Just Jess Ceremonies

Relaxed

Vibrant

Fun

Telling your love story with personality!

Giving you a unique experience that will set the tone for the rest of your big day!

Jess Dowell - Marriage Celebrant

ABOUT JUST JESS CEREMONIES

As no two couples are the same, neither are my ceremonies. Created to tell your story, in the style and design that represents you.

The beauty of having me as your celebrant is that we can create ANYTHING you want, in any order you like.

As long as we say a couple of legal bits, the rest is up to you.

I want you and your guests to laugh, cry and hear your LOVE story.

Say “I DO” and let’s create a ceremony you and your guests will not forget!

WHY JUST JESS CEREMONIES IS FOR YOU

CROWD PLEASER.

One of the most important parts of your big day. I will ensure you have the attention of everyone present to witness your momenteous celebration. Especially with the combo of my voice and state of the art PA system.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU.

After our first meet and greet, I want to get to know you better. Have as few or as many catch ups as you like so we nail your ceremony and set the tone for the rest of your big day! You might only need me once in your lifetime, but let’s make sure it’s one you won’t forget.

ALL THE REST.

Leave the legal stuff to moi. I will send off your NOIM and official certificate to the BDM registry, you will get your commemorative marriage certificate on the day and after your back from your honeymoon, you’ll have a helpful checklist waiting in your inbox to help you cover off all the name changes and other helpful info so you can remain in wedded euphoria just that bit longer!

BIT ABOUT ME

Hey there, I’m so excited to be doing something that I absolutely love! James, my husband and I tied the knot in 2015 and it was honestly the best day of our lives (without the cliche). We put a lot of blood, sweat and thankfully, joyful tears into creating a relaxed, fun and momenteous wedding weekend which people are still talking about now!

Choosing the right celebrant was key to kicking off our day and setting the tone for what was yet to come. After the comedown of our wedding, I was jolted with the idea that becoming a civil celebrant would not only make me the happiest person ever, but allow me to spend time with my growing family.

What’s not to love about marrying two people who can’t get enough of each other? SMILES all round and I get to be apart of all these happy and momentous occasions.

So with that, I threw in the proverbial corporate life towel and here I am! A first time mum, a wife, a messy cook and a VIRGO to boot! I am super organised in a relaxed kinda way and love solving problems. I also help create and co-ordinate events, so hit me up with any of your planning questions.

With over a decade of experience in managing, organising and dealing with all walks of life, my true talent is plain and simply working with PEOPLE. It’s what get’s me up in the morning.

I love LIFE and all things FOOD, TRAVEL, TRYING NEW THINGS and BOXING to burn off those COCKTAIL cals! Most of all, I love having a chat and being out in the sunshine with FUN, POSITIVE and INSPIRATIONAL people around me.

Get in touch and let’s meet to see if we are the right fit for each other. I want you to be comfortable, relaxed and confident before choosing to work with me.

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”

Maya Angelou

CEREMONIES

Just Jess Ceremonies - The Whole Shebang includes

    • A unique ceremony created to reflect you and your relationship
    • All paper work and legal bits taken care of including a commemorative marriage certificate presented to you on your wedding day
    • My ceremony planning resources which includes tips to write your vows, song choices, readings and poems, and a starting point for you you’d like your ceremony to flow
    • Unlimited contact prior to the wedding date to dicuss and plan your ceremony in detail and complete all legal paperwork
    • A ceremony rehearsal at your wedding venue or alternate location with you and your bridal party – if you require it
    • Solemnisation of your marriage – performance of your legal wedding ceremony
    • The use of my professional PA system with wireless microphones, iPod, Bluetooth, MP3 and USB connectivity
    • Arrive well before the ceremony starts so that I can set up, meet and greet guests and keep the Groom calm.
    • Perform a sound check and make sure everything is ready to go
    • Assistance in applying for your Official Marriage Certificate following your ceremony
    • Travel to and from your ceremony venue and other meetings (additional travel fee outside a 30km radius)
    • Post wedding checklist to help change your name

A JUST JESS CEREMONY TO REMEMBER

Ceremonies with Just Jess

Prices for wedding ceremonies held on Fri, Sat & Sun from $990 | Mon – Thurs from $690

THE PROCESS

  • 01

    GET IN TOUCH

    Always best to put a face to a name. Let’s arrange an obligation-free intro to see if we click. If you can’t meet in person, we can skype, email or have a good ol’ chat over the phone.

  • 02

    WE HIT IT OFF

    Awesome! The booking fee will secure your date. Once received, I’ll send you some info to help us get started.

  • 03

    LEGAL STUFF

    You will need to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage Form and organise your documentation for our next meeting. I’ll need to site your ID and sign everything off at least 1 month before your ceremony.

  • 04

    LET'S TAKE A MOMENT

    It’s coming up to the big day and you’re probably flustered with checklists and incoming calls. Let’s stop and take a moment to run through the ceremony, have some one-on-one time with your partner and go through any last minute details.

    I want you to feel cool, calm and collected on the day so you can really take it all in.

    REMEMBER: The day really does fly by!

  • 05

    THE DAY HAS ARRIVED

    I’ll be there 45 minutes prior to the ceremony to greet your partner and your guests. It’s also a great time to liaise with your other vendors to ensure we are all on cue. You say ‘I do’, I give you your commemorative certificate, we have a small toast and I leave you to kick on with the rest of the festivities.

  • 06

    YOU'RE MARRIED

    I’ve sent off your legal docs to the Births Deaths and Marriages Registry and waiting in your inbox is a handy checklist to help guide you through the post wedding changes.

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CONTACT

Email:hello@justjessceremonies.com.au
Service Areas:Tweed Heads | Byron Bay | Gold Coast | Surrounds