My name is Kate McDonough and I’m a Marriage Celebrant.
I am located in Maroota, NSW, Australia. I am available in Maroota and all areas of Sydney, the Blue Mountains, Lithgow, Bathurst, the Central Coast and Newcastle areas.
If you are having your ceremony in another area not listed above, but are interested in my services, please don’t hesitate to contact me!
I became a Celebrant in April 2016 and thoroughly love my job. I am very down to earth, have a great sense of humour and I am passionate about providing a professional and personable service for your special occasion.
I have a background in Business Administration and Hospitality and decided to study to become a Celebrant in 2015. I have completed the Certificate IV in Celebrancy and I am a Commonweath-Registered Celebrant as appointed by the Attorney-General’s Department. I am also a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants which is a professional celebrant association.
I specialise in Wedding Ceremonies, Vow Renewal Ceremonies, Naming Day Ceremonies and Commitment Ceremonies. I will work together with you to create the perfect ceremony for your special occasion.
I have been happily married since 2009 to my husband Dale. I grew up in Wallerawang, a coal mining town (near Lithgow) and still have a lot in family and friends in this area. I am a country girl at heart, but also love the big smoke too! Living in Maroota I have the best of both worlds: bushland and farms all around, but still only a one hour drive from the Sydney CBD, and a thirty minute drive to Windsor and Rouse Hill.
I have a great love of sport. I played Basketball, Netball, Discus and Shotput for a lot of years growing up. I have a keen love of watching the Rugby League, and am a South Sydney Rabbitohs supporter. I love watching the Tennis also and always watch the Olympics when it is on!
I love being a Celebrant and being surrounded by joy and happiness. I am very privileged to be able to officiate so many wonderful occasions and to meet so many lovely people. Being married and a mother, I feel this adds a lot more knowledge and understanding to my role as a Celebrant as I have been in the “shoes” of the bride and groom, and of the parents at their child’s naming day. I understand the role of wife and mother very well and it is such a joy being both!
Please feel free to contact me for an obligation free chat regarding your special occasion!
~ PABLO PICASSO ~