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..
The ceremony was beautifully written and was everything we wanted it to be. We loved the suggestion that we include the members of our family in the ceremony as it made the day even more special, as family is very important to us.
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.
Ishara recently performed a naming ceremony for my two young children,
Samson and Matilda. The ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt, and
Ishara spoke with resonance and composure.
The ceremony was put together in such a way that involved all who attended. A friend remarked she had attended other naming ceremonies that were just “someone at the front talking.” Ishara surpassed this by including not just myself and Andy, (my partner), but also grandparents, great grandparents, aunties, uncles and friends.
We met with Ishara on two occasions before the ceremony. She took great care in finding out how we wanted the ceremony to proceed, by providing various prayers, quotes and suggestions. Her manner was professional and warm.
Everyone who attended remarked on how unique and moving the ceremony was. My sister in law also commented that Ishara “let everyone have their space.”
Thank you Ishara for providing this service for us, it is an occasion that we will remember and cherish.
“Ishara was very forthcoming, approachable and friendly and responded effectively to our needs.
Ishara has an amazing skill in compiling a truly unique naming ceremony. She provided resources of different religious and spiritual teachings so that the ceremony became meaningful to our family. She also espressed thoughts and feelings that we just mentioned in the interview but were not really aware of that this is relevant for us to express.”
The ceremony gave as a new depth and connection to our friends who attended the naming ceremony of our child.”
M Witsch, Duncraig
We appreciate the planning of the ceremony and the way it was conducted. It met all our wishes and we were very happy to have had a pleasant time
Ishara assisted both of us in planning and making our wedding the most perfect day. Her calming and peaceful nature was something that we both appreciated so very much and allowed us to feel confident and comfortable from the day we started planning the ceremony to the day when we ‘went live’ and put it all into practice in front of our friends and family. Because of Ishara’s spiritual beliefs and her acceptance and non-judgement, she was the perfect person to facilitate our ceremony that contained many symbolic rituals relating to shedding the all of the crap from our respective past lives and relationships and starting a new fabulous chapter together.
Both of us would not change a thing about our ceremony or wedding and Ishara was a major factor in making this the perfect day.
I would recommend Ishara as the ‘WA CELEBRANT OF CHOICE !’…
Thank you Ishara for everything you did to help us, and for being such an authentic, beautiful soul.
“Thank you so much for helping us to celebrate the birth of our son Morgan. His Blessing and Name giving ceremony was very special. It was such a memorable day for everyone.”
Name-Giving & Blessing Ceremony for Morgan Oswald Wray held at 11am on Friday 13th November 2009
on the lookout platform overlooking Blackwall Reach on the Swan River
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 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
Thank You Ishara.
We loved our whole experience….. from the cute little caravan office to the amazing ceremony. The way Ishara helped us through the process of choosing the elements we would like to include in our ceremony with the suggestion cards and her knowledge of the rights/ ritual and customs made it very easy to create our fantastic wedding ceremony and her very Professional and confident delivery of the ceremony was fantastic. We could not have asked for more, our guests all commented on how moving, expressive, witty and different our ceremony was. It was a lovely touch to get a copy of the ceremony in with our marriage certificate.
A huge big thankyou from our guests and ourselves for making our day so beautiful.
Chris and Lola
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.
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