Region Covered: Italy – Worldwide upon request
Language: English & Italian(mother tongue)
Services Offered: Wedding Blessings / Wedding Celebrations Ceremony
“Officiant specialised in events of the heart .”
Giuliano Bonelli from “Celebrans” is an experienced and professional celebrant whose personalised and balanced approach to such an important rite of passage will ensure your ceremony is authentic to your style and personality. By listening and understanding what’s important to each couple, Celebrans will work with you to incorporate into your service what matters most.
As well as symbolic wedding ceremonies, Celebrans provide services for civil unions (if delegated by the Mayor), anniversaries and other secular and religious events. Celebrans can help with every aspect of your ceremony from the timing to organising musician. Ceremonies can be conducted in both English and Italian.
Service of Welcoming and Listening:
The first phase is that of welcoming and mutual knowledge which follows the narration of the love story. The quality of the listening ability must be extremely high in order not to give answers or make pre-packaged proposals, but which instead start from the couple’s experiences and heartfelt desires.
There is no “perfect” symbolic rite but only that which is carried out by a creative collaboration between the celebrant and the couple. Then there are the most common rites but also very touching and full of symbolic meaning.
Rite of Light:
Its origins have deep roots, they seem to date back to ancient pagan rites but what we now know with certainty is that in Germany and the United States this ritual is celebrated by the majority of couples.
The sand ceremony is a symbolic rite that in recent times more and more married couples decide to introduce in the organisation of their wedding. This type of ritual is perfect for any type of ceremony from religious to civil.
What exactly does it consist of? Both spouses after the moment of exchange of the rings and mutual promises will be able to seal their love with this magical act; just have three containers or vases of any shape or size.
A handfasting is an old Pagan custom, dating back to the time of the ancient Celts. A handfasting was originally more like an engagement period, where two people would declare a binding union between themselves for a year and a day.
The Warming of the Rings:
This is yet another ritual that gives you the opportunity to include all your guests in your wedding ceremony. By passing your rings around in a satchel, your guests will have a few seconds to hold your rings in their hands to make their silent wish for your future life together, before passing them on to the next guest.
Couples who wish to get married in Italy either with a civil or religious ceremony (Catholic or Protestant), must request an appointment at their Embassy, in Rome, to obtain the “clearance” for the wedding. In agreement with the couples wedding planner, Celebrans will take the applicable documentation to the Prefecture to be legalised.
“So easy to work with! – Mr Bonelli was so great! He was so professional and was very detailed with responses. He was also very knowledgeable and really ensured that we considered every option when planning our ceremony.”
Megan & Rudy (Wedding – Rome, 2019)
To Tuscany from Poland – Mr. Bonelli was a great gift for us He led us to carry out our wedding in Tuscany with sensitivity and great attention to our needs. With him we lived a fun but also very touching and involving ceremony.”
Matt & Gosia (Wedding – Poggio Piglia, 2019)
Mr. Bonelli was a perfect fit for our ceremony – Mr. Bonelli was responsive and very helpful as we planned this ceremony in Italy while we were in the U.S. He even arranged for a violinist to play for us. Mr. Bonelli went to our venue prior to our arrival to make sure everything was ready for us. He reviewed our ceremony program and made corrections to the Italian spelling for us. His words during the ceremony were special to us. We would highly recommend Mr. Bonelli.
Timothy & Courtney (Wedding – Rome, 2019)
Celebrans- Hot Tips
If you can stay close to me and we may be different, if the sun will light both without our shadows overlapping, if we manage to be “we” in the middle of the world and together with the world, cry, laugh, live. If every day we will find out who we are and not the memory of how we were, if we can give each other without knowing who will be the first and who will be the last and your body will sing with mine because together it’s joy … Then it will be love and it wouldn’t have been in vain waiting for you so much.” (Pablo Neruda)
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Giuliano Bonelli from Celebrans is a highly experienced and professional wedding celebrant who will create a unique, bespoke and personalised wedding ceremony tailored to suit your individual style. Based in Rome, Giuliano works both throughout Italy and internationally.