alert

Making your wedding ceremony personal and memorable.

scroll down for more info

We are forever grateful to have you as our marriage celebrant Silvana. You made our ceremony beautiful and amazing.

wedding of kylie and william
Kylie & William ~ Coffs Harbour, 2020

Thank you for all your love, support, flexibility, attention to detail, vision, beauty, heart and soul which helped to create the sacredness of the ceremony we had dreamed of.

wedding of georgie and stephen
Georgie & Stephen ~ Forster, 2012
Your Celebrant

Choose a Marriage Celebrant that understands your needs and desires.

Choosing the right Celebrant for you is very important. You need to be able to work closely with someone whose professionalism you know you can trust every step of the way leading up to your wedding day, and then on that special day.

A Celebrant who understands and importantly, listens to your needs.

You also need to know that everything will be handled efficiently, with ease and with attention to detail so that  on your wedding day, you get to relax and enjoy! 

I take my profession and all aspects of excellence in customer service seriously, that is why I am now doing Celebrancy full time. My ongoing personal commitment to ensure that when I represent you, you can relax, knowing that my public presentation skills are backed by  seven years attendance every fortnight at Toastmasters International, a global public speaking organisation.

Thank you so much for everything Silvana, you were amazing! We enjoyed every minute of our special day. Thank you for sharing it with us. You were so professional from the very beginning and we felt very blessed to have you to marry us.

wedding of prue and matt
Prue & Matt ~ Bellingen, 2016

What a pleasure to have Silvana as our celebrant. She is extremely thorough - tailoring the service to whatever you require & on top of that Silvana is just a fabulous loving & warm woman. We hit the jackpot when we found Silvana!

wedding of heidi and michael
Heidi & Michael ~ Boambee, 2014
Meet Silvana

Trusted every step of the way on your special day. Let Silvana help share your story.

photo of silvana camilleri
Silvana Camilleri, Celebrant

Relaxed, warm, friendly, inclusive, professional, experienced, and supportive -- guiding you as you plan your Marriage Ceremony in Coffs Harbour or the Mid North Coast.

Congratulations to all couples as you embark on the remarkable journey of commitment, love and support with the one you have chosen to spend the rest of your life with!

The love and companionship you share is one of life's greatest gifts. I would love to help you acknowledge this, and in the process touch your hearts.

My commitment to you on your day.

My ongoing personal commitment to ensure that when I represent you, you can relax, knowing that my public presentation skills are backed by seven years attendance every fortnight at Toastmasters International, a global public speaking organisation.

This is your marriage ceremony! My job, as an authorised and registered Marriage Celebrantis to guide you, ensuring that your ideas, your own creativeness and your uniqueness are all expressed in a way that inspires you and your guests on this very special occasion.

Nothing gives me more pleasure than the happiness of my Bride's and Groom's faces when they tell me that their wedding ceremony was exactly how they had envisaged it and more!

I guess the most important thing that I want to say here is that I deliver what I promise. I completely understand that it's not an easy job for couples to choose a Celebrant that is why I encourage you to ring and have a chat. You will know who is right for you and I always support couples choices as it's such an individual thing.

You're in good hands — My awards and memberships.

Best Marriage celebrants in Coffs Harbour
fianlist - brides choice awardshighly commended - brides choice awardslove is love - marriage celebrants for marriage equalityaustralian federation of civil celebrants

My audio equipment.

My wireless PA system with inbuilt USB port and Bluetooth capability ensures that your guests hear every word!

What to do first?

Check out the information I have below about the Wedding Ceremony, then contact me for further information on my Marriage Celebrant services and then, when you are ready, let's meet.

Please enjoy the photos and accompanying feedback from some of my brides and grooms and check out more of what couples are saying about me.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any inquiry.

Silvana, thank you for making today so special for us and our family and friends. You have a wonderful gift!

wedding of tez and victor
Victor & Tez ~ Coffs Harbour, 2019

Silvana did a great job, guiding and encouraging us to make time to review and prepare, so we were well rehearsed and knew exactly what to do on the day.

wedding of melissa and cam
Melissa & Cam ~ Coffs Harbour, 2013
Planning the day

Everything you need to know to make your day one to remember.

Your wedding day is one of the most magical and important days in your life. There are so many things to consider and organise, so let me take some of that stress away from you. Below I have answered some of the most common questions I hear from the lovely couples I have met with, and provided some valuable resources to help you organise your special day.

Downloads

Your wedding ceremony

What does a marriage ceremony usually include?

  • Entrance & giving away (your music selection)
  • Welcome/Introduction
  • I must identify myself as being the Authorised Celebrant
  • Pre vows which may include your relationship story or Reading or Poem
  • Monitum/Section 46 - as per the Marriage Act 1961
  • The Asking
  • Your Vows
  • Exchange of Rings
  • Declaration as Husband and wife
  • Signing of Marriage Certificates (your music selection)
  • Prayer or Blessing (this can appear anywhere in the ceremony)
  • Forward announcements
  • Presentation of your Marriage Certificate and Introduction as husband and wife
  • Recessional and congratulations from family and friends (your music selection)

It's a custom for the Bride to be late. How late should she be?

The ceremony should commence no more than10 minutes after the time given to your guests.

Do we need a witness at our wedding ceremony?

Yes, you're required to have two witnesses who must be over the age of 18 years. They may be members of your family, your bridal party or someone special.

How long does a wedding ceremony usually take?

Usually about 20 minutes however this can vary depending on the content. I'm happy to discuss this with you.

Planning your wedding ceremony

Help and guidance every step of the way.

I will happily guide you all the way with suggestions and all the assistance you need to create a very special and unique marriage ceremony. The general process followed in creating your ceremony is listed below in the section 'What does a Marriage Celebrant do?' – however apart from the mandatory legal wording required, your marriage ceremony becomes personalised and very much your own, as all of the choices are yours! I will have a package of information available for you at our first meeting.

What does a Marriage Celebrant do?

  • Manage all the legal requirements relating to your marriage.
  • Prepare the details of your ceremony in partnership with you.
  • Solemnize your marriage officially.
  • Ensure that all paperwork is forwarded to Births Deaths and Marriages following your marriage ceremony.
  • Comply to an Australian Code of Practice.

How much does a Marriage Celebrant charge?

This can vary from Celebrant to Celebrant - you need to be taking into account the experience, flexibility, professionalism, communications skills, public speaking skills, their equipment, in particular high quality PA system with discreet microphones, laser printing, if they do on-site rehearsals and their presentation in general just for starters. It is very important to choose a Celebrant that encourages you to have as much input as possible. It's your day!

It is important to take into account that for all celebrants, there are many hidden, out of pocket expenses for running a celebrant business including the cost of equipment, running an office, stationery supplies, resources for couples, marketing, compulsory annual ongoing professional development, annual registration, insurance, telephone, computer, clothing, car and travel expenses... all costs of running a business.

Another aspect of being a celebrant, other than face to face meetings, creating a personal ceremony, ensuring the legal requirements are adhered to, responding to questions and emails, a rehearsal at the venue and of course conducting your ceremony on the day is that there is much to be done behind the scenes that often goes unseen - all which create a professional practice.

You will find my fee is all inclusive-no hidden costs, very reasonable and I am confident that you will consider my service as very good value.

Please contact Silvana to ask for a quote to arrange your Marriage and your Marriage ceremony and to find out if she is available on the day and time that you would like your marriage to take place.

Where will Silvana travel to do a Wedding?

Basically anywhere in Australia as Marriage Celebrants registered with the Attorney General's Department do have the authority to marry people and apply for registration of a marriage in any state of Australia. However..... obviously there is extra cost involved due to travel and accommodation.

Locally, I am most happy to arrange and conduct a marriage ceremony for NO additional travel expenses for up to a 35km radius from Coffs City centre. Your marriage ceremony would be held in places such as Arrawarra, Woolgoolga, Sapphire Beach, Emerald Beach, Korora, Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour Jetty, Coramba, Nana Glen, Bellingen, Sawtell, and Urunga.

How much notice do we need to provide before we get married?

You need to provide a minimum of one calendar months notice. For example, if the NOIM form (Notice of Intented Marriage) is received by me on March 15 your marriage can take place at any time from and including April 16. You can give up to 18 months notice.

Do we need to complete a form before we get married?

Yes, the form is called 'Notice of Intended Marriage' or NOIM. You can download the form here which you may complete, ( be sure to read page two) which will give you an understanding of the information required however you only need to complete page 3.

I can also email an electronic copy for you to have a look at. It is very important to read the notes on the page 2 of the printed form and to complete with care using block letters with a black pen.

Do you do elopements?

Absolutely. Some couples prefer the simplicity of a very small wedding. I am most happy to help you arrange this.

My partner and I are interstate and will be returning to the Coffs Harbour area a few days prior to the wedding. What do we need to do?

The NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE (NOIM) may be downloaded from www.ag.gov.au/celebrants (4 pages) or accessed directly here which you may complete, ( be sure to read page two) including having your signatures witnessed according to the notes then scan/photograph and send via email. The free app 'Camscanner' is very useful.

When you arrive in Coffs Harbour I'll verify your identification and evidence as per the requirements of the NOIM. We can communicate via phone, skype or email to arrange your ceremony.

Can a celebrant arrange a marriage ceremony anywhere in Australia?

Yes, as an authorised and registered celebrant with the Federal Attorney-general's Department I can solemnise marriages anywhere in Australia.

Can you help with Immigration?

Yes. If either of you are in the process of submitting a "Prospective Marriage Visa" application I can provide the necessary letter for Immigration. One of you will also be required to complete the NOIM which I'm happy to assist you with.

Get together to connect.

The first step is to get together, to discuss the specifics of your wedding and give you an opportunity to confirm if I'm "right" for you.

A Booking Fee is required on completion of the NOIM (Notice of Intention to get Married) and secures your booking and electronic lodgement of your NOIM, This is non refundable, the balance is payable two weeks prior to your wedding.

Feedback

Feedback from couples.

It was a pleasure working with Silvana, she goes out of her way to make sure everything is perfect. Many of our guests also commented to us how much of a wonderful job she did for us. We can't thank you enough for the help and support you gave us during the time of organising our wedding, our wedding would definitely not have been as magical as it was without you.

Nicky & Ross ~ Coffs Harbour

We feel so fortunate to have chosen Silvana as our Marriage Celebrant. She was warm and considerate towards us and genuinely interested in our requirements. Silvana pays great attention to detail and managed to expertly sort out one or two little problems we had.

Jan & Barry ~ Bonville

Silvana was beyond amazing on the day and leading up to our ceremony. We were so lucky to have everything turn out exactly how we had hoped for. Having Silvana present throughout the whole process to offer guidance and support was a huge relief. Having her there to officiate us as husband and wife is a moment in time that we'll cherish forever.

Erin & Adam ~ Bonville

Silvana's little touches made the ceremony that much more perfect. We couldn't thank her enough. Very professional and amazing to deal with and talk to. It was great having someone that actually cared about what we wanted and how we wanted things done.

Kylie & Michael ~ Wooli

We were so impressed with Silvana from start to finish. She met with us and went through the ceremony to find out exactly how we wanted it. The ceremony was so us and so perfect. Silvana was kind, caring and professional and exactly what you want in a celebrant.

Amanda & David ~ Boambee

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your wonderful and beautiful wedding ceremony. Your suggestions and ideas put to us, plus the ease of allowing us to subtract and add our own word flavourings made for an exceptional wedding service. Many of our friends commented that it was the best wedding ceremony they'd ever attended.

Grenville & Grace ~ Coffs Harbour

Blog

Thoughts from Silvana.

Weddings

Personalising your marriage ceremony

An opportunity for couples to receive a very personal gift from each other...

More

Weddings

Your relationship

Marriage celebrants have had the opportunity to come in contact with many couples...

More
Contact Silvana
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.