Your Marriage & Funeral Celebrant is
Genevieve Messenger of Daylesford, Trentham, Ballan & Blackwood
I am located at:
Blackwood (near Daylesford, Trentham and Ballan),
I live in Blackwood, next to Daylesford, so I am available for Daylesford, Macedon Ranges, Hepburn Springs, Trentham, Ballan, Ballarat, Woodend, Lyonsville, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Newbury, Greendale.
I am also very happy to travel to Melbourne for ceremonies.
My Celebrant related Qualifications are:
Diploma of Marriage Celebrancy Certificate IV in Celebrancy
My other qualifications and experiences are:
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.
My associations are:
International College of Celebrancy Association - ICCA
I provide the following ceremonies:
Marriage (23 articles on enriching your ceremony)
Renewal of Vows
Adolescent Rites of Passage
Coming of Age
Companion Animal Funerals
Other Rituals and Celebrations
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.
Celebrants are currently only permitted to perform commitment ceremonies for gay couples. I look forward to the day when I can officiate at gay weddings.
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 expectations I have exceeded.
Weddings: Services and Costs
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. Contact me for free Skype consultation and I will give you a no obligation quote. I am a specialist celebrant in GREEN WEDDINGS.
Funerals: Services and Costs
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 SUCH THING AS A 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 or planning meeting is necessary for a funeral. 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.
If you are dealing directly with me I will give you an 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).
(I can also arrange to scan and sequence a photo series for showing on the television screens now provided at many funeral venues. The cost for this is separate.)
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.