Kind Words, Testimonials, and Love Notes about Weddings

 
Here are just a few of the many thank you notes and testimonials I have received about weddings I've officiated. I also receive  many positive remarks on the day from guests who love the heartfelt expression of the personalities, values, and beliefs of the couples for whom I create and perform the ceremony, and the unique additions and light-hearted moments that are a feature of all of my marriage, commitment, and renewal of vows ceremonies. These are genuine testimonials. The originals can be viewed when you meet with me. From Couples
Thank you so much for helping us make our wedding day the success that it was. You made the process so easy for us so we could focus on other details. Again. Thank you so much!! Lotsa love - Rod and Yohan xoxoxo

We found Jenny through her website and knew our search for a celebrant was over. We booked her 'Warm and Wonderful Weekend Wedding' which was perfect for our garden wedding, simple and to the point.  Jenny is knowledgeable, prompt, appropriately attired, excellent value for money, and most importantly to us, very precise with legal paperwork. Jenny is 100% professional and she WONT let you down! Don't worry about the rest, she's the best! - Rebekah and Glen

Our wedding was the best event we have ever been part of. Jennifer’s calm and thoughtful approach encouraged us to make it entirely our own, with all of the bits we wanted and none of the longwinded elements that are so often part of a wedding. The most precious gift Jenny gave us was encouraging us to think about what we most needed to hear from each other in our vows, and to write those things as a conversation between us. We actually wrote our vows in the car, driving back home from our first meeting with Jennifer. The attention to detail was perfect, and Jenny gave us sound advice on seemingly unimportant little things like where to secrete the rings prior to the ceremony, and how to hold hands so that the exchange of rings wouldn’t be awkward. We have heard so many people say that they didn’t actually enjoy their own weddings as they were so stressed - we had a ball, and not even a week into married life we are wondering how soon we can renew our vows and do it all over again! - De and Graham who tied the knot at Arts Tree. They also commentedYou were super organized and very clear on all the things that needed to happen. It was fun meeting with you too. We both loved that it was simple, respectful, and not tedious at all. Many of our friends have commented that it was the best wedding they have ever been to! “All of the good bits, none of the shit bits”.

Brandon & I both found Jennifer to be warm, down to earth, and incredibly helpful (think: like the cool Aunty who tells it like it is, and helps where it’s needed ). The process was simple for us, so very simple & effortless. We were given plenty of information, and we absolutely loved Jennifer sharing her knowledge of customs & traditions of different cultures, her background knowledge is absolutely incredible. I personally felt like Jennifer is a celebrant because she truly loves it, not just because a course became available or there was an opening in the market, like some! My mother actually asked how much time we had spent with Jennifer prior to the ceremony, when I replied 1 sitting and a few emails back and forth mum’s jaw hit the floor. It was like Jennifer had a true insight into who we were as individuals & a couple, you could have sworn she had known us for years. We would highly recommend Jennifer as a celebrant for her professionalism, knowledge, support, kind words and how special she made our day. Could not be happier! Thanks again,  Brandon & Nickie

It was very relaxed and friendly. So many people have said how happy we both looked when looking at our photos. We felt very special and we both feel different now that we are officially married. - Jo & Adrianna, who married on the back deck of a friend's home.

Hi Jenny, Miles and I would like to thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony you performed yesterday in our home. It truly was warm and wonderful! So many of the guests said the ceremony was the best they’d been to. Your manner was warm, friendly and sincere. You were able to weave a personal and unique ceremony from our answers to your questionnaire. We were most impressed with how you delivered a ceremony that was a true reflection of us. It went beyond our expectations and we would highly recommend you as would many of our guests.  We couldn’t help but be moved by your beautiful and  meaningful words regarding what marriage signifies. It was pure artistry. We really appreciated  the professional and efficient way you dealt with any queries. Thank you for making our day extra special. Warm wishes - Eileen and Miles, who married at home.

Allan and Claire each wrote a testimonial after their wedding at The Landing at Dockside.
From Allan: Jennifer was wonderful. The ceremony was relaxed and enjoyable. Our guests all enjoyed the ceremony and all commented on Jennifer's knowledge and passion for the process. Jennifer's knowledge of Claire and myself and involving that in the ceremony was so nice. From Claire: Thank you Jenny - loved the relaxed format of our ceremony and the passion and enthusiasm you have for your work. So many people had good things to say. We would certainly recommend you to anyone needing a celebrant.

Michael and I knew we wanted to get married in a small and personal ceremony before the birth of our child, but we had no idea how to put it together, and Jenny was full of helpful suggestions and led us through the process until we had a venue and process that felt right for us.  On the day of the wedding, she soothed my partner out of his nerves about public speaking and led us easily and naturally through our vows and all of the legal parts of the ceremony. Our guests all commented afterward that Jenny was an engaging celebrant and the ceremony was more interesting and personal than a regular wedding.  She had a surprise for us mid-ceremony that will become a fond memory and something for us to share with our child in the future.  Our wedding was perfect for us and we’re very happy we selected her to guide us through the first day of our marriage. - Jamie and Michael, who married at Saké Restaurant, Eagle Street Pier.

Jennifer was the perfect celebrant for our wedding. We wanted a casual Eva & Andreas married at
                  Scotts Point by Jennifer Cram, Brisbane Celebrantceremony in a place that felt ‘Australian’ for us with a happy gathering of a few important friends. Jennifer made it extremely easy to tailor one of her wedding packages exactly to our wishes with only the necessary amount of legal and formal parts and the majority focusing on the two of us and how happy we are to get married in Australia. I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone any time. - Eva & Andreas married at Scotts Point.

Dear Jennifer, Mark and I can not thank you enough for your services.  As effortlessly as you delivered the whole ceremony, the guests would not have known how much work you had put in to making our day as wonderful as it was. We knew!! We completed all those surveys and sent multiple emails which you Hanna &
                  Mark, with Jennifer Cram, Brisbane Marriage Celebranttook in your stride and handled so professionally and with due sensitivity. We had so much fun at our own wedding and even though we had read the ceremony, it still amazed and  touched us. We especially loved the surprise portion. We were not going to video the wedding, though after having a hint of something a little extra occurring we had the photographer set up a video, although we have all sorts of other sounds, planes, wind and lots and lots of laughter, it was great to capture the surprise you had for us and how we handled it. The service you deliver is absolutely, hands down terrific value for money. Our ceremony was everything we wanted and a true reflection of us, you captured the best of us and delivered it marvelously. Thank you!!  You have our highest recommendation. Gratefully - Hanna & Mark

Thank you very much for our lovely ceremony yesterday afternoon. It was a wonderful stress free ceremony and exactly what we were after to ensure the legalities were met prior to our ceremony in [  ]. Thank you - Sharon and David

The experience was more beautiful than I expected, as I had expected a stiff formal ceremony! - Zino, who came from the UK to marry Gboyega, who wrote: It felt wonderful and the celebrant was patient, thoughtful, and a mother figure. They both commented: The written information you gave us was wonderful, as was the process of creating and developing the ceremony. The way you performed the ceremony on the day was extraordinarily simple and lovely.

You were a great help through the whole process. You gave us detailed advice while we were still traveling through Australia and you gave us confidence through the whole process, even finding witnesses on the scene at the same day. - Melanie and Michael, who married at Wellington Point while on an extended holiday from Germany

You made our quick budget wedding something so amazing we can’t even believe it. All of the special touches you surprised us with really made the ceremony a stand-out day for us! Your hard work and such attention to detail really made the day so much more special. Thank you so much for all of the dedication and advice you gave us. We will be telling all our friends who are getting married to look you up if they want an excellent ceremony. Much love - J & J who married in a secret elopement on Redcliffe Jetty.
They followed this lovely thank-you up with a formal testimonial:
Our wedding was an amazing, incredible, joyful experience thanks to Jennifer! We decided to get married a month before the date we set. Jenny worked tirelessly to make our day so special. Our visa wedding turned into something so incredibly meaningful all by Jenny's amazing skills and thorough work. She surprised us with many unique touches in the ceremony. We will always be grateful to Jenny for making our dream come true.

Thanks Jenny for our beautiful ceremony! I wouldn't have changed a single thing, it was perfect xxx - Facebook post - Chelbi and Corey who married with a bridal party of 15
at Raby Bay Foreshore Park.

Sarah and David, happily
                                    married by Jennifer Cram, Brisbane
                                    CelebrantI just want to pass on a very quick extra thank you for yesterday. It was the most wonderful ceremony and the work you put into it and the warmth that you put into it was very much appreciated by David and me and everybody there said how fantastic it was. I'll definitely send you a testimonial when we get back - answering machine message left by Sarah the day after their wedding at Boulevard Gardens.
Testimonial: Jenny is friendly, professional, incredibly knowledgeable and an amazing guide through the maze of wedding preparation.  We did not realise how much work was involved in arranging a wedding ceremony - there is so much to think about and so much to do.  Without Jenny’s guidance, we would have been lost.  Thankfully, though, Jenny provided everything we needed and our wedding ceremony went beautifully.  Some of our guests told us how impressed they were with how Jenny conducted the ceremony, and we agreed fully.  Jenny provided expert guidance in preparing for the ceremony and she was masterful in making it “all about us” on our special day. - Sarah and David, who married at Boulevard Gardens

Just like to say thank you for being part of our special day.  We were very pleased with how it all went and all our guests have commented that they had an amazing day. The ceremony that you provided was perfect and helped capture exactly the atmosphere that we wanted. Thanks again for your help and making our day special.- Scott and Leah, who married in a quirky corner shop.

We just wanted to express our sincere thanks for the beautiful wedding service you conducted for us on Sunday. The whole experience felt so personal and intimate, thanks to the effort you made in customising it to be this way. We had many positive comments from our guests referring to this aspect of the service as well :-) We also really enjoyed the little surprises you incorporated. These added an element of fun and made the ceremony quite unique. (Neither of us, or our guests, had seen this at a wedding before!) And a huge thanks for the copy of the 'Order of Service" for us to have as a keepsake :-) I could honestly go on and on. But overall, Jenny, we couldn't be happier. You put so much time and effort into making our wedding special and we now have many wonderful memories to treasure. So thank you very much!!! - Stacey and Shaun who married in the Courtyard at Hillstone St Lucia.

You made our wedding day so beautiful and completely stress free. Joh and I could not have wished for a better celebrant or a nicer person to conduct our wedding and we will happily refer you to anyone wishing to have a beautiful, romantic and hassle free wedding. Thank you so much again Jenny.  Joh and I could not have wished for a better start to our married life together than with your beautiful wedding ceremony. - Julie and Joh who opted for a Married-in-a-MinuteTM ceremony at Northshore Riverside Park.

We would like to say a very big "Thank-you" for your wonderfully personalised wedding ceremony. We loved the surprises and they were very much in keeping with our personalities. Everyone who attended on the day sang your praises and enjoyed the ceremony. Chris and I took heed of your advice prior to the day - Accepting "The best laid plans of men and mice often go awry" - our cake maker got the wrong date...LOL! But it didn't matter. Chris and I truly had the best day! We really appreciate your wise words and satire to make our ceremony to make our ceremony unique and true to who we are. Thank you.- Sharna and Chris who married at the Glen Hotel.

Kieran and I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful ceremony. You were extremely helpful in the lead up to the wedding and made us feel calm and prepared. The ceremony itself was so beautiful, warm and personal, and you made both mothers cry which is a win! We could not ask for our day to be any better in your capable hands. Thank you again, and perhaps we'll see you one day for a naming ceremony! - 5 star review on my facebook page by Rebecca, 2 days after their wedding at Eagle Farm Racecourse

Jenny your personal touches to the ceremony truly made it special. We appreciate the time and effort you put into it to make it personal for us. We absolutely loved our surprise!  Everyone enjoyed the ceremony and thought you were great. Big hugs from us. We were very lucky to have found you. Best wishes and warmest regards - Carmel and Keith, whose intimate St Patrick's Day wedding was held at Shorncliffe Pier

Hi Jenny, John and I would like to thank you for all you did for us to make our night a very special one. We loved the true loves knot and the meaningful coin toss. Your words rang with so much meaning to the both of us and we were very glad to have had you as our celebrant last night. It has been an absolute pleasure to have met you and worked alongside you to join John and I in marriage. Thank you again for everything and we wish you all the best in life - Vanessa and John who married at the top of Kangaroo Point Cliffs.

The experience was really satisfying. No awkwardness. No drama. Just simply fun and intimate. We don't think there is anyone out there who can do what Jenny can do. It's not just about "doing" the ceremony. She's like a mother looking after her children. She's heart from the beginning, listening to our love story! She has the patience to acknowledge our woes and worries. And her knowledge is just incredible. Our ceremony was fun and intimate and Jenny acknowledged every else's presence like they're all her friends. Like a family. We're so thankful that we found her. It's like a gem - she is. Throw your worries away, Jenny will give you a ceremony more than what you expected. - Anne and Trevor who married on Australia Day at Forestglen Park.

We thoroughly enjoyed the personal touches associated to the ceremony. We, as bride and groom, were surprised at times throughout, which was a very nice feeling. You drew upon analogies and symbolism that show a deep understanding of  what you were conveying. We were both really happy with it all! - Anna and Sam who married in the Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens.

Jenny was the perfect choice for our wedding for a number of reasons:
  1. Extensive experience - having helped perform literally hundreds of marriages, we were in great hands!  As our ceremony was in our backyard, with four kids in the wedding party, and our dog, there were quite a few variables in play.  And if anything went wrong, we knew Jenny would have it covered.
  2. A smooth process that was easy to understand.  As lawyers, we very much appreciated having all the legal aspects clearly explained.  And that included having the different parts of the ceremony broken down into manageable parts, so that decisions were far easier to make.  Jenny gave great advice about everything from the music, the readings, the way that loved ones could be remembered, even how to include our dog!
  3. Excellent service - Jenny was on time, well prepared, and answered all our questions.
  4. Best of all - Jenny helped us to design the ceremony into something that was special for us. The questionnaires we submitted were shaped into a touching and yet entertaining ceremony that our guests enjoyed.  Everyone said the ceremony and wedding as a whole was very "us".  And one of our favourite parts was something that Jenny had suggested: incorporating a Bavarian log cutting as part of the ceremony, to commemorate our German heritage.  It was unique, fun and definitely memorable! - Dana and Nigel, who, with their dog Ripley, married at home.

Hi Jenny, Thank you so much for your work over the last few weeks and the ceremony yesterday, it was magnificent. I was sorry I didn't see you immediately after to thank you in person, got caught up in the moment :), So many thanks for the ceremony! So many people congratulating us on a lovely ceremony! Ah, so happy :D  Email from the groom - Kristin and Joel married at Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens with the Brisbane Concert Choir providing the music.
 This was followed up with a Testimonial:
From the first meeting, Jenny instilled us with confidence that she could and would craft a wedding ceremony that suited the two of us exactly - and that is exactly what she did. She provided a wealth of information, on both weddings and marriage. Being involved with the drafting of our ceremony was immensely valuable, allowed us to balance what we both wanted said on the day, consider and reflect, and get it exactly right. Her suggestions of what to add to (and what to leave out of) the ceremony were spot on. The ceremony was wonderful. It went smoothly, Jenny spoke warmly, it was lighthearted and yet retained the dignity appropriate to the event - just as we'd hoped. The two moments when the ceremony went off-script only added to the occasion, and feature regularly in fond re-tellings of the day. Many of our guests commented on how well Jenny had made and delivered a ceremony that was unique and exactly true to us.- Kristin and Joel

ABIA Reviews

 
 (these are anonymous reviews by couples who I have married and who have rated my services as part of the ABIA annual awards)
Jennifer has a real way of delivery that made everyone very attentive all personalized for us with a superb attention to detail , we couldn't be more happy or ask for more .

Jenny's ceremonies are 100% unique to you as a couple. She writes and tells your story based on the information she gathers from you about YOUR relationship and journey to your special day. This, along with the immense knowledge she has about ancient traditions related to weddings and marriage,  make your wedding an amazing and truly memorable experience! Jenny goes above and beyond to deliver her remarkable, personalised service, and is genuine, thoughtful and kind throughout the whole process. As far as value for money goes, having Jennifer Cram as your celebrant is priceless...you WILL NOT find better! This recommendation comes, not only from us, but from all of our family and friends who were present and remarked on what a unique, personal and beautiful ceremony it was! Jenny is the best in the business!

Jenny has a fantastic attitude and approach - she magically managed to craft exactly the ceremony we wanted from our half-formed ramblings.  Jenny truly loves weddings herself and it shows, once she emailed early in the morning having woken up with a creative thought regarding a special aspect of our wedding - I think she was nearly more excited than us!

Having met with several celebrants we were really excited when we met with Jennifer Cram and knew instantly she was the best celebrant. So much work and detail was put into our ceremony by Jennifer and it was just beautiful. It was personal and intimate. Everything that we wanted Jennifer was able to include and helped us perfect what we wanted. Her added personal touch was both a surprise and very warmly received by both us and guests! 100% recommend Jennifer. Look forward to seeing her in the future at families weddings :)

Jennifer provided a service which exemplified us as a couple, nothing was too much, she paid great attention to detail and provided us with some wonderful memories by way of surprises. Both our fathers had recently passed away and she took great time to speak to our mothers about the difficulty in grieving and how our day was bitter sweet. She is a true asset to the industry, and performs her skill with compassion, empathy and understanding, she has an excellent command of language and is sensitive to cultural traditions. A true professional in all sense of the word.

Jennifer was amazing through the whole process. She provided a totally personalised ceremony for our civil union and then when SSM became legal provided us with all the necessities to legalise our marriage. Jennifer could not be faulted and we would 100% recommend her to anyone wanting that edge, a few laughs, a few tears and the complete day of a lifetime experience. 

Jennifer really listens to what you want in a ceremony, and is a pleasure to deal with. She helped make the process as stress free as possible, and our wedding day was perfect. We would recommend her to anyone.

Jennifer Cram is wonderful. She made our wedding the most perfect day for us. She was very professional but also so warm and could not do enough to make our day perfect for us. Jenny is a wonderful celebrant, any time I contacted her she would respond promptly and could not do enough for us. I can not praise her enough. Just a brilliant service.
More at:https://abia.com.au/indooroopilly/celebrant/jennifer-cram-marriage-celebrant

Reviews on Easy Weddings (5 star rating)

 
2 Nov 2013
Jennifer was an amazing celebrant. Her attention to detail and planning before the wedding meant that the ceremony was very unique and meaningful. She has a humorous and captivating delivery and many of our guests said it was the most enjoyable ceremony they had been to.
23 Aug 2013
Jenny puts a great deal of effort into organizing your ceremony and really personalizes it by finding out a great deal about you as a couple. Her style is different from any other ceremony I have attended, but I really enjoyed it, it was very personal and romantic.
24 Jul 2010
Jennifer was wealth of information and support and with us all the way from our meeting right thru to the wedding day. Her knowledge and experience was apparent in way she helped us create the most amazing heart felt ceremony that was stress free and connecting for everyone involved. Preparation and attention to detail was outstanding and we highly recommend her.
1 May 2010
Amazing! Everyone is still commenting on the unique, personalized ceremony Jenny wrote for us. I love how she provided so much behind the scenes advice, and engaged us every step of the way.