Looking for a celebrant? Someone with the presence and experience to help you, and your guests, feel comfortable and relaxed on your special day?
My clients describe me as warm, friendly, respectful and knowledgeable. They tell me that I was a reassuring, steadying presence as I guided them through the entire process from planning to delivery of the ceremony. If this sounds good to you, please get in touch and let's have a chat.
What my clients have said..
Ishara was very professional and attentive from our first meeting.
She agreed to a venue change for the ceremony without a problem.
On the day she conducted the ceremony very well and all our family and guests commented on what a happy wedding it was.
We would like to congratulate Ishara for making us feel comfortable and relaxed on our special day and would recommend her highly for any event.
A sword and broomstick wedding. Golden Ponds Function Centre, Baldivis, Western Australia. April 2011.
It was great. Everything came together very nicely on the day.
Neil and I found Ishara wonderful to deal with for our wedding, she is so down to earth and very organised reminding me of things I hadn’t even thought of. The lead up to the ceremony was very stress free with Ishara and the actual ceremony was more beautiful and appropriate for us as a couple than I could have imagined, she listened to everything that was important to us and incorporated it all into a lovely ceremony.
Thank you so much Ishara for marrying us in a ceremony we will treasure forever.
We found Ishara sensitive to our attitude to the wedding ceremony but prepared to bring up new ideas that we hadn’t thought of ourselves. We were very glad to find the ceremony so meaningful even though informal. We were impressed with the amount of research Ishara did to provide suitable readings.
I would certainly recommend Ishara as a celebrant as she is sympathetic, tactful, and adaptable, and in our experience can make what was expected to be a fairly straightforward ceremony into a momentous and touching occasion.
Mary and Charlie were getting married again, to each other, after a divorce and 20 years of living independently
on either side of the globe. Charlie had stayed on in Western Australia to follow his career as an archaeologist, while Mary had gone back to her native England to live and work as a freelance editor. With children and then grandchildren connecting them, Mary and Charlie had maintained a friendship across the years, and were ready to try living together again…
Ishara made planning our ceremony easy, she was attentive and understanding and created a ceremony that was beyond perfect for us. She was professional and calming throughout the whole process. We would highly recommend her.
The Mumma Blessing was a fabulous way for women to show on an emotional level how much they care and to display enthusiasm for such a special event. It was fun to participate in and enjoyed by all, especially the Mumma to Be. Women were all impressed by your open manner and accepting insights to both birthing and motherhood and how there is not just one way to do things – greatly appreciated!!
Lots of love to you and thanks for a fun night!”
Coralie was in the final weeks of her first pregnancy when her friend Rebecca approached me about holding a Pregnant Mama Blessing Circle for her. Coralie was also intending to have a baby shower which would be a larger social affair, and the idea of the Blessing Circle event was that it would be a more intimate circle of women friends, including her own mother. The Blessing Circle was held in one of Coralie’s friends’ houses, and all the women who came contributed to the cost of the evening.
“We liked that Ishara had such a calm presence, weddings are such stressful events so to have some with a professional and peaceful presence was a bonus!!
Guests were delightfuly suprised by the meaningfulness of ceremony especially in light of our choice to not be ‘legally married’. The handfasting part of the ceremony was an
especially lovely touch.
Ishara put together a ceremony that we felt represented us and the overall experience was very special.”
Michelle & Brandon
“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
Ishara was extremely welcoming, friendly, helpful and professional..
Our wedding was great. We had friends helping with ceremony and Ishara spoke to them all and prompted them when it was their turn to speak everything went very smoothly. It was a very simple low key ceremony, just the way we wanted it.
“We didn’t know much about wedding ceremonies. Ishara showed us basic templates and different ideas. She made it very easy for us to make our wedding unique and personal.”
“We both really enjoyed our wedding it was just how we wanted it. Lots of our guests have said what a lovely ceremony it was and some commented it was the best wedding they had been to. I wholeheartedly recommend Circles of Blessing. Thanks Ishara. We had a great day.”
Mike and Vanessa
So you’re planning to marry? Congratulations! The basic legal process for getting married in Western Australia is really quite simple, and I would be delighted to guide you through it.
Maybe you are an unconventional kind of person. Or maybe you are in a non-traditional kind of relationship. Or maybe you are not ready to make it legal at this stage. If you would like an alternative wedding – a handfasting, a betrothal or a commitment ceremony, or some other form of ceremony to celebrate your union – you are in the right place…
An intimate gathering to shower you with blessings as you prepare to deepen your commitment to your beloved partner through marriage What is a Blessing Circle? A Blessing Circle is an interactive ceremony that brings together your closest friends and
I have been involved with designing and facilitating meaningful ritual and ceremony in a variety of contexts for over 25 years. In 2008 I became a registered marriage celebrant out of desire to share the benefits of my personal experiences with the power of ceremony with others in my community.
Many cultural traditions welcome a new child into her circle of family and community with a ceremony of some sort. I will work with you to create a unique ceremony reflecting your family values and beliefs and drawing on symbolic elements from any traditions which appeal to you.
As your celebrant, I want you to have the opportunity to say farewell in a way that is meaningful to you.. When one recalls a family member’s death, the circumstances of their death fades and the memory of the funeral and final goodbye is what remains.
I am a lesbian, and I welcome clients who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex, whatever your ceremony needs.
Are you looking for a way to mark a significant transition or commitment? Let me create a ceremony for you! Ceremony has many benefits. Whether its a career change, a change of name/identity, a significant birthday, an ending or a