I've had the pleasure of conducting wedding ceremonies since 2005. I've also worked as a classical musician, an arts administrator, an English teacher and leadership coach, the combination of which has provide many rich experiences, not least the joy of being able to conduct the wedding ceremonies of many of my prior students.
I moved to the South Coast of NSW in early 2016 to take up the challenge of living off-grid, growing my own veggies (any tips always welcome) and to focus on meeting and marrying couples in love.
As your celebrant, my aim is to ensure your ceremony is a stress-free experience where you, together with your family and friends, get to relax and indulge in every moment.
My intention is that your ceremony delivers a measure of fun and lightheartedness while at the same time honoring the solemnity of the moment, as reflected in the love and commitment you are celebrating.
Everything about the process with Patrick was 5 stars. He is a wonderful person who is calm, organised, relaxed and open. Patrick's considered and thoughtful approach made us feel at ease and excited during every step of our journey toward the big day. He gave suggestions and also listened to what we wanted. He visualises and rehearses the entire ceremony to make sure that everything is considered and planned for. His calm and resonant delivery set the tone for a warm and intimate ceremony. Thank you so much Patrick - we couldn't recommend you more highly.
Rachel and Jake
Patrick was the PERFECT celebrant. He was incredibly organised from the very beginning and clearly laid out all the documents and information we needed to provide to ensure a very smooth and stress-free process of planning our ceremony and obtaining our marriage certificate. He gave us the freedom to really choose how we wanted to structure our ceremony, while still providing many possibilities to help with the decision making. He was incredibly patient and kind throughout the rehearsal, when we were all feeling quite nervous and gave us great advice. We could not have asked for a better ceremony, its was absolutely perfect and we will remember it forever.
Selena and John
Fantastic celebrant, so easy to work with and made the whole experience such a joy. He brings a warm lovely tone to the ceremony, while also maintaining a professional manner; strikes that perfect balance. Leading up to the day had everything taken care of and was very helpful, highly recommended.
Emma and Xavier
"The lovely thing about having Patrick as our celebrant was the relaxed, personal and friendly manner in which he engaged, not just my wife to be and I, but everyone he dealt with - Mums, Dads, crying kids, frantic bridesmaids -everyone was calmed and comforted at one point or the other by Patrick. We were given total freedom to develop exactly the kind of ceremony we wanted. If you want someone who is relaxed, fun, can provide guidance, is sensitive, confident, competent, you need look no further. I would happily recommend Patrick as he made everything easy.”
Paige and Duncan
"Our dream was an intimate, simple, meaningful ceremony with our closest friends and family. We felt instantly at ease with Patrick, and he really understood the tone of the ceremony we were going for.
Though we had a strong idea of what we wanted, there were lots of things we’d never thought of and Patrick’s experience and suggestions really helped.
The ceremony perfectly reflected our personalities and all our family and friends commented how much they loved our celebrant and how moving they found ceremony. It was a magical day."
Jenny and Ryan
"We chose Patrick to be our wedding celebrant after meeting with six other celebrants, because we immediately felt at ease and confident that the ceremony would be a success. His relaxed, yet professional manner made us both feel very comfortable. He has a very clear and resonant voice which makes it so much easier for everyone to hear and he created exactly the tone we wanted for our ceremony. We strongly recommend Patrick to anyone who wants a professional and stress- free wedding ceremony. You can stop looking!"
Debbi and Doug
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