Three words which are music to my ears. Let me start by saying massive congratulations to you and your love.
It is my job and top priority to help my couples create a marriage ceremony that is unique, full of their personalities and unforgettable. Zero boring!
From the moment we first meet, we start discussing all your plans for your big day. I want your wedding ceremony to be perfect so I really get to know my couples. You will arrive for your ceremony and know it will be stress free, all about you and you can just enjoy every moment getting hitched to the love of your life.
Becoming a celebrant was my destiny. My greatest passion in life is to enjoy quality interactions and relationships with people. I love to meet people from all walks of life and to chat and chat, with some great laughs thrown in there too. Being a lawyer and a mum to so many has developed skills incredibly suited to planning and delivering epic wedding ceremonies. It also means that I know how to support and uplift my beautiful couples so they have a stress free, relaxed and enjoyable wedding day.
Thank you thank you THANK YOU, Annie! You made our ceremony everything we had hoped for and helped us so much with thinking through how everything was going to run for the big day. We're not very "wedding-y", and there was so much we didn't even consider, so it really put our minds at ease that we had someone who was seeing the big picture! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and we've had nothing but positive comments from family and friends (mostly just "WHERE did you find your celebrant? She was just LOVELY!" - which Ilan and I have continuously agreed with!) You made us feel like we were in good hands right from the very first meeting all the way up to the end of the ceremony. We're both so grateful for all the time and effort you put into making our day special!
We feel incredibly lucky to have had Annie as our wedding celebrant! Not only did Annie take the time to get to know Jacque and I, she really listened to everything that was important to us and helped guide us through the whole process. She has this energy and warmth that instantly puts you at ease. On top of all this, we learned that Annie speaks Portuguese and she was thrilled to offer us a bilingual ceremony. Our guests are still raving about her and we are blessed to have made a new friend. Thank-you again Annie 🙂
Annie looked after our wedding at the zoo. She was fantastic to work with, accommodating in her availability and very precise with her paperwork. She was also incredibly easy going and open with her "script" for the day, she allowed us to edit it and put it more in our voice so that we could feel as comfortable with it as possible. On the day she was breezy and calm. All her gear was set up and packed away with no troubles as all. It's a big complex and exciting day. I think a great testament to her professional attitude is that for important bits of the ceremony, I've noticed she's not in the photos. Her situational awareness and discretion are perfect. She also took plenty of time on the day to make sure we were both in the right frame of mind. Annie really helped to make sure it was as stress free as possible. She was curtious and professional. Easy to work with and I would have no problems recommending her to anyone in need of a celebrant
Annie married Cara & I last month (April 2019). We would highly recommend her, we had been to quite a few weddings before ours and can honestly say she is the best celebrant we have seen, and we're so happy we ended up with her running ours. It's always a bit of a gamble when you select a celebrant unless you have seen them before, but right from the start we knew Annie was going to do a great job and she didn't disappoint. What we loved about Annie most was her bubbly personality and the job she did of personalizing the ceremony to include our story. She also gave the right directions to guests and controlled all the music we selected earlier with her portable speaker and cordless microphone. If your unsure about which celebrant to use we would definitely recommend using Annie as your celebrant for your special day!
A Commonwealth-registered Marriage Celebrant is appointed by the Attorney General’s Department and is authorised to marry people according to Australian Law. There's a million of them! (that's an exaggeration of course, lol). We can all do the paperwork, we can all legally marry you. But there is so much more! An awesome marriage celebrant, that's me, listens to and works with you to deliver a fantastic personalised ceremony. We will get the paperwork done, but it'll be so much more than that. We will marry the heck out of you!
Good question! After initial contact we can catch up for a cuppa and discuss your plans. When you know I’m the celebrant for you we then fill out some legally prescribed paperwork. We will meet again and really figure out what it is you want in your ceremony. We will email and text and chat as much as necessary. We will probably meet a few more times. Before the big day we can have a rehearsal at the venue to make sure we are good to go! On your big day, you turn up looking fabulous and we get you hitched in the most epic and memorable way possible!! Easy Peasy!