Symbolic secular ceremony

I love to tell love stories. To carefully place chosen words into a script that provides a romantic and elegant atmosphere, and makes your secular ceremony unforgettable. From reminiscing about how your love unfolded to how it reached the celebration of what your love is today. Together, we will make it more special than you could have ever imagined.

Elopement in Switzerland or abroad

If you’re looking for a beautiful private destination wedding celebration or a vow renewal, then an elopement ceremony is perfect for you. A Lovely Day offers exclusive options for an elopement in Switzerland, anywhere in Europe or even abroad. Come discover this lovely new way to say ‘Yes’ or ‘Yes Again’ to the love of your life. Turn your dreams into reality.

A secular naming ceremony

Welcome your baby by having a secular naming ceremony. You can design a celebration that represents your family, your values, your traditions and any other personal touches you would like to include on this special day. A Lovely Day will provide you with a celebration that is about sharing the bond of family love and new life with the people you love most.

Secular wedding celebrant in Switzerland or abroad

As a wedding celebrant (also called officiant), I created a unique service for your ceremony, that allows you to have a completely personalized secular wedding in Switzerland.

This is your special moment and I am here to guide you through all the necessary steps to make your celebration as meaningful as can possibly be. And above all... True to yourself.


My goal is to give you the ceremony that you’ve always dreamed of. I am here to adapt to your wishes, and to help you share your beliefs and values.

My services are here for every culture, every tradition, LGBT’s, and couples wanting a renewal of vows. Let’s go through this journey together to make this day unforgettable.


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Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.
It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.

– Rabindranath Tagore –

Marylin, your English speaking wedding celebrant

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My name is Marylin and I am the founder of A Lovely Day. I’ve become coach and humanist celebrant (wedding celebrant) following the conception of my own wedding secular ceremony.

Planning my wedding in 2013 triggered a revelation as these questions kept occurring: Why is it so complicated to get married in a non-religious way? And how do I have a more personal and unique ceremony than one given by the registry office? This is where my adventure began.

With my discovered passion for weddings and my love for writing, I realized that I could use my own experience to help couples create their own unique, intimate and tailor-made wedding ceremonies, or renewal of vows. This is how I became a full-time wedding celebrant, and I could’ve never asked for anything better.

Since then, I have worked with dozens of couples, providing them with beautiful words for the most loving ceremonies. I aim to create a romantic and original atmosphere, and make every celebration as authentic as possible to give newlyweds, their families and friends an unforgettable experience.

Additionally, I speak five languages, including English, Spanish, German, Italian and my mother tongue of French. Therefore, I find it very important to understand and immerse myself into your culture and traditions so that I can build the connections with you to provide you with a ceremony of your dreams.

Naturally, after the birth of my baby in 2016, I decided to introduce a secular baby naming ceremony, to give you the opportunity to celebrate the birth of your child in a non-religious manner.

I can promise you the most beautiful and perfect ceremony and I assure you that I will not disappoint. Let my passion in love and writing give you the ceremony of your dreams.

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The Blog


Because my experience makes me want to share ideas and tips, I created a Swiss wedding blog dedicated to secular ceremonies.

To the blog
A 5-Star Elopement in Geneva

Aaaaaaah the elopement…a beautiful and magical way of saying “I do”. The more I research and discover this concept of an elopement, the more it fascinates me. It is such a unique and amazing way to completely personalize your wedding, and I understand more and more why so many couples are choosing to do it, […]

There are endless numbers of beautiful locations to have a secular ceremony in Switzerland, and in this post, we will focus on the wonderful Lac Leman. Below you will find three ideas for places to have your secular ceremony overlooking Lake Geneva, which is quite honestly one of my favorite locations. The places I am […]

One of the great things about secular ceremonies is that they have no rules, no obligations, and they aren’t regulated by any laws. Therefore, a secular ceremony can take place anywhere. This is a great opportunity to choose a place that you love, a place that will reflect the beautiful relationship that you and your […]

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Their sweet words

"Dear Marylin,Grant and I wanted to send you a little token of appreciation for the important part that you played in our wedding day.I know that you didn't have very long to prepare, but you really did a fantastic service for us, we loved it!A big thank you and wishing you all the best."
Nicola & Grant
A ceremony full of humour and emotion, it was wonderful. I had so many tears in my eyes! The speech was totally reflecting our couple. I find amazing how you managed to figure us out! I can only recommend A Lovely Day. You’re brilliant!
Marine & Michael
Dear Marylin, this ceremony will stay magical for us! You managed to choose the right words and touch the heart of all of us. We were deeply filled with emotion and floated on a cloud for a few days.. Thanks for your generosity, thanks for everything.
Marylin & Justine
Dear Marylin, what a pleasure it was to have you officiate on our big day! It was just perfect! We had lots of great feedback about the ceremony, our guests loved it. Thanks again for everything, it was brilliant.
Angela & Jonathan
We were over the moon with our ceremony which went exactly as we wanted it to. Our guests were also delighted, and it inspired quite a few of those present. The speech was perfect and just what we as a couple had in mind. The personal touches were spot on. We have no hesitation in recommending your services.
Aurore & Didier
Hi Marylin, our month of coaching together is at an end and it feels quite strange. I don’t doubt for a second that you will be successful. You are enthusiastic, hard-working, generous, ambitious, realistic, optimistic, organised, full of drive and curiosity. You are made for this profession, it shows, people sense it, it’s as clear as day. It would be fantastic if all my clients were like you, because you were really a pleasure to work with. Your clients are very lucky people. And those who place their trust in you won’t be disappointed!
Anouk @Talented Girls

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