Testimonials

Read some wedding testimonials from happy couples who have been wed by Louise Pilpel.

We appreciate the thoughtfulness and attention to detail…

Dearest Louise,

Thank you so much for making our day so special, we appreciate the thoughtfulness and attention to detail in your ceremony so much.

I hope you have a lovely break in Cairns and we see you very soon.

xxxxxxxxxxx Amy and Callum

Amy & Callum 2017 Port Douglas Qld

the service was really beautiful…

Hi Louise,

We’ve been surrounded by so much love this past week and it certainly felt that way on the day too, as I am sure you felt also. 

We were delighted with how everything went, and the service was really beautiful- we were really happy with everything. It felt nice and personalised, just the right length, and even though it was a bit gusty, I think the beach worked out perfectly. We were glad you joined us for the celebrations afterwards.

Please do drop in anytime…

xx Ali and Wen (who is enjoying calling me Wifey every time she talks to me).

 

 

Ali & Wen and their fur baby 'Sparty'. Tuckers Rock Mylestom 2018

Your lovely presence, calming, reassuring and so natural!

Dear Louise,

What can I say???!! Words fail me at how grateful we are to you, in making our Wedding the wonderful success it was…

The planning and getting to know us, knowing who each member of the Bridal Party was, allowing us to tweak the draft as much as we wanted, the beautiful documents on lovely paper, and the mementos of the ceremony, which we have given to each family in the Bridal Party and so much more, but particularly your lovely presence, calming, reassuring and so natural!

Just…..THANK YOU!!! From the bottom of our hearts! Please come and visit us again… and we can sit under the Dreaming Tree together and talk of many things!

Much love… Mr and Mrs Coburn 

Erica & Jim 2018 Korora Basin Coffs Harbour

You clearly have genuine care and interest… so happy we chose you!!!

Hi Louise!

Thank you for being so organised for us, you clearly have a genuine care and interest which made me feel less nervous and more secure during the day!

So happy we chose you, Louise!!!!

🙂 Liana & Timmy

Liana & Tim 2017 Mylestom

Perfectly suited to our laid back wedding…

Hi Louise,

We just wanted to thank you so much for being our celebrant, the day came together so well and you were perfectly suited to our laid back wedding. We are so happy with how the ceremony went, it was so personal and relaxed.

Thank you again!!! You are truly amazing.

Prue & Dion Wolfe.

 

Prue & Dion 2017 Lowanna

Just how we wanted it to be, fun and relaxed…

Hi Louise,

how are you?

Just wanted to send a quick e-mail to say a huge thank you for marrying us so beautifully. The day was exactly how Jo and I wanted it to be, fun and relaxed…

We had so much fun with all our favourite people. I’ve attached a couple of photos. Thank you again, feel free to stop in and say hi.

Much love, Beth and Jo Wylie x

 

Beth & Jo's Wedding Mullaway 2017

Thanks for your guidance, support and work you put in behind the scenes…

Hi Louise,

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all your guidance, support and work you put in behind the scenes, to make our day so special.

Thank you for also making sure dad was comfortable on the day and for thinking of Michael to read the poem, I loved that touch, it made it more personal and is a moment and memory I will cherish forever.

Thank you for braving the heat and making it a day to remember.

I hope we can catch up soon, so you can see some photos.

Best wishes,

Cassey and Nathaniel.

 

* ( shortening of time due to brides dad dying – sadly he went 3 weeks after their wedding. He was so happy he could see his daughter marry the man she loved. He was a lover of old cars – Valliant’s & Chevi’s era)

Cassey & Nathaniel 2017 Missabotti

Kept us both at ease on such an important day in our lives

Hi Louise!

Just returned from the honeymoon! So much fun!

I have received my Marriage Certificate already, thank you so much for that!

I just wanted to thank you from myself and Ben, you did an amazing job and kept us both at ease on such an important day in our lives!

All of our family remarked on how great you were and how much they loved the ceremony.

We will hopefully cross paths again one day!

take care and all the best,

Kaz & Ben xx

Kaz & Ben. Bonville International Golf Course 2016

So Special!!!

Hi Louise,

Thank you for your making our ceremony so special!!! and the rest of the day/night was great as well.

Sarah & Luke Xoxoxo 🙂

 

Sarah & Luke 2016 Scotts Head Surf club on the beach

You Have Gone Above and Beyond…

Thanks for everything Louise. We certainly had an amazing day and a wonderful weekend! Everything went so smoothly, the rain certainly didn’t dampen things (ha ha!)

Cooper partied until about 11pm. Poor little guy was sooo tired!

We sincerely thank you for your guidance, support, love and patience. You have gone above and beyond! Very professional indeed.

I’ll touch base with you when our certificate arrives. Thank you for doing it so quickly!

Dan, Bianca & Cooper xx

 

Bianca & Daniel 2016 Annuka Chapel Annuka Beach Resort Coffs Harbour

You did the most amazing job

Hi Louise,

We just cant thank you enough for all that you have done you did the most amazing job on our wedding day everything was just perfect & also everything you did in the lead up, you are such a beautiful person,

your personality, your professionalism, enthusiasm & general caring, happy nature is exactly what we wanted for our wedding you truly are a wonderful person who we will highly recommend to any future brides & grooms, we are incredibly proud of the job you did & think you are amazing

THANK YOU SO SO MUCH !!!!!!

We would also like to thank you for our beautiful chocolate heart & beautiful card we LOVED IT !!!

And thank you again for spending time with our parents , they spoke so highly of you & we totally agreed and said she”s awesome we love her.

We have received our marriage certificate so I’m now officially Mrs D Kelly, THANK YOU.

Lots of Love Mr & Mrs Kelly xoxox

 

 

Chris and Daniel, 2014 Opal Cove Resort. Coffs Harbour

You make a wonderful celebrant

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special.

It was relaxed, organised, fun, meaningful & enjoyable.

You listened, offered suggestions, understood, smiled, laughed & very supportive.

Thank you.

You make a wonderful celebrant.

All the very best.

Love

Kim , Michael, Billie, Riley & Cooper.

Kim & Mick, 2010 Annuka Beach Resort. Coffs Harbour

Thanks for being so super efficient

Helloooooo lovely Louise!

It’s Mrs Oakhill here.

We just wanted to touch base to say thank you soooo much for making our day so very special.

We were sooooo stoked that you and Sammy stayed for our reception and just loved having your beautiful, vibrant energy around.

By the way our Marriage Certificate arrived the day we got back from our honeymoon, so thanks for being so super efficient with getting the paperwork off.

Lotsa love and happy vibes.

Mr & Mrs Oakhill xxxx

 

Kim and Joel, 2011 Sancrox Port Macquarie

I will recommend you to everyone who asks, you were perfect!

Hi Louise,

We can’t thank you enough for making our day so perfect and smooth running despite the wicked storm that came.

We reflected on this later and loved the ambiance of the day! Memorable that’s for sure!!

We loved it so much!! Even better than we anticipated.

Murray’s dad is such a lovely person and he didn’t mind holding the umbrella over your PA.

It was lovely that you could stay for some of the after events, everyone thought you were lovely! (you are).

I will recommend you to everyone who asks, you were perfect!

Thank you again Louise, we appreciate you so much.

Meg & Murray xx

 

Meg & Murray, 2011 Out the back of Kempsey

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Dear Louise,

What can we say but thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

We had a beautiful, relaxed, happy wedding and we will always treasure the special part you had to play in making it work so well. Even the weather cooperated at the last possible minute and I got my outdoor ceremony.

It was truly a beautiful occasion filled with laughter, joy and heartfelt emotion. For all of us it was such a happy weekend in a very beautiful location and we wouldn’t change a thing.

Thanks again from us both with very best wishes for a happy career, making people as happy as us.
Ruth & Roger

 

Ruth & Roger, 2011 Sapphire Beach Coffs Harbour

We had such an amazing day

Hello Louise,

We had such an amazing day and the whole weekend at the Magic Mountain. You made it to be exactly what we wish it to be, we could not thank you enough for making our day so special.

The ceremony was so personal and unique! It was like you were part of our lives for a long time. You just fitted in so perfectly and I am so glad that I called you back to ask you to be our celebrant. That I followed my instinct!

We have received our Marriage certificate last week. I have to say that I was very surprised when it arrived. I had no idea that you were organizing that for us too! Thanks so much Louise for doing it all for us.

The “sands” made it home in one piece and it looks beautiful!!! Its such an awesome memory for us of the day and the commitment we made.

Married life is wonderful!

We actually had few of our friends and family told us that our wedding was the best wedding they have ever been to! And we think that too that our wedding was THE BEST WEDDING EVER!

Thanks Louise.
Love Zany & Ronnie

 

Zany and Ronnie, 2012 Magic Mountain Blueys Beach Forster

We really had the best day of our lives.

Thank you so much for the amazing day. We really had the best day of our lives.
You were such a lovely presence to have guiding us through our day & I’m so appreciative of your suggestion that we had a rehearsal, as it made things flow smoothly & made me less nervous on the day.

Thanks so much Louise, it was such a pleasure to meet you.

Xanthe & Sam

 

Xanthe and Sam, 2013 Yarrahapinni Stuarts Point

Louise helped us write the perfect ceremony

To Louise,

We really wanted a unique and personal ceremony at our wedding and Louise really helped us achieve this.

She had a wealth of knowledge that really helped us when considering our options through the entire wedding.

She helped us write the perfect ceremony for us that truly made our wedding special.

From our initial first meeting till the day of the ceremony we were able to contact Louise with every question and she helped us beyond what we imagined a celebrant would do.

We through all sorts of obstacles at Louise from travel, to location problems, to crazy weather but there was nothing she could not handle and we really feel that with out Louise the wedding would not have been so successful.

We have already recommended her to all our friends.

With Love, Giles and Sarah Milne.

Chelundi National Park ( Was going to be Platypuss flats National Park by the Nymbodia River, but this area was washed away by 1 in 100 floods)

Sarah and Giles, 2013 Chelundi National Park

The script folders that you put together were gorgeous

Hi Louise,

We had a lovely celebration after our wedding which was enjoyed by all and the script folders that you put together were gorgeous. Thank you so much for all your time and effort in helping us put together our wedding ceremony and vows and keeping us on track. Your calm and confident presence and warm personality really helped everything go smoothly and according to plan. We were happy that the weather held out too!!!

Also, the marriage certificates came last week.

I’m sure that we will bump into each other around town.

Thanks again Louise. All the very best.

Howard and Grace Donohue

 

Howard and Grace, 2013 Coffs Harbour Botanical Gardens

If it wasn’t for you the wedding wouldn’t have been possible

Hey Louise,

Id like to say a huge thank you from our family and myself.

You did a fantastic job from the moment I met you to the very end of our ceremony.

If it wasn’t for you the wedding wouldn’t have been possible. I had no idea of what to do in relation to the legal side of a marriage, so I am glad you sat down and explained it all simply for me to understand.

Thank you for the booklets as well. They are beautiful and a great gift.

I didn’t want a boring ceremony, and with your help and bright personality it was far from boring.

You truly made my day special, unique and personal.

I can not thank you enough. I will defiantly refer you to my friends.

Thanks a bunch

MRS P.

Mrs P, 2014

Everyone we have spoken to said the service was just fantastic

Hi Louise,

I have been off the grid for a week, bliss!

Thanks so much for such a lovely service and for the feedback.

Everyone we have spoken to said the service was just fantastic – completely fitted to us as a couple and just perfect to the crowd and location.

Also thanks for the chocolate hearts and the service print outs, they mean a lot.

Many thanks for helping create such a memorable and amazing day.

Blessings,
Em, Tim and Luc x Wedding – Valla private property.

Emily and Tim, 2014

We both keep saying how special and beautiful our wedding day was

Hi Louise,

We just arrived back from Bali and we have had the most wonderful few weeks – we are both so happy…

We both keep saying how special and beautiful our wedding day was – it really was everything and more we could ever have dreamed of!

Thanks again for everything you did. We loved having you as our celebrant and sharing in such a special day.

Also, our families loved the booklets you prepared for us – such a special touch (so thanks again). Yes, we did go on a fun little adventure with Cass, so can’t wait to see some shots and will be sure to send some through to you.

Thanks for registering our marriage.

All the best and would love to stay in touch!
Thanks again,
Mr & Mrs Ashley xx

Erin and Cameron, 2014

Thank you again for performing such a lovely service

Hi Louise

We certainly had a lovely day, I just didn’t want it to end. Everybody was so happy for us and we could tell by just looking at the crowd that they were all there for us!!!

The response has been amazing from all friends and family.

Thank you again for performing such a lovely service, the wording was perfect. The music was perfect too. Ross was listening to the song again the other day and actually got a bit teary. It really was a happy time and your dress fitted in perfectly.

The marriage certificate arrived yesterday. So all is good there, it is all official.

Ross sends his best wishes too.

Take care and talk again soon
Lindy & Ross. Married at Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens.

Lindy and Ross, 2014

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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