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LUCY & DAMON – married at The Refinery

Carly married us in September this year and a month later, we still feel like we are floating on cloud 9. Much of this is, we think, because of the beautiful ceremony that Carly created for us.

Carly was so helpful and organised in the lead up to the day and so warm and personable on the day – we felt as though we were being married by a close friend.

Carly made our ceremony so memorable and so beautiful. Everyone commented on how personal and touching it was.. I think we all laughed and cried in equal measure!

Thank you, Carly, so much! It was perfect xx

Photography Credit Prue Franzmann Photography

MATTHEW & TIMOTHY – married at High Church Brisbane

Carly, words can’t express how grateful we are for the perfect and personalised ceremony you provided at our wedding.  It was so special to have you stand by our side as we formally became husband and husband.

You are so amazing at what you do.  You made our day so perfect! x

Video Credit Mitch Lally Films

Hillstone St Lucia

ASHLEE & STEVE – married at Hillstone St Lucia

Carly we cannot thank you enough for giving us the perfect ceremony. You had everyone crying because they could feel the love, and also from laughter!

We found you through high recommendation and you exceeded expectations from day one. You made us at ease and we loved every second of the process with you, and of course the ceremony was beyond amazing. So many people commented on how they loved you, or wished they had you as their celebrant!

THANK YOU! Lots of love from Ash & Steve

Photography Credit Daniel Jay Weddings

Fins at Plantation House

CONOR + TIM – married at Fins Plantation House

Carly completely exceeded our expectations as our wedding celebrant.  Right from the beginning of the process, we knew that we’d found someone who was perfect for us.  Carly is so professional, organised, extremely classy and just an everyday fabulous woman who does this as a passion.

Being married herself she knows what works for weddings and has been able to create a ceremony that’s quite unique in our opinion.

After the wedding we literally had countless people say to us what an amazing job she did.  One of my friends even chased her down to ask if she was available for her sister’s wedding!

We would of course recommend Carly to everyone.  Carly – see you in 20 years for the renewal of vows! x

Photography Credit Cloud Catcher Studio

Spicers Peak Lodge

ERIN & ANDY – married at Spicers Peak Lodge

Carly, Andy and I are so pleased that we were able to share our wedding day with you. From the moment we first met, we were on the same page.

The ceremony you crafted was so completely and utterly us. It was beautiful, funny, modern and sentimental.

Your thoughtfulness and genuine love for what you do really shone through and made our day ever so special. We can’t thank you enough. E & A. xx

Photography Credit Edwina Robertson

TAYLA & JACOB – married at The Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove

Wow! Is all we can say!! We were so lucky to have stumbled across the very best celebrant to ever walk the planet!

Carly is so personable and really adds the special touches to your day. We have not stopped receiving compliments about our celebrant and how beautiful the ceremony was! You would be missing out if you didn’t have Carly a part of your day. Just having her in the room adds so much, let alone her ideas and tips to create the most beautiful ceremony.

Carly, thank you so much!  Thank you for everything!  You honestly made our day!!!  We have been to so many weddings and your detail and style does not compare to anything we have witnessed!

Videography Credit Motion Art

ERIKA + REX – married at Lightspace

We can’t say enough good things about Carly!

One of our early wedding-planning concerns was how to find a celebrant that was right for us, especially because we were having our wedding interstate. We had been to quite a few weddings recently, which had highlighted for us how important it is to have a celebrant that suits your style, personality, and outlook on marriage. Luckily for us, we clicked with Carly immediately.

Carly is bright, warm, genuine, and an absolute pleasure to deal with. She is highly professional, meticulously organised and always prompt with communication. We really appreciated that she took the time to get to know us, and to understand what marriage meant to us, and the type of wedding that we wanted. She put us completely at ease, and helped each of us to write the most perfect, personalised wedding vows.

Planning a wedding can be very stressful, particularly towards the end as the wedding day approaches. Carly was such an asset in those last couple of weeks. She was generous with her time, answering any questions we had, and offering her experienced advice and support. Most of all, she helped to keep us focussed on what the day was all about, rather than letting ourselves get overwhelmed by all the last-minute details.

Thank you Carly!!!

Erika and Rex xx

Photography Credit Kristina Wild


Spicers Clovelly Estate Wedding

KERRIE & DAMON – married at Spicers Clovelly Estate

We are so glad to have found Carly, and we can’t thank her enough for making our day so special.

Carly took the time to get to know us, she was warm and genuine and made the whole process simple and enjoyable. The ceremony was polished, yet relaxed and it truely represented who we are as a couple. We had so many of our family and friends comment on how beautiful the ceremony was, we even had some of our friends book Carly in for their wedding!

Thank you so much Carly, our day couldn’t have been more perfect!

Photography Credit Calli B Photography

BELINDA & MICHAEL – married at The Sandstone Point Hotel

Thank you Carly for going above and beyond to make our wedding such a special and memorable occasion.

You were very personable & professional explaining the process to us whilst taking care of every little detail to make our ceremony absolutely perfect in every way.

We loved how you had made our day so personal with a number of our guests commenting on how beautiful the ceremony was. There certainly was love in the air that afternoon.

Anyone looking for a celebrant to make their wedding day special need not look any further as you are just perfect.

Video Credit She Said Yes

Steph + Matt – married at High Church Brisbane

Carly officiated our recent wedding ceremony in June, and she was absolutely amazing. She is warm, calm, welcoming and was genuinely interested in getting to know us, and our story. We loved the personalised touches she recommended for the day and had so many comments from our guests about how well Carly officiated.

Her professionalism and ongoing assistance leading into our wedding, and her genuine and confident manner on the day, was key in ensuring the ceremony was exactly as we’d hoped for.

We cannot recommend Carly highly enough, she is everything you could possibly want in a celebrant, and goes above and beyond expectations. We’d rate her 100 stars if we could!

Photography Credit Red Tent Photography

Spicers Hidden Vale Amelia & Matt

AMELIA + MATT – married at Spicers Hidden Vale

Carly’s warm personality made us sure we had found our celebrant. She then completely blew us away with her professional and efficient approach. Friends on the day assumed Carly was a close friend! Matt and I would highly recommend Carly’s services to all couples looking for a celebrant – she made the part of our day we were most unfamiliar with, relaxing and so enjoyable. Thank you Carly!!!!

Love Amelia xx

Carly was brilliant for us to work with. We had a lot of input into how we would like things to work, but all guided carefully by Carly. She is extremely organised, sensitive to our thoughts but also makes sure she gives her experienced opinion. On the day, our friends and family couldn’t speak more highly of her and the ceremony – not that we were surprised – she is a star and made for this job I believe.

Matt

Photography Credit Bayleigh Vedelago Photography

DANICA & TOM – married at Pullenvale Hall

We are truly grateful to have stumbled across Carly and will be forever thankful for her involvement in our special day! 

Right from the get go, she impressed us with her professionalism. We knew we were in safe hands to not only get the job done of the day, but all the bits of paperwork that have to be submitted along the way. Carly gave us some really fun suggestions of how to make our wedding more ‘personalised’ and ‘fun’. We wanted our day to be unique and our ceremony was just that… 

We had so many comments from our friends and family about the ceremony and how perfectly Carly delivered it, some even saying it was “the best wedding they had ever been to”. 

Thank you Carly for being so fantastic and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to anyone looking for a celebrant for their special day! 

Tom & Danica xxx

Videography Credit Little Red Productions

Maleny Manor Celebrant A&C

CARLY + AARON – married at Maleny Manor

Carly, Aaron and I are still on a high from our wedding and we can’t thank you enough for everything you did in the lead up and on the day to make it so special.

Of all of the amazing elements of the day, you definitely left the biggest impression with our guests (and us!). We have had so many people ask about you and how we found you.

You will come highly recommended to any of our friends who are lucky enough to be starting the amazing journey of getting hitched. Thank you again and good luck with everything in the future.

Carly Duncan x

Carly, you are an absolute superstar. We can’t thank you enough for all of your work, not only on the day, but in the build up with all our questions and our requests. You are so easy to deal with and nothing was too hard for you. 

We had a lot of people comment about how much they loved the ceremony you put together and how fun you made it. You made Carly and I feel at ease standing up there in front of everyone. I don’t think we could have imagined the ceremony going so well and that was down to you. THANK YOU!

Could not recommend you enough. To anyone else out there reading this, book Carly in before she books out! You will love her.

Aaron Duncan

Photography Credit Prue Franzmann Photography

Brisbane CelebrantDavid + Marcio – married aboard the MV Lady Brisbane

I’m not sure any words will ever be able to express how thankful we are to Carly for the massive role she played in the most important day of our lives. The ceremony Carly conducted was very personal and intimate but also fun and funny and she captured us perfectly in how she put the ceremony together.

The feedback we’ve had from guests since the wedding has been phenomenal (and that includes some serious wedding veterans!).

Carly is the ultimate professional, even having tissues on hand when we both turned to blubbering messes!  We always felt like we were in safe hands with Carly, she not only put us at ease but showed she really wanted to make sure the ceremony was unique to us, and it truly was.

So, once again, thank you Carly from the bottom of our hearts. You are a very special person with a very special gift and we’re so glad that we got the opportunity to meet you.

Photography Credit Soda Wedding Photography

Spicers Hidden Vale Wedding

LUCINDA + STEWART – married at Spicers Hidden Vale

We were lucky to have found Carly when looking through the depths of the web, hoping to find a celebrant that matched and suited our personalities and the type of ceremony we wanted. After our initial phone conversation, and especially after we met Carly for in person, we knew that we had the right celebrant, and were thrilled to have her by our side. Carly is warm, funny, clever and very personable – all the ingredients you want in a celebrant!

Carly has a great method and process in place to help you, as a couple, tell your own story in the ceremony, and just makes it so easy and comfortable as possible. She was such a pleasure to deal with leading up to the wedding, and on the day was just amazing. We had so many lovely comments about Carly, and our ceremony, afterwards. We owe so much to Carly in making our day as special and memorable as it was – it really wouldn’t have been the same without her.

Thank you so much Carly xx

Photography Credit Ben & Hope Photography

Raihania + Andrew – married at North Lakes Golf Club

Thank you so much for being our Celebrant. The ceremony was beautiful, intimate, well run, professional and went off without issue. You were a pleasure to deal with and out of all our vendors you were by far the best and our favourite. We had so many people comment on how good the ceremony was and that you did a fantastic job. The ceremony was so, so good and went by too quick, we wished it lasted all day. We haven’t stopped talking about it since.

On a personal note from the moment we met you on skype we knew that you would be our celebrant. From day one you made us feel comfortable and we trusted you would make our day special. You cared about us and didn’t just look at the wedding as a business transaction or just another day at your “job”. You made everything easy and during the very stressful time of organising a wedding, nothing was ever stressful when it came to working with you. On the day you were so relaxed, friendly, organised and happy and that certainly had a flow on affect to Rai and I.

The ceremony set the tone for what was a fantastic day. It was funny, emotional, cultural, relaxed and loving. We can’t thank you enough and you will always have a special place in our hearts for playing a part in the best day of our lives.

Rai & Andrew x

Photography Credit Dreamlife Wedding Photography

Hillstone St Lucia Celebrant
JOSEPHINE + MUSHFIQ – married at Hillstone St Lucia

My husband and I can’t believe how lucky we were to have Carly as our marriage celebrant. Carly is highly organised and professional in her approach, helping us at every stage. We were able to step back and let her guide us through the process of planning a ceremony and preparing the paperwork.

Carly has a beautiful, warm and bright personality that is an absolute pleasure to work with! Our guests were all extremely impressed with her cheerful and confident delivery during our ceremony. She was also so incredibly considerate and thoughtful at every moment – helping our MC with the music and knowing exactly when to step to the side to let us take couple photographs at the altar. She even helped us individually with writing our vows. She is simply just wonderful!

I recommend Carly to any of our trusted friends and family looking for a dedicated and lovable celebrant for any official occasion.

Carly – you deserve the best! Thank you for all your help!

Photography Credit Mia Forrest

Sunshine Coast Celebrant

HAYLEY + NICK – married at Mooloolaba Beach

Words cannot describe just how perfect Carly made our wedding ceremony.

Carly’s mix of passion, professionalism and attention to detail was far beyond our expectations.  She took the time and effort to understand exactly what we wanted which resulted in our dream ceremony.

Carly goes above and beyond any celebrant we have ever witnessed.  From the coaching on our vows to the organisation of every legal requirement, even knowing exactly what to wear to suit our theme – she completely ticked every box.

We were so lucky and grateful to have been recommended to Carly and can’t thank her enough.

Photography Credit Jax Oliver

Weddings at Sirromet

LAUREN + JONATHAN – married at Sirromet

Our wedding was on Friday and the ceremony was perfection!

It was very emotional for my husband and I, very personalised with a secret element that kept it fresh and special.  Very much tailored to us.

It had a huge impact on our guests and was one of the most commented on elements.  I also felt like my extended family got to know my husband much better through the ceremony and the same for his family of me.

Carly was the most organised person involved in the whole process, I had complete peace of mind on the day with Carly having the ceremony completely covered.  She is very well presented and a pleasure to deal with.

Thank you Carly!

Photography Credit Todd Hunter McGaw

The Landing at Dockside

AMANDA + MAURICE – married at The Landing at Dockside

We can’t thank Carly enough for all of the time, effort and special touches she put into our wedding ceremony.  It was everything we could have hoped for and more.

Carly made us feel at ease and was very patient.  In planning the ceremony, she was always one step ahead.

Carly is a beautiful person in general and it was such a pleasure having her as our celebrant.  Thank you Carly for putting together a ceremony full of moments that we will always look back on and cherish.  You are amazing!

Photography Credit Klee Photography

Roma St Parklands Wedding N&C

NICOLE + CHRIS – married in the Roma St Parklands

Where to start… Look no further for your celebrant than Carly!

From the moment we met Carly she put us at ease… Our wedding was so special to us and we wanted someone who was able to capture the heartfelt love we have for each other, our funny story, and our hopes for the future all within 20 minutes.

Carly is a true professional with a beautiful style and approachability about her. She is funny, fresh, proactive, organised and so lovely to deal with.

On the day, Carly made the whole process seamless, she worked well with our musician, photographer, stylist and guests to bring everything together, having only just met them. She was absolutely the golden thread that brought each component together for a truely magical experience.

We wish Carly the absolute best for the future and hope that many other couples have the privilege of being married by Carly.

Nic and Chris xxx

Photography Credit Quince and Mulberry Studios

 

Byron Bay Wedding Sarah & Phill

SARAH + PHILL – married at The Earth House

We cannot describe how fortunate we were to have Carly with us on our journey. From the beginning — when we had our first meeting with Carly in her home — we instantly clicked. Her warm and caring personality was exactly what we wanted. Along with her support, she gave us the confidence to focus on our day without worry.

Carly is a very professional and well organized individual, who goes above and beyond to help guide you through everything. She respected and adapted to the way we wanted our ceremony to be, without judgement, and also lead us through all the paperwork – much to our gratitude!

It was an amazing experience that we will both treasure in our hearts forever and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Carly – she is a fabulous celebrant with style.

Photography Credit Figtree Wedding Photography 

Sirromet Wedding Jen & Rich

JEN + RICH – married at Sirromet

We heard about Carly through a mutual friend, and having her officiate our wedding was one of the easiest and best decisions we made.

Carly was so easy to get along with and made our ceremony so very personalized and special. Even after only meeting her twice (Rich=once!) we felt like we were being married by a friend. In fact everyone at our ceremony assumed she was one of our friends!

I cannot thank Carly enough for the support she gave us leading up to our wedding and on the day itself. Carly, it would not have been the same without you x

Photography Credit Todd Hunter McGaw

Brisbane Celebrant Sandstone Point Hotel

SOPHIE + AARON – married at The Sandstone Point Hotel

When we first met Carly, we knew straight away that we wanted her as our celebrant. She was friendly, professional and well spoken.

Throughout the planning process she was super efficient and extremely patient. She listened to us and delivered exactly what we asked for.

We received so many compliments from our guests about our ceremony and we feel so lucky to have her as our celebrant. Thank you Carly for doing an amazing job!!! Xx

Photography Credit Finch & Oak Wedding Photography

Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding

CASSIE + LUKE married at Gabbinbar Homestead

Carly was the most amazing celebrant. We couldn’t have found anyone more perfect to have there on our big day.

Carly is very organised and thinks of everything, including all of the tiny details. Carly was very helpful and made the process from intention to marriage forms to our vows so easy.

Not only is Carly very professional when it comes to business, but she is also a lovely person and we really enjoyed getting to know her in the lead up to our wedding.

Photography Credit Leah Cruikshank Photography

Spicers Clovelly Estate Wedding Andrea & Marty

ANDREA + MARTY – married at Spicers Clovelly Estate

When Carly offered to meet us on a Sunday afternoon, to fit in with our busy schedules, we knew we’d found someone willing to go the extra mile. 

Not only was Carly professional in her approach, but also friendly and easy going. She took the time to get to know us, listened to what we wanted and tailored our ceremony to reflect us perfectly as a couple. She kept in touch regularly, took care of all the paperwork and made the whole process an absolute breeze. We knew the ceremony was one thing we wouldn’t have to worry about.

On our special day, the ceremony was just beautiful! It was everything we’d imagined and more. Our guests have raved about how different and personal it was, and the warm and wonderful way in which Carly presented it. Thank you for everything Carly, you were brilliant!

Andrea & Marty xx

Photography Credit Artography Photography

Hillstone St Lucia

JANE + BRUCE – married at Hillstone St Lucia

If you are looking for a professional, articulate and calm, friendly Wedding Celebrant Carly is your lady. She is flexible, fun and nothing is a problem to Carly.

She is fantastic at reading just exactly how involved you would like her to be and can match her style to suit any request you may have. She is also just a lovely lady to be around. We could not recommend her more highly.

Thank you Carly for being a part of our beautiful wedding day, we could not have asked for it to be anymore perfect. Jane & Bruce.xx

Photography Credit Tim Harris Photography

High Church Brisbane Celebrant

ANJ + DAN – married at High Church Brisbane

Carly, we cannot thank you enough for writing and conducting the most perfect ceremony for us.

In the beginning we had no idea that a ceremony could be so beautifully personal and mean so much to us and to our guests.

You absolutely exceeded our expectations and there is not a single thing we would change.

We have received many comments on how great the ceremony was and how it touched so many of our guests and got them feeling very emotional about family and love.

I most of all loved how everyone was made to feel involved (as they are in our lives!) – from the support of their “we do’s” to the hilarity of Jen’s reading and on to taking a moment to look into the crowd and appreciating the love and support we have from all who were there.

It was the perfect start to a perfect day.

Much love and thank you Anj & Dan

Photography Credit Cassie Sullivan and Jarrad Seng

Sunshine Coast Wedding

MORGAN + ALASDAIR – married at Yabbaloumba Retreat

Carly is an amazing celebrant!

When searching for a celebrant it was important to us to find someone that was genuine in the words and ceremony they created but also reflected us and our relationship. From the moment my husband and I met Carly we knew she was the celebrant for us. Carly tailored our ceremony perfectly, adding our personality.

From seamlessly explaining and assisting with the legal paperwork, to keeping in contact leading up to the day and even keeping my husband calm while he waited for me to arrive! Carly’s service was everything we could have hoped for and more.

Thank you Carly for a fantastic ceremony!

Photography Credit Richard Grainger

Victoria Park Wedding B&L

BREE & LACHLAN – married at Victoria Park

We were lucky enough to stumble across Carly via Instagram and we couldn’t have been happier with her involvement in our wedding day.

From the first time we met Carly in our home we felt comfortable and totally at ease with how our ceremony would run. Carly was with us the whole way through the planning process and helped to ensure everything ran perfectly.

We had so many comments following our ceremony about how amazing Carly was – she ensured our ceremony had it all – romance, laughs, and all the legalities that are required.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Carly to anyone and hope that I keep bumping into her as she officiates other weddings that we attend. Thanks Carly for everything, you were such an important part of our day!

Photography Credit Kait Photography

Brisbane Wedding

TAMARA + ALEX – married on a Private Property in Brisbane

I could not recommend Carly enough.

She is very organised and informative, we felt completely at ease having Carly assist us through the formalities of getting married, arranging our certificates with birth, deaths & marriages and most importantly creating and presenting a beautiful ceremony.

It really felt so personal and customised to our wedding and our story. We received so many complements from guests on how lovely Carly was.

Thank you so much Carly- it was perfect!!

Photography Credit Steve Doyle Photography

Brisbane Marriage Celebrant Blackbird

JO + ADEL – married at Blackbird Brisbane

Carly, thank you so much for our beautiful wedding ceremony. You have a great balance of professionalism, emotion and empathy which we loved.

We really appreciated how organised you were and flexible with meeting times and communication via email was fantastic. You provided some great pieces of material to guide us through the experience without being overwhelming.

We also liked the online ceremony run through rather than the rehearsal. You were also able to organise things for us with short notice. We enjoyed our beautiful ceremony. We’ll be sure to recommend you to others. Thanks again, Jo and Adel

Photography Credit Jessie Dains

Noosa North Shore Ash & Mitch

ASH + MITCH – married at Beach Road Holiday Homes on Noosa North Shore

Thank you so much to Carly for making our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect. Right from the outset Carly made the entire process so easy and comfortable. She listened to us and created a ceremony that was completely us. The amount of emotion from every single guest was a result of Carly’s warm nature and her ability to share in our story as though she had known us for years. She even had a tissue for our best man. We were so fortunate to find Carly and so grateful for everything.

Photography Credit NSI Productions

Gabbinbar Homestead Wedding

GEN + DYLAN – married at Gabbinbar Homestead

Carly was the icing on the cake to our dream wedding. From the moment Carly met with us at our home we felt that she was the celebrant for us. Carly was kind, relatable, down to earth and very professional.

We loved planning our ceremony with her and her questionnaire was the perfect way for us to shape the tone of our ceremony – and was a lot of fun!

On the day, Carly was the absolute professional, but also elegant and warm. We really did feel like Carly wanted to be there and cared about us. Since our wedding, all our family and friends have done is rave about how lovely Carly was and how perfect the ceremony was.

Thank you so much Carly for marrying us! Anyone would be lucky to have you!

Photography Credit Prue Franzmann Photography

High Church Brisabne

CAMILLA + JUNIOR – married at High Church Brisbane

My husband and I were blessed to be able to have the wedding of our dreams in September, a day that ran so smoothly without any issues. Having Carly Slade as our celebrant is a vital part of what made this possible.

From the first consult, to the day of the wedding, Carly has been nothing but extremely professional, knowledgable and attentive. Her attention to detail is amazing and she was always steps ahead of the entire process.

She took the time to get to know us before the wedding and get a real and genuine profile in order to tailor the wedding to perfectly suit us. Not only did she convey our story in a magnificent manner but she captured the exact sentiment that we were after. She also allowed to us to be very involved in the process, by sending drafts of the ceremony for any changes we wanted to implement and offered help to plan all aspects of the ceremony.

To give an indication of how personable, genuine and brilliant of a job Carly did, we have been asked by many of our guests if the celebrant we used was a good friend that we had known for many years!

Throughout the planning process, and especially on the day, Carly made us feel at ease and had a contingency plan for any potential obstacle. Her service was invaluable and I cannot thank her enough for everything she did for us.

Finally we would like to say: Carly, we were blown away from the very beginning with your service, personability, and kind nature. It exceeded all of our expectations. Never in our dreams did we think that everything would turn out so perfectly and be the wedding we had always hoped for.

Carly Slade by far stands out as the best in Brisbane and surrounds as a celebrant. We highly recommend her to anyone seeking excellent service for any future ceremonies. Your work truly is impeccable!

Photography Credit – Soda Wedding Photography

High Church Brisbane

ALICE + DEAN – married at High Church Brisbane

Carly is simply the best of the best. She was so professional, organised, personable and had such a beautiful nature. She helped us through every step of our ceremony, gave us lots of ideas and even suggested a few ideas on how to get all parents involved in our ceremony. Everyone is still commenting on how amazing you are! Carly, you made our wedding day so special and unforgettable. Thank you for everything.

Photography Credit Florido Weddings 

Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove

BIANCA + NICK – married at the Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Carly was an absolute dream. She was so easy to work with and she put together the perfect ceremony for our wedding. We received so many comments on and after the day about how beautiful and personal the ceremony was, and Carly’s professional and impressive delivery. We cannot recommend Carly highly enough. She made our special day absolutely perfect. Thank you, Carly!

Photography Credit Fig Tree Pictures

Brisbane Wedding Celebrant Jane & Tim

JANE + TIM married at A.N.F.E Italian Club Newstead

We highly recommend Carly to anyone looking for a professional celebrant who presents perfectly to an audience and makes the ceremony preparation easy and stress free.

Carly was able to provide a range of ideas for the ceremony format and style, but was equally happy to let us design the ceremony and add our input.

Carly ensures the ceremony is about the couple, and she delivers the ceremony in a very professional and polished style while simultaneously being warm and funny.

We received so many compliments on the ceremony from our guests and would recommend Carly to anyone looking to put together a meaningful, heartfelt ceremony with style!

Photography Credit Arie Photography

The Gardens Club

LOUISE + STEVE – married at The Gardens Club

We were so glad to have Carly as our celebrant at our wedding and would highly recommend her. Her communication style was excellent and we felt comfortable with her immediately. Our guests said it was the best ceremony they had attended and it felt very emotional, happy and heartfelt. They loved there was a story about our relationship. Carly is a very caring person and very responsive to messages. We also have to mention that even when a snake appeared in the middle of the ceremony, she remined so calm and professional. Thank you Carly x

Photography Credit Billeta Wood Photography

Sunshine Coast Wedding Tom and Jenny

TOM + JENNY married in the Maleny Botanic Gardens

Carly, we can’t thank you enough for officiating our elopement. Thank you for your patience with us arriving late and having nothing ready. For us the day couldn’t have gone any better. We thank you for allowing us to do the elopement our way and making it completely enjoyable and a no stress day. Everyone loved your laid back and friendly personality which made the evening so much better.

We will be recommending you to everyone even if they’re not getting married.

Photo taken by wedding guest

The Toowong Rowing Club Wedding

JASMINE + MAX married at the Toowong Rowing Club

Carly was our celebrant for our wedding in April.

I am so so happy we chose her for this very important task. She was so friendly & approachable, we felt like we could completely be ourselves around her.

When I was looking for a celebrant I really wanted someone around our age who knew how to add some modern touches to the ceremony & a uniqueness that everyone hadn’t seen done a hundred times before. This is exactly what we got with Carly.

I received so many compliments about how lovely & personal our ceremony was & how it reflected our relationship.

I would highly recommend Carly if you’re looking for a younger celebrant who is very in touch with what the bride & groom of today are after.

Photography Credit Natalie Elyse Photography 

The Joinery West End

KATE + ROB – married at The Joinery West End

Carly married us on Sunday and we cannot even find the words to say how wonderful she was. Authentic, contemporary, organised… she was completely all over it and her delivery was flawless.

On top of that, she’s the most beautiful, warm, friendly person. Our ceremony was stunning and all of our guests commented on how amazing our celebrant was. You will not find a better one.

Thank you Carly for creating the most beautiful memories for us on our wedding day x

Photo taken by a guest

Spicers Hiddenvale Wedding

ITSUMI + GARETH – married at Spicers Hidden Vale

Carly is amazing! I never realised how important a good celebrant is on your wedding day, until I met Carly.

She is organised, prompt, beautiful and kind. She made our wedding so special by personalising it with our love story.

All of our guests commented on how amazing she was and we are so very thankful for everything Carly has done for us to make our day the best ever!

Photography Credit Just for Love Photography

Yandina Station

SONIA + NICK – married at Yandina Station

We first meet Carly 7 months before our wedding on a very wet & rainy day and we also got married on a wet and rainy day. Despite this Carly was so friendly, professional and put us both at ease from minute one.

Carly kept in regular contact in the months leading up to our wedding day and always offered help and answered all of our questions. She tailored the ceremony to our story and to hear it read out in front of all our friends and family on the day was an amazing feeling, she has a real talent.

Carly even added in some personal messages that both of us had written for each other and not heard until the day. We also wrote our own vows and she did a great job helping us with these too.

Carly took care of all the details and paper work involved in getting married, everything was sorted for us.

Our wedding day couldn’t have been more perfect, our guests had such great time and they couldn’t stop talking about our ceremony. Carly’s delivery of our ceremony was so lovely, she speaks with such confidence and affection. It was perfect!!

We feel very lucky to have found Carly and we recommend her to anyone wanting a personal ceremony with traditional parts that are relatable to you and today’s life.

Carly thank you so much for making our day so memorable, you are a beautiful person and fantastic at your job.

Much love Sonia & Nick. X

Photography Credit Urban Earth Photography

Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

JANE + CALLUM – married at Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

We just wanted to thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts.

Having you apart of our wedding as our celebrant was one of the best things about our day.

From the very beginning you made us feel so comfortable and made every step stress free. You didn’t mind answering all of our questions no matter how small, you were so patient with us.

Our ceremony was everything we wanted, you made it personal and I loved that every person was so engaged with the ceremony and you even got my parents emotional!

You are so well spoken and well presented and have a way of making everyone want to listen. You can tell you love what you do and we are so privileged to have had you marry us!!

Photography Credit Pineapple Images

Glengariff Historic Estate

MIKAELA + MITCH married at Glengariff Historic Estate

Ahhhh we will never be able to thank you enough! Both Mitch and I were blown away by how amazing our ceremony was. It was everything we hoped it would be and so much more and it’s all because of you!!!
We will be recommending you to everyone!

Thankyou….thankyou….thankyou!!

Photography Credit MJL Photography

Victoria Park Celebrant Lauren & JoshLAUREN + JOSH – married at Victoria Park

From the get-go we just knew that Carly would be the perfect person to be our celebrant. She’s so lovely, calming and very well organised.

Carly personalised our ceremony to tell our story and it couldn’t have been more perfect – relaxed, natural and personal!

The entire process was painless, Carly was always quick to respond to any questions we had and we were never once worried about how our ceremony would go.

Our guests loved her, we loved her and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to everyone.

Photography Credit Richard Grainger

Bundaleer Rainforest GardensTANIKA + RICKY – married at Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens

I don’t even know where to start!

By far the best experience I could have wished for.

I didn’t have a clue what I was supposed to do, but Carly made everything a BREEZE from paperwork to templates to helping my groom write his vows (thank god!).

Carly was super professional and organised but also made our wedding ceremony everything we could have hoped for in our own way.  Absolutely wouldn’t look any further then Carly! AHHHHMAZING

Photography Credit Tennille Fink Photography

The Queensland Club

JULIA + ALISTER married at The Queensland Club

Carly was our celebrant on Friday. Through the whole process she has been incredibly professional, helpful and a rock for both myself and my now husband.

When it came to our day she was extremely well presented so our photos look incredible, extremely well spoken and conducted an amazing ceremony for us.

We were both very nervous on the day and Carly was very humble and able to calm us and capture our guests attention for the whole ceremony.

I would highly recommend Carly to anyone who is looking for a celebrant that has a lot of knowledge and experience, is very accommodating and listens to what you want for your special day.

Thanks Carly we are so lucky to have found you!! Xxx

Photography Credit Wet Paint Photography

Sirromet Celebrant Kath & Jared

KATHERINE + JARED married at Sirromet

As soon as we had our first coffee meeting with Carly we knew she was the perfect Celebrant for us. Her kind and warm nature made planning our ceremony a breeze and she recommended so many lovely touches that made the day so special.

She delivered our wedding ceremony so professionally and personally as if she was an old friend from 20 years. We cannot recommend her highly enough for other couples looking for a young, friendly and confident Marriage Celebrant.

Photography Credit Heart & Colour

High Church Brisbane Celebrant Emma & Sean

EMMA + SEAN married at High Church Brisbane

Sean and I can’t speak highly enough of Carly, she is an amazing wedding celebrant and we were so lucky to have her.

Our ceremony was so loving and personable and all our family and friends commented on this. Carly makes everything so easy, from our first meeting she knew exactly what we wanted and took care of all the little details we wouldn’t have thought about.

She made us both feel comfortable and completely at ease on our wedding day.

Thank you so much Carly, we were so lucky to have you.

Photography Credit Just for Love Photography

Gold Coast Celebrant Zoe & Dan

ZOE + DAN married at Peppers Ruffles Lodge & Spa

Carly, Dan and I can’t thank you enough for your efforts and for making our ceremony individual and ‘us’ which is exactly what we wanted.

You were the perfect fit for us, and our day would not have been the same with anyone else.

Thank you for supporting Dan with prompts etc as he was more nervous than I was!!

Thank you again for everything and I will most definitely be sharing our experience with others who are in the planning process.

Photography Credit Playback Studios

The Landing at Dockside

ASHLEE + LEWIS married at The Landing at Dockside

Carly, thank you so much for your beautiful ceremony.

From the beginning you picked up the flow of the day that we were looking for, casual, relaxed and with a big emphasis on family and friends.

We had so many people come up and comment afterwards that this was exactly what they took out of our ceremony and our vows – that’s all down to you and your wonderfully calming nature and the way you really got to know us.

We cannot thank you enough and wish you and your family all the best.

Photography Credit The Follans

Victoria Park Golf Complex

COURTNEY + DYLAN married at Victoria Park Golf Complex

Thank you so much Carly for giving us a perfect ceremony. You made us feel so at ease and were awesome to work with from the very start. We have had heaps of amazing comments on our ceremony and the guests really loved how personal you made it. I am so glad we found you!! Xx

Photography Credit Ryder Evans

High Church Brisbane

MIA + JESSIE married at High Church Brisbane

Carly! What can we say! You were a delight.

You made everything so easy leading up to the day, you read us like books and knew exactly what type of people we were and how to ease our anxieties.

The whole ceremony was stunning, so unique to us and it wouldn’t have been as beautiful if it weren’t for your help!

Mia and Jesse! Xo

Photography Credit Anchor & Heart

Victoria Park Golf Complex

RENEE + TOM married at Victoria Park Golf Complex

Carly is AMAZING!

From our first initial contact Carly went above and beyond to make our day special. Our ceremony was so personalised and completely different to any wedding we had ever been too!

Carly had a way of including our nearest and dearest into the ceremony for us.

Everyone commented on what a FABLOUS job you did! Thank you for making our day so special and amazing – Renee and Tom Taplin.

Photography Credit Wendy B Photography

Mavis's Kitchen

CLAUDIA + WILL married at Mavis’ Kitchen

Will and I can’t thank-you enough for your help with our big day.

Both of us were blown away with the amount of effort you put into making the ceremony personal and special for us. We really appreciated all the extra little details and tips that you gave us to make it as smooth sailing as possible. We really loved the style of our ceremony and a lot of people commented on how much they enjoyed it too.

We feel so fortunate that we found you to do our ceremony, you really are perfect for the job.

Photo taken by wedding guest

Redcliffe Wedding

JULIA + DAN – married in Redcliffe

Carly, we cannot thank you enough for everything.

From the second we booked you, you have gone above and beyond to make sure our ceremony was everything we hoped for and more – and it was!

It was honestly the most perfect day of our lives and we owe that all to you and your incredible professionalism, attention to detail and naturally warm and kind personality.

We clicked with you instantly at the first meeting and knew you were perfect for us. Both Dan and I were completely clueless about weddings and how they should run, you guided us through everything, made sure we were happy and comfortable with everything that was planned for us.

Planning a ceremony while Dan was overseas for work and difficult to contact at times was far from easy but with your amazing patience and guidance we just breezed through it!

You listened to absolutely everything we wanted, even though we changed our mind countless times!! And on the big day you kept me calm the whole time, everything ran so smoothly and all our guests commented to us afterwards how professional you were and how it was such a beautiful ceremony.

I will definitely be recommending you to any of our friends who might be getting married in the future, I cannot speak more highly of you! Thank you a million times over once again,
Julia & Dan.

Photography Credit The RHP Project

The Landing at DocksideKELLY + STEVE – married at The Landing at Dockside

Omg! Wow!

Carly just made our day. Our ceremony was everything we had hoped for, from beginning to end Carly was just amazing and easy to work with.

Everyone at our wedding were just amazed at how Carly had everyone involved and there was not a dry eye in the ceremony. So much that friends wanted to book her for their wedding.

We had the best day, thank you Carly for your beautiful kind personality. You are amazing. We are so happy with how you made our day perfect. Xx

Photography Credit Tim Harris Photography

Mavis's Kitchen Wedding

LEIGH + LACHLAN married at Mavis’s Kitchen, Uki

We cannot speak of Carly highly enough. So many people at the wedding came up to us and commented on how amazing, thoughtful and professional Carly was. She kept us in the loop about every detail leading up to the ceremony, so when the big day came around, we were confident we knew exactly how it would run (as we didn’t opt for a rehearsal), and it was perfect! Carly crafted an extremely personal ceremony which reflected our personalities experiences together and even included our guests!

Thank you so much Carly for helping make our day perfect!

Photography Credit Carly Brown

JESSIE + PETE – married on a private property in Bangalow

Carly, we could not have asked for a better person to make our love official!!!!!!!!!

We were so happy to have that extra special connection with you and loved every minute of our wedding day.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts xxooxx

Photography Credit Leigh Warner Photography

AMANDA + TOM – married at The Halfmoon Hideaway, Maleny

Carly, thank you so much for being a part of our big day! You made our ceremony so intimate and beautiful. We are just so grateful and blessed that the day turned out so well and we can’t thank you enough!! 

We will definitely make sure to refer you to all of our friends and we wish you all the success in the world for the future.

Lots of love Amanda & Tom x

Photo taken by a wedding guest

Brookwater Golf Club

KIMBERLEE + CHRIS married at The Brookwater Golf & Country Club

THANK YOU so much for such a beautiful wedding ceremony!

From the moment we met you we knew straight away that you were the one for us – you were so well presented, kind, and made us feel so comfortable!

Through the months of planning, you were so professional and always kept us updated on how you were travelling with preparing our ceremony- asking lots of questions to make the our special day even more special!

Everyone commented on you and how well you did! So thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Love Kimberlee and Chris x

Photography Credit Kelly Pack Photography

Sirromet Wedding

SARAH + BRENDON – married at Sirromet

We met with one celebrant and one celebrant only because as soon as we met Carly, we knew she would be perfect for our wedding.

Carly is so warm, friendly and really loves doing what she does! She worked with us to personalise the ceremony and incorporate the things we really wanted.

Carly was so easy to work with, extremely professional and super thorough which gave us comfort that she had it all covered. We had so many guests comment on how well she conducted the ceremony so seamlessly.

Thank you ever so much Carly x

Photography Credit Evernew Studio

Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

NAOMI + DOM married in the Brisbane City Botanic Gardens

We loved our wedding ceremony!  It was all that we hoped it would be, relaxed and personal filled with love, laughs and a couple of tears.

We were a bit overwhelmed about planning our ceremony when we first met Carly.  Carly listened to us and provided suggestions to make our ceremony truly unique.  Many guests commented on how much they enjoyed our ceremony, that is was different and “so us”.

Carly’s constant calm and professionalism reassured us and allowed us to relax and take it all in.

We can’t thank, or recommend Carly enough!

Photography Credit Todd Hunter McGaw

Brisbane Celebrant Janessa & Beau

JANESSA + BEAU married at Riverlife Brisbane

From the moment we met Carly, we knew she was the right celebrant for us.  She understood that we wanted a relaxed, non traditional ceremony and really took the time to get who we were as a couple.

Carly was fantastic with answering all of our questions from the lead up to the wedding day and after.  Nothing was ever too much trouble and she was always quick to respond.

On the day, she made both Beau and I feel completely at ease and helped us laugh at all of the things that didn’t go to plan, including an impromptu Mumford and Sons concert on the river!

I would recommend Carly to anyone who is after a professional, yet relaxed and fun celebrant.

Thank you again for making our day perfect!

Photography Credit Cookoo Design & Photography

Brisbane Celebrant Carly Slade Karissa & Josh

KARISSA + JOSH married at Brannell Homestead

I highly recommend Carly to anyone wanting a trouble free celebrant. Carly was so lovely and very accommodating! She made everything very easy and I highly recommend her services. Thanks for making the ceremony so perfect and for helping us with our vows & just being awesome.

Photography Credit Wedding Love Photography

Noose Maison La Plage Grove

NATALIE + JOSH – married by me in Noosa

Words cannot describe how absolutely perfect Carly made our ceremony! From the moment I spoke to her on the phone, I felt comfortable and knew her personality was just what we were looking for. We were not the only ones to think Carly was fantastic, we even had our guests comment! Enough said!

Photography Credit Shutter and Lace

Summergrove Estate

SIOBHAN + PETER – married at Summergrove Estate

Just before Pete and I run away for our honeymoon, we wanted to send a quick email to say thank you so much for everything!

You truly did an amazing job of capturing our personalities for the ceremony and putting us at ease! You are a fabulous celebrant and we couldn’t recommend you highly enough! We hope we get to witness some more of your amazing ceremonies in the future!

Photography Credit Bruce Loves Susie

Maryon & Matt Brisbane Wedding

Maryon + Matt – Married at Kooroomba Vineyard & Lavender Farm

We were very fortunate to have Carly Slade as our marriage celebrant. She was absolutely wonderful, and we could not have asked for a more organised, warm, and professional person to help us on our special day!

Carly was incredibly supportive throughout the process, and tailored the ceremony to suit our wishes. She has a refreshingly modern and personal approach, and developed our love story into as beautiful script full of humour and warmth. Carly was always more than happy to answer any questions, and always responded to emails promptly.

On the day she was relaxed yet professional, and conducted the ceremony flawlessly. We also received positive feedback from our guests who thought she was excellent.

We highly recommend Carly to anyone planning a wedding – we could not have been luckier to have such a superb celebrant!

P.S. Matt thinks you should say – “Carly Slade – stepping away from the blue rinse celebrant stereotype!”

Photography Credit Ken Roney