What other married couples and families have said about Sunshine Coast Celebrant – Kari

…these are their unedited comments.

4 Kari celebrant sunshine coast hinterlandKari 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

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 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

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 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 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

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 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

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

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

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

“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 and Joanne

“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 xx

“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

“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 

“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!”

Brian & Michelle

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.” Lucy

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, 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

“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

“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 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

“Thanks again Kari

We felt the wedding was superb – awesome – such fun and full of meaning.

Many not usually emotional, were touched.”

Daryl & Trish

“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


“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

Not really knowing how to start planning what kind of ceremony we wanted we only needed to spend one afternoon with Kari and we knew exactly the direction we wanted our ceremony to take. Once Kari got to know us, we were able to create a ceremony that was perfect for us. All our guests commented on how beautiful and perfectly suited our ceremony was.  

Phoebe & Mitchel

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

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 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 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

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 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,  love Jade & Coby

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 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

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

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

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…

Jasmine and Linton

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

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 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

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

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

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.

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,

Cate & Dave

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 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 x

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

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 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

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

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 x

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 and Trent xx

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 organization 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. 

Danica & Jaeden

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. 

Kyle and Samantha