Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. – George Carlin
If you’re looking for an experienced, fun and caring celebrant you’re in the right place.
My style and work is described as happy, loving and genuine, and I seem to attract couples whose love stories reflect the same qualities.
What I love about being a celebrant
- The countless ways in which people first met, and the story of how they’ve gone about creating a life together.
- Meeting and working intimately with the couples to create their ceremony.
- Mingling with the guests and feeling their excitement as they wait in anticipation before the ceremony.
- The moment when the ceremony starts. I have the perfect view to see the faces of the guests, and the couple.
- The vows! It’s an incredibly special and precious moment.
- Being part of history in the making with the couple, and their families
Why I became a celebrant
For me, life is about celebrating and creating shared memories with family and friends. After attending a few wedding ceremonies where the celebrants showed little care or enthusiasm for such a momentous life event, I felt incredibly disappointed for the couple and their guests.
Knowing I had the skills and passion to deliver wedding ceremonies that are amazing, I became a Celebrant.
Why choose me as your celebrant?
- I’m personable – your ceremony will be fun, meaningful, romantic and as unique as you.
- I’m a modernist. I don’t do ceremonies that are cheesy or sexist.
- I am a chameleon. I adapt to your style and you get lots of choice.
- I offer style flexibility. I am open to whatever expression of love is most true for you.
- I am friendly, fun and cheeky. I put people at ease quickly so that they feel comfortable.
- I am experienced! Not just as a celebrant, writer and presenter, but also as a wife and mother, so I have a good level of understanding and communication styles.
A little bit more about me
I’ve been married to Joe for 28 years, and it’s been really good! We have our share of challenges, but we have more ups than downs. We have three incredible kids, who are young adults. They like to annoy me, and vice versa.
I am an avid supporter of Marriage Equality. I can’t wait for the Australian marriage act to be amended so that any two people can marry whomever they choose without prejudice or limitation.
Since becoming a Celebrant I have met with my State and Federal MP to express my views, and I was in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade with a whole bunch of fellow celebrants to show our support to the LGBTQI community. I’ll keep fighting because I want Australia to be a diverse, egalitarian and loving society.
What you really need to know about me
I am authorised and abide by the Attorney General’s Code of Practice. I constantly develop my knowledge, and complete professional development every year. I am a registered Marriage Celebrant – which means I have to pay an annual registration fee to the Attorney General Department.
I always give you a copy of the ceremony before your wedding, because if I was getting married I’d like to know what my celebrant was going to say at my wedding. I always ask what you’d like me to wear, so that I blend with your style. And if you want a themed wedding, I’m keen on a dress-up.
I like to work with your photographer to capture the emotions throughout your ceremony. I also make a conscious effort not to get in all your photos – especially during the vows and the exchange of rings.
I arrive at least 30 minutes before the ceremony to set up and to liaison with your suppliers and mingle with your guests.
I don’t start packing away 5 minutes after the ceremony either. I always hang around for awhile, mingle and enjoy the celebrations.
Unless you have an elopement or small wedding, I insist on a rehearsal, preferably at the ceremony location, if possible. Rehearsals are fun and a great way for everyone to feel comfortable, confident and relaxed for the wedding day.
I’m very practical, down to earth and if I see a need, I try to fix it – whether that’s straightening the groom’s tie before the ceremony, lining up chairs, or attending to a guest,etc,