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Kerin Woods - Civil Celebrant

5.0  ( 5 reviews ) · Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Melbourne Metro (View Map) · Show Phone
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I am not here just to ‘marry you’ but to share in the excitement and joy of your special day.

The most memorable part of your wedding day is the ceremony, the moment that people will remember and talk about for years to come.

Describe your perfect day to me and let me assist you to make it everything you have ever wished for.

This is the moment you have always been dreaming of ......

The music starts, the guests watch as the nervous groom anxiously awaits as his beautiful bride makes her way down the aisle to say ‘I do’.

I will ensure your ceremony is unique to you and your partner, it should mirror your style, theme, beliefs and personalities. There is no right or wrong when you are planning your wedding day - if you've imagined it, then you should have it.

I will work with you and get to know and understand your wishes prior to your wedding, yes weddings can be stressful, but you tell me what you want your ceremony to be and let me relieve you of some of the stress so you can focus on other details.

I love weddings and I am not here just to ‘marry you’ but to share in the excitement and joy of your special day and I pride myself on ensuring all details are planned to ensure a unique and memorable ceremony.


I love weddings and enjoy assisting couples plan their dream wedding. I want everyone to have the wedding they always wanted, spectacularly big and flashy or small and intimate and everything in between. The day is about the two of you and should reflect your personalities. Give me a call and let us discuss what it is yoy want, I will deliver the best ceremony you could imagine.

Mrs Kerin Woods


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Service Area Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Melbourne Metro

Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Melbourne Metro
Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Melbourne Metro

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February 2018

Can’t not fault, I loved everything about my ceremony everything that was said, Kerin put such a great ceremony for me together

Camila M.

November 2017

She was a fantastic celebrant who met up with us for our inial consultation, asked us for a story which she personalised the ceremony (which was good as we wanted a casual wedding) then gave us some examples of readings. She gave us a draft so we could look at it before the final print and 2 days before our wedding met us for a practice run. We gave her some stuff we wanted to be displayed and it was all done on the day. She was very flexible and quick with replying to our emails at whatever time. Highly recommend

Ally D.

February 2016

She was very professional and made our wedding very touching.

Ariana H.

March 2021

Kerin and Joy are wonderful. They are so well organised and have great communication. The whole journey, they were also helpful for all questions and queries. We truly appreciated their assistance.

Linda T.

September 2019

Kerin and Joy were amazing and so caring. We loved them from meeting them day one. We can’t flaw them at all. Definitely recommend

Joydon K.

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Is there a traditional left and right side for the bride's family and groom's family?

Does the bride's side traditionally sit on the left or the right at the ceremony?

Kerin Woods - Civil Celebrant

I always like to have the groom on the left and Bride on the right, but you can do whatever you want, it is your day. 

Just something else I like to do, is have the parents of the bride sit on the opposite side to her and the parents of the groom on the opposite side to him, this way the parents and family can see the face of the person while the are saying their vows. 

Just a little thing but most people do not think of it and it does make a difference.  

How can I incorporate my step-child into the ceremony?

Kerin Woods - Civil Celebrant

There are many ways and one of the most popular I do is the Sand ceremony. You all pour your favourite coloured sand into a decorative bottle and seal it up. It is kept as a memento of the day and the ceremony words are beautiful. Please see below: 

Today you are making a lasting commitment to share the rest of your lives with each other, joining your two families into one.

First, you will each separately pour a layer of sand into the vase, representing who you are as an individual. (First one person pours, then the other, forming two distinct layers of sand.)Then, you will pour simultaneously, blending your two colors as you will blend your lives in marriage.

(The couple pours simultaneously. Depending on the size and shape of the vase, it may form a third color, or a swirl of the two colors.)


As the individual grains of sand can no longer be separated, may your bond also be inseparable.

But you are also making a bond with your children/Child. As they also contribute their unique personalities and strengths to this new family, they will also individually add a layer of sand to this unity vase. (Pause as the children/Child pour their sand individually, forming separate layers over their parents' blended sand.)Then everyone, will pour together, representing their commitment to each other. (Everyone pours simultaneously. If you have many children, it may be difficult to have everyone around the vase at once, but it should be as simultaneous as possible.)

You can also have a unity candle Ceremony:After you, the bride and groom light your unity candle, you may want to read a poem or a special statement to your kids. Then all members of your new family can join their tapers together to the one Unity Candle. Older children could also participate in a reading about bringing your new family together. Talk with your officiant to create a ceremony that’s right for you and your children.

Make your children feel they’re already a part of a new family. Choose a Unity Candle specially printed with your names, your wedding date, and also your children’s names right on the candle.

Including all of your new family in the lighting of your unity candle makes it a unique, personal ceremony that everyone will remember for years to come.

Can a religious priest/minister/pastor marry you in a non-denominational chapel?

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Kerin Woods - Civil Celebrant

It really depends on the religion and the person. They are able to, it is really a case of whether they will or not. Best way to find out is to ask. Nothing gained until then. Good Luck. 

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