Very proud and grateful for these wonderful reviews! Thank you!


Elaine is brilliant. Very clear & very thorough. She walked us through everything that we needed to do in her soft and patient way and was always open to answering our questions. On the day she was flexible with a few changes due to weather and adapted without seconds hesitation. She made us feel as ease at every step of the way. Highly recommend Elaine for your wedding.


Where do we start with Elaine? From the moment we read reviews and noticed how much people were raving about her, we never looked back. Elaine is super professional, very thorough, genuine, does everything from the heart and will do everything above and beyond your expectation. It was so pleasant dealing with her throughout the journey. If you are looking for a celebrant that will ensure you don’t miss anything (in terms of getting all the paperwork finalized), a celebrant that will give you an unforgettable experience and genuinely has your best interest, look no further – Elaine is your go-to. We would recommend Elaine to people from all walks of life as you would be guaranteed an experience like no other suited to you.

M and E
Samantha Mason

Elaine was absolutely amazing at our wedding and pre wedding rehearsal! She wasn’t just our celebrant, but also and amazing caring person. Organising a wedding was so stressful but Elaine was always so calming and kind to me 😊. I highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for a celebrant! Thank you Elaine for making our wedding so amazing and memorable! 😊

Nary Chea

Whilst searching high and low for a celebrant one of our friends recommended A Certain Celebration. At our very first meeting Elaine’s genuine patience, generous and warm nature made us 100% sure that, out of the multitude of celebrants we had spoken to, Elaine was the perfect one for us. Over the coming weeks and months, Elaine guided us through the development of our ceremony, including the explanation of all the legal requirements, and provided inspiration for little touches to our ceremony that helped create memories that will last a lifetime. Throughout the process Elaine kept a warm, patient watch over our progress, like a gentle Shepherd leading two slightly befuddled sheep, she made sure that we got all our paperwork, vows and other bits and pieces in on time. If you’re looking for a celebrant, both my partner and I highly recommend Elaine. Her patience, humour and creativity alleviated a lot of the stress we would have otherwise encountered (Including decorations for the ceremony, where Elaine made some beautiful flower arrangements and gave us free run of using them during ceremony), we feel Elaine went above and beyond in helping us out. She also has a three legged cat which is pretty cool.

Sue T

We were fortunate to have Elaine as our celebrant at our wedding in 2019. Her professionalism, kindness and attention to detail made our day incredibly fun. The real benefit started months earlier. We had little idea how to structure our ceremony. Elaine’s guidance in this regard was second to none. She gave us numerous ideas, was eager for input and was very accommodative.
We were so very happy with the result, which was a lovely day we will remember forever.

Sarah H

Even if it’s not your first … A wedding is a big deal. It’s a celebration and an expression of the marriage you hope to have with someone you adore.  It’s a lot of moving pieces and lots of emotion – you really want the right person to guide you and help you enjoy it.  We were delighted to have Elaine as our celebrant. Right from the start we felt that we had a friend and a professional guiding us. Our wedding combined 2 families, 6 individuals, 3 cultures and 2 languages so we needed gentle hands and good energy.  Elaine calmly got things done, explained what was essential, important or just optional (with insight and good ideas).  Her ability to listen, suggest, adapt, enthuse and keep us on track made the ceremony an exciting and stable part of the wedding.  We were able to celebrate our commitment to each other as a couple and as a blended family.  Our children and our parents said they felt involved, comfortable and significant.  Our guests told us they really enjoyed the ceremony and could see what was important to us.  Elaine also embraced and added to our ideas, building a personal and sincere event: Vows and readings in English and French; vows to children; family medallions; the story of the 15 second kiss; a (vintage French) wine ceremony; candle lighting and coloured sand pouring were all smoothly integrated and well received.  Elaine is a professional presenter, is punctual, plans and anticipates well, communicates proactively and adapts smoothly as required.  We strongly recommend Elaine as someone who will help you enjoy the big moment as soon as you meet her.

N and K

Amazing! Elaine was our celebrant for both our wedding and renewal of vows, she was a pleasure to work with, always lovely, warm, calm and very organised. She tailored our wedding to suit our love story and everyone spoke about how wonderful she was. We will definitely use her again for future wedding anniversary renewals! See you in 10 years 😉 Thanks Elaine x


Elaine’s humour & warmth makes for a very personal wedding experience. She seems to know just the right way to say & express things.  She made the whole wedding process easy & stress free. Can’t recommend her enough.

Chris and Chris

Elaine was amazing guiding us from the paperwork in the beginning & preparation in between to our wedding day!  We had many comment on a beautiful ceremony & we couldn’t have done it without you!!  I highly recommend Elaine’s services, very experienced & professional!  A lovely lady who made the planning process stress free! Thank you

Mr and Mrs Pike

Elaine had a lovely calming effect on our big day!  Her organisation left us feeling at ease and her voice is very calming.  Loving person, fantastic celebrant.

S and M

From the very moment my husband and I met Elaine we felt comfortable with her. Nothing was ever too much and she was happy to make changes to the ceremony to suit our style!

Amanda D

Wow, what can we say.  Elaine went above and beyond in each and every step of our wedding ceremony. At our first meeting she said with her characteristic warmth, “don’t worry, I’ll take care of you.”  And that she did. Elaine is a creative and inspired celebrant who clearly loves what she does and cares about the people she works with – a rare find. We highly recommend her to you.  With Gratitude.

J and C

We had Elaine do our wedding ceremony on the 9th September and she was amazing,  We had a few issues over the months leading to our day and Elaine was so supportive and understanding. She was such a pleasure to work with. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

S and C

Elaine was such a wonderful celebrant, from the first meeting I knew she would be fantastic. Her warmth and caring personality makes you instantly feel calmer and know she is there to guide you through this time from start to finish! Elaine was very helpful with bringing ideas of including our children into the ceremony and we appreciated that very much. We would highly recommend Elaine and we thankyou so much for helping make our day so amazing.

Belinda and Steve

From the beginning we knew Elaine was the perfect celebrant for us.  She is caring, considerate and has a passion for making your day special! Elaine met with us many times at our home and went through all the details of how the ceremony would run, making careful changes to personalise it as much as we needed. Thank you for the best day and helping us to make it as smooth as possible and one to remember! We highly recommend her for any celebration you may have.

Bridgette and Brock

Thank you Elaine for your help and coordination through the planning stages of our ceremony, and for helping us have a wonderful wedding day. Our ceremony was perfect, and so many of our guests commented on how personal and memorable the ceremony was. Thank you also for arranging the beautiful flower stands at such short notice!

Em and Mal

We had the great pleasure of working with Elaine for our wedding in March 2017.  She was amazing! Elaine was creative and flexible, allowing us to develop a ceremony that was absolutely perfect for the both of us.  She worked above and beyond, coming to our place for rehearsals and visiting the wedding site before hand. She is an incredibly easy going, hard working person who absolutely loves her job and it showed on the day. Elaine was certainly a big part of what made it such a magical experience and we cannot recommend her enough.

Bec and David

We had the chance to work with Elaine for our wedding on February 2017.  Upon our first meet with Elaine we had a good vibe from her as her lively personality came through. She provided us with all the information we required and broke it down very well.  Elaine made us feel very comfortable in terms of asking any questions, no matter how simple they may sound.  The whole process was a breeze with Elaine as she adapted to the type of people we are. On the day, she liaised with both myself and the bride and kept on top of everything including delays.  Her calm demeanour kept everything flowing smoothly which ensured us that we had made the right choice of picking Elaine. We highly recommend Elaine and consider ourselves fortunate for the chance to work with her.

Kim and Dennis

We had the pleasure of working with Elaine McNamara for our recent wedding ceremony; originally we had planned for a February 2017 wedding, however with a change in circumstances – a baby on the way! – we decided to bring things forward to November 2016 instead.  Elaine was so incredibly helpful, patient and kind throughout the rescheduling process, particularly when we were trying to decide what we would do; her guidance, thoughtful suggestions and support was so appreciated and she couldn’t do enough for us to make everything trouble-free. Elaine has a wonderful style of delivery in her ceremonies and her collaborative approach to the writing of the ceremony itself made it so personal and heartfelt; she is very engaging and helped us both to relax on the day and we were so grateful to her for helping to make our ceremony so special. 
We are pleased to say that we will continue our journey with Elaine next year as we renew our vows with family and friends present and look forward to sharing this with her.  We would highly recommend Elaine as a celebrant and offer our sincere thanks to her for her assistance!

Scott and Stef

Elaine was wonderful.  She made everything so easy for us and we didn’t worry for a second. 
She had everything organised for us.  She also made some lovely suggestions. The amount of work she put into our ceremony shows how passionate she is about her work.  She really goes above and beyond for her couples and we will remember our ceremony forever. Many of our guests commented on how wonderful she is.  We highly recommend Elaine and are grateful to her for making our day really special.  Thank you Elaine.

Ainslie and Alan

Elaine is a fantastic celebrant who approached our wedding celebration with total professionalism.  She had gentle but extremely helpful suggestions while still completely respecting our own vision and wishes. On the day, Elaine’s calmness definitely helped to settle our nerves and we were delighted with the beautiful celebration she gave us. It really shines through that Elaine loves her work as a celebrant which definitely sets her apart. Thanks again Elaine for the wonderful ceremony.

Karen and Scott

Elaine was FANTASTIC she helped with every step along the way, she was willing to do anything she could in the lead up to the wedding to make it as smooth and easy as possible. Elaine was willing to travel to our house for us to sign papers and kept us in the loop with every aspect of the running of the ceremony. The time and effort she put into our wedding was amazing. Then there is the actual wedding, she was professional well spoken, flexible (last min rain meant we had to move to the rotunda) she was lighthearted and basically everything that we could have hoped for in a celebrant. I am not fond of leaving reviews unless I feel strongly enough to do so and in this instance I HAD to recommend Elaine!  Thankyou for Everything Elaine it was an amazing day for Naomi and I.

N and D

We were delighted with the personal attention that Elaine gave for our wedding ceremony.  She went out of her way to research ideas for us and to make our day beautiful and seamless.
Elaine was wonderful to work with attending our home at short notice for discussions regarding the ceremony. I could not have found anyone better to be our celebrant and also such a major part of our special day.  I would highly recommend her for your wedding….she is absolutely fantastic!!

J and M

From the first email contact I knew I had found my perfect celebrant. Elaine was warm, caring, understanding, and thorough. She has the couple’s best interests in mind at every step, and I was confident she would deliver a perfect ceremony on the day. She was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend.

E and M

From the first point of contact with Elaine, we felt totally at ease with both her friendliness, warmth and professionalism. Elaine made every step flow easily and made our day both memorable and joyful from beginning to end. We would have no hesitation in recommending Elaine’s services. Her follow up after the event was also lovely.

Maureen and Rainer

Thank you Elaine for making our day a lovely occasion. The ceremony was fun and every one enjoyed being there. You made it easy and relaxed for us both to be there in the moment without the worries.

Barry and Tracey

Elaine was excellent. Before we met with Elaine, it was clear she would go above and beyond to make sure we had a ceremony suited to our needs/interest. Elaine was happy to meet with us a few times before the day and was fantastic at working with us to draft the ceremony and vows. Highly recommend!

Rebecca M

That was our perfect day and I am glad we had chosen Elaine. She had helped us with the entire process, explained and taken care of everything, her place is very nice with some glamour touches. After the wedding we went to a near beach to take few photos and they will be #1 memories.

L and K

Elaine was incredible! Well-spoken, very organized & such a sweetheart. You couldn’t find a better celebrant.


Elaine was amazing and made our wedding experience very easy and enjoyable. Highly recommended.


I cannot thank Elaine enough for making our day extra special. She has guided us throughout the process of getting married. Very patient with my question and really passionate for what she does. She check up on us after the wedding and made sure we know exactly what to do regarding changing names and legal document. I will definitely recommend her to anyone. Thanks, Elaine.


Elaine we wanted to thank you so much for all you did to put us at ease from the very first meeting, you helped us craft a beautiful ceremony that captured us perfectly. Neither of us are really comfortable being centre of attention however we were able to get lost in the moment. It will be a day we remember forever.

Jenine C

We had previous experience with Elaine doing my brother in-law and sister in-laws wedding.
She was fantastic for their wedding and she was fantastic for ours. She came to us to help organise the ceremony and was open with our ideas, trying to incorporate them into our day.
On the day the ceremony was great, Elaine helped keep us on track and it went as smoothly as it could with young kids being involved. But we wouldn’t have it any other way.

B and S

My (now) husband and I were just over a month out till our big day when we were told neither of our priests (interfaith marriage) would be able to legally marry us on the day of our wedding due to various reasons. We were in a real panic and started looking frantically for a celebrant. We had no idea what to look for but there was something about Elaine and her great reviews that caught our eye. We thought we’d give her a call. We had no idea what to ask or what to do, but Elaine guided us all the way. She was so easy to talk to and made us feel so comfortable right from the get go. She took the stress off us by handling all the paperwork and the finer details. We ended up deciding to get married in her beautiful home a week before our religious ceremonies and it was such a beautiful and intimate moment with just our parents and our 2 witnesses. We highly recommend Elaine. She will go above and beyond to ensure your day is a special one and has even helped me after that as I’ve had issues getting my marriage certificate. She is worth every penny. Thank you for being such a beautiful soul, Elaine!

N and W

What a wonderful celebration we had!  Thank you Elaine for making Shaamini’s Naming Day so meaningful and special for our family and friends. The beautiful “sand ceremony”, which allowed so many members of our family to be involved, created such a special connection to Shaamini.  Our other grandaughters were delighted to be a part of this celebration.

Name Withheld

From the first email we received from Elaine, she was honestly wonderful. It’s both an exciting and stressful time leading up to & getting married. And as we found, a second marriage does not lessen those feelings or stress levels. To add to this, we also run our own very busy business, and both Graham & myself were busy & time poor. Elaine was professional, helpful & understanding, at the same time, she possesses those rare people skills that allowed her to easily bring us both back to focus on where we both needed & wanted to be. Let’s face it, without a Celebrant we couldn’t have been married!! And as such Elaine played one of the most vital roles in helping us organise our special day. It’s obvious from first contact that Elaine genuinely loves & embraces her Celebrant duties. Our day, and most importantly, our ceremony was just as we had envisaged it would be thanks to Elaine’s guidance, help & patience with two excited, preoccupied, dreamy &, at times, somewhat addled, older people. Elaine, we thank & appreciate you so much for helping us create a beautiful ceremony that was exactly what we wanted, it was definitely us!

Diane and Graham

Wedding Commitment Renewal of Vows Naming Life

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