In A Nutshell
Alison is a fully certified Civil Celebrant who has worked in the LGBTQ+ community for over twenty years. She celebrates equality, diversity, and has a strong passion for life, death and everything in between.
Having worked for over thirty years in the entertainment industry, you will still be able to see her perform at The Two Brewers or Pride events, but she has found a new passion that’s taken over in the most rewarding way!
Alison has the ability and experience to create highly personalised ceremonies for a variety of life celebrations including wedding celebrations and commitment ceremonies, transitioning or ‘coming out’ ceremonies, naming days and other family celebrations.
Alison is a storyteller who will surround you with love, encourage you to contemplate life, make you laugh and bring you to tears.
Whatever the occasion, Alison will work with you to create a ceremony that represents who you are and celebrates your individual values and beliefs.
“But this is not about me. It’s about YOU!”
Your day. Your way.
Why do you want to work with us?
I feel it’s important for the LGBTQ+ community to have access to professionals who can help them write and create their wedding celebration without having to explain the pronouns; someone who is completely at ease in her own skin, someone who’s able to focus on the individual needs of each couple, their family and friends, and can make their day as unique as they are!
What is your approach to weddings?
My motto is, “You are only limited by your imagination”. Dream big!
I’m not a wedding planner, but I am affiliated with with like-minded individuals who, like me, are also focused on how to make your day AMAZING!!!!
The most important thing about being a celebrant is the ability to actively listen to my clients’ needs and wishes and bring them to fruition. I do not work from ‘templates’. No ceremony is the same. I will create and conduct a ceremony that’s JUST for YOU.
What do you love about what you do?
I work in all areas of celebrancy; weddings, commitment ceremonies, funerals and a wide range of other life celebrations, but you just can’t beat a good “love story”.
I look forward to writing YOURS!
What’s your favourite wedding reading?
Touched By An Angel by Maya Angelou
“We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight
live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple
and comes into our sight to liberate us into life.
Love arrives and in its train come ecstasies
old memories of pleasure ancient histories of pain.
Yet if we are bold, love strikes away the chains of fear from our souls.
We are weaned from our timidity.
In the flush of love’s light we dare be brave
And suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be.
Yet it is only love which sets us free.”
What’s your favourite wedding song?
Are you kidding me? I’m a singer. I’ll be here all day …
A THOUSAND YEARS by Christina Perry or AT LAST by Etta James
I ONLY WANNA BE WITH YOU by Dusty Springfield (heads up – listen to Tina Arena’s version on Spotify!!!)
Getting the party started
JUST WANT TO F***ING DANCE – I have a slight connection with this one.
What is your travel policy?
As long as there is a train, a plane or a space for my car, everything is negotiable.