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Think back to the excitement of the moment you got engaged. One of you acting all nervous; the other having no idea what was about to unfold. It’s a beautiful, life-changing moment. A high point in your very own love story, and it sets the course for one of the most important days of your life together; your wedding day.
Now fast-forward, and picture yourself standing with the love of your life on your big day, surrounded by all your favourite people, everyone smiling and ‘in the moment’ with you. Imagine the look in your partner’s eyes when you say your very own marriage vows … personally written to express just how much you mean to each other, and the promises you intend to keep for a lifetime, with a touch of humour to really allow you to be yourself. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
Right about now, you are probably both beginning to discover there is quite a bit of planning that goes into a wedding – the Venue, Styling, Flowers, Photographer, Music etc, oh and of course, the Celebrant. Getting the right team around you is critical in creating an incredible day that will stay with you forever. So where do you start?
Let’s look at the Celebrant – something I know a fair bit about :). The key to an amazing wedding comes down to having a Celebrant who is focused on you. A person who is able to connect with you as a couple and understand your vision for the big day. You want someone who is willing to take the time to create a unique experience for you and your guests that reflects your beautiful qualities as a couple.
With nine years’ experience as a Marriage Celebrant in South East Queensland, I have had the honour of officiating many beautiful celebrations. My style is relaxed and professional with a twist of humour. The experience that I am able to bring to a wedding ceremony certainly brings peace of mind. I take away all the stress of the day by making you and everyone around you to feel comfortable. We all need that on a wedding day.
So if you can imagine having a warm, professional and engaging Celebrant being part of your wedding, I’d love to have a chat and take you through my services. Tea, coffee or a glass of grapes, either way, we’ll have a fun time planning the perfect wedding ceremony.
Let me guide you
I’ve put together my top tips, plus some from a few other fab wedding professionals, to help you ‘keep calm and get married’ on a stinking hot day.
These ideas come from my experience as a celebrant, but also from personal experience, as my hubby and I chose late January for our wedding, and survived – hair, makeup and (arguably) sanity intact. So here goes, in no particular order…
What they're saying...
Lorraine has true talent. The celebrant you choose can have such a huge impact on how your special day feels. We cannot praise and recommend her highly enough!
From the first coffee meet we had with Lorraine, we knew we had found what we were looking for. Very warm, friendly and professional, we knew we were in good hands.
Lorraine took the time to get to know us and our story, ensuring the ceremony on the day represented us and told our love story perfectly. All the little details are taken care of, so you can both enjoy your day.
Lorraine arrived early to get my flower girls in order, made sure the groomsmen were buttonholed and prepped, and spoke with ease. There was not a dry eye by the end of the ceremony; it was truly magical. Our guests commented on how unique and lovely it was and wanted to know, ‘who was your celebrant??’
Thank you, Lorraine!
Lorraine was such a well prepared and organised professional. She was collegial and thoughtful in guiding us with preparations, and paid particular consideration to ensure our personalities showed through in the proceedings. We are so grateful for having Lorraine on our special day, she really made it stress free for us.
I am so thankful that I came across Lorraine in my search for a celebrant. From our first meeting with her I just knew she was the perfect celebrant for us. She is so organised, professional and genuinely loves what she does. I cannot thank Lorraine enough for all her hard work. Our day wouldn't of gone as smoothly without her.
Thank you so much for making it such an easy decision to choose a marriage celebrant; we knew within the first few minutes of meeting you that you were everything we were looking for. You were so friendly, warm, professional, organized and an all-round beautiful person who enhanced our day. Your guidance and help was invaluable and made the whole process so easy! The way you constructed our ceremony, our love story was absolutely perfect. We would have no hesitation in recommending you, and in fact already have. Thank you so much again, you did an absolutely amazing job – we couldn’t be happier!”
Lorraine was extremely professional and helpful throughout the whole process of planning our wedding. She was such a beautiful calming presence on our wedding day and helped to ensure everything ran smoothly.
She gave us lots of wonderful material to work with as well as flexibility to make the ceremony ‘our own’. It was such a perfect day that we will remember forever, and Lorraine truly helped to make it special.
Without really knowing what we were looking for in a celebrant, we frantically searched google looking through reviews and profiles of celebrants on Wedding websites, until I remembered that our venue supplier had a list of recommendations on an email I had received. From our first visit with Lorraine we were sold. We met with another celebrant just as a comparison and Lorraine was leaps and bounds in front with a fantastic first impression.
Lorraine was so well organised and had everything ready to go from the very first meeting. She was so easy to deal with and has a very gentle and caring personality. In the lead up to the day she put together the most beautiful ceremony after getting to know us, and added in bits here and there whenever we asked.
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect Wedding day, everything went so smoothly with no hiccups at all! Would definitely recommend Lorraine as a marriage celebrant!!
Lorraine you were absolutely amazing! Thank you so much!! From our first meeting we knew straight away you were the perfect celebrant for us. You were always helpful with answering all our questions and on the day helped make us feel so relaxed. Thank you so much for the help and encouragement to do our own vows, we were so happy we did. We were so beyond happy our ceremony was so personalised and really reflected us as a couple. We really cannot thank you enough!