What makes us Distinctive?

Bernd Filsinger

“I’m originally from Germany, but lived in the UK for many years, gaining an MBA and working for an international finance company before making my home in Mallorca.

I look after the administration of our celebrants so they can focus on what they do best. I am very proud of our team – their professionalism, experience and warmth are second to none. They include a published poet, a theatre trainer and a vocal coach. They are brilliant at words, both in terms of writing them and delivering them to audiences.

We speak four languages: English, German, Swedish and Spanish. We provide our own PA system with microphone and music playback when required – this ensures that even those at the back can hear what’s going on!

Although our principal focus is on wedding and vow renewal ceremonies, the skills of our team in public speaking mean that they can also be hired for other events including significant birthday celebrations and corporate promotions.

I will be your first point of contact and shortly afterwards you will be introduced to your celebrant. I am also on hand if you have any queries during the process, and would be delighted to help with any other aspect of your event as I can draw on a wealth of knowledge of event planning and trusted suppliers.

The strength of our team means that you can be reassured that if one of them were to fall ill, unlikely though that may be, we can provide a substitute at short notice so that your event still can go ahead as planned.

I realise that in the context of a big event budgets are tight, so we are cost-conscious and aim to deliver a superior service at a very competitive price. Please contact me so we can discuss your event: hello@distinctivemallorca.com.

 

Here our celebrants introduce themselves and say more about why they love what they do:

Paul Archer

“I was born in England and, after studying English literature at Oxford University, embarked on a varied career that took me from Europe to the Far East, in fields as diverse as advertising, stockbroking and digital media, finally settling here in Mallorca where I translate poetry and write poems, inspired by this wonderful island.

Paul Archer

As a celebrant, I draw on my professional experience of being diligent about small details so everything goes smoothly, of taking care to understand your needs so that the ceremony is personal to you, and also my flair for words, for it is well-chosen words that bind people together, not only in the vows that you will make, but in the special way they express what is deep and heartfelt, creating a shared experience for you and your guests that will be remembered for the rest of your lives.

I will feel honoured to be allowed to bring out all the joy of your wedding with sensitive words that blending with your favourite music and the wonderful ambience of Mallorca will magically create an unforgettable ceremony with you, as the couple, at its very heart.”

Languages: English, Spanish

Find out more about Paul in the video below: 

Jonas Verner-Carlsson

“During many years in corporate communications I’ve helped companies and -more importantly- the people who work for them, to express themselves with clarity and originality. The most valuable tool is understanding the essence of who you are as a couple, and being able to share this with all your guests in an inspirational way.

Jonas, dressed in a mid-blue suit prepares to greet a couple at a ceremony
Jonas Verner-Carlsson

It takes some learning and insight to get there, and here is where I help to provide guidance and creative support. The same applies to my work as a theatrical coach and director, although a wedding is of course, much more personal. To free your imagination, you need composure; for the interaction with others, awareness and respect are key.

I hope this explains why for me it is such a stimulating and joyful task to act as a wedding celebrant. It is like working with the essence of those things I cherish the most. Lending structure and fluidity to an ancient, magical ritual; as well as poetry, musicality and a lightness of heart. For the very essence of every wedding ceremony is, of course, love.”

Languages: English, German, Swedish, Spanish

Find out more about Jonas in the video below:

Ulf Bernström

“I come from Lapland in the North of Sweden, and have lived in Mallorca since 2003.

I have worked in entertainment and event management for the last 30 years so I have a good understanding of what goes into making an event a success.  Personally, what I love most is being the celebrant and helping to make this wonderful moment in a couple’s life happen – and that’s why I have specialised in celebrancy!

Celebrant Ulf is wearing a formal dark suit and bow tie as he officiates at a wedding in Mallorca. Here he is signing the wedding certificate.
Ulf Bernstrom

During the last years, I’ve had the opportunity to do many ceremonies, for small and large groups, at many different locations in Mallorca, and for a range of different nationalities– and I still love it! I also have a background as a singer and I still sing professionally. Sometimes couples include my songs in the the service, which is quite an experience !”

Languages: English, Swedish, Spanish

 

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