Member of the AFCC Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants
Member of the ACCN. Celebrants & Celebrations Network Australia.
We're writing to thank you for your excellent services as a civil marriage celebrant at our wedding in March. We had special requirements as Phillip is Jewish and I am a practicing Buddhist. As you might remember, we had an unfortunate experience with the first celebrant recommended to us. Although that person had extensive experience with services where one partner is Jewish, our biggest concerns was that she didn't seem to listen to us.
In contrast, we valued your emphasis on listening to our interests and concerns, and your philosophy that the marrying couple should be empowered in planning the ceremony. We were so pleased with your willingness to include personalised text in the ceremony and were very happy to write our own vows. One of our quests was so impressed with the service that I believe she contacted you afterwards for a full copy.
However, most important of all, you know we were keen for all our guests, including those orthodox guests who may have not attended an outdoor service before, to feel included in the ceremony. We can't put a price on the joy of having so many guests' friends, family. Orthodox guests comment on how impressed they were by you and the service. Your warmth, professionalism and attention to detail were faultless. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending you to another couple and hope that we're fortunate enough to start a family; we can involve you in the naming ceremony.
Rosey and Philip
Susan Roosenboom Civil Marriage Celebrant Working In the Rutherglen North-eastern Victoria Area.