We were absolutely thrilled to have you involved in our special day. From the moment we met you, we relaxed into the whole process of getting married knowing you were the perfect fit for us.

Although many things changed along the way from location, party size and weather, your experience instantly had us breathing easy from the second you arrived.

Under some difficult conditions on the day, you made us feel special. You made everyone feel welcome and most importantly had my beautiful new wife Alison the centre of attention.

We were so happy that you paid attention to Daniel. This alone made Alison and I know that we had made the right choice in you.

From everyone that participated in our amazing wedding, we’d like to say thank you. Thank you, Pauline, thank you!


When our photographers finish their edits we will definitely be in touch with you and forward on some photos. It may take a week or two as they are going away. 

From a very happy couple may we wish you all the best.

Alison & Darren – Nielsen Park


From the moment we met Pauline we felt so confident that we were in the best hands – and thank goodness!  Pauline helped us navigate and renavigate the legal details after our wedding was cancelled twice due to full lockdowns in 2020 and 2021. Not only fulfilling her role as our celebrant, Pauline was beyond generous wither her time and sharing her connections to help us each time we replanned. We ultimately married almost two years after our first wedding date. Pauline performed our ceremony exactly as planned, and helped all who were involved feel comfortable and confident. Pauline truly went above and beyond on every step.  Thank you Pauline for everything you did for us.  

Ash & Ben

Athol Hall


We were so lucky to have contacted Pauline on the cusp of the legalities due date! We contacted her at 9pm and by 10pm we were filling out the intent to marry application which was due the next day(!) based on our wedding date. Being newbies to all things wedding, we were swiftly guided by Pauline. She is a true professional in every sense. She took the time to explore who we were and how to make the wedding ceremony uniquely ours. Pauline of course nailed it and the wedding day was simply perfect. 

Thank you so very much Pauline!

Jana and Marlon 

Quay Restaurant

Ceri and I wanted to thank you so much for your guidance in the lead up to our special day, your presence on the day itself and everything in between. We couldn’t imagine our day without you and your celebration of our marriage. 

Our diverse guests and us all loved the message of love and hope for the future of our union, and we appreciate the equality and inclusiveness of the words you spoke for us and those in attendance. 

Thank you once again for being such a special part of our day. 

Ceri & Jae – Kirribilli

We made the right choice of having Pauline as our wedding celebrant. She was recommended by our friends and we are highly recommending her.  Pauline is very accomodating. She went through all the legal requirements prior to the wedding, including the notice of intent to marry, legal forms on the day and even organising our official marriage certificate after.

Pauline is amazing! She is very patient, nice, and professional. She made our wedding ceremony unique and personal by acknowledging our family and friends and emphasizing our love story. Her delivery of words and tone of voice made our wedding heartwarming with full of emotions and contagious happiness. Thank you Pauline. You made our wedding so memorable and one of the best days of our lives.

Joseph and Fam – Strathfield


Pauline was amazing from start to finish!!! We could not recommend her more and thank her enough for providing fantastic service and a beautiful wedding ceremony. Pauline was a complete professional. She was flexible, accommodating, responsive, punctual, good value and made us feel at ease through a stressful planning process. She assisted with planning the day of events of the wedding day, kept us updated on the weather forecast given that it was rainy season and recommended a fantastic photographer and music strings for our special day. She made sure my husband to be was looking spot on for my arrival as well! Thank you, Pauline, you made our day very memorable.

Teuila & Paul – Kirribilli

Pauline, was fantastic. She was quick in responding, full of information and support and on the day had our day run smoothly and felt full of love.

Lauren & Jayke – St. Michael’s Golf Club, Little Bay


We’ve been going through our photos to make a photo book, and it’s reminded us what a wonderful day it was. We can’t thank you enough for advising us on preparing the ceremony, to guiding us through on the day. It was just the relaxed and funny, but not too informal, day we wanted.

Madeleine & Alistair – Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral

Hi Pauline

Thank you so much for everything. The ceremony was seamless and we couldn’t be happier with how you ran it.

We luckily didn’t get caught in the rain at all – it’s hard to believe that it held out until we were inside but we are very happy that it did! Noah was also very well behaved, he must’ve known that it was a special day 😉

Looking forward to seeing you in October!

Steph & Andrew – Taronga Zoo

Organising a wedding can seem like a huge and complex project at the start.

We were lucky enough to find Pauline Fawkner early. From our first meeting with Pauline we were confident that the most important part of our wedding – the ceremony – would go off without a hitch, and we could focus on organising the rest of the event.

And that’s how it turned out.

After our first meeting, Pauline sent us a couple of script templates as a guide to develop the script for our wedding. The templates made it very easy. We could add our own personal touches and, through a cut and paste exercise, set the structure and tone that most suited us.

Pauline guided us through the legal requirements, presenting us with the forms to sign, all well before the wedding date.

In all, we had two meetings with Pauline at her cosy, comfortable home office. The first meeting was a free consultation and the second meeting was to finalise the script and sign the necessary forms.

Throughout the process Pauline was available by phone and email.

Pauline is efficient, courteous, obviously very experienced, and very easy to get along with. We have no hesitation in recommending Pauline for your wedding ceremony.


Howard and DJ – Cabarita 

I don’t think we could have picked a better celebrant for our wedding day. Pauline was really easy to work with and open to all our suggestions and requests. Despite planning our wedding from interstate Pauline was not only able to help us create our vision for our ceremony but also for the rest of our day. She shared her experience with us to help us pick out the perfect vendors for our venue which she knew quite well. We always felt that Pauline genuinely cared about our day and that we weren’t just another wedding on the books. We would definitely recommend Pauline to anyone looking for a professional, caring and experienced celebrant.

Monica & Scott – Gunners Barracks


We have just received our wedding video and I thought I would write to you to say a massive thank you again as every time I think about the wedding I remember you as the star! You made our day so so special.

Thank you for your help in organising our wedding ceremony. We are very grateful for your assistance and guidance. You made the whole process very easy and enjoyable. Your calm approach throughout the ceremony helped us to calm any nerves we had and allowed us to have some fun and keep the smiles on our faces.

Shakila & Leonid – Dunbar House

Thank you for your help in organising our wedding ceremony. We are very grateful for your assistance and guidance, you made the whole process very easy and enjoyable. Your calm approach throughout the ceremony help us to calm any nerves we had and allowed us to have some fun and keep the smiles on our faces.

Eleanore & James – St. Michael’s Golf Club

We had the most beautiful wedding, the day was everything we could have asked for and more. Pauline did such a fantastic job in the lead up to the wedding, and we were so glad she was our celebrant on the day. She made the whole process so easy on us, and made sure that our ceremony was true to who we are. So many of our guests told us they loved how personal our ceremony was. We highly recommend Pauline!

Ash & Scott – Jaspers Berry


We want to thank you so much for being such a wonderful help during our wedding!  You were a very calming force on the wedding day and we are so grateful for having you by our sides.  We are so happy to have made a new friend in you!  You’re gorgeous and kind and we are lucky to have had you through this all.

Jaime & Nic – Milton Park

Pauline’s genuine passion for what she does allow us to create our ceremony into everything we wanted. We couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful, kind and professional person to be a part of our journey as husband and wife. Thank you for guiding us and being such a great friend through it all

Amy & Alex – Mindaribba House, Hunter Valley

Thanks so much, Pauline, for everything. So many people were commenting on how fantastic you were. See you soon.

All the best – Matt & Petra

Petra & Matt – The Boathouse Shelley Beach, Manly

Pauline is truly a special celebrant. She provides a personal, professional, tailored approach to creating your ceremony and works hard to understand who you uniquely are as a couple.

She makes you feel supported and excited and makes an amazing effort on the day to be present and friendly with your family and friends.

Can’t recommend her enough.

Georgia & Lisa – Wayward Brewery

Dear Pauline

Thank you so much for making our special day even more special. Your kindness, support, and heart of gold will always be remembered by us. The ceremony you planned for our wedding was loved by all our nearest and dearest guests.

All our love and gratitude

Despina & Charbel – Ecco Ristorante, Drummoyne

We would highly recommend PAULINE as a celebrant because she is Professional, Approachable, Understanding, Long-established, Indefatigable, No-nonsense, and Exceptional.

She crafted a ceremony that was memorable and had gravitas.  She even recommended a florist and photographer who were also exceptional.  All in all, she made our day very special and memorable.  In fact, when we first met her, she asked us to recall the last wedding we had attended and to tell her what we remembered about the ceremony.  We replied that we remembered the celebrations but not the ceremony.  To which she replied, “THAT will not happen at your wedding!” True to her word, all our guests still talk about the ceremony and how there was not a dry eye in the crowd. Thanks, Pauline!

Phillip and Anurag – ShangriLa Hotel

My husband and I were planning our wedding from the other side of the planet. New York to be exact! Pauline was so accommodating and made the whole experience so streamlined. She walked us through all the aspects of international consulate rules and marriage law. My husband is American and I am Australian. We had various FaceTime calls with Pauline to plan our ceremony and she had such amazing suggestions and insight.

Our guests have commented that our ceremony was the best they had been to. We felt like we had such a tailored experience and our ceremony reflected who we were as a couple.

I would recommend Pauline to anyone wanting an articulate and charismatic celebrant.

Thank you Pauline for making our special day so magical!

Kate & Andy – Taronga Zoo

Pauline, you were fantastic ! Steve and I would like to thank you for making our wedding day so special. Your warm nature and kindness, together with your professionalism from the beginning until the end was incredible. The ceremony was just us and everyone commented on how beautiful it was.

Shari & Steve – The Grounds of Alexandria

Dear Pauline,
Thank you so much for being our marriage celebrant. We felt so comfortable in your hands, and you helped to make the process enjoyable and memorable. You are extremely professional, and you looked stunning yesterday. Thank you also for putting through the paperwork so quickly – we managed to get everything sorted out today.
Lots of Love,
Jessica and Andrea

Jessica & Andrea – The Grounds of Alexandria

I have to say many thank-you’s for everything you have done and the lovely ceremony on Thursday. We all enjoyed the day very much and found the ceremony a real highlight. Many many thanks for making our day perfect.

Much love
Clive & Michelle xx

Clive & Michelle  (ex UK) – McKell Park, Darling Point

Hi Pauline

Mark, Mum, the family and I thank you so much for the beautiful and articulate service yesterday. We received many compliments from family members. You made our day very special. Thanks again

Deb & Mark – Sergeants Mess, Chowder Bay

We wanted an intimate, meaningful wedding but due to our work circumstances and being a resident overseas, the date for the ceremony was always an unknown. We struggled to finalise anything till the last minute. The only thing we knew was that we wanted a heartfelt service.

We both found a great partner in each other and what we found in Pauline was a celebrant ‘match made in heaven’ to make our union the perfect marriage in Australia!

Words cannot explain her support for the freedom we sought, her understanding and constant contact to make sure everything was in place was second to none! We loved our wedding and Pauline was an integral part of making it exactly how we wanted it to be! We would wish for this marriage upon any couple as it was simply touching!

Pauline is a true Australian and having continuous correspondence with Pauline made us realise her value of family, value for life, the value in giving to the community and the love she has for Australia and the world we live in…..a perfect example of a wonderful life that we as newlyweds like to emulate.

Thank you, Pauline, and getting to know you was indeed a privilege and having you celebrate our marriage is something we will cherish forever. Thank you

Natalie & Haren – The Bible Garden, Palm Beach

Pauline made sure our wedding ceremony went perfectly smooth and was a source of great comfort.  The ceremony she designed for us was beautiful and exactly what we wanted.  Thankyou Pauline for being part of our day and settling our nerves throughout the planning process.

Kellie & Jamal – Clark Park, Lavender Bay

Pauline was incredibly supportive in the lead up to the wedding and instrumental in helping us to arrange not only the ceremony but other aspects of the wedding (such as putting us in touch with many suppliers).  Pauline was patiently working with us to put together a ceremony that was personal and meaningful and so many of our guests commented on what a fantastic job she did in conducting the ceremony in such a professional and polished manner.  We cannot thank Pauline enough for helping make our wedding so memorable.

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Lara & James – Aqua Dining

Thank you for being our celebrant.  Could not have imagined having anyone else to share this special moment with us. Thank you both for opening your home to allow us to be married with our family present.  Your love and generosity are appreciated beyond words. Love you both.

Helen & Mark

Helen & Mark – Summer Hill

We wanted to take a moment to say a big thank you for giving such a beautiful ceremony on our special day. Your professionalism and calming influence both in the run-up to the ceremony and on the day itself were very much appreciated, and we really wanted you to know that you really helped make our ceremony the most special day of our lives.

You gave us the freedom to design a ceremony which was very personal and we were happy that all of our requests were warmly received and able to be used. Our friends and family just loved the setting by the harbour and appreciated the support and guidance you provided us for the ceremony.

One day soon I hope that same-sex couples will have the same rights for a beautiful day we had and we can legally call a “wedding”. Thank you again for all that you did for us to make it such a special and memorable occasion.

Matthew & Jacob – McKell Park, Darling Point

Pauline was the most professional but loveliest person out of all our suppliers. We live in Singapore which made organizing a Sydney wedding quite challenging, but Pauline made pulling the ceremony together so easy and was most accommodating. She made the whole process of writing and personalizing our vows and ceremony (from scratch!) a breeze, it came together so beautifully (despite missing some deadlines – sorry Pauline!). If it wasn’t for Pauline sharing some of her best ceremonies there’s no way we would have been able to write them out ourselves.

On the day itself, Pauline was wonderful and honestly calmed my nerves (we had 180 people at the ceremony and I’m not one for being the centre of attention!). The ceremony itself was touching, warm and intimate. We laughed, we cried but most of all we just enjoyed the moment. Pauline was instrumental in creating a warm and happy mood at the ceremony. Some of my guests said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to! A friend even booked Pauline for her own wedding shortly after.

Afterward Pauline was so helpful in organizing the legal paperwork for us and posting all the necessary documents to Singapore. We couldn’t have organized it all without her. And I now have a lifetime of amazing memories from the day.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pauline, she is the sweetest loveliest person and made our ceremony truly special.

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Denise & Daniel –The Grounds of Alexandria

What a dream it was to have Pauline on our wedding team! She was a pleasure to deal with, a total professional and always knew exactly what she was doing (we loved the confidence!). She was a pro in managing a somewhat nervous bride and also a large crowd (both very important). Genuine and warm, and very well spoken, Pauline was instrumental in creating our wonderful wedding day. Thank you!

Sophia & Adam

Sophia & Adam – Centennial Park

From the first moment we contacted Pauline she was a joy to work with. She has not only helped us to put together a wonderful ceremony but also assisted with booking the wedding location and composition of our pledges. Her assistance has been invaluable to us as we planned our wedding in Sydney from Sweden, and without really knowing where we wanted our ceremony. Pauline gave us several ideas and suggestions for wedding locations and helped us with the booking of the place we decided. We did not have guests at the wedding ceremony but Pauline arranged witnesses for us and did a wonderful job with all the paperwork.

We can not thank you enough Pauline for all your help!

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Rashid & Linda – Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

We were lucky enough to have Pauline officiate our wedding and are so grateful for the wonderful job she did. Pauline also married Katy’s two sisters which made it even more special that she was able to be part of our special day. Pauline is extremely organised, well presented and professional. We couldn’t have had a better experience. We would (and do) highly recommend Pauline to anyone looking for a well-experienced marriage celebrant.

Katy & Robbie

Katy & Robbie – Balmain

Pauline was a pleasure to work with from the first meeting right through to the wedding day. She was generous with her time, easy to communicate with over emails and phone calls and helped us put together a ceremony fitting our personalities and cultural backgrounds. We’ve learned that no matter how much you plan, things go wrong at weddings (be it small issues or large ones!), so make sure to surround yourself with vendors that you can trust, are calming influences and can step up and help where required. Pauline is one of those rare vendors. We would have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone looking for a wonderful celebrant for their special day!

Avantika & Blair

Avantika & Blair – Taronga Zoo

Pauline was instrumental in making our wedding day a truly special occasion. From the first time, we met her we instantly trusted that she would ensure the ceremony would run smoothly and her sense of calm would set the tone for the rest of the day. Pauline was so easy to get on with, she was well presented and given the extensive experience she had answers to all our question. Pauline ensured the ceremony was personal and her help with choosing the perfect words to express our love for each other and the importance of this commitment for us was invaluable in creating a tasteful ceremony. Afterwards, all our guest commented on how moving our ceremony was and how well spoken and personal was. We have no hesitation in recommending Pauline’s services, she was an absolute pleasure to deal with.

Ana & Shannon

Ana & Shannon – Balmoral Beach

The service provided by Pauline was helpful, professional and prompt. We only went to Pauline a few weeks before our wedding day so the thorough experience, advice, and knowledge of Pauline as a marriage celebrant had really helped smooth the marriage registration process. About 6 months after our marriage, I contacted Pauline again as we didn’t receive one of our marriage certificates from the marriage registry. Long story short the mail was returned to the marriage registry and destroyed as no one was home to receive it. I didn’t expect Pauline to follow up on that after all this time but she did follow up on our behalf & found the whole story for us & made sure that the certificate was reissued & mailed to us again, so my husband & I are very appreciative. We highly recommend the wonderful Pauline as a marriage celebrant.

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Rafel & Ali – Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney

Hi Pauline

Thank you for doing such a superb job of marrying us. You are a true professional and we couldn’t have asked for or wanted more from you – polished and well-presented we were confident you’d be a great celebrant and we weren’t disappointed! Thanks again for your contribution to what was a wonderful occasion.

Courtney & Andy

The Duffys – Gunners’ Barracks

Michael and I would like to thank you so much for your help on our wedding day, you made us all very calm with clear directions before the wedding and you delivered our ceremony speech so beautifully. I had many of my family members and friends specifically praising how well you presented and how beautiful you looked on our wedding day.

Irene & Michael

Irene & Michael – Le Montage, Lilyfield

Hi Pauline

You came highly recommended to us and you still exceeded our expectations. We were so pleased with everything you did for us and now we know why you are so highly regarded. Your professionalism and your calming influence made for, what could have been a stressful time, such a fun experience. You were always prompt in replying to emails and easy to talk to, had helpful suggestions on florists and photographers and helpful tips when it came to walking down the aisle as well as for the groom standing up the front waiting (including a supply of tissues!). You were in total control of our ceremony on the day and that gave us great confidence. We were so happy with the way in which you helped us create a ceremony that was personal to us – this was something which our guests commented on. We were lucky to have found you and thank you for everything!

Janelle & Matt
Janelle & Matt

The Langham

Pauline was the first and only celebrant we met with. On meeting with her we instantly both felt comfortable. She is familiar and friendly, however very professional at the same time. She was succinct yet informative and answered all our questions along the way. We loved her approach and encouragement in having a ceremony with a difference, being open and accepting to our ideas as well as contributing to them.

Pauline was great on the day, let us know what would be happening and when. She was also great with our 2 young bridesmaids, including them and making them feel important. Pauline even laughed during our ceremony when my husband stopped halfway through to do his shoelace up. She said that was a first!

We highly recommend Pauline and suggest anyone considering a relaxing, fun and friendly celebrant, should definitely meet with her.

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Emily & Duane – Dunbar House, Watsons Bay

When we first got engaged, we were really worried about finding a celebrant who wasn’t cliche or too over the top. Every wedding we’d been to with a civil celebrant they were always a little eccentric, cheesy or both. Thankfully, we found Pauline and all those worries disappeared.

She was relaxed, perfectly organised and incredibly warm from the very first time we met her, and I’m convinced that our wedding wouldn’t have been the perfect day it turned out to be if it wasn’t for her expert guidance. Pauline was with us every step of the way, whether it was helping to craft the details of the ceremony or handling the legal stuff – we count ourselves lucky to have been married by her. We can’t recommend her highly enough – thanks again for making it so special Pauline!

Sara & Cam – The Grounds of Alexandria

Thank you for giving such a beautiful ceremony at our wedding. We had the most magical day and our ceremony was just perfect, we couldn’t have wished for a more beautiful and special day. We appreciated all for your guidance and advice throughout the months prior, and your professionalism and calming influence on the wedding day. it was so lovely to have you marry us and share our special day. A heartfelt thank you from both of us.

Melanie and Nick Ballard – Gunners’ Barracks

Travis and I would like to thank you so very much for making our wedding day so very special. Thanks to your professional attitude and care, it was the perfect day and could not have asked for anyone better to have married us. So many of our friends and family commented on how warm and light our ceremony was, thanks to your help on putting our ceremony together. You looked fabulous and were the perfect fit for us. Thank you again for all your support, help and care you have shown us both, and most importantly -for the memories.

Pauline was amazing. From the word go we were made to feel comfortable and this made the whole process of formatting the ceremony and writing the vows very easy. The end result was a wedding ceremony that was exactly what we wanted and that summed us up perfectly. Pauline went above and beyond anything we could have expected of her, she was an integral part of our day and I am so thankful to her for all that she did.
Chantelle & Travis
Chantelle & Travis Ramsay – Cabarita Park

Pauline was amazing. From the word go we were made to feel comfortable and this made the whole process of formatting the ceremony and writing the vows very easy. The end result was a wedding ceremony that was exactly what we wanted and that summed us up perfectly. Pauline went above and beyond anything we could have expected of her, she was an integral part of our day and I am so thankful to her for all that she did.

Stacey & Jason – Chinese Garden of Friendship

Dear Pauline

Yves & I wanted to express our gratitude for all that you do on the wedding day and leading up to it. You really are the best in the business and we were so lucky to have you as our celebrant. So many people commented on how professional you were. Yves said you were very calming.

Love from
Emily & Yves – Mosman Art Gallery

Pauline is dedicated, organised, reliable and very passionate about what she does. Everything we hoped our celebrant would be. She always made us feel like our wedding was her top priority. I knew at our first meeting it would run smoothly in her very capable hands. Thank you, Pauline, our wedding ceremony wouldn’t have been the same without you!

Gaby & Daniel – Dunbar House

From the moment we met Pauline we knew she was the right celebrant for us. She is a true professional in every sense of the word. She provided us with very practical and helpful advice, not just for our ceremony, but also for the wedding day in general. We thoroughly enjoyed working with Pauline to prepare our wedding vows and found her recommendations and insights very useful. On the day of our wedding, Pauline was calm, poised and eloquent, providing us with the elegant yet relaxed ceremony we had hoped for. Our ceremony was most definitely our favourite part of the day and we cannot thank Pauline enough.

Daniela & Josh – Royal Botanic Gardens

Pauline came recommended to us by Sergeants Mess and we could not have been happier with her. From the moment we first met Pauline to the actual wedding day she was nothing but organised, friendly, calm and supportive. Pauline made absolutely everything so easy including assisting in finding a hair and makeup artist for the day which was a huge relief. Since our wedding we have had so much positive feedback about Pauline including how she presented herself on the wedding say, she really did make the ceremony a success. We would highly recommend Pauline to anyone who is looking for a celebrant.

Kristy & Cameron – Sergeants Mess

Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for the ceremony the other day. So many people came up to us after and since to say what a beautiful ceremony it was. I know you pushed us to make it longer and we are so appreciative that you did. We have not got any photos of the ceremony yet if you wanted some for Facebook or anything, I am more than happy to send some through/leave a review.

Pems & Paul – The Grounds of Alexandria

As soon as we received a reply from Pauline to our email enquiry I could tell that she was going to be the right celebrant for us. Pauline made everything so easy for us and her kind-natured personality, along with her professionalism, made the whole process enjoyable. Pauline was so helpful. She provided all the information we needed regarding the legalities of our wedding as well as assisting us in writing our vows and making our ceremony unique and special to us as a couple. On the day, Pauline was so lovely, she eased our nerves and assisted our family and friends as well. During the ceremony her voice was so reassuring, keeping us calm, thus ensuring we actually took in the weight of the words and that special moment. Afterward so many of our friends and family complimented us on Pauline, saying that she was so lovely. I would absolutely recommend Pauline as a celebrant to any couple

Bree & Trent – Taronga Function Centre

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