Welcome to Bride-Buddy.
My name is Cherry Newman and I am the founder of Bride Buddy.
I have been very lucky to have had the opportunity to live in Greece and France. Two very different places, but both with beauty and culture, friendly locals and great food!
With a long career as a registrar back in the UK, I formed Bride Buddy after moving to Greece where we offer a full wedding planning service.
Still operational and being looked after by a small team, after many years in Kefalonia my husband and I moved to France to be nearer to family. In France, wedding planners and celebrants are independent of each other but work together, so the opportunity arose for me to concentrate solely on my favourite part of the wedding business - ceremonies. Professional but good fun too, I will love working with you and getting to know you both. Making sure that your wedding or renewal of vows contains all the elements that you want, written exclusively for you both, and conducted with warmth, fun and friendliness.
Being a registrar was the best job ever and I regard myself as extremely fortunate to have had the opportunity and privilege to meet so many lovely couples and families. I feel honoured and proud to be a part of what essentially, are some of the most important days in peoples lives, be it a wedding, a baby, or saying the final goodbye to a loved one.
It made sense then to carry on 'in the business' and continue doing the job I love and feel so passionate about. My family have been very supportive. I have two beautiful grown up daughters in London and they are the only thing I really miss being away from the UK, and I am very lucky to have the best husband anyone could ask for......he actually proposed to me by starlight, in Kefalonia!
My other great love is Popi. Our Greek rescue dog. It is lovely going for long walks with her through the French countryside, but, bless her, I am still talking to her in Greek as she doesn't seem to understand French yet!
Bride Buddy in Kefalonia has been a great success and finding my ex colleagues and friends from the Registration Service in the UK were free and available, I added Essex and Kent to the company to create our Celebrants in the south east of England. Here, my experienced and professional ladies are available for Weddings, Baby Namings and Funeral Services. For me, understanding the difficulties involved in dealing with a bereavement, we are proud to offer our Funeral Celebrant Service as a 'not for profit' service.
At work, we have been through life's up's and down's and supported, helped and laughed together through the good times and bad, and the bonds between us just grow stronger and stronger.
Having worked together and knowing each other so well means that you get the best team you could possibly ask for. Focused, and proud of what we do, and how we offer it to you. We are seasoned professionals but good fun too and we genuinely do enjoy meeting and getting to know our couples and families.
As well as ceremonies and full wedding planning in Greece, Bride Buddy has performed ceremonies in Morocco and Croatia, while in the UK we offer professional Funeral Celebrants, as well as Celebrants for your Wedding, Renewal of Vows or Baby Naming ceremony.
In the beautiful scenic region of South West France, I personally offer you a celebrant service providing you with a unique, personal and bespoke ceremony designed for you both that will be as unique as you are and include anything you want it to. My goodness! The stories I could tell you about dressing up to perform weddings, once as a cowgirl, once for Halloween.......at the couples request, but those stories are for another time.
It has been so much fun helping couples make their dream wedding come true. Renewal of Vows are a joy to perform as well, and we make sure they are just as personal and tailored made to tell your story.
It would be our greatest pleasure to be able to be a part of your special day.
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