Just Jess Ceremonies

Relaxed

Relatable

Real

``many guests just assumed we were longtime friends with Jess, she captured our story perfectly...``

Mark & Corene

JESS DOWELL - MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

As no two couples are the same, neither are my ceremonies.
Created to tell your love story, in the style and design that represents you.
The beauty of having me as your marriage 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 partner will not forget!

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. I’ll bring my awesome PA system with wireless mic and you can play your music off it too.

GETTING TO KNOW YOU

Let’s meet up! I want to get to know you better. Have 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 register your marriage. You’ll receive your commemorative certificate on the day and can order your legal marriage certificate at the click of a button.  Once your back to reality you’ll have a helpful checklist waiting in your portal to help change your name.

ABOUT JESS

Hey there, I’m so excited to be doing something that I absolutely love!

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 marriage celebrant was key to setting the tone for what was yet to come and looking back, was the key element to our day!  I felt a lot of other couples out there didn’t realise the importance of having a personable and fun marriage celebrant to help guide them into their marriage and wanted so much to help couples realise that wedding ceremonies didn’t have to be a snoozefest. Most importantly, I wanted them to feel like a FRIEND was sending them off into the sunset, creating a togetherness with all their loved ones who would always remember their special day.

So I quit my corporate gig and headed down the marriage celebrant path and haven’t looked back!

I’ve met all walks of life and although everyone is individual and different, one thing remains the same. They have found the one person that truly makes them happy and want to commit their lives together as one.

I’m so lucky to have found my passion in life which is plain and simply working with people. I’m a wife, mum, messy cook and a Virgo to boot! I am 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.

I love LIFE and all things food, travel, trying new things and staying fit to burn off those cocktail cals! Most of all, I love socialising and being out in the sunshine with fun, positive and inspirational people.

There are so many magical spots to tie the knot in the Gold Coast, Tweed and Byron Shire! Whether you decide on an intimate elopement or the whole shebang, we can create the perfect ceremony to kick start the rest of your days with your forever plus one.

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
    • Access to your personalised portal that includes my ceremony planning resources to help you write your vows, song choices, readings and ways to liven your ceremony
    • Unlimited contact prior to the wedding date to discuss and plan your ceremony in detail and complete all legal paperwork
    • Solemnisation of your marraige – performance of your legal wedding ceremony
    • The use of my state of the art PA system with wireless mic, Bluetooth and AUX connectivity
    • Arrive an hour before the ceremony starts to set up, sound check and greet your guests upon their arrival
    • 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 70km radius)
    • Post wedding checklist to help change your name

A JUST JESS CEREMONY TO REMEMBER

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.

HAPPY COUPLES

WHAT YOU THINK

CONTACT

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