Bruce Kilpatrick Celebrant Services

Rating
(30 reviews)
 
Service Area
Wodonga / Bright / Echuca. VIC.
Business Hours
Open all hours.
Average Pricing
$650
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I will assist you in creating a wedding ceremony, that reflects the unique people that you are and help make your special day, extra special

 

My role is to assist you in creating a wedding ceremony that reflects the unique people that you are, and to help to make your special day ‘extra special’.  This can be achieved by skilfully crafting a ceremony that is based on your personalities and backgrounds, encompassing your personal stories, music, poetry, and readings that are symbolic of your emotions, values and hopes, for your future life together.

 

In our initial meetings, we will chat about your personal stories; how you met and the subsequent development of your relationship.  I also chat with each person separately to capture the different sides of the ‘same’ story!  This introduction is usually the one thing that will set your wedding apart; it is often amazing how some seemingly basic information can be transformed into the most entertaining story about how some wonderful relationships came to be.  I work with each of my clients to create a ceremony that is warm, engaging, appropriately light and humorous, but above all, distinctly unique to their relationship.


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What training have you had?

I have worked as a funeral celebrant since 2002. I gained my Diploma of Marriage Celebrancy (Distinction), from the International College of Celebrancy, in mid-2004, and was registered by the Attorney-General’s Department, Celebrant Section, on the 2nd of September, that year.

I have subsequently achieved a Certificate IV in Celebrancy through the International College of Celebrancy, and have also achieved a Certificate IV in Workplace Training & Assessment (Distinction) in order to fulfil requested tutoring duties with the College.

How long have you been a celebrant?

I have been a Funeral Celebrant since 2002, and have been registered as a Marriage Celebrant since the 2nd of September, 2004. I have participated in over 400 wedding ceremonies, and over 200 funeral services.

What does your fee cover?

I am a professional Marriage Celebrant / Presenter / Performer /Public Speaker and Master of Ceremonies. As such, when you book me to be your celebrant, you are hiring the sum total of all of my professional experience, along with my extensive training (which is far more than the average celebrant, who, in many cases, may only have a basic qualification from a 2 – 4 day TAFE course).

Because of the combination of my experience and training, you can rest assured that, between us, we will create the sort of wedding ceremony that you have dreamt about. Plus you will be able to see that it is achievable with ease, fun and a complete lack of stress.

Experience and professionalism come with their own added value, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be at a prohibitive cost. My fee also covers the provision of background materials and sample ceremony examples, all client communications and correspondence (including face to face meetings) and a printed keepsake of your wedding ceremony. An audio recording of your ceremony can also be provided at an additional cost.

Please contact me so that I may quote for your individual needs.

Why should we choose you?

My extensive experience ensures that your day will run not only smoothly, but with a generous and humorous spirit as well. I am an extremely friendly and personable, with calm and relaxed approach to life. I love what I do, and take great pride in helping my clients create memories that they will treasure forever.

Reviews

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23 Feb 2019

The service was fantastic,The celebrant done alot of homework about the bride and groom and it was very personal ceremony with lots of laughs. All the other Guests loved it too.

Bruce Kilpatrick Celebrant Services  

Thank you Michelle. Congratulations again to you both!

26 Jan 2019

Bruce was amazing!!!! The way he structures his service is very personal. He has a great sense of humour and my husband was grateful to have him standing beside him as he was a great calming influence. A number of my guests asked for his business card!

Bruce Kilpatrick Celebrant Services  

Thank you Elizabeth for your beautiful review. It was a pleasure to work with you!

1 Jan 2019

absolutely amazing, wonderful experience and very funny

Bruce Kilpatrick Celebrant Services  

Thank you Holly, it was a pleasure to be part of your special day!

14 Sep 2019

Bruce was the celebrant for our destination wedding at Falls Creek in Victoria. He made sure that we completed all legal aspects of the process on time, and wrote a beautiful and funny introduction to our ceremony. We heard many great comments from our friends and family about how wonderfully he conducted the service and how personalized we were able to make it. Bruce also presented us with a printed copy of our ceremony nicely bound for keepsake purposes, which was very thoughtful. We would certainly recommend Bruce to our friends and family for future weddings and occasions.

18 May 2019

Hi Bruce, Kris and I just wanted to thank you again for your hard work and efforts making our ceremony simply perfect. Kris and I loved our ceremony. We felt that you really captured our relationship and we have never felt more in love than we did in that moment that you created. Even with my broken shoe, and my discomfort from that, I almost forgot all about it listening to your lovely words about Kris and I. The ceremony was personal, reflective and a true celebration. We are so grateful. For me, it was the best part of the day by far. Thank you so so much for everything you did. I didn’t get a chance to express my gratitude on the day. So thank you from both of us. We will never forget your beautiful words. Thanks, Kris and Hannah.

8 May 2019

Dear Bruce, We feel honoured and privileged to have you marry us. Thank you for your kindness and generosity, and for all the effort and time you have put into planning our special day. The ceremony was perfect, and we will remember it for the rest of our lives. We are also extremely grateful and appreciative to you, for making the journey to Byron Bay, to share this special day. All our love, Ivor and Yvette Morgan

20 Apr 2019

Very nice man. Well spoken.

9 Apr 2019

Hi Bruce, Sorry we have taken so long to send this email; I cannot believe it has already been 4 months since our wedding! Bruce, we cannot thank you enough for being the best wedding celebrant ever!!  From the very first phone call, I knew you were the perfect fit for us as I felt an instant connection. Your unique ideas and humorous approach were exactly what we were looking for, to reflect our personalities and relationship. This was very important to us, as we felt this lacked in many short, wedding ceremonies we have previously attended. We loved all the attention to detail in the re-telling of our stories, which made for a great personal touch on the day, and also for us to reflect on, in the beautiful booklet we received from you.    With all the drama's we had with some wedding vendors in Bright, it was refreshing to deal with someone so genuine, and who really cared about our input. You are truly one of a kind, and we cannot tell you how many of our guests made comment about how amazing the ceremony was. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts, Sally and Dave.

6 Apr 2019

Dear Bruce, We would like to thank you very much for helping to make our wedding very special. You were great – professional and warm. You portrayed our feelings perfectly, and the service was everything we were hoping it could be. A number of people approached us after the service thinking you must have been a long-established friend. Thank you, Craig and Gayleen

6 Apr 2019

Dear Bruce, We would like to sincerely thank you for helping make our wedding day so special. You conducted the ceremony in a professional, yet light hearted manner, which gave us confidence and made us feel relaxed. You could see when one of us was feeling emotional or nervous and you had the funny gag or gentle touch at the right time. We could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. We, and our guests, cannot stop talking positively about our wedding, and we thank you very much for your contribution to it. Kind regards, Andrew and Leeh.

6 Apr 2019

Hi Bruce, We both wanted to extend a massive ‘thank you’, to you, for providing us with such a lovely ceremony last Saturday. It was such a whirlwind of a day, however, we have now had the pleasure of watching a recorded video of the ceremony – it really was just perfect and exactly what we wanted. We loved that our guests were able to gain a bit of background information about us, and the way that we fell in love, it was very special. Apologies that we never properly said ‘goodbye and thank you’ on the day, we have never experienced that amount of attention from people in one hit – it was quite overwhelming!!! We will definitely recommend you for any future bookings. Kind regards, Amy and Tom Boucher.

6 Apr 2019

Dear Bruce, Thank you for making our day truly special, we had so many wonderful compliments regarding our ceremony. Thank you for making it fun and enjoyable, considering the conditions. I hope this doesn’t happen, but, my sister says she ‘wants you for her funeral’!! Russell and Claire Taylor.

6 Apr 2019

Dear Bruce, Thank you for ‘celebrant-ing’ our wedding! We thought the wedding was great! We laughed … we cried … well, we laughed some more … and we felt so very special, and in love. We so much loved our ‘story’. Thank you for suggesting it, and putting all of that together for us. It was a big hit with the family and definitely added a special and personal touch. Thank you for bringing up the ‘greenery’ for the railing, and for offering up your home for Sophie to get prepared. Now, your wife, or someone else, is going to have to fill in the rest of the ‘boxes’, on the front of the card; I just ticked a few that I thought were relevant (the card had numerous ‘boxes’ that ‘rated’ the recipient, according to a wide-ranging criteria). You looked ‘stunning’ in the photos, by the way. Thank you again, Sincerely, Scott.

6 Apr 2019

Hi Bruce, I have been meaning to write to tell you just how grateful I am for all your hard work regarding our wedding. You were a huge hit, everyone there has commented on how excellent you are; I did not get a chance to introduce myself properly, nor to say thank you properly, the day takes off on its own momentum, as I am sure you would know. But, it’s never too late to say thank you; you were truly terrific, light, fun, you had terrific energy, an excellent, clear voice, I just felt like I had known you for years, but we first met as I was standing at the alter! I was so comfortable with you, and knew that you had everything well in hand. What an important day, it just would not have been the same without you. Should you wish ANYONE to call me, to confirm how totally pleased I was with your work, please have them do so, or email me at this address. I loved how you made it all so easy, to personalise the entire thing, and send out all that information, you really made it stress free, and fun; we got your schedule of the ceremony, then looked through your paperwork, and chose what was right for us, we totally loved that and got right into it. We felt like we had customised it ourselves, but did not have to bother and stress about coming up with it all. Then, to have the readings printed out for everyone, so that we did not have to hide them in those silly dresses, was such a relief. Not to mention, half way through organising it all, I did a total back-flip and wanted to rewrite our entire story – your, ‘no fuss’ approach to that was appreciated, making our ceremony exactly as we wanted it. I will always think back fondly on you; thank you Bruce, you truly made my wedding day better than I had imagined. All my love, Simone.

4 Apr 2019

Dear Bruce, Many thanks for our wonderful wedding ceremony, it was so much more than we ever expected. We are both so grateful to you. Everyone made comment that it was the most beautiful and heartfelt ceremony they had been to. Thank you for giving us the means to make it that way. We especially liked how you were able to get the ducks quacking on cue! Sorry we didn’t get a chance to thank you and say goodbye on the day. My parents also wanted to say thank you, they thought you were fabulous as well. Yours sincerely, Nicole and Adam.


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