We have been recommending Koren ever since our wedding. We weren’t sure what to look for in a celebrant. She was recommended to us, and she was exactly what we needed.
Professional. Firm. Empathetic. Personal. She brought our ceremony together. It just worked. It had the joy and energy that you’d hope your wedding ceremony would.
We couldn’t have been happier. And we have gone to other weddings since and, frankly, realised just how lucky we were to have her.
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Courtney + Chris
Koren was an absolute dream to work with. She was the celebrant at a friend's wedding earlier in the year and as soon as we left that ceremony we knew she had to do our wedding!
Koren was warm and friendly from our very first meeting and made the whole process so effortless. Her personal touches and the way she told our story were truly special and everyone at our wedding kept asking who our 'long time friend' was who wrote and performed our wedding ceremony - she just has this way of making you feel like you've known her your whole life.
Our wedding ceremony is something that we'll always look back on with such amazing memories and a big part of that was Koren's input and delivery of a personal, funny and emotional ceremony - it was just perfect! Thank you Koren from the bottom of our hearts!
We would like to send our heartfelt thanks to you for what was the best wedding we could have ever imagined.
We cannot express in words our gratitude for the amazing job you did with our ceremony, it was fantastic and we loved every minute. Everyone complimented us on how special it was and how everything turned out perfectly. We had awesome weather, a beautiful venue and the perfect ceremony that was romantic, personal, funny and heartfelt.
Thank you for your help with everything, you made the entire process so easy and it turned out so well - it was simply the best day of our lives.
We were so happy with Koren for our celebrant. We had seen her at a few friends weddings and immediately knew we wanted her for ours.
Leading up to and on our special day, Koren was friendly, personal, passionate and professional, she listened to our thoughts and ideas regarding the ceremony and assisted us in the planning of the day, helping us write our vows and was very supportive throughout the entire process - especially the night before messages from me when the weather was looking particularly bad for a garden wedding!
We had comments throughout the night from our guests on what a beautiful ceremony it was and how Koren built her words around us, rather than just any old bride and groom. We were so lucky to have her as our celebrant. Thanks Koren! Xx
Koren was a such a wonderful, guiding presence throughout the writing of our vows and ceremony, the lead up to our wedding, and in the room beside us on the day.
She struck the perfect balance of friendliness and warmth at our meetings while managing to walk us through the legalities in a patient and professional manner. On the day, her support was unwavering and our families and friends commented on how much they loved her.
I think it's very special to be married by a celebrant who makes you feel they are invested in you and your partner’s story and actually shares in the joy of the moment rather than just 'performing' the ceremony and leaving.
Koren came as a recommendation from another vendor we had already engaged. Living in Perth and planning a wedding in Melbourne, we needed someone we could rely on heavily.
From the very first e-mail Koren's demeanour was warm and friendly, and after an introductory skype chat we instantly felt comfortable to have Koren as part of our big day.
As the wedding drew closer, Koren crafted a personalized ceremony just for us and with a final face to face catch up in the days before the wedding she made sure she was on top of all the details.
Well, we couldn't have been any happier. Koren on the day was professional, warm, friendly and delivered everything that was promised. We've had a lot of feedback from our guests that she really brought that relaxed and intimate atmosphere to the ceremony and they loved her delivery, we couldn't agree more!
Koren was ten out of ten, we definitely recommend her services and thank her for making our wedding so special.
As a venue based wedding coordinator for many years, I had come across a wide cross section of Melbourne wedding celebrants. When we got engaged, Koren was my first enquiry - I knew wherever and whenever we got married I wanted her to be our celebrant. Put simply, Koren has found her calling.
The planning was relaxed, and Koren armed us with everything we needed to create our ceremony. Her calm approach and detailed preparation was exactly what we needed, giving us peace of mind in what was a pretty chaotic last couple of weeks.
The ceremony itself was a delight, I am really looking forward to getting our video back to see it all from another perspective. Koren captured our story and delivered it so well, to the group of people who knew us best. And she nailed it. Family and friends alike have commented on how wonderful the ceremony was - the prefect summation of us as individuals and now as a couple, all with 'no boring bits'. Our ceremony was better than even we expected and we are very grateful to Koren for making that happen.
Thank you Koren for your amazing presentation of our wedding ceremony!
It was our favourite part of our day and we received so many compliments throughout the evening from all our guests. You told our story beautifully and with confidence.
Jarrod and I knew from our first meeting with you that it was going to be a fun easy process and that's exactly what it was. We cannot recommend you highly enough and feel so blessed you were apart of our special day.
Thank you so much Koren for all your advice, dedication and hard work preparing for our wedding ceremony. We couldn't have asked for a better person to marry us.
Our ceremony was so just what we envisaged and you guided us through it with such professionalism, warmth and sincerity. We can't thank you enough for playing such an important part in our special and memorable day.
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Roxanna + Damien
We knew from the moment we met Koren Harvey that she would be the perfect celebrant for our wedding. When we first met Koren, she listened to us so attentively as we explained what we wanted from our wedding ceremony. We wanted a blend of Persian and Western cultures, something unique and relaxed.
Koren took away everything we had provided her about the Persian wedding culture and did her research and came prepared for our follow up meeting. I was so impressed with how prepared she was and what she came back to me with in the draft.
On the day of our wedding, we both felt so relaxed at the ceremony, knowing we were in good hands. She gave all the directions where there was interaction from others and there was no confusion.
Koren has such a warm and calming nature. Our guests certainly felt her wonderful energy. We received many compliments on our ceremony, and cannot recommend Koren enough as a wedding celebrant. We even recall Koren being complimented by several of our guests, saying what a FANTASTIC job she did in blending the Persian and Western cultures. Her delivery was simply perfect!
Koren – you are wonderful and we feel very lucky to have found you! Thank you a million!!!
Koren is amazing, I know it sounds clichéd but she makes you feel right at home when your first meet her and for two relative shy people it really did seems effortless to share our love story with her. She was caring and really got to know us, she supported our values and idea of marriage and as result Koren produced a very personal account of our love story to share with family and friends.
Koren, Thank you so much for sharing our special day. We cannot thank you enough for being there to marry us. We could not imagine having anyone else and your warmth, humour and genuine happiness for us set such a fabulous tone and start to a wonderful day. With much love.
After attending many weddings prior to my own, I knew selecting the right celebrant could make or break your day. I did so much research in finding Koren, and as soon as we met her I knew she was “the one”!
From the beginning we felt at ease with Koren as she took the time to listen to our love story and write up the perfect ceremony with the right mix of humour and sensitivity. All our guests have said it was one of the most beautiful ceremonies they had attended, and we couldn’t agree more! I cannot recommend Koren enough. Thank you for helping make our day so incredibly special. XX
Koren was the most wonderful celebrant we could have ever hoped for! We wanted a bilingual German-English ceremony and felt so lucky when we found Koren. As soon as we met with her for the first time, we felt understood and cared for.
Koren is most professional and kind. She made us and our guests feel so very special and loved up. We absolutely loved every second of our ceremony and Koren was just the perfect person to deliver our story.
So many guests mentioned how amazing she was and asked us whether we were friends or even related, because they felt that we must have known each other for a long time as they saw we had a special connection.
Koren truly is a wonderful person, who has a gift of making the whole wedding process, planning and the day most enjoyable. Meeting and talking to her was always easy and fun.
From the moment we met Koren, we found her to be personable, warm, understanding of our needs and we just got on so well with her. She made the paperwork side of things easy and seamless and guided us the whole way.
Koren ran the ceremony so well and really made us feel at ease, she thought of all the small things I didn’t even think of and nick and I felt really confident and well looked after in her hands. By the end of the ceremony I felt like we were old friends and i didn’t want her to leave! Thank you for everything, Koren xxx