Who am I you ask…
I am addicted to marrying couples…that’s for sure.
I married my 150th couple in early 2021 and I absolutely LOVE IT!
I have been happily married since 2004 where Paul and I were lucky enough to get hitched on the beach at Honeymoon Bay on the South Coast by a dear friend. It included a surprise ‘flash mob’ from my family, Paul’s love of Twisties and of course my love of horses….go figure!
We have two beautiful children (under that cloak they wear of being teenagers…) and our life in Berry on the South Coast of NSW (after moving from Cronulla), is made up of family, friends, community events, social occasions and of course enjoying our beautiful coast and mountains.
Becoming a mother in 2005 and again in 2007 led me down a career change from being a teacher for 12yrs…to becoming a stay at home mum. So… I know how to wrangle a bunch of little flower girls and a tribe of cheeky groomsmen for that matter…ha ha! I am also known to be that person who thinks of everything and YES…I will probably make sure that the bridal party have no boogers up their nose and no mobile phones bulging out of their trousers. I am also known for having a very chilled out, relaxed vibe with my couples.
So if you are a bit of a nervous nelly…that’s OK. I got cha!
So deciding to become a Celebrant just made sense for me. I love a party….love a reason to celebrate….love to dress up…love music…. love champagne….love to hear people’s stories …. love a bit of cute romance…. am partial to a microphone…. love writing…. and love a good laugh!
And hey! Who doesn’t love a good wedding!?!?
When I am not being a Kickass Celebrant, I love horse riding, paddle boarding, pilates, entertaining with family and friends, snow skiing, music, traveling, anything to do with the beach and spending time with my cheeky Border Collie – Molly just to name a few. And not to forget WINE! Can’t forget that!
Other celebrant stuff…
YEP! I am one of THOSE celebrants who think outside the box and offer a unique style of ceremony. I won’t quote a string of repetitive love quotes you have heard at everyone else’s ceremonies, I won’t make you do any old fashioned boring blah blah parts of a ceremony and I certainly WON’T say ‘Sorry….I don’t do that!’
Every ceremony….is uniquely written for you.
What a Celebrant!!!
‘We are so blessed that we found and decided to have Cath as our celebrant on our wedding day. Everything including the communication and meetings prior to the wedding day were a breeze. Nothing was too big of an ask for Cath and was so happy to incorporate anything we wanted – relaxed and fun! We had many guests comment on how fantastic she was and others just assumed she was a family friend because she spoke about us like she had known us her whole life. Thank you again Cath. If we were to do it all again, we would choose you every time!’
Jesse and Ryan – Merribee 2021