About
Kari

Why the artisan celebrant?

Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to create, and my life path has always led me to where this has been at the heart of what I do.

From organising community events and local festivals, to performing as a musician, MC, entertainer, teacher and storyteller, to now a celebrant and artist, I love nothing more than to bring people together to create special moments and meaningful connections.

An artisan is a skilled craftsperson, someone who creates something special from scratch. It implies time is taken to carefully craft something, that is unique and one of a kind. This is exactly what I embody in all of my work as a Sunshine Coast celebrant.

Be proud that your ceremony will also support a reforesting fund.
As a result of your wedding or farewell, a young koala has a chance at finding a leafy home.

Thanks from them and thanks from me too.

Kari a celebrant sitting on an elegant chair in front of the glasshouse Mountains
Kari performing marriage at Montville Maleny

Years of experience

With years of experience in holding space for others, as well as living abroad in other cultures, I can draw on a wealth of ideas to assist in creating your special occasion.

I speak French and Indonesian and can host bilingual ceremonies, and have also supported occasions that blend two cultures into one ceremony. I have conducted many Hindu Australian ceremonies too.

I support LGBTIQ ceremonies, and in fact was the first celebrant in Australia to conduct a same sex wedding.

I hold the highest possible qualification for celebrants in Australia, and am also an appointed Justice of the Peace. I can conveniently support you with the legal requirements as part of your special event.

What to expect when working with me

It can be overwhelming to organise events, even the most intimate of gatherings comes with its list of to-do’s. Would you like to take the confusion and stress out of the process, bring some fun and light to the planning, and be guided every step of the way, no matter how much time you need. Then just show up, and enjoy your special day.

During my ceremonies, I love to engage people, warmly inviting your guests into a story woven about you or a loved one.

The greatest reward for me is when I can hold the space for people to authentically express themselves and include everyone in the room; as this is what allows for something truly sacred, memorable and special to emerge.
I support LGBTIQ ceremonies, and in fact was the first celebrant in Australia to conduct a same sex wedding.

I hold the highest possible qualification for celebrants in Australia, and am also an appointed Justice of the Peace. I can conveniently support you with the legal requirements as part of your special event.

kari elopement celebrant performing ceremony at maleny
kari artisan celebrant hosting a wedding ceremony in the maleny hills

No destination too far

While I mostly specialise in ceremonies in Montville, Maleny and across the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, if it’s a dreamy, coastal beach wedding you’re planning in Noosa, or a destination elopement abroad, I can accommodate a range of location needs should you love what I have to offer and want to work with me.

Let me create an amazing ceremony for you!

Reach out to book a complimentary session with me to explore your ideas, and see what’s possible

Ceremonies

Looking for a different kind of ceremony? I would love to explore this with you!
In addition to the above, I am available to create other special ceremonies.
Just enquire to see what’s possible.