Reviews and Photos
Simone and Thomas
Figtree Byron Bay | Van Middleton
Susie did such a wonderful job for our wedding. We loved building the ceremony with her and the end result was that it felt so personal and unique. Everyone loved it and commented on how natural, light hearted and perfectly-us the ceremony was. Thanks Susie! It was a pleasure working with you.
Angie and Tom
Bali | Jess @ Wilde Visual
Our Wedding Ceremony was perfect thanks to Susie’s presence and creativity. The Ceremony was so important to Tom and I, so much that we knew there was no one else we would have rather come to our Tropical celebration in Bali. Through all the planning Susie had a gentle and guiding approach,with advice and ideas that we loved and incorporated into our ceremony. I have to say I think every single person who celebrated with us commented on the ceremony, saying that is was unique and heartfelt. Susie has a deep understanding of the importance or ritual and weaves her own magic into the ceremony with a sense of depth and a sense of fun at the perfect moments. We included a guided meditation, which Susie delivered beautifully, there were even Balinese drums from the local temple playing in the background, but we have to say that was just perfect timing.
A massive heartfelt thank you to Susie. I can honestly say that although it held the most meaning and anticipation for me, the ceremony was the easiest part of the Wedding planning.
Love and gratitude,
Ange and Tom.
Kirstin and Grant
Horizon Byron Bay | Andrew Follan Photography
Thank you Susie for helping us bring the vision of our ceremony to life. Your guidance and advice on the structure and content of our ceremony was critical to its success. And the professionalism and patience you had with us in crafting the dialogue, including our vows, was much appreciated! We knew from the moment we met you that you were the celebrant for us. Indeed, many of ours guests commented specifically on your performance and how good of a match you were not just for the ceremony and setting, but also for who we are as people. I personally underestimated just how much thought can (and should!) go into a ceremony, and I am glad you were there to help us on our journey into married life. Thanks, Grant & Kirstin
Katie and James
Byron View Farm | Stories by Ash - Photography
Ethan and Michelle
Verandas | Marco Rudek Photography
From our first meeting with Susie, we knew we wanted her to be a part of our wedding. She exudes calm and has a genuine interest in other’s lives that goes far beyond mere professional courtesy. Her process in shaping our ceremony was instrumental in helping us voice our true reasons for marriage, and made us reflect on the reasons we wanted to spend the rest of our lives with each other. And this path of discovery isn’t forced or contrived with Susie, her relaxed demeanour and approach continues from the first meeting to the end of ceremony. As atheists, Susie was fantastic in suggesting elements for the ceremony that elevated our wedding beyond mere civil union. The structure and pacing of the wedding was superb, never rushed or preachy but still incorporating a wonderful sense of occasion to really make it our special day. Her performance in front of our guests was confident but relaxed, perfectly fitting our Byron Bay location. All our guests thought she was fantastic, but never stole the limelight, and long will the memories of this wonderful day live on for my wife and I.
Lucy and Rob
Venue - Family farm in Tunglebung | Photo by We are Twine
Susie was the perfect celebrant to marry us. We couldn’t have been happier with the extremely personal and memorable ceremony that she put together. So many of our guests commented on what a wonderful job Susie did in capturing our story and personalities in the ceremony. Susie made it all so easy from our first meeting.
Ruby and Pete
Venue - Kohinur Hall |
Susie… I wanted to write and let you know that that you did the best job ever on our big day.. you calmed my nerves, you rolled with the punches and you carried the ceremony at a pace that allowed us all to be as present as possible… you were an excellent ‘link’ between our diverging families and you were SO cool, calm and collected throughout what must have been a pretty whacky confluence of different religions/families/backgrounds that were brought to bear on the ceremony! The feedback I got from others for you was similarly fantastic Everyone was really impressed with how you carried the ceremony and had such impeccable timing on everything… our friends really loved the ‘elbow holding bit!!’ I would definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone that ever wants to get married.. you were EXCELLENT.. on the day and leading up to it.. thank you thank you thank you!
Jemma and Paul
Married at Figtree | Paula Kern Photography
Susie was absolutely excellent, we would highly recommend her! We clicked straight away which was great as it was really important to us that we had a lot of rapport and shared values with our celebrant. From the outset it was obvious that Susie is highly professional, organised and most importantly incredibly passionate about what she does. She immediately made us feel comfortable, showed a real and genuine interest in our “love story” and worked with us to create the ideal ceremony we had envisioned. Susie collaborated with us to create a unique and spiritual ceremony that was delivered superbly on the day. We felt confident throughout the entire journey that she had everything under control, and she absolutely captured the feelings of love we so wanted. We are extremely grateful for Susie’s assistance, hard work and passion leading up to and on our wedding day. We can’t thank her enough!!
Georgie and Nick
Venue - Clarkes Beach | Photo by Byron Loves Fawn
A few months have now passed and Nick and I are still reflecting on what was undoubtedly the highlight and most special part of our wedding day, the ceremony that took place on Clarke’s Beach in Byron Bay. We were blessed with the weather, the calm waters, the pod of whales frolicking off the coast, but most importantly, we were blessed with the warm and relaxed atmosphere that you and your words created throughout the ceremony.
Susie, from the moment we had our first Skype chat with you, we knew that you were the perfect person to marry us. You showed so much interest in our story and guided us both to create a ceremony that reflected who were are and what we felt most passionately about. You guided us with care and honesty and we so appreciate the time and effort you put in to help bring such an important part of our lives to reality.
Our friends and family have commented that the ceremony was so full of love and joy, reflected us both so perfectly, and that they could feel this incredible energy. They were so complimentary of your approach and presence.
Thank you, Susie! You made the whole process feel so real and always brought us back to the importance of the commitment that we were making
Amber and Tobi
Venue - Byron Bay Lighthouse |
The celebrant plays such an important role at a wedding, and Susie brought with her the most beautiful presence and energy which perfectly complimented the ceremony we were hoping to achieve. The smiles on people’s faces and the memories I hold of our special day, are all because of Susie and her warm style as a celebrant. Susie a huge thank you for playing such a key part in our wedding ceremony. You have an incredible energy and every time I looked at you, it reminded me why we’d chosen you as our celebrant. So thanks again for being your spiritual and beautiful self, and all the best.
Talia and Kieran
the Fig Tree | The Rare Negatives
We are so glad that we chose Susie to be our celebrant – as soon as we met her we knew she was someone special. She showed a real interest in us as a couple and in our story – and this came across beautifully in the ceremony. Our guests loved that the proceedings were so “us” – so genuine and honest and real. We received glowing reviews, and there has been a subsequent booking of Susie due to a friends recommendation of her after our wedding! All of our dealings with Susie were very positive – she is friendly and relaxed, yet suitably professional and is clearly passionate about her work. Flexible and adaptable to your needs, she knows what makes a great ceremony, what works and what doesn’t, and provides some inspiring suggestions. The memories of our wedding ceremony are so special, and if we could do it again, there is not a thing we would change. Thank you so much Susie for being an absolute delight. Your warmth, grace, and serene nature made you the perfect person to preside over our nuptials
Morgan and James
Federal Chapel | Blue Tulip Imaging
Looking back on our day, the ceremony was definitely the best part ! I have had so many people say it was the best wedding they had been to and the ceremony was so intimate and they felt they were such a part of it. It was intimate and personal and very us. Nothing was taken too seriously… or too lightly and even though we had 100 guests it felt like we were just surrounded by a few close friends and family because of the warm environment your ceremony created. I want to thank you sincerely for such a wonderful job. Your calm, serene nature was so refreshing leading up to the wedding in such stressful times. You listened to what we wanted and really made it a true reflection of us. I feel very blessed to have had you be apart of our day. Thank you again Susie.
Jasmine and Phil
Whimsy Farm | Photo by Tennille Fink
Susie, we can’t thank you enough for playing one of the most important roles on our wedding day. From the moment we met you (via Skype!), we knew you were the right person to marry us. You were so friendly, so helpful in the preparation phase and provided us with all the info and advice we needed.
We wanted a beautiful, relaxed Byron wedding, and you were the perfect match for us. You spoke so calmly, so professionally. I have received so many comments from guests about how beautiful the ceremony was which is obviously a reflection of how well you did your job. Thank you thank you thank you!
Pam and Troy
Ewingsdale | Jake McManus Photography
Susie brought a depth and reverence to our ceremony that everyone appreciated, especially us, as we were of course a little nervous. So many people said it was the best wedding ceremony that had witnessed and that they felt very much a part of the whole thing. Her sense of humour was also evident and she helped everyone relax on the day. She had so much help to offer in the writing of the ceremony itself, honouring our choices and offering support when it was needed. We would recommend her to anyone.
Carmen and Grant
| Eve Wheeler
My husband and I both felt an immediate connection with Susie when we spoke to her on the phone for the first time. I felt that she instantly just got what we were after straight away and sure enough, our wedding day was the most spectacular, stunning, spiritual and amazing day of my life, second to the births of my 3 children.
Susie played a huge role in helping us find our magical location and gave us a huge variety of ceremony options to choose from. We were able to feel like it was all there made perfect just for us. Everything you ever want for your wedding day! I highly recommend Susie if you want a down to earth, caring, open minded and professional wedding celebrant.
Laura and Bill
| Donatella Parisini Photography
We knew we wanted Susie to marry us as soon as we made contact with her. She has a naturally friendly, open and grounding character. She gently guided us through choosing how we wanted the ceremony to look and presented us with great advice to help us write our vows. Whenever we’re tired or experiencing the challenges of everyday life, we return to our vows and the loving intention we set through them. I’ve attached one of my favourite photos from our wedding day, I love the joy shining from our faces! Thank you for being a part of our union and guiding us so sincerely through it.
Hayley and Dan
| Melle Veronesi
You were such a wonderful celebrant, we both just loved our ceremony and the feeling of it, it was the highlight of our day. Especially reading our vows to each other, such a surreal and beautiful experience. Thank you so much.
Our guests thought you were wonderful too, many of them commenting at how lovely you were and what a beautiful feeling the ceremony had.
Kieran and Liz
Barefoot at Broken | Lighthouse Bay Photography
Keiran and I love each other a great deal but we’re not used to verbalising it the way you need to for a wedding ceremony, and neither of us are very poetic! With your help and ceremony inspiration material we had a wedding that really expressed how we feel about each other and what marriage means to us. The ceremony was perfect for us and we couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for giving us the best possible start to our life together!
Alysha and Cam
| Ryder Evans Photography
Susie was a dream, she worked with us both to make sure our ceremony was what we wanted, as well as giving us some great pre wedding tips, advice and prep. She suited our personalities and the style of event and even looked great in our photos;) if we were to do it over and over we would choose her every time.”
Jana and Paul
Harvest Cafe | Connor McGill Photography
Susie, thank you for making our ceremony so special and something we proudly shared with our friends and family. Everyone who joined us said it was magical, romantic, personal and like nothing they’d been to before. Without your hard work and advice it never would have happened in this way.
Kate and Peter
Whimsy Farm | Possum Creek Studios
Susie, We just wanted to say a huge huge thank you for our wonderful ceremony yesterday. We enjoyed it so much, it was perfect. So many people mentioned how great it was and thought it was perfectly “us”. So thank you very much for that. Mr and Mrs Neeskens!!
Freya and Chris
| Mike & Amy Photography (Coffs Harbour)
We are so appreciative of all you did for us Susie, we felt so relaxed right throughout our wedding preparations and throughout the day. You are such a warm, genuine and caring person and we definitely felt this during our ceremony.
We loved that our ceremony reflected so much of what we believe in and who we are as a couple. So much love from us Chris and Freya.
Holly and Tim
Venue - Limpinwood Lodge, Tyalgum | Natasha Jade Photography
Susie provided us with so much inspiration and perfect wording to build a ceremony that truly represented us as a couple. We knew from the start that she was the one for us as she was professional and organised yet earthy and warm. Susie was fantastic on the day and it was great to have a familiar face guide us through our celebration. We can highly recommend Susie!
Chrissy and Shaun
Byron View Farm | Amelia Fullerton
Thanks you so much Susie for helping us create an intimate and heart felt ceremony that was just so us! Your professional advice on how to structure a ceremony with our small child was really appreciated and because of this we got to experience a ceremony that was truly magical that we will never forget. Your calming nature and earthy qualities suited us to a Tee and made all our guest feel welcome and naturally relaxed. Our family & friends said it was the most beautiful and intimate ceremony they had witness and this is testament to you.
Emma and James
| Madelyn Rose Photography
After deciding to travel from the UK to marry in Australia our choice of celebrant was based on online profiles. We settled on Susie and she proved to be a perfect celebrant.
Susie is a great communicator and after our first meeting it was clear she understood our vision of the day. She is both professional and personable which ensured the ceremony met all of our expectations.
Hilary and Darren
Deux Betelles | The Robertsons
“Susie’s delivery of our wedding ceremony was everything that we wanted. She was easy to work with and a great communicator. Our ceremony was heartfelt, intimate and unique because of the care that Susie puts into her role. She understands that no two couples are the same and works with you to make sure the ceremony is the right fit for you. We would recommend her to other couples looking for a ceremony that is personalised and meaningful to them.”
Carly and Steve
Down Coverys Lane | Melle Wedding Photography
We would like to say how happy we are with the way our ceremony turned out. Susie was relaxed and professional throughout the service and was very accommodating. She really got to know us and created a ceremony that was beautiful, personal, intimate and romantic. It was everything we hoped and more. Thank you so much Susie.
Ben and Jasmine
Venue - Family home in Broken Head | Simon Hunter Photography
Susie delivered a Ceremony that was relaxed and welcoming to our guests and very much in line with our tastes. The flow and structure of the ceremony was great, perfect duration. Thanks Susie you were excellent.
Zare and Lindsay
Susie gave us so much great material to reference in writing our ceremony and made some very special, important inclusions that we hadn’t considered, but that ultimately meant a great deal to us. Her manner and delivery on the day was wonderful. We just had the sweetest ceremony. She was flexible, easy-going and patient. We are so happy to recommend her services, and are sure she could adapt to and support any couple’s needs. Thanks again Susie
Maddi and Shaun
Coorabell Hall | Full Frame Images
We met with Susie 2 times to discuss our wedding ceremony, and thats all it took to create the perfect one. Thank you Susie for properly understanding us and getting to know us because our ceremony couldn’t have been more perfect for us.
Hanna and Sandy
Lennox Head |
Susie was so relaxed, warm and sincere, my husband and I felt instantly at ease. She asked lots of questions and put together our responses in such a perfect way that really reflected our history, present and hopes for the future.
Lots of guests commented on the sincere yet easy going ceremony. We couldn’t have been happier with the service and would highly recommend Susie!
Sita and Steve
| Kate Nutt Photography
We had such a great day! Thank you for making our ceremony so beautiful. It was really special and exactly as we’d envisaged it. Lots of people commented on what a great celebrant you were and how heart felt the ceremony was. So again, thank you.
Kirsten and Richard
Byron Lighthouse | Carla Henderson Photography
Just want to thank you for being our celebrant. Your advice on planning the ceremony was invaluable. You helped us to personalise the wedding vows which really made our ceremony unique and meaningful. Your calm energy on the day really helped us to focus on each other and the impact of the moment when we could so easily have been distracted by the excitement of it all. I would highly recommend you to anyone thinking about getting married. Thank you so so much.
Jade and Mike
| Craig Bryany
Mike & I just wanted to say a huge ‘thank you’ for helping to make our wedding day so special.
We had a number of people come up to us and say what a wonderful job you did and that the ceremony was so lovely and personal. So, thanks again. You really helped to make our day a truly wonderful one.
Claire and Bill Quince
Venue - Figtree Ewingsdale |
Susie really did make our day! Her ability to connect with us and hold a genuine space was remarkable. We had quite a detailed ceremony involving our 3 children and Susie offered great ideas of how to make it all work. There was not a dry eye in the audience. Thank you Susie!