Genevieve Messenger - Marriage and Funeral Celebrant
of Daylesford, Trentham, Ballan, & Blackwood, Victoria

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Genevieve Messenger - Marriage and Funeral Celebrant of Daylesford, Trentham, Blackwood, & Ballan, Victoria

The Daylesford Celebrant

Address: Blackwood, Victoria (near Daylesford and Trentham) and Melbourne
Mobile: +61 407 013 014 - 0407 013 014
Email: gencelebrant@gmail.com
My other website: http://www.messengercelebratelife.com.au

Preferred places
Melbourne.
I live in Blackwood, next to Daylesford, so I am available for Macedon Ranges, Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Trentham, Ballan, Ballarat, Woodend, Lyonsville, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Happy Clap Genevieve Messenger CelebrantNewbury, Greendale.


Qualifications:
I am a Graduate of the International College of Celebrancy
I am lecturer at Victoria University in their Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy and Funeral Short Course.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree from La Trobe University.
I have a second Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Victorian College of the Arts (Melbourne University). (Performing Arts) and a Masters Degree from the Victorian College of the Arts in Screenwriting.

About Me
I am a creative and professional civil celebrant who has over seventeen years experience and who has officiated at over 600 Wedding ceremonies. I absolutely love ceremonies. I’m young, down to earth and train others to be celebrants. It’s my life and I’m passionate about it.

You are unique, and have your own style it's my job to reflect that. How do I do it? By taking the time, asking the right questions and listening intently to your answers. I can do a ceremony that suits you and that is of the highest quality. My talent is in my ability to be diverse and to use my education and experience to guide and inspire you. I have the results hundreds of happy couples whose expectation I exceeded and a also quality, intelligent and creative funeral ceremonies.

The Dalai Lama says,

Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back,
you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.

I treat your ceremony for exactly what it is: A memory of a life time.


Weddings:
This includes generous consultation on choice and planning, an on-site rehearsal, training of readers at the rehearsal, a PA system with a separate microphone for readers.
The priority of a professional Celebrant, is to give you, the couple, a complete choice of ceremony.

$550 to $1200 - contact me for free Skype consultation and I will give you a no obligation quote. NO HIDDEN EXTRAS.

I am a specialist celebrant in GREEN WEDDINGS


Funerals
I have officiated at Funerals for over 15 years. I take funeral preparation very seriously. It is a one time, only time, only chance, to pay tribute to a life. THERE IS NO SHORT CUT TO A GOOD FUNERAL. I spend as much time with you as is necessary. I prepare the eulogy and the ceremony to the best of my ability and I check every word back with you. Music is also extremely important. Sometimes a rehearsal is ncessary for a funeral.
I can also arrange to scan and sequence a photo series for showing on the plasma screens now provided at many Funeral venues.

I pride myself on being an independent celebrant who is interested in the quality of the ceremony and being there for the family. The fee for a funeral ceremony varies. I will give you and estimate based on your circumstances.

The only way to ensure a quality ceremony is to put the time in to do the task well.
(Ball park time - 10 -20 hours).

Funeral Planning
I can assist you plan your funeral and eulogy - a wise thing to do. This seems confronting but it is little different psychologically to making a will. I use the International College of Celebrancy's Funeral Planning guide and follow the details through with you. About $550 (more if photos are to be scanned and placed on a CD)

Other Ceremonies
Renewal of Vows
Commitment Ceremonies for same-sex couples (similar to weddings)
Naming Ceremonies. Usually $580 (includes GST)


For New Celebrants or for those who do few ceremonies.
For celebrants who need a PA system and operator.

Dear colleague
I am an experienced Marriage and Funeral Celebrant. I have a good quality battery powered PA System which has a microphone for Readers and Madonna microphone for the Celebrant. It also plays good sound quality music from an iPod. I am skilled at operating these.
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I know that many of you could not justify investing in a PA system unless you do quite a few weddings. The Code of Practice requires that everyone present hear the ceremony. My experience is that most readers require amplification - but certainly, if there are 70 guests or more the celebrant and the ceremony needs it.
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I am also pleased to assist with the ceremony and check your paperwork etc within the limits of the main task you want me there for.
Cost : $275 (within 20k of Mebourne CBD or Blackwood - extra for travel beyond 20k) ceremony only - Attendance and assistance at Rehearsal: Add $120 -
THIS SHOULD BE PAID BY THE COUPLE

Similar Assistance provided for Funerals.
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You can email me at the above address or ring me on 0407 013 014

 

 

Tom & Aimie
Dear Genevieve, Thank you so much for creating an amazing wedding ceremony for us, it was out of this world! We could not have made it happen without you. The vibe was just amazing!

Michelle & David
Genevieve…an angel indeed you were! Thank you so much for ‘celebrating’ our wedding you were fantastic from start to finish, never rushing our process and we thought the ceremony flowed perfectly.

Penny & Hunter
Genevieve , you are professional and very much ‘in tune’ with what people want. Your insight, creative talent and desire to create our wedding day into something special, has helped to make our wedding a day we will always remember. Genevieve, you perfectly captured it all and spoke from the heart, as if you had known us a lifetime. Thank you Genevieve for sharing this special occasion with us, we enthusiastically refer you to anyone we know is planning to get married. Please feel free to pass our numbers on to prospective clients.

Marc & Stu
Hi Genevieve, Marc and Stu here. Thank you so much for a fantastic ceremony. Everyone commented on how great you were. Thanks x.

Libby & Al
Dear Genevieve, Thank you so much for creating an amazing wedding ceremony for us, it was out of this world! We could not have made it happen without you. The vibe was just amazing!

Gilbert & Amadis
Genevieve, Thank you so much for creating an amazing wedding ceremony for us, it was out of this world! We could not have made it happen without you. The vibe was just amazing!

and many more !!