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Hi, I’m Catherine! I’ve been close to weddings my whole life and I’m looking forward to getting to know you!

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I have been close to weddings my whole life, with a cake decorator mum and a photographer dad. This has instilled in me an attention to detail and an awareness of the photographer’s perspective. Both are really important on your wedding day. You will want to relax in the knowledge that the finer details of the ceremony are taken care of, while I enable your photographer to capture the two of you sharing magical moments together.

I live in Wollongbar in the Northern Rivers of NSW. I’m available from Tweed Heads to Evans Head, Ballina to Casino, or even further!

I’m lucky to have three wonderful daughters and one fantastic son-in-law as my best friends and am married to the love of my life. I believe in giving your best and doing unto others as you would have them do to you. A romantic at heart, I enjoy being able to work with two people in love.

Enough about me – it’s all about you! That’s why you’re reading this, to find the right celebrant for you. So give me a call and let’s get started.

I’m looking forward to meeting you!

Catherine x

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What my lovely couples have to say about me:

Andrew Playford

“Committed, caring and cooperative. A celebrant that is determined we start our new life together a relaxed and fun ceremony. Thank you Catherine!!”

Peter Edsall

“Searching for a wedding celebrant felt overwhelming as there seemed to be so many options! Our initial reaction to Catherine’s website was to notice her warm professionalism. From our initial phone contact through to the day of our ceremony, Catherine demonstrated that she was careful and attentive to details while providing us with a sincere presence. Overall Catherine was the perfect celebrant for us”

Judy Byrne

“Our wedding was made extra special by our incredibly warm celebrant Catherine Yager. Catherine went over and above to get to know us personally by sending individual questions for the bride and groom to answer, enabling her to weave lovely personal words through our ceremony. The interactive tying of the knot with five coloured ribbons brought the tapestry of our families together. A wonderful celebration of love. We felt relaxed and calm in Catherine’s very organised hands.”

Tania A

“We could not speak highly enough of Catherine, who from the start ‘got us’, making us feel completely at ease. After her first visit with us, we both felt immediately that ‘this was the one’. We then started to make things difficult by changing the wedding date on more than one occasion and we were never made to feel like anything was a hassle. Catherine, being a true romantic at heart, loves what she does and despite our nerves you can’t help but get caught up in it all. Our ceremony was funny, heartfelt, relaxed and above all very much us. We could not recommend Catherine enough to make your special day even more special. Thank you, Catherine.”

Kirralee Unger

“From the minute we met Catherine we knew she was the celebrant for us. She was warm and kind, and listened to our likes and dislikes and created the perfect ceremony. Our day was perfect form start to finish.”

Rachael Trussell

“Catherine was an amazing celebrant. Super friendly, caring, easy-going and listened to what we wanted for our day. She really went above and beyond to make sure our surprise wedding not only stayed a surprise but the made the whole process go smoothly. She always made sure we were going okay along the way and was even so accommodating to us when it came to our meetings. Would highly recommend her to anyone needing a celebrant. Thank you, Catherine!”

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  • Content,fulfilled love. Look at those eyes - they say so much. The after-glow of a wonderful wedding ceremony.  Small communities are awesome. For country weddings, everyone’s so generous, pitching in to make sure the couple have the best day ever. This was definitely the case for J and L and just shows how well-loved they are.

Mind you, J and L knew roughly what they wanted and in the months leading up to their wedding, their ideas evolved to result in a very unique celebration that truly reflected their style.

First there was the calming incense wafting through the hall and meadowy wildflowers so fresh they were placed seconds prior to the wedding. Then the Radiohead entrance music and a Homer Simpson vow.

From the deeply meaningful handfasting with parents to the hairy-chested guy in a bridesmaid dress. Then the earthly Apache blessing to the script that turned into a guestbook.

All culminated in a thunderous foot-stomping congratulations on the timber floor as J and L walked back up the aisle. It was a fantastic start to married life!

Goolmangar Hall has a new story to tell of the couple that dealt with changing COVID-19 restrictions to make sure their wedding was truly a celebration of their own relationship, embraced by a warm community of family and friends. There were no pretences, and there were big smiles all around.

There’s a new couple in town. Well done J and L – a wedding to remember.  #byronbaywedding #engaged #bride #groom #countrywedding #northernriversnsw #uniquewedding
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  • Nadia and James, the beginning of a great partnership. Congratulations! 
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  • Yep. Focused. #northernriversweddings #celebrant #weddingphotography #bride #groom
  • Wholly. It’s your day. Let’s do it your way. Your wedding ceremony should set the vibe for the rest of the day. Yes, there’s a few little legal details to tend to, but the ceremony is where your relationship - your unique and significant love - needs to be captured and truly celebrated. This is where I really get to work for you. I want to ‘get’ the sparkly magic that makes you two shine, then showcase it to the world. A genuine sense of who you are and why you are better together. I’m one hundred per cent focused on you. #northernriversweddings #celebrant #weddingphotography #elope #bride #groom
  • Romance encapsulated. Simple, special, stunning. Now, where’s the nearest lake? A beach wedding alternative, lakes and rivers provide more shelter from wind. Pack an evening picnic and see how the light changes, or a sunrise picnic. Imagine starting your new life on a new and fabulous dawn ... Might be difficult getting guests there on time but worth it! Brings new meaning to the term ‘wedding breakfast.’ 😄🌲🌼🌝#engagedandinspired #sunsetlovers #northernriversweddings #celebrant
  • Every time🥰#spreadthelove
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