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I grew up in one of the most beautiful parts of Sydney, on the Northern Beaches overlooking Manly Beach, NSW. I have also lived in Papua New Guinea, Tasmania and Victoria – never far from the beach and adventure. I have a real zest for life and love to explore our planet!

I am blessed to now live in Peregian Beach, near Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland and love nothing better than creating special ceremonies in this idyllic part of the world.

I qualified as a Marriage Celebrant in 2007 and since then I have been conducting ceremonies in celebration of all stages of life; including Weddings, Renewal of Vows and Naming Ceremonies as well as End of Life planning and services. The joy I get from being part of these special moments, is every bit as rewarding today, as my very first ceremony!

I have always been passionate about nature and the world around us and I try to adopt eco-friendly practices in both my life and business. I am always happy to offer a few eco-friendly ideas to make your celebration that little bit more sustainable!

For every ceremony I conduct, a native tree is planted into the National Park surrounding my home where the bush was burnt out in the 2019 bush fires.

Weddings

My intimate wedding packages evolved from all the wonderful couples I have married from Australia and all over the world, who chose to have a simple wedding in a stunning location with just themselves or a few family/friends present.

Your intimate ceremony will be very personal and absolutely about the two of you! Speak to each other from the heart – without the ‘audience’. Eliminate the stress and expense of a big wedding!

Wherever you are in the world, you will have my professional support every step of the way. I have worked with some of the best wedding professionals available and can suggest florists, photographers, decorators, restaurants and accommodation to suit your own unique style.

the packages

Legals only

$350

Ceremony takes place at my home in Peregian Beach overlooking Noosa National Park.
Maximum 5 people present (Celebrant, couple and 2 adult witnesses).

iDo

from $500

For up to 10-20 guests. Your ceremony can be held on the deck at my home in Peregian Beach, overlooking Noosa National Park or at other stunning locations in the Coolum/Peregian Beach area. If you prefer a quiet, country or bush wedding, I am happy to help with that also.

Celebration

from $750

Please contact me for further information about your ceremony style, packages and inclusions.

End of Life

Dealing with death and planning a funeral can be a daunting and emotional process. I am a sincere, warm and compassionate person and I will listen carefully to what you want. Let me help you create an inspirational, affordable and authentic farewell. I have a degree in Social Science (Pastoral Counselling) and have experience in grief counselling, palliative and hospice care.

we help with ..

Scattering of Ashes

Celebration of Life

Funerals & Memorials

Pre-Death Planning

Pre-Death Ceremony

Thank you Jacqui. You really helped me at a time when I struggled to deal with what was happening. I knew when Michelle died, that you were the only person we would want to conduct her Memorial Service.

You married us in a magical ceremony when none of us were aware of what was in store for the future.

At the end of Michelle’s life, I appreciate everything you did for us; the celebration of her life was truly beautiful and full of love.

David

Jacqui, I wanted to let you know that your calmness, your gentle voice and care and guidance for me and my family in discussing Mum’s funeral, was so appreciated. To be suddenly confronted with coping with grief and having to sit with the whole family to discuss and agree on the details for Mum’s funeral was so difficult; yet the final result was a beautifully crafted ceremony. Mum would have loved it. And she would have loved you, for your gentleness, your sense of humour and ability to have our family agree on all aspects of the ceremony and eulogy.

Celena

Testimonials

“What an awesome wedding we had, so much fun and so relaxed. Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony. You captured everything we wanted to say and even more than that, as you added your personal touch. You were so organised and led the way for two people who did not know where to even start in organising a wedding. Our honeymoon was full of fun and new experiences and both the wedding and honeymoon are something we will remember for the rest of our lives. We would recommend your services to anyone who comes across our path who is getting married. Thank you”

Maria & Brian

“Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Jacqui you made everything so easy for us! You are such a lovely person and you have such a relaxed vibe!
You always got back to all my questions so quickly in such a professional and friendly way.
We could not have asked for a more perfect celebrant. Thank you so much!”

Claire & Jamie

“Jacqui and her husband Graham, made our wedding day so very special. Jacqui designed our service around things which were important to us, and kept the ceremony simple and full of fun.
She looked after all the legal things, so we didn’t have to worry about anything, other than turning up. From the first time we met Jacqui, we were completely at ease & comfortable with her.
Jacqui‘s husband, Graham, looked after the PA and music for the service and didn’t miss a beat!! The whole service was one we will never forget. All of our guests commented on how special and memorable the day was.

So a very big thank you to Jacqui & Graham. We can certainly recommend you!”

Helen & Robert

“Our Valentine’s Day elopement was more than I could have hoped for, all thanks to Jacqui. For personal reasons, we wanted something very small and meaningful.
She was very understanding, organised and so easy to get along with! Our elopement was planned via emails due to distance but I never felt that there was a lull in the communication. She was clear about time frames and required paperwork and helped me at every step of the way.
On the day, she provided two lovely witnesses and made us a beautiful keepsake booklet of our ceremony. Jacqui is such a warm and loving soul, I would have no hesitation in recommending her!
The day was so special to me, and we could not have done it without her.”

Taylor

“Dearest Jacqui – a huge big Thank You from the bottom of our loving hearts for giving both Alan and myself the most beautiful ceremony, and for marrying us. 
Right from the beginning, I knew you were the one for us!
Thank you for your professionalism, and making everything seem so easy, even though you put so much effort in to making it so perfect. 
I would also like to thank you for all the recommendations and referrals with the photographer Alan Hughes, beautiful Debbie the makeup & hair artist and of course our groovy driver Bill from Vintage Voyages – all of you made our day so special and unforgettable.”

Ally

“Jacqui was just a superb find for us! We were planning a Renewal of Vows from the UK for just after Christmas and being so far away needed confidence in someone for such a special event. 
Jacqui held our hand in all our planning, was supportive and totally professional. 
On the day, it was magic!  She led us through a beautiful ceremony and created the ambience by being on time, organised and totally wonderful

– thank you so much!”

Lara B

“Thank you Jacqui for conducting our wedding on Saturday.  It was just what we hoped for, and more!  It was an absolute pleasure to have our ceremony in your beautiful home and to meet you and your husband. 
I would recommend you to anyone. Thanks again – it couldn’t have been any more perfect!”

Katrina & Shannon

“Jacqui was and is an incredible celebrant; she really did make our perfect day perfect!  From the minute we got in touch with a request for a relatively last minute booking she was on hand at all times to guide us through the process of completing the necessary paperwork.  And then when we actually met, a week before our big day, she was totally lovely and accommodated all our requests for the little things that make your day complete.  The ceremony itself was wonderful.  Jacqui is so relaxed and experienced that the whole thing just felt like so much fun – which is the
way it should be, we think!  We really couldn’t have asked for more. Thank you!”

Dyf & Michelle

Jacqui you are just the best celebrant we can imagine.  You gave us a ceremony exactly how we wanted it, so emotional and true; it really was perfect …
The way you took care of us, the words you said and the warm and empathetic way you spoke to us … we cannot thank you enough for making our special day even more special and unforgettable!!!!!
Even though our contact was only via email (we live in Germany) you created a very personal and meaningful ceremony for us.  We highly recommend you and thank you so much for all your support and understanding!!! You’re simply the best….!”

Petra & Udo

“Jacqui is an amazing celebrant!!. She wrote wonderful ceremonies for both our marriage and each of our boys naming ceremonies. She chose the right things to say and they were short and sweet which is exactly what we wanted. Our 2nd son’s naming ceremony was held 2 days before Christmas at the location we were camping and Jacqui happily travelled there for us!
We are so thankful and lucky to have found Jacqui and would not hesitate to use her again and would absolutely recommend her to anyone!!”

Kelly & Shane

“My favourite part of the ceremony was saying my vows.
I’m incredibly thankful you printed and laminated them,
as otherwise I think my tears would have turned everything into a soggy mess!
Also the suggestions you provided helped Damien and me write our own personal vows.
Jacqui, I would recommend you for the same reason I chose you!
Talking with you was like talking to a friend – you got to know us and it was never just a business transaction;
which is how I felt it was when talking to quite a few other celebrants.”

Caitlin

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