I came to the work of celebrancy on a long road. Singing at hundreds of wedding ceremonies with my husband Ryan in our jazz duo, I had an opportunity to view the wedding ceremony from every angle. Fascinated, I began to take notes, and soon realised I was called to do this work, and do it well.

As my research and learning unfolded, I saw the connection among the various passions of my life: attending to birthing women and their families, understanding more about the dying process and how to honour and respect that; the deep sense of comfort I experienced in small rituals (annual gatherings, community events, religious ceremonies, and the weddings and funerals I attended or worked at). When there was an authentic and warm person conducting these events, I noticed how profoundly people were affected, in a positive way.

Kimba & Ryan - Melbourne jazz duo

My husband Ryan and I perform jazz at a gorgeous country wedding.

Modern rituals are something of a passion for me. I have researched dozens of rituals ancient and modern, and also happily create new ceremonies that suit unique situations. I believe a ceremony must reflect the community it is meant for. Sometimes that means it doesn’t feel much like a ceremony at all. It’s a gathering. Other people connect to very specific symbols or elements.

I value people and their stories, and am always captivated by our different  experiences and also the things that bind us all.(One of my favourite sites is  http://www.humansofnewyork.com/)

I live amongst the trees in Hurstbridge, Victoria and have three lively little children. I also manage my own music business. Travel is my passion and I love taking the family to far flung places. My husband Ryan and I married in 2006 and have been together almost 20 years.

I am happy to chat with you about your own vision and needs for your ceremony. I look forward to hearing your unique story. Contact me on 0430378388 or email me info@modernrituals.com.au

 Kimba Griffith - Melbourne Wedding Celebrant - Wedding Ceremony