Symbolic wedding ceremony in music

Your soulful made to measure symbolic wedding ceremony in music
by Ariane Douguet the French officiant singer, ceremony planner

Welcome dear lovers ! My name is Ariane. I’m an English-speaking French officiant singer based in France, the country of Love. So you have decided to get married ? Congratulations ! Do you dream of a timeless, magical symbolic wedding ceremony with a French touch ? As your ceremony planner, I offer you the best unique soulful  experience for the ceremony of your dreams.

Let’s make your Love celebration a lifetime memory !



Why a symbolic wedding ceremony is perfect for you?

Marriage allows love to be spoken, to be sung, to be celebrated. Love needs to be expressed in a sacred way, It needs rituals, pledges of how it incarnates the wondrous and the divine. David Sonet, Découvrons l’amour

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The impersonal civil ceremony leaves you feeling dissatisfied. In addition, you do not wish or are unable to have a religious ceremony (unbeliever, divorced, a couple where both have different religions, a couple remarriage, gay or lesbian union, LGBT…).


Do you dream to exchange your vows, your consents and rings during an intense and unique moment of sharing, all in music, at the place of your reception, where your family and guests will feel as involved as both of you ?


So a symbolic wedding ceremony is an awesome romantic modern way to celebrate your love and commitment.

What’s a French symbolic wedding ceremony or secular ceremony?

symbolic wedding ceremony is also called a humanist ceremony or a secular* ceremony in France. It has no legal value. It’s a meaningful non-religious & non-civil symbolic ceremony performed by a wedding celebrant / officiant. It’s is very personal and everything is fully customizable, starting from the order of service, the choice of words, music, rituals, speeches… It gives you the unique opportunity and flexibilité to express your personality, tastes and values.


*Beyond the mere principle of secularism and the separation of Church and State, secularity is closer to a humanist life philosophy and freedom of thought.

What if your symbolic wedding ceremony could be the highlight of your big day ?

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What will you remember about your wedding 10 years later ?

Couples spend hours choosing details for their reception to make sure their guests have an amazing time at their big Day. Sadly, the ceremony is often a tiring obligation guests have to suffer through before they can get a drink. Don’t let your ceremony be conventional and boring !


In 10 years, you’ll probably have forgotten the cake or flowers. But you will forever remember the sacred moment of your exchange of vows. You will endlessly cherish the feelings, emotions and connection to what the two of you share with each other and your loved ones.

Your symbolic wedding ceremony is an eternal gift

As your big Day starts with the ceremony, your love celebration should galvanize you and your audience with French style. The magic happens as you decide to prioritize the connection between the two of you and focus on your alchemy. Because your dream for your marriage should be the soul of your wedding


A soulfull ceremony authentic to you is a chance for your guests to fill their hearts invigorated by the healing power of Love. It’s definitely the promise of an intense moment of sharing with your loved ones.

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Children who attend my ceremonies call me “the fairy”:

I can take you further than you can imagine…

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Mesmerize your guests !
Let’s organize your unique symbolic wedding ceremony that looks like you !

Provence officiant singer Ariane Douguet English speaking wedding celebrant & symbolic wedding ceremony planner


I invite you to experience a soulful wedding ceremony 100% personalized to you, full of emotion and meaning, in accordance with the sacred significance of this day, tinged with solemnity, spirituality, magic and elegance.

The atmosphere, words, rituals, and musics will reflect :

  • your couple, love story, Life project and commitment
  • your individual personalities and sensivities
  • your values
  • your cultural heritage and native languages
  • your beliefs,  philosophical, religious and spiritual convictions

Choosing my service involves to express the full version of who you are

It requires placing emotion, joy, your couple, your story and feelings at the heart of your stylish celebration. Therefore it entails deep connection and introspection. It implies wanting to get involved in the ceremony preparation, considering your commitment as your priority in the planning of your event.


Furthermore, if you both have different belief or religion, I can assist you in the creation of a tailor-made spiritual symbolic wedding ceremony. In this way, your cultural traditions or religious symbols can be incorporated according to your wishes.

Creating eternal memories for You, with You

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Why Choose Me for your symbolic wedding ceremony?

Over 10 years ceremony planner expertise at your service

I offer you all my experience, my voice, my talents, my sensitivity, ethics, energy and French style to sublime your Union:


  1. English speaking wedding celebrant certified by the International Wedding Institute
  2. Professional crossover singer with classical and contemporary repertoire (Ave Maria, gospel, opera, pop songs…).

the promise of a magical wedding ceremony with French style !

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I’m a French ceremony planner devoted to understanding you

Being your officiant singer is my purpose. My role is to guide you hand in hand in your reflection and the celebration of your bespoke symbolic wedding ceremony.  In a word: the heart of my approach is highlighting the magical link that unites you to the most important people in your life.


I advocate a very qualitative heartfelt artistic approach of your celebration with French style. The French Art de Vivre is a combination of elements that take root in our history and culture of France. It involves the sense of detail, elegance, aesthetics and freedom.

The role of music during your symbolic wedding ceremony

My songs will be the thread, that will enhance your ceremony with that special French touch. I offer you a rare and exclusive distinctive premium service, designed to ‘enchant’ your union. I’m even going to get the audience to sing with me and create a communion ! Music is a magical link for emotions and transcendence. It unites generations and cultures.


Please don’t ask me to officiate without singing!

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. Victor Hugo

Your symbolic wedding ceremony
in English or bilingual (French English)

Everything is done to simplify your life in three stages

 1. Discovery call

2. Collaboration

3. Ceremony The big Day

Bilingual wedding ceremony in English & French

If your couple is bilingual, a part of yourguests do not speak French or English. So, my full script will be in two languages : I will continuously switch between languages as your perfect bilingual wedding celebrant in South of France – here’s an exemple of a bilingual ceremony I have officiated in Provence

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 1. Getting to know each other

First, you choose the place that best corresponds to you (a church, the place in which you are holding your reception, a beach, a forest, a chapel, a garden…).

Free first discovery meeting (appointment, skype, whatsapp or phonecall) to ensure that we share a good feeling and match our ceremony vision.

We will break the ice. I will listen to you to understand your wishes and will answer your questions to decide if I am the right person to accompany you to create your symbolic wedding ceremony.


After our meeting, I will send you a quote which will lead to the signature of a contract if you choose me as your officiant singer.

2. Collaboration (unlimited contact) 

Your marriage preparation : a creative process

My role is to guide you hand in hand in your reflection

I conceive and make  your symbolic wedding ceremony possible, in accordance with the sacred significance of this day, with you and for you. Your relationship and your story are unique. Therefore, you’ll be the center of your love celebration. I take the time to listen to you and identify your wishes. On the basis of an interactive coaching with questionnaires, we will relive your encounter, your love story and will capture your vision of love and what marriage commitment means to you.

Everything is to be defined together

I help you to joyfully release your creativity to shape your symbolic wedding ceremony. Your script will be personal, romantic and unique. It will reflect your love story, your desires, your values and also the French Art de vivre customs of wedding in France.


The choice of words, rituals, musics and my singing will define the soul of your Love celebration. Consequently, this moment might be tinged with solemnity, joy, gratitude, spirituality, poetry, romantism or magicit’s up to you to choose !

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Creation of your symbolic wedding ceremony in English – French – bilingual

  • unlimited exchanges with the bride and groom (appointment, zoom, telephone, mail, questionnaires)
  • contact with your best man, main maid of honour & relatives (family, friends, children) participating in the ceremony : assistance in writing their testimonies
  • creation of rituals to symbolize your commitment + provision of accessories (lantern, wood olive chalice …)
  • advice on the choice of poems & readings
  • writing your love story  and the whole text of your symbolic wedding ceremony
  • assistance in writing your vows, exchanging consents / rings
  • creation of the musical programme with my songs chosen from my repertoire – Accompaniment options: a capella, orchestral soundtrack or other instruments of your choice (string quartet, piano, harp, jazz band, guitar…)
  • writing the scenario for your ceremony with the integrated music programme for your  final approval
  • assistance with the staging of the ceremony according to venue
  • guidance in the writing of the ceremony booklet

3. The big Day

I will take charge of the coordination with the various participants in your symbolic wedding ceremony. I’ll allow you to fully experience your event and make the best of the presence of your nearest and dearest loved ones. I will then stand by your side to sing and celebrate your love, creating the special bond between you, your family and your guests. Of course, I always adapt my look (colour and style) in harmony with the theme, venue and decoration of your wedding.

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Your French officiant singer the big Day

  • coordination with the venue & the different service providers (wedding planner, wedding designer, DJ, videographer, photographer, florist…..) that I contact in the weeks preceding your special day
  • arrival on site 3 hours in advance to check the correct installation of the ceremony area according to our forecasts. + possibility of meeting on site the day before (depending on location)
  • provision of my white lectern & sound equipment – I have a PA system in Provence for small ceremonies of less than 30 people. In the other instances, I invite you to use your DJ for a quality sound system for the ceremony
  • rehearsal with the musicians + sound test with the DJ
  • outfit coordinated with the colours and theme of your wedding: I will submit proposals to you for an appropriate long dress with my “French touch” of elegance to complement your setting
  • welcome your guests
  • coordination  of rituals & the contribution  of your loved ones or children during the ceremony
  • celebration and songs of your symbolic wedding ceremony
  • signature of your customized wedding certificate

Your symbolic wedding ceremony will remain one of the most beautiful memories of your wedding, forever engraved in the memory of your family and guests!

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Please contact me without hesitation
if you want to organize your dream symbolic wedding ceremony

Ariane Douguet French officiant singer English speaking celebrant in France

I will be happy to answer all your questions and I will have many questions for you too as your answers will be useful for me to create your symbolic wedding ceremony.


The sky is the limit – tell me about yourselves, tell me your vision!

I can make your dream come true.

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