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AbuDhabi Dubai Ras-al-Khamiah Ajman Fujarah Ummal-Quwain Sharjah OmanView Map

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7 Days a week

Language spoken:

English

For all of life’s important rituals; weddings, renewal of vows, or baby namings, I offer bespoke, personal, original ceremonies, crafted and delivered with style and warmth.

As an Anglo-Australian, I have London to thank for knocking me into shape, and Sydney for rounding off the edges, and I like to think that both cultures inspire my approach to celebrancy; a certain English gravitas delivered with a warm Aussie smile!

I have been many different things in my life; from corporate music industry manager to teacher, from landscape gardener to copywriter, not to mention, at various times, a full-time dad to each of our 3 daughters.

The common thread that runs throughout has been my passion to connect and communicate with people from all walks of life.

I love to get to know people and hear their unique story, and for weddings, my aim is to capture the true essence of a couple’s relationship, and to understand their hopes and aspirations for their big day.

As a writer, I enjoy the challenge of bringing a ceremony to life with the right words, and creating the kind of emotional impact that rings true for the couple, all in a style that puts them at ease enough to enjoy the occasion to its fullest.

The celebrant’s words and presentation help to set the stage for the couple, but when that magic time comes for them to declare their love and commitment, the outside world should melt away, leaving them totally relaxed, being themselves and owning the moment together, focused only on one another.

As celebrants, we are blessed to work in the field we do, especially in a multicultural centre such as Dubai, where so many vibrant life stories converge.

I look forward to working with you and hearing your story.

Ian holds an Australian Certificate IV in Celebrancy.

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Leila04/03/2019

I cannot recommend Ian Sanders enough! our first meeting with Ian we felt at ease immediately must be his simple and easy going attitude, he was ready to get to know us and wanted to know what we had in mind for our ceremony. To give you a bit of background about us, I am originally Somalian who was born in Kenya, and my husband is from Sudan grew up in Dubai for all his life from childhood, we are both Muslims. So I wanted a modern beach wedding with a beach blessing ceremony, and we didn't do the normal ring exchange, my husband is allergic to jewelry silver, gold , metal etc so we decided to have the sand ceremony and Ian was open and excited to help us with ideas for that, he got us sand and gave us the idea of using more than two different color sand a neutral brown color that represented where we met , in the desert sand of Dubai! The blessing ceremony was beautiful and perfect! Ian was able to capture what we wanted, our introduction and story was well written and Ian was in communication with me constantly to check if we liked the writing or if there was any changes required, in the end our guests hearts were filled with love and tears of happiness!

Beth O'Brien, Director Of Australian Celebrations Training01/08/2018

Your performance of the ceremony was very professional. You have a beautiful speaking voice.

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