October 17, 2014 What to look for in a good civil celebrant in Melbourne and surrounds

Most couples concentrate on the venue, photographer, florist, their outfits – in fact almost every aspect of their ‘big day’, before they get to the celebrant. No dramas there, except that many celebrants book out well in advance. What to look for in a Civil...

August 12, 2014 A celebration of life, love and family

I love, love, loved being part of Lauren and James wedding ceremony back in April this year. Tay Creggan is a beautiful venue and so appropriate for Lauren and James, given that Lauren spent a happy year 9 there whilst a student at Strathcona. Spending...

June 4, 2014 My nephew and his beautiful bride – total lovebirds…

It is so special being involved in the wedding ceremony of people you know and love. My nephew and his beautiful bride – total lovebirds Michael is my sister’s boy so I’ve had the privilege of witnessing his and Gemma’s relationship blossom from teenagers in love...

May 22, 2014 What a wedding – amazing, stylish, perfect…

Now that the wedding season is over, I’m seriously committed to catching up on blogging about fabulous couples I’ve been lucky enough to work with over the past few months. I’ll start with some of the most recents and work backwards. So it’s something of an...

April 20, 2014 How much does a celebrant cost?

How much does a celebrant cost? I would answer that by saying it depends on what you want.  What you have to remember is that getting married in a Registry Office will cost you around $400 for a short, sharp, generic service. It’s all over...

January 31, 2014 Honouring of two cultures makes for an amazing ceremony

Vicky and Leigh are one of my favourite couples.  They’re both great company, and really funny – I loved spending time with them; being party to Leigh’s dry, droll sense of humour and the absurd, and Vicky’s gentle, but wicked sense of fun!  Their backgrounds...

July 11, 2013 Jen and Karl – two of the nicest people on earth

Jen’s parents have been friends of ours for years, so I’ve seen her grow from a baby into an absolutely gorgeous person. And Karl is pretty special too.  They were married in their new back garden with their close families and friends present, many traveling...

May 25, 2013 What I’ve learned from being a celebrant…

That people constantly surprise me, and I find favourite couples in the most unlikely places. That men are often terrified of standing up the front and having to speak in front of people, but once you convince them that they don’t have to remember...

May 25, 2013 A Pig Shed for a Wedding?

I’ve been lucky to work with some amazing couples, and Lucy and Ben are definitely up there.  From the first meeting at their home in Ascot Vale, through to their brilliant wedding at the 'Pig Shed' in the beautiful Kyneton Botanic Gardens, Lucy and Ben were...

May 25, 2013 Yarra Valley Magic

Shin and Rian are a funny, relaxed and easy going couple, who were an absolute delight to work with.  We hit it off from our first meeting at a funky little café in Richmond, through to their beautiful wedding at the Somerville Estate in Dixon’s...