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Tears of Joy Weddings And Celebrations

5.0  ( 24 reviews ) · Shellharbour, Wollongong & Southern Highlands and anywhere in Australia (View Map) · Show Phone
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A caring celebrant can elevate your wedding and create unforgettable lifelong memories, so why opt for anything less? Leanne McKay is here to help you perfect your wedding day with a unique script, a romantic ceremony, love and laughter. When it comes to marriage celebrants in New South Wales, you can't look past Leanne McKay!

Leanne McKay is an experienced wedding celebrant with a love and passion for the work she does and loves LOVE.  Leanne puts her couple's needs first every time. Leanne also brings a calming energy to the planning process, ensuring her couples feel their most confident. 

Ceremonies by Leanne involve romance, laughter, a little banter, and she always leaves couples feeling reassured. No matter the wedding theme or personality, Leanne is one of the finest marriage celebrants in New South Wales.


What you can expect when you choose Tears Of Joy Weddings and Celebrations NSW:

When you work with Leanne, you get the chance to create the ceremony of your dreams with a professional celebrant. Leanne provides a range of services to ensure she meets all nuptial needs. 

Packages from Leanne include:

Legals Only (for elopements)

  • Totally In Love Package (for complete ceremonies)
  • Pre and post-paperwork is  always included in all packages.

When you work with Leanne for a full-service package, you'll receive a complete ceremony script that's always approved by you, legal paperwork lodging, any readings/songs you want, music, high-quality P A system,  choice of signing table and chairs, travel anywhere (fee depends on distance), constant communication, and rehearsals (if required).

Leanne is always on hand to talk you through any queries or worries — no stress or fuss here, only tears of joy!


Highlights of Tears Of Joy Weddings and Celebrations

  • The chance to work with a truly passionate celebrant
  • Flexible package options to suit your Wedding  needs
  • Nothing left in the tank. Every bit of love is poured into each ceremony.
  • Leanne will travel 70 km for free; anything more can be negotiated
  • Leanne became a Celebrant when everyone was allowed to marry their Love
  • Inclusive Celebrant
  • All scripts and ceremonies are approved by you to ensure it's your kind of perfect
  • All paperwork completed so you can sit back and relax


I am an easy going, highly personable Celebrant, ready to meet you to see if I'm your Perfectly Perfect person for your special Day. I go to great lengths to assure that your day is all you've dreamed of or if you're not sure what type of day you would like, I am there to assist you, give you ideas and options and discuss with you. I am happily married to my Soul Mate and have adult Children and GrandChildren. I love watching Rugby League, listening to live music, and reading books.

Mrs Leanne Michelle McKay

Celebrant and owner

Easy Weddings Special Offer


Choose the Elopement package and pay only  $2599
Includes Celebrant

Overnight accomodation with breakfast




Wedding Cake


Table and chairs to sign

Arbour, carpet  and chairs

Nibblies and Bubbles /beers or a pot of tea.

A massage for two

All paperwork included, both  before and after your day.

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South Coast All Inclusive Elopement and Microwedding packages

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Service Area Shellharbour, Wollongong & Southern Highlands and anywhere in Australia

Shellharbour, Wollongong & Southern Highlands and anywhere in Australia
Shellharbour, Wollongong & Southern Highlands and anywhere in Australia



After you have paid the $200 NON refundable booking fee ( conditions apply ),

You can pay as you like.

All payments need to be finalised 2 weeks before your wedding date.

Not at all.

Let's meet and see what you have in mind.

I am flexible and welcome your ideas.

It's your day

Yes and I really welcome this idea.

It can make for a really personal wedding too.

I am open to any ideas you have. I am flexible so talk to me.

24 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

November 2023

Leanne is an absolute gem of a celebrant! She was a tremendous help throughout our wedding journey, guiding us seamlessly through everything and always being available to address our questions. Her warmth and kindness made working with her an absolute pleasure. The ceremony she conducted was simply beautiful - she narrated our love story perfectly, making it incredibly personal and touching. Leanne's dedication to getting to know us as a couple truly shone through during the ceremony. We are immensely grateful for Leanne's incredible contribution to our special day. If you're seeking a celebrant who not only officiates flawlessly but also cares deeply about telling your story, Leanne is the perfect choice! Highly recommended!

Melissa O.

Tears of Joy Weddings And Celebrations

Oh my beautiful two, these words are magnificent. Your wedding was one of the highlights so far. It was an amazing backdrop with the Sydney Harbour Bridge as your Arbour, beautiful people travelling from around the world, a reception you included me in and a Love story to last the ages. I had the honour of being your celebrant and I will always remain so very grateful that you chose me. Thank you so very much XX LEANNE

November 2023

We chose Leanne to be our celebrant for our wedding in October 2023. She provided us with the legals only component as my aunty assisted with the ceremony. Leanne was warm, welcoming, gentle and easy going. She checked in with us frequently to offer assistance and ensure everything was running smoothly. I have no doubt that if she were to have done our whole ceremony it would have been beautifully said and presented. 10/10 service. There are so many celebrants out there - choose Leanne!!

Rhiannon B.

Tears of Joy Weddings And Celebrations

These are my favourite style of Wedding ceremonies as the person who knoows you so well, gets to be the one to tell your story and share your vows too. Your wedding was magical in the Groundz and I am so grateful you chose me. Thank you and gratitude in abundance

October 2023

Leanne was very warm on approach from the very first interaction. She was quite flexible and as keen to get to know us from the first meeting as we were. We felt very comfortable through the process of submitting the notice of intention through to the wedding day. Leanne helped us organise all the paperwork and we hardly had to worry about any of it. All of our guests commented on how warn and friendly Leanne was on the day. we received comments that she had greeted our guests and welcomed to the ceremony very pleasantly. My partner and I made up our mind to have Leanne officiate our wedding from the first meeting and we did not even meet any other celebrant. She was very attentive and listened to our needs and was also very reassuring on our big day. We would highly recommend!

Naiha S.

Tears of Joy Weddings And Celebrations

Your wedding day was spectacular and it was my pleasure meeting your families and being in awe of traditional outfits. You chose an absolutely amazing venue, and I was so thrilled to be your Celebrant. Thank you for this wonderful review. I appreciate it deeply

June 2024

Made us feel very comfortable as a pie of introverts lol. Listen to all our requests and made it feel personal on the day. Loved it couldn’t have asked for more

Jemma H.

June 2024

Leanne was our celebrant in November and I couldn't fault anything! She was very easy to communicate with and always willing to help and guide us in the direction we wanted to go with our ceremony. I would highly recommend Leanne to future Brides!

Kaylae F.

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Certificate of marriage without the ceremony

Hi, we only need a certificate of marriage without a ceremony. This is for the partner visa application. Do you offer the service? How can we start, and what is the price? Can I have more details? Thank you.

Tears of Joy Weddings And Celebrations


Firstly, marriage in Australia is the union of two people for life.

If you're getting married just for visa purposes, then no.

However if you need to be married to your chosen partner, the marriage still needs to be legal.

It can be between you, your partner and two witnesses over 18.

You must sign documentation to validate your marriage. 


Anything we need to consider or do differently for a weekday wedding?

Hi there. We're considering a weekday wedding, maybe a Thursday or Sunday. Is there anything ] different or unexpected we'd need to consider about having a non-Saturday wedding?

Tears of Joy Weddings And Celebrations

These are becoming more popular.
Just be aware of extra work day traffic on the roads.

Some hairdressers don't open on Sundays, however, there are plenty of mobile options.

As others have mentioned, your Guests will need a little more notice to take the afternoon off work for a Thursday.

Some places will ask you to finish earlier on Sundays, but start your package earlier.


Hello. I currently hold a Working Visa here in the UK. Could I go to Australia and get married?

My partner will be coming from Philippines. Can we possibly go to Australia and get married? Thank you.

Tears of Joy Weddings And Celebrations


You absolutely can.

You will need to complete legal paperwork a month before your wedding day.

This either must be signed in Australia or can be signed by a consulate or other in your Countries.

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