About Carla

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My Background

I was born in England, but have been lucky enough to live on the beautiful Gold Coast since the age of seven. After a couple of years as a primary school teacher, I lived in the USA and UK for four years, meeting my wonderful husband Steve soon after leaving Australia.

Upon our return to Australia, we lived in Sydney for four years where I worked as a recruitment consultant for an international management consulting firm and then a major Australian law firm, before settling back on the Gold Coast in 2004. Our energetic son, Jaron, was born in 2005 and our beautiful daughter Keira was born in 2008.

Steve and I are proud to have sponsored a little girl in Zambia for the past 10 years, through World Vision. We regularly give gifts to each other and family via World Vision's "Smiles" catalogue. If you are the 'couple that has everything', perhaps you might like to consider setting up a World Vision gift registry.

Celebrant Services

My decision to become a celebrant stemmed from a desire to use the skills gained in my previous careers in a positive, enjoyable and flexible way. Planning and celebrating my own wedding in 2003 made me realise that I should become a celebrant. What other career combines public speaking, attention to detail and top-notch organisational skills with such happy and joyful occasions? And what better way to spend my working day than to share in the happiest days of so many people?

You will undoubtedly put an incredible amount of time, thought and effort into planning your dream wedding and likewise I will do the same when it comes to your ceremony. I will meet you both prior to your marriage, primarily to get to know you and what you are looking for in your ceremony, as well as prepare the legal documents, which I will later lodge on your behalf. I will provide you with a comprehensive client resource pack and go through it with you in detail. Your marriage certificate will be neatly laser printed, as will other 'appreciation certificates', as required. Your ceremony will also be beautifully printed in full, as a keepsake.

Depending on your particular needs, I will also make available a professional PA system, CD player, table and tablecloth, as well as conduct a rehearsal, either at the actual venue or a suitable alternative. Included in my fees are full public liability and professional indemnity insurance, and travel costs to and from your ceremony (conditions apply).

I would be honoured and delighted to be a part of your special day. Please contact me for more information.