Services & pricing
Since beginning my career as a celebrant in 2005, I have solemnized hundreds of marriages. Based in Canberra, I primarily service the ACT and NSW.
I am passionate about providing a high standard of professionalism in my work. I maintain extensive texts, beautiful collections of prose and poetry, and a wide range of traditional, contemporary and alternative styles to assist you in making your ceremony one that is deeply meaningful and inspiring - a truly memorable "Day of Choice".
I am bilingual, fluent in both English and German. If you're looking for a German or English/German ceremony, I have successfully performed a number of such ceremonies and would be happy to discuss this option with you.
Marriages (same-sex and otherwise) - from $500
Renewal of vows - from $420
Naming ceremonies - $300
Travel - yes happy to travel, within Canberra is free, outside the ACT, depends on where you’re taking me…
Let’s chat about your ideas at an obligation free meeting.
Thoughts and inspiration
"Rituals are an expression of the human need to belong, to be part of a group."
- Fritz Perls
His hello was the end of her endings
Her laugh was their first step down the aisle
His hand would be hers to hold forever
His forever was as simple as her smile
He said she was what was missing
She said instantly she knew
She was a question to be answered
And his answer was "I do"
- Carrie's Poem, from "Sex and the City"
"The essence of ritual is that something done in the physical realm is related to the higher worlds. This may be a simple gesture of the hand or an elaborate ceremony. It can be working consciously in everyday life, so that quite mundane actions become full of meaning, or a carefully designed ritual acted out for a specific occasion… Ritual is the mode of formalizing action and giving it not only meaning, but creating a contact with other worlds."
- Helivi, School of Kabbalah
"I seem to have loved you
In numberless forms, numberless times,
In life after life, in age after age forever...
Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together,
As I stare on and on into the past,
In the end, you emerge
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time...
We have played alongside millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell –
Old love, but in shapes that renew and renew forever."
- Rabindranath Tagore