Sally louise perkins

The mindful celebrant

Let’s tell your story together

Let’s tell your story together

For as long as I can remember, I have believed in the power of Storytelling. Stories can bring us together. Quite simply – they remind us how to FEEL. When we get those goosebumps as we’re captivated by a beautiful story of love, of life, or of loss, we instantly become connected. To the person telling the story, to the characters within the story, and to each other. We remember what it is to feel ALIVE! And my job as your Celebrant, is to help you create your own unique, bespoke ceremony that helps you tell your story so that it lives on in the hearts and minds of all who come to listen.

Hi! I’m Sally, the mindful celebrant.

Professional Hitcher & Champion for Love!

I believe LOVE makes the world go round, so I became a Celebrant to be Love’s champion and celebrate it!

I’m also a passionate Yogi, (having taught Yoga for over 7 years), and a Reiki Master. I love working with diverse people from all walks of life and I’m very passionate about living mindfully and with purpose. These ethics filter into all areas of my life.

I have a background in visual design, styling and public speaking too!  I’ve given University lectures, talks and workshops, on all of the above. But today – what I love speaking about most – is LOVE! I was born in England, but my home today is Avoca Beach on Australia’s Central Coast. I’ve been married for 11 years to my Husband Mike, (but who’s counting..!) We have 2 children; Ruby and Jonah, and a big dog called Bodhi.

I’m a fun, vibrant Celebrant who cherishes the ceremonies I have the privilege to create. From Weddings and Elopements, to Vow Renewals, Baby Naming ceremonies, Mother Blessing-ways, Funerals and Memorial services. Your day should be the truest reflection of YOU. And it is my absolute pleasure to help you make memories that you will cherish forever.

Hi!

I’ve got you covered…

Receive a copy of my  e-book, ‘celebrating love’, when you book !

Full of  Inspiration, including:

Rituals & Ideas to Set the Mood

Real Wedding Inspiration

Readings for Love & Life

Love Songs for the Soul

It's never to early to start planning!

a few of my faves…

if you’re after wedding inspiration from passionate fellow vendors who celebrate diversity, alternative wedding ideas  & eco-aware celebrations – here are a few of my fave’s… x

www.lessstuffmoremeaning.org 

https://theweddingsociety.co/blog/ 

https://theodoremagazine.com/wedding-inspiration

 

 

 

Wedding Packages

Legal in Love

A ‘LEGALS ONLY’ PACKAGE FOR MAKING IT OFFICIAL

(Just you, me & 2 x witnesses)!

+ An initial meeting to complete paperwork in preparation to legally marry.

+ A super simple ceremony with just yourselves, two witnesses & myself present.

+ All of your Legal paperwork taken care of.

+ Application of your Official Marriage Certificate from BDM after the Wedding.

starting from

$730

* Travel Fee = $1 per km driven, (outside of a 40km radius) to cover fuel & additional time.

** Ask me about hiring my rustic signing table, 2 x rattan chairs & full wooden Arbour with macrame curtain!

 Sweet & soulful

– hope to elope

SIMPLE MICROWEDDINGS &  INTIMATE ELOPEMENTS. 

+ An initial meeting to complete paperwork in preparation to legally marry.

+ A copy of my e-book, ‘Celebrating Love’, full of juicy ideas for readings, rituals & love songs.

+ A copy of my e-book ‘I Promise You’, a helpful guide for writing meaningful vows.

+ Design and creation of your Sweet & Soulful ceremony and up to 2 amends.

+ Arrival to your ceremony 30 minutes prior to start to greet guests and lead proceedings.

+ Set up and use of my professional BOSE S1 PA Sound system.

+ All of your Legal paperwork taken care of.

+ Application of your Official Marriage Certificate from BDM after the Wedding.

   

starting from

$1160

UNiquely yours

THE CEREMONY OF YOUR DREAMS, HANDCRAFTED TO CELEBRATE YOU!

(The most popular)

+ An Initial, obligation free catch-up to find out if we’re a good match, (in person or via Zoom).

+ A second, 90 minute meeting to complete paperwork in preparation to legally marry.

+ A copy of my e-book, ‘Celebrating Love’, full of juicy ideas for readings, rituals & love songs.

+ A copy of my e-book ‘I Promise You’, a helpful guide for writing meaningful vows.

+ Design and creation of your handwritten, bespoke ceremony, designed to celebrate your love story and up to 2 amends.

+ A ceremony rehearsal prior to the big day with key members of your Wedding party. 

+ Arrival to your ceremony 40 minutes prior to start to greet guests & lead proceedings. 

+ Set up and use of my professional BOSE S1 PA Sound system, including all of your Ceremony music taken care of by me.

+ All of your Legal paperwork taken care of. 

+ Application of your Official Marriage Certificate from BDM after the Wedding. 

starting from

$1480

Recent Weddings

I DO!

Happy Clients

“TEN OUT OF FIVE STARS!!

We feel so very lucky to have found Sally and been married by her! She brought incredible warmth and calm to the organisation of our micro-wedding. Although we opted for the simplest ceremony, Sally added lovely personal touches that made all seven of our guests feel welcome – and made the two of us feel like the genuine heart of our story was being shared. At Sally’s insightful suggestion, we wrote love letters to each other rather than saying our vows, and now these letters are two of our most treasured mementoes of the day. All of our family present thought Sally was wonderful. We couldn’t have asked for more and would wholeheartedly recommend Sally to anyone organising their wedding! Thanks so much Sal!.”

– Kelly & Brent 29.04.2021 (Palm Beach, NSW).

WOW. What an absolutely incredible woman.

Sally went above and beyond  for our ceremony and we are so grateful. She was honestly the greatest celebrant you could ask for. From the moment we met her, her warm nature and caring disposition was evident. She really wanted the best outcome for our wedding and was incredibly attentive… On the day OMG, she really blew us and our guests away. Sally had so many great ideas to help facilitate the most beautiful service, in a way that was tailored to us. We received compliments from our guests, who said she was unbelievably engaging, funny, well-spoken and professional and that she did such a good job of accurately representing us.

We would 1000% recommend Sally… she is such a diamond, a genuine and talented person, absolutely made to be a celebrant.”

– Elly & Wayne 14.05.2021 (Newcastle, NSW).

Sally was everything we could have imagined and more for our special day. Not only did she create the most personal and beautiful ceremony but was there to hold our hands through it all. Sally is the most accurate definition of a giant warm hug. Highly recommend!

– CJ & Warwick 11.12.2021 (Seclusions, Blue Mountains, NSW).

“Oh my goodness! Couldn’t have been a more perfect person.

From the moment I contacted her, she was so helpful and made me 100% comfortable. Sally made it personal and so beautifully special for us.”

– Elysha & Alejandro 30.05.2021 (Thirroul, South Coast, NSW).

Sal is a one of a kind celebrant that we cannot recommend highly enough.

From our first meeting we could see not only how much positive energy Sally was giving, how passionate she is about love off but how genuinely excited she was to get to know us and tell our story. Sally had a ton of ideas to help us make the ceremony truly our own and prepared nothing short of a flawless ceremony. Sal had all of our guests laughing and smiling as she told our story and got us hitched. Sally was more than well prepared to ensure the ceremony went off perfectly and even had tissues for the best man.

You’re doing yourself a disservice if you don’t reach out to Sal!”

– Anthony & Karolina 09. 04.2022 (Zenith Beach, Shoal Bay, NSW).

“Sally is beyond AMAZING! Our ceremony was the best representation of us we could imagine. Not only were there tears of laughter, but everyone was smiling and hanging off every word!

Our guests have continued to talk about our ceremony (specifically) and how it was perfect in every way. Not to mention Sally added a little surprise to our ceremony which involved all our guests and we just LOVED it!”

– Teagan & Clinton 14.03.2021 (Glenworth Valley, NSW).

Sally was absolutely born to do the work of love stories! She is every bit professional and everything warm and kind in this world! Sally took her time to get to know my husband and I individually listening to our stories and our dreams for not only our big day but our future as a family, enriching us with tools we will use together for years to come and personalising a ceremony that left not one dry eye in the Arboretum, it was magical and grounding. Honouring the land on which we stood, our love story and bringing to life scared rituals of smudging and meditation that hold such a special place in our relationship. Each of our family and friends took their time to come up to us all evening to share just how accurately and beautifully sally had captured us and that our ceremony was honestly the most heartfelt they had ever witnessed. Sally is 100% who should be at the very top of your guest list. Before we ever even knew where our special day would take place or had planned any details at all we booked Sal. Hand on my heart I don’t think five stars is nearly enough!! Thank you for being a part of our day. We LOVE you and all that you do! LOVE always Mr. & Mrs. Davison! ♥️♥️♥️

– Kim & Rorke  01.05.2022 (Pearl Beach, NSW).

“Sally is a wonderful wedding celebrant. We loved her and our family loved her. In fact, my mother-in-law wanted her to perform her funeral (not for a very long time)!!!

We wanted a cross-cultural wedding (Australia and Japan). Sally was very accommodating, flexible and professional. It was such an effortless process for us. On our wedding day the weather couldn’t have been crazier – heavy rain and strong wind. Sally effotlessley and calmly organised the ceremony at our family home. It was something we will always treasure.

Thank you Sally for all your exquisite work.

– Junko & Marcello 20.03.2021 (Davistown, Central Coast, NSW).

“We had the pleasure of this beautiful soul working with us to help us create our relaxed dream of a festival wedding. Sally’s personal and creative professional approach made our ideas come together.  It wouldn’t have been the same without her!”

– Amy & Ian 29.02.2020 (Glenworth Valley, NSW).

“Sally delivered a truly unique and tailored Naming Ceremony for my son. It exceeded all expectations. She managed to create something so personal, so special and so memorable. All of my guests were blown away. It really was the perfect day. She speaks with such wisdom delivered in a humble way. Emanates calm and speaks always from the heart. She can hold the attention of the room while making you feel like she’s there for you and you only. She really is a special woman. And what she creates in her events is absolute magic!”

– Amanda Hunter (for baby Jordan) 02.02.2020 (Melbourne, VIC).

I acknowledge all traditional custodians of the land on which I live & work.   I pay my respects to the ancient bloodlines that have tended this land & I honour their leaders; past, present & emerging.

Let’s make magic happen!

Photographs on this site are courtesy of the following photographers: Mon Flanigan (Dreamtree Films), Syl Marie Photography & Kendell Tyne . Videography was recorded & produced by Syl Marie Photography.