About Marcia Bravo
Celebrant UK & Spain
Hi, I´m Marcia...
Fondly known as
“M “or “MB”.
I´m a passionate creative and eclectic wedding celebrant in Malaga, Southern Spain. I worked in UK charities for over 20 years supporting and motivating people in crisis situations; helping them recover and achieve their aspirations. I listened to their stories of crisis, love and loss, so I guess you can say after more than 20+ years I´ve homed my listening and communication skills. Now I get to use my vault of life skills and life changing experiences, love for working with people, creativity and passion to take couple´s dreams like yours from paper to reality…I write and officiate bespoke bilingual, elopement, LGBTQ, micro and multicultural wedding ceremonies for couples like you in the UK and Spain, creating memories that last a lifetime…
I always knew that I wanted to work with people, so as a caring, determined, passionate non-judgemental and person-centred person; from the moment I left school my passion has been to do just that…I loved every minute of supporting individuals within housing charities to recover and achieve their personal aspirations...and have learned a lot from them in the process too…
Are you still wondering what working in the charity sector and being a celebrant in the UK and Spain have in common?
Well, I can help you with that…
I didn´t find celebrancy, it found me
Training people to be the best that they can be in their work and personal lives along with public speaking have been at the forefront of my career and I am so passionate about interacting with people from different backgrounds and life experiences.
I believe that to be able to really listen and interpret what people are saying is a true art and I have heard many stories over the years of courage, strength and inspiration and have felt privileged to be the person chosen to hear those stories…many told for the first time…
I have developed the essential people skills needed to effectively communicate and motivate individuals, not only providing support but also safeguarding adults and children.
I am well versed in listening to individuals; their stories of significant moments of their life journey and I ensured that I gave each person the best possible service as part of their customer journey. I believe that my skillset listening, encouraging and supporting individuals within charities to achieve their personal aspirations to move forward in life are those that will enable me as your celebrant to support you as a couple in your journey in life to marriage.
So these skills are really great for when I´m organising your wedding and interpreting your needs.
I´ve had an amazing and rewarding journey in my career in the charity sector and so with a vault packed with lots of knowledge, life skills and life changing experiences; I decided to change my career path. Becoming a UK and Spain celebrant has been one of the best decisions I have ever made…
Luckily for me celebrancy found me…
I feel incredibly lucky to have been able to convert and use my life experience and passion to work with couples. It's because as a celebrant I get to continue to do something that I love. As a creative person I can't think of anything else I'd rather be doing than writing and officiating bespoke destination wedding ceremonies for couples like you in the UK and Spain.
My style is vibrant and eclectic; maybe a bit like you!! It´s in the bright clothes I wear; maybe that you wear…My crazy hair!! My Afro Caribbean heritage. Your passion for life, my passion for bringing your story alive. Want colour? then that´s exactly what you´ll get…we´ll share this together on your special day... If you want an alternative wedding ceremony full of life; that weaves your amazing love story into symbolic rituals like a Hand-fasting, Jumping the broom or other cultural rituals and more that´s me… I use the experience from my vault of listening to people’s stories of love and life over the decades, and that´s a lot… alongside my creativity and imagination for interpreting stories. Added into the mix; positive energy and inspiration I feel when I´m connected to nature to write your bespoke wedding ceremony. If my style resonates with you both and your dream is a wedding with colourful metaphors, then I´m the celebrant for you.
What people say about me
What an amazing lady. I just had to put finger to keyboard to let all of you know what a fabulous experience it has been for me working with Marcia the last few weeks. Marcia is not only easy to work with , she is open and has a natural warmth that makes you feel like you have known her for years. If you are looking or someone to tell your love story, include meaningful rituals and create a ceremony that you and your guest will remember. Then look no further, you have found the perfect Celebrant in Marcia Bravo!
We had the best time last week 28/08/2022 in Malaga. Thank you for everything. Vow renewal was just something we will remember forever.
Marcia...You are a very caring person, able to speak with people and enjoy what they are going through, I know you enjoy meeting people sharing special moments with them
Our experience with Marcia was a dream. From our first call, to hugging her to say good bye after our ceremony, she was fun, funny, thoughtful, and careful. She created an experience full of love and laughter that we will remember for the rest of our lives.
She is a warm-hearted, generous, poet who deeply sees the humanity in the people she works with. She was the perfect officiant for our vow renewal. And she's one of those rare people that I hope we stay in touch with because she's that awesome.
Erica & Charles
Marcia has been an absolute pleasure to work with so far and I'm really looking forward to her marrying us in November! Marcia has been extremely diligent in checking in with us every month in advance of the wedding (including setting up a WhatsApp chat so we can get in touch with her at anytime with any questions) and has taken the time to get to know us both before the ceremony so that she can incorporate those little personalised touches into our day. The communication has been on point and I'm confident that Marcia will make our ceremony special and tailored to us as a couple. Roll on November!
I have known Marcia for many years, (face behind hands when I think how long ago), as my line manager Marcia was always there to listen and speak openly about anything. I have very fond memories of someone who led by example and demonstrated courage and great communication skills. I am so happy to see Marcia take on this great role and believe that anyone who entrusts her to share their special day will be privileged to experience the many talents that Marcia has alongside her warm nature.
Flexible, person centred, committed to proving people with the celebration they want, articulate, confident, experience of public speaking, organised
Marcia you can really sense and read people including their vibes and style; transforming feelings and expectations to deliver a ceremony that is magical and ceremonial
I am a destination wedding photographer based in Spain and Marcia is one of the most professional wedding celebrants which I could work with.
Marcia and I have known one another for nearly 30 years now. For many of those years we worked together and I can honestly say it was a pleasure and privilege to be able to do that.
When she told me she´d become a celebrant I couldn´t think of anyone else I know who would be better to give the communities she is committed to the support they might want or need.
When we worked together, I always found her calm, considerate, thorough, creative and thoughtful. If Marcia says she´s she´ll do something you can rely on her.
Over the years we worked together I can´t ever remember her judging anyone by anything other than what they asked for and whether she could deliver it (and she invariably did). The staff we worked with adored her as did our clients.
She has a smile that lights up any room she walks into, an infectious laugh that picked up a gloomy Monday morning office back to feeling positive and ready to go and a sense of style that was inspiring.
I could always rely on the fact she´d have listened carefully and helped someone work out what they wanted to do rather than telling them what she thought was best.
Whether you´re looking for someone to welcome a new baby or new young person to your life, whether you want someone to help you celebrate your partnership or if you need someone to support you through planning for the funeral of a loved one Marcia is the person I´d go to. She´s a star and I´m proud to say that we worked together and to be able to call her my friend.
My values have always shaped everything I have done in life and will continue to do so…
The way in which, I supported people has always been driven by my values...it´s very much part of the person who I am…To me they are fundamental and For you they are the promise of how I will interact with you throughout our time together...as we make the journey to your amazing wedding day.