Amanda - Marriage Celebrant

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(29 reviews)
 
Service Area
Adelaide and Regional South Australia
Business Hours
7 Day By Appointment
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An engaging, supportive, professional and detail oriented modern celebrant with a flair for speech writing & public speaking

Hi I’m Amanda, a warm, engaging, modern and detail oriented marriage celebrant in Adelaide, South Australia. I specialise in Bespoke Ceremonies, really enjoy planning and officiating at SUPRISE WEDDINGS and am passionate about people celebrating their wedding their way. As an avid traveller I especially love a destination wedding and never tire of discovering new sites for ceremonies. I believe that little things make a big difference; as your celebrant you can be assured your ceremony will represent your style and tastes and be a delight for those who come to witness you say “I do”.  

So let me help you plan your ceremony and the moment where you will make promises to each other in front of your nearest and dearest.  I am here to make things stress free and enjoyable by designing something completely unique for you, by you and with you.

I offer three types of marriage services 

  • Bespoke Weddings  (Fully customised and personalised ceremony across various locations in South Australia with unlimited support and flexibility) 
  • No Fuss Registry Style (Short and simple, registry office style fixed ceremony performed weekdays within metropolitan Adelaide *weekends by negotiation) 
  • Just the Legals (Purely the required legal administration and procedures to solemnise your marriage.  There is no ceremony involved) 

With over 20 years experience in planning, coordinating and facilitating events, together with a love of public speaking and flair for speech writing, I can’t wait to be a part of your special day.

Contact me now (or find me on Facebook or my website), I would love to hear all about your vision for your wedding and I offer an obligation free meet ’n’ greet service so you can determine if I am the right fit for you.


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Do you have a website and/or Facebook Page

ABSOLUTELY

Website: amanda.net.au

Facebook: facebook.com/amandamarriagecelebrant/

Can we personalise our ceremony?

Absolutely and I am here to guide you every step of the way. If you book my Bespoke Wedding Package then together we will create a totally unique and special ceremony that truly reflects you, and is memorable for you and your guests for all the right reasons.

This offer also applies to Commitment Ceremonies and Vow Renewal but does not apply to my other packages.

How many meetings can we have / do we need with you?

I am available to meet with you as often as you need in order to craft your perfect ceremony. As your celebrant I’m here to support and guide you throughout the planning process (I love planning almost as much as the actual day!). Getting to know you through phone, email and face-to-face contact is how I craft a really special and memorable ceremony that is totally personalised. So seriously, contact me as often as you need.

What is included in your fee?

I customise all my quotes and packages for couples based on what they would like.  My most popular package is the all inclusive 'Bespoke Wedding package' and this includes:

  • A fully customised and personalised ceremony with unlimited support and flexibility
  • Initial face to face meeting at mutually convenient location to:

         -  complete legal Notice of Intended Marriage (must occur at least 1 month prior to wedding but no more than 18 months)

         - begin to get to know you as a couple

         - discuss at length all aspects of your ceremony

  • Unlimited email, phone and face-to-face contact with me throughout the planning stage
  • Full access to my library of resources (ceremony planning guide, sample readings, including children in the ceremony, rituals, vow writing etc)
  • A wedding rehearsal in the weeks prior to the wedding at the venue or an alternate location
  • Performance of your ceremony at the agreed date and time. My service covers 1.5 hours and includes setup, ceremony officiating and pack up.
  • Use of my PA system with wireless microphone and Bluetooth audio
  • Use of my signing table equipment - pens, table and 2 chairs (if required)
  • Full collaboration with other wedding vendors (photographers, videographers, venue etc) to ensure a seamless and special ceremony
  • Solemnisation of your marriage through a fully customised and personalised ceremony
  • All legal paperwork and registration of your marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • All of my travel expenses to and from the rehearsal and ceremony

What PA System do you use?

I use a Chiayo Stage Pro Multifunctional Wireless Mixer Amplifier System (150W) that delivers excellent sound quality to several hundred people via tripod mount.

It includes a CD/USB/SD/Digital video player modules and a digital recorder/player module for playing recorded music during the ceremony. There is also two 6.3mm jacks for up to two instrument level inputs if you have musicians playing live music that would like to use my system for amplification.

I use a headset microphone and I provide a hand-held wireless microphone for the vows and any readings by guests.

Reviews

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2 Oct 2020

Look no further than Amanda if you are after someone to lift you wedding ceremony beyond what you could have ever imagined. Amanda not only captured the essence of Dave and myself to a tee, her attention to detail was beyond what I could have hoped for including a tucked away tissue that came to the rescue. Amanda made the whole process to the lead up of the wedding stress free and had many suggestions ideas about what we would like to include in the ceremony. This meant we created a ceremony which was beyond what we could have imagined. Highly recommend!

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Woo hooo I made the lead up to a wedding that had to be postponed due to COVID-19 stress free, brilliant, nailed it !!! Gosh the ceremony in the end was something seriously special and the weather, GLORIOUS. My sneaky tissue came to the rescue, love it when that happens. I adored working with you both and wish you such happiness.

30 Nov 2019

Great Work Amanda!!! Living interstate and planning the wedding far away from South Australia can be super hard and stressful sometimes. However, you made our lives so much easier when planning our ceremony. We didn’t have a moment of stress or doubt in regards to you and what you have written about us. We had an image in our minds of how our ceremony would be and you were able to deliver and exceed our expectations. All night our friends and family were raving about how well you delivered our message/story to everyone. We had such a great time. Thank you so very much :) Juliana & Kai

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Thanks Juliana, whilst we may not have been able to go with plan A due to weather, I thought plan B was unbelievably gorgeous. Everything turned out so well in the end. It was such a fun ceremony to be a part of. Thanks for the link to you photos, your photographer is brilliant, I look forward to browsing through them after Xmas.

6 Sep 2019

Choosing Amanda was sincerely one of the best decisions we made for our special day. She made a giant list of decisions that need to be considered in creating a ceremony a breeze and held our hands every step of the way. Even the daunting task of writing our personal vows was made less frightening with her careful guidance. Thank you Amanda for being so genuine, for your positivity, and for your wonderful work with such beautiful words which were delivered with such elegance.

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Bel your wedding and the crazy wild wind with a gorgeous backdrop, and a ginormous hubby to be, will go down in history as one of my most favourite gigs. The pair of you are gorgeous individuals, clearly very much in love and suited to each other, I just know you will have a lifetime of happiness. Thanks for trusting in me xxx

5 Dec 2020

Amanda created a wonderful wedding ceremony for us, including some surprise words from our fur baby Sammy who couldn’t be there on the day. Amanda’s flexibility and sense of calm helped to minimise our stress, despite postponement due to COVID-19. It was worth the wait! We had an amazing time and beautiful memories of the day to treasure forever.

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Thanks so much, lovely words to see out a challenging year. I'm so glad you loved the little surprise reading from Sammy!!!

8 Aug 2020

We were very privileged to have Amanda has our Celebrant to officiate our wedding on the 8th August 2020. She captured our story perfectly and helped us create a ceremony that was personal, warm, filled with scottish tradition and represented who we are as a couple. From our first contact with Amanda, she was warm and friendly. Her guidance was invaluable to us, especially as we were negotiating COVID restrictions. Amanda helped us created a ceremony that was bespoke to us. I would recommend her services to anyone who is seeking to find a warm, engaging, professional Celebrant. Thank you Amanda for making our day memorable for all the right reasons. Donald & Claudette McCondichie

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Thankyou for entrusting me with pulling together a really special day for you both. I loved every aspect of planning it with you and then seeing it all come together beautifully on the day. All of the different cultural elements made for such a special ceremony. Great memories for all of us.

14 Dec 2019

Amanda is absolutely amazing. She is so experienced, so she delivered an awesome ceremony and also made us feel so at ease in the lead up to our wedding. She wrote the entire ceremony for us from scratch based on our answers to questionnaires about our relationship which meant our ceremony told the story of us as a couple and what we meant to each other. All of our guests loved this and commented it was one of their best ceremonies they have witnessed. Amanda is confident, organised and we are so glad we chose her to officiate our marriage.

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Thanks so much Emily, I absolutely loved being part of your day, and your venue was so gorgeous. You have totally made my day sharing how happy you are with the service I provided. Happy married life xxx

7 Dec 2019

I would highly recommend Amanda Schenk - Marriage Celebrant. She was the wedding celebrant for our wedding in December 2019. She was professional, approachable, knowledgeable and supportive throughout the whole planning process, and on the big day made us feel so calm and this let us enjoy the moment. She listened and got to know us as a couple, so she really understood how to make our wedding personal and special. For me the ceremony was the most important part of the day. Amanda created a heartfelt, special and intimate ceremony which exceed all my expectations. I am truly grateful for the incredible experience which Amanda provided us. She had a presence which made everyone comfortable, but she knew how to ensure the limelight was still on us. All our guests commented on how professional, well spoken and warm she was. Thank you for making our day so perfect.

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Your words really are so kind. I absolutely love the support aspect of my role and clearly you really appreciated this. I also adore planning almost as much as the ceremony delivery and working with you guys absolutely indulged my planning streak. So thrilled you had the best experience and a really memorable day. xxx

26 Oct 2019

We planned our wedding from interstate which was daunting in itself but Amanda made the whole process easy and stress free! She efficiently communicated through every step and didn't mind the million emails we sent her (sorry!). She always managed to accommodate our face to face meetings whenever we fly into Town. Amanda is friendly, professional and will tailor and adapt the ceremony to suit your personality. Would definitely recommend her to anybody getting married!!!

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Thanks Andrea it was an absolute pleasure working with you both to create a ceremony that was just so you. The story of how you met in Darwin (a place very close to my heart) coupled with the perfect setting of a proposal in the snow in NY city and having to move away from the squirrel lady to get a private moment to propose, will stay with me forever. Lots of laughs in your wedding and no doubt a feature of your life. I was also thrilled as always to be surrounded by the gorgeous flowers created by Kyla from White Orchid Floral Design. Thanks for trusting me with your day.

1 Oct 2019

Amanda made our legal marriage process so easy and flawless! We first met up for a coffee and to arrange our intention of marriage paperwork. Amanda came to my parents house the morning we flew out for our destination wedding. She married us by the sea in our parents backyard and made us feel completely comfortable. Amanda also married in Bali and had some really helpful tips and tricks for our wedding. Turns out I had already booked the same hair and makeup artist she used! If you book Amanda you won't be disappointed :)

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Hey Jayme, thanks so much. I loved being able to talk Bali weddings with you and your photos were so unbelievably gorgeous. Glad that I was able to make the legalities so easy for you (cause they certainly aren't easy in Bali!). I'll be sure to wave next time I stroll past your folks house if you are there. Congrats again

3 Aug 2019

Amanda was absolutely brilliant. She took the time to listen to what we wanted for our day and delivered exactly that. Our wedding was a secrect from all of our guests and Amanda was very understanding and helped contribute to the suprise. Our wedding was very casual just the way we wanted it. Would highly recommend Amanda to anyone getting married :)

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Hey thanks Chris, I loved being part of the best secret squirrel wedding ever. It was so lovely seeing how emotional you became and how genuinely surprised people were that your 40th birthday wine tour also included your wedding. Brilliant idea. I wish you all the greatest happiness.

24 Apr 2019

We can’t thank Amanda enough for being our celebrant. She knew her stuff and knew the answers to all my questions before I’d even thought of the questions! She seriously is so very experienced and covered off everything for us. Not just a celebrant but almost a wedding planner in a way. She knew how to run things and was able to tie in our little requests to our ceremony so it was uniquely ours but still covered off all the boxes that needed to be ticked!! Thanks Amanda. We had the most fun, relaxed day, big part in thanks to Amanda. Louise and Matthew

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Thanks Louise, it was such a great day to be involved in. You are both clearly meant to be and have the loveliest story. I'm glad I was able to do it justice by sharing with your guests.

23 Mar 2019

Amanda did a lovely job. Her words were beautiful. She had lots of information for us as we new nothing. She was friendly and answered any questions we had. She helped me though my wedding when I was to nevous to speak. She gave us so many options and made our ceremony for us about us and it was perfect. I really loved her words she put together for us. I would recommend her to any one getting married..

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Thanks so much for your kind words Codie. I loved being involved in your wedding, you have such a gorgeous little family and are clearly made for each other. It was also a great opportunity to do a ceremony a stone's throw from my house which I always love. The marina as a backdrop on a sunny day like yours is just gorgeous and I loved how you arrived by boat. Congrats again.

2 Mar 2019

Amanda was professional and personable throughout the process. She really eased our nerves and supported us through the process. I could not recommend her enough.

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Thanks for your kind words. It was such a great ceremony to be involved with, I really do have the best job. I hope that married life continues to be all that you hoped for

1 Feb 2019

Amanda did a great job as our wedding celebrant. She was friendly, professional and tailored our service to be exactly what we wanted - she even braved the boiling hot conditions for our beach wedding. Thanks Amanda

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Tara I absolutely loved your beach wedding, you sure do know how to rock a flower crown, and the surprise element of having a gender reveal for your baby girl was just so special, even if the balloons did limp out of the box due to it being a very warm day! Thankyou for trusting me to deliver the perfect ceremony for you both. All the best for this next chapter in your life. Stay warm and enjoy those newborn cuddles.

30 Dec 2018

I didn’t give enough credit to how much of an impact a wonderful celebrant has on the day. Amanda created the exact vibe that I had explained to her in our first meeting. If I remember one thing in years to come, it’s how I felt in the moment of actually getting married in front of my loved ones & I feel that Amanda had a huge part to play in this. Thank you Amanda, you were wonderful.

Amanda - Marriage Celebrant  

Thankyou Jordan, your ceremony was just gorgeous, and your dress, still one of my most favourite, it was jaw dropping. I'm so pleased that I brought the right vibe to your day and helped create beautiful memories.


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