Lauren Nelson

Joy In Life - Your Ceremony, Your Style!
Celebrant background: To be involved with people during such exciting and momentous times in their lives is a real privilege, celebrating the joy in life, and it’s why I chose “Joy in Life” as my Celebrant business name. I am a “people person” which is why every ceremony I have conducted has been such a success.

I invest a lot of myself into creating truly personalised ceremonies.

I started my working life as a nurse in Sydney and then moved on to customer service roles and finally many years as a public servant in Canberra.

I believe I bring with me all the best aspects of my previous careers, from caring and understanding, to public speaking and presentation skills, as well as the training I received from the Academy of Celebrancy while obtaining my Certificate IV in Celebrancy.
Besides being a professional and a member of the The Celebrants Network, I am a well-presented, warm, happy, empathetic and understanding person. I will provide a happy and relaxed ceremony created just for you.

I have a pleasant and clear speaking voice and will use a PA system to ensure your ceremony is audible to all.

I provide a signing table and chairs for the Marriage Register, decorated with pretty flowers and candles (or you can have whatever you choose).

Why I'm a celebrant: I love working with, and helping others, so being a celebrant is my perfect “job”.

I realised that helping people have treasured memories of their wedding ceremony or funeral ceremony, was so personally satisfying that it doesn't feel like a job, but true service. I just love being a Celebrant.
Treasured memories: So many! I get a real buzz from the joy that couples are feeling during their marriage ceremony and I carry that joy with me for days afterwards, so all my ceremony memories are treasured.

I love seeing babies being born to "my" couples and I love seeing same sex couples experiencing the same joy as everyone else.

My first ceremony is a treasured memory too as it was for a friend.
Tips : Relax and have your ceremony your way. It's your ceremony, your style! I am here to see you through!
and I'd like to say: I am training to be an End of Life Doula too to provide people with comfort and compassion, funeral planning and peace of mind.
Areas serviced: Canberra, South Coast, Snowy Mountains, Murrumbateman, Goulburn, Yass
Celebrant Town/ Suburb: Canberra
State: Australian Capital Territory
Phone: 0400102992