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My Guarantee
How can I guarantee that, with me as your celebrant your ceremony will be entertaining, relaxed, and very personal (not merely "personalised")?
  • I am committed to you 100%    more ...
  • I am enthusiastic about your vision for your ceremony     more...
  • I have the ceremonial skills and knowledge required to create and deliver an extraordinary and entertaining ceremony in line with that vision    more ...
  • I have the life experience to give you wise advice and creative solutions to difficult issues, and to deal with whatever may happen on the day or in the lead-up to it    more ...
  • I am confident in myself, so I don't need to be centre-stage and the centre of attention   more ...
  • I have a high level of legal knowledge    more ...
  • I have a high level of knowledge about all aspects of marriage and commitment ceremonies    more ...
  • I am probably South-East Queensland's most experienced Naming celebrant    more ...
  • I have been consistently recognised by the industry as one of Australia's top celebrants for the past 5 years    more ...
I am committed to you 100%
As a full-time professional celebrant I have no conflicting loyalties to an employer, so I won't let you down at the last minute because of the demands of a 'real' job. Your ceremony is not just my full-time occupation, it is my life. I also have not entered into any arrangements to be the preferred celebrant with a venue, so my loyalty is to you, not to the venue you have booked.

I am enthusiastic about your vision for your ceremony
I listen! I work with you to flesh out your vision and develop an innovative contemporary ceremony.

I have the ceremonial skills required to create and deliver an extraordinary and entertaining ceremony in line with that vision
As an experienced and highly skilled celebrant I not only create every ceremony especially for you, ensuring that it reflects who you are and is conducted in a style that is authentic to you, I understand all the little nuances that make a ceremony flow well, how easily your photographs can be compromised, so I know how to structure and choreograph the ceremony and have developed numerous ways to make the ceremony unique and to ensure the photographs are fabulous.

I have the life experience to give you wise advice and creative solutions to difficult issues, and to deal with whatever may happen on the day or in the lead-up to it
I have the maturity, experience, knowledge and skills to sensitively and creatively address sensitivities, relationship difficulties with family members, cultural requirements and issues, or just plain nerves, with empathy and delicacy, both in the creation and performance of your ceremony.

I am confident in myself, so I don't need to be centre-stage and the centre of attention.
Everything I do is focused on you. In the lead up to the ceremony I work hard to ensure that the ceremony script reflects who you are and your wishes for the ceremony and on the day I donít stand dead centre for the whole ceremony, wear look-at-me outfits, flashy jewellery, anything that reflects, or silly things on my head.

I have a high level of legal knowledge
With me as your celebrant you can be confident that your marriage will be legal because I have an in-depth knowledge of the requirements of the Marriage Act and other relevant laws, so I know what must be done, why it must be done, and how it must be done, and I understand and care about what the consequences for you will be of not doing it. Where your circumstances are not straightforward I can provide you with advice and a way forward to ensure that your marriage is legal and that other types of ceremonies are conducted within the law. As a result I will be alert for anything that might cause issues with the validity of your marriage, create problems down the track with government departments either in Australia or overseas, and I will never give you advice that causes you to go to unnecessary trouble or expense.

I have a high level of knowledge about all aspects of marriage and commitment ceremonies
As the author of the Romantic Wedding Rituals series of books,  each of which is devoted to one aspect of the ceremony, I can assure you that there is not much about wedding rituals, from the Processional to the various rituals that can be included in a marriage ceremony (eg unity candle, sand ceremony, rose ceremony, handfasting, and so on), to that I don't know. All that knowledge is available to you as we develop your ceremony. I guarantee no same-old, same-old copyright infringing wording and tired approaches to the various elements of your ceremony.

I am probably Brisbane's most experienced Naming celebrant
I've created and performed naming ceremonies for in excess of 300 babies/children.

I have been consistently recognised by the industry as one of Australia's top celebrants for the past 5 years
  • Finalist in the ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards every year since 2011 (which translates into being in the top 0.1% of celebrants Australia-wide as rated by couples for whom I've created wedding or commitment ceremonies)
  • Winner, Queensland ABIA Awards 2013
  • Finalist  Queensland ABIA Awards every year since 2009