Kick off your heels, loosen those ties and ditch the formalities………
Traditional weddings are stacked in formality, from the fancy clothes and the plush surroundings, to the top table and the first dance. Formalities have a tendency to make everyone feel like they need to be on their best behaviour. Look at your day in its entirety and find opportunities to relax things. Whether it’s scrapping a wedding party and sitting among your guests, indicating a relaxed dress code on your invitations, or serving Margaritas instead of Champagne, find ways to put your guests at ease right from the outset, and let them know this isn’t ‘just another wedding.’It’s Yours and it’s going to be Different! But you’ll need an experienced celebrant to bring it all together. After 1500 ceremonies there’s not much I can’t help you with. Let’s chat!
Ann was born to marry people. Ever the professional, she is incredibly organised and thanks to her obvious experience, she made it easy to create a beautiful ceremony that was everything we imagined. My (now) wife and I knew after our first meeting with Ann that we wanted her to marry us, she did not once pressure us into any decisions and guided us to what suited us best. Nothing could give a better review though, than all the happy smiling faces on the day. Ann beautifully balanced the event with fun and laughter, without losing any of the touching, tear-jerk moments. We couldn't ask for any more, and are so grateful we could have Ann as our celebrant. Thanks sooooooo much Ann!Shaun & Aqua 20/06/2019 Kingscliff
Ann truly works with you to create a ceremony suited to you; whether you want a ceremony that is loving, traditional, non-traditional, light hearted, not too cheesy... whatever direction you choose for the ceremony, Ann adapts and makes it absolutely perfect for you!
Ann Dally is a wonderful seasoned professional and knows exactly what she is doing!
From the first meeting, we knew having Ann as our celebrant was the perfect fit. Ann is so professional, easy going and has a great sense of humour. Her attention to details is second to none!
Ann guided us through the entire process and made it incredibly easy for us, including providing very helpful tips along the way. Ann went above and beyond to create a ceremony that suited us and wasn’t just a standard boring ceremony.
Mat and I aren’t public speakers so we relied heavily on Ann to walk us through the ceremony on the day and Ann didn’t disappoint! There was much laughter and beautiful touches of class and tradition throughout (which is exactly what we wanted).
We received many compliments from guests saying the ceremony was absolutely perfect and ‘very us’. Guests were under the impression we had spent many hours on the ceremony for it to be so good! (We didn’t, it was all Ann). She took our personalities and combined it with a beautiful and meaningful ceremony.
Ann suggested we include our wonderful parents in a little surprise presentation of thanks – this was a total surprise for both parents who were overwhelmed but also overjoyed.
It was a real pleasure to meet Ann and Steve (her partner who ran around in the background ensuring everything ran smoothly). Thank you for everything!!!!! Mat and I will look back on our wedding day for years to come and think very fondly of the wonderful ceremony where we became husband and wife!
Thank you so much for everything Ann!
Lauren & MatLauren and Mathew 23/11/2019 Hamptons Hinterland Resort
We could not have asked for a better celebrant. Ann is warm, caring, fun and professional. Our ceremony had to be moved to the reception venue due to pouring down rain just before I was due to arrive. Ann showed her true professionalism from the time she arrived to the time she departed. Everyone adored Ann and when all your family and friends show their emotion at your ceremony, you know you have the best celebrant. Not a dry eye in sight and lots of laughter. A very memorable day for all of us. Thanks so much Ann.Nicky and James 20/09/2019 Botanic Gardens, Benowa Qld
Ann Dally - you are a brilliant celebrant. Extremely organised, funny, and still you include lots of lovely emotion at the same time - which made our ceremony absolutely perfect. I highly recommend Ann Dally as a celebrant - you will be extremely happy with her service.Sarah and Thomas 07/09/2018 Kirra Beach, Coolangatta
Dear Ann, Mark and I would just like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the best wedding ceremony we could have wished for. You managed to capture everything that we felt important and relay that in words for everyone to enjoy. It was the perfect mix of humour and love, just what we wanted, and so typically "us". Many of our guests have commented that it was the most enjoyable and relaxed ceremony they've ever been to. There was lots of tears and laughter for everyone involved. From what Mark tells me, you organised people, places, seating, even sweeping on our wedding day until everything was spot- on- it's these special touches and the extra mile you're willing to go that make you an exemplary celebrant. Thank you also for all your help in the months before the wedding. You made everything so simple and stress free which, trust me, is just what every bride needs in the lead up to the big day! I would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone - but would have to warn them - to get in and book you early as celebrants as wonderful as you book up so fas! All our love Mark and Kristy AkriggKristy and Mark Akrigg 07/11/2019 Teneriffe, Brisbane
We chose Ann after attending a friend's wedding where Ann was the celebrant. Ann was amazing and went far beyond what you would expect from a celebrant. She was so thorough in details, was so great in relaxing us both pre-ceremony and was just an absolute delight to deal with. Ann tailors her ceremonies so that each is unique. We received so many positive comments from guests about how much they enjoyed the ceremony and that it was the best that they'd ever seen due to Ann. If you are after a celebrant who offers great advice, pays attention to the detail and can guarantee you an outstanding service in every single way - there aren't any celebrants better than Ann dally! We'd recommend her a million times over!Valerie and Scott 15/08/2015 Kingscliff
Absolutely fantastic is what comes to mind when we think about Ann and the wonderful ceremony she created for us for our wedding. From the moment we met Ann at a local Wedding Expo we knew she was the celebrant for us. She had this way of making us feel so comfortable and almost like we had known her for years. The comments we both received regarding Ann and the ceremony were all more than favourable with most saying it was the best ceremony they had been to. And we both feel all credit goes to Ann. The whole process was so easy and thankfully for us Ann had thought of all the little details we had no idea about. Thank you so much Ann. We are forever grateful and have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone and everyone.Courtney and Jaymie 06/09/2014 Velleron House, Tumblegum
We knew we wanted Ann to be our celebrant within the first 5 minutes of meeting her and she was as exceptional on the day as we expected. We received so many comments from our guests saying that it was the funniest ceremony they had been to and it fitted my husband and myself so perfectly. We loved the way she added little touches of humour throughout and personalised it for us so well. Her knowledge and organisation throughout the whole process made everything incredibly easy for us and we can't thank her enough. Everything was just perfect.Jemma and Rowan 17/10/2015 Peppers on Salt, Kingscliff
We can't thank Ann enough for everything she did for us leading up to and on our wedding day. Ann is a wonderful wedding celebrant. We were amazed by her incredible professionalism, organisation and all of the effort she put into making our ceremony unique and meaningful to us. Leading up to our wedding we had to change our ceremony venue and Ann went out of her way by visiting the new location to check the layout would still work how we planned. We had so many friends and family comment on what a fantastic ceremony it was and everything ran so smoothly on the day. Ann also provided us with lots of handy hints relating to wedding planning in general. I could not fault a single thing. Thanks Ann! Highly recommended.Blaise and Dale 18/05/2018 Point Danger, Coolangatta
My family and I have just experienced the most wonderful wedding ceremony for our daughter Emily – all due to a wonderful wedding celebrant! Her name is Ann Dally and we feel so blessed that she was available to conduct the service for us.
I met Ann by chance, several years ago when I attended my friend’s home to celebrate what we were told was a 60th birthday party. This in fact turned out to be a surprise wedding for the guests.
Part way through the evening, after celebrating the birthday, Ann appeared looking gorgeous and announced that we were in fact about to witness a wedding!
In the past, when I have been a guest at other weddings conducted by celebrants, I was always left feeling disappointed. I felt that celebrants’ ceremonies were all manufactured and routine, just changing the names and dates to suit. This was so NOT the case at the wedding of our daughter Emily.
I was so impressed by Ann’s ceremony all those years ago, that I said to myself on that day, if I ever get the chance to suggest a celebrant to someone I know, I would highly recommend Ann.
Advance a few years and this is where we are at!
Ann flew down to Sydney and met with my daughter and her fiancé. They were just as delighted with her as I was. They connected with her instantly and Ann was in touch constantly regarding their ceremony – with nothing being too much trouble to include to personalise it all.
Ann took the time to know the engaged couple via phone and email, and was able to include in the ceremony the background of their courtship, personalising their vows to one another, even down to including very different and special gifts to be presented to the parents of the bride and groom in the midst of the ceremony.
We could not have asked for a more beautiful ceremony to start their married life together!
I cannot tell you how many people came up to me (mother of the bride) at the wedding breakfast afterwards to ask who Ann was and how I had found her. Many telling me it was the best ceremony they had ever witnessed.
I want to thank Ann from the bottom of my heart for the care and time she put into my daughter’s wedding ceremony ensuring it was everything she and her now husband, had ever dreamed of.Lisa Morgan (MOB) 02/02/2018 Burnham Grove Estate, Camden