Below are just a few of the many great testimonials received over the past five years which believe demonstrate a consistently high standard of service provision in keeping with the Code of Practice for Celebrants contained in legislation.
Mandy and Tim (2014)
Hi Gina – Thank you so much for making our day extra special!!!! We are soooo thrilled that we found you and that you agreed to be our celebrant. You brought that extra special touch to the day with your warmness and made everything in the lead up to the day so easy.
We both want to say a huge thank you for everything! You were so helpful and organised throughout the whole planning process and kept us (the two terrible procrastinators) on track. The ceremony you wrote was lovely and really fitted our personalities. We had lots of comments from guests about how great you were and we have been telling lots of people how wonderful you are! No suggestions for improving the quality of service – we couldn’t have found a better celebrant. Gina made us feel comfortable and relaxed throughout the whole process. Thanks Gina – we appreciate everything.
Tara and Ben (2014)
From Day one you were very organised Gina and made planning our ceremony easy and relaxed. Documentation and advice provided was informative. Always quick to respond to emails and help in every way possible. Ceremony conduct – loved it! Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony as it was so personal and like no other they had been to before. Could not fault you in any way. You are very, very good at your job!
Chloe and Kyle (2014)
Gina Callan, WOW! We thought a celebrant just had a quick meeting with you and then married you on the day, but Gina gave us so much needed advice and information at the start and it was an amazing road from there. We met – she is one of the loveliest ladies, so kind and genuine, and happy to have as many meetings as needed. She made everything so incredibly easy and within a few weeks we had a draft ceremony, just the way we wanted it! Gina was always lending a hand, helped us with our personal vows and when the day finally came, it went so smoothly. She spoke beautifully with a smile and that special twinkle in her eye. The happiest day of our lives.
Karen and Matthew (2014)
Gina was extremely thorough and confident from that initial phone contact when we were impressed with how she spoke and made us feel as a couple embarking on marriage. The information and assistance was meticulous and Gina told our story and made guests laugh. She made the whole process smooth and less stressful than we imagined. We have recommended her since.
Nicole and Jack (2014)
Thank you so much for everything you did for us for our wedding. We had an incredible day!…….. thank you again for all your help leading up to the big day and for officiating our marriage. We couldn’t have asked for a more professional and relaxed person to walk us through the process which we are truly grateful for. All the best and thanks again.
Danielle and Ben (2014)
We had a fabulous ceremony, if ran smoothly, was personal and absolutely what we envisioned. Gina was so professional, helpful, a wonderful speaker and we could tell she had really made an effort for our ceremony. Gina listened to our ideas, our thoughts and really encompassed them into the final ceremony piece. She got to know us and made us feel so calm, prepared and happy. Gina was more like a friend then a celebrant officiating our marriage and we could not have asked for a more perfect memory. Thank you Gina for making our special day a memorable happy, fun beginning to our happily ever after.
Eden and Geoff (2014)
Hi Gina, Thank you so much for a wonderful ceremony. The family was really happy.
S and C (2014)
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!! The feedback we have received from our family and friends has included comments like ‘best wedding ever’ and ‘most beautiful ceremony they’ve ever heard’. You made it very special and captured everything perfectly………. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone – and as a former wedding photographer with 15 years experience I’ve seen many celebrants – so I’m well qualified when stating you are the best celebrant I’ve ever seen.
Belinda and Andrew (2013)
Hi Gina – Wow we are still on a high!!! We just wanted to say thank you so much!! We LOVED our ceremony and all our guests too. Everyone LOVED how wonderful, personal, unique and a true love story that you told for us,so thank you, you made our day so personal to us and it was amazing, thank you!!! Ps Thanks For The Champagne too
Tami and Tim (2013)
Hi Gina, Just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for everything. We had a fabulous time on Saturday – made especially wonderful due to your efforts. Obviously I wasn’t around prior to the ceremony but both Tim and J, the guitarist, commented that you were nothing short of brilliant. From my perspective, I really appreciated the comforting smiles during the ceremony (and the tissue!).Thank you again for everything. We’ll be in touch when we have some photos for you.
Virginia and Kwangmin (2013)
Dear Gina, Thank you for such a wonderful day, a lot of people commented on the ceremony and said they appreciated and enjoyed your words – thank you for such a great ceremony, it was exactly what we had hoped for!
Thank you for such a wonderful ceremony, it was exactly what we had hoped to have, a quiet, intimate ceremony with close friends and family. Having never been married before, we’d not understood how much efforts goes into planning and executing a wedding until we spoke with you. But you made it incredibly easy, all the while negotiating our wants and needs in our ceremony, and taking into account the cultural aspects of our marriage and suggesting things to us that we’d not even considered. Thank you for being such a wonderful celebrant!
Allycia and David (2013)
Dear Gina, We would like to say the biggest thank you to you as our perfect celebrant. You conducted our ceremony absolutely perfectly, even when the father of the bride was a little confused what he was meant to be doing, you didn’t even hesitate and prompted him so no one could even tell. Our ceremony turned out to be the perfect amount of seriousness balanced with humour, which is exactly how we are. There were tears and laughter from everyone. You made everyone feel included and we were given so many compliments afterwards, even told by one family very close family friend it is only the second wedding she has ever had tears in her eyes. Your communication leading up to our day was second to none, you were happy to answer any queries we had by the afternoon we asked them, you made last minute changes to our ceremony when we asked for them and you had the patience to wait until a few days before the wedding for my darling husbands disorganised secret vows. We honestly could not have found a more perfect celebrant for our perfect day. In three short months you grew to know us as much as our closest friends and family. Thank you for officiating our ceremony and making us husband and wife. Mr & Mrs K
Sherie and Michael (2013)
Thankyou so much gina it was a fantastic ceremony everyone absolutely loved it they were all impressed on how much you knew about me n michael 🙂 all from a little story hahahhaha we both enjoyed our self and when we decide to have kids we will definitely be ringing you for the naming days 🙂 hope to talk to you soon and thanx again 🙂
Lisa and Simon Oxwell (2013)
Gina…..Your professionalism at all stages of the preparation, from initial contact to the wedding rehearsal was outstanding. At no stage were we unsure of any of the requirements of the legalities. Your book of ceremony suggestions was useful to get ideas about a wide range of options. The ceremony itself was conducted with warmth, humour and dignity. We had several of our guests ask if we knew you personally as they thought the way you conducted the ceremony was very caring and intimate and others commented on how well it was run.
Ian and Kelli-anne (2013)
I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything! Everyone loved the ceremony. You’re the best and Mr and Mrs B will never forget you cheers. You beauty!! She has made a real man out of me after all haha.
Betty and Greg (2013)
After meeting Gina we knew straight away that she was our celebrant. Gina put a lot of effort into the preparation for our day, and provided us with a huge repertoire of choices for the wording. Her personal touch to make our ceremony unique made it that extra special and her suggestions regarding details for the day were very helpful and we received so many positive comments from our guests on her warmth and professionalism. We could not have asked for anything or anyone better.
Rebecca and Brendon (2013)
Hi Gina – thanks for last night. It was fantastic. Will recommend you to everyone!
Marisa and Iván – July 2012.
Right from the start, Gina’s experience and knowledge shone through. It was clear Gina has developed excellent working relationships with other services providers (venue, photographer etc.), understood the industry, and was very knowledgeable on the legal requirements/implications. Her obvious competence gave us a lot of confidence throughout the whole process. She was very warm and easy to talk to, which made it easy for us to get to know each other, allowing her to prepare a wonderful ceremony that represented us and what we were looking for. Her responsiveness to emails was outstanding, as was her flexibility with changes, rehearsal etc. We will certainly be recommending Gina to others!
Kelly and Alan – Naming ceremony 2012
Thank you so much for conducting Piper’s Naming Ceremony. We were extremely happy with your professionalism and attention to detail. We could not have asked for a better ceremony. Thank you so much for spending the time with me to create a very personalised ceremony, it was exactly what we had hoped for. Apart from the rain, thank you again for you services, I would have no hesitation in recommending you to others.
Penny and Andrew (2012)
Thank you for our beautiful day, it was just lovely, and also thank you for going to so much effort.
We both consider that day to be one of the best days of our lives and you had a lot to do with that!
Samantha and Ian (2012)
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday. You did a wonderful job and we really appreciated you battling through when you were recovering from having been sick recently. Everything went perfectly and we are so grateful for everything you did for us.
Paul and Lucila ( 2012)
We were very pleased to be given plenty of information. Every questions was answered. We felt we did not need to worry about things. We could not have hoped for a better ceremony. Everything went to plan. It exceeded our expectations. From day 1 we both knew we were in safe hands. Gina was excellent in all areas and we feel very fortunate to have had Gina as our celebrant.
Dylan and Rachel (2012)
We felt prepared for our first meeting after our initial contact by phone. Everything was explained clearly and great help was provided along the way. The writing of the ceremony based on information provided during the interview was well done and the process to finalise wording was very helpful. Your work to conduct all of the legal aspects behind the scenes was fantastic. You made us and our guests feel comfortable on the day of the ceremony and we really appreciated how you made us feel like we were the main priority even when you were speaking which is not always the case for a celebrant. We felt we developed a rapport with you from our first meeting. You were very supportive and professional throughout the whole process but also very personable and lovely.
Madeleine and Craig (2012)
From the bottom of our hearts – thank you so much for making our day very special. You were fabulous! From the first discussion and throughout, you were fantastic – helpful, caring, passionate about what you do and the right ‘match’ for us! Looking back – we knew you would do a fantastic job for us, and you did. You took all the worry out – it was perfectly conducted. It felt like you went above and beyond, but I think that’s what you do for everyone!
G and D ( 2012)
Hi Gina, Just wanted to say a quick thank you for the ceremony yesterday, sorry we were a late and things had to be moved. Duke and I were certainly nervous but everything went to plan and we really enjoyed the ceremony. Thank you for being so organised throuhout the process it certainly make things easy for both D and I. Thanks Again, G and D.
Amy and Dave (2012)
Gina explained the process before we’d even met in person. She provided a wealth of information which was a great help as we really had no idea. Gina gave us a folder of options but we were able to choose how we wanted to personalise our ceremony . The ceremony ran exactly as planned. Gina was a confident speaker who engaged our guests. Our family and friends all really enjoyed the ceremony, especially the personal touches with the stories regarding how we met and things we have done together as a couple. Gina provided a professional service however we really appreciated how personal it all was. Every time we made contact Gina knew who we were, where we were up to in the planning and she was the one supplier for our wedding that we never had to chase up. She actually chased us up which was a welcome surprise!
Prabha and Brendan (2011)
The initial contact was very positive…lots of helpful information without making the process too scary or overwhelming especially as the bride and I were in two different countries and it was difficult to communicate at the time. Information and assistance were provided promptly and accurately which was a great help to us. Help with the final wedding service was invaluable. The ceremony was remarkably well conducted with contingency planning in place but not needed. The ceremony was beautiful and ;professionally carried out. The level of professionalism shown by Gina was above reproach.
Dyllan’s naming ceremony (2011)
Good Morning Gina, We just wanted to thank you for such a wonderful service. Everybody loved it and said how well you did. It was a pleasure working with you and having you be our celebrant for Dyllans Naming Day. I look forward to working with you in the future, and will be referring you to all of our family and friends. Many Thanks – Bec, Wayne & Family x
Lily and Sean (2011)
Gina, Thank you so very much for being our celebrant. All areas of your service were of EXCELLENT standard. We are particularly happy with how friendly, confident and professional you are. You are a beautiful person and a fantastic celebrant, thank you so much for a wonderful ceremony. We couldn’t be happier! The guests thought you were excellent, too. We will no doubt be in contact in the future, perhaps for our next child’s naming ceremony 🙂
Mike and Michelle (2011)
Gina was friendly, never rushed and provided excellent drafts from our first meeting. Due to poor weather we had to marry at the reception venue. Gina fitted in and adapted to the unrehearsed circumstances and all went smoothly. We would recommend Gina for any event as she was professional, warm and considerate.
Alex and Helen (2011)
We could not be more satisfied with the way the ceremony was conduct, very professional as well as very caring and supportive. Gina took the time to listen to our story and then created a lovely ceremony around that story. She was also available for us whenever we had any questions about either legal documentation or anything else and took the time to ensure we understood everything. From the very beginning Gina was incredibly professional, supportive and we struck up a great rapport. We believe no one could have done a better job than Gina did. The ceremony and service provided were exactly what we were looking for. We were extremely satisfied with the service and professionalism that Gina provided.
Pranee and Raphael ( 2011)
Gina provided a very friendly, warm and most comfortable feel from the first phone contact. She was thorough with documentation, very clear and patient when asked for explanations and provided lots and lots of ideas. She is very professional – a celebrant is truly her second nature. She made our ceremony a memorable one and thank god we had her to conduct our special union as a married couple. She is the celebrant each weeding should have.
Michael and Rebecca re Eve’s naming ceremony (2011)
Gina – you were very professional from our first phone contact and you were able to assist with short notice. The folder you provided was so very helpful and the notes and observations you made and incorporated into our ceremony showed great attention to detail. It was great that you tailored the ceremony and your follow up emails were very helpful , including links to useful sites. We were very satisfied with the way you conducted the naming ceremony. It was personal and relaxed and just what we were after. All our family gave positive feedback and thought it was a lovely ceremony and that you did a fantastic job.
Tammie and Andrew (2011)
Alex and Claire (2010)
We both want to say a huge thank you for everything! You were so helpful and organised throughout the whole planning process and kept us (the two terrible procrastinators) on track.
The ceremony you wrote was lovely and really fitted our personalities. We had lots of comments from guests about how great you were and we have been telling lots of people how wonderful you are!
Married life is great….Our honeymoon was fantastic…..we REALLY wanted to let you know how much we loved you and you made our day PERFECT. It all went so smoothly and we will be recommending you to all the people we know that are getting married. Even our photographer and videographer said how fantastic you were, and as you know our families thought you were amazing ……………Thank you so much for everything, I would love to catch up over a coffee and go through the photos ………………and all the phone calls you made to make sure everything was right was just the best service and we are so glad we got the chance to have you marry us.