Under the Arbour - Natalie Arnold

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With a warm and relaxed approach, we’ll work together to craft a meaningful narrative that captures your love story, reflects your journey and connects with your guests.

Hi! I’m Natalie, a wedding celebrant based on the sunny Gold Coast.

First things first, a heartfelt congratulations to you both! I’m really glad you’ve found me.

Amongst all of the wedding day excitement, your ceremony is where the magic really happens. Sharing your vows, reflecting on your journey and making lifelong promises to each other - it’s an incredibly special experience, and one I’d be honoured to help you create.

I believe your wedding ceremony should be a reflection (and celebration!) of you as a couple. Building a meaningful, personal and authentic ceremony experience is what I aim for. I love learning all about your love story and uncovering the little gems about your relationship that even your closest friends don’t know.

With a background in event management, I’m a talented organiser and can adapt to all scenarios. I’ve worked on 3 Commonwealth Games, 2 Olympic Games and a Rugby World Cup, creating memorable moments for millions of spectators across the globe. I’ve also had a career as a triathlete and marathon runner, which has led me to speak on multiple podcasts and interviews. I'm a little more settled now with a beautiful family, and my triathlons are more in line with swimming at the beach, helping my son learn to ride his bike, and running after a crazy toddler non-stop!

My passion for helping people create memories combined with my love for public speaking and storytelling is ultimately what led me to register as a wedding celebrant. To be honest, it doesn’t really feel like work for me - I really, truly love what I do.

What to Expect From Working With Me
I pride myself on my communication - so you can rest assured I’ll be proactive not just with you, but with your wedding vendors, too. I’m the person who reaches out to that special someone who’s sharing a reading at your ceremony. I’m the person that will make all of your guests feel comfortable while setting the tone for a fun, relaxed wedding day. I’m your celebrant.

Working with me by your side means you’ll always have my attention, and I’ll be there to support you as a couple in the lead-up to your wedding day. I’m a smiler (I just can’t help myself!) and I love being introduced to your family and friends. We’ll have fun together.

Above all, I’m here to ensure your big day is filled with heartwarming moments, a few happy tears, and most importantly - a whole lot of love.

With thanks from Cait and Tim

"My (now) husband and I hired Nat from Under the Arbour as our celebrant for our chapel wedding in late 2021. I have to admit, I initially thought of the ceremony as a bit of a formality and a bit of a barrier to our fun wedding celebration. Neither of us was super keen for a flowery or gushy ceremony. We weren't into writing our own vows, and honestly didn't have much of a plan for what we were after for our ceremony. Thankfully, Nat knew. She spent time getting to know us, was very relatable and easy going, and made sure she gave us a ceremony that was right for us. She asked lots of questions to find out more about us, what was important to us, and what sort of a ceremony we wanted. I was surprised to find that it was the ceremony that Nat created that was the absolute highlight of the day for me. She put so much thought not only into her words, but how they were delivered, and her positioning in the chapel for certain photo opportunities. She attended our rehearsal dinner, and by the day of the wedding it was like she was another member of the wedding party. She did double duty and helped with a wardrobe malfunction after the ceremony. She even knew some of our guests, and stuck around at our invitation for a drink after the wedding. It was like having an old friend marry us, but we had only met a few months before. Nat is a true professional, and was a godsend with paperwork and due dates. I didn't have to worry about the official business of getting married, because Nat was on top of it at every turn. She was so easy to work with. I can't recommend Nat/Under the Arbour enough".

- Cait and Tim

If it sounds like I could be a good fit for you, please get in touch! Package information can be found at www.underthearbour.com.au


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Questions and Answers

How to calm your nerves when it comes to wedding planning

Under the Arbour - Natalie Arnold

I am fortunate to have been a professional planner for Hayman Island (back in the day!), and planned for our own special day too. It's something I have always loved, but for some, planning can get a little hectic at times.

There's no need to be nervous. Here's a few things that I've learnt. Don't sweat the small stuff. The intricate details are not going to change the fact that you’re marrying the love of your life. Develop your 'must' list. Prioritsing is something you can begin early on and something you can regularly return to. This will help ensure you're on track with your budget too. Create your must list. This is often what will determine your ceremony date too. Communicate. If you're including family within your ceremony (ie. parents/guardians), communicate your intent early. Hear them out, and share your vision. Getting your families on the same page right from the get go is the ideal way to avoid butting heads. Take a step back. Every now and then, take a break. We can all get a little hooked spending hours scrolling through pages and comments. When it comes to making decisions, truly - go with your instinct. You know best. Vendor search. Choose vendors that you have a great vibe about. The most reliable vendors will be the ones that you have the initial good feeling about. The vendors that communicate back to you after you've requested a quote, or offer to have a chat to get to know you better - that's when you know you'll be looked after. Reach out. Don't ever hesitate to reach out to friendly forums and vendors to ask questions. As a wedding celebrant myself, I love it when my couples share their questions with me. It could be anything in regards to paperwork, other vendor recommendations, order of proceedings etc. You're never alone in the planning and I'm here to support you along the way.

Reviews

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26 Sep 2021

If I could describe the perfect celebrant, it would be Natalie! From the very beginning, she has put so much thought and consideration into our ceremony and she has delivered a beautifully worded speech- sharing stories about how we met, our qualities, our values and what makes us a good couple. There were quite a few tears from our guests! Natalie is an amazing communicator, she’s warm, empathetic and incredibly intuitive. We felt at ease with Natalie right away and she has been incredibly accommodating and has put our minds at ease throughout the whole process, as we knew we were in great hands! We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant and she truly made our big day very special. We highly recommend Natalie as a celebrant!

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Thank you for taking the time to share some lovely words. I'm so pleased for you both and it was an absolute pleasure getting to know you. Many exciting adventures to come Wanda and Chris. Wishing you both a lifetime of happiness x

24 Sep 2021

Natalie had the incredibly tough job of stepping in for our celebrant who was unwell the day of our wedding. Having never met us, she went above and beyond to make sure she did her research, popped in to introduce herself pre-ceremony and just generally put our mind at ease through consistent communication. Nat did a fabulous job of delivering our ceremony. She is friendly, warm and bubbly. She also takes her role seriously, which we liked, as we really didn’t want a celebrant who joked the whole time. She is a beautiful person both inside and out and we’d highly recommend her!! Thank you Natalie, you did an outstanding job!!

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Thank you so much for your most beautiful words Stephanie. It was all my pleasure to be able to support you both. I was truly pleased to be able to step in. Wishing you both all the love in the world and I hope we can keep in touch. Love to you and your family.

26 Jun 2021

We were so lucky to have Nat as our celebrant. From the beginning she made the process easy, smooth and enjoyable. Nat put us at ease by explaining each step and helped us to really think about what was important for us on the day. She listened to us talk about each other and then tailored our ceremony to match our personality. Due to COVID we had to make changes up until the last minute and Nat was adaptable and helped us with last minute organisation. She went the extra mile to make sure our day was memorable. We can't thank you enough! ❤️

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Thank you Liz, you are absolutely more than welcome. I am just so grateful to have been part of your beautiful day. With love, Nat

15 Oct 2022

Choosing Nat as our celebrant was the best decision we ever made, aside from marrying each other of course!! We had a beautiful intimate elopement but were still very nervous on the day, Nat completely set us at ease the moment she arrived at our location and made the whole ceremony so perfect for us! The way she wrote our ceremony perfectly incorporated some key points and challenges in our relationship and made us both laugh at some points and tear up at others. The pre-wedding organisation with Nat was also so helpful and we loved having her assistance every step of the way - she was always easy to contact and fast to reply. We can’t thank Nat enough for making our ceremony what it was!

3 Mar 2022

Nat you are truely amazing. We can’t thank you enough for creating such a beautiful ceremony for us. You told our story perfectly and we are so grateful that the whole ceremony was personalised. To hear the words you wrote for the first time on the day made it so special and meaningful. The time you took to get to know us so this could be delivered so perfectly is truely appreciated. You create such a warm calm feeling and in the short space of time we got to know you, it feels like you’re our friend. Our family and friends all complimented how great you were and how nice it was for you to tell our story. Thank you so much, we are forever grateful and will treasure the memories forever. 💖

16 Dec 2021

Natalie made everything so easy for us from the very first meeting to our wedding day. She made us feel so comfortable and relaxed on the day and went above and beyond for us. All of our guests commented on how great our celebrant was. She made our ceremony fun and unique and really captured our love story. We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony, all because of her.

8 Aug 2021

Natalie was truly amazing. The perfect celebrant for our perfect day. She really put me at ease in the lead up to the big day and her words were just beautiful. She took the time to really get to know my partner and I really well and went above and beyond for us to make the ceremony exactly what we wanted! Cannot recommend her enough!

Under the Arbour - Natalie Arnold  

Thank you for your lovely words, I'm grateful to have been able to support you both. Love Natalie

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