Easy Weddings Marriage Celebrant Hunter Valley

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

5.0  ( 26 reviews ) · Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens & Surrounds · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

Newcastle-based marriage celebrant and MC Cheryl Forbes is known for her warm nature, excellent public speaking skills, and joyous wedding ceremonies. Cheryl loves getting to know her couples before crafting beautifully personalised ceremonies filled with sentimental moments and lots of laughs.

 

If you’re searching for a warm, personable, and reliable marriage celebrant for your Newcastle or Hunter Valley wedding, Cheryl Forbes should be at the top of your list. Every ceremony Cheryl writes is individual and tailored to reflect your unique love story. When you share your story with Cheryl, she’ll work her magic to craft a beautiful ceremony that’s written for you and about you.

Cheryl will be there every step of the way to guide you and offer helpful advice for planning your ceremony. Cheryl will provide a portfolio of poetry, readings, and music to give you inspiration. She’ll be there to discuss your ideas and ensure your ceremony planning experience is smooth sailing.

 

“To say Cheryl is an incredible celebrant is an understatement. From the very moment that my (now) husband and I met Cheryl, we felt so comfortable and instantly knew we were going with her to officiate our ceremony. Her warmth and positivity were just infectious, and we knew the ceremony would be something special. She made the process so smooth and easy, and the communication we had with her in the lead up to our wedding was great. Our ceremony was fun and full of laughter and emotion. We had so many comments on how great she was and how much she cared about our wedding.” - Taylor B.

 

What you’ll love about working with Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC for your wedding:

  • Her excellent public speaking skills. With extensive public speaking experience, Cheryl knows how to work a crowd and will ensure your ceremony is one your guests will be talking about for years to come. 
  • Her beautiful, personalised ceremonies. After working closely with you in the lead up to your wedding, Cheryl will craft a beautifully personalised ceremony filled with sentimental moments and a few laughs.
  • Her calming presence and friendly nature. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the planning process or don’t feel overly confident about public speaking, Cheryl will make you feel entirely at ease with her laidback personality and calming presence.
  • Her organisational skills. On the wedding day, Cheryl will arrive around 45 minutes before the ceremony to make sure every detail is taken care of. She’ll be there to greet the bridal party as they arrive and help calm any pre-wedding jitters.

 

Highlights of Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC:

  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Beautiful, hand-crafted ceremonies tailored to your unique love story
  • Incredibly organised and reliable
  • All legal documentation is taken care of
  • Travelling across New South Wales for weddings
  • State-of-the-art PA system

 

“From the moment we met Cheryl, we knew we wanted her as our celebrant. Cheryls' easygoing and caring manner was just what we were looking for. She was fun to work with, especially in the lead-up period to our wedding. The way she conducted our ceremony was moving and loving, which was affirmed by all our guests, who stated it was one of the loveliest ceremonies they had attended. Cheryl made us very comfortable throughout the entire proceeding. She also injected humour into the event, which added to the fun and relaxed manner of our wedding. My wife and I would not hesitate in recommending Cheryl if you are trying to decide on a celebrant for your wedding. She was simply fantastic.” - Gordon J.

About

You could say I dived into my career as a celebrant, as my first wedding was performed in a plane...which we then all jumped out of! Not all couples are so adventurous but whatever your perfect day looks like I'll go to great lengths to make sure your wedding is everything you want it to be & so much more.

Ms Cheryl Forbes

Business Owner


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FAQ

  • Your celebrant should be available for you & approachable.
  • You want to feel a connection on the first phone call & again at your first meeting. 
  • Ask your celebrant what approach they use to write your ceremony & engage a celebrant who will write your ceremony for you & all about you.  After all, who wants to get married using someone else’s ceremony. 
  • Choose a professional celebrant. Someone who makes a living from being a celebrant is invested in you & focused on your joy.

  • A good celebrant will look after all the paperwork for you. The main thing for you to be aware of is that your Notice of Intended Marriage must be lodged no earlier than 18 months out from your wedding & at least one month before.
  • So make sure you have a celebrant engaged within that time frame.

A typical marriage ceremony will take between 20-30 minutes, but it all depends on you & what components you want in your ceremony.

  • You can certainly make the request. Most celebrants will have a range of outfits they choose from & will try to blend in with your colour theme where possible

  • Sure, just ask your celebrant to make an announcement before the ceremony starts that you’d prefer to be the first to share photos from your wedding.
  • It’s also OK to ask your guests not to get in the way of your photographer.
  • A good way is for the celebrant to ask your guests to be “present” & to enjoy the experience. 


26 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

September 2023

From the very first moment we met cheryl we were in love. We were looking for someone that was unlike any other celebrant. We were looking for a feeling and oh god did we find it. We met Cheryl at an expo and I was instantly drawn in my her smile and then the moment we spoke to her we knew our day wouldn’t be complete without her. She was funny and loving and kind, she tailored our ceremony perfectly. She brought everyone together and managed the ins and outs of our whole day flawlessly. Cheryl also was the MC for our reception and it was honestly like having family there, she interacted so well with everyone, laughed, danced and coordinated. We will forever be grateful for all that she added to our day and would 1000% recommend her to anyone looking to be married with someone who genuinely cares.

Jesz S.

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Oh Jess, That is the most beautiful review, thank you so much. I loved all of my time with you & David. I know we'll keep in touch xxx

October 2022

Cannot speak highly enough about Cheryl! Her dedication to ensuring our day was perfect, her ability to capture everything we wanted and her attention to detail was outstanding. Our ceremony was perfect and her MC duties afterwards were the talk of the guests. She started the day as our Celebrant and MC and ended as a friend. There is no one else you want at your Wedding - Cheryl is perfect!

Yvette (.

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Such beautiful words Yvette! Thank you so much :) I loved my time with you & really hope to catch up with you & Garrad again xx

May 2022

We were so happy to have Cheryl as both our celebrant and master of ceremonies. Communication was fantastic from the moment we contacted her. Her focus on ensuring was what we were wanting. She also came up with some great ideas to give our ceremony that special touch. We also had her as our master of ceremonies and it was great having professional running things. It is a big ask for a friend and to be honest we have been at several weddings where the master of ceremonies was terrible. Cheryl did a great job and we cannot recommend her more highly. Chris and Holly

Chris A.

December 2023

Cheryl was amazing from day one, I would highly recommend her. We were looking for someone bubbly, down to earth & someone who would help us have a stress free wedding with added fun (we had secret couple questions that she revealed during the ceremony) That is exactly we got with Cheryl ❤️

Nicole

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Hi Nicole, You and Shaun are such a wonderful down to earth couple, you were a joy to be with. Thank you for the lovely words.

October 2023

Cheryl was the celebrant for our wedding at the Hunter Valley. As soon as we met her we knew she was the perfect person to officiate and we were in safe hands. Cheryl is warm, funny and we felt as if we have known her for a lifetime. The ceremony that she prepared for us was very moving and personal… It was perfect for us. She really helped us through the whole process and provided us with great material. Our guests really loved her. We can’t imagine having had any other celebrant. She really helped make it the perfect day.

Michele P.

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Hi Michele, Thank you for the lovely words. I loved the time I got to spend with you & Chad. There was instant connection with the two of you. Love still spending time with you on socials xx


Expert Advice

expert advice

As a wedding professional, Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

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how can i make my elopement special?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Hi,

Many celebrants will will allow you the opportunity to personalise your elopement. At the very least write vows that are meaningful to you both.

If it's a standard elopement ceremony just ask you celebrant & suggest changes.

I'd be happy to help you further with this.

Please feel free to get in touch.

Regards

Cheryl 

will i regret skipping traditions and formalities in my wedding?

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Hi,

The fact that you ask that makes me think you may.

It sounds like you don't want to have a ceremony filled with meaningless waffle, who does! An experienced celebrant can recommend ceremony components that will become meaninful & fond memories for you.

I hope you find that helpful.

Regards

Cheryl

whats your favourite kind of wedding ceremony?

like short and sweet, romantic with readings, personalised etc.

Cheryl Forbes Celebrant & MC

Relaxed & personal. Fun in the right places, serious in the right places.

Let me know if I can help you. Cheryl

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