Mic​helle Shannon

Marriage Celebrant

Weddings and 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. 

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.

Fueled by plenty of good coffee and a passion for my role, I spend my days writing and connecting with incredible couples. 

Your story, your love, is beautiful and I can't wait to create a ceremony that will lead you into the celebration of a lifetime.

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

 And, I'd love to hear from you - let's get you two married!

Photo - Stephanie and Ash at Fig Tree Restaurant - Photographer Beck Rocchi

Michelle Shannon Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant

So this is me  

Marriage Celebrant, huggable human and champagne lover.

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

My aim is to put your mind at ease every step of the way and make it all so easy for you while 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 Beck Rocchi

Michelle Shannon

And this is my little family

I actually have a bigger version as well, but my 3 grown up step-kids are off living their lives - so it's just my husband Mark and my lovely daughter GG who now live at home. 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 18 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

Caitlin and Karl Fig Tree Restaurant

TESTIMONIAL - Erin and Darren

Dear Michelle, 

We appreciate your organisation and attention to detail, making sure everything was in line and accurate beforehand but we also loved your personal touch. Your warmth, friendliness, support and flexibility over the substantial planning process was everything to us and really stood out. Michelle, we think the absolute world of you and feel so grateful to you for playing such a huge part in making something pretty special. 

Thank you !  Erin and Darren xxx 

Erin and Darren - Fig Tree Restaurant - Photo Nina Claire Photography

Caitlin and Karl Fig Tree Restaurant

TESTIMONIAL - Maddeline and Nick

Dear Michelle, Where do we start!? 

WOW! What an amazing ceremony you gave us!

Nick and I both could not thank you enough for the time, planning, warmth and heart that went into our special day. It was truly perfect!  The way you delivered our ceremony was a true reflection on us and I can safely say there was not  a dry eye in the house! You brought our love story to life and each one of our guests mentioned to us that you had them captivated on our journey. You’re the best! I hope many more couples get to share their day with you too – as we wouldn’t change a thing!

THANK YOU!! Lots of love, Maddie and Nick xxx 

Maddie and Nick - Rivermead Estate- Photo Casandra Ladru

TESTIMONIAL -  Natasha Schweitzer and Kieran

Michelle married us on a beautiful sunny day at a French chateau hidden in the hinterlands, and we could not have asked for a more perfect ceremony. Michelle is beautifully spoken, gentle and warm. She welcomed our family and friends, taking everyone on our journey from tears to laughter—

an effortless elegance in her every word. The entire wedding was raving about our ceremony and how perfect everything was, and I do feel that we owe a lot of that praise to Michelle. She fit in as part of the family, and we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Not to mention that she is gorgeous, inside and out. Special thanks to Michelle for sticking with us and being so gracious through cancelled plans during this pandemic.​

Natasha and Kieran at Deux Belettes- Photo Bayleigh Vedelago

Michelle Shannon Marriage Celebrant Rabbit and Bear Photography
Amanda and Chris's beautiful Fig Tree Wedding

Erin  Holland  and Ben Cutting - Elements of Byron Bay

Michelle, you were a simply a joy to work with from day one. 

As two fairly time poor individuals, you went above and beyond to make sure we were on track and well prepared every step of the way. Our ceremony was completely personalised and tailored to exactly what we wanted, technically and verbally went off without a single hitch. Thank you for being so engaging and  personable 

You always remember if a ceremony doesn’t go well, 

and Michelle  you were absolutely flawless. 

Erin Holland and Ben Cutting at Elements Resort - Photo Bayleigh Vedelago

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. 

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
Katie and Phil at Earthhouse

TESTIMONIAL - Caitlin and Frances

"Michelle, the day was brilliant and you were fabulous. 

We loved  ever minute and were so present with every moment 

and didn't want it to end.

Caitlin and Frances - Harvest Cafe - Photo Shane Shepherd

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!  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  Kerry and Kendall xx"

Kerry and Kendall at Harvest Cafe 

Michelle Shannon Marriage Celebrant
Michelle Shannon
Michelle Shannon Celebrant
Making sure all the legal paper work is correct
Lauren and Hamish

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!!

Anna and Henry

A love story.. at Summer Grove Estate

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