"Thank you so much again for helping us with our wedding. You walked us through planning our ceremony, and were extremely patient with us. The ceremony was relaxed, light hearted and very meaningful - which is exactly what we wanted. You made the whole process completely stress free, from our first meeting to the run through at the park, you have been amazing. We have had so many compliments on you and the ceremony - people have literally said to us 'this is the best ceremony we have ever been to'. From day dot, you got what we wanted from our ceremony, and worked with us to have our family as involved as possible. It was honestly the best day of our lives. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!" Julia and Adam xx
"From the very beginning we were impressed with Vanessa. She completely understood how we imagined our wedding day to be, relaxed, intimate and personal. She helped us shape the formalities to suit and represent us as a couple. Any suggestion of changes, inclusions or exclusions she made, we always agreed with. Vanessa consistently kept in contact with us up until the big day and when it all happened, she did a brilliant job. Thank you so very much!" Sascha and Mark
"Vanessa was a truly wonderful and vital part of our small, low-key, pub wedding. She was very helpful and reassuring throughout the planning process and made it very easy and stress-free to plan a wedding that really reflected our relationship and felt like us (and all in three months!). On the day itself she was fantastic, especially with our last minute wet weather change of venue due to the fact that it absolutely bucketed down! It all went seamlessly and she was flexible, helpful and attentive throughout. Afterwards many of our friends and family commented on the beautiful job Vanessa did with our ceremony and how thoughtful and caring she was with us. Vanessa helped to make our day just the kind of intimate, fun, celebration we had hoped for". Georgia and Kristian
"A fabulous celebrant with a personal touch. Thanks Vanessa, you made our day all the more special!" Jacqui and Alban
"Thank you for guiding us so beautifully through our wedding. You made our special day so personal, memorable and stress-free. Thanks for everything." Kate and Craig.
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"Vanessa is a super chill celebrant and made us feel comfortable on our big day, even when we tripped over our lines! She gave us great advice on the planning of the ceremony and her clear, friendly voice alongside great comedic timing made the ceremony perfect. Highly recommended!" An and Minnie
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"We were delighted with our wedding ceremony. I remember you saying after the vows 'you can relax now' - that was really helpful! The information you provided to choose for the ceremony was wonderful - it would be so hard to design the ceremony from scratch. We would certainly recommend you to others - you took the stress out of this very public day for us". Carolyn and Gavin
"We wanted a ceremony that was fun but still personal with a few quirky requests thrown in. Vanessa was exactly what we needed. She was vibrant & didn’t miss a beat. The whole process was really easy. We would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for professional celebrant." Shannah & Steve
"From the moment we met Vanessa to discuss our wedding ceremony she completely understood our relationship and the type of wedding we wanted . We have been to so many weddings when the celebrant is just voice on the microphone with no connection to the bride/groom and the guests. Vanessa is the complete opposite. Sensitive, caring, flexible, a good sense of humour and full of good ideas . Vanessa just made the preparation so easy and the day so so special and intimate . We will cherish these memories forever. " Nicky and Paul
"We couldn`t have found a more amazing celebrant!!! Vanessa, what can we say, you made us feel at ease instantly. You were so relaxed, professional and light hearted. Truly a breath of fresh air during what can be a pretty intense time, to say the least. You made the hard part easy and we would be more than happy to sing your praises to anyone looking for an amazing celebrant. Loads of love and thanks to you." Jono and Larissa
"What a fab day! We were so, so lucky to have you there, officiating, being gorgeous and making our ceremony a highlight, truly memorable and an absolute reflection of our relationship! You are the best Ness." Leish and Rich
"Vanessa was the right choice for us from the very beginning, with all the help with the paperwork and finally at the ceremony. She was so relaxed and helpful that we really got to enjoy ourselves at our Wedding." Amy and Frank
"We loved having Vanessa as our celebrant. Everything went without a hitch, even when we had a last minute location change due to windy weather - Vanessa handled everything in her stride. If you are looking for a caring and kind celebrant we have no hesitation in recommending Vanessa - she made our day even more special." Sue and Frank
"Thank you so much for being our celebrant. You did a fantastic job with the ceremony and we were really happy with how it all went. We had a lovely time." Shannon and Kris
"Friday was so much more amazing than we ever could have imagined. We are still on such a high from how everything came together so seamlessly to create a day we will never forget. We want you to know just how lovely it was to work with you. Dealing with so many businesses was stressful - however, working with you was not just easy, but so much fun. You were so committed to making our ceremony all about us and this eventuated into the most personal, hilarious and fun-loving ceremony ever. All of the guests have continued to comment on what an amazing job you did. We didn't want the usual type of ceremony, and you built this for us. It is not a day that us nor any guest will ever forget." Alice and James
"When people ask us the favourite part of our wedding day our response is always the ceremony (and we had a pretty amazing cake). We say the ceremony not just because this is what the day is all about, that's a big part of it, but because of the fun and relaxing way it was put together. Vanessa worked closely with us in the lead up to the big day and was always quick to respond to emails and give guidance. The balance of sincerity and humour was wonderful and the compliments from guests just kept coming. We would highly recommend Vanessa, from our initial meeting though to the day the process was smooth and well organised and stress free! Thanks so much Vanessa!" Ash and Dave
"We wanted our ceremony to reflect who we really are - down to earth, relaxed, no bells and whistles - and unlike some other celebrants we'd met, Vanessa totally understood what we were after. She made the process fun - and funny - and lots of our guests told us afterwards that it was the best and most 'real' ceremony they'd ever been to." Amita and Tim
"Vanessa was a wonderful celebrant and working with her over the four months in the lead up to the wedding was so easy. She took care of the process, and all we needed to do was sign a few papers and provide some information on each other, which she pulled into a ceremony script. We have had so many guests comment on how heartfelt and memorable the ceremony was and we were so happy with the outcome and have fantastic memories." Andrew and Christine
"Vanessa was more than what we could have ever asked for or hoped for on our wedding day. Vanessa's ability to integrate the right balance of humour and seriousness into her role as celebrant is what made our ceremony really special. From the moment we first contacted Vanessa, she was helpful and willing to assist with any questions that we had. We met twice for coffee to discuss logistics, both times she was really well organised and we definitely took a lot of comfort from that. After the first meeting, she gave us a plethora of information from which we could tailor our ceremony to best suit ourselves. We highly recommend Vanessa as a wedding celebrant!" Vicki and Craig
"Dearest Vanessa, you are a STAR! Thank you so much for helping us to coordinate the ceremony and making it such a beautiful and memorable day for us as well as for our family and friends. You are patient, kind, fun and engaging - we could not have done this without you! Hope to see you at the Chauvel sometime!
Love, Judy and Paddy xo." Photo courtesy of Chasing Arrows
"Thank you Vanessa, you took the stress out of planning our ceremony. From our first meeting, you set us at ease and were friendly and approachable. You walked us through the process and allowed us to have as much input as we wanted. Our ceremony was exactly how I’d imagined, humorous but with the right amount of emotion." Pat and Erin
"We couldnt have asked for a better celebrant to co ordinate the ceremony for us. Vanessa brought lots of happiness and laughter to our ceremony and made all our nerves disappear on the day. I would highly recommend Vanessa for your big day she is a lovely person and a great celebrant." Francesca and Ian
"Thank you for making our special day feel effortless. By nature we are simple, fun loving and easy going people, and you gave us just that! From the first time we met you we felt a genuine ease. Thank you for being part of a day we will cherish for always and for the journey you shared with us." Love Sokun and Chanty
"Vanessa, you were awesome. From our first meeting you made us feel relaxed and at ease even when the situation we found ourselves in was somewhat stressful! You didn't judge any of our ideas, you didn't get annoyed at us when we forgot some paperwork and you really tapped into who we are and what we wanted our day to be like. Our guests loved you as well because on the day you got more compliments than us!" Jess and Greg.
AND FINALLY, A CEREMONY OF SOME FRIENDS I CONDUCTED...
"Just a MASSIVE THANK YOU! Right from the start of working with you everything ran so professionally, your fabulous plan for the ceremony, the vows and readings. I couldn't have ever dreamed of having such a beautiful ceremony and to have an amazing friend conducting the whole thing- AMAZE-BALLS!!! Thank you for your advice, calming nature and beautiful words on the day." Nicole and Mikey xxx