About Jill

I am a very experienced Civil Celebrant, appointed by The Attorney General’s Department in Canberra to conduct Marriage Ceremonies in Australia, with Professional Training in Marriage and Funeral Ceremonies.  Regularly I attend professional development to upgrade my knowledge of the profession.

My extensive background in education has given me excellent rapport with people of all ages and backgrounds, public speaking skills and highly developed standards of writing. Many years of using yoga and relaxation techniques are great assets to bring peace and harmony to challenging occasions. I am an enthusiastic writer who loves to craft poems, blessings or stories to reflect the needs of the occasion. Personal interests and extensive experience in expressing my creativity and event organisation are assets in this profession.

My intent is to serve others with courtesy, respect, sincerity, friendliness, excellence and reliability in an organised, warm, confident and gracious manner. When conducting ceremonies with these qualities, my experience shows me that they are light-hearted with a beautiful balance of formality.

HERE’S WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING

“We are so happy that we chose Jill to be our celebrant. From the moment we met, it was obvious that she was genuinely interested in making our wedding day memorable. She allowed us to write our own vows but provided gentle guidance to make these vows unique and true to the heart…Read More

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“Ten Reasons To Choose Jill Kennedy.

If you have decided to take the plunge and commit to that special someone, you will have many decisions ahead of you. Choosing the right celebrant for you is one of the most important. My husband Jonathan and I felt daunted by the search. How would we find someone who could understand our need for a sacred feeling outside of the walls of a church? Luckily fate was on our side and we found ourselves at Jill Kennedy’s door. She was undoubtedly the perfect celebrant for us. The following is a list of the ten reasons why we would recommend her to other happy couples…Read more

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“What a fantastic job you did on the 7th!

When I asked what mark my friend (a teacher with a keen critical eye) would give you, she replied 10.10! You spoke very sensitively, could be heard by all, and did an outstanding job as Celebrant!

“WHAT A DAY!!!!!!

Thanks again for your moving ceremony.   It helped make the day one we will never forget…Read more

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“Jill put a lot of effort in to tailoring our ceremony to reflect us as a couple. We especially loved the many personal touches about us, our families and our surroundings on the day. She worked many of our slightly less traditional ideas seamlessly into vows, which was not an easy task…Read more

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“Neil and I wanted to thank you for being such a wonderful and amazing lady who helped to create a calm yet vivacious vibe to our wedding ceremony. You made us feel very comfortable from the get go and ensured that every detail was covered…read more

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“You were such a wonderful support in the lead up to our big day and we are so happy that you were able to play such an integral and special role in our marriage…Read more

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“Our Wedding day was a magical one and the most significant and important part of that day was our ceremony.  Thanks to Jill, ours was truly beautiful.  Jill put a tremendous amount of time and effort into the preparations for our ceremony…Read more

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“Like everyone, we have very fond memories of our “big day” but the occasion was made all that more special by our wonderful celebrant Jill Kennedy. Jill was recommended to us by a friend and when we approached her to help she was very enthusiastic about our forthcoming wedding…Read more

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“We were thrilled to have Jill as our marriage celebrant. We were lucky to have been present at a few other ceremonies conducted by Jill, so from this experience it was an easy choice for us. Jill’s enthusiasm made the preparations feel very special and she helped us to create a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed our meetings with Jill to discuss the vows and were very happy with the way everything went together…Read more

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“My husband and I (mainly myself) decided for our ten year wedding anniversary that we would like to renew our vows.  Also with our son not being christened we decided we would also like to give him a naming day. My sister in law, Mel, knew Jill personally and also used her services as a celebrant on her wedding day to my brother.  It was a lovely ceremony filled with lots of love & laughter…Read more

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“Jill is a fantastic celebrant. She made us feel that our wedding was the most special of them all…Read more

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“Thank you Jill for the part you played in making our magical day go so smoothly. You listened, advised, suggested, understood and supported what we needed for our ceremony …Read more

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“We would just like to thank you for your contribution to our special day in your role as the marriage celebrant at our wedding. We greatly appreciated your guidance when writing our ceremony by providing us with many examples and suggestions, yet still encouraging us to personalise our ceremony to our desire…Read more

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“We were honoured to have Jill Kennedy as our wedding celebrant. Initially, when we started planning our wedding, we were not sure what we wanted to include in our ceremony, other than we wanted it to outdoors and we didn’t want a lengthy one. Jill had many suggestions that other couples had used, which was really helped us to find the right components that suited us…Read more

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“On November 20, 2010 you were the one who united my husband and I in marriage.  You guided us to contemplate the stepping stones of our life together, for which we are truly thankful…Read more

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“Dear Jill,

A heartfelt thank you for the sensitivity and warmth you put into our wedding celebrations. Ben & I had a specific vision in mind – to incorporate as many of our loved ones into the ceremony as possible. You were so accommodating with all of our ideas (as well as providing so many fantastic additional ones!) and for that we are truly grateful…Read more

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“Thank you so much for providing us with the most wonderful wedding ceremony!…Read more

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“I just wanted to thank you for our meeting today. You are everything we could possibly want in a celebrant and more. We look forward to working with you on this journey…Read more