I marry people!
I’ve married lots of women – and quite a few blokes too. I’m a Commonwealth-registered Civil Celebrant and it’s a great job!
But marrying people is much more than simply indulging in the occasional bubbly and canapé.
Getting hitched – without a hitch
An ideal celebrant is collaborative, fastidious and creative. They must be a counsellor and a politician, expressing both gravitas and light-heartedness as appropriate.
My job entails opening up options for couples, as well as settling the inevitable nerves. A great celebrant must demonstrate an acute eye-for-detail, be worthy of confidence and engender a high level of trust.
Some celebrants claim that they have married hundreds of people. But I tell my couples that I am marrying them for the very first time. I treat every ceremony with that ultimate level of respect and importance, as if it is for the very first time.
It’s your day, so do it your way
I’m acutely aware that any wedding is about two people only. The celebrant is never the star of the show, but simply facilitates and brings the wishes to life of the marrying couple.
Of my couples’ written feedback, 100% rate their satisfaction with my service as “extremely happy”, the highest of five categories. Likewise, 100% say they would recommend my services to others. And, 100% consider my professional fees to be either “fair” or even “cheap”.
So, let’s meet!
Usually held over a coffee or wine, my first meeting is always free of charge and is at absolutely no obligation to couples. Since the Covid-19 era, I’m also happy to chat on Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, or phone.
I’m based in central Victoria’s wedding destination region surrounding the picturesque twin towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. I am qualified, willing and able to perform a wide range of ceremonies throughout Victoria and indeed across Australia.