Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...
LOCATED IN THE SPECTACULAR WHITSUNDAYS, QUEENSLAND from APRIL-DECEMBER
& BEAUTIFUL MELBOURNE, VICTORIA from JANUARY-MARCH.
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Hello, my name is Jessica Stafford and I am a Commonwealth-registered Civil Celebrant. With my easy going personality together with my knowledge and experience, I can offer you a modern and creative approach to your ceremony.
I decided to become a Celebrant when two of my best friends asked me to become involved in their wedding. It was one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences I have ever had. As I continue on with my work I feel extremely lucky to be involved in the happiest day of people’s lives. I come from an upbringing where family, love and respect were taught to me to be very important and I believe this reflects through the ceremonies I perform and my commitment to all the couples I work with.
I value the fact that every relationship is different, therefore everyone has different ideas about what they would like for their ceremony. As your Celebrant, I will guide and assist you in creating the perfect ceremony for your special occasion – whether it be simple or extravagant, I will work with you to achieve exactly what you want. I will ensure you have a stress-free enjoyable journey throughout the process and that all your legal paperwork is lodged promptly. I am pleased to offer you a range of ceremonies and ideas for your big day and with my signature service you will receive with compliments a beautifully bound keepsake copy of your ceremony to treasure for years to come.
Originally from Melbourne, I am now based in The Whitsundays, Queensland, however I continue to officiate nation-wide and am happy to travel to any destination in Australia, should this fit within your budget.
It was with great honour that I accepted the award for Celebrant State Finalist through the Australian Bridal Industry Academy‘s Queensland awards 2014.
With a background in public speaking and presenting, you can rest assured your ceremony will be performed with the utmost professionalism. I have a relaxed, approachable nature and welcome all enquiries any time.
I look forward to hearing from you soon,
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Relevant Training & Accolades
Certificate IV Marriage Celebrancy ~ Academy of Celebrancy Australia
Diploma of Television & Dramatic Arts ~ Judy Banks School of Television
The TV Presenter ~ Brave Studios
2014 State Finalist QLD – Celebrant ~ Australian Bridal Industry Academy
2015 Regional Winner (Whitsundays) – Most Popular Celebrant / Officiant ~ Wedding Industry Experts
2015 State Finalist (2nd) – Most Popular Celebrant / Officiant ~ Wedding Industry Experts
2015 National Finalist (2nd) – Most Popular Celebrant / Officiant ~ Wedding Industry Experts
2015 World Finalist (4th) - Most Popular Celebrant / Officiant ~ Wedding Industry Experts
2015 State Finalist QLD – Celebrant ~ Australian Bridal Industry Academy
Every ceremony is unique; every couple has different needs and different budgets.
I am pleased to offer a range of ceremonies & services starting at just $300.
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Firstly, have you decided on a date?
Bookings are filling up fast & I have limited dates of availability left for the 2015 wedding season! Please enquire below.
Don’t live in the Whitsundays? This is no problem as all appointments can be conducted via distance, such as phone, email, Skype etc. I can also guide you with the acquisition and signing of all legally required documents if this is the case.
My services include unlimited contact via phone and email to ensure you are completely satisfied with the ceremony we have planned.
Before you enquire…
* Are you aware of the legal requirements?
* Have you read about the ceremony packages, fees & inclusions?
To make an enquiry, please fill out the online form below. I will endeavour to respond to you within 24 hours. Please ensure to include the date, time & location in order for me to check my availability for you.
We were very lucky that we found Jessica to be our celebrant. Right from the start Jessica made us feel comfortable. She was totally professional and provided all the information we needed along with suggestions and ideas to help make our ceremony more special. We were married on a boat so there were added challenges which Jessica took in her stride. She fitted right in with our group and our day was filled with much love and laughter and no stress. Jessica clearly takes pride in what she does and you can clearly see how happy she is to be involved in such an important time in people’s lives. We would be happy to recommend Jessica to anyone.
-Susan & Mark
Whitsundays, June 2014
Jessica made our day very special. She even he helped my wife get ready! You could feel she was genuinely happy for us and made us feel like she was part of the wedding party. Jessica also was not afraid to go out of her way and fly with my wife to Whitehaven Beach in the helicopter. Jessica was very professional and handled our legal paperwork, with minimal effort from us. Thank you Jessica for all your support, my wife loved you, and we will recommend you every chance we get! Thanks, Antonio
-Isabel & Antonio
Whitehaven Beach, May 2014
Jessica was initially contacted by telephone and we explained to her that this was going to be a very informal wedding, to tie the knot after 17 years together. She accepted that immediately and offered us several different options and we chose one. She was very accommodating and did her best to ensure our day was the best it could be according to our desires. We found her to be an extremely warm person and her personality is definitely fitting to be a marriage celebrant. To us, it felt like Jessica was one of the family. We would not hesitate to recommend Jessica to any prospective couples wishing to design their special day.
-Perina & Tim
Whitsunday Rainforest Retreat, April 2014
We couldn’t have had a more perfect day, made even more special by having such a lovely, warm, relaxed celebrant. Jessica was so professional but approachable and friendly the whole way through our wedding planning, and she knew exactly what we wanted from our ceremony. We only had six guests, and the ceremony was laid back, intimate and all we could have hoped for. We genuinely can’t recommend Jessica highly enough, a beautiful ceremony performed by an exceptional celebrant. Thank you so much Jessica, it was the most wonderful start to married life!
-Jenny & Dan
Whitsunday Pavilion, January 2014
Jessica was amazing. She was full of energy and bubbly throughout our ceremony. She made us feel relaxed and at ease at the ceremony as well. All our family commented on how friendly she was and how lucky we were to have her as our celebrant.
-Kaitlin and Joshua
Hamilton Island, January 2014
Jessica was both very professional but very easy to work with and accommodating of our wishes for the day. She did a spectacular job and helped make our ceremony perfect. We couldn’t be more happy. Thank you so much for everything!
-Rhiannon & Liam
Long Island, October 2013
Jessica helped us feel so at ease the whole way through planning our ceremony. As we had never been to the Whitsundays area, she helped us find a perfect location that suited all our needs for our intimate wedding. She has always been more than willing to lend some help or offer advice, we feel so at ease knowing she is just an email or phone call away. Words can’t explain how much Jessica exceeded our expectations by making the process enjoyable and helping us focus on what getting married is all about! She is such a beautiful woman with a kind soul who is always willing to go the extra mile to make your special day perfect. Thankyou Jessica!!
-Natalie & Dean
Boathaven Beach, October 2013
Thank you for performing an amazing ceremony for us, it was wonderful and everyone really enjoyed it. You made us feel very relaxed and also made it a fun start to the day! So thank you once again.
-Jolene & Chris
Peninsula Airlie Beach, September 2013
I would just like to say thank you for such a beautiful ceremony on the 21st September at the Endeavour Chapel on Daydream Island. You looked so lovely standing there and I am so glad we were lucky enough to have you marry us. It was so special and you were amazing! Thanks again Jess.
-Jaye Goss & Katrina McRae
Daydream Island, September 2013
Jess, we wanted tell you how much it meant to us that you were our celebrant. You made our day so perfect, we can’t thank you enough!! Over our many, many coffee dates that we shared you put a ceremony together that blew my expectations away. So thank you for all your hard work, it definitely didn’t go unnoticed, you are amazing at what you do! We love you so much!! Thank you!!! xxx
-Alanna & Tony
Cape Gloucester, August 2013
Hey Jess! We just wanted to say a big big big thank-you to you! You did an amazing ceremony for us and we are so glad you were a part of our day. Love the Larkins xoxo
-Tamara & Nathan
Daydream Island, July 2013
Thank you for making our wedding day so special. Your personalised touch was fantastic and made a truly unique and wonderful ceremony. We loved everything about it and all the creative ideas you introduced. Organising our ceremony was fun and easy with your guidance and support. Nothing was ever a hassle. We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends who may require a Civil Celebrant.
-Sam & Glenn
Hamilton Island, July 2013
Jessica, we would like to thank you for making our wedding such an incredibly happy, love filled day. From the first time we emailed until the day we tied the knot we felt listened to. No idea was too much. Thank you for making so much effort, it was perfect largely because of you! The ceremony was beautiful!! Your input, suggestions and wording were also truly valued and exquisite. Thank you Jessica for caring so much.
-Leyla & Pete
Uganda, Africa, January 2013
We were so happy with the ceremony and especially with the special touch of the German parts in it. We (and my parents) loved it! Thanks again for putting this extra effort into preparing our ceremony. It must have been so hard incorporating a language that you’re not familiar with. It was perfect!
-Simone & Malcolm
Hayman Island, November 2012
Jessica is such a warm and loving soul, who made sure our wedding ceremony was perfect. The planning and paperwork with Jess was seamless; she happily went along with our needs and wants (getting off a seaplane onto Whitehaven Beach is not as easy as it looks!) and spoke beautifully throughout the ceremony. Our wedding was beyond our expectations and will be a treasured memory for the rest of our lives. We highly recommend Jess of Blue Angel Ceremonies to anyone who is looking to have a wonderful start to their married life!
-Kerri & Jim
Whitehaven Beach, September 2012
I just wanted to thank you for the incredible job you did in officiating our wedding. Your enthusiasm, care, approachability and professionalism to a job you so obviously love was not only proof to us as the bridal couple but evident to our whole wedding party (with many of our guests commenting how clear and wellspoken your delivery was).
Your approach is exactly what a bride is hoping to find amongst the stresses of planning a wedding.
Love and best wishes for a very successful future – Carly and Sam
-Carly & Sam
Boathaven Beach, May 2012
Jessica was recommended to us by a friend. From the moment we made contact with her we felt completely at ease. Throughout the planning, right up to the wedding day, Jessica ensured we had an enjoyable experience. During the big day and many times since, people who were at the wedding mentioned to us that it was one of the most relaxed & personal ceremonies they had ever attended. Organizing everything via email & phone whilst interstate was made very easy with Jessica’s great communication & assistance. We feel incredibly lucky to have had such a wonderful wedding, and know that Jessica was an important part of that experience.
-Marina & Clay
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, February 2011
Jessica read a beautiful story about my husband and I at our ceremony and I must admit there wasn’t a dry eye in the audience. Her creative skills teamed with her empathy for other people shone through the story she prepared for us. Further to this, she has a gentle, yet well projected voice that sets her in good stead as a Celebrant. Jessica is a very genuine woman who is warm, friendly and very approachable and I would definitely recommend her to anyone seeking a relaxed yet professional Marriage Celebrant.
-Lauren & Paul
Victoria, March 2009
When we first met with Jessica we knew she was the right person for the job! With her approachable nature, sense of humour & dedication to getting to know us as a couple, we had not only a stress-free but enjoyable time planning our wedding ceremony. On the day, Jessica interacted with our family and guests and made everyone feel involved in the ceremony. Her confidence, professionalism & friendly manner helped us create our perfect wedding day, and we couldn’t have asked for more.
-Renee & Chris
Como House Gardens, Toorak, Victoria, November 2007