Meet Catherine

Hello! 

And thanks for stopping by to find out a little bit more about me. As a Sydney based Marriage Celebrant with more than 14 years of experience in the wedding industry, there are 2 things I know for sure…

1. I  know more than anything, how important your wedding day is to you! The amazing love and commitment you share with your partner, is something that should be celebrated in your own unique way. (and if it means I need to take off my shoes, so you can get married right next to the ocean or with the water lapping at our feet, then I will. )

2. No two weddings are the same because no two couples are the same, and when I met my couples, I always have this in mind.

There is a saying, “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life!” And that is exactly how I feel!!

And there is nothing more wonderful than meeting and getting to know a couple; planning and writing their ceremony, to then see their gorgeous excited faces on their wedding day. That is the best!!!!

When I’m not out and about marrying loved up couples, I’m a mum of  two incredible young women who are both taking on the world with incredible gusto. My daughters make me laugh out loud and they make my heart burst with pride! We also have and adore our beautiful and sweet nature Labardor Retriever, Tessie, who has weaved her Labrador magic into all of our hearts, and leaves all of her dog hair on all of our clothes. (Also known as “Magical Fibres Of Love” ) 

We love our weekends away to the Southern Highlands or Central Coast, Friday drinks at our local “dog friendly” micro brewery, (love that and so does our Tessie), mid week dinner catchup with friends, anything on Netflix and we LOVE “Grand Designs”, wine nights around our fire pit listening to everything from the 70’s and 80’s (best music ever) and more recently, early morning dips in the ocean. However, winter is a bit of a challenge… brrrrr.               

So, if  you would like a celebrant who is super organised, energetic, light hearted, (with a cheeky sense humour) and with a modern romantic vibe, get in touch so we can have a chat, video call or maybe meet up  (Obligation Free) for a coffee, tea or a glass of wine. And hopefully I can be “Your Sydney Celebrant” to get you started on your Happily-Ever-After!

Catherine  xo

Your Sydney Celebrant-Catherine Kennedy

Hey lovely people! For over 15 years, I've had the absolute pleasure of being a marriage celebrant and let me tell you, it's not just a job, it's my calling! Being a celebrant fills my heart with so much joy and fulfilment that I never knew was possible. The best part of my job? Working with my couples to plan their perfect ceremony, however that may look, and then seeing their gorgeous smiling faces on the happiest day of their lives! Being a celebrant isn't just about fulfilling a role, it's about being a part of a magical moment in the lives of two people in love. And let me tell you, there's nothing better than that feeling!

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"Thank you Catherine for being part of our special day! Upon first meeting you, we knew we needn't look further for our Marriage Celebrant. Your beautiful down to earth personality, guidance and professional organisation of our ceremony, was so very appreciated."

Steph and Brent
Tegan and Michael and their Green 🍃 Wedding. It’s was sooo beautiful, truly beautiful! Not a rose in sight. 🍃❤️🍃❤️
Stunning florals by @twigandboflorist 
Venue @tumblingwatersretreat 
Photo @thomstewart 
Video @dioncariofilms 
Hair/Makeup @orchidbellebeauty 
Music @harrycleverdon 
Dog Carers @pawzandme.weddings
On a windy Monday, Susana and James made it official at beautiful Oak Park Cronulla. 

With the wind in their hair, a handful of witnesses and family on FaceTime, they made a Monday, an extraordinary start to the week! ❤️❤️
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Hayden and Shivana and their 2 gorgeous sons. Just them , 2 witnesses, a ton of love and that’s all they needed 💕💕💕💕Congratulations Hayden and Shivana ❤️❤️
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Friday afternoon on the harbour….this is how we do it! ☀️🥂
On Valentines Day, I thought it was the best day to share these stunning images by @bedfordphotography of Sally and Craig’s Oak Park Wedding. And wow… the florals from @nunuau. Amazing ❤️🌹❤️🌹
It was a perfect sunset wedding🌅 for Maddy and Sam at one of my favourite locations, Darook Park Cronulla 💕 

And it was made even more special when a boat load of fun loving locals, decided to play full blast, in the middle of the ceremony, Billy Idols “White Wedding”. Thankfully they only played it for about 10-15 sec at full volume,  and Maddy and Sam thought it was rather funny and a great memory for their wedding day. 🎵❤️🎶🎼❤️

I was, however, a little nervous for the rest of the ceremony as they could have played any kind of inappropriate song ( there is a certain AC/DC sing that would not have been a great choice,  unless you have a really good sense of humour😜😝) 

Congratulations Maddy and Sam. Sunset nuptials on the banks of Port Hacking are pretty epic. ❤️💕❤️💕❤️
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When the secret is no longer a secret! 🤫 ❤️
And such a lovely story for Coleen and Kingsley’s wedding ceremony in December 2023,  and great example of keeping things simple but still so very heartfelt. 💕💕

I went to high school with Coleen’s sister, so I met Coleen when I was a teenager. I recently reconnected with Coleen,  when her family asked me to officiate their beautiful mums funeral back in Oct 2023. Such an honour to help farewell a beautiful soul who I had known from my high school days. 

It was after her mother’s service, that Coleen and Kingsley decided that after 35 years of life and love; children and grandchildren; it was time to get married! Yep…35 years! 

As Kingsley said in his fabulous vow…
”You don’t just jump straight in. There is a courting process,  but maybe 35 years was stretching it a bit.” 😁All said with a big smile on his face while holding back the tears. 

I married them in the family home where they all grew up, and where their beautiful mum lived for some 65 years. Amazing. 💕

But ….. they didn’t tell anyone they were getting married… not even their adult children so there was an extra layer of privacy and excitement surrounding their ceremony. FYI… everyone knows now. 👍🏻❤️

After the ceremony we enjoyed champagne, they cut a small cake from a local bakery and I had lunch with them at a local cafe! Now that’s a wedding! 💕Simple, sweet but so very beautiful. And can I tell you…. There were plenty of tears. 

A belated congratulations to these 2 gorgeous humans Coleen and Kingsley who are each other’s  best friend, and who have promised to finish this crazy roller coaster of life together. 💕💕❤️💕💕❤️💕💕
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It’s ok to think outside the square when you are planning a loved one’s farewell. There are more and more venues these days that welcome gatherings for funerals and memorial services. 
Today’s Memorial Service @tumblingwatersretreat was the perfect alternative for a family saying goodbye and celebrating a much loved and very well respected man. 
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Memorial Service at the stunning @tumblingwatersretreat 

A stunning location and an alternative to the traditional venues you may consider for a Memorial Service or Funeral. It was so peaceful for those that attended. 
It’s 2024, and it’s time to think differently about how you farewell your loved one. ❤️🙏🏻
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