Ali Ever After - Ali Conroy

5.0  ( 52 reviews ) · Cairns, Port Douglas, Atherton Tablelands, Mission Beach, Sydney, Australia-wide, happy to travel · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

I believe in creating unforgettable wedding experiences that are treasured and kept forever. With a signature, one-of-a-kind ceremony written specially for the two of you.

No cut and paste here! I pour passion, creativity and pure love into every ceremony.  With my calm nature, kind heart and wealth of experience I take the time to get to know you so I can weave your story throughout, capturing the two of you perfectly. I will listen and make creative suggestions so your ceremony embodies and expresses who you are. With a knack for making people feel safe and at ease, I’ll fit in like a lifelong friend. I'll be your guiding light so all you have to do is relax, enjoy and be IN THE MOMENT. You will be walking on a dream, because every little detail is crafted specifically for the two of you. There will be laughter, tears and warm heartfelt moments.

As an award winning celebrant, I have developed a personal and fun planning experience to take you from 'Yes!' to 'I Do'. You will feel fully supported throughout the entire process so you can enjoy your engagement worry-free, trusting in my experience. Nothing is too much trouble and covid reshuffles are not a problem!

Always a little oustside of the box, I love creating unique special touches and lovely surprises. Your guests will feel they are a part of something very special and we can include family and friends, rituals, blessings and more. It’s ok to keep or break tradition. 

The energy surrounding you on your wedding day is really important, so I focus on staying grounded and calm and prepare for your ceremony with reiki and mediation. I bring joy, warmth and heart, and love a good laugh.

You will love working with me because I take your wedding personally.  I'm down-to-earth, happy and really friendly; I have a fun, positive attitude; I'm organized but super relaxed; I'm passionate about my work; and I really care about your ceremony as much as you!

Let's bring your dreams to life, in ways you may never have imagined! It will be your favourite part of the whole day. Promise.

Let's chat. With Covid postponements 2022 is almost fully booked and 2023 is in full swing.

Photo's used in Hero Image courtesy of Southern Cross Photography and Anne Sophie Maestracci Photography

About

Bringing dreams to life since 2010. More than a celebrant, I’m your friend, fairy godmother, wedding pro, hand & tissue holder, creative inspiration and sounding board. I will really listen to you and use your vision and life story as inspiration for your ceremony. Above all else I want you to FEEL great! You are safe with me. Love is Love.

Alexandra (Ali) Conroy

Business Owner


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FAQ

To rehearse or not, that is the question!

 

 

No rehearsal/ Ali to brief bridal party and all participants on your wedding day

 

If you decide not to rehearse, here is how the pre-ceremony will unfold.

 

30 min before start:

Get the groom and groomsmen to come see me when they arrive at ceremony area (usually 30min before start time) and I brief them. Which is mainly "have fun, chill out and chat with guests until I know the girls are ready. Then I will come get you and put you in position up front. Take off sunnies. Smile, look good and have fun - boom! That's it! I'll also show your ring bearer how to come forward and open ring box when the time comes.

 

I also find any other participants such as readers and brief them so they are comfortable.

 

And I find your immediate family and introduce myself. I show them where their allocated seats are so they know where they are seated when it's time to begin the ceremony.

 

 

45min-1hr before start:

If bridal party are getting ready at the ceremony location, I will pop in and say hello when I arrive to setup. I will come back to you 10min before start to get you ready and lined up to walk – see info in section below.

 

Ask the person you have assisting with playing your music, to come see me minimum of 45min before start time. I can brief them on my cues and also so we can sound check the volume levels for each song in your ceremony before everyone arrives (spoiler alert – we don’t want guests hearing your entrance song being played in soundcheck. And they usually start arriving 30min before).

 

And, most likely your playlists will be saved on Spotify, so please send your music assistant AND myself (as backup) the links to your playlists to our phone numbers. Mine is 0425 380 474. We can then both save playlists and download them prior to ceremony. Nothing worse than internet cutting out and your songs not playing. I ask you to send links to me because if your music assistants device mucks up or a problem connecting to PA occurs, I can easily and quickly save the day by playing the tunes through my phone. This HAS happened! Experience has taught me to always have safety nets.

 

Save playlists with your name as part of the title e.g. Megan Pre Ceremony, Megan Ceremony, Megan Post Ceremony.  

 

 

 

10 to 15min before start:

I come inside to get bridal party ready to walk OR if bridal party are getting ready elsewhere (not at ceremony location), then I will be waiting to meet you, your bridal party and your dad/escort when you arrive at ceremony location. Out front hidden from guests. Plan to arrive at 10min before start time. I will meet you out front at that time. 

 

I will brief you all and get you lined up ready (hidden from view but somewhere you can (a) see guests stand or (b) hear music when it starts).

 

I then go and greet your guests and get them seated. I ask them to be upstanding to welcome the bridal party and your entrance song starts playing. When you hear/see this happening, you girls start walking in slowly, nice big gaps (5 metres or so) between each other.

 

Girls walk to me, I am standing exactly where each needs to stand. So I get them in position. They mirror the boys who are already standing up front, girls just know to do this naturally! MOH fixes brides gown/train, then take brides bouquet.

 

I give the bride and groom a private moment of 30 sec or so (music still playing) to ground yourselves, have a laugh and a kiss and a joke and let the nerves slide away. Then music fades and we start ceremony.

 

So that is how it will roll on the day. If you decide you would like a rehearsal in the days before the wedding, please let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

Rehearsal

 

If you would like a rehearsal, it will be all about practising the moving parts of the ceremony, where to stand, where to walk, ring exchange. We don’t go through all the words and spoil the surprise.

 

Here is information on who can attend, in order of importance.

 

Keep in mind, if some peeps can't attend the rehearsal, there is nothing to worry about.  Technically all we need to do the rehearsal is the bride and groom. Every other participant can be briefed by me before the ceremony on the day (see above), so they know what to expect and what to do.

 

But you will quite possibly want your friends to be a part of rehearsal so everyone can start getting excited! It helps relax you all as you will know what to expect.  And everyone gets to meet me so it feels more family-like when the big day rolls around. But remember the more people you have, the more chatting and the longer the rehearsal will be. With a full bridal party and parents present you can expect the rehearsal to take an hour.  With bride and groom only it will take 30min.

 

After the bride and groom, next in order of importance of attendance is the bridesmaids so they can practise entrance walk and where to stand up front. Essentially they mirror the boys who are already standing up front - girls just know to do this naturally! 

 

Your dad (or escort/s) might like to practise walking you in. 

 

Best man can practise opening the ring box and walking it to you, but I can easily run him over that on your wedding day, so he doesn't have to be at rehearsal. 

 

And finally the groomsmen don't do anything during rehearsal except stand in position. So if you'd like them there so you can all be together to share the moment and have a beer, then go ahead and invite them. However, if they can't make it, don't worry. They aren't missing anything. On the day I literally come and put them in position when it's time to start. Other than that they just enjoy themselves! Tough gig for the boys ha ha ha.

 

Hope this helps xx


52 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

May 2023

Ali did a fantastic job at our ceremony! Ali was able to understand what we wanted from the ceremony and she delivered! Our guests commented how fantastic and entertaining it was. She made us feel so comfortable and calmed our nerves throughout the morning. Would recommend Ali to all!!

Georgia D.

November 2022

We are so grateful that Ali was part of our special day. As a celebrant she was thorough, attentive and organised. She spent time getting to know us, so she could write a ceremony that was unique to us. The actual ceremony was so enjoyable - so many laughs and joyful tears. All of the guests loved Ali and couldn't believe we had found such an amazing person to marry us. By the time our wedding day came around, Ali had become more than a celebrant - she was our friend. My husband and I were so nervous and she made us feel so calm and excited. She was also caring and flexible when it came to incorporating our one-year-old boy into the ceremony. If you're lucky enough to find that Ali is available on your wedding day, snap her up!

Sarah W.

June 2022

Ali was absolutely amazing! Our day would not have been as special without her. From the first email and phone call, I knew Ali was the one and had no doubt we had chosen well. She guided us through our wedding planning journey and made it so easy and stress free. On our special day she made us feel so comfortable and captured our love story perfectly. There was nothing but laughs and love at our wedding and we know it would NOT have been the same without Ali. We are honestly so grateful and cannot thank her enough. We had heaps of our guests telling us how amazing Ali was and we couldn't agree more! xxx

Bec W.

February 2024

It was amazing having Ali be part of our beautiful day. From the moment we chose her as our celebrant she made everything so easy. Her laid back easy going nature helped us feel at ease on the day. Her approach and style fitted perfectly with the Palm Cove beach setting and exactly what we wanted. Would highly recommend

Leanne W.

November 2023

Ali made our day even more fun and memorable than we had expected. Not having much of an idea of what we wanted in our ceremony, Ali went above and beyond to make our day special with all the thought and effort she put into our ceremony. Ali was able to create a perfect ceremony for us despite our vagueness and slow replies. Ali was super easy to work with and made our ceremony super personal to us. I could not recommend her enough, we were stoked with how our day went and the effort she put into us was incredible

Taylah B.


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