A wedding celebrant holds a specific role within a marriage ceremony. He is the conduit through which two people publicly declare their love. Here in Ibiza, Hedley-Paul – founder of Blessings On Ibiza – deftly manages the entire experience, providing a steady, calming voice and a strong command of the proceedings.
Hedley-Paul’s ancestry is from ancient Cornish druids so it would seem his Blessings on Ibiza work as a wedding celebrant was writ in the stars. His vocation came to him after attending many weddings and realising he had much to offer a couple embarking on married life.
His first Ibiza wedding as a celebrant was rather unusual. A friend contacted him to say he was going to propose to his long-time partner on the plane over and a ceremony would be required at Es Vedra immediately upon landing. It was a defining moment for Hedley-Paul, who saw his words affecting the couple deeply; there was not a dry eye that day, and so Blessings On Ibiza was born.
Hedley-Paul has since officiated countless Ibiza weddings under the Blessings On Ibiza moniker. Meeting with couples well before their special day, Hedley-Paul uses his gentle ways and over decade worth of experience to tailor-make their Ibiza wedding, from helping to draft vows and selecting readings to incorporating each couple’s love and spirituality into the proceedings.
He is an oasis of calm; his measured voice and calming influence brings a relaxed ambience to what can be a nerve-wracking moment for many couples. As he stands in front of bride, groom and their guests in Ibiza, his focus is on connection – bringing everyone under a warm canopy of love as he imparts his Blessings On Ibiza.