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.
0414 720 710