Meet Our Celebrants
Julia Tsiaka is a qualified independent celebrant having trained at the UK College of Celebrancy for her Foundation Certificate in Marriage & Family Celebrancy. She is also a lifetime member of the Fellowship of Professional Celebrants.
Julia has been creating and performed weddings, same-sex weddings, commitment ceremonies and vow renewal ceremonies since 2010 and in 2014 she was also honoured to conduct her first baby naming ceremony in Rhodes.
Elizabeth Cass-Kanti is also a qualified independent celebrant. With her quick thinking and kind nature, she has become a specialist at ‘last-minute’ ceremonies and enjoys the challenge of including traditions from around the world into the ceremonies she creates.
Between us we have performed ceremonies at luxury private villas and hotels, on the beach, outside Greek chapels and even one in the 12th century premises of the French Consulate in the Medieval Town of Rhodes!
We are available to travel all over Greece and further afield; to date we have performed ceremonies in Rhodes, Athens, Crete, Kastelorizo and the Turkish resort of Marmaris. This year we also expect to travel to other mainland destinations in Greece and to the island of Santorini.
What we do
We took the name White Knot Weddings from three sources. The first is the colour usually associated with weddings. The second is the wearing of a white knot as a symbol of support for equal marriage. The third is the phrase “tying the knot” that symbolises the joining of two people in marriage.
As our name suggests, at White Knot Weddings we believe in equal marriage. In 2016 the Greek government passed a law granting same sex civil partnerships, however, as celebrants we never required a legal document in order to create and perform a meaningful and moving wedding ceremony for any couple and we welcome enquiries from gay and lesbian couples.
All the ceremonies that we create are rich in meaning and written especially for you. We will weave your life story into a beautiful ceremony that is totally your own.
And we don’t forget to include your family and friends in your ceremony as we believe that it is personal participation and human inter-action that builds the most lasting and precious memories.
Contact us to find out more.
N.B. A celebrant ceremony is a symbolic ceremony and has no standing in law. If you wish to, and/or are able to, make your partnership legal, either before or after your wedding ceremony in Greece, you must visit your local register office, marriage license bureau or county clerk’s office.