MEET SHELLY BENNETT
My given name is Michelle, but everybody calls me Shelly. I am an authorised civil celebrant with a passion for helping create unforgettable experiences and memories by personalising your celebration adding more significance to the event.
There are so many reasons I love being a civil celebrant. I love hearing your love story and turning it into a unique ceremony that accurately captures you and reflects your individuality. I love creating and delivering modern, unique and authentic ceremonies that are engaging and meaningful. My style is relaxed, yet professional with heaps of fun and warmth, ensuring your ceremony is more than just special, but a day to treasure forever.
Since I first became a civil celebrant in 2005, I have conducted hundreds of ceremonies to celebrate life, diversity and connection, including customised weddings, commitment and vow renewal ceremonies, fun, fuss-free weddings, beach elopements, baby naming ceremonies, and funerals, and I absolutely love what I do. I feel it is a sincere honour and privilege to stand with you on your wedding day or special occasion. I work hard to ensure you understand all the choreography of the ceremony – so you can relax and feel confident, breath easy and enjoy every minute of your unforgettable celebration.
Based in Sydney’s East for over 20 years I bring a warmth and exuberance for life to the ceremonies I am engaged to conduct. Apart from being a civil celebrant, I am also a loving mother, part time graphic designer, yoga teacher and energy healer. Some of my favourite pastimes are swimming, snorkeling with my couragous daughter, tennis, cycling, and being in nature - nothing better than feeling sand between your toes or strap on the hiking boots and heading for the Blue Mountains. I am non-religious although I practice spirituality and loving kindness – a day at a time, leading a path with heart.
Choosing the right civil celebrant for your special day is an important decision. Regardless of where you are at in the planning process – whether you already know exactly what you are after or want someone with plenty of experience to bounce ideas off – I would love to hear from you. Call me on +61 (0) 401 693 221 and we can arrange a time for a video chat.