Meet Louise

I'm really excited to be part of the contemporary celebrant scene! It brings together my lifelong passion for people, their relationships and their stories with the wealth of experience from my successful career as a diplomat and senior manager. This, coupled with the higher qualifications now required of celebrants, means you are guaranteed a first class ceremony!

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Louise McDonough is committed to ensuring each ceremony is the absolute best it can be to meet your needs and desires.

0412 077 749

What I'm About

It's a huge privilege to be asked to officiate at the celebration of significant life events. I put all my energy and expertise into ensuring each ceremony is the absolute best it can be in meeting your needs - and to make it a relaxing and truly enjoyable experience for you.

I'm about quality, not quantity. I'm not driven by a need to do the most ceremonies, only the best ceremonies!

I bring a new kind of professional to the celebrant scene – as an Australian Government Diplomat in Paris and Washington DC, including high level representation at the UN in Geneva, I have vast experience in public speaking, writing, application of the law, diversity, diplomacy and managing large events.

But much more than that I absolutely love people! I love being a (small) part of the milestone events in their lives. I love witnessing the depth of love between two people and bringing that to life in a unique and memorable ceremony. And I love the journey I go on with a couple towards the big day – with plenty of laughs along the way!

So whatever life event brings you to me, I will be there to ensure your ceremony is a beautiful experience and lasting memory for all.

On Your Wedding Day

Special Ceremonies

Louise was wonderful to deal with, fast to respond to all of our queries, punctual, immaculately groomed and she delivered our ceremony with absolute perfection.

Melany & Nathan