REVIEWS FOR STEPHEN LEE CELEBRANCY
Sydney Marriage Celebrant
Philippa and Karen
Part magician, part guardian angel, part human lighthouse, there could be no better celebrant for us than Stephen. His intelligence, warmth, and sensitive understanding of what makes us as a couple tick and what makes our world go round, meant that he felt like an old trusted friend, not just to us, but to all of our family and friends. He transformed our special occasion into a true celebration, sprinkled some magic and made the thunderstorm that struck as the ceremony began seem as though it was intended, soothed our nerves and was an integral part of the most wonderful night of our lives together. We feel so lucky and blessed he was such an important part of our wedding.
Greg and Harry
Our wedding was a surprise for our friends and Stephen scripted the day perfectly. A sense of fun and a professional approach made it the perfect day. Our thanks to Stephen.
Sharon and Diep
Stephen is a professional and strives to understand his clients. He is warm and engaging making the whole ceremony planning relaxed and comfortable. With only a couple of skype calls and a few emails everything came together easily. Thank you Stephen for making our ceremony unique and tailored. It was more than what we imagined. It was an amazing day with the most treasured memories.
Grace and Brendan
Stephen was an absolute pleasure to work with. He was extremely professional right from our initial consultation with him. As we live 5 hours from Sydney, Stephen ensured we covered all necessary details via Skype which was very convenient for my husband and I. Stephen ensured our day was unique and reflected our styles which made it even more special. He was friendly, efficient and made us both feel at ease throughout the whole process. Thank you for sharing our special day with us Stephen!
David and Reece
Stephen helped make our ceremony very special. It was personal and full of humour. He brought the right tone to our wedding, with many guests noting how impressed they were with our celebrant. We highly recommend Stephen if you are looking for an experienced celebrant who can tailor your wedding to your needs.
Dean and Nathan
Stephen was an attentive and caring celebrant, taking the time to get to know us, about our lives, our family and even our friends. Compiling our life and experience into a beautiful ceremony speech for our wedding day. We are so grateful that we could have our day guided by and shared with Stephen. The attendants at the wedding could not say anything more than genuine high praises about Stephen. My new husband and I share the same belief that Stephen is an astounding celebrant. You will not question your desicion when you choose Stephen Lee for your day.
Ash and Dean
We were so lucky to have Stephen as our celebrant for our wedding! He was so fantastic from day one and throughout the entire planning process. He wrote the most beautiful ceremony for us and created such a relaxed, fun and loving atmosphere. I have seen him perform my best friend’s wedding as well and he was amazing. If you are looking for a celebrant, you could not find anyone better than Stephen!
Michael and Owen
Your service was outstanding! Even though we had the 'Kiss Me Quick Bronze' package, you went above and beyond our expectations, and we felt like we had a Diamond package. The whole experience was easy and trouble-free. Neither of us are good with words and all the options that you put on your website saved us so much time with our ceremony. From booking to meeting you to the wedding, everything went very smoothly and we're very happy!
Terrie and Anne
Stephen met our expectations and more. He made our wedding a truly memorable occasion for not only us but our guests - there was not a dry eye in the house. He uniquely captured the tenor of our relationship and the history of how we came together. His care and unique ability to read us and our friends was impressive. He made our day exceptional with his attention to detail and his eloquent delivery of the information he had collected from us and our friends - it was truly a bespoke experience. What a wonderful ceremony! WOW!
Amanda and Chris
Thank you so much for being such an amazing celebrant at our wedding! We thought you did a brilliant job, and everyone kept commenting to us how awesome you were, and wanted to know how long we'd all been friends! You made everything so easy and stress-free, and the ceremony was exactly the vibe we were after - it really was a perfect day, and we are very grateful to you for that! Thanks also for organising the live streaming - our friends from overseas were so happy to be part of it, I think that's such a brilliant service you offer. They also commented on the high production values too.
John and Raffi
We had a wonderful wedding ceremony last weekend and consider ourselves extremely lucky to have found Stephen to be the celebrant. At every point in the process, from initial planning to the actual ceremony he was charming, friendly, competent, absolutely professional and a joy to work with. At the ceremony we felt everything was perfectly organised and Stephen made us feel very comfortable and special. His speech about us and our relationship was perfectly pitched and beautifully delivered. The feedback from our guests was spontaneous and enthusiastic, with many comments about how well he did his job. I cannot recommend Stephen highly enough.
Dave and Charlotte
We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant than Stephen. Right from our first meeting with him, we felt at ease and knew that he would create an amazing ceremony for us and we were right. Stephen was super organised and went above and beyond to ensure our day was as stress-free (and enjoyable) as possible. All of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the style of the ceremony. Thank you!
Janice and Tejay
We are very thankful we chose Stephen to be our celebrant. His professionalism and organisation made the official part of our day very easy and stress-free. Stephen spent a good deal of time getting to know us (months beforehand so there was no rush), this resulted in Stephen’s ceremony being well thought-out, funny and personal to us, our family and friends. We are confident that if you choose Stephen he will deliver a warm, friendly and personal ceremony, with all your guests brought on the journey with you.
Kara and Mo
Stephen was an absolute hit at our wedding! He took the time to really get to know us and delivered a personal ceremony filled with hilarious and beautiful stories about our time together as a couple. Stephen made the whole experience fun and memorable, and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough!
Amanda and Troy
We cannot thank Stephen Lee or recommend him highly enough for the beautiful ceremory he delivered for our wedding. Stephen made us feel incredibly comfortable throughout the process of putting our ceremony together. Our idea was to make our ceremony unique and personalised to us and Stephen couldn't have captured us as a couple better. From his delivery to his amazing and beautiful words, the whole thing was incredible and everyone was commenting how lovely our ceremony was. Stephen even had our suppliers (who don't know us personally) in tears with his beautiful words. Stephen was very professional but personable. We are extremely happy to have chosen Stephen and very proud of all his hard work throughout the 'yes' campaign. We will be using Stephen in future to renew our vows and conducting naming ceremonies for our children. We will be forever greatful to you Stephen and thank you for being an important part of our day.
Zoe and Christian
Thank you so much for such a brilliant job, it really was a beautiful ceremony and just right for us. Many friends and family came up to us after and told us that was the nicest, warmest ceremony they’ve ever been to. Not to quote another Hallmark cliché, but it really was the best day of our lives!
Shae and Simon
Stephen is a passionate, dedicated and delightful celebrant. He takes care in getting to really know you. All of our guests complimented his approach and many thought he was a friend of the family. He made our wedding ceremony entertaining and unique, it really went a long way toward the ambience and air of celebration we were after. Stephen - cannot thank you enough xxxx
Ali and Ash
Stephen performed our wedding ceremony in October 2017 after we booked him almost 12 months earlier. From start to finish he always let us know what we had to do and when we had to do it by, he really is a true professional. Stephen also took the time to get to know us over a few one on ones which made the ceremony quite personal and funny. We had a really great experience with Stephen for what can be quite a nerve wracking occasion - would definitely recommend to anyone asking :)
Steve and Helen
The passing of H's mum so close to our wedding day certainly had the potential to diminish the happiness and joy of, what for us was going to be such a wonderful and tangible expression of our love for each other. With the love and support of so many however I am very pleased to say that it manifested everything we had hoped for and more and was for us (a bit bias) the best wedding we have ever been to. Instrumental in this support was your involvement which was universally commented on as being without comparison and which provided us with such a beautifully crafted and supportive service that acknowledged both the sadness of K's passing but also so eloquently expressed our love, hopes and desires for each other. The words you spoke and the way they were delivered encapsulated all that the day meant for us while respectfully acknowledging recent events. A happy wedding is made up of many components and your service provided the perfect platform for a very happy and joyous day. Thank you so much for all that you contributed in setting up our day to be so memorable and heartfelt.
Michael and Grace
Stephen was organised, professional and a pleasure to deal with. His delivery skills on the day were outstanding. Highly recommended.
Lance and Kristy
Stephen officiated my wedding on Easter Sunday and he was (and is) awesome! My wife and I highly recommend him. Super friendly, well organized, knowledgeable, and a gentleman, Stephen gave us peace of mind that everything would run smoothly - and it did! :) Stephen officiated my wedding on Easter Sunday and he was (and is) awesome! My wife and I highly recommend him. Super friendly, well organized, knowledgeable, and a gentleman, Stephen gave us peace of mind that everything would run smoothly - and it did! :)
Andrea and Brendan
Brendan and I are so thankful we were able to find Stephen to be our celebrant. We were so grateful for the lengths Stephen went to capture our personalities within the ceremony, and we have had non stop raving reviews about how great your contribution was from all guests. Thank you!!!!
Joel and Lucy
Joel and I are so pleased we picked Stephen as our celebrant. We first met Stephen at a my cousin’s wedding 2 years ago, he was warm and welcoming and certainly had a presence about him which was very memorable. With Stephen’s wealth of knowledge and experience as a celebrant he guided us to creating a ceremony tailored to us. Above all his professionalism, flexibilty and attention to detail was astounding, a ceremony I couldn’t fault – Stephen is truly a cut above the rest. I would recommend Stephen again and again, thank you Stephen for helping us create such a memorable ceremony.
Lisa and Adam
Stephen, Where do I start? What a fabulous day! I knew the minute we met you that you were the right celebrant for us. We are both so happy you were able to officiate our day and the whole process of working with you was just so easy and fun. We have 8 other weddings to attend in the next year alone and will most definitely be recommending you to these friends! Thank you for making our ceremony so beautiful and personal.
Kylie and Michael
We can't thank you enough. You were amazing right from our first meeting, you really listened to what we wanted from our wedding and got it and delivered it beautifully. If anyone needs a celebrant I will be sure to recommend you. We've had many people comment that you are one of the best they've seen.
Chris and Hannah
We had a fantastic day! We were so happy with your ceremony and everything you did to make it special for us. Thank you so much.
Chris and Carol
Thank you so much for being the absolute best celebrant we could ever have wished for! The ceremony was absolutely perfect, as was all the assistance and support during the lead up. Everyone we spoke to said that your ceremony was the perfect blend of modernity and tradition, delivered with aplomb, and we couldn’t agree more.
Prue and Jay
What can we say? You were hands down one of the best parts of our wedding day. We absolutely loved our ceremony and our family and friends can't stop raving about how amazing you were - they honestly thought a friend had performed the ceremony! Your support and enthusiasm put us at ease from our very first Skype and we would absolutely recommend you to anyone wanting a really personal and special ceremony. Thank you for being such an important part of our special day.
Helen and Dan
Stephen was fantastic in every way and delivered our dream wedding. We wanted our ceremony to be personal, inclusive and fun, and thanks to Stephen’s help it was all of those things and more. Stephen came highly recommended by friends, and we will definitely be recommending him to anyone and everyone we know.
Mark and Kate
We would highly recommend Stephen. He was wonderful in stepping us through the whole process and really took the time to ensure our ceremony was personal and fun. From start to finish we never had to worry as he ensured all aspects of the ceremony were taken care of. We had so many of our guests also comment how wonderful and personal the service was.
Thank you Stephen for making our day so special.
Justin and Irma
Stephen did a fantastic job at our wedding, we’re so happy to have chosen him as our celebrant. He was extremely professional and always available in the lead up to the wedding, the ceremony was very personal and enjoyed by all. We received plenty of positive comments from our guests on the quality of the ceremony and would highly recommend Stephen.
Erin and Gabriel
Stephen was the first celebrant we met from a long list in Sydney, and the only one we saw. After just one meeting with him, we knew he was the one we wanted as our celebrant! Stephen is incredibly detailed, organised, and personal with his approach and he does everything for you (and answers every question well). From vows, to ceremony structure, to legal documents, and with a wide selection of recommendations on wedding ceremony ideas – look no further than this amazing man! Stephen Lee is the BEST – enough said!
Lillian and Justin
From the very start, Stephen was amazing! Highly organised and professional, but still fun, warm, relaxed and with a great sense of humour! He crafted us a wedding ceremony that was unique, quirky and nerdy, but still classy and enjoyable for our more traditional guests. We were really impressed at how he listened to us and managed to perfectly capture our personalities in his speech about our story. Thanks again Stephen!
Vanessa and Jake
Stephen was an amazing celebrant! From the moment we met him I was put at ease with his relaxed and friendly demeanour and his attention to detail. He was very thorough and responsive prior to the wedding and I never felt that he wouldn’t deliver exactly what we had asked for. The ceremony was performed with the perfect tone and content for us – it was relaxed, fun and warm. We had many compliments from family and friends about the ceremony and cannot recommend Stephen highly enough to other couples looking for a celebrant to officiate their special occasion.
Vanessa and Jake
Stephen was an amazing celebrant! From the moment we met him I was put at ease with his relaxed and friendly demeanour and his attention to detail. He was very thorough and responsive prior to the wedding and I never felt that he wouldn’t deliver exactly what we had asked for. The ceremony was performed with the perfect tone and content for us – it was relaxed, fun and warm. We had many compliments from family and friends about the ceremony and cannot recommend Stephen highly enough to other couples looking for a celebrant to officiate their special occasion.
Boris and Shelley
Stephen produced an amazing ceremony for Shelley and myself. We heard compliments about it from all of our wedding guests for weeks after the wedding. Stephen made the whole process from initial contact, to our interview meeting, and workshopping the ceremony very easy and he was a pleasure to work with at every step. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him if anyone were to ask my opinion. Thanks Stephen!
Jimmy and Shireen
Ok where do I start with Stephen? We loved him from the first time we met him- charming, funny and presented extremely well. He is worth every cent and will have your guests boasting about your ceremony. Truly the best in his business and I thank my lucky stars everyday day that he was available to do our wedding! Thanks again Stephen you were awesome!
Paul and Sahar
Hey Stephen, what an amazing ceremony you gave us, we loved it and I can’t tell you how many friends and family have come to us with such praise. The happiness and joy I felt in this amazing moment was indescribable… Everyone loved it… Thank you so much!!!
Michael and Jennifer
Stephen is amazing! He is so professional, friendly, charismatic and he really took the time to get to know us in order to make our ceremony special and personal. Stephen really goes the extra mile and our ceremony was just perfect thanks to him.
Dom and Sandy
My husband and I are so glad we found Stephen, we honestly could not have asked for a more supportive and professional celebrant. From first contact Stephen’s enthusiasm shone through, making our us feel at ease for the entire process. We loved that he took the time to get to know both us and our family and friends, which really made a difference on the day when he was able to incorporate them all into our celebration. We received so many compliments on the ceremony and Stephen after our wedding, some saying he was the best celebrant that they had encountered! If you want a cheerful, relaxed and personal day, we would highly recommend Stephen as your celebrant. Thank you again Stephen, you were an absolute delight.
Kate and Gareth
Thank you for everything you have done, without you and your professional yet personal touch toward our wedding ceremony it wouldn’t have been what it was. You made our ceremony the most meaningful yet fun and relaxed that we could have ever hoped for. You exceeded our expectations and have made the while process feel like a dream. All our friends and family at our ceremony have echoed that you are the best celebrant they have witnessed and we couldn’t more highly recommend you to any of our friends who decide to marry in the future. Thank you Stephen for making us feel valued, heard and respected throughout the entire process.
Ben and Sam
Stephen is an amazing, well spoken person who goes the extra mile to ensure that everything goes to plan for your wedding ceremony. I’m extremely time-poor, and keeping on top of everything can be a challenge of the best of times, Stephen followed up where necessary, made suggestions where appropriate, and fitted in around my schedule wherever possible. Everyone commented on how well spoken and how professional Stephen was on the day. Do not bother looking anywhere else, there’s no one better than Stephen Lee.
Gino and Jess
I’m so happy we had Stephen as celebrant at our wedding! The ceremony was perfect, fitting our personalities and incorporating personal touches from friends and family. He is genuine and lovely, and was brilliant through every stage of the process. Friends and family commented on how beautiful and unique the ceremony was and how engaging and warm Stephen is, and I could not agree more. I highly recommend Stephen!
Emma and Tom
From the second we read Stephen’s witty declaration of “I want to marry you!”, we were convinced that he was the celebrant for us, and he did not disappoint! From the outset Stephen was professional, friendly and prepared. He happily met up with us locally and issued us with all the documentation we needed, as well as his own booklet of advice, which very much came in handy! We really felt that Stephen went above and beyond in his service, from asking detailed questions about our relationship, to delivering a heartfelt ceremony that read exactly as my wife and I had hoped it would. Nothing cheesy, no hidden fees, all legal paperwork taken care of, and an absolute delight to deal with at all times. As a British native, he is also a pleasure to listen to! Thank you, Stephen, for making our ceremony so memorable. You were excellent, and our friends and family are raving about you!
Andrew and Gemma
We both wanted to say a big big big thank you for our wedding day. We cannot say enough good things about you! The ceremony was absolutely perfect – the tone, timing and humour was exactly what we were after. Andrew and I are still fielding compliments from our guests at how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how they didn’t find it “boring” and were impressed by the balance between humour & emotion. A recurring question has been “wherever did I find such a good celebrant?”. So again, thank you Stephen for our wonderful ceremony :)
Mark and Emily
As a couple who has been together over a decade, many of the usual ‘new beginning’ wedding sentiments didn’t apply to us. Stephen created a ceremony from scratch that fitted us perfectly. He was on time to all meetings, replied promptly to emails, was super-friendly and made us feel completely at ease during the whole process. The ceremony flowed beautifully – Stephen thought of everything and nothing was left to chance. He set a professional, warm and friendly tone; he spoke clearly, handled the music for us (with a great sound system) and he even laminated the poems to hand to our brother and sister who did our readings, which definitely set their minds at ease. Many of our guests have commented on how good he was. We would highly recommend him to anyone – you don’t need to look at anyone else! Thank you Stephen!
Ellen and Michael
We wanted to say a huge thank you for marrying us last week. We couldn’t have found anyone more perfect for the job! We really appreciated all of the care and attention that you gave throughout the process, and we felt entirely at ease knowing that it was you who would be doing the ceremony. Everyone very much enjoyed themselves, and have been talking about what a fantastic ceremony you presented. Even though we were not able to have the ceremony in the Botanic Gardens as planned, it was just as special (if not more so, as the only thing that mattered was that we were surrounded by the people we love). Although it was only a very intimate gathering, we wouldn’t have wanted it any other way. Good to know that we are trend-setters having the ceremony in a grandmother’s front room! To be honest, with the weather that was dealt to us, we were very limited in our options, but it all worked out beautifully as far as we were concerned, and everyone pulled together to make it a very special day. Once again – a huge thank you for being our celebrant. You truly made it a beautiful day to remember. We couldn’t have been more impressed, or happier.
Paula and Dennis
What we both loved about Stephen’s approach is how he took the time to meet with and understand us. He even spoke to some of our dear friends to get their insights as well. What we ended up with was a deeply personal ceremony – its was ours.
If you are looking for a standard, read from a script, cookie cutter ceremony then go elsewhere….but if you are looking for a truly personal experience then Stephen is definitely for you. A real testament is how many of our guests commented on Stephen’s ceremony. Cant recommend him highly enough and Paula & I can’t thank him enough for making our day so very special. Stephen, you are a star :-)
Ethan and Jurrah
If you’re looking for a celebrant, Stephen Lee is definitely your guy! He was warm and friendly from the moment that we met him, which made him an absolute breeze to work with from start to finish. We wanted a very laid back and casual ceremony, which Stephen delivered on 100%, while still managing to make it very personal and touching. He was an absolute legend when it came to tailoring our ceremony script to suit exactly who we are, and as a result all of our guests commented on how great he was and that they had never been to a more authentic ceremony. I put much of that down to how excellent and natural a speaker Stephen is – he has quite a way with words! Stephen is truly amazing! I would not hesitate recommending him to anybody!
Kat and Shane
We just wanted to say a massive thank you Stephen! Shane and I loved our ceremony and it was everything we hoped it would be. From our first meeting you’ve been fantastic and anyone would be lucky to have you looking over their special day. Thank you once again!
Michelle and Matt
Omigosh – the ceremony was incredibly moving, you’re really good at what you do. I must say, I knew it when I saw your website and we met that you would do something more personal than other celebrants. We didn’t want it to feel like the same old thing that’s been said at 100 weddings before, thank you. We looked a long time to find a celebrant that would make things this good. So glad we chose well!
Alexander and Sonya
Alexander and I just wanted to say thank you for our ceremony on Monday. It took us a while to find a celebrant but we could not be happier with our choice! You conducted the most beautiful, happy and stress-free ceremony. So many of our guests told us how impressed they were. You really said what we wanted to say to our guests about our relationship but didn’t know how. Thank you so much for all your help in making our perfect day!
Lara and Russell
We would highly recommend Stephen to any couples. Stephen personalised the ceremony and made sure we were kept in the loop throughout, and followed us up to remind when we forgot things, which was great. My husband and I both found Stephen very easy to talk to and friendly, and all our guests commented about what a nice ceremony it was.
Karen and Nevin
Stephen was so amazing and helpful from the moment we first met him we instantly knew he would fit perfectly into our special day! He was professional from beginning to end and made the whole process easy and stress free. Our guests loved him and even we were surprised by how many guests complimented our choice in celebrant. He made a great impact on our wedding day and we can not imagine having anyone else officiate our wedding.
Jason and Jessica
Stephen was absolutely wonderful and exceeded all of our expectations. He did practically everything for us making it so effortless, and took away a lot of the stress and pressure associated with planning such an event. He wrote the most perfect ceremony for us and he couldn’t have been more prompt, organised and fun! What impressed us most was that he was incredibly professional, and is truly perfect for the career he has chosen. We discussed our desire to keep things as genuine, casual and informal as possible, and he delivered on this and so much more. Stephen created a friendly and warm atmosphere that was aimed at all of our guests rather than simply focusing on us like more traditional weddings do. His style and interaction with our guests really won people over, and truly captured their full and undivided attention. The ceremony he created for us really put ourselves and our guests at ease, and as a result our guests felt comfortable enough to feel like they were truly a part of our special day. Our guests clearly were enjoying themselves enough throughout the entire ceremony to join in on all of the tears and laughter. Many positive comments were made afterwards in regards to Stephens ceremony; some went as far as to say it was the best wedding they’d ever been to.
Carla and Roger
My (now) husband and I were so happy that we came across Stephen. He was a wonderful celebrant. He worked with us in the lead up to wedding, giving us guidance, suggestions and really taking the time to get to know us. On the day Stephen made everyone feel so relaxed. The ceremony was very special and so many of our friends and family commented on what a great celebrant Stephen was. The ceremony was filled with laughter and cheering. And more importantly we felt our values came across in Stephen’s words. We were so lucky that we came across Stephen and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services.
Glen and Stephanie
We were so very, very lucky to have found Stephen Lee as our celebrant. We felt absolutely honoured to have him marry us – he is such a great guy, with a genuine heart and an awesome sense of humour! He put such a wonderful, personalised ceremony together for us, after taking the time to really get to know us and to find what sort of ceremony we were looking for. He had a way of putting us at ease on a day which was so emotional. Thanks Stephen for making our day so special!
Rob and Bec
Thank you Stephen! You were a calming presence and from the moment we met you, we felt reassured that you knew just what we were after. Many guests asked for your details and we are now your unofficial PR team :) Cheers for sorting that weather too – brilliant day x
Alex and Steven
Stephen created a special custom ceremony for us integrating both our personalities and allowing us to get all our families involved. He guided us through the whole process helping us every step of the way making it fun and as stress free as possible. I can’t thank Stephen enough for marrying us. He helped us create so many amazing memories of the day which will last a life time. Thank you for everything – it was amazing! Truly incredible!
Luke and Morag
After the 30th or so compliment we received on our ceremony, I thought I had better pass on some of the feedback! Our friends and family have been raving about the ceremony for the past week. They loved how personal it was and that they were entertained rather than bored by the celebrant! A lot of happy tears were shed by men and women alike and much of this I’m sure was due to your handcrafting of our ceremony. Luke and I also really appreciate the professionalism you brought to all of our encounters and we are particularly grateful for how helpful you’ve been even after the wedding in answering our questions!! I can’t recommend you enough to anyone who wants a thoughtful ceremony, invested celebrant and an overall joyful experience in the lead up to, and day of, their wedding. Thank you for your contribution in making it the absolute best day of our lives.
Colin and Sakura
We have been impressed with your mix of professionalism, friendly disposition and positive attitude. You have made everything easy from our paperwork at the beginning to putting our ceremony together when it came closer to the big day. The incredible script you put together for our ceremony made us laugh and cry and kept us relaxed leading up to our vows. So many of our friends and family have even remarked on how much more they enjoyed the ceremony than other weddings they have been to. It was incredible and flawlessly delivered. It’s been so lovely meeting you and we want everyone to know how great you are!
Steve and Hiroshi
My partner Hiroshi and I chose Stephen to officiate at our commitment ceremony as we wanted a gay celebrant and Stephen had such good reviews from other ceremonies he had conducted. Stephen made the process of planning our ceremony both enjoyable and very easy. He met with us a couple of times before the ceremony to help us plan and to enable him to get to know us as a couple. Stephen also provided us with a ceremony planning guide with lots of useful suggestions and examples of vows etc which made the process of writing our own ceremony and vows so easy. Stephen communicated and met with us in the months leading up to the ceremony to make sure everything was just as we wanted it and as a result our wedding was one of the most memorable days of our lives. Stephen has a warm, positive and happy demeanour which was very much part of what made our day so enjoyable. Several of our friends commented on what a wonderful ceremony it was – one of our friends in fact said it was the most moving wedding he had been to. Another couple said they wished they could’ve had Stephen officiate at their wedding. We would highly recommend Stephen to anyone planning on tying the knot and we will certainly have Stephen officiate for us when gay marriage is legally recognised in Australia – hopefully soon!
Jin Young and Yeun Mi
Yeunmi and I really appreciated on your professional and fantastic work on our wedding. It far exceeded our expectations and we were really pleased with every single bit of your job. We really enjoyed the time spent with you, and we both think you have definately added value to our ceremony. You will be in our memories forever, whenever we talk and think about the day. Thank you very much once again, it was awesome:)
Bec and Max
Stephen was everything we wanted from a wedding celebrant and then some! His ceremony script fit us perfectly and we haven't stopped receiving complements from guests on what a beautiful ceremony it was- he certainly had us both in tears. We are so blown away by the time and effort put into everything! Stephen- Thank you for all your dedication, prompt communication and reassurance, we are so glad you were there to marry Max & I.
Carmen and Petting
Stephen is the best celebrant ever! He and Andrew are attentive in every details, like printing the vows in the card, setting up the mic stand for playing ukulele, etc. which made the ceremony smooth and perfect. Everyone, both attend the ceremony and watch the live-stream, is touching and give credit on Stephen. Thanks again!
Nicole and Jono
Stephen brought so much humour and sincerity to our day. He made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. Communication during the preparation stage was crystal clear. His ceremony script was truly above and beyond what we expected, and was so much more personal and genuine than what we have seen elsewhere. Couldn't have asked for better.
Donna and Liam
Look no further this wonderful celebrant is the man you want! I can’t recommend him enough…. professional, kind, funny and made sure we had everything needed and everything we wanted to say… absolutely brilliant!
Emily and CJ
We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant than Stephen! From our initial meeting to our wedding Stephen was incredibly easy to work with! He made our day stress free and our ceremony was personal as a result of Stephen taking the time to get to know us as a couple. We couldn't recommend Stephen more! All of our guests commented on how professional Stephen was and how he encapsulated us as a couple. Thanks again Stephen, we have loved working with you throughout our wedding!
Amy and Victoria
Thank you for making our day so special! Our ceremony was more perfect than we could ever imagine. We are very excited! 10/10 celebrant! Highly recommended!
Koby and Stefan
I recommend Stephen for any types of wedding! He is so accommodating and easy to deal with. We wanted something simple and low key, and achieved that thanks to Stephen without feeling any pressure or being judged. Thanks Stephen, you are amazing!
Rawdon and Alarice
We were really happy with Stephen as our celebrant, he is very warm and yet professional. Loved that he went the extra mile and added such a personal touch to our day.
Kols and Brad
We knew from the moment we met him that we'd be in good hands with Stephen. He's super professional but still so warm, friendly and made everything so easy for us. Some of our guests even listed 'the celebrant' as their highlight of our wedding because he was funny, personal, and spoke so well. It's not easy getting the right tone of sincerity/warmth/gravity at a wedding but Stephen's a natural. He also ran our ceremony such that everything went so smoothly and we didn't have to worry about anything. Thank you so much again for being such an integral part of our day, Stephen!
Ben and Yoshi
Stephen married my husband and I last Saturday. A few points to demonstrate just how amazing he is: 1. We were one of the same-sex couples to receive luckily exemptions to be married before January 9. This was actually thanks to Stephen - when I heard it was possible I called him on Thursday morning, and he rearranged his schedule to make it possible. 2. By make it possible, I mean that he dropped everything to prepare our intention of marriage, met us at the registry and took us through the process of getting an exemption. He then drove to the Blue Mountains on Friday to get one of the only existing copies of the new style marriage certificate. 3. Despite only having contacted him two days before he is incredible personable, kind and caring and only wants to make your wedding a true success. We really did feel like he knows us and cares for us and above all he is incredibly professional. He listened to all of our needs and prepared the perfect speech - there were tears in the eyes of many guests and my mum bawled (in a good way!!). I think he really does raise the bar of what a marriage celebrant can be and do for you and I recommend him to straight and same-sex couples alike. He really made our day into a dream we couldn’t have imagined. Thank you Stephen!!!
Keith and Michael
Stephen made our wedding so special and personal. It is so easy to get along with Stephen and open up to him. On our wedding day everyone made comment on how amazing the celebrant was and how personal the ceremony was. We could not recommend Stephen more highly if we tried.
Paul and Emma
Due to some last minute complications we were unable to have a legal ceremony in Bali. We contacted Stephen to assist us and he couldn't have been more helpful, particularly given we had a very tight turnaround time. Stephen has a great balance of professionalism and humour - he really made our day special and we would thoroughly recommend his services.
Caroline and Daniel
I'm so glad Stephen was able to marry us! He really was a super celebrant, who took the effort to get to know us as a couple and wrote a ceremony which reflected who we are and how our relationship evolved. All the legal paperwork was organised efficiently, and everything went smoothly on the day. His presentation and delivery of the ceremony was great and he organised the music for us too. I would definitely recommend him to all other couples for their big day.
Mahan and Poppy
A good celebrant is what sets the mood for your wedding, the energy and the warmth that is created at the very beginning. We'll never forget the gift that Stephen gave us by his authentic approach to truly wanting to understand who we are as a couple and translating that in his ceremony. We are very, very grateful and thankful to have Stephen be such a huge part of the most important day of our lives.
Aaron and Amy
My wife and I recently had the pleasure of Stephen being the celebrant for our marriage. He was nothing but accommodating, friendly and reassuring from the moment we first spoke to one another on the phone. He delivered our service excellently, he was funny and friendly and we couldn't have asked for more. We would both highly recommend to anyone looking for a celebrant.
Yanny and Jonathan
Stephen is the best wedding celebrant you can hope for, he is well organised, easy to work with and thorough. He has great speaking skills, and we thought his English accent added that extra bit of class. He took his time to understand us and delivered an amazing, thoughtful speech at our wedding. Absolutely would recommend him to anyone considering using a wedding celebrant.
Dion and Adele
Stephen was professional, thoughtful and extremely organised. He went over and above our expectations. Not only did he spend considerable time preparing our wedding ceremony so that it was personalised and meaningful to us, he provided character and energy to the ceremony due to his wonderful and warm personality. Our guests all commented on how original and special our ceremony was. Thank you Stephen!
Jenny and Eddie
Both Jen and I would like to say a MASSIVE thank you for making our wedding such a special day.
Words really can’t describe how grateful we are for everything that you did for us in such a short space of time. The process from start to finish was seamless and you always made us feel so comfortable and relaxed, especially on the day itself. All of our guests said that you were awesome and the delivery of ceremony was spot on, with the perfect balance of humour and sentiment. You certainly did deliver what you promised!
Dorota and Carl
We only ever met with one celebrant – within the first few minutes of meeting Stephen over a coffee I knew he’d be marrying us! He’s the perfect combination of being professional but ever so warm and friendly, by the time your wedding comes around you feel like you’ve known him for years. I think Stephen has an amazing talent for reading people, because the ceremony he created was exactly the style Carl and I had hoped it would be. It was a reflection of who were are as a couple, with words so beautiful I will remember them forever.
Tony and Elvina
To say Stephen was excellent is an understatement. Honestly, words can’t describe how grateful we are to have had Stephen as our celebrant. His relaxing, open minded approach in how he conducted himself was amazing. He is a professional who knows how to get the crowds attention. It’s like Stephen knew what we wanted on the day, they way he talks is so joyful and happy. We definitely found the right person for the job. If you are reading his reviews, trust me you don’t need to read other celebrants reviews cause you have the right man here. Thanks Stephen.
Catherine and Matthew
If you are looking for a celebrant, look no further! You have just found the best one – Stephen. Our ceremony was absolutely perfect thanks to Stephen. We couldn’t be happier!
Michael and Tara
Stephen was our Celebrant. He was fantastic he made it so easy for us. He made the ceremony exactly as we wanted it about us and our journey with lots of laughs. Stephen is so professional and refreshing. If you are getting married and you want a great celebrant look no further than Stephen Lee Australia’s number 1 Celebrant.
Sarah and Robbie
Stephen was absolutely great – warm, friendly, funny, and still completely professional all the way through. The ceremony was an excellent balance of classy and fun, and Stephen was a great sport and even dressed up as Elvis on our request! He was very clear about the process, and showed us his script ahead of time so that we could request changes if we wanted. We couldn’t have asked for more! Thanks again Stephen for a wonderful ceremony, you really helped make our wedding day!
David and Tracy
If Stephen’s smile and warmth doesn’t charm you, his professionalism will. We really enjoyed having Stephen as our Celebrant. His approach and ultimate goal is to make guests feel like he knows the Bride and Groom during the ceremony. In this he succeeds, with bells on….wedding bells! We would highly recommend Stephen. Thank you, you were fabulous!
James and Renee
How do we begin to describe Stephen? From the very first moment we met with Stephen, he was warm, comfortable, inviting and had a great sense of humour. My husband and I wanted all that in a celebrant and luck would have it Stephen was the ONLY celebrant we needed to meet with to find it! His service before, during and after the wedding has been impeccable and his communication is unsurpassed. Stephen never made us feel like we were clients, we almost felt like old friends. We thank you so much for being apart of starting our lives as husband and wife! Book Stephen – I promise you won’t regret it!
Jonas and Nicole
We would like to thank Stephen for his fantastic services before, during and after our wedding! All paperwork was organised efficiently by Stephen, leaving us worry-free. He communicated to us well throughout the whole process and most importantly, on the day, delivered a very beautiful and VERY personalised ceremony. We had so many guests approach us after the wedding to tell us how great Stephen and the ceremony was! We can’t thank him enough.
Lauren and Michael
Thanks for being an amazing celebrant and for making our day stress free! It was a short, sweet and intimate ceremony! We loved it . Thanks again!
Matt and Nadia
Stephen made everything so easy! I couldn’t recommend him more highly. Stephen made the ceremony so personal drawing from our own words and our friends. He’s simply the best, with Stephen you have found what you are looking for!!! Thank you for making our day so special.
Amanda and Barrie
Stephen did an amazing job at our wedding and so many of our guests were asking where we found him?! He made the ceremony really personal and he was very professional. We would highly recommend him to others.
Scott and Jaella
My wife Jaella and I found Stephen to be unbelievably helpful, humorous and professional. Stephen received rave reviews from all our guests and made an extremely important and difficult part of the day a joy to both plan and execute. We can’t recommend him highly enough and our wedding day would not have been the wonderful experience it was without him.
Simon and Imogene
Thank you for being so brilliant, the mood you set right from the beginning of the ceremony was perfect – all our guests commented that you did such a great job of giving the ceremony a lovely energy. Thanks again for everything, you really made our day perfect for us!
Rachel and Patrick
We just wanted to say thank you so much for being such a wonderful celebrant. We thoroughly appreciated your warmth and approachability, sense of humour, flexibility, guidance and support. You worked with us in such a positive way to help us achieve the ceremony we wanted to a tee. So many of our guests commented on how personable you were, the way you made everyone feel at ease and helped everyone enjoy the ceremony. Everyone really loved how much you personalised our ceremony and made it about us and our love. We honestly could not have asked for a better ceremony or celebrant, and would not hesitate recommending you to our friends.
Ash and Dan
You put together such a wonderful and heartfelt ceremony that not only captured the love and emotions that Dan and I feel for each other, but it was a beautiful retelling of our lives thus far. All our friends and family were included in the moment and you managed to command attention and hold your presence even with Imogen running around and feeding us grapes during the whole thing. Thank you for making it a fun and easy ceremony and for being so wonderful in joining us as husband and wife!
Karen and Steve
Wow Stephen, You made it look so easy! We can’t thank you enough for your professionalism, reliability and for all your suggestions to make our day extra special. We would highly recommend you to any of our friends (in face we already have!)
Jacqui and Paul
We laughed, we cried and we loved Stephen Lee! Thank you Stephen for making our day so much fun and taking the time to get to know us. It made the ceremony very personal and special to us and all our family and friends. Everyone loved you!
Richard and Brionny
My wife and I have the privilege of having Stephen marry us in September this year. From the moment we first contacted him right up to the ceremony, he was enthusiastic, professional, and available. Every option was made available to us in creating a ceremony, with a wealth of fantastic options and suggestions provided in an elegant folder. Stephen also did considerable research, interviewing us and our close friends to get a full view of who we are as a couple and integrate it into the day. Stephen presented extremely well and conducted our ceremony beautifully, and many of our friends and family commented afterwards on how well everything went. I would heartily recommend Stephen to anyone!
Joe and Cathy
If you’re looking for a celebrant who will ensure your day is as personal and perfect as you want it to be, then Stephen is your man! The ceremony he wrote for us was incredibly special and customised to represent everything we are as a couple. It exactly what we wanted and he was a joy to work with from start to finish. Thank you Stephen!
Jon and Nou
My wife and I have been using this phrase a lot recently, and it begins “Words cannot describe”; usually followed by a string of things that people have done for us, which anyone who has been married will relate to. Stephen is no exception, words really don’t do justice to the ceremony he produced for us; to say we loved it would be a complete understatement. The care and love he pours into them is evident for all to see, the ceremony highlighted the things that are important to us, the things that mark us as individuals and those that bring us together. Stephen is a wonderful, caring, patient celebrant and we could not have wished for anyone better to be there on our special day. It’s not just the ceremony though, Stephen’s thoroughness in talking with us before the big day made the ceremony all the better and made us feel comfortable and like we were being married by an old friend. His willingness to jump headlong into our Steampunk theme and turn up on the day bedecked with top hat, goggles and all, impressed us and we have heard nothing but praise from all our friends and family that were there. Now i’m waxing lyrical, but every word is meant and heartfelt, my wife and I could not be happier that we are now married, happier still that we chose Stephen to do so. Choosing a wedding celebrant, in hindsight, is a little like falling in love I think, you just know, and we did. Thank you Stephen.
Jade and Amber
We couldn’t have picked a better celebrant to marry us at the beautiful Rocks, Sydney. Stephen made our ceremony so personal and the way he spoke about us was like he had know us for years. He made a special Skype coffee date for us, as we were living in Cairns at the time, to really get to know myself and my wife Amber. It was our commitment ceremony, but it really did feel like our Wedding day. Everything about it was perfect and Stephen made that all possible. By having Stephen a part of the LGBTI community himself made Amber and I feel very comfortable and were able to really express ourselves on the best day of our lives. Thank you Stephen!
Haytham and Kat
I highly recommend Stephen Lee. He came recommended to us and it all made sense the minute we met him. He is kind and professional, attentive, made the entire experience a delight! It was a pleasure to plan the ceremony with him and he helped us during all the moments we were frazzled and lost. He empathised and knew how to manage all situations, he even learnt a Spanish phrase for our ceremony to give that personal added touch! We loved how he added such a warm and personal feeling to our wedding ceremony and everyone commented how amazing he was! Thank you Stephen for sharing one of the most special days in our lives, you will never be forgotten.
Tom and Jess
Tom and I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for putting together such a beautiful ceremony for us. It was perfect in every way and we absolutely loved it! We both felt very special and everyone commented on how great you were. I’m sure we will see you again at friends weddings in the future!
Kim and Stephen
Just wanted to say a big thank you for the wonderful ceremony you performed at our wedding . The day was beautiful and everything went perfectly! Stephens brother in law Jonathon who is also a minister at Byron Bay commented on how beautiful the ceremony was . He said he has done a lot of weddings and been to a lot of weddings but he thought ours was at the top – relaxed, fun and beautiful (we thought the same). Thanks so much again for the great job you did.
Julia and Matt
We were so glad we had Stephen as our celebrant at our wedding in January: he made the ceremony absolutely special and we can not recommend him highly enough. We have such fabulous memories of our ceremony and could not have asked for a more fun, thoughtful, organised, flexible, sincere and professional celebrant. He took the time to listen and incorporate so many memories of ours and cater the ceremony exactly to our needs (including a big bridal party and a 4 person reading!), he was always prompt and efficient with his email replies, he went out of his way to offer a rehearsal so we felt more confident in the lead up to the big day and he made the ceremony not only personal, but a lot of fun. Thank you Stephen!
Tim and Corrine
I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything! You’re great at what you do, I’m so glad we found you. Your words always bring me to tears (but… the good kind). You are truly amazing, thank you for being such an important part of our special day!
Nick and Krissie
My wife and I had a mild heart attack when our previous celebrant informed us, with about 2 months until the big day, that she could no longer run our wedding. This was a blessing in disguise, as Stephen was nothing short of brilliant! Across the whole planning stage, Stephen was in regular communication with us on plans and updates, and took the time to understand who we are and what we want. The ceremony felt very personalised and he helped us feel very relaxed and enjoy the day. We received lots of positive feedback from our guests about his humorous yet highly professional style! My wife and I certainly see marriage as a one-off thing for us, but we’d have him as our celebrant again in a heartbeat- We highly recommend Stephen to anyone!
Hollie and Gilan
Gilan and I just wanted to say thank you for our ceremony on Saturday. You conducted the most beautiful, relaxed and personalised ceremony. You captured everything we wanted and even more. Thank you so, so much for all your help in making our perfect day! Much love, Mr and Mrs Kelly!
Will and Jacinta
We cannot thank you enough. You exceeded our expectations and went above and beyond to create a wonderful ceremony for us!
Simon and Julin
It was an absolutely awesome day and everyone commented on how great you were :) Thanks so much for helping us to create an individual, meaningful and definitely non-cheesy ceremony!
Joel and Stephanie
Joel and I wanted to thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for the intimate and relaxed ceremony you created for us. It was PERFECT! Not only did we love it, so did many of our guests. We had people comment on how it was the most relaxed they’d felt at a wedding in a long time and how great it was to not have a ‘stuffy old’ ceremony (haha!). We also want to thank you for all the paper work you did for the ceremony, we know this is where a lot of the work is and want to thank you for taking care of that for us – it truly is such a big help when organising a wedding to know someone is on top of it! Thanks again Stephen, you were absolutely brilliant!
Daniella and Mark
Stephen is a professional and talented celebrant. He met with us several times to discuss what should be communicated during the ceremony to our friends and family. Stephen’s speech was engaging, funny and well delivered and put everyone at ease during such a stressful time. I highly recommend Stephen as a celebrant – thank you Stephen!
Anne and Robert
Stephen officiated our wedding ceremony in September 2014 and he was a delight to work with! Stephen was warm, funny, very friendly and helpful from his first email through to his lovely follow-ups since our wedding. He made us feel at ease and guided us along the way with friendly reminders, and was very helpful when we were panicking about some misplaced documents! Stephen made an effort to get to know us and even our friends, and wrote a wonderful ceremony incorporating elements of our personality and quotes from friends. He was happy to tailor the ceremony to our personal style and was willing to make things as formal or as casual as we wanted, and made sure we were happy with the final content of the ceremony. We decided not to have a rehearsal, but on the day of the ceremony he checked on us separately and talked us through the steps. He was so reassuring and calming and everything went flawlessly! During the ceremony he spoke with so much warmth and friendliness and at no point did he feel intrusive. He was also clear and articulate in his delivery, which I think reflects his background in news broadcasting. He really made sure the event was about us and we received so many compliments from our guests about what a wonderful celebrant he was! I would highly recommend Stephen Lee to anyone looking for a reliable, friendly and cheerful celebrant. I would describe him as the type of person you’d love to share a long chat with over a glass of wine – that’s how approachable he is! Stephen clearly loves what he does and you won’t be disappointed with his efforts!
Jo and David
Stephen, thank you so much for doing an outstanding job with our ceremony. You are such a fantastic celebrant, and you made our ceremony perfect! Everyone loved it and we received so many compliments on what an amazing job you did. We had such a fantastic day so many thanks your way!
Paris and Al
Thank you for being a lovely genuine guy and tailoring our ceremony 100% to us. We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant to marry us!
Ryan and Emily
What a great day it was – and a large part of that was down to how comfortable you made everyone feel. Your delivery was fantastic and pitched perfectly. We probably haven’t thanked you enough for your contribution but we were really happy that you were our celebrant!
Steve and Halina
I loved every word and every paragraph you wrote, it’s so special and beautiful, thank you! Steve read the ceremony and he said ” He must have outdone himself this time, this is really good”. I said, “I can see you got a bit teary after reading this” and he said, “Something went into my EYE!” He was moved by your writing and he is not easily moved. What else can I say? What you created was truly magnificent, you are really talented!
Fiona and Damien
I was blown away at your words, so wonderfully written, you are AMAZING! It has been such a pleasure getting to know you over this process. You had a great understanding of how we wanted the day to go and who we are as people.
Vanessa and Alex
Thank you so much for everything on Saturday, the ceremony was perfect! Everyone commented on how nice the ceremony was so thank you for that. We had such a beautiful day, everything went off without a hitch!
Tim and Moneera
Our wedding was the best day ever, and it was in no small part thanks to you. Everyone said that the ceremony felt so intimate and warm. We have been to a couple of other weddings featuring celebrants over the past year, and they only reinforced the wonderful aura you created on our day. If you’re not fully booked by now, we couldn’t be a stronger advocate for anybody considering the Stephen Lee Celebrancy service.
Jo and Jamie
Fantastic, you made us both feel very comfortable from the first meeting. You listened to how we wanted the ceremony to go, and with military precision put the plan into effect – it could not have gone better. Your calm and professional manner, with your level of detail and planning skills made the ceremony and resulting day exactly what we had hoped for. From start to finish you did a fantastic job. A day we will never forget!