More About the Vendor:
If you find the need to rejoice a change in life, and to share the celebration with others, regardless of gender, religious, secular, or nondenominational background. If you wish to mark rites of passage and express the glory of living, you will discover that, held in Tuscany, your ceremony will mean so much more.
Jo and her team will celebrate and help you create personalized ceremonies such as weddings; vow renewals; commitment ceremonies; baby welcomings.
Hello, my name is Jo, I was born near Rome of an Italian dad and an American mom, so I am bilingual, which is a plus in my job, as it allows me to hold ceremonies in both languages, and liaise with the locals to help you out with any problem you may meet in organizing your wedding in Italy.
I actually started out my career in the wedding business as a translator for legally-binding weddings, but then found out how much more I liked holding symbolic weddings. That's an easy choice, if you know how dry and impersonal civil weddings can be!
I should also add that holding ceremonies runs in the family, as my dad is a Protestant minister and my mom a lay preacher; that said, I must specify that my ceremonies are definitely not religious. If anything, they are spiritual, and most of all work around the idea of symbolism and rituality. I truly believe we are missing a lot when we don't include rituals in our special moments. Rituals help us understand the value of what we do and leave deep marks in our memories, replacing the rites of passage we have lost in our modern culture.
When I started out 14 years ago, it was just me, but the business has expanded considerably and it's now 6 of us in our team, each celebrants having been carefully trained by myself. Our celebrants speak several languages so that we are able to cater for Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Norwegian, Swedish, and of course English couples.
We have all worked with same-sex couples and we are happy to put you in touch with them if you wish to have first-hand feedback on how we work.
So do contact us for an initial call so we can explain better how our ceremonies work!
Vendor Category: Officiants