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What Clients are Saying About Marcelo Galli

A Wedding Officiant's work is only as good as those that will stand behind him in testimony. Marcelo takes this job very personally and it shows in everthing he does. But don't take our word for it, here is what clients are saying about Marcelo Galli, Costa Rica Wedding Celebrant. To see some of our client weddings, please visit the Gallery Page

We've offered wedding packages for years and tried a lot of local attorneys. None compares with the sensitivity and first class professionalism of Mr. Galli. He is the best and our clients are completely satisfied with the results. On a moment as special as their Wedding Day, we've found that settling for less may be a mistake.

Jim Damalas
Hotel Si Como No Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

I want to publicly say thank you to Marcelo and to recommend him to anyone looking for an officiant who will add something to your special day rather than simply fill in paperwork and leave. We wanted someone who could speak both Spanish and English and express warmth and love in both languages, someone who could navigate Costa Rican bureaucracy and make sure our paperwork was 100% correct *again, in both languages* and someone who was willing to take part in a non-traditional ceremony that involved a fair amount of walking up and down rough forest trails, climbing over some stones by a waterfall, baking in the hot Costa Rican sun on the beach in the middle of the day, putting up with my scatterbrain *graciously forgiving us for not remembering to bring the payment to the beach!! We sorted it out asap, don't worry*, someone who would fit in well at a small gathering, we only had immediate family, Costa Rican and Northern Irish and someone who embraces love which really is what the day is about. The blessing Marcelo wrote for us brought tears to both our eyes and we love rereading it and remembering the day. He was really relaxed and professional throughout and all communication before and after has been smooth. Thank you again, Marcelo, we wish we could do it all again!

Andres & Rachel
San Jose, Costa Rica

I love it! The guy that's getting us married is a vegan! How cool is that? Yeah! It was perfection!

Pink and Corey Hart
Married at the Four Seasons Papagayo Resort Costa Rica

AND YOU - everyone LOVED you! I'm so sorry I had to deal with our diva photographer for so long and we barely got a chance to hang out with you, (or any of our guests for that matter). But you should know how much we appreciated everything you did for us, and that you fit right in. My Aunts and Uncles told me they had some great chats with you and that you were super cool and very interesting. Everyone thought you were the perfect person to wed Dan and I – you have this natural way of smiling the entire time and people notice that. They said you gave off such a warmth (which we already knew, but it was nice to hear family say it too). Since we have been home several people have commented on how incredible your words were. They said they were the most beautiful and appropriate words, and so well delivered. I've watched only a few minutes of the video footage and we really liked how you laughed and kept things so light hearted and meaningful all in the same moment. That's so "us" and truly you made it so relaxing. I also thought it was incredible of you to "roll with it" - when it was too windy, and you saw that people were just excited to hug us, you quickly let things unfold and said "we'll just sign the registry after…" I thought that was GENIUS. SO many people would try to 'force' the process. You were AMAZING at just going with the flow and finding the right timing. Honestly Marcelo, thank you for making such a huge impact. I do wish we could have seen more of you and chatted longer, however despite the little time we had, you left a massive impact on my family, and we spent the absolute most important moments of the day with YOU. ;) We appreciated you letting us add a personal touch to the vows as well. Our guests could tell that we had done that and thought it was a great idea. SO many of our guests have said that was the most beautiful wedding they have ever attended and that your words were the most inspiring. Dan and I agree.


Bre & Dan, Burlington, Ontario Canada

We had the most picturesque wedding that anyone could imagine! Marcelo made the process so easy and was incredibly professional from start to finish. The marriage speech that he wrote for our ceremony was above and beyond our expectations! We would recommend Marcelo's services to any one of our friends and family. The price for a ceremony is absolutely unbeatable, especially considering that he came to our location to meet with us and conduct the entire thing. Thank you so much, Marcelo...we are so happy that you were a part of our special day and the beginning of our lives together!

Adrian & Arwen
Washington, DC

Words cannot express how deeply grateful we are for the breathtaking ceremony you facilitated; we could not have asked for more. You not only provided beautiful, poignant words for the ceremony but an energy that could not be replicated. Courtney and I felt so comfortable with you, so it was easy to just be ourselves and truly embrace and enjoy our moment. Thank you thank you thank you!

Courtney & Kristin
Tampa, FL

Brent and I can not put into words how special you helped make our wedding. The way your words touched our hearts will always stay with us. I literally felt like you read my heart by the way the ceremony played out! Every word you said I could not have written more perfectly. Your professionalism, kindness, and consideration are admirable .

You were so kind to wait until the rain ceased to hold our wedding ceremony! We will always hold you dear to our hearts and next time when we are in Costa Rica we will have to reach out to you and tell you how we are loving the married life as well as see how you are doing!!


Thank you always and forever
I can not express how blessed we feel to have met you!

PS -- I have replayed our wedding video over and in love ..with my new hubbs of course but with the way you made our ceremony so special as well!!


Brent & Elissa Slater

Hello, Marcelo! I just wanted to send a quick "thank you!" We received the marriage certificate and I was able to register my new name in PA with no problems at all. You and William were absolutely wonderful. THANK YOU!!

Debbie & Joe
Havertown, PA

So, I finally had an opportunity to look at the ceremony speech you wrote..... and I cried. It was exactly... I don't know, just what I wanted. I don't know what else to say. Thank you!

Keisa & Jian (kii-sa) :-)
Redmond, WA

Hi Marcelo, We received our marriage certificate! Married life is treating us well too...we haven't killed each other yet so we are off to a great start! We will let you know if our city/county requires further documents. Thank you again.

Debby & Juan Manuel
Los Angeles, CA

Hi Marcelo, How are you? I hope all is good. We just wanted to thank you for everything. We loved loved loved our ceremony! Our whole wedding was spectacular. Thank you very much for marring us and for writing the beautiful ceremony.

Olivia and Eric
Stamford, Connecticut

Hi Marcelo, Lu and I are eternally grateful for all your help in making our wedding so memorable. I was so nervous when I started the process of finding someone to marry us, but after your first email all fears dissipated. You were professional, courteous & kind. . .a combination that speaks volumes. The speech was absolutely beautiful. . .some of my family members have asked me to forward it to them. It was such a pleasure meeting you. All the best!

Audra and Luis
Long Island, NY

Julie and I are so greatful for helping make our wedding so very special. Thank you again, we would recommend you to anyone. You were personable, professional, attentive and fun! Great service, very well done.

Terry & Julie
Bishop, Georgia

It's Jonathan and Linda Yorks from Boston, Massachusetts. You officiated our wedding at Pacuare Lodge. I hope all is well with you. It is amazing how it has been 2 1/2 months since that day. We so much appreciated what it took for you to get to the lodge. You were the perfect as our officiator. We felt very fortunate to have had you. We have shown our video to many people and they LOVE what you say (when we can hear it through the sound of the waterfall :)!

Jonathan & Linda
Boston, Massachusetts

...but, Marcelo had the words. ...Marcelo's words created an atmosphere of love and heavenly blessings. The words Marcelo shared with us captured our love and commitment to one another. Marcelo spoke the words given to him by his kind and gentle soul. We wanted to know him - to make him our friend, but then I'll bet everyone feels that way about Marcelo. We don't think they make lawyers like Marcelo in the U.S. - is it a Costa Rican secret that he has? We are really blessed that Marcelo officiated at and celebrated our wedding vows. !

Michael & Linnea
Mount Prospect, Illinois

Hello! I received the papers last week; thank you so much, and no we did not have to wait too long! We would like to thank you again for all of your help and making our day special with that beautiful speech. Please take care. We will definitely see you when we go back to your beautiful country, thanfully yours.

Holly Graham (it's so nice to say that now!)
Richardson, Texas

Licenciado Galli, quiero que sepa que tanto Cristina como yo le estaremos siempre muy agradecidos por toda la colaboracion prestada para poder hacer nuestro sueno realidad: unir nuestras vidas en matrimonio. El agradecimiento va mucho mas alla del mero hecho de la ceremonia. Incluye toda la buena atencion y profesionalismo mostrado por usted desde la primera vez que lo contacte por telefono. Desde un principio nos sentimos bien asesorados y seguros que todo iba a ser possible de una manera eficente y sin complicaciones. Cristina y yo estabamos muy frustrados al ver que las puertas se nos cerraban en nuestro propio pais, por esto no podiamos creer lo sencillo que resultaba casarnos en Costa Rica, lugar que nos trae muy bonitos recuerdos ya que alli Cristina y yo nos vimos en persona por primera vez. Tanto Cristina como yo queremos finalmente manifestarle que sus palabras pronuciadas durante la ceremonia seran guardadas en nuestros corazones por siempre. Una vez mas, mil gracias y considerenos sus amigos ya que nosotros lo consideramos a usted nuestro amigo.!

Cristina & Raul
Houston, Texas