Mic​helle Shannon

Marriage Celebrant

Weddings - Elopements  

#LGBTQ Supporter

Relaxed - Modern - Fun - Real

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Welcome to one of the best moments in your life.

On your wedding day I wholeheartedly believe that you should live in the moments you want to remember forever,

you want to have fun, feel loved and capture the essence of your story. 

Enjoying the whole experience of creating something magical.


And, that's where I come in.

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.

 I’m also big on bear hugs, anything unconventional and creative, so let's get you two married!

Photo - Kali and Daniel at Forget Me Not Wedding Venue

Michelle Shannon Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant

So this is me  

Marriage Celebrant, best friend and champagne enthusiast.

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

Photos by April Werz Photography

Michelle Shannon

And this is my little family

I actually have a bigger version as well, but my 3 grown up step-kids and are off living their lives - so it's just my hubby Mark and my lovely daughter GG who now live at home and she keeps us both busy with high school, soccer 

being her personal UBER and ATM. (#imokwiththat)

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

Erin Holland and Ben Cutting


Erin Holland
Caitlin and Karl Fig Tree Restaurant

TESTIMONIAL - Caitlin and Karl

"Hi Michelle,  BEST DAY EVER. 

We cannot thank you enough for making our ceremony

 and celebrations so us.   

We love you.  Caitlin and Karl xx

Caitlin and Karl - Photo by Shane Shepherd

Katie and Phil at Earthhouse

TESTIMONIAL - Katie and Phil - Photo - Cassandra Ladru

"Hi Michelle, we had so many people comment at our reception about how amazing you were and we totally agree! Thank you so much for your guidance and making our wedding day so relaxed. From comforting Phil before I walked down the aisle to encouraging us to put our arms around each other (very comforting for 2 people who actively avoid being the centre of attention!). 

 We can't thank you enough. Thanks again - Katie and Phil xx"

Katie and Phil - Earthhouse

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
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 - Chris and Brie - Rabbit and Bear Photography

"Hi Michelle, I honestly don't know how to thank you enough for literally making our wedding the most special day of our lives ever. The ceremony was truly the most special part and I want to live in that moment eternally!  I have not stopped receiving compliments from our guests on how amazing you were and how special you made the day. You are unbelievable at what you do and we feel incredibly luckily that we found you and made the right decision. I wish you incredible happiness and joy in your life. Chris and Brie xx"

Chris and Brie at Fig Tree Restaurant 

Michelle Shannon Marriage Celebrant Rabbit and Bear Photography

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

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 andeven managed the tears! Every single person said it was the most heartfeltand genuine ceremony they had been to. 

They were in awe of how youworked the space and allowed Tim and I to be in each others arms,kisses and whispers whenever we needed. The comment about howwell 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 Tim at Byron View Farm

Michelle Shannon Marriage Celebrant

Roxy and Jimmy

 Fig Tree Wedding

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

Film by Rabbit and Bear

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

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!

Clare and Jordan at Fig Tree
Where will your celebrant stand
Barefoot at Broken
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!!

A little taste of two very special love stories

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Jess and Kiel married at Peppers Kingscliff

Jess and Kiel met in a little pub in Toowoomba.

Video by Matt Barwick Films

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Emmy and Henry married at Duex Belettes

Henry and Emmy met through family.

Video by Matt Barwick Films

Check out all the latest on either my Facebook site here or 

Instagram at @byronbaycelebrant

So are you ready to have some fun and make your wedding day the best day possible?

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 email you shortly with more information. Have a great day -regards Michelle