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 Simon, for your overwhelming enthusiasm for our wedding with a difference. We couldn’t believe how dedicated and supportive you were in making it something we will never forget. To see you walking down the aisle as Lord Darth Vader was an image that will remain with us forever. Your kind words, your sense of humour and your willingness to do whatever it took to make our day just the way we imagined. Your personal service and professional commitment was unwavering and it was our honour to have you preside over our marriage… We would most highly recommend you to anyone. May the force be with you! And that’s no word of a lie!!!

    Mick and Kirrily

  • We would like to thank you Simon for making our wedding day truly memorable. You were very warm and welcoming. We appreciate the time you took to get to know us and our story to make our day special! Your attention to detail was excellent! We never felt rushed or uncomfortable, you were very professional and we would gladly recommend you to any of our friends or family who are getting married!

    Matt and Kate

  • It was lovely working along side you again at Sarah & Jon’s beautiful wedding, you were superb! I hope you don’t mind but I have put a link to your page on my website – you really are worth recommending!

    Louise Blake Photography

  • 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

  • Thank you for the amazing job you did at our wedding.  Everyone loved the ceremony and commented on how good you were.  We were so happy and had a beautiful day.  Thanks again.

    Sherrene and Karl

  • Hi Simon,

    Tim and I are still on cloud nine after reminiscing about the perfect ceremony you created. It was everything we always dreamt of and is something that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

    We can’t thank you enough for all your support and guidance throughout the whole experience, especially your commitment to travel all the way to the Hunter Valley for our wedding. Thank you also for keeping Tim calm whilst he was waiting for me at the alter! I instantly felt more relaxed when I saw you waiting outside the chapel for us.

    The day wouldn’t have been so perfect without you. I’ll send you through some photos of the ceremony when we get them back. If you are ever in Newcastle please don’t be a stranger!

    Tim & Aimee