As a Marriage Celebrant, my philosophy is that couples should be able to have the type of ceremony that reflects their values and beliefs and is sensitive to their cultural traditions.
To achieve this I believe it is important for a couple to feel comfortable with their celebrant so I am happy for them to meet me just to see what I’m like and talk about ways of expressing their love for each other in their marriage ceremony.
My background is that I was a Catholic priest working mainly in Sydney. I left the priesthood to marry. I was appointed a Civil Marriage Celebrant in 1991
Just wanting to write to you to say a huge thank you for performing our wedding ceremony.
It was a great day and we have had so many positive comments about you and the style in which you conducted the ceremony - we couldn't have asked for anything more!!!
Thank you for being apart of our special.
All the best,
Nicole and Jarrod
�Nicole and Jarrod
We are back from our honeymoon and wanted to thank you again for marrying us. We were so thrilled with the ceremony you put together and greatly appreciated your kindness, humour and support, both leading up to the wedding and on our special day. We had so many comments about what a lovely service it was.
I've attached a couple of photos in case you'd like to keep them and our heartfelt thanks again for marrying us.
Warm regardsAnjie and Ben
I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for presiding over Mimi's and my wedding. We both enjoyed the ceremony so much, although for the first few days after, it was all just a blur, the rest of the reception went very well. All the guests I have talked to since the big day have commented on what a great ceremony it was. Thanks again
Neil and MimiNeil and Mimi
Thank you so much for making our day so memorable. We loved the words that you chose and the friendliness with which you delivered them.
Everyone who attended our wedding has told us what a wonderful day they had and how much they enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere � just what we wanted.
We had such a good day that we are already thinking of renewing our vows and having another big celebration� well, maybe in a few years.
Thank you so much for marrying Jamie and myself at Shelly Beach.
You were such a special part of our ceremony. You listened to all of the ideas and suggested really lovely vows and words. So many of our guests said how delightful and meaningful you came across. Thank you for enabling us to be so confident in you and making our ceremony from the heart.
Your voice, presentation, where you stood and how you directed us and the guests was perfect.
It was great to meet you. Thank you and I�m happy to recommend you to everyone.
�I am writing to you from Brazil! Carlos and I realized that you really made our day special! Last week we went to his sister�s wedding and the priest that was doing the ceremony was really impersonal and didn�t have that true warmth and sense of happiness for the couple that I felt off you. Anyway we just wanted to thank you for May 19th last year which you helped made so special.
�My husband, Alan, and I would like to thank you for the very sincere wedding service you performed for our daughter Linda and Michael. We have been to some weddings recently when negative rather than positive aspects of marriage were presented, whereas you were able to conduct a service where the joy and wonderful things that marriage can bring were brought forward whilst still making the happy couple aware of the responsibilities and commitment they were about to undertake. Please accept out thanks for setting the scene for a relaxed and meaningful wedding day.
�Thank you for helping to make our wedding on 24 august a huge success! We had many complimentary comments from the guests about how lovely and intimate the service was and we thought you did a great job. �Quite a few people said it was the best wedding they�d ever been to!
�Thank you so much for making our wedding day so incredibly special. Your kindness and care added the magic and faith to this most important moment in our lives.
Thanks so much John
You really were fantastic yesterday and we couldn't have asked or hoped for a more wonderful ceremony... Big thanks to you!
All the best and we both really appreciate everything you've done to help us on the path to a blissful marriage ;)
Warm regards, Phil & Kate