Shelly Bennett is an experienced Celebrant who specialises in planning and facilitating personalised authentic funeral ceremonies that celebrate your loved one’s life with respect and sincerity.
• Serving Eastern Sydney and beyond with sensitivity and passion.
• Consulting with empathy, care and integrity.
• Experienced in pre-death planning
• Facilitating with compassion, tenderness and authority.
Listening with awareness and non-judgment, I offer support and guidance through what can be a daunting time. During our initial meeting I will demystify the process ahead and help you work through it with the least amount of stress and worry. You might have a clear vision for your loved one’s ceremony and only require minimal assistance, or you might be uncertain of how to move forward and need help every step of the way – whatever your situation, with my experience and resources you and I together can create a truly authentic and tting ceremony for your loved one.
Each one of us is unique, and there are many different ways we can say farewell to our loved one. A constant commitment throughout my ceremony and planning process is to help you say goodbye to your loved one in your own authentic way. I can assist you with advice and guidance covering the full ceremony spectrum – from initial planning through to the legal requirements and details of the ceremony itself.
I am a registered Independent Funeral Celebrant and have training and experience in helping families and friends plan their loved ones ceremony in pre-death situations, and post-death home vigils. I feel it is a sincere honour and privilege to work with each community and family during this sacred time of change. Based in Sydney’s East for over 20 years I bring a warmth and exuberance for life to ceremony. I am a Mother, Yoga Teacher and Ignite Your Spirit Therapist and have worked in the communication industry for over 25 years. I am non-religious but practice spirituality, loving kindness and connection with all – day at a time leading a path with heart.
About Picaluna: We’re a network of civil celebrants and professional planners who work together with families to create a more authentic funeral experience. We aim to revolutionise the funeral industry by offering families more bespoke experiences, minus the high costs and cookie-cutter processes of traditional funeral companies. We even donate 10% of our profits to the family’s charity of choice.