This type of ceremony is an alternative to a symbolic religious blessing. We have a 'Simplicity' package which is used for small religious beach ceremonies that we can use for a 'Love and Devotion' ceremony.
The 'Love and Devotion; ceremony is suitable for couples who want to share a romantic moment on the beach here on Sal Island, usually without the presence of family or guests, however we have held a few where the couple's children are present.
If you wish to surprise your partner with this type of romantic gesture, we can help arrange that for you.
Unlike Religious Marriage Blessings or Renewal of Vows, with a Pastor - no legal documents or Pastor is required for a Love and Devotion Ceremony as it is and informal service.
Dress code can be casual but respectable. Normally, ceremonies are held near a venue where you can use the facilities afterwards for a social celebratory drink or have a meal whilst overlooking the beach and the ocean. Please note you do not need to use the venue to book a meal, however it is courteous to use their facilities even if only for a refreshing drink before departing.
We will liaise with you and prepare arrangements for the ceremony. Typically, this ceremony is held on the beach in Santa Maria and could last 15mins - 20mins.
You can each choose words you want read to you by the layperson or/and words you want to say yourself to your partner. You can write your own words, make up a poem, use lyrics from your favourite song/s or look at some poems online. It’s really easy and will make the build up to this special one-off occasion much more magical.
A representative from the local Church who speaks English or another language, will in most cases act as a layperson and perform the reading or alternatively, we will provide another layperson. Those that carry out the readings are not officiants and they do not legally represent the Church. This ceremony can be to celebrate your life together, the past and embrace the future.
There are a number of readings and quotes to choose from online and we have a few short readings you can look at for consideration that we can
send you, on request. All you need to do is let us know your choice for a reading.
Here are a few simple ceremonies held on the beach where couples have celebrated their love and devotion to each.
1.. Sparkling wine
3. Transport in addition to any included.
4. Additional equipment or furniture not included in this service.
5. Reservation at a restaurant in Santa Maria.
Please get back in touch if you require further information. If you wish to book this service, we will confirm arrangements and provide you with our bank details.
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