Congratulations on your engagement.
I enjoy creating a unique ceremony to celebrate your life & your love. In addition to the legal components you may include readings, personal vows & ring exchange. The ceremony may include people important to you & be held at a special location.
If you're unsure of what you want or how a wedding is structured, that's o'kay! I am here to help & guide you.
On your wedding day, I arrive early to set up & leave discretely. I provide full flexibility in case of delays by not booking ceremonies close together.
I conduct legal & valid ceremonies in Australia for people who are eligible to marry according to Australian law & provide advice to Australians wishing to marry overseas.
"Thankyou so much for making our wedding ceremony a stress free affair. We were both thoroughly impressed with the service offered & we're so grateful with how simple & enjoyable you made everything.
We would absolutely recommend you to anyone else getting ready to 'tie the knot'. Thanks again Jacqui."
Naim & Rachel
"Thankyou so much for all your help & for the beautiful ceremony you put together for us. All our family & friends have said it was perfect."
Jen & Tone
"We had so many compliments from our guests saying how amazing the ceremony turned out. We loved that you included our dogs & chickens (haha) & made everyone feel like they were special on our day. You were amazing & it wouldn't have been the same without you. Thanks for everything, we loved it."
Aidan & Emma xx
Congratulations on making a formal commitment to one another through ceremony.
A commitment ceremony has no legal requirements allowing you complete flexibility. If you are unsure, I can be a listening ear or guide you through this process.
I work with you to write a meaningful ceremony worthy of your public declaration of love, your promises & commitment to one another.
I also provide a personally designed commemorative certificate honouring your union which will be signed by you & your witnesses.
People have a commitment ceremony for different reasons & for some couples, a commitment ceremony may be followed by a legal ceremony when able or wanting to do so.
For LGBTI couples I conduct commitment ceremonies for I include the legal ceremony at no additional cost for my professional services for when Australian law is amended.
"Thanks so much for all your help. We had a wonderful day today and we appreciate your help in Thailand as well." Saule & Justin xx
"We had the most amazing, magical & memorable day of our lives. Thankyou Jacqui for being apart of it!!"
Jason & Bron
Renewing your vows is a beautiful & meaningful way to acknowledge your continuing journey together.
A renewal of vows is fully flexible catering to your needs & can be conducted intimately with just two or in front of family & friends.
The ceremony can include vows or promises; the giving of a rose, a ring or gift & may include a sub-ceremony such as candle lighting or pouring of sand.
I provide a personally designed commemorative certificate honouring the event & have a register for couples & witnesses to sign.
"The ceremony you performed for us to take our wedding vows again was just beautiful & very emotional for us both.
You were given the facts of our life together but it was the way in which you worded those facts that made our beautiful story. Your delivery of the ceremony was serene & heartfelt & for that I thankyou very much.
My two girlfriends who attended the ceremony thought it was the most romantic thing they had ever heard.
Jacqui, I thankyou on behalf of all our family & friends for making a very memorable night."
De & Pete
"Thankyou so much for the beautiful ceremony & for being involved. You made our day very very special. It was a wonderful day & we are so thankful."
Carolyn & Neil
I conduct personalised & meaningful funeral ceremonies celebrating each person & their individuality.
Though parting is difficult from our loved ones it is essential to acknowledge the life that was lived & the death that has taken place.
If planning ahead, I am able to work with people, young or old, to prepare their ceremony beforehand taking into account their wishes.
If the funeral is unexpected or not preplanned I work with families & friends to develop a person centred service.
Funeral ceremonies can be personalised by including special pieces of music, readings & eulogies as well as photoslides & videos.
I have worked in the funeral industry for many years & have a sound knowledge & understanding of its nature. This experience enables me to provide a unique, holistic & truly empathetic service.
"Thank you for making Friday so special and creating some comforting and happy memories.
I don't think the service could have been improved in any way and I was delighted with both people's talks.
Your contribution was huge. It takes a great deal of empathy to be a celebrant and you certainly have that in spades.
Our very best wishes and thanks for a job well done." Jan M.
"Words cannot express the gratitude we feel towards the professional way that you conducted our mother-in-law's funeral. Jacqui, you were so caring in our time of grief. We cannot thankyou enough."
A naming ceremony publicly welcomes a child or children into our lives, family & community. It also officially & proudly honours their name & appoints Godparents or Mentors.
A naming ceremony is fully flexible & may include special elements such as promises by the parents; vows by Godparents or Mentors, a wishing well or rose petal blessing.
I provide a personally designed commemorative certificate for the child or children; certificates for Godparents/Mentors & have a register for parents to sign acknowledging this special occasion.