Testimonials & Reviews
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'Congrats Emma and Leigh, celebrating their wedding in the 'Lookout' at Mountain Ridge Winery.

Beautiful couple and a beautiful venue, safely inside when the weather can't make up her mind'!!

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'It doesn't get much better than this . . . celebrating your long-awaited marriage, 

on the banks of your river, under a cathedral of noble white gums'

Congrats to Alison and Kate, a ceremony of laughter, song and tears... a day everyone will remember.

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'Loved up couple Sarah and Sam, celebrating their wedding in the gardens of Historic Peppers in Moss Vale.


Every wedding has its own surprises and this day was no exception!!

Great fun to officiate and a good time was had by all, especially the very handsome couple'

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When it comes to beauty, what could better than the sensational escarpment of Kangaroo Valley as seen from Melross. 

Reiko and Shaun made the most of this beautiful venue, setting their wedding arch at just the right angle, 

to capture their special moment, when they said  'I do'  in front of this wonderful natural backdrop. Breathtaking!!

"Secret" Wedding Ceremony

Our recent wedding at Kangaroo Valley.

Congratulations to Fiona and David for (almost) pulling off their ‘secret’ wedding, but decided to tell the family at 10am that morning.

A beautifully, simple ceremony, full of emotion and joy and incorporating their 6 beautiful grandchildren . . . followed by lunch at Bistro 146 in The Valley.

After 26 wonderful years together, we wish them 26+ more.

Thank you Fiona and David, it was such an honour to be your celebrant.

Naming ceremony on the banks of the mighty Shoalhaven river.

Naming ceremony for beautiful River Macey Waddell on the banks of the mighty Shoalhaven river . . . naturally!!

A perfect day in every way. Shoalhaven Landcare volunteers were on hand to help Rivers family and friends plant trees along the river bank in her honour.

A very thoughtful, environmental and lasting tribute to their beautiful daughter

Formal Wedding Ceremony

I was given Jo’s name as a possible alternative when our original celebrant had to cancel. It turned out to be a blessing. Our plans for an outdoor wedding were ruined by the weather but Jo calmly helped organise the hotel staff into plan B and turned it into a beautiful indoor ceremony.

We totally enjoyed ourselves, particularly with the Sand Ceremony and I was overwhelmed by all the positive comments from my guests. It was serious, fun, emotional and a day to remember.

My photographer even immediately contacted her niece to use Jo for her wedding in 2018.

Kelli and Jeff

Casual Wedding Service

I have known Jo for many years and often used her as “Mistress-of-Ceremonies” at many of my business presentations. My partner and I had planned to marry in 2016 but thought a simpler Commitment Ceremony was more our style. I could not think of anybody more qualified than Jo to make the day happen as we wanted.

In a barn on a property in Bathurst, Jo brought the right level of seriousness to the ceremony whilst keeping it fun and casual. Yes, it was an emotional time. A good time though.

I have suggested for years that Jo should become a Celebrant and I am overjoyed that she can now bring her distinctive style to any couple getting married. 

Suzette and Jeff

Formal Family Wedding

A few years back, I played Wedding Planner for my son’s wedding in beautiful Kangaroo Valley. The ceremony was performed by the priest in the local Catholic church and was excellent.

To keep everything running smoothly before, during and after the ceremony, I recruited Joanne as Wedding Hostess (an American tradition), while I fulfilled my role as Mother-of-the-Groom. She kept the 100 guests under control with great humour for the whole day.

Joanne is a natural at this sort of thing and any prospective bride and groom will see the benefits her vast experience brings to any event.

Kathy Turbott