Diane and Giuseppe are soul mates and a devoted married couple who are equal partners in all things. They have raised three children to adulthood, run a business and continue to be one another’s mainstay during life’s inevitable challenges.
They created Blessings From Italy in 2004 inspired by their interest in providing dignified ceremony options for couples, who endured a ceremony which did not reflect their wishes or beliefs.
All couples have the right to enjoy an eloquent ceremony which communicates who they are as a couple. A meaningful ceremony can be a source of strength in times of need.. for a beautiful and powerful memory is a poignant reminder of the value in never giving up on the most precious gift of all.. each other!
Blessings From Italy has vast experience of performing Wedding Blessings, Inter Faith, Wedding Anniversary/Renewal of Vows, Baby Blessings and Naming Ceremonies.
As full time Celebrants/Officiants, Diane and Giuseppe work hard to maintain their excellent reputation and passionately believe that Celebrancy is a serious vocation.
Giuseppe Rossi devoted ten years to theological study at the Vatican from the mid seventies to mid eighties. Thereafter he became Executive Director of a successful company based in London before returning to Italy at the start of the Millennium. As a Celebrant/Officiant, ‘Assessore Delegato’ (Appointed Registrar) and Lay Deacon, he is adept at composing and conducting profoundly beautiful religious ceremonies both in English and Italian.
Giuseppe Rossi is a respected and vocal advocate of the role of ‘The Professional Celebrant’, which is sadly undervalued by those who mistakenly believe that anyone is capable of conducting a ceremony. He is supported and guided by his Spiritual Father, Don Carlo, who is an experienced and much loved Parish Priest at the Vatican in Rome and has known Giuseppe since he was a child.
Diane Rossi is a Literature graduate and writer with past experience in the film industry. Her distinctive voice has been used in advertising and by many videographers to promote their work.
Diane is an experienced wordsmith. Her spiritual and poetic style has attracted considerable interest in recent years and she is often commissioned to compose ceremonies for Celebrity/VIP couples.
Her mentor and supporter Dally Messenger III was one of the earliest Civil Celebrants, who began his successful career in Australia in the mid seventies. He does not hesitate to recommend Diane’s service to couples searching for a committed professional.
Crafting Your Ceremony
Most couples feel that a civil ceremony is a dry, unromantic bureaucratic formality and although necessary, wish to celebrate their wedding in a personalised and more romantic way. In fact most couples decide to celebrate their anniversary on the date of their Celebrant led blessing ceremony.
Giuseppe can conduct a civi ceremony if the venue holds a license and due authorisation is given by the relevant town hall/ ‘comune’.
We specialise in non legally binding Blessing Ceremonies but do not agree with the term ‘Symbolic’ because it has negative connotations. We feel there is nothing symbolic about your feelings for one another and the promises you will make on the day.
We travel extensively throughout Europe. We are organised, punctual and elegantly attired.
We will arrive at least an hour before your ceremony to liaise with your vendors and check the set up.
It is important for a Celebrant to have professional diction, meaningful expression and an excellent command of the required language. We will spend many hours refining your script to ensure accurate, and eloquent delivery.
Your ceremony will be conducted in a personal and meaningful way, rendering it an experience that you will hopefully cherish forever…
Blessings from Diane and Giuseppe
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