Ceremonies Performed:

Wedding Ceremony

Naming Ceremony

Funeral Ceremony

Renewal of Vows Ceremony

Commitment Ceremony

Ashes Scattering Ceremony


Other Type of Ceremony

Style of Ceremony:

more formal

Type of Venue:

I have officiated at many different sites including Botanical Gardens
our beautiful beaches including Stradbroke and Sunshine and Gold Coasts as well


QLD - Brisbane - South East Celebrants

Ms Sherryl Searles CMC

Welcome and congratulations.

What an exciting journey you have ahead!

I am an experienced professional celebrant and my role is to ensure that you are totally satisfied that the wedding ceremony reflects your views and values. I offer an obligation free meeting to discuss what is important to you and how to incorporate it into a ceremony you will remember and treasure.

My professional background as an experienced social worker assists me to listen to you and help create a very personalised ceremony.  I have also had considerable experience in public speaking both via my professional life but also in Toastmasters during which time I won a number of awards.  This helps me to deliver your ceremony with confidence and poise. 

My aim is to create a ceremony which incorporates all that is important to you and this can include readings, poetry and different rituals. I have an excellent PA system which includes CD component and I am happy for you to use this on the day. This enables you to have your ceremony wherever you like but for your guests to be able to hear clearly. I am also happy to travel to your desired location including Stradbroke, Sunshine and Gold Coasts as well as Moreton Island.

My fees reflect what is involved in developing and delivering the ceremony and hence will vary accordingly.  I am happy to provide a simple ceremony - an alternative to a Registry office wedding but still one which is meaningful and special.  I also offer a comprehensive ceremony which includes a personal story and whatever rituals the couple would like for example, candle lighting.

I also offer reduced fees on non Saturday weddings. Please ask me.

My total focus is on you- it is your wedding day and one you will want to remember as a day of love and laughter.  My commitment to you is to eliminate or at the very least reduce any stress associated with the ceremony itself and allow you to enjoy every minute of the day. It is a time to focus on each other and the friends and family who are there to share your joy.

 In summary,  I provide

  • Obligation free meeting to discuss your needs and how best I can help you.
  • Professional celebrancy service which ensures the legal paperwork is completed in a correct and timely fashion. Remember at the end of the day you want to be legally married!
  • State of the art PA system with a CD which I am happy for you to use - this enables you to have your wedding wherever you like in the knowledge that you know your special vows can be heard
  • Wide selection of readings, poems and draft ceremonies to help stimulate the creative juices
  • Development and incorporation of your personal story of how you met and what is important to you
  • Fees which reflect the time involved in developing and delivering the ceremony

In addition to weddings, I also assist families with naming ceremonies as well as funerals and memorials. As my business name suggests, I am committed to honouring all of life's important rituals. 

 Please contact me if you would like more information or view my web site.

Some Testimonials:

"Sherryl had some excellent ideas for our ceremony and we felt it was well suited to our blended family situation. Sherryl listened to what we wanted and was very responsive to all our requests. We thoroughly enjoyed the ceremony" Lindy and Jim

" The day was perfect...you made the service very personal and made it our special day" Hayley and Wayne

"You were very understanding of our circumstances and we appreciated this very much. You went out of your way to ensure that Paul and I had the right information and components to make our very short but personals ceremony JUST RIGHT FOR US"  Kym and Paul

"Our heartfelt thanks for delivering an incredible ceremony for us. The entire day was perfect and made even more special by thanks to you.  We had never been to a civil ceremony so personalized- you managed to capture the true essence of our relationship and the importance we place on marriage".    Claire and Dean

"Sherryl provided the ideal balance between providing us with the necessary information and resources and creative ideas and allowing us to share our own ideas which reflected us. Both our families were considered as well as the Buddhist ceremony to begin our uniting. Our wedding day was truly magical and perfect and the ceremony a wonderful start to it all" Ben and Purni


"The ceremony was beautifully scripted- you obviously spent considerable time getting to know these two and subsequently penning a uniquely meaningful ceremony not only for them, but to all the assemble guests. That takes a special touch. To say a simple thank you is hardly adequate, but from my heart I ask you to please accept my thanks and believe me when I say you genuinely deserve it" Sandy, mother of bride.

" Sherryl did a great job.... I think we were the disorganized ones but we had a ball anyway. I loved the relaxed atmosphere......Sherryl was very professional and accommodating to our needs .... She was approachable and helpful with a warm and friendly demeanor and lovely speaking voice... we were delighted to have her as our celebrant" Warrick and Kelly

"We really enjoyed the personal story which was included in the ceremony - it as very special for us"  Mimi and Ben

" We found you very helpful from the start.... We were not sure what to expect but all our questions were answered...we were given plenty of material for the ceremony which made adjusting it to suit us easy" Jo and Ben

" We appreciated the take home reading material.... The selection of readings and structure of the service was clear and thoughtfully put together....Sherryl was relaxed and made us feel confident...the flow was great"  Justine and Chris