Thank you, Des, for your major role in our wedding ceremony. Your
experience, valuable suggestions and understanding made our marriage
ceremony an unforgettable occasion, not only for Kristie and I, but also for
our family and friends. We are so pleased you were available and hope you
will be involved in our future special occasion ceremonies.

Luke and Kristie


Weddings, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows

Your Wedding Ceremony is the most important event of your life, so far.

You and your fiancé want it to be the best!

Des Kelly is a Civil Marriage Celebrant (CMC) and Justice of the Peace (JP) and is a full-time professional Wedding Celebrant. Des has had extensive experience in conducting:

Des conducts Wedding Ceremonies, Naming Ceremonies, Commitment Ceremonies and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies. Des operates throughout the Lismore, Byron Bay, Ballina, North Coast and Gold Coast regions, as well as other areas of New South Wales and South East Queensland.

Wedding Ceremonies

Des will endeavour to ensure that your Wedding Ceremony is a wonderful and unforgettable Marriage Ceremony.

Des will help you tailor your Wedding Ceremony to your wishes.

It is important for Des to meet with you to discuss and understand what you want your special day to be. With Des’ vast experience in Wedding Ceremonies Des can guide you and help you plan and decide what is important to you and how to embrace that and integrate it into your Marriage Ceremony.

Des has available for you, sample Wedding Ceremonies, sample Wedding Vows, wedding poetry, suggestions for music and readings which can be used to make your Marriage Ceremony the most memorable day of your lives.

The style of your Marriage Ceremony can be whatever you wish it to be – casual Wedding Ceremony or a formal Marriage Ceremony, either a traditional Wedding Ceremony or a contemporary style Wedding Ceremony.

Whether you are planning your Wedding Ceremony on one of the beautiful Byron Bay Beaches, at the Byron Bay Lighthouse, Bexhill Open Air Cathedral or elsewhere on the North Coast of NSW, Des will work with you as your Marriage Celebrant to create the perfect Wedding Ceremony.

Des has written and performed a wide range of personalised Wedding Ceremonies to suit individual and cultural needs and will incorporate any cultural or family traditions that may be important to you.

Des likes to maintain the solemnity of the Wedding Ceremony as well as adding humour if and when required.

Des can help you through all aspects of your wedding day. He enjoys helping people design the perfect Wedding Ceremony and prides himself on paying special attention to detail at all times to create a Wedding Ceremony that reflects the feelings, beliefs and personalities of both of you, in a totally professional and relaxed, friendly manner.

Commitment Ceremonies

Although same sex marriages are not legal at time of writing in Australia, as a gay or lesbian couple you may wish to publicly declare your love for, and commitment to, each other with a beautiful, touching commitment ceremony.

If you are a heterosexual couple and don’t wish to be legally married, you may be looking for a commitment ceremony to declare your devotion and love before family and friends.

Renewal of Marriage Vows

A Renewal of Vows Ceremony can be a very distinctive and unique way to reaffirm your love for each other. Sometimes, if you have overcome some difficulties, or been through a particular rough patch in your lives or even reached a significant milestone in your relationship, you may wish to again show the world, or at least your family and friends, the depth of your passion for each other. A Renewal of Vows Ceremony can turn the clock back and allow you to relive that special part of your lives together.

Des performs both these Commitment Ceremonies and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies with taste, class and distinction.

Overseas and interstate visitors, please contact Des for more information on your special day. You are welcome to include any cultural wedding ceremony traditions, family wedding traditions or you may even wish to use the services of an interpreter on your wedding day or in your commitment ceremony, so that your marriage can be conducted in your family’s traditional language and culture.