ABOUT ME

Qualifications
 
  • Authorised Marriage Celebrant
  • Certificate IV in Celebrancy
  • Bachelor of Creative Industries (Drama)
  • Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
  • Member of The Celebrant Society
  • Member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants

Modern, fun, heartfelt ceremonies.

 

Oh, hey there! Let me tell you a little of my story…

I'm a marriage celebrant and it’s awesome.

 

Honestly, what greater honour could there be than to be telling your story to your nearest and dearest on one of the most important days of your life?! Like, that’s huge! And I take the role very seriously. And have a whole lotta fun with it.

 

I pride myself on getting to know my couples, making you comfortable, and making the two of you the focus of the day. My ceremonies are unique to you and written to suit your style, and are known for being intimate, personal, fun, and meaningful.

 

I’ll guide you through the planning, keeping it stress free and checking in with you along the way. I’m a talented writer and performer, and used to handling a crowd. And I adore adding some flair! Want to get the crowd involved? Let's do it! Want a new spin on an old tradition? Sure! Want to make 'em laugh AND make 'em cry? I'll do my utmost. 

My sound equipment will keep the tech heads happy, and my business is carbon neutral and as environmentally friendly as possible. 

 

Since 2007 I’ve been a high school teacher, teaching teenagers Drama and English, but also Gifted and Talented Education, have been a Head of Department for The Arts, and more. Creating scripts, connecting with people, engaging audiences… That’s my jam.

 

When I tell you not to worry about your ceremony, I’ve got you, I mean it. I’ve directed and produced shows – musicals – with casts of 100+. I’ll make sure your ceremony flows, that you don’t miss a cue or forget a line, and that you look damn fine and have a great time too.

 

I’m also a mum and a wife. My two little girls and hubby, Paulie, are the absolute bomb-diggity – and seeing them having fun and laughing together makes my heart explode on the daily. They’re my cheerleaders, my inspiration, and my favourite impromptu dance party partners.

 

So that’s a little about me and some of my story… I’d love to hear your story. Get in contact – we can catch up over video chat or for a coffee (or a wine) - and see if I’m the right fit for your big day.

 
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what people say

“It is safe to say we hit the jackpot with Amanda as our celebrant. You told our story beautifully

and with the perfect amount of humour. Thank you for your amazing hard work.

Thank you for being our therapist at times. You’re amazing.”

- Adrienne + Stefanie

“Wow, if anyone is considering having Amanda for your special day - 100% DO IT! My husband and I were confident she would create a beautiful ceremony for us, but what she created on Saturday just gone was something I will never ever forget and cherish forever! Our ceremony was magical, emotional, fun and so personal to us. There was not one guest that didn’t come and compliment just how good our ceremony was!”

- Chantelle + Jack

“Amanda.... I don't even know where to start with how amazing you were. Not just for the ceremony but the entire process. You are friendly & warm, and super knowledgeable about what you're doing. I received multiple compliments afterwards for you. The day couldn't have been better considering all the circumstances and we definitely have you to thank.”

- Bianca + Tim

“What an amazing celebrant! We had a very fun, but intimate ceremony and Amanda stuck with our theme, with jokes and puns and an amazing retelling of our story. She made it so very easy! Would highly recommend Amanda to take care of your ceremony if you're ever looking for a celebrant to marry you... your way! Her beautiful nature will make your day. We love you Amanda! x”

- Des + Mike

“Amanda was so professional from our first meeting. She was able to answer all of our questions and checked in with us frequently in the lead up to our day. Amanda was so calming and articulate, she was the perfect fit for us. We can't thank you enough Amanda, you are incredible!”

- Paige + Tyrone

 
 

SERVICES

Bespoke Wedding Ceremony - $799

What's included:

  • All work in relation to the required legal paperwork for marriage, including creation of marriage certificates, and lodging of necessary paperwork with Births, Deaths, and Marriages.

  • Commemorative marriage certificate.

  • A collection of awesome ideas to get you excited about your ceremony and to spark your ideas for what it could look like! This includes giving you an idea of what a ‘traditional’ ceremony might include – and what’s actually required – so that I create and deliver a ceremony unique to you both.

  • Assistance with writing your personal vows, including lots of examples and ideas so you’re guaranteed to rock it (even if you’re feeling shy or nervous about this bit).

  • An initial meeting, plus emails and phone consultations as required.

  • Travel costs within Brisbane / Moreton Bay Region. (Please note that travel to weddings outside of these areas may incur an extra fee.)

  • A catch up / run through just prior to the day – should you choose to have one. (Catch ups outside of Brisbane / Moreton Bay Region can be arranged for an additional fee.)

  • Celebrant arrival at least 45 - 60 minutes before the agreed ceremony start time.

  • Use of my professional battery powered PA with Bluetooth connectivity and wireless microphone during your ceremony.

  • Management of music for your ceremony, and guidance to help you select your music. (Includes approximately half an hour of background music before and after your ceremony.)

  • Use of my signing table and chairs if you’d like me to include those. This will be simply dressed and that dressing can include a bridal bouquet that can be used in your photos if you wish.

  • Liaison and coordination with other wedding suppliers on the day.

  • Assistance with other aspects of wedding planning, as required, including ideas and inspiration that come from experience, research, and a love for weddings.

  • A stress free, enjoyable, professional service that lets you enjoy the lead up to your wedding.

Elopement Style Wedding Ceremony - $499

What's included:

  • All work in relation to the required legal paperwork for marriage.

  • Creation of marriage certificates, and lodging of necessary paperwork with Births, Deaths, and Marriages.

  • Commemorative marriage certificate.

  • An engaging, short and sweet ceremony that includes a warm welcome to guests, personal vows, the exchanging of rings, and the presentation of the couple!

  • Assistance with writing your personal vows, including lots of examples and ideas so you’re guaranteed to rock it (even if you’re feeling shy or nervous about this bit).

  • An initial meeting, either in person or via video call, plus emails and phone

  • consultations as required.

  • Travel costs within Brisbane / Moreton Bay Region. (Please note that travel to weddings outside of these areas may incur an extra fee.)

  • Celebrant arrival at least 15 minutes before the agreed ceremony start time.

Vow Renewal Ceremony or Commitment Ceremony - $399

What's included:

  • Printed commemorative certificate.

  • Resources including sample ceremony components and materials that outline and explain a vow renewal ceremony to assist you with shaping your own special ceremony.

  • Initial meeting, at a mutually convenient location, to complete paperwork and discuss ceremony ideas.

  • The creation and delivery of a unique ceremony that is tailored to your needs and preferences.

  • Unlimited emails and phone consultations, as required.

  • Travel costs within Brisbane. (Please note that travel to ceremonies outside of Brisbane may incur an additional fee.)

  • Celebrant arrival at least 30 minutes before the agreed ceremony start time.

  • Use of my professional wireless PA system for the ceremony.

  • Assistance with other aspects of planning, as required, including ideas and inspiration.

Naming Ceremony - $399

 

What's included:

  • Printed commemorative certificate.

  • Resources including sample ceremony components and materials that outline and explain a naming ceremony to assist you with shaping your own special ceremony.

  • Initial meeting, at a mutually convenient location, to complete paperwork and discuss ceremony ideas.

  • The creation and delivery of a unique ceremony that is tailored to your needs and preferences.

  • Unlimited emails and phone consultations, as required.

  • Travel costs within Brisbane. (Please note that travel to ceremonies outside of Brisbane may incur an additional fee.)

  • Celebrant arrival at least 30 minutes before the agreed ceremony start time.

  • Use of my professional wireless PA system for the ceremony.

  • Assistance with other aspects of planning, as required, including ideas and inspiration.

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GET IN TOUCH

Email me for more information: amanda@amandajaynedoyle.com.au