Michelle Shannon - Marriage Celebrant
Creating a Ceremony to remember
My goal is to create the wedding ceremony you've always dreamed of.
A wedding that reflects your unique personality and style.
A modern wedding that you and your guests will delight in.
Photo by Lisa Ford
I grew up living in this beautiful part of the world and over the
past 20 years I have been lucky enough to have travelled
extensively with my professions.
I can honestly say Byron Bay is still my favorite place to be.
I'm a romantic at heart and a ceremony I attended some time ago inspired me to become a Marriage Celebrant -
I hope to bring the same kind of modern professionalism and enjoyment to your special day.
PH.0412 649 313
Thanks to Jess and Kiel for allowing me to share a small part
of their day and their ceremony with you... Michelle
Ash and Brodie
Married at Byron @ Byron
We had THE BEST day ever, and wish to thank YOU very much…
We received nothing but positive feedback,
and you received many compliments from the guests.
It was indeed a flawless day; thanks in part to Ash being SO organised
see you for a drink when we are next in Byron - Brodie and Ash xx
Matt and Lauren - The Fig Tree
We had the most amazing and magical day. Thank you so much for being apart of our special day and creating a lovely, moving and heartfelt ceremony and adding all your personal touches.
We had so many people come up to us and say how fantastic you were and what a wonderful ceremony it was. You had a caring and touching manner and had thought about all the little things that made our ceremony just that little bit special. It still makes us so happy thinking back to that day. We both had so much fun. I didn't realise how much fun I would actually have and its such a wonderful memory to hang onto.
Thanks again for being our marriage celebrant it was so lovely to have you apart of our special and memorable day.
Cheers....Matt and Lauren
Camilla and Michael - The Fig Tree
We both wanted to say a massive thank you to you for being involved in our special day and for making the ceremony just a dream.
We couldn't have wished for anyone better!
You looked amazing, were so calming and everyone (including us of course) just loved you!
Thank you again!....Camilla and Michael x
Amanda and John - New Brighton
Hi Michelle, tha
nk you so much for making our day so special.
We had no idea it was going to be so good!Thank you for making everything easy and fun
and happy for us.
We love you so much!! -
lots of love
Mands and my husband Johno!
Rebeccah and James - Wategos
Photo by Grant MacIntyre
A huge thank you from James and I. We absolutely adored our ceremony and truly believe that we could not have had a better celebrant to marry us. Our guests were blown away and all agreed that you were simply wonderful. I feel incredibly fortunate to have convinced you to marry us and hope your gorgeous little girl didn't mind too much you going to work again when you'd planned a day off.
Thank you again. Much love Rebeccah and James
Jennifer and James - The Fig Tree
Hi Michelle,Thank you so much for being our celebrant.
You might hear it all the time, but we had so many compliments on our celebrant - almost everyone was talking about how great you were the next day! Dealing with us two must have been a little unusual I guess also. haha.
Thank you again! We had the best of our lives, Jen + James
Renee and Morgan - The Surf Club
We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful way you put together and delivered our wedding ceremony. I had no idea a ceremony could be so wonderfully engaging, personal and still be filled with so much love without being mushy, bringing people to tears and laughter all at once.
The toughest boys admitted they were close to tears and the couples caught up in the middle of wedding season (fifth wedding in four weeks) said that the ceremony was absolutely above all others and they had never seen such a beautiful, personal wedding.
People were asking us if you were a family friend,
because everyone was so comfortable around you!
I will never forget our wedding day, and you went so far in making it perfect just for us, thanking you with all our hearts -
proud husband and wife, Morgan and Renée xxx
Rosie and James - Gurragawee - Newrybar
We are now back from honeymoon and wanted to drop you a note to say, thanks for being an amazing celebrant for our wedding.We wanted a ceremony that was relaxed and non-stuffy, yet still recognised the formality of the occasion and could not have chosen a better celebrant than you!! There was so many comments from guests on the amazing ceremony and although it all went past in a whirl for us, we will always remember it clearly. Your help in the lead-up, not to mention the many laughs during our rehearsal, was part of the special experience. Amongst all the excitement I am still impressed that I managed to remember the ring-exchange handmanoeuvre!! Thanks again and all the best for the upcoming weddings – you have a very special role in the world, and a very special place in our hearts. Rosie and James xxxooo
Natasha and Rupert - Lennox Head
Thank you so much for the awesome job that you did. My favourite part of the entire wedding
(and we ended up at Cheeky Monkeys, so this is a big call)
was the ceremony.
We hope you had as much fun as we did with it :)You have been a delight to deal with, I can't express my gratitude enough....
Kind regards, Natasah and Rupert
Renee and Dan - Wategos Beach
John Bortolin Photographer
Dan & I would like to take this opportunty to Thank you SO SO SO much for being our wonderful celebrant.
We had such a beautiful day and our ceremony was unforgetable. We recieved so much feedback from our guests already and all of them have said how amazing they thought the ceremony was. Our parents we so delighted with how the ceremony went.
Thank you for helping make our wedding day so beautiful and a day we will NEVER forget!!!
It was a true pleasure dealing with you,
until our paths cross again.. Cheers, Dan & Renee xox
Asa and Jenna - Lyndoch on the Lake - Brooklet
Asa and I would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for marrying us Saturday, and for the amazing job you did in doing so.
The effort, care and love you put into our ceremony meant so much to us.
We will be recommending you to anyone we know who is getting married!!
Wishing you all the best Jenna & Asa
AKA - Mr & Mrs Kenworthy ;)
Roch and Mandy - Byron View Farm
Photographer - Justin - Bushturkey studio
Thanks so much for being a part of our special day.
It was absolutely amazing and everyone is still raving about it and said how wonderful you are. A lot of the Irish contigent who are used to long drawn out church catholic weddings have been inspired to even start making their weddings a little more fun :-)
We had a fab time- take care and will hopefully bump into you one day!
Cheers Mandy & Roch Hanmore
Matt and Elise - Victoria's - Ewingsdale
Photograper-Lisa Ford - Videographer - Matt Barwick
Hi Michelle, Married life is treating us well, it's probably even better
than expected which is really special.
Thankyou so much for the beautiful service you gave for us.
I can't tell you how many people have commented on how lovely you were and how touching the ceremony was. The ring blessing and hand ceremony were so beautiful and bring a tear to my eye every time I watch our video.
It was really important for both of us that our ceremony was a reflection of us and the love we share, you created that for us and we can't be more grateful.
The entire wedding went perfectly.
Overall it was the most special day and was made even better
by the people we surrounded ourselves with.
We do hope to see you again one day,
until then we wish you all the best. Elise & Matt Callender xx
Suz and Dion - Pavillions Broken Head
Lisa Ford Photograper - Wedding featured in North Coast Weddings Magazine
Firstly, thank you for being part of our day and helping
it to run as smoothly as it did and it was definately everything we hoped for.
Our honeymoon was lovely and we have a little honeymoon baby on the way.
We are very excited.... Regards Suz and Dion
Sam and Jemma - Suzanne's Hideaway
Greg Mace Photographer
Sam and I would like to thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony you made for us at Suzanne's Hideaway.
Everyone commented what a beautiful ceremony it was and how wonderful you were.
Thank you for being so helpful and lovely :)
Kindest Regards, Jemma and Sam .
Samala and Matthew - Deux Belettes
Greg Mace Photographer
Thank you so much Michelle,
You were amazing and Matt and I are so glad you married us, so many people commented on how great you were and we cannot thank you enough!!! We really liked how you personalised our ceremony in such a way that it was so unique to us and it was the best decision to have you as our celebrant! We'll always remember your words.
Thank you again. Kind regards Sam and Matt
Lyndsay and Keyen - Clarkes Beach Reserve
photo by Bush Turkey Studio - Justin
Thank you Michelle
We can't stop talking about how lucky are - we were certainly blessed with the weather, but also blessed to have such an amazing celebrant as yourself be part of our big day. Thanks to you, the ceremony ran so smoothly and was absolutely fantastic... many friends and family have commented on what a great job you did, and we wholeheartedly agree!
Our best wishes for the future, and we will be reccomending you
to everyone we know. Love Lyndsay and Keyen xox
Kadee and Jim - Bangalow Park
I can't tell you how overjoyed and happy we were with the ceremony. You did such a beautiful job.
I can't tell you enough how many people commented on how loving, touching and beautiful the ceremony was. Thank you!!
I hope to run into you soon, hopefully at another wedding!! Cheers Kadee and Jim Cunningham
Vasa and Mark - Summer House
Thanks you for your kind words – you were an absolute star!….we have been in bliss ever since…I want to move to Byron!! Hehehe
Regards - Vasa and Mark
Photo - Bushturkey Studio
Cat and Ed - The Lighthouse
Thanks so much for making our day so special. It was everything we could have wished for and more: low-key but important, funny and romantic!
You are known to us and our friends as 'the lovely celebration lady' which I think should be your new title!!!!!!
Love Cat and Ed..........Mr and Mrs xxxxxx
Tanya and Nick - Clarkes Beach/Beach Cafe
Thank you so much for being our celebrant. As I walked down the isle, I must say I was a bit concerned that Nick was going to hyperventilate and pass out!! But his breathing soon returned to normal thanks to the relaxed,
fun and loving atmosphere you created during our ceremony.
You captured our personalities to a tee and created a ceremony so special
that we will remember for many years to come.
So many of our family and friends commented on what an amazing job you did. We will certainly recommend you to others.
Thanks again Michelle, you are awesome!! Hugs xx Tanya & Nicholas
Veney, Nat and Poppy - The Villas of Byron
I just wanted to write to you and thank you again for all your kindness, support and help with our wedding. We had the most magical day and so much of it is thanks to you. After our elopement I put together a website for family and friends and posted pictures and the words of the ceremony -
everyone was so enchanted by it all and they all said it was so beautiful,
which Nat and I know it was.
We truly appreciate you and all you did for us, not only the ceremony but recommending the Villas and John.
Thank you Michelle you were brilliant and we'll never forget you.
Warm regards Veney, Nat, Poppy and bub (due any minute) Hiller
Sarah and Anthony - Clarkes Beach
WOW! Words cannot describe how thankfull Iam to you! The ceremony was absolutely perfect and you did the most amazing job at reading us and our love and putting it together to provide us with the perfect ceremony.
Everyone commented on how lovely and down to earth you were and how lucky we were to find "such an awesome" celebrant who thankfully wasnt wearing a bright green coat and purple hat lol. A few people even thought you were a friend of ours because of how natural you were and how well you seem to know us - including how typical it is for me to have tissue stuck to my face baha. so thankyou so so so so so much and we will have no hesitation (in fact i've already started) in recommending you to everyone and anyone. LOVE YOUR WORK!!
Thanks heaps, Mr & Mrs Millinxxx :)
Edwina and David - Hinterland
We had such a wonderful day, made so special by your gorgeous ceremony. You were a very special part of our day and we'll always remember how lovely the service was. Everyone commented about the service and thought you were brilliant.
The pipers and kilts were certainly special and by the end of the afternoon I don't think there was one guest who hadn't shed a tear or three!
Take care & many thanks,
Edwina & David xx
photo by John Bortolin Photographer
Paul and Kate - The Surf Club
Thank you so much for being such an amazing celebrant. We really loved our ceremony and people are still commenting on how special and warm and loving the whole atmosphere was. Pauley and I just had the most amazing and romantic day. We wanted to say a big thank you to you for being our celebrant, I think you have a wonderful relaxed manner about you and you
captured the love that Pauley and I share.
I wish I could go back and experience the day all over again it just couldn't have been better!! Love Katie Snowball xo
Nat and Chris - The Fig Tree
photo by Bush Turkey Studio
I just wanted to let you know that chris and I are SOOO glad we picked
you for our celebrant. You made the ceremony so intimate, relaxed and
funny! You made people laugh which is so important to us! I had sooo
many people comment on how you made everything relaxed and just
perfect! THANK YOU!!!! I so didnt care that it rained!
Anyway, keep doing a great job and making peoples special day perfect!
cheers...........Nat and Chris xxx -
New Brighton - Bianca and Brett
Hey Michelle, thank you so much for a beautiful ceremony, I cant believe the sun came out it was the best day ever!! Thanks again Brett and Bianca Whitton
Nikki and Charlie - Deux Belettes
It was the best weekend of our lives and it
all started with the ceremony.
Comments from our guests were that it was the best ceremony they had ever been too, so modern, different and beautful but most importantly so Nikki and Charlie. Everyone thought you were fantastic.
Thanks a million love Charlie and Nikkers
Rachel and Richard - Fig Tree
Dear Michelle - Hola from South America. This is a 'THANK YOU' note - to say a massive thank you for being our celebrant and for helping to make our wedding day so absolutely perfect! The whole day was amazing but the ceremony really stands out (and everyone said so) as being unique, personal and romantic. We loved it!
Love (the new)- Mr and Mrs Morris xxx
Troy and Rebecca - Lighthouse
We haven't been able to stop reliving our special day!! Thank you so much for everything, you were amazing! We had so many people come up to us later on and tell us how fabulous you are at what you do and how perfect the vows were (especially the "time out" bit for Troy!!). You really made the ceremony so personal and it was even better than would have imagined.
Thanks again and all the best, Bec & Troy xx
Photo - Lisa Ford Photography
Krystal and Ben - Elopement - Tallows Beach
Ben and I both want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your hard work. Neither one of us could believe how at ease and comfortable you made us feel right from our first meeting. You made our day everything we imagined it to be and much more and we truly can't thank you enough!Thanks again!
Photo - Christina Calathas Photography
Chris Tarrant and Lauren Strauss
Dear Michelle - We are both so happy to have had you as part of our wedding.
You made us feel extremely comfortable and set the
perfect mood for a perfect ceremony.
The words you wrote for us will be in
our memories forever and we really
can't thank you enough.
Hope to see you again soon - Chris and Lauren Tarrant xx
John and Kristen - Summer Hills
Thank you so much! We are so happy that you were our celebrant, and we had comments from people all night about what a great job you did. It was one of the best days of my life, we had a great weekend of celebrations with our friends and family, and we will remember you forever!.
xx Kristen and John Petticrew
Emma and Jay - Emerald Valley Villas
Thank you for the best ceremony - everyone loved it
and said you did the best job! It was such a special day we had a blast!
We hope to see you around byron one day
and thank you once again you were awesome!
Take care Emma and Jay xx
Kylie and Adam at Wategos Beach - Byron Bay
Adam and I wish to sincerely thank you for your support and professionalism throughout the planning of our elopement. You made us, and our small wedding party feel extremely special and privileged. We could not think of a more unique and beautiful place to pledge our commitment to each other. Your knowledge and contacts through out the Byron region enabled us to have the most relaxed and care free wedding. Having such a relaxed atmosphere and wonderful people involved in our special day was such a blessing. We can not express enough our gratitude to you for enabling us to have our perfect wedding come true.
Thank you again - Adam and Kylie Smith
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But when it comes down to it, there are only two really important words you need to say with meaning, emotion and hearfelt love on your wedding day
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