Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

The funeral service of Cehra Helen Duval
(nee Sarah Martin)
held at
Victoria Funerals
417 Victoria St, Brunswick VIC
2pm Friday 19th February 2016

Officiated by Celebrant Catherine Mueller

Monday, 29 February 2016 00:00

Today is LEAP DAY – that extra day we get to help keep the world as we know it spinning correctly on its axis. It is also the day that traditionally finds women able to propose to their partners without fear of recrimination.

Saturday, 13 February 2016 00:00

Valentine's Day  - 14th February 2016

This time last week I met with a friend and we decided to
make a concerted effort with our writing – be more disciplined, have a
schedule, check in regularly and generally encourage and inspire each other.

Wednesday, 12 August 2015 00:00

The following is my eulogy to my father, a combination of my presentation from his funeral in February 2005 and the follow up memorial in April 2005.

 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 00:00
I have had the pleasure of working with and can recommend the following service providers:
Monday, 01 September 2014 00:00
Friday, 07 February 2014 00:00

Australia was the first nation to introduce government appointed 'non clergy' celebrants. The specific intention of this appointment was so authorised civil marriage celebrants could create and officiate wedding ceremonies which were dignified, culturally acceptable and as formal or informal as the couple required.

In civil celebrant weddings, the couple are able to determine the ceremony content to suit their requirements. This is in contrast to the established ceremonies of religious or registry office authorities.

To marry at the Registry Office in Melbourne you can expect a cost between $320-390* in the Thomas Hyde room (up to 8 guests) and $420-490* in the Margaret Craig room (up to 55 guests) - depending on the time and day of the week you choose. (*rate correct as at Sep 2016)

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 00:00

"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"Benjamin Franklin

An obligation free interview will help determine if I am THE celebrant for you.

I highly encourage you to meet fellow celebrants, as I truly believe your day should reflect your personalities, and this can only be achieved by someone with whom you feel fully comfortable.

However, you need to ensure you are comparing "apples with apples" and that you don't just judge a celebrant by their rate alone. Budgets are very important, and that's why I offer a flexible rate - according to your ceremony requirements which really can only be ascertained with more details.

As you approach other celebrants, you may wish to have a handful of questions ready, such as:

Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00

Below is an outline for the procedures of a wedding ceremony.

Welcome

Personalised Section (Optional)

Information about the relationship that is relevant. It can be light and breezy, romantic or serious. This is created from the answers provided from the Couple's Background questionnaire.

A Reading (Optional)

Your choice of verse or prose, usually non-religious in content.

I will email through reading suggestions after our initial meeting.

Choosing a relative or friend to read at your wedding is a lovely way to include them in your special day. However, please keep in mind not everyone feels confident speaking in front of a group. You may wish to include them in the selection process and I am more than happy to read on their behalf, ensuring the reading's sentiments are professionally delivered.

Giving Away (Optional)

Traditionally the father 'gives the bride away'. This can be structured to be more about family support for both the Bride and Groom – and there are many modern alternatives which can be discussed at the initial meeting.

Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00

1. Application of this Code of Practice

This Code of Practice applies to marriage celebrants (being persons registered under Subdivision C of Division 1 of Part IV of the Marriage Act 1961).

Note: Under paragraph 39I(1)(b) of the Marriage Act 1961, if the Registrar of Marriage Celebrants is satisfied that a marriage celebrant has not complied with an obligation under section 39G of that Act, including this Code of Practice, the Registrar may take disciplinary measures against the marriage celebrant.

2. High standard of service

A marriage celebrant must maintain a high standard of service in his or her professional conduct and practice.

3. Recognition of significance of marriage

A marriage celebrant must recognise the social, cultural and legal significance of marriage and the marriage ceremony in the Australian community, and the importance of strong and respectful family relationships.

Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00
You can download a 'Notice of Intended Marriage - Form 13' here.
Thursday, 26 December 2013 00:00

It is part of my service to offer a rehearsal prior to your wedding. This usually takes place within a few weeks of the ceremony.

We can arrange to have a rehearsal at a mutually agreeable time and place, not necessarily at the chosen wedding venue.

Catherine Mueller

8 View Terrace
Sunbury VIC 3429
Phone: 03 9740 2964
Mobile: 0409 013 860

Testimonials

Bridget and Heath - April 2011

The relaxed nature of the ceremony was exactly what we were looking for. The time that went into designing the ceremony, so it was tailored to us, was appreciated. All...

Rob and Penny - November 2011

All our guests gave us very positive feedback. We liked that Cathy searched for so many good readings, right up until the end. Rob and Penny Seppelt Winery, Great Western – November...

Mark and Emily - November 2011

"In spite of our lack of romance and clear instructions, Cathy managed to present us and the ceremony exactly how we were envisioning. Well done! A number of guests and...

Lahiru and Melanie - March 2012

Cathy offered great advice and suggestions when we were planning our wedding. Our personal information was used appropriately within the ceremony and everything went to plan just the way we...

Belinda and Paul - March 2013

"Hi Catherine thank you so much for being part of our special day and standing steadfast through the rain! Everyone has said what a great ceremony it was, I think...

Andrew and Michelle - March 2013

"Thank you for the amazing ceremony you created for us – it seemed like only Andrew and I were there. It made the day so special. We loved adding our...

Joanne and Dominic - May 2013

"Thank you so much for giving us the most wonderful ceremony. You made our special day so relaxed and joyous, even our guests thought you were amazing. We would strongly recommend...

Frances and Rocky - July 2013

"We were married at Sherwood Receptions on the 21.07.13 by Catherine. It was an absolutely wonderful ceremony – just how we wanted it to flow. Love and peace was oozing...

Robbie and Tiffany - November 2013

"Catherine, Thanks so much for the beautiful job you did as celebrant at our wedding. It was a beautiful ceremony and you were really supportive in the lead up to...

Matty and Jesi - November 2011

Catherine married my husband and I in November 2011 in Moama. We were originally supposed to get married in Gisborne but when the kitchen of our venue burnt down we...

Peter and Beverly - March 2014

Thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony on Friday we couldn't have planned it better. Our whole family had an unforgettable time. We are very grateful for your contribution...

Mathew and Karen - September 2012

Cath gave us a wonderful celebration full of warmth and love. She made sure that it incorporated all elements that we wanted and the end result was a ceremony that...

Paul and Gemma - January 2014

Thankyou for being a part of our special day. You made our ceremony special to us and made the preparation for the day easier. Our wedding was all...

Peter and Teresa - October 2015

Peter and Teresa - Oct 2015 "Catherine performed our ceremony with great professionalism and friendliness and settled both our nerves with her pleasant voice and lovely smile....

Funeral of Robert Bragagnolo - November 2014

Thank you so very much Catherine for the beautiful memorial service you conducted today. Your empathy and compassion shone through to all family and friends as you steered us through...