There were a few defining moments in my life that turned my attention to the world of celebrancy.
My husband and I married in Fiji, our day was wonderful, but what I remember most was how easy it was. We had full control, our hosts were accommodating of every request and as a result, our ceremony was perfect for us in every way.
I've had many conversations with friends about their own weddings locally, and watched in dismay at the stress it causes. The most memorable comment I heard was ‘I just want someone that will work with me and help me design the wedding that I want – someone modern, accommodating, fun and relaxed, but professional, too’.
When my grandmother died, it was a devastating time for myself and my family. We were all close to Nana, and what we really wanted was for someone to portray her life as authentically, respectfully, and passionately as we would. We knew what we wanted to say and do to pay our respects, all we needed was someone to help guide us through it. What we didn’t want was an approach that was stuffy, old fashioned and inflexible.
It was at that point I knew that I could make a difference during these important life moments. I love helping others and, as a qualified counsellor, making a difference in people’s lives is not just a job, but a passion. I've used this to spur my study, and I’m proud to say it’s the best vocational decision I’ve ever made!
Outside of weddings and funerals life is chaotically normal – I think?
I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. I love entertaining, as long as it doesn’t involve cooking, silly comedies and laughing out loud. My bucket list is huge and growing by the day. But, most of all, I love spending time with my family and friends.