TESTIMONIALS for ceremonies by Lisa
Thank you to all the couples, families and individuals who have provided me with such wonderful feedback over the years. It is always my privilege to assist you where I can.
DORIS ZAGDANSKI ( National Manager Invocare, Author, Grief & Loss Specialist )
“ Over the years I have seen many, many ceremonies conducted by civil celebrants, but none as touching as the ceremony I attended recently (15.08.14). You could tell this was no copy book service - every word was carefully chosen, a beautiful story was told. Lisa is a true professional in her field with an added warmth and genuineness as well.”
RESORT WEDDING NORTHERN NSW
Lisa our Celebrant was just a perfect fit for our beautiful wedding. Right from our very first meeting we knew she was “the one”. Lisa is so friendly, organised and very professional in her manner. With her support we wrote our own vows and created the intimate ceremony we had wished for. We thank Lisa so much for helping us make our day truly special. Jules & Richie
THEMED WEDDING BRISBANE CITY
"It only took a single meeting for Lisa to understand who we were and what we wanted for our wedding. Lisa produced a ceremony that was tailored perfectly to our individual style and as a bonus she arrived dressed up to suit our 1950s wedding theme which made our photos look great!" Alanna and Carl
ROMANTIC COUNTRY WEDDING, SUNSHINE COAST
“ Lisa –our fabulous Celebrant - thank you for being so generous with your time - not just in getting to know Jeff and I and ‘us’, but in really seeking to understand what we wanted in a wedding ceremony. Thank you for your guidance, for looking after all the necessary paperwork (urgh), but mostly for helping create the perfect ceremony for us - it was simple and honest, filled with love, and with a hint of ‘funny’ – just what we wanted. We would happily sing your praises to others seeking your professional services. ” Jeff and Anna
RELAXED, BACKYARD, “SURPRISE”, GARDEN WEDDING, BRISBANE
"Lisa made our day so special. She has a warmth and kindness that makes everyone feel very comfortable. She was very professional in her approach to our (suprise) wedding both in the lead up and the day. We were so grateful to have such a wonderful , thoughtful and caring marriage celebrant to guide us through our wedding journey!" Colla and Levi
ELEGANT STRADBROKE ISLAND WEDDING
"Lisa Grosskopf has a wonderful personalised approach as a celebrant. She did our wedding for us in 2011 and we were very impressed with her attention to detail, professionalism and warmth that she exuded both in the lead up to the wedding and on the day. We would recommend Lisa to anyone wanting a celebrant who really cares and places priority on getting to know what makes that couple so unique. We were honoured to have had her play a part in our special wedding day." Dee and Sean
FUN, INTIMATE WEDDING GOLD COAST
Lisa, thank you so much for being our celebrant. Your professionalism and kind, bubbly nature really made our special day, and more importantly allowed us both to relax and enjoy the moment. So many of our guests made really positive comments on not only how well you managed our ceremony but what a personal and intimate wedding you gave us. We are so pleased we chose you. Thanks for making our day one that we will look back on with enormous emotion and a huge smile. Lee and Adrian
AFFORDABLE, CASUAL BEACH WEDDING, GOLD COAST
“We had a great time and the guests present at the wedding also said how beautiful our wedding was. Nagisa and I would like to say Lisa has created and presented a wonderful wedding and it’s a day Nagisa and I will never forget” Graeme and Nagisa ( Lisa’s first casual beach wedding ceremony )
GOLD COAST WEDDING, BEAUTIFUL CIVIL MARRIAGE CEREMONY AT HOME
Dear Lisa, Thank you for making our wedding beautiful on 10.10.10. You have a lovely manner and that’s why everybody wants you. Dana and Neil Benson
Our experience with Lisa have been nothing but first class. The personal touches she put to our daughter Aimee’s naming day made the day even more special. We look forward to having her as a part of our future celebrations. Thanks lisa for everything.
David Doak and Catherine Conway ,Brisbane
FUNERAL AND MEMORIAL TESTIMONIALS:
TESTIMONIAL FOR THE OUTSTANDING SERVICE PROVIDED BY LISA GROSSKOPF 2017
SHAUNA BOSTOCK-SMITH (Historian, Brisbane)
Call me a funeral critique if you will, but I am often not impressed with funeral services. I often find myself thinking, ‘Is that it?’ I wonder whether the people who organised it could have taken a bit more time to serve more justice upon the life and contributions of the deceased. Sometimes services can feel really formulaic … as if they have set up little compartments, gone through a checklist, ticked all the boxes, blah, blah, blah, curtain closed, “Next!” Lisa Grosskopf could never be accused of such coldness, because the beautiful warmth of her bright personality shines through every facet of her work.
I had the joy of seeing Lisa’s work at my neighbour’s funeral service, and she melted my heart. I remember thinking, “Wow! This women is amazing!” So when my Mum passed away, I immediately requested her services. Aside from her incredible experience and professionalism, Lisa’s greatest gift to the families she serves is the delivery of her ‘product’. Her articulate manner, the fluency of her tone, the gentle way Lisa ‘spoke’ rather than ‘read’ the eulogy, and of course the big-smiles during the humorous parts, all add up to a service that is warm, loving, kind, gentle, funny, dignified, honourable, respectful.
I honestly think that Lisa is not just doing a job as a celebrant, I think that she is answering her calling to help bereaved families with their loss. It is such a surreal moment when you realise that this is really happening, and Mum really is gone; yet even as she was delivering her eulogy, Lisa still managed to send warm, comforting smiles our way to reassure us. Many times during our Mum’s service Lisa demonstrated that she was consciously multi-tasking; simultaneously delivering the eulogy, listening to ensure the music was played correctly, monitoring the audience, and repeatedly checking on how my family members were coping.
I wasn’t asked to write this testimonial, I gave it to Lisa as an unexpected gift of gratitude. I’m not young, and gratuitous compliments are rarely earned from me, but I am compelled to say without a doubt, that Lisa Grosskopf is head and shoulders above all the other celebrants I have ever seen.
I cannot recommend Lisa highly enough. It was such a beautiful send-off for our Mother because Lisa ‘made it happen’.
( Former world champion triathlete )
“ Lisa gave us as much flexibility as we needed, guiding us with care and the utmost respect. Our input was always welcome and no change was too much or too late. My family truly thank Lisa for her direction.”
(ABC Radio and television journalist, Sydney)
"We can't thank Lisa enough for delivering an intimate service, making us all feel at ease. Not only was she kind but a true professional. I thank Lisa for her personal approach and going the extra mile to make the service a day we will
The two words "thank you" don’t really adequately describe the true depths of both our feelings we have, but "thank you" for a perfect service. For indeed, for us - it was perfect in all ways. Chris and Sylvia, Brisbane
I am writing on behalf of my family to express our sincere thanks to you for your wonderful assistance. From the very first meeting your approach was caring, thoughtful and well organised. It was a pleasure dealing with you. You were able to put our minds at ease and help ensure that nothing about the service was left to chance and that this most important of events, went smoothly. Your flexibility and calming nature was also appreciated. You were the one we were able to rely on to ensure proceedings on the day went smoothly. This is true commitment to your clients. It is testimony to your character and work ethic. So many people commented on what a joy you were and what an outstanding job you did. Yours sincerely, Lisa Brown – school teacher – Gold Coast
I am truly grateful for the sensitive manner in which you treated us. I know it is your job, however you are very good at it. Thank you. S. Smith
I'm writing to express how happy I was with Lisa as my celebrant. She warmly and empathetically took in to account what I outlined as important for the service and sensitively addressed very complicated family dynamics throughout her service speech. It was a huge relief to have been working with Lisa - her warmth, professionalism and experience made the process so much easier at such a delicate time. It is for this reason that I would highly recommend her. I really can't put in to words how grateful I am to have been working with Lisa.
I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks for the wonderful service you gave. You were a true professional the way you delivered the service. I had a few people come up to me on the day and said it was the best funeral they have attended.
Yours sincerely, Julie
You have found your calling in life
A gift is so precious in times of grief
Words flow from the depth of your heart
Bubbling to surface, bringing relief.
If the universe grants us the opportunity it would be lovely to see you again.
If not, then I'll leave instructions that you shall be sought for my farewell.
Kind regards, Baz Jarvis
We found that Lisa was an extremely professional celebrant. She was mindful of the needs of other, to explain possible options carefully, and she conducted a dignified yet joyful ceremony.
Kerry, Teacher 23.08.12
The day was a very special day indeed. You did an absolutely marvellous job! How you spoke about mum and the way you tied it all together about garden, nature etc was perfect. Your care to detail made all the difference and it was as if you had met and knew mum for years. With this, I hope you know you are doing a fantastic job and I believe you have definitely found your calling in life. Know you make such a big difference to many in their time of need and support.There will never be one moment of hesitation in recommending you to anyone that requires a special celebrant as you.
Thank you - thank you so much for all your kind help & caring when delivering the service for my lovely 'Haigh' yesterday and also your support during the week leading up to the funeral. Many friends and family gathered afterwards and the whole ceremony was talked about non stop. How very professional you are and how kind and strong your words came across to them. I don't believe we could found anyone anywhere who could have done better, you were so right for 'Haigh' and his family. True professional!!
Deborah and the Haigh family.
Firstly this service is just so beautiful could not read it all as I was nearly crying…..Well done. Manager Metropolitan Funeral Home, Brisbane
What a wonderful person you are, amazing, words cannot express our gratitude for the beautiful celebration of mums life that you did yesterday.
You never met mum, but we felt that you knew her as you had her down to a tee and did us all proud in delivering such a heart felt farewell to our wonderful mum.
Many many many thanks,
Sharon and Darren xox
I would like to say a big thank you from both Chris and I and all our family for providing us with such a beautiful and special service for our little angel Cooper. You made saying goodbye to our baby boy a very special, personal, and heartfelt experience. I honestly believe we couldn’t have had a more caring and lovely celebrant to conduct Coopers service. We will definitely keep you in mind for the future!
A big thanks again,
Tara and Chris
“Wonderful service. Lisa was excellent. Thank you, many thanks. Keep up the good work.” S.M. Memorial service Brisbane
“Beautiful ceremony. Thank you.” M.C. Memorial service, Brisbane
“Thank you for a lovely service” S.Mc. Memorial service, Brisbane
“Your compassion & care for people is evident in the thoughtfulness shown in this presentation. Thank you for making us and our loved ones feel so special.” D.E. Memorial service, Brisbane
“A very well presented evening, meaningful and ending in joy - thank you” C.F. Memorial service,Brisbane
“Thankyou for a beautiful service” A.Mc. Memorial service, Brisbane
“Many thanks for the caring support. The service was beautiful.” D.B. Memorial service, Brisbane
“Congratulations - a beautiful, moving ceremony” K.L. Memorial service, Brisbane
“Thank you, it was a lovely service. Thank you once again.” C.V. Memorial service, Brisbane
“Thank you very much for a beautiful ceremony, very moving and very much appreciated” K.B. Memorial service, Brisbane