A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
I am a country girl at heart and have always loved a good wedding for as long as I can remember. My Dad tells a story of catching me in the backyard when I was 8, acting out a wedding ceremony and marrying the neighbourhood kids off to each other.
My career background is as a Conference and Events Manager. I’ve worked at some of the Sunshine Coast’s most professional and awarded venues managing over 100 weddings and special events each year.
After coordinating so many weddings, I realised couples tailored every detail of their wedding day, except the ceremony. After mentioning this to my best friend when she got engaged, she said “You know and love weddings. You’re well-spoken and presented so why don’t you be our awesome wedding celebrant?”
This is what inspired to become a professional wedding celebrant, and I absolutely love my job!
I got married in March 2015 to my amazing husband Glen who wanted to be involved in the whole planning process. Glen was just as excited about planning it as I was.
We made it our mission to have our wedding reflect our personality and style. We booked a celebrant we knew would represent us because wanted our friends and family to say “wow… that was so Kath and Glen”.
This is exactly what I want for my couples who wish to get hitched in Tasmania by a down to earth yet professional Hobart wedding celebrant.
FAST FACTS ABOUT KATH
I get all of my couples to fill out a questionnaire that we go through over a catch-up a the Cascade Brewery in Hobart. It helps me get to know you a little better and then I use the answers to create a more personal wedding ceremony. I thought it was only fair I share a few details about myself.
Star sign? Aquarius
Favourite food? I love cake!
Favourite drink? Mojitos
Favourite quote? “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you’ve imagined.” Henry David Thoreau.
If you could have one super power? It would be to heal people – my sister is a nurse and what she does for a living inspires me every day.
What do you spend money on? Dresses and Cake.
How did you meet your husband? We sat at the same group table when we went to a Food and Wine festival dinner event – he took his Mum and I went with my chef friend. We soon realised we had so much in common.
Dream holiday destination? At the moment I am really loving exploring my new home state of Tasmania!
Down time? mini road-trip adventure to go out to lunch at any Hobart winery with my husband, trying to learn to play the ukulele and catching up with my wedding industry friends to chat about my favourite subject ….…. modern and fun Tasmanian weddings!
Best wedding day tips? You must try and eat breakfast and lunch. Even on my wedding day, my Matron of Honour had to remind me to eat something. And of course, book an amazing celebrant! #pickme!
WHAT IS GROOMOLOGY?
I believe the wedding day should reflect both of your personalities and styles. The groom often gets forgotten but it’s his day too.
In 2017, my husband and I launched Groomology – the essential no BS wedding planning resource for the modern groom. Groomology makes it easy for guys to play an equal part in planning their wedding with helpful resources for vow and speech writing, groom interviews and simple tips.
Most importantly Groomology is quickly growing a collective of down-to-earth couples and wedding suppliers from Hobart Tasmania and all over Australia that share our view. It has everything grooms need to know in one place, so if you want to be part of the planning, come by for some advice!
MY WEDDING WISH
In 2013, the founder of My Wedding Wish put a call out to the local wedding community for volunteers to donate their services to gift a full White Wedding to a deserving couple battling terminal or life threatening illnesses or circumstances.
I offered my services as the on-the-day coordinator for the first MWW wedding and then once again as a celebrant for a lovely couple a year later. Along with many other amazing suppliers, we made many special couples’ wedding day as amazing as it could be. MWW gifts many weddings to very deserving couples and holds a special place in my heart. See the amazing work they do!