Ardent Celebrations

(8 reviews)
Service Area
Melbourne and surrounds
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
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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


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Questions and Answers

Do you charge extra for use of your PA system?

Ardent Celebrations

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

Do you also MC weddings?

Ardent Celebrations

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.

My fiancé has two left feet but I'd really like to do a wedding dance. Can you help?

Ardent Celebrations

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!

What is the booking process like?

Ardent Celebrations

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!

What happens if you are isolating with COVID on our wedding day?

Ardent Celebrations

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.


(8 reviews)
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7 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!

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!

28 May 2022

JC was great! She helped us have the fuss free wedding we wanted. She made sure the ceremony was short and sharp as we requested and was always super responsive and really helpful

Ardent Celebrations  

Thank you so much Carla! I'm so glad your ceremony turned out just as you requested.

21 May 2022

We had a pretty tough brief for JC - going from zero to legally married and receiving the certificate within a couple of weeks. No easy task, given the hurdles presented by the Australian authorities. As if that wasn't enough, we wanted a completely non-standard, Viking themed wedding a couple of weeks later. JC pulled through for us on all counts. Thanks to JC, I've been able to start my new job with international relocation on-time with my new wife alongside me. And our crazy wedding ceremony was totally awesome. At all times through this process JC was an excellent communicator, prompt, warm, professional, well dressed and knowledgable. What more could you ask for, really?

23 Apr 2022

JC was an amazing part of our wedding process from start to finish. She was really easy to chat to in our initial meetings about the ceremony, sent us drafts to make sure everything was perfect, and was lovely to talk to! We also did dance lessons with JC leading up to the wedding and she helped us create a set of base moves that we could use in our first dance on the night. A lot of guests commented on how lovely the ceremony was - thank-you so much JC!

Ardent Celebrations  

Thank you Lianna for taking the time to write this! I am so glad that you and your guests had a lovely celebration. It was so fun catching up to plan the dance lessons and I'm sure you both smashed it on the night!

26 Mar 2022

JC was an amazing celebrant for our small Melbourne wedding ceremony. From the very start, she was excellent at communicating, extremely responsive, wonderfully enthusiastic and made me and my (now husband!) feel very comfortable. She is a very warm, loving, caring, funny and energetic person - which came through in the ceremony that she led. She also gave us different ideas/options for how to do the ceremony with the number of guests we had and that worked a treat! She also has a great eye for detail and was able to pick up on some updates that needed being made to our NOIM form. We are so thankful and happy that she was able to take part in our special day! :) x

Ardent Celebrations  

It was an absolute pleasure officiating your special day! Thank you very much for your lovely words and I wish you both all the success and happiness in married life :) x

5 Feb 2022

Jeanne-Clare was excellent! A true professional. She led us through the process with expertise and patiently answered all our questions, big and small. JC drew our guests into the event beautifully and conducted our ceremony with humour, grace and warmth.

Ardent Celebrations  

Thank you so much Tara! It was an absolute pleasure being part of your special day. I wish you both all the best in continuing the good vibes of the day into a long and happy marriage.

22 Jan 2022

Ardent Celebrations helped us to deliver an Australian-Vietnamese wedding in Mount Dandenong. This package included the fun and helpful dancing lessons for our first dance song. JC and her partner were so helpful and encouraging that we welcomed them as guests as well to the wedding to dine and share the experience with us.

Ardent Celebrations  

Thank you so much James! It was an absolute pleasure being part of your special day from start to finish! I loved sticking around to see the first dance play out in real time and I'm so proud of you both!

18 Nov 2021

We engaged JC as a celebrant and MC at our wedding in November 2021 under extremely short notice. We, and our guests, found her professional, engaging and funny throughout the ceremony and reception and we couldn't speak highly enough of the service she provided! Thank you for making our Wedding day so special JC!

Ardent Celebrations  

Thank you so much for this very lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure officiating your ceremony and sticking around to MC a very fun reception! I will always remember your special day with very fond memories. I wish you both all the best for a wonderful future together!

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