SandersConcon17smilingjoywithmicI grew up in a big extended family, travelled widely, lived and was educated in four countries (Philippines, England, United States and Australia).  This has given me a depth and breadth of understanding of many cultures and ways of living. Fluent in English, Cebuano, Pilipino languages, I can perform ceremonies in these where needed.

Being married for over 33 years,  a mother and grandmother, I have an personal understanding and insight into family and group dynamics, a very useful skill to have for a life celebrant.

I have over 35 years professional work experience in various occupations – including drama and theatre, education, singing, marketing, communication, Joy Px Celebrancy bioJoy Px Celebrancy biowriting, spirituality, religion, life coaching, philosophy, and the corporate world.  I believe all these have served to develop in me a wealth of people skills and emotional and intelligence to become a passionate and professional celebrant.

I completed Bachelor Degrees in Education and in Liberal Arts and Postgraduate Certificates in Drama Education and in Singing Pedagogy. I achieved my Celebrancy qualification in Australia.  I consider my celebrancy profession to be a culmination of these personal and professional skills and talents.

SandersConcon7I have a friendly and amenable personality, with a vivid desire to be of service to the community.  My life coaching and teaching experience enables me to facilitate individuals and couples in express themselves in deep and meaningful ways to each other in a comfortable way.   I consider it a privilege to be part of their significant landmarks in their life journey.

My ceremonies are therefore personalised, having sensitive regard to each couple’s culture, backgrounds, interests, spiritual outlooks, beliefs, lifegoals.  I love doing traditional Western Christian as well as Eastern or Buddhist influenced ceremonies.  Examples, Australian, English, Filipino, Indian, Sir-Lankan….. or non-denominational and secular – they are always personalised, heartfelt and meaningful.

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Bride and Groom and Joy with that precious wedding certificate

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Named “Joy” for good reasons,  I have a positive and joyful nature, grounded on a sense of calmness which people feel.  I have a deep spiritual understanding of life.

I create and deliver unique and meaningful ceremonies – marriage, re-commitment of vows, funerals, naming, and other life celebrations -  that meet people’s needs whilst making sure that every legal detail and requirements are complied with.

I am available to perform your wedding anywhere in Sydney, more particularly from Penrith, Western Sydney, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, South Coast, Richmond, Camden and surrounds.