Bilingual Wedding Ceremonies
Even though I resisted speaking Spanish for most of my adolescence, at middle-age, I am extremely grateful my mother insisted on raising me to be bilingual. It comes in handy (essential!) in so many ways, and it is delightful to be able to offer bilingual weddings to an increasingly bilingual population. Me da tanto placer poder usar los dos idiomas en una ceremonia.
My bilingual ceremonies tend to flow between the two languages. If your community has more Spanish speakers, we might use more Spanish, and if your community has more English speakers, we’ll lean a bit more to the English side. I try not to translate the whole ceremony — that would make the ceremony a little long, and perhaps even a little tedious. I work to find the perfect places to incorporate both languages, such that the ceremony still has a beautiful and comprehensible flow. My goal is that your Spanish and English only speakers feel like they understood a great portion of the ceremony. Bilingual weddings can be a great way to honor the diversity of your upbringing, a lovely way to honor where you and your partner came from.
And… because I get asked this question all the time: Yes, I am a native speaker, and I speak Spanish with an Argentine accent. I am fluent in Spanish, and really only feel comfortable offering a Spanish/English bilingual wedding, but if you want some French, German or Italian in your ceremony, I could probably get by. 😉
Contact me to have a conversation (in Spanish or English) about your bilingual wedding. Contáctame si quieres charlar sobre tu ceremonia bilingüe.
Jennifer is not only very talented at what she does, but she is also very warm, kind and down to earth. It’s easy to tell she loves her job and cares deeply about building a ceremony that is unique and full of love for every couple. We really can’t recommend her enough! If you want a beautiful, emotional, full of love ceremony, she’s the perfect person for you! Also, for any bilingual couples, she speaks perfect Spanish with a beautiful Argentinian accent. She wrote and performed our entire ceremony in Spanish and we could have not been happier, it really made our day that much more special. Muchas gracias, Jennifer!
~Priscila & Alex
Bilingual wedding ceremony moment captured by Castner Photography.