My name is Lisa Philipsen, and I am an energetic, dedicated and contemporary registered Marriage Celebrant based on the beautiful Central Coast of Australia, perfectly located half way between Sydney and Newcastle, and a short drive to the glorious Hunter Valley Wine Region.
I absolutely love being part of peoples stories of love – weddings, christenings, memorials. Everyone has a story to tell, and I will make sure that your story is told exactly as YOU want it.
My business name – Love Share Declare – represents how I feel about celebrating the moment: we love, we share our love with family and friends, and we declare to the world that love. I want to make the moment those three combine and connect on your wedding day absolutely perfect for you.
My life history includes a background in theatre and performing arts, and a career based around interacting with people and products in both the fashion industry, and hospitality. My training in theatre has taught me the power of the moment, and how to ensure that every moment is represented honestly, authentically, and with passion and professionalism. I am a member of two professional celebrant organisations, and am on the board of directors of a not-for-profit organisation that deals with providing quality child care for families, supported playgroups for families with difficult circumstances, and for children with special needs.
It is so important that you and I – the couple and the celebrant – connect. This is your moment, and everything about your ceremony must represent all that you are: and with joy, authenticity and honesty. My role is merely to guide you through the legalities, assist with the flow, the wording, and the ceremony itself, of course! I understand that choosing your celebrant can be a difficult decision to make, and am happy to meet with you just for a chat, no obligations, just to meet, and ‘see’.
Planning your wedding can be quite overwhelming at times! The dress, the cake, the venue, the catering, the weather, the bridal party, the decorating…. Take plenty of time along the way to enjoy the ride, this is your celebration of the beginning of your lives together as a married couple. I will do everything I can to make sure that this moment in your life is absolutely the way that you desire it to be.
I would love the opportunity to talk to you about your day, and how you envision it.