Hi, I'm Kate
I’m based in Sydney and happily married to the love of my life. I think love is absolutely worth celebrating and consider it an honour to be part of that process for couples taking the significant step of marriage.
When I’m not working as a marriage celebrant I spend my time as a meditation coach, helping people work through issues such as anxiety and teaching others how to stay calm even under pressure. I find this work greatly compliments being a celebrant and am always happy to share tips and techniques with couples as needed.
I married into an Armenian-Australian family with a ceremony that has remained essentially unchanged in the Armenian Apostolic church for the past 1,700 years. Talk about tradition! Previously I had attended many types of weddings but none quite like what we were about to do, so the process of preparing for our big day included learning about the long-standing symbolic and traditional aspects of the ceremony. This mostly came from my in-laws who were happy to share their knowledge while also finding out what was important to me, so our ceremony was a genuine reflection of both parties coming together.
Looking back to that day brings great memories and it’s also thanks to that experience that I now have a strong appreciation of the importance for every couple to have a marriage ceremony that’s personally meaningful for them. Even if your ceremony is bound by tradition. Even if it's short and simple. Even it's spontaneous, or big, or small. The ceremony itself represents something much bigger (that is, your marriage) so if particular elements are important to you, then as your celebrant it's also going to be important to me.
The right marriage celebrant should be a pillar of support; guiding you through legal requirements, ensuring your ceremony truly reflects you, and bringing genuine grace, humour and love to the occasion. If you'd like to arrange a time to catch up or talk more about your ceremony, please get in touch. I'd love to hear from you.