Celebrant Testimonials

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"Larry had everything set up perfectly. Nothing was in the too hard basket. His sense of humour really was a highlight of our day. He knows how to make a crowd laugh! Larry was amazing in the lead up to our wedding day, talking us through writing our own vows and made sure we felt comfortable every step of the way. Not once did I feel stressed after talking to Larry, can’t recommend him highly enough!"
- Tegan & Danny
“Thank you to Larry for being a huge part of making our wedding day perfect! We and our family were so happy with the relaxed, inclusive and genuine way in which Larry presented our ceremony. We have had countless comments from guests about how “real” it felt. We couldn’t have been happier with how he shared our story and set the tone for the event. Larry was an absolute pleasure to work with through the planning process, including reshuffling our schedule to accommodate our change of date!”
- Isabel & Tourley
“We’d like to say a big thank you to Larry for making our special day even more special by the way in which you celebrated the ceremony for us. A great time was shared by all."
- Rod & Ellen
“Larry performed both as our celebrant and MC. He was very professional and accommodating to our requests and questions. His calm demeanour helped ease our worries and helped our big day go as smoothly as possible. Our guests enjoyed his presence and were happily entertained and I would wholeheartedly recommend him to all.”
- Hilary & Matthew
“ Thank you so much for your part in our farewell to mum. I have had so many people remark on what a great job you did on the day and everyone was in agreement that you told mum’s story in a personal and touching way. So once again thank you!”
- Jackie
“Just wanted to say a huge huge thank you for everything. We had the best day! It was fantastic! Thank you for a beautiful ceremony, everyone was commenting on how good it was. Will highly recommend you to everyone we know. All the best for the future.”
- Gemma & John
“A quick note to say thanks so much from us for making it a wonderful wedding. It was a great service, and we were especially pleased that Mum could be there and that you handled her interjections so kindly and good-naturedly. ”
- Andrew & Michela
“Steve and I wanted a relaxed and fun wedding.  The ceremony that Larry wrote for us was all that but also … very personal. He made us both feel at ease with his calm, professional style.  And on top of all that …. he is a great guy and we enjoyed spending time with him. Thank you again Larry for helping make our day so special.”
- Steve & Megan
“Larry was absolutely incredible, he crafted a wonderful wedding ceremony personal to us. He balanced humour and emotion beautifully to the point my granny didn’t even question why he wasn’t a bishop.”
- Kaygan & Amy
I have been part of two weddings and a funeral which Larry has officiated at. He spends time getting to know the people involved  and really listens to what they want. Larry skilfully weaves humour and personal touches into the celebrations so that  you glimpse a little of their story. Larry ensures the occasion runs seamlessly with great organisational skills and attention to detail.
- Maxine
Larry organised everything from start to finish for us in terms of the order of the day and night. He went above and beyond to ensure our day was perfect. Not only did he make our job easy but feedback from our wedding guests was that Larry’s service on the day was some of the best people have ever witnessed at a wedding. We also used Larry as our MC for our Reception and the whole evening ran without a hitch. Even if something hadn’t have gone to plan with Larry he would have made sure nobody noticed and continued to entertain the guests with his great sense of humour. Never once did I feel stressed about the official side of the day.”
- Brooke & Adam
A huge thank you to Larry for all that he did in the preparation and leading of my brother’s funeral.  Larry ensured that everyone stayed focused on my brother’s wishes and he went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that they were fulfilled in his service.  Larry was very easy to work with, understanding and sympathetic, extremely well organised and, because of him, everything ran smoothly and on time on the day. Better still he fulfilled his role with kindness and humour which was greatly appreciated by everyone. Thank you again, Larry, for being a special part of such a hard day.
- Anne & Stephen
“Larry was our “house farewell” celebrant, November 2018. He was very sensitive to our long history with the house…it being in my family for over 90 years…and wished to pass on some little anecdotes we had told him, to personalise the event. He used relevant music during the farewell and at the end gifted a candle for us to light then, that we could take with us to our new home. A lovely symbolic gesture. He was thoroughly professional throughout, showing empathy which we greatly appreciated.
- Robin & Maurice
” I’ve been to many events MC’ed by Larry. He’s quick witted, has a great sense of humour but also the ability to be serious when the occasion requires. A lovely person to have on board for all your special occasions.”
- Karen
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