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.
-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 »
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.
French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Dutch, Mandarin
Characteristics of the service
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.
-Personalized stories of the couples, accompaniement of the speakers, family and friends.
Proposition of readings and music
-Poems, music, texts
Setting up of the ceremony, scenography, preparation, arch.
From A to Z, we take care of everything: music, sono...if needed.
Products and 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
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
9 reviews on “Celebrantissimo”
Noémie & Fabio Secola (22/09/2018)•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•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)•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)•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)•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)•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 & AlejandroCons
Martina & Panayot (12/26/2017)•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
Chris and Ifrah (08/19/2017)•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)•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