Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings

(4 reviews)
Service Area
Forster to Sydney and surrounds  View Map
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Hi, I’m Rach, lover of love, event planner extraordinaire and magic-making wedding celebrant for couples from Greater Sydney through to Forster-Tuncurry and Port Macquarie, out to the Hunter Valley

When it comes to your wedding and your ceremony, you two… your story, your love, your way of doing things, is everything. As your wedding celebrant, I bring all that to life and take care of all. the. things for you. 

This means you’ll feel confident and comfortable knowing what’s going to happen, what to say, and how and when to say it. I’ll be there to help you plan, then manage your ceremony on the day to keep it running smoothly. Phew, right?

There’s a reason everyone says, “your wedding day goes so fast” – because it’s true! That’s why as your wedding celebrant, I’ll find ways through the day to pause and help you relax and take in all the magic.

Working with me you’ll get:

  • A ceremony that feels like ‘you two’… your story, your love, your way (so it gives everyone all the tingles)
  • Unlimited support as we plan your ceremony: face-to-face, phone, text or email – I’m there for you!
  • An experienced event manager organising everything for your ceremony so you can relax and get on with planning the rest of your day
  • My free Step-by-Step Ceremony Guide, so you’ll know what actually happens in a ceremony
  • Your ceremony running smoothly, with me taking care of everything
  • A beautiful ceremony written for you
  • A professional state-of-the-art PA system and cordless microphone
  • Help on writing your vows with my step-by-step guide
  • Help you feel totally confident reading your vows with your very own printed cards and tips on how to use the microphone
  • If you need it: reminders to help you to stop, breathe, that “you’ve got this” and everything is fine so you can enjoy every moment instead of it flying by

What “I do”

(yep I’m totally going there)

Do it your way with a choice of packages:

  • All the bells and whistles: a full custom ceremony
  • Short and sweet: a fuss-free option
  • Let’s do it all again: to renew your vows
  • Just the two of us (ish): an elopement with just the two of you and a couple of witnesses

And to carry that magic vibe through your day, I can also help with:

  • MCing at your reception
  • Styling your ceremony to create the perfect look and feel

Where “I do” it

I work with couples in these locations: 

  • Forster-Tuncurry
  • Port Stephens
  • Newcastle
  • Central Coast
  • Sydney
  • Hunter Valley
  • Barrington Tops
  • Port Macquarie

How “I do” it

Easy peasy:

1. Let’s chat

2. Let’s make it formal

3. Let’s plan your ceremony

4. Let’s do this!

5. Let’s make it official

I’m there for you two, every step of the way.

Got questions or like to get to know me a little better? It all starts with a chat.


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Questions and Answers

How does a ceremony actually ‘work’?

Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings

Good question, because couples ask me that all the time. That’s why I share my free Step-by-Step Ceremony Guide: so you get the full picture of what needs to happen, when, and who needs to do it. It’s all about feeling confident and comfortable so you can get on with enjoying your day.

What do you do?

Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings

As a registered marriage celebrant, I’m authorised to legally marry you and make it all official. But I also take care of all the details of your ceremony and give you support and inspiration, then make it run smoothly on the day. My job is to make your ceremony feel like effortless magic so you can just enjoy it.

Where do you perform ceremonies?

Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings

I love love, so I travel to work with couples in Forster-Tuncurry, Port Stephens, Newcastle, Central Coast, Sydney, Hunter Valley, Barrington Tops, Port Macquarie and beyond.

Do we just rock up on the day and you marry us?

Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings

Well yes, but you need to plan and organise the ceremony and some legal stuff that needs to happen first. We’ll lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage at least one calendar month before your ceremony, and I need to see your ID to confirm your identities. Oh, and it’s worth mentioning here that legally you need to be over 18 or have a court order allowing you to marry if you’re 16–18 years old.

I want to elope / renew my vows / a no-frills wedding… can you help?

Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings

Absolutely! I have a range of packages to suit.


(4 reviews)
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2 Mar 2022

Rachel Bracken was amazing. Her professionalism, organisation, and charisma as a marriage celebrant were exactly what you would want in a celebrant. From the very first meeting Rachel made it all about us and crafted everything to perfectly suit us and our situation. She made the entire process from start to finish... easy (which is not something that happens a lot with weddings.) I wholeheartedly and confidently recommend Rachel Bracken as a wonderful marriage celebrant.   Our day was perfect, with the help of Rachel

Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings  

Oh Emme, thank you for such a beautiful review. I absolutely loved being a part of yours and Max's wedding day x

5 Feb 2022

What would we have done without Rachel?! Rachel, you made our ceremony so seamless, relaxed, fun and memorable. From our zoom calls, to meeting in person, writing our own vows to the ceremony and reception structure.. she helped two wedding rookies each and every step of the way. Her professionalism, calm, caring nature really made our ceremony so special. We were blown away with the words she wrote about our personal story, which added lighthearted humour to really sum up our story. Thank you so much Rachel, we will remember you forever (and getting soaked in the pouring rain 5 minutes after the ceremony finished!) Cannot recommend Fern Weddings enough! - Sarah & Nick, 05.02.2022 Bonny Hills.

Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings  

Sarah & Nick, it was an absolute honour to be part of your special day. You're such wonderful people and I truly loved writing and delivering your ceremony. Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world x

21 Jun 2021

Rachel was the celebrant for our wedding. She made the process so easy and we didn’t need to lift a finger. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted. She was very organised and prompt and made the process so seamless. We will definitely use Fern again for events in future!

Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings  

Thank you Elise. It was such a fun wedding and I can't wait for round 2 in Bali x

20 Mar 2021

Was a really great experience Rachel really when above in beyond for us couldn’t thank her enough she was so helpful with everything and always answer my calls at random times and very polite she planned our wedding in 40 days from finding venues to organising so many things she was like our close friend we never met lol highly recommend Rachel thanks so much 😊

Rachel Bracken - Fern Weddings  

Thank you Louise & Tyran. It was such a special day and I am so grateful I got to be part of your wedding x


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Forster to Sydney and surrounds

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