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Hello and Welcome!

My name is Christine Goonan and I am an Australian Authorised Marriage Celebrant. 

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I partner with couples and individuals to create beautiful, fun and unique ceremonies that are truly inclusive!

My home communities are Daylesford and Hepburn regions as well as Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast. I provide Inclusive Celebrant Services in these areas as well as Melbourne, regional Victoria and beyond! Just ask and we can see what is possible!

As an Inclusive Celebrant my services include;

  • Weddings to suit every style. Legals only, elopements, small and intimate, huge and colourful, traditional, adventurous or anything in between!
  • MC for receptions
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Naming Ceremonies
  • Gender Affirmation Ceremonies

Your wedding or event is all about YOU, the people you LOVE, being in the MOMENT… and making the best ever MEMORIES!

Christine suits this role so beautifully. She has a gentle, comforting, and warm personality that made everything feel comfortable, effortless, and straightforward. She was a delight to deal with and the perfect choice!

Marcus

Your Story, with Your People, celebrated Your Way!

Christine’s knowledge of the legal framework around getting married in Australia was excellent. We felt confident at every step that we were being given valuable information and were able to rely on Chris to undertake all the necessary steps.

Sian

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Your Story

Life is a story, and sharing our stories with family and friends is what makes us uniquely human!

When people say that the ceremony was the ‘best ever’ or ‘just perfect’ it is because the Celebrant has used their creative storytelling skills to bring to life the story of the persons present resulting in powerful emotional connections.

Storytelling is a skill and requires a Celebrant to really connect with you. Your personal story is unique to you. I will craft your ceremony just the way you want it, in a style that represents you and your life!

Your People

Your ceremony is a celebration of your love and you choose who to share this with!

My priority for you is for your family and friends to feel that they just experienced the most amazing celebration of you! Nothing better than hearing your friends say it was the best wedding ever!

What makes your guests feel included? Humour, being involved and being mindful of designing a ceremony that represents you, your culture and your community.

Whether you have two special witness or you have 500+ family and friends, I will engage everyone in your special moments.

Your Way

No two ceremonies are ever the same! I will co-design and craft your ceremony, weaving in humour, joy and all the legal necessities.

My priority for you is to create an amazing experience, never to be forgotten and for all the right reasons!

Where can you have your ceremony?  Anywhere!! You might choose to be at home with your closest people or have a small and intimate outdoor elopement! You might have the biggest, loudest party of all time or have a quick and snappy ceremony now and plan the reception and festivities for down the track. This option is currently popular due to the covid-19 pandemic disruptions we are all currently living with.

Ceremony Choices

What type of ceremony are you interested in? Check out all the options below.

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Wedding Ceremonies

Your wedding ceremony is designed to reflect your story, shared with the people you love and celebrated your way!

Weddings are created just for you with no two ceremonies the same. What suits you? Small and intimate, large and grand, or simple with legals only? Perhaps an adventurous or secret elopement? During these covid-19 times, I help you navigate current restrictions and guide you to achieving your end goal of getting married and celebrating your commitment to one another.

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Renewal of Vows

Why only have one wedding ceremony with your partner during this lifetime? Many couples choose to renew their vows at significant times to reflect their continued love for one another.

Similar to wedding ceremonies, a unique ceremony will be created to reflect who you are as a couple, what your journey has been to date and what hopes you have for the future together.

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MC Services

Are you having a reception or party?

I possess a strong and articulate voice, with an ability to engage and use humour to bring out the best for your guests at your event.

I also provide a high quality Bose S1 Pro sound system with a quality Sennheiser microphone for use if required

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Naming Ceremonies

Are you wanting a naming ceremony? Have you had a new baby that you wish to celebrate and present to family and friends?

Your special moment needs to be celebrated your way, with your people and will be uniquely designed just for you!

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Gender Affirmation Ceremony

Are you affirming your gender and ready to celebrate you with the people who mean the most to you?

Your special moment needs to be celebrated your way, with your people and will be uniquely designed just for you!

Choosing a Celebrant and getting to know who they are will help you decide who is your right match.  Check out some further tips I have to assist you with making the right choice for you.