Julie Byrne Celebrant
Servicing Yarra Valley & Melbourne
Woohoo…getting married, hey?
Are you a couple after an engaging and relaxed wedding ceremony, with the right mix of professional, casual &
fun. Then, get excited…you have found your celebrant! Over 550 happy couples and counting in the Yarra Valley, Melbourne and beyond.
About YOU, a Julie Byrne Celebrant couple. You would love:
To get married and want it to be about you!
An easy, step by step process to plan your ceremony, having fun along the way.
To arrive at your wedding ceremony, looking and feeling great, knowing you can leave the rest to me, your celebrant, to relax you and create an awesome vibe for your day.
An engaging ceremony where guests aren’t checking their watches to see when the drinks are coming out!
An authentic, personality driven ceremony that will be raved about forever.
Sound like you? Get in touch to sus me out! Spots filling fast for 2018 and 2019!
The Celebrant Process
We’ll touch base and communicate.
You’ll get an Inspiration Package.
Book a time to meet or Skype.
I get to know you, you get to know me.
Get the low down on your ceremony.
Decision Time: book in your date if it feels right!
Lock It In
Homework time…start planning your ceremony.
Organise the legal bits and bobs.
Pay booking fee.
Phone calls and emails whenever you want. Meet up again to run through every detail.
I write up and create your customised and unique ceremony.
Put everyone at ease on the day with a smile.
Deliver memorable ceremony.
Kisses, cuddles and farewell.
Me: handle all the legals.
You: party, honeymoon and love married life!
Want to hear my podcast on all things ceremonies and wedding related?
The Ultimate Celebrant Package:
What does it include?
Obligation-free chat in person, phone or Skype (do we click?)
EXCLUSIVE access to an INSPIRATION PACKAGE to help plan and create a personalised ceremony
Tips, tricks and ideas for all those involved in the ceremony
Second meeting to finalise ceremony details, legal paperwork and a couple rehearsal
Support throughout the whole process with an easy-going, friendly and stress-free approach
Quality PA system and stand for music and microphone
Killer ceremony delivered with love and laughs from this Melbourne Celebrant!
Commemorative wedding certificate and envelope
All legal paperwork lodged with Births, Deaths and Marriages
Marriage registered online
Follow-up details on how to apply for your certificate
Your own personalised planning pack
Certificates and gift pack for Flower Girls and Page Boys
Celebrant Julie signing pen for you to keep
Name Change Kit
A shout out on my Facebook and Instagram (with permission)
A little about Me!
I conducted my 550th wedding in 2017 after 9 years, so I must be doing something right in the wedding industry! Have clocked up 21 straight years of high school teaching having a Bachelor of Education and a Masters Degree in Literacy from Melbourne and Monash Universities respectively (ironic considering my slightly ocker sound!)
I now teach VCAL students (the tradies) and look after careers choices for students.
The students keep me young, organised and ready for anything! Love challenging myself whilst making a difference.
family & kids
Love family, it’s so important! I have five children/step children between the ages of 11 and 16 who keep my partner Jason and I busy (as you can imagine!).
Football, basketball, netball, dancing, training, homework, productions, rehearsals, part time work, play dates, sleepovers and family events means weekends and weeknights are flat out; but I wouldn’t have it any other way!
easy, relaxed personality
Nothing phases me really… Why worry about things that might not happen? I’m ready for anything-whatever you want, it can be accommodated.
Students, brides and grooms over the years surely don’t forget me, I love to make an impression!
When we meet up, you’ll be able to see this for yourself!
Frequently Asked Questions
It all depends on where and when you marry! Generally, between $790 and $900 but there may be some additional travel fees for long travel distances for this Yarra Valley celebrant. Discounts available for midweek, morning, and lunchtime weddings.
Naming Ceremonies approximately $400.
Make an appointment to meet me in my home in Mt Evelyn, (or via Skype where distance proves a problem), I take you through my inspiration package, see if we have a meeting of the minds and you feel the vibe! If so, we lock in the date, you pay a $200 booking fee and start planning. NB: Book your celebrant once you’ve locked in your date!
Absolutely! Apart from you hearing the Monitum from the Marriage Act, you stating the legal vows and signing at the end, the ceremony is yours for the taking. Use my inspiration pack to guide you.
It varies of course, depending on what you choose to include in your ceremony. Most ceremonies I conduct from ‘walk in’ to ‘walk out’ are usually between 15 and 25 minutes.
Once you have the official certificate from www.bdm.vic.gov.au (about $32 and 8 weeks wait) you then need to visit and ring places to say that you now want to be known as Mrs Happy! (make sure you have your marriage certificate and ID with you!) Change your license first!