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.
The moment I can I will delight in officiating at same sex 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.