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The Celebrant

Let me introduce myself I am a vibrant young professional civil marriage celebrant , born in Queensland (b1973) and am able to offer a fresh new approach to wedding ceremonies. No two weddings should be the same & as part of my commitment to you I offer my couples a personalised ceremony involving as much input from you both as possible to make it individual reflecting the love that you share and what is special to you both. A ceremony should not be more than 20 minutes and with most of mine timed between 15 to 20 minutes you will find that this is a comfortable length of time for your guests to be attentive.

Being a former model and proprietor of North Queensland Models, also teaching modelling and TV presenting , I can offer you the skills that I have obtained through this. I also have a good sense of presentation, posture and speech as this is all part of presenting a professional ceremony combined with a relaxed friendly approach. I am sensitive with your needs and am dedicated to create a romantic ceremony.

I believe that having a clear voice for everybody to hear and understand is as important as the words spoken. For the ceremony to flow, I like to make the Bride/Groom feel relaxed and comfortable and to design each ceremony to compliment the location and I will also involve everyone that is close in your life that you would like to be part of the ceremony. This can be done through readings, lighting a candle or they can be mentioned in the ceremony.

I have been married since 2001 and have two beautiful daughters. Being married at East Bedarra Island Retreat has been such a beautiful experience and an important part of my life and this is what prompted me to become a celebrant, to make a difference for couples considering marriage by creating a personalised ceremony with real feeling.

I believe that when you meet your special life partner, marriage does make a difference....it makes you grow together and takes you to the next level.

There is a saying that I just adore "We are all angels with one wing, it is only when you meet your love in life that then you can fly".

I have had the honour of being appointed a Civil Marriage Celebrant by Australia's Attorney General, since September 2007 and thank the couples who have already chosen me as their celebrant, it has already been an amazing journey for me and I welcome all couples who are considering marriage to consider me as their celebrant. I look forward to the journey that will lead us to meet and for you to be married what a wonderful gift.

The First Appointment

The first step is to call for an appointment where we will meet for the first time either at my office, or a centrally located coffee shop in Cairns. If you are not living in Cairns then we can do this via phone and post and internet. What is covered at the first meeting?

We will complete the Notice of intended marriage (NOIM) - form, please ensure that you have your original birth certificate, passport and any other documents if you have been married before. The NOIM form must be filled out with a black ink pen and in BLOCK letters. We will discuss date, time and location of the ceremony, the format of the ceremony. People that you would like to include in your ceremony and any questions that you both may have. You will also receive a Happily ever after pamphlet that will help you with the changes required once you are married.

After this meeting I will then complete the necessary paperwork and start designing a ceremony first draft which I will email to you. And we go from there.