Easy Weddings Marriage Celebrant Surry Hills

Carla Davern Celebrant & MC

5.0  ( 199 reviews ) · Sydney and Surrounding Suburbs · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

As seen on Married at First Sight, Carla Davern is a much-loved Sydney marriage celebrant with a vibrant and bubbly personality. Carla specialises in crafting personalised ceremonies filled with heartfelt moments, endless fun, and lots of laughs. Along with her bespoke ceremony packages, Carla can also provide furniture, styling, live musicians, and much more for your Sydney wedding.

Carla Davern has been a professional entertainer for many years and has a natural talent for creating and performing romantic, fun, and personal ceremonies. Carla is genuinely in love with love and enjoys every minute of planning ceremonies. She will work closely with you to craft a beautiful ceremony that perfectly captures your unique relationship.

It is no surprise that Carla Davern has recently been listed as one of the ten most popular Celebrations in Sydney by Easy Weddings. Carla’s 130+ glowing five-star reviews here on Easy Weddings are a testament to her dedication and passion for crafting unforgettable wedding ceremonies. Previous couples who have worked with Carla describe her as a fantastic communicator, dedicated professional, and superb entertainer.

“We are so blessed to have chosen Carla to be our wedding celebrant. Carla was a breath of fresh air and an angel to work with. From the moment I called her, she was polite, happy and provided me with all the information I needed. She has such a warm, loving personality, and I knew instantly that she was the perfect match for us - we booked her on the spot! Carla provided all the information we needed for the preparation for the day. We had the most magical ceremony, her delivery was beautiful and funny, which suits us to a tee.” - Brooke K. 

What you’ll love about working with Carla Davern for your Sydney wedding:

  • Her vibrant and fun personality. Carla is a breath of fresh air and will keep your guests engaged and entertained with her bubbly personality, warmth, and humour. She understands how overwhelming weddings can be and will go out of her way to make you feel relaxed and comfortable on your wedding day. 
  • Her professionalism. Carla is a dedicated professional with a wealth of industry experience and is available for every kind of wedding and commitment ceremony. She will take care of all the legal aspects of your marriage, allowing you to focus on other wedding-related tasks. 
  • Her personalised ceremonies. Carla understands that every relationship is unique and prioritises getting to know the couples she works with. Carla will be there every step of the way to provide helpful advice and guidance while crafting a beautiful wedding ceremony that is true to you and your partner.

Tell us about your package options.

Carla’s “Just For You” Personalised Ceremony package is priced at $750 and includes the following:

  • A personalised ceremony written just for you
  • Pre-wedding meeting to discuss your ceremony
  • Completion of all legal documentation
  • Government information provided
  • Large selection of vows, readings and ceremony inspiration
  • Drafts for your approval (Carla will make as many changes as you need until it’s just right)
  • Conduction of your ceremony according to Australian Law 
  • High-quality portable PA System with music-playing capabilities (subject to location and weather)
  • Your printed commemorative marriage certificate

What other services do you offer for weddings?

  • Ceremony furniture and styling in collaboration with Love Sick Weddings
  • Live music from two brilliant guitarists
  • Elopements and no-fuss ceremony packages 
  • MC 

“We loved Carla from the moment we met her. With her warmth and genuine interest in our love story, we knew that she was the right celebrant for us. And, we were not wrong - all of our wedding guests gave us such positive feedback regarding the wedding ceremony and how special Carla made it for all of us. Thank you Carla for creating such a memorable ceremony.” - Anna B.

About

I am one of the most loved marriage celebrants in Sydney, available for every kind of wedding and commitment ceremony. I can help Make your special day all the more beautiful by truly understanding your needs. I’m a civil marriage celebrant based in Sydney who is genuinely in love with love and I enjoy every minute of planning your special ceremony with you.

Ms Carla Davern

Business Owner


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Book Carla Davern Celebrant and receive a special price on "Lovesick Wedding" ceremony hire - arbours, chairs, decorations for a magical ceremony. Includes a celebrant and furniture for outdoor intimate weddings.

"Carla Davern Celebrant" is partnering with "Lovesick Wedding"  are offers an all inclusive ceremony package. This includes a celebrant (and legalities), as well as furniture for intimate outdoor weddings for a limited time only.

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FAQ

Of course! And you need a little help, getting them right, just ask. That's what you have me for!

No... You should see all my options! I have a large selection of all different types and I am sure there will be something that suits your personality and you can even mix and match different ones if you prefer.

I always ask that you budget for about 30 minutes, from the time we first see brides on her way down the aisle, until the time when the bride and groom are making their exit down the aisle. Most ceremonies will fit perfectly into that time frame.

I always make every effort to co-ordinate as best I can to your bridal colours and styles, so tell me what colours your bridesmaids are wearing, what flowers you will carry, and the theme of your wedding, so I can fit in as best I can.

No. Think of your guests. Treat them with respect. Think of your guests. Treat them with respect. Think of your groom, he's waiting for you. Think of your schedule for the day. You'll probably run out of time for your photos, if you are late. If you are worried about guests arriving late, invite them 15 minutes, before you plan to arrive.

You can bring a CD with music for your ceremony and play it through my PA system. Most of the time at no extra charge I will bring someone to work the music and sound for you but if this option isn't available I will need you to organise someone to do it. How do you do that? Playlists! You will need a song to come down the aisle. Choose something you love - it doesn't have to be traditional. Put it into a playlist called AISLE SONG. You'll need 2 songs to the signing. Put the one you like most first, then the other one, after that. Call that playlist SIGNING SONGS.

Pick something you love - your favourite song is always a good choice. Something that will make you and your partner feel special and that makes you smile. That's your best choice.

Yes! Always. I will have a printed copy for all readings in case the readers forget.

Yes! You really do. You never know... and it is worth spending a little extra, or making arrangements with your reception venue, for just in case. However you need to let me know what it is. If it's at a different venue, or different time of day, we need to talk about that. For example, if your good weather ceremony is at 2.30pm, but your wet-day ceremony is at 5.30pm in a different location and time slot. You are asking me to say no to other lovely couples that want a fabulous ceremony too - not to mention a loss of income.

Australian summers are very hot and there is nothing worse than every one feeling uncomfortable. If there is a shady tree option, please take it. And water for everyone please. It costs very little to supply bottles of water.

You don't have to have a formal, traditional ceremony, at all. You can be light and friendly and casual, or funny, or elegant and simple - or anything you like. No need to pretend you are anything that your aren't... I pride myself on personal romantic and fun ceremonies.

Aaah! That one. Well, if you want one, or if it will make you feel more comfortable, of course we can do one. Although there will be a small extra charge for time and travel for that. But it's not possible, or your don't have time, don't worry, I will be there in plenty of time to sort everything - and everyone - out, before the ceremony. I make sure everything runs professionally.

Yes. I can, but if you are having decorators do set-ups, get them to provide it as part of a package. Then I don't have to lug everything around and get sore feet :). If you need mine, I need you to get a helper, to carry it for me, to and from the ceremony.

No worries. More than half of my gorgeous couples are just like you. I have lots of lovely ideas to make your parents, guests and grandparents feel more welcome. I can phonetically learn some words for you as you give it as long as you coach me a little.

Excellent! I love a reunion. Tell me who it was and I bet I remember every detail..

Big or small, it's your wedding day, so let's make it as beautiful as we possibly can. Some of the most wonderful weddings I have been a part of have been 6 people or less.

Talk to me. If you can be flexible with time or date, I can help. I would rather you talk to me about it and let me help you, than let you end up not getting what you want.

Yes! I do. I do lots and lots of weddings. I see lots of great people that are excellent and offer value for money because it really bugs me when some suppliers over charge! Click here to see my recommended list.

Yes. Most of my work is on weekends, so there are days when I do two but never less that two hours apart. Never if it;s too far, from one to the other. Never if there is any likelihood of one clashing with the other.


199 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

May 2024

Carla was an exceptional celebrant who truly made our wedding ceremony unforgettable. Her professionalism, warmth, and attention to detail were evident from our first meeting, and she took the time to understand our love story and what we wanted for our special day. Carla's ability to create a personalized and heartfelt ceremony was truly remarkable. She guided us through the process with ease, offering valuable suggestions while also being open to our ideas and preferences. Her calming presence and genuine passion for her work created a beautiful atmosphere, allowing us to relax and truly savor the moment. We received numerous compliments from our guests about Carla's wonderful ceremony, praising her eloquence, sincerity, and the way she captured our love story so perfectly. We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant to officiate our wedding, and we are incredibly grateful for the special touch she added to our day. If you're looking for a celebrant who is professional, compassionate, and dedicated to creating a meaningful and personalized ceremony, we highly recommend Carla. She is truly exceptional at what she does, and we feel fortunate to have had her be a part of our wedding day.

Kate H.

April 2024

Came across Carla on Easy weddings and it was very clear from the start as to why she had so many 5 star reviews. From the beginning Carla was so easy to deal with and made the formalities of the day a breeze. She is the perfect balance of friendly and funny and made the ceremony personal for us. We couldn’t recommended her more!

Alannah R.

March 2024

Carla is amazing! Our ceremony was absolutely perfect. She took the time to get to know us and make sure that it reflected our relationship and love for each other. Carla brought exactly the right mix of love and laughter. Our wedding was everything we dreamed it would be, except better. Thank you Carla!

Louise F.

March 2024

Carla was an amazing celebrant! She made us feel so at ease with the whole process, was able to listen to our needs for our ceremony, and curate a perfect ceremony based on that. Highly recommend.

Nick B.

January 2024

Carla is a warm-hearted and caring person, who actively works to make weddings beautiful and personal. We loved our service, and I can' recommend her highly enough.

Tracy M.


Expert Advice

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As a wedding professional, Carla Davern 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 do I convince my fiancé to elope?

My finance has a huge family so our wedding is going to be too expensive. I only have a small family so my guests will be out numbered. I think weddings are more about pleasing others and the meaning gets lost. I want it to be a special moment for just him and I, without the expensive price tag. I want to elope but he wants the huge traditional wedding. What do we do?

Carla Davern Celebrant & MC

Hi Daniella

It is really difficult when you have different ideas of what is too happen. There are two ways of perhaps it working. What if you compromised with a small ceremony for just really close family and have a big party at home after or next day ? Or you could do a surprise wedding at an engagement party that way you don't have to be so formal and just have a cocktail event ? Its all fun.

I hoped I have helped

Kind regards

Carla Davern

Daniella B

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