Celebrant with a personal touch
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.