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SUNSHINE COAST CELEBRANT {Suzanne Riley Marriage Celebrant}

November 9, 2021

Suzanne Riley Marriage Celebrant
MEET SUZANNE – A bundle of joy!



What’s your name and the business you run? And tell us a bit more about your part in it.
Suzanne Riley Marriage Celebrant, I’ve been a Celebrant for over 12 years and over that time have married over 1000 couples, what an honour.  Being a Celebrant isn’t just a professional role, it’s so personal, every person I meet is taking a big step in life, there is so much excitement, sometimes nerves, lots of questions and it really becomes a very personal relationship and journey.  I love being part of creating the magic of the ceremony… it really is a once in a lifetime for them and also for me, we have one chance to create those memories of a lifetime and what a fulfilling role I have being a small part of that.  I have always been a people person, individual connections are so important, we all love to be seen and I love the presence of my role, one on one, heart to heart it is a humbling and honouring experience.   During the 90’s I worked as a TV producer and TV presenter in Melbourne before moving to the Sunshine Coast to raise my family.  Over the past 20 years I’ve called Sunshine Coast home and absolutely love everything about living here especially the relaxed lifestyle and the warmth of the community. Weddings on the Sunshine Coast seem to be that little bit more magic, mostly beautiful weather, a relaxed and easy feel and our industry has a very special energy about it, so many big hearts. 

Something you may not know about me 🙂 
I’m an artist, first and foremost a creative person, so during my downtime if I have my mojo 🙂 you’ll find me creating …. I love painting with all mediums and drawing. 

What is your perfect day on the Sunshine Coast?
My perfect day on the Sunshine Coast?  if I’m with loved ones and they’re happy, if all is well, I’m happy…. xx 

Best place to eat on the Sunshine Coast?
OOHHH for dinner It has to be the Spirit House for a super special experience, the first time I walked through the huge gates I thought I’d been transported to another dimension, the lake and being surrounded by nature was pretty breathtaking and the food! I dream about their food 🙂 and cocktails … magnificent.  

Favorite Treat? 
Secrets on the Lake at Montville is a gorgeous treat, their treetop cabins overlooking nature with the sound of the bush is breathtaking, walks through the grounds, lunch in the restaurant … It is food for my soul and my favourite treat. 

Dream holiday destination?
Living on the Coast I don’t think we ever need to go to a beach destination for sun and sand as we have it here so my holidays over the past few years have been experience focussed. I went to Morocco last year and it was a dream holiday that exceeded all expectations. Sahara desert camp and riding camels through the desert in 50 degree heat…  crazy markets of Marrakesh and Casablanca, the blue pearl city of Chefchouen spectacular and amazing, Atlas Mountains family home stay.. when I asked the teenage daughter if they had any music (thinking iPod/speaker) she gathered her siblings and played drums for me … my heart could burst. The culture and history is beautiful, the people, the experience was something I still can’t believe I was so lucky to experience. 

Best wedding day advice for couples?
If you have any questions where you need advice for your wedding ….. without a doubt, Ask YOUR professionals.  Seriously best advice.  If you go onto online forums on Facebook as you really don’t know who or where your advice is coming from. Friends and family can have differing opinions and sometimes different tastes, experiences and outdated knowledge. If you trust your chosen professionals, they’ve been in the industry for years, and will be a font of solid information for you, they will give you advice and options knowing your brief.  Read the blogs of your trusted wedding professionals, they are filled with gems of inspirations and information.  

Do you have a client review you could share?
Lots :))) I have so many reviews on Facebook it’s a great read… lots of compliments however you will see that throughout the reviews certain qualities that my couples have appreciated come up over and over.  I really do put my heart into what I do xx 

Paul Samuel  recommends Suzanne Riley – Marriage Celebrant. · Suzanne was recommended by a mutual friend and we couldn’t have been more delighted!! She was so enthusiastic during the process that it lifted our excitement for the day and we knew we were in good hands. In fact, our ceremony was perfect because of her and we couldn’t imagine it without her. Choosing a celebrant is a big decision as it sets the vibe of the whole wedding. Thank you Suzanne for your amazing energy, genuine affection towards us and our guests, and making this truely a special day for us.

Alarna Ferdinand reviewed Suzanne Riley – Marriage Celebrant – 5 star From the first moment I met Suzanne, I just knew she would give us, family and friends the most amazing ceremony. Her warm, friendly bubbly personality is what made our ceremony “the best people had seen”. I honestly lost count at the number of guests that said she was the best celebrant that created the most amazing ceremony! Her love, effort and care she put into our wedding was truly amazing. Our ceremony was so personalised, it came across she had know us for years. We have 2 little girls ages 3 and 6 that we wanted included in our ceremony, she was so patient & warming with them, everything went so smoothly. 
Thank you Suzanne, you truly are an amazing lady. We were expecting a great day, but we are totally blown away at how amazing it really was � There is not one single thing that we would’ve changed.


Any advice you would like to share with couples on their wedding day?
When booking your suppliers, keep front of mind that this is once in a lifetime, first and foremost book who you absolutely LOVE !  You may be swayed here and there by cost and sometimes the cost can differ only slightly…. I say just go with your heart, book who you love. Even if your favourite supplier is a little bit more expensive, you will always be happy you chose the best for you, you’ll be happier on the day, happier with your results and know you chose the best.  Memories are made once … Oh and !! Book a videographer.  Number one regret for those who didn’t and ! Number one recommendation from couples who did.  Just trust this one. 🙂 


GET IN TOUCH:Website:  www.suzanneriley.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SunshineCoastMarriageCelebrant/
Instagram: suzannecelebrant 
Contact number 0411384868 

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