Unique Ceremonies with Louise Pilpel

Civil Marriage Celebrant on the Coffs Coast

Louise Pilpel is a Registered Civil Marriage Celebrant based near Coffs Harbour. Louise takes great joy in assisting yourselves in every stage of your wedding celebrations, from helping you to choose venues, to writing your own personal vows, to creating Unique Ceremonies.

Let your marriage or celebration be a memorable one.

Who I am, What I offer, What I love and What I have been told

I Am

  • An Authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant appointed by the Attorney Generals Department with over 10 years experience.
  • Happy, bubbly, caring, sincere and honest.
  • Open and diverse to Alternative or Traditional Unique Ceremonies

I Offer for your Unique Ceremonies (included in my fees)

  • Preparation of all the legal paperwork and online Registration of your Marriage.
  • As many communications or get Togethers as you would like, a rehearsal and use of a professional wireless PA system.
  • Trust, confidentiality, support and help with ideas for the creation of your own unique ceremony, with as much input as you would like.
  • A beautiful hand Caligraphied presentation Marriage Certificate or computer generated one of your choice of font.
  • 6x hand crafted Ceremony Script Folders, your choice of covers.
  • Your choice of my dress and tablecloth for signing table, to fit in with your colours, style or theme.

I Love

  • Outdoor weddings in our beautiful natural surrounds of the Mid North Coast of NSW.
  • Meeting people from all walks of life, hearing their stories and being a part of my couples ‘Wedding Day’, witnessing their Happiness, Love and Commitment to each other, family and friends.
  • Helping people by creating and telling their unique stories of Love, Life and what their Hopes and Dreams are.

I Have Been Told – by my couples, their thoughts, on how I created and performed their Unique Ceremonies

  • I am able to adapt to many different circumstances and obstacles that have presented themselves ie: weather conditions, last minute changes of venue, children & pets involved in ceremonies, etc.
  • I am efficient, organised and that I am good at explaining all the processes properly so ‘everyone’ can understand.
  • I am good at listening to my couples needs and wants and helpful with my offering of suggestions.
  • I show genuine warmth and affection to one and all at a ceremony and fit in perfectly with guests who often enquire “Did I know the couple personally before their ceremony?”
  • I make my ceremonies unique, fun, memorable, personal and meaningful.
  • That I have a calming presence, I am cheerful and that I bring a vibrant energy to their day, with it just being what THEY wanted and more.


Tess and Jamie’s Wedding Highlights, one of my more untraditional Unique Ceremonies… Video produced by: Andy Schomberg Media. Andy came up from Melbourne for their wedding. He was great to work with. Very unobtrusive and has managed to catch the true essence of this Unique Wedding Ceremony.

Andy’s Recommendation of Louise at work:” I worked with Louise at a Coffs Harbour Wedding. She was one of the most friendly and welcoming celebrants I have worked with, and made everyone feel right at home. She was professional, fun and very experienced in what she does. Highly recommended!”




My Ritual you could try, to help you find the essence of what your Special Place you have chosen, will hold for the two of you…

Stop for a moment…
Imagine your favourite place…
Feel the excitement, energy and happiness…

Take a deep breath…
Feel the: Warmth of the sun, coolness of a forest or the atmosphere of your ‘special place’…

Take in the aroma’s of:
Flowers in a garden, the mountain air, the ocean or the Aussie bush…

Listen to the sounds of:
Crashing waves, a trickling stream, trees waving in the wind or the laughter of children, family and friends…

Slowly breathe out…
Now feel the love, inner peace and happiness for the one you want to be with…

Your ideas
YOUR special place

I can help you bring it all together with your own unique ceremony and fulfill any legalities along the way.

Go to my Testimonials and gallery pages to get a feel for the different types of Unique Ceremonies I have done from elopements to the more unconventional.

Louise Pilpel - Registered Civil Marriage Celebrant

I live on the beautiful Mid Nth Coast of NSW near Coffs Harbour at Nambucca Heads. The surrounding towns being Valla, Urunga, Repton/Mylestom, Bellingen and Bonville to the North. Bowraville, Macksville, Scotts Head, Grassy Head, Stuarts Point, Crescent Head & Kempsey to the South.

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Oceanview 6. no 4 Nelson Street, Nambucca Heads

Luxury 1 bedroom Apartment with its own private upstairs walled Terrace & own Spa (hot tub on terrace) overlooking river/ocean through tree canopy – not overlooked by any other high rise buildings.

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