The Owl & The Pussycat

PHPAmy+and+Kyle-35Diane Moore is a Civil Marriage Celebrant for weddings, funerals and the many celebrations of life.  The Owl and the Pussycat poem has become a signature of her content, for it is the story telling via the insight of the couples she marries that reminds her of the journey that is shared.

Aside from her technology for communications in the office and on location, official documents and a few beautiful calligraphy pens, Diane includes a Tibetan singing bowl to each ceremony which she uses at the beginning of each ceremony to bring us all into the present moment.  The gentle sound is tempered to bring a sense of ease and focus to what is about to begin.   While after each wedding ceremony the couple receives a copy of their ceremony and the poem “The Owl and The Pussycat” on hand-make paper, as a memento of their special day, enclosed with a small gift of an owl and a pussycat figurine.

We asked Diane a few questions about her days, path and local haunts and share the wedding of Amy and Kyle by Paris Hawken Photography, newly weds who were married by Diane.

What is a typical day.
My days can include meeting with couples, answering emails,writing ceremonies and of course delivering ceremonies on the day.All seems pretty straight forward but let me tell you their are many twists and turns along the way…from tragic to hilarious.
Your path.
I studied to be a primary teacher, a career that has served me well with opportunities to travel and revisit when ever I’ve needed to.  I have also worked in the hospitality industry as I love all things wine and food but I especially love people.   It was while working at wedding functions that I had the opportunity to see the wedding ceremony.  I knew I has something different to offer, an experience as much as a service and thought “I could do that”  So I did.

Why a celebrant.
Becoming a celebrant is something I’ve wanted to do for over 20 years although at this time celebrants for the Margaret River region were restricted to a quota.  Once my children left home, I decided to train and make this my new career.I  love every ceremony I do be it a funeral, a wedding, renewing of vows or a naming.

Best place for coffee.
I live in a beautiful apartment in central Dunsborough and at 7:30am you’ll find me at Mealup Cafe enjoying a double shot latte and the paper.
Your down time.
You will find me at the beach, walking, volunteering at a hospice or St.Vinnies or travelling!  I’m constantly entertained by my many friends and I have an AirBnB which makes for plenty of cleaning and laundering, but I love the people I meet.

What Inspires you.
Love.  I never cease to be amazed at its resilience and its ingenuity.  I love the story, each couples is different and needs to be told.   Love can be found anywhere, with anyone.  There is no formula.

Wedding of Amy and Kyle // Photographer Paris Hawken Photography // Venue Eagle Bay Brewery //  Dress – Made With Love // DJ  Mandy B // Celebrant – Dianne Moore // Hair Top Cut Hair // MUA – Abbie Mac // Stylist Aisle Style // Lighting Wildwood Lighting


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