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.
I moved to the Sunny Coast almost 15 years ago to chase my dreams of becoming a Conference and Events Manager. I’ve worked at some of the Sunshine Coast’s most professional and awarded venues and coordinated over 100 weddings and special events each year.
After coordinating so many weddings, I realised couples tailored every detail of their wedding, 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 inspired to become a professional Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant, and I absolutely love my job!
I got married in March 2015 to my amazing husband Glen in Noosa. He wanted to be involved in the whole planning process and 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. We wanted our friends and family to say “wow… that was so Kath and Glen”. And this is exactly what I want for my couples.
FAST FACTS ABOUT KATH
I get all of my couples to fill out a questionnaire that we go through over a coffee catch-up. It helps me get to know them and I use the answers to create each personal wedding ceremony. So, 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? Love to go to Vegas!
Down time? Out to lunch along the Noosa River with my husband, trying to learn to play the ukulele and catching up with my wedding industry friends to chat about my favourite subject ….…. 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.
Groomology is quickly growing a collective of down-to-earth couples and wedding suppliers 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, whilst working at Maleny Manor, the founder of My Wedding Wish put a call out to the local Sunshine Coast 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 has now gifted over 20 weddings to some very deserving couples holds a special place in my heart. See the amazing work they do!