My wife, Debbie and I were so thrilled with our celebrant, Simone Lewis-Cocks, who conducted our wedding on 9th November, 2013 at the Banjo Patterson Cottage Restaurant in Gladesville.
Simone's thoughtfulness and professionalism gave our special day the most magical beginning.
We couldn't thank her enough for all the help and recommendations she contributed to our wedding.
Firstly, I had never proposed to my wife and so she suggested I propose at the start of the ceremony, this was the most romantic moment and Debbie was so surprised and happy!
Our parents flew in from China and though they didn't understand everything, they were an integral part of our ceremony. We miss them very much and this inclusion meant so much to them and to us.
Simone gave us a beautiful gift of our ceremony wording after the wedding but she also emailed it to us so we could translate it for our parents. We also had the ceremony video- taped so they can now show it to everyone back home and have the wording in Chinese too.
As we are from China, we were looking for a celebrant who could help us create a special but typical Australian outdoor wedding ceremony. Outdoor ceremonies are very rare in China and so Simone's professionalism and expertise meant we could totally rely on her to make it magnificent. We didn't have any experience of this kind of ceremony and had never been to one in Australia either.
Simone understood and really spent time patiently working it out with us when creating our personally hand crafted ceremony. Simone puts lots of effort into realising the important things we wanted to say to each other, both written in front of each other and privately. We wrote our personal vows, with Simone’s help, but didn’t tell each other until our wedding day.
All the guests felt really emotionally touched by our romantic and beautiful ceremony, which needless to say gave such a perfect start to our day.
Simone's attention to detail and wealth of experience made our wedding flow fluently and perfectly. Honestly, we must say choosing Simone was the very best decision we ever could have made. She helped us choose the venue, suggested suppliers she has worked with and trusts and suggested all sorts of personal touches that meant it was more beautiful than we could have possibly imagined!
Thank you so much Simone!
Colin and Debbie
Colin and Debbie 11/09/2013 Sydney
9th Nov 2013
Banjo Patterson Cottage Restaurant
Jenaya and Steve 28/11/2023 Sebel Hawkesbury
Steve and I would like to say a big thank you for helping us have a beautiful day. You made our ceremony one to remember and cherish. You helped us show everyone the love we have for each other and as a family. People are still talking about how wonderful and loving our day was. And you contributed to that special day.
Steve and I are hoping to renew our vows every few years so I do hope you can help us do it all over again each time we renew our vows.
Both Dave and I wanted to write to you to say a big THANK YOU for making our day such a memorable one. You bought the personal touch into our wedding and have left us with wonderful memories forever.
Your professionalism and experience with attention to detail made our wedding run so smoothly and certainly allowed me to enjoy the day stress free!
When I go back and look at the photos I get teary because your beautifully written service drew on so many emotions and made us believe again in a happy ever after.
I particularly loved how you kept our personal vows hidden until the moment we said them to each other during the ceremony – it was certainly a romantic moment for us both and the words had so much more meaning having not read them before.
Our kids were also delighted to be a big part of our special day – the sand ceremony was amazing; symbolic of how two families can become one. We have the container of blended sands in our living room and it is a treasured reminder of the family we are today.
Thank you again Simone. We will certainly choose you to perform any future ceremonies for our family and wish you every success in your business.
David and Maureen
David and Maureen Fort Denison
We would like to sincerely thank you for the professional and organised service that you provided us. The ceremony was beautiful and we have had so many people comment on how wonderful it was! Our neighbours were present on the day and said that you were the celebrant at their wedding also, small world!
Thank you so much and wishing you all the best
Jarrod & Lauren Rice
Jarrod and Lauren Rice Curzon Hall
Dear Simone, We wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for being the 'Conductor' of our wedding day. Your calm and easy manner, combined with your ability to ensure Franziska and I knew where to be (and when), made for a perfect day. We appreciated your advice on how to keep our ceremony simple but memorable, and we received many compliments on the ceremony from our family and friends. The fact you managed all of the administration leading up to the the wedding also meant we could concentrate on the remainder of the planning without any worries over the paperwork. One of the things which sticks in our minds is how you worked with us to make sure the photographer had the best opportunity to take memorable photos - how to stand during the ceremony, how to hold the rings, where to put our hands for signing the certificate. These may seem like small things, however they made for lovely photos as well as plenty of laughter as we coached the Best Man on how to hand us the wedding rings. Thank you again Simone and know we would recommend you to anyone looking for a professional and experienced wedding celebrant.
Paul & Franziska 28/11/2023 Old Government House
Paul and Franziska
Dear Simone, Ray and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you for performing our wedding ceremony. It was wonderful and personal and we couldn't be happier. You made our wedding very special and unique with all your advice and attention to detail. It's a wonderful memory that will be forever in our hearts. Your dedication to your craft is exceptional and that's what gave our ceremony that wow factor. We are very appreciative...thank you so much...luv Sue and Ray Aguiar xxx
Ray and Sue Aguiar 03/11/2017 Springfield House
We were so lucky to have Simone from Heart 2 Heart be our marriage celebrant recently in June 2017. Simone tailors your ceremony to suit your needs, she is organised and creates a truly special ceremony. From start to end Simone ensures everything is ready for your ceremony. We live in Brisbane so we skyped or called when need be. Simone is professional yet very approachable and easy to chat too. Lots of our guests at the ceremony commented on how personal and beautiful our ceremony was. We could not have been happier with how things went! It was perfect!
Sarah and Dom Hyam 06/03/2017 Springfield House, Dural
Thank you so much Simone for creating the best ceremony and for supporting both of us through the whole process.
Sarah and Dom xx
Simone, Denis and I want to say a huge thank you for making the most important part of our wedding so perfect last Sunday.
Denis and Monique Springfield House
Naturally Denis and I were both in a bit of a fluster with the prospect of being about to be married, and the change of plans due to the weather made us not quite sure how things would be set up/work on the day.
You were so professional from the start, helping us with all the million small things at our first meeting, going through in fine detail our music choices and how they matched each aspect of the ceremony (and making sure that one song wasn't too loud and the other too quiet!), helping us pick out the wine box idea, making sure that both of our individual vows synced well with what the other person was going to say, and reassuring us with our families and who can do what and participate in a way that would be special to both us and them.
On the day you were amazing at reminding the boys what to do and where to stand (when they were late), and having a general calming and gentle presence-this is a testament to your passion for what you do and made all the difference for us, and our decision to choose you as our celebrant so easy.
During the ceremony with all that was going on, from your subtle hints to stand a fraction to the side for better photos, to telling our story to our guests which made the whole thing more special and emotional were things that both Denis and I noticed, as did many of the guests who told us afterwards.
Thanks again Simone, and we would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone searching for their wedding celebrant.
Josh and I just wanted to thank you for being a part of our wedding on the 9th of April 2022.
You presented our ceremony so beautifully! Everyone I have spoken to has said how lovely our ceremony was. We can not thank you enough for listening to our ideas and writing such a unique and personal script for our day. You went above and beyond on the day too! Josh told me how you cleaned makeup off his jacket and encouraged everyone into the music room so no one was outside. My dream ceremony came true!
Our marriage certificates have now arrived and we are ready to start the next chapter of our lives together.
We hope our paths cross again someday!
Josh and Lauren 04/09/2022 Gledswood Homestead
Lauren and Josh xx
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being our celebrant on the 19th of April 2015....Out of all of our vendors we truly loved dealing with you the most and are so appreciative of how stress-free you made the whole process leading up to and during the ceremony. We knew we were in safe hands and the ceremony was beautifully conducted and very touching. We believe you are exceptional at what you do." Hans and Melissa.
Hans and Melissa Springfield House