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Elopement Wedding in Europe Officiant Services for your European Elopement or Elopement in France





Back when I started my journey as an elopement wedding officiant, I immediately identified a need for bespoke wedding ceremonies. There was no way I would do the dreaded one-size-fits-all template wedding script. And you don’t have to settle for a less-than-perfect ceremony for your elopement in Europe, either.

I know eloping in Europe or more generally eloping overseas can be quite overwhelming. Going the popular route and booking through a local venue or vendor can appear as the safest option. We have all heard of those wedding vendors using the same ceremony text over and over again though, only swapping names in the template, et voilà! 

Your wedding ceremony is what this day is all about, and should be celebrating YOU. It should be celebrating YOUR unique love story.

I trained and certified as a Life-Cycle Wedding Celebrant® back in 2014. From then on, I have been working full-time as an elopement wedding officiant. In that first decade being a wedding officiant, I have been writing and performing personal elopement ceremonies for well over 200 couples from around the world indeed.

I now mostly work with couples eloping in Europe. I am based in France, and I also travel to Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, wherever you are.


Are You Planning an Elopement in Europe? Don't Leave Booking Your English-speaking Wedding Officiant To The Last Minute


I don’t fill in the blanks, and never template my ceremonies. As your officiant for your European elopement, I am deeply committed to creating the most memorable and unique wedding ceremony for you. 

The words spoken, the vows exchanged, and the overall flow and atmosphere of the ceremony will perfectly reflect not just your beliefs, but your vision too. 

I will make sure your love story is at the center of your celebration.


Elopement Locations I'll Travel Anywhere in Europe, Included in My Fees


An elopement when it’s winter in Europe, in the snow?

An empty historical place in the wee hours?

A glorious sunset or a waterfall for a backdrop?

Whatever your vision of the perfect elopement location, I’ll meet at your wedding locale, so we and your photographer can travel along to your chosen ceremony location.

I’ll be traveling to any place in France and in Europe by train or by plane, included in my fees. Transportation from the train station or local airport to the final destination and/or the elopement location, and back to the train/airport, is the only charge that comes extra. No hidden or unexpected cost. 



  • I am a proud ally of the LGBTQ+ community and a supporter of Marriage Equality. I will always advocate for my couples, regardless of their gender(s) or sexual orientation.
  • In France, a wedding ceremony must be held before the Mayor (or a rep’) at the City Hall to be deemed legal. Residency at the location is a requirement for at least one of the partners for the couple to be able to legally marry in France. So any celebrant/officiant wedding ceremony in France is a celebratory ceremony, not legally recognized. In other European countries you may consider for your elopement, requirements for a legal wedding vary, with just a handful of options for legal celebrations. My couples typically get the legal part done either before their trip, or upon returning home.


How Much Does An Elopement Ceremony Cost?

Nelly Grange is an elopement wedding officiant based in France - Europe.

    My officiant or celebrant fees for your elopement in Europe include:


    • An initial meeting with you to gather information (Zoom or FaceTime) + an email interview for overseas Clients, 

    • The writing of a personalized ceremony that recognizes your unique personalities, and that makes your vision of the perfect ceremony come to life, 

    • Unlimited email consultation while creating your wedding ceremony until full satisfaction over its content; you have final approval over the wedding ceremony script, 

    • Discussing ceremony details with your photographer and/or elopement planner when you have one, and overall timeline for the day (getting ready, transportation to the elopement location, decor setup specifics, photo shooting etc.),
    • Officiant services for your wedding ceremony anywhere in France or in Europe, travels included (except for the final transfer from the nearest train station or local airport to your place, and back), 

    • A keepsake copy of your wedding ceremony.

I have developed a streamlined and straightforward onboarding process online so we can start working quick and efficiently, because more often than not, my couples have busy lives!


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* I recommend securing your date with me more than 6 months out. A travel surcharge may apply when services are booked within a 6-month window from the wedding date if/when trains or airfares are in high demand.


I Can't Wait To Get To Know You.


Once you have made the decision to have the ceremony you want without the overwhelm you don’t, and to entrust me with officiating your elopement in Europe, my focus will be 100% on your love story and how we can make this a truly unforgettable elopement experience, and of course, the most gorgeous photos!


Nelly gathers info from the bride and groom months prior to the wedding. For my wife & I, she managed to create an amazingly accurate and intimate narrative for our ceremony.

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Pilar & Jerry

The vows that Nelly put together for us were absolutely amazing, she captured everything that I could have ever hoped for.
Thank you Nelly!

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Rachel & Scott



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Through a wonderful introductory online Skype meeting and some of the best email communication we have ever had in our wedding planning, Nelly won our trust and hearts instantly. She made us feel like we were the only couple to be married in the world. 

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Jessica & Jake

I have never worked with a more professional and organized vendor in any capacity. She struck the perfect balance of being highly professional, to give us confidence in the details of the day, and also very warm and personable, to make our ceremony feel comfortable and meaningful. 

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Margo & Cristian

Nelly, thank you for everything! Our ceremony was just wonderful, magical and more perfect than we could have imagined.

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Jamie & Daniel
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Officiating Destination Weddings & Elopements in France ~ Europe
Delivering Ceremony Scripts Worldwide
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