Eloquent, Well Versed, Sincere, Down To Earth.
Weddings and Elopements
All you need is LOVE... (and a great celebrant!)
My approach with couples is friendly, warm, and down to earth.
As your celebrant, I am devoted to ensuring you feel relaxed and confident throughout the whole experience of getting married and that you have the ceremony your heart desires.
Having facilitated over 200 unique and amazing weddings and elopements, I am able to guide you with ease through the creative, practical and legal aspects of your marriage, and offer a wealth of material and suggestions, to assist with your vows, readings, and offer some beautiful marriage rituals and traditions that add elements of interest, meaning and fun to your ceremony.
I appreciate that every couple's vision for their wedding day is unique, and at the point of engaging a celebrant, many couples are still formulating their plans and ideas.
My approach is to listen, intuite and develop the ideas you have, share with you a wealth of material,then bring to life a vibrant ceremony that is in harmony with your beliefs, ideas, and personal style.
I welcome and happily assist you to write your own vows with loads of examples, and guidance to offer you.
Whether it is sophisticated or simple, spiritual or earthy, or whatever style you choose… I ensure you that your ceremony will be engaging and interesting, delivered with sincerity and charisma (smiles, laughter, and tears, but definitely no yawning).
Your ceremony will contain the magic that love inspires, implanting a smile in your hearts, and a memory of one of the most treasured days of your life.
Having aquired a deep knowledge of Byron Bay and the Byron Bay Hinterland area, I am happy to inform you of exquisite locations and sensational venues that are ideal settings for your ceremony. I am also open to travelling to your desired location, wherever that may be..
Over the years I have gained extensive experience with International weddings/elopements and legal requirements,and am able to assist you through various aspects of these processes.
I love being a celebrant,and bring myself whole heartedly to the marriage process and the occasion,offering my support to you as a couple; ensuring that your wedding ceremony honors your love and connection in a profound and joyous way... and that your special day is a relaxed, fun and heartwarming occasion that will be enjoyed, celebrated and remembered by all.
Servicing the Byron Bay, Hinterland Casuarina and Gold Coast regions.
My Favourite testimonial: “Where to start? I happened to meet Shiney by chance and I do believe it was meant to be. After meeting, I stumbled upon the recommendations online and previous bride’s experiences and all I can say is this: no whimsical paragraph can give this beautiful woman justice. Meet her. Her warmth and loving heart and real passion for what she does speaks for itself. Shiney is one in a million; a genuine angel, who did, in fact, make our day everything I’d hoped it would be. So I can’t simply write how fantastic she is… just meet her once and the magic will capture you, too. – Mr & Mrs Wes and Bea Adalian xo”
A Little About Me
As well as being a mother to two lovely young men, I have a background in teaching yoga and music, and also as a vocalist and composer. Through these avenues I have learned empathy and valuable people skills, along with the ability to write creatively and speak with confidence and charisma.
My service includes a state-of-the-art, battery powered PA to ensure your guests hear and feel part of your ceremony.
Ceremonies I perform include:
Shiney Lee Hensby
Civil Marriage Celebrant