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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    Simon was a pleasure to deal with. We felt our ceremony was unique and special. We just loved how Simon put in a story at the start of our story of how we met, fell in love and became engaged. Thank you so very much Simon, I will definitely recommend you to future family and friends. 11 out of 10 for a great ceremony.

    Sarah and Chris

  • 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

  • Hi Simon, we are on our honeymoon and remembering our wedding day. We cannot thank you enough for all that you did in making our ceremony special to us and the best everyone else has witnessed. Particularly our parents who doubted our decision for a civil celebrant – they loved every part of it! You exceeded our expectation and made us feel like we have known you all our lives. You calmed me and guided us all to make it a beautiful ceremony. Again, it was a great pleasure to have met you and shared the day with you.

    Dee and Adrian

  • 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

  • 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

  • Having known Simon on a personal level, I was more than happy to ask him to be the celebrant for our wedding. I loved that he put a personal touch to our ceremony and found he put us at ease throughout the wedding organisation. I highly recommend Simon for his professionalism and wonderful personality.

    Tanya and Brett