Michelle Cottell - Marriage Celebrant

(8 reviews)
Service Area
Blue Mountains and Surrounding Regions
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
Average Pricing
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Pick me. But seriously. Pick me!


Because I genuinely wish to help create the most incredible day of memories, for you both to rejoice in. And being married by a person who sincerely cares about that, can make all the difference! 

I am a happy, friendly and enthusiastic, young 58 year old, who can be depended upon to be punctual, practical, calm, helpful, professional, and willing to step outside the box, when necessary! 

I am happy to have a no-obligation meet, at your convenience, to see if we suit, and another if you decide to proceed. 

I will write you a unique ceremony that will be customised to your personalities, your journey so far, and your dreams for the future.

I will also include a wedding rehearsal, and provide a cordless PA system that will supply excellent sound, even in a paddock or on the beach! 

So, pick me. You can trust me to be there for you. 🌷


Easy Weddings Special Offer

All-Inclusive Wedding Package for $650

  • Minimum X consultations and face-to-face meetings
  • Personalised crafted ceremony and service 
  • Unlimited support via phone, email and video conferencing 
  • All legalities, registration and paperwork 
  • Vow writing
  • Rehearsals 
  • PA system provided 
  • Travel included within 70km

In addition, I will arrange your Marriage Certificate Application form, which will allow you to change your name on all your necesary identification after marriage.

Questions and Answers

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What do we expect from you, if we engage you as our Celebrant?

I will happily provide you with:

Unlimited phone and email support, plus a second meet, if needed.

A personally designed Ceremony.

A rehearsal at the Ceremony's location.

A presentation copy of the Ceremony.

A presentation copy of your Wedding Certificate.

A quality, wireless PA system, with a wireless microphone.

Administration, completion and lodgement of all necessary and legal paperwork, incuding Notice of Intented Marriage.

 All these tasks will be done with the greatest of enthusiasm, professionalism and a willingness to please!

Do we need to bring anything to the first meeting?

Yes please!

For the sake of efficiency, if you choose to proceed on the day, you will need to have with you:

Your Original birth certificates.

A photo ID, whether it be a driving licence or a passport.

Any paperwork pertaining to the finalisation of a previous marriage, ie: divorce papers or a death certificate.

These will be used to fill out the first legal document, The Notice Of Intended Marriage, of which all others will be based upon.

Do we get to choose what we want in the ceremony?

Of course! This is your wedding.

I am here to guide you and take the burden off some of your decision making, by making those necessary choices as easy as possible.

I will email you a ceremony format, that will include suggestions of readings, poems, rituals, vows, pledges, and ring ceremonies. It will be user friendly, and you will just have to read through it and email me your choices. Meanwhile, I design the introduction of you and your story, past and present, based on what you have shared with me, which will be tweaked to your satisfaction, and included in the beginning of the ceremony. 

I will then combine all, to be emailed back to you, for your approval. 

What are the other legalities we need to be aware of?

There are several matters to be abided by, to create a legal and binding Ceremony of Marriage.

Firstly, you need to prove you are free to marry. Eg: Are over 18 years of age, not married now, etc. 

That you are, who you say you are, by proof of identity.

Then, there are a few specific sentences that need to be included in the ceremony, to make it legal. But I will take care of that for you.

You will need to choose two witnesses, that will sign the marriage registry and documents, on the day.

Can I use our marriage certificate that we get on the day, to change my name?

No, unfortunately not.

You need to apply to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for an original Marriage Certificate, at the cost of $58.00. You can do this yourself, after your wedding day, but will need to go in person, and take in 100 points of identification.

Or, you can let me do it on your behalf, when I lodge your wedding documents, for registration of your marriage.

It will still cost you the $58.00, but with none of the inconvenience, or time wasted lining up at the Registry!

Of course, if you are one of the first ten to sign with me, I will wave this fee.


(8 reviews)
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7 Sep 2019

Michelle is amazing!! I really needed someone relaxed and down to earth and that wasn’t over the top with formalities and we certainly got what we had wished for!! Michelle made the whole process leading up to the big day so stress free and easy. Any questions regardless the time of day or how silly were answered to the full extent. Michelle told us she was privileged to work with us and that we chose her. But really we are the lucky ones. Words alone don’t do justice to the amazing job you did. Thankyou so much from the bottom of our hearts. 5 stars just doesn’t seem enough.

Michelle Cottell - Marriage Celebrant  

My dearest Tayla and Chris, Thank you so, so much for your generous review. It really was a privilege and joy, to not only design and help you with your ceremony, but spending time getting to know you, and helping you however I could, was an absolute delight! You both touched my heart with your sweet and genuine presence. Thank you again, for your trust and friendship. 🌷

16 Jul 2019

Michelle went above and beyond for our wedding day! All the emails we sent filled with a million questions, helping out with anything we needed and making sure we were all okay. Michelle has such a loving, caring and calming vibe about her. She makes you feel comfortable and like you’ve known her for your whole life!! We were very specific about the type of ceremony we wanted and Michelle designed it to a T! We couldn’t be more happier that Michelle was the one to marry us!

Michelle Cottell - Marriage Celebrant  

Thank you Sarah and Erin, for your wonderful feedback. It was an absolute pleasure to not only create the ceremony you envisaged, but to get to know you both! I can only hope all my couples are as interesting and lovely as you are! Wishing you much joy, love, laughter, and happiness, always. 🌹

15 Dec 2018

Michelle gave us our absolute dream wedding. She was so warm and professional and so many of our guests commented on what a wonderful job she did, and what a personal feel our ceremony had. She listened to everything I asked for, and delivered it and I truly couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. The whole ceremony went off without a hitch and Michelle made sure everything was organised for me and that I had nothing to worry about. Thank you so much Michelle- and whilst I hope not to have to use your services again haha (unless it’s a renewal of vows), I’m so happy I chose you and I’d do it again in a heartbeat.

Michelle Cottell - Marriage Celebrant  

Dearest Rachel, although you were my second wedding, you and Josh were the first couple to trust me with your incredibly important day. For that I will be forever grateful. 🤗 It was such a fabulous setting, for such a beautiful bride, and the happiness that you both radiated was contagious! We all felt and shared it. Plus, it was fun, too!! Thank you so much Rach and Josh. 🌹

25 Jul 2020

Michelle was lovely from the start. She was personable, professional and offered advice when asked. We couldn't thank her more, especially during Covid, where life seemed to throw all kinds of curve balls our way. Our ceremony was tailored to us, and our guests commented on how lovely she was.

Michelle Cottell - Marriage Celebrant  

Dear Louise and Yu, thank you so much for your kind words. It has been a true pleasure getting to know you both, and learning of your journey that brought you to this moment in time. But, mostly, designing a ceremony that reflected your story and the love you have for each other. Performing the ceremony, was an added bonus to that! Thank you, again, for trusting me with such an important event in your lives.🌷

7 Mar 2020

I highly recommend Michelle she is beautiful, caring & very suppotive she made our day very special a day that we will never forget. We appreciate everything Michelle had done she went above & beyond for us. I wouldn't have got through the ceremony without her guidance. Once again i just thank you Michelle for the most beautiful ceremony very much appreciated from the happiest B⁰ride & Groom

Michelle Cottell - Marriage Celebrant  

Oh Jodi, thank you so much for your wonderful review! You and Greg made it very easy for me, because you are such lovely, 'down to the earth' people! I really enjoyed designing your ceremony, and helping you however I could. It was my absolute pleasure. 💖And even though it could have been a disaster with being flooded out of the original ceremony location, I think it all worked out perfectly! Thank you so much for trusting me with such a precious moment in your lives. 🌹

29 Feb 2020

We can not recommend Michelle highly enough. From the very first phone call, Michelle was helpful, enthusiastic and took the time to really get to know us. The ceremony that Michelle wrote was perfect and so personal. It was obvious that Michelle truly loves what she does. She had a genuine excitement in being able to perform our ceremony and make our day perfect.

Michelle Cottell - Marriage Celebrant  

Dear Sarah and Gareth, it was such a pleasure to meet and get to know you and your beautiful family, and to create a ceremony that you loved. You have both been really lovely to work with, and I am so happy that you ended up with the wedding of your dreams! Thank you so much for your kind words and high praise. I really appreciate it. Wishing you every happiness. 🌷

27 Apr 2019

We were married by Michelle in April at Twin Creeks Golf Club. Michelle is a caring person and very professional. From our first meeting she made us feel at ease and made our Special day a complete success. Michelle followed up on all the details, she is thorough and ensures everything is covered and on the day she put us at ease and ensured nothing was left to chance I would highly recommend Michelle for your special occasion. Cathy & Mark

Michelle Cottell - Marriage Celebrant  

Thank you so much, Cathy and Mark, for your kind words and lovely review. From the moment we met, I knew it was going to be a joy to work with you and share in your celebration! I really enjoyed creating your ceremony and felt privileged, not only to share this special day with you, but to perform the ceremony that joined you as husband and wife. Happy 1 month Anniversary! 🌼

27 Sep 2018

We were very pleased to have Michelle as our celebrant. She was professional and organised and helped us to make the ceremony perfected suited to us. I would highly recommend her to anyone for their wedding.

Michelle Cottell - Marriage Celebrant  

Thank you Ally. It was my absolute pleasure. I had so much enjoyment designing your ceremony, And loved helping you create your special day. You are such a lovely couple, it made it easy, and not like a job at all. Thank you again, for trusting me with such an important event in your lives. 😊

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