All you need is love ... oh, and an amazing celebrant

Laughter and joy-filled ceremonies are my jam.

I LOVE celebrating love and I live to tell love stories.

Every couple is unique so for me, every single ceremony I write is going to be unique.

I love to work with couples who want to celebrate their love..... as well as throw a kick arse party.

Let's work together to tailor a ceremony that's a reflection of you and set the tone for the party to follow.

I can't wait to work with you to design a wedding ceremony or special event that will live in your heart and be remembered. It will be the stuff of legends. Want to work together?

Saskia + Nick

"You made Nick and my day so special yesterday. Thanks for being the most funny and genuine celebrant, we couldn't have asked for anyone more perfect to officiate our ceremony for us!"

Mark + Keppel

"Jo married Kep and I last weekend. She was professional and a complete pleasure to work with from the beginning. She worked with us effortlessly so that we had the service we wanted - and our guests loved it. Can't recommend Jo enough. The service was warm, funny and just what we had in mind."

Rashelle + Mark

"We had the pleasure of having Jo marry us in Feb 19. She was totally brilliant. Jo gave the ceremony a fantastic blend of humour, professionalism, and romance. Jo set the scene for the wedding being a celebration of love and laughter. Everybody at the wedding, and we had 150 guests, commented to us about how great Jo was."

Jess + Alicia

"Our first meeting with Jo both Jessica and I knew she was our celebrant. Jo was relaxed and warm, talked us through everything and made sure to create a ceremony for us that had the perfect balance of love and laughter. We are so grateful that we could have Jo as part of our day and would highly recommend Jo for any celebration."

Saskia + Nick

"You made Nick and my day so special yesterday. Thanks for being the most funny and genuine celebrant, we couldn't have asked for anyone more perfect to officiate our ceremony for us!"

Mark + Keppel

"Jo married Kep and I last weekend. She was professional and a complete pleasure to work with from the beginning. She worked with us effortlessly so that we had the service we wanted - and our guests loved it. Can't recommend Jo enough. The service was warm, funny and just what we had in mind."

Rashelle + Mark

"We had the pleasure of having Jo marry us in Feb 19. She was totally brilliant. Jo gave the ceremony a fantastic blend of humour, professionalism, and romance. Jo set the scene for the wedding being a celebration of love and laughter. Everybody at the wedding, and we had 150 guests, commented to us about how great Jo was."

Jess + Alicia

"Our first meeting with Jo both Jessica and I knew she was our celebrant. Jo was relaxed and warm, talked us through everything and made sure to create a ceremony for us that had the perfect balance of love and laughter. We are so grateful that we could have Jo as part of our day and would highly recommend Jo for any celebration."

What About Meeeee

(good luck getting that song out of your head)

I am a marriage celebrant and event MC with years of experience working on loads of different events. I am BUSTING to make your wedding ceremony or special event fun, unique and one you will never forget.

Why did I become a civil celebrant? I’m glad you asked.

When the marriage equality plebiscite (or "plebishite") was happening I got into a 'discussion' with someone and got so frustrated I ended the conversation with "Well I'm just going to become a celebrant and marry ANYONE who wants to get married - so take that!". Now I owe that person a beer as it was the best decision I ever made (and I think I won the argument). 

I love using my event experience and getting to 'couple' that (do not excuse that pun) with my love of public speaking and crafting a great speech. I know how to wrangle and engage a crowd and take them on a journey. But my favourite part of this job is getting to know you and your love story so I can craft a bespoke ceremony, one that will live on long after the wedding cake. One that will make you laugh while also making your heart skip a beat. 

 

What's my mantra?

“Life is short, break the rules. Forgive quickly, kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything that makes you smile.”  Mark Twain.

Why should you choose me?

Well done on reading this far. You must really be ‘picking up what I am puttin' down’?

Choose me if you want a celebrant with humour and wit but a professional that will work super hard to nail your event. I want it to be everything you hoped for, and then a touch more. I want to make your special event even more special-er (It's a word, I swear).

Who's the pooch in the pic?

That is my gorgeous greyhound, Zia. I openly admit I am her slave. I admit it. She is equal parts of measure of chill, silly and bone lazy. And I adore her. She’s so much fun when she isn’t busy stopping my couch from flying away.  Greyhounds really are 50km/hour couch potatoes.

Heitor + Cameron

“Jo was amazing and she did a great job at our wedding. Since the beginning she provided me and my husband with the right tools to structure the ceremony in our way and she was really receptive to our ideas and feedback. She made our ceremony really personal and special and she made sure that our guests felt welcomed. She even said a few sentences in Portuguese to welcome my family that came from overseas to the wedding. We are really happy that we had Jo as our celebrant.”

Helen + Wil

“We just wanted to say thank you for everything! The ceremony was absolutely wonderful and we couldn’t ask for a better person to officiate us getting married. You went the extra mile and genuinely do care about marriage and love. We absolutely loved the personal touch you provided in the ceremony and telling the “slow burn” story on how me and Helen met. Thank you for being the most funny genuine celebrant!”

Quentin + Sam

“We loved having you as our celebrant, would not change that in a second ……. you were a perfect fit to our marriage and the friends and family who were there to support and celebrate this day agreed wholeheartedly. The energy you put forward was big and matched the energy from the guests - so well done!

Let it be known, you are in the right industry. You belong in this role and bringing people together.”  

Kara + Kyllel

“Jo was the most perfect celebrant. When we met her it felt like we’d known her for years. If there was ever a question needed to be asked, she would respond so quickly and always had time for us. On the big day, I was completely nervous and seeing Jo come out the front to see me made me feel calm and so happy. She has the most amazing vibe when she is near you and made the ceremony flow and whole process so easy. If I could get married every week, I’d choose Jo to be there every single time. Thank you. We love you!”

Check Out My Package(s)

Wedding and event options

All the (wedding) 

bells 'n whistles

$900

Weekends and public holidays (including 'in demand' days like Valentines, Christmas and New Years)

$700

(Mondays to Fridays only, not including public holidays)

Price includes;

  • Three meetings - mostly face to face (lucky you) and all the email, Skype and phone chats you need

  • A heartfelt and bespoke ceremony script – you'll love

  • Personalised cue cards for your vows – so you don’t have to memorise them

  • All legal paperwork and registration of your marriage – I’ll do this very quickly after the ceremony

  • The marriage ceremony itself – I will be there early to support you and calm your nerves

  • A detailed run sheet of your ceremony – to share with other vendors

  • My Whizz Bang Wedding Ceremony Builder Booklet  - full of tips to help you plan your ceremony

  • Professional Bose PA and microphone – it can even play your ceremony soundtrack

  • Keepsake copy of marriage ceremony – with the full script so you can re-live your ceremony

  • A lovely commemorative certificate

  • A ‘talk through'/rehearsal - so you can relax on the day knowing I’ve got this

  • No charge for travel - within Sydney metro area but check my ‘extras’ for popular locations outside of Sydney

Thinking about an MC for your reception?

If you bundle me up as your celebrant AND your reception MC I'll discount my hourly rate from $150/hr down to $120/hr - wowsers!

Short 'n sweet 'n

full of love 

$500

- Legals Only - subject to availability

This is the Elopement or “Sssshhhhhh it’s a secret” package. If you just both want the words and the paperwork I’m here to help.  You two and two witnesses are all we need (and I can help with those too). We'll find a gorgeous location somewhere in the Sydney CBD and in less than 10 minutes YOU ARE MARRIED.

 

Attention international or interstate visitors - Sydney elopements are easy to arrange so let's chat. 

 

Price includes;

  • Two meetings – one to meet 'n greet and discuss if this is the right package and then meet to sign the official paperwork one month before the ceremony 

  • Personalised cue cards for your vows – so you don’t have to memorise them

  • All legal paperwork and registration - I'll do this within 48 hours

  • A short, heartfelt ceremony – usually 5 - 10 minutes

  • A venue within the Sydney CBD area - including close to the harbour

  • My massive Wedding Ceremony Builder Booklet - full of tips and hints to make it just right for you

  • A lovely commemorative marriage certificate

  • Two witnesses – you can bring along two friends or I can arrange this for you

Please note:

  • Package only available evenings and limited weekend dates

  • Witnesses must be over 18 and comprehend English (or an interpreter is needed)

  • A maximum of  10 additional guests – any more and it’s up to the next package

  • The ceremony is limited to 5 – 10 minutes with legal wording plus your own vows and a bit of heartfelt personalising from me

"Are there any other costs Jo? I hate surprises!"
Me too, well when it comes to $$$ (but love surprises parties)
Please check out HERE for extra's (like travel) that might also apply.

Other Event Options

SPECIAL - if you bundle me up as your celebrant AND wedding reception MC I will discount my hourly rate to $120/hour

Do you want to renew your vows at a significant anniversary?

Or ready for a Commitment Ceremony?

Perhaps your original ceremony wasn't what you had hoped for or was missing some key people?

Why not re-stage your wedding?

Do you want to include your gorgeous pet or 'fur baby/babies'?

Or maybe you want to welcome a new soul into the world or celebrant your new blended family? 

I'd be happy to help. I'll work with you to write a personal and engaging script that'll kick off the rest of your event so you can get on with the party.

Please note:

- Usually not available Saturday afternoons -

Don't trick yourself into thinking that you can run it all on the day (worst idea ever).

And please.......

Don't ask that really organised or funny friend of yours who is coming along anyway.

Ask yourself, are they a guest at your wedding OR are they working for you on the day).

Just cause Uncle Terry is funny around the dinner table he may not be able to keep your wedding reception on track. Especially not after 20 beers.  

Get a professional on your side.

I can help get your party started and keep it running to time, working with the venue and the other vendors/suppliers ....

OH and I’ll make it fun. Flawless and FUN.

I can be BOTH your celebrant AND MC by the way, if my schedule allows. Let's discuss.

Vow renewals and naming ceremonies

From $400

Wedding and event MC

From $150/hour

(Usual amount of time for wedding receptions - 3 hours)

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“Before marrying someone, you should make them use a computer with slow internet, just to see who they really are.”

Will Ferrell

 

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