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Your love story deserves to be told in a way that speaks to your soul – and the day you and your partner take your love to the next level should reflect your journey as a couple. Your marriage celebrant is the key to pulling all the pieces of your big day together, guiding you through your vows with excitement, warmth, happiness and, above all, love – so choosing the right person to lead your ceremony is definitely a big deal!

I’m Shelly Bennett: the marriage celebrant Sydney couples trust to do all of this and more.


I value creating genuine connections with those preparing to wed, and I’m passionate about crafting a day that is as individual and unique as you are as a couple. From beautiful barefoot vows on a secluded beach to modern luxury in five-star surrounds, laidback shows of love to glamourous formal gatherings, I specialise in transforming your wedding-day dreams into reality with a ceremony that captures the essence of your love, whatever vision you have for your unforgettable day.



As a marriage celebrant Sydney couples have put their trust in since 2016, I do so much more than simply speak the words to make your marriage official.


I will help you craft a day that’s uniquely you with a ceremony written to reflect your story; plan and guide the choreography on the day, navigating the bridal party through every step; and oversee a modern, meaningful and memorable day so that you can focus on the most important part: celebrating your love for one another.



If you’ve been thinking of eloping, finding a marriage celebrant in Sydney who has in-depth local knowledge is essential.

With several years’ experience as a marriage celebrant in Sydney, I know the beautiful city in and out, and I love helping couples from out of town make the absolute most of their big day in one of the many stunning locations Sydney has to offer – always imparting my signature relaxed, laid-back and fun style.



I am not only a marriage celebrant Sydney locals turn to for personalised, intimate weddings, but also a civil celebrant, performing general baby-naming ceremonies, commitment ceremonies and funerals with the same passion, care and individuality I bring to weddings.




Choosing the right celebrant is a big deal. The best way to approach this is by giving me a call. This way we can connect get to know each other and you can get a general feel into whether I'm the right fit for you. We can organise an obligation free Skype or FaceTime if you prefer.


Let's check my availability for your day, get our schedules together and meet up for a tea or coffee. The official legal paperwork is lodged with me - don't worry I've got this, then we can move onto the fun part.... planning your ceremony. As a professional celebrant I walk with you through each phase of the ceremony step by step - so we all have a full understanding of timing and choreography.  

There is a short general questionnaire for you and your partner and when this is completed I interweave your love story into a ceremony that is crafted and written to quintessentially reflect you and your partner. We liaise back and forth until your 100 percent happy and it's perfect!

On your wedding day everyone – especially you will feel the warmth and authenticity of your love being taken to the next level.


Since the moment we sat down with Shelly, we knew that she was the best fit for us. She understood and expressed our love for eachother in the ceremony and took on board our special requests for music, customised rituals and acknowledgements. Most importantly, Shelly made the time for us well before the wedding to run through the plan at her home and in the venue. Both of us couldn't be happier sharing our special day with Shelly and can't thank her enough for being our celebrant.


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