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Brigitte Rennie didn’t choose to be a marriage celebrant.
It chose her and she’s loving it.
“My husband Keith and I worked in the eastern states on a two year contract some years ago . We worked closely with a beautiful young woman named Erin and got to know her lovely partner, Luke. A few years later I was contacted by Erin and Luke who asked me to marry them. They told me they couldn’t think of any one else that they would rather have more to do this. My first reaction was, “Really?” followed quickly by “Wow! What an honour” followed by “But you’re still in Sydney and I’ve returned to the UK?”
This did not deter the the above mentioned couple and the result was a joyful, magnificent and very musical wedding on a wedding barge in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Brigitte was then asked again, but this time a little closer to home by another beautiful (slightly older) couple, Graeme and Margaret, who decided that after 32 years perhaps it was time to get married. They asked Brigitte to conduct the ceremony in their garden. The day was once again, joyful, magnificent and very musical.
Celebrants come from all walks of life and there is no set rule or pattern to it.
Brigitte comes from a teaching, writing and performance background. An excellent public speaker and script writer. She has the ability to create perfect bespoke ceremonies with the added benefit of being extremely at ease speaking to both small and large groups. A skill that she is happy to share. She has only one stipulation. “I insist that the day is fun”.
“Most of my professional life has been about discovering and translating my own uniqueness in a public way. Creating the perfect ceremony is essentially the same thing. It’s about finding the uniqueness in the people involved. What makes them special? Why do their friends and family love them? Why do they love each other and what makes them laugh?”
It’s your celebration, not just another celebration.