Testimonials

Weddings


Jill is amazing, she took care of everything. She listened to what we wanted and didn't want and came up with inspiring ideas that made our special day truly wonderful and memorable... such as standing in a ring of roses, our friends and families taking part in the ceremony too by saying a vow as a group, individual poems to each other and so much more. The service itself was individual and very funny, much to the amusement of our guests.

We both highly recommend Jill as a Celebrant for her warmth, compassion and ability to create a special day which completely goes beyond what you were imagining.

Thank you Jill.
Sue & Rod Moore



Dear Jill,

First of all thank you so very much for all your work, efforts and patience with us. It was a busy time of the year, our 60/70 hour weeks did not help with the preparation of the wedding.

We have received unsolicited comments from our guests and families, which were excellent, such as 'the best wedding I have ever been to, and I have been to a lot of weddings'. Maria, in particular, my aunt and godmother, commented on how impressed she was with your presentation, speech and your demeanour ..... the timing during the ceremony was perfect! It was casual, relaxed, but yet there was sincerity, joy and emotions!

All the very best and we shall certainly recommend you to others!

Thank you so much again!
Jutta & Simon Field



Dear Jill,

We had such a fabulous day and it was made even better by having such a warm and welcoming ceremony led by yourself. We have had numerous people say it was 'the best' wedding ceremony they've been to! So I think that is a great testament to yourself (and to us!)

You reduced a few fully grown men to tears! Our Bestman and Matron of Honour were two notable criers! (But also a few 50 plus men and women I might add.)

So, we couldn't be happier Jill - it was just what we wanted!
Jo & James Renkin



Dear Jill,

Thankyou so much for the wonderful gift you have given us - a truly beautiful, elegant & stylish wedding ceremony that reflected us perfectly. Thank you for working so hard to deliver all we asked for & more ... you were so respectful, calming & guiding. We have had so many comments that it was the most beautiful, relaxed & unique ceremony they have experienced & participated in ... we will have such wonderful memories for a lifetime.

All our love & thanks,
Carmen Bensley & Paul Took



Funerals


Dear Jill,

I just wanted to say a heartfelt thank you for assisting us with my Grandma’s funeral.

We’re so grateful for the time you spent with us gaining a background on her as a woman, a mother, favoured aunt and grandma, and for assisting us in choosing the readings and poems. You provided us with such a beautiful and comprehensive selection, it made the task much easier.

The eulogy you wrote and presented at the funeral was just beautiful, you really captured her essential self, her creativity, her adventurous, tenacious nature and above all her boundless generosity. Your words were truly moving, it reminded us of so many special and precious memories of her and left us with a sense of gratitude for having loved her and for being loved by her.

It was such a difficult time, none of us could have written such a lovely service nor been able to deliver it in such a professional and yet warm way. I and my father are very grateful for the important part you played in the service, we will always remember it as a beautiful day that she would have been most pleased with, the last gift we could give her, priceless.

Thank you!



To dear Jill,

Words cannot express our overwhelming gratitude to you for conducting Barb’s funeral service with such sensitivity, dignity & grace. We so much appreciated the care and compassion you showed our family at such a difficult time.

Your guidance in helping us design an appropriate and personal farewell for Barb was invaluable.

Our heartfelt thanks and love.



Dear Jill,

We would like to thank you for the wonderful service you gave us for Gary today, it was very much as he would have liked. The experience has helped us to feel much more composed, gently shifting the balance of emotion from sorrow and loss to an overwhelming sense of pride and allowing us to share this with the people of Gary's life.

Your capacity to absorb and relay the essence of the life we shared with such sensitivity and unobtrusiveness was brilliant. Your gentle guidance and help on this difficult day will be remembered with gratitude.



Dear Jill,

I very much respect and appreciate the manner in which you conducted Mark’s farewell presentation. You have an enormous gift in how to deliver and phrase words which are of comfort, respectful and done under the most difficult of circumstances.

Though we only met for a short time you managed very astutely to grasp what my wishes and preferences were. Both Mark’s mother, and myself could not find fault.

Please take this as a personal thank you. I would not hesitate in recommending your services to others.



Baby Namings


Hi Jill,

Just a quick email to say a very big thank you for a wonderful ceremony on Saturday! Everyone commented that it was a beautiful ceremony! We were so pleased with how everything turned out!

Also, we're so thankful that we could hold off the ceremony for Matt's Dad to arrive, it was really appreciated.



Dear Jill,

Thank you very very much for hosting a lovely Naming Day - we all had a fabulous time. All of our friends and family really enjoyed the informal format and thought it was a lovely way to welcome Sophie. Needless to say the revelries continued into the early evening!

So thank you very much for all your guidance before and on the day - we thought it went really well (apart from us leaving the wish box back at the hotel - we improvised with some writing paper and a fruit bowl during the afternoon!)

Certainly if we are in a position in the future to host another naming day we will definitely be calling you up, and should be better able to plan from Melbourne!!

Thank you very very much again.



Dear Jill,

We were absolutely delighted with how Flynn’s Naming Day turned out, and we wish to thank you very much for all of your effort. The ceremony itself was wonderful (albeit a bit of a tear jerker!). Thank you for providing such a personal touch and for presenting such a friendly and pleasant ceremony. All feedback from guests sang your praise and everyone agreed that the words spoken were lovely. Many, many thanks.

Wishing you all the best. We will certainly recommend you to absolutely anyone looking for a celebrant!! Thank you.