Hi, I'm Candice - I am a professionally trained and registered Australian Marriage Celebrant (and a big supporter of Marriage Equality Australia). My home is in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast, QLD. I'm so proud to be a part of Hello May, A Darling Affair, Casuarina Weddings and WedShed -premier Australian Wedding Directories.
When I'm not out meeting beautiful couples in love, my free time is spent painting pictures, working in a bookshop, and spending time with my little family of five and my dog Frank.
My friends & family were quite surprised when I said I wanted to marry people!? I was always the quiet kid at school - the one that blushes the quickest! But when I became a celebrant I realised that we are all a little bit shy… that is, until we are around people who make us feel comfortable and relaxed. It is so important to me that on your wedding day and in the preparations before hand- I am there to support you and to try to keep you relaxed & stress free every step of the way.
I believe I have the creativity and skills needed to help co-create a beautiful ceremony that will be personally suited to you. If you are planning a large and elaborate celebration with family and friends or an elopement style wedding with just the two of you and a small crew, there are a few legalities that need to be said during the ceremony but the rest is up to you! When you add your personal touches- writing your own vows, choosing the music that you love, practicing the kiss…I'll be there to help you (except with the kiss). I love my job and I still get excited, nervous butterflies for my couple at each wedding.
The ceremony is the first moment you spent together as husband and wife. It kicks off the start of the celebrations, so let's make it great - and keep it real & unique.
You may or may not know what you want already so let's get together and you can share your story with me. If you would like me to be a part of your special day, I'd love to hear from you...
- Candice x