The Way We Were

The Way We Were

So when I started out I knew I would succeed because I had youth on my side! Oh, the confidence! I wasn’t going to be like the other stuffy old celebrants ( which they weren’t ) – youth was going to be my “point of difference”. Nowadays what is it? Age? I don’t think...
Coming of Age

Coming of Age

In April 2016 I came of age as a marriage celebrant – yes! 21 years ago I received my authorization to change lives. What a serious charge, really… it isn’t one that should be trivialized even though my favourite part is still throwing on a frock and reading out...
Twentieth Anniversary…

Twentieth Anniversary…

    In 2015 I was delighted to be celebrating such a milestone! All weddings are special but I reflected on the 20th wedding anniversary of my first couples and hoped to re-connect with them in some way. I also looked forward to working with new couples on their...
The Rehearsal

The Rehearsal

Ages ago before I became a marriage celebrant I heard about a couple who had rehearsed their marriage ceremony. Rehearsed? I thought to myself. What? Why? Why would you have to rehearse this special moment? Wouldn’t rehearsing fundamentally flaw it? Ruin the very...
Why a ‘Ceremony by Design?’

Why a ‘Ceremony by Design?’

“ A Ceremony by Design” is called so for a reason – your wedding ceremony is your design, it’s unique. I also added to all my material “…true to your relationship”, because to have your own ceremony, one that will make you think: “ Yes! That’s us exactly!, you have to...
My First Wedding

My First Wedding

I was appointed an authorized civil celebrant in April of 1995 and can remember the excitement of my first booking. I got all dressed up in a wedding outfit and went over to visit the entire family of the bride, groom in attendance too. The mother of the bride teared...