About Deb the Celebrant
My name is Deborah Lilley and I am a qualified Civil Marriage Celebrant. I qualified in 2014 after deciding I needed a creative outlet for my flair for organisation and attention to detail. I am originally from Essex in the East of England, but moved to South Australia with my family in 2006.
I am professionally trained and legally authorised by Australian Commonwealth Law to solemnise marriages anywhere in Australia and its Territories. I am also able to conduct any type of ‘non-legal’ ceremony you wish for. I am fiercely inclusive, and strongly believe that marriage is for all.
I abide strictly to the Code of Practice for Celebrants and am a member of many professional bodies including AMC – Australian Marriage Celebrants (https://marriagecelebrants.org.au/) and AFCC – The Australian Federation Of Civil Celebrants (www.afcc.com.au).
I am a confident public speaker and have a clear voice with or without a microphone.
I am a vibrant, fun-loving, 40-something Gemini, who is growing old disgracefully with crazy coloured hair and an amazing dress and shoe collection! As you can tell I am a young at heart person but I have a soft spot in my heart for anything vintage, from the 20’s flapper days to 50’s rock-and-roll.
I’ll happily wear anything from my extensive retro dress collection for any occasion, but especially when it fits into the look of a Wedding! Do you want a Celebrant who is comfortable to dress up for your theme wedding? Then I’m your girl!
More about Deb
When I’m not marrying loved up couples, I am down the beach paddle-boarding or swimming, or finding new trails in beautiful scenic places with my partner Bert, usually with a various collection of our collective kids and my two dogs Morris and Theo.
I am also a film fanatic and a secret geek. I grew up on a screen diet of Star Wars, Dr. Who, and all things Si-Fi (Thanks Dad) and I love the opportunity to let out my inner geek in wedding ceremonies.
In the community
Community spirit is really important to me. I am a fully Gilwell woggled and Wood Beaded Scout Leader in the Scouting Association of Australia. It is my dream to marry a couple in full Scout uniform (one day I am sure!).
I am also a qualified JP and love volunteering in my local community, as an MC at a fundraiser or an extra pair of hands helping out or sponsoring local events.
If you’d like to chat about how we might work together then please contact me.