Testimonials

Here are some testimonials, kindly written by some past Brides and Grooms; their marriage officiated by Johanna Hayes Civil Marriage Celebrant of Vows Now. Scroll down and click on the individual links to read more about their weddings and find out how fabulous it can be to Get JUST Married®

You may find that a fuss-free Vows Now wedding is right for you too?

Allen and Karen
We were a little unorthodox, as we booked Jo after our initial phone enquiry. Your voice was perfect! Relaxed and confident, "really us"... You were fabulous with us, our children and Keegan our photographer. It was a very wonderful, casual, intimate experience. We had the day of our dreams and something to hold in our hearts forever more. You contributed to that Jo. So many heartfelt thanks. Allen and Karen Jenkins.
Aaron and Jess
“As far as we’re concerned you've perfected the best way to get married. You went above and beyond our expectations, providing a service that our friends/family who spent thousands on their wedding day did not receive. We will never regret marrying this way and we’re so happy we stumbled across you. We recommend you to all!!”
Adam and Anne
“Thanks for making our wedding both easy and special. We sincerely appreciate your kind and competent manner Thanks for everything. It was a pretty busy period for us and you made the ceremonial part less stressful and more enjoyable than it could easily have been. Thanks also for the album and champagne and for providing an amiable atmosphere leading up to and on the day.”
Alysson and Michael
"Johanna is a celebrant that My Husband and I would recommend to everyone wanting to get married. She made us feel so relaxed and we just enjoyed every minute of our special day, it was one of the best days of our lives and Johanna made it so special because it was everything we had ever dreamt of. I don’t think our day could have gone off any better than what it did and it’s all thanks to Johanna for making it what she promises it to be a fuss free wedding! Thanks so much for being a part of our special day and for being such an easy going ‘friend’ celebrant."
Amanda and Adam
“You were exactly what we wanted. Relaxed, friendly, a little bit crazy. We couldn't have had anyone else marry us. Thank you so very much. Paul was a gem, coming along to be our witness and taking a few photos for our surprise announcement. If we decide to renew one day or elongate our short and sweet vows, we’ll give you a call”
Carlie and Tim
“Johanna is professional, helpful and extremely friendly. She acts like a friend rather than a stranger and made our wedding day much more special – as well as simple and fuss-free as we wanted!”
Andrea and James
“You are great. Just what we wanted. Thank you so much for everything!”
Bec and Sean
“Thank you Johanna for making our wedding day so amazing!”
Bob and Kathleen
“Johanna, everything was perfect, simple, professional and clear cut… just how we wanted it. Your help beforehand was great. Thank you again for all you did. I loved your office, it was a great place to get married and a great backdrop for pictures. And thank you for the champagne. Bob doesn’t drink, so I had it all for lunch with my fish and chips.”
Carissa and Aaron
"Don’t change a thing! Keep being you..." _ -
Cindy and Richard
“Thank you Johanna – It was perfect! :-)”
Corinna and Jeremy
“A truly perfect day from start to end! We didn't realise that getting married could be so relaxed and so much fun until we met Johanna. We desperately wanted to avoid the fuss, stress and traditions that are presumed a given. We were blessed with so much positive energy, laughter and smiles which Johanna was supplying in bucket loads and carried us on a wave of joy. There were some early pre-wedding nerves, but when Johanna arrived, we felt like our best friend had arrived, a sentiment which was also shared by our guests. We would highly recommend Johanna and the “get just married” approach to any couple considering tying the knot. Don’t stress, be blessed, on the day you marry your best friend. Thank you Johanna “
Daran and Trinity
“In a private ceremony for just the two of us and a handful of witnesses, Trinity and Myself tied the knot on Monday 8th of June. The weather did us a favour and the rain stayed away from the cemetery at Point Frederick long enough for the celebrant, Jo from Vows Now, to ask if we did. Needless to say we did. We then threw cost to the wind and had lunch at Iguana Joes (the only place open on the Queens Birthday) at my friend Karl’s expense. Following that we did what any newly married couple would do… Got matching tattoos!”
Dave and Cindy
“Johanna, your service from start to finish was professional, honest and above all full of kindness! The ceremony was exactly what we were looking for and we have already recommended you to our friends. Your down to earth approach to getting “just married” made us feel comfortable and that we weren't just another number! Well done and thanks so much.”
Dave and Ksenia
"Jo, you were the consummate professional. Punctual, ever helpful, fuss-free, and a major asset when we were struggling with bureaucracy on the other side of the Iron Curtain! We were thrilled in having you officiate our wedding, in such a beautiful place. Thanks also to Paul, who was such a good sport and handy photographer to boot! I don’t intend to ever marry again (as I got it right the first time!) but would heartily recommend Jo as the ideal wedding celebrant.” 
Deb and Greg
"After 23 years together we couldn't have wished for a more wonderful and perfect day … no fuss, dressed casually, on our back deck, overlooking our gardens with our surprised parents present to witness our vows. The day was everything we always wanted, but never expected we could have had..."
Debra and Phillip
“Johanna, your bubbly personality and professional attitude at our wedding was first class. You made us feel so special and nothing was a bother to you. Johanna you made it a day to remember, with your infectious smile. Also a big thank you to Paul for his kindness and taking photos of our wedding. Great job. We are so glad we chose you to be our Marriage Celebrant. You are a very special person, because of you our wedding day was perfect. Our family and friends kept saying how wonderful you were. Your attention to detail was flawless. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone looking for a special marriage Celebrant. Many, Many Thanks Johanna.”
Dee and Chris
Bells at Killcare elopement
“We wanted a quiet informal ceremony and chose Johanna because of her website. She proved just what we wanted. She was professional and very helpful in explaining the process required for the wedding to take place. On the day she was punctual (in fact we were late) and held a beautiful and touching ceremony. She even provided the witnesses and supplied beautiful photos, all included in the price. We highly recommend Johanna. She was perfect.”
Donna and Wayne
“Jo was punctual, friendly, bright and very professional. She has an infectious smile and communicated very well. (We) would highly recommend Jo to any other couple!! Very impressed!!”
Double elopement
“Thank you Johanna. Excellent services done how we wanted and imagined it. Your “no worries, anything goes” coupled with your bright and bubbly personality made it a perfect day. We would gladly recommend your unsurpassed services to anyone.”
Emily and Trent
“Wow! That’s the best wedding I’ve ever been to!”
Emma and Phillip
"All great marriages start with hamburgers…Emma & Phillip scored free Hungry Jacks! Married on a week night, after work, with plans to start at 7am the next day. Weddings don’t get more real than that!"
Janelle and Garry
“Jo, you were fabulous! Everything was as we wanted and more. Thank you. Jo listened to us and gave us exactly what we were hoping for on our Wedding Day! Easy, beautiful, no fuss, intimate and fun! We will always remember our day as special, thank you :-)”
Emma and Simon
“Our wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted – short, simple and to the point. In a very casual and relaxed atmosphere we became husband and wife with the minimum of fuss, flounces and frills! Johanna provided us with an idyllic location, fantastic witnesses and ensured any pre-wedding nerves were quickly eased. Our wedding couldn't have been more perfect.”
Family Elopement – Two weddings
“Hi Johanna, You married our kids on August 17th, I am sure you will remember them, just had to convey to you how much fun it has been first learning of their double elopement ourselves and then sharing the wonderful news with family & friends including the two great grandmothers who are both well into their 80’s who are as tickled by it as we are. While we know you do this to earn a crust we really like your ethos and that you ‘get it’ too. Consider us a couple of very proud & happy parents, cheers, P & G.”
G and K
“Johanna, you were an absolute dime! We were pleasantly surprised by your awesome persona. Oh yeah… on Friday our son Zander was born!
Jane and Chad
“Johanna made planning our wedding very easy. Even from the very first phone call she was a pleasure to deal with. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant. We can’t thank you enough.” 
Georgina and Mo
“What is there to say apart from thank you? The service was one of a genuine nature. Even exchanging thoughts and ideas with Johanna over the internet created a feeling of fun and laughter. During these exchanges it felt as if we were talking to a friend instead of an official. Never did it feel like you were ‘just doing your job’ the day was as planned – just a group of friends celebrating the love and commitment Mo and I have for one another. Our friends were more than impressed with your genuine happiness for us both. When our Government finally sees the reality of two souls being joined together as one in marriage doesn't mean male and female only, we would love nothing more than for you to officiate our further declaration of love for one another through the bond of legalised marriage. With heartfelt thanks George & Mo“
Greg and Cassandra
“Thank you so much for your services. We could not have asked for a better celebrant. Our day was perfect thanks to you!”
Jason and Kryssie
“A great day was had by all thanks to Johanna. She goes above and beyond all expectations. Everyone who attended really enjoyed the ceremony & the ‘surprise’. We definitely recommend using Johanna Hayes to anyone who is thinking about getting married”
Hannah and Dean
Dean and I honestly could not be HAPPIER that we chose Johanna to be our Celebrant. She did a great job. It was a nice, sweet, simple ceremony – just what we wanted. She was very informative and explained everything really well to us. We are a young couple and Johanna looked right past that, unlike others, and that just made everything so much more comfortable. She made everything so stress free just knowing she had everything sorted. Thank you so much Johanna, you made our ceremony absolutely wonderful, exactly how we imagined it and we can’t thank you enough for it! Most definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone! :-)
Jaymee and Jake
A+ Everyone was saying what an amazing Celebrant we had!! Thanks Jo.”   -
Jeanette and Darren
Fourteen years together and today Jeanette and Darren tied the knot. They booked early and secured the time 10 past 10 on 10/10/10. Their ceremony was simple and heartfelt, witnessed by Jeanette’s mum and my husband Paul.Afterwards they shared lunch together and took photos at the Gosford Waterfront.
Jessica and David
“Thank you for making our day the greatest day of our lives. We were so relaxed and happy and are so grateful for all of your help to make us husband and wife. All our love Mr & Mrs F (and Baby Ariel)”
Kelly and Brett
“Johanna was lovely. It was a great day. She made it perfect for our whole family. We would gladly recommend Johanna for any ceremony. She is great and does a wonderful job.”
Sarah and Adam
“Johanna you are an amazing Celebrant! Your relaxed attitude made everything so easy and your vow suggestions were perfect. I would recommend you for everyone’s special day!… and a huge thank you for having your hubby take some photos. They are awesome. Our wedding day was amazing and our Celebrant made it perfect, with a stress free, fun, beautiful, short ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted. Johanna, thank you for all your help. Keep doing what you’re doing..you’re fantastic at it!”
Joel and Candice
“Thank you very much for getting us through our wedding day. You made it very calm and stress free. It was quick and easy and we can’t thank you enough. We’re very happy that we chose you” 
John and Sarah
“Amazing! Perfect day, perfect Celebrant! Thank you !! Bowlo food was great! Thanks for the suggestion!”
Julie and Tom
Excellent balance of professional service and personal touches. Included the children in the ceremony making it a family affair which is exactly as we wanted it. Thank you for the extra touches, photos, slideshow to music and great advice along the way. We would most definitely recommend Vows Now to anyone that asks our opinion!!
Julie and Mick
“After enquiring with a few different celebrants in our area we found from your first email to us that you would marry us the way we wanted. You made us feel very comfortable from our first meeting and gave us the input that we wanted for our special day. We found your fees very reasonable even though you had to travel from Gosford (to Kings Langley). Our ceremony was truly friendly, professional and many guests commented on how nicely it was done. A BIG THANK YOU JOHANNA. We would certainly recommend your services.”
K and S
"Thank you!! For everything. You’re a gem and I feel so lucky and grateful to have found a celebrant who really “gets” me and my strange quirks. We've had an awesome day. So relaxed…. Had a lovely dinner at the beach with the kids and had to run back to the car in the pouring rain. So perfect. Please pass on our sincere thank to Paul for the fantastic pics. He has captured some lovely moments… and how kind are you both to just go that extra mile. It is so appreciated."
Karen and Ben
"We were comfortable sharing our ceremony with Johanna. We would recommend her to anyone. Outstanding!! Thank you for all you did!! Small intimate ceremony, no fuss, just what we wanted. We had a bit of a laugh on a fantastic day that will be remembered forever (especially the gumboots with hot pink on top!) Haha, love Johanna! "
Kelly and Peter
There is nothing we would change, it was perfect!
Kim and Robert
“Jo you were exactly what we wanted and more!! We are so grateful to you for making our marriage ceremony how we wanted it – simple, private and yet fun and romantic. The fact that you also provided our witnesses and your lovely hubby took so many beautiful photos has really just made our perfect day even more so. We could not be more grateful for how easy you made the process and planning and how wonderful you made our day. You are a joyful happy spirit and we feel honoured you were part of our most special moment so far together <3″
Kristy and Matt
“Loved having you as our Celebrant. Everyone commented on the ceremony and how you made it fun and light… After originally planning to elope, Matt and I decided to include our family in our wedding. We just wanted to get married. We wanted a stress free, easy, fun day to make us husband and wife. I came across Johanna’s website and read about Vows Now. I didn’t look at another Celebrant. She was exactly what we wanted! Johanna arrived on the day and everyone felt completely relaxed, had a laugh and we got just married! Thank you.” 
Linda and Dean
“We found you to be extremely efficient and friendly. We were happy we found you as our Celebrant.”
Louise and Mark
“Very happy with service. All information was clearly presented and easy to understand. Perfect for our legal rubber stamping ceremony! Johanna’s service was exactly what we were looking for to compliment our destination wedding. Her professional and relaxed approach kept the ceremony simple, yet enjoyable.”
M and M
“You were fantastic and made us both feel comfortable and special. Your bubbly personality and smile helped set the scene, creating a relaxed, easy, yet professional environment. The question would be use your service again? 100%, but not for us personally – we only intend to marry once, however if we renew the vows, you ill be there! We have no hesitation recommending your services to others seeking good, relaxing, professional service.”
M and S
“Johanna was perfect for us and helped make our little elopement fun and memorable. We highly recommend her”
Mark and Ainslie
Thank you Johanna for a fantastic ceremony! Your attitude and approach throughout the whole process made everything so easy and comfortable. You understood fully our wish for a short, painless, but meaningful wedding – thanks for helping make our day relaxed and fun, just the way we wanted it! Our family could see immediately why we had chosen you. Your style suited us and put everyone at ease 🙂 ”
Mark and Emma
"We appreciated the casual, relaxed approach you gave. It was perfectly suited to us and our family. Everyone thought you were lovely. Our day was perfect…very happy. Great ceremony – very thoughtful and perfect for us. You were aware of our time restraints and you made us feel at ease leading up to the day. We were so happy with our wedding. Thank you. Would recommend you for sure xo”
Mark and Jacquie
"We had a fab day 🙂 Thanks Johanna for braving the waves with us…and for helping to make our day exactly as we wished it to be…full of giggles and a few kisses too 🙂 We will definitely be passing you around to anyone we hear wants a wedding full of fun. Thank you again for all your help and thanks for the pics too"
Martha and Daniel
“Fresh, drama free, excellent, casual and professional. Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for our special day. Very glad and always prompt to assist us. We are really happy with her and her services. Thanks Johanna !!” 
Matthew and Kariah
We were really happy with the service and performance provided. You are very organised and professional and extremely good at your job. Your down to earth, beautiful personality also added to our special day. Thank you very much. We also wanted to say that the certificates for the boys are a brilliant idea and we haven’t got the photos back yet, so it was really good that you emailed us some to look at. You were the perfect Celebrant for our Special Day. Jo was very organised and professional and definitely a pleasure to have as our Celebrant
Mellissa and James
“Well presented and professional but laid back and easy going = GREAT”
Mick and Manda
“Fabulous! Loved it! We were stoked!!! Kids loved it. Even provided cameras for our mini paparazzi!! Magic celebrant. Thanks Jo!! Great attention to detail. Very, very professional. Couldn't have been more helpful and intuitive about our wishes. So kind, fun and appropriate. Great with us. Great with our kids. All your little touches and thoughtfulness made our special day an event truly memorable and exactly what we wanted. Intimate, fun and meaningful. A perfect wedding!! Thank you!”
Military Wedding
“The wedding was everything that we wanted! It was perfect. Thank you for everything. You made us relaxed and your family provided us with so much assistance. We just checked in at the Hotel where they had chilled bottle of champers waiting for the new Mr and Mrs. Thank you for all you have done for us! We had the perfect wedding for us!
Monica and Brian
You were so helpful especially when it all became too stressful for us. If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have had our wedding our way. Thank you!…My husband and I are so thankful that we found Johanna, she made our day so happy and stress free for us. After just one meeting with her we knew we had found ‘the one’. I cannot recommend her highly enough”
Mr and Mrs J
“Thank you so much for marrying us yesterday. It was absolutely perfect for us and to be honest, for a laid back couple who really wasn't fussed about the ceremony part, I think the smiles on our faces captured by your hubby said it all."
Mr and Mrs K
“I was so glad and relieved to have had such an understanding and a lovely Celebrant. My husband feels the same way! We were so thankful that you could provide us with witnesses and thankful that you made our special day as hassle-free as possible!"
Mr and Mrs M
“We found the service offered in all queries, planning and on the day to be professional and friendly. It was everything we hoped for and we were both impressed and happy. We were both overwhelmed with the day and how smoothly it all went and so happy with the feedback and photos that were taken and sent back to us the same day. I can’t think of anything that would make the planning or the wedding day better than it was. Thank you so much for everything.”
Mr and Mrs N
We knew we wanted to get married, we didn't know where or when, or what we wanted to say. Johanna helped us every step of the way. She is a friendly, down to earth person who helped us with it all… Johanna you were perfect. You were an amazing Marriage Celebrant and we wouldn't change a thing. We highly recommend Johanna to anyone that wants a fuss free, stress free wedding.
Natalie and Alan
"Thanks Johanna for being a part of our day. We appreciated your very prompt, professional, warm and genuine support leading up to the event, and your great sense of humour on the day. It was very important for us to choose a Celebrant who truly understood and celebrated our decision to elope in a quiet, personal and private manner and you were the perfect Celebrant for the job! Thanks also for colour co-ordinating your outfit on the day, we’ve had lots of positive comments about how great we all looked in purple! You have a FABULOUS smile!”
Nina and Chris
“AWESOME! Chris and I would both like to thank you SO SO much for making our SPECIAL DAY absolutely wonderful. It was perfect and you are great at what you do, you made us feel so comfortable and it was like we’d known you for years. Loved it, could not be happier with how it went 🙂 Could not have asked for anything better. It was perfect. The best day and exactly how we wanted! AWESOME DAY all round and Thank You again for making us MR and MRS BONE xx”
Private Couple T and P
“It was perfect thank you. Easy to organise and private.
Rachel and Peter
"Thank you so much for our perfect elopement! It was absolutely my dream-come-true unconventional marriage ceremony! Every time we look at the photo’s you took, we grin big-time. We had absolutely no idea, until we found you, that a wedding really could suit a non-traditional couple like us to a tee..."
Rebekah and Chris
"Thank you Johanna for everything on our special day. I loved the way you not only thought of Chris and I, but also Alex and Ryan. They loved their certificates (and the gum balls). It made them feel very special on Mum & Dad’s wedding day. The service was performed professionally, but also with a lot of laughs. I will certainly recommend your services to any of our friends and family planning on having either a wedding like ours or just a small group. Again, thank you for a wonderful and unforgettable day.”
Rhys and Camilla
Johanna was easily contacted to answer all our questions. She gave us a ceremony personally suited to our needs. Simple, casual, friendly and straightforward. The disc of photographs was a wonderful added bonus. We had a perfect day. We had a wonderful time. So easy and exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much. Best. Wedding. Ever! :-)"
Richard and Anatta
“Excellent service delivered with thought and care. We will remember forever! Thank you to Johanna”
Rob and Dee Dee
Just keep doing what you are doing. You have a natural friendliness that people like you straight away. Your web page is good and professional. I found no difficulty in conversation with you. You have a disarming and colourful personality. Thank you for making it so easy. 5 Stars!
Rodney and Terri
“The help that was provided by Jo was amazing. She made our day perfect and we will be forever thankful.”
Ronnie and Dale
“Absolutely fantastic, everything we wanted, the footballers were a nice added bonus… Dale said if he knew it could be this easy he would have done it years ago!… Johanna, we couldn't have asked for more. We will never enjoy another wedding the same, in our opinion this is the way to go. Everyone was so happy for us and we never upset anyone and it was exactly how we wanted it. Thanks to you, Paul, Natalie and Graeme.”
Sam and Coby
“Thank you very much for all you did for us, you really helped us to make the day we had wished for. In our opinion you went above and beyond and we really appreciate it.”
Samantha and Mick
“You were amazing. From ceremony location to vows, you helped every step. Thank you Johanna, you made our day so wonderful. You calmed my nerves and thought of everything! No request was too much, even though our ceremony was so early. We are over the moon, and are so grateful to you for your help!”
Sandra and Daniel
“Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for us. She made everything easy and straight forward and helped us to relax and really enjoy the day. I would recommend her to anyone!”
Secret Vows Now Elopement
“Wonderful!… I would recommend you to anyone having a secret wedding or a small ceremony. Johanna married us in April 2014. She was the perfect Celebrant for us. She always responded immediately to emails and was flexible with times and dates of meetings and the ceremony. She provided us with all the information that we needed and was willing to answer any questions we had. She made sure her attire for the ceremony matched the ceremony and our personalities. She is a great celebrant who is fun, has a great sense of humour and is willing to rock climb in gumboots at the ceremony! You will not be disappointed in choosing Johanna!”
Secret Vows Now Elopers
We are very pleased with the whole experience. We were on a very tight budget and still managed to have an amazing day. Johanna was so helpful and accommodating when we made last minute changes. Couldn't have asked for better! The service was excellent. Professional but at the same time courteous and accommodating, Great value also.
Shane and Tracey
This is the photo we used to tell people. Thank you Jo for a perfect and fun wedding! I think our faces say it all how happy we are lol :)”
Shannon and Brett
Jo you are the most awesome. out there, super cool, kind hearted, funky, beautiful and caring, happy celebrant we have ever met. It was such a pleasure to have you not only as our Celebrant, but part of our special day. We both couldn't be any happier with your services. Keep it up! :)”
Stephen and Elena
“Thank you SO much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect, I have given you a glowing report and I have also recommended you to just about anyone who will listen. We have announced our nuptials to everyone we know and everyone is very happy and really proud of us for taking the path that was right for us. Once again, thank you!! The photo’s are great! It was fantastic to be able to show Mum & Dad the photo’s straight away, there were lot’s of tears and hugging!”  
Surprise elopement A and A
“I was just talking to my WIFE last night as she was filling out the feedback form in the envelope of goodies you sent. Probably repeating what my WIFE has already expressed, anyway, in that discussion with my WIFE, we were both impressed with the little extras you put into our ceremony. My WIFE and I are big fans, we’ll be sure to recommend you to other hapless unmarried folk. All the best, Sincerely from my WIFE and I”
Kyle and Katri
All our friends said you were the best and most down to earth Celebrant they’ve met! So good job! We’ll recommend you to our other friends too.
Tanya and Pete
“We are beside our selves, we are just so happy and just so grateful for the effort you put in. We didn't realize until we looked at the photos how much effort YOU put in, we are so thankful. You’re one in a million and will always be a friend of ours.”
Themis and Beth
“We were thrilled to have you as our celebrant. We had spoken to a few celebrants before we met you and all of them made us feel bad for not wanting a long theatrical ceremony – like we were ripping our guests off! You encouraged us to do things our own way and made us feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.”
Tina and Antony
“Both being second time ’round, we loved it for the simplicity and friendly atmosphere. Without all the fan-fare it was a much more sincere and heartfelt ceremony. Thanks. As far as your contribution, you were just what we needed. Genuine, easy going and still business-like. Well done.”
Tina and David
"We were both very happy with the Wedding Ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted, thank you. You made things easy, and without fuss, just as we wanted”
Tom and Jacq
Johanna provided a simple, warm and intimate ceremony, that was also humorous in the right places, conducted professionally, yet personally. Her communication with us during preparation for our wedding day was excellent and we liked that she understood our vision for our day. Thank you Johanna for going the extra mile with us. Traipsing through the bush, over creeks, clambering over boulders and fighting fallen tree branches. Wonderfully memorable Thank you so much"
Valeria and Fabian
How gorgeous were Valeria & Fabian when they eloped this morning?
Veronica and Greg
“Thank you Johanna for providing us with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted – calm, relaxed, intimate, meaningful and flexible. From the time we first made contact with you, we knew you were the right person for our special day. There was always a prompt and positive reply from you, for every little question we had. Thank you once again for making our marriage a memorable one. We are also grateful for the photos you emailed us shortly after the ceremony.”
Wendy and David
“Our ceremony was beautiful and we loved it. You have a special gift, do not lose it. We had a lovely day and we thank you so much. We can’t thank you enough, we had a beautiful ceremony and our parents thought you were delightful & lovely, you made our marriage (elopement) perfect. Thank you so much we will remember this day with pride and happiness. You made it perfect.”
Zoe and Ben
“Thank you very much! You were wonderful.”

Allen and Karen
We were a little unorthodox, as we booked Jo after our initial phone enquiry. Your voice was perfect! Relaxed and confident, "really us"... You were fabulous with us, our children and Keegan our photographer. It was a very wonderful, casual, intimate experience. We had the day of our dreams and something to hold in our hearts forever more. You contributed to that Jo. So many heartfelt thanks. Allen and Karen Jenkins.
Aaron and Jess
“As far as we’re concerned you've perfected the best way to get married. You went above and beyond our expectations, providing a service that our friends/family who spent thousands on their wedding day did not receive. We will never regret marrying this way and we’re so happy we stumbled across you. We recommend you to all!!”
Adam and Anne
“Thanks for making our wedding both easy and special. We sincerely appreciate your kind and competent manner Thanks for everything. It was a pretty busy period for us and you made the ceremonial part less stressful and more enjoyable than it could easily have been. Thanks also for the album and champagne and for providing an amiable atmosphere leading up to and on the day.”
Alysson and Michael
"Johanna is a celebrant that My Husband and I would recommend to everyone wanting to get married. She made us feel so relaxed and we just enjoyed every minute of our special day, it was one of the best days of our lives and Johanna made it so special because it was everything we had ever dreamt of. I don’t think our day could have gone off any better than what it did and it’s all thanks to Johanna for making it what she promises it to be a fuss free wedding! Thanks so much for being a part of our special day and for being such an easy going ‘friend’ celebrant."
Amanda and Adam
“You were exactly what we wanted. Relaxed, friendly, a little bit crazy. We couldn't have had anyone else marry us. Thank you so very much. Paul was a gem, coming along to be our witness and taking a few photos for our surprise announcement. If we decide to renew one day or elongate our short and sweet vows, we’ll give you a call”
Carlie and Tim
“Johanna is professional, helpful and extremely friendly. She acts like a friend rather than a stranger and made our wedding day much more special – as well as simple and fuss-free as we wanted!”
Andrea and James
“You are great. Just what we wanted. Thank you so much for everything!”
Bec and Sean
“Thank you Johanna for making our wedding day so amazing!”
Bob and Kathleen
“Johanna, everything was perfect, simple, professional and clear cut… just how we wanted it. Your help beforehand was great. Thank you again for all you did. I loved your office, it was a great place to get married and a great backdrop for pictures. And thank you for the champagne. Bob doesn’t drink, so I had it all for lunch with my fish and chips.”
Carissa and Aaron
"Don’t change a thing! Keep being you..." _ -
Cindy and Richard
“Thank you Johanna – It was perfect! :-)”
Corinna and Jeremy
“A truly perfect day from start to end! We didn't realise that getting married could be so relaxed and so much fun until we met Johanna. We desperately wanted to avoid the fuss, stress and traditions that are presumed a given. We were blessed with so much positive energy, laughter and smiles which Johanna was supplying in bucket loads and carried us on a wave of joy. There were some early pre-wedding nerves, but when Johanna arrived, we felt like our best friend had arrived, a sentiment which was also shared by our guests. We would highly recommend Johanna and the “get just married” approach to any couple considering tying the knot. Don’t stress, be blessed, on the day you marry your best friend. Thank you Johanna “
Daran and Trinity
“In a private ceremony for just the two of us and a handful of witnesses, Trinity and Myself tied the knot on Monday 8th of June. The weather did us a favour and the rain stayed away from the cemetery at Point Frederick long enough for the celebrant, Jo from Vows Now, to ask if we did. Needless to say we did. We then threw cost to the wind and had lunch at Iguana Joes (the only place open on the Queens Birthday) at my friend Karl’s expense. Following that we did what any newly married couple would do… Got matching tattoos!”
Dave and Cindy
“Johanna, your service from start to finish was professional, honest and above all full of kindness! The ceremony was exactly what we were looking for and we have already recommended you to our friends. Your down to earth approach to getting “just married” made us feel comfortable and that we weren't just another number! Well done and thanks so much.”
Dave and Ksenia
"Jo, you were the consummate professional. Punctual, ever helpful, fuss-free, and a major asset when we were struggling with bureaucracy on the other side of the Iron Curtain! We were thrilled in having you officiate our wedding, in such a beautiful place. Thanks also to Paul, who was such a good sport and handy photographer to boot! I don’t intend to ever marry again (as I got it right the first time!) but would heartily recommend Jo as the ideal wedding celebrant.” 
Deb and Greg
"After 23 years together we couldn't have wished for a more wonderful and perfect day … no fuss, dressed casually, on our back deck, overlooking our gardens with our surprised parents present to witness our vows. The day was everything we always wanted, but never expected we could have had..."
Debra and Phillip
“Johanna, your bubbly personality and professional attitude at our wedding was first class. You made us feel so special and nothing was a bother to you. Johanna you made it a day to remember, with your infectious smile. Also a big thank you to Paul for his kindness and taking photos of our wedding. Great job. We are so glad we chose you to be our Marriage Celebrant. You are a very special person, because of you our wedding day was perfect. Our family and friends kept saying how wonderful you were. Your attention to detail was flawless. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone looking for a special marriage Celebrant. Many, Many Thanks Johanna.”
Dee and Chris
Bells at Killcare elopement
“We wanted a quiet informal ceremony and chose Johanna because of her website. She proved just what we wanted. She was professional and very helpful in explaining the process required for the wedding to take place. On the day she was punctual (in fact we were late) and held a beautiful and touching ceremony. She even provided the witnesses and supplied beautiful photos, all included in the price. We highly recommend Johanna. She was perfect.”
Donna and Wayne
“Jo was punctual, friendly, bright and very professional. She has an infectious smile and communicated very well. (We) would highly recommend Jo to any other couple!! Very impressed!!”
Double elopement
“Thank you Johanna. Excellent services done how we wanted and imagined it. Your “no worries, anything goes” coupled with your bright and bubbly personality made it a perfect day. We would gladly recommend your unsurpassed services to anyone.”
Emily and Trent
“Wow! That’s the best wedding I’ve ever been to!”
Emma and Phillip
"All great marriages start with hamburgers…Emma & Phillip scored free Hungry Jacks! Married on a week night, after work, with plans to start at 7am the next day. Weddings don’t get more real than that!"
Janelle and Garry
“Jo, you were fabulous! Everything was as we wanted and more. Thank you. Jo listened to us and gave us exactly what we were hoping for on our Wedding Day! Easy, beautiful, no fuss, intimate and fun! We will always remember our day as special, thank you :-)”
Emma and Simon
“Our wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted – short, simple and to the point. In a very casual and relaxed atmosphere we became husband and wife with the minimum of fuss, flounces and frills! Johanna provided us with an idyllic location, fantastic witnesses and ensured any pre-wedding nerves were quickly eased. Our wedding couldn't have been more perfect.”
Family Elopement – Two weddings
“Hi Johanna, You married our kids on August 17th, I am sure you will remember them, just had to convey to you how much fun it has been first learning of their double elopement ourselves and then sharing the wonderful news with family & friends including the two great grandmothers who are both well into their 80’s who are as tickled by it as we are. While we know you do this to earn a crust we really like your ethos and that you ‘get it’ too. Consider us a couple of very proud & happy parents, cheers, P & G.”
G and K
“Johanna, you were an absolute dime! We were pleasantly surprised by your awesome persona. Oh yeah… on Friday our son Zander was born!
Jane and Chad
“Johanna made planning our wedding very easy. Even from the very first phone call she was a pleasure to deal with. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant. We can’t thank you enough.” 
Georgina and Mo
“What is there to say apart from thank you? The service was one of a genuine nature. Even exchanging thoughts and ideas with Johanna over the internet created a feeling of fun and laughter. During these exchanges it felt as if we were talking to a friend instead of an official. Never did it feel like you were ‘just doing your job’ the day was as planned – just a group of friends celebrating the love and commitment Mo and I have for one another. Our friends were more than impressed with your genuine happiness for us both. When our Government finally sees the reality of two souls being joined together as one in marriage doesn't mean male and female only, we would love nothing more than for you to officiate our further declaration of love for one another through the bond of legalised marriage. With heartfelt thanks George & Mo“
Greg and Cassandra
“Thank you so much for your services. We could not have asked for a better celebrant. Our day was perfect thanks to you!”
Jason and Kryssie
“A great day was had by all thanks to Johanna. She goes above and beyond all expectations. Everyone who attended really enjoyed the ceremony & the ‘surprise’. We definitely recommend using Johanna Hayes to anyone who is thinking about getting married”
Hannah and Dean
Dean and I honestly could not be HAPPIER that we chose Johanna to be our Celebrant. She did a great job. It was a nice, sweet, simple ceremony – just what we wanted. She was very informative and explained everything really well to us. We are a young couple and Johanna looked right past that, unlike others, and that just made everything so much more comfortable. She made everything so stress free just knowing she had everything sorted. Thank you so much Johanna, you made our ceremony absolutely wonderful, exactly how we imagined it and we can’t thank you enough for it! Most definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone! :-)
Jaymee and Jake
A+ Everyone was saying what an amazing Celebrant we had!! Thanks Jo.”   -
Jeanette and Darren
Fourteen years together and today Jeanette and Darren tied the knot. They booked early and secured the time 10 past 10 on 10/10/10. Their ceremony was simple and heartfelt, witnessed by Jeanette’s mum and my husband Paul.Afterwards they shared lunch together and took photos at the Gosford Waterfront.
Jessica and David
“Thank you for making our day the greatest day of our lives. We were so relaxed and happy and are so grateful for all of your help to make us husband and wife. All our love Mr & Mrs F (and Baby Ariel)”
Kelly and Brett
“Johanna was lovely. It was a great day. She made it perfect for our whole family. We would gladly recommend Johanna for any ceremony. She is great and does a wonderful job.”
Sarah and Adam
“Johanna you are an amazing Celebrant! Your relaxed attitude made everything so easy and your vow suggestions were perfect. I would recommend you for everyone’s special day!… and a huge thank you for having your hubby take some photos. They are awesome. Our wedding day was amazing and our Celebrant made it perfect, with a stress free, fun, beautiful, short ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted. Johanna, thank you for all your help. Keep doing what you’re doing..you’re fantastic at it!”
Joel and Candice
“Thank you very much for getting us through our wedding day. You made it very calm and stress free. It was quick and easy and we can’t thank you enough. We’re very happy that we chose you” 
John and Sarah
“Amazing! Perfect day, perfect Celebrant! Thank you !! Bowlo food was great! Thanks for the suggestion!”
Julie and Tom
Excellent balance of professional service and personal touches. Included the children in the ceremony making it a family affair which is exactly as we wanted it. Thank you for the extra touches, photos, slideshow to music and great advice along the way. We would most definitely recommend Vows Now to anyone that asks our opinion!!
Julie and Mick
“After enquiring with a few different celebrants in our area we found from your first email to us that you would marry us the way we wanted. You made us feel very comfortable from our first meeting and gave us the input that we wanted for our special day. We found your fees very reasonable even though you had to travel from Gosford (to Kings Langley). Our ceremony was truly friendly, professional and many guests commented on how nicely it was done. A BIG THANK YOU JOHANNA. We would certainly recommend your services.”
K and S
"Thank you!! For everything. You’re a gem and I feel so lucky and grateful to have found a celebrant who really “gets” me and my strange quirks. We've had an awesome day. So relaxed…. Had a lovely dinner at the beach with the kids and had to run back to the car in the pouring rain. So perfect. Please pass on our sincere thank to Paul for the fantastic pics. He has captured some lovely moments… and how kind are you both to just go that extra mile. It is so appreciated."
Karen and Ben
"We were comfortable sharing our ceremony with Johanna. We would recommend her to anyone. Outstanding!! Thank you for all you did!! Small intimate ceremony, no fuss, just what we wanted. We had a bit of a laugh on a fantastic day that will be remembered forever (especially the gumboots with hot pink on top!) Haha, love Johanna! "
Kelly and Peter
There is nothing we would change, it was perfect!
Kim and Robert
“Jo you were exactly what we wanted and more!! We are so grateful to you for making our marriage ceremony how we wanted it – simple, private and yet fun and romantic. The fact that you also provided our witnesses and your lovely hubby took so many beautiful photos has really just made our perfect day even more so. We could not be more grateful for how easy you made the process and planning and how wonderful you made our day. You are a joyful happy spirit and we feel honoured you were part of our most special moment so far together <3″
Kristy and Matt
“Loved having you as our Celebrant. Everyone commented on the ceremony and how you made it fun and light… After originally planning to elope, Matt and I decided to include our family in our wedding. We just wanted to get married. We wanted a stress free, easy, fun day to make us husband and wife. I came across Johanna’s website and read about Vows Now. I didn’t look at another Celebrant. She was exactly what we wanted! Johanna arrived on the day and everyone felt completely relaxed, had a laugh and we got just married! Thank you.” 
Linda and Dean
“We found you to be extremely efficient and friendly. We were happy we found you as our Celebrant.”
Louise and Mark
“Very happy with service. All information was clearly presented and easy to understand. Perfect for our legal rubber stamping ceremony! Johanna’s service was exactly what we were looking for to compliment our destination wedding. Her professional and relaxed approach kept the ceremony simple, yet enjoyable.”
M and M
“You were fantastic and made us both feel comfortable and special. Your bubbly personality and smile helped set the scene, creating a relaxed, easy, yet professional environment. The question would be use your service again? 100%, but not for us personally – we only intend to marry once, however if we renew the vows, you ill be there! We have no hesitation recommending your services to others seeking good, relaxing, professional service.”
M and S
“Johanna was perfect for us and helped make our little elopement fun and memorable. We highly recommend her”
Mark and Ainslie
Thank you Johanna for a fantastic ceremony! Your attitude and approach throughout the whole process made everything so easy and comfortable. You understood fully our wish for a short, painless, but meaningful wedding – thanks for helping make our day relaxed and fun, just the way we wanted it! Our family could see immediately why we had chosen you. Your style suited us and put everyone at ease 🙂 ”
Mark and Emma
"We appreciated the casual, relaxed approach you gave. It was perfectly suited to us and our family. Everyone thought you were lovely. Our day was perfect…very happy. Great ceremony – very thoughtful and perfect for us. You were aware of our time restraints and you made us feel at ease leading up to the day. We were so happy with our wedding. Thank you. Would recommend you for sure xo”
Mark and Jacquie
"We had a fab day 🙂 Thanks Johanna for braving the waves with us…and for helping to make our day exactly as we wished it to be…full of giggles and a few kisses too 🙂 We will definitely be passing you around to anyone we hear wants a wedding full of fun. Thank you again for all your help and thanks for the pics too"
Martha and Daniel
“Fresh, drama free, excellent, casual and professional. Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for our special day. Very glad and always prompt to assist us. We are really happy with her and her services. Thanks Johanna !!” 
Matthew and Kariah
We were really happy with the service and performance provided. You are very organised and professional and extremely good at your job. Your down to earth, beautiful personality also added to our special day. Thank you very much. We also wanted to say that the certificates for the boys are a brilliant idea and we haven’t got the photos back yet, so it was really good that you emailed us some to look at. You were the perfect Celebrant for our Special Day. Jo was very organised and professional and definitely a pleasure to have as our Celebrant
Mellissa and James
“Well presented and professional but laid back and easy going = GREAT”
Mick and Manda
“Fabulous! Loved it! We were stoked!!! Kids loved it. Even provided cameras for our mini paparazzi!! Magic celebrant. Thanks Jo!! Great attention to detail. Very, very professional. Couldn't have been more helpful and intuitive about our wishes. So kind, fun and appropriate. Great with us. Great with our kids. All your little touches and thoughtfulness made our special day an event truly memorable and exactly what we wanted. Intimate, fun and meaningful. A perfect wedding!! Thank you!”
Military Wedding
“The wedding was everything that we wanted! It was perfect. Thank you for everything. You made us relaxed and your family provided us with so much assistance. We just checked in at the Hotel where they had chilled bottle of champers waiting for the new Mr and Mrs. Thank you for all you have done for us! We had the perfect wedding for us!
Monica and Brian
You were so helpful especially when it all became too stressful for us. If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have had our wedding our way. Thank you!…My husband and I are so thankful that we found Johanna, she made our day so happy and stress free for us. After just one meeting with her we knew we had found ‘the one’. I cannot recommend her highly enough”
Mr and Mrs J
“Thank you so much for marrying us yesterday. It was absolutely perfect for us and to be honest, for a laid back couple who really wasn't fussed about the ceremony part, I think the smiles on our faces captured by your hubby said it all."
Mr and Mrs K
“I was so glad and relieved to have had such an understanding and a lovely Celebrant. My husband feels the same way! We were so thankful that you could provide us with witnesses and thankful that you made our special day as hassle-free as possible!"
Mr and Mrs M
“We found the service offered in all queries, planning and on the day to be professional and friendly. It was everything we hoped for and we were both impressed and happy. We were both overwhelmed with the day and how smoothly it all went and so happy with the feedback and photos that were taken and sent back to us the same day. I can’t think of anything that would make the planning or the wedding day better than it was. Thank you so much for everything.”
Mr and Mrs N
We knew we wanted to get married, we didn't know where or when, or what we wanted to say. Johanna helped us every step of the way. She is a friendly, down to earth person who helped us with it all… Johanna you were perfect. You were an amazing Marriage Celebrant and we wouldn't change a thing. We highly recommend Johanna to anyone that wants a fuss free, stress free wedding.
Natalie and Alan
"Thanks Johanna for being a part of our day. We appreciated your very prompt, professional, warm and genuine support leading up to the event, and your great sense of humour on the day. It was very important for us to choose a Celebrant who truly understood and celebrated our decision to elope in a quiet, personal and private manner and you were the perfect Celebrant for the job! Thanks also for colour co-ordinating your outfit on the day, we’ve had lots of positive comments about how great we all looked in purple! You have a FABULOUS smile!”
Nina and Chris
“AWESOME! Chris and I would both like to thank you SO SO much for making our SPECIAL DAY absolutely wonderful. It was perfect and you are great at what you do, you made us feel so comfortable and it was like we’d known you for years. Loved it, could not be happier with how it went 🙂 Could not have asked for anything better. It was perfect. The best day and exactly how we wanted! AWESOME DAY all round and Thank You again for making us MR and MRS BONE xx”
Private Couple T and P
“It was perfect thank you. Easy to organise and private.
Rachel and Peter
"Thank you so much for our perfect elopement! It was absolutely my dream-come-true unconventional marriage ceremony! Every time we look at the photo’s you took, we grin big-time. We had absolutely no idea, until we found you, that a wedding really could suit a non-traditional couple like us to a tee..."
Rebekah and Chris
"Thank you Johanna for everything on our special day. I loved the way you not only thought of Chris and I, but also Alex and Ryan. They loved their certificates (and the gum balls). It made them feel very special on Mum & Dad’s wedding day. The service was performed professionally, but also with a lot of laughs. I will certainly recommend your services to any of our friends and family planning on having either a wedding like ours or just a small group. Again, thank you for a wonderful and unforgettable day.”
Rhys and Camilla
Johanna was easily contacted to answer all our questions. She gave us a ceremony personally suited to our needs. Simple, casual, friendly and straightforward. The disc of photographs was a wonderful added bonus. We had a perfect day. We had a wonderful time. So easy and exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much. Best. Wedding. Ever! :-)"
Richard and Anatta
“Excellent service delivered with thought and care. We will remember forever! Thank you to Johanna”
Rob and Dee Dee
Just keep doing what you are doing. You have a natural friendliness that people like you straight away. Your web page is good and professional. I found no difficulty in conversation with you. You have a disarming and colourful personality. Thank you for making it so easy. 5 Stars!
Rodney and Terri
“The help that was provided by Jo was amazing. She made our day perfect and we will be forever thankful.”
Ronnie and Dale
“Absolutely fantastic, everything we wanted, the footballers were a nice added bonus… Dale said if he knew it could be this easy he would have done it years ago!… Johanna, we couldn't have asked for more. We will never enjoy another wedding the same, in our opinion this is the way to go. Everyone was so happy for us and we never upset anyone and it was exactly how we wanted it. Thanks to you, Paul, Natalie and Graeme.”
Sam and Coby
“Thank you very much for all you did for us, you really helped us to make the day we had wished for. In our opinion you went above and beyond and we really appreciate it.”
Samantha and Mick
“You were amazing. From ceremony location to vows, you helped every step. Thank you Johanna, you made our day so wonderful. You calmed my nerves and thought of everything! No request was too much, even though our ceremony was so early. We are over the moon, and are so grateful to you for your help!”
Sandra and Daniel
“Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for us. She made everything easy and straight forward and helped us to relax and really enjoy the day. I would recommend her to anyone!”
Secret Vows Now Elopement
“Wonderful!… I would recommend you to anyone having a secret wedding or a small ceremony. Johanna married us in April 2014. She was the perfect Celebrant for us. She always responded immediately to emails and was flexible with times and dates of meetings and the ceremony. She provided us with all the information that we needed and was willing to answer any questions we had. She made sure her attire for the ceremony matched the ceremony and our personalities. She is a great celebrant who is fun, has a great sense of humour and is willing to rock climb in gumboots at the ceremony! You will not be disappointed in choosing Johanna!”
Secret Vows Now Elopers
We are very pleased with the whole experience. We were on a very tight budget and still managed to have an amazing day. Johanna was so helpful and accommodating when we made last minute changes. Couldn't have asked for better! The service was excellent. Professional but at the same time courteous and accommodating, Great value also.
Shane and Tracey
This is the photo we used to tell people. Thank you Jo for a perfect and fun wedding! I think our faces say it all how happy we are lol :)”
Shannon and Brett
Jo you are the most awesome. out there, super cool, kind hearted, funky, beautiful and caring, happy celebrant we have ever met. It was such a pleasure to have you not only as our Celebrant, but part of our special day. We both couldn't be any happier with your services. Keep it up! :)”
Stephen and Elena
“Thank you SO much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect, I have given you a glowing report and I have also recommended you to just about anyone who will listen. We have announced our nuptials to everyone we know and everyone is very happy and really proud of us for taking the path that was right for us. Once again, thank you!! The photo’s are great! It was fantastic to be able to show Mum & Dad the photo’s straight away, there were lot’s of tears and hugging!”  
Surprise elopement A and A
“I was just talking to my WIFE last night as she was filling out the feedback form in the envelope of goodies you sent. Probably repeating what my WIFE has already expressed, anyway, in that discussion with my WIFE, we were both impressed with the little extras you put into our ceremony. My WIFE and I are big fans, we’ll be sure to recommend you to other hapless unmarried folk. All the best, Sincerely from my WIFE and I”
Kyle and Katri
All our friends said you were the best and most down to earth Celebrant they’ve met! So good job! We’ll recommend you to our other friends too.
Tanya and Pete
“We are beside our selves, we are just so happy and just so grateful for the effort you put in. We didn't realize until we looked at the photos how much effort YOU put in, we are so thankful. You’re one in a million and will always be a friend of ours.”
Themis and Beth
“We were thrilled to have you as our celebrant. We had spoken to a few celebrants before we met you and all of them made us feel bad for not wanting a long theatrical ceremony – like we were ripping our guests off! You encouraged us to do things our own way and made us feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.”
Tina and Antony
“Both being second time ’round, we loved it for the simplicity and friendly atmosphere. Without all the fan-fare it was a much more sincere and heartfelt ceremony. Thanks. As far as your contribution, you were just what we needed. Genuine, easy going and still business-like. Well done.”
Tina and David
"We were both very happy with the Wedding Ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted, thank you. You made things easy, and without fuss, just as we wanted”
Tom and Jacq
Johanna provided a simple, warm and intimate ceremony, that was also humorous in the right places, conducted professionally, yet personally. Her communication with us during preparation for our wedding day was excellent and we liked that she understood our vision for our day. Thank you Johanna for going the extra mile with us. Traipsing through the bush, over creeks, clambering over boulders and fighting fallen tree branches. Wonderfully memorable Thank you so much"
Valeria and Fabian
How gorgeous were Valeria & Fabian when they eloped this morning?
Veronica and Greg
“Thank you Johanna for providing us with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted – calm, relaxed, intimate, meaningful and flexible. From the time we first made contact with you, we knew you were the right person for our special day. There was always a prompt and positive reply from you, for every little question we had. Thank you once again for making our marriage a memorable one. We are also grateful for the photos you emailed us shortly after the ceremony.”
Wendy and David
“Our ceremony was beautiful and we loved it. You have a special gift, do not lose it. We had a lovely day and we thank you so much. We can’t thank you enough, we had a beautiful ceremony and our parents thought you were delightful & lovely, you made our marriage (elopement) perfect. Thank you so much we will remember this day with pride and happiness. You made it perfect.”
Zoe and Ben
“Thank you very much! You were wonderful.”

Allen and Karen
We were a little unorthodox, as we booked Jo after our initial phone enquiry. Your voice was perfect! Relaxed and confident, "really us"... You were fabulous with us, our children and Keegan our photographer. It was a very wonderful, casual, intimate experience. We had the day of our dreams and something to hold in our hearts forever more. You contributed to that Jo. So many heartfelt thanks. Allen and Karen Jenkins.
Aaron and Jess
“As far as we’re concerned you've perfected the best way to get married. You went above and beyond our expectations, providing a service that our friends/family who spent thousands on their wedding day did not receive. We will never regret marrying this way and we’re so happy we stumbled across you. We recommend you to all!!”
Adam and Anne
“Thanks for making our wedding both easy and special. We sincerely appreciate your kind and competent manner Thanks for everything. It was a pretty busy period for us and you made the ceremonial part less stressful and more enjoyable than it could easily have been. Thanks also for the album and champagne and for providing an amiable atmosphere leading up to and on the day.”
Alysson and Michael
"Johanna is a celebrant that My Husband and I would recommend to everyone wanting to get married. She made us feel so relaxed and we just enjoyed every minute of our special day, it was one of the best days of our lives and Johanna made it so special because it was everything we had ever dreamt of. I don’t think our day could have gone off any better than what it did and it’s all thanks to Johanna for making it what she promises it to be a fuss free wedding! Thanks so much for being a part of our special day and for being such an easy going ‘friend’ celebrant."
Amanda and Adam
“You were exactly what we wanted. Relaxed, friendly, a little bit crazy. We couldn't have had anyone else marry us. Thank you so very much. Paul was a gem, coming along to be our witness and taking a few photos for our surprise announcement. If we decide to renew one day or elongate our short and sweet vows, we’ll give you a call”
Carlie and Tim
“Johanna is professional, helpful and extremely friendly. She acts like a friend rather than a stranger and made our wedding day much more special – as well as simple and fuss-free as we wanted!”
Andrea and James
“You are great. Just what we wanted. Thank you so much for everything!”
Bec and Sean
“Thank you Johanna for making our wedding day so amazing!”
Bob and Kathleen
“Johanna, everything was perfect, simple, professional and clear cut… just how we wanted it. Your help beforehand was great. Thank you again for all you did. I loved your office, it was a great place to get married and a great backdrop for pictures. And thank you for the champagne. Bob doesn’t drink, so I had it all for lunch with my fish and chips.”
Carissa and Aaron
"Don’t change a thing! Keep being you..." _ -
Cindy and Richard
“Thank you Johanna – It was perfect! :-)”
Corinna and Jeremy
“A truly perfect day from start to end! We didn't realise that getting married could be so relaxed and so much fun until we met Johanna. We desperately wanted to avoid the fuss, stress and traditions that are presumed a given. We were blessed with so much positive energy, laughter and smiles which Johanna was supplying in bucket loads and carried us on a wave of joy. There were some early pre-wedding nerves, but when Johanna arrived, we felt like our best friend had arrived, a sentiment which was also shared by our guests. We would highly recommend Johanna and the “get just married” approach to any couple considering tying the knot. Don’t stress, be blessed, on the day you marry your best friend. Thank you Johanna “
Daran and Trinity
“In a private ceremony for just the two of us and a handful of witnesses, Trinity and Myself tied the knot on Monday 8th of June. The weather did us a favour and the rain stayed away from the cemetery at Point Frederick long enough for the celebrant, Jo from Vows Now, to ask if we did. Needless to say we did. We then threw cost to the wind and had lunch at Iguana Joes (the only place open on the Queens Birthday) at my friend Karl’s expense. Following that we did what any newly married couple would do… Got matching tattoos!”
Dave and Cindy
“Johanna, your service from start to finish was professional, honest and above all full of kindness! The ceremony was exactly what we were looking for and we have already recommended you to our friends. Your down to earth approach to getting “just married” made us feel comfortable and that we weren't just another number! Well done and thanks so much.”
Dave and Ksenia
"Jo, you were the consummate professional. Punctual, ever helpful, fuss-free, and a major asset when we were struggling with bureaucracy on the other side of the Iron Curtain! We were thrilled in having you officiate our wedding, in such a beautiful place. Thanks also to Paul, who was such a good sport and handy photographer to boot! I don’t intend to ever marry again (as I got it right the first time!) but would heartily recommend Jo as the ideal wedding celebrant.” 
Deb and Greg
"After 23 years together we couldn't have wished for a more wonderful and perfect day … no fuss, dressed casually, on our back deck, overlooking our gardens with our surprised parents present to witness our vows. The day was everything we always wanted, but never expected we could have had..."
Debra and Phillip
“Johanna, your bubbly personality and professional attitude at our wedding was first class. You made us feel so special and nothing was a bother to you. Johanna you made it a day to remember, with your infectious smile. Also a big thank you to Paul for his kindness and taking photos of our wedding. Great job. We are so glad we chose you to be our Marriage Celebrant. You are a very special person, because of you our wedding day was perfect. Our family and friends kept saying how wonderful you were. Your attention to detail was flawless. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone looking for a special marriage Celebrant. Many, Many Thanks Johanna.”
Dee and Chris
Bells at Killcare elopement
“We wanted a quiet informal ceremony and chose Johanna because of her website. She proved just what we wanted. She was professional and very helpful in explaining the process required for the wedding to take place. On the day she was punctual (in fact we were late) and held a beautiful and touching ceremony. She even provided the witnesses and supplied beautiful photos, all included in the price. We highly recommend Johanna. She was perfect.”
Donna and Wayne
“Jo was punctual, friendly, bright and very professional. She has an infectious smile and communicated very well. (We) would highly recommend Jo to any other couple!! Very impressed!!”
Double elopement
“Thank you Johanna. Excellent services done how we wanted and imagined it. Your “no worries, anything goes” coupled with your bright and bubbly personality made it a perfect day. We would gladly recommend your unsurpassed services to anyone.”
Emily and Trent
“Wow! That’s the best wedding I’ve ever been to!”
Emma and Phillip
"All great marriages start with hamburgers…Emma & Phillip scored free Hungry Jacks! Married on a week night, after work, with plans to start at 7am the next day. Weddings don’t get more real than that!"
Janelle and Garry
“Jo, you were fabulous! Everything was as we wanted and more. Thank you. Jo listened to us and gave us exactly what we were hoping for on our Wedding Day! Easy, beautiful, no fuss, intimate and fun! We will always remember our day as special, thank you :-)”
Emma and Simon
“Our wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted – short, simple and to the point. In a very casual and relaxed atmosphere we became husband and wife with the minimum of fuss, flounces and frills! Johanna provided us with an idyllic location, fantastic witnesses and ensured any pre-wedding nerves were quickly eased. Our wedding couldn't have been more perfect.”
Family Elopement – Two weddings
“Hi Johanna, You married our kids on August 17th, I am sure you will remember them, just had to convey to you how much fun it has been first learning of their double elopement ourselves and then sharing the wonderful news with family & friends including the two great grandmothers who are both well into their 80’s who are as tickled by it as we are. While we know you do this to earn a crust we really like your ethos and that you ‘get it’ too. Consider us a couple of very proud & happy parents, cheers, P & G.”
G and K
“Johanna, you were an absolute dime! We were pleasantly surprised by your awesome persona. Oh yeah… on Friday our son Zander was born!
Jane and Chad
“Johanna made planning our wedding very easy. Even from the very first phone call she was a pleasure to deal with. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant. We can’t thank you enough.” 
Georgina and Mo
“What is there to say apart from thank you? The service was one of a genuine nature. Even exchanging thoughts and ideas with Johanna over the internet created a feeling of fun and laughter. During these exchanges it felt as if we were talking to a friend instead of an official. Never did it feel like you were ‘just doing your job’ the day was as planned – just a group of friends celebrating the love and commitment Mo and I have for one another. Our friends were more than impressed with your genuine happiness for us both. When our Government finally sees the reality of two souls being joined together as one in marriage doesn't mean male and female only, we would love nothing more than for you to officiate our further declaration of love for one another through the bond of legalised marriage. With heartfelt thanks George & Mo“
Greg and Cassandra
“Thank you so much for your services. We could not have asked for a better celebrant. Our day was perfect thanks to you!”
Jason and Kryssie
“A great day was had by all thanks to Johanna. She goes above and beyond all expectations. Everyone who attended really enjoyed the ceremony & the ‘surprise’. We definitely recommend using Johanna Hayes to anyone who is thinking about getting married”
Hannah and Dean
Dean and I honestly could not be HAPPIER that we chose Johanna to be our Celebrant. She did a great job. It was a nice, sweet, simple ceremony – just what we wanted. She was very informative and explained everything really well to us. We are a young couple and Johanna looked right past that, unlike others, and that just made everything so much more comfortable. She made everything so stress free just knowing she had everything sorted. Thank you so much Johanna, you made our ceremony absolutely wonderful, exactly how we imagined it and we can’t thank you enough for it! Most definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone! :-)
Jaymee and Jake
A+ Everyone was saying what an amazing Celebrant we had!! Thanks Jo.”   -
Jeanette and Darren
Fourteen years together and today Jeanette and Darren tied the knot. They booked early and secured the time 10 past 10 on 10/10/10. Their ceremony was simple and heartfelt, witnessed by Jeanette’s mum and my husband Paul.Afterwards they shared lunch together and took photos at the Gosford Waterfront.
Jessica and David
“Thank you for making our day the greatest day of our lives. We were so relaxed and happy and are so grateful for all of your help to make us husband and wife. All our love Mr & Mrs F (and Baby Ariel)”
Kelly and Brett
“Johanna was lovely. It was a great day. She made it perfect for our whole family. We would gladly recommend Johanna for any ceremony. She is great and does a wonderful job.”
Sarah and Adam
“Johanna you are an amazing Celebrant! Your relaxed attitude made everything so easy and your vow suggestions were perfect. I would recommend you for everyone’s special day!… and a huge thank you for having your hubby take some photos. They are awesome. Our wedding day was amazing and our Celebrant made it perfect, with a stress free, fun, beautiful, short ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted. Johanna, thank you for all your help. Keep doing what you’re doing..you’re fantastic at it!”
Joel and Candice
“Thank you very much for getting us through our wedding day. You made it very calm and stress free. It was quick and easy and we can’t thank you enough. We’re very happy that we chose you” 
John and Sarah
“Amazing! Perfect day, perfect Celebrant! Thank you !! Bowlo food was great! Thanks for the suggestion!”
Julie and Tom
Excellent balance of professional service and personal touches. Included the children in the ceremony making it a family affair which is exactly as we wanted it. Thank you for the extra touches, photos, slideshow to music and great advice along the way. We would most definitely recommend Vows Now to anyone that asks our opinion!!
Julie and Mick
“After enquiring with a few different celebrants in our area we found from your first email to us that you would marry us the way we wanted. You made us feel very comfortable from our first meeting and gave us the input that we wanted for our special day. We found your fees very reasonable even though you had to travel from Gosford (to Kings Langley). Our ceremony was truly friendly, professional and many guests commented on how nicely it was done. A BIG THANK YOU JOHANNA. We would certainly recommend your services.”
K and S
"Thank you!! For everything. You’re a gem and I feel so lucky and grateful to have found a celebrant who really “gets” me and my strange quirks. We've had an awesome day. So relaxed…. Had a lovely dinner at the beach with the kids and had to run back to the car in the pouring rain. So perfect. Please pass on our sincere thank to Paul for the fantastic pics. He has captured some lovely moments… and how kind are you both to just go that extra mile. It is so appreciated."
Karen and Ben
"We were comfortable sharing our ceremony with Johanna. We would recommend her to anyone. Outstanding!! Thank you for all you did!! Small intimate ceremony, no fuss, just what we wanted. We had a bit of a laugh on a fantastic day that will be remembered forever (especially the gumboots with hot pink on top!) Haha, love Johanna! "
Kelly and Peter
There is nothing we would change, it was perfect!
Kim and Robert
“Jo you were exactly what we wanted and more!! We are so grateful to you for making our marriage ceremony how we wanted it – simple, private and yet fun and romantic. The fact that you also provided our witnesses and your lovely hubby took so many beautiful photos has really just made our perfect day even more so. We could not be more grateful for how easy you made the process and planning and how wonderful you made our day. You are a joyful happy spirit and we feel honoured you were part of our most special moment so far together <3″
Kristy and Matt
“Loved having you as our Celebrant. Everyone commented on the ceremony and how you made it fun and light… After originally planning to elope, Matt and I decided to include our family in our wedding. We just wanted to get married. We wanted a stress free, easy, fun day to make us husband and wife. I came across Johanna’s website and read about Vows Now. I didn’t look at another Celebrant. She was exactly what we wanted! Johanna arrived on the day and everyone felt completely relaxed, had a laugh and we got just married! Thank you.” 
Linda and Dean
“We found you to be extremely efficient and friendly. We were happy we found you as our Celebrant.”
Louise and Mark
“Very happy with service. All information was clearly presented and easy to understand. Perfect for our legal rubber stamping ceremony! Johanna’s service was exactly what we were looking for to compliment our destination wedding. Her professional and relaxed approach kept the ceremony simple, yet enjoyable.”
M and M
“You were fantastic and made us both feel comfortable and special. Your bubbly personality and smile helped set the scene, creating a relaxed, easy, yet professional environment. The question would be use your service again? 100%, but not for us personally – we only intend to marry once, however if we renew the vows, you ill be there! We have no hesitation recommending your services to others seeking good, relaxing, professional service.”
M and S
“Johanna was perfect for us and helped make our little elopement fun and memorable. We highly recommend her”
Mark and Ainslie
Thank you Johanna for a fantastic ceremony! Your attitude and approach throughout the whole process made everything so easy and comfortable. You understood fully our wish for a short, painless, but meaningful wedding – thanks for helping make our day relaxed and fun, just the way we wanted it! Our family could see immediately why we had chosen you. Your style suited us and put everyone at ease 🙂 ”
Mark and Emma
"We appreciated the casual, relaxed approach you gave. It was perfectly suited to us and our family. Everyone thought you were lovely. Our day was perfect…very happy. Great ceremony – very thoughtful and perfect for us. You were aware of our time restraints and you made us feel at ease leading up to the day. We were so happy with our wedding. Thank you. Would recommend you for sure xo”
Mark and Jacquie
"We had a fab day 🙂 Thanks Johanna for braving the waves with us…and for helping to make our day exactly as we wished it to be…full of giggles and a few kisses too 🙂 We will definitely be passing you around to anyone we hear wants a wedding full of fun. Thank you again for all your help and thanks for the pics too"
Martha and Daniel
“Fresh, drama free, excellent, casual and professional. Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for our special day. Very glad and always prompt to assist us. We are really happy with her and her services. Thanks Johanna !!” 
Matthew and Kariah
We were really happy with the service and performance provided. You are very organised and professional and extremely good at your job. Your down to earth, beautiful personality also added to our special day. Thank you very much. We also wanted to say that the certificates for the boys are a brilliant idea and we haven’t got the photos back yet, so it was really good that you emailed us some to look at. You were the perfect Celebrant for our Special Day. Jo was very organised and professional and definitely a pleasure to have as our Celebrant
Mellissa and James
“Well presented and professional but laid back and easy going = GREAT”
Mick and Manda
“Fabulous! Loved it! We were stoked!!! Kids loved it. Even provided cameras for our mini paparazzi!! Magic celebrant. Thanks Jo!! Great attention to detail. Very, very professional. Couldn't have been more helpful and intuitive about our wishes. So kind, fun and appropriate. Great with us. Great with our kids. All your little touches and thoughtfulness made our special day an event truly memorable and exactly what we wanted. Intimate, fun and meaningful. A perfect wedding!! Thank you!”
Military Wedding
“The wedding was everything that we wanted! It was perfect. Thank you for everything. You made us relaxed and your family provided us with so much assistance. We just checked in at the Hotel where they had chilled bottle of champers waiting for the new Mr and Mrs. Thank you for all you have done for us! We had the perfect wedding for us!
Monica and Brian
You were so helpful especially when it all became too stressful for us. If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have had our wedding our way. Thank you!…My husband and I are so thankful that we found Johanna, she made our day so happy and stress free for us. After just one meeting with her we knew we had found ‘the one’. I cannot recommend her highly enough”
Mr and Mrs J
“Thank you so much for marrying us yesterday. It was absolutely perfect for us and to be honest, for a laid back couple who really wasn't fussed about the ceremony part, I think the smiles on our faces captured by your hubby said it all."
Mr and Mrs K
“I was so glad and relieved to have had such an understanding and a lovely Celebrant. My husband feels the same way! We were so thankful that you could provide us with witnesses and thankful that you made our special day as hassle-free as possible!"
Mr and Mrs M
“We found the service offered in all queries, planning and on the day to be professional and friendly. It was everything we hoped for and we were both impressed and happy. We were both overwhelmed with the day and how smoothly it all went and so happy with the feedback and photos that were taken and sent back to us the same day. I can’t think of anything that would make the planning or the wedding day better than it was. Thank you so much for everything.”
Mr and Mrs N
We knew we wanted to get married, we didn't know where or when, or what we wanted to say. Johanna helped us every step of the way. She is a friendly, down to earth person who helped us with it all… Johanna you were perfect. You were an amazing Marriage Celebrant and we wouldn't change a thing. We highly recommend Johanna to anyone that wants a fuss free, stress free wedding.
Natalie and Alan
"Thanks Johanna for being a part of our day. We appreciated your very prompt, professional, warm and genuine support leading up to the event, and your great sense of humour on the day. It was very important for us to choose a Celebrant who truly understood and celebrated our decision to elope in a quiet, personal and private manner and you were the perfect Celebrant for the job! Thanks also for colour co-ordinating your outfit on the day, we’ve had lots of positive comments about how great we all looked in purple! You have a FABULOUS smile!”
Nina and Chris
“AWESOME! Chris and I would both like to thank you SO SO much for making our SPECIAL DAY absolutely wonderful. It was perfect and you are great at what you do, you made us feel so comfortable and it was like we’d known you for years. Loved it, could not be happier with how it went 🙂 Could not have asked for anything better. It was perfect. The best day and exactly how we wanted! AWESOME DAY all round and Thank You again for making us MR and MRS BONE xx”
Private Couple T and P
“It was perfect thank you. Easy to organise and private.
Rachel and Peter
"Thank you so much for our perfect elopement! It was absolutely my dream-come-true unconventional marriage ceremony! Every time we look at the photo’s you took, we grin big-time. We had absolutely no idea, until we found you, that a wedding really could suit a non-traditional couple like us to a tee..."
Rebekah and Chris
"Thank you Johanna for everything on our special day. I loved the way you not only thought of Chris and I, but also Alex and Ryan. They loved their certificates (and the gum balls). It made them feel very special on Mum & Dad’s wedding day. The service was performed professionally, but also with a lot of laughs. I will certainly recommend your services to any of our friends and family planning on having either a wedding like ours or just a small group. Again, thank you for a wonderful and unforgettable day.”
Rhys and Camilla
Johanna was easily contacted to answer all our questions. She gave us a ceremony personally suited to our needs. Simple, casual, friendly and straightforward. The disc of photographs was a wonderful added bonus. We had a perfect day. We had a wonderful time. So easy and exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much. Best. Wedding. Ever! :-)"
Richard and Anatta
“Excellent service delivered with thought and care. We will remember forever! Thank you to Johanna”
Rob and Dee Dee
Just keep doing what you are doing. You have a natural friendliness that people like you straight away. Your web page is good and professional. I found no difficulty in conversation with you. You have a disarming and colourful personality. Thank you for making it so easy. 5 Stars!
Rodney and Terri
“The help that was provided by Jo was amazing. She made our day perfect and we will be forever thankful.”
Ronnie and Dale
“Absolutely fantastic, everything we wanted, the footballers were a nice added bonus… Dale said if he knew it could be this easy he would have done it years ago!… Johanna, we couldn't have asked for more. We will never enjoy another wedding the same, in our opinion this is the way to go. Everyone was so happy for us and we never upset anyone and it was exactly how we wanted it. Thanks to you, Paul, Natalie and Graeme.”
Sam and Coby
“Thank you very much for all you did for us, you really helped us to make the day we had wished for. In our opinion you went above and beyond and we really appreciate it.”
Samantha and Mick
“You were amazing. From ceremony location to vows, you helped every step. Thank you Johanna, you made our day so wonderful. You calmed my nerves and thought of everything! No request was too much, even though our ceremony was so early. We are over the moon, and are so grateful to you for your help!”
Sandra and Daniel
“Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for us. She made everything easy and straight forward and helped us to relax and really enjoy the day. I would recommend her to anyone!”
Secret Vows Now Elopement
“Wonderful!… I would recommend you to anyone having a secret wedding or a small ceremony. Johanna married us in April 2014. She was the perfect Celebrant for us. She always responded immediately to emails and was flexible with times and dates of meetings and the ceremony. She provided us with all the information that we needed and was willing to answer any questions we had. She made sure her attire for the ceremony matched the ceremony and our personalities. She is a great celebrant who is fun, has a great sense of humour and is willing to rock climb in gumboots at the ceremony! You will not be disappointed in choosing Johanna!”
Secret Vows Now Elopers
We are very pleased with the whole experience. We were on a very tight budget and still managed to have an amazing day. Johanna was so helpful and accommodating when we made last minute changes. Couldn't have asked for better! The service was excellent. Professional but at the same time courteous and accommodating, Great value also.
Shane and Tracey
This is the photo we used to tell people. Thank you Jo for a perfect and fun wedding! I think our faces say it all how happy we are lol :)”
Shannon and Brett
Jo you are the most awesome. out there, super cool, kind hearted, funky, beautiful and caring, happy celebrant we have ever met. It was such a pleasure to have you not only as our Celebrant, but part of our special day. We both couldn't be any happier with your services. Keep it up! :)”
Stephen and Elena
“Thank you SO much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect, I have given you a glowing report and I have also recommended you to just about anyone who will listen. We have announced our nuptials to everyone we know and everyone is very happy and really proud of us for taking the path that was right for us. Once again, thank you!! The photo’s are great! It was fantastic to be able to show Mum & Dad the photo’s straight away, there were lot’s of tears and hugging!”  
Surprise elopement A and A
“I was just talking to my WIFE last night as she was filling out the feedback form in the envelope of goodies you sent. Probably repeating what my WIFE has already expressed, anyway, in that discussion with my WIFE, we were both impressed with the little extras you put into our ceremony. My WIFE and I are big fans, we’ll be sure to recommend you to other hapless unmarried folk. All the best, Sincerely from my WIFE and I”
Kyle and Katri
All our friends said you were the best and most down to earth Celebrant they’ve met! So good job! We’ll recommend you to our other friends too.
Tanya and Pete
“We are beside our selves, we are just so happy and just so grateful for the effort you put in. We didn't realize until we looked at the photos how much effort YOU put in, we are so thankful. You’re one in a million and will always be a friend of ours.”
Themis and Beth
“We were thrilled to have you as our celebrant. We had spoken to a few celebrants before we met you and all of them made us feel bad for not wanting a long theatrical ceremony – like we were ripping our guests off! You encouraged us to do things our own way and made us feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.”
Tina and Antony
“Both being second time ’round, we loved it for the simplicity and friendly atmosphere. Without all the fan-fare it was a much more sincere and heartfelt ceremony. Thanks. As far as your contribution, you were just what we needed. Genuine, easy going and still business-like. Well done.”
Tina and David
"We were both very happy with the Wedding Ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted, thank you. You made things easy, and without fuss, just as we wanted”
Tom and Jacq
Johanna provided a simple, warm and intimate ceremony, that was also humorous in the right places, conducted professionally, yet personally. Her communication with us during preparation for our wedding day was excellent and we liked that she understood our vision for our day. Thank you Johanna for going the extra mile with us. Traipsing through the bush, over creeks, clambering over boulders and fighting fallen tree branches. Wonderfully memorable Thank you so much"
Valeria and Fabian
How gorgeous were Valeria & Fabian when they eloped this morning?
Veronica and Greg
“Thank you Johanna for providing us with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted – calm, relaxed, intimate, meaningful and flexible. From the time we first made contact with you, we knew you were the right person for our special day. There was always a prompt and positive reply from you, for every little question we had. Thank you once again for making our marriage a memorable one. We are also grateful for the photos you emailed us shortly after the ceremony.”
Wendy and David
“Our ceremony was beautiful and we loved it. You have a special gift, do not lose it. We had a lovely day and we thank you so much. We can’t thank you enough, we had a beautiful ceremony and our parents thought you were delightful & lovely, you made our marriage (elopement) perfect. Thank you so much we will remember this day with pride and happiness. You made it perfect.”
Zoe and Ben
“Thank you very much! You were wonderful.”

Allen and Karen
We were a little unorthodox, as we booked Jo after our initial phone enquiry. Your voice was perfect! Relaxed and confident, "really us"... You were fabulous with us, our children and Keegan our photographer. It was a very wonderful, casual, intimate experience. We had the day of our dreams and something to hold in our hearts forever more. You contributed to that Jo. So many heartfelt thanks. Allen and Karen Jenkins.
Aaron and Jess
“As far as we’re concerned you've perfected the best way to get married. You went above and beyond our expectations, providing a service that our friends/family who spent thousands on their wedding day did not receive. We will never regret marrying this way and we’re so happy we stumbled across you. We recommend you to all!!”
Adam and Anne
“Thanks for making our wedding both easy and special. We sincerely appreciate your kind and competent manner Thanks for everything. It was a pretty busy period for us and you made the ceremonial part less stressful and more enjoyable than it could easily have been. Thanks also for the album and champagne and for providing an amiable atmosphere leading up to and on the day.”
Alysson and Michael
"Johanna is a celebrant that My Husband and I would recommend to everyone wanting to get married. She made us feel so relaxed and we just enjoyed every minute of our special day, it was one of the best days of our lives and Johanna made it so special because it was everything we had ever dreamt of. I don’t think our day could have gone off any better than what it did and it’s all thanks to Johanna for making it what she promises it to be a fuss free wedding! Thanks so much for being a part of our special day and for being such an easy going ‘friend’ celebrant."
Amanda and Adam
“You were exactly what we wanted. Relaxed, friendly, a little bit crazy. We couldn't have had anyone else marry us. Thank you so very much. Paul was a gem, coming along to be our witness and taking a few photos for our surprise announcement. If we decide to renew one day or elongate our short and sweet vows, we’ll give you a call”
Carlie and Tim
“Johanna is professional, helpful and extremely friendly. She acts like a friend rather than a stranger and made our wedding day much more special – as well as simple and fuss-free as we wanted!”
Andrea and James
“You are great. Just what we wanted. Thank you so much for everything!”
Bec and Sean
“Thank you Johanna for making our wedding day so amazing!”
Bob and Kathleen
“Johanna, everything was perfect, simple, professional and clear cut… just how we wanted it. Your help beforehand was great. Thank you again for all you did. I loved your office, it was a great place to get married and a great backdrop for pictures. And thank you for the champagne. Bob doesn’t drink, so I had it all for lunch with my fish and chips.”
Carissa and Aaron
"Don’t change a thing! Keep being you..." _ -
Cindy and Richard
“Thank you Johanna – It was perfect! :-)”
Corinna and Jeremy
“A truly perfect day from start to end! We didn't realise that getting married could be so relaxed and so much fun until we met Johanna. We desperately wanted to avoid the fuss, stress and traditions that are presumed a given. We were blessed with so much positive energy, laughter and smiles which Johanna was supplying in bucket loads and carried us on a wave of joy. There were some early pre-wedding nerves, but when Johanna arrived, we felt like our best friend had arrived, a sentiment which was also shared by our guests. We would highly recommend Johanna and the “get just married” approach to any couple considering tying the knot. Don’t stress, be blessed, on the day you marry your best friend. Thank you Johanna “
Daran and Trinity
“In a private ceremony for just the two of us and a handful of witnesses, Trinity and Myself tied the knot on Monday 8th of June. The weather did us a favour and the rain stayed away from the cemetery at Point Frederick long enough for the celebrant, Jo from Vows Now, to ask if we did. Needless to say we did. We then threw cost to the wind and had lunch at Iguana Joes (the only place open on the Queens Birthday) at my friend Karl’s expense. Following that we did what any newly married couple would do… Got matching tattoos!”
Dave and Cindy
“Johanna, your service from start to finish was professional, honest and above all full of kindness! The ceremony was exactly what we were looking for and we have already recommended you to our friends. Your down to earth approach to getting “just married” made us feel comfortable and that we weren't just another number! Well done and thanks so much.”
Dave and Ksenia
"Jo, you were the consummate professional. Punctual, ever helpful, fuss-free, and a major asset when we were struggling with bureaucracy on the other side of the Iron Curtain! We were thrilled in having you officiate our wedding, in such a beautiful place. Thanks also to Paul, who was such a good sport and handy photographer to boot! I don’t intend to ever marry again (as I got it right the first time!) but would heartily recommend Jo as the ideal wedding celebrant.” 
Deb and Greg
"After 23 years together we couldn't have wished for a more wonderful and perfect day … no fuss, dressed casually, on our back deck, overlooking our gardens with our surprised parents present to witness our vows. The day was everything we always wanted, but never expected we could have had..."
Debra and Phillip
“Johanna, your bubbly personality and professional attitude at our wedding was first class. You made us feel so special and nothing was a bother to you. Johanna you made it a day to remember, with your infectious smile. Also a big thank you to Paul for his kindness and taking photos of our wedding. Great job. We are so glad we chose you to be our Marriage Celebrant. You are a very special person, because of you our wedding day was perfect. Our family and friends kept saying how wonderful you were. Your attention to detail was flawless. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone looking for a special marriage Celebrant. Many, Many Thanks Johanna.”
Dee and Chris
Bells at Killcare elopement
“We wanted a quiet informal ceremony and chose Johanna because of her website. She proved just what we wanted. She was professional and very helpful in explaining the process required for the wedding to take place. On the day she was punctual (in fact we were late) and held a beautiful and touching ceremony. She even provided the witnesses and supplied beautiful photos, all included in the price. We highly recommend Johanna. She was perfect.”
Donna and Wayne
“Jo was punctual, friendly, bright and very professional. She has an infectious smile and communicated very well. (We) would highly recommend Jo to any other couple!! Very impressed!!”
Double elopement
“Thank you Johanna. Excellent services done how we wanted and imagined it. Your “no worries, anything goes” coupled with your bright and bubbly personality made it a perfect day. We would gladly recommend your unsurpassed services to anyone.”
Emily and Trent
“Wow! That’s the best wedding I’ve ever been to!”
Emma and Phillip
"All great marriages start with hamburgers…Emma & Phillip scored free Hungry Jacks! Married on a week night, after work, with plans to start at 7am the next day. Weddings don’t get more real than that!"
Janelle and Garry
“Jo, you were fabulous! Everything was as we wanted and more. Thank you. Jo listened to us and gave us exactly what we were hoping for on our Wedding Day! Easy, beautiful, no fuss, intimate and fun! We will always remember our day as special, thank you :-)”
Emma and Simon
“Our wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted – short, simple and to the point. In a very casual and relaxed atmosphere we became husband and wife with the minimum of fuss, flounces and frills! Johanna provided us with an idyllic location, fantastic witnesses and ensured any pre-wedding nerves were quickly eased. Our wedding couldn't have been more perfect.”
Family Elopement – Two weddings
“Hi Johanna, You married our kids on August 17th, I am sure you will remember them, just had to convey to you how much fun it has been first learning of their double elopement ourselves and then sharing the wonderful news with family & friends including the two great grandmothers who are both well into their 80’s who are as tickled by it as we are. While we know you do this to earn a crust we really like your ethos and that you ‘get it’ too. Consider us a couple of very proud & happy parents, cheers, P & G.”
G and K
“Johanna, you were an absolute dime! We were pleasantly surprised by your awesome persona. Oh yeah… on Friday our son Zander was born!
Jane and Chad
“Johanna made planning our wedding very easy. Even from the very first phone call she was a pleasure to deal with. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant. We can’t thank you enough.” 
Georgina and Mo
“What is there to say apart from thank you? The service was one of a genuine nature. Even exchanging thoughts and ideas with Johanna over the internet created a feeling of fun and laughter. During these exchanges it felt as if we were talking to a friend instead of an official. Never did it feel like you were ‘just doing your job’ the day was as planned – just a group of friends celebrating the love and commitment Mo and I have for one another. Our friends were more than impressed with your genuine happiness for us both. When our Government finally sees the reality of two souls being joined together as one in marriage doesn't mean male and female only, we would love nothing more than for you to officiate our further declaration of love for one another through the bond of legalised marriage. With heartfelt thanks George & Mo“
Greg and Cassandra
“Thank you so much for your services. We could not have asked for a better celebrant. Our day was perfect thanks to you!”
Jason and Kryssie
“A great day was had by all thanks to Johanna. She goes above and beyond all expectations. Everyone who attended really enjoyed the ceremony & the ‘surprise’. We definitely recommend using Johanna Hayes to anyone who is thinking about getting married”
Hannah and Dean
Dean and I honestly could not be HAPPIER that we chose Johanna to be our Celebrant. She did a great job. It was a nice, sweet, simple ceremony – just what we wanted. She was very informative and explained everything really well to us. We are a young couple and Johanna looked right past that, unlike others, and that just made everything so much more comfortable. She made everything so stress free just knowing she had everything sorted. Thank you so much Johanna, you made our ceremony absolutely wonderful, exactly how we imagined it and we can’t thank you enough for it! Most definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone! :-)
Jaymee and Jake
A+ Everyone was saying what an amazing Celebrant we had!! Thanks Jo.”   -
Jeanette and Darren
Fourteen years together and today Jeanette and Darren tied the knot. They booked early and secured the time 10 past 10 on 10/10/10. Their ceremony was simple and heartfelt, witnessed by Jeanette’s mum and my husband Paul.Afterwards they shared lunch together and took photos at the Gosford Waterfront.
Jessica and David
“Thank you for making our day the greatest day of our lives. We were so relaxed and happy and are so grateful for all of your help to make us husband and wife. All our love Mr & Mrs F (and Baby Ariel)”
Kelly and Brett
“Johanna was lovely. It was a great day. She made it perfect for our whole family. We would gladly recommend Johanna for any ceremony. She is great and does a wonderful job.”
Sarah and Adam
“Johanna you are an amazing Celebrant! Your relaxed attitude made everything so easy and your vow suggestions were perfect. I would recommend you for everyone’s special day!… and a huge thank you for having your hubby take some photos. They are awesome. Our wedding day was amazing and our Celebrant made it perfect, with a stress free, fun, beautiful, short ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted. Johanna, thank you for all your help. Keep doing what you’re doing..you’re fantastic at it!”
Joel and Candice
“Thank you very much for getting us through our wedding day. You made it very calm and stress free. It was quick and easy and we can’t thank you enough. We’re very happy that we chose you” 
John and Sarah
“Amazing! Perfect day, perfect Celebrant! Thank you !! Bowlo food was great! Thanks for the suggestion!”
Julie and Tom
Excellent balance of professional service and personal touches. Included the children in the ceremony making it a family affair which is exactly as we wanted it. Thank you for the extra touches, photos, slideshow to music and great advice along the way. We would most definitely recommend Vows Now to anyone that asks our opinion!!
Julie and Mick
“After enquiring with a few different celebrants in our area we found from your first email to us that you would marry us the way we wanted. You made us feel very comfortable from our first meeting and gave us the input that we wanted for our special day. We found your fees very reasonable even though you had to travel from Gosford (to Kings Langley). Our ceremony was truly friendly, professional and many guests commented on how nicely it was done. A BIG THANK YOU JOHANNA. We would certainly recommend your services.”
K and S
"Thank you!! For everything. You’re a gem and I feel so lucky and grateful to have found a celebrant who really “gets” me and my strange quirks. We've had an awesome day. So relaxed…. Had a lovely dinner at the beach with the kids and had to run back to the car in the pouring rain. So perfect. Please pass on our sincere thank to Paul for the fantastic pics. He has captured some lovely moments… and how kind are you both to just go that extra mile. It is so appreciated."
Karen and Ben
"We were comfortable sharing our ceremony with Johanna. We would recommend her to anyone. Outstanding!! Thank you for all you did!! Small intimate ceremony, no fuss, just what we wanted. We had a bit of a laugh on a fantastic day that will be remembered forever (especially the gumboots with hot pink on top!) Haha, love Johanna! "
Kelly and Peter
There is nothing we would change, it was perfect!
Kim and Robert
“Jo you were exactly what we wanted and more!! We are so grateful to you for making our marriage ceremony how we wanted it – simple, private and yet fun and romantic. The fact that you also provided our witnesses and your lovely hubby took so many beautiful photos has really just made our perfect day even more so. We could not be more grateful for how easy you made the process and planning and how wonderful you made our day. You are a joyful happy spirit and we feel honoured you were part of our most special moment so far together <3″
Kristy and Matt
“Loved having you as our Celebrant. Everyone commented on the ceremony and how you made it fun and light… After originally planning to elope, Matt and I decided to include our family in our wedding. We just wanted to get married. We wanted a stress free, easy, fun day to make us husband and wife. I came across Johanna’s website and read about Vows Now. I didn’t look at another Celebrant. She was exactly what we wanted! Johanna arrived on the day and everyone felt completely relaxed, had a laugh and we got just married! Thank you.” 
Linda and Dean
“We found you to be extremely efficient and friendly. We were happy we found you as our Celebrant.”
Louise and Mark
“Very happy with service. All information was clearly presented and easy to understand. Perfect for our legal rubber stamping ceremony! Johanna’s service was exactly what we were looking for to compliment our destination wedding. Her professional and relaxed approach kept the ceremony simple, yet enjoyable.”
M and M
“You were fantastic and made us both feel comfortable and special. Your bubbly personality and smile helped set the scene, creating a relaxed, easy, yet professional environment. The question would be use your service again? 100%, but not for us personally – we only intend to marry once, however if we renew the vows, you ill be there! We have no hesitation recommending your services to others seeking good, relaxing, professional service.”
M and S
“Johanna was perfect for us and helped make our little elopement fun and memorable. We highly recommend her”
Mark and Ainslie
Thank you Johanna for a fantastic ceremony! Your attitude and approach throughout the whole process made everything so easy and comfortable. You understood fully our wish for a short, painless, but meaningful wedding – thanks for helping make our day relaxed and fun, just the way we wanted it! Our family could see immediately why we had chosen you. Your style suited us and put everyone at ease 🙂 ”
Mark and Emma
"We appreciated the casual, relaxed approach you gave. It was perfectly suited to us and our family. Everyone thought you were lovely. Our day was perfect…very happy. Great ceremony – very thoughtful and perfect for us. You were aware of our time restraints and you made us feel at ease leading up to the day. We were so happy with our wedding. Thank you. Would recommend you for sure xo”
Mark and Jacquie
"We had a fab day 🙂 Thanks Johanna for braving the waves with us…and for helping to make our day exactly as we wished it to be…full of giggles and a few kisses too 🙂 We will definitely be passing you around to anyone we hear wants a wedding full of fun. Thank you again for all your help and thanks for the pics too"
Martha and Daniel
“Fresh, drama free, excellent, casual and professional. Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for our special day. Very glad and always prompt to assist us. We are really happy with her and her services. Thanks Johanna !!” 
Matthew and Kariah
We were really happy with the service and performance provided. You are very organised and professional and extremely good at your job. Your down to earth, beautiful personality also added to our special day. Thank you very much. We also wanted to say that the certificates for the boys are a brilliant idea and we haven’t got the photos back yet, so it was really good that you emailed us some to look at. You were the perfect Celebrant for our Special Day. Jo was very organised and professional and definitely a pleasure to have as our Celebrant
Mellissa and James
“Well presented and professional but laid back and easy going = GREAT”
Mick and Manda
“Fabulous! Loved it! We were stoked!!! Kids loved it. Even provided cameras for our mini paparazzi!! Magic celebrant. Thanks Jo!! Great attention to detail. Very, very professional. Couldn't have been more helpful and intuitive about our wishes. So kind, fun and appropriate. Great with us. Great with our kids. All your little touches and thoughtfulness made our special day an event truly memorable and exactly what we wanted. Intimate, fun and meaningful. A perfect wedding!! Thank you!”
Military Wedding
“The wedding was everything that we wanted! It was perfect. Thank you for everything. You made us relaxed and your family provided us with so much assistance. We just checked in at the Hotel where they had chilled bottle of champers waiting for the new Mr and Mrs. Thank you for all you have done for us! We had the perfect wedding for us!
Monica and Brian
You were so helpful especially when it all became too stressful for us. If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have had our wedding our way. Thank you!…My husband and I are so thankful that we found Johanna, she made our day so happy and stress free for us. After just one meeting with her we knew we had found ‘the one’. I cannot recommend her highly enough”
Mr and Mrs J
“Thank you so much for marrying us yesterday. It was absolutely perfect for us and to be honest, for a laid back couple who really wasn't fussed about the ceremony part, I think the smiles on our faces captured by your hubby said it all."
Mr and Mrs K
“I was so glad and relieved to have had such an understanding and a lovely Celebrant. My husband feels the same way! We were so thankful that you could provide us with witnesses and thankful that you made our special day as hassle-free as possible!"
Mr and Mrs M
“We found the service offered in all queries, planning and on the day to be professional and friendly. It was everything we hoped for and we were both impressed and happy. We were both overwhelmed with the day and how smoothly it all went and so happy with the feedback and photos that were taken and sent back to us the same day. I can’t think of anything that would make the planning or the wedding day better than it was. Thank you so much for everything.”
Mr and Mrs N
We knew we wanted to get married, we didn't know where or when, or what we wanted to say. Johanna helped us every step of the way. She is a friendly, down to earth person who helped us with it all… Johanna you were perfect. You were an amazing Marriage Celebrant and we wouldn't change a thing. We highly recommend Johanna to anyone that wants a fuss free, stress free wedding.
Natalie and Alan
"Thanks Johanna for being a part of our day. We appreciated your very prompt, professional, warm and genuine support leading up to the event, and your great sense of humour on the day. It was very important for us to choose a Celebrant who truly understood and celebrated our decision to elope in a quiet, personal and private manner and you were the perfect Celebrant for the job! Thanks also for colour co-ordinating your outfit on the day, we’ve had lots of positive comments about how great we all looked in purple! You have a FABULOUS smile!”
Nina and Chris
“AWESOME! Chris and I would both like to thank you SO SO much for making our SPECIAL DAY absolutely wonderful. It was perfect and you are great at what you do, you made us feel so comfortable and it was like we’d known you for years. Loved it, could not be happier with how it went 🙂 Could not have asked for anything better. It was perfect. The best day and exactly how we wanted! AWESOME DAY all round and Thank You again for making us MR and MRS BONE xx”
Private Couple T and P
“It was perfect thank you. Easy to organise and private.
Rachel and Peter
"Thank you so much for our perfect elopement! It was absolutely my dream-come-true unconventional marriage ceremony! Every time we look at the photo’s you took, we grin big-time. We had absolutely no idea, until we found you, that a wedding really could suit a non-traditional couple like us to a tee..."
Rebekah and Chris
"Thank you Johanna for everything on our special day. I loved the way you not only thought of Chris and I, but also Alex and Ryan. They loved their certificates (and the gum balls). It made them feel very special on Mum & Dad’s wedding day. The service was performed professionally, but also with a lot of laughs. I will certainly recommend your services to any of our friends and family planning on having either a wedding like ours or just a small group. Again, thank you for a wonderful and unforgettable day.”
Rhys and Camilla
Johanna was easily contacted to answer all our questions. She gave us a ceremony personally suited to our needs. Simple, casual, friendly and straightforward. The disc of photographs was a wonderful added bonus. We had a perfect day. We had a wonderful time. So easy and exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much. Best. Wedding. Ever! :-)"
Richard and Anatta
“Excellent service delivered with thought and care. We will remember forever! Thank you to Johanna”
Rob and Dee Dee
Just keep doing what you are doing. You have a natural friendliness that people like you straight away. Your web page is good and professional. I found no difficulty in conversation with you. You have a disarming and colourful personality. Thank you for making it so easy. 5 Stars!
Rodney and Terri
“The help that was provided by Jo was amazing. She made our day perfect and we will be forever thankful.”
Ronnie and Dale
“Absolutely fantastic, everything we wanted, the footballers were a nice added bonus… Dale said if he knew it could be this easy he would have done it years ago!… Johanna, we couldn't have asked for more. We will never enjoy another wedding the same, in our opinion this is the way to go. Everyone was so happy for us and we never upset anyone and it was exactly how we wanted it. Thanks to you, Paul, Natalie and Graeme.”
Sam and Coby
“Thank you very much for all you did for us, you really helped us to make the day we had wished for. In our opinion you went above and beyond and we really appreciate it.”
Samantha and Mick
“You were amazing. From ceremony location to vows, you helped every step. Thank you Johanna, you made our day so wonderful. You calmed my nerves and thought of everything! No request was too much, even though our ceremony was so early. We are over the moon, and are so grateful to you for your help!”
Sandra and Daniel
“Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for us. She made everything easy and straight forward and helped us to relax and really enjoy the day. I would recommend her to anyone!”
Secret Vows Now Elopement
“Wonderful!… I would recommend you to anyone having a secret wedding or a small ceremony. Johanna married us in April 2014. She was the perfect Celebrant for us. She always responded immediately to emails and was flexible with times and dates of meetings and the ceremony. She provided us with all the information that we needed and was willing to answer any questions we had. She made sure her attire for the ceremony matched the ceremony and our personalities. She is a great celebrant who is fun, has a great sense of humour and is willing to rock climb in gumboots at the ceremony! You will not be disappointed in choosing Johanna!”
Secret Vows Now Elopers
We are very pleased with the whole experience. We were on a very tight budget and still managed to have an amazing day. Johanna was so helpful and accommodating when we made last minute changes. Couldn't have asked for better! The service was excellent. Professional but at the same time courteous and accommodating, Great value also.
Shane and Tracey
This is the photo we used to tell people. Thank you Jo for a perfect and fun wedding! I think our faces say it all how happy we are lol :)”
Shannon and Brett
Jo you are the most awesome. out there, super cool, kind hearted, funky, beautiful and caring, happy celebrant we have ever met. It was such a pleasure to have you not only as our Celebrant, but part of our special day. We both couldn't be any happier with your services. Keep it up! :)”
Stephen and Elena
“Thank you SO much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect, I have given you a glowing report and I have also recommended you to just about anyone who will listen. We have announced our nuptials to everyone we know and everyone is very happy and really proud of us for taking the path that was right for us. Once again, thank you!! The photo’s are great! It was fantastic to be able to show Mum & Dad the photo’s straight away, there were lot’s of tears and hugging!”  
Surprise elopement A and A
“I was just talking to my WIFE last night as she was filling out the feedback form in the envelope of goodies you sent. Probably repeating what my WIFE has already expressed, anyway, in that discussion with my WIFE, we were both impressed with the little extras you put into our ceremony. My WIFE and I are big fans, we’ll be sure to recommend you to other hapless unmarried folk. All the best, Sincerely from my WIFE and I”
Kyle and Katri
All our friends said you were the best and most down to earth Celebrant they’ve met! So good job! We’ll recommend you to our other friends too.
Tanya and Pete
“We are beside our selves, we are just so happy and just so grateful for the effort you put in. We didn't realize until we looked at the photos how much effort YOU put in, we are so thankful. You’re one in a million and will always be a friend of ours.”
Themis and Beth
“We were thrilled to have you as our celebrant. We had spoken to a few celebrants before we met you and all of them made us feel bad for not wanting a long theatrical ceremony – like we were ripping our guests off! You encouraged us to do things our own way and made us feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.”
Tina and Antony
“Both being second time ’round, we loved it for the simplicity and friendly atmosphere. Without all the fan-fare it was a much more sincere and heartfelt ceremony. Thanks. As far as your contribution, you were just what we needed. Genuine, easy going and still business-like. Well done.”
Tina and David
"We were both very happy with the Wedding Ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted, thank you. You made things easy, and without fuss, just as we wanted”
Tom and Jacq
Johanna provided a simple, warm and intimate ceremony, that was also humorous in the right places, conducted professionally, yet personally. Her communication with us during preparation for our wedding day was excellent and we liked that she understood our vision for our day. Thank you Johanna for going the extra mile with us. Traipsing through the bush, over creeks, clambering over boulders and fighting fallen tree branches. Wonderfully memorable Thank you so much"
Valeria and Fabian
How gorgeous were Valeria & Fabian when they eloped this morning?
Veronica and Greg
“Thank you Johanna for providing us with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted – calm, relaxed, intimate, meaningful and flexible. From the time we first made contact with you, we knew you were the right person for our special day. There was always a prompt and positive reply from you, for every little question we had. Thank you once again for making our marriage a memorable one. We are also grateful for the photos you emailed us shortly after the ceremony.”
Wendy and David
“Our ceremony was beautiful and we loved it. You have a special gift, do not lose it. We had a lovely day and we thank you so much. We can’t thank you enough, we had a beautiful ceremony and our parents thought you were delightful & lovely, you made our marriage (elopement) perfect. Thank you so much we will remember this day with pride and happiness. You made it perfect.”
Zoe and Ben
“Thank you very much! You were wonderful.”

Allen and Karen
We were a little unorthodox, as we booked Jo after our initial phone enquiry. Your voice was perfect! Relaxed and confident, "really us"... You were fabulous with us, our children and Keegan our photographer. It was a very wonderful, casual, intimate experience. We had the day of our dreams and something to hold in our hearts forever more. You contributed to that Jo. So many heartfelt thanks. Allen and Karen Jenkins.
Aaron and Jess
“As far as we’re concerned you've perfected the best way to get married. You went above and beyond our expectations, providing a service that our friends/family who spent thousands on their wedding day did not receive. We will never regret marrying this way and we’re so happy we stumbled across you. We recommend you to all!!”
Adam and Anne
“Thanks for making our wedding both easy and special. We sincerely appreciate your kind and competent manner Thanks for everything. It was a pretty busy period for us and you made the ceremonial part less stressful and more enjoyable than it could easily have been. Thanks also for the album and champagne and for providing an amiable atmosphere leading up to and on the day.”
Alysson and Michael
"Johanna is a celebrant that My Husband and I would recommend to everyone wanting to get married. She made us feel so relaxed and we just enjoyed every minute of our special day, it was one of the best days of our lives and Johanna made it so special because it was everything we had ever dreamt of. I don’t think our day could have gone off any better than what it did and it’s all thanks to Johanna for making it what she promises it to be a fuss free wedding! Thanks so much for being a part of our special day and for being such an easy going ‘friend’ celebrant."
Amanda and Adam
“You were exactly what we wanted. Relaxed, friendly, a little bit crazy. We couldn't have had anyone else marry us. Thank you so very much. Paul was a gem, coming along to be our witness and taking a few photos for our surprise announcement. If we decide to renew one day or elongate our short and sweet vows, we’ll give you a call”
Carlie and Tim
“Johanna is professional, helpful and extremely friendly. She acts like a friend rather than a stranger and made our wedding day much more special – as well as simple and fuss-free as we wanted!”
Andrea and James
“You are great. Just what we wanted. Thank you so much for everything!”
Bec and Sean
“Thank you Johanna for making our wedding day so amazing!”
Bob and Kathleen
“Johanna, everything was perfect, simple, professional and clear cut… just how we wanted it. Your help beforehand was great. Thank you again for all you did. I loved your office, it was a great place to get married and a great backdrop for pictures. And thank you for the champagne. Bob doesn’t drink, so I had it all for lunch with my fish and chips.”
Carissa and Aaron
"Don’t change a thing! Keep being you..." _ -
Cindy and Richard
“Thank you Johanna – It was perfect! :-)”
Corinna and Jeremy
“A truly perfect day from start to end! We didn't realise that getting married could be so relaxed and so much fun until we met Johanna. We desperately wanted to avoid the fuss, stress and traditions that are presumed a given. We were blessed with so much positive energy, laughter and smiles which Johanna was supplying in bucket loads and carried us on a wave of joy. There were some early pre-wedding nerves, but when Johanna arrived, we felt like our best friend had arrived, a sentiment which was also shared by our guests. We would highly recommend Johanna and the “get just married” approach to any couple considering tying the knot. Don’t stress, be blessed, on the day you marry your best friend. Thank you Johanna “
Daran and Trinity
“In a private ceremony for just the two of us and a handful of witnesses, Trinity and Myself tied the knot on Monday 8th of June. The weather did us a favour and the rain stayed away from the cemetery at Point Frederick long enough for the celebrant, Jo from Vows Now, to ask if we did. Needless to say we did. We then threw cost to the wind and had lunch at Iguana Joes (the only place open on the Queens Birthday) at my friend Karl’s expense. Following that we did what any newly married couple would do… Got matching tattoos!”
Dave and Cindy
“Johanna, your service from start to finish was professional, honest and above all full of kindness! The ceremony was exactly what we were looking for and we have already recommended you to our friends. Your down to earth approach to getting “just married” made us feel comfortable and that we weren't just another number! Well done and thanks so much.”
Dave and Ksenia
"Jo, you were the consummate professional. Punctual, ever helpful, fuss-free, and a major asset when we were struggling with bureaucracy on the other side of the Iron Curtain! We were thrilled in having you officiate our wedding, in such a beautiful place. Thanks also to Paul, who was such a good sport and handy photographer to boot! I don’t intend to ever marry again (as I got it right the first time!) but would heartily recommend Jo as the ideal wedding celebrant.” 
Deb and Greg
"After 23 years together we couldn't have wished for a more wonderful and perfect day … no fuss, dressed casually, on our back deck, overlooking our gardens with our surprised parents present to witness our vows. The day was everything we always wanted, but never expected we could have had..."
Debra and Phillip
“Johanna, your bubbly personality and professional attitude at our wedding was first class. You made us feel so special and nothing was a bother to you. Johanna you made it a day to remember, with your infectious smile. Also a big thank you to Paul for his kindness and taking photos of our wedding. Great job. We are so glad we chose you to be our Marriage Celebrant. You are a very special person, because of you our wedding day was perfect. Our family and friends kept saying how wonderful you were. Your attention to detail was flawless. We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you to anyone looking for a special marriage Celebrant. Many, Many Thanks Johanna.”
Dee and Chris
Bells at Killcare elopement
“We wanted a quiet informal ceremony and chose Johanna because of her website. She proved just what we wanted. She was professional and very helpful in explaining the process required for the wedding to take place. On the day she was punctual (in fact we were late) and held a beautiful and touching ceremony. She even provided the witnesses and supplied beautiful photos, all included in the price. We highly recommend Johanna. She was perfect.”
Donna and Wayne
“Jo was punctual, friendly, bright and very professional. She has an infectious smile and communicated very well. (We) would highly recommend Jo to any other couple!! Very impressed!!”
Double elopement
“Thank you Johanna. Excellent services done how we wanted and imagined it. Your “no worries, anything goes” coupled with your bright and bubbly personality made it a perfect day. We would gladly recommend your unsurpassed services to anyone.”
Emily and Trent
“Wow! That’s the best wedding I’ve ever been to!”
Emma and Phillip
"All great marriages start with hamburgers…Emma & Phillip scored free Hungry Jacks! Married on a week night, after work, with plans to start at 7am the next day. Weddings don’t get more real than that!"
Janelle and Garry
“Jo, you were fabulous! Everything was as we wanted and more. Thank you. Jo listened to us and gave us exactly what we were hoping for on our Wedding Day! Easy, beautiful, no fuss, intimate and fun! We will always remember our day as special, thank you :-)”
Emma and Simon
“Our wedding ceremony was exactly what we wanted – short, simple and to the point. In a very casual and relaxed atmosphere we became husband and wife with the minimum of fuss, flounces and frills! Johanna provided us with an idyllic location, fantastic witnesses and ensured any pre-wedding nerves were quickly eased. Our wedding couldn't have been more perfect.”
Family Elopement – Two weddings
“Hi Johanna, You married our kids on August 17th, I am sure you will remember them, just had to convey to you how much fun it has been first learning of their double elopement ourselves and then sharing the wonderful news with family & friends including the two great grandmothers who are both well into their 80’s who are as tickled by it as we are. While we know you do this to earn a crust we really like your ethos and that you ‘get it’ too. Consider us a couple of very proud & happy parents, cheers, P & G.”
G and K
“Johanna, you were an absolute dime! We were pleasantly surprised by your awesome persona. Oh yeah… on Friday our son Zander was born!
Jane and Chad
“Johanna made planning our wedding very easy. Even from the very first phone call she was a pleasure to deal with. We would recommend her to anyone looking for a celebrant. We can’t thank you enough.” 
Georgina and Mo
“What is there to say apart from thank you? The service was one of a genuine nature. Even exchanging thoughts and ideas with Johanna over the internet created a feeling of fun and laughter. During these exchanges it felt as if we were talking to a friend instead of an official. Never did it feel like you were ‘just doing your job’ the day was as planned – just a group of friends celebrating the love and commitment Mo and I have for one another. Our friends were more than impressed with your genuine happiness for us both. When our Government finally sees the reality of two souls being joined together as one in marriage doesn't mean male and female only, we would love nothing more than for you to officiate our further declaration of love for one another through the bond of legalised marriage. With heartfelt thanks George & Mo“
Greg and Cassandra
“Thank you so much for your services. We could not have asked for a better celebrant. Our day was perfect thanks to you!”
Jason and Kryssie
“A great day was had by all thanks to Johanna. She goes above and beyond all expectations. Everyone who attended really enjoyed the ceremony & the ‘surprise’. We definitely recommend using Johanna Hayes to anyone who is thinking about getting married”
Hannah and Dean
Dean and I honestly could not be HAPPIER that we chose Johanna to be our Celebrant. She did a great job. It was a nice, sweet, simple ceremony – just what we wanted. She was very informative and explained everything really well to us. We are a young couple and Johanna looked right past that, unlike others, and that just made everything so much more comfortable. She made everything so stress free just knowing she had everything sorted. Thank you so much Johanna, you made our ceremony absolutely wonderful, exactly how we imagined it and we can’t thank you enough for it! Most definitely recommend you to anyone and everyone! :-)
Jaymee and Jake
A+ Everyone was saying what an amazing Celebrant we had!! Thanks Jo.”   -
Jeanette and Darren
Fourteen years together and today Jeanette and Darren tied the knot. They booked early and secured the time 10 past 10 on 10/10/10. Their ceremony was simple and heartfelt, witnessed by Jeanette’s mum and my husband Paul.Afterwards they shared lunch together and took photos at the Gosford Waterfront.
Jessica and David
“Thank you for making our day the greatest day of our lives. We were so relaxed and happy and are so grateful for all of your help to make us husband and wife. All our love Mr & Mrs F (and Baby Ariel)”
Kelly and Brett
“Johanna was lovely. It was a great day. She made it perfect for our whole family. We would gladly recommend Johanna for any ceremony. She is great and does a wonderful job.”
Sarah and Adam
“Johanna you are an amazing Celebrant! Your relaxed attitude made everything so easy and your vow suggestions were perfect. I would recommend you for everyone’s special day!… and a huge thank you for having your hubby take some photos. They are awesome. Our wedding day was amazing and our Celebrant made it perfect, with a stress free, fun, beautiful, short ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted. Johanna, thank you for all your help. Keep doing what you’re doing..you’re fantastic at it!”
Joel and Candice
“Thank you very much for getting us through our wedding day. You made it very calm and stress free. It was quick and easy and we can’t thank you enough. We’re very happy that we chose you” 
John and Sarah
“Amazing! Perfect day, perfect Celebrant! Thank you !! Bowlo food was great! Thanks for the suggestion!”
Julie and Tom
Excellent balance of professional service and personal touches. Included the children in the ceremony making it a family affair which is exactly as we wanted it. Thank you for the extra touches, photos, slideshow to music and great advice along the way. We would most definitely recommend Vows Now to anyone that asks our opinion!!
Julie and Mick
“After enquiring with a few different celebrants in our area we found from your first email to us that you would marry us the way we wanted. You made us feel very comfortable from our first meeting and gave us the input that we wanted for our special day. We found your fees very reasonable even though you had to travel from Gosford (to Kings Langley). Our ceremony was truly friendly, professional and many guests commented on how nicely it was done. A BIG THANK YOU JOHANNA. We would certainly recommend your services.”
K and S
"Thank you!! For everything. You’re a gem and I feel so lucky and grateful to have found a celebrant who really “gets” me and my strange quirks. We've had an awesome day. So relaxed…. Had a lovely dinner at the beach with the kids and had to run back to the car in the pouring rain. So perfect. Please pass on our sincere thank to Paul for the fantastic pics. He has captured some lovely moments… and how kind are you both to just go that extra mile. It is so appreciated."
Karen and Ben
"We were comfortable sharing our ceremony with Johanna. We would recommend her to anyone. Outstanding!! Thank you for all you did!! Small intimate ceremony, no fuss, just what we wanted. We had a bit of a laugh on a fantastic day that will be remembered forever (especially the gumboots with hot pink on top!) Haha, love Johanna! "
Kelly and Peter
There is nothing we would change, it was perfect!
Kim and Robert
“Jo you were exactly what we wanted and more!! We are so grateful to you for making our marriage ceremony how we wanted it – simple, private and yet fun and romantic. The fact that you also provided our witnesses and your lovely hubby took so many beautiful photos has really just made our perfect day even more so. We could not be more grateful for how easy you made the process and planning and how wonderful you made our day. You are a joyful happy spirit and we feel honoured you were part of our most special moment so far together <3″
Kristy and Matt
“Loved having you as our Celebrant. Everyone commented on the ceremony and how you made it fun and light… After originally planning to elope, Matt and I decided to include our family in our wedding. We just wanted to get married. We wanted a stress free, easy, fun day to make us husband and wife. I came across Johanna’s website and read about Vows Now. I didn’t look at another Celebrant. She was exactly what we wanted! Johanna arrived on the day and everyone felt completely relaxed, had a laugh and we got just married! Thank you.” 
Linda and Dean
“We found you to be extremely efficient and friendly. We were happy we found you as our Celebrant.”
Louise and Mark
“Very happy with service. All information was clearly presented and easy to understand. Perfect for our legal rubber stamping ceremony! Johanna’s service was exactly what we were looking for to compliment our destination wedding. Her professional and relaxed approach kept the ceremony simple, yet enjoyable.”
M and M
“You were fantastic and made us both feel comfortable and special. Your bubbly personality and smile helped set the scene, creating a relaxed, easy, yet professional environment. The question would be use your service again? 100%, but not for us personally – we only intend to marry once, however if we renew the vows, you ill be there! We have no hesitation recommending your services to others seeking good, relaxing, professional service.”
M and S
“Johanna was perfect for us and helped make our little elopement fun and memorable. We highly recommend her”
Mark and Ainslie
Thank you Johanna for a fantastic ceremony! Your attitude and approach throughout the whole process made everything so easy and comfortable. You understood fully our wish for a short, painless, but meaningful wedding – thanks for helping make our day relaxed and fun, just the way we wanted it! Our family could see immediately why we had chosen you. Your style suited us and put everyone at ease 🙂 ”
Mark and Emma
"We appreciated the casual, relaxed approach you gave. It was perfectly suited to us and our family. Everyone thought you were lovely. Our day was perfect…very happy. Great ceremony – very thoughtful and perfect for us. You were aware of our time restraints and you made us feel at ease leading up to the day. We were so happy with our wedding. Thank you. Would recommend you for sure xo”
Mark and Jacquie
"We had a fab day 🙂 Thanks Johanna for braving the waves with us…and for helping to make our day exactly as we wished it to be…full of giggles and a few kisses too 🙂 We will definitely be passing you around to anyone we hear wants a wedding full of fun. Thank you again for all your help and thanks for the pics too"
Martha and Daniel
“Fresh, drama free, excellent, casual and professional. Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for our special day. Very glad and always prompt to assist us. We are really happy with her and her services. Thanks Johanna !!” 
Matthew and Kariah
We were really happy with the service and performance provided. You are very organised and professional and extremely good at your job. Your down to earth, beautiful personality also added to our special day. Thank you very much. We also wanted to say that the certificates for the boys are a brilliant idea and we haven’t got the photos back yet, so it was really good that you emailed us some to look at. You were the perfect Celebrant for our Special Day. Jo was very organised and professional and definitely a pleasure to have as our Celebrant
Mellissa and James
“Well presented and professional but laid back and easy going = GREAT”
Mick and Manda
“Fabulous! Loved it! We were stoked!!! Kids loved it. Even provided cameras for our mini paparazzi!! Magic celebrant. Thanks Jo!! Great attention to detail. Very, very professional. Couldn't have been more helpful and intuitive about our wishes. So kind, fun and appropriate. Great with us. Great with our kids. All your little touches and thoughtfulness made our special day an event truly memorable and exactly what we wanted. Intimate, fun and meaningful. A perfect wedding!! Thank you!”
Military Wedding
“The wedding was everything that we wanted! It was perfect. Thank you for everything. You made us relaxed and your family provided us with so much assistance. We just checked in at the Hotel where they had chilled bottle of champers waiting for the new Mr and Mrs. Thank you for all you have done for us! We had the perfect wedding for us!
Monica and Brian
You were so helpful especially when it all became too stressful for us. If it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have had our wedding our way. Thank you!…My husband and I are so thankful that we found Johanna, she made our day so happy and stress free for us. After just one meeting with her we knew we had found ‘the one’. I cannot recommend her highly enough”
Mr and Mrs J
“Thank you so much for marrying us yesterday. It was absolutely perfect for us and to be honest, for a laid back couple who really wasn't fussed about the ceremony part, I think the smiles on our faces captured by your hubby said it all."
Mr and Mrs K
“I was so glad and relieved to have had such an understanding and a lovely Celebrant. My husband feels the same way! We were so thankful that you could provide us with witnesses and thankful that you made our special day as hassle-free as possible!"
Mr and Mrs M
“We found the service offered in all queries, planning and on the day to be professional and friendly. It was everything we hoped for and we were both impressed and happy. We were both overwhelmed with the day and how smoothly it all went and so happy with the feedback and photos that were taken and sent back to us the same day. I can’t think of anything that would make the planning or the wedding day better than it was. Thank you so much for everything.”
Mr and Mrs N
We knew we wanted to get married, we didn't know where or when, or what we wanted to say. Johanna helped us every step of the way. She is a friendly, down to earth person who helped us with it all… Johanna you were perfect. You were an amazing Marriage Celebrant and we wouldn't change a thing. We highly recommend Johanna to anyone that wants a fuss free, stress free wedding.
Natalie and Alan
"Thanks Johanna for being a part of our day. We appreciated your very prompt, professional, warm and genuine support leading up to the event, and your great sense of humour on the day. It was very important for us to choose a Celebrant who truly understood and celebrated our decision to elope in a quiet, personal and private manner and you were the perfect Celebrant for the job! Thanks also for colour co-ordinating your outfit on the day, we’ve had lots of positive comments about how great we all looked in purple! You have a FABULOUS smile!”
Nina and Chris
“AWESOME! Chris and I would both like to thank you SO SO much for making our SPECIAL DAY absolutely wonderful. It was perfect and you are great at what you do, you made us feel so comfortable and it was like we’d known you for years. Loved it, could not be happier with how it went 🙂 Could not have asked for anything better. It was perfect. The best day and exactly how we wanted! AWESOME DAY all round and Thank You again for making us MR and MRS BONE xx”
Private Couple T and P
“It was perfect thank you. Easy to organise and private.
Rachel and Peter
"Thank you so much for our perfect elopement! It was absolutely my dream-come-true unconventional marriage ceremony! Every time we look at the photo’s you took, we grin big-time. We had absolutely no idea, until we found you, that a wedding really could suit a non-traditional couple like us to a tee..."
Rebekah and Chris
"Thank you Johanna for everything on our special day. I loved the way you not only thought of Chris and I, but also Alex and Ryan. They loved their certificates (and the gum balls). It made them feel very special on Mum & Dad’s wedding day. The service was performed professionally, but also with a lot of laughs. I will certainly recommend your services to any of our friends and family planning on having either a wedding like ours or just a small group. Again, thank you for a wonderful and unforgettable day.”
Rhys and Camilla
Johanna was easily contacted to answer all our questions. She gave us a ceremony personally suited to our needs. Simple, casual, friendly and straightforward. The disc of photographs was a wonderful added bonus. We had a perfect day. We had a wonderful time. So easy and exactly what we wanted. Thank you so much. Best. Wedding. Ever! :-)"
Richard and Anatta
“Excellent service delivered with thought and care. We will remember forever! Thank you to Johanna”
Rob and Dee Dee
Just keep doing what you are doing. You have a natural friendliness that people like you straight away. Your web page is good and professional. I found no difficulty in conversation with you. You have a disarming and colourful personality. Thank you for making it so easy. 5 Stars!
Rodney and Terri
“The help that was provided by Jo was amazing. She made our day perfect and we will be forever thankful.”
Ronnie and Dale
“Absolutely fantastic, everything we wanted, the footballers were a nice added bonus… Dale said if he knew it could be this easy he would have done it years ago!… Johanna, we couldn't have asked for more. We will never enjoy another wedding the same, in our opinion this is the way to go. Everyone was so happy for us and we never upset anyone and it was exactly how we wanted it. Thanks to you, Paul, Natalie and Graeme.”
Sam and Coby
“Thank you very much for all you did for us, you really helped us to make the day we had wished for. In our opinion you went above and beyond and we really appreciate it.”
Samantha and Mick
“You were amazing. From ceremony location to vows, you helped every step. Thank you Johanna, you made our day so wonderful. You calmed my nerves and thought of everything! No request was too much, even though our ceremony was so early. We are over the moon, and are so grateful to you for your help!”
Sandra and Daniel
“Johanna was the perfect Celebrant for us. She made everything easy and straight forward and helped us to relax and really enjoy the day. I would recommend her to anyone!”
Secret Vows Now Elopement
“Wonderful!… I would recommend you to anyone having a secret wedding or a small ceremony. Johanna married us in April 2014. She was the perfect Celebrant for us. She always responded immediately to emails and was flexible with times and dates of meetings and the ceremony. She provided us with all the information that we needed and was willing to answer any questions we had. She made sure her attire for the ceremony matched the ceremony and our personalities. She is a great celebrant who is fun, has a great sense of humour and is willing to rock climb in gumboots at the ceremony! You will not be disappointed in choosing Johanna!”
Secret Vows Now Elopers
We are very pleased with the whole experience. We were on a very tight budget and still managed to have an amazing day. Johanna was so helpful and accommodating when we made last minute changes. Couldn't have asked for better! The service was excellent. Professional but at the same time courteous and accommodating, Great value also.
Shane and Tracey
This is the photo we used to tell people. Thank you Jo for a perfect and fun wedding! I think our faces say it all how happy we are lol :)”
Shannon and Brett
Jo you are the most awesome. out there, super cool, kind hearted, funky, beautiful and caring, happy celebrant we have ever met. It was such a pleasure to have you not only as our Celebrant, but part of our special day. We both couldn't be any happier with your services. Keep it up! :)”
Stephen and Elena
“Thank you SO much for making our wedding day absolutely perfect, I have given you a glowing report and I have also recommended you to just about anyone who will listen. We have announced our nuptials to everyone we know and everyone is very happy and really proud of us for taking the path that was right for us. Once again, thank you!! The photo’s are great! It was fantastic to be able to show Mum & Dad the photo’s straight away, there were lot’s of tears and hugging!”  
Surprise elopement A and A
“I was just talking to my WIFE last night as she was filling out the feedback form in the envelope of goodies you sent. Probably repeating what my WIFE has already expressed, anyway, in that discussion with my WIFE, we were both impressed with the little extras you put into our ceremony. My WIFE and I are big fans, we’ll be sure to recommend you to other hapless unmarried folk. All the best, Sincerely from my WIFE and I”
Kyle and Katri
All our friends said you were the best and most down to earth Celebrant they’ve met! So good job! We’ll recommend you to our other friends too.
Tanya and Pete
“We are beside our selves, we are just so happy and just so grateful for the effort you put in. We didn't realize until we looked at the photos how much effort YOU put in, we are so thankful. You’re one in a million and will always be a friend of ours.”
Themis and Beth
“We were thrilled to have you as our celebrant. We had spoken to a few celebrants before we met you and all of them made us feel bad for not wanting a long theatrical ceremony – like we were ripping our guests off! You encouraged us to do things our own way and made us feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible.”
Tina and Antony
“Both being second time ’round, we loved it for the simplicity and friendly atmosphere. Without all the fan-fare it was a much more sincere and heartfelt ceremony. Thanks. As far as your contribution, you were just what we needed. Genuine, easy going and still business-like. Well done.”
Tina and David
"We were both very happy with the Wedding Ceremony. It was exactly what we wanted, thank you. You made things easy, and without fuss, just as we wanted”
Tom and Jacq
Johanna provided a simple, warm and intimate ceremony, that was also humorous in the right places, conducted professionally, yet personally. Her communication with us during preparation for our wedding day was excellent and we liked that she understood our vision for our day. Thank you Johanna for going the extra mile with us. Traipsing through the bush, over creeks, clambering over boulders and fighting fallen tree branches. Wonderfully memorable Thank you so much"
Valeria and Fabian
How gorgeous were Valeria & Fabian when they eloped this morning?
Veronica and Greg
“Thank you Johanna for providing us with a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted – calm, relaxed, intimate, meaningful and flexible. From the time we first made contact with you, we knew you were the right person for our special day. There was always a prompt and positive reply from you, for every little question we had. Thank you once again for making our marriage a memorable one. We are also grateful for the photos you emailed us shortly after the ceremony.”
Wendy and David
“Our ceremony was beautiful and we loved it. You have a special gift, do not lose it. We had a lovely day and we thank you so much. We can’t thank you enough, we had a beautiful ceremony and our parents thought you were delightful & lovely, you made our marriage (elopement) perfect. Thank you so much we will remember this day with pride and happiness. You made it perfect.”
Zoe and Ben
“Thank you very much! You were wonderful.”

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