Marriage Ceremony

Do you have an idea about what your ceremony will feel like? GREAT, and if not, I have tonnes of ideas which we can explore.

You’ve probably gathered by now that I have a fun, relaxed and truly modern style but still love and respect the elegance, traditions and romance of the occasion.

So, I don’t do… ‘normal’, ‘groundhog day’ or ‘boring’… I don’t arrive to our first meeting with a folder full of readings and generic ceremony ‘parts’ to choose from and quotes about ‘doves’…

I do… arrive with a blank piece of paper, tonnes of inspiration and we create the magic as we go, authentic, real and full of personality. This is one of the most precious and special days in your life, your ceremony will have moments of light and shade, love, laughter, tears of joy and really reflect you both. We can create a ceremony to capture the essence of your relationship and your love to create a memory to be treasured and cherished always and have a lot of fun and laughter along the way.

I am a full time Celebrant and I LOVE what I do! So my time is dedicated to my couples. Every couple is different in every way, sometimes a ceremony can be planned and fabulous in two meetings and sometimes more, we will tweak it until it’s ‘perfect’!

If you are a ‘destination’ bride and groom planning the ceremony from afar, we can meet via Skype and communicate by phone and email, this works really well and I have all the best contacts to share to make your day a breeze.

On your wedding day, I do….. arrive approximately 45 minutes prior to the planned ‘walk down the aisle’ time… I love to welcome your family and friends and make sure everything is perfect.  Regardless of how many guests, whether you have 10 or 310, I will make sure that they are relaxed and all ready for your arrival and I do….. enjoy the congratulations afterwards, I’m happy to coordinate the group photo and won’t be moving my equipment until the guests have really dispersed.


  • Professional PA system with wireless microphone and wireless battery.
  • MUSIC for the Ceremony. You are welcome to use my professional Mipro music system with  iPod/iPhone input, ask me about this complimentary service.
  • Swarovski Crystal Pens
  • Wardrobe – yes! You want me to compliment your wedding, so I will wear something that we agree is perfect for your special day.

Other Ceremonies

Elopement Ceremony

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This is an option for those who would like to just do it! You’ll need to complete your NOIM at least one month prior to the wedding date and need a minimum 2 witnesses over 18, the two of you and me.
We can meet under the Casuarina trees at Mooloolaba Cove at sunset, take a catamaran sunrise cruise, gather in your own garden or the place you had your first date. Nothing too ceremonial, but something really special.

I love intimate elopements, just the three of us and the witnesses, we choose a beautiful spot and ‘marry away’! This can be one of the most special and precious occasions of your life, elopements can be emotional, wonderful and memorable.

Also Available, contact me or the specialists below regarding

‘Elegant Elopement Packages’

For excellent packages for elopements I love Secrets on the Lake in Montville who offer all inclusive, romantic packages you’ll love! Email them and ask about their ‘special’ elopement small wedding packages :) rose petal trail secrets on the lake

Or for a personally designed elopement ceremony with so many choices, contact Cloud Nine Weddings, wedding planners who specialise in all aspects of our planning. elopement specialist sunshine coast cloud nine weddings

Stress free and so easy.
Packages can include every detail organised for you for you special day.
Services which can be included in your package:

  • Celebrant
  • Bridal Hair
  • Bridal Makeup
  • Beautiful floral bouquet
  • Buttonhole for the groom
  • Photographic package
  • Videographer
  • Transport
  • Picnics
  • Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner celebrations
  • Accommodation

Coffee Table Ceremony

Been together forever and just want to make it legal? Or decided you really don’t want all of the planning and expense.
This ceremony is a popular choice for couples planning an overseas celebration however still wanting the Australian legal marriage, this can be organise prior to leaving for your overseas ‘wedding’ destination celebrations.

A coffee table wedding will take approximately 20 minutes, you’ll need to complete your NOIM at least one month prior to the wedding date and have a minimum of 2 witnesses over the age of 18, the two of you and me of course!

Surprise Ceremony

Ok, so legally you can’t ‘surprise’ your boyfriend or girlfriend with a wedding ceremony! You both have to plan this however together, you can plan to surprise your family and friends.  We can design an awesome surprise. A legal marriage.
Do you have a significant birthday coming up or your engagement party maybe, and just want to surprise everyone and make it your wedding day?