Laura Ryan Celebrant

(17 reviews)
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Brisbane, Toowoomba and Darling Downs, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast
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With most good things in life, the anticipation creates as much happiness as the event, your wedding should be no different! (PS I'm fully vaccinated against Covid-19)

Hi and thanks for stopping by!
As you’ve already seen, my name’s Laura and I’m on here because I’m a Registered Civil Celebrant and I like to marry people.

My own wedding made me realise what an important role the Celebrant plays, not just in making sure that the legalities are met, but in creating a ceremony that is really authentic and memorable! Thankfully I realised for all the right reasons and was inspired – so I decided to try to spread the joy by doing the same!

I take a pretty laidback but very professional approach (we’re talking legal stuff, it’s important)! I guide you through each step of the way, from enquiry, right through to signing your life, or maybe just your name, away. I like to make sure that you know what to expect from me and when and that you know what I’ll expect from you and when – no surprises.

I like to get to know what makes you tick and make sure that I really understand what you’re hoping to get from your big day. I’ll never make any assumptions and will make sure that all aspects are created in consultation so that we can create a ceremony that reflects your values and personalities and that is truly about you!

I want you to enjoy your ceremony from the moment you start to plan it.

Here's what else you need to know about Laura Ryan Celebrant: 

Q: How would you describe your wedding ceremony presentation style?

A: I'm a very adaptable person and how I present your ceremony will depend on what you're hoping for. I'll go through everything with you, from the style of language used to the elements that you'd like included. Some people like things to be laidback, relaxed, and light-hearted, some are after a more traditional or formal style, and some are looking for a balance of both - I'm here to guide you through how that might look and how we can pull it all together to be just perfect for you! I love to deliver Bespoke ceremonies as I know that they're truly personal to the couple, but regardless of the package, it's always a privilege to be a part of your day.

Q: What’s your process with couples like?

A: I always recommend meeting before booking, in person, if possible, or over video call. This not only gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and make sure that I'm the right fit for your day, but it's so beneficial in helping me understand what you're hoping for from your day and also help you understand what the process will look like and how it will all come together. When we can sit down and have an open, organic conversation, it will inevitably lead to other relevant stories, details, questions, thoughts - all of which contribute to the planning, creation and delivery of your day! I'll provide you with lots of examples of content. And if you're going for a Bespoke ceremony I'll provide you with a questionnaire that you can complete separately or together and this really helps me set the tone! I'll be contactable for any questions or thoughts that you might have from the time of enquiry through until after your ceremony, when I've submitted your marriage for registration.

Q: Do you offer to help couples write their wedding vows?

A: When it comes to the stage of writing vows, if you choose to write your own, I'll provide a guide containing ten tips to get you started - and hopefully finished! I'll also review both of your vows, if you'd like me to, to make sure you're both on the same, or similar page! If you're not worried about this, I'll check them over anyway to make sure the legal parts are covered correctly.

Q: What’s the best review you’ve ever received from a couple?

I don't think I can pick one particular review, but many couples have commented on how, when they've met me, it was like meeting a long lost friend. Some couples have told me that it's felt like we've known each other forever and even that I felt like part of their family! On more than one occasion I've also had family members of the couple approach me after the ceremony and tell me how it was as if I'd known the couple forever too and that it's evident that I love what I do.

Q: What packages do you offer and are there any additional fees?

A: I offer Legals Only, Short but Sweet both of which have set fees and Bespoke ceremonies, which allow the addition of Quaich and Handfasting ceremonies at an additional cost. The Bespoke package also includes a rehearsal in the cost, while there is a $50 fee for a rehearsal for the Legals Only and Short but Sweet packages. 


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Questions and Answers

What areas do you cover?

Laura Ryan Celebrant

Toowoomba and the Darling Downs, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast - but I'm happy to discuss any location across the country!  

Do specialise in a particular ceremony style or ritual?

Laura Ryan Celebrant

I also offer Quaich and Handfasting ceremonies! It's Celtic tradition for a couple to share their first drink as a married couple from the same cup, a Quaich - which is known as the cup of friendship or cup of love. I can provide the Quaich, or I can arrange for you to have your own, engraved with your names and the date of your ceremony. In ancient times, a Handfasting would have identified a couple as man and wife in their community - you've no doubt heard the term "tying the knot"! Some people choose to incorporate one or both of these into their ceremony because they have Celtic ancestry, others choose to do so because they appreciate the sentiment and symbolism. As a Scot, I can provide you with a beautiful authentic ceremony!

What equipment will you bring (or require the couple to provide) on the wedding day?

Laura Ryan Celebrant

I'll bring my portable PA system, if it's required. You're most welcome to use this for music for the ceremony too. I also have a table and chairs available for use if these aren't available or provided by your venue. I'll have all of the paperwork prepared and ready for signing and I'll bring the pen! I'll also print and bring your vows, as well as any readings that will be included in your ceremony that are to be read by guests. You just need to remember the rings!

Do you usually attend a ceremony rehearsal the day before the wedding?

Laura Ryan Celebrant

We can definitely do a rehearsal, in fact, I recommend it! It's great if we can do this at your venue at a similar time of day, particularly if the ceremony will be outside - this lets us check where the sun will be, best position for standing and all those finer details! It might not necessarily be the day before, but certainly in the week leading up to the ceremony.


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31 Aug 2021

Laura was the most amazing person to work with. Laura is very easily one of my favourite people! She is honestly one of the most personable and flexible and caring woman out there. Laura was committed to ensuring our ceremony fit us to a tee by getting to know us and our story together as a couple, and made the entire process as easy and stress free as possible. I can easily say that Laura has become a wonderful friend to us and I am eternally grateful for how amazing, dedicated and passionate she is.

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Sarah, you are too kind!! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your day, I loved every part from our initial chat, the planning and the day - when we could finally make it happen! x x

9 Jan 2021

We were truly blessed to have Laura as our celebrant. She went above and beyond the call of duty, particularly with our sudden wedding location change from New South Wales to Queensland. She is so easy to communicate with, and certainly reduced our stress, especially when organising the legal paperwork. Laura is so kind and warmhearted, and we felt like she was almost part of the family. On our wedding day, Laura was calming, and she delivered a touching ceremony that we will remember for the rest of our lives. We would, without any hesitance, strongly recommend Laura to anyone looking for an amazing celebrant for their special day.

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thank you so much for your kind words Ceena! I'm so pleased that we were able to make it happen - you and Simon did a great job, particularly with so little notice! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your marriage process, it was a privilege! x

24 Oct 2020

From the moment we met with Laura, it was like catching up with an old friend! She is so personable and friendly and created the most amazing personalised ceremony for us which is still being talked about! We cannot recommend Laura enough!

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thank you so much Zoe! I had so much fun working with you and Harry, you made my job so easy! x

26 Mar 2022

Laura Ryan was absolutely amazing. My Husband and I wanted a romantic yet casual ceremony that was personal to us. Laura always responded to my emails and captured everything we wanted. I highly recommend her services!

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thank you so much for your kind words Amy! It was so lovely to meet and work with you and Atticus. Thank you for introducing me to such a beautiful little pocket of the world! x

27 Mar 2021

Laura was exceptional! From the first day we met her straight away I knew she was the one. Such a beautiful and kind woman! When papers had to be signed and we were busy she was kind enough to pop into my work and let me sign them. Our wedding day was smooth and easy. Not that it was a huge deal for me but she went out of her way to ask what colours she could and couldn’t wear on the day. I know for some people that might be a deal. So that was nice. Overall, I’m extremely happy with Laura’s service from start to finish. Easy to contact and wonderful to deal with. Highly recommend.

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thanks so much Rachael, you're too kind! It was so great to meet you all! x

13 Mar 2021

We loved our gorgeous celebrant Laura! We wanted a short, sweet but personal ceremony and we couldn’t have been happier on the day. Laura was incredibly knowledgeable, organised, reliable and easy to work with. Many of our guests commented on how amazing she was and we’ve already shared her details! Thank you for making our day super fun and stress free Laura!x

13 Mar 2021

Laura was amazing to work with!! She was so organised and thoughtful. She was everything we could have asked for in a marriage celebrant. We could not recommend Laura enough!

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thanks so much Maddy! It was so great to meet and work with you and Daniel and such an honour to be part of your special day!

17 Feb 2021

Laura was absolutely amazing, she made everything super easy and relaxed. Our ceremony was more than we ever imagined and so grateful we found Laura to be our celebrant. Highly recommended!!

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thank you so much Breanna! I really appreciate your feedback and having the opportunity to be part of your day! Congratulations again! x

4 Oct 2020

Laura - the most genuine and down to earth person we have ever met! During such an unpredictable year that has involved many highs and lows, Laura was there for us to answer any question or help with any issue that we came to her with. Thanks to Covid-19 we had to change our date not once, but twice - Laura helped us through it all and ensured she was available for our special day, even travelling 2.5hrs from our original location! Upon meeting Laura I instantly felt at ease and like we had known her for years, she ensured that everything ran smoothly and helped keep my anxiety under control. I could rave about how amazing Laura is for hours - she truely made our day. Anybody that is considering Laura to officiate your wedding, do not hesitate!

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thanks so much Rikki! You and Ash were amazing to work with and handled all your changes so well! What a beautifully perfect day it was! x

3 Oct 2020

Laura went above and beyond for our wedding! Her professionalism and flare made the entire process easy and stress free. We had numerous chats over coffee, countless emails and text messages which gave us 100% faith and trust that laura had the ceremony under control. COVID was especially difficult and we had to move our ceremony location which was not a hassle. Her accent was also a win for me1

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thanks so much Mrs Alley, it was great to meet and work with you and Cam and it all came together perfectly in the end! x

21 Aug 2020

Laura was amazing! We were overjoyed to have her be part of our special day. She was accommodating, informative and kind in all of our meetings prior to the wedding. Laura felt more like a friend by the end of the process and we are so grateful to her for everything.

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thanks so much Amy! It was such a pleasure to meet and work with you both, thank you for choosing me to be your Celebrant! x

2 May 2020

We first had contact with Laura over video chat. About 5 minutes into the conversation, we heard a strange noise in the background. Laura needed a minute. When she returned she apologised, as she had been attending to her sheep. She was human, natural & completely honest; from that moment, we decided, she was the one! Laura is without a doubt, one of the most down to earth people my husband & I have ever met. She is graceful, funny, caring, loving & so so kind. Her communication was fantastic. Laura wasn't just a wonderful celebrant, she also became a friend.

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thank you so much for your kind feedback lovely lady! ❤️

20 Apr 2020

Laura is possibly one of the sweetest people I have met and we were so blessed to have found her for our wedding! She was so understanding and helpful with the current Covid-19 situation and although we couldn’t have our original plan, our elopement was beautiful! I have suggested Laura to all of my friends currently planning weddings!

20 Apr 2020

Laura is possibly one of the sweetest people I have met and we were so blessed to have found her for our wedding! She was so understanding and helpful with the current Covid-19 situation and although we couldn’t have our original plan, our elopement was beautiful! I have suggested Laura to all of my friends currently planning weddings!

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

Thanks so much for your kind feedback Chloe! It really was the perfect sunset elopement ceremony, congratulations again!

18 Apr 2020

The moment I spoke to Laura over the phone, I knew that she was the celebrant for us! My husband and I got married in the midst of the coronavirus restrictions and could only have our mums as witnesses on the day. Laura kept in contact with me leading up to the day and was extremely supportive throughout it all. Laura's friendly personality and warmth really made our day even more special. She offers different ceremony packages depending on how involved you'd like your ceremony. We were always planning a simple ceremony and it was perfect. I couldn't recommend Laura enough to anyone who is having any sort of ceremony, she's great!!

Laura Ryan Celebrant  

It was such an honour to be your Celebrant Heather, thank you for choosing me for your day and thank you for the lovely feedback! It was great to meet you and Sam, congratulations again!

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