Rosemary Johnson – Wedding Celebrant

As a romantic at heart, I love everything to do with weddings, but most of all I love the ceremony. It is a magical moment when a couple, oblivious to their ‘audience’, declares their love for each other.

I have attended ceremonies where the vows are brief, others with comedic vows, and others still where the vows were quite poetic. The thing all of these ceremonies had in common was the obvious meaning behind the words, which were particularly relevant for each marrying couple.

I believe that a ceremony is about ‘celebrating your love’. Whether your ceremony is in an intimate setting or in front of a large gathering, it is an open expression of your love for each other in a way that is personal to you.

Every couple’s ‘love story’ is unique and being a celebrant allows me to conduct ceremonies that truly reflect each couple’s distinctive style. I like to work closely with couples, allowing them to express themselves in their own way, which enables us to produce a ceremony that is reflective of all the special qualities of their relationship.

Love is not discriminatory and for this reason I believe that all people, regardless of their gender, should be able to commit to a loving relationship that is recognised by law as a marriage.   I  support Marriage Equality.

My background in management and client service has provided me with skills that are very relevant to my role as a celebrant, with planning and organising being important attributes, along with an ability to listen to and understand my clients’ needs.

I am a registered Civil Marriage Celebrant (since 2009) and a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants. I take my responsibilities as a celebrant seriously and as such complete annual ongoing professional development activities and ensure I keep up to date with the requirements of the Attorney-General’s Department.

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Testimonials

  • Our written ceremony was perfect – it was clear that Rosemary understood what we wanted and delivered.  On the day, the ceremony was above and beyond what we expected.  We would definitely recommend Rosemary’s services to other couples planning their wedding.  K & B

     

  • Rosemary was a friendly, helpful, thoughtful and professional celebrant who helped us create a ceremony that was perfectly suited to us. She was helpful throughout the whole process of planning and went over and above at the rehearsal and ceremony to make sure everything went smoothly.  Anisa

  • Rosemary is a very calm, personable and professional celebrant.  She helped us continuously in the lead-up to our outdoor wedding, ensuring our ceremony was wonderfully smooth.  Of the many highlights of our wedding day, the ceremony was definitely one of them! – Jaime and Nigel

  • For us, the ceremony was the most important aspect of our day and Rosemary helped us to  find the right words to express our love and commitment to each other.  Many people  commented on how moving they found the ceremony and how well it reflected us as both  individuals and as a couple. We would highly recommend Rosemary to anyone seeking a  celebrant sensitive to and able to respond to the clients requirements.

    Karen and Grant

  • We’ve had great feedback about how lovely our ceremony was.  Thank you for making this memorable not only for us but for our families and friends as well.

    Ruby and Mike

  • We really appreciated the work that you put into making the service just right for us – a great way to start our life together as husband and wife.

    Mark and Anna

  • Thanks for making our day so special for us.  The ceremony was absolutely what we wanted and meant so much to us. 

    Sandra and Terry

  • Rosemary was always very friendly and most helpful in providing suggestions. We were very happy and everyone commented on how wonderful the ceremony was.

    Laura and Tim