So, I’m Sam!! I’m a fun, enthusiastic, young modern Marriage Celebrant who has always been in love with a party and celebrating love.
For as long as I can remember, I have been all about celebrating life, love, friendship and everything in between. My passion is in organising events that make people happy, excited and come away from it thinking “best day ever!!”.
To me, a wedding ceremony is the most important event of your wedding day. Yes, the reception should rock your socks off, but the ceremony sets the tone and mood for the rest of the day.
From the start, I knew my passion was in hosting events and giving back to the community.
In 2006, I completed my University studies in B. Social Science (Recreation and Tourism) at the University of Newcastle. I was fortunate to get a job with a charity doing fundraising and organising events. This included organising recreation days, week-long camps and other fun things. During this time I learnt hands on skills for events, including risk management, facilitating and speaking in front of large crowds.
Since then I have had 3 beautiful children and run several small businesses. I also completed my Certificate IV in Celebrancy to become an Authorised Marriage Celebrant.
If I had any free time you’d find me socialising, hosting parties, catching up with friends or cooking up a storm for everyone and anyone. I also love to read books, listen to music and creating with art and sewing. Check out my Spotify profile to see what I’ve been listening to.
What gave me the idea to become a Marriage Celebrant?
The thought first popped into my head one evening when I saw a TV show (CSI to be precise). One of the suspects wanted to marry people so much that he created a false identity to be able to do it. It clicked to me that it makes sense to follow your passions (but not necessarily the illegal part). I immediately shouted out to my husband “I know what I want to do with my life!!”. That night I decided I wanted to be the ‘someone’ who could make people happy.
How can I help you?
I am a marriage celebrant by trade but am experienced in many area surrounding all things ceremony and party related. If you need someone to marry you, welcome your child into the world or help make your reception run smoothly then shoot me a message.
Where can you find me?
I’m based in Newcastle and primarily service all of the Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens Areas. I travel all over Australia and have perform ceremonies from the beautiful Sutton Forest all the way to Bellingen. If you want to get married on a cruise ship or at a music festival then you know who to call.