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:
Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants in Victoria Inc. (ACMCV)
International College of Celebrancy Alumni and Friends Association (ICCA)
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:
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Public Liability Insurance
I offer you:
100% commitment from day one right through to your special day
My complete attention as I do not perform multiple ceremonies on the same day
Time, as I like to take the time to get to know you
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.