My professional background includes sales, real estate and more recently human resources, in particular learning and development. Yes, you may guess from this background that I enjoy working with people!
Between 2009 and 2012 I found myself being asked to MC several weddings for close friends. Not only was I honoured to help facilitate their important days, I really LOVED doing it! I even had a number of the venues ask me if I was a professional MC. This started me thinking about getting involved with weddings on a professional level... But how would I do it?
Personally I married my husband Robbie in Canberra during 2011. What an amazing experience that was! For us it was truly the best party we've ever been to. The best part was...at the end of the day... we were MARRIED!
Going through the process of preparing our ceremony made me realise that we had a lot of preconceived notions about what the 'rules' were. It turns out (most) rules are made to be broken! Following tradition isn't necessary unless it actually means something to you! I often heard from already married friends that they wished they’d known they could have had a fun ceremony, include their children or simply have input into what happened. And I'm pretty sure everyone has been to a boring ceremony which just left them thinking - bring on the reception! Engaged couples need to know that the ceremony can be fun too!
Then, after we got married I realised I was missing something.
Am I weird? I LOVED planning our wedding. My newsfeeds were overrun with wedding blogs, posts and pics. But I just couldn't bring myself to unsubscribe!
That's when the lightning struck. I realised what I needed to do. Become a celebrant. Educate couples on how to break the wedding 'rules' so they can actually get the ceremony that means something to them. Forget the fluff. Forget the waffle and flowery words. Make it YOU. Make it real.
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Photo creds - all on this page are by Tanya from Red Photography.