“Joanna May came to us highly recommended and her services definitely exceeded our expectations. Joanna is a very professional and friendly celebrant. She worked with us to create the perfect vows and was very prompt and clear in her communication with us. We would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a personalised ceremony.” – Bianca & Jason
“Joanna was the perfect celebrant for our ceremony. She sent us a questionnaire and from that she created a ceremony that was personal, funny and captured our relationship perfectly. Joanna was the ultimate professional, she communicated clearly and as often as necessary to ensure that we were happy with the ceremony plan that was taking shape.
Joanna thought of everything, including asking about the colours the wedding party would be wearing so as not to clash and gave us helpful advise regarding the big day.
We had a surprise wedding and required Joanna to conduct the ceremony without a rehearsal, a challenge she met smartly and even arrived with her ceremony papers wrapped up to look like a present. We loved our ceremony and it is owing to Joanna listening and giving us the kind of ceremony we wanted, we can not recommend Joanna highly enough.” – Cam and Amanda.
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“Joanna was recommended to us through a mutual friend. We had had issues trying to find someone who was available, wasn’t boring and outdated and would travel the distance (as our location was near Apollo Bay) without costing an arm and a leg. Our first meeting with Joanna was at the pub for a quick drink. We knew quite quickly that she would the perfect celebrant for us. You could tell straight away that she was a kind and caring human being!
The planning of the ceremony was much simpler than we thought it would be. Joanna gave us lots of ideas for the wording of the ceremony itself and as much guidance as we wanted. She also gave us a lot of room to move within the structure of the ceremony and catered for our every need. We only really had to meet Joanna once (after the initial meeting) before the date of the wedding and that was to sign the official papers. Although she gave us the option , we didn’t have a rehearsal as we wanted it to be as natural as possible. However, well before the date, she had emailed drafts of the ceremony, which we only altered slightly.
Joanna was incredibly professional, she had just the right amount of humour, she was very confident in her abilities and she was simply very easy to get a long with from the get go. If she hadn’t had other plans after our wedding, we would have been quite happy for her to stay on as our guest and party with us.
Thank-you Joanna for marrying us!! – Shalani and James
“We are so grateful for having Joanna officiate our ceremony at Werribee Mansion back in April. Joanna was professional and very a accommodating to us. She was very open and provided a lot of suggestions and input for the ceremony and did her best to make things run smoothly. Joanna was punctual and flexible with our on site rehearsal in Werribee and most importantly on the day. Weddings are usually very stressful to organise, and it was such a relief knowing that we didn’t need to stress over this part of the wedding with Joanna taking the lead 😊 Thank you very much for the service that you provided to us Joanna!” – Chin & Vivian