Genevieve Messenger -
Marriage & Funeral Celebrant
of Daylesford, Trentham, Ballan & Blackwood
I have been a celebrant since 2000 and I made the big tree change to Central Victoria and Macedon Ranges in 2009. I’ve never looked back and love performing ceremonies in this beautiful part of the world.
I am located at:
Blackwood (near Daylesford, Trentham and Ballan),
My contact details are:
0407 013 014 (I’m friendly and approachable so you’re welcome to call me for a free no obligation consultation.)
www.messengercelebratelife.com.au - more information on my other website.
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:
Renewal of Vows
Life changes / Transitions
Cutting the ties, conscious separation
Funeral Consulting and Planning
Other Rituals and Celebrations
My background is as an artist where I enjoyed performing cabaret, comedy and writing original plays. I’ve also directed and produced theatre. I just wrote my first feature film. My other hat is that I facilitate Women’s River Retreats in my home town of Blackwood.
I’ve officiated at over 600 weddings – and all of them have had their own style and tone. Just like you do. A perfect ceremony is creative, personal and well presented.
For funerals or farewell ceremonies I can act as a consultant as well as a celebrant. I can hold your hand all the way through and share my expertise.
l delight in officiating at same sex weddings.
- face to face meetings
- email consultation
- resource sharing (readings, example ceremonies etc.)
- Legal paperwork, ceremony and registration to births, deaths and marriages
- Well drafted writing of ceremony
- Follow up email & phone consultation until final draft is approved by you.
- Quality wireless and battery run Behringer PA system
- A guarantee I keep 4 hours free either side of your ceremony
- Excellent delivery on the day
Full service is usually around 20 hours work.
If it’s legal only it’s $450 *conditions apply
Simple local elopement: $650 (no rehearsal or PA)
Full service range: $750 - $1200 (depends on travel and hours)
A ceremony that properly reflects and honors the life of a loved one takes around 10 – 20 hours to write, consult and deliver.
Includes: Face to face, funeral interview/conversation (up to 2 hours), writing of eulogy, organizing tributes, writing of ceremony, unlimited phone calls and consultation and ceremony delivery for one or two services.
Funeral fees are from $550 to $1050
I can give you a quote before you book.
This is where I help you make all the main decisions around the day of the funeral including: Order of Service, location of wake, choice of funeral director and advice on green funerals (including sustainable coffins).
I can assist you to plan your funeral and eulogy. If you plan your funeral, you take the burden off the family. It’s a wise move. I use the Funeral Planning guide from the International College of Celebrancy.