You're Getting Married!

It doesn't get any better than this. You've met the person of your dreams and you've decided to officially commit to each other for the rest of your lives. Congratulations! Whether you want a small, intimate affair or a lavish 'social event of the year' style wedding, you'll want to be sure that at the end of the day, it was the best ever. And I can certainly guarantee your ceremony will be. I'll work closely with you to create and deliver a ceremony that is everything you want it to be – one that is meaningful, sincere and a celebration of who you both are.

Getting married, for me, was the best thing I ever did. I was suddenly beset with an immense sense of release, that we have something more important than our separate selves, and that is the marriage. There's immense happiness that can come from working towards that.

Nick Cave

Louise McDonough is a contemporary celebrant who will help to make your wedding day perfect for you and your guests.
From a quiet vintage garden wedding to beachside wedding, Louise McDonough can deliver a ceremony that is meaningful and sincere.
Louise McDonough will explain the wedding process and the marriage legalities involved in a way that is easy to follow and understand.

0412 077 749



Give Me A Call

You contact me (via phone, email, Facebook – whatever suits!)

We chat.

If you like the sound of me, and I'm available on the date of your wedding, we arrange to meet.



Let's Meet

We get to know each other over coffee (one of my favourite parts of the journey!)

After listening to what you both want for your ceremony, I'll give suggestions and also explain the legal requirements for your marriage. (Relax, I'll provide all the details in an information kit.)

You decide if you want me to be your celebrant.



And We're On!

To book me in for your big day...

You pay a deposit to lock in the date (then I can get all the legal paperwork underway).

We meet again to talk more about your story as a couple and what you'd like for your ceremony; and progress the legal paperwork.

I will handcraft a unique and totally personalised ceremony for you and also provide you with suggested readings, vows, special elements and music you might like me to include. (We'll email it back and forth until you absolutely love it!)

You can rest easy knowing I'm always available via phone or email, or to meet as needed.

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Practice Makes Perfect

We hold a rehearsal at the venue, if possible, the day before your big day. This allows you, the bridal party, musicians and guests with a speaking role to get comfortable with the flow of the ceremony - so you can relax and enjoy your wedding day!

We finalise the legal paperwork.



The Big Day

I arrive ONE HOUR before the wedding is due to start, set up my PA and signing table, liaise with musicians, photographers and venue staff, settle the groomsmen and welcome your guests and make sure everything is just right for your ceremony.

The bride arrives looking gorgeous!

I deliver your beautiful and bespoke ceremony that blows your family and friends away – not a dry eye in the house!

You party!

I take care of all the legalities and provide you with a professionally printed marriage certificate and a beautifully bound copy of your wedding ceremony.

Okay, Got It. What are your fees?

Louise completely embraced and celebrated us for who we were which was strongly reflected during our unique and lighthearted ceremony, and no request was too difficult.

Emily & Dane