Hi, I’m Zena & I am a young Melbourne celebrant. I became a celebrant because connecting with people, hearing their stories & helping you share them with your loved ones sounds like the best time going round to me.
Do you want the process of planning your ceremony to be easy, fun & rewarding?
My role is a support one. I am here to guide you, give you choices & make things simple, calm & reflective along the way.
The couples I work with want to do something different to the norm… They aren’t overly traditional & don’t want their day to be a cliché that feels separate from who they are. They want simple, heartfelt & honest. Does this sound like you?
I like to make the process as collaborative as possible, that way it’ll be the truest representation of the two of you.
A winning wedding ceremony is an honest reflection of who you are day to day. It allows everyone to have a few laughs (with you, not at you), and is an engaging and heartfelt experience that your guests feel a part of! It raises the energy in the room and leaves everyone feeling privileged to have been invited in to that moment with you.
Planning a wedding can be busy and high-pressure.
Ceremony planning should be the opposite:
- It is a chance to reflect on what brought you to this place.
- And where you want to go together in the future.
- It shouldn’t feel like work.
- It should be fun, a little revealing & very insightful.
Amongst the busyness that is planning your wedding, ceremony planning is a chance to pause and reflect on why you chose each other and get excited for the day ahead.
Your wedding should be:
- Fun and easy
- Calm and authentic
- Organised and individual
I am Melbourne based – but love to road trip to scenic locations!
If this sounds like the way you’d like to collaborate, then please get in touch. I look forward to connecting with you.
How it all works
Get in Touch
We’ll chat and book in a time for a face to face meeting
We’ll get to know each other and discuss your dream wedding
We plan your ceremony down to the nitty gritty details
Let’s discuss your ceremony!
Feeling the Love
Amazing! She was so easy to get along with, we felt so relaxed around her which helped us to open up around her and allow her to get to know us and create a beautiful ceremony.
A few words from my lovely brides and grooms
Zena was an absolute pleasure to deal with from start to finish. She easily adapted to our unique wedding ceremony and was mistaken as a guest by many of our relatives as she blended so perfectly with our nearest and dearest friends before she delivered the ceremony flawlessly.
Zena was such an amazing celebrant and genuinely warm and kind person to be around. She took a great deal of time to get to know us as a couple and put immense effort into making our ceremony so special. She was calm, collected and extremely well spoken.
Zena Was an absolute delight to deal with. She made everything easy, we felt comfortable opening up with her to share our story. Everyone commented on how real and beautiful the ceremony was and that they felt the love in the room. It was exactly what we wanted.
a bit about me
We get to know a lot about you… Here are some random, albeit curated, tid bits about me!
I used to hate olives and now I eat them by the jarful! I drink cups of tea as big as my head, I like to hula hoop, listen to podcasts & I think I am still a cyclist yet it is more of a bi- monthly hobby these days. I am a sucker for a cause and have a penchant for getting euphoric and saying ‘these are the moments’.
These fine ladies are from SisterWorks Inc. SisterWorks is a not for profit social enterprise that supports women of asylum seeker refugee and migrant backgrounds to start and run their own micro businesses; so that after resettling in Australia they can work towards financial independence and settle happily in Australia. I have worked with SisterWorks for the past four years.
These women are my family. They have taught me many things about connection, community, and the importance of making a contribution.
5% of the fee I charge couples is donated directly to SisterWorks to support this organisation to continue to grow.
And as these women make incredibly beautiful handicrafts items, this contribution comes with an awesome gift for the newlyweds too! Winning…
It is where my appreciation and interest in people started. I learn from every couple I meet – it truly is an honour to connect with and hear about their lives.
Doesn’t this photo look like the best time ever! I gotta be honest, it really was. I worked in one of Melbourne’s BEST gay bars for five golden years. Here, I had the opportunity to discuss marriage equality with many people. These conversations with dear friends and complete strangers left me inspired, and I knew that when equal marriage was finally recognized I wanted to be a part of it. Because, you know: love is love. I am ready and waiting!