The Joyful Celebrant

Rating
(32 reviews)
 
Service Area
Byron, Ballina & Lismore and surrounds
Business Hours
By Appointment
8am
9pm
Average Pricing
$700
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I have come from finishing a gorgeous wedding season in Melbourne and made the tree change to Byron Hinterland. I love my new home and I'm so excited to be a wedding celebrant in one of the most beautiful places in the world. I've done more that 200 weddings, you can trust my reviews!

I'm a fun-loving, contemporary celebrant with a passionate and inclusive nature. I bring the right balance of emotion and fun to your ceremony to ensure your special day is full of colour and special moments. I am dedicated to ensuring your ceremony is creative and inspired by your amazing relationship. Your ceremony may be formal or casual, traditional or cultural, themed or in a park, at a restaurant or at home. No matter where or what style your after we can make it perfect for you and your guests will leave with wonderful memories of your special day. 

  • First of all, get in contact to see if I'm available for your Wedding Ceremony date
  • Then let me send you a sample script which gives you a great impresson of the style of ceremonies I've been doing with other couples
  • I can give you a Quote and Service Agreement if you let me know how many guests and the location of your ceremony
  • And then we can meet to do your legal paperwork and find out all about you and your wonderful wedding plans
  • My office is Byron but I'm happy to travel
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Questions and Answers

I am in a same-sex relationship. Can I legally marry my partner?

The Joyful Celebrant

YES!! The definition of marriage has been changed in Australia to be inclusive of same sex couples. This is so exciting and a very welcome change indeed.

What documents will we need to provide?

The Joyful Celebrant

Australia 
If you were born in Australia you will need to provide your original birth certificate. If you were born overseas, your original birth certificate is preferred, however a current passport issued by your country of birth is acceptable. 

If you have been married before, you will need to provide the celebrant with proof that any prior marriage has ended whether by divorce or by the death of the other party. 

Should any of the above documents be in a foreign language, you will need to provide a certified translation in English.

If one of you is under 18 years of age, the written consent of your parents or guardian will be required.You will also need an order from the court. (Section 10-21 of The Marriage Act 1961) The Marriage Act 1961 can be downloaded for further information. 

Other Countries 
Please refer to the legal requirements in your country.

We want to elope. Do we need witnesses?

The Joyful Celebrant

Yes, you will need to have two witnesses over the age of 18. You may be able to ask staff from the resort where you are staying, or choose a photographer who has an assistant, or the celebrant may be able to organise for two witnesses to attend. At one ceremony I conducted, the couple had one friend come with them and then invited someone walking along the beach to be a witness. He was visiting from New Zealand and was delighted to assist. 

Can we get married next weekend?

The Joyful Celebrant

In Australia: 
If you have lodged a notice of intent to marry form in the required time - a month and a day before your wedding date, and fulfilled the required legal requirements, then yes, you can. If you haven't lodged the notice of intent to marry form within this time frame, then no, you cannot. The notice of intended marriage form needs to be lodged with an authorised celebrant (religious or civil). This form is valid for eighteen months from the date of lodgement. 

Under certain circumstances a shortening of this time may be granted by a prescribed authority. For more information ask your celebrant or download a free copy of the Explanatory Material on the Marriage Act which has a section on Shortening of Time.

Do we get a certificate for our Wedding Ceremony?

The Joyful Celebrant

Most celebrants provide a certificate for many different styles of ceremonies. A Marriage Certificate will be signed during the ceremony by the wedding couple, your chosen witnesses x 2 and the celebrant. This Marriage Certificate will then be gven to you on the day to commemorate your marriage, and once the marriage is registered with the Dept of Births, Deaths and Marriages, you can recieve a copy of your official certificate by applying to them directly.

Reviews

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21 Nov 2020

Well... What can I say.... My husband and I absolutely adore Kyla!!! She is fun, energetic, eloquent and exudes a kind and beautiful personality. We love her so much, that we are doing a second ceremony next year with her again! She is a wonderful human, and we feel so blessed and thankful to have her as our celebrant. Our family and friends loved her cheerful energy and when I told them she would be our celebrant again for our post COVID wedding re-do they were so glad! Her vibrant energy truly is infectious! She really helped make the event smooth, and even moved our ceremony a million times, no fuss due to COVID. I could not have picked anyone better to be our celebrant. If you are hesitating, don't. Kyla is amazing. We couldn't recommend her more... she is AMAZING!!!

25 Mar 2020

We are so glad that we found Kyla! We were unfortunately amongst those in the world that couldn't go ahead with our planned wedding due to COVID-19. We kept making plans that had to be cancelled, until we woke up one morning and decided to do a simple civil ceremony at home before we couldn't do anything at all. Kyla was so accomodating and understanding of all of these changes. She was the perfect combination of enthusiastic and relaxed, and the 4 attendees that we did have kept commenting afterwards about how lovely she was. She made everyone feel welcome and excited. Most importantly, she made it about us. She is a truly passionate about weddings and love, and her energy is contagious.

12 Jan 2020

Kyla is a genuine, sweet and professional celebrant! We found her on Easy Weddings and we decided her to be our celebrant after the first meeting. She always responded very quickly to our questions and she gave us lots of advises regards to our ceremony. On our wedding date, she made us relaxed and made our guests smile. She hosted absolutely perfect and our day has become the most memorable and so special. We can't thank her enough for everything. We definitely recommend her!! Thank you, Kyla! Xx Tomoko/Mauro

The Joyful Celebrant  

Awwww...you are THE sweetest couple! I just loved being your celebrant and officiating your wedding! You both have so much personality and personal style, it was a truly gorgeous wedding that was perfectly you! I wish you guys nothing but happiness now and always....Big love, Kyla

1 May 2021

Kyla was easy going from the very beginning and the whole process was chilled and organised. We felt really looked after and special. On our wedding day she made the whole room and myself feel so relaxed, which really helped with the bride nerves! She already put the good vibes in place before I got there. We loved her!

10 Apr 2021

Kyla was lovely to work with and really made our day special. There was no pressure, and she worked with us constructively and in a way that I think really contributed some humour and fun into what I think many people take almost too seriously!

1 Apr 2021

Kyla was so friendly always and replied to all emails promptly! Kyla was so easy going and made me feel at ease about the wedding and what would happen!

29 Mar 2021

Kyla truly lives us to her name 'The Joyful Celebrant'! Her kind and gentle soul made the process and stress of organising a wedding simple and easy. She helped us through every step of the process from start to finish, and gave us the most beautiful service. She was reliable, organised and handled everything for us. She was warm, easy to talk to and showed excitement and enthusiasm throughout the entire process. Honestly, we could not have asked for a better celebrant. We would highly recommend Kyla again and again!

20 Mar 2021

Kyla was absolutely amazing! We are so glad we found her to be our celebrant. From the first time we met Kyla we felt completely comfortable with her. She listened to our story and created a customized ceremony for our special day. She worked with us through our first postponement and made choosing a new date easy. I guarantee, you won't be disappointed if you choose Kyla to be your celebrant

14 Mar 2021

Kyla was a ray of sunshine since the first zoom meeting we had with her! Kyla has such a warm, friendly and caring personality. Our wedding date changed 3 times; the last time was before the stage 4 lockdown on Valentine's day weekend (when we due to get married). Kyla was gorgeous; she checked in with us and worked with us to set a new date. Our ceremony was beautiful, Kyla made our guests laugh. Kyla is so organised, attentive and punctual! The ceremony was straightforward and just what we wanted. Thank you so much Kyla! We are so happy we choose you to be our marriage celebrant! Lots of love!!

13 Mar 2021

Thank you so much Kyla for officiating our wedding. You really did help make our day all the more special. Kyla was fantastic from our very first meeting. She made what can be a stressful time very easy. She accommodated our every request and her easy going friendly nature provided us the perfect wedding day we were hoping for. Thanks Kyla

4 Mar 2021

Kyla was everything we wanted in a marriage celebrant and more! She was so supportive throughout the whole process, especially when we had to postpone our original date due to covid restrictions. She is such a warm hearted human, and easy to get along with, we knew soon after we met we wanted Kyla to be our celebrant. We're a pretty chilled out couple, and not people to declare our love for each other in such a public way. Kyla was perfect for us because we didn't feel pressured into doing anything we didn't want to. She also offers a unique optional handfasting ritual to your ceremony as an optional, which was such a cool and unique component to add to our ceremony.

27 Feb 2021

Kyla was just amazing. We went to her not really knowing how to express what we wanted for our wedding ceremony, but she knew all the questions to ask and the script kit really helped us realise what was important to each of us. She helped us create a ceremony which was personal, relaxed, joyful and combined both of our different cultures and religious beliefs. We didn’t need to memorise anything or stress about the ceremony at all. Kyla was very accommodating of all of our requests on short notice and took care of everything. We just turned up and it all went smoothly. I highly recommend The Joyful Celebrant to anyone wanting a joyful wedding.

6 Feb 2021

From the moment we met Kyla we felt she was the perfect celebrant for us. Her bubbly and friendly nature made us feel at ease. Even during covid she took the time to check in with us including the day before our wedding, she called to make sure we weren't panicked with the newest covid outbreak. She tailored our ceremony to suit our needs and was always quick to respond to any questions we had. On our special day she came up to check in with me before I walked down the aisle and our ceremony went just perfectly thanks to Kyla being so organised. Thank you Kyla for marrying Christopher and I, you made our special day even more special and we will be forever thankful. Mr & Mrs Church 06.02.2021

17 Jan 2021

We are so happy we chose Kyla as our marriage celebrant. As we all know, 2020 was quite a different, and often difficult, year for planning a wedding. We had to postpone our wedding and reschedule it for ten weeks later than originally planned. But Kyla walked us through every step of the process and we felt confident and well supported as we crossed our fingers and hoped our new wedding date would eventuate. In the lead up to our wedding, Kyla provided us with all the information we needed to get ourselves prepared to be hitched. Her wedding kit gave us ideas for beautiful readings and vows. There was nothing she didn't cover and all her wonderful support, ideas and general glowing positivity added so much beauty and love to our wedding ceremony. Thank you Kyla. We love you.

10 Jan 2021

Amazing celebrant. She help us a lot and organise our wedding perfectly. Cannot thanks her enough for this beautiful day we had. Really professional and always here to help. Thank you Kyla Miki & David


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