Celebrating With Connie

Rating
(11 reviews)
 
Service Area
Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and Surrounding regions.
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
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Connie Cohen from Celebrating With Connie is an authorised marriage celebrant who specialises in creating beautiful, heartwarming ceremonies with couples of all kinds at weddings across Melbourne. Connie understands that every love story is unique and will work closely with you to craft a personalised and memorable ceremony for your wedding.

 

Based in Melbourne, Connie Cohen is a warm and personable marriage celebrant who understands that your wedding day is a precious moment in your life, surrounded by those nearest and dearest to you. She will go above and beyond to craft a beautiful ceremony that feels intimate and authentic, capturing the essence of your unique love story.

Connie offers a range of ceremony packages and elopement services, with standard pricing for ceremonies based in metropolitan Melbourne. If your wedding is taking place outside of Melbourne, Connie is happy to travel for a small additional fee. Connie will provide a wireless microphone and a Bose S1 Pro PA system for your ceremony.

If you’re in need of some inspiration for your ceremony, Connie will provide samples and suggestions of readings, songs, and rituals that you might like to include. She understands that the day is all about you and is happy for you to have as much or as little input as you’d like when writing the ceremony script.

 

“Connie is the perfect marriage celebrant! She brings a warmth and energy with her that makes you feel as though you’ve known her forever. All communications with Connie were prompt, professional and personalised. Connie listened so attentively as she came along for the journey and learned our love story. She then used humour, honesty and clever wordsmith skills to tie it all together into a beautiful ceremony. Connie’s delivery on the day was authentic and heartfelt, as she captured the room and told our story. We highly recommend Connie to officiate and celebrate your special day.” - Samantha K.

 

What you’ll love about Celebrating With Connie for your wedding:

  • Her personalised ceremonies. Connie understands that everyone’s love story is so different, which is why every ceremony she creates is ultimately unique. She is incredibly passionate about working with all kinds of couples and will go out of her way to make your day as special and memorable as it can be.
  • Her warm and friendly nature. Previous clients love Connie for her calming influence, kind personality, professionalism, and joyful demeanour. She will make you feel completely relaxed and at ease on your wedding day with her warm and friendly nature.
  • Her expertise. Connie is a trained and authorised marriage celebrant registered by the Attorney General’s Office to conduct marriages within Australia. She will take care of all the legal aspects of your marriage and ensure that your vows meet the necessary legal requirements.
  • Her communication skills. Connie is an excellent communicator and will work closely with you to ensure that your ceremony is a perfect reflection of your unique relationship. You’ll have as much contact with her as you need by phone or email, or in-person if she’s available, during the lead up to your wedding. 

 

Tell us about your ceremony package options.

Celebrating With Connie’s Personalised Wedding Ceremony Package costs $650 and includes the following:

  • An initial obligation-free meeting to discuss your ceremony
  • Personalised ceremony drafted and written with you
  • Up to two face to face meetings and ongoing phone call/email support 
  • Samples and suggestions of readings, songs and rituals
  • Wireless microphone and Bose S1 Pro PA System (iPhone and Bluetooth compatible)
  • Travel time and costs for weddings in metropolitan Melbourne
  • Completion and lodgement of all legal paperwork
  • Wedding certificate

 

The Short & Sweet Wedding Ceremony Package costs $450 and includes:

  • An initial obligation-free meeting to discuss your ceremony
  • A basic wedding ceremony that can be personalised in a few small ways
  • Wireless microphone and Bose S1 Pro PA System (iPhone and Bluetooth compatible)
  • Travel time and costs for weddings in metropolitan Melbourne
  • Completion and lodgement of all legal paperwork
  • Wedding certificate

 

Are you available to travel for weddings outside of metropolitan Melbourne?

Absolutely, Connie is happy to travel far and wide for weddings! A small additional fee will be charged for travel outside of metropolitan Melbourne.

 

How far in advance should we book a celebrant?

Connie recommends booking your celebrant as early as 12 months prior to your intended wedding date.

 

What equipment will you bring to the wedding?

Connie will bring her own wireless microphone and Bose S1 Pro PA system for the ceremony. The PA system is suitable for outdoor crowds of up to 200 people.

 


“We couldn't be happier with the choice to have Connie as our wedding celebrant. She was, from the outset, extremely kind and generous in preparing us for our ceremony and tailoring it to reflect us. Her calm and joyful demeanour made the ceremony a pleasure for us and all who attended, and it felt like a friend was celebrating with us rather than a formality.” - Simon L.


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Questions and Answers

Equipment I can provide on the day?

Celebrating With Connie

I have my own high quality sound equipment - a BOSE S1 PRO - which has a cordless P.A. system, and enables music to be played via Bluetooth. Audibility is a key factor in wedding ceremonies, especially in regards to guests who are witnesses to the couples' legal vows. P.A. systems are mandatory requirements for outdoor wedding ceremonies of more than 50 people. I am also happy for couples to use my sound equipment for the music they wish to have played in the ceremony.

What is your wedding ceremony style and approach?

Celebrating With Connie

I believe the most important skill I bring to my work is that of being trained to listen closely. Couples I've met typically remark that they feel heard re their needs and wishes, and what they are looking for. This enables us to develop an easy collaborative working relationship to create a perfect, tailor-made ceremony for each unique couple. I specialise in helping people feel relaxed and at ease so that they enjoy the whole process fom our first meeting, to the completion of the cermony when they're married!

I love hearing people say there's a lovely connection with the way I present and how much they feel on the same page with me. Everything about a  wedding is meant to be one of the most special, memorable and fun experiences of your life. That's my goal as a celebrant!

Do you offer ceremony script samples and resources?

Celebrating With Connie

Yes! I have collected an extensive range of samples of every script component that can make up a wedding ceremony. This includes many types of traditional and contemporary variations which couples, and their families and friends who are involved in the ceremony, can choose from, or get ideas from to formulate their own. Some examples of these components are in "The Giving Away", "The Asking" or "I DO's", different readings, music, lyrics, poetry and rituals, ring exchange formats and the content and style of personal vows. These components can be presented by individuals or collectively by groups of people. The wonderful thing about civil ceremonies is that couples have choice about the structure, content, length and style of the ceremony so they can be as creative, distinctive and personalized as they like!

What is your fee structure?

Celebrating With Connie

My principal concern is to offer a quote that fits your budget! I am passionate about my work and know how to deliver a service which is enjoyable, user-friendly and as professional as possible. The price we negotiate includes everything I can offer to make your wedding the best it can be. This means no additional costs for travel, change of plans, number of meetings or contacts involved in preparation of the script, a rehearsal. It is my pleasure to give you all the help you need so that you can have the kind of ceremony you're dreaming of, and the time of your life on your big day!

Reviews

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13 Mar 2021

From the moment we met with Connie whilst choosing our wedding celebrant we knew we had found a brilliant calming influence to help guide us through our journey to marital bliss. Connie kept in constant contact and was always available to answer any questions we might of had. Planning a wedding throughout the height of a global pandemic wasn’t easy so it was so good to have someone to keep us on track and to bounce ideas off. The wedding day itself went absolutely perfectly and that is in no small part due to Connie working so well with our singer, our MC and the venue. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Connie to anyone who is starting out on their own wedding journey.

12 Dec 2020

We couldn't be happier with the choice to have Connie as our wedding celebrant. She was, from the outset, extremely kind and generous in preparing us for our ceremony, and tailoring it to reflect us. Her calm and joyful demeanour made the ceremony a pleasure for us and all who attended, and it felt like a friend was celebrating with us rather than a formality. We were particularly impressed by her gracious handling of some heckling from an overly-enthusiastic grandfather. We wholeheartedly recommend Connie for a special and stress-free ceremony.

27 Sep 2019

We met Connie one night after work and we knew straight away that she was the perfect person for our special day. She was easy to talk to and she understood what we wanted straight away. My husband and I come from two very different cultures and the ceremony Connie delivered truly brought our families closer during the ceremony. Thank you Connie for making our day even more special.

14 May 2021

From our first meeting with Connie we both knew we had found the right person to officiate our big day! Connie was extremely friendly and easy to get along with, and we had a great time sharing the details our love story. Connie gave us really thorough information about the process and great guidance and ideas on how to structure the wedding ceremony. Connie worked with us to make sure everything was exactly as it should be and accommodated every change and suggestion we had until we all agreed it was perfect. A rehearsal prior to the wedding helped to calm our nerves and Connies advice and reassurance helped us relax and enjoy the day. We 100% recommend you go with Connie for your wedding!

25 Apr 2021

Connie was an absolutely amazing celebrant and we couldn't have had a better experience. An absolute pleasure to work with throughout our 18 month wedding planning journey, Connie really took the time to get to know us and personalise her words for the day. Connie was very enthusiastic, efficient and responsive and we felt very involved at every stage of the process. Connie's words really captured our story and we received many compliments from our guests on how great she was on the day.

20 Feb 2021

Connie is the perfect marriage celebrant! She brings a warmth and energy with her that makes you feel as though you’ve known her forever. All communications with Connie were prompt, professional and personalised. Connie listened so attentively as she came along for the journey and learned our love story. She then used humour, honesty and clever word smith skills, to tie it all together into a beautiful ceremony. Connie’s delivery on the day was authentic and heartfelt, as she captured the room and told our story. We highly recommend Connie to officiate and celebrate your special day.

28 Nov 2020

Connie was an absolute dream to work with. She was extremely reliable, dynamic and flexible through the process and executed beautifully on the day. Connie truly listened to our story and was able to turn that into a well structured spiel on the day. Connie was very willing to provide ideas but also very accepting to our needs and wants on the day.

21 Nov 2020

We were delighted with Connie and her guidance from the first meeting to the ceremony. Her ideas and vision for the day were invaluable, and we'll fondly recommend her to all in the future.

8 Apr 2020

Connie was a dream to work with. She was professional, flexible, and helpful, and gave us lots of information and good advice. Everyone present remarked on how nice the Ceremony was!

21 Dec 2019

We had a wonderful time working with you both in the lead up to our wedding, and on the day. Thanks for making it such a stress-free and enjoyable experience

28 Dec 2018

We were so lucky to have Connie as our celebrant on our wedding day. The delivery of the ceremony was creative, heartfelt, genuine & perfectly captured the essence & story of our love. Connie is an incredible listener, and took the time to translate our story into the most beautiful wedding script. She was able to distil our thoughts, translate our love story & brought her own ideas in crafting a truly memorable ceremony. It’s so important to enjoy this journey, and Connie made sure of that. We met several times, and she made herself available to answer all of our (sometimes stupid) questions. She also arranged our rehearsal so that we were comfortable on the day. On the day, it couldn’t have been more perfect! She has a calming, caring nature & is a natural public speaker - making us both feel instantly at ease.


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