Laurel Tonkin Geelong Marriage Celebrant

Beautiful & Memorable Ceremonies

Weddings, Naming Days & Funerals

Customer Testimonials

Th​ank you Laurel, our ceremony was the perfect combination of exac​tly what we wanted, heartfelt, easy going with a touch of humour. You have such a genuine way of keeping everyone engaged and we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your advice, guidance and expertise throughout the whole process, it was second to none.

Love the Carlands xx​

Joel & Alli April 2019

Laurel is the kind of celebrant everyone needs at their wedding, she is kind, calm and understanding. She was able to answer even the simplest of questions and walked us through all the paperwork as it can get overwhelming trying to write ‘your story’, ‘your vows’ and also the ‘ring ceremony’. She provides ample instructions and examples so you can pick and choose what you need and does the hard work of putting it all together for you. You can have meetings at her house or correspond via email before a rehearsal which she was all extremely flexible in doing. She was able to guide us in what we could do vs what we legally had to do so we were able to make our wedding ceremony individual. Thank you Laurel for making the most important part of our wedding day run so smoothly, we would highly recommend you ! Mr & Mrs North!!

Sharee & Danny April 2019

Laurel was so helpful through the whole process and made us feel very comfortable!

We are so glad we decided to have Laurel as our celebrant on our special day

She made our ceremony vibes exactly what we wanted! 

Mikaela & Ben February 2020

Laurel is absolutely fantastic. So friendly and bubbly. Amazing at helping you make your special day the most incredible day it can be! Even if Mother Nature is not on your side! Lol. Thank you very much Laurel for being apart of mine and Corey’s day.

Mel & Corey September 2019

Thanks to Laurel our ceremony was planned, prepared & executed in an extremely professional way. She makes the whole process completely stress free from the first time you meet her. She adds a very personal touch to the ceremony by spending time to get to know you as a couple - through her unlimited communication policy. My wife Lauren and I would like to say thank-you and we would definitely recommend her to any couple looking for a celebrant.

Matt & Lauren January 2018

Laurel ran us through the entire ceremony with ease and ensured we were fully calmed and relaxed!! She made our day so much better because of the atmosphere she created, she seemed to know exactly what to do at the right times! Thanks Laurel!

Oliver & Chloe November 2017

Laurel, thank you so much for creating a beautiful, personal and fun ceremony for our special day. From the initial meeting to the special message left for us after the wedding, Matt and I always felt like you were there to make it the best day it could be. Thank you for explaining all the legal requirements so clearly and being there for any questions - silly or not. We could not recommend you more highly.

Megan & Matt Squire November 2017

We had the pleasure of working with Laurel & her kind husband yesterday, for our wedding ceremony! They were easy to deal with, professional and it is so obvious that being a celebrant is an absolute passion of Laurel's! We can not recommend Laurel highly enough! Thanks again! Xx Annalise & Michael

Annalise & Michael September 2016

Thanks Laurel! You made our day special by adding the water ceremony. We love that you have provided support from the first day we met until the actual big day itself. Thanks to you and Garry for keeping me from getting too nervous just before the ceremony. Garry did a fantastic job organising the background music throughout. Would highly recommend your services!! Keep up the great work!

Eng & Ray Ray June 2015

Laurel is amazing!! We first saw her at a wedding expo in Geelong and we knew after our first meeting that she was the celebrant to help us with our special day! Her bubbly personality and caring nature instantly eased any nerves we both had leading up to our wedding day and on the day. We received multiple compliments on how beautiful the ceremony was and our guests loved all the personal touches Laurel helped us add to the day. Laurel answered all our questions promptly and we would highly recommend her to everyone!! Thank you Laurel

Kathryn & Nick March 2017

Laurel is amazing, she made me and my family feel so relaxed and at ease through the whole process of organising our wedding. I loved all the extra touches you provided us (sand ceremony and family circle) I'd highly recommend Laurel for your special day.

Trudy & David April 2015

Thank you Laurel for our beautiful and intimate ceremony. You and Garry were like old friends with the lead up to the wedding, very calming on the day. Thanks for the lovely setting. We would recommend you to our friends. 

Maree & Gino - January 2016

Laurel was absolutely amazing at our wedding last year. She dressed beautifully, helped us create an amazing ceremony that followed what we wanted. She was so amazing my brother in law also hired her for his wedding!

Danielle & Chris February 2015

Laurel was amazing! She was in constant communication with us to make sure that our day was every bit what we wanted. If we had any trouble or questions she was right there to answer them! Thank you for making our beautiful ceremony and for being apart of day. We can't thank you enough! With love Blair and Sean!

Blair & Sean June 2017

We cannot speak highly enough of Laurel. Laurel welcomed us with open arms and an open mind and guided us through our ceremony every step of the way. Laurel consistently respected our wishes and thoughts in the lead up to our wedding, always helping us where we needed (lets be honest, we needed ''some'' help with the preparation). Laurel was able to provide us with a more personalised wedding ceremony than we thought possible! On the big day Laurel felt like an old friend and ran the ceremony at ease - even when things didn't go to plan (certificate blowing away!) Laurel carried on and made the day fun and enjoyable! we have had so many exceptional comments on Laurel's relaxed manner! Keep enjoying the weddings Laurel! We recommend you so highly to anyone who asks.

Katie & Bryce - January 2016

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