Lou Szymkow

Lou the fun Celebrant of choice, for the moments of love & life.

Introduction

 The fun Celebrant of choice for all the wonderful moments in your journey of life.

Weddings, Renewals, Naming Ceremonies; Memorials, Funerals, & More

I love what I do, and so will you!

My Weddings, Renewals, and Naming Ceremonies are always FUN!

Now based in Manyana on the Sth Coast but still covering Sydney and surrounds

My Memorials and Funerals are a beautiful Celebration of the life lived.

I do the Match, Hatch & Dispatch of life; Those Ceremonies for every moment of Love & Life – the truly important occasions, and ensure that it is not only memorable but beautiful.

Celebrants from around the world go to my webpage for ideas and information but you can come directly to me 🙂

I am a Civil & Marriage Celebrant, of course, I am authorised by the Attorney General‘s Office, and an accomplished Naming, Memorial & Funeral Celebrant, as well as a really fun MC.

Over 35 years of experience in public life, married for over 43 years, accomplished public & motivational speaker, humanitarian, educator, poet, international traveller, & Master of Ceremonies (MC).  Awarded for community service; and even for Celebrancy by Celebrants and wedding vendors.

Caring, Considerate & determined that your ceremony will be uniquely yours, memorable, fulfilling, enriching & where appropriate, a FUN experience.

It is your ceremony. Let’s design it together and make it wonderful.

Testimonials

My wife wrote a review but I can’t let it go without writing one of my own. Lou came in as our celebrant for a surprise wedding that was disguised as a surprise 30th birthday party. Not only did Lou had to hide being the celebrant, he also had to pretend to be my uncle! The way he supported us during our process, adapted to every single challenge we seemingly forced him to overcome was a credit to the man he is. Our entire night was driven by this mans dedication to ensure our happiness. I can’t recommend Lou enough as a celebrant. I’m only disappointed that we won’t get to see you at Christmas, “Uncle Lou”. Thank you so much for your contribution to our special day. My proudest moment of that day is choosing Grace as my wife, but you come in second as us choosing you as our celebrant.

Ben Coyne 01/11/2018 Jordan Springs

Best celebrant on the planet

Greg Standen 01/07/2018 Regents Park

My partner and I were so worried about the ceremony being so prim and proper that we’d feel uncomfortable. Lou was great it felt so relaxed and natural everyone had a laugh he made it feel more us than those celebrants who are very formal and strict.

He’s amazing at what he does.. and so helpful, He was my partner’s go-to for help multiple times. I definitely recommend booking Lou and you won’t regret it ☺️

Liz Wangmann 24/04/2021 Seven Hills

Thank you for being such an awesome celebrant.
We have received the photos you took for us. friends and family loved how you officiated our wedding.
Thank you so much. When we think of Australia, it's impossible not to think of you, too.
With all our love,
Albert and Venus

Albert and Venus 08/06/2018 Middleton Grange

There are not enough wonderful words that can describe Lou’s service as a celebrant. Everything he offers comes from his heart. One can see he is truly dedicated and lives to help others. Thank you Lou for being there for our mothers funeral. It was far greater than we could ever have imagined. You were gentle, caring, highly supportive and helped us so much through the whole process. You will forever be remembered by us. Thank you so much.

ildiko pedersen 16/02/2018 Minchinbury

Lou, I discovered you last year not too long before our wedding, before my wife had arrived from Poland for the wedding. I thought the fact that you had Polish ancestory and spoke a bit of the language would be a great advantage to introduce some cultural nuances to the civil ceremony; but that was just the tip of the iceberg!
The care and attention that you put into making our ceremony truly unique, authentic and joyful, whilst balancing our requests for having a secular, non-religious ceremony but still incorporating elements to honour my wife’s Polish heritage and her parents’ connection to Catholicism, was beyond anything we could have imagined.
Not to mention you put in at least twice as much effort into our ceremony than even we could afford the time to. What began as something that I thought was going to be an obligatory formality, turned out to be a truly special occasion and highlight of our lives – and it was really thanks to you being the uniquely excellent celebrant that you are, as well as being the uniquely excellent person that you are.
Thank you!
Dev Singh 26/1/2018

Dev Singh 26/01/2018 Baulkham Hills

Lou was amazing as our celebrant for our wedding. My husband’s family is Polish and he added some polish words to the ceremony which was very cute. He got us to write out our love story and turned it into a nice story on the wedding day. He was perfect for our small wedding as he got everyone involved and really made the vibe of the whole event. He even filmed the ceremony and sent us the video after. This was an amazing touch and we cried as we watched the video. He also organised a little wedding booklet for us to keep.
All the little touches to our day really made it for us.

Abbey & Michal 15/12/2020 Banjo Paterson Cottage, Gladesville

I couldn’t thank you enough for taking care of us.
Everything was more than I expected.
I couldn’t ask for a better celebrant and I wouldn’t think anyone can better your performance.

Donnie T 27/12/2015 Hunters Hill

Lou is gentleman with a beautiful heart who is always there for his clients. His Wedding and Funeral ceremonies are beautiful and really do celebrate the moment and occasion. I have worked with Lou for the last 10 years and I can only speak highly of him and his dedication to being a celebrant.

Dom Niezgoda 14/04/2020 Sydney

Lou is amazing from start to finish, can’t thank you enough for your amazing work and relationship built ��

Bec Skybinsky 30/04/2020 Penrith

Contact Celebrant

Leave this field blank
+61
  • Afghanistan (+93)
  • Albania (+355)
  • Algeria (+213)
  • American Samoa (+1)
  • Andorra (+376)
  • Angola (+244)
  • Anguilla (+1)
  • Antigua And Barbuda (+1)
  • Argentina (+54)
  • Armenia (+374)
  • Aruba (+297)
  • Ascension Island (+247)
  • Australia (+61)
  • Austria (+43)
  • Azerbaijan (+994)
  • Bahamas (+1)
  • Bahrain (+973)
  • Bangladesh (+880)
  • Barbados (+1)
  • Belarus (+375)
  • Belgium (+32)
  • Belize (+501)
  • Benin (+229)
  • Bermuda (+1)
  • Bhutan (+975)
  • Bolivia (+591)
  • Bonaire, Sint Eustatius And Saba (+599)
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina (+387)
  • Botswana (+267)
  • Brazil (+55)
  • British Indian Ocean Territory (+246)
  • Brunei Darussalam (+673)
  • Bulgaria (+359)
  • Burkina Faso (+226)
  • Burundi (+257)
  • Cambodia (+855)
  • Cameroon (+237)
  • Canada (+1)
  • Cape Verde (+238)
  • Cayman Islands (+1)
  • Central African Republic (+236)
  • Chad (+235)
  • Chile (+56)
  • China (+86)
  • Christmas Island (+61)
  • Cocos (keeling) Islands (+61)
  • Colombia (+57)
  • Comoros (+269)
  • Congo (+242)
  • Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The (+243)
  • Cook Islands (+682)
  • Costa Rica (+506)
  • Cote D'ivoire (+225)
  • Croatia (+385)
  • Cuba (+53)
  • Curaçao (+599)
  • Cyprus (+357)
  • Czech Republic (+420)
  • Denmark (+45)
  • Djibouti (+253)
  • Dominica (+1)
  • Dominican Republic (+1)
  • Ecuador (+593)
  • Egypt (+20)
  • El Salvador (+503)
  • Equatorial Guinea (+240)
  • Eritrea (+291)
  • Estonia (+372)
  • Eswatini (+268)
  • Ethiopia (+251)
  • Falkland Islands (malvinas) (+500)
  • Faroe Islands (+298)
  • Fiji (+679)
  • Finland (+358)
  • France (+33)
  • French Guiana (+594)
  • French Polynesia (+689)
  • Gabon (+241)
  • Gambia (+220)
  • Georgia (+995)
  • Germany (+49)
  • Ghana (+233)
  • Gibraltar (+350)
  • Greece (+30)
  • Greenland (+299)
  • Grenada (+1)
  • Guadeloupe (+590)
  • Guam (+1)
  • Guatemala (+502)
  • Guernsey (+44)
  • Guinea (+224)
  • Guinea-bissau (+245)
  • Guyana (+592)
  • Haiti (+509)
  • Holy See (vatican City State) (+39)
  • Honduras (+504)
  • Hong Kong (+852)
  • Hungary (+36)
  • Iceland (+354)
  • India (+91)
  • Indonesia (+62)
  • Iran, Islamic Republic Of (+98)
  • Iraq (+964)
  • Ireland (+353)
  • Isle Of Man (+44)
  • Israel (+972)
  • Italy (+39)
  • Jamaica (+1)
  • Japan (+81)
  • Jersey (+44)
  • Jordan (+962)
  • Kazakhstan (+7)
  • Kenya (+254)
  • Kiribati (+686)
  • Kosovo (+383)
  • Kuwait (+965)
  • Kyrgyzstan (+996)
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic (+856)
  • Latvia (+371)
  • Lebanon (+961)
  • Lesotho (+266)
  • Liberia (+231)
  • Libya (+218)
  • Liechtenstein (+423)
  • Lithuania (+370)
  • Luxembourg (+352)
  • Macao (+853)
  • Madagascar (+261)
  • Malawi (+265)
  • Malaysia (+60)
  • Maldives (+960)
  • Mali (+223)
  • Malta (+356)
  • Marshall Islands (+692)
  • Martinique (+596)
  • Mauritania (+222)
  • Mauritius (+230)
  • Mayotte (+262)
  • Mexico (+52)
  • Micronesia, Federated States Of (+691)
  • Moldova, Republic Of (+373)
  • Monaco (+377)
  • Mongolia (+976)
  • Montenegro (+382)
  • Montserrat (+1)
  • Morocco (+212)
  • Mozambique (+258)
  • Myanmar (+95)
  • Namibia (+264)
  • Nauru (+674)
  • Nepal (+977)
  • Netherlands (+31)
  • New Caledonia (+687)
  • New Zealand (+64)
  • Nicaragua (+505)
  • Niger (+227)
  • Nigeria (+234)
  • Niue (+683)
  • Norfolk Island (+672)
  • North Korea (+850)
  • North Macedonia, Republic Of (+389)
  • Northern Mariana Islands (+1)
  • Norway (+47)
  • Oman (+968)
  • Pakistan (+92)
  • Palau (+680)
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied (+970)
  • Panama (+507)
  • Papua New Guinea (+675)
  • Paraguay (+595)
  • Peru (+51)
  • Philippines (+63)
  • Poland (+48)
  • Portugal (+351)
  • Puerto Rico (+1)
  • Qatar (+974)
  • Reunion (+262)
  • Romania (+40)
  • Russian Federation (+7)
  • Rwanda (+250)
  • Saint Barthélemy (+590)
  • Saint Helena (+290)
  • Saint Helena (+290)
  • Saint Kitts And Nevis (+1)
  • Saint Lucia (+1)
  • Saint Martin (french Part) (+590)
  • Saint Pierre And Miquelon (+508)
  • Saint Vincent And The Grenadines (+1)
  • Samoa (+685)
  • San Marino (+378)
  • Sao Tome And Principe (+239)
  • Saudi Arabia (+966)
  • Senegal (+221)
  • Serbia (+381)
  • Seychelles (+248)
  • Sierra Leone (+232)
  • Singapore (+65)
  • Sint Maarten (dutch Part) (+1)
  • Slovakia (+421)
  • Slovenia (+386)
  • Solomon Islands (+677)
  • Somalia (+252)
  • South Africa (+27)
  • South Korea (+82)
  • South Sudan (+211)
  • Spain (+34)
  • Sri Lanka (+94)
  • Sudan (+249)
  • Suriname (+597)
  • Svalbard And Jan Mayen (+47)
  • Sweden (+46)
  • Switzerland (+41)
  • Syrian Arab Republic (+963)
  • Taiwan (+886)
  • Tajikistan (+992)
  • Tanzania, United Republic Of (+255)
  • Thailand (+66)
  • Timor-leste (+670)
  • Togo (+228)
  • Tokelau (+690)
  • Tonga (+676)
  • Trinidad And Tobago (+1)
  • Tunisia (+216)
  • Turkey (+90)
  • Turkmenistan (+993)
  • Turks And Caicos Islands (+1)
  • Tuvalu (+688)
  • Uganda (+256)
  • Ukraine (+380)
  • United Arab Emirates (+971)
  • United Kingdom (+44)
  • United States Of America (+1)
  • Uruguay (+598)
  • Uzbekistan (+998)
  • Vanuatu (+678)
  • Venezuela (+58)
  • Vietnam (+84)
  • Virgin Islands, British (+1)
  • Virgin Islands, U.s. (+1)
  • Wallis And Futuna (+681)
  • Western Sahara (+212)
  • Yemen (+967)
  • Zambia (+260)
  • Zimbabwe (+263)
  • Åland Islands (+358)
  • Choose
  • Wedding
  • Naming Day
  • Renewal Of Vows
  • Commitment
  • Other
  • Choose
  • NSW
  • VIC
  • QLD
  • ACT
  • NT
  • SA
  • TAS
  • WA
  • Nothing found
  • Day
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31
  • Nothing found
  • Month
  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • Nothing found
  • Year
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2024
  • 2025
  • 2026
  • 2027
  • 2028
  • 2029
  • 2030
  • 2031
  • 2032
  • 2033
  • 2034
  • 2035
  • 2036
  • 2037
  • 2038
  • 2039
  • 2040
  • Nothing found
:
  • Period
  • AM
  • PM