I recently attended a business lunch in Coffs Harbour.  Our guest speaker was Matt Church founder of Thought Leaders Business School.  As expected it was an extremely thought provoking seminar.  Matt is at the peak of his profession. One of the key takeaways for me was the question ‘what business are you really in?’  This stopped me in my tracks.

After 10 years of joining countless couples together in marriage, I asked myself that simple question.  Why do couples choose me as their preferred marriage celebrant?  Do I just provide a celebrant service so couples can be validly married – or is it much bigger than that? If couples just wanted a civil celebrant they could head down to their local registry office or even just pick one at random from the many thousands offering their services.

Even today everyone seems to know a celebrant; and that is not necessarily a bad thing given the ever increasing national trend for couples preferring civil, rather than religious ceremonies.  The reason why I became a marriage celebrant was to be right there, bang in the middle, of the happiest moment any two people in love can experience.  The feeling you get officiating any ceremony is intoxicating. It overwhelms you with emotion that because of you, you are making dreams come true.

And there it is, what business am I really in?  I am in the business of happiness.  The love, the vows, the kiss at the end and even guests running late, that’s all a given, but what is a perfect ceremony without happiness.

When you choose me, you’re not just getting a marriage celebrant, you are getting so much more than that.  As I continually tweak and improve my business, the one promise I simply make is, that I am absolutely committed to providing my couples a true celebrant experience, period.

And what better way to sum up happiness than in this photo.

This image means the world to me.  In this photo are two brothers.  I had the pleasure of officiating not only Tim’s ceremony ( who is standing next to me with the massive grin on his face about to marry the girl of his dreams) but his brother as well, Scott and his beautiful wife Danae.

As a marriage celebrant in the business of happiness it simply doesn’t get much better than that.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • We would just like to THANK YOU for such a perfect and personal ceremony. Our guests thought you were a friend we had known for years (we didn’t tell them any different). There were so many positive comments about the work you did. We loved that you kept the ceremony about us, that you talked about our story and you were so professional. Great suggestion about the music playing throughout. We would highly recommend you to all of our friends and family (even strangers). I also believe that you made such an impact, our guests would be recommending you to their people.

    Your work was very much appreciated!! We can not thank you enough, Simon!!

    Pav & Jacob

  • 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

  • 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