All you need is love and … some wisdom from a wedding professional.
Now, I know a lot about weddings, but not everything, so “Tradie Tuesday”is a series of interviews with wedding professionals, who will share their stories and wedding wisdom.
Nicola Wall – Marriage celebrant
Business Name: Nicola Wall – Celebrant
Tell us a bit about yourself and your business? I am married to Tyron and have 3 children aged 7,5 and 1 1/2 . I’m trained, registered secondary school teacher (social sciences) who is currently at home running after no3 child and starting to look forward to picking up some part time teaching. I applied to become a celebrant initially because I had previously mentioned what an awesome job it would be – my little sister told me I had to do it as she could not find an available celebrant for any of her choices of wedding dates, and I have continued renewing my registration because I love it.
What do you love about your job? Absolutely no two weddings are the same. I get to share in people’s most happiest of days and have a good stickybeak at the fabulous dresses, decorations and family dynamics!
What do you do in your spare time, hobbies/interests? I have 3 children – what spare time?
What one thing do you wish every wedding couple knew? Grooms need to try on their wedding trousers prior to the day.
Any wedding trends you love, or would love to see disappear? I wish people didn’t care so much what their families/tradition says – it’s good to a point, but the best weddings are the ones where the couples choose elements/elaborations that are uniquely ‘them’.
Any great/interesting stories about working with a couple? Do you mean like the time the butterflies wouldn’t leave their cage at the conclusion of the ceremony? Or the bride that was 45 minutes late because of stock on the road and no cell phone coverage? Interrupting a wedding because the thunderstorm hit 2 minutes too early? The couple that nearly couldn’t get married because they’d not collected their licence in time?
What 2 pieces of advice would you give a couple planning their wedding? Don’t be scared to ask questions and think outside the square.
One insider tip/trick to pass on? There is no ‘right way’ for a wedding ceremony nor one size fits all.
Think Nicola sounds like ‘the best celebrant ever’? Then contact her here:
Phone: 0272317174 or 4544277