Portrait Ceremonies
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    John Singh · Married on 21/12/2019

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    Absolutely Outstanding!

    Laura was just amazing from start to finish. She created a beautiful and unique story for our wedding that made the day unforgettable. Laura is very professional and maintained communication throughout the process. Would definitely recommend if your are looking for something truly amazing!

    Sent on 06/01/2020

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much for your kind words! Crafting a unique ceremony for you and Julie was such a pleasure - you have such a beautiful true love story and a wonderful, tender connection that is moving to witness. Thank you for allowing me to be your celebrant - it's been an honour and pleasure. I wish you so much love and happiness.
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    Amy Jamieson · Married on 09/11/2019

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    Look no further! You have found your Officiant!

    We got married literally 6 days ago and I couldn't wait to recommend Laura! We wanted our ceremony to be more of a celebration of our family becoming married, as we already have two young children together. At this point in our lives, it's not just about us, but about all of us as a family going through life together. I had an idea, but no idea how to make this happen. Well, Laura knew EXACTLY what to do to create this! Our ceremony even included vows to our kids! it was perfect! Laura was so easy to talk to and she gave excellent ideas and suggestions. She was professional and kind and everything you could ask for in an officiant. DO not hesitate to hire her. You will not be disappointed!

    Sent on 15/11/2019
  • Dana

    Dana Lian · Married on 26/10/2019

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    Laura was AMAZING and our ceremony was perfect!!

    Laura officiated our wedding this past weekend. She was such a pleasure to work with during the entire ceremony decision making/crafting process. She was recommended to us by our photographer, who actually had Laura officiate her own wedding ceremony a few years prior!

    Even through all my indecision (of which there was plenty), Laura was there to help guide us along. We ended up having a fully custom ceremony written by her, with input from us based on some questionnaires we answered. Laura created an initial draft for us, and we had the ability to make edits as we saw fit.

    She has a wonderful personality and her writing is phenomenal. Laura really captured the essence of us and our relationship. She even did her own research into some of our interests (video game related) and incorporated them into our ceremony in a subtle way that we could enjoy without it be too overt!

    Her delivery of the ceremony was also perfect. You can totally see and feel her kindness and sincerity in everything she does. Any communication we had with her was met with incredibly timely responses that were very thoughtful and helpful. She also helped us with some of the logistics, e.g. connecting with our vendors as necessary.

    We would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend Laura to anyone who wants a personal, custom ceremony for their wedding. Thank you so much Laura - we're so grateful for your work!

    Sent on 29/10/2019

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Dear Dana,
    Your words mean so much to me. I’m so glad you had such a positive experience! I loved working with you to create the ceremony (and incorporating the video game references in a subtle way was so much fun)! It has been my pleasure to be in touch with you in the months leading up to the wedding, to share ideas as the ceremony plan and script took shape. The way it all unfolded on the wedding day was just beautiful and seeing the love you share with each other and your family and friends in that intimate and lovely setting was so meaningful. Thanks Dana for choosing me as your Celebrant! Warm wishes to you both.
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    Kaitlin · Married on 04/10/2019

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    Great experience & beautiful ceremony

    Laura was fabulous from our first call. We admittedly left finding an officiant, or even figuring out the basics of our ceremony, until about 6 weeks before our wedding. Admittedly, sitting down to write the ceremony and vows was task both of us were a tad intimidated by and definitely procrastinating about. Thank goodness Laura made all of it so easy! She was organized, prepared and thoughtful throughout - helping walk us through each step to craft a very meaningful and personal ceremony. Laura took the time to learn about each of us, and our story, then wove this beautifully into her words. We were thrilled with the outcome and had so many complements on the ceremony from our guests! Would 10/10 recommend.

    Sent on 20/11/2019

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks Kaitlin so much for this kind feedback! I loved collaborating with you to create your ceremony and I’m so glad you enjoyed the outcome and that your guests did as well. The love between you was beautiful to see as was the love of your friends and family. It was a joy to work with you and Martin and I wish you every happiness!
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    Angela Lachowski · Married on 21/09/2019

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    Best decision we made!

    My husband and I got married about a month ago, and without a doubt, Laura's ceremony was the highlight of our wedding. At least 15 people came up to us immediately after and told us it was the most beautiful and personal ceremony they had ever seen, and more have said the same since. Working with Laura was wonderful from the start - she is exceptionally organized, prepared with helpful guides and templates, and walked us through every step. Using information she gleaned from us, she curated a beautiful, personal, meaningful, just-for-us ceremony that we will remember for the rest of our lives. I can't stress it enough - she is truly wonderful at what she does, and she was the best decision we made in our wedding planning process! If you are looking for a "cheap" officiant, remember that you get what you pay for - Laura's service is truly unbeatable and worth every penny.

    Sent on 20/10/2019

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Angela, Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It means a lot to me that you saw such value for the investment you made. I put heart into every ceremony, and that heart came from you and Ben - inspired by all the beautiful things you shared with me about each other. I'm so glad that it was meaningful for you and for your family and friends. That means so much to me. It was a pleasure working with you!
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    Matt Johnny · Married on 07/09/2019

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    Amazing experience

    Laura was awesome. She is so organized and knows the exact process to get the right stuff out of you. She was so professional and caring, a dynamic combo.

    Sent on 25/10/2019

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you Matt! That means a lot to me. :) It was a pleasure being your Celebrant. Warm wishes for a beautiful future!
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    Rebecca Fazio · Married on 30/08/2019

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    Laura is fantastic!

    Laura was so organized, helpful and kind. She crafted beautiful words for our wedding day and was on top of everything. She is a true perfectionist and we really appreciated how much she truly cares for her clients.
    I will continue to recommend Laura to family and friends with upcoming weddings.

    Sent on 20/09/2019

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks so much for your kind words Rebecca. I loved working with you and Marlon and so appreciated how organized and responsive you were! You are such a warm and kind couple and it was wonderful to see that love you share and express it through the ceremony. I wish you both a beautiful future together.
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    Tara Hillyer · Married on 05/08/2019

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    Perfect Ceremony

    Laura was so fantastic! We met a few times prior to the wedding and communicated often to make sure everything was perfect (as perfect as it could be). Her words were so beautiful and heartfelt throughout the ceremony. We couldn’t imagine a more perfect ceremony than the one Laura gave us. All our guest came up to us and commented on how genuine and personal the ceremony was. We highly recommend Laura Higgins. She is so well organized, professional, a beautiful writer and eloquent speaker.

    Sent on 06/08/2019

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thank you so much, Tara Mae, for inviting me to create your ceremony with you. I loved incorporating all your memories and words of love about each other into the ceremony as well as the tree imagery that connected with your shared time in nature. And with your shared sense of humour, the ceremony was both meaningful and a whole lot of fun. Watching you sing a song to surprise your groom at the start of the ceremony – and seeing the love in his face as he listened, was so beautiful. I’m so grateful to have been a part of your day.
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    Andrew Bark · Married on 05/08/2019

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    Best ceremony ever

    Laura performed the perfect ceremony for us. She is professional, fun and so accommodating. Many of our guests commented on how personal and touching the ceremony was. She is terrific.

    Sent on 06/08/2019

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Thanks for your kind words, Andrew. It was a wonderful and fun experience creating this ceremony with you, and for you and your beloved. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much at a rehearsal before! And I was so moved by what you both shared that we included in the ceremony script. It has been a joy. Thanks for asking me to be your Celebrant.
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    Melissa Page · Married on 11/05/2019

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    Our ceremony was perfect

    I could go on and on about how amazing Laura is at at what she does. From the day we met her, to the day of our wedding, it was obvious that she was working tirelessly to create the most perfect ceremony for Ryan and I.

    It was really important to us to have a ceremony different than most weddings. We had several family members to involve, a detailed love story we wanted to share with our guests, and we wanted to laugh and enjoy every moment of our wedding - seemingly a lot of boxes to check for an officiant! However, Laura fulfilled all of what we wanted in a ceremony, and crafted every part of it by truly listening to us and getting to know us.

    I don't have the words to explain how grateful I am to you, Laura. You absolutely made our ceremony the most special moment of our lives. Your professionalism, organization, creativity, and tips on how not to bawl my eyes our (and it worked!) are just a few reasons that you are so amazing at what you do.

    We had so many guests come up to us and say that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to, and some of our guests have been around a long, long time and have seen many weddings. We also had other vendors come up to us and say how impressed they were by you.

    Choosing you to meet with that day a long time ago now was the best choice we could ever have made.

    We are so grateful to you.

    Love Ryan and Melissa

    Sent on 09/06/2019

    Portrait Ceremonies's reply:

    Dear Ryan and Melissa,
    Thank you so much for this beautiful review. Your words mean so much to me. From the beginning I knew you had a deep and profound bond and was excited to create an incredible ceremony with you that would reflect your unique love. Thank you for sharing so much with me about your relationship and what you love about one another – something that I wanted to shine through in the ceremony. Writing and officiating your wedding was a wonderful and memorable experience for me. You are dearly loved by your friends and family and that love was all around you that day. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to work with you and I wish you every happiness. Love, Laura
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