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About Us

My husband Alex and I were married in May of 2019 and we had to have our darling cat, Theodore, involved in our day.


But how would we transport him to and from the wedding venue?

Who would watch him during the ceremony?

Who would feed him, medicate him and take care of him on the wedding night?

These were things we didn’t consider until just before the big day! The last thing we wanted to do was take one of our friends or family away from celebrating with us...

Realising that nothing in our area offered these services, we fast forward to October 2019 and The Wedding Sitter was born. 

At The Wedding Sitter, we’re committed to giving you the best experience imaginable and know exactly what it's like to plan a wedding - we will treat your pets like they're our own (and be their personal assistant for the day!)

We are the people who are there for your pets, so you can be there for the moments that matter.

Get in touch today to talk pets and weddings - our two favourite things!

 

Our Team

Meet your pet’s wedding date!

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Karryn Starcevic

Owner, Pet Wedding Assistant
Cert IV VN, RVN

I’m Karryn, an animal lover and qualified Vet Nurse, working in the veterinary industry since 2015. I gained my voluntary Veterinary Nurse Registration with the VNCA in 2020, a commitment to continued learning and a national code of conduct. I’m currently the Lead Veterinary Nurse at a busy clinic in Geelong and absolutely love it!

I have a background of more than 15 years in customer service and management roles, so I felt well-equipped to jump into the wedding industry! 

My husband Alex and I live just outside of Geelong with our little family - we have Theodore the Devon Rex, Trixie the special-needs Burmese and (since our wedding) we've adopted two Whippets, Stella & Millie. We had our first baby, Eviana, in January 2022 and are very much in love with our little girl! 

You'll sometimes see Alex at weddings with me, taking photos and helping out if we're chaperoning multiple pets.

Hannah Squires

Pet Wedding Assistant

BZool&AnimalSc

 

We welcomed Hannah to the Wedding Sitter team at the beginning of 2021.


Hannah has owned animals both big and small throughout her life; she is mum to an American Staffy named Peach, a beautiful kitty named Taco and a couple of horses on her family property.


She is a skilled horse rider and has completed a bachelors degree in zoology and animal science. Through her work as a veterinary assistant during her degree, Hannah has decided to continue her studies to one day become a Veterinarian.

Hannah is currently studying a secondary teaching degree.

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Laura Fratantaro

Pet Wedding Assistant
Cert IV VN

Laura Joined the team at the end of 2021 and has been a Vet Nurse since 2006, she’s originally from Shepparton and has done a lot of travelling in her past; she has volunteered in Thailand at an animal rescue centre, locumed at vet clinics in Melbourne and worked in Tweed Heads near the beach.


Laura currently works as a supervising nurse at one of Geelong’s busiest Vet Clinics and loves the challenges that come with the role.

Outside of work Laura’s passions are cooking, spending time with her two cheeky cats Bruce & Red, singing and playing guitar, doing the odd music gig and upcycling. Fun fact: Laura made it to the top 50 in MasterChef!

Sinead Greer

Pet Wedding Assistant
Cert IV VN, BAnVBioSc

We welcomed Sinead to the team in early 2022 and has been a Veterinary Nurse for over 11 years! She’s an active volunteer and ambassador for veterinary mental health charities including Flynn’s Walk and even coordinates the annual Veterinary Mental Health Charity Ball. 

Sinead resides in the Yarra Valley and has been renovating her house for what feels like a lifetime (but that’s what happens when you marry a tradie!) She and her husband Chris eloped in NZ on the top of The Remarkables - although they eloped, she absolutely LOVES weddings and seeing the personal touches couples incorporate into their big day (especially the less-traditional!)

Her home is home to one spoiled Frenchie named Lulu, an ex-street cat named Felix and a horse named Wilson. 

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Jayde Flanagan

Pet Wedding Assistant
Cert II Animal Studies

Jayde joined the team in early 2022 and brings a wealth of dog behaviour and training knowledge with her. She obtained a Cert II in Animal Studies in 2019 & has worked solely with dogs for over 3 years in a large dog daycare & training centre. Jayde is the co-owner of Sit & Stay Pet Services in Geelong; specialising in in-home training sessions, training walks and petsitting.

She owns a very sassy 2 year old Dachshund named Hazel (who loves the camera! You can follow her journey on Instagram @itshazelthedachshund)


She’s super excited to be a part of the team and making sure your beloved pets can be involved in your special day!