SUSAN FLANNERY - MARRIAGE CELEBRANT
Creating a unique and personal ceremony just for you.
Declaring your love for your partner publicly and officially through marriage is one of the most profound and important rites of passage you will make in your lives together. Everyone wants their wedding to be memorable, meaningful, joyful, and also, equally importantly, fun. Your ceremony should be just what you want it to be, expressing your personalities and realising your dreams.
As your marriage celebrant it is my honour to help you create your perfect day for sharing your happiness with family and friends, from planning and writing the ceremony to guiding you through the completion of all the legal requirements. With your guidance I will write a ceremony that truly reflects your ideas and preferences.
If you’re looking for an organised, calm but inspirational celebrant who provides a steady hand at the helm on your wedding day then give me a call to arrange an obligation-free chat over a cup of coffee.
Together we will create a day of wonderful and enduring memories and set you on the path to true wedded bliss!
After many years working in the entertainment industry in the UK, I returned home to my native Australia a few years ago and found a wonderful new vocation in becoming a Registered Marriage Celebrant.
In my former professional life as a singer, actress and teacher I worked in film, on stage and in television, including being in the original London cast of 'Phantom of the Opera' and contributing vocals to the 'Lord of the Rings' and 'Harry Potter' movies, among many others. I have played to all sorts of audiences internationally in venues ranging from small and intimate halls to huge stadiums giving me wide experience in public speaking, performance and event co-ordination.
I am very approachable and friendly and I bring warmth, humour, and boundless enthusiasm, as well as all the skills of a performer, writer and event manager and a wealth of life experience to the role of celebrant. I am passionate about helping couples achieve their wedding day dreams using all these life skills I've acquired over the years. I support marriage equality and am thrilled that all couples are now able to declare their love for each other and their future together through marriage.
I am lucky enough to live with my husband David and golden retriever Barley in the stunningly beautiful Sapphire Coast region of far south New South Wales where wonderful natural locations for your wedding dream are available in abundance. However, I will happily travel further if required. If you think I may be the celebrant for you please contact me. I would love to hear from you to discuss your plans in an obligation-free interview.
There are as many ideas and stories for wedding ceremonies as there are soon-to-be-wed couples, and listening to your story and turning it into your dream ceremony is one of the great pleasures of being a celebrant. Here on the Sapphire Coast we have many beautiful empty beaches and abundant bush locations for a wonderful natural wedding. Or you may want a themed ceremony such as your favourite video game or period costume. You might prefer a more traditional white wedding or you may want to include a symbolic ritual such as hand fasting or a sand ceremony.
Some couples want a simpler more affordable ceremony that still recognizes their legal union in a meaningful way. I also offer a shorter and cheaper no frills ceremony that includes all the necessary legal elements but is still a joyful and sincere expression of your marriage.
I support marriage equality and am thrilled that all couples are now able to declare their love for each other and their future together through marriage.
Whatever your ideas are they can be included in your ceremony to truly reflect your personalities and relationship. If after an obligation-free interview you decide you'd like me to be your celebrant I'll talk you through all the legal requirements and we can then start planning your ceremony. My service includes a rehearsal in the couple of weeks leading up to the ceremony, preparation of all legal documents and certificates including the presentation of the Marriage Certificate on your wedding day, and writing and conducting your ceremony.
"Liz and I wanted to sincerely thank you for all the work that you did in the lead up and on the day of our wedding. The ceremony was beautiful, it was exactly what we wanted. You did such a great job, including keeping us informed of what we needed to do beforehand and explaining how the ceremony would play out. It all went perfectly and we are so grateful!
Thank you as well for leaving us the little folder with the ceremony inside, that is a really nice little memento for us!"
Ian & Liz Elliott, November 2018
"Susan provided great guidance and advice in preparing and organising our wedding ceremony. She made us feel totally at ease, assisted us to tailor our ceremony to be a true representation of us as a couple and included our blended family into the ceremony. We highly recommend Susan as a civil marriage celebrant."
Craig & Alyce, October 2019
As a celebrant it is my professional responsibility to inform you of options for pre-marriage courses. Although it is not compulsory these services are highly recommended.
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In addition to being a celebrant for marriages I also conduct other ceremonies for Funerals, Name Giving, Commitments, and Renewal of Vows. Please follow this link to view details: