Ardent Celebrations

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If you love laughter and a good pun, then Jeanne-Clare of Ardent Celebrations is a fantastic find. With a background in comedy and a love of public speaking, Jeanne-Clare (JC) officiates humorous ceremonies, effortlessly balancing jokes and romance. A natural storyteller, she’ll ensure your bespoke ceremony perfectly captures you as a couple and celebrates your unique, romantic journey.

 If the thought of your guests yawning through your wedding ceremony gives you the shivers, then you'll love Jeanne-Clare of Ardent Celebrations.

This Melbourne-based marriage celebrant, dance teacher, and MC isn't your usual celebrant; she's much more lively and entertaining — there'll be no stuffy, overly formal ceremonies with Jeanne-Clare at the helm.

This captivating persona was honed through years of performing on comedy stages and an improv course, making Jeanne-Clare incredibly skilled in public speaking. As such, she's also an engaging, entertaining MC, and will delight and inform your guests in equal measure.

A natural wordsmith, Jeanne-Clare will ensure your fun, emotional wedding ceremony is an accurate reflection of you both, and will also — of course — reflect your wishes, journey, and beautiful love for one another.


"JC was the MC (yep MCJC) at our wedding, and she was amazing. Not only did she keep our wedding fun and fresh, but she also helped James with writing his vows. He was really nervous about them, and JC was amazing. JC totally got what we were asking for, nailed the high energy and fun mood we wanted, and kept our friends talking about our wedding months later. She's a legend!" — Laura


What you'll love about working with Ardent Celebrations for your Melbourne wedding:

  • Celebrant, dance teacher, and MC. Ardent Celebrations' Jeanne-Clare is one multi-talented woman! This Melbourne marriage celebrant is a 'slashie' if there ever was one. She crafts and officiates ceremonies, teaches first dances, and has a background in comedy, making her one funny MC! 
  • Great sense of humour. Jeanne-Clare loves having a laugh with her couples and enjoys nothing more than a good pun, of which, she says, "I unapologetically love puns. I'll make one good one for every ten, but that doesn't stop me trying. If the thought of a pun in your service makes you matrigroany, then I will not include them."


Things you should know about Ardent Celebrations:

  • A celebrant who loves puns and sharing a laugh
  • As someone with a name that can be hard to pronounce, you can be assured I'll get yours right! 
  • Can teach you how to dance for your big day, and be an MC
  • Loves public speaking and telling jokes
  • Services many parts of Melbourne
  • Ceremonies tailored to your needs and desires
  • Enjoys storytelling
  • Used to play video games for a living!


"Cheerful attitude and professional approach to an inclusive and respectful wedding! We particularly loved the help with the dance and dance lessons offered by JC and Ash. They're a joy to be around and provide wonderful advice and support for our big day. — James


Fun-loving, rug-cutting, axe-throwing marriage celebrant who loves getting to know rad humans like you through what I do. I love dressing to the nines for your big day and wearing my PJs while I prepare the script for it. I've always loved the stage and public speaking, but what I love more is giving you the spotlight and shining its brightness on the superstars that you are!

Jeanne-Clare "JC" Storace


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Nope! All of my prices include use of my PA system for the duration of the wedding ceremony.

Sure do! I love sticking around to MC the party afterwards. You can also just book me to MC if you've already found a celebrant.

Of course! I'm a firm believer that if you can walk you can dance. My lessons are tailored to your skills. No matter what, I'm going to make you look like superstars!

If you've read this far and you're keen to know more, please get in touch via your favourite contact platform. There may be some delays with owls or carrier pigeons. If we have a bit of a chat and you say "I do" to my services, then we get the ball rolling by getting some boring stuff out of the way:

  • Signing my personal (and not too long) service agreement
  • Booking fee
  • Initial paperwork 

Then it's time for the fun stuff! Getting to know you better through questionnaires and conversations to put together the BEST day for you both!

If I am struck down with everyone's least favourite C-word then I will find a replacement celebrant for your big day. They will read the script that you have already approved so there won't be any crazy surprises. You also won't have to deal with additional payments. That will all happen in the background between me and my replacement.

Your wedding won't be able to go ahead on the planned day. I know, it sucks. I will work with you both to find a different date or help transfer the ceremony to a different celebrant if I am booked. I do not charge any additional fees if you or your fiancé can't make your own wedding due to a stay-at-home order. All mama-bear JC can really advise is to stay safe in the lead-up to your wedding and eat your veggies. 

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March 2024

We had the absolute pleasure of having JC as our celebrant, MC and dance teacher for our wedding. She really took the time to get to know us and wrote the most beautiful, personal ceremony. She did a stellar job keeping the day on track and the vibe just right. She even kept the dancefloor going well into the night! Thanks so much for such an amazing day!

Lauren W.

Ardent Celebrations

Thank you so much Lauren for your lovely review! Taking the time to get to know you both did not feel like work at all as I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I cannot begin to express my gratitude to you both for saying "I do" to my celebrant, MC and dance lesson services. It was an honour getting to be part of your amazing day!

January 2023

JC was incredible from the word go, she made the whole process of preparing to get married and getting married (including the paperwork!) fun and easy. Our wedding day was the most perfect day we could have asked for and JC was a huge part of making that happen, she curated an incredible ceremony full of love and laughter and told our story beautifully. She was also our incredible MC for the reception, again she was an integral part of ensuring our reception was the absolute best. , JC and her partner Ash were also our dance teachers for a few weeks before our wedding. They both did an amazing job at making us both feel more confident at our dancing abilities. It certainly cemented for us that we had made the right choice of having her as our celebrant and MC. JC you are awesome!

Daniel S.

Ardent Celebrations

My heart is so full reading this! This is everything I hope anyone feels when they book me. Thank you so much! It was an absolute joy getting to know you both through the process of being your celebrant, dance teacher and MC and I wish you and your family all the best in this next exciting chapter of your lives.

May 2022

Booking Ardent Celebrations as our celebrant and MC was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! Jeanne Clare took so much care and attention to detail to craft her ceremony speech to tell our story and held our 120 person crowd's attention with baited breath the entire time. We had a huge amount of feedback and comments from our friends and family about not only how much they loved how personal and customised everything was, but also how flawlessly the reception ran from start to finish. JC connected with all our event planner, DJ, photographer and our bridal party every step of the day but also tailed our event structure to the way we wanted it so it felt more "like us" instead of a traditional copy/paste wedding. Could not fault JC on anything - she is made for this role!

Meg W.

Ardent Celebrations

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a considered and wonderful review! I am thrilled that you and your guests were so happy! It was an absolute pleasure putting everything together for you and I wish you all the best in your marriage!

April 2024

We couldn't have asked for a better wedding celebrant than JC (Ardent Celebrations). She was not only efficient and knowledgeable but also made us feel at ease every time we spoke. It was evident that JC has mastered her craft and approached her role with true professionalism. On the day of our wedding, she provided valuable guidance and support, assisting us with important decisions before the ceremony. We were grateful to have her expertise and trusted her advice throughout the entire process. From our very first meeting to the delivery of the ceremony and the organization of our marriage certificates, JC provided an exceptional service. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you once again, Aidan and Allison

Aidan S.

Ardent Celebrations

Thank you so much Aidan and Allison for your very lovely review! My ultimate goal as a celebrant is to ensure that our time together in the lead-up to the big day, the big day itself, and following is as easy for you as possible, so it's very lovely to hear you articulate this as being your experience. It was such an honour being part of your special day and I wish you both all the best in your lives together as a married couple.

April 2024

JC was great to work with leading up to our wedding and on the day. We also did a couple of dance lessons befofe the wedding. JC adapted to the song we chose and provided easy instructions for us as beginners! JC was flexible and great with communication. It was easy and stress free working with JC, thank you for being apart of our day!

Eleanor S.

Ardent Celebrations

Thank you so much Eleanor! I am so glad I could provide an easy and stress-free experience. It was so much fun being part of your special day!

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Friend conducting our ceremony

If I have a friend conducting my ceremony and a qualified celebrant there to do the legal parts, can my friend pronounce us husband and wife at the end?

Ardent Celebrations

Yes :) 

The pronouncement is not a legal part of the ceremony. Provided your celebrant says the Monitum (Celebrant Authority) in front of your and your two witnesses and does all of the paperwork, your friend can do everything else. 

Debbie D

What should we be asking potential celebrants to make sure they're a good fit for us?

What are some of the things we need to consider or ask of a potential celebrant before we decide which one to go with?

Ardent Celebrations

Any "good fit" is going to be different depending on what you're after for your ceremony.

If a potential couple asked me to describe one of my favourite ceremonies as a celebrant and why, I think it would give the couple an accurate idea of what my vibe is like and if I'd be a good fit for them.


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