Testimonials

LOVE LETTERS FROM COUPLES I MARRY

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Lisa & Jamie. Byron Bay Hinterland NSW.  28 October, 2017

Hi Skai, 

WOW we are just so happy with how everything went! You were amazing! We had so many people give such great feed back about you. Thank you so much. Once we get all our pics back we will get the posts up! Also White Magazine is doing a print feature so we will be sure to mention you!  
Its quite rainy in Maldives but I guess you cant win them all! 
Lets catch up for a cocktail on our return, it feels like you have become apart of the family 🙂 
Jamie & Lisa    Insta:@lisadanielle_

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Heather & Thomas. Mavis' Kitchen NSW.  7 October, 2017

Hi Skai,

Now that we are back to reality post-honeymoon, I just wanted to thank you so very much for being our celebrant!  We had such an amazing day, and the ceremony you crafted was the corner stone of it all. We are so incredibly glad that we chose you to take us through this process!

Although we hadn’t met in person before our ceremony, you instantly felt like a friend. Thank you for making us feel looked after and for guiding us each step of the way – especially through the time you spent with our rehearsal and your visit pre-ceremony! You have a true gift with people and you put us at ease from the get go.  We will recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat.

I’ve attached a couple of pictures from the ceremony which Ash has sent through as a sneak peek – I’ll be sure to send through nice photos of you in action once we get the whole package of pics!

All the best, Heather & Tom

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Libby & Tom. The Farm, Byron Bay NSW.  13 October, 2017

Hi Skai, Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for Friday.

You were beyond fantastic and can't thank you enough.

Every one of our guests has commented on how much they loved the ceremony and that was all down to you. Thank you for keeping us so relaxed and making sure the ceremony really reflected our relationship so well. We had the most wonderful day.

Thanks so much again.  All the best

Libby and Tom x

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Gabby & Tim. Harvest, Newrybar NSW.  8 September, 2017

We wanted a simple, intimate ceremony for our elopement and Skai delivered beyond what we could have imagined. She took the time to get to know who we were as a couple, staying in regular touch in the lead-up. Skai created and facilitated a personal and heartfelt honouring of our commitment, so much so that our witnesses requested copies of it afterwards. Skai’s warmth and her special way of being in the world, made us and our guests feel so comfortable, and made our day that much more special. Hand on hearts, we recommend Skai unreservedly.” Gaby & Tim

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Rachelle & Sean. byronviewfarm, Byron Bay NSW.  18 March, 2017

Hello how are you? How can I thank you for Saturday? I am not actually sure we can. 

Firstly everyone has commented on the ceremony and yourself.

The guests loved you (lol), loved your service, loved your delivery, in fact I think the terms she is f$@!ing awesome were thrown around. (Excuse my French). You captured us perfectly and even more then that, many people said how the ceremony felt so different to most; not boring, not stock standard and everything I wanted and it's because of you. I honestly feel like we were married by a friend. 

Thank you so much again and stay in touch xxxx

Rachelle Chambers

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Kayley & Kyle. byronviewfarm, Byron Bay NSW.  23 Feb, 2017

Kyle and I can not thank you enough for all that you have done for us.

We are so so glad that we chose you to be our celebrant and we will forever remember the wonderful person who married us.

You are so down to earth, so kind and you have have such gentle nature and calming presence. You made us feel so at ease from the moment we met you at The Farm months ago right up until we said goodbye just after our ceremony.

You have a natural talent for reading people. You seemed to know exactly what we needed you to say or do even when we didn't know what we needed.

Your people skills are amazing as are your writing skills. You wrote the most beautiful words for our ceremony and you touched us and all of our guests. It went so smoothly and was exactly what we wanted. Thank you for starting our marriage journey so perfectly.

Please keep doing what you do because its incredibly special.

Lots of love, Kayley and Kyle

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Wendy & Rick. The Three Blue Ducks & The Farm, Byron Bay NSW.  11 March, 2017

Oh Skai, thank you SO much for your message and such beautiful words which touched us so much.

We were SO thrilled to have chosen you to perform our ceremony - you were such a source of grounding, calm, wisdom, friendship and support to us throughout the process and we feel like we absolutely could not have done it without you!
 
Thank you for everything you did and the wonderful energy you brought to the ceremony - for taking such good care of us and being so gentle and intuitive about the things that were rattling us.
 
Thank you for making our wedding as special as it was and for giving us free rein to include such ‘extended’ vows, for the hugs and support and for seeing us - it’s an incredible job you have, and can’t be easy - and you do it so brilliantly.  We feel so fortunate to have met you and to have had you at the helm of the beginning of our life together!
 
Speak soon and sending much love, Wendy & Rick xoxoxo

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Jessie & Sam. Ewingsdale Hall, Byron Bay NSW.  10 December, 2016

Skai by the end of the weekend, it felt like we had known you for ages and that is due to your kind and compassionate nature and obvious passion for getting to know your couples prior to the wedding day.

You made both of us feel at ease just in case there were a few nerves and put together a personal ceremony that reflected the two of us to a tee.

Not only Sam and I thought you were the best celebrant we could have chosen but we also had many of our guests come up to us afterwards and say how wonderful you were. They were all touched by your beautiful words and many people thought you had known us for a long time as you really did capture the two of us so well.

Thank you again for being a part of our perfect wedding day. Sam and I had our fairytale wedding and part of that was due to you.

Sam and I will definitely cherish the moments we were married forever. We have spent the last week and half reliving our day and just can't believe how perfect it came together. We really couldn't have asked for better help from everyone.

thank you again,

Jess & Sam.

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Lucy & Justin. Horizons at Byron Bay, Byron Bay NSW.  7 October, 2016

Gorgeous Skai,

Thank you so much for your involvement in our special day. We loved the way that you made the ceremony so personal and also just went with the flow of our guests during the ceremony- I now completely understand your point about the importance of pauses, to really make a moment special.

The ceremony was led so people laughed a lot, cried a little (from happiness) and we really connected as a couple.

It was wonderful to have someone as relaxed and authentic as you officiate. Your professionalism also made the process and paperwork so easy.

Married life is treating us well, we picked up our marriage certificate today, so it feels very official. Neither of us feel any different as husband and wife to what we did before as a couple, but it's so nice to be husband and wife.

If you have other couples who aren't sure about the walk down the aisle I would recommend the way we did it; seeing each other beforehand and walking down together. It really allowed us to connect beforehand and have a very special moment, which are rare on wedding days (the whole day was magical but we hardly spent any time together!) Please feel free to share our experience with other couples.

I hope the wedding season is keeping you busy but you're having a great time. Thank you again so much. Xx

 

 

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Steve & Bronnie. Broken Head Beach, Byron Bay NSW.  29 October, 2016

Steve and I are so grateful to you for conducting our ceremony.  We both loved the way you managed the proceedings and your energetic, happy personality resonated with us, our friends and family.  So, thank you Skai for making it just perfect!

I have attached a few pics…so you can remember us and how much we loved you!! J

Best wishes,

B&S xxx

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Sophie & Nick. Halcyon House - Cabarita Beach NSW.  17 September, 2016 

Thank you once again for making our ceremony completely unforgettable and exactly what we wanted!

So many people have told us that the ceremony was their favourite part of the wedding which I think is pretty rare!!!

Hope you've been well!!

Sophie & Nick xxx

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Martine & Mark. Mavis's Kitchen - Hilltop. Uki NSW.  9 April, 2016

Skai, you were amazing.  I lost count of how many people came up to me and told me how good you were and how much they enjoyed the ceremony that you created just for us.  Having our mother’s do "words of wisdom" was the perfect personal touch for us.  Thank you also for being really intuitive and reading certain situations throughout the ceremony and altering your behaviour accordingly.  Everyone loved that you “gave me a moment” when you thought I needed it.  It takes a very special person to read people’s behaviour and respond accordingly. That special gift that you have is well and truly outside of your job description.  You presented eloquently and professionally and you handled my nervous idiosyncrasies perfectly.  Thank you for a truly beautiful ceremony, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone and I am truly grateful that it was you we chose to be a part of our very special day.

 

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Sarah & Clark. byronviewfarm. Byron Bay Weddings.  2 April, 2016

We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank you for everything! From the very beginning, you were extremely helpful and organised which I honestly appreciate so much. You were very accommodating and took time to know what we were all about.
Thank you so much for running through our ceremony at the rehearsal. Though overwhelming to us, it was very helpful to know what we were in for.
On the big day, you were calm and excited and looked fantastic. We felt supported the whole way. Thank you for letting us be natural and have fun during our ceremony. We can't fault it and we agree it's all thanks to you. Thank you again.

Kind Regards,

Sarah and Clark Stanford

 

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Leah & Jim. byronviewfarm. Byron Bay Wedding  30 Jan, 2016

We just both wanted to say a huge thank you for being apart of our special day. I am just so happy that we found you. Our whole wedding party (especially our bridal party) loved you and thought you were wonderful. Thank you for calming my nerves Skai, and for letting me know that it was ok to not share our vows at the ceremony. We offered them in private in Hawaii and it was perfect. We both feel that you were really there for us on our wedding day, checking in to see if we were both ok, letting us know it was ok to message you after hours if we had any questions or concerns, these things meant so much to us and we really appreciate it. Also, our wedding was featured on the Fig Tree website & Grace Loves Lace 🙂 Thanks again Skai.

Leah & Jim

 

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Natalie & Adam. Gurragawee. Byron Bay Wedding   14 November, 2015

Hi Skai,

We still just cannot get over how glorious our wedding day was!

It was literally the best day of our lives and was above and beyond everything we hoped it would be.

We want to truly thank you from the bottom of our hearts for marrying us. When we first skyped months ago we knew you were fabulous, but meeting you on Friday we just knew you were perfect for us. We are so thrilled that we connected with you. You made us all feel so comfortable on the wedding day and were a really lovely calming presence. We're absolutely stoked that you were the one to marry us!! We received so many lovely comments from our guests about our ceremony. It was so personal and was a great reflection of the two of us. Thank you for the time you took to create something so unique and special to us. We had an absolute ball at the reception!! It was so much fun and the storm during dinner just made it even more fun and exciting. What a dream! Thank you again for everything Skai.  You made our wedding our absolute dream. It was perfect!!!!

With our kindest regards

Nat and Adam xx

 

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Claire & Steve. ByronBeach Cafe, Byron Bay Wedding   6 November, 2015

During our preparation a couple of days before the wedding, we just knew Skai had everything under control.

On the day itself, we didn't have to worry about a thing - Skai made us smile, made us relaxed, and allowed us to soak it all up.

Throughout the whole thing, Skai brought such a calm energy. Everything was under control, and she kept us focussed on all the positive things ahead of us. Such a lovely person, a brilliant celebrant, and I wouldn't hesitate for even a moment to recommend Skai.

 

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Maddy & Steve. Newrybar Hall/Harvest Cafe, Byron Bay Wedding   19 September, 2015

Hello Skai!. What an amazing day!!!. Best ever, and I can’t tell you how happy we are with the ceremony – it was so us, so real and so perfect, and none of it would’ve been possible without the perfect celebrant!!!. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all your work and your incredible contribution. All our friends and family also absolutely loved you and the energy that you brought to it all. We hope to see you again very soon – for a BBQ, coffee or something! Thanks again honey, words cannot express our gratitude xx Maddy & Steve.

 

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Kim & Trent. Main Beach, Byron Bay Wedding   18 August, 2015

Hey Skai,

Trent & myself cannot rave enough about our amazing celebrant!!! Honestly, the ceremony cannot have gone smoother - apart from Trent thinking I wasn’t coming because my dad boosted down the beach to get the girls hahaha but there has to be that one funny story anyway.
Thank you so much for everything, meeting the day before was fantastic - we didn’t want any fuss and thats exactly what our day was about. You were so relaxed, focused & confident and that was so calming for us. So once again, thank you Skai.
Loads of love Kim, Trent, Mila & Mahli

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Greg & Amanda. Coopers Shoot. (Byron Bay)  NSW   3 July, 2015

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so very special. We thoroughly enjoyed our ceremony and delighted in the way you brought it all together for us. Thank you for keeping us all calm. Thank you for allowing us all to laugh and have some fun and thank you for speaking so beautifully and eloquently on the day. It was just perfect.

Regards Greg & Amanda xxx

 

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Luke & Melissa. Summergrove Estate. Carool, Tweed Heads. NSW   11 April, 2015

Thank you so much for all your kind words. Our ceremony will always be our most favourite part of the wedding day. We both felt so comfortable with you and it felt easy to express our love for each other having you support us through our vows. I know throughout the wedding day and even after the wedding, we had people say such lovely things about how you delivered the ceremony. We still sit down from time to time and talk about our wedding, i wish i could do it all over again, it was the best day of our lives. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much for everything. Take care.

Love Melissa and Luke xx

 

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Jodie & Brett. Figtree Restaurant. Byron Bay. NSW   22nd January, 2015

“Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day so amazing, the ceremony was just perfect and we have had so many people comment on how much they enjoyed it. The parent recognition was great and your calmness really helped us both to enjoy what is a pretty intense moment. You did a fantastic job, from the bottom of our hearts we really appreciate your work.”

 

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 Bec & Rob. Gurragawee. NSW   8th November, 2014

The most memorable part of our wedding was arriving at the altar and seeing Rob for the first time.This triggered unexpected emotions which took me by surprise. Luckily Skai was there to help calm the nerves and my giggles & tears.

Skai is an excellent communicator, she told us exactly when we needed to have all the paperwork and ceremony details finalised. She went above and beyond on the wedding day to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. Skai is not only an absolute professional from start to finish, but she is also understanding of the bride and grooms wishes for the ceremony. She listens, takes note and offers advice where needed, all of which makes the moment when getting married memorable, emotional, personal and sincere.

Weddings can be very stressful in the lead-up, having such an organised celebrant made the whole process stress free. Thanks again Skai!

 

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Peter & Christiana. The Cove, Cabarita Beach. NSW.   1st November, 2014.

The most memorable part of our wedding was having our 2 families joined together with the "Sand Ceremony” which Skai walked us through at our pre ceremony meeting a couple of weeks prior to the wedding. Skai let us know how the ceremony would proceed and suggested different ways of approaching it. She also gave us drafts of the service to allow us time to think about it. That time allowed us to rethink and alter it slightly to include our children partners, which I am so pleased we did.

Skai, thank you, for being so helpful during the process and your calm demeaner during the ceremony under slightly difficult conditions, due to the wind at the open air location. You were very calm and pleasant and made it feel casual and relaxed, as we wanted it.

 

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Kate & Leigh. The Horizon at Byron. Talofa (Byron Bay). NSW.   18th October, 2014.

We really really did have an amazing day, there was lots of love and it just turned into one big party for us, it was awesome!!
I'm so sorry I was terribly emotional at the ceremony! It was a mix of emotions that I've never had all at once and it all just overcome me.
Thank you for your warm wishes, support and getting us through the formalities of our wedding Skai. It really was appreciated.

Kate x

 

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Bethan & Michael. Figtree Restaurant, Ewingsdale/Byron Bay. NSW   21st August, 2014.

"I was most pleased with Skai's prompt communication and punctuality. Skai is a good communicator and I found this professional and reassuring. Skai walked me through all I needed to do prior to the wedding, provided feedback and advice and calmed my anxiety the day before the service and on the actual morning. Skai ensured all practical matters had been addressed and provided us with emotional support too. Thank you Skai!"

Thank you Skai!"

 

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Sarah & Colin. Clarkes Beach & The Byron Beach Cafe. Byron Bay. NSW.   19th September, 2014.

"Hi Skai, THANK YOU for being our celebrant on our wedding day. Our ceremony was just what we wanted - relaxed and friendly. Thank you for guiding us through the process and making it easy. We are so appreciative of you making our wedding day so special." 

Kind regardsSarah & Colin

 

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Renee & Dan. Byron Hinterland Villas. Byron Bay Hinterland. NSW.    4th October, 2014.

"The most memorable part of our wedding was how personalised and magical the ceremony felt. Skai did such an amazing job at making Dan and I feel super relaxed. She really helped bring out the emotion in the crowd and had us all laughing as well as tearing up! The best word I can use to describe the ceremony was magical, and I know we have Skai to thank for a lot of that!

Skai, was most helpful on multiple occasions!

She was incredibly helpful in the lead up to the ceremony, helping Dan and I plan what we would and would not include. Her helpful hints assisted us in creating a ceremony which we felt reflected us but also was practical as we didn't want a really long service!

She was also incredibly helpful in the lead up to the wedding, and she always had time to answer last minute questions.

During the ceremony she was also incredibly (emphasis on this word) helpful at just making Dan and I feel relaxed. She also helped our lovely family members who did readings feel comfortable too.

Why we would recommend Skai as an incredibly compassionate, warm and kind person. She was there for us from day one and helped us on so many levels throughout our wedding journey. From planning what we would include in the ceremony to fixing those last minute problems, we knew we could rely on Skai. Most importantly, Dan and I really do feel Skai helped create an absolutely magical ceremony which was personal, funny, intimate and hugely meaningful. It wouldn't have been the same if we didn't have her as our celebrant helping shape the service. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts Skai!"

Renee and Daniel Tipman xxx

 

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Danielle & Ken. 'The Panorama' Tallai. QLD.   19th April, 2014.

"Dear Skai We just knew you would be the perfect celebrant for our wedding. We had 10,000 miles to travel from London but all the e-mail and Skype conversations beforehand gave us huge confidence before we landed in Australia and when we eventually met we already had a real connection with you. Our wedding day was fantastic and the ceremony you performed for us was relaxed and informal but personal and emotional too; it was just the way we wanted it to be. Thank you so much for helping us make our day so special.

Love and best wishes, Ken & Danielle"

 

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Jodie & Brett. Figtree  22nd January, 2014.

Hi Skai, Firstly, I would like to say I'm so happy we connected with you and your sincere self.  I was looking for a celebrant with energy and genuine feeling to set the tone for our special moment. Skai was all of those qualities and more. Skai impressed me with her intention to suggest and include not only myself and Brett as a huge part of the ceremony, but also our dear friends who stood next to us - not one celebrant I had spoken to suggested or mentioned the bridal party in the celebration of our marriage  Friends are usually a huge part in supporting your relationship, so with that in mind I appreciated Skai and her thoughtfullness. Skai created an unforgettable "parent recognition" ritual that I will ALWAYS be so in awe of.  This opportunity to thank our wonderful parents was truly the icing on the cake!!! Skai I could go on for hours sharing my gratitude for your endless professionalism, patience, genuine personal touches to our ceremony, and most dearing to my heart,  your ability to understand what was most important to us.   Thank you once again Skai, for marrying Brett and I in Byron Bay together with all of friends and family.  A day we will not forget 🙂

Love Jodie and Brett xxx

 

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Lisa & Irfaan. North Byron Events, Byron Bay. NSW.   10 December, 2013

"Dear Skai, Thank you seems not enough for all the love, attention & detail you put into our special day. The ceremony was so amazing. Thank you for all your hard work and love. Love Lisa & Irfaan"

 

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Sandy & Phil. Mouth to Rainforest, Upper Wilson Creek. NSW.   17 April 2014

"Phil and I had a wonderful day, things went smoothly, even though I was shaking and very nervous, but thanks to you, about 5mins into the ceremony I calmed down and could breathe again. Your words of advice and calm manner was a God send. Phil says he is thankful you put him at ease straight away and you really got what we are about. Your emphasis on Family and Love displayed our feelings perfectly. All of our family and guests said the Ceremony that you put together was Phil and I to a tee and the surroundings combined with your words perfectly described us. We couldn't have asked for a more perfect Day. Thank you so much Skai."

 

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Scott & Tanya. Summergrove Estate, Carool. NSW.   9 May 2014

"Thank you so much again for conducting our ceremony, it was exactly what we had hoped for."

 

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Katrina & Lachlan. New Brighton. NSW.   26 April 2014

"Thank you so much for help making the dream ceremony come true! We appreciate all your help an hard work you put into the day."

 

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Rosie & Glenn. Horizon at Byron Bay, NSW.   10 May 2014

"We have just touched down in Dubai.. We did not get a chance to say goodbye...things got crazy!!! We wanted to thank you so much for making Saturday such a special occasion!!! We had the time of our lives... and the ceremony could not have been better!!! We would highly recommend Skai. Skai was unbelievably accommodating and took the time to understand our exact needs and aspirations for our wedding. Skai crafted a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony and we could not have been happier with how the day went." 

Rosie & Glenn

 

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Laurren & Glenn. Hastings Point. NSW   10 October 2014

"Hi Skai - thanks so much that was excellent. We just hung up and both looked at each other and said YES you would be perfect. So let's lock it in. Will wait to receive your invoice so we can get the deposit etc organised. Hear from you soon."

 

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Bride & Bride: Chelsea & Di, Florida, USA Ceremony: 2015 1st Skype Meeting

"Hi Skai! We sent you a Skype message, but wanted to email it as well. It didn't take us long to decide! You have such warm, positive, and radiant energy. We would be honored to have you as our celebrant. Thank you again for taking the time to meet us! :)"

Chelsea & Di

 

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