maria bwMy career has spanned the design, film, television and education industries. I was managing director of my own architectural commercial and domestic lighting company for many years. A career change saw me move into film and television production, working for high-profile Australian production outfits.

After a serious car accident in 1997, I used my recovery experiences to help others to deal with the effects of trauma, illness and injury by creating a rehabilitation program in conjunction with a Melbourne psychologist and physician. This program required me to make numerous appearances on national radio and television; and work on the public speaking circuit both locally and internationally.

Then in 2007 I married my partner of twelve years and the experience inspired me to train as a marriage celebrant and gave me an insight into what creates a joyous, unique and intimate wedding ceremony.