Celebrating With Connie

5.0  ( 31 reviews ) · Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula and Surrounding regions. · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

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. 

 

Connie has also been listed in the TOP 35 MELBOURNE MARRIAGE CELEBRANTS as seen on Wedding Diaries - https://www.weddingdiaries.com.au/marriage-celebrants/vic/melbourne/#CelebratingWithConnie

Ceremony package options:

Personalised Wedding Ceremony - Starting at $750*

  • Obligation-free ‘Meet & Greet’
  • I draft & write a Personalised Wedding Ceremony together with you
  • Up to two (2) face to face meetings
  • Ongoing phone/email support and assistance
  • Samples & suggestions of readings, songs & rituals
  • Wireless Microphone & PA System (iPhone & Bluetooth Compatible)
  • Completion and lodgement of all legally required paperwork
  • Wedding Certificate

*dependant of travel time/location (from Metropolitan Melbourne)

Short & Sweet Wedding Ceremony - Starting at $600*

  • Obligation-free ‘Meet & Greet’
  • A basic wedding ceremony that can be personalised in a few small ways
  • Wireless Microphone & PA System (iPhone & Bluetooth Compatible)
  • Supply, completion and lodgement of all legally required paperwork
  • Wedding Certificate

*dependant of travel time/location (from Metropolitan Melbourne)

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

Absolutely, Connie is happy to travel far and wide for weddings! An 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.


FAQ

I sure do. Elopements are perfect for a couple wanting a simple but beautiful ceremony for you and your witnesses

You’ll have as much contact with me as you need by phone or email, or in person during the lead up to your ceremony.

A ceremony that is written exactly to your tastes and requirements. Normally this will take me between 2 and 3 drafts to complete.

This usually depends on how many readings etc you put into your ceremony. However, the usual time a ceremony goes for is about 30 minutes

Standard pricing is for ceremonies based in Metropolitan Melbourne however I’m happy to travel far & wide. 

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.

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!

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!

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!


31 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

April 2024

We loved working with Connie, from the very start, Connie was the only one who got back to me via a phone call, I know these days we all have become so used to emails and apps but the personal touch conveyed by a real voice is irreplaceable. From there we knew we've found the celebrant we've been looking for, Connie also took her valuable time getting to know us, giving us great advice on the ceremony, and made sure it is really just about "us". It took as few as 1 draft and minor changes to pin down all the details for the day because of the seamless communications, and it definitely took away a lot of stress leading up to the big day. Everything went as beautiful as we could have asked for, we will recommend Connie for all couples who are looking for a reliable, caring and loving celebrant.

Nicky G.

June 2023

Connie was great to work with. We eloped and she was lovely, warm and welcoming. The communication throughout the whole process was really good.

Alison K.

May 2023

Fantastic! Worked well within our budget and made it short and sweet which is exactly what we wanted! Absolute pleasure to work with

Amy T.

May 2023

Connie is such an angel! We had the pleasure of having her as our celebrant last month. Right from the start we knew she was the right person for us. Her communication was great and she takes the time to really get to know you as a couple. Like most couples we had no idea where to start and her guidance and advise was so helpful. On the day she made everything run so smoothly and made us both feel so comfortable. Our ceremony was so special and that is thanks to Connie. Thank you so much Connie for being part of our special day! We appreciate you so much! Michael and Libby

Olivia D.

March 2023

Dear Connie, thank you so much for your support yesterday. We are so grateful to have found you to be our celebrant to guide us through our wedding ceremony. Your calm and gentle guiding words were amazing and helped settle our nerves. We also loved your dress colour and how stunning you looked too. We are already seeing lots of beautiful photos coming through of our ceremony with you in it, our guiding light at the end of the aisle. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING!

Mathew K.


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What can you say other than life partner and husband and wife?

wondering if there are any other ways to describe each other in our ceremony other than life partner, or husband and wife?

Celebrating With Connie

You can use whatever words or descriptions when referring to your special other in the entire wedding ceremony 

excepting in the one sentence of the legal vows you both 

need to state partner, husband or wife, including the option of having both persons as a 

husband or wife. 

cheers 

Connie 

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