A day in the life of a marriage celebrant – Kate Armon
- July 24, 2015
- Posted by: Rose_TrainingOZ15
- Category: Rose Training Blog
Rose Training talks celebrancy and weddings with marriage celebrant Kate!
Kate Armon, Rose Training Australia alumni, is a busy and accomplished mother of two, with her own celebrancy business – ‘A Celebrant Called Kate’. We decided to talk to her about what it means to be a celebrant, and her journey to where she is today with her business.
What has your educational and career journey been like thus far? What has been a highlight?
Before living in Australia we lived for 12 years in New Zealand and it was here my Mum first suggested I looked into becoming a marriage celebrant. The more research I did the more appealing it became.
The process to become a celebrant is NZ is much easier than here in Australia. I basically applied via an application and was accepted and then off I went into the world of celebrancy learning as I went along, which was a little scary at times.
When I arrived in Australia I signed up with Rose Training feeling like I shouldn’t have to do the course but I couldn’t have been more wrong!
The journey from NZ to Australia has also taught me there is always more to learn and every experience adds richness to you as a person and a professional.
What was your experience like, becoming a celebrant with Rose Training Australia?
The experience at Rose Training was excellent, the course was well structured and fun. It was a good length and the tutors were just amazing. I loved all the little touches like the beautiful morning teas and hot flannels in the afternoon to refresh us.
After you completed your Celebrancy course, how did you go about becoming a celebrant?
I decided to work really hard the week of the course and get all my work done so that I could hand it in on the Friday and as soon as I heard back from Rose Training which took just a couple of days I then immediately applied to the Attorney General’s office to get my registration.
How did your business, A Celebrant Called Kate, come about, and what has been your proudest moment as a business owner?
I looked for a name that was relevant to my industry and covered all aspects of celebrancy from weddings to funeral celebrancy. Also being an Internet savvy person I wanted to start my website name with an ‘A’ so that I would come in the first few listings in directories
My proudest moment so far was hearing my first couple say “We would like you to be our celebrant”. I can remember thinking I literally wanted to jump in the air. It was a fantastic feeling to know the journey had been worth and that all the study and hard work had paid off.
What do you love about Celebrancy?
I really love people, and I feel so honoured when people let me into their lives at such pinnacle moments.
I love the writing aspect of being a celebrant and creating a bespoke ceremony for everyone..
I also really enjoy the performance aspect of being a celebrant.
How important is social media to celebrants and how has it helped in your business?
I think businesses simply must have social media pages now. So many people use it as their first port of call when looking for a service. It’s also a wonderful way of sharing what you do, whether that’s suggestions for readings or pictures from a day your have just celebrated with a couple.
It is also a wonderful resource for personal development and support. After training with Rose Training, my celebrancy certificate IV cohort set up a Facebook page so we could all help each other through our first years together which proved invaluable.
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You can find out more about Kate’s Celebrancy business here