About

Dr Geoff: Positive professional attitude; extensive skills and experience

Contact Geoff

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I am a qualified and registered Professional Civil Celebrant, who people say has a professional, sincere and personable presence that brings a special dignity and spirit of celebration to weddings.

I bring several key skills to the Celebrant’s role:

Excellence of quality and service; attention to detail.
* A reassuring presence and calming influence.
* Highly effective communication and listening skills.
High level of probity and integrity.
Acclaimed MC for special events: strong connection with the audience.

I am a member of recognised Celebrant and Professional Associations, and undertake regular professional development programs.

[Note: Dr Geoff’s Celebrant services are underpinned by his successful career in Australia and overseas: as a teacher and Principal; Principal Consultant to the Education Department; International Consultant with UNESCO; founder of Science in Schools; University Lecturer; Corporate Trainer in Leadership and Public Speaking; HR recruitment; Writer and publisher; and as a community leader.]

A few more testimonials:

“A heartfelt thankyou… for your guidance and the environment that you created. Your ability to connect with us and our guests was superb.” D&G

“We just want to give our sincere thanks. We literally could not have gotten married without you! With all the added logistical challenges of Carl being in the UK and me being in Sydney, and with me changing jobs and moving countries – it meant so much that we had you, an absolute pillar of steel throughout the day. It was such a nice touch that you even went above and beyond to build a wooden & ribbon circle for our wedding ceremony. You created our vows just so perfectly based on the things you knew about us and we couldn’t have asked for a more amazing ceremony.”  Deb & Carl

”Dr Geoff, Chris and I can’t believe it! At last we are married. We are so grateful to you for helping us through the emotional moment in the vows. We figure that if we had tears, they were tears of joy!”  – Lyn & Chris.

”You were just so encouraging, cheerful and positive – just what we needed. Thank you for your honest, encouraging and refreshing approach!” D&K, Emerald

”Both of us were very happy. We feel that having a professional is the only way to go.” Joy & Ron

“Geoff, you were so professional but charming at the same time. Our ceremony suited us superbly as a couple!” Nic and Darren

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Time to sign!
 Phillip and Minoo signing the register
Happily Married!
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Love is in the air!

After your first meeting with the Celebrant, I want you to leave feeling confident and reassured that your Celebrant has the necessary professional skills, proven experience and personal qualities to guarantee that your wedding day will be a well prepared, relaxed yet invigorating event.

The testimonials that I include confirm my personal and professional qualities, written voluntarily by happy couples.

You don’t want any unpleasant surprises on your wedding day, which is why you must choose wisely. I always encourage couples to talk things over with each other to be satisfied that you have chosen your Celebrant for all the right reasons.

As a proud professional with a long record of community leadership and involvement, I commit myself to meeting the professional and personal qualities required of Celebrants.

Dr Geoff Haw CMC