Hey! My name is Jacki Derrick (she/her) and I'm a fun and personable, Brisbane based authorised marriage celebrant who provides an alternative to the traditional ceremonies from yesteryear.
In a past life I was a Trivia Host all around Brisbane and the Gold Coast, so I'm a bit of an old hat when it comes to public speaking and using a mic. I am also a total food enthusiast who has been having a long love affair with blue cheese, hot cinnamon donuts, espresso martinis and mint choc-chip ice cream and just quietly, we're not breaking up anytime soon.
I am a Camilla kaftan-obsessed, travel enthusiast (fingers crossed I can get to Italy and Croatia within the next decade...) and all round good chick who is vivacious, charismatic, organised, witty, supportive, compassionate and a bloody good cook. I also have a passion for writing, which comes in handy when you're a marriage celebrant!
I believe your ceremony should be heartfelt, relaxed, personal, definitely not awkward and one that sets the tone for the rest of your night with your friends and family.
I have been a celebrant for over 5 years and have had the privilege of marrying over 100 couples. I pride myself on my writing skills and telling your story in a way that is fun, authentic and heart-warming and I am willing to accept the challenge of changing people’s views that the ceremony is boring AF.
I offer a contemporary, relaxed, fun and professional approach and I will create a ceremony that is uniquely you.
I am in full support of LGBTQI couples. Because love is love and the world has bigger problems than girls who kiss girls and boys who kiss boys.
I should also let you all know that while we are living in the world we are, I feel it's appropriate for me to inform you that I am fully vaccinated (3 jabs!) against COVID-19, oh and the flu too. (That feels weird having that on my website, but here we are!)
If you think I may be the Celebrant for you, I would love to hear from you.
We can catch up at a dog-friendly park, café or pub - whatever suits you!