Byron Bay Marriage Celebrant

Michelle Shannon

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Here are just a few of the beautiful notes, emails and kind words I receive each week

Thank you to all my lovely couples for allowing me to share an incredible day, shed a few tears and at times laugh and giggle along with them on their journey to happily ever after.


Phoebe and Ben

Clare and Jordan - married at Fig Tree Restaurant

From the moment we met Michelle we knew that we had made the right choice of celebrant. Jordan and I felt comforted by her expertise, as well as her warm and friendly demeanour. She took the time to get to know us, and turned our story into a beautiful celebration. She gave us lots of choices for the wording of our ceremony, so that we could tailor it to the style of our day. We also chose to write our own vows, and Michelle gave us lots of ideas and inspiration.

Michelle is professional, warm, friendly, accommodating and fun. We were able to cuddle and hug throughout our ceremony and this made us feel comfortable, happy and loved. We loved that Michelle stood off to the side of our bridal party, so that the moment was about us, but she was still there when needed.

Michelle knew all of the little details that really helped the ceremony run smoothly. From taking my bouquet off me to place on the signing table when I got to the end of the aisle, to printing off our vows for us, to sending off the paperwork for us.

We are so glad that we chose Michelle to help us enter married life, and highly recommend her to everyone!

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Lisa and Ben - married at Ewingsdale

Michelle, where do I start! You are the type of person you meet once and fall instantly in love with. I am so grateful to have met you, and even more been 

able to have had you as our celebrant on our wedding day last month.

You are fun, professional, down to earth and absolutely gorgeous. 

You made Ben and I feel very at ease and able to laugh and relax during our ceremony. I honestly will remember you forever, our guests absolutely 

adored you and all said such wonderful things about you.

Thank you, for helping us deliver our vows so beautifully and all your important recommendations leading up to the big day. 

From the beginning to end, I can't rate you high enough.

We love you!! Lisa & Ben x x x

Photo Fig Tree Wedding Photography

Emma and Tim at Byron View Farm

Amie and Andrew at Casuarina

Michelle married Andrew and I recntly and It has taken me a little while to write this review as I wanted it to truly recognise how wonderful Michelle is not only as a celebrant but as a person.

Michelle is the most amazing celebrant you could ever wish for, she is truly a beautiful soul with such a genuine passion for what she does and from our first meeting we felt so comfortable and at ease that we knew we didn't need to meet with anyone else we had found our celebrant.

Michelle is both professional and easy to work with guiding you every step of the way while providing all the information you need and more. I just want to say the biggest THANK YOU for being a part of and playing such an important role in our special day!!! Michelle was ever present and happy to answer all my questions and queries she took the time to understand every detail of our wedding day plans.

Our guests were most impressed and we received so many compliments on just how beautifully she delivered the whole ceremony. Michelle was relaxed and confident she took the time to involve everyone to share in our journey and special day.

Michelle you have such a wonderful presence and natural ability to make every guest comfortable and at ease.

Andrew and I are so thankful for the role you played during our wedding day, and in the lead up to it. You are a truly beautiful soul who lights up everyone in your presence, I couldn’t recommend you more to anyone looking for a celebrant to become a part of their special day as you were ours. Much love always x

Amie and Andrew at Casuarina

Emma and Tim at Byron ​View Farm

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"​ Photographer Possum Creek

Laura and Ben at Beach Restaurant

Laura and Ben at Beach Restaurant

Hi Michelle,

We had the most incredible day, filled with so much love and joy, and memories that will last a lifetime. We cannot thank you enough for how supportive you were in the lead up to, the day before and of course on the day. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and we have had so many friends and family comment on how touching it was - with most even saying it was the best ceremony they've ever witnessed!! 

That is all thanks to you... :)

You are such a kind, considerate and beautiful person, and we feel so lucky that we found you and you were the one to marry us. Thank you for keeping up so calm throughout the process, and keeping things light-hearted even when it was slightly tough and emotional. Mum loved how respectfully you acknowledged my dad - thank you. Thank you again for everything. Laura and Ben xx

Phoebe and Ben

Jim and Leah - Eloped at The Byron at Byron Resort

Hi Michelle,

We are definitely enjoying married life, there's a different air to everything now that we are officially married. Thank you so much for all your help,  you were fantastic!

We told everyone via texts last Friday, all surprised and happy for us! And yesterday, we had a family get together with everyone and celebrated. Great time!

Again thank so much for making our elopement experience, one to remember!  Regards,  Mr & Mrs Takos 😊  Photo Blue Tulip Images

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Phoebe and Ben - The Fig Tree

Hi Michelle,

Thanks for such a great ceremony! Everyone said how amazing you were.  

We love you. xx Phoebe and Ben

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Mel and Luke - Ewingsdale Hall

Hi Michelle,

We just wanted to say a huge thank you! You were absolutely wonderful, and we are so happy to have shared this big moment in our lives with you. Your kindness, calmness, and expert knowledge really helped us in being calm on the day (trying to be at least haha). We had many comments from guests about how fantastic you were, and we couldn't agree more. It was a beautiful ceremony, and in our eyes couldn't have been more perfect. So thank you very much, you were a huge support to us.  Love Mel and Luke Granger  - Photo Fig Tree Wedding Photographer

Sianna and Tyson Testimonial

Sianna and Tyson - Fig Tree Wedding

Hi Michelle

Thank you so much for the amazing ceremony you provided Tyson and I. We cannot thank you enough! Before getting married and meeting you I didn't quite realise just how important it is to get the right celebrant for your wedding but man' are we glad we chose you.  Thanks so much again Sianna and Tyson xx

Photo by Yellowbull Weddings

Aimee and Michael family wedding

Aimee and Michael - Mullumbimby wedding

Hi Michelle,

Firstly, Michael and I would like to say an immense thank you to yourself for making our day easy and stress free. You are more than a curator of love stories, more like a conductor of magical days of love. From beginning to end you have helped us and answered all our questions. We have received endless compliments from friends and family for the beautiful ceremony you put together and how lovey and friendly you were. So thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. Aimee and Michael xx

Photo by Down Bangalow Road

Sam and Tom - Fig Tree

Samantha and Tom - Fig Tree Restaurant

Michelle is amazing in every single way. She made the marriage process so easy and enjoyable from the get go and her ceremony was everything we dreamed of and more. Our guests couldn't compliment her enough; her warm nature, professional manner and personal touches really did make our day extra special. I'd recommend Michelle in a heartbeat to anybody looking to be married in the area. Sam and Tom

Photo by Fig Tree Pictures

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Genna and Romano - Married at Fig Tree Restaurant

Michelle is an outstanding celebrant. I honestly don't think you could find someone better. She made our ceremony so special.. she is kind, genuine and incredibly talented at what she does. We couldn't recommend her enough. 

Thank you so much Michelle xx  Genna and Romano

Photo by Kait Barker

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Sahra and Jordan - Married at Fig Tree Restaurant

Dear Michelle,

Where do we start…. I’m sure you already know this but seriously 


We cannot thank you enough for making our ceremony so special, the prep prior to and your warm kindness in calming our nerves prior to our big moment. 

Nothing was ever a hassle, your positive energy was infectious you made us feel like you were our second mum. After the ceremony it just sunk in at how beautiful the ceremony was and that was all down to you!!!

I remember when I initially started looking for a celebrant I stalked you on Instagram for months and knew who I wanted. Upon receiving Vender recommendations from Fig Tree you were at the top of the list and knew it was a sign and locked you in!!

All the guests were raving about how lovely and funny you were and we are so stoked you made a perfect choice for our ceremony in finding you and will be definitely highly recommended by all who attended and have our highest respect.

We will remember it forever.   Thanks again Michelle. You rock 

Sahra and Jordy Hintz xxxx  

Photo by Amelia Fullarton

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Bronnie and Brett - Married at Fig Tree Restaurant

Hello Michelle

We had the best people surrounding us on the day. It was perfect. 

 Everyone loved you just as much as we did. Hands down the best celebrant ever!   

Bronnie and Brett xx

Photo by Kate Nutt Photography

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Rachel and Bryce - Married at Blue Green House

Hi Michelle

We cannot thank you enough, from the moment we first heard you at a friends wedding we knew you were the one for us.

You make everyone feel so welcomed and like family.

Thank you for making the best ceremony and for making us a very happily married husband and wife. Love Rachel and Bryce Cameron xx

Photo by Wilde Visual

Evan and Michaela - Married at Deux Belettes

Hi Michelle

We are so grateful that you were part of our day. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful, and so many people have commented on how much it suited us and that is certainly a credit to you. It was really special and we will never forget it. 

 Love and hugs Michaela and Evan xx

Photo by Justin - Bushturkey Studio

Ashleigh and Sam - Married at Ewingsdale Hall


Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you again for all your help. You were so sweet & kind 

& welcoming. All of our guests raved about you. Sam & I feel so lucky to have found you. You really set the feel for the rest of our - relaxed and happy! 

We will definitely recommend you to any of our friends or family in the future. 

We will never forget our beautiful day thanks to you.

Love Ashleigh and Sam xx

Photo by Carly Tia

Nikki and Michael - Married at Barefoot at Broken

Hi Michelle

Thank-you again for making our ceremony so heartfelt and intimate - I cannot tell you how many of our guests absolutely raved about you and said that it was the best ceremony they’ve sat through - I don’t remember much of it (the whole day was such a whirlwind) but I do remember everyone being so silent and completely in the moment - it was perfect.

We feel so lucky to of had you as our celebrant Michelle :) Nikki and Michael xxx

Photo by Kate Nutt

Danica and Evan - Married at Byron View Farm

Dearest Michelle,

As the memories and emotions are still raw, we wanted to send you an email expressing our gratitude and thanks for your amazing service as celebrant on our special day!

We are so grateful to have met you and feel that you created a ceremony unlike any other, it was heartfelt and completely captured our values and beliefs, whilst involving the most special people in our lives.

We can't believe how quickly the day proceeded and cannot believe we are now husband and wife!! Thank you thank you thank you!!

We hope to see you again, but not for another wedding! Maybe a coffee :)

Big Love,  Danica & Evan xx

Photo by Shane Shepherd

Candice and Tom - Married at Whimsy Farm

Hi Michelle,

Can't believe I'm back at work (married!!) already . 

Thank you again for making our day so special. Our guests are still singing your praises and continue to compliment you on how natural and at ease you made everyone feel. Thank you again!

Lots of love Candice  and Tom xx

Photo by Sail Me to the Moon

Kylie and Chris - Married at Fig Tree Restaurant

My husband and I recently got married at The Fig Tree Restaurant, Byron Bay on the 21st April 2016 and we were lucky enough to have Michelle as our celebrant! 

She was incredible, we knew after we met her that we had made a great choice :) Michelle made us feel at ease from the moment we saw her the day before our wedding, for our rehearsal, and this continued all the way until we were husband and wife :) Our guests had come from all over the world and Australia to be there for our special day... among our guests there was a lot of experience in attending weddings and seeing celebrants in action.... all we heard from everyone was how 'Michelle was amazing and the best they had seen'... If you are considering having Michelle as your celebrant, stop now and book her! You most certainly will not be disappointed... quiet the opposite! It will be one of the best decisions you make towards the best day of your life.

Google Review by Kylie and Chris

Ariel and Mark - Married at Fig Tree Restaurant

Hi Michelle

Thanks so much! we are loving married life! 

Thank so much for all your help in the lead up and on the day of our wedding! We are so glad that you were there with us, and we have had so many comments from our guests about how good you were and how wonderful the ceremony was! 

By all reports there wasn’t a dry eye in the house! You made everything so easy and the whole ceremony was just so fun! We just loved it!

Thank you again for all your guidance for our wedding, we truly couldn’t have done it without you!   Ariel  and Mark xox 

Photo by Fig Tree Pictures

Lara and Matt - Married at Newrybar Downs

Dear Michelle - we couldn't have done it without you - thank you sooooo much - we love you ..Lara and Matt xx

Photo by Kate Holmes

Matt and Clare - Married at Bangalow Showgrounds

Hi Michelle,

Thank you so much for being a part of our day.

Thank you for getting to know us and our story. You made the ceremony process so much less daunting and really personal. We were so happy with our choice of celebrant during the entire process. We look forward to seeing you in Byron soon - Matt and Clare xx

Photo by Love from Luff

Ashley and Thane - Married at Bangalow Guest House

Michelle you were amazing, such a genuine beautiful person, we were over the moon that we found you to be apart of our ceremony.

Thane and I would be honored to see our story up on your page.

Thanks again lots of love.

Mr and Mrs McPherson

Photo by  Julieanne Middlebrook

Beck and Lindsay's Verandahs Wedding

Beck and Lindsay - Married at Verandahs

Hey Michelle,

Lindsay and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for such an amazing ceremony! Our day couldn't have been more perfect, and you did such an amazing job as our celebrant! It truly was a day I'll never forget, by far the best day of my life! 

We just can't thank you enough! Beck and LindsayXxx

Photo by  Josephine Lee Photography

Guy and Zaiga - Earth House Wedding

Guy and Zaiga - Married at Earth House

Hi Michelle,

Great to hear from you! Yes we have been basking in all the warm fuzzy feelings from the day, it's been a pretty wonderful time!

Thank you again for making the most important part of the day so special for us, we have had so many people comment on how great the ceremony was, and in particular your relaxed approach and genuine warmth, there was a lot of love all round! I think we feel like we got the 

A team all round, so lucky!

Speak soon, (we'll be back in Byron again fear not) and thank you again!

Love Guy and Zaiga 

Photo by Shane Shepherd

Michelle Shannon

On your wedding day the things that your friends and family 

will remember the most are..

Good friends, good food, good fun and 

a memorable ceremony.

That is my promise to you.