Helpful Advice from a Newcastle Marriage Celebrant As a Newcastle Celebrant with almost 500 weddings in her registry book, I gotta tell you almost 90% of couples make one simple mistake on the Notice of Intended Marriage and its to do with their Mother's maiden name. The first mistake is only putting their mother's maiden surname (i.e. SMITH) and not including her first and middle names. (JANE DOE SMITH). After all the explanatory notes do say Mother's maiden name in full The second most common mistake is write their mother's full married name. As an example lets say the Brides name is BEYONCE RHIANNA WEST, bride's dad name is KAYNE JAY-Z WEST and Mum and Dad are still married so Mum's name is OPRAH MADONNA WEST. (Cool family huh?) but before Mum and Dad married Mum was OPRAH MADONNA CLINTON. Often couples complete this section and put OPRAH MADONNA WEST when in
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Hi, I’m Kez.
My real name is Kerryn but the only person who calls me that is my mother or my husband when I’ve done something silly like leave a cupboard door open.
I’m a trained Opera singer, a former DJ at NXFM and B105 a marketing manager and a massive nerd.
In 2009 I became a celebrant because I wanted to offer couples the chance to really be in charge of their marriage ceremony. Since then I have performed over 374 ceremonies, so I like to take that as a sign that I’m doing a freaking good job.
I have the most loving husband in the world. We are the kind of couple that people stick their fingers down their throats and make barf noises at and we have two loud, crazy, amazing boys.
Kez was amazing, I would absolutely recommend her, she brought a fun loving vibe to our day, she was professional, genuine, bubbly, and such a down to earth person. Thank you so much kez.Lauren & Tom
Within minutes of meeting you, Craig and I knew we wanted you to marry us and as we imagined it would, it turned out perfect! Your friendly nature, professionalism, quirky sense of humour and your creative & original wedding service made our day even more memorable. It was exactly what we wanted, it reflected us and was fun and personal. So many of our guests commented at our reception on how beautiful and personal the ceremony was and you are now on the top of their list for marriage celebrants for when the time comes for them!
We cannot thank you enough, we will always remember our amazing marriage celebrantCraig & Mereka
Kez was recommended to us by our photographer, who knew us well. She said ‘you will LOVE Kez, she is perfect for you girls!’. After having a string of uncomfortable introductions with other celebrants who seemed surprised when we told them that we were two girls wanting to marry each other, we were hopeful that we might have struck gold. And booyah, we did. We met Kez (and her adorable daughter) and she was instantly warm and funny and helpful too and she did not even flinch when we said we were marrying each other. She asked us things we hadn’t even thought of and she got excited with us as the day drew nearer. Kez was always available for questions, which helped to keep us calm. In fact, she made our day super relaxed, it was awesome. Kez looked amazing on the day too, we love her style, it’s so fresh and fun! When the day finally comes that NSW will let my beautiful girl legally become wife and wife, we will be booking in Kez right away to come and do the honours for us. We can’t imagine anyone else and we don’t want to. Kez, thank you for everything you brought to our special day, we loved having you there and meeting your gorgeous family along the way. You are seriously the coolest celebrant, Mum and woman and we are happy to have met you.Merindah & Kelly
Kez designed a wedding ceremony that fitted us both perfectly! We had endless number of guests ask where we found such a fantastic celebrant. We highly recommend Wedbykez.Jessica & Mark
My weekend looked a bit like this 1/2 Rebecca and Nathan were married at Wynwood Estate (I'm becoming a regular there) with family and friends in tow and Nathan's two gorgeous boys by his side. Kat Stanley Photography took care to take care to capture every moment and Newcastle Limousines made sure the bride arrived in style and air conditioning. CHIC ARTISTRY made sure Rebecca was picture perfect with Jade McIntosh Flowers adding the floral touches. Then @masterblastermusicians made sure the night was all things pumped up musically. 2/2 On the Sandy Point Road foreshore with Bowline Media and Boutique Images Photography to take the snaps Kane and Lauren said I do after 9 years. Master Blaster - Jerome O'Connor again took care of the sounds during the ceremony and after and for this Newcastle Celebrant all in all it was an amazing weekend of
As a Newcastle celebrant I've had lots of couples come through my door and while they are all unique and special in some way or another they all seem to share a common worry when it comes to getting married. The VOWS. Such a small part of the whole day to cause such huge worry but nevertheless important so here are my top tricks and tips to make your wedding vows rock.. HARD KISS - no, not each other, Keep It Simple Stupid. While you're wedding day is fun and wild, its also one of the longest, most tiring (in a good way) days of your life. Don't try and use big words that you have to google for their meaning. No one wants to hear you stumble over how your INCLINATION and DEVOTEDNESS could grow tree in a land that is AMMOPHILOUS (look it up, I had to). Speak simple truths.