Authorised Marriage & Civil Celebrant
I am an Authorised Marriage and Civil Celebrant based in Melbourne. I completed my training through the Academy of Celebrancy in 2015.
I am a member of the AFCC (Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants).
I am creative, organised and calm under pressure (with just enough panic to make me human). I believe a good belly laugh will fix almost anything.
I sing at the top of my voice when no one is listening and dance when no one is watching (although sometimes I’ve been caught).
I am a mother to 3 sons - the Deep Thinker, the Tradie & the Lad. Watching them grow into men assures me that their father was my best decision.
I have been a pattern-maker, a nurse, an office administrator, an embroiderer, and a visual & textile artist.
I love people and I love solitude.
I float between the mindful and practical, the aesthetic and creative.
Celebrancy is the perfect mix for me.
I love ceremony. Everything about ceremonies speaks to me. The people, the emotion, the history and the ritual. I believe strongly in the value of ceremony and ritual to help us make sense of our relationships and our world and mark milestones in our lives.
In many cultures, life cannot move forward without ceremony.
A ceremony is as individual as the people involved.
It can be traditional and connect with the past.
It can be modern with new ideas.
It can be light and simple, humorous and crazy.
It can be formal, solemn and full of pageantry.
It can be anything. As long as it has meaning for the people involved!
A ceremony - any ceremony - is always a celebration of life. Weddings, Namings, significant birthdays and anniversaries are all worthy of a celebration, and in fact any event that marks a point in life.
Even a funeral is a celebration of life, with a very clear message that every life is worthy.
How we start this life, how we live our life, how we leave our life and the relationships we form along the way, are all ceremony-worthy milestones.
I will create a unique ceremony for you, tying together all the elements of your personality, relationships and story.
Allowing me to create your ceremony will be the greatest honour.
Our first meeting is obligation free.
Once your booking is confirmed, I will make myself available to you at all times to ensure your ceremony is perfect.
I will create a unique, meaningful ceremony for you, bringing together the values and qualities of your special relationship.
I will communicate with you regularly and promptly to ensure all details are attended to and you are made aware of your responsibilities.
As an Authorised Marriage & Civil Celebrant I will comply with the Australian Marriage Act.
I will work within the code of ethics for Marriage & Civil Celebrants, the guidelines of the Attorney General’s Department and my personal code of practice.
All legal requirements will be attended to professionally and with diligence.