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Tara Hillyer · Married on 05/08/2019
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.
Andrew Bark · Married on 05/08/2019
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.
Melissa Page · Married on 11/05/2019
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,
Vanesa Vidakovic · Married on 06/10/2018
We had the pleasure of having Laura as our officiant last month for our wedding. She was absolutely incredible and made our whole experience such a positive one! Everything she did for us she put so much thought and effort into, and we are so thankful for all her advice and suggestions. She is very considerate and made sure that we were happy with absolutely everything. We are so glad we chose her to be there on our special day, our wedding definitely wouldn't be the same without her. Thank you Laura for making our wedding so memorable!Sent on 11/11/2018
Portrait Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so much Vanesa for your kind words. I absolutely loved creating your ceremony and including not only your special story and the wonderful things you love about one another – but also some thematic imagery connected to something you both love that has deep meaning for you. Nothing gave me as much pleasure as seeing you together, and feeling how much you love one another. I loved your bohemian themed wedding and the lovely ways that you included your parents and your dear friends in the ceremony. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your special ceremony. I wish you a beautiful life together.
Jennifer Boyce · Married on 12/08/2018
We loved having Laura as part of our experience and were truly honoured.
My husband and I are so happy that Laura was our officiant for our wedding. We loved having her as part of our experience and were truly honoured.
There’s definitely a large group of officiants in the area but we chose Laura because she has such passion for what she does - it really shows. From the moment we first emailed to the first meeting, and then our wedding, she has shown us how kind, caring, and professional she is. We saw her attention to detail and was extremely pleased on how well her wedding service was executed. We are so grateful to know her and to have her perform our ceremony for us. She is a kind soul that really connects to the person she is helping. We had a few minor family and dog issues during the ceremony and she kept everything going very nicely. We didn’t feel the stress at all. We did sense one thing with Laura during that ceremony and that was how sincere and happy she was for us. When we did our vows and the ring exchange she looked so happy and moved by our words to one another that it made me feel like we were in front of a friend. Laura has a real connection to her clients, their families, and those unique moments. I highly recommend Laura and hope she continues to touch lives around her.Sent on 06/09/2018
Portrait Ceremonies's reply:Jennifer, your words mean so much to me. I’m so very touched. Thank you. To be able to get to know and to help wonderful people like you and Chris in this way is what brings me so much joy as a Celebrant. Your vows were beautiful and moving – there is so much love. Connecting with you and your families was a pleasure and honour. Wishing you all the best now and always.
Monika Widjaja · Married on 15/07/2018
Very Personal Ceremony
We are so happy that we went with Laura as out officiant. We didn't want a cookie-cutter ceremony and that's one of the main reasons we chose Laura. So many friends and family told us that they have never experienced such a personal ceremony, and that they loved our unity ceremony.Sent on 08/08/2018
Laura was great to work with! She gave us everything that we needed including advice we didn't know that we needed. Her responses are very fast and if we needed anything she was more than willing to help us. It's so reassuring to know that your vendor has your back.
I would definitely recommend Laura to someone who wants a highly personal ceremony.
Portrait Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so much Monika for your kind words and feedback. I'm so glad your friends and family enjoyed the ceremony so much and was happy to support you in any way I could! I really enjoyed getting to know you both, creating the ceremony with you and learning new things about your pastimes to understand and express the symbolism of your unity ritual. Thank you so much for choosing to work with me. It meant a lot to me. Wishing you all the best.
Kalyna · Married on 14/07/2018
Our incredible ceremony with Laura
Our ceremony was the highlight of our weekend thanks to all the hard work Laura put into it. We did a completely custom ceremony. Laura sent us very thorough questionnaires for us to fill out about each other and our relationship. Some of the parts were kept secret from the other until the ceremony, so we were just as surprised (in a very good way) as our guests by how moving and lovely the ceremony was!! It was the perfect balance of touching, romantic, and funny. I loved every second of it.Sent on 16/07/2018
I had multiple guests come up to us afterwards and tell us that it was the most unique and beautiful ceremony they had ever seen, and I 100% agree. It was evident how much work went into the ceremony, and we were absolutely thrilled with the result. Laura always replied to emails in a timely manner, and made the whole day, including rehearsal, run like a dream.
Thank you so much!!
Portrait Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so much for your kind words and for describing your experience working with me in such a beautiful way. I'm so very glad that you had such a wonderful experience. All the care you and Adrian put into your questionnaires and conversations with me was invaluable in crafting your ceremony--you truly have a special relationship and that came through so clearly in ceremony. Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your day and to share in such a unique, connected experience from our first conversation through to your wedding day! It was absolutely my pleasure. :)
Fiona · Married on 23/06/2018
The perfect personalized ceremony that we will remember for the rest of our lives!
Laura was a vital part in making our wedding as beautiful as it was. She took the time to figure out exactly what we wanted for our ceremony, and how we wanted it. Laura is extremely organized, caring, patient and professional. We can tell she really loves her job and she’s super good at it too! She took time to learn about us and our love - in turn, wrote a beautiful ceremony script that incorporated everything we wanted and more. We loved all the personalization that we had to the ceremony - her words definitely brought tears to many of our eyes! We can’t thank her enough!Sent on 27/06/2018
Portrait Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so much Fiona. It was a pleasure to work with you both and I absolutely loved writing your ceremony -- what you each shared with me about your relationship was beautiful and inspiring. Your vows were heartfelt and touching. And the centrepiece of the ceremony space was such a beautiful metaphor for how you have found home in one another. I love that you had that special place to stand. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of it all!
Natasha Pirone · Married on 20/05/2018
Laura was amazing! She created a beautiful ceremony that showed our love for one another. She incorporated the things that we love to do together and the things that we most love about each other. Laura really takes the time to know you. She is a beautiful writer and a very genuine person. I would definitely recommend her if you are looking for something non traditional and more personable!Sent on 10/06/2018
Portrait Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so much Natasha for your kind words. I had so much fun talking with you both and writing your ceremony and your unique unity ritual! It was so great to connect further at the rehearsal as well. Enjoyed that rehearsal so much! Best of all was seeing just how much you love one another - it was beaming from your faces during the ceremony! I felt so lucky to be a part of it all. Thank you!
Stacie Carey · Married on 05/05/2018
Our ceremony was the highlight of our wedding!
We give Laura the highest possible recommendation. She was professional, incredibly organized, and her writing is spectacular. Everyone has told us since how special and unique our ceremony was. It truly was the highlight of our day, and we are grateful to Laura for making it happen!Sent on 28/05/2018
Portrait Ceremonies's reply:Thank you so much Stacie! I absolutely loved working with you both and was so touched by the love you so clearly have for one another. You are a very special couple! It's been an honour.