My Story

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Ten years ago I was asked to find a Celebrant in the Whitsundays for a family wedding. When learning of the role of a Celebrant, I was inspired and very excited. I’d found the job for me!

Choosing this career combines everything I love, cherish and enjoy in life; meeting and helping people, celebrations, special events, creating memories and having fun. And yet being a Celebrant is even more rewarding than I imagined.

Regularly I have a reality check… ‘Wow.. I marry people!’ I am a part of milestone moments and lifetime memories in the making.

I love first meeting a couple as strangers and by their wedding feeling like we’ve known each other for years. I love feeling of contentment when sending my Newly-Wed’s on their ‘married way’. As they walk into their shower congratulations, often giggling to myself ‘my work here is done!’.

Being a Celebrant has been quite the journey. I’ve had the privilege of marrying lots of starry-eyed couples, held many fascinating conversations with their wedding guests. I’ve met an array of talented wedding providers, stood in some breath-taking locations and wondered around stunning venues. I’ve learnt a wealth of knowledge from various training sessions and had fun nights networking. It has been amazing …I have lots of stories to tell.

My favourite story has to be, my sister’s wedding! Yeap I married my sister!! It was magical. A simple intimate ceremony held on the beach north of Byron. We hired a beach house for a few nights with a handful of friends and when the time came, we simply stepped down onto the sand. My husband gave my sister away, my brother-in-law surprised his wife with a fun reading (from the Wedding singer), my 4 year old son, their nephew, presented the rings, I did my bit, and friends acted as witnesses. All with the backdrop of Byron Lighthouse, the sun setting and whales breaching in the horizon. It was perfect! 💕

Now being an ‘experienced’ Celebrant, I look forward to the next ten years and more. I look forward all those memories yet to be made, all those wonderful celebrations to be had, and meeting couples that may not have even met themselves yet. Everyday I’m excited and privileged to do what I do. I love my job!! 😊

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My Hubby

In September 2018, I will have been married to this guy for 20 years! Wow..how time flies! We had the fairytale wedding, held in St Paul Church, Pahpos in Cyprus shared with friends and family who joined us for a fun week of sun and celebrations. Lots of fun was had and wonderful memories were made.

Like all marriages, we’ve had our ups-and-downs. Embraced the happy times, worked through the tough. We’ve experienced life together, grown up together, been on adventures, supported each other, started a new life in Australia, and brought into the world two gorgeous, cheeky boys. I love this man soooo much, even though he drives me crazy at times, as I’m sure I do him. But we’re in it forever and I’m so very proud of ‘us’ 💕

Would you like to get together? Chat through ideas for your ceremony? Then please contact me, I would LOVE to hear from you. Maybe we can go for coffee.

Relaxed Ceremonies
Civil Weddings
Relaxed Ceremonies
Civil Weddings give couples the freedom of choice to hold their wedding wherever, whenever and however they wish.
Fun and Memorable
Personalised Ceremonies
Fun and Memorable

My goal as a Celebrant is to present a ceremony that is not only a reflection of the couple but one that is enjoyed by all.

Relaxed, fun and memorable for the right reasons.

Short and Sweet, heartfelt and symbolic….it’s your ceremony, let’s hold it your way.

'Sign n Seal'
Legal Only
'Sign n Seal'
For those simply wishing to solemnise their marriage without the wedding. To simply make it legal. Then the 'Sign n Seal' option is for you.
Your way
A Perfect Day...
Your way

Civil Ceremonies offer so much flexibility. You can hold them wherever, whenever and, in particular, however you wish. For marriages, we have some legal obligations to meet but anything beyond these is absolutely up to you.

So if you have some ideas that you’d like to discuss? Or if you’re looking at holding a ceremony that’s different from the norm, and that reflects you. Then let’s chat!

Elope
Elopement Weddings
Elope

Thinking of Eloping?

There are so many beautiful locations in and around Brisbane.

'A Wonderful Celebrant'
Review
'A Wonderful Celebrant'
"Ketrina is a wonderful celebrant, a real credit to your profession. The ceremony she performed for us was just beautiful - there was lots of laughter, a few tears, and some very touching moments.

Thank you Ketrina, for marrying us and conducting such a special, relaxed and heartfelt ceremony.”

Chanelle & Sean

See my facebook page for further reviews posted by couples.

Brisbane Marriage Celebrant
Ketrina Coffey
Brisbane Marriage Celebrant

I'm Ketrina Coffey. I am a registered Civil Marriage Celebrant. And I LOVE my job!! .

Feel free to contact me with no obligation. I can answer any questions you may have, chat through ideas for your ceremony. Or we can simply get to know each other a little.

I look forward to hearing from and you learning of your plans.

Pop Up Weddings
On Bayside
Pop Up Weddings

Planning a wedding on a Budget?

Look no further.

Pop Up Weddings are a great option

Affordable & stess free
Mid-week Weddings
Affordable & stess free

For a cheaper and flexible option, why not have a midweek wedding?

You can choose that perfect time of the year without the cost.

Say ‘I do‘ all over again
Renewal of Vows
Say ‘I do‘ all over again

Say ‘I do‘ all over again.

Renewal of Vows is a wonderful way to celebrate and reaffirm your love for one another.

Love Stories
Real Weddings
Love Stories

Check out my blog for stories of my Weddings gone by.

It's now law!
Same Sex Weddings
It's now law!

Marriage Equality is now Australian Let's celebrate Equal Love

I have so many options for Gay Weddings, turning Civil Partnerships into marriage, or simple Legals Only

LOVE IS LOVE....LET'S CELEBRATE!!

Welcome little one
Namings
Welcome little one

Baby Naming Ceremonies are becoming more popular as an alternative to the Christening.

A wonderful way to celebrate and welcome your little one into the world.

Relaxed Ceremonies
Registry Office Style
Relaxed Ceremonies

Looking for an alternative to the Registry Office?

Flexible options are available.


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