Civil Marriage Celebrant
No-one says they want to be a marriage celebrant when they grow up; I didn't. It's something I was drawn to as I grew older. I fell into it, passionate and filled with unfiltered enthusiasm- you could say it was a little like falling in love. I live for the moments that make you feel: first kisses, best kisses, slow dances, whispered 'I love you's and hopeful 'marry me's. That's why I've made those moments my life. No two love stories are the same and my favourites are always the ones I have yet to tell.
Which is probably enough for you to gather that I'm a hopeless romantic- a good love story will get me every time.
People would describe me as warm, generous, considerate, intelligent, well-organised, creative and calm. I'm a genuinely nice person (I like who I am). I am also enthusiastic; when I do something, I give it 110%! I love good books, long rambling conversations, classy music, ballroom and rock and roll dancing, animals of all kinds (I frequently shed sad, then happy, tears over dog rescues that pop up in my feed on YouTube), watching re-runs of Friends and I was absolutely obsessed with Bridgerton. (Weren't you?) I am pro equality, inclusivity and diversity. One of my mantras is 'If you don't ask, the answer is always no', and I want to see as much of the earth as possible before I end up beneath it.
My background is English teaching. That places me in a unique position for being a marriage celebrant: I write well, I know how to engage an audience- from small, cosy groups to large crowds, and I am, and always have been, a 'people person'. (I'm even being the celebrant for some of my ex-students soon which is probably one of the greatest 'teacher' compliments I could be paid!) My favourite part of my role is getting to know you and your story so that I can craft a bespoke ceremony- one that will make your souls sing.
I care about the love you share, your values, your beliefs and the commitment you're about to make, and this will be reflected in your marriage ceremony. I won't be arriving at our first meeting with a bunch of generic readings I found online, nor with a copied and pasted generic ceremony. My role is to help you create your dream wedding, whether that's a romantic, fun, heart-felt or right-out-of-left-field wedding ceremony you're envisaging.
Contact me today; I promise to look after you...
Starting from $840
Your love. Your dream. Your way.
I will give you exceptional service: the dedication and enthusiasm to make your wedding ceremony everything you want it to be.
I know how to engage a crowd and I can tell a good story; you will have a personal and unforgettable ceremony written especially for and about you. Your guests will walk away saying it was the best wedding they've ever attended. Your personalities, eccentricities and values will be woven into the tapestry of your ceremony, ensuring you and your guests will experience a full spectrum of emotions (bring on the feels) while also ensuring the lightness of spirit and celebratory nature of your marriage.
I am committed to providing you a ceremony you'll love - an accumulation of beautiful, funny, heartfelt and tender moments that you will savour for the rest of your lives.
I am excited about the opportunity to offer you my creativity, dedication, organisation and innovative approach for your upcoming wedding.
I can't wait to meet you.
Starting from $300
An elopement...a sequence of intimate moments for you and your partner to become a legally-married couple without the expense of 'a wedding'. You might elect to have only your closest family or friends or I can arrange your witnesses. An elopement can take place wherever you like: over a coffee in some small, secluded cafe, or on a clifftop overlooking the ocean. In a world where words like 'sustainable' and 'minimalist' are the new black, I would love to provide this service to you.
Starting from $500
Celebrate the birth of your child or a child's birthday with a naming ceremony. A time for formally naming, welcoming and introducing your child to the world, it is also a time for you to make commitments and promises to your child and for other important people in your child's life to offer their well-wishes and to pledge their support.
Starting from $500
Perhaps you're about to reach a special milestone in your married life and you'd like everyone to know you'd do it all over again in a heartbeat? Perhaps your marriage has gone through a rough patch and you'd like to remind each other of the promises you made on your wedding day? Or perhaps you'd like to make some brand-new vows...vows that are informed by the reality of the life you've shared with your husband or wife? I would love to provide a beautiful vow-renewal ceremony to celebrate the success of your marriage.
Starting from $500
Much like a wedding ceremony, but not legally binding, a commitment ceremony might be just the thing. Perhaps you were married in another country and would now like to celebrate your joy with family and friends who couldn't be there on the day? Perhaps you just can't marry. I would love the opportunity to work with you to create a beautiful, heart-felt ceremony.
Rebecca was the best celebrant! She is the most patient, helpful, supportive and encouraging person who helped us to truly achieve our dream wedding. She was flexible with meeting times, was happy to make any changes we suggested and offered some fantastic ideas. Rebecca writes and speaks in such a thoughtful and genuine way, which makes her the perfect marriage celebrant. Lots of our family and friends said that it was the most well written and heartfelt wedding service they had ever attended. Needless to say there were a lot of tears and laughter throughout. She was so lovely to even act as our MC for our wedding and stood in as an impromptu maitre d', when covid prevented our buffet from going ahead. We cannot recommend Rebecca highly enough. Selecting her for your wedding would be the best decision you ever made. It certainly was for us!
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