Servicing Melbourne and Destination Weddings



I’m Bernadette Swinkels, most people call me Berni.

I can honestly say that my work is my passion. I love meeting people and hearing their stories. I love helping people create their perfect ceremony to celebrate their milestones that will be remembered for a lifetime.

I decided to become a celebrant after working as a nurse, mainly in Palliative Care and felt I needed some balance in my life. I still enjoy nursing but I am excited and passionate about my work as a celebrant. I try to make each ceremony unique, quirky or traditional… whatever you want it to be, just please don’t ask me to sing!! I like to have a laugh and will always try to add a little humour into a ceremony.

I am so lucky to have wonderful family and friends that love and support me. I am a passionate supporter of marriage equality and welcome all cultures.


Get in Touch

Based in Ferntree Gully, Victoria

Servicing Melbourne and surrounding suburbs but also willing to travel.

Phone Me

0414 720 710