Laughing and smiling marriage celebrant standing next to a lily pond at Illawarra Rhonderdendron Gardens in NSW. Jo Booth. Event Celebrant and MC

What about meeeee?

(good luck getting that tune out of your head)

I am a marriage celebrant and event MC with years of experience working on loads of different events and I am BUSTING to make your wedding ceremony or special event fun, unique, and one you will never forget.

I love my dog (check her out below), riding horses all over the world and riding my Vespa all over Sydney. 

Favourite booze: I love a shandy on a hot day but French bubbles always win

Favourite food: Roast lamb. NO! Roast pork, no wait...BOTH.

Favourite holiday destination: Croatia

Why did I become a civil celebrant?    I’m glad you asked.

When the marriage equality plebiscite (or "plebishite") was happening I got into a 'discussion' with someone (who was voting NO and I needed to understand why) and got so frustrated I ended the conversation with "Well I'm just going to become a celebrant and marry ANYONE who wants to get married - so take that!". Now I owe that person a beer as it was the best decision I ever made (and I think I won the argument). 

I love using my event experience and getting to 'couple' that (do not excuse that pun) with my love of public speaking and crafting a great speech. I know how to wrangle and engage a crowd and take them on a journey. But my favourite part of this job is getting to know you and your love story so I can craft a bespoke ceremony, one that will live on long after the wedding cake. One that will make you laugh while also making your heart skip a beat. 

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What's my mantra?

“Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.”  Mark Twain.

Why should you choose me?

Well done on reading this far. You must really be ‘picking up what I am puttin' down’?

Choose me if you want a celebrant with humour and wit but a professional that will work super hard to nail your event. I want it to be everything you hoped for, and then a touch more. I want to make your special event even more special-er (It's a word, I swear).

Who's the pooch in the pic?

That is my gorgeous greyhound, Zia. I admit it, I am her slave. She is equal parts chill and crazy. I adore her. She’s so much fun when she isn’t busy stopping my couch from flying away.  Greyhounds really are 50km/hour couch potatoes. She'll happily come to your wedding BTW.

What's the process in getting hitched?

Here it is, step-by-step...

1.

Check my calendar - fingers crossed I'm available

2.

I can do your date? Yay! Go to the contact form and drop me a line. We'll have an obligation-free chat so we can see if we are a good fit. 

3.

You book me! (Well done). Next we meet up, sign your Notice of Intended Marriage (I'll tell you what I.D. to bring) and we start planning your dream wedding ceremony.

4.

I get to work on drafting an Order of Service based on what we discussed. I will also send you a Couples Questionnaire so I can really get to know you and get started on writing a cracking ceremony script. 

5.

We meet up for "talk through". It's sort of rehearsal where I take you through the Order of Service and discuss the ceremony in detail. I want you to leave that meeting feeling confident and super pumped about your ceremony.

6.

BOOM! It's your wedding day!  Leave all the worries to me. I've got your back. I'll be there early and go above and beyond to make sure your ceremony is a success.

7.

YOU ARE MARRIED! Within 48 hours I will ensure your paperwork is lodged with Births, Deaths and Marriages and will send you an email to let you know. After that it's just happily every after. 

 
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