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About Us

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Annie Verrinder

Celebrant/ Admin

Annie is 53, originally from London she came to the island in 2000 with her two children then aged 10 and 13. A trained nurse, acupuncturist and counsellor who specialized in couple therapy for many years both here and in UK.  she now works as an acupuncturist running a busy practice in Palma and as a wedding celebrant (her new found passion).

Annie combines work with enjoying time with her new granddaughter and practising her passion for scuba diving and enjoying the fabulous outdoor energy of Mallorca.

As a couple therapist Annie fully understands the importance of commitment in relationships and the immense happiness it can bring. Annie is also an experienced public speaker and has presented several times at International Women’s day on topics related to achieving successful, happy and caring relationships.

She is a great organiser who just loves making people feel comfortable and relaxed (kind of all part of my job both past and present) I would be delighted to do my utmost to ensure that couples have the best possible day to remember…. Annie is also our administrator and you are welcome to email, call,  Chat on Facebook  or Skype her at any time with any questions or queries.

E-mail: admin(at)mallorca-celebrants.com
Phone: +34 634 368 397

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Paul Betts

Celebrant

59 years old and hailing from Yorkshire, England,  Paul is a popular choice for English language celebrations.
Paul studied Philosophy and Economics at the University of Wales and brings a soft and sometimes mildly wicked sense of humour to his ceremonies.

Totally flexible and unflappable (he told me to write), he can accommodate many styles and types of ceremonies.  Paul is responsible for developing and adapting our wedding enhancements such as the now quite renowned Wine Box ceremony.

Whilst believing in a greater God, he is not attracted to any specific religion rather taking a spiritual view of life in general.

In his spare time (what spare time I hear him exclaim!) he rescues animals and at the time of typing this his household consists of a horse, 2 donkeys, 2 full grown pigs, 2 piglets (rescued from Christmas dinner!), 4 dogs, 2 puppies and several hens!  On the way this week is a full grown(!) pygmy Vietnamese Pot Bellied pig too!

Paul doesn’t sleep too much and so our Australian, Burmese, and US couples appreciate greatly being able to chat with him on facebook or Skype at a time to suit themselves.

E-mail: admin(at)mallorca-celebrants.com
Phone: +34 634 368 397

Kay Newton

Kay Newton

Celebrant

Happily married for 22 years, mother of two grown lads, Kay also originates from the County of Yorkshire.

Having lived in Mallorca for nearly 30 years. Kay performs ceremonies in English or Spanish (with a mild Yorkshire accent) and is our expert in bilingual ceremonies too! Kay was European Toastmaster of the year back in 2005/6 and is very happy speaking in front of your guests (chatty people these Yorkshire folks you know!)

When Kay is not performing ceremonies she leads a happy and busy life, looking after 10,000 sm of organic farmland with guest house and running an on-line coaching business.

Nothing is ever too much trouble for Kay who will give you a guiding hand to develop the script for your perfect celebration.

E-mail: admin(at)mallorca-celebrants.com
Phone: +34 634 368 397

Ray Gidley

Celebrant

Ray is 58 years old and is originally from Manchester where he ran a successful freight forwarding business for many years, and now offers a consultancy to the freight industry from his base here in the village of Alaro.

He has been married to Sheila for 36 years and they moved to Mallorca 2 years ago to enjoy a new life on this beautiful island.

He has been involved in the all aspects of the theatre from production through to acting in lead roles for many years. He has a relaxed style when speaking in public,which will make all your guests feel part of your special day here in Mallorca.

Ray will be happy to discuss your plans for this important day via Skype or Facetime and offer any help he can to make your day one to remember.

E-mail: admin(at)mallorca-celebrants.com
Phone: +34 634 368 397

Julie Waller

Celebrant

Bubbly Julie moved to Mallorca in August 2012 in 40 degrees of heat, so she can cope with almost any venue for a wedding celebration! A trained teacher, she has over 24 years experience teaching psychology, sociology and health and social care to sixth formers and adults. Her main role in schools and colleges has been a pastoral one. She is a trained listener and advocate. She can manage a crowd with ease!

Julie lives in Palma with her husband, daughter and the dog Ollie. She describes herself as ‘religious’ in the sense that she attends the Anglican Church in Palma, was baptised and confirmed in the Church of England but is very aware of being on a journey that is influenced by life experience and that she will probably never know ‘the answers’ to faith questions. She has a healthy regard for those that express their spirituality in different ways and has actively encouraged exploration through workshops in the past

An experienced public speaker, Julie enjoys reading in Church, devising services for young people and training teachers. She plays the guitar and sings and runs a weekly parent and toddler rhyme time group. Staying true to her Welsh heritage, she is a member of two choirs on the Island – The Georgie Insul Singers and the ‘In The Mood Singers’.

Julie has an interest in and practices Mindfulness Meditation, and reads books on neuropsychology for fun! She is currently helping students who wish to apply to UK universities, and learning how to blog.

E-mail: admin(at)mallorca-celebrants.com
Phone: +34 634 368 397

Maria Melen

Maria Melin

Celebrant

Happily written in swedish!!!celebration.

E-mail: admin(at)mallorca-celebrants.com
Phone: +34 634 368 397