Jennifer Cram, Authorised
Marriage Celebrant estd 2006
Celebrant. Passionate Advocate for Equality. Published Writer. Voracious
Reader of Books. Expert Reader of People and
Possessor of a gentle
Wit and Broad Life Experience.
Repository of Facts, Practical
Tips, and Creative Ideas for your Made-to-Measure
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Please feel free to call me Jenny. All my friends do.
I hope that the very comprehensive information on my
website (don't miss reading my blog
will be useful and that, very soon, we will be having
a chat about how, together, we can make your hopes and
dreams for your special day, a reality.
you in a hurry to get to straight to the core
Skip over to Quickfacts
for the basic facts about getting married,
having a commitment, naming, or renewal of
vows ceremony, my fees, and a bit about me.
Interested in the detail about what makes
me different? Read on!
Deciding to become a marriage celebrant 14 years ago was
one the best decisions I've ever made. It is both a
privilege and a pleasure to work with couples, families,
and individuals to turn your hopes and ideas into a
beautiful, meaningful, ceremony that speaks to your
hearts, the hearts of your friends and loved ones, and
contributes to making your day a true reflection of who
I hope that we will become firm friends as we work
together to create a ceremony that is a perfect
mix of laughter and tears, of serious words and
light-hearted expressions, of words to listen to,
actions to look at, symbolism to internalise, and
interaction between you and your guests as well as
between your guests and me, your celebrant.
I make it easy
for you to have the Best. Ceremony. Ever.
Getting married, or organising a ceremony to celebrate a
significant life event, shouldn't be difficult. I
not only work hard to make the process straightforward
and focused on what you want and on how you want your
ceremony to look and feel, what I do and how I do it is
truly different (but not in a weird way).
What do I do that sets my ceremonies apart from
Most ceremonies, wedding ceremonies especially, start
with a pre-determined standard structure to which you
might add some personalisation to put your stamp on the
ceremony. I turn that on its head, because, in order to
make the ceremony truly yours, and really about you, we
need to start with you. Who you are, what makes you
tick, what dreams and ideas you have.
I TAKE the vision that comes from
your hopes and dreams
So some of the first questions I will ask you is How
do you want your ceremony to feel? What message
about who you are and what is unique and special about
your relationship do you want your ceremony to convey
to your guests? What are your hopes, and
fears, about your ceremony?
We allow your answers
to inform, guide, and determine the structure of the
ceremony. And whether we focus on the ceremony being
relaxed and fun for you, entertaining for your guests,
meaningful, non-traditional, traditional, personal,
romantic, or all (or some) of the above. And that
applies equally regardless of whether it is a wedding,
commitment, naming, renewal of vows, or other ceremony.
I APPLY the
magic of words to tell your story, create emotions,
and convey your love,
and ADD creativity, passion,
and experience together with the rich heritage of my
to DESIGN a ceremony that is
everything it could be and should be because life’s
too short for boring!
And along the way I give you much more ... more Time,
more Attention, more Creativity, more Information, more
Resources, and more Autonomy ... a wealth of
ideas, knowledge, suggestions, and all the freedom you
need to have a ceremony that is everything it could be,
and should be.
Your ceremony will have my
fingerprint on it (after all, that's why people hire
How am I different?
Unique though a fingerprint is, it is subtle.
What your guests will notice is that your ceremony
is recognisably you!
I tend to think outside the box, and I encourage you to
do the same. Whatever you imagine I am open to
making happen. I genuinely care about your
ceremony, and about you, so I will give you more
assistance and information than you might be expecting,
including all the knowledge that is in my 11 books
(so far) on different
aspects of wedding ceremonies. And I have the wisdom and
life-experience to do this in a way that is practical,
respectful, and inclusive.
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- I approach every ceremony with a huge sense of
responsibility, genuine warmth and empathy, together
with kindness and a grounded life-view.
- My style is warm, friendly, and relaxed - and with
the confidence to ensure that you are the centre of
attention. I don't hog the limelight. I don't need
- I firmly believe that getting married, or
celebrating a significant life event with ceremony,
should not be difficult. I make sure the whole
process is straight-forward and focused on what you
want to achieve on the day. So, with me as your
celebrant the lead-up to your ceremony will be
relaxed, stress-free, and fun, so I work very hard
to provide you with top quality, personal service
that delivers on your dreams. This has been
recognised over many years of making the finalist
lists for awards
for both Queensland's and Australia's top marriage
- I make sure that ideas of tradition, or possible
misunderstandings about what is required to make
sure your marriage is legal, do not prevent or
inhibit you from thinking outside the box (or for
that matter, pretty well throwing the box away). For
example, did you know that the celebrant doesn't
have to do all the talking, be centre-stage for the
whole time, or talk about themselves in the
- The ceremonies I create and officiate are relaxed,
but not chaotic, carefully planned, but open to
spontaneity, and always designed to be lovely to
look at, so your photos and videos will be
- In the planning phase, I explore with you all the
possibilities for an entertaining and engaging
- I really will deliver a ceremony that is fresh and
exciting, that integrates interaction and speaking
from the heart with a carefully prepared ceremony
that you will have signed off on.
- I make sure that your guests feel very much part
of the ceremony.
- Being a celebrant is my only job. Therefore my
loyalty is 100% to you, and my focus is 100% on you.
explaining what goes into my services for your wedding
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Here's a taste of what past
clients have said about my services
Hi Jenny, Miles and I would
like to thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony
you performed yesterday in our home. It truly was warm
and wonderful! So many of the guests said the ceremony
was the best they’d been to. Your manner was warm,
friendly and sincere. You were able to weave a
personal and unique ceremony from our answers to your
questionnaire. We were most impressed with how you
delivered a ceremony that was a true reflection of us.
It went beyond our expectations and we would highly
recommend you as would many of our guests. We
couldn’t help but be moved by your beautiful and
meaningful words regarding what marriage
signifies. It was pure artistry. We really
appreciated the professional and efficient way
you dealt with any queries. Thank you for making our
day extra special. - Warm wishes - Eileen and Miles
I love working with you - you are always so
professional and caring plus we have a stack of
fun. I love how it's always about
the bride and groom and what they are about and
what they want. With you no request from them is
too much trouble. You are an angel xoxo
- Sheila Sissons Photography
Dear Jennifer, Mark and I can not thank you enough
for your services. As effortlessly as you
delivered the whole ceremony, the guests would not
have known how much work you had put in to making
our day as wonderful as it was. We knew!! We
completed all those surveys and sent multiple emails
which you took in your stride and handled so
professionally and with due sensitivity. We had so
much fun at our own wedding and even though we had
read the ceremony, it still amazed and touched
us. We especially loved the surprise portion. We
were not going to video the wedding, though after
having a hint of something a little extra occurring
we had the photographer set up a video, although we
have all sorts of other sounds, planes, wind and
lots and lots of laughter, it was great to capture
the surprise you had for us and how we handled it.
The service you deliver is absolutely, hands down
terrific value for money. Our ceremony was
everything we wanted and a true reflection of us,
you captured the best of us and delivered it
marvelously. Thank you!! You have our highest
recommendation. Gratefully - Hanna and Mark
The way you conduct a ceremony is amazing.
You make the guests feel like you've known us
for years. The whole ceremony was
perfect. We loved how you made us fill in-depth
questionnaires to create a ceremony that reflected
us. We loved that you took our love of cats and used
it to create a beautiful gift and ceremony. All our
guests commented on how lovely our ceremony was.
- Emma and Jeremy
You can read many more testimonials, reviews, and
love-letters from past clients at What People Say