Intro to Roxy

It felt like a friend married us...” Georgie and Andrew

Hi there,

I’m Roxy and I’m a female, frock-wearing, bicycle-riding, dog-loving, modern and creative celebrant.

I guess you’re here because you’re looking for a  celebrant.  I know it can be a bit confusing as to where to start so on this page you’ll find a quick overview of me, and if you’d like to know more, you might want to read my FAQs or my blog.

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I’ve been working as a celebrant based in London since 2011, and moved to Brisbane mid-2015 with my rescue dog, Valentine (pictured right- isn’t he handsome?), and my husband, Mr HB (not pictured, but also handsome). I’m now fully registered in Australia and am delivering weddings in this big, beautiful country from SEQ, Northern NSW and beyond!

Experienced and creative.

I’ve been so very fortunate to have conducted some incredible ceremonies around the world.  From the sophisticated surrounds of the Savoy to the shadows of the pyramids in Cairo, every ceremony I’ve conducted has been unique.  I put as much effort in to an elopement or casual backyard celebration as I do in a ceremony which includes dancing girls, flash mobs, or a surprise Star Wars theme (and yes, I have experienced all of these…)

Celebrancy is not just a job to me; it’s a passion.  My professional experience as a journalist and a project manager has led me to this career.  It was a friend’s suggestion that I’d be a great celebrant.  And, at the risk of sounding vain… she was right. I love writing.  I can speak in public without getting the collywobbles.  I’m super-organised and am sensitive to others needs.  I’m great with nervous brides/grooms/mums/dads/readers and am commanding without being domineering.

Unique way of working.

When I work with couples, I take the time to really get to know them and understand their lives.  By the time I deliver the ceremony, it feels like a friend has married them, rather than an anonymous, conveyor belt type wedding. My ceremonies are personalised and I aim to engage with the guests so they feel like they are part of the ceremony, rather than just an observer.

Don’t take my word for it though.  Read the lovely things said by lovely people on my testimonials page, feel free to ring on 0478 041 227 or email me at for an informal, obligation-free chat.

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