When I was married in 2006, I wanted a ceremony that expressed my spiritual beliefs. And I wanted a celebrant that I truly clicked with, and who understand my love of our earth, and my spiritual world view. And while I looked and looked, and I found some beautiful people, I couldn’t find one who was…well, like us. So, we engaged the services of the nicest celebrant to do the simple legal thing at our hotel, and then we went out on the earth, and had a different person conduct our spiritual wedding ceremony. And that second ceremony was powerful.
At the time, having two different ceremonies was the best that I could do, and I sometimes wonder what it might have been like to have the whole ceremony conducted by that one special celebrant who saw the world as we did. I imagine us sharing our story of love, offering our vows to each other, all within a one sacred ceremony.
And doing it all legally.
In the years since, I have been crafting ceremonies to mark womanhood, ceremonies to mark the death of a loved one, ceremonies to welcome new babies into the world, and ceremonies to celebrate the love two people have for each other. But like myself, I had other people looking for a legal wedding ceremony that also wanted to celebrate their love & their spiritual beliefs in an authentic way, with a celebrant who also held those same beliefs of sacredness.
So I pulled up my green striped socks in 2016, and I registered as a legal celebrant!
That decision to dedicate myself to my love of ceremony was easy. Dedicating myself to the wider sacred community was even easier. Today, I live on the Central Coast of NSW and I am surrounded by natural beauty: the oceans, the lakes, the national parks. I am enfolded in the love of my community, and I willingly & joyously devote my life to serving others in ceremony, whether that is a wedding, handfasting, funeral, blessingway, baby blessing or women’s rites.
Welcome to The Green Celebrant ceremonies.