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Zac’s got something to celebrate at every job

Newlyweds Rhys and Kimberley Liverton with civial marriage celebrant Zac Garven (middle). Photo: Blink photography - Orin Lucke
Newlyweds Rhys and Kimberley Liverton with civial marriage celebrant Zac Garven (middle). Photo: Blink photography - Orin Lucke Contributed

WHEN two of Zac Garven's best friends got engaged, he was beyond happy for the couple.

Little did Zac know that their engagement would present a new business venture for him.

Having been an MC at nearly every wedding he'd attended, Zac was expecting to do the same for his newly engaged friends.

But they had something better in mind.

"They asked me to come over for dinner and had a question to ask me," the 29-year-old said.

"For the past 10 years I've MCed a lot of weddings and thought that's what I'd be doing.

"Then they asked me if I would study a course to be their celebrant and marry them."

It was an easy choice for the Rockhampton man and he started studying at the Academy of Celebrancy.

After eight months of study he's started a business, Married by Zac, and is a civil marriage celebrant.

"It never crossed my mind to be a celebrant but it makes perfect sense," Zac said. "I've got experience hosting and I love being around happy people.

"I couldn't believe I didn't think of this beforehand."

Zac married his friends in May for his first wedding as a celebrant and said that it was a perfect day.

Zac said it was exciting to be part of a couple's special day.

"It's fun hearing the stories of how people met and what they love about each other," Zac said.

"It's amazing, you're there when people are making their ultimate declaration of love for each other; you get to be part of it all."

Topics:  business, weddings




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