As of October 2022, our 'Family and Friends' service will be delivered by our service partners.
As a result of helping with a marriage ceremony for one couple in 2008 and realisng there was further interest in wedding services on Sal Island, I decided that I would make enquiries at the Notory about legal marriages in Cape Verde for foreigners. During my enquiries I realised that there were certain processes that couples needed to follow in person in advance of arriving in Cape Verde and other processes to comply with in Cape Verde. It seemed more complicated than I'd expected and, for that reason it was decided that my services would solely concentrate on offering non-legal symbolic marriage blessings which could be booked by couples in advance with us, prior to arrivng on Sal Island, Cape Verde.
Our symbolic wedding services continued until early in 2020, when as the result of the pandemic, our services ceased. During covid in 2021, we moved out of a state calamity to a state of contingency, which remained until the later part of 2021. From November 2021 we started to receive enquiries for the 'Family and Friends' wedding ceremonies for 2022 and 2023. After committing myself to two of these it was decided that due to a change in circumstances, no further 'Family and Friends' ceremonies would be accepted and organsed by myself. However, the good news is, that we have now worked with a service partner who, will deliver the 'Family and Friends' service. At the same time, we decided we would continue with the delivery of our smaller 'Simplicity Ceremonies' on Sal.
The choice of island for beach ceremonies for tourists in Cape Verde is currently mainly offered on the island of Sal. However, I have recieved some enquiries asking if similar services are provided on the island of Boa Vista. At this time and, as far as I am aware, there isn't anyone offering a similar service to Cape Verde Weddings, on the island of Boa Vista.
We have a number of web pages relating to the wedding services we provide and offered here on Sal Island, Cape Verde. You can also find further wedding info within our secure zone. To access the secure zone information you will be required to complete the wedding inquiry form for 'Family and Friends' for the wedding services we offer on Sal Island. Submitting the Wedding Enquiry Form does not commit you to using our service. If after submitting the enquiry form you have further questions, then please contact us with your questions and we will take it from there.
NOTE: The sliding images at the top of this page are some of the marriage blessing
ceremonies I'd arranged in previous years at venues in Santa Maria for couples having the
'Family and Friends' ceremony. Venue options for this type of ceremony may change in the
In January 2017 one couple from the UK were looking for property on Sal Island and, to help them along with this were the team from 'A Place in the Sun' with TV presenter Jasmine Harman. I was fortunate to be asked to appear on the show and met up with the couple Lynn and Brett shortly before filming commenced. During the interview, I was asked a few questions about Santa Maria, which I tried to answer truthfully and, without sounding and looking like a nervous wreck. Photo below of myself (far left), next to me is Jasmine, with Lynn and Brett on the right.
Post 2022: If you are looking for more current information on what is required to legally marry in Cape Verde or about Catholic weddings, please make your own enquiries and arrangements with the Conservatorio/Notory on Sal Island, Cape Verde after seeing our FAQ's section. 'FAQ - Conservatorio Enquiry'
Winter - at least one long trousers and a jumper
Comfortable walking shoes (flat), thick soled flip flops or sandals
Sun lotions, after sun and Mosquito repellent (can be expensive) Hygiene wash gel/wipes.
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