Your wedding is one of the most exciting days in your life, so my aim is make sure it’s memorable and reflects who you are as a couple. I truly believe the ceremony sets the scene for the rest of your day, so I’m passionate about creating something meaningful and most importantly fun, for you and your guests.
I'll make the process as seamless as possible, fitting in with how you guys want to run the show, not the other way around. And I’ll do my damn best to offer advice if any hiccups or family politics arise - and hopefully we’ll even have a laugh along the way.
Do the big party, get married in the ocean, jump out of a plane, wear coconuts or dress as unicorn. I’ll be there for the ride.
Hello, I'm Laura Christie and I'm a young'ish Melbourne based civil celebrant.
I became a marriage celebrant because I just love weddings - they're the ultimate recipe for fun; you've got two people who adore each other, your nearest and dearest, great food and wine, music and the all-important d-floor. Oh, and I’m a self-confessed, hopeless romantic.
Friends describe me as a fun loving, excitable and down to earth person. I’ve always had a great energy for life and am continually chasing adventure either here or around the world, sometimes to the annoyance of my wonderful hubby. We’ve got a wild child of a daughter who keeps us on our toes and makes us laugh every day.
Other obsessions include sausage dogs, buying shoes, eating tacos, drinking wine, dancing like nobody is watching (mostly after a few beverages), and just having a good laugh with friends and family.
I have also spent the last 10 years working in advertising as a Senior Account Director, so my specialties lie in client service, creativity and project management, which means you’ll never have to worry about following me up or missing a deadline.
Face to Face meeting (obligation free)
Personalised ceremony written
The I Do's
Marriage made legal (I submit paperwork)
Your wedding day is unique and I understand that not everyone wants the same thing. So whether it’s the big party, an intimate affair or you just want something short and sweet - I can do it all. Regardless, I keep the process simple as I know wedding planning is not the easiest, so I'll offer as much support as you need.
I like to personalise my ceremonies to your unique story as a couple, because no love story is ever the same. It should reflect who you are so you feel relaxed on the day and also have some fun.
I’m based in Melbourne but willing to travel within Victoria, as well as beautiful Sydney, however travel costs would need to be covered.
WILLIAM AND KATE
The royal treatment with a fully personalised, unique ceremony based on your love story. I get to know both you and your fiancé over a few meetings, then write your story just the way you want it to be told. It can be, or have anything you like included.
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A short and sweet ceremony that basically covers the legal requirements. It can take place in the comfort of your own home, a café, a park, wherever. We just need two witnesses and a pen. Costs vary depending on how quickly you want it done.
Not only do I get to marry people but I also like to help you celebrate other big moments in your life.
Baby naming – help celebrate the arrival of your new bundle of joy. It’s a non-religious ceremony that formalises the introduction of your little bub to family and friends. But it’s not all about bub, because I think the other big part is celebrating the fact you are now a parent – you’ve survived pregnancy and birth so why not celebrate.
Renewal of vows – so you’ve lasted a decade or maybe 40 years - why not renew your vows and celebrate your love for each other.
The greatest celebrant - It's hard to explain in words just how much it meant having Laura as our wedding celebrant. When planning our ceremony, we knew we wanted it to be personal and very true to who we are as a couple. The thought of being in the spotlight was a little daunting for us both, so we knew finding the right celebrant was important.
Enter Laura. A person we knew would be perfect. All the qualities you want in a celebrant - confident, calm, rational, a good sense of humor and genuine passion for love. We really admire how easily she can connect with people, even those she has just met.
She listened to all our ideas, helped us incorporate Filipino traditions and wrote the most beautiful ceremony. We really liked how she gave us plenty of space to personalise it, while giving honest and practical advice along the way. Just knowing we had someone we could trust made us feel at ease and really relaxed throughout the entire experience.
On the day, Laura was well organised and had everything under control. This was of particular comfort to the nervous Groom who was a little light on some of the wedding details! The ceremony went off without a hitch - so many of our friends and families commented that it was the best ceremony they had experienced and what an amazing job Laura did.
An amazing celebrant and person - 10/10 we couldn't fault her.
- Mel and Alex Johnson
Laura married us just a few short weeks ago. Our wedding would not have been what it was without her - Laura's attention to detail and dedicated effort to have our ceremony filled with authentic, bespoke and meaningful moments are second to none. I really couldn't recommend this beautiful woman more; her career background gives a creative and innovative edge to her ceremony design - and her generous nature means she takes time and care to create the perfect ceremony for you. 5 stars all-round.
- Tori and Chris