Authorised Marriage Celebrant
I became an authorised Marriage Celebrant for two reasons because I love love and because it gives me an excuse to constantly top up my velvet jacket, bow tie and pocket square collection.
As a Marriage celebrant, MC & wedding industry professional, I know what couples want in a Marriage Celebrant. I also know what they don’t want too. They want someone who is organized, fun and warmly energetic, without being over the top. Someone who takes the time to get to know the couple personally whilst behaving respectfully and professionally. Someone who cares about the love, fun, and commitment they share and this will reflect in the marriage ceremony of the couple. What they don’t want is someone who arrives late, is generally unorganised, reads off a script, forgets peoples names, tells awkward jokes, and bombs all of your beautiful wedding ceremony photos.
As you’ve probably gathered, I’m not your average Marriage Celebrant, and I won't arrive at our first meeting with a bunch of generic readings I found online. I got into this business because I get so much enjoyment from being a small, but integral part of the biggest occasion in the lives of people I get to know well, and now call friends. I’m grateful for each opportunity to work with a couple, and together we will ensure that your ceremony is unique, thoughtful, sincere, moving and fun. Kind of like falling in love all over again! The ceremonies I create will have your family and friends still talking, laughing and crying about it at your Diamond Wedding Anniversary.
I’m here to help you create your dream wedding. Whether it's a fun, personal, heartfelt or more creative style of wedding that you're looking for, I am here to guide you through the process, legal aspects and make planning your special day effortless.
Creating dream weddings is a skill. I draw upon my many years of experience in the corporate world as an MC, and events management roles combined with a passion for public speaking, an eye for detail and a little flair.
I love meeting couples and unearthing your shared stories, heartfelt moments, and your love for one another.
Throughout the preparations and on your wedding day, I bring a friendly mix of experience, warmth and life to make your day memorable for you and your guests.
I look forward to getting to know you.
Much Love, Craig xx
CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR ENGAGED! AMAZING!
Now the fun begins. Your wedding is a big occasion in the story of your romance, so allow me to make it truly your own. I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in weddings of every kind with people from every walk of life, giving me an insight into all the different ways people celebrate their love. Whoever you are and whatever you’re planning, I’d love to be involved. I love LOVE, I love everything about it and seeing the love between a couple and presenting that to an audience gives me so much enjoyment. I am young, fresh, energetic and everyone's best friend.
On your wedding day I'm the friendly face helping to calm your nerves and make sure your ceremony runs smoothly. Couples choose me because they want their ceremony to be energetic, meaningful and on point. It’s pretty special to be involved in someone’s Wedding Day and I take it seriously, making sure its fun and full of smiles. I hope you will choose me too and together we can create your perfect wedding!
Wedding + MC Host
As the Master of Ceremonies, I organise the flow of your reception to create a fun party atmosphere that would celebrate you and your fiancé and your love for each other. My role here is to introduce you and your wedding party (and anyone else), coordinate and introduce speeches, first dance, cake cutting and farewell. I will work with your venue organisers and DJ to ensure your reception timings align perfectly.
Finally, I'll see to it that all glasses are full and ready to toast your love for each other! I will take the stress and worry away so you can enjoy your night and celebrate with your family and friends. Some couples prefer having a professional MC rather than having family or friends do it. This way, it allows their family and friends to enjoy the night without the added pressure and responsibility. So, as Taylor Swift once said, it's a love story, baby, just say yes...
Starting from $600 Enjoy an intimate elopement designed just for the two of you and avoid the stress and expense of a traditional wedding. An elopement is a simple and private form of marriage, with few guests. I will help you create a romantic and personal occasion that's actually enjoyable to be a part of.
Your elopement ceremony may be simple and sweet but it will have genuine meaning and sincerity. I meet to discuss exactly what you want for your elopement. I can also make arrangements via phone and email to keep things simple. Unlike a Registry Office wedding, I offer complete choice over the style, time and location of your elopement. Marry how you want, where you want, when you want. Please yourselves, that's the joy of eloping!
Renewal of Vows
What lovely way to say “I LOVE YOU” after years of marriage.
Starting from $650
Renewal of Vows or Reaffirmation of Vows has become popular in recent years ~ from a one-year anniversary to fifty years of marriage. It can be anytime, and a beautiful way to express your love and commitment to your lifelong partner. Some couples who have been married overseas choose to celebrate their marriage by renewing their vows with their family and friends here in Australia.
A Vow Renewal Ceremony is a beautiful way for you and your loved one to reaffirm your commitment and love for one another, either before family and friends, or in a private ceremony.
You might want to renew your vows on a special anniversary, or celebrate reconnecting with your partner after a difficult patch or separation.
Perhaps you want to celebrate your marriage with a reaffirmation ceremony if your wedding was very small and private, if certain special people were unable to attend, or if there was something about your wedding that did not live up to your aspirations.
Whatever your reason for renewing your vows, I would love to help bring to life a meaningful ceremony that celebrates your enduring love and commitment.
Starting from $450 A naming ceremony can be for anyone at any age: the arrival of your precious bundle of joy, uniting of step or adopted children within a family, or an adult name change are all wonderful reasons to hold a naming ceremony.
Naming ceremonies welcome your bubba, officially introduce him/her to family and friends and recognise the significant role family, extended family, friends and the community play in raising this child. It’s also an opportunity for parents and other significant people to declare their promises of love and support to the child, before family and friends.
I have many suggestions of what you can include in your naming ceremony to make it super special and I’ll happily guide you through the process in order to create the perfect ceremony for you.
Funerals | Memorials
Starting from $550 Every stage of life is special and should be celebrated. There comes a time in everyone’s life when we gather to honour the life of our loved ones. Saying goodbye to someone you love is one of the most difficult things most of us ever have to do. I will work with you to create a heartfelt service that draws on your traditions and rituals, beliefs and values that will invite people to reflect and to remember.
Funerals are an expression of a life lived and together we will create a space and ceremony that pays tribute to your loved one. The planning required for this is emotional and tiring. You want someone who can make it easier. If you want someone who is able to take your memories and your stories and share them with all those who have come to celebrate the life and times of your loved one, I am the funeral celebrant you need.
As your Funeral Celebrant I offer you my experience, support, empathy and compassion to help you get through this especially hard time. I will work closely with you, your family and your Funeral Director, to create a beautiful and personalised ceremony that honours your loved one and celebrates their life.
I am an independent Funeral Director and Celebrant through my funeral directing business, Yellow Rose Funerals. I understand that saying farewell to a loved one is a deeply personal and emotional journey. I'am are here to offer our sincere condolences and a helping hand to guide you through the process of honouring and commemorating a cherished life.
As experienced Funeral Director and Funeral Celebrant, I am dedicated to delivering exceptional service and compassion to ensure that your loved one receives a gracious farewell in a comforting environment.
My commitment to excellence and attention to detail sets me apart, ensuring that every service I provide is tailored to reflect the unique essence and legacy of your loved one. I take pride in supporting families and communities and I am an experienced professional who is devoted to offering solace, empathy, and unwavering support. I
believe in creating a warm and inclusive environment where your families cultural, religious, and personal preferences are respected.
At Yellow Rose Funerals I have been entrusted with the responsibility of arranging meaningful and deeply personable farewells for families, and I believe in creating truly unique, personalised and affordable farewells. I recognise that each life is unique, and I honour the individuality of every person who has left a lasting impression on this world. I work together with families to create life celebrations or personal funerals that take place in meaningful locations. I am a story teller who tells your loved one's story.
I am an experienced and award-winning celebrant who is committed to assisting and supporting families in remembering and celebrating their loved ones. I love to explore and tell the stories of everyday people, bringing their memory to life in a unique and heartfelt way. There is no right or wrong way to remember a loved one. I take the time to get to know you and your family and help you send your loved one off in the best way possible.
I pride myself on delivering a highly personable level of care, helping you choose the options that are best for you and your family. Nothing is too big or small for me and I will work to accommodate any request his families need to assist them through the process. I will guide you through the options to ensure the best results possible.
Charlene and Ramon
29 November 2021
Port Macquarie, NSW
Sarah and Jonathan
9 April 2022
Peterson Champagne House, Hunter Valley
Shannan and Jack
9 September 2022
Cropley House, Baulkham Hills
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