrantissimo and his bilingual celebrants are somehow storytellers who know exactly how to capture the emotion and feelings of a couple, and according to their wishes,  craft a complete personalized ceremony. This in front of family, friends and guests.

It’s a balanced and delicate way of making public what is private without loosing the respect of a discrete intimacy of a loving couple. And including also each past of the new couple.

We are the interpreters of that « passage », full of symbols and humour.

Without a glimpse of love, writing a story is impossible. For that, we are also part of your story, just for one moment on that particular day, but also all the moments we share to write and prepare your ceremony.

  • Price Depends on type of ceremony
  • Slogan Bilingual ceremonies in many languages
  • Brand color
  • year of creation 3
  • Agency Celebrantissimo
  • Listing categories Officiant

The course of life

-Born in Flanders, I grew up on the crossroads of different cultures, and I believe to be open-minded, which is of course a basic element of a good celebrant.

Public speaking, conferences, and performing has been a part of my previous careers like touristic multi-lingual guide, commercial and sales manager on the international scene… and the writing of scripts or stories as an editor for a Flemish publishing house.

All qualities needed to become a celebrant. All qualities you will find with Celebrantissimo !

I share almost twenty years with Emmanuelle, my wife, and the humour, literature and culture in general have always been in the centre of our relationship. Travelling, meeting other people and cultures or all kind of religions is part of our lives.

Being multi-lingual, no need to have a translator-interpreter, I can celebrate in the language you prefer : French, Dutch, English, Italian, Spanish or German and we work also with an interpreter for Mandarin we trained.

Style

-Writing has accompanied me during my whole life, and even when I interrupted my career to travel throughout a lot of European countries and study the physiognomy of gardens and countrysides, I took my writing with me.

When I came back to France, I spend even more time to finish new plays and got my first novel « Le Tango de la valseuse » published late 2014. Becoming a celebrant imposed itself on me in a rather natural way. Having been used to perform in public and writing love stories is an important part of myself.

My desire is to share those moments with a all the young or eldery lovers, to help them express their feelings on paper by inventing this unique moment for their ceremony.

It would also be a pleasure and delight for me to celebrate your wedding in your beautiful English language.

For those who want to discover my style of writing in different ways, consult on my theater blog « ecrirepourletheatre » where you find articles, extracts of plays I wrote and even my website of the novel « letangodelavalseuse »
http://letangodelavalseuse.wix.com/letangodelavalseuse

Experience and training

-My wife and I are well trained celebrants, with a large stage experience and in previous "lives" used to talk for large audience. Writing and performing came through long experience, University degrees and travelling. The use of different languages helps us to write bilingual ceremonies in a very fluently way, switching from one language to the other without any interruption or hesitation. Experiences in theatre, litterature, publishing houses, interpreters, tourist guiding groups and international business.

Languages

French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Mandarin

Assistance in the preparation of the ceremony

-Tailor made ceremonies are our speciality, but we can also prepare your ceremony for family or friends if you prefer to celebrate your wedding or other events in an intimate, smaller group of guests.

Writing texts

-Personalized stories of the couples, accompaniement of the speakers, family and friends.

Proposition of readings and music

-Poems, music, texts

Additional Services

Setting up of the ceremony, scenography, preparation, arch.

Key points

From A to Z, we take care of everything: music, sono...if needed.

Proposed services

Celebration and writing texts, Celebration of the ceremony (without writing texts), Drafting only texts, Ceremonial arrangement, Ceremonial coordination, Musical animation of the ceremony, Other

Materials included in the service

Lectern, Symbolic Certificate, Sound Reinforcement, Guestbook

Pricing method

After a first skype-conversation or meeting, we make you a detailed cost estimate. As we take our work very serious and in a professional way, we do not deliver cost estimates without first meeting.

Types of ceremonies

Commitment ceremonies, Homosexual ceremonies, Ceremonies of remarriages / Confirmation of vows, Farewell ceremonies and funerals

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  • Person Emmanuelle or Luc FLORQUIN
  • Katja & Cyril (10 august 2019) – Chablis, Grange de Beauvais

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Hello Luc and Emmanuelle, we are so happy and thankful to you! You truly made our wedding to an unforgettable, emotional and beautiful day! The ceremony was just amazing. We still can´t find words to describe our feelings. Everything what you said felt like you were with us the past few years and you truly understood and can explain our love and our history. The dutch, the french and the german guests were so happy to witness the beautiful ceremony. You considered all the guests and it was gorgeous how you told our story in french and how you switched into german and told the story from another point of view. Many of our guests told us they never expierenced such a nice cermony before. We were laughing and crying together. To us it was an unique and emotional and so important day for our lives! We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We didn´t just work with you together- it feels like you blessed our love and our married life. Cyril and Katja

  • Sharlène & Leon from Birmingham – 28 august 2019 (Château de Frétoy, 71)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Hello Luc! We would like to say a massive thank you for overseeing our wedding last week it was beautiful we couldn’t have wished for more. We wish you all the best. Sharlene & Leon xx

  • Elise & Matthieu (1st june 2019)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    The ceremony of our dreams! Emmanuelle, from Celebrantissimo, celebrated our wedding in June 2019. We met Emmanuelle and her husband, Luc, one year before our wedding. Their kindness and unparalleled listening skills contributed to an excellent first contact and positive outcome. Then, Emmanuelle organised several calls with us to understand our story, values and wishes regarding the ceremony. Finally, the result was even more than expected. We discovered the ceremony the D day, and it was simply perfect. Emmanuelle is incredibly charismatic and has a magnificent elocution. The ceremony was 100% "sur mesure" and deeply touched us. At the end of the ceremony, Emmanuelle gave us a beautiful "Love certificate" and ceremony booklet. These are precious memories. We look at them very often and will keep them forever. Our families also appreciate a lot Emmanuelle. We thank Emmanuelle from the bottom of our hearts, she offered us the ceremony of our dreams. Best wishes, Elise & Matthieu

  • Sophie and Jean-Max (27 july 2019)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Dear Emma and Luc , The ceremony of all ceremonies! The ceremony created by Luc and Emma was more than we could have hoped for. They captured our personalities and life history as if they have known us for 10 years. There was laughter, tears and a lot of love throughout. Luc presented it with warmth as well as professionalism, our guests being completely blown away by the whole experience. They commented they have never witnessed such a joyful and unique ceremony. Thank you so much! Love Sophie and Jean-Max

  • Josephine & Brice (6th of July 2019)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    A memory to last a lifetime! If you are looking for a beautiful multi-lingual ceremony then look no further!... We wanted a ceremony with the right mix of love, romance & laughter and Luc gave us just that. Luc listened to our wishes and guided us along the way with much patience and professionalism. He injected 4 different languages into one beautiful ceremony and managed to get all our guests involved (and laughing!) despite the language barrier. Everyone felt the love and enjoyed the ceremony very much. Most of our guests said that our ceremony was one of the best they've ever been to. It was absolutely the highlight of our wedding! Thanks Luc :-)

  • Guillaume and Nina (26 july 2019)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Dear Luc, Thank you so much for the organisation of the beautiful ceremony, we had a fantastic time on our special day! We have received so many kind words from our guests on how much they liked the ceremony, and Nina and I really enjoyed the flow with the speeches of our special guests :) We also wanted to say that we appreciate your flexibility as the trains definitely did not help us with timing, and yet this did not disturb our day at all. Was your return to France a bit smoother? Thank you and have a wonderful rest of the summer, Guillaume and Nina

  • Selena et Markus (27th april 2019)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Dear Emmanuelle and Luc, Hereby our testimonial for your social media: As an Australian and a German living in Paris, we decided to gather our families and close friends together in France for our wedding. But with neither set of parents speaking the other’s language, we needed a celebrant who was sufficiently comfortable in both German and English. Enters Luc Florquin. Luc and his wife Emmanuelle clearly love what they do and their warmth and sincerity were evident from our very first Skype meeting. We didn’t end up meeting them in person until the day itself by which time they felt like old friends who knew more about our story than many of our guests! The ceremony was simply beautiful, full of laughs and tears, and 100% us. Merci infiniment à tous les deux d’avoir créé autant de moments qui resteront gravés dans nos mémoires. Thanks for everything, Selena and Markus

  • Victoria and Phil (31st of may 2019)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Hi Luc Thank you for providing us with a fabulous ceremony on Friday. It truly was the best day and perfect in every way. We are so happy we found you to celebrate our wedding. Thank you again for being part of our special day . Take care Victoria and Phil x

  • Noémie & Fabio Secola (22/09/2018)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Wonderful and full of emotions! We were lucky to have been recommended Celebrantissimo with Luc and Emmanuelle. Both worked on our wedding speech in French and Italian and helped us write our vows. Their professionalism is of quality and the tone Luc delivered ou our wedding brought a lot of emotions to everyone. I cannot recommend more!

  • Laura & Remy

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Dear Luc & Emma, Again we would like to thank you very very much for your help in giving us the ceremony that we wanted. We are extremely happy and we had the most incredible day! We are happy that the ceremony was a surprise for us and you definitely exceeded our expectations. Afterwards we got many many positive remarks from our friends and families. We will definitely give you a call when we are in the area and same goes for you. Should you be in the neighbourhood of Kitimat, please let us know :-). Take care. Kind regards, Laura & Remy

  • Jessica & Chris Biggar (08.01.2018)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Hi Luc!!! I am so sorry for the delay in sending you a review!!! I thought I had emailed you in August but I obviously didn’t! I must have had post wedding brain! I hope you are well? Chris and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful ceremony on our Wedding Day in Burgundy. It will remain in our memories as one of the most beautiful moments we shared with our families and friends. Thank you SO much again for such a perfect day xxxxxx. Jessica Biggar. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=RkmQ549rjJE

  • Jess & Chris (01/08/2018)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Luc thank you so much for everything on our special day - it was absolutely perfect. Our families and friends were so enchanted and surprised to be part of such a wonderful ceremony. And the way you managed everything, music, sound-system, instructions violinist. And we will of course let you know if we return to France to meet you for a glass of wine! Thank you so much again! Jess and Chris xxxxxxx

  • Amira & Elias (04/08/2018)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Bonsoir Luc, We are writing to give you our big heartfelt thanks for officiating our wedding! You were incredible, light, funny, sweet and navigated through all three languages brilliantly! We’ve only had compliments from our friends and family on how amazingly and brilliantly you did the ceremony. Thank you very much for being part of our special day. Lots of love, Elias & Amira

  • Sophie & Alejandro (17/02/2018)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Dear Luc, You had definitely participated to the success of this important moment of our life. Our guests were actually very pleased by the ceremony and appreciate your cheerfulness. We will be glad to see you in Brussels, maybe in the new Icecreams store ; ) Bonne continuation à vous, Best regards, Sophie & Alejandro

    Cons

    Nothing

  • Martina & Panayot (12/26/2017)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    We used Celebrantissimo's services for our intimate wedding ceremony in the Alsace region in France. They went out of their way to get to know us better via Skype sessions and numerous emails and created the perfect romantic wedding ceremony, better than what we envisioned! Thank you Luc and Emma for making this day extra special for us!

    Cons

    Nothing

  • Chris and Ifrah (08/19/2017)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    Hi Luc, Thank you once again for being part of our special day. We loved the wording that you wrote for the ceremony and felt that everything went really well. Lots of luck for your future endeavours. Best regards, Chris and Ifrah

  • Agathe & Kieran (08.12.17)

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    Rating: 5 / 5
    Pros

    We cannot thank Celebrantissimo (Luc and Emmanuelle) enough for being such an important part of our big day by conducting our bilingual ceremony in French and English. The professional, personal and supportive approach throughout really helped us to know we were in safe hands from the outset. The ceremony itself was simply beautiful, emotional and flowed seamlessly from start to finish; we will cherish every moment for the rest of our lives. Highly recommended to everyone!

    Cons

    None!

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