Sarah Hatjipavlis

Grecian Ceremonies

Reviews (11)

 Hatjipavlis
Available for
This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant does not cater for Funerals This Celebrant specialises in Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

The Dodecanese

Athens

The Cyclades

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Greek elements, traditions, classic, fun, elopements, deluxe, VIP

Affiliations

UK Society of Celebrants

Spoken Languages

English, Greek

Special Offers

Special Offers

Ceremonies on the Island of Rhodes

For any last minute vow renewal, commitment or elopement ceremonies on the Island of Rhodes valid for ceremonies until 31/10/19

30%

Prices from From €300 plus basic travel expenses
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Sarah Hatjipavlis

Grecian Ceremonies

Reviews (11) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

ENGLISH/GREEK SYMBOLIC CEREMONIES I specialize in ceremonies in Greece all with a 'sprinkling' of Greek traditions! I am passionate about my work (well it doesn't feel like work) lively, creative and entertaining and also very experienced, supportive and genuine.

I create and perform ceremonies of all types in Greece, to include weddings, commitments, vow renewals, and naming ceremonies, really any type of ceremony you can think of. My passion for Greece and lifetime of Greek experiences to call on when creating my ceremonies make me a truly unique choice.

I am based on the Island of Rhodes but able to travel and am already on my way to Athens, Mykonos and the beautiful Island of Santorini! I am a 'story teller' just waiting to tell your story!

Classic traditions, fun loving, inter-faith, same-sex are all words that describe the ceremonies that I can create and of course venues are totally unrestricted; so on the beach, private villa, winery, hotel, restaurant, olive grove are all possible choices for you. Most couples choosing to tie the knot in Greece have done so for a reason, beautiful beaches, fabulous weather, stunning views but most often they also love to include some of the traditions!

As all ceremonies are symbolic most couples wanting a legal marriage arrange to do the paperwork side back home before or after travel leaving them unrestricted with their wedding ceremony in Greece.

I love to be chosen to create and officiate an intimate, romantic elopement or micro wedding it is truly an honour, but am also very comfortable entertaining a large crowd and happy to stay on after the ceremony if required to act as Master of Ceremonies for the evening do! I regard all my couples as personal friends and love to hear how they are getting on long after the day itself!

For those of you that are organising your own wedding I am happy to help out if I can, a lifetime in Greece has given me endless contacts! I pride myself on thinking 'outside the box' and have no generic scripts, I have to admit I do love to be just a 'little' theatrical at times! Sand ceremonies, wish box, Greek stones, ring warmings, broom jumping, handfastings are just some examples of elements you can have at your celebrant led ceremony in Greece!

Anyhow, finally, I am experienced, reliable and a great communicator, I will be beside you every step of the way during the planning phase and will be a 'rock' on the day for anyone feeling just a little nervous or overwhelmed!

If you have got this far, then send me an enquiry to set up a quick meeting on Skype/WhatsApp for a chat about your ideas, no obligation of course!!

CEREMONY STYLE

My style is your style, we create your ceremony the way you have always dreamed of and I will present it on the day, in any way you choose, it is after all, your special day!
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Reviews

We can't thank you enough!

Paul and Sonia Bowers

Renewal at

Dionysos Hotel Rhodes | October 2019

We had the most amazing day renewing our vows in Rhodes !! Sarah was absolutely fabulous.... you would think she had known us all our married lif... Read review.

Sarah was amazing!

Stuart Jones and Kathryn Ross

Wedding at

Rhodes | July 2019

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony! Sarah is a lovely bubbly lady and made the process of creating our ceremony incredibly easy e... Read review.

We can't thank you enough...

Elie and Alya Nassar

Wedding at

Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens Greece | September 2019

We can’t thank you enough for your beautiful words. You helped make our day so special! We received nothing but incredibly positive feedback abou... Read review.

Truly Memorable

Garret and Becky Smith

Wedding at

Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort, Lachania, Rhodes | June 2019

Review Updated.
Becky and I live with our daughter, Olivia, in a small rural village in Gloucestershire, UK.
In May 2019, we decided to elope w... Read review.

What can I say...

Kinza Taraboulsi and Karim Mansour

Wedding at

Sinterina, Athens | June 2019

Official review, updated
What can i say... would not have been possible without Sarah Hatjipavlis, she involved our parents and friends, helped ... Read review.

I loved everything about it!

Logan and Adam Price

Renewal at

Athens | July 2019

My husband & I went on a trip to Athens & he surprised me with a vow renewal with Sarah. It was so sweet, I loved absolutely everything about it.... Read review.

Sarah is a wonderful person!

sinead

Wedding at

Mykonos | June 2019

If you are looking for a kind, helpful, professional celebrant, look no further. Sarah has a heart of gold. She will enhance your preparations an... Read review.

Thank you, thank you, thank yo

Karim Mansour and Kinza Taraboulsi

Wedding at

Sinterina, Athens | June 2019

Hi Sarah, I can't tell you the rave reviews we've gotten about your presence. Everyone loves you, including a few who are now considering changin... Read review.

Magical

Garret and Becky Smith

Wedding at

Atrium Prestige Thalasso Resort and Spa | June 2019

Thanks for a wonderful ceremony, it was everything we wanted. You made it magical and we loved the little touches and keepsakes x Read review.

A dream come true

Samantha and George

Wedding at

Villa in Rhodes | June 2018

From the first meeting on Skype, we knew that you were the perfect person to be the celebrant for our wedding! You were so open and honest, and s... Read review.

Thanks so much

John and Barbara

Renewal at

Rhodes | September 2018

Thank you so much Sarah for stepping in at the last moment. The special ceremony you wrote was so moving, and meant the world to both of us, we w... Read review.

We can't thank you enough!

Paul and Sonia Bowers

Dionysos Hotel Rhodes | October 2019

We had the most amazing day renewing our vows in Rhodes !! Sarah was absolutely fabulous.... you would think she had known us all our married life . She summed up our married life together perfectly from the information we had supplied and created a wonderful script . It was beautiful and Sarah is so warm and friendly, so the whole ceremony was just lovely , emotional , funny , with lovely passages that Sarah had picked out for us . She created the most wonderful memories on our special day . We couldn’t have asked for anything more beautiful and so spot on for us . I would highly recommend Sarah and she’s now a friend for life !!

Sarah was amazing!

Stuart Jones and Kathryn Ross

Rhodes | July 2019

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect ceremony! Sarah is a lovely bubbly lady and made the process of creating our ceremony incredibly easy even when we weren't sure of what we wanted ourselves, she put together the most beautiful experience for us.
We had a private exchange of vows, sand ceremony and tied the knot with the stunning turquoise sea as our backdrop.
Sarah goes above and beyond. She encouraged us to find the perfect words to say, she collected and dyed sand a gorgeous colour for our sand ceremony, she scoured the beach numerous times before our arrival to find the perfect spot, she set up a pretty table for the sand ceremony in a blink of an eye, she plaited a rope in greek colours for our tying the knot, she found a moving reading that almost had us in tears and presented us with a copy of our ceremony to keep, along with other mementos to remember our day by.
Sarah is super organised, kept in touch with us regularly leading up to the day, she is so patient and put up with our relaxed approach to things, it's like she read our minds to give us the perfect day.
We highly recommend Grecian Ceremonies, thank you Sarah!

We can't thank you enough...

Elie and Alya Nassar

Grand Resort Lagonissi, Athens Greece | September 2019

We can’t thank you enough for your beautiful words. You helped make our day so special! We received nothing but incredibly positive feedback about you and the ceremony. It was such a magical experience, between the set up, the sunset, the breeze flirting with my veil and of course your guidance throughout the ceremony. Our vows and sharing them with our nearest and dearest meant a great deal to us. Thank you for allowing them to be the highlight of the ceremony. We’ve also received your beautiful gift, so thoughtful of you! I had already spotted it holding down our roses during the ceremony! Very clever! Well we love it and we’ll cherish it in our home.
Hope to see you soon! A rendezvous in Rhodes sounds like a fabulous idea indeed!

Truly Memorable

Garret and Becky Smith

Atrium Prestige Thalasso Spa Resort, Lachania, Rhodes | June 2019

Review Updated.
Becky and I live with our daughter, Olivia, in a small rural village in Gloucestershire, UK.
In May 2019, we decided to elope with our daughter and get married abroad, just the three of us.
We had visions of travelling to Greece for a small & intimate ceremony with a backdrop of Greek white washed buildings and blue sunny skies.
When planning our wedding, the location & venue was important, and we knew the people who we involved was equally, if not more important.
As we were completely open minded to the location and venue of our special ceremony, we looked to the internet for trusted reviews on wedding planners/wedding officiants to help guide us.
Through hours of online research, and lots of discussions with many wedding planners/wedding officiants, we came across Sarah (Grecian Ceremonies) on Wedding Wire, who lives on the beautiful Greek island of Rhodes. Right from the start we made a connection with Sarah. During our initial face-2-face Skype call, she showed sincere ambition and promise of making our wedding day special to us, and she did not fail to deliver.
To build our very special and personalised ceremony, we regularly communicated via WhatsApp and e-mail in the weeks/days leading up to our wedding. The complete approach was effortless and Sarah drafted the perfect ceremony that Becky and I loved instantly.
Due to the wedding being a small ceremony (just 3 people), we felt we didn't need an official wedding planner. We very much wanted to plan the day ourselves, however with Sarah's fount of local knowledge and advice this was invaluable to us in making key decisions. Whilst planning our wedding day from the UK, is was great having Sarah on the island and her abilities to speak the local language to confirm our Photography (Savvas Photography) and Venue (Atrium Prestige) to ensure the day would run smoothly.
We arrived in Rhodes several days before our big day. Sarah wanted to meet us prior to the wedding day to get to know us further. We met in a beach cafe, in Charaki. Sarah even brought a colouring set for Olivia to enjoy whilst we talked.
The wedding day was more than we could ever imagine, Sarah delivered a faultless ceremony and it will truly be remembered. The keepsakes and printed vows Sarah gave us are treasured in our home.
Even after the wedding day and with a further 10 days still on the island, we kept in contact with Sarah who was very willing to advise us of great locations to explore around the island.
Working with Sarah was completely effortless. She was the key in ensuring our wedding day and honeymoon was a complete success. We can't wait to go back to Rhodes and we will certainly be meeting up with her again when we next visit the island.


What Sarah says...

Garret and Becky, thanks so much for you wonderful words, they have made my day. I look forward to catching up with you back in the UK or on the Island of Rhodes some time soon. Take care
Sarah

What can I say...

Kinza Taraboulsi and Karim Mansour

Sinterina, Athens | June 2019

Official review, updated
What can i say... would not have been possible without Sarah Hatjipavlis, she involved our parents and friends, helped coordinate everything amidst the chaos and sensitivities around and gave us the most unique ceremony speech, made all our guests cry and truly enchanted them (some even decided they wanted to be Sarah if not to have her marry them when the time comes). It was personal, tailored, witty, funny yet intimate and heartfelt - it is what you would wish your ceremony would be and was so unbelievably loved by our parents who were initially skeptical, sensitive and traditional - we are Egyptian and went for a non-religious ceremony. Instead it was a celebration of love, truly. I highly highly recommend you follow our path :)

I loved everything about it!

Logan and Adam Price

Athens | July 2019

My husband & I went on a trip to Athens & he surprised me with a vow renewal with Sarah. It was so sweet, I loved absolutely everything about it. She was so kind & personalized it in the sweetest ways! We have the most perfect memory thanks to her & her offerings. I highly HIGHLY recommend Grecian Ceremonies to anyone looking❤️


What Sarah says...

Thanks so much Logan and Adam, it was so lovely meeting you both, such a fun couple! Until we meet again xx

Sarah is a wonderful person!

sinead

Mykonos | June 2019

If you are looking for a kind, helpful, professional celebrant, look no further. Sarah has a heart of gold. She will enhance your preparations and experience of your special day


What Sarah says...

Thanks so much Sinead, I wish you and Barry a wonderful life together full of love and happiness xx

Thank you, thank you, thank yo

Karim Mansour and Kinza Taraboulsi

Sinterina, Athens | June 2019

Hi Sarah, I can't tell you the rave reviews we've gotten about your presence. Everyone loves you, including a few who are now considering changing career paths to do the same and create the magic that you brought us! Everyone's favourite part was the ceremony and it couldn't have been done with you, I swear!

Thank you, thank you, thank you infinitely for making our 'special' day SPECIAL.

Magical

Garret and Becky Smith

Atrium Prestige Thalasso Resort and Spa | June 2019

Thanks for a wonderful ceremony, it was everything we wanted. You made it magical and we loved the little touches and keepsakes x

A dream come true

Samantha and George

Villa in Rhodes | June 2018

From the first meeting on Skype, we knew that you were the perfect person to be the celebrant for our wedding! You were so open and honest, and showed that you really cared about our story and how we met. We thought the way you conducted the ceremony was absolutely lovely and exactly what we had in mind. We loved the ring warming and our parents felt so included with the unity candle ceremony.

Thanks Sarah for everything.
Sent on 04/08/2019

Thanks so much

John and Barbara

Rhodes | September 2018

Thank you so much Sarah for stepping in at the last moment. The special ceremony you wrote was so moving, and meant the world to both of us, we wish you all the best and look forward to meeting up again in the future.

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Why Choose Sarah

I love my life as a celebrant, creating unique ceremonies, bringing family and friends together, and travelling around the beautiful country of Greece. I will work tirelessly to create the perfect ceremony and look to making life long friendships along the way. Firstly choose Greece as the setting for your special day and then we can work on the rest, I will be there every step of the way, I have plenty of imagination and a life time of Greek experiences to call upon when writing and creating the script for one of the most important days of your life!

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