Laura Ryan Celebrant

5.0  ( 24 reviews ) · Brisbane, Toowoomba and Darling Downs, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast · Show Phone
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Laura Ryan is not just any celebrant — she's the one you've been looking for! With her warm personality, Laura takes an interest in each couple she marries, making sure that their ceremony is perfect. Laura knows that with most good things in life, the anticipation creates as much happiness as the event, and she wants to ensure that your wedding is no different.

As a Registered Civil Celebrant, Laura is fully equipped to handle all legal aspects of your ceremony, but that's not all she does. She believes that the celebrant plays a vital role in creating an authentic and memorable ceremony, and she takes this responsibility seriously. Whether you're looking for a short and sweet ceremony or something completely bespoke, Laura will guide you through every step of the way, from enquiry to signing the certificate. 


What you'll love about working with Laura Ryan Celebrant for your Queensland wedding:  

  • A warm and supportive presence. Laura's approach is laidback yet professional — she wants you to enjoy your ceremony from the moment you start to plan it. She takes the time to get to know what makes you tick so that she can create a ceremony that truly reflects your values and personality. She'll never make any assumptions and will make sure that all aspects of your ceremony are created in consultation with you.
  • Legals-only options. If you're looking for a simple, no-fuss ceremony that meets all legal requirements, Laura has got you covered with her Make it Legal package, starting at just $375. This includes the provision and submission of all legal paperwork, use of a PA system if required, and a ceremonial marriage certificate. Travel of 60km is included, with additional km incurring a travel fee.
  • Short but Sweet package. Laura offers couples a Short but Sweet option, including a personalised welcome and introduction, one reading, reading examples, a professional PA system, and a few extra goodies! Travel of 60km is also included. 
  • Completely bespoke options. If you're looking for something completely bespoke, Laura's Bespoke package starts at $800. This fully personalised approach includes an initial meet and greet to make sure that she's the right 'fit' for your day, preparation and submission of all legal paperwork before and after the ceremony, provision of examples of readings and blessings, a couple's questionnaire, and a guide to writing your own vows. You'll also have the option to include additional readings or other elements, with unlimited contact via phone and email.


Highlights of working with Laura Ryan Celebrant for your Queensland wedding:  

  • A personalised approach to every wedding ceremony, ensuring that it reflects the couple's values and personalities.
  • A checklist and clear communication to keep you informed and ensure that there are no surprises.
  • A range of packages, from the legal requirements to a fully personalized ceremony.
  • Relax and enjoy the process from the moment you start planning your ceremony.
  • Optional extras, such as a Quaich Ceremony or Handfasting, to make your day even more unique and special.


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.



Born and raised in Scotland, I found myself in Australia in 2008 and have lived here ever since! I married my Australian husband in Scotland in 2014 and we now have two busy boys and two cute cocker spaniels. I love to travel home to Scotland as often as I can, and I also love to explore new places in the world – so feel free to tell me all about your honeymoon plans, I’d love to hear them!

Laura Ryan

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

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!

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!

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.

24 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

June 2022

Laura is amazing in every way. From beginning to end she made us feel at ease. Our special day ran smoothly and we couldn't ask for anything better from Laura. Laura was highly professional in every-way possible. We can't thank her enough for making our day the way it was...


Laura Ryan Celebrant

Thanks a lot Sam, I really appreciate your feedback! It was lovely to meet and work with you both.

October 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.

Sarah R.

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

March 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.

Ceena L.

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

September 2023

Laura was more than we could have hoped for. She perfectly organised our marriage with endless kindness and complete professionalism. Her delivery at the ceremony was heartfelt and uplifting. Everything was easy and clear with Laura and we will always appreciate that as it greatly decreased stress levels.

Dominic W.

June 2023

We had the pleasure of having Laura as our celebrant for our wedding in Byron Bay. Laura is very warm and personable, and we were sure from the beginning that we were in very capable hands! Laura's words during the ceremony flowed so naturally and she did such a great job of encapsulating our story so effortlessly! If you are looking for a legendary celebrant for your wedding, Laura is most certainly your girl!

Ellie L.

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