Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

Rating
(24 reviews)
 
Service Area
Sunshine Coast and Surrounds  View Map
Business Hours
7 days - I will always reply as soon as I can, usually within 3 hours!
Average Pricing
$750
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Looking for a warm, sincere, qualified marriage celebrant ready to turn your ceremony wishes into a glowing reality? If so, you’ll love working with Philippa Holness - one of Queensland’s most sought-after marriage celebrants. Performing weddings throughout the gorgeous Sunshine Coast, Noosa, and Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Philippa boasts a wealth of knowledge, resources, and guidance.

Upon first meeting with Philippa, you’ll feel an instant sense of familiarity, comfort, and warmth. Her impressive credentials, authentic approach, and professional poise make for truly heartfelt wedding ceremonies across the stunning Sunshine Coast. 

With incredible natural intuition, Philippa will interpret your ceremony desires and assist in creating the perfect wedding experience for you and your loved ones. Whether you have a million ideas or zero, Philippa’s wealth of local knowledge, extensive experience in the wedding industry, plethora of helpful resources, and genuine love for her job will act as a fantastic guide. 

From intimate, legals-only ceremonies to extravagant gatherings, Philippa has done it all. She will take care of all the finer details, including legal documentation, visa obtainment if required, and a complimentary Easy Name Change voucher as part of her several comprehensive packages. 

 

“Working with Philippa was a dream. Not only was she an incredible celebrant, but she also did all the heavy lifting when it came to completing the legal documentation. She is such a beautiful human who took the time to really get to know my husband and me to ensure she was able to capture the essence of our relationship on our special day. I can not recommend Philippa enough!” - Nicolle M. 

 

What you’ll love about working with Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness for your wedding:

  • Authentic, unique ceremonies. Philippa encourages couples to embrace their uniqueness to create truly personalised wedding ceremonies. She strives to highlight the unwavering love and commitment shared between two loving individuals in a way that will be remembered for years to come. Each ceremony is completely tailored to ensure the authentic reflection of the couple as well as optimal satisfaction. 
  • Location, location, location. Whether you’re after a wedding by the sea, atop a mountain, or within the gorgeous hinterlands, Philippa can provide an extensive list of the most beautiful locations throughout Noosa and the Sunshine Coast. There are endless stunning possibilities for you and your partner to choose from. 
  • Highly resourceful. From a large collection of ceremony resources to a lengthy list of recommended suppliers, your wedding day has never been made so easy. Philippa’s expansive range of tips, tricks, and tools will aid in planning not only your ceremony but several other wedding details. 

 

What packages does Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness offer? 

Philippa offers a range of incredible wedding packages to choose from, depending on your needs and requirements. Here are some examples of what’s included: 

Wedding Packages

  • Pre-wedding meetings
  • Ceremony creation 
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • Execution and registration of all legal documentation prior to and on your wedding day
  • Assistance and guidance to obtain your Official Marriage Certificate after your wedding
  • Complimentary voucher to Easy Name Change 
  • Beautifully presented keepsake copy of your ceremony
  • Professional high-quality PA system with wireless microphone
  • Access to a large collection of ceremony resources
  • Professional Vow Writing Service
  • Full Public Liability Insurance

Sunshine Coast Celebrant + Photography Packages:

  • Pre-wedding meet up 
  • Post-production editing 
  • Gallery creation 
  • Online gallery 
  • 25 high-resolution photos + web quality files for social media
  • High-quality prints 
  • Image gallery delivered within seven days

 

Highlights of working with Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness:

  • Warm, sincere, highly qualified 
  • Unique, personalised ceremonies 
  • Extensive list of resources 
  • Same-sex friendly 
  • Complimentary voucher to Easy Name Change

 

Can you look after all the legal documentation?

Philippa will take care of all of the legal documentation and processes for you. She will even assist in acquiring a visa for your partner if required and help you obtain your Official Marriage Certificate after your wedding. 

 

How long does the ceremony last for?

Philippa believes that 25-minutes or less is ideal for an unforgettable ceremony. 

 

Do you have your own PA and music system?

Philippa supplies a high-quality PA system and a wireless microphone. 

 

“We really appreciated Philippa’s genuine caring and nurturing guidance throughout the whole process. She was always extremely professional, calming and had great ideas and suggestions. Philippa is extremely thorough, detail focussed and guided us through the whole process step by step. Philippa makes you feel valued and not just a ‘client’ but more like new friends. We would absolutely recommend Philippa as a marriage celebrant to anyone who wants a charming and memorable ceremony.” - Bryan C. 


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Easy Weddings Special Offer

Special Inclusion

With every service booked through Easy Weddings I give you a complimentary voucher to ’Easy Name Change’ to help you nail your name change process after your wedding and save you hours of mundane paperwork and hassle, this is my special gift to you! xx


Questions and Answers

What are the typical things that you need to know before you can provide a quote to a customer?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

How many guests will be at the wedding? If it is just the two of you, do you require me to provide 2 witnesses over the age of 18, which I can organise? What is your chosen location for the ceremony? What is the date and time of your ceremony? 

Is there a particular aspect of celebrancy that you specialise in?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

Absolutely everything.......from small intimate romantic elopements and registry style marriage ceremonies to the larger and more elaborate wedding events, beach, hinterland, gorgeous venue or your own backyard, I am a supporter of marriage equality and perform civil unions, naming ceremonies and vow renewals as well.

Which name will I sign on my marriage certificate?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

I think this is my most regularly asked question and for good reason! You are going from one name to a new name but on your wedding day, please sign the certificates with your CURRENT signature, i.e....is your old name!

What can you bring to our wedding experience?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

I am an experienced Celebrant and delight in arranging beautiful ceremonies that will be remembered for a life-time, be they very simple for just the 2 of you or more elaborate, I will liaise with you until the occasion is just as you desire and more....! I have access to numerous other suppliers who I can personally recommend and organise for you. I am mostly always contactable too, please feel free to message/email/call me evenings and weekends, public holidays too, I will always return your call as soon as I possibly can.

Do you have any current special offers for Easy Wedding Clients?

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness

Of Course! WIth every service booked through Easy Weddings I give you a complimentary freeze dried rose petal cannon which will be showered over you as you kiss! Beautiful rose petals will cascade over the newly married couple from up to 12 feet in the air creating a vibrant and dynamic effect!

(They are totally non-staining too, so need to worry about your dress!)  This is my special gift to you! x

Reviews

(24 reviews)
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12 Jun 2021

We are so very pleased that we found Philippa through her other glowing reviews and feedback on various sites and wedding forums. She absolutely lived up to and exceeded all our expectations. We really appreciated Philippa’s genuine caring and nurturing guidance throughout the whole process. From our very first contact, she was always extremely professional, calming and had great ideas and suggestions. Philippa always responds in a very timely fashion, making you feel valued and that your ceremony is a priority to her. Philippa is extremely thorough, detail focussed and guided us through the whole process step by step. She kept us calm, despite the tears, and spoke inspiring words that we will always remember. Philippa makes you feel valued and not just a ‘client’ but more like new friends. We would absolutely recommend Philippa as a marriage celebrant to anyone who wants a charming and memorable ceremony.

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

GOSH- Bryan and Paul, what wonderful words, I can't thank you enough for this amazing and detailed review, so super kind of you. I am so glad you had the ceremony you had envisaged and we had a lot of fun along the way, I absolutely LOVED being there for you both! I wish you the best of everything always and I feel blessed that I was able to share in your day...one I will l aways remember. Thank you for having me as your celebrant! Philippa xx

27 Feb 2021

Just Book with Philippa!! I instantly got confirmation from Philippa, all the info via text and email. If I had any questions she was so easy to communicate with. Week before the big day, we met her and my instinct was right. She is warm, calm and very easy to talk to and organise things with. The type of service we chose for our ceremony we had so many guests (the picky ones) say how perfect/time/style and emotional the ceremony was. This was because of how Philippa lays it all out but still gives you the option to personalise bits throughout. I can not thank her enough for everything she did for us !

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

Aww thank you so much for your beautiful and detailed review Anna and Trav, it means the world to me that you guys were happy and felt relaxed along the way. Such a special day and it was a pleasure for me to be your celebrant! Happiness always xo Philippa

22 Nov 2020

Working with Philippa was a dream. Not only was she an incredible celebrant, but she also did all the heavy lifting when it came to completing the legal documentation. She is such a beautiful human who took the time to really get to know my husband and I to ensure she was able to capture the essence of our relationship on our special day. And she did so with great success! Philippa went above and beyond for us and we are so glad to have been able to share our day with her. If you are looking for an amazing celebrant for your wedding, I can not recommend philippa enough!

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

Oh my gosh, special beyond special is how I will remember my time with you two and a wedding day unlike no other, so beautiful and authentic! Thank you for your super kind words, they mean so much to me. Happiness always xx Philippa

24 Sep 2021

Words can’t even describe how lovely Philippa is, her bubbly bright personality is what made her our perfect celebrant. Philippa wrote a beautiful story all about us which she kept as a surprise for our day. It had us and our guests giggling, smiling until our face hurt and with tears of joy and love. Philippa was beyond wonderful. Could not recommend her enough

22 Sep 2021

Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special ❤️❤️❤️ Your ceremony was everything we dreamed it to be, and so much more magical. Our favourite part was your story. We absolutely loved your surprise story about the two of us, and how our love story all started. There was so much of your own love, joy and happiness that went into every moment and verse, and that’s what made our ceremony so special for us and our families. We could have chosen any wedding celebrant, but we chose you Philippa, because you are such a beautiful person with a big heart, and we knew our day would be so magical with you as our beautiful celebrant. You even matched your outfit to our colours! What a beautiful, personal touch! ❤️😍

4 Sep 2021

Heidi and I used Philippa as our marriage celebrant and were very happy with our experience. She is very attentive and articulate with a warm friendly demeanour. She is extremely organised and responsive to any contact and questions we had. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her for your special day. Richard and Heidi Sheehy

3 Sep 2021

Philippa is Amazing 💗 With commitment she listened, guided, advised, support, reassured us throughout our wedding preparations. Thanks to her kindness, communicative cheerfulness, our shared laughter, we had a dream wedding ceremony. ✨ Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ♥️ Jen and Joel

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

Dear Jenn and Joel, Thank you for your beautiful words. It was very special indeed sharing in this journey with you. We definitely had a few laughs and I loved both your individual styles, it was a pleasure communicating with you and helping to create a ceremony that was exactly you two! With my love for everything happy in your future now and always, Philippa

23 Jul 2021

Philippa was amazing from first contact. She helped arrange everything we needed and even gave recommendations for other services we needed. Every email was answered quickly, even on weekends and Philippa always made us feel like we were her only clients. As we live in Brisbane Philippa met us at our Air BnB before the ceremony so that our young son could meet her before the ceremony. We had rain, an overly tired baby and wind, yet Philippa still made our day feel so special and even stuck around after to share in out baby reveal for number 2. Thanks so much for helping make our special day even more special. Nicole, Andrew and Jack

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

Such lovely words and a lot of fun we had especially with the cows as onlookers....much to Jack's delight! I loved being there for you and Andrew, thank you for having me and for your beautiful words and the fab photos. All the best with baby No 2!!

5 Jun 2021

Philippa conducted our ceremony for us this Saturday 5th of June. From our very first phone call she made me feel at ease with the whole ceremony and was there for us through each step. The surprise wedding went down without a hitch and the way Philippa presented our ceremony and reading was beautiful! It’s a day we will never forget, we cannot thank you enough!

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

Such a fabulous surprise under the disguise of a birthday party made it even more fun. It was a real pleasure to work with you both Adam and Demi…I honestly loved every second and I know you’re going to continue your amazing journey together with a life full of love, fun and happiness. With my love, Philippa 🤍💫

29 May 2021

Philippa, you were the absolute best! I am so glad I stumbled across you and hired you to be our celebrant! you were so warm and welcoming! On my wedding day, 1 hour before I was due to walk down the aisle on the beach. A huge crowd of protesters showed up, Philippa handled this outstandingly! 10 minutes before I walked down the aisle the crowd of hundreds exited the beach. some protesters were quite rude but Philippa remained professional and calm! Philippa was so much fun, she really made our day go as smoothly and calmly as we had hoped. She moved through the ceremony so gracefully. I only wish I could replay this day 1 million times over to work along side Philippa all over again! I highly recommend. Thank you so much for making our day so perfect.

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

Thank you so much Troy and Chloe what an amazing day it was, despite one or two initial hurdles! it all worked out beautifully, I am so glad we found each other for the journey and I really appreciate you taking the time to write a fantastic and heartfelt review for me. I wish you and Troy the very best always xxx

22 May 2021

We couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Philippa as our celebrant and would recommend her to everyone! Of all the wedding vendors we worked with, Philippa’s communication was outstanding, always replying promptly and very helpful. Our ceremony was so special, and we received so many compliments from our guests about our celebrant, even commenting that Philippa spoke as if she knew Tom and I personally, even though we had only met in person twice! Philippa handled all the paperwork side effortlessly, and prepared a ceremony which was perfect for us as a couple. Philippa was happy to adapt the ceremony as we wanted, including a witness lottery and gave plenty of vow examples for us to prepare a version that suited us. Thank you Philippa. We can’t wait to watch our ceremony again and again when we get the video back from our videographer!

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

Laura and Tom, such beautiful words, I am thrilled you were happy with everything and thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review that means so much. It was a pleasure communicating with you both along the way and of course being there for you on your special day in Wirreanda Park, Buderim, we had plenty of laughs as well! xxx

15 May 2021

Philippa is an exceptional celebrant! She is soft and calm, resourceful and highly professional! She worked closely with me in the months leading up to the wedding and put my mind at ease time and time again. On top of this she knows Noosa like the back of her hand and this was something I just couldn't look past when I found her. In the lead up and at the actual ceremony she was so endearing to not only my husband and I but to all of pur guests who adored her to say the least. Pleease please please do yourself a favor and take Philippa as your celebrant. I cannot fault her. Thank you for for a splendid experience Philippa Holness, thank you for helping delver our unforgettable memories! XXXXXXX

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

WOW! Courtney and Aris, we definitely had a wonderful adventure of making this all happen and on the day everything was so beautiful with the sun shining on you both. Your review is just stunning and I had an unforgettable experience being your celebrant and being there for you both and all your lovely guests! Thank you feel super kind words. I wish you both happiness always 🤍

1 May 2021

Philippa has a gentle kind nature that set a wonderful tone for the ceremony. She has a warmth that makes everyone feel at ease. She helped behind the scenes and made everything very special and easy.

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

Oh my dear Michelle and Steve, thank you so much for having me as your celebrant, I wouldn’t have missed your day for the world! It really was a beautiful occasion full of warmth and meaningfulness. Thank you so much for writing a very special review for me, I really appreciate it. Xx Philippa

23 Apr 2021

Philippa was absolutely amazing in every way from day one. She understood the importance to us of keeping everything casual but still intimate and romantic while adding a comedic twist! Philippa has a beautiful soft presence that makes you feel calm about the entire process. We absolutely loved working with Philippa and will miss chatting to her regularly

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

It was a huge pleasure Kayla and Wayde and I too will miss our chats. I loved helping to create the day that suited you perfectly and yes, we definitely had More than a few laughs as well! You two were so easy to work with and I wish you continuing happiness always xx Thank you for your very kind words to me. 🤍

17 Apr 2021

Philippa was such a lovely celebrant who spent so much time with us, getting to know us and shaping our wedding ceremony to match our values. The guest commented on how lovely she spoke:). She was also really helpful for me with wedding prep, recommending other suppliers who were also amazing.

Sunshine Coast Celebrant Philippa Holness  

You are so very welcome and thank you for taking the time to write these kind words! Your day was so lovely wasn't it?! I had a lot of fun getting to know you and helping you to have the day you'd imagined in that stunning mountain view location! Thank you and I wish you happiness always! x

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