Your Celebrant is Rod Watson
Authorised Celebrant No. A 3647
I am Located at:
25 Wrixon Avenue
East Brighton Vic 3187
And my contact details are:
Ph: (03) 9578 0066
My Qualifications are:
Diploma of Marriage Celebrancy
For my Celebrancy qualification I was Trained by:
International College of Celebrancy
My Associations are:
ICC Alumni and Friends;
Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants (AFCC);
Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants (ACMCV)
I Provide the Following Ceremonies:
Your wedding ceremony is the most important event that you will share as a couple. It is public profession of your love for each other. Therefore, it deserves time and effort to make it the best that is possible in order to make it the happiest day of your lives.
Before your wedding, you will get
➢ Full choice for your ceremony, including “style”
➢ As much assistance as you need composing the ceremony
➢ Production of the ceremony, including drafts
➢ Adequate time to reflect during the drafting stage
➢ An on-site rehearsal.
At your wedding, you will get
➢ A personalised ceremony
➢ A ceremony that is warm, friendly and inclusive – formal or informal
➢ Involvement of family and friends, if you wish
➢ A LASER printed certificate of marriage with colour coat of arms
➢ Dress appropriate for the occasion.
After your wedding, you may consider
➢ A naming ceremony for your children.
Some comments from previous clients
“On behalf of Trudy, (my wife), and I, we would like to thank you for your wonderful contribution to our wedding day. Many people have since commented on how uplifting, positive and full of character your service was. We also wholeheartedly agree. It was so enjoyable. You also made us feel very relaxed, which was important.
A special thank you from the children, Jaeden and Ranee, for making them feel relaxed and a part of the ceremony.”
[Craig & Trudy October 2000]
“Many thanks for the wonderful Naming Ceremony you officiated for our little flower Zahara. It was a very special day for us, and we really appreciate the lovely job you did. I also appreciate the extra work you had to do to accommodate our rather short time-frame. Thanks!”
[Garnet and Neil August 2000]
“The celebrant, Rod Watson, arrived thirty minutes before the wedding. . . . I was impressed with how he introduced himself to the guests as they arrived and organised the chairs and a special table for the signing of the register, and made himself known to everybody present. . . . I was most impressed with how the celebrant was completely in control of the whole ceremony. . . . I felt that experiencing this ceremony helped me more than reading a book about it.. . .
Rod did not raise his voice, but projected it so that everybody could hear. He was dressed immaculately, and made everybody feel very special.”
[Rids, celebrant in training 17 April 2004]
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[Cate and David’s renewal of vows 22 November 2003, with apologies to Cath & Kim]
“We wanted to thank-you officially for the wonderful job you did for our wedding on 23rd February 2003. We really appreciated the friendly, relaxed and collaborative atmosphere of the meetings prior to the wedding. We also appreciated your helpful suggestions about the content of the ceremony when we were stuck in how to acknowledge divorced parents. In addition, the helpful practical hints about making things go smoothly on the day, especially with the seven children in the ceremony, were invaluable! The service you provided to us was outstanding.”
[Carolyn and Rodney]
“Hope this message finds you well including your family and the infamous ‘Lucy’ [the family dog]. This is a belated message to send our sincere appreciation & thanks for sharing our wedding day & making it the special occasion that it was. The hours we spent together were fun & you eased our nerves an many occasions. We are awaiting our photos but we have viewed them & there are some great photos with you, which we will bring around for you when we actually get them.
[Brevis and Annette 16 February 2002]
The celebrant took up opportunities throughout the ceremony to ensure the total involvement of those present. He also grasped the opportunity of helping the couple and indeed the whole wedding party, to feel comfortable and relaxed. Similarly, the guests were made to feel welcome as an integral part of the whole celebration.
John, celebrant in training, November 2003Thank you for helping us through our big day. All our family and friends commented on how lovely our ceremony was – we could not have done it without your creativity, time and words of wisdom. We hope you enjoyed the day and being part of our very big family.
Paul and I have so many happy memories to reflect on - I still have my ‘teary’ moments! So thanks once again for giving us a beautiful and most memorable ceremony. (Maggie (aka. Mei-Yee) & Dzuy March 2009 at The Gables).
Rod, Thank you very much for you help and assistance with the preparation of our wedding ceremony. Your contribution made our day special and personal. I received very good feedback about the poems and vows and feel that the success of the day was all down to you. On our wedding anniversary I will keep you informed. (Adrian and Laura March 2009 at Chateau Wyuna).
Rod, Thank you very much for your help and assistance with the preparation of our wedding ceremony.
We finally found a spare moment to write to you; it’s been a hectic month, especially since Max Oliver arrived . . . . Thank you so much for preparing and delivering a warm, personalised and humorous ceremony on 4 Jan. We really appreciated the time and effort you put into the day, meeting us to discuss our preferences, and organising the administrivia via e-mail. We’d love to catch up at some stage soon, to show you the photos . . . . and introduce you to little Max. (Alison and Mark January 2009 at Dickens Manor).
We just wanted to thank you for helping to make our wedding day very special and unique. As soon as we met with you to discuss our plans we both felt at ease knowing we were in good hands. The way you guided us while still giving us the freedom to make our own choices about our ceremony was just wonderful. Since the wedding we’ve had many comments about our beautiful ceremony and we couldn’t have been happier with it ourselves. It was also lovely to share a meal with you and many guests let us know they appreciated talking to you before or after the ceremony. (Karina & Michael January 2009 at Royal Botanic Gardens).
A number of our guests told us it was the best wedding they'd ever been to, but one of our close friends summed it up best when she said, “What was so great about your wedding was that the ceremony was actually the highlight! Not that the reception was bad, but usually guests just sit through the ceremony waiting for the party to begin! Yours peaked early!” For that we thank our celebrant, for really encouraging us to think about how we could make our wedding both unique and relevant to us, as well as those closest to us. We had no idea when we turned up to meet him what we were supposed to do or what options were available to us. Thanks to his thoughtful questions and explanation of all the options available, we left feeling really excited and inspired about how we could make our wedding our own. The end result was lots of laughter, a few tears and a very, very special beginning to the rest of our lives. (Jane & Mark December 2008 at Tanglewood Estate).
Thank you for “marrying” us! We had a wonderful time on our wedding day. The ceremony was a true reflection of our feelings for each other and it felt very intimate. Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and what a ‘good job’ you had done of the marrying bit (a partial quote from an uncle). I think your careful preparation together with your encouragement to make the ceremony our own allowed us to relax and enjoy it all. For this we thank you! We’d also like to say a special thanks for the trouble you went to with your outfit. It worked splendidly with the theme. Love from Fiona & Simon. (June 2008 at Ascot House)
Thankyou so much for coming and making our day so special. You did a wonderful job! (Carolyn and Darcy April 2008 at The Bentinck)
Thank you for your part in the marriage of Darcy and Carolyn. We all enjoyed it immensely and this was due in no small way to your understanding of the ceremony and romance involved on the day. [The family of the Bridegroom] all agree that they could not have had a better start! (Gail, mother of Bridegroom Darcy)
Thanks so much for doing a great job for our wedding ceremony – I think it all went rather well – don’t you? The children and personal poems all helped I felt.
The reception at Vincent’s was very good and the honeymoon (except for a little Bali or should I say Lombok belly) was terrific. Cheers and thanks for helping or day to be such a memorable one. (Judy and Frank April 2007)