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You did such a wonderful service for Helen yesterday, thank you.

Your warmth, energy, generosity, and sincerity were really appreciated – I cannot find the words to fully express the amazing job you did in helping us to pull together and deliver a service that was so reflective of Helen.

You were brilliant.

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Geoff Rowe

I cannot think of any words that would do justice to how amazing Kari is. I don’t think we could have dreamt of a better celebrant.

Kari is simply amazing…

thank you so much Kari xx

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Mickael and Rosie

We cannot recommend Kari highly enough – we found Kari initially as we were looking for a celebrant with Indonesian language skills but this turned out to be a wonderful bonus gift of an exceptional professional. From the very beginning Kari offered her help & guidance whilst embracing and often improving on our own ideas. Kari was instrumental in the way we communicated with friends and family overseas during the ceremony and was a calming influence both leading up to and during the big day going above and beyond her duties. Our guests too have commented and continue to do so on the wonderful, charismatic & professional way Kari conducted her duties on the day and I am sure will continue to do so. Kari was by far one of the biggest reasons we can genuinely describe our wedding day as being perfect in every way and we will always fondly remember the role and influence of our fabulous celebrant!

Darren and Diah

I just wanted to say an oceanic thank you for skilfully creating a cohesive Service that Steve  would have truly loved…he really would have loved the fact that you wore your red leather jacket in honour of him.  That would have touched his heart for sure. I wanted to say also that the quote you offered of Rumi’s was a beautifully poetic, succinct and incredibly accurate way to portray his challenges and his beautifully divine spirit. I’ll quote Tina Turner,  “you’re simply the best at what you do”, and we were very fortunate to have found you, Kari.

Steve’s sister

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Funeral for Steve

Kari is clearly “top of the class for sensitive, caring, quality service delivery” at a very challenging time when you truly need it.

Right from the outset when our small group of family and friends met Kari and sat down with her at the Memorial Service venue we’d selected, there was a lovely rapport and strong sense of relief.  We all, practically instantaneously, knew we had discovered the pearl we had been looking for in the rough sea we found ourselves now navigating. 

Dealing with the loss of a loved one tragically and unexpectedly is challenge enough.  Little did we know that finding a Celebrant to achieve our desired goal now of a fitting Memorial Service to remember and celebrate that life, could also prove so challenging. Now here was Kari, such a gentle caring supportive soul who was clearly broadly experienced and well skilled to guide and handle proceedings despite the complex circumstances we presented – half the family overseas, close family and friends interstate plus the uncertainties of COVID restrictions. No request was too much to ask of her and always calmly and confidently accommodated.

Now months after our tragic loss and some weeks after the Memorial Service, I am still receiving calls saying how much people had enjoyed it, plus  congratulating the Celebrant on a truly excellent job. In fact, a few seemingly inevitable technological glitches experienced during the Service, were barely noticed by participants, eg  Karis’ ad-libbing when the AV programming didn’t quite sync on screens, plus her leading when a favourite song didn’t proceed in time.  Kari really delivered a truly commendable, superb Service for us.  I strongly and confidently commend Kari to you.  

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Eileen ( a memorial)

Kari was the perfect celebrant for our wedding right from the moment we first got in contact with her. Kari took the time to really get to know us as a couple. Kari was so warm and inviting from the moment we first spoke with her and made us feel so comfortable right through the process, especially on our wedding day. Kari wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us and spoke so incredibly well on our wedding day. All of our guests told us how much they enjoyed our ceremony and how excellent our celebrant was. Kari truly was the best person for the job and we couldn’t recommend her enough to anyone.

Claudia and Ben

Kari was the first celebrant we spoke to when searching for a celebrant. We immediately knew we had found the celebrant for us and looked no further! Kari was super organised and professional and is such a warm and endearing, kind and caring person. Kari helped calm our nerves on the day and ensured our ceremony ran seamlessly. Kari was also very helpful in giving advice on writing our vows. Kari is a beautiful soul and would highly recommend to anyone!

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Jenny and Chris
We honestly can’t thank you enough for creating such a memorable ceremony for us. Everyone was raving about how beautiful and heartfelt the ceremony was, and that’s all thanks to you. Your beautiful personality is so warming and calming which made us feel so at ease.
We are very lucky to have found you!
Mel and Scott (& Sophie)

Kari was exactly the right mix of fun, helpfulness, suggestions, responsibility and stepping back to give us space for our own decisions. We could trust her completely to fill any gaps exactly as we wanted.
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Jac and Paul

Kari nailed it.  The ceremony had just the right recipe – humour, humility, warmth, respect and occasion – to make it a memorable affair.  All of our guests were extremely impressed.

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Sharon and Geoff

Kari designed and delivered a beautiful memorial service for my late brother. She took time, at our pace, to get to know us before the event, and responded to our (largely unspoken) needs with compassion and the firm clarity so necessary at a time of grief and ‘overwhelm’. With great good humour and humility, Kari provided us with suggestions and a confident guiding hand and heart. We thoroughly recommend her. Michael Doneman
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Farewell Royce

From the moment we met Kari we felt at ease and knew that our ceremony would go smoothly. Kari was warm and caring from the very first meeting and continued to guide us through the legalities and fun things expertly, professionally and lovingly. Our day was superb, we were able to relax, trusting and knowing that Kari would lead the way. Many of our family and guests commented on the lovely, unique and touching ceremony and Kari’s beautiful nature.

Chris and Chris

When searching for the right celebrant, we were faced with numerous choices, everyone promising that they will make the ceremony custom and true to us. We are so glad we chose Kari, because she truly delivered on that promise. She took the time to get to know us, and create truly authentic ceremony that needed no revisions. Nothing was too hard for Kari – she was happy to incorporate quite an elaborate Croatian tradition, and even lent us some props. On the day she was calm and collected, and expertly navigated us through the day – even when the weather wasn’t cooperating. Thank you Kari – our guests were raving about how touching and special the ceremony was all day!
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Mateja and Jason
I have been to a lot of weddings recently.
Most are sweet but some leave an imprint on your heart. Your ceremony left one on mine today.
Grandma Joy

Kari has a beautiful presence and energy. On our wedding day Kari told our love story with such heartfelt words and grace. We were so blessed to have her as our celebrant. Kari made our ceremony shine with so much love and joy. A day we will aways remember!!

Kimberley and Stephen

Thank you Kari for getting to know us and shaping a truly special and memorable ceremony that we will always remember. Your advice and guidance helped us relax into the whole celebration. Your kindness and warmth set a beautiful tone, and thank you for all the little things too, from sorting our knots to the lovely keepsake booklet of our ceremony. You were always so professional and thought of details we had not. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect celebrant for us for our wedding. Thank you for making our wedding so special.

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Renee & Chris

Kari was amazing! She spoke so well and adapted the ceremony to our needs. We loved how she made our ceremony very personal and took the time to get to know us. We loved having Kari a part of our wedding and we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant

Beth and Emma

Kari was absolutely amazing – she made the whole process easy and chilled out. The ceremony was beautiful and she ensured our day was a beautiful celebration of love and laughter.. Thank you Kari so much for all your help. Guests at the wedding keep raving about you!

Jess and Jesse

Kari has such natural warmth, we immediately felt comfortable with her. She was the first celebrant that we met with and after our initial meeting, we didn’t feel the need to see any others.
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Chris & Mish

Kari is an exceptional celebrant! She is well spoken and very helpful, and set a fun and vibrant tone for our ceremony! You were excellent! Our ceremony was perfect and we owe that to Kari!

Steph and Nick

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Steph & Nick

If you want a celebrant who caters to your multicultural or multi-belief needs, Kari is the woman for the job! I found her after worrying for days about who could officiate a wedding for us. I am a Hindu believer, he is not. I wanted the ceremony to be sacred as well as intimate. I was looking around for a person who could cater to this need. Kari was the one.
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Putu & Ricardo

Kari, I just wanted to thank you for being just wonderful at our girl’s celebration of life. We really appreciated the way you handled the whole event and the way her young daughter responded to you and helped make it special.

I realise it could be very difficult doing a service like that (for a suicide) but you handled it so well with love and compassion.. So many people commented on how well you did and how fitting it was.


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Our girl’s farewell

Kari is so passionate about marriage and giving her couple the absolute best with tailor made ceremonies that truly reflect the couple.  Amazing service, communication and personal touches are second to none, the thought and consideration to really get to know your couple was amazing and reflected in our ceremony!  We are forever grateful thank you

Kiera & David

Thank you Kari for being a vital element to Corie and Jemma’s wedding weekend at The Planting Festival, Woodfordia! Kari is a beautiful, creative celebrant and supported us in creating our very own unique ceremony. Kari’s communication and organisation is superb and professional. I was drawn to Kari’s support of non-traditional type weddings as ritual , symbolism and gratitude were important elements of our wedding dreams. We highly recommend Kari as a down-to-earth, supportive and adaptable celebrant!

Jemma & Corie

We had the pleasure of having Kari as the celebrant for our coffee table marriage ceremony. She was absolutely wonderful and we could not have asked for anything more! We only wanted something small as we will be having our wedding later in France but she was more than willing to be flexible and cater to exactly what we wanted out of the day. Even more so, she made the day special and meaningful and we both felt so happy with how it all went. We highly recommend her.

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Natasha and Jason

Kari has a beautiful presence and energy. On our wedding day Kari told our love story with such heartfelt words and grace. We were so blessed to have her as our celebrant. Kari made our ceremony shine with so much love and joy. A day we will aways remember!!

Kimberley and Stephen

Kari is exactly what we were looking for in a celebrant. We wanted a very personal, creative ceremony; a secluded location with our two closest friends as witnesses and with none of those traditional vows and promises that most other couples opt for.
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Jaymee and David

Kari was fantastic. Everything was made personal to us without making either of us feel uncomfortable. The words spoken at our ceremony were emotive and expressive and involved everyone who was there on the day, exactly what we imagined, and were us to a T.  Kari is a delightful person who made us feel like she was as excited as we were for our special day. We would highly recommend her to everyone.

Sandy and Niccy

Sandy and Niccy

Both Samantha and I decided to get married in Maleny at Tiffanys. Unfortunately we live in Sydney which made meeting our prospective celebrants quite difficult. From day one when we first spoke to Kari we felt very at ease with the whole thing. What is generally quite a stressful hectic time in some people’s live’s leading up to the wedding was made a whole lot easier when we chose Kari. We simply set up a Skype session over the internet, right then we knew that we could stop looking and Kari was the one. From the get go everything was great and whatever we needed was never a problem. Kari provided us with everything that we needed and played a huge role in making our day as enjoyable as possible. Our wedding day went exactly to plan and the ceremony was beautiful. All of our guests commented on what a lovely ceremony it was and this was all credit to Kari and her great service. We both highly recommend Kari to anybody looking for an outstanding celebrant that ticks all the box’s and then some.

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Kyle and Samantha

Kari was a fantastic celebrant, from the word go she was easy to deal with and helpful with any queries and questions. Kari made the processes behind the wedding easy and simple and wrote a beautiful, simple yet elegant ceremony- which was just what we wanted. On the day Kari was professional and the ceremony ran wonderfully, thanks to her excellent organisation and preparation. From the simple things like what she should wear to the complex and important things Kari consulted us at every stage of the planning process, making us feel like this really was ‘our day’. I would highly recommend Kari to anyone wanting someone to work alongside in planning a special and memorable day.

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Danica & Jaeden

We are into life as Husband and wife (yippee!) We wanted to thank you so very much for marrying us on our special day and being part of this special life event.  You were so very helpful, kind, understanding and professional in the lead up to our wedding and on the day.  We would rate your celebrant services as excellent in every way.

Candice & Trent

From the beginning of our first meeting, Kari met us with her warming and genuine persona that made us feel comfortable and in good hands.  The ceremony atmosphere was light and entertaining not only for us but our guests as well.  Kari took our stories and tailored made a ceremony that not only reflected how we felt about each other but our personalities as well.  We would have no hesitation in recommending Kari to someone looking for a warm and light hearted ceremony.

Shaz and Mike

I couldn’t have chosen a better celebrant for our ceremony. Both families praised your service as it was so heart felt and beautiful. Darrin and I couldn’t be happier with the day and you played a huge part in making it so wonderful.

Emma & Darrin

Kari is an insightful and approachable celebrant, combining professionalism with a laid back relaxed feel to the ceremony. She worked with our ideas to produce our unique and personal service that will provide us with happy memories for years to come. Make sure you meet a few celebrants, that way you can realise that Kari is a unique celebrant. You won’t be disappointed!

Nicki & Andy

Everything you did was perfect! You made our day so special and unique to us, and we appreciated your support through the tough beginning.

Wendy & John

Kari, thank you for everything!!  I don’t think you could improve anymore, you are fantastic. everyone loved you, you are such a genuine caring person.  You made our special day even better. I knew from the day I met you at the wedding expo at Tiffanys,  that I would love you to be our celebrant.  And you did such an amazing job with our wedding.  Thank you again Kari from the bottom of my heart. I really do appreciate everything you done for us.

Cloe & Joel

Thank you for your wonderful services for our recent wedding.

You were extremely professional but also it felt like you were a friend which made the ceremony comfortable for both of us. Many of our guests also commented on what a wonderful job you did in particular the way you moved when the wind was messing up with the microphone to ensure everyone could hear what was being said.

We will always look back on our day with fondness, and if we ever decide to renew vows in the future, we will be sure to look you up.? Much thanks

Marian & Chris

Thank you Kari, for the most beautiful ceremony!  You were there for us every step of the way – providing guidance with a warmth, depth and spirituality that fit with us perfectly.  We could not have asked for more.

Jon & Anna xo

Thank you so much for being part of our wedding, joining with us, attending in such a beautiful ceremony. I am so grateful for your wisdom and the love that you bring. It was such a beautiful ceremony and such a wonderful start to a new chapter for all of us. Much love.

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Cate & Dave

Kari helped to make our day absolutely wonderful and one we will cherish always.  We were expecting some difficulties due to the fact we live in Melbourne but wanted our wedding on the Sunshine Coast with family.  No such difficulties arose.  Kari assisted us in all ways necessary to have a brilliant day.  We recommend Kari to couples wanting a wonderful wedding experience.  Her sincerity and warmth shone through.  Yay Kari, thanks so much.

Vicki & Brett

What didn’t you do well? From the word go, Kari, you were amazingly knowledgeable, confident and helpful. I’m sure that you were always this way, but these qualities became very obvious at our rehearsal, when you came in, clearly very familiar with our venue, and got us all organized with a minimum of fuss. Everyone [and I do mean everyone!] commented to me after the rehearsal about how awesome you were. I loved that you knew what our venue would offer us, how they usually set up for weddings and what else we should ask of them.

During the ceremony you were incredibly professional and warm and took such good care of me when I became very emotional while reciting my vows. I will remember your care and support during that moment for a long time. Thank you for everything Kari. We were very lucky to have you as our celebrant and we wish you will for the future.

Lindsay & Steve

From the moment I spoke to Kari on the phone I knew she was the right choice. She was just easy to talk to. When we finally got to meet her there was an instant connection. She talked us through everything and asked us loads of questions so she could get to know us. We are a couple who have been together for 10 years, we have 2 children. We didn’t want our ceremony to be just like everyone else’s. Our day was more than just us declaring our love for each other. It was about family and Kari nailed it! She took things that we had said in our meeting and put them in the ceremony. Kari made us feel so at ease on the day. She is just a warm and genuine person and will make your day more special than you ever dreamed of.

Wade & Hayley

Kari was an amazing celebrant.  She was just what we were looking for, she listened to our suggestions, went with our ideas adding her own input when we knew what we wanted but weren’t sure how to do it. Kari got a good feel for how we were as a couple and what we liked, making our ceremony just what we wanted and we had an amazing day. She even offered us choices to choose her dress color for the ceremony, even willing to go barefoot.

Sandra & Jason

If you are after a celebrant that really gets to know who you are as a couple and genuinely cares about what you are there for, then we would highly recommend Kari!

We loved meeting with her prior to the service to run through what we wanted and how we pictured the ceremony to go and Kari delivered exactly what we imagined.

Kari was friendly, calm, spiritual and professional. The service Kari offered us had many different options and due to her love for what she does, she had so much experience in the tradition of marriage.  Our ceremony was unique, romantic and so special due to the care and effort put into our day by Kari.  Thank you again Kari for your outstanding performance!

Mr & Mrs Elliott

Kari is super friendly and easy going. She understood exactly what we wanted in a ceremony and delivered it in just one draft. She made our ceremony special and totally about us and our family. Everyone commented on the uniqueness of our ceremony and really enjoyed it. We highly recommend Kari!!

Anna & Ivan

After stumbling upon Kari’s website and reading through the information and testimonials, I thought, “This lady seems like our kind of celebrant!” We then met with Kari and instantly knew she was ‘the one’ for us.

From day one we felt completely comfortable with Kari, which was very important for us. Kari is warm, friendly, professional and has a genuine enthusiasm and love for what she does – and it shows. Not knowing where to start, Kari provided fantastic recourses to help us get started. She takes all the stress and uncertainty out of all the legal components and ceremony part of the wedding. Planning the ceremony was a breeze, because Kari did all the hard work! I never once worried about it – which is awesome for a bride, with other things to worry about!

I had always thought wedding ceremonies were a bit boring and all the ‘same’, but after one meeting with us and talking a bit about ourselves and they type of ceremony we wanted, Kari wrote a beautiful, creative and fun ceremony that was just perfect – and so very us!

The ceremony actually ended up being my favourite part of what was the most fabulous day – we had so much fun and it was so special. After our ceremony, we had numerous comments about how wonderful our celebrant was and how much she ‘added’ to our wedding day. We also had people say it was the best ceremony they had ever been to!

We feel very lucky to have had Kari as our celebrant, because our wedding would not have been the same (or as fabulous!) without her! Thank you Kari…
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Jasmine and Linton

I liked Kari from the moment we found her website, and every meeting we had in person, email and phone filled us with ease and confidence in how our special day was going to turn out with her officiating it. Kari is such a warm, loving person and we really valued her time and efforts in helping us create an amazing wedding day. Her knowledge in all areas was incredible.

Kaela & Rob

Kari made our day relaxed and helped everything to go smooth (including the nerves). She tailored the wedding and vows to exactly what we wanted. Our kids were made to feel important and special.  Thank you so much Kari for being apart of our special day.

Jodie & Darren

Kari was there for us from day one, we could not have asked for anything more. The thought, time and love that went in to our ceremony was amazing. We have had so many comments from our guests complementing Kari and the amazing ceremony. Thank you so much for making our wedding the best day of our lives.

Alison & Graham

Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special! The added touch of incorporating French really personalized the ceremony for us and particularly for Karim’s family who were thrilled we had thought to do this. The advice and assistance you provided in the lead up to the day was so helpful and made everything so stress free. You were so warm and friendly, we felt like one of our close friends was marrying us on the day! I think we laughed and cried tears of joy through the whole ceremony, we felt so at ease! All of our guests thought the same and commented on what a wonderful service you delivered.

Danielle & Karim

Kari was the perfect choice as our celebrant. The information advice and suggestions she offered as we planned our wedding was invaluable. All our dealings with Kari were professional and personalized. Our ceremony went smoothly and was perfect in every way. Thanks Kari

Jade & Coby

We had the best wedding day and the loveliest ceremony! It was exactly the way we wanted it and thought it would be. Everyone has commented and said how beautiful it was. Tony said he was really glad that you were up the front with him to talk to him he while he was waiting for me. He said that you put him at ease and made him feel more comfortable while everyone was staring at him!!

Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony about us and helping us to share our commitment to each other in a special way with our friends and family. We couldn’t have asked for anything more, thank you so much!!

Emma & Tony

Kari was extremely helpful in every aspect. She was so calming and helpful on our big day it was just what we needed. There was nothing you could do better.

Ashley & Russell

Kari was able to put together a very personal ceremony that reflected our needs. The ceremony was somewhat very involved and she was able to put it together on the day better than we expected.

Eph ‘n’ Rose

Kari is an exceptional marriage celebrant.  She is very warm, down to earth and has a great sense of humour which made planning our ceremony really enjoyable.  She has lots of unique ideas of creating a personalised ceremony & goes out of her way to make sure every little detail is perfect.  I would highly recommend Kari to any prospective couples.

Rayner & Jennifer

Kari was the first celebrant we met with, as soon as we finished our meeting we knew we didn’t need to look any further. Kari is very friendly and positive.  She seemed to truly care about us and our wedding as well as being more helpful than we would have expected.

She helped out with many details for us, referrals for music, flowers as well as all the difficult things to decide on directly related to the ceremony. Then as the days got closer Kari made an effort to stay in contact and make sure everything was going well and coming together for us.

We had a rehearsal the day before the wedding with Kari and the thing I noticed was how she would help out with different decisions without taking too much control, she merely guided us where we were unsure and allowed us to make the decisions. She truly put us at ease at the rehearsal which was great because if she hadn’t I can’t imagine how nervous we would have been.

At the ceremony Kari’s enthusiasm shone through with her huge smile, which greeted all our guests warmly.  This was commented upon by many of our guests how comfortable they felt in her presence.  Her demeanour helped to create a mood for a very relaxed and magical day.  I highly recommend Kari to anyone as a celebrant.  Thank you Kari

David & Anita

“Thank you for your special words at our wedding, especially when the train came along! There was a lot of planning into our day, but it was so worth it! It looked, felt and was just a very amazing and special day…..  We wouldn’t change a thing, not even the rain! You are beyond organized, Kari.  It was the little details that made it. The emails, asking us what you should wear, responding to all our requests. So many guests commented how amazing you were.”

Shon & Josh

“Dear Kari, Thank you for your huge part in making our wedding day so special.  You were such a pillar of calm and serenity on the day and made us feel totally at ease. We got so many compliments on the ceremony, which people said was perfectly “us.”  So we thank you for everything,”

Leigh & Paul

“Thanks again Kari. We felt the wedding was superb – awesome – such fun and full of meaning. Many not usually emotional, were touched.”

Daryl & Trish

“Kari is a beautiful person and we felt blessed that she was our celebrant.  She helped create the exact wedding that we had imagined.  She was there for us when we needed her to be and made the whole process very easy.  We would highly recommend Kari to anyone who is planning on getting married.”

Maddy & Kachi

“A wonderful start and end to all the preparations for our big day. We valued Kari’s ability to meet us in person before the event, she provided us with ample ideas for the wording of our vows and had lots of suggestions for making the ceremony happen just as we would dream possible. Kari has a very warm and genuine personality and we highly recommend her services.”

Tamsyn & Ross

“Kari is a lovely celebrant who understands all the requirements of ceremony.  We worked with Kari to plan our wedding.  She knew what to do regarding paperwork and was full of suggestions and support for the ceremony.  Kari helped to make our special day seamless and magical.  She is very helpful, hands on, creative, passionate and professional and we would recommend her services in a flash to anyone wanting a celebrant for their special event.”

Ana Leigh & Rob

“Kari, thank you very much for participating in our wedding day.  Your warmth, sincerity and approachability helped to make our special day even more so.  You facilitated the ceremony in a very caring and professional way, but at the same time, you gave us the freedom to put our own touches throughout.  All in all, it was just perfect.  You truly have one of the warmest hearts of all the people I have met.”

Andrea & Andrew

“From the moment we met Kari, we were drawn to her warmth and sincerity, and we knew we had found the person to marry us.  We were thrilled to be able to be involved in designing and writing our own unique ceremony and grateful for all the information Kari provided to enable us to do this. We loved the way she encouraged us to be creative and readily accommodated all our ideas and threw in a few of her own (her pied piper flute exit was a hit). On the practical side, she took care of all the paperwork and the way she managed the rehearsal and all involved, particularly the children, really helped things to run smoothly on the day.  Weeks later, people are still telling us it is one of the most beautiful weddings they have ever been to and we thank Kari for helping to make all our dreams come true.”

Lea & Rob Dodd

“Kari, we are finally back from our honeymoon and settling into married life. Just wanted to thank you so much for making our day so special! Its really funny because Neil’s attitude beforehand was get the ceremony over as quickly as possible…however, afterwards we both agree that the ceremony was out favourite part of the whole day.  I think you are a special person with a bright and happy spirit and you have the gift of putting people at ease.”


“Kari is a special person with a beautiful spirit and a unique gift of putting people at ease. She was so adaptable and knew when to step in to help us and offer some creative and fabulous ideas; however, she also knew when to listen to what we wanted. We were a little nervous about the whole process but Kari made us feel comfortable and excited about our ceremony. On the day, Kari created a loving and relaxed atmosphere amongst all of our friends and family and our ceremony was a dream. Both my husband Neil and I agree that the ceremony was the most special part of our day. We are so happy that we worked with Kari as we now have beautiful memories that last a lifetime. Thanks, Kari”

Lucy & Neil

“The wedding was an absolute dream and the honeymoon was almost as good!!  We can’t thank you enough for helping make our day so special.  The ceremony was everything we wanted and more.  A million thank you-s for helping to make our wedding day so special.  We immediately felt at ease with your relaxed, friendly and down to earth nature.  Never intrusive, always helpful – you listened to our ideas and created a truly magic and unique ceremony for us. With our love, thanks and best wishes.”

Kate & Pete

“From the very first email, Kari was helpful, warm and kind. We knew instantly from her response that she would be the one. We were struggling with writing our own vows but Kari gave us the tools to find our own words. She was with us every step of the way and went above and beyond in arranging our ceremony. We planned 90% of it from a computer in Afghanistan! How impressive is that!

The ceremony was better than we could have hoped for. Kari’s delivery was perfect. She helped create a relaxed and loving atmosphere. All my guests had commented that they had never been to such a loving ceremony and I know Kari had a lot to do with that.

We highly recommend Kari for anyone who is looking for a dedicated, professional, warm and kind celebrant who takes all stress away!!!

She is a master at her craft :)”

Linda & Rob

“We found Kari by chance, but are so lucky we did! She prepared us well for the day with her perfect mix of warmth and professionalism. We both felt very safe with the knowledge that she would be guiding us through the ceremony.

The ceremony itself was faultless. Kari’s ability to make our friends and family feel a part of the ceremony, and her knack for calling out the strengths of our love was (and is) truly unique. We feel grateful that she was able to be part of our day and couldn’t recommend her more highly.”

Jessica & Joel

“THANK YOU for your AWESOMENESS yesterday!

We had a lovely wedding, and everyone without fail commented on how you were such a great celebrant, and perfect for us, and how the ceremony was so special.  We could not have asked for anything different, and it was all so perfect.”

Robyn & Dan

“Kari,  We cannot thank you enough for marrying us, and not just for marrying us but for taking our every phone call and meeting with us and always making us feel as though we were your only clients. You continued to make us feel as though we were incredibly important to you. Your attentiveness to us helped us feel secure that all the personal touches that we wanted throughout the ceremony would be honoured.

It is clear that you love what you do and that shined through on our wedding day. The whole bridal party loved you and we received so much positive feedback from the guests about you also. I have heard many people say that they spoke to their celebrant once over the phone before their wedding or simply communicated over email. With you, we felt as though our friend was marrying us by the time our Wedding Day arrived because you provided us with so much personal attention. I will be recommending you to anyone I meet that tells me they are getting married.

Lastly, you were so kind to us Kari and we will always remember you. Thank you for absolutely everything. You are a godsend!! “

Royanna & Tyler

“We were so comfortable with Kari from start to finish.  She is the perfect balance of professional and personable and every detail is taken care of.  She composed our ceremony exactly how we envisioned. It was personalised so it felt special and unique.  Kari was great at the rehearsal and on the day it felt like she was one of the family and we were sad to say goodbye!  We highly recommend her!”

Bryan & Michelle

“Not even five minutes into our first meeting, Aaron and I knew you were the perfect celebrant for us.  You enchanted us with your warmth, kindness and confidence.  Our wish was for a simple ceremony that came from the heart, you well and truly delivered.  We couldn’t be happier with how you composed and presented our ceremony.  Thank you so much for all of your suggestions, support and guidance.  Our day would not have been as special as it was without your presence.”

Danielle and Aaron

“Thank you so much for everything you did leading up to and the day of our wedding. You were amazing.  Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted.  Your time, dedication and expertise are so greatly appreciated. Without it, our ceremony wouldn’t have been as incredible as it was. So a big thank you again!”

Grant & Katrina

“Kari, Thank you for such a beautiful ceremony. I would just like to say what a lovely person you are and we couldn’t have anyone more perfect to do our ceremony than you. Thank you so so much for a most memorable event in our lives.”

The Tanners

“Kari was absolutely professional from start to finish. We had a destination wedding, and planned the whole event from Cairns. Through emails and phone calls, Kari has created a lovely and very personal bespoke ceremony for us. She was very patient throughout the planning process, and even helped me out with my vows at 5am the morning of our wedding. She included my Filipino background throughout the ceremony, and it was a really special touch.

On our wedding day, she turned up in professional lovely outfit that complimented our ceremony. She made sure the music was ready, and that the bridal party was set. She was amazing throughout the ceremony that we felt at ease, and loved every minute of it.  Thank you so much Kari for the amazing day!”

Edward & Joanne

Thank you so much Kari for helping to make our wedding day so special! Murray and I really appreciate how you took the time to talk to us, and to get to know us as a couple. We also love how you so carefully wrote our ceremony to ensure that it was just perfect! We will absolutely recommend you to anyone planning on getting married, as you exceeded our expectations. Thanks again xxx

Kimberley & Murray

Throughout the whole process of planning our wedding the one thing that caused the least amount of stress was knowing that our ceremony was being taken care of by Kari.  I felt a bond created at our very first meeting; a bond that grew as we spent time with Kari sharing our story and allowed her to create the most perfect ceremony for our wedding day.  Our wedding day was the best day of my life and central to this was our magical ceremony.

Michelle & Ryan

From the very first meeting we were sure that our ceremony was in good hands with Kari.

We felt an instant connection and understanding by her of who we are and what our relationship is all about. The writing of the ceremony was painless, easy and just wonderful, including many personal touches and a great flow. Communication was effortless and we had the most wonderful ceremony reflecting who we truly are. We received many compliments from our family and friends on our ceremony and it will be a treasured part of our magical wedding day.

Thank you Kari! You are all that we ever wished for and more!

Alexandra & Scott

Kari has such a warm and caring nature. She guided us through the whole process seamlessly. We LOVED having her as our celebrant. She kept us calm and focused and ensured we enjoyed every minute of it. We highly recommend having Kari be a part of your special day.

Chanelle & Brent

We can’t thank you enough for all your support and help organising our ceremony. It was perfect and we enjoyed ourselves so much. We feel connected on another level we didn’t think marriage would bring. Honestly we wouldn’t have you change a thing and would recommend you to anyone. You kept us calm and allowed for our natural love to shine through. Everyone mentioned how relaxed, loving, genuine and emotional our ceremony was. Both my grandmas even said that it was more meaningful then a church wedding which is saying a lot! You do a fantastic job.

Amelia and Steve

Kari is a truly special person and made our ceremony very special too. Her choice of words, and affinity with nature and the ocean are unique and was exactly what we were looking for. Working with Kari pre-ceremony was a lovely experience. She is thorough and competent but relaxed with never a stressful moment. We cannot recommend Kari enough. Many of our guests came up and specially complimented us on Kari’s service asking for her details. We feel extremely lucky than we found Kari – she is just brilliant.

“Kari your ceremony and choice of words were amazing. My dad has actually asked me for your details so he can write to thank you as well (!) The number of people who complimented your service was unbelievable.”

Anna & Bryn Somers

Kari made our special day!  We renewed our vows this year and it was magic.  Kari did such a excellent job of combining our personalities with the meaning and emotions of the day.  All our friends commented on how they were so impressed with the ceremony and how it conveyed so much to everyone.  Kari made it a day to remember.   She was fantastic, warm, welcoming and so supportive.  Nothing was too hard for her.  Thank you, Kari, it wouldn’t have been so special without you.

Fay & Martin Bond

Kari is a beautiful, warm, kind and connected woman with a sophisticated confidence that makes one feel safe in her presence. Although we had only met her in person once before our wedding day, we knew that she would understand our love and sincerely appreciate the magic that abides in such a ceremony. Her creative heart and generous demeanour left a mark on our hearts at such a special moment in our journey. Thank you Kari.

Renee & Brendan

Kari, was an excellent celebrant who listened, via 12,000 miles distance, to our wishes.  She delivered a moving service, quite passionate and compassionate, and her idea of tying the knot was a unique and new one to us; an excellent idea.

Howard & Val

“Thank you for assisting us with Dad’s ceremony. You did a lovely job. We are so grateful to you for your help with this day. We could not have done it without you. All your extra care was appreciated, and the suggestions made it so much more accessible for our famiy and friends. Thanks Kari”


“Kari, we are so grateful for you. There were so many lovely comments about you, how you incorporated the information as it came, and how you included her daughter. We cannot thank you enough for your depth of understanding, support, love and ability to craft the service so beautifully.”


“Kari is honest and thorough and possesses highly developed people skills.  She displays deep integrity in her professional and personal life. She is flexible and can be spontaneous, and has the ability to create a presence with grace and elegance. I loved working with her.”

John Roy Wright

“We cannot thank Kari enough for preparing and conducting such a special wedding renewal ceremony for us.

Finding the right ‘type’ of ceremony to celebrate ten years of marriage was not an easy task. We wanted an informal, relaxed ceremony yet one that did celebrate the ten years as a couple (and now family) with enough occasion and tradition to make our guests feel that they were, in fact, not just attending a family get-together.

Kari nailed it. The ceremony had just the right recipe – humour, humility, warmth, respect and occasion – to make it a memorable affair. All of our guests were extremely impressed”

Sharon & Geoff Snowdon

Kari has a magnetic personality, bubbly, confident and caring.  She made us feel completely at ease through the whole process and was also a wealth of knowledge and experience when it came to thinking of individual ideas to personalise our ceremony. She made the whole process seem easy and stress free.

Karla & Matt

Kari was a very warm and sincere celebrant with such a calm presence. Our family and friends commented on what a beautiful, personal ceremony it was and we are so thankful for her support and guidance in creating such incredible memories that will last a lifetime.

Sally & Scott