Celebrants in All Locations

Find the best wedding celebrants in Byron Bay, Tweed, The Gold Coast, Brisbane & The Sunshine Coast with Honeywed. The success of your wedding ceremony starts with the choice of the right wedding celebrant! Each celebrant on Honeywed is sure to deliver a unique, fun & inspiring wedding ceremony to celebrate your love!

Chiquita Mitchell

Renowned for ceremonies that are personal, relaxed, elegant and entirely about the couple, Chiquita has been entrusted with celebrity weddings, and bespoke ceremonies are her signature style.

Chiquita has been a Celebrant since 2007 and prior to that worked in Event Management. Bob Geldof hired her as his PA when she lived in the UK. Celebrities hire her for their weddings. This is not a hobby, it is Chiquita’s full-time job.

If something goes wrong on the day, you probably will never find out about it. She knows how to prepare you for your wedding and guide you through on the day.

Chiquita Mitchell
Kathryn Murphy

So firstly, congratulations on deciding to tie the knot in one of the most beautiful places in Australia. Byron Bay, and it’s surrounding hinterland, has so much to offer when it comes to weddings and I would love to help you create a wedding ceremony that you will remember and love for all the right reasons.

My ceremonies are modern and individually crafted to suit both your day and your personalities, ensuring that both you and your guests will love absolutely every minute of it. I love to take the time to find out as much about you as I can – how you met, what you love about each other, and what your hopes and dreams are or your future. There will be laughter, tears and many beautiful moments that all culminate in the perfect ceremony for you.

I always suggest meeting or at least speaking with, your celebrant before you make any final decisions so feel free to give me a call or send me an email at any time. You can also” “follow me on facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

We all know that there’s loads of planning that goes into your wedding day, so my aim is to make sure that the ceremony side of things is positive, fun and simple to understand and that you get everything that you need – and more – both on the day and in the lead-up. So sit back, relax and enjoy the ride and remember ………. don’t wait until the reception to start having fun!

Kathryn Murphy
The Champagne Celebrant


Let the bubbles flow and the good times roll with the most entertaining Byron Bay Celebrant

Whether you are looking for a PASH & DASH or a CHAMPAGNE CEREMONY, I am up for a chat anytime.

I pride myself on making every bride and groom ecstatic about their wedding.

My aim is to change everyone’s perception of a ceremony from a dreary endeavour to an entertaining love-fest.

Please browse the testimonials on my website and if you like my work, get in touch – I’d love to be part of your big day!



• I make sure every wedding is an uplifting experience for everyone
• I am very passionate and always over-deliver
• Champagne Ceremonies are individually tailored or select a budget ceremony from $450
• Registered Byron Bay Celebrant since 2009
• I put all my energy into my work and have never had an unhappy Bride
• All the goodies are complimentary with Champagne Packages (PA, flags, signing table and chairs)
• I am a full time so dedicate my time 7 days/week
• 5th generation local with a huge network of wedding contacts and local knowledge
• So many amazing testimonials – get the brides’ views first hand on my website



My aim is to make every wedding an uplifting, fun time that will have the guests talking. The wedding ceremony should set the vibe for the whole day and set the fuse for the celebrations to come.

Start your wedding with real impact that will be talked about for years to come. It’s so worth putting on a great show.



I am very passionate about what I do and I look forward to every wedding like it is my first. The buzz, the excitement, the love, the butterflies. I inhale it all!



I am one of six siblings with the best mum and dad, a fifth generation local. I reside on the beautiful Byron coastline and don’t sit still. I’m high energy, quick witted, love a laugh and a chat and will give anything a go.

I surf, I fly trapeze, trampoline, walk, ride and am partial to a glass of bubbles! Love that bit.

I’m fortunate enough to be one of the few full-time Byron Bay Celebrants, which allows me to be very generous with my time. Doing weddings gives me a deep satisfaction just from making two people ecstatic on the most important day of their lives. It’s an incredible high!

The raw emotion, the excitement and the flood of genuine feelings gets me every time. When the bride and groom are buzzing, I am resonating with them. Tears, laughter, joy – bring it on!

I know all the top venues and locations (and a few of the secrets). I can hook you up with all the best wedding services available and I am just a phone call away.

It’s YOUR wedding so remember, the choices are yours. Do yourself a large favour and make it about the two of you. Everyone else can have their own way when it is their turn.

I strive to make sure you enjoy yourselves first and foremost. I take my responsibilities as one of the Byron Bay Celebrants seriously, so let me attend to running the ceremony. You don’t have to worry about a thing. Your job is just to be the STARS of the show and bask in the love and joy of it – that’s all.

Funky, Fun, Fabulous or Full of Feeling, you call the shots. Oh, and by the way, I don’t do sermons and I don’t do yawning and boring.

So whether you engage a wedding planner, your mother, best friend or you are doing it all yourself, keep in mind that you are not restricted to any of the classical or religious traditions or formats.

My Byron Bay Celebrant pledge is ‘YOUR DAY, YOUR WAY’.

My Champagne Package delivery is personalised for each couple and is about your journey since meeting. I revel in the wording so will be asking lots of questions to ensure it’s very YOU. My Champagne Ceremonies are designed to echo the way you are, the way you live and the way you love.

I am always up for a chat and enjoy helping out wherever possible. So if you’re free, give me a call or drop me a line and let’s see what I can do to make your day amazing!!!

I understand what it’s like planning a wedding. I was in the same position as you not so long ago and I know the process can be somewhat daunting. But…that’s where I come in. I will make one of the most important moments of your life run smoothly, care free and of course FUN!!!

Jacqui Patterson x

The Champagne Celebrant
Jamie Eastgate

Brisbane City Celebrants is a modern celebrant duo specialising in simple, meaningful, happy, non-religious weddings in the Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Byron Bay regions.

With your choice of a female or male Wedding Celebrant, our couples describe us as personable, friendly and calming.

“We love being Marriage Celebrants and we LOVE celebrating love!”

We 100% support marriage equality. Love is love!

Jamie Eastgate
Susie Figgis

Your wedding ceremony is a super-charged moment to stand facing the one you love … celebrating your happiness together and sharing your vision for the future. It will be one of the most precious moments in your life, so my job is to help make it feel totally relevant and aligned with you as a couple.

In getting to know you, I’ll learn all about your love story, and bring it to life in your ceremony. Everyone there, especially you, will feel that we created a ceremony that is a true reflection of you.

I have a modern relaxed approach that most people enjoy, and my versatility and experience allow me to embrace both spiritual and non-spiritual ceremonies. I’ve helped facilitate over 500 unique and amazing weddings, big and small, ritzy and reverent, honest, funny and inspirational! Couples are all so different and there’s never one ceremony the same, I will make sure yours reflects you as a couple perfectly.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Susie Figgis
Sarah May Alexander

I really love being a celebrant. I get to work with you on and in the lead up to the best day of your lives!

I get to marry two people in love – doesn’t get much cooler than that.

It feels totally natural for me to be in the role of Wedding Celebrant because I genuinely like people and enjoy organising events.

My approach is MODERN, YOUTHFUL and FRESH ensuring a professional and calm ceremony giving you the opportunity to just enjoy your day.

Like the couples that I marry – my ceremonies have personality. Although I believe your ceremony should be elegant during the serious stuff; I still inject a sense of fun and life into the other parts.

I help create ceremonies that reflect your style and your story. I take care of everything along the way and will give you loads of ideas to ensure your ceremony is personalised and unique. I ensure that your ceremony is stress-free and enjoyable for you, your families and your friends.

Whether it’s a small and intimate affair, a large traditional ceremony, a reaffirmation of vows or a modern expression of commitment, together we can create a beautiful ceremony that is moving and inspiring.

Before focusing on weddings full time I worked in radio as an Executive Producer, News Writer, Promotion Director, Announcer and in Events and Marketing.

I love nothing more than a good belly laugh, eating great food, daggy dancing, drinking good wine with my friends, Island holidays and getting out and about and exploring beautiful Queensland with my cheeky husband and my tribe of daughters.

I am available every day of the week. From lodgement of all necessary paperwork to a professional PA system for the day (and all things in between,) please be assured that my dedication and commitment will ensure your every need is met.

Sarah May Alexander
Michelle Anderson

Michelle Anderson, (otherwise known as Michelle brant Celebrant) Awesome Marriage Celebrant.


Essentially, I’m the most awesome (and modest haha) celebrant around, and the couples I wed are by far the coolest in the world!

Don’t just take my word for it… I was recently voted 3rd Best Celebrant in Queensland at the Australian Bridal Industry Awards – and they really know who’s who. (Trumpet blowing in progress!) I have performed over 300 weddings and I have reputation for making cool ceremonies with a strict no-yawn policy.

I have performed over 300 weddings and I have a reputation for making cool ceremonies with a strict no-yawn policy.

I am known for my friendly attitude, casual style and mind blowing nuptials.

Fresh, lively ceremonies are my speciality. “No need for your guests to stifle a yawn when they could be drinking champagne,” I say.

In short, I am best suited to couples who are fun and free… who don’t necessarily follow the rules or conform… and who understand that their wedding day is about their promises to each other expressed publicly at their amazing ceremony, not the place cards and gift registry.

Call me today. I’m not scary, promise. 🙂

Michelle Anderson
Shane Vincent

No one wants to be married by a stranger, you want the person telling your love story, sealing your marriage to be someone you can connect with, someone who you feel like is one of your friends or family. That person is Shane, he has a unique ability to build report with couples and make them feel at ease before, during and after the ceremony.

The most pivotal moment for a groom is seconds before the bride walks down, that’s when they need a friend. This is Shane’s favourite part of the ceremony. He sees the beads of water on the groom’s skin, the fidgeting of his hands and reminds him that he now gets to marry his best friend and calms him down.

Once the ceremony begins those once nerves now dissipate and the venue is filled with laughter. With years of experience in comedy and entertainment Shane has the ability to find the balance between love, laughter and legals. He believes that you guys are the book he is the story teller, he brings your story to life.

Shane Vincent
Clarah Luxford

Being a celebrant involves so much more than simply reading a script. For every wedding I officiate there’s a little piece of me (and sometimes a really big piece of me!). Many of the words I write are from the heart, personal and drawn from my own experiences as a celebrant, wife, mother, friend, writer and a girl who likes a glass of champagne!

On your wedding day I want you to feel relaxed in my company and in the company of your guests. I want you to have a ceremony that reflects who you are as individuals and as a couple. I want the day to be beautiful (not necessarily perfect because nothing ever is – that’s not life!). I want your guests to walk away with a feeling that what they witnessed was something special.

Clarah Luxford
Kirsty Laing

How exciting – You’re getting married!!!

So you’ve got the ring… Set the date… Booked the reception venue…. hmmm what else… oh that’s right – the celebrant!

Finding a celebrant who is right for you, is an incredibly important task. You should ensure you feel comfortable and of course relaxed with your celebrant – they are the ones who will be guiding you along the way and stand beside you as you marry your best friend.

So the wonderful ‘WWW’ has brought you to me… Yay – thank you for finding me!

It’s important not to overlook how personal, fun and unique you really can make, the beginning of ‘the rest of your lives together’.

My mission is to craft you a ceremony that flows well, engages your family and friends and expresses what it is that makes you as individuals and your bond together, so special… whatever that may be!

If you are looking for a down to earth reliable wedding celebrant, who will aspire to design and deliver for you, a heartfelt personal ceremony, then I look forward to meeting you…


Kirsty Laing
Talitha Mitchell

Talitha’s 15 years of Entertainment & Management experience, coupled with her exuberant passion as Marriage Celebrant are a brilliant union. Each Ceremony is original & written specifically for you, so it rings true to every guest present. Talitha’s professional & creative approach enable her to bring your vision to life, working closely with you to perfectly paint your love story. With a contemporary approach, Talitha brings authenticity, humility & presence to her work.

Her love of love & enthusiasm is absolutely contagious.

Making sure you really “click” with your Celebrant is Talitha’s one pearl of wisdom to share with you. Without the Celebrant, there is no wedding – you are entrusting this person with your story & to deliver a Ceremony that is completely engaging, taking every guest present on a journey with you both into your new roles as husband & wife.

Long after the Wedding & party are over, it is the Ceremony that you, your partner & guests will remember if it is done well. Make your Wedding Day unforgettable for all the right reasons!

Secure yourself a youthful, fun loving Celebrant who will walk with you into this new & exciting time of your life, with sound guidance & support every step of the way.

If you’re after a seriously fabulous & fun Celebrant who loves her job to bits, Talitha is your girl.

Talitha Mitchell
Michelle Shannon

Hi and thanks for considering me for one of the most amazing days in your life. I’ve been lucky enough to be a full-time celebrant for almost 9 years – and still love it!

Throughout your ceremony I want you to be close to one another – to hold hands or put your arm around each other (have a sneaky kiss or hug if you like) and really enjoy the moment.

My role is to create relaxed – modern – fun – real ceremonies for those in love.

Making sure all the necessary legalities are taken care of so you can immerse yourself in the celebrations.

I grew up living in this beautiful part of the world and after travelling for many years, living in different cities around the world, I can honestly say Byron Bay is still one of my favourite places to be.

I’m a romantic at heart and a ceremony I attended some time ago inspired me to become a Marriage Celebrant – I hope to bring the same kind of modern professionalism and enjoyment to your special day.

Michelle Shannon
TopHat Weddings

Hello, my name is Jennifer Learmont and I am a civil marriage celebrant. I truly believe in the commitment of marriage and love what I do. I aim to help create a meaningful ceremony full of warmth and joy, that expresses your love for each other. and is a true reflection of who you both are.

Make your ceremony unique to you. Tell the story of how you met, your first date, your proposal – all of which your guests may not know. Celebrate your heritage too.

Large or small, intimate or grand, your wedding is your special occasion.

To tell you a little about me, I have a great passion for yoga and have been teaching Power Yoga for over 20 years, here and overseas. I think this benefits me in everything that I do, as it gives me patience and compassion. I also love music and playing guitar. I am vibrant, friendly and have a very energetic outlook on life – and will work with you to bring a refreshingly different style and flavour to your most important day.

Planning a wedding can be a busy and hectic process, so I will help to keep it as simple as possible, so you can get on with organising the rest of your big day.

The beautiful Byron Bay – Gold Coast is home to me, however I am happy to travel.

As well as Weddings and Romantic Elopements, I also conduct Naming Ceremonies and Renewals of Vows.

Looking forward to meeting you.


TopHat Weddings
Marg Walgers

Whether you are local or live interstate, I will work closely with you to create a ceremony that reflects you and your story and ensure your celebration is exactly as you wish. All planning can be done remotely with ease!

I’m friendly, reliable, always open to fresh ideas and would be honoured to guide you through the process of preparing for your wedding.

I’d love to meet or Skype for an obligation-free chat to get to know your vision for your special day.

Marg Walgers
Married by Josh


The mere fact that two people have fallen in love is crazy if you ask me. So to get married, that’s an occasion worth celebrating. Weddings should be the most fun ever. Josh Withers is a really fun celebrant. So if you’re a fun person that likes doing fun things it’d be really crazy if we didn’t catch up, right?!


Weddings traditionally just go on and on and on and on. I don’t think weddings should be quick, but they should take as long as it takes to celebrate your marriage, and not a moment more. Everyone’s different, so your ceremony could take 13 minutes or a day.


Apparently, most celebrants have terrible microphones and PA systems. Mine is awesome, modern, loud, clear, reliable, battery operated and wireless. There’s a zero percent chance of it not working at your wedding, and even less of a chance of everyone not hearing everything. Unless you’re Ozzy Osbourne.


Josh Withers is all about marriage. He thinks it’s the best thing two people can do together, except for two player GoldenEye 64. He’s such a fan of two people committing themselves to marriage that he celebrates marriage day in and day out. There’s no chance this will be an irrelevant or meaningless affair.

Married by Josh
Kate Veling

Being a celebrant means you get to celebrate love for a living. I’ve found my calling!

I have a way with words, a sense of humour, a calming presence and a creative approach. I bring warmth, imagination and soul to your ceremony to make it memorable, meaningful and joyful.

I want to help you celebrate your love in a way that feels authentic and which your guests will genuinely enjoy and engage with – there will be no long-winded waffling about the nature of love or generic, romantic clichés.

I take time to connect with my couples, find out their story and what makes them tick, then use this information to tailor an original and awesome ceremony. All killer, no filler! And no awkward moments.

A big part of my job is making sure you feel relaxed enough on the day that you can really connect with each other in that moment. I won’t tell you how you should get married but will listen to what you want and give you guidance wherever you feel you need it (like writing your vows for example). And I can guarantee it will be a simple, stress-free and enjoyable process.

I love spreading the love and think two people getting married is a magical thing, which is an honour and a pleasure to be a part of every single time.

Kate Veling

Everyone has their own, wonderful love story and that’s what I love about doing what I do…. meeting new people, hearing their story, guiding them along the path from ‘yes’ to ‘I do’, creating their dream ceremony, and having some fun along the way.

I offer bespoke ceremonies, working closely with you to create a ceremony that is unique, moving and true to you as a couple – the end result, a beautiful ceremony that will have your family and friends saying it was ‘so you’.

I take pride in putting you both completely at ease, guiding you in the journey to marriage. My professional background has provided me with dedication to the smaller details, so you can rest assured your special day will be one to remember.

Shiney Lee Hensby

My approach with couples is friendly, warm, and down to earth.

As your celebrant I am devoted to ensuring you feel relaxed and confident throughout the whole experience of getting married and that you have the ceremony your heart desires.

Having facilitated over 200 unique and amazing weddings and elopements, I am able to guide you with ease through the creative, practical and legal aspects of your marriage, and offer a wealth of material and suggestions, to assist with your vows, readings, and offer some beautiful marriage rituals and traditions that add elements of interest, meaning and fun to your ceremony.

Every couple is unique and as such, deserves a personalised and vibrant ceremony to suit their particular taste and to share and celebrate that with their guests.

Whether it is sophisticated or simple, spiritual or earthy… I ensure you that your ceremony will be engaging and interesting, delivered with sincerity and charisma (smiles, laughter, and tears, but definitely no yawning).

Your ceremony will contain the magic that love inspires, implanting a smile in your hearts, and a memory of one of the most treasured days of your life.

Servicing the Byron Bay, Casuarina and Gold Coast regions.

My Favourite testimonial: “Where to start? I happened to meet Shiney by chance and I do believe it was meant to be. After meeting, I stumbled upon the recommendations online and previous bride’s experiences and all I can say is this: no whimsical paragraph can give this beautiful woman justice. Meet her. Her warmth and loving heart and real passion for what she does speaks for itself. Shiney is one in a million; a genuine angel, who did, in fact, make our day everything I’d hoped it would be. So I can’t simply write how fantastic she is… just meet her once and the magic will capture you, too. – Mr & Mrs Wes and Bea Adalian xo”

Shiney Lee Hensby
Benjamin Carlyle

Do you want your wedding ceremony to be an awesome and authentic experience!? My fresh, fun and original approach will have your guests talking about the ceremony for years! Your wedding ceremony need not be a cookie cutter experience! Let’s get the creative juices flowing and bring to life something magical, profound and beautiful. Let’s rock out to your own unique Love Beat!!

Are you looking for a Marriage Celebrant that can connect with the crowd, make everyone smile and feel at ease amongst the nervous tension of the big day? One who dresses sharply and has a professional PA system? I’m a rare full-time wedding ninja and am currently performing over 100 weddings per year! I truly love my job. Couples connect easily with my alternative style and my ability to slot into their groove.

Your wedding ceremony is an awesome moment in your lives where you and your guests are transported to the land of love. The best part being that it can all be told in your own unique language and style! It is my passion to be able to create a custom experience, each and every time, for no love story is the same! I am here to help you facilitate your wedding ceremony without the boredom factor and get the wedding day celebrations started in the right vibe!

Benjamin Carlyle
Modern Love Ceremonies

By getting to know both you and your partner, Cara takes pride in tailoring ceremonies to each of her couple’s needs and requirements – no matter how big or small.

Cara is incredibly friendly and welcoming and is interested in hearing about your life as a couple, the reasons why you love each other and will help you bring your own love story to life in your ceremony.

This allows her to deliver a special and completely unique service to each couple that not only both of you will cherish, but that all your guests will remember forever.

Modern Love Ceremonies

Looking For Wedding Venues?

Graciosa, Byron Bay

Gracefully set high on a hill, overlooking rolling green fields and Bangalow town, this iconic farmhouse and 79-acre farm is grand, luxurious with a relaxed and rustic edge.

THE FARMHOUSE: Graciosa farmhouse is a luxurious and relaxed retreat, a 2-minute drive to Bangalow cafes and shopping and a 7-minute drive to the pristine beaches of Byron Bay. This grand, classic home features five double bedrooms and two bathrooms set against a crisp white back drop and layered with a glamorous yet comfortable interior. The 10-metre swimming pool, overlooking Bangalow town, sparkles like a jewel and the open sandstone cabana offers a lovely space to entertain, relax and enjoy the sunshine the region is known for. Adding to the interior are all of the luxurious staples one would expect of a home of this standard. Flat screen TV, iPod docking station, crisp cotton bedlinen, feather and down pillows, fluffy towels, robes and gorgeous bathroom products.

THE BAMBOO ARCH AND BARN: Only 50 metres from the Farm House you will find The Barn – with French doors, stained glass windows and pressed metal though out, an incredible space in which to hold your reception.The Barn has an industrial, rustic charm and opens to show more magnificent views of the countryside. It provides a perfect blank canvas to style the wedding reception of your dreams.

In between the Farmhouse and the Barn is the Natural bamboo archway. This spectacular position takes in views of the surrounding rolling hills. The ultimate position to exchange your vows or capture the perfect light-drenched photos as the sun sets behind the Hinterland.

Spicers Peak Lodge

Why just walk down the aisle when you can walk amongst the clouds?

Spicers Peak Lodge is one of Australia’s most awarded and luxurious venues, specialising in exclusive Scenic Rim destination weddings.

The scene for your perfect day is set 1,100 metres above sea level on a stunningly beautiful grassy plateau where a majestic, architecturally designed cedar and bluestone lodge frames your perfect day. Perched at the peak of our

Perched at the peak of our 8,000-acre property and surrounded by picturesque mountain views, it’s a venue and a moment you and your guests will never forget.

Spicers Peak Lodge
Spicers Balfour Hotel, New Farm


Spicers Balfour Hotel, Located in the fashionable suburb of New Farm, is an award-winning boutique hotel just minutes from the Brisbane city centre.

Step inside this iconic Queenslander and you’ll discover a chic and stylish interior that makes the perfect venue for your intimate urban wedding and/or accommodation needs.



The Balfour Kitchen is an intimate neighbourhood restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guests are invited to dine inside or enjoy the alfresco experience of a classic Queenslander wrap-around verandah and intimate courtyard shaded by Frangipani trees.

A private dining room is also available for business lunches or celebration dinners for up to 18 people.

A modern Australian menu with a European flair, The Balfour Kitchen is a hidden gem delivering a unique dining experience.

We are so thrilled to announce that The Balfour Kitchen recently received one Chef Hat in the 2017 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide.



With spectacular views of Brisbane’s Story Bridge, make our rooftop bar your first stop.

Spicers Balfour Hotel
Byron Bay Wedding Fair

The Byron Bay Wedding Fair 2017 will be held over the weekend of July 15th & 16th and is your perfect opportunity to scope out Byron Bay’s most exclusive properties, whilst meeting a hand-picked selection of the region’s very best vendors and suppliers.

Be inspired by beautifully styled wedding spaces which allow you to ‘dream into’ your big day, live music to set the scene, delicious tastes to whet your appetite, workshops, chill out spaces and more.  Free to attend.

Further information coming soon.

Byron Bay Wedding Fair 2017

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