There is nothing like a beautiful wedding day where true love blossoms its way into lifelong commitment. And now it is your turn to celebrate the love between you and your partner!

No doubt there are many smiles around the house at the thought of this.

Amongst the cheers and bubbles, there are some intense planning stages that need to be tended to. In order to have a smooth day like a fairytale dream, make sure you do your research and get exactly what you’re looking for.

This goes for finding the right wedding celebrant, too. This trusted person will be leading the ceremony for you and your beloved to come together in wedded matrimony.

Find the right person to do this amongst these leading marriage celebrants on the Sunshine Coast.

Here is our list of the editor’s top picks for marriage celebrants on the Sunshine Coast!


Dan Ford feels blessed to have officiated modern, unique and fun marriage ceremonies over the last 5 years. Based in Sunshine Coast and a popular celebrant at many of the Coast’s premiere venues, you can be assured Dan’s Ceremonies and MC services are of the highest standard. Dan will always take the time to get to know you and tailor your ceremony and reception to meet your unique needs & personalities. Your friends will be asking if he is a close relative and your relatives will be asking if he is a close friend.

Whether you are looking for a quick elopement, something more intimate and relaxed, or the Big Wedding, Dan’s versatility will bring your vision into reality! You will love his sincere and professional attitude at bringing couples, friends and family together to celebrate You.

Contact Dan Ford today to chat about your upcoming wedding.

Years Experience: 5 years

Fees: Available during consultation

Style: Young, modern & fun

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Address: Cooroy QLD 4563

Phone: 0402 289 961

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Being the first to say she loves love, and people, Jan Harvey believes she has the perfect job. From your first contact, you will feel her warmth, humour and enthusiasm for making your day perfect, and she will ensure that your journey together will be super organised and stress free with unlimited communication and support. Your love story will be the central focus of your ceremony, creating a fun and loving vibe, and with a background in teaching and public speaking, you can be certain that Jan will have you and your guests loving every second.

Years Experience: Since 2009

Style: Friendly, fun and professional

Address: 58 Tepequar Drive, Maroochydore. QLD 4558

Phone: 0405 311 458

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A professional marriage celebrant and firm believer in his opinion of the best cup of coffee, Brendan Anning is reliable, efficient, and fun to work with. He is a renowned speaker and life coach as well as performing wedding ceremonies.

Brendan has a top personality that is funny, down to earth, and highly relatable. He connects well with people which makes the experience planning a ceremony with him effortless. He is available for travel around the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast region and happily attends destination weddings.

Years Experience: 10+ years

Fees: Available upon request

Style: Young, modern and fun

Address: Brisbane QLD, Australia

Phone: 0422 659 140

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Fabian Lizza is the family man you need for your big day. Based in the Gold Coast (and servicing Sunshine Coast & Brisbane) this awesome marriage celebrant loves weddings and the joy they bring to everyone. Fab has experience with all types of weddings, from elopements and intimate gatherings to grand celebrations. All packages include face-to-face meetings, completion and lodgement of legal paperwork, and a scripted ceremony. You can upgrade to weekend options, large PA systems, and personalised vows. Extras include MC services to host games, activities, and special requests. Ask about custom alternatives like a sunrise ceremony and a la carte options to build a package that suits your needs.

Address: Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Brisbane

Phone: 0417 115 903

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Sally is fast becoming on the Moreton Bay region’s most popular celebrants thanks to her down to earth approach and her ability to connect with you and your guests on personal level. Nothing is too much trouble and she is one of the most engaging officiants around.

With a long background in writing and performing her story telling ability shines through, yet you remain the focus of everyone’s attention for the most important part of your most important day.

Whether you are hoping for something quite traditional, or seeking to break down old fashioned customs into something fresh and modern, Sally’s creativity will be an asset to your journey from your first steps in planning to the glorious finale.

Address: Brisbane, QLD

Phone: 0425 719 784

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Contact : Sally Thomas

Celebrate your day with a professional marriage celebrant in Sunshine Coast who is passionate about love. Trudy promises to pay attention to the finer details, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. You will enjoy a stress-free day with Life Celebrations With Trudy. She has years of experience in the wedding industry, supports all couples, and offers her beautiful property as a ceremony location. This top-rated marriage celebrant in Sunshine Coast is available for small weddings, elopements, vow renewals, legal only, and more. Services include an obligation-free meeting, guidance through all legal documentation, help to create a ceremony that suits your personality and connection, follow-up meetings, a rehearsal, ceremony, presentation certificate, and lodgment of the registration of marriage.

Address: Sunshine Coast, QLD

Phone: 0448 104 642

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Contact : Trudy Vains

Christina, a Danish native, is a professional, experienced and warm Celebrant who has been officiating weddings across Brisbane, Sunshine- and Gold Coast and surrounding areas for 15 years, and is loving every minute of it.

She is big on equality and loves meeting people from all walks of life, ensuring their ceremony is reflective of their personalities, bond and story. She is down to earth and strives to share the feeling of genuine happiness, love, and passion when she delivers a ceremony. She loves, Love!

Address: Brisbane QLD

Phone: 0404 231 052

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Experienced and intuitive, Jacqueline Gray has over 20 years of work and 2000 weddings under her blent. Her warm and friendly personality has won her many awards in her professional and dedicated service as a wedding celebrant.

Offering affordable and personalised wedding ceremonies, Jacqueline has a range of services available. For all couples, including same-sex couples, she offers a unique and engaging service that truly reflects the love you and your partner share.

Years Experience: Over 20 years

Fees: Depending on style, from $360-$650

Style: Warm, friendly, professional

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Address: Eumundi Noosa Rd, Noosaville QLD 4566

Phone: 0419 652 681

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Best described as authentic, real, and relaxed, these are exactly the traits you can expect from a wedding ceremony with Jay Flood. Ensuring that guests are entertained and engaged while the loved up couple ties the knot, Jay is a vibrant personality with a professional approach.

Jay takes a step away from anything too rehearsed. He likes to keep things realistic and improvised to a point, bringing out the real story behind the romance. Jay has a background in education, media, and business, meaning he can relate to people on many levels.

Years Experience: Not stated

Fees: Available upon request

Style: Authentic, relaxed

Phone: 0438 919 759

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With a bold and confident personality, Suzanne Riley has a vivacious styles that radiates through a crowd when hosting weddings. She loves celebrating special moments and sharing the joy of the story that bought a couple together.

Suzanne is anything but boring in her celebrant services. She aims to make each couple’s day filled with unforgettable awesomeness. Meanwhile, she also takes care of the legalities with attentive order and professionalism. She is the whole package in herself.

Years Experience: Not stated

Fees: Available upon contact

Style: Vivacious, warm

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Address: Sunshine Coast, QLD

Phone: 0411 384 868

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Choosing the right celebrant for you is hard, but you’ve looked through the celebrants above and found the right one(s) that fits your vibe. Celebrants not only help you dot your i’s and cross your t’s, they can also help guide you and your wedding parties. But they can also help your guests, whether it’s telling people where to sit, or even talk with vendors.

Celebrants can also be as involved as you need them, or they can be there to help with all the legal stuff. You’ll discuss with them about the ceremony script, and even your vows. Celebrants are there to help you tell your love story.

Marriage celebrants are great supporters for your marriage, and will be there for whatever you need. Discuss with your chosen celebrant(s) and ask if they have your wedding day available, if yes then congratulations! Lock in your date, and discuss payments with them. If they’re not available, then move onto the next one. The best celebrant is out there for you.



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