Jen Lawrie-Smith, Marriage Celebrant

Macedon Ranges, Daylesford, Bendigo, Ballarat

Absolutely everything you need for an awesome wedding experience,

led by an experienced celebrant!

Want a stress-free, relaxed ceremony?
Everything from the legal admin to the big day

Planning a wedding from interstate or overseas?
You don’t have to be here in person

Want someone you can trust?
A recommended marriage celebrant at many leading venues

What do we get?

  • A highly qualified, friendly, experienced celebrant with an eye for detail – nothing is left to chance (500+ weddings)!
  • Unlimited phone and email contact during the preparation of your ceremony
  • Great writing and presentation skills so your ceremony is uniquely yours, not a cut and paste version of someone else’s
  • All the legal admin and BDM paperwork
  • Collaboration on a unique ceremony that reflects your thoughts, beliefs, values, personalities and style
  • Loads of helpful material – vows, readings and more
  • A rehearsal (if you want one) – usually lots of fun, and certainly calms the nerves!

A high quality, battery-powered PA system and mic, or BOSE sound dock for your music and any readers

Someone who ensures you’re not just another couple – your ceremony will be delivered with love, care and happiness!

A selection of gorgeous signing pens – Waterman, Swarowski, Parker: signing table and chairs if needed

A celebrant who’ll dress to suit you, not herself – sassy or simple, fabulously formal to comfy and casual! Just let me know!

An added bonus – a calm operator who used to be a critical care nurse: can handle any unforeseen emergencies

An all-inclusive fee (travel might need to be added…)

Jen is in demand as one of the best and busiest celebrants! She has amazing presentation skills and a professional manner which comes from an exceptional standard of training and many years’ experience!

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Reviews and Kind Words…

Jen, thanks so much for everything you did on our wedding day! The ceremony was simply the best and was exactly what we wanted. We've had comments... saying how wonderful you were on the day. The copy of the ceremony on nice paper is also a lovely memento and keepsake. It was a pleasure to have you on the day.
Amy & Stuart
Thank-you so much again for today. It all turned out absolutely perfect!
Chloe Taylor
Jen was great to work with, friendly, efficient and very knowledgeable. We felt very well looked after and that we were in good hands to make sure no detail was left.
Camilla and Alistair
Thank-you so much for our ceremony - it was perfect. You were fantastic. We couldn't be happier!
Tara and Sam
Right from the start I felt we were in safe hands with Jen. She really understood how we wanted to celebrate our wedding, and was so helpful and supportive through the planning of our day. The ceremony itself was perfect for us! Jen made us feel very special and delivered a warm, heartfelt ceremony that felt very personal to us... a beautiful wedding.
Greg and Coleen
We honestly can't thank you enough - you were amazing to deal with and provided us with such a beautiful and memorable ceremony!
Renae and Michelle
Thanks for the photo and all your hard work. We had many, many compliments for the ceremony - great job!
Nick and Tegan
We have had lots of feedback from our guests who loved the ceremony and they said how fantastic and well spoken you were and the puns were gold! Haha
Sarah and Geremy
Jen conducted our wedding ceremony a month ago and we couldn't have been happier with her service. During our initial meeting, Jen really listened to our story and was able to articulate a ceremony that reflected our relationship perfectly, which made choosing her to be our celebrant an easy decision. We also really liked her suggestion of a ring warming ritual, which was such a lovely way of involving our guests in our ceremony as well as receiving a lasting reminder of the blessing of our marriage. Jen's crafting of our ceremony was heartfelt and she gave us the opportunity to have input after her first draft, although she had captured the essence of who were so perfectly and we did not want to make any changes. Despite the weather on the day blowing a gale with temperatures below 10 degrees, Jen conducted our outdoor ceremony with the utmost professionalism and created a warm atmosphere where everyone was relaxed and could be themselves. Both myself and my family received comments from several of our guests about how beautifully Jen had conducted the ceremony. Thank you Jen for your rich knowledge in facilitating the administrative process of our marriage and for making our ceremony such a special memory for us
Sarah and Jason
It's been great knowing you. You have been excellent. I always felt very confident with you and your work and detail. I will most definitely recommend you to my friends.
Anally and Russell
We thank you for everything Jen! From the get-go we knew we made the right decision with you - so warm. friendly and professional. You delivered such a beautiful and heart-felt ceremony which was very us. We have nothing but great things to say about you!
Alana and Dave
It was an absolute pleasure working with you. We both felt calm and confident with you leading us through the ceremony. We could not have wanted anything better!
Nyssa and Torben
No amount of words can express exactly how grateful we are for our ceremony. It was exactly how we imagined plus a whole lot more. You were so professional yet still allowed everything to be so fun and casual. You really helped us create some magical memories! Thank-you.
Katie and Michael
It was our pleasure to have Jen as our marriage celebrant. Thank-you so much for giving us so many good ideas and guidance as we didn't have any experience of Western wedding ceremony. Jen really paid attention to details and always tried her best to find out the best solution for us. We were lucky to find Jen and will surely recommend you to our friends. Hope to see you at one of our friends' wedding ceremony soon! Miranda and Orange
Miranda and Orange
Jen, we are so grateful for everything! We had the most wonderful ceremony - it exceeded our expectations. You are so warm, thoughtful and open, and so professional at the same time. We knew we were in good hands and completely trusted you. You have such a lovely way with people and are so well-spoken. Thanks again! Bec and Tim
Bec and Tim
Thanks so much for everything you did for us in the lead up to our wedding. We will highly recommend you to anyone who is looking for a celebrant! Brod and Tegan
Tegan and Brod
Planning a wedding from interstate was not easy! Jen certainly helped us create our perfect day. Everything was easy with Jen and I particularly enjoyed our many email conversations in the lead up to our wedding. Jen was prompt, well-presented and perfectly poised throughout the ceremony. I would not change a thing!
Emma & Nick
The ceremony was perfect Jen! We had so many comments “Best ceremony yet!”, “She made it so personal and funny.” You were so elegantly dressed and matched the bridesmaids perfectly. The rehearsal was great – so much information given – things we would never have thought of! Will be recommending you to everyone!!
Sam & Ben
Jennifer was absolutely fantastic! We could not have asked for more in a celebrant. She was very organised and gave us all the information we needed and more. The rehearsal really helped us and thanks to Jennifer we felt much more prepared for the day. It was great to have one thing we didn’t need to worry about. Thanks so much!
Luke & Donna
Thank-you very much for such a wonderful day! It was certainly everything that we hoped for; everything was perfect. We will look back in the future and always remember it was a fantastic day. You made us feel comfortable at times when our nerves were trying to get the better of us. The ceremony was so beautiful; thank-you for everything.
Carol & Paul
Jen created a fantastic ceremony for us, weaving in personal stories that really made the ceremony ours.
Sasha T
Jen was the perfect celebrant for our marriage. We wanted a hand fasting and a very relaxed service. Jen really listened to us, the wording and underlying emotion reflected perfectly our personalities and she looked so glamorous and professional. We intend to use her services when we hold our daughters naming ceremony.
Tara J
Jen was everything you could ever want from a celebrant. We wanted a simple ceremony but not all the mushy stuff, and Jen was able to accommodate this but still make it an engaging experience for us, our family and our guests. Nothing was too much trouble and we couldn't be more happier with our ceremony and Jen's efforts both on the day and leading up to it. Thanks again Jen xx
Danielle S
We loved the beautifully personalized ceremony Jen put together for us. And her communication and preparation were outstanding. It meant that when we got to the ceremony we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves. Thank you Jen!
Lachlan B
Jen designed the perfect ceremony for us to help make our wedding day that much more intimate and special. Her professionalism, experience and lovely nature ensured the wedding preparation was stress free. We've had many comments how beautiful our ceremony was and we have been happy to refer Jen to everyone.
Fiona G

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Frequently Asked Questions

What training do you have?

I was awarded the Graduate Diploma in Arts (Civil Ceremonies) from Monash University – the highest standard of training available. I therefore have excellent creative writing and presentation skills and can skillfully integrate elements of other cultures if required.

How many weddings do you do in a weekend?

Usually one or two weddings per day depending on the location. You get a high level of attention as I am not rushing around thinking about the next one!

How does our ceremony tell our story?

I pride myself on crafting a ceremony that’s perfect for you – it’s not a cut and paste version of someone else’s! We’ll work together to include what you want to share. Any readings or other elements flow appropriately so your guests aren’t bored and they enjoy YOUR wedding!

Do you hold a rehearsal with us?

Yes, but you can choose not to have one. When littlies are involved I take extra care – it’s light-hearted, so never too scary for kids. Everyone will know what to expect!

How many times do you meet with us?

Usually only two or three times. Most couples like to continue via email. You’ll feel completely comfortable planning your ceremony!

Is there a charge for travel?

Beyond 20-40kms most celebrants charge an additional fee but usually it’s included in the total.

Do you provide a P.A. System?

I have a portable BOSE Sound Dock and a battery-powered MIPRO PA system with iPod connection: no worrying about finding a system for your music! I wear a discrete “Madonna headset” and there’s an additional hand-held mic for your readers or singer.

Are there any hidden or additional costs?

No. All costs are explained at the initial meeting so that are no nasty surprises!

Same-sex ceremonies?

Absolutely! Contact me for more info on how to celebrate your love and give legal power to your relationship!

We’re overseas (or interstate) – is that a problem?

Absolutely not! It’s easy to plan together via email and skype and I don’t mind calling you interstate!

How many couples have you married?

I lost count after 500!

View some of my past couples

Maryanne & Mark’s Wedding

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Laura-Ellen and Mitchell’s Wedding

The Couple: Laura-Ellen and Mitchell Location: Crown Towers It was my pleasure to marry this loving, lovely couple. Small weddings are often the best weddings, Read more

Elizabeth and John’s Wedding

The Couple: Elizabeth and John Location: Mandurang They weren't alone in this, but John and Elizabeth had to change their wedding date so many times Read more

Tegan and Brent’s Elopement

The Couple: Tegan and Brent Location: Hanging Rock Many couples have been unsure about holding wedding ceremonies because Covid restrictions changed their plans: others simply Read more


Member of The Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of Victoria, Incorporated

Proud member of My Wedding Wish which is a national charity where couples who are facing terminal illnesses can apply to have a gorgeous wedding.