All couples are different, there isn't one ceremony template that is going to suit everyone. By getting to know both you and your partner, I take pride in tailoring ceremonies to your needs and requirements - no matter how big or small. I’m friendly and welcoming, and I LOVE stories, so I'm interested in hearing about your life as a couple, the reasons why you love each other, and I'll help you bring your love story to life in your ceremony. I will prepare and deliver a special and unique ceremony that not only both of you will love, but that all your guests will remember forever.
I am a dad, husband, surfer, lover of the outdoors, sport and live music. Over the past 20 years, I have been a lifeguard, school teacher, traveler, pizza chef, and sales rep. I have a silly memory for ridiculous stuff, and I love learning new things about people and the world. If I am not at a wedding or playing music, I’ll probably be checking the surf, footy scores and seeing what my beloved dragons are up to. I have been in the wedding industry for about a decade now and I love the connectedness, unity, emotion, laughter, and tears that weddings bring out in people. From the first email to the last photo, I love the process and building of a fairytale ceremony and turning it into a reality. I get my energy, enthusiasm and drive from meeting new people, learning about them, hearing their story and finding out what makes them want to commit to each other FOREVER. I have an uncanny knack of being calm and calculated through stressful times (a trait I inherited from my mother) –but I can’t handle not knowing the details of something or sleeping in past 7am... ok, enough about me, tell me more about you…
I love being a celebrant. I feel blessed and truly privileged each time I am invited to celebrate the marriage of two people. During our journey together I will discover the love story between you and your partner, but first I’d like to share a little about myself. I live in the hinterland of Byron Bay on a farm with my wonderful husband and 2 unique and delightful daughters. We are surrounded by stunning beaches and the natural beauty of Byron Bay where we live a healthy lifestyle, connected to our community. My background in marketing and creative design honed my talent in crafting stories. Creative writing was a critical role in my job, requiring detailed understanding of the client, their needs and wishes. Capturing each unique story in the written word was what I loved best. After marrying my husband and having our 2 girls I was searching for something more fulfilling and rewarding to myself and to others. Being a celebrant allows me to shape a magical, bespoke ceremony for each couple drawing on my skills of engaging with people, discovering their story and communicating to others. Every time I prepare a ceremony I aim to deliver your love story with intent and delight, engaging you and your guests in a truly special moment.
I'm a romantic at heart and inspired by genuine love. I tell honest love stories and create beautiful moments that will move people. Moments that will be cherished forever. As your celebrant, I want you to feel excited about your celebration, having the freedom and connection to tell your unique story and share your love with those you love. I'm easy-going and warm-hearted and I think I have a knack of making people feel relaxed. Most of all I want you to have fun!
My name is Benjamin Carlyle and I marry people!! I truly do love my job and would love to kick start your wedding day experience in your style and vibe. I am here to help you create your ceremony without the boredom factor. I dig creating awesome and authentic wedding ceremonies and am blessed to do this as my full time gig!
Chiquita Mitchell is an Authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant with a focus on creating exquisite, polished ceremonies, including for high profile celebrities. Renowned for designing bespoke weddings developed from her time spent getting to know the couple and their story, combined with an innate ability to incorporate unique elements that embody the couple, Chiquita's weddings are characterised with a blend of the contemporary and traditional, the couple and their love.
For each couple I create a unique ceremony, working closely with you to uncover how you envisage your day and discovering all of the details that make your love story so special. I aim to weave together your story into a crafted ceremony that is completely authentic, one that engages and really connects with your family & guests and has all the feels - fun, laughter, touching moments and a few happy tears.
I’m Lei-Ahna. Most people call me Lei (‘Lee’) or Lilly – but if you’re not one for shortening names, Lei-Ahna rhymes with ‘banana’; just so you know. I smile a lot, laugh frequently, and I think I’m basically a pretty normal, natural, down-to-earth good human. I’ve been doing my marriage celebrant thing for a couple of years now – still a relative newbie really, but my aim as your civil marriage celebrant is always to create a relaxed yet meaningful wedding ceremony. And one that is based on your honest (sometimes glamorous… often probably daggy) story and life. I’d like your wedding ceremony to authentically represent ‘you’ as a couple. And I hope you’d want that too.
CELEBRANT LADY LOVE
Your celebrant search stops here. Lady Love ceremonies are written from scratch. We won’t stand up and give cringy, cliché definitions of love and marriage at your ceremony. BORING. Instead, we will talk about what you love about each other and why you want to get married. We will hone in on poignant anecdotes and memories from your lives together that make you laugh and cry. We will talk to your guests and remind them of how special they are to you. We will make sure you get clapped and cheered down the aisle. Finally, when we pronounce you as married, everyone will feel pumped and ready to party. Because your ceremony shouldn’t be a drainer, it should be the party-starter, and your favourite part of your wedding day.
THE SURFING CELEBRANT
After years of being MC at wedding receptions, I realised that my joy for such days could go beyond just the reception… Oh and I did have a small nudge in the celebrant direction by my awesome sister who asked me to become registered to solemnise her marriage! Since then, I’ve fallen in love with creating fun (yet heartfelt) ceremonies that are a true celebration of the couple we have come together to celebrate. I’m always excited to meet each new couple to see how we begin their wedding day with a ceremony that is a joy for them and their guests. Having been a celebrant now for several years, I am proud to offer my services as full time celebrant so that you and your partner can be confident you’ll have my full attention in ensuring your ceremony is exactly as you’d wished!
My favourite wedding style is fun & romantic! When you look back on your wedding day and the ceremony, you’re not necessarily going to remember all the words that I spoke, but you will remember if you laughed, if you happy cried, and if old mate shouts something out because the ceremony is just that good! I tell your story in a light and easy way that makes it engaging for you and your guests. I add humour using your own story and what you tell me, so I just roll with the punches. I also love giving it a little something different! From a romantic whisper as you pop the rings on the finger, or the guests voting on who goes first for their vows, we can do something a little more bespoke, which is of course up to you. I once had a groom drop to one knee and propose to his soon-to-be wife ‘again’, as she originally just screamed and snatched the ring, so I gave him another chance to ask for the first and last time. (She was waiting 14 years, I don’t blame her.)