Music is good – silence is not good.  That’s why as Coffs Coast preferred marriage celebrant I provide the latest kick ass PA system capable of delivering sound as far as the ear can hear.  Many couples ask me what kind of music they should choose for their ceremony.  Music will always play an integral part of any perfect ceremony that I officiate on the Coffs Coast and throughout Australia.

Live or recorded, music sets the atmosphere, it welcomes your guests and tells a story of who you are as a couple.  I have been part of ceremonies of all different shapes and sizes.  In fact, I first started in this industry with my very own wedding DJ business way back in the late 80’s – those were the days…

As an experienced marriage celebrant I have stood next to couples that have walked down the aisle to the theme from Star Wars, I have had an acoustic guitarist play AC/DCs ‘Highway to Hell’ during the signing of marriage certificates and pretty much everything else in between.  Each ceremony is unique and any song should always reflect who you are.  When you walk down the aisle your song should resonate with your best mate and life partner waiting for you at the other end.  This is where I see the goosebumps start.  That’s when I know I am part of something really special.

A great song selection will always add another dynamic to an already awesome ceremony.  Over the many years of being part of the happiest moment any two people can experience I reckon I have a pretty good grounding on songs that work.  I have included some links available on the internet to hopefully give you some inspiration including those songs on high rotation this year.

Think I missed any? Feel free to comment and I’ll be sure to pass your suggestions on to the world.  *Images courtesy of Polka Dot Bride – Sherrie and Shaun

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  • Thank you for everything you did leading up to and during our ceremony.  Your friendly and confident approach made us feel very comfortable and at ease on the big day and you played a big part in that we just wanted to say thank you very much.

    Rohan and Simone

  • Thank you for making our day so beautiful, it was magic. We had such an amazing day which was in no small part due to you. Our guests all commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, and how nicely you conducted it. We wish to extend our warmest thanks to you for being one of the integral parts in making our wedding the wonderful occasion it was. Many, many thanks!

    Sarah and Darren

  • After meeting Simon for the first time, we had no doubt in our minds that he was the celebrant for us. Simon was fantastic to work with and put our stressed minds at ease during our ceremony preparation. He was relaxed but well prepared and we found him to be available to answer any questions we had. He was able to keep everyone well entertained while the bride was unexpectedly delayed and our guests thoroughly enjoyed his humour. Not only did we think he was an excellent celebrant, we also received numerous compliments from our guest. If anyone is looking to hire Simon as their celebrant we cannot rate him highly enough. We only wish we could give him a 6th star. We cannot thank Simon enough for being a part of our special day.

    Peter & Lana

  • Thank you so much for performing your duties so brilliantly on our wedding day.  You really were an integral part of things going so well and we can’t stress enough how at ease you made us feel in front of everybody.  You have received many compliments from our guests and will certainly be recommending you to all of our family and friends.  You really did help to make our special day as great as it was.

    Kath and Ross

  • There is no possible way to thank you for the effort that you went to, to make our ceremony as personal and perfect as it was.  Almost two months on people are still talking about how wonderful you and our ceremony was.  Thank you so much Simon from the bottom of our hearts.  You made our day perfect.

    Jason and Shantelle

  • Simon made us feel at ease from our first contact through to the conclusion of the ceremony. Simon’s confident, professional and positive approach made the preparation and ceremony a breeze! We sincerely thank him for his contribution to our wedding.

    Louise and Mark