Your big day isn’t about me – it’s about you! But I get why you’d like to know a little about the person whose job it is to officiate things on such an important day.

I hadn’t realised it at the time, but since getting married, and being part of the weddings of family and friends, I had become interested in the idea of ceremony and celebration. I was so inspired by the different ways each couple expressed their sentiments – how the setting, music, words and rituals they chose always reflected their personalities.

It was at my sister’s wedding rehearsal that I had my light-bulb moment. As the celebrant told us where to stand, answered our questions and generally tried to harness the excitement of the group of family and friends smiling and laughing around her, I decided this was something I wanted to do.

Being a celebrant gives me the opportunity, and honour, of participating in some of the most joyous and special days in people’s lives. I love meeting new people and working with them to create magical moments they will remember forever. Plus, after a day spent in my trackies chasing around two kids around, it gives me an excuse to get dressed up in a pretty frock!

While I’m not being a celebrant you will find me in downward dog, lost in a book, drinking coffee (in the am), drinking wine (in the pm) and spending as much time as possible eating and laughing with family and friends. I also love a Sunday afternoon ‘family dance party’ with my husband and kids.

Photo: Annette Wilson