About Althea Hurwood, Civil Marriage Celebrant, Brisbane

Thank you for coming to my web page.  I have retired as a Marriage Celebrant.

Althea Hurwood is an Authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant.  Living in Brisbane, she covers Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast & the South-East Corner of Queensland.

Experience counts when chosing your Celebrant.  Althea has conducted hundreds of ceremonies.  She understands that it can be nerve-wracking to trust someone you don’t know with your wedding ceremony.  She always endeavours to be worthy of that trust.

Althea will listen, guide & advise & will work with you to create a marriage ceremony that is everything you want your ceremony to be.

Althea loves what she does.  She is not interested in being average.  Althea is totally committed to delivering excellence of service.  Brides and grooms have voted Althea the Winner of the 2008 and 2007 Business Achievers’ Awards & rated her 99.88% in the 2011 Australian Bridal Industry Awards based on:

  • Quality of Product
  • Quality of Service
  • Value for Money
  • Attitude.

Althea is rated in the Top 20 2012 & 2011 ABIA Designer of Dreams Award. This is a national program designed to provide brides & grooms with the confidence of knowing that they are engaging a celebrant who has demonstrated a long term commitment to designing a couple’s dream ceremony…. just the way they want it to be.

Althea Hurwood is a Gold Accredited Marriage Celebrant, who has been a Finalist in the QLD Australian Bridal Industry Awards each year since 2008.

Althea’s brides have consistently awarded her as the “Best Supplier of the Day” & have continually left  satisfied comments, such as this bride who describes her as:

“Impeccable, professional, highly personable.  Althea’s joy, enthusiasm and excitement for our marriage celebration was infectious.” (name withheld for privacy reasons)

Every wedding ceremony is unique – whether it’s indoors or outdoors, is long or short, simple or elaborate.  The options are endless & possible. What’s most important is that your marriage ceremony reflects your thoughts & feelings & celebrates your relationship so that it can be meaningful to you & your guests.

However you want your marriage ceremony, Althea is here to assist you achieve just the wedding you want.  Whether you write the ceremony, whether she writes it, or we write it together your choices & your individuality are honoured at every stage of the process.

Spend some time reading the stories & looking at the photographs on this website.  There’s information here to help you make the next few steps towards your wedding day.

Contact Althea, so together, we can start designing your unique ceremony – just the way you want it to be on 043232 0584 or email altheahurwood@hotmail.com

A Gift for You – The Big Day Pack: ideas & helpful hints for your wedding ceremony: As a client, you will also receive the beautiful Big Day Pack which includes the very popular ’24 Tips to Help Keep Your Costs Under Control‘, the ’12 Tips to Help Plan Your Outdoor Wedding Ceremony’ & the ‘20 Point Wedding Ceremony Checklist’.


 2012 Designer of Dreams     Press Release
 To: Althea Hurwood CMCAttention: Althea Hurwood

Althea Hurwood CMC announced as one of

Australia’s Top Designer of Dreams.

On Thursday the 14th of February, Valentine’s Day 2012, the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) announced their National Designer of Dreams Awards for the most outstanding weddings suppliers over the past four years (2009-2012).

The ABIA conducts a series of awards each year to determine the best wedding suppliers in each mainland State. Combining the results of these State awards over 4 consecutive years, determines the Winners of the National Designer of Dreams Award. These awards are determined by the only entity qualified to do so; past brides, who have been through the process of organizing a wedding and have rated each of their wedding providers based on the quality of their product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff.

A total of 7,560 wedding suppliers were rated in one or more years by past brides across 41 wedding categories over the 4 years (2009-2012). Out of these a total of 564 businesses qualified for the prestigious Designer of Dreams award. The total number of past brides who determined the list of qualifiers for the 2012 ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards was 39,735; this was up from a total of 31,251 in 2011.

The Chairman of ABIA, Mr John O’ Meara stated that, recognition of excellence is a goal which every business aspires to achieve. Being proclaimed by ABIA as one of Australia’s Top wedding providers is the ultimate recognition for any wedding provider. It is a great honour for Althea Hurwood CMC to achieve this recognition of excellence. Mr O’ Meara went onto say that it was business like Althea Hurwood CMC which complimented and elevated the wedding industry with their attention to detail and the pride, passion and professional manner in which they delivered their wedding product to the customer.

The ABIA was founded in 1997 as a means of enabling past brides to evaluate the performance of their wedding providers based on ABIA’s four (4) Pillars of Perfection being; quality of product, quality of service, value for money and attitude of staff. The ratings provided by past brides enables future brides to confidently select their wedding providers, knowing that past brides have ranked, rated and evaluated their performance.

The Chairman of ABIA said that “a wedding is a one off day where every provider must perform to the maximum as there are no second chances to come back and rectify faults, everything must be perfect. He went onto say that approximately 13 providers are engaged by the bride to design and deliver her dream day, should any one of the 13 fail to deliver perfection, it can create a domino effect which compromises all other providers in the execution of their duty of care to the bride.

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