Cel­e­brant with a per­sonal touch

Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Wedding Guide - - FRONT PAGE -

THE sim­ple joy of meet­ing new peo­ple and be­com­ing a part of one of the most sig­nif­i­cant days of their lives makes cel­e­brant Jane Derrick pas­sion­ate about her work.

A for­mer teacher and Life Ed­u­ca­tion van ed­u­ca­tor, Mrs Derrick has been a cel­e­brant for about five years and her work takes her across the North East and beyond, as far as Mel­bourne, the Yarra Val­ley, Healesville, Yar­ra­wonga, and even lo­ca­tions in New South Wales.

Based in Boweya, Mrs Derrick said many of her clients seek her out through word of mouth and she prides her­self on lend­ing a per­sonal touch to each cer­e­mony that she per­forms.

“I take time out to get to know each cou­ple,” she said, adding that she likes to meet with cou­ples at least three or four times prior to the big day, at a venue that is con­ve­nient for them.

“Cer­e­monies can be as short or as long as they want, and as se­ri­ous or as hu­mor­ous as they de­sire.”

She said many of the most mean­ing­ful vows are the ones the cou­ples come up with them­selves, shar­ing touch­ing and pro­found mo­ments from their lives and re­la­tion­ship to­gether.

If en­gaged cou­ples are stumped, Mrs Derrick can also help out with sug­ges­tions of vows or read­ings to help give them ideas.

She added that her at­ten­tion to de­tail goes as far as vis­it­ing the venue at the same time of day the cer­e­mony will be held, so there are no un­pleas­ant sur­prises with cou­ple or guests get­ting the sun in their eyes and af­fect­ing their en­joy­ment of the day.

Cou­ples can also look back on their wed­ding long after the day has passed, with Mrs Derrick giv­ing the happy cou­ple a copy of their cer­e­mony in a hand­some bur­gundy pre­sen­ta­tion folder.

Jane can be con­tacted on (03) 57652351 or on 0439 202037.

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