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

Now, we absolutely love helping couples to have the ceremony of their dreams. For seven years, Claire worked with Mallorca Wedding Planners, one of the longest-established and highest-profile wedding planning companies in Mallorca, organising LOTS of amazing weddings! Prior to that, in her London career as Head of Communications/Head of PR at six major museums, arts centres and visitor attractions in London, she organized many (so many!) events, launches, inaugurations and exhibition openings. These included six Royal openings, from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank and the planetarium at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, to a new wing at the National Maritime Museum and the reopening of the historic ship, 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 administration, spreadsheets, operations and logistics and is our technical back up for self-planned weddings. Meanwhile, in his spare time, he checks out interesting rituals such as the chocolate ceremony….

Our celebrants

Wonderful Paul Archer was the first member of our celebrant team to come on board. He brought his knowledge and love of poetry, and special skills with words to the mix. We were thrilled when Ulf joined shortly afterwards. He contributes his unique skills as the ‘singing celebrant’ as well as his extensive experience with weddings and events of all kinds. And if you want a doggy ring-bearer, he’s your man (we’re looking at you, adorable Wifi!)! Jonas, with his passion for theatre, performance and directing, and his writing and language skills was our next proud 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

All our celebrants have lived for many years in Mallorca. Their combined experience, 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



“Paul, thank you SO much for being so great  -you delivered the ceremony beautifully. It was a fantastic day and all the guests commented on what a fantastic celebrant you were, charismatic and relaxed with plenty of fun – just what we wanted. Thank you again x”

Katie and Paul, 3 September 2022, Son Tugores

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