Mic​helle Shannon

Marriage Celebrant

Weddings - Elopements 

Renewal of vows 

#LGBT Supporter

Relaxed - Modern - Fun - Real

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Love is Magical

I'm a romantic at heart and inspired by genuine love.

I tell honest love stories and create beautiful moments that will move people. 

Moments that will be cherished forever.

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

having the freedom and connection to tell your unique story and share your love with those you love.

I'm easy-going and warm-hearted and I think I have a knack of making people feel relaxed.

Most of all I want you to have fun! 

Emily and Cohen at Earth House - Photo by Fig Tree Pictures

Michelle Shannon Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant

So this is me  

Your wedding day really is an awesome party where you get to marry your best friend and I love being part of that. Throughout your ceremony I want you 

to be close to one another - hold hands or put  your arm around each other - even (have a sneaky kiss if you wish) and really enjoy the moment.

My aim is to put your mind at ease every step of the way and make it all so easy for you creating a memory you will never forget. My advice to each couple is relax, let go and surrender to the moments that happen, that are real, true and memorable.

I'd love to hear your story - so let's chat. 

If you are coming to Byron Bay we can catch up for a coffee or a vino - alternatively I'm more than happy to call or Skype.  Email link

Photo by Van Middleton

Michelle Shannon

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 her dancing and soccer and all sorts of 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

TESTIMONIAL - Kerry and Kendall - photo Possum Creek Studios

Hi Michelle, I can only thank you from the bottom of our hearts, the ceremony was perfect in so many ways and having you there as our celebrant was the key to that. I am so so glad we came across you, you were the perfect choice for us. I love that you are so friendly and down to earth and had some great suggestions for our day! Thank you so much. I have to say we had so many guests comment on what a great job you did 

(a couple of them even thought that you were one of my friends).​  

Again a big thanks (and a big hug from us all). Kerry and Kendall xx

Kerry and Kendall at Harvest Cafe 

Michelle Shannon Marriage Celebrant

TESTIMONIAL - Karlee and Steven - photo Fig Tree Pictures

"Michelle, from the very first meeting we knew that you were the person we wanted to marry us. You had such a warm, caring and loving vibe and that’s exactly what we wanted. Throughout the whole process you made this part of wedding planning easy. You were always there to offer suggestions and guidance when it was needed. We received so many compliments about how wonderful you were during the ceremony. We can’t thank you enough for making our day magical. Love Steven + Karlee"

We were so blessed to have you be a part of our special day xx

Karlee and Steven - Belongil Beach

Karlee and Steven at Belongil Beach
Amanda and Chris's beautiful Fig Tree Wedding

Chris and Amanda's beautiful Fig Tree Wedding - Click the link

"Michelle, you were absolutely the most perfect celebrant to marry us at the gorgeous Fig Tree Restaurant. We had so many people comment on your beautiful ceremony approach and the way you put everyone at ease. It was the little touches that made such a significant difference like including both of our mothers in a little surprise during the ceremony. You were so calm, reliable, professional and really expressed our love story so eloquently. The ceremony felt so personable and tailored for Chris and I which set the scene for our incredible wedding day. "

Chris and Amanda  Testimonial

TESTIMONIAL - Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm. On the BLOG link

Hi Michelle, Tim and I cannot thank you enough for our perfect ceremony on Saturday. We knew exactly what to expect, were so comfortable and

even managed the tears! Every single person said it was the most heartfelt

and genuine ceremony they had been to. They were in awe of how you

worked the space and allowed Tim and I to be in each others arms,

kisses and whispers whenever we needed. The comment about how

well everything went are a testimony to all of your hard work and preparation-I couldn’t have imagined our ceremony any other way.

We had the perfect day, and it all kicked off with you. Lots of love from us xx"​

Emma and Time at Byron View Farm

Michelle Shannon Marriage Celebrant

Anna and Henry's divine 

Summergrove Estate Wedding

Take a moment to get lost in the beauty of their wedding day.

Film by Ming Dao Ting Films

Michelle Shannon
Making sure all the legal paper work is correct
Beck Lomas and Lindsay
Michelle Shannon Celebrant

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
Sam and Tom at Fig Tree Restaurant
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!!

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

Kira and Jake

Kira and Jake - married at Baileys on Fernleigh

Hi Michelle,

We loved everything about you from the get go. You are such a beautiful, positive, comforting woman to be around, and you were the perfect fit for what our wedding day was all about. Michelle you are so kind, calm and relaxed and made everyone feel at ease. You were always there to talk to when needed, not only on the day but during the lead up also, and thanks for always checking in. There was so much love shared during our ceremony and we couldn’t have asked for a more special, caring woman to share it with. Thank you for everything, it wouldn’t have been the same without you! Xx Kira and Jake

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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Thank you for your enquiry. I will be in touch as soon as possible - Have a beautiful day. Regards Michelle I will be returning emails on my return. Kind regards Michelle