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read about how Ceremona came to be...
I created Ceremona because I want to be the celebrant my husband and I were searching for when we got married. After months of trawling the web and what felt like a never-ending search, we were lucky enough to happen upon a celebrant who resonated with us and helped craft a relaxed and personalised ceremony that our family and friends still talk about over a decade later.
I am obsessed with the power of ceremony and think it is a lost art of sorts, something that we all need in our lives. Ceremonies connect us to our tribe, allow us to anchor into a moment in time and help us mark the significance of an important life event. 'Ceremona' is named after my beautiful Grandmother, whose nickname was Mona. She was a true Southern Belle from North Carolina, made the best homemade bread in the world and was the sweetest person I've ever known.
I arrived here by way of a degree in English (lots of experience with the written word!) and a postgrad degree in Law (in depth understanding of our legal system), followed by over a decade practicing law (I’m a stickler for details and very comfortable with public speaking). I have an artist’s heart and a realist’s head – a combination that serves me rather well when it comes to crafting and conducting beautiful wedding ceremonies that are filled with meaning!
“Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
- Rumi -
It is my great privilege to guide couples through the process of planning their wedding ceremony! No matter how simple or intricate, the ceremony sits at the heart of the event that you are planning and it should embody the two of you perfectly. I am here to handcraft exactly that - a beautiful reflection of who you are - both as individuals and as a couple.
My work takes me from Byron Bay to the Sunny Coast and I'm all in for weddings further afield. I'd be honoured to take this journey with you both and offer all the support you need along the way!