About me

Congratulations! You’ve made the wonderful decision to celebrate your love surrounded by your friends and family.

Legalities out of the way first, I am a registered Marriage Celebrant able to offer legally recognised marriage services in Australia.

I am a proud Member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants (AFCC) Association because I know that it is important to have that wealth of knowledge and support behind you.

This Association provides me the assurance that I have Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance, Copyright protection and licence exemption so that I can provide music to clients as part of my Celebrant services and a vast selection of resources available to pass on to clients.

I’m passionate about my work and my couples, and know that I have the best job in the world.

I’m an Australian citizen with a large family spread far and wide around the globe. I am well educated and travelled and have a love of history and the written word and really believe that we are each the average of the people we surround ourselves with.

I work ‘with’ couples and get to know them personally so that I can craft the perfect ceremony for them and provide an experience they remember as one of the pivotal moments in their lives.

I’m confident with public speaking and I really love being creative, having successfully turned my hand at many things over the years from art and graphic design, tourism, public information and communications in the emergency sector, and now owning and running my own Celebrancy business.

I love meeting new people and listening to their stories. Surrounding myself with so much love fills me with happiness. The world is a huge place with such diversity of cultures, opinions and lifestyles; I find it intriguing to hear how we all contribute something of ourselves.

I asked several of my friends how they would describe me and the recurring words were: kind, lovely, smart, determined, caring, independent, brave, generous, busy and a giver. These words humbled me but I believe that they do describe me and the way I live my life.

Inclusive ceremonies

Love makes the world a brighter place. It’s my passion to be a part of the celebration of true love.

There is no need to ask because words can’t express how happy I was that Australia finally accepted that love is love, and that who you love doesn’t mean you can’t marry.

I love that I have the opportunity to marry same sex couples. Love should be celebrated at every opportunity! Australian life has a new normal.

Specialty service for Auslan users

I offer a specialty service for clients who use Australian Sign Language (Auslan).

I have studied Auslan and know how to respect you and your culture.

I am able to conduct inclusive ceremonies in Auslan providing you and your witnesses are fluent in the language, or alternatively I can assist in providing contacts should you wish to book a NAATI Accredited interpreter.

Speciality service for people with English as a second language

As with Auslan, I’m more than happy to work with a verbal interpreter to ensure your ceremony is inclusive for all guests regardless of their native language.

I can assist in providing contacts should you with to book a NAATI Accredited Interpreter or alternatively I can work with your chosen interpreter.

Specialty service for people with disabilities

I have several family members with significant and life changing disabilities and I am an advocate for them and others in my community who’s voice isn’t as loud as mine.

In being an advocate I have learned through necessity to navigate my way around most issues and can usually find a solution for everyone. Finding the win/win for everyone is my goal in life.

I understand how barriers can impact people with disabilities and offer to work with you to get your special day just right for you.

Environment

To mirror my lifestyle, I’m committed to maintaining an environmentally friendly business with a minimal carbon footprint.

To that end most of my correspondence will be via email and I will use recycled paper products wherever I can.

Should you wish to include rituals within your service I’d be delighted to ensure they too have a minimal environmental impact with the use of such things as bubbles in lieu of balloons, recycled glass packaging for a sand ceremony and a tree sourced locally for tree-planting ceremonies. While I prefer not to use balloons I can refer you to suppliers who use biodegradable options should you wish.