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Interview With Humanist Minister Jeff Gruner

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Today we are talking to humanist minister Jeff Gruner about getting married in Spain, the importance of putting your heart into your vows and how to choose the right celebrant for your special day.

Have you always wanted to be a minister?

My life has taken me to numerous countries and followed many different career paths. Prior to becoming a humanist minister I was an actor in film, stage, radio and voice-overs, although it was from the latter that the rent got paid!

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What made you want to do this job in Spain?

I was asked by a friend if I would officiate at his son’s wedding, which resulted in me being asked to do others and it has snowballed since then. I have never had to advertise.

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What’s your favourite part of any ceremony?

That would have to be the initial meeting with couples and discovering their wishes, with regard to the style and content of the ceremony.

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What should couples think about when writing their vows?

Vows are so personal and everyone is different. For some it is the most important part of the ceremony I would not presume to offer advice other than to speak from the heart.

If you could have married any famous couple from history, whose wedding would it have been?

It would have to be Mark Anthony and Cleopatra simply for the passion and party afterwards.

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