Why marry on the island of La Palma?
And why marry with us?
We will provide answers to these questions.
We, the wedding team from La Palma Wedding, cannot think or imagine a more spectacular background and location than this beautiful Canary island of La Palma. The weather is all-year-round warm and sunny in the coastal western-facing areas of the island. In the region of Tazacorte, the sun-richest area of entire Europe you can count on temperatures even in the deepest winter months between 20-24 degrees and clear blue skies. La Palma has breathtaking, almost empty black sand beaches and remote bays, palm trees, dormant volcanic craters, high mountain chains and wild-romantic landscapes and valleys which are covered in green and fall deeply to the ocean. An ocean which surrounds this island with its deep blue waters. La Palma also offers its unique spanish-palmero culture, which is entirely welcoming and invites each visitor to take life a little slower ("tranquilo) and lighter ("lento"). Imagine all of this is awaiting you in less than 4 flight hours from most destinations of otherwise mostly grey and colder Europe....
We know this island by heart and take you to the most breathtaking locations for your wedding ceremony. We assist you with our advise and our suggestions in making the right decisions for your individual and perfect ceremony. We are looking forward to learning about your dreams and ideas for your ceremony and are honored to helping you fulfill these on your special day. We truly believe in the power of beauty of a loving partnership. The day of your vow-declaration to each other should be your day where the beauty of this island resembles and enhances the beauty between the two of you. Here, on this island, we are creating a framework within in which you can bring your love for each other to a full expression and make it the most memorable and unforgettable wedding day.
We from La Palma Wedding are here for you to create together with you the most intimate and personal wedding ceremony, which on the backdrop of the natural beauty of this island will express and resemble the beauty of your love for each other.
The heart of our wedding team consists of the following people: My name is Susanne Langford. I am your wedding planner. I live on the island of La Palma since 2010. I am looking forward to welcoming you to this beautiful island in the near future. I will take care of all planning, coordination and implementation of your entire wedding and before and after events. I make sure everything runs smoothly based on your ideas and specifications, without you having to do anything on your own other than focus on your special day. I will be your point person from your first contact with us via e-mail or phone call to the realization and completion of each detail of your wedding and beyond.
My wedding planning assistants are Christina and Sheila. They help with the implementation of any aspect on your wedding day:
From holding the high-heels of the bride while she and the groom walk barefoot along the sandy shore, over serving the bride and groom the champagne with tapas (small appetizers), to breaking down far beyond the ceremony everything that was carefully prepared.
They are here for you and get everything done that was planned and more. They do this with the utmost care for our couples and their families and friends.
Their goal is to make your special day to an unforgettable experience.
Additionally we are supported by Richard Langford. He is my husband of over 25 years. He assists us in all aspects of the implementation and realization of the wedding, starting from the transport of items, set up and break down and basically anything that needs to be done. Our bigger weddings are unthinkable without him.
Our masters of ceremonies learn from me, your wedding planner what particular ideas our couples have about their ceremony, be it for a vow renewal, proposal, anniversary or wedding. Once the wedding is booked with us the master of ceremony begins his/her work with the wedding couple via e-mails and phone calls. This way they get to know all the details of what the couple wants to say to each other during the ceremony and how it shall unfold. After the couple arrives on La Palma they will meet with them once or twice to go over last minute changes in order to finalize the wedding ceremony.
They develop together with the couple a very individualized ceremony speech, which is interactive between the bride and the groom.
On the day of the wedding, they will lead the conversation and will direct and guide the couple to express what they really and truly came here for to say to each other and manage the ceremony for them based on their specific wishes.
Our German and English speaking master of ceremony, Andreas Peter (born in Frankfurt/Germany) lives since 1998 in Scotland and since 2004 on the island of La Palma. The Live and the surrounding experiences of these two very spiritual and powerful worlds have influenced his work significantly. He brings with him a wealth of experience from his work in the field of social and christian services.
Since 2000 he works together with wedding couples in the coordination and implementation of christian, legal and humanistic weddings, vow-renewals and blessings, mainly in Scotland. We are proud to present Andreas Peter now as our master of ceremony for La Palma.
Andreas Peter would like to ask you the following question:
How do you imagine and dream up the special moment, what would you like to promise to your loved one, how could you best express your love for each other, and in what symbolic ways.....Just close your eyes and entrust yourself to the images that will follow, of your individual idea of your best wedding ceremony! I will listen, make suggestions and accompany you both in the realization of a unique and very special ceremony. This ceremony will become part of a deep and unforgettable foundation for a common future, accompanied by the power of the island that is shaped like a heart, La Palma....”one sees clearly only with (or thru) the heart.” (Saint-Exupery)
English, Spanish and German speaking Master of Ceremony Sandra Wiesgigl looks back onto a life experience in 6 distinct countries and cultures and lives now with her family on La Palma. Life in the various cultures required a hightened empathy for people that come from so different backgrounds. Additionally as part of her professional life she is comfortable to speak freely in front of larger audiences. The experiences gained from all this, influence her ability to create an individually tailored ceremony for you and with you.
Sandra Wiesgigl would like you to know the following:
„It is very important to me to get to know and understand your dreams, wishes and ideas of your perfect ceremony. Only then will it be possible to transform this beautiful moment of comitting to say Yes into a totally individual and one of a kind moment -one that is as special and invidual as you are as a wedding couple. Your wedding day shall be completely special and memorable for you, it shall be the day where you find yourselves in the love you share for each other once over again. I am looking forward to the opportunity to accompany you on this day!"
Master of Ceremony Bärbel Naeve lives since more than 20 years on the island of La Palma. She speaks English, German and Spanish. She looks back onto a carreer as managing and artistic director of the Free Academy of Art Hamburg, in Hamburg Germany before moving to La Palma. She is mother of an adult son. She brings to the table a wealth of life experience and the approprate empathy to be your perfect master of ceremony. Bärbel Naeve would like to say the following to you:
"You have the courage to commit into a true partnership with each other, to begin a marriage - with that you create a new framework for your relationship and you give it a new position in your life together. It shall be a celebration, a "Celebration of Love" - Your Celebration -. I am here at your side to make this celebration special individual and festive. I feel honored to be given the trust to create with you both a ceremony which expresses your individual ideas and wishes. Be it your first wedding, a wedding anniversary, or a vow renewal. Together with you both I will carefully prepare the perfectly fitting ceremony for you. I am excited to accompany and guide you along. Together with the entire team of La Palma Wedding we make sure that this celebration will become an unforgettable experience for you."
Russian-German weddings on La Palma are conducted by Liudmila Ramos.
Seven years ago, through the will of fate, she came to this island and found her love here.
She can not imagine any other life away from this beautiful island of La Palma and her beloved people here. Liudmila Ramos wants to tell you the following:
"The world is huge, and it is very fortunate to find your soul mate(s) in it."
When I meet with you as a couple, I will try to get closer to your ideas and dreams in order to create very personal wedding ceremony. Together with you, I plan and organize your ceremony so that this day becomes an unforgettable starting point for your shared happiness."
Our top-photographer is Jeanette Göhner. She lives since 2000 on La Palma. With her easy going way she will capture the most beautiful moments of your ceremony and beyond. She will bring out the individual beauty and uniqueness of each couple, of each wedding day, of each wedding location and the ceremony itself thru her lens of her camera and make them available to you for years to come in her photo series.
Memories that will last and can be recalled thru the images of the photos, even years later. Almost all the photos shown on our webpage are made by Jeanette Göhner.
Last not least, we from La Palma Wedding work together with a variety of other professionals and service industries, for example musicians, performance dancers, florists, catering services, restaurants, hotels, vacation-rental-owners, limousine service, wedding outfitters, hair and make up stylists and more, which makes our team really much larger.
It is our common goal to translate your wishes and dreams into an unforgettably beautiful and completely stress-free wedding-ceremony day.
La Palma Wedding at work