An Authorised Civil Celebrant in Victoria
With so many registered Civil Marriage Celebrants in Victoria it is often hard to know how to find that special celebrant who you will be able to connect with.
As a qualified full time Celebrant, I consider myself to be somewhat creative and love going that ‘extra mile’ to deliver ceremonies that not only respect the serious nature of the event but are also engaging, light hearted and often significantly different to other ceremonies you may have seen. Probably due to my former career in education teaching Art/Fashion Design, I enjoy creating ceremonies that are different! No two ceremonies are identical.
Having performed hundreds of ceremonies over the past 9 years, I have had much experience (and fun) in assisting couples of all ages and nationalities including those needing Visas.
I understand that every couple’s story is different therefore a ceremony should reflect this through their story, respecting their wishes, cultural needs and values.
My flexibility with ideas and approach will allow you to feel understood and supported throughout the entire planning process and ceremony.
My professional, calm manner will instil confidence and peace of mind as you plan one of the most important days of your life. So regardless of what style you choose, your ceremony will be fondly remembered and unique; creating an atmosphere of warmth, happiness and laughter, with a smattering of emotional tears.
Specialising in all types of ceremonies: Marriages, Same Gender Commitments, Baby Naming and Vow Renewals.
Travels to: all suburbs, metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria
Preferred Celebrant for: ‘Sea Life’ Melbourne Aquarium, Bram Leigh, (Croydon) Linley Estate, and Vines @ Helen Hill (Yarra Valley), Ballara Receptions (Eltham), and many more.
Awards: Victorian Celebrant Finalist- ABIA 2012- 2016 Bridal Industry Awards.
Training: International College of Celebrancy
Professional Associations: The Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria (ACMCV)
A Refreshingly Different Approach to Celebrant Services
To create a day that is truly unique to your personality and life, Joan at Creative Celebrant Services chooses to take a refreshingly different approach to break the mould of traditional wedding ceremonies. She has confidence in her ability to add a splash of creativity and inspiration with the design and styling of her ceremonies. Her goal is to offer you the complete Ceremonial Package and leave you and your guests with happy memories that will last a lifetime. On reflection, a sure sign that her aim is accomplished is when she looks around and sees smiles on faces, laughter and maybe even a few tears of joy.
Ongoing Support and Guidance through Our Process
Joan believes that she is in touch with the needs of couples of all ages and fully understands the impact a quality Celebrant can have on the special day. Your ceremony should reflect your dreams, style, taste and beliefs, and Joan at Creative Celebrant Services will ask you to share your vision of your ceremony so that she can fully personalise it.
Joan’s guarantee is to offer:
Whether you are planning a small intimate or large elaborate wedding, Joan offers all ceremony types ranging from short mid-week ‘Registry’ style, intimate, ultimate, traditional or themed ceremony packages. Joan can also combine religious, cultural and spiritual aspects if you prefer. She will ensure that your ceremony is tasteful, providing you with modern resources, ideas and lots of support throughout the entire process.
Joan’s primary career was previously in Education inspiring and building student’s appreciation for Textile Art and Fashion design. Various educational administrative and leadership positions have equipped me with the skills and confidence in public speaking. It was when she had numerous opportunities to attend weddings in designing and making wedding gowns, that she saw the need for a more engaging and light hearted approach to delivering ceremonies. In 2008, Joan became a registered wedding celebrant and immersed herself in creating the added difference to other celebrant’s styles. Joan adores her work, has been privileged to have married many of her past students and gained new friends. She now indulges herself in doing what she loves. Joan believes that she has the best job in the world.