Let's start with what my ceremonies are not...heavy handed, boring and overly traditional!
Don't get me wrong I don't mind a good tradition but only if it means something to you. I'm all about including traditions that have a place in your heart or story, and ditching things that are generic or hold no significance for you, so that your ceremony is a complete reflection of you both. I also love the ability to think outside the box to help you create a new tradition just for your special day and future together.
You also won't find me filling dead space with talk of the importance of marriage and the same old tired readings about love, or including people just because you "have to."
So what do my ceremonies have in them?
All the quirks that make the two of you, uniquely you! In the lead up to your day, I'll take the time to get to know you (one of my favourite parts of the job!) and make sure I capture the essence of your hearts in the ceremony.
You'll be standing there remembering the moments that brought you to that day, with love, giggles, and excitement for the future you are building together....and not yawning and asking "are we there yet?"
I love finding an angle on your story to take you on a ride that gives you the whole range of feels, and if I can, throw in a twist or a surprise that etches in your memory and keeps your guests engaged. We want them invested awww'ing and chuckling...not twiddling their thumbs!
Above all I like to make your guests feel special and include them all in that moment with you by appreciating how important they are to your journey. I have fresh ideas of how to acknowledge your inner crew and unique ways that have all your guests participating. If there are fur babies or human ones, then bring them on too - my motto is always work with children and animals! Inclusivity is what I am all about - the most time you'll hear me say the word I is on this website...and not in your ceremony!
On the day, with my extensive experience in event management, I'll work smoothly with all your suppliers from your photographer to your florist, caterer and beauty crew, to make sure that you get hitched...without a hitch! My services are also exclusive to you on the day...I won't be rushing your down the aisle to get to my next gig! If you book me you get me from at least 60 minutes before your ceremony to make sure everything is set-up before guests arrive and I'll stay afterwards until your guests are happily enjoying refreshments, then I'll sneak out.
Beyond all this I'll make sure all the legals are taken care of so that side is easy and hassle free!
"The most perfect celebrant we could have asked for!
Shoshanna was a dream come true from day one! She was deeply attentive, genuine and professional, and someone who we now consider a dear friend.
Thanks Shosh - we adore you xox"
- Ebony and Hein
Image thanks to Full Hearts
One no-obligation complimentary meeting to make sure we vibe right
(phone, Zoom or in person between Wollongong and Nowra)
Unlimited phone, text and e-mail support - you can have as much or as little of me as you need!
Performance of the ceremony.
All celebrant travel.
Professional PA system (Behringer) with mics including ability to play pre-recorded ceremony music.
Signing table and chairs, if required.
Commonwealth of Australia Marriage certificate (on the day).
Completion and lodgement of all paperwork for legal registration of marriage.
Official Certificate of Marriage (mailed later - valued at $60).
Plus not only will your ceremony be tailored to suit your style...
I'll ensure to dress to complement your tastes and colour scheme, whatever that may be!