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Ceremonies with a Heart

Weddings & Renewal of Vows

Ceremonies & Planning
for Weddings & Vow Renewals
from our team in

Experienced Celebrant Ceremonies

Unique -Bespoke -Personal


Dordogne, Bordeaux,Charante, Limousin & all South West France

Ceremonies with a Heart.

Advice, guidance, legal info and help with arrangements.

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Nice to meet you! My name is Cherry Newman and I am the founder of Bride Buddy. A premium Celebrant service for your wedding in France and Kefalonia, Greece. Making your day so completely memorable and special for you both by creating a bespoke ceremony that is as unique as you are, full of warmth, fun and friendliness.  My job is to create the best, most special memories for my couples.  How lucky am I and how cool is that!

Bride Buddy offers a bespoke, unique celebrant service for your wedding, renewal of vows  in France and a full ceremony and planning service in Kefalonia.


So why France  & Greece? You can find the whole story on the About Us page, but with a long career as a UK Registrar, Bride Buddy was born after my husband and I moved to Kefalonia. With the team continuing the work there,  I moved permanently to France to be nearer to family, continuing as a professional celebrant offering  unique personal ceremonies that are bespoke, warm, friendly and fun. With over 20 years’ professional experience, my knowledge is second to none and I am here for you with help, guidance and advice throughout the process, not just for your ceremony.


An elopement wedding in Kefalonia

Taken from a Bride Buddy Wedding

Getting to know you better with a fun, friendly, and professional attitude.I will work with you, having some fun along the way, meaning that on the day, we won’t be strangers – but friends.  Every couple is different and that’s why each ceremony is tailor-made, making sure that your wedding is exactly how you want it to be.

Making your dream wedding a reality by offering alternative ceremonies without the restrictions that exist with a civil ceremony. This is your chance to leave traditional rules and regulations behind. As a couple you are unique - so why not your ceremony too? Talk to me about adding some symbolic rituals that can enhance your ceremony such as hand fasting, honey or cocktail ceremonies, sand or even tree planting rituals.


Bespoke, personal and affordable, I offer ceremonies full of fun and warmth from a super friendly professional.  I will  work with you - one to one, to create a wedding that has special significance to you both.   I also offer help and guidance on any legalities involved, and plenty of sound advice from our blog page.

You can find out more about me, how it works and why I am so passionate about my job on our 'About Us' page.


Professional and dedicated to making sure I give you nothing less than my best. Focused, and proud of what I do, with years of experience and knowledge which means you know that you can trust me to bring you the most special memories that will last forever.

I promise to be clear about my fees which you can view on the ceremony page that interests you. An ‘all inclusive’ price means there are no hidden charges. If you want more freedom over the kind of wedding ceremony you have, please get in touch.

It would be my greatest pleasure to be able to be a part of your special day.  

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Taken from a Bride Buddy Wedding

Bride Buddy loves people in love.


Irrespective of sex, race or gender.

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Ceremonies with a Heart

  • South West France, a Celebrant Wedding & Renewal Service offering bespoke ceremonies that are unique and personal to you both. From a beautiful French Chateau wedding in France to rustic country Barns. Idyllic wedding venues for the French Wedding of your dreams! Covering Bordeaux, Dordogne, Charante all the South West, but I do travel further afield. Just ask!

  • Kefalonia, The Jewel of the Ionian Sea. Let us help you plan your Kefalonia Wedding or Renewal of Vows on this beautiful Island. Maybe you just want a small renewal of vows ceremony - just the two of you, or perhaps a family wedding with a package to suit your needs, our small team on the Island are here to help you acheive your dream at affordable prices.  



Discover how 'Your Way' is the Bride Buddy way!

Read about Bride Buddy's first class services by checking out our 'Thank you's' here.  


French Chateau Wedding
Wedding in France
A Wedding Boat
Renewal of Vows in Kefalonia
Mediterranean Wedding
Elopement in France
Celebrant Ceremony
LGBTQ Wedding
Celebrant with couple
Wedding Decor
Kefalonia Wedding
unique ceremony in France

"When one loves, one does not calculate"

St. Therese of Lisieux

Taken from Natalie & Tom's Bride Buddy Ceremony in Croatia. Eclection Photography

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