Jennifer Cram - Brisbane Marriage
and Civil Partnership Notary
Queensland's No 1
Marriage Celebrant 2013
Finalist ABIA awards every year
it's not about me, it's about you
. Your ceremony.
Your day. Your style. So I'm NOT going to tell you I'm
awesome, or funny, or quirky, or hip, or vibrant. I can be
all of those things (together with creative, knowledgeable,
patient, supportive, and generally just all-round nice and
friendly), but what matters is that I will make sure that
your ceremony includes only what you want and that your
ceremony is as much focused on your marriage, your civil
partnership,your future, as on your wedding. And for other
types of ceremonies, both you and your family.
You bought a warmth
to the ceremony like I have never seen, all of it
was from the heart and delivered with love. Jodie
Muston, Jodie Muston Photography
Scroll down to find the Mobile
(but PS, there is loads more information on the
non-mobile site which is easy to read on your smartphone
or other device)
including more testimonials www.jennifercram.com.au/testimonials.html)
Back to what I promise you
- I spend time with you, getting to know you, and time
putting that knowledge to good use when I am developing
a ceremony that reflects who you are.
- Your ceremony will make the guests feel included, part
of the occasion and not just an audience. I interact
with them, as well as with you. And I ensure there are
opportunities for you to interact with them as well.
- I don't have my head buried in my script throughout -
but nor do I wing it on the day.
- I won't insert anything in your ceremony that is
solely designed as an opportunity for me to
shine. I repeat it's not about me, it's about you
- I won't force you to do anything you don't want to do
(except the legal bits if you are getting married - but
that's not me insisting, it is the law and my job isn't
to make you comply with the Marriage Act (though I will
make sure you understand what you need to do), it is to
red card you if you don't.
- I'll work with your photographer and videographer to
make sure your photos/videos are fabulous (and that no
celebrant body parts get in the way!)
- I won't include outdated gender-role stereotypes
(honestly, most wedding ceremonies turn independent,
funky, modern women into a 1950's cliche the minute the
bride's foot hits the aisle carpet)
- and I won't recycle tired old words that someone else
has written (have you noticed how often you recognise
the words in so many ceremonies? I'm not talking
about for better for worse, for richer for poorer, I'm
about all the other words in the ceremony).
Where you want to be married but your legal or ID
documentation situation is tricky, not a problem. I know the
Marriage Act inside out and if anyone can make your marriage
happen, it is me. Ditto for the Civil Partnership Act.
I take a very creative approach to fusing as much or as
little tradition as you want to include with your personal
style to create a contemporary personal ceremony. I will manage your ceremony on
your behalf, conduct it with warmth and good humour, but
do nothing to make myself the centre of attention - this
is your day, you will be centre-stage. It IS all about