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Meet the Vendor: Blessings by Kate Bellman

Far North Queensland celebrant, Kate Bellman, has been officiating weddings since 2018, under her business, Blessings by Kate Bellman. Kate’s warm, friendly and down-to-earth nature makes her a perfect choice for officiating your marriage. If you’re planning a wedding in Cairns, Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Atherton Tablelands, Cape Tribulation or surrounding areas, contact Kate now and be rest-assured that you will be well looked after.

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Blessings by Kate Bellman

Vendor Profile

OwnerKate Bellman
Services AvailableCelebrant
Experience4 – 9 years
LocationFar North Queensland
(Atherton Tablelands – Cairns –
Port Douglas – Cape Tribulation)
Travel availableYes
Rating on Google5 stars
Rating on Facebook5 stars

Getting to know Blessings by Kate Bellman

Professionalism, Warmth, Friendly

What is your favourite moment during a couple’s ceremony and why?

I love the moment after the bride arrives, when the couple say ‘hi’ after not seeing each other all day (and possibly overnight). It’s giggly and full of love and awe.

What advice can you give couples when choosing someone to officiate their special day?

Make sure you’re comfortable in the celebrant’s company and ask any, and as many, questions you may have. If a celebrant is hard to get in touch with, maybe they’re not the one for you.

What trends are you seeing right now in your segment of the wedding industry?

I’m not sure if it’s a trend with all celebrants, but I’m personalising most of my ceremonies with symbolic gestures like hand-fasting, sand pouring and unity candle lighting.

Images by Tulieve Photography and Zoe Maree Media

Couples often find writing their vows overwhelming. What tips do you have for them?

That I’m here for them to help at any stage. They can give me dot points and I can put it together. I also provide copious examples and a guideline to say 3 to 4 things about their current love and 3 to 4 things about promises for their future together. Their vows can be funny and/or heartfelt.

What is your favourite love quote, poem or song and why?

A reading by A.A. Milne – a conversation between Winnie the Pooh and Piglet.

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”
Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
“Pooh?” he whispered.
“Yes, Piglet?”
“Nothing,” said Piglet, taking Pooh’s hand.
“I just wanted to be sure of you. We’ll be friends forever, won’t we Pooh?” asked Piglet.
“Even longer,” Pooh answered.
“If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.”

To me, this is a perfect representation of love and friendship – exactly what a marriage should include.

It’s been a pleasure to welcome Kate to our vendor community, and also start to grow our representation of regional Queensland.

If you have any questions about Blessings by Kate Bellman, please reach out at the details provided or drop us a line in the comments below.

With warm wedding regards,

Kimberley xx
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