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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  • Brett and I would just like to thank you once again for being the celebrant for our wedding at Boat Harbour Beach. You were above and beyond all of our expectations. It was obvious that you made a real effort to get to know us individually and as a couple, but what really stood out to me is that you REALLY listened to what we wanted to portray about us and our love. You set the mood beautifully and everyone has commented on what a beautiful, fun and romantic ceremony it was. Thank you for giving us exactly what we wanted and we feel any other couple will be lucky to have you as their celebrant. We can’t recommend you anymore highly.

    Kara and Brett

  • We can’t thank you enough for making our wedding day so special. We truly appreciate the time you took getting to know us. Almost three months later and our guests still comment on how beautiful the ceremony was. We had such a fun day and you topped it off with your relaxed nature and great sense of humour.

    Sarah & Scott

  • 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

  • Simon is a delightful, friendly and very passionate celebrant. I value his warmth, care and enthusiasm for a professional and loving celebration – I am very happy to recommend his services. Wendy Haynes, Celebrant and Author, Coffs Harbour

    Wendy Haynes, Celebrant and Author

  • Thank you for playing such a wonderful important role in our special day and starting our marriage.  We can not repay you enough for joining us in union but we will feel forever blessed that such an amazing, humourous and loving man helped us in our very beginnings.

    Libby & Mark

  • Hi Simon, Renee and I just wanted to shoot you a quick email to thank you for your amazing ceremony on Sunday. You were calm and professional throughout the whole process and we were extremely happy with the way you conducted our wedding. A special thank you for coming out on Saturday evening for a practice run through. That really helped to calm everyone and to let us all know what to expect. It was so cool to have the ceremony so personalised and your assistance and advice was greatly appreciated. Nearly all our guests commented on just how special the ceremony was and of course Renee and I are stoked with how it went. We couldn’t have dreamed the ceremony would go so well and without you it wouldn’t have! So thanks again Simon! We will definitely recommend you to any of our friends who need an awesome celebrant!

    Renee and Ben