We’re here to make your wedding ceremony in Mallorca unique, stress-free and memorable for you and your guests. We (Bernd and Claire) have been married for 17 years (where has the time gone??). We met in Henley-on Thames in 2000 (while we were studying for MBAs at Henley Management College) and tied the knot there in 2005. We knew then that working with weddings was something we eventually wanted to do full-time.

Now, we love helping couples to have the ceremony of their dreams. For seven years, Claire also worked with Mallorca Wedding Planners, one of the longest-established and highest-profile wedding planning companies in Mallorca. Prior to that, in her London career as Head of Communications/PR at six major museums, arts centres and visitor attractions in London, she organized many launches, inaugurations and exhibition openings. These included six Royal openings, from the launch of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank and the planetarium at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, to the opening of a new wing at the National Maritime Museum and the reopening of the Cutty Sark after its major renovation in 2012.

Meanwhile, Bernd, with his technical background in mobile technology and card payments is a master of spreadsheets, operations and logistics and is our technical back up for self-planned weddings. In his spare time, he checks out interesting rituals such as the chocolate ceremony….

Our celebrants

After we launched Distinctive, Paul Archer was the next member of the team to come on board. He brought his knowledge and love of poetry, and special skills with words to the mix. Ulf joined shortly afterwards. He contributes his unique skills as the ‘singing celebrant’ as well as his extensive experience with weddings and events. And if you want a doggy ring-bearer, he’s your man! Jonas, with his passion for theatre, performance and directing and his writing and language skills was the next addition. After training several celebrants in Mallorca over the years (including most of the team), Claire then joined the celebrant team full-time.

The Distinctive Ceremonies team discuss future plans
The Distinctive team

All our celebrants have lived for many years in Mallorca. Their combined experience, their knowledge of the island, wide range of language skills, warmth and professionalism combine to make this a very special team. Together, we’re ready to make your wedding ceremony in Mallorca truly unique and memorable.

Click here to find out more about Paul, Jonas, Ulf and Claire


“We absolutely loved the ceremony, everything was just perfect. When people ask me if I’m happy for it to be over, I tell them no because I genuinely had the most perfect day. We couldn’t have asked for anything more.” ~ Emma and Barry, 8 August 2018, Cala Bona

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