Celebrations By Penelope

(32 reviews)
Service Area
Adelaide and surrounds
Business Hours
By appointment
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Penelope is a sucker for a great love story; she doesn't do dull and is all about the wedding glow and marriage highs.

Hi, I'm Penelope, I've been a full-time celebrant for 8 years, and I've been involved with over 400ceremonies! I know I don't look old enough, right! 

I'm outgoing, experienced, fun, and importantly I'm a very modern celebrant. I focus on making your ceremony memorable for all the right reasons, and importantly, stress-free. It is my honour to create for you a ceremony that is personal, engaging, and romantic with your own individual personalities. As your celebrant I'm committed to delivering a ceremony that reflects your relationship and its uniqueness.

I aim to provide incredible memories alongside outstanding service. Whether your ceremony is traditional, unique or somewhere in between, I can help you make your wedding day what you've always wished for.  It's your special day and should be exactly what you both want and more.

Now, why pick me? Well, I know there are a lot of celebrants in South Austalia to pick from but here is my advice when you are choosing yours.

Make sure they are a full-time Celebrant. Why you might ask? Well, what if you want your rehearsal at 11 am on a Friday or 2pm on a Thursday? Someone that works during the day can typically only do a rehearsal from 6 pm onwards.  What if you want to speak to your celebrant at 10 am on a Wednesday or you send an email on your lunch break that you'd love a reply to before 7 pm? There are many more to list, but picking a full-time celebrant means you are the celebrants main priority. You are my priority, as you should be.

If you would like to know more about me please get in contact and lets chat.





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Your rehearsal, and all you need to know

Your rehearsal, and all you need to know

First of all, I believe it’s vital that you have one. It helps you know what you will be doing and if I’m doing my job correctly you won’t be doing much other then enjoying yourself. That’s because I do pretty much everything. I will be holding your printed vows, I organise the rings, I hold the microphone. I do all the moving about and you both pretty much just hold each other’s hands, look loving into each other’s eyes and enjoy. But the rehearsal helps you know where and what I do to make sure you don’t have to do much.


So, who should absolutely come to your rehearsal;

Both of you, obvious but I still think it is worth pointing out!


Who I consider worthwhile coming, if they are free;

The bridal party that are walking down the aisle to music

The person or persons walking you down the aisle


These people are not essential and don’t need to come but are very welcome;

The bridal party that are not walking down the aisle

Parents that aren’t walking anyone down the aisle

Witnesses if they aren’t in the bridal party

People in charge of your music using my PA for the ceremony

What you need to bring

If I haven’t sighted all your legal documents, I will need to see them.

For brides I suggest the shoes you are wearing to your ceremony, same for your bridal party if they are wearing heels.

If you are not having live music, then the device you are using at the ceremony to play your music. That device needs to have a screen for the person to see what music they need to play and the order.    



If you have them, please ask me. Remember it’s your wedding day and you need to know all the details and there is no such thing as a silly question. I should know because I ask lots of questions, all the time.





Your summer wedding, and all you need to know

These are just some ideas that you might find useful that I believe help make your warm-weather wedding run well.

The Weather

When it comes to your ‘Plan B’ or backup venue, it is essential that you have both discussed this preferably the day before the wedding. It goes without saying that everyone wants to keep your ceremony exactly at your chosen location, but sometimes Mother Nature has other ideas, and the wind is blowing over the chairs, the rain is falling too heavily, or the 44-degree sun is making your grandmother and bridesmaids faint. When the elements start to work against us, I will talk to the groom (person waiting at the ceremony site), and they will make the call. That is why it is vital that you are both 100% on the same page here as to what you both want. It is important to remember brides that your partner is the one standing at the location seeing the effects of the weather and you need to trust their judgement and opinion.


If the weather is going to be warm (over 24 degrees), having an Esky or bucket of ice with lots of bottled water is a good idea for guests and also for you and your bridal party. The groom and groomsman are sometimes standing in the direct sun in their suits for long periods of time. They often don't carry water with them for the day so having the venue provide it or a guest bring it for you makes a big difference. Also at the signing table, you both may wish to have a drink of water before I present you as a married couple. There is little time to have a drink as once I introduce you to your family and friends the photos really and truly begin and all the well wishes want a kiss and a photo too.

Sunscreen and bug spray

Everyone forgets this but it is really useful and much needed in the hotter months. Having some around for your guests is a great idea too in spray form as people often forget about these things when they get dressed up for a wedding.

Umbrellas, sunshade and fans

Often venues have party umbrellas you can use or hire if your budget allows. If your venue has shade, please think about moving your ceremony location to that shade or at least near that shade so that your guests can wait there right up until the ceremony starts. It's often a good idea to go to your venue a few weeks before your wedding at the same time as your intended ceremony to see what the sun is doing and where there is the most shade. If your budget allows handheld fans or personal umbrellas or parasols for older guests and parents, it really is worth it. Some people even turn their wedding programs into fans. Making sure you're all out of the sun and not overheated will make a big difference for your ceremony.


Everyone likes to have a drink or two before the big event, but please remember to keep it at that, just 1 or 2. I cannot marry you if you are under the influence of alcohol/drugs. The same goes for your witnesses. Very rarely is this an issue but sometimes nerves set in and we drink more than we usually would. Remember there is plenty of time for that after the ceremony. As long as you can legally drive a car, I can marry you!


If you have them, please ask me. Remember it’s your wedding day, and you need to know all the details, and there is no such thing as a silly question. I should know because I ask lots of questions, all the time.

The most important thing to remember is to have fun and enjoy the big day!





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18 Oct 2019

Pen was absolutely fantastic. We had rain at our ceremony and within a couple of minutes she transformed our outdoors ceremony indoors along with the assistance of the wedding coordinator without any concerns. Would not hesitate in recommending Pen to anyone. She is lovely and very informative. We had no issues at all. Pen kept me up to date with all the information and also had the most amazing vowels and wording for the ceremony within her informative web page.

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Who cares about weather anyway! Loved the way you and Sean just rolled with it. Thank you for letting me play a small part in your very special day xxx

14 Sep 2019

Penelope was incredible to work with, from the moment we met her, Penelope put us both at ease. We laughed so much, and Penelope was wonderful at working with us even though we live in NSW, and I was away for work for a lot of time in the lead up to the wedding. Penelope was able to make suggestions to give our ceremony a more personal touch, and include some of our stories in a way that made us comfortable. We highly recommend Penelope, she was absolutely wonderfully, and was fantastic on the day.

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Hi Meegan, Thank you for your beautiful words! I'm so delighted that you enjoyed the process of getting married and your ceremony. As you know I do love a laugh and I'm glad I made you both laugh! Can't wait to see James' photos. Cheers Pen x

9 Mar 2017

Penelope was our saving grace! We had some difficulty finding a celebrant that was right for us. As soon as we met with Penelope we knew we had struck gold. She is experienced, kind, warm, and full of energy. Penelope worked with us to create a ceremony that was 'us'. Each word represented exactly our thoughts and feelings on marriage and each other. We would highly recommend Penelope - she is a true delight.

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Thank you so much Michaela for your lovely words. It was my pleasure to be your celebrant. Hope your baby bum is growing nicely ;)

8 Nov 2020

Penelope, or Pen as she refers to herself as you get to know her, was the perfect celebrant for us. She helped us build a ceremony that was uniquely us, light-hearted and fun, but with lots of love and emotion. On the day in particular, the ceremony was the nerviest time and she really helped us through it. Thanks again Pen!

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Cheers Josh and Mel. I had so much fun telling your gorgeous love story. I also enjoyed our many chats about Switch games and life. Because it is little old Adelaide I know I'll see you guys around one day soon at another wedding. Can't wait to see Mike's photos and Sam's video!

6 Oct 2019

Penelope put together a ceremony that we had always dreamed of having and our guests raved about her. Through the whole process we had a lot of fun and a lot of laughs & hands down the best decision we made was having Pen as our celebrant. Thankyou so much!

5 Oct 2019

Penelope is a fabulous celebrant! We knew as soon as we met her that our search for a celebrant was over. Penelope took the time to get to know who we were and understand what we wanted for our day and absolutely brought our ceremony to life. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting a friendly professional to marry them.

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Thank you Laura! I had such a marvellous time writing your ceremony, you and Michael made my job so easy. You are both such a delight!

21 Sep 2019

Thank you Penelope! You were incredible. From the planning stage to carrying out our ceremony - we couldn't have been happier. You were professional, fun, and so down to earth it really made us both relax! The process was made so easy by you, and your communication with us was excellent. We will certainly be recommending you

21 Sep 2019

Penelope was just beautiful. From the day we met her, we knew she was perfect for our wedding. So easy going, funny and made us so relaxed. The process of drafting our ceremony was so easy, Penelope was so prompt with communication. The day was perfect, and we loved every second of our ceremony. Could not recommend Penelope enough! Thanks again Pen, Alex & Nic

18 Jan 2019

Pen was great and made us feel very supported and looked after.

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Cheers Laura, I'm so happy to hear your kind words.

27 Oct 2018

Penelope was fantastic! She ran the ceremony perfectly. She was great at calming us and keeping us focused. Would recommend her to anyone!

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Thanks Matt!

17 Mar 2018

We had such a good day. Couldn't fault anything. Penelope was very relaxed and very personal, knew exactly what we wanted. So organised and thought of everything. Even explained legalities after the wedding. Such an easy process with her.

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Thank you Karen for your lovely words and again thank you for allowing me to be your celebrant.

2 Mar 2018

We were very pleased with our pick for the Celebrant. Penelope was very professional but also relaxed and made sure we felt comfortable and understood the whole time. Conducted a wonderful ceremony that we will cherish forever and have had many great comments on how good she seemed.

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Thank you Karina for your kid words. Cheers Pen x

19 Jun 2017


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Thanks Bethanie :)

16 Mar 2017

From welcoming us into her own home, Penelope is so talented at what she does. Alex and I are left the ceremony in Penelope’s hands and she did not disappoint, not a dry eye.

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Hi Monique, Thank you so much for your gorgeous words! I loved being a part of your wedding day. Cheers, Penelope xxx

10 Feb 2017

Penelope made the entire wedding process so relaxed and stress free, and helped us create a individualized and unique ceremony. She has an infectious bubbly personality and no question was ever to big or small.

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