Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services

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For the past 7 years, Adelaide marriage celebrant Deborah Lilley has used her creativity, energetic manner, and affinity for romance to craft beautiful ceremonies that touch the heart. A self-confessed 'young at heart 40-something' with crazy coloured hair, Deborah is undoubtedly a fun celebrant who will make the entire process an absolute joy. Expect a lively ceremony and an enjoyable journey.

Adelaide's Deborah Lilley wants you to have the wedding ceremony of your wildest dreams, one with "all the pomp, pop and pizzaz it deserves". To fun-loving Deborah, an experienced celebrant with a passion for all things sci-fi, this means an individualised ceremony that's tailored to your specific needs, personalities, and preferences. Not sure where to start? Deborah thoroughly enjoys using her creative flair to help her couples find readings, rituals, and ideas for their bespoke ceremony.

"Our experience with Deb was perfect in every way. A great communicator, we did not have to chase her for anything as she was always one step ahead. She was very mindful of our brief and delivered just what we asked of her. Although we had to postpone our wedding twice due to Covid she was very accommodating and flexible. We would highly recommend Deb." Kate

What you'll love about working with Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services for your wedding:

  • Engaging, balanced ceremony. A confident speaker, Deborah officiates weddings in an exciting and entertaining manner, effortlessly balancing humour, romance, and legalities.
  • Guidance and advice. While Deborah's undoubtedly a playful celebrant, she knows how to knuckle down and get stuff done. So, whether you need advice, ideas, resources, or a breakdown of the legal process, Deborah will happily assist.

Highlights of working with Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services:

  • Flexible, organised marriage celebrant
  • Crafts bespoke, one-of-a-kind ceremonies
  • Confident, engaging public speaker
  • Strongly believes in equality and is very inclusive of all

Here's what else you need to know about Deborah Lilley.

Originally from eastern England - Essex, to be more specific, Deborah Lilley is a vibrant, modern celebrant with a retro dress collection and two adorable dogs. A self-proclaimed 'film fanatic and secret geek', Deborah would be delighted to chat with you about anything Star Wars or Doctor Who related. Also a former scout leader, Deborah is just itching for the day she can officiate a wedding in her scout uniform!

"Deb was so helpful and friendly during our very short engagement. She was able to talk us through all the things we needed to do to get married and put together the most lovely simple wedding ceremony for us. She was super accommodating for the little personal details we wanted to include in the day and made the whole process feel very special! We had a wonderful day and have beautiful memories, with Deb being a big part of that!" Stephanie
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Questions and Answers

Can we find out a little more about you?

Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services

Of course you can!!
I will answer that with a quickfire round of random fun facts and my favourite things, if you have any more please do ask -

Dog or Cat? Dog
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Winter or Summer? Summer
Beach or Forest? Beach (both?)
Chick-flick or Action movie? Action movie
Morning Lark or Night Owl? Night Owl 

Love or Money? Love
Sweet or Savoury? Sweet
Fruit or Veg? Veg
Piercings? 3
Tattoos? 2
Hair colour? Um... naturally grey but usually some fun colour, check out my photos!
Eye colour? Hazel
Starsign? Gemini
Children? 1 of my own and 3 of my partners, and 2 fur babies!
Pets? Two dogs Morris and Theo
Favourite food? Cheese
Favourite alcoholic drink? JD and coke

And lastly .... Chocolate should never EVER be kept in the fridge!

Are you inclusive?

Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services

Yes, Yup, abs-a-bloody-lootly!!!
In short, to me, this means that I believe that every person, couple, or family has the right to celebrate their life event in the way that suits them.... regardless of their skin colour, life choices, physical ability, or sexual preferences.
My pronouns are she/her and I am cisgender, what are yours?
However, I wholeheartedly support all humans to be who they are, and I long for the day where they can do this without prejudice or hatred.

What sort of Ceremony do you provide?

Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services

The question is, what do you want your Ceremony to be like? How long or short? Formal or fun? Two witnesses or two hundred? Elope in a forest, or a big family event in a wedding venue? Although I obviously have a 'style', and that is one that is fun but with a sense of importance to the occasion, my ceremonies are led by what my couples want... I ask lots of questions about your dreams for the day, and I ask you questions about you as a couple. This way I build a picture of you both, and together we can create a magical ceremony that will exactly suit you as a couple.

What equipment do you provide?

Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services

I have an amazing, professional, and yearly serviced MIPRO 303 speaker system. It is portable and wireless, so I haven't found anywhere that I cannot take it yet! The system comprises a speaker, a speaker stand, covers in black or white (if needed), a handheld microphone for my couples to use, and a headset microphone that I wear. The system will play your ceremony music via a USB, Bluetooth from my device, or by plugging in some sort of portable music device of your own. All you have to do is provide the music to me and everything else is covered!
I also have a couple of different signing tables and chairs that I can bring along on request if your ceremony location does not provide them, and an array of styling items that I hire out to my couples as part of their package with no extra cost, often saving them some money on hiring these items independently.
If I stay on to MC your reception, this system is also adequate for a small, casual gathering and you can simply create a playlist for your reception.

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18 Feb 2022

We recently legally eloped on our ten year wedding anniversary as it was not legal back then for us and Deb was great. She was so helpful and accommodating, from information on how to write vows to making the legal documentation a smooth process. We loved the special touches Deb added to our ceremony, especially a couple of meditation moments to help us be calm and in the moment. Thank you Deb, we couldn't recommend her more 😊

Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services  

Aw you two!!!!! Such a special day xx Thank you for the lovely words :)

9 Apr 2021

Everyone from our wedding commented on how wonderful the Ceremony was. It was the perfect length and very personal with good amounts of humour and serious moments. Everyone kept saying how good our celebrant was. So Thank you for everyting Deb you played a huge role in making out day very special

Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services  

Hey Brooke :) Thank You both for trusting me to guide you to create the perfect day!!!

13 Feb 2015

We handed Deborah what seemed an impossible task, calling her the day before the minimum time to get forms done to book in for the next day and request she help us arrange a handfasting ceremony for myself and my partner with an aspect that would include our 4 children and also reflect who we are as people and as a couple avoiding any of the more traditional promises made at weddings .... Not only did she pull this off, she made it seem easy always wearing a smile and happy to chat and work through things. On the day our toddler decided that rather than wait quietly through the ceremony it was much more fun to be pulling petals off her flowers and playing in the dirt, Deborah didn't miss a beat. In amongst all the chaos of planning a wedding while navigating family life Deborah was the calm.

Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services  

Kat, Beau and family :) It was so important that your ceremony was as unique and you x It was a pleasure to make sure that happened!

23 Apr 2022

Deb was an absolute dream to have as our celebrant for our elopement!! Things went so smoothly, and Deb was incredibly friendly and helpful the entire way. We would highly recommend Deb for any wedding big or small. Thank you Deb :)

21 Apr 2022

Deborah is simply amazing, she makes you feel very welcomed and comfortable before you even get to meet her in person. Chris and I were so unorganised and Deb just went with the flow, never rushed us, never pushy. Her ceremony was beautiful and personal to chris and I, we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. We also had a handfasting ceremony and Deb help design and then made out handfasting ribbon which was exactly how we had envisioned it, she’s one talented lady!

26 Mar 2022

Our beautiful wedding service finally went ahead after a disappointing Covid postponement. Deb was amazing to work with, very accommodating with a special personal touch. Deb completed all the legals for us, and followed up with a 'what to do next' email outlining everything we needed to know for our 'what to do next!' Our service was intimate, romantic and heartfelt with a touch of humor. We are so grateful for her attention to detail and providing us with the perfect ceremony. Thank you Deb, Sandy Hill Forest and the team at Kiss Package. XX

20 Feb 2022

Deborah was amazing!! She makes everything so so easy. Myself and my husband wanted a lighthearted and funny wedding and that’s exactly what we got, I lost count of the amount of people who approached me afterwards to let me know that was the best ceremony they’ve witnessed. I cannot recommend Deborah enough xx

5 Feb 2022

Deb was amazing on our wedding day and all of the guests agreed! She made our day personal to us and brought some humour to the vows (which was exactly what I needed)! Every step of the way she was easy to contact and so so lovely to talk to. Highly recommend Deb and her services, whether your event is big or small!

23 Nov 2021

My husband and I had been waiting a long time to get married but COVID wasn't being helpful. I had made all the wedding plans in 2019 and booked everyone but then covid and then we moved states. Being that we are both away from our families and had been putting our lives on hold for almost 2yrs, Deb saved the day! She was beautifully kind, caring, she held a simple, fun and beautiful ceremony that I am so grateful to her for. Deb made everything so easy and the best part....she is the easiest person to get along with, you feel as if you've been old friends for years. So I would like to say a big Thank You again to this amazing woman! From the new Mr & Mrs Calcott

21 Nov 2021

Thank you Deb for being such an amazing celebrant and going out of your way to make our day run smoothly and hassle free. Not only were you our celebrant but you were also our MC and our all around saviour for our day. Thank you for not only providing a service but also being a kind, supportive individual. We will definitely use your services again. Thank you!

19 Nov 2021

Deb was fantastic and kept us well informed even after a 20 Month Postponement. Our guests loved how the ceremony was tailored and was “so us”. Would definitely recommend you choose Deb as your celebrant.

14 Sep 2021

We recently eloped and choosing Deb as our celebrant was one of the best choices we made for our special day. Firstly Deb has the absolute loveliest nature and made us feel instantly calm, relaxed and at ease about the whole process. Having her work alongside us to create what we wanted was a joy from start to finish. Deb went above and beyond to help us plan and prepare an our ceremony, every step of the way. Our ceremony far exceeded our expectations, Deb personalised our ceremony so perfectly to our unique family. It was such a beautifully emotional moment, with some humour mixed in, which we loved! The handfasting cord Deb created for us to use in the Ceremony is extraordinarily beautiful and was also personalised to our family, we will cherish it forever. We cannot recommend Deb highly enough. Thank you so much Deb for your amazing

27 Aug 2021

one word to describe Deborah would be: SUPERWOMAN! She went above and beyond for us, and really listened to what we wanted in our ceremony and made the process stress free. I couldn't think of anyone better to officiate our wedding. From our first chat I knew she was the one we needed to pull our special day toegther.

4 Jul 2021

Deb is the most wonderful human, She went above and beyond to make our day so special and unique to us, Couldn't have asked for it to be anymore perfect, She has the best attitude and just feel like you have known her for years! Highly recommend :)

Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services  

Thank You x I will take 'wonderful human' any day :) It was a pleasure to marry you both.

2 May 2021

We want to thank you again for being our celebrant and even though it was a simple and short ceremony it was perfect for us and exactly what we wanted.

Deborah Lilley Celebrant Services  

Thanks Chris :) That's what it is all about, isn't it? Having something perfect for you both!!!!

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