Client Testimonials

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Shaun & Letisha chose to tie the knot at 'Moonlight Crag', a stunning lookout at O'Reilly's Mountain Retreat in the world heritage listed Lamington National park, in the Gold Coast Hinterland. Most of the guests had travelled from interstate and overseas, so the final part of their journey was a winding drive up the mountain, followed by a ride in an old 4WD bus - quite an adventure for us all, as we crossed creeks and climbed narrow tracks in what looked like an old school bus!

The ceremony itself was in the most beautiful setting, with views of the mountains and valleys, for as far as the eye could see. (Note to self: take flat shoes for the walk to the lookout next time!!) Shaun & Letisha invited their guests to contribute to a 'unity vase', which was inscribed with their names and their wedding date. As the guests placed their river stones in the vase, they made a silent wish for the couple's future happiness.

"Thank you so much for being the celebrant at our wedding. All the guests we have talked to, mentioned what a beautiful ceremony we had, how articulate you were, how immaculately dressed you were and what a fantastic job you did!

Thank you for all the amazing information you supplied us with when deciding on what we wanted to do for our ceremony. If it hadn't been for your great advice and in-depth ceremony kit, we would have been completely lost!

It's fantastic that you have the PA/music set-up that you have. Makes life a lot easier for those outdoor weddings like ours. Thank you also for stepping in after my Grandma missed a whole verse of the poem she was reading. I think it may have been all a bit too much for her.

We would definitely use you for any future ceremonies that we may have and would definitely recommend you to anyone wishing to use you for their wedding. All the best for the future. Shaun & Letisha." (September 2007)

Shaun & Letisha's photographs courtesy of Steve Saunders Photography


Jo & Max were married on the 7/7/07 – apparently very good luck with all those 7’s! They had a gorgeous ceremony at Miami Beach, in a little sheltered nook by the headland – on a beautiful sunny Gold Coast winter’s day. The bride & her father walked down the stairway, set into the cliffside.

Jo & Max included a sand blending in their ceremony and Max’s mum did the honour of holding the vase as they poured their coloured sands. The ceremony was sealed with a kiss – a dramatic ‘dip’ that had everyone cheering!

"Carla, thankyou so much for a beautiful ceremony; your help, guidance and advice in creating the perfect ceremony was invaluable. Everyone has commented on how wonderful the beach ceremony turned out and the sand blending ceremony was a highlight. The wedding was so personalised and unique to us and we are so grateful to you for that. Thankyou, Jo & Max."

Jo & Max's photographs courtesy of Sharon Boulton Photography

More testimonials from recent ceremonies:

"Carla, thank you so very much for being our celebrant! Your guidance and support throughout the whole process was greatly appreciated. Your resource folder was a huge help for us; we were ecstatic with the final product. Your presence on our special day will never be forgotten. You were calm, friendly, articulate & immaculately presented. All our guests raved about you and said it was the best ceremony they had ever been to! Once again, thank you for making our ceremony better than we ever thought possible!" Kristin & Luke (April 2009)

"Thank you so much for making our day as perfect as it could be. Your service was outstanding; you're the only one of our organisers that emailed back within 24 hours always. You made us feel so comfortable at all times and exceeded our needs dramatically. We can't say enough about how wonderful you were for us and thank you so very much." Christine & Adam (March 2009)

"Dear Carla, Thank you for all your help in organising Mum & Roy's wedding. They never thought it would be so easy, especially being from the UK. But with all your expert knowledge & advice, everything went off as planned. We all had a brilliant day, and we even managed to get some pictures on the beach when the rain cleared up. Thanks again, Tanya." (Mary & Roy, February 2009)

"We found Carla to be extremely pleasant, helpful, kind & professional. She was a breath of fresh air who was great at calming the nerves without even knowing she was doing so. She was a pleasure to work with & we felt honoured to have her part of our most special day". Kristy & Chris (December 2008)

"Could not have asked for a more professional, yet also relaxed ceremony. Carla gave 110%. Very impressed." Randall & Rhonda (December 2008)

"Carla, thank you for such a beautiful ceremony. It was everything we wanted and everyone enjoyed it. They were all moved by the words and the vows and said it was one of the best weddings they have been to. Thank you for making everything easy." Emily & Mathew (October 2008)

"Carla was absolutely amazing. She really knew how to personalise our wedding ceremony for our family and friends and really connected with us rather than just being there to provide a service. Couldn't recommend her highly enough and she really made our day unforgettable." Luke & Tara (March 2008)

"Carla's preparation kit had everything we needed. She made herself available whenever we needed leading up to the wedding, and she kept her promises regarding getting back to us. Carla's warm personality and enthusiasm for her profession helped make our ceremony very personal and natural. She looked the part in clothes that coordinated well with our theme. We couldn't recommend her enough." Michael & Susan (March 2008)

"We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant! You were so helpful and kind to us both. You answered all my silly questions promptly and took us through the day with ease. We thank you for your patience and help and we are so happy it was you that married us on our special day." Tracy & Brett (March 2008)

"Carla helped to make our day run smoothly and successfully. We knew very little about the legalities or the structure of a ceremony before we met Carla. The information she gave us was clear and well presented - it basically made the whole process very easy! Carla is a genuinely lovely person and she couldn't have done a better job. We're really pleased we chose her as our celebrant and would highly recommend her." Daniel & Rhian (February 2008)

"Carla helped us plan and then implement the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony for our special day. She was calm, thoughtful, friendly and supportive, all the while remaining completely professional. Carla is also extremely versatile and flexible - she even allowed us to include our dog in the ceremony, despite it being an unusual request! We are so grateful we chose her, and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone planning a special day." Damien & Summer (December 2007)

"Thank you so much for helping to make our celebration so beautiful. With your expertise, knowledge and friendly, calm guidance we were able to create a personal and uniquely special ceremony that we'll remember happily forever. We so enjoyed getting to know you and having you share our day. I would highly recommend you and you are fantastic at your craft!!" Colin & Annie (December 2007)

"We are very happy we chose you as our celebrant. The whole process was made easy by you. Your relaxed, friendly and laid back nature was the perfect thing we needed. Thank you for being a great part of our special day." Todd & Kristy (Wedding & Naming - December 2007)

"We highly recommend Carla Dalton for any future weddings. Most pleasant nature and happy person. Her presence is felt during the entire ceremony. We feel our choice of celebrant couldn't have been better. Definitely one of the best for the position." Geoff & Zvezdana (November 2007)

"Carla made our special day all the more memorable. She was professional in everything that she did and provided us with all the necessary information & support to assist us with our ceremony." Brett & Sharon (October 2007)

"We could not have asked for anything more. The ceremony was absolutely beautiful. You made it so easy to understand everything. It was fantastic to have so many choices when it came to the vows so we could choose and tailor them best to suit us. We were both made to feel very relaxed and comfortable with everything." Tim & Gina (September 2007)

"Carla, thank you so much for being our celebrant. From our first meeting with you, you made us feel at ease. From a young couple that were a little unsure on what they wanted, you gave us some fantastic ideas to make our ceremony perfect for us. Your professionalism and guidance really shows that you enjoy your job... The ceremony was perfect and very touching for us both. Thank you for everything." Rick & Tracy (September 2007)

"We felt very comfortable with you. You were both friendly and professional. The vows were lovely and we both loved the words you suggested for including the children in the service. There were very few dry eyes in the chapel. Thank you for making our ceremony perfect." Karen & Phil (September 2007)

"Carla, thank you for helping to make our wedding a wonderful occasion to remember. The level of advice and service you provided exceeded our expectations." Mark & Victoria (September 2007)

"We first met Carla at a Bridal Expo held at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. After obtaining some important information, we contacted Carla a few weeks later to get things in motion for our upcoming wedding. Carla was very helpful in making us aware of how the ceremony would be conducted and all that was involved leading up to the big day itself. We are very happy to say that our wedding was a day that we couldn't have asked for more. The ceremony was beautiful. Our guests were intrigued by us giving our daughter a gift. It added that special touch to the day. Thanks again Carla for a great day." Gaymaree & Davin (August 2007)

"Thank you again for helping make our day so special! Your celebrant services on the day and leading up to the event were just awesome. All the guests commented that including our daughter in the ceremony was a beautiful touch." Anne & Pete (May 2007)

* All testimonials are published with the couple's permission.