Mic​helle Shannon

Marriage Celebrant

Weddings - Elopements - Renewal of vows 

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Relaxed - Modern - Fun - Real


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Love is Magical

 As your celebrant I want you to feel excited about your celebration. 

I want to capture those honest, sometimes teary moments that take you and your 

guests on a journey they will never forget and lead you into the 'party of all parties'.

Most of all I want you to have fun!

Photo -  Beck and Lindsay at Verandahs by Josephine Lee Photography

Michelle Shannon Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant

So this is me  

Most days I'm usually in the office writing, reading and filing all the 

important legal stuff required for weddings or I'm out walking to the lighthouse 

and enjoying a coffee with clients and friends.


But on the weekends or to be honest any day of the week now  I am lucky enough to meet incredible people from all walks of life and help them celebrate one of the best days of their life. Hopefully I will also get to meet you to.


Throughout your ceremony I want you to be close to one another - hold hands 

or put  your arm around each other (have a sneaky kiss if you wish)

and really enjoy the moment.

Photo at Verandahs  by Carly Tia

And this is my little family

I actually have a bigger version as well, but my 3 grown up step-kids are a little camera shy - so it's just my hubby Mark and my lovely daughter GG who now live at home and she keeps us both busy with dancing, singing and all sorts of concerts and fun things that she loves to do.. 

I first fell in love with becoming a celebrant when I went to a wedding 15 years ago in Perth, where the celebrant made everyone feel  welcome, relaxed and really included us in the ceremony - 'I loved it' and knew I that I could bring that 

same kind of feeling  to Byron Bay and beyond.

Why don't you check out what my past couples have said. Click here

 Photo by Kate Nutt

Michelle Shannon
Making sure all the legal paper work is correct
Happily married Alice and Joel
Michelle Shannon with Adam and Megan

How it all works

We need to say Hi 

Let's meet in person if at all possible, say hello on the phone, by email or maybe even a skype call if you wish.    You can Email me here


Official paperwork and writing the ceremony

The next step is the initial paperwork and then as we get closer to the wedding we start working on your ceremony. I will help you each step of the way and I will also give you resources to help you out like  - vow examples.


Day before the wedding we catch up for a rehearsal

I like to meet you, make sure that all the paperwork is ready to go for the big day and to also walk you and those involved in the wedding ceremony through the flow of the day so that everyone feels confident and relaxed. 


On the Day

I will arrive 30 mins prior to the ceremony so I can say hello to the groom and those that may be involved in the wedding and make sure we are all working as a team keeping everyone relaxed, happy and ready to celebrate while we wait for the brides arrival.  

And then once you are 'happily married' I will give you both a big hug and ride off into the wilderness and leave you all to celebrate.  Easy, Right!

Lucie and Rich stand together during the ceremony
Where will your celebrant stand
Eli and Virginia
Alice and Joel during their ceremony

Where will I be standing during your ceremony?

Close by - not far from you - but just out of your photo. 

I don't stand in the middle of you both as I want  you to  have connection - 

to put your arms around each other if you wish. Have a sneaky kiss of two - why not! It your day after all and I want you to feel relaxed and enjoy the moment. 

Plus you don't really need me in all of your  beautiful photos!!

Photo credit   1 . Possum Creek    2. Van Middleton  3. Byron Loves Fawn   4. Kait Photography

We’ve loved every minute of our journey

Jody and Jason  - married at Koonyum Range

Hi beautiful Michelle

Thank you does not seem like enough!

You are truly such a gracious woman and your contribution to our wedding day was elegant, spirited and just meant to be - we could not have asked for anyone more aligned to marry us! We will be forever grateful for the space YOU created for us on our wedding day..  So thank you - we adore you..

Sending you all our love from Adelaide - Big hugs Jody and Jase xxx

Photo by Bayleigh Vedelago

Jim and Tenielle at Fig Tree

Jim and Tenielle - married at Fig Tree Restaurant

Hi Michelle

We are still on cloud 9 after what really was the best day of our lives. And we are so incredibly happy with our choice of you as our celebrant.  You were amazing and the feedback from our friends and family has been incredible. You made us feel comfortable and at ease, making the whole ceremony so enjoyable.  

Thank you again - Love Tenielle and Jim xx

Photo by Jess Jackson

Henry and Emmy - married at Deux Belettes

Hi Michelle - We just wanted to say our most sincere thank you for being our celebrant on our big day. We received so many comments that the wedding was the best our guests have ever been to, and they especially loved our ceremony and mentioned what a wonderful celebrant you were who really set the mood.

I still remember just before the ceremony you came upstairs to see how I was, 

which was when I was a nervous wreck, you grabbed my hands and looked me in the eye and said the kindest words. I don't remember what you said, but sometimes your actions really do speak louder than words and just being there holding my hands allowed me to compose myself again, it was exactly what I needed.

Anyway, we just wanted to really thank you again,our wedding wouldn't have been the same without you.  All the best Emmy and Henry XX

Photo by Bushturkey Studio

A little taste of two very special love stories

Jess and Kiel married at Peppers Kingscliff

Jess and Kiel met in a little pub in Toowoomba.

Video by Matt Barwick Films

Emmy and Henry married at Duex Belettes

Henry and Emmy met through family.

Video by Matt Barwick Films

So are you ready to take the leap and find out more?

Fill in the form below or pick up the phone and say hello. 

0412 649 313


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