celebrants

 

Modern Love | click for website

How would you describe your style?  Relaxed, natural, authentic, heartfelt, funny and fun.

How do you connect with your couples?  I connect with my couples by having a chat.  Where possible, I catch up with my couples for a one hour meeting to plan the ceremony, and at that meeting I have a series of very simple questions I ask (how did you meet, will you have a bridal party, is there a live musician etc).  The questions are all simple to answer, I don’t put people on there spot and ask, “what’s the best thing your partner does…?”.  I’m not great at answering emotional questions off the cuff, so I don’t put other people in that position!  I collect all my logistical information which gives me a very clear idea of the type of ceremony they want, and then I go away and write the first draft and then I set some task for them to get some emotional content which gets added in later.

Do you write the ceremony wording with your couples?  Yes. I write the ceremony, send them a draft and we edit together.

Do you provide all equipment?  I provide a PA and a mic which suits an outdoor ceremony for at least 130. Larger weddings need to supply their own PA.

Is your equipment battery operated or do you require power?  Battery.

Are you happy for music to be played through your PA?  Yes.

Do you change travel fees? I generally only perform ceremonies in Byron Bay. Travel fees are calculated per mileage if I do take on a wedding outside of Byron.

Do you do multiple weddings on one day? Yes. But not often, as I don’t like to.   I always negotiate with the couple who booked first if I do.

 

Chiquita Mitchell | click for website

How would you describe your style? My style is warm, friendly and adaptable to my couples ceremony preferences.

How do you connect with your couples? Initial meeting is over Skype or in person, which is a great way for the couple to feel whether I am right for them and vice versa!  A second meeting is at rehearsal stage and then again of course on the day of the wedding.  Unlimited phone and email conversations happen to ensure any questions can be answered quickly.

Do you write the ceremony wording with your couples?  I gather information just by spending time at the initial planning meeting.  I don’t offer ceremonies that are pre-written – I develop a bespoke ceremony for each couple after meeting with them to ensure it reflects their personality and relationship.

Do you provide all equipment? A PA system, stand, wireless microphone, Swarovsky crystal signing pen and cable to connect ceremony music is all provided.  A wind sock is also always used to ensure the PA system is loud and clear no matter the weather or wind!

Is your equipment battery operated or do you require power?  Battery operated – no need for leads and my PA will work anywhere, even on the beach.  The microphone is fitted with a wind sock to ensure the PA system is loud and clear no matter the weather or wind!

Are you happy for music to be played through your PA?  Yes, of course!

Do you change travel fees?  No.

Do you do multiple weddings on one day?  Only on the odd occasion.  For example a sunrise wedding and then a 3pm wedding on the same day would be something I would consider.  Otherwise I no longer accept a second wedding if I am booked for a date.

 

Paul Voge | click for website

How would you describe your style?  Oh I am terrible at this question, I just say an awkward man who you thinks is 15. But I guess my style is modern and changes depending on the couple, my style should fit the couples style….if that makes sense??

How do you connect with your couples? Mainly by asking them questions and then shutting up to let them answer and say as much as they can. Just simple conversation gets you all the info you need!

Do you write the ceremony wording with your couples? In a way yes, I mean I get all my info form the conversations we have. I find it’s the best way to get honest answers. Couples don’t have time to fill out questionnaires about their relationship and if they do they will only be brief, so I just take a lot of notes and then try to read my handwriting and put it all together (I actually have amazing handwriting)

Do you provide all equipment?  I provide a PA, all the fun paperwork and a bunch of pens that work and are easy to use. Plus I usually have had a haircut.

Is your equipment battery operated or do you require power? Ain’t no powerpoints on a beach so it’s batteries all the way!

Are you happy for music to be played through your PA?  I do it 99% of the time, no one will play the music better or at the right time more than the guy who is working and that is me. I also have the music on two different devices because I am a freak.

Do you change travel fees?  Yeah I do, sorry….all that stuff is HERE

Do you do multiple weddings on one day?  Very rarely…only if I have hours between each one. I do so much running around at a wedding that to have the stress of another would be too much. Weddings run late and because I stick aorund to make sure couples are on time I end up being there for ages.

 

Shane Vincent | click for website

How would you describe your style? My style is unique , light and filled with laughter and fun.

How do you connect with your couples?  I connect with my couples through meetings either through Skype or a sit down to discuss what they want in a ceremony.

Do you write the ceremony wording with your couples? I do write the ceremony with the couple to make sure they are getting what they want.

Do you provide all equipment? I provide all my own equipment.

Is your equipment battery operated or do you require power? I have both battery and power operated P.A.

Are you happy for music to be played through your PA? I am more than happy to allow music to be played through my P.A system

Do you change travel fees?  Outside of Brisbane to Byron Bay I do charge travel fees.

Do you do multiple weddings on one day? Sometimes I do have multiple weddings in a day.