Your Hand In Mine Ceremonies

(3 reviews)
Service Area
Canberra & NSW South Coast  View Map
Business Hours
By Appointment 7 days
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Planning a wedding can be exciting and overwhelming, and Joanne Kirkland started Your Hand In Mine Ceremonies to bring you an easy and relaxed way of creating your meaningful ceremony, throw in some fun and in the journey draw everyone you love closer together.

Hello! If you are looking for an attentive and vibrant celebrant passionate about making your wedding ceremony meaningful, fun, and memorable, read on!

I am on a mission to flip the script on all the “unimpressionable” ceremonies I once sat through as a guest; your ceremony will be beautifully written with cheeky anecdotes and sprinkles of humor, and everyone would have teared and laughed as they come away a whole lot closer.  

A rabid consumer of Netflix and a CrossFit lover, I am a very personable, down-to-earth, and fun person to work with. Meeting with couples for coffee is always comfortable, like a catch-up chat about your vision, your love story, laugh over the funnies, and get emotional over the sweet bits. Stop the clock, because no one is keeping track. And we keep the conversation and ideas coming even after the sun sets....


What you will love about working with Joanne:

  • Flexible times to meet and prompt communication (perks of a full-time celebrant!)
  • You will not have to worry about any paperwork unless I come to you
  • Throwing all your ideas at me, and we work together to define your ceremony
  • Plenty of creativity here to make your ceremony yours
  • Hope you love catching up over coffee, and sometimes wine

Tell us about Your Hand In Mine Ceremonies’ wedding packages.

I am all about exceptional and professional customer service!

Part of the seamless approach to your ceremony is that I take all the legal marriage paperwork out of your hand and write your entire personalised ceremony! You have that many things to organise - writing a script that ticks the legal boxes, and remain reflective of you is just not on the cards. 

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Questions and Answers

How do I help you with your wedding day?

Your Hand In Mine Ceremonies

- I will get the most important part of your day, The Ceremony, crafted based on your story, with minimal time and effort from you

- You have me all day! I rock up early, setup the PA system, help with everyone's pre-wedding jitters, organising your other suppliers and guests, a timekeeper if you are a stickler for punctuality, your best mate waiting at the end of the aisle and also give you that hand squeeze before you walk in. 

- Go on your honeymoon post-wedding! You do not have to worry about any legal paperwork, I'll finish up when you receive your marriage certificate (and still hang around if you want a name change etc.. I am here to stay, really). 

- And months later, when you look back on the year of planning and wonder what happened, the package I gifted contains all the planning components in chronological order. Relive the year, many years later! 

How do I write the ceremony based on you?

Your Hand In Mine Ceremonies

A normal process would be to chat over a planning meeting, and have you answer two questionnaires - one with your partner and one separately. That is all I need. 

Of couse, as you may be busy, and do not always have time to meet or answer questionnaires, processes have to be kept flexible. So, I have been able to get inspiration for couples' stories by listening closely to every correspondence we have, whether it is a short coffee catchup, or a 5 minute phone call or an after-work email.

More often than not, it is in these casual conversations that I pick up on very intimate titbits between you two, and that makes all the difference in your personalised ceremony. :D

Do I travel beyond Canberra?

Your Hand In Mine Ceremonies

Absolutely! I have travelled to the South Coast and Melbourne for weddings, and love it! All my standard packages comes with 30km from Canberra Centre, and anything beyond that will have a fee. Please ask for a customised package. 


(3 reviews)
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10 Mar 2022

Joanne did such an incredible job as our celebrant. We found Joanne at the suggestion of another celebrant and could not be happier. Joanne has a calm and gentle manner along with attention to detail, which is what made her stand out to us. Every meeting and communication we had with Joanne was easy. She was clear, concise and to the point. The way Joanne captured our vibe and energy in our ceremony was perfect. It was simply stunning. Joanne did not show off or make unnecessary jokes. She struck the perfect balance between funny and sweet. She included our dog in the ceremony perfectly as well. Our guests spoke about how lovely the ceremony was all night and we will forever cherish the memories Joanne helped us make. I would recommend Joanne 100 times over! Thank you again Joanne for being such a joy to work with.

10 Jul 2021

Joanne is great! She's very kind and soft spoken. Not over the top nosy, never asked inappropriate questions and she is always on time! She has her own equipment which was great, the mic she uses was high quality, no echoes or feedback. All around a great celebrant and a wonderful person.

Your Hand In Mine Ceremonies  

Thank you Katrin! I loved getting to know you and Dom, and being a part of your beautiful day. Thank you for having me. :)

20 Mar 2021

"My wife and I could not be happier with Joanne. Our first celebrant fell through a little more than a month ahead of our wedding day and we managed to book Joanne on short notice. She delivered the ceremony as we wanted with little to no managing. The location of our ceremony changed last minute due to rain and Joanne set herself up in the new location without fuss. She was not phased when we had to rush to the ceremony, and was prompt and professional in respect of all the paper work. Once the ceremony was decided, it was great knowing that Joanne would handle everything and we did not have to worry about it. Joanne’s emails were short and clear, and she did not overwhelm us. I also enjoyed her calm demeanour in delivering our ceremony and how calm she was throughout the entire process. She also gifted gifted us a lovely customised wedding package with printed copies of our vows. We would highly recommend Joanne."

Your Hand In Mine Ceremonies  

Thank you Mr and Mrs D., for having me share in your special day. May your adventure together ahead be awesome!


Service Area
Canberra & NSW South Coast

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