Nearly half of Australian couples think of their wedding ceremony as the most important part of their big day. It’s the whole reason you’ve gathered everyone together, and that time during the day that can deliver that touch of magic.

Aside from the couple’s love for each other, the key element to making a wedding ceremony one to remember is choosing the right celebrant.

If you’re a fun-loving couple, you’ll want someone who fits into your lighthearted style.If you’re romantic and sentimental, you’ll need an engaging person who won’t overdo the jokes.

To help you add that fairy tale touch of wonderment to your big day, we have compiled this top 10 list of celebrants in the South Coast to help you find the perfect person:

Paul Wheeler

Looking for someone to deliver a highly personalized and unique ceremony? Paul Wheeler describes himself as “thriving on being a little left of centre” and is perfect for the fun-loving, non-traditional couple.

As a musician and Master of Ceremonies, Paul has been gaining experience performing in front of crowds for over 20 years. This makes him uniquely positioned as an engaging celebrant – it’s like having a charming brother or best friend who can flawlessly deliver the perfect amount of emotion and laughter. Reach out for price details.

Celebrant : Paul Wheeler

Kim O’Sullivan

Kim O’Sullivan promises professional and stylish weddings. For the couple looking for a bit of elegance on their big day, she could be the perfect celebrant.

As an extremely family-oriented person, Kim can bring a dignified sentimentality to this sacred moment. Her fees begin at $575, and she can work with each couple to design a ceremony that fits both their needs and budget.

Contact : Kim O’Sullivan

Ben Ager Uber Celebrant Sydney

Ben Ager is starkly against the idea that the ceremony is a boring part of your wedding day that you need to just “get through” to get to the party. As a quirky and entertaining celebrant, couples love him for his cheeky banter and laid back, relaxed demeanour.

With over 20 years of experience as a film, stage and television actor,he brings a charismatic presence to the ceremony while always maintaining an element of dignity, elegance and depth.

His ceremonies are delivered at a cost of $1150 on the South Coast, and $1050 in Sydney.

Celebrant : Ben Ager

Life’s Journeys

Trish Whitfield is a dedicated celebrant with a deep respect for weddings as one of the most important moments in a couple’s lives.

Known for her great warmth of spirit,she offers quality ceremonies conducted with poise, sensitivity, and a gentle sense of humour.  She has different ceremony options for couples to choose from to tailor to their unique tastes. Visit her website to reach out for a quote.

Celebrant : Trish Whitfield

Follow That Dream

Allison Collins provides beautiful custom ceremonies that reflect the romance and depth of each couple’s commitment and unique story.

With her attention to detail, Allison can deliver custom ceremonies that suit each couple and make their day a perfect fit for them. Her bubbly personality is engaging and will have everyone in the room believing in true love.

Contact directly for fees.

Celebrant : Allison Collins

Fiona Dacombe

This celebrant is in love with her role and brings an energetic passion to each ceremony she conducts. With along history and well-earned reputation of helping couples plan, write and celebrate their weddings, Fiona Dacombe’s style is all about adaptability.She can write a personalised ceremony just for the couple and incorporate a bit of light-hearted humour orjust keep it traditional.

Her website has sample vows to help guide you through the vow writing experience if needed. Her fee is $750, all inclusive.

VIDEO: Fiona Dacombe Celebrant

Celebrant : Fiona Dacombe

Kylie Jones

As a celebrant, Kylie brings a young and bubbly persona to her role that makes her fun and easy to work with. She has a flexible approach to your ceremony, with packages ranging from stylish, quick and simple, to a fairy-tale ceremony that walks guests through your whole story and journey together.

With Kylie, you even have the option of purchasing an extra hard covered keepsake book of your printed ceremony on linen paper. With flexible options she also has a sliding price scale, and you can reach out to her for a quote through her website.

VIDEO: Kylie Jones Celebrant

Celebrant : Kylie Jones

Darran Moran Civil Marriage Celebrant

As a recent newly wed himself, Darran Moran is a hopeless romantic dedicated to helping you make truly lasting memories.

He translates his own passion for love into personally styled ceremonies unique to the couple’s tastes.With his strong knowledge of all the legalities, you can be sure you are in good hands and won’t have to worry about a thing. Contact him through his website for a quote.

Celebrant : Darran Moran

Sandra Basile

Sandra Basile performs all types of marriages for all loving couples, and offers resources including readings, vows and even music to help you customize your day.

As an attentive listener, she responds well to couples’ needs and wishes. Contact directly for fees.

Celebrant : Sandra Basile


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Magic – that ethereal, beautiful, can’t-quite-put-your-finger-on-it quality that any good love story needs.

Your wedding ceremony may not be the beginning of your story, but it marks a pivotal moment in one of the most important chapters. It’s that point when you look at each other, in front of friends and family, and commit to a lifetime together.

You hold hands, look into the unknown and promise to be with each other through it all, no matter what.

There’s a reason they hand out tissues at wedding ceremonies – they offer some of life’s most beautiful moments that should be cherished.

Most importantly, they should be delivered skillfully from someone you trust. Make sure you choose the right person to be there for you for your special day.


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