Welcome to Suzanne Riley | Marriage Celebrant

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Hi, I’m Suzanne,

Congratulations, you’re engaged!  Now to start planning the big day.

I am known for my vivacious, fun, warm personality which really does shine through when creating and presenting your unique ceremony.  I am so pleased and very proud to be highly recommended by so many wedding professionals on the Sunshine Coast.

I take time to get to know you and love this part of my job!

Your wedding ceremony is one of the most special, precious moments in your life so the fun and the celebrations should start with your ceremony, it really does set the mood and the pace for the whole day.
I love the traditions and respect the ceremony, at the same time we can also have light and shade and personality incorporated into the day so that you and your guests feel as though they have experienced something truly special.

So let me tell you what I ‘don’t’ do… I don’t do ‘groundhog day’ or ‘boring’, I don’t do readings about trees who’s roots intertwine and pillars that hold up the roof and I’ll never start a ceremony with ‘we are gathered here today’! I’d much rather create something genuine, real, fun and creative. From beginning to end your ceremony will be filled with ‘you’ and ‘awesomeness’.

You will have the peace of mind knowing that everything will be legally in order, beautifully presented with warmth and love with professional equipment and that you’ll be so proud to share this very special occasion with your nearest and dearest.

Email me to request my information pack, which shows inclusions, price and lots of other useful information.

There are photos and interactions from hundreds of my ceremonies on my Facebook page, lots of great ideas, so visit and say ‘hi’.

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Five Star Supplier
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SUZANNE RILEY TOP AWARD WINNER

WEDDING INDUSTRY EXPERTS 2016 AWARD RESULTS

Most Popular Celebrant / Officiant
1st in Sunshine Coast – NUMBER ONE
1st in Queensland – NUMBER ONE 
1st in Australia – NUMBER ONE
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The Wedding Industry Experts Awards are now the largest popularity competition for Wedding Professionals & Businesses worldwide. There are 82 categories and entrants compete for city, state, country and international levels.

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Absolutely blown away by Suzanne's commitment and professionalism. We feel she went far above and beyond and made our day extra special. We and all of our guests thoroughly enjoyed the personalised ceremony she designed for us and felt her delivery was captivating. She truly has a unique personality that perfectly suits her to this line of work! We would certainly recommend Suzanne to anyone. Matt and Melissa Crow
Matt & Melissa Crow
Hi Suzanne, Thank you! Thank you! And Thank you! For creating the MOST AMAZING Wedding Ceremony for Scott and I. From the first moment we met you we were blown away with how passionate and bubbly you were about what you do. It instantly made us feel at ease and we knew we had picked the best Celebrant to marry us. You created the most beautiful, relaxed and enjoyable ceremony we could have ever asked for, ensuring Scott and I felt comfortable and were totally supported throughout the ceremony. Our guests couldn't believe how "kewl" and funny you were, commenting on how awesome our ceremony was compared to many they had been to before. Thank you for being truly amazing at what you do Suzanne and I can not wait to highly recommend you too all my friends when they are ready to tie the knot in the years to come. Scott & Sophie Bradford x x x x
Sophie and Scott Bradford
Suzanne was amazing! She took the time to get to know both of us individually and helped us to write our vows by including things that meant the most to us, she provided us with some wonderful ideas on how we could include the people that we loved in our special day! Suzanne had all the paperwork organised and the whole process was easy and worry free. On our special day Suzanne was fun interacting with our friends and family, the ceremony went wonderfully as Suzanne took control and understood what parts we wanted to be serious and what parts we wanted to laugh. Our friends and family all raved about how original and thoughtful our ceremony was. Thanks so much Suzanne
Kimberley and Nicholas
Dear Suzanne, Thank you for making our wedding such a memorable event. You went above and beyond to ensure everything went so smoothly and everyone commented on how lovely (and fun!) our ceremony and our celebrant were. You are truly a SUPERSTAR and we wish we could do it all over again. Thank you one again with love from Victoria and Patrick and of course from Kenny and Nugget the naughty cheese thief :)
Victoria and Patrick (and Nugget)
Suzanne made a wonderful connection with the guests and wrote a unique ceremony. It was non-traditional, it included sneaky kisses before the actual kiss (as James couldn’t wait), numerous guests commented on how unique and personalised the ceremony was. Overall the ceremony was both of our favourite parts of the day there was lots of emotion, fun, and laughter" Thank you Suzanne, you're the best
Sarah and James
Suzanne, I want to say a massive thank you for our wedding!! You we're amazing and beautiful! What you wrote in our vows and the whole thing was beautiful and our parents were wrapped that they we're involved, you are amazing and Alex and I are so blessed to have met you and to have shared our love with you. Thank you for everything, you are truely an amazing person, Kindest regards, Sally Brown xx
Sally and Alex
Suzanne is the best! So stop looking. You have found the marriage celebrant that you want and need. Suzanne was absolutely fantastic. Right from the first moment she made us feel comfortable and that she understood what we wanted for ourselves and our guests at our ceremony. Suzanne tailored her 'speech' so that it worked seamlessly with our 'theme' and worked her magic so that one moment she had our guests laughing and the next minute crying with emotion. Suzanne is a rare combination of vibrant, feisty, compassionate and professional. She is the best celebrant on the Sunshine Coast (if not Queensland) and all the suppliers know her and love working with her. What more could you want.
Deonne and Michael
Talk about the hostess with the mostest!! Suzanne was nothing be awesome from the moment we were in contact - she made everything flow seamlessly and went beyond and above without any expectation of doing so. We had numerous comments about how good a celebrant she was from our guests which just solidified our belief we made the best choice possible. Thankyou again Suzanne - all the best!
Nathan and Kim
We loved our ceremony very much, we have had many comments on our choice of celebrant and how you did such an amazing job! When looking for a celebrant we had no idea where to start, an email and a meeting with Suzanne put all our worries at ease. Suzanne really is incredible! From the first meeting we knew we had made the perfect choice, Suzanne got to know us and made our ceremony so personal and heartfelt, not the typical by the book ceremony which is what we were after. There were tears, laughter and so much love & emotion in the air. We have had so many comments about our choice of celebrant and how she made the ceremony so unique and true. We cannot thank Suzanne enough, and any friends getting married in the future we will be recommending Suzanne. <3 Hayley x
Hayley & Eric Le Royer
"Thanks so much Suzanne for the beautiful beautiful ceremony! Absolutely perfect! We have had so many people tell us it was the most emotional and beautiful ceremony they have ever witnessed, including Glen and Sheena! Couldn't have asked for a better celebrant so I thank Glen and Sheena for recommending you. I guess my official name is now Courtney Abernethy, eek! Marion's photos are amazing!! Can't wait to get them all". Love Courtney xx
Courtney & Blair Abernethy
Hi Suzanne, Matt and I would just like to thank you for all you did for us, not only on the day of our wedding but in the events leading up. We had been looking for a celebrant for a while when we attended the Sunshine Coast Expo at Twin Waters where from the moment we met you it felt like you were the right one for us. We didn't even have to discuss it. It was like finding the perfect dress. Then came the backwards and forwards emailing, before we met again for coffee it felt like you knew every thing there was to know about us. Your professionalism and all round loveliness is what got us. My family and friends felt so at home with you, as you made everyone feel so warmed and welcome. Suzanne, you are such a nice lady and we are very grateful for having you as our official on our big day. We hope you like the photos we have attached. Thank you so much. Mr and Mrs Matthew and Kaitlyn Austen
Matthew & Kaitlyn
Dear Suzanne, Kerry and I just wanted to say thank you so much again for being a part of our wedding day. We were so happy with how everything turned out and can't thank you enough for all of your hard work in putting together such a wonderful, genuine and personal ceremony. We were both a little nervous beforehand but found that your cheerful manner and the way you led us through the ceremony allowed us to relax and enjoy it. We also had many guests telling us that it was a beautiful ceremony that was very well suited to our personalities, and that the celebrant wasn't boring like most other weddings they had been to! You really helped to give us great memories of the day. Cara and Kerry
Cara & Kerry
I can't say enough kind words about Suzanne! She's so lovely and really took the time to make sure our ceremony was everything we wanted it to be and more. She went above and beyond to ensure we had a unique and special day. I highly recommend using Suzanne!
Tym and Justine
Suzanne was a dream come true. She was unbelievably helpful leading up to the big day and she had a finger in more then just the "celebrant" aspect of the wedding. She used her knowledge of the industry to make sure I was using trusted suppliers and that everything was going to run smoothly on the day. Suzanne made our ceremony incredibly personal and took the time to get to know both Joel and I so that what she was saying was genuine and from her heart. I couldn't have imagined our day with Suzanne.
Joel and Sue - Now Mr. & Mrs. Feichtner
Thank god we found Suzanne! She is everything we needed in a celebrant & more. Someone with such a wonderful, caring, vibrant personality is perfectly suited to the role. She had a unique way of finding the core of who we were as people & as a couple. That understanding meant that the ceremony was so personal & heartfelt. Not the typical wedding ceremony. All of our guests commented on how unique & beautiful it was. We cannot recommend her enough to couples planning their wedding. She is the full package.
Skye and Cameron
Hi Suzanne Colin and I would really like to thank you for making our wedding amazing. We had so many compliments from our family and friends at how unique and special our ceremony was. You also helped us make our parents feel so loved and involved In our ceremony. Throughout the whole process right from our first meeting you made us both feel at ease and completely looked after. We would just like you to know how much we appreciated everything you did to make our wedding an amazing day we will treasure always. Thank you again and I will absolutely be recommending you to whoever I hear of that is getting married as you made the experience so stress free and enjoyable. Lots of love Stacy & Colin
Stacy & Colin McClymont
We couldn't begin to imagine a more amazing personal and absolutely gorgeous person to marry us ... The sad thing is it wasn't until we sat down and watched our wedding video that I remembered to mention it - because my granddad actually rewrote his speech at our reception to ensure he thanked you personally for such a brilliant job! The way you personalised our service was like you have known us all our life- we couldn't dream of a more perfect day and you were the icing on our amazing wedding cake! Can't wait for Grandma Sheila to see the video and get your (and all of our) message! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts x
Katie and Mitch
Suzanne was simply amazing, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect celebrant who suited us so perfectly. Suzanne made the ceremony so personal and intimate yet light hearted and funny, with a few happy tears along the way. Suzanne involved some of our smaller special guests in a way they will never forget and involved all our guests in such unique and special ways, perfect for a small beachside wedding. So many of our guests commented on the ceremony and how fantastic Suzanne was. We are so very grateful to Suzanne for making our ceremony so wonderful and so perfectly suited to who we are. You will always be so close to our hearts for everything you did for us.
Mr. & Mrs. Jason and Louise Wholton
Hi Suzanne, we can’t express in words how absolutely perfect our ceremony was, we have been so overwhelmed with the beautiful ceremony you wrote for us and those special personal details that just made our Ceremony ‘ours’, it was absolutely ‘Perfect’ thank you, thank you, thank you ! We will be recommending you to all of our friends.
Chauntelle and Daniel
Hi Suzanne From the bottom of our hearts, we want to thank you so much for everything yesterday! Everything you said was just amazing, and so were you! All everybody could say was how amazing our Celebrant was – and it’s true! There is nothing we would have changed yesterday, it was just perfect! Thanks you again so much!
Gabrielle & Daniel
Hi Suzanne Just off on our honeymoon this morning to Fiji but wanted to say a big thank you for everything on Saturday, the ceremony was just so amazing and everything we could have dreamed of. You did such an fabulous job for us and captured everything perfectly. Lots of comments about ‘best wedding ever’ and I know it probably gets said all the time but we thought it really was. Thanks and will catch up with you when we get back. Cheers
The new Mrs Michelle Flack (Bride)
Suzanne was absolutely amazing. We are continuously getting compliments on how beautiful, loving and personalised our ceremony was. We wouldn’t have changed a thing, Suzanne was so professional and made our ceremony completely about us. It was perfect! We HIGHLY recommend Suzanne- Beautiful lady inside and out!
Hayley and Luke
From the moment we met Suzanne, we could not get over her incredibly vibrant, enthusiastic, loving, professional manner. Over a year later, our guests still comment on how fabulous she was! Suzanne is everything a celebrant should be and more. Such a sparkling personality and she makes everything so easy!
Alicia and Ben Mackay
The moment I met Suzanne we clicked. I knew she was the one(feels like I’m writing my vows again!)She spoke about Heath and I as if she was inside our heads .She made me feel calm, controlled and made our ceremony feel like no one elses, not scripted or rehearsed, just ours.
Sian and Heath
Suzanne, it was lovely to work with you on Friday afternoon. I love the way you look at the ceremony not just from the point of view of having to get your job done and move on. You took everything into consideration to ensure that that everything went perfectly. My whole team at G&M Solutions Mobile DJs were talking about how professional yet endearing you were. I look forward to working with you again in future.
Glenn
We could not thank Suzanne enough for making our ceremony one to remember. It was so special – a dream – and we really attribute it to Suzanne. She was so tender and captured us as a couple to the core. WOW! We had so many guest come up and specifically mention how great our celebrant and ceremony was. Suzanne is such a gorgeous and vibrant person, she really does have a gift in knowing how to make a wedding day special! I would use her again and again if that was an option :) Thank you Suzanne for helping make our wedding the best day of our lives.
Sasha and Iva Madderom
We had the most amazing day of our lives, thank you for organising every last detail, our wedding day was perfect. You created the most wonderful memory of our lives.
Tresan and Michael
Suzanne is amazing, from start to finish. She helped with the vows, and many other things on the day. She promised the ceremony would be amazing, and it was. It was just ours & perfect! Family & friends still mention how lovely it was, long after the wedding. HIGHLY recommended!
Kasey and Ryan
Hi Suzanne, We just wanted to say a BIG BIG THANK YOU your guidance throughout our journey. Your support from beginning to end has been invaluable, you provided ideas and suggestions that we would never have thought of ourselves. We thoroughly enjoyed our ceremony, it was light hearted and unique to us and our personalities with none of the fluffy stuff………everything you promised it would be!!! Thank you again, we will be highly recommending you whenever the opportunity arises!
Bek and Adam
Hi Suzanne, we wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to you for being a part of our special day! Obviously we couldn’t have done it with out you, but we are especially grateful you were able to work with us under the circumstances.. We had an amazing day, one we will always remember and you were a huge part of making that possible and amazing. We have had soo many guests comment on how personal the ceremony was, how it felt like you knew us incredibly well, and that the inclusion of all of our parents was super sweet. Along with the fact that our friends thought it was interesting, thoughtful and fun, exactly what we wanted. Your amazing at your profession, the whole process was made easy and exciting for us and am so glad we found you. I can’t recommend you enough and I hope to see you at more of my friends weddings in future. Thanks again Suzanne, you rock at ur job!
Brooke and Adam
WELL…..now the dust has settled, let me take a minute to tell you how absolutely amazingly beautifully wonderfully loving you made our special day! (i think i need your prompt of descriptive words to help me there!)honestly tho, from the bottom of both our hearts, we cant thank you enough for the time and effort you put in to making our special day so intimate and so perfect. I knew from the first time that we met that no matter what other disasters happened….and don’t we know they did! cancelled reception venues, bad weather, shoes that didn’t fit, hair that wouldn’t curl! but i just knew that the one thing i didn’t have to worry about was how great our celebrant was! and you didn’t disappoint! our moment was perfect. i will never forget the words that were said, or the look in Johns eyes as he heard them. it really was just perfect. Forever in love xox
Sarah, John and Alani xxx
Suzanne made our day very special and was always available to help with any concerns before and after the wedding. Suzanne became a friend to us and was always supportive. We just could not imagine our wedding day without Suzanne playing such an important role. For those who read this review, you do not need to look any further, you have just found the best Wedding Celebrant on the coast :)
Glen and Deborah
Claus and I would like to say a big thank you. Our ceremony was perfect. It was us… All of us and we could not have asked for more! If we could do it again we would not change a thing! Thank you!
The new Mrs. Amy Idzikowsky
Hi Suzanne, Ray and I just wanted to say a big thank you for our AMAZING ceremony yesterday! We loved it and so did everyone else, most commented that it was the best they have ever been to :) We really appreciate the effort you put into writing the whole thing, we couldn’t have asked for anything more
Jade and Ray
Hi Suzanne, You were outstanding, absolutely wonderful, so much so that my mom, who can’t speak English at all, thought you were great and commented on how amazing the ceremony was even though she couldn’t understand a word. She loved your vibe and your attention to detail and the well thought of background music. It was magical. Your recommendations of the makeup artist was also great! Such a sweet, kind talented person. She understood exactly what I wanted and made me look better than I expected. My make up was absolutely flawless and I absolutely loved it and the photographer was also great, very professional. She managed to capture great moments with my son and the rest of the guests and some of our photos are so amazing that I can barely believe it! It looks more like a Hollywood movie than a wedding!
Desiree and Milind

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