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Your Marriage, Funeral and Naming Celebrant is
Remi Messenger of Docklands Victoria

Authorised Civil Marriage/Wedding Celebrant No. A 7568

I am Located at:Remi Messenger Celebrant
Docklands Vic 3008

And my contact details are:
Ph: (03) 9646 1649
Mo: 0422 629 905;
Em: remib1@mac.com

My Qualifications are:
Graduate Diploma of Celebrancy

For my Celebrancy qualification I was Trained by:
International College of Celebrancy

My Associations are:
ICC Alumni and Friends

I Provide the Following Ceremonies:
Marriage
Reaffirmation of Vows
Naming
Funeral
Significant Life Events

About Me:
Hi!
I'm Remi Barclay Messenger
I have a Graduate Diploma from the International College of Celebrancy.

I hold to the celebrant ideal of committing myself to the pursuit of excellence in every ceremony - with full planning, control and choice being the prerogative of my clients.

I am available for all kinds of ceremonies including Weddings, Namings, Funerals, Memorials and Rites of Passage for various life transitions.

My Core principles of Best Practice for All Ceremonies -

To my clients -

1. Tell me your story - every human being has a story and our ceremonies are meant to reflect the personal.

2. I will listen to what you want

3. I will guide you to the depth and breadth of a ceremony appropriate to your needs and desires

5. I will respect the cultural community of your life while protecting the dignity of the ceremony's intention

4. I will help you include family and friends

6. I will carefully complete the legal procedures for your marriage and be sensitive to the requirements' impact on you

7. I will work as a team member with all other professionals you have involved in your ceremony while I see my role finally as the leader in creating the atmosphere and structure of the ceremony

8. I will use my skills of writing, editing, resource gathering, speaking, arranging and guiding all the elements together on the day
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9. We will consult, rehearse and prepare until you are confident and ready.

10. I will support you and other participants during the ceremony to be able to engage fully in the experience of the day

11. We will dialogue afterwards if you choose.

Testimonials

Hey Remi
We just wanted to say how grateful we are for the wonderful service you mapped out for us. We still, to this day, have constant reminders from friends and family saying that it was the best wedding that they have ever been to. Everyone was blown away and you helped us to make it the best day of our lives. We cannot thank you enough.
NB and KM

Thanks for playing a large part in making our wedding day perfect. Your advice, guidance, and performance were truly superb.
R & C

THANK YOU so much for helping make our ceremony so very special.
L, D & M

Heartfelt thanks for the beautiful wedding you conducted for G and R. It was a pleasure to be part of such a well thought out and presented occasion ... it was a wonderful day!
LG

Funeral

Dear Remi
How blessed were we that you came into our lives. You acted so beautifully throughout the entire process of organising and delivering P’s service. You always took so much time to understand exactly what P wanted and to make sure it happened. I’m in awe of your ability to handle all the different and difficult agendas with such love and diplomacy. This was far beyond the call of duty. Many people have contacted me to say that the service helped them so much to grieve for P. Some have said that the service has changed their lives, that from that day their lives will never be the same -- life is more meaningful and loved ones even more valued. All this, Remi, is due in no small way to your very thoughtful and beautiful efforts. Much love and many thanks to you,

TD

About Remi

Remi brings many skills and a wealth of experience to her role as celebrant. Remi is a theatre director, actor, teacher and creative arts therapist.

Before migrating to Australia, she was a founding member of four significant professional theatre companies - the OBIE-winning Performance Group (New York City), Whole Theatre (Montclair, NJ), Thunder in the Light (New Jersey) and Voices of Earth.

She has designed and facilitated workshops and performances for a wide range of schools and institutions including Omega Institute, Columbia University Teachers College, Rutgers University, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston, NJ), Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.) and Actors Conservatory Theatre (San Francisco).

She has designed arts events to serve a range of objectives for individuals and organizations. She was trustee and non-governmental organization representative to the United Nations for an international ecumenical organization called The Temple of Understanding, whose mission is to create dialogue among world religions.

She was elected to Leadership New Jersey, and has served as consultant to numerous places, including New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Alliance for Arts Education, New Jersey Department of Education and For Love of Children in Washington, D.C.

In 2001 she taught "Creative Arts in the Healing Professions" at New York University and was a practicing Drama Therapist for Saint Barnabas Behavioral Health.

Her presence, voice, sense of humor and experience at orchestrating ritual bring rich and sensitive skills to her Celebrant work.

Fees:

Weddings within a radius of 20 kilometres of Melbourne $660.00 (Includes GST)

Funerals (which include full assistance in planning the music and readings) and a personally prepared and fully checked biography/ eulogy at $95 per hour. Usual time spent 10-20 hours.

Namings - $440 (includes GST)

Other Personal Ceremonies - are frequently time consuming - approximately $600 - $1000