Catherine Ishara de Garis, Civil & Interfaith Celebrant
Ceremonies to touch the heart and lift the spiritlaunches & openings
wisewoman / croning ceremonies
designed & facilitated
What my clients have said about me..
Ishara was the perfect celebrant for our wedding day, we wanted things to be a little different from the typical ceremony and she had plenty of great ideas and advice. She has a wonderful way with words and our wedding script was touching, meaningful and inspired. Thank you Ishara.
Thank you for conducting such a beautiful and very personalised naming ceremony for our daughter, Jessica on the 19th January 2014.
We had such positive feedback from our family and friends, that it was the first naming ceremony that was truly unique and actually celebrated the arrival of Jessica into our community, rather than just the other boring ‘stock and barrel’ naming ceremonies that they had been too. Your attention to detail and suggestions during the planning process, as well as happily incorporating our ‘Rose Ceremony’ request was really appreciated and truly made our beautiful little girl’s day special. Thank you 🙂
Kind Regards, Richard, Bernadette and of course, Jessica
The service was perfect. We didn’t have time to do a rehearsal but Ishara was so calm and guided us through the ceremony. It was an amazing day and it couldn’t have been more wonderful. Thank you!!
James and Kylie
Thank you Ishara for your professional service at our baby son’s naming and blessing ceremony. You were warm, engaging and respectful to our wishes . Your suggestions and advice were greatly appreciated and you helped us shape a very moving and memorable ceremony. Our family and friends enjoyed the day as much as we did . Thank you for working with us to create a beautiful memory for us to always cherish.
“Thank you, Ishara, for designing and delivering a beautiful, meaningful and magical wedding ceremony for us yesterday. Miranda and I honestly loved it, enjoyed it and found it really spoke for our love and our commitment to one another. And our guests enjoyed it immensely, too – even the Rotto garbo, uninvited, but who waited to empty the bins till we’d finished!
Miranda and I both agree that it simply couldn’t have been better. Thank you so much Ishara.
Blessings to you from us.”
From the start to finish, Ishara was very informative and friendly. She attended to our needs with sincerity and respect. We were glad she got to experience our Chinese Tea Ceremony. She made our day special, and although the weather was very unpredictable, Ishara handled our requests well. Thank you.
“I knew from the moment we decided to get married that I wanted Ishara as our celebrant.”
“I have seen her hold a few different spaces and she always made them feel completely safe and special. I was thrilled when she agreed to be our celebrant and travel the distance to our ceremony space in Margaret River. She helped us plan our day perfectly and I couldn’t be happier with it.”
~ Taryn Keetley-Miles
Photo courtesy of Rae Marie Photography
We were super thrilled to have Ishara as our wedding celebrant. From start to finish she made us feel comfortable and supported throughout the process. We felt like she really understood our needs and with the pre-meeting we had, put together a unique and meaningful ceremony. Ishara’s warm welcoming nature was well appreciated during the rehearsal due to pre-ceremony jitters. We had the most amazing ceremony, one we will have fond memories for years to come. Thank you Ishara for your professionalism and creating such a beautiful ceremony for us both!
Rebecca & Jon
Everyone at the party was very impressed and loved the diversity you offered. Feel free to publish our photo’s on the web page. We are happy to show off pics of our beautiful boys big day!