Jamie

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Jamie Borg

A day that shines in the cold
like a first-prize brass band swinging along
the street of a coal-dusty village

(Denise Levertov, 'Celebration')

 

Ceremonies should be days that shine in our memories, as they mark significant milestones in our lives that we want to celebrate with our friends, families and communities.

I feel so privileged as a celebrant because I get to share in some of life's most joyous occasions on a regular basis. Weddings, commitment ceremonies, baby namings and vow renewals all have that common ingredient: love! Getting to know a couple, or a family, through relaxed consultations, gives me the opportunity to gather up memories, hopes and dreams to weave into totally personalised ceremonies.

Born and raised in the steel city of Wollongong, and coming from a family of mixed heritage, with a Maltese father and Anglo-British mother, I've always been fascinated by the diversity that makes Australia such a culturally rich country. There is a strong place for the expression of different spiritual and cultural traditions within a contemporary, Australian context and I love helping couples and families incorporate these within their civil ceremony.

With so much organisation involved in bringing together guests, venues, food, drink, decorations, photographers, food (did I mention that one twice?) for your special day, you need to feel confident that your celebrant has taken care of all the ceremonial aspects. I have an excellent P.A. system, which can play music from virtually any source, and will ensure your guests hear everything on the day. I also provide a signing table, linen and chairs, which means fewer things for you to think about.

I am a Wollongong based celebrant servicing the Illawarra; however I also take bookings in the the Southern Highlands, Sydney and Shoalhaven. The best way to find out if you want me to be your celebrant is to meet me. I'm happy to get together for an informal, obligation free chat at a convenient time and place.

Best of luck with your planning!