I'm Jennifer Cram -
Brisbane Marriage Celebrant, Handfasting, and
There are still restrictions
in place but that doesn't mean that you can't and
won't have an emotional, romantic, ceremony.
Constraints always open up opportunities.
Feel free to contact me.
I'm also a published author, generous sharer of helpful
information, and creative creator of one-of-a-kind
ceremonies. But most of all I work with you in a fun
and relaxed way to create and deliver a ceremony
that is everything you hope it will be, and more
I make sure you are involved in the creation of your
ceremony, that is has the right feel, is the
perfect length for you, and makes everyone present
feel welcome and valued.
I bring the perfect mix of humour,
light-heartedness, and gravitas to the way I deliver
your ceremony, making sure it is all about you
(which means I don't talk about myself, don't tell
lame or offensive jokes, don't perpetuate sexist
traditions, and don't position myself in the centre
of your photos or push you into taking selfies with
Whatever you suggest my
response will be
Here are some ways in which we can make that
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 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.
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find links to related information, and don't miss
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basic facts about getting married, having a
commitment, naming, or renewal of vows
ceremony, and a bit about me.
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Deciding to become a marriage celebrant 15 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.
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, regular posts
to my advice-rich Blog
and on my Facebook
. 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.
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Learn more about me
Here's a taste of what past
clients have said about my services
NB: You can also read many
more testimonials, reviews, and love-letters from
past clients at What
and on the ABIA website - ABIA reviews are anonymous, and
made directly on that site.
ceremony blended with our own words, physics
and psychology quotes, ancient ritual and
order which was easily achieved by Jennifer.
ceremony was both joyous and dignified.
Thank you x" - Kym
Jenny was the best celebrant Emma and I
could have imagined. We weren’t the easiest of
brides to be, we had no idea what we wanted,
we changed our minds (and dates) multiple
times. Jenny was patient and understanding
throughout. Not only that, she designed the
perfect ceremony for us when we finally worked
out what we needed. Our small and intimate day
was made even better by Jenny’s quick wit,
humour, and ability to capture the love that
we hold. The personal touches were evident in
every moment and we couldn’t recommend someone
more for any special event . -
I highly recommend Jennifer as your celebrant,
particularly for couples
who don't want an overly religious ceremony and
those who come from different cultural
backgrounds. Jennifer is INCREDIBLY professional
and very knowledgeable about the legal side of
marriage. She came up with an amazing ceremony for
us, including suggesting the involvement of a
traditional marriage ritual from my husband's
cultural background. She thinks about details such
as how to be positioned so your photographer can
get the best angles for your wedding photos.
Please meet with Jennifer, I am sure you will be
thrilled with her service! - Jess
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