Jan Goodieson

Jan Goodieson Mildura Celebrant - "It's not just about the dress.."
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Voted in as one of the “Top Ten Marriage Celebrants in Australia” at National ABIA Designer of Dreams Awards 2018.

ABIA Victorian State Finalist in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.  Bridal rating of 99.93% – thanks to my wonderful couples!!

Looking for a relatively short, sweet, maybe even a little “sassy” ceremony?  A ceremony does not have to be long or drawn-out to be modern, romantic, light-hearted and something that carries you and your guests through the rest of the day with a warm glow!  Once we have chatted or caught up online and I get a feel for what you might like – I settle down – perhaps with  One Republic playing in the background and “write away!”  I provide heaps of “goodies” to help you plan your ceremony, and would love to share more with you.  Happy wedding planning!
Covering  Mildura, surrounding towns and into New South Wales and will travel..  xx


Jan is amazing , she made our wedding effortless and her ability to keep stress levels to a minimal was exceptional. She knew after a few meetings what we exactly wanted, and she delivered it in professional style. She wrote our ceremony with feeling and passion to as to why we were getting married. The paperwork (legalities) was effortless and Jan made it such a smooth transaction.

I would recommend her for the hours she put in to our wedding and the way she tailored everything we wanted in such a way it was personalised to suit myself and my husband. Jan is absolutely amazing and you can tell with dealing with her she does it for the right reasons. She is passionate, courteous and somewhat gracious. I would recommend Jan as the top supplier given the wonderful experience we had. I have given Jan a perfect score as she made our wedding absolutely unforgettable.

Kind regards, Sally & Paul Shelley (For ABIA Awards)

Sally and Paul Shelley 22/03/2014 Irymple, Victoria

Jan, this day could not have been as special as it was without you. We cannot thank you enough for making this day possible and as easy as it was. Thank you for your guidance and direction when needed, your sense of humor and your calm comfortable presence, you made our ceremony everything we wanted. My Pa was definitely looking down on me this day, and brought the sun right when I needed him to.. Thank you for everything xx

Coby and Luke Grennan 17/10/2015 Sunnycliffs,

Hi Jan, Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts, for writing such a beautiful ceremony, for travelling all the way to Brisbane to marry us and make our winter winery wedding perfect. You are a truly beautiful soul.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Much love, Colleen and Jason (with Cleo, Lucky and Betty) x x

Colleen and Jason LaMacchia 03/07/2015 Sirromet Winery, Brisbane, Qld

Dear Jan..or should I say 99..! What an amazing effort to make our 'surprise' wedding...such a success! Nothing was too much trouble..including hiding in your car at the Mildura Club as people you knew strolled in. Your sincere wishes and words were so memorable..as was you telling me "you really should get a photographer"..(:{ I didn't)..anyway Jan...you are a beautiful person who has found her calling for sure...Love and Best Wishes -The Hartleys..X (this message may self destruct in..)

Chris and Donald Hartley 06/06/2015 Mildura Club, Mildura

Just one last big thank you Jan. So many people came up to us after the wedding and expressed how wonderful you were. We totally agreed with them all. Ah you are a gem Jan. We feel you made our day by delivering our story in such a lovely manner. Very talented woman you are. Jen and Nick x (flew from Auckland in New Zealand with their 40 guests for ceremony in Mildura.)

Jen and Nick Green 18/04/2015 Trentham Estate Winery

Jan, Thank you so much for your absolutely beautiful ceremony. You went above and beyond our expectations of a wedding celebrant, and made our ceremony EXACTLY how we wanted it– personal, relaxed and funny which was really important to us. The amount of people that came up to tell us how beautiful it was - was just overwhelming and a reflection on your delivery and hard work constructing the perfect ceremony. We are really thankful we chose you to be our celebrant xx
Thanks again so much and sorry I didn’t get a chance to speak to you after and thank you . xx

Breanna and Dave Meyer 04/10/2014 Ampelon Gardens, Gol Gol NSW

Hi Jan, We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding ceremony so truly amazing. It was such a special occasion we will treasure forever and our favourite part of the day was “the hugs” during our ceremony. The way you included all our guests was so fantastic and is still being talked about. We are so grateful for all your hard work and preparation as it made for the most perfect ceremony. Lots of love, Caitlin and Michael.. x

Caitlin and Michael Tuohy 11/10/2014 Ampelon Gardens, Gol Gol

Jan is a stand out celebrant. She listens intently to her clients needs and asks very relevant questions to determine the type of ceremony we were after. Jan obviously listened to our requests as our ceremony was brilliant. Both traditional and personalized, we received heaps of positive feedback from our friends and family. Our ceremony touched everyone and involved everyone in some way. It was both beautiful and emotional for all guests not just us. Thanks Jan, you come highly recommended by us.

Sheree and Andrew Watson 16/03/2014 "Stonnington" Merbein,VIC

Dearest Jan, Thank you kindly for our beautiful ceremony you presented on Saturday. We were bombarded with so many lovely comments on how everyone loved the ceremony and thought mentioning our personal story was a fantastic idea. We can never thank you enough for help making our day perfect, you are amazing at what you do - Love always Mr and Mrs Zanker xx

Message from Liz Gallagher (Mel’s Mum) to me on 16/11/2014 (1st Anniv Date.)
Hi Jan, It’s twelve months since we spent a few hours together at our beautiful Melissa and Chriz Zankers wedding. Everything was gorgeous for the day but your vivacious personality and love that you put into your services is exceptional. You are a very talented lady and everyone that attended their wedding thought the same. Don’t stop doing what you do. Where has the year gone? Thanks again – Liz Gallagher.

Mel and Chris Zanker 16/11/2013 Onslow, WA

Hi Jan, Andrew and I just wanted to say a big thanks to you for all of your time and support over the past few months. Our ceremony was absolutely beautiful and it was because of you! Andrew and I feel blessed to have had you a part of our special day and we have created memories that will never be forgotten.. Hopefully in the years to come you will be able to be our celebrant for our children's naming day.. To all of you thinking about having Jan as your celebrant, we would recommend her with our whole hearts.
Thank you Jan you are great xxxxxxx

Chantelle and Andrew Lynch 16/03/2013 Mildura Inlander Resort