Hello, I’m Di Bailey, a registered celebrant who lives and works within the beauty and tranquility of the northern beaches of Queensland.
Against a backdrop of calm oceans and tropical islands, I have helped couples celebrate a union, families remember a life well lived and brought people together to share special moments.
My long professional experience means I’m able to direct your event with skill, ensuring everyone is comfortable and focused on the moments that matter.
I’ll guide you and your guests through the formalities with a gentle hand, bringing everyone along on the special journey that is unfolding before them.
Providing a range of options in rituals and readings, I can help you plan your modern, traditional or religious ceremony from start to finish.
We had a truly wonderful day; Di is a wonderful and kind person and our ceremony was very meaningful and perfect!
Weddings are a beautiful celebration of all that’s good about unity, family and love.
Long before your big day, I’ll get to know you both a little better so I can truly understand and communicate your preferred style and reflect your personalities. Your wedding day is about you, so I want to hear your ideas, aspirations and wishes.
Above all, I want to create an environment and a space for you on your wedding day that gives you an opportunity to really experience and remember the sense of joy and love that surrounds you both.
This helps you enjoy your big day without feeling like it’s over just as it’s begun! From a simple garden wedding, to a beachfront location or a private chapel, I’ll be with you every step of the way…from completing the legal paperwork to saying ‘I do’, consider me your guide.
We had the pleasure of having Di as our wedding celebrant for our recent marriage on 18th March 2023. Di was a delight and was very professional in the days and weeks prior to the event, helping us with all the official paperwork and making suggestions to help the day flow smoothly and go the way we wanted it to. On the day, Di’s calm demeanour made sure it was a fun, relaxed and enjoyable ceremony for us and our guests. In short,we had an awesome day. You exceeded our expectations and we were so happy. Thank you so much.
- Peter & Leigh French
You’ve been through life’s ups and downs, raised a family and worked hard to achieve your personal and professional goals. And you’ve done it side by side, always supporting, encouraging and loving each other.
Weathering the storms that come with married life isn’t always easy, so taking some time out to reflect on your strength as a couple is important.
A renewal of vows is a beautiful way to celebrate and share your love with your family and friends, but most of all to show each other the depth of your commitment.
I can help you articulate and share your renewed vows on your big day, while ensuring your celebration reflects your personalities and wishes.
I believe everyone should have the opportunity to formally celebrate and mark the life of someone close to them.
While most name giving ceremonies officially welcome a new baby to a family, older children or people who have not been baptized may wish to consider holding their own ceremony.
While simple from a paperwork perspective, I will work with you to plan your name giving ceremony and to ensure everyone feels included, welcomed and loved.
My aim is to guide couples to create a moment in time that they will always remember as a happy and joyous occasion for them, their families and friends.
Being part of a blended family is not always simple.
There are many adjustments and compromises to be made when two or more groups of people come together to create a family unit.
That’s why it’s so important to take some time to reflect on your journey together and acknowledge the love and care you feel for your family…whether you are connected by blood or not.
Using a simple reading or ritual to suit your personalities, I will guide you through a family unity ceremony that will create a shared feeling of love and joy.
You may even wish to weave a family unity ceremony into your wedding day, thereby sealing your commitment to each other as well as your children.
Our special day was just that…one never to be forgotten. Di's contribution in materializing our dream was significant, with her genuine approach, calmness and friendliness making that special day so perfect and fulfilling. We loved working with Di who helped make the ceremony specially tailored to us in every way! Thank you Di, we had the most amazing day!
- Peter and Ann
No matter the circumstances, funerals are a time of deep grief.
While it’s natural to feel lost when someone you love passes away, it’s also important to celebrate who they were and what made them so special to you.
I work with you, your family and friends, to create an uplifting and celebratory atmosphere that really symbolises the beautiful journey of life.
Let me help you find the right words, actions, music and mood to really capture the personality of the loved one you’re saying goodbye to.
If you’re not sure where to start, give me a call and let’s start talking.
There is no obligation to engage me for your special day or event…if I can simply provide some advice and help then I’m happy to do so.
My aim is to guide you to create special memories on a day that is focused on celebrating love, family and the people around you.