I specialise in weddings in Albury/Wodonga, Wangaratta and other parts of beautiful North East Victoria. There is such a variety of wonderful venues for your ceremony in this region. I welcome same sex couples, and also am happy to officiate at baby namings, renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies.
I enjoy sharing my experience, so that on the day, you have the service you want – with memories to cherish forever.
Wedding CememoniesWhether it’s a traditional, casual, small or large wedding, I believe in creating a ceremony that celebrates who you are as individuals and what you’ve found together as a couple. I have a natural and positive style and will provide you with a service that is both relaxed and personal, to ensure your wedding is smooth, special and stress free.
Renewal of Vows
This is a wonderful way to celebrate your love, perhaps in the presence of your family and friends at a venue of your choice, and in whatever style you choose. Maybe you have a significant anniversary to celebrate – what a perfect time to reaffirm your love and commitment to each other!
A Renewal of Vows ceremony is a beautiful way to reflect on the journey of your marriage with all its memorable and special moments. It may also be a lovely way to catch up with family and friends who were present at your wedding, and others who were not there, but would now love to be part of your renewal celebrations and witness your marriage promises.
I would welcome the opportunity to help you design your beautiful ceremony to celebrate your love and commitment to a shared future.
A certificate, together with a copy of your ceremony, will be presented to you as a memento of the day.
Baby NamingsA baby naming ceremony is a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of your child and formally introduce him/her to you family and friends. This can be a casual event at your home as part of a brunch or morning or afternoon tea, a gathering in a local park or perhaps a more formal event at a chosen venue. The choice is yours! I will work with you to plan a special and meaningful ceremony which perfectly suits you and your family.
I specialise in weddings and I enjoy discussing with couples their ideas for what will make their ceremony personal, meaningful and memorable. I have lots of suggestions and ideas for you to consider too, ensuring there are as many laughs and smiles as there are tears on the day!
With approval, I like to include parts of ‘Your Story’ to really personalise the ceremony and tell your family and friends a little bit about your life as a couple to this point.
I welcome the opportunity to have an obligation free and informal meeting, so if you would like to book an initial free consultation please click on the link below.
Initial Meeting (obligation free)
- discuss ideas for the outline of your ceremony
- look at sample ceremonies, readings, examples of vows, etc. to help your decision making
- explain the legal requirements and preparation of all paper work
After the initial meeting
- lodge all the necessary paperwork for registration
- compose the draft ceremony including your personal story and send it to you for consideration
Follow up meetings
- discuss the draft wedding ceremony and any possible changes you would like
- arrange a wedding rehearsal, including a discussion for contingencies for emergency or unforeseen occurrences
- officiate at wedding ceremony
- supply a public address system
- provide keepsake Official Marriage Certificate
- provide presentation folder with your printed ceremony as memento
All because two people fell in love
“We were married on March 10th 2018 and we used Genevieve Collins as our celebrant. She was highly recommended by friends of ours. We could not have been happier with her services, professionalism, attention to detail and friendliness. We would not have any hesitation in recommending her as a Marriage Celebrant.”
John & Nam Haynes, Wangaratta
“Gen was brilliant! We’re a pretty laid back couple and a tad unorganised at times and Gen was very patient, a great communicator and kept us on track. She offered wonderful suggestions for the ceremony and made it so easy for us. The ceremony was perfect and we were so happy Gen was part of our day. We are extremely grateful for all of Gen’s hard work, knowledge and advice. An absolute pleasure to deal with.”
Ned & Kate, Wodonga
“Genevieve was amazing!
We did not meet Genevieve until 1 week before our wedding seeing as we live in Canada. Genevieve helped us navigate all the requirements needed to make our ceremony perfect.
Our communication through email was effective, clear and respectful of our needs.
Genevieve is a kind, caring, laidback and trustworthy celebrant. She made us feel very special and well supported and as she guided us through the process.
Thank you for being part of our special day.”
Catherine & Darren, Canada
“We have chosen Genevieve for our marriage ceremony later this year. Genevieve is warm, approachable and is passionate about her work. We would highly recommend Genevieve to anyone looking for a wedding celebrant.”Sarah & Sas, Albury
“Genevieve was our celebrant for a surprise wedding on the weekend. She went above and beyond to make sure our service was perfect! Thanks Genevieve!!!”
Renee and Matt, Albury
“Genevieve is so wonderful. My partner and I asked Genevieve to be our celebrant for our wedding day. On approach of our day, we got some terrible news and had to arrange for a commitment ceremony for my partner’s father as he will not make it to our special day coming up. Genevieve was so accommodating and made arrangements in a very limited amount of time. We could not have asked for anyone better to have made our ceremony as special as it was.
Genevieve is the celebrant we recommend. She has an absolutely beautiful personality and makes every moment feel special.”
Chris and Sean, Wangaratta
“Genevieve is an amazing celebrant, highly commended! She is very knowledgeable and made the ‘official’ parts of the wedding really easy.
Genevieve went above and beyond and was always quick to respond to any of our queries. Very professional and also so warm and caring, couldn’t have been happier.”
Chardonnay & Hugh, Albury
“Heather and I recently married after spending 20 amazing years together. Changes to the Marriage Act enabled us to have our relationship fully recognised under law. As you can imagine this was not your typical wedding in any way, this was not the beginning of a life together and there would be no bride and groom.
Genevieve created an environment where we were able to create a ceremony that recognised the enduring nature of our relationship. Our sons were supported in the roles they undertook and felt very much a part of the event. Genevieve could not have done more to make our special day one to remember. We are incredibly grateful to her for the care and consideration she offered.”
Julie & Heather Woodrow, Wodonga
Genevieve was superb.
From the first phone call, we knew Genevieve was the celebrant for us. Despite not meeting face-to-face until two months before our wedding, she instilled confidence & excitement.
She’s warm, personable & efficient. Gen seamlessly navigated the legal requirements, whilst helping us craft a special ceremony tailored to our relationship. Nothing was too much trouble & not even a last-minute venue change (due to weather) ruffled her ever sunny demeanour.
If you’re looking for a hard-working, respectful & kind celebrate from the Albury region, Genevieve Coĺlins is perfect. We were delighted with our celebrate choice – the best value money of our wedding 💕
Olivia & Daniel, Canberra
3/25 Charles St, Wodonga
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