A little about me
As I am personally involved with you as a Celebrant, I feel it is important for you to know a little about me. Many people ask me what made me become a celebrant and why I choose to do what I do. So here is my story......
A friend of mine was renewing her wedding vows back in 2006 and I went along as a guest. Chatting away to the celebrant made me realise that I wanted to do the very same thing and so I set about finding information on becoming a Marriage Celebrant.
On completing my training, I then had to wait to be appointed by the Attorney Generals Department. Unfortunately, my mother was then diagnosed with cancer which urged me to complete my training as a Funeral Celebrant. That was in August of 2007.
My wonderful mother passed away in January of 2008. For the last week of her life here on earth I did not leave her side, chatting as much as we could and savouring and making the most of those precious moments. One thing that my mum asked me throughout that week was would I do her eulogy. I said I would.
My mum passed on a Saturday morning surrounded by her loving family and then the following Wednesday we celebrated her life in a lovely service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. I appointed a celebrant at that time, as I didn't think I would be able to cope with doing the service on my own.
I delivered Mum's eulogy and afterwards received many heartfelt comments on what a wonderful tribute I had paid to my mother. It was then that I knew this was the road that I wanted to travel. I have also always been a genuine. empathetic and caring person going back as far as I can remember, so it really was a natural progression.
My very first civil ceremony was held in September of 2007 when I conducted a baby naming.
My first funeral ceremony was in April of 2008 and from that time it has been my absolute passion.
It was in September of 2008 that I was appointed by the Attorney Generals Department as a Marriage celebrant and conducted my first wedding ceremony in November of 2008.
I am an easy going person who loves life and believes that you really should make the most of every moment. I often say the best part about my chosen profession is that I get to meet so many people and learn about their lives.
Feel free to take a look around my website. I'd love to help you with your next celebration. To discuss, get in contact today.