My Name is Cate Brockbank. Thank you for considering me as your Registered Civil Celebrant to perform your wedding, commitment or renewal of vows ceremony.
My love for becoming a civil celebrant stemmed from my interest in performance, public speaking and creativity.
For those getting Married or Committed to each other:
I found the desire to make a couple’s happiest day the best I possibly could. This is my mission. I strive to find what makes two people come together and promise themselves to each other for the rest of their days.
I listen and create a ceremony to suit your needs. I love to write and put your words into a well-written and beautifully delivered script.
Whether it is a marriage, a commitment, a child naming, renewal of vows, a special event anniversary or party, I will work with you to produce the best possible result. I have had experience over the past 8 years with ceremonies in unusual locations and themed weddings. I pay particular attention to the cultures & traditions my clients wish to incorporate into their ceremony. I am a member of Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants, please click here to see what that offers you>
Before I became a celebrant I had a varied and interesting career and travelled around the world learning about many cultures and gaining valuable experiences along the way. I began my career in South Africa as a registered nurse, travelling and working in the UK. I specialised in Intensive Care, Accident & Emergency, Film unit nursing & Operating Theatres. One other career path I chose, was to join a Circus and perform as a Trapeze Artiste & Fire Dancer. I did this for many years, traveling around Europe, UK, South Africa, Hong Kong & Australia.
With all the performing artistes I met along the way, I became an Entertainers’ Agent, finding work for performers all over Europe for corporate companies, village carnivals and town festivals throughout England. Once I arrived in Australia, I began a corporate life as a Pharmaceutical representative and Clinical research associate. I kept my creative side blossoming as I went into partnership organising & coordinating events and themed parties as an Artistic project manager. I was also contracted for a year as a project manager for a charity organisation helping Osteoporosis sufferers. I assisted with the start-up and running of the Sydney Multicultural Festival as Event Organizer and Decorator for two years running. My interests are dancing, singing, world cultures, travel, writing and people. Training people at the surf club and public speaking at Toastmasters have been a part of making me a confident and professional Celebrant.
How I can help you:
Your Day, Your Way - See My Blog for More
I believe all ceremonies are unique and special. I am qualified to guide you in making your day a wonderful experience. One to share with your friends and family, or simply to be a memory for just the two of you, at any location you choose. I am willing to go to great lengths to make your day individualised and memorable. If you have an unusual dream wedding idea, share it with me, and we could make it happen. I can provide inspiration and many options for you to choose from for us to create a ‘dream come true.’
I provide a sound system with a handheld mic and headset mic for good quality sound indoors or out.
It has CD, MP3 and iPod capability.
Please refer to my Recommended Service Providers to get contacts of people I have worked with and trust: Photographers, Musicians, Learn to Dance and Venues around Sydney, indoors and out.
If you wish to see a video of my work, please follow this link to Commitment Pictures - Video Samples - Michelle and Shaun.
Your AFCC Celebrant:
will work with you to design or choose a ceremony that meets your needs and reflects your wishes
is committed to the highest standards of service, privacy and confidentiality,
has an excellent level of Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance cover,
has universal Copyright protection,
has an Australasian Performing Rights Association (APRA) commercial music performance licence exemption,
has a 'Code of Ethics' to which she/he is expected to comply, and
has a vast store of resources and peer support to draw upon