The training so far has been a very positive experience for me. It's been a new challenge that I am thoroughly enjoying. I've made new friends and discovered a voice in me that I didn't know existed. My confidence is improving and I'm learning new skills. It's a fun and friendly atmosphere to be in. I'm enjoying hearing love stories and crafting wedding ideas... Highly recommend it!
A unique opportunity to listen to two people who are deeply in love, talk about their personal journey of love and commitment and craft a wedding ceremony that is unique to them rather than something that is imposed, cold and joyless. A true celebration from and of the heart
In my experience the training has being foremost a personal journey of self discovery. It is reflective, interactive, fun and educational
J.P Connolly (IIOC Trainee)
Being a celebrant is an intense responsibility. For the people involved a celebration is one of the most important days of their lives. Being a celebrant is for me the chance to respond to the wishes of the couple, to be able to listen and find the most important parts of their love story.
I think that our society needs to put new kinds of rituals at the centre of our lives, rituals re-invented and relevant for every story. Being a celebrant is the chance to participate in this new adventure and to create links between human beings
The training is for me a great experience. It is a complete training in what a celebration is, not only theoretically but practically through training in various theatrical techniques. Story telling, voice and presence are so important for a celebrant in order to be able to capture the attention of the audience and so to create a unique and memorable moment. The trainings of IIOC have a background in sociology that brings a deep comprehension of what is an union in our times. It s a great human adventure.
Alain Servant (IIOC Trainee)