Ceremonies for the
LGBTIQ Community

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Meet Leslie Ridgeway

I am registered with the Attorney General’s Office as an Authorised Celebrant. I completed the Certificate IV Course in Celebrancy in 2010 at Victoria University in partnership with the International College of Celebrancy.

I am an experienced public speaker, having been a university lecturer for ten years, a police officer for fourteen years, and a team development program facilitator for seventeen years.

I am outgoing and always interested in engaging with people and hearing what they have to say. Perhaps this is indicative of the mentioned (see right) study and career choices.

I am a member of the following:

rainbow heart symbol LGBTIQ Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants in Victoria Inc. (ACMCV)

rainbow heart symbol LGBTIQ International College of Celebrancy Alumni and Friends Association (ICCA)

rainbow heart symbol LGBTIQ Civil Celebrations Network (CCN)

I have fully embraced my Celebrancy career. The diversity is wonderful – from the joy of a Wedding/Commitment, Renewal of Vows (for those of you who have already tied the knot) or Naming Ceremony, to the sadness and often time celebration of a Funeral Ceremony.

I am committed to making each of these occasions the best that they can possibly be.

I bring my life experiences to the table, along with my creativity, imagination, sincerity, and when I can, my sense of humour. Once we get going, I am 100% committed to you.

It is all about you, and I will do every thing in my power and expertise to make your day perfect.

Some previous (and present) employment and study choices have been:

  • Police Officer with Victoria Police
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Outdoor Education at La Trobe University
  • Outdoor Activity Team Development Facilitator
  • Camp Caterer
  • Level 2 First Aid
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • University Lecturer at Victoria University
  • Accreditation Consultant with the Australian Camps Association
  • Certificate IV in Celebrancy at Victoria University.

I have the following insurances with ACMCV:

rainbow heart symbol LGBTIQ Professional Indemnity Insurance

rainbow heart symbol LGBTIQ Public Liability Insurance

I offer you:

 rainbow heart symbol LGBTIQ 100% commitment from day one right through to your special day

rainbow heart symbol LGBTIQ My complete attention as I do not perform multiple ceremonies on the same day

rainbow heart symbol LGBTIQ Time, as I like to take the time to get to know you

rainbow heart symbol LGBTIQ Uniqueness and Originality. I take great pride in personalising your ceremony ensuring its uniqueness and originality

I believe a very important point to consider in choosing a celebrant is personality. The planning, preparation and your special day will be enhanced if there is a vibrant and trusting connection between you and your celebrant.

So, feel free to give me a call or email me for an obligation free meeting to discuss your needs.