With heart and soul

Your Beautiful Wedding
guided by Melissa

Remembered Forever by You.
Fun, Fabulous, Inclusive & Unforgettable.
Fifteen years of experience, polished, warm, professional, and proactive. A teacher and trainer of celebrants- rest assured you are in the safest of capable hands!
Call Melissa to arrange a free meeting today on:
Mobile: 0425 213 338

Lou and Lizzie the Dancing Queens

What my couples say

Melissa is so warm, generous and welcoming…incredibly well versed in the legalities of marriage and all the associated paperwork as well as having a wealth of experience ….We really cannot imagine that there is a better celebrant working in Sydney. Our advice is to stop looking and book Melissa!
Maddie & Dion

Melissa was an absolute joy to work with, professional, warm, kind and welcoming. She created calmness and made it a relaxed, fun and enjoyable experience. We felt that we ended up with the perfect ceremony that was authentic, honest and true to who we were as a couple. And on the day, Melissa delivered it perfectly, we had countless people comment on how beautiful our ceremony was. We thank you Melissa for making it so special and memorable for us.
Ollie & Michelle

We feel so lucky to have found Melissa! There has not been a single person who hasn’t commented on how excellent she was and how well the ceremony was done. She is happy and has an energy that is contagious. Not only did she keep it interesting, her presence was calming which made me feel super relaxed before, during and after. I literally wouldn’t look any further if you have stumbled across Same Sex Weddings Sydney, she is so great!!!

Tanya & Stacey

We have used Melissa for our commitment ceremony, both our daughters naming ceremonies and now most recently our wedding. Each time she has been an absolute joy to deal with, creating personalised beautiful ceremonies and being there with us through the process the entire way to make it perfect each and every time. It has never felt like we were just another job to her, she genuinely cares about her clients and it shows in her work. We cannot speak more highly of her!

Sami & Amanda

Thank you so much for making our day extra special, it was one of the best days of our lives!!! So special and so personal, Mel is so full of life and love and we couldn’t have had our day without her! Thank you so much Mel, you made our day perfect, all our guests loved you, and you made us feel so relaxed throughout the ceremony.

Belinda & GP

Mel – you were born to be a celebrant! You really do put your heart and soul into your career and your clients to create a unique and magical experience to remember. From our first meeting, you guided us for months, assisting us with whatever it was we needed. From sorting out the legal side of things to helping us with our vows and booking in regular catch ups to make sure we were on track – we couldn’t have done it without you. You crafted the most personal and love-filled ceremony that was so unique to us and we are forever grateful.

Lachlan and Olivia

We loved having Melissa as part of our special day. She really took the time to get to know us and understand what we wanted from our ceremony. As it was such an intimate wedding of 20 guests she suggested we included shout outs and stories about each of them which we loved. It worked so well on the day as it made the ceremony special for everyone. Thank you so much Melissa, we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Kate and Jot

Having had our relationship judged by millions of people it was vital our celebrant be a long-time supporter of same-sex couples rather than a bandwagon-jumper. Melissa had already conducted same-sex commitment ceremonies before, which is what initially attracted us. From our first meeting Mel was warm, friendly, professional and clearly experienced. We knew immediately she was the right one, although her fee wasn’t the cheapest. While we wanted our marriage to be low-key and informal, we thought it unwise to skimp on the celebrant. On our wedding day Mel combined gravitas with fun and good humour. Thanks Mel – you helped make our day very special!

James & Clinton

From the moment that my now wife and I met Mel we knew she was the one we wanted to marry us, she is kind and friendly and right from the beginning she made us feel welcome and comfortable. Mel really took the time to get to know us, this made the ceremony so personal and special, she was amazing from beginning to end. Mel would make any wedding a beautiful and memorable occasion.

Cris & Hazel

Mel gave such beautiful guidance in helping Franc and I to arrive at a ceremony that was true to us. Her wonderful energy on the day ensured that such an important event will be remembered by all present as a joyous one.

Franc & Steve

Thank you so very much Melissa Halliday for everything you did to bring about our special wedding ceremony. We had the unique opportunity (with our situation in a same sex union) of working with you twice- once for our commitment ceremony in 2008 and our legal wedding in 2018. Both times people have marvelled at how articulate, warm and fun you were in conducting the ceremonies. You worked very hard with us to tailor the wording and special parts of the ceremony to our personalities and style, while still producing a polished and professional occasion. We particularly appreciated your generosity in allowing us to use your beautiful bamboo garden to get married in, when we could not decide what we wanted to do. You are a sincere person who genuinely cares about people and the work that you do.

Ana and Leisa

Our decision to engage Mel Halliday as our celebrant was made after our first phone call with her. Professional, vibrant, compassionate, enthusiastic and energised – Mel shared our vision with what we wanted and understood how very important this day was to us. Our meetings leading up to our wedding with Mel were always positive, conversations heartfelt and genuine. We left feeling invigorated and excited for the day ahead. Mel was wonderful and calm on the day which helped put us at ease and welcomed everyone and created an environment of real joy. It was such a great and momentous occasion. Thanks Mel

Eleanor & Mel

Melissa – many thanks for a truly fantastic ceremony! Ant & I are forever grateful for your dedication and classiness! A lot of our friends and family remarked on the day how refreshing it was to have a ceremony that was warm, humourous, caring and reflective of our personalities! We will definitely send people your way that are looking for a celebrant….we definitely recommend the wonderful Melissa!!

Ant & Isaac


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