About Cate

My love for becoming a civil celebrant stemmed from my interest in performance, public speaking and writing poetry.

I am a caring, confident and creative celebrant, willing to go above and beyond my legal duties. I love my work and share my passion by giving you exactly what you feel you are looking for on your special day. 

I have over nine years experience and a qualification as a Marriage Celebrant and Other Ceremonies.

From surprise weddings to themed weddings, I will go with the flow and be part of your Best Day Ever.

I will be there to guide and support you from the day of your wedding until you have received your legal certificate. Sometimes getting to know one another has led to some long friendships and I have enjoyed seeing couples build their families and fulfil their dreams together.

My Life so Far

Before I became a celebrant I had a varied and interesting career and travelled around the world learning about many cultures and gaining valuable experiences along the way. I began my career in South Africa as a registered nurse, travelling and working in the UK. 

I joined a travelling circus in Italy and performed as a trapeze artiste & fire dancer. I traveling around Europe, the UK, South Africa, Hong Kong & Australia.

I have since worked in the corporate world of Pharmaceuticals, Clinical Research & Project Management, but still continue to enjoy creating events and marrying couples.

I have also been an artists' agent in the UK and event organiser for a multicultural festival in the Northern Beaches of Sydney. I currently teach Salsa, nurse at Manly Hospital and perform weddings, renewal of vows and child naming ceremonies whenever I get the opportunity. 

 My Vow to You

It is my passion and my desire to make your day exceptional.

I want you both to get the very most out of this special day.

A day you want to remember for the rest of your lives with a smile and a lasting memory of happiness.

Each couple is unique in their own way and each one of you brings your individuality to your combined dream.

I will listen to your needs and respect your decisions to make the ceremony your own.

I am here to guide you, to help offer options you may not have thought about and to give you my vow, to follow your lead.

As a celebrant I have the obligation to ensure you are legally married according to the laws set by the government of Australia.

Although I go by the Celebrant Code of Conduct and ensure professionalism at all times, I will not compromise the fun and versatility of your choices. 

Please see my Conditions and Terms of Service for more details

My many years of experience offer you the answers you need. Here are some FAQ

I will talk through the Wedding Process and explain all legal requirements

I will write your story, offer you vow ideas and reading ideas.

I will show you how you can enhance the moments of your ceremony with traditions and cultures. 

I welcome all nationalities and encourage you to get creative with the traditions of your homeland, your religion, your beliefs and your family requirements. 

Your children may be a part of the ceremony and I welcome them too.