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We highly recommend Aphrodite Anderson as your Cairns Celebrant. Our ceremony was perfect and with her love and kindness, she created such a magical and memorable celebration of our love. Many of our wedding guests  commented how professional, warm, and friendly Aphrodite was in conducting the ceremony. You will never find another celebrant who will express the love and warmth into her professionalism towards your ceremony than with Aphrodite. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Love Always, Jeff & Shane xo  September 2018


Aphrodite...a perfect name for the perfect Cairns celebrant! The whole process was just so easy and enjoyable. Our ceremony was uplifting, fun and completely stress free, it reflected us perfectly as we were encouraged to be ourselves. I highly recommend Aphrodite's services as she is an experienced, polished, professional who genuinely loves her job and carries it out with joy, sincerity, warmth and good humour.  Thank you so much Aphrodite.....Sian & Scott


Aphrodite Anderson was our Cairns celebrant at our wedding on the 17.07 17 at Thala Resort in Port Douglas and she was absolutely amazing! She has a kind heart and is a very welcoming person making you feel comfortable and excited from the moment you meet her. Having you there with us felt like we just had an extra family member, it was absolutely perfect. Thank you for everything.       Melanie & Anthony Villella x


From our first meeting Aphrodite you greeted us with a radiant smile and a gentle, beautiful manner. You were so helpful and gracious offering any assistance we may need. Nothing was too much trouble and I loved the way you listened to the story of our courtship, making Chris and I feel quite special. I love your attention to detail, your promptness, and the extensive repertoire of resources you offer through your creative website. This made our wedding planning a delight.


Our Cairns Wedding Ceremony could only be described as magical, memorable, emotional, romantic and intimate. Our guests commented on your charm and elegance and the gentle and caring way in which you officiated our ceremony. You delivered  each verse with grace and poise and created a romantic treasured memory for an overwhelmingly happy bride and groom. It was our sincere pleasure meeting you and we chose the perfect lady to finally make our long awaited dream come true. Thank you Aphrodite for just being so beautiful in every way.

Love and Best Wishes, Chris and Louisa Evans (Tencate) xo

Our wedding day was so special and everything was perfect because of you Aphrodite. When I was stressing and feeling overwhelmed you were there to answer my emails and calls and calm me down. You were so giving of your time and I couldn’t imagine a more perfect celebrant to marry us.

The service itself was so beautiful, you were professional and knew exactly what we wanted for the day. From our first meeting you were so warm and welcoming, Aaron and I felt really comfortable with you and were so thankful we found you. Thank you for a stunning flawless ceremony and for everything you did above and beyond what you had to. It was a pleasure to meet you. Our big day was perfect because of you!

Lots of love Daniela and Aaron Volpato xo

Both Brent and I would like to say a BIG thank you for being our Cairns celebrant at our wedding on the 17th August at Clifton Beach. We had the most magic day and it is all thanks to you and your personal and professional services. Your organisation and help with planning this day was flawless and it was an absolute pleasure to deal with someone who is just so lovely and has a gorgeous personality. Being provided with the resource folder to pick our own vows and have the opportunity to write our own readings to each other and include them was just marvelous and made the day even more special and personalised.

You spoke so beautifully during our ceremony and you made all our guests feel so welcomed, included and loved. Our guests are still talking about what a wonderfully talented celebrant you are, and how you made everyone’s day! It was quite an emotional day and you were so very helpful, kind and caring to both of us when we needed some support. You made the ceremony so much fun as well and made us laugh just at the right moments, which we really appreciated. We also loved receiving the folder with our vows and certificate in it - it has been so handy to share with our friends and family and will be a treasured keepsake.

We cannot thank you enough and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to celebrate our day with. We will always look back on this day and remember you with a smile. We have absolutely no hesitation in recommending you as a celebrant!!! We are looking forward to catching up with you next time we are in Palm Cove. Wishing you all the best.

With love from the bottom of our hearts, Andrea and Brent Chisholm xxxxxxxxxx

Hi Aphrodite! My wife and I would like to thank you for making our special day even more special, all our guests had the nicest things to say and they all enjoyed the way you handled the ceremony. Best part? You speaking in our native language! You spoke Filipino very fluently and the first time you did it during our meeting it was already perfect! There was a lot of change in plan and surprises on the day but you carried it like a pro and even helped us relax, no wonder you've won a lot of awards! Once again, our heart-felt thank you!  We highly recommend Aphrodite as your Cairns marriage celebrant.

Regards, Eli & Geraldine

On a most stunning and gorgeous April  morning our much awaited beautiful Wedding Ceremony was held at Kewarra Beach. Our day would not have been complete without the impeccable competence of the lovely "Lady" above, Aphrodite. We live in southern Victoria so the logistics of planning an FNQ wedding was challenging. Initial contact was made through email. I appreciated being able to talk to Aphrodite over the phone to discuss finer details of our pending day. We connected straight away and I felt extremely comfortable and confidant with Aphrodite’s advice and reassurance. Any worries or concerns soon dissipated. This gorgeous "Lady" exudes genuine care, warmth, and a love for her profession that shines through with gusto! Aphrodite adores her work and it clearly shows in how she relates to her couples. From her extensive ceremony/vows options (when you just don't know where to start) to her eye for detail and even colour coordinating with the Wedding party. Aphrodite you made our Day so so special, I cannot envisage having considered another celebrant there but the exquisite you.. We are forever grateful. Thank you for being "You”

Love and Light, Robyn and David Girling♥

We were married  by the lovely Aphrodite! We didn’t know what to expect when it came to choosing a celebrant, but any expectations were certainly exceeded with Aphrodite as our Cairns Celebrant for our beach wedding.  Communication was always warm, open and friendly, and she made all formalities seem simple. The guidance we were given while scripting our ceremony was also invaluable. Aphrodite welcomed us into her home like old friends a few days before our wedding day, to discuss the ceremony, our script and the story of ‘us’! We instantly felt comfortable around her so had no worries whatsoever on the day.

When I walked towards my new husband on the day, nerves dissipated and I felt completely at ease when I saw him & Aphrodite waiting for me at the end of the aisle. Aphrodite took a moment to have a laugh with us personally and make us feel completely relaxed before turning on the microphone and starting the ceremony. It was as though we were being married by a friend, rather than by someone we had met only once!

Aphrodite read with clarity, openness and confidence, always with a smile, and drew everyone in with her friendly and vibrant presence. We were presented with a lovely folder at the end of the ceremony, containing our ceremony script and marriage certificate; I was also given a list of places I needed to contact in order to change my name once our official certificate arrived, which was a huge help. We’d like to sincerely thank Aphrodite for being so wonderful throughout – I can’t think of anyone else that I would have preferred to formalise our union, and I didn’t realise the importance of a wonderful celebrant until we actually met one!

Many thanks again, much love from Campbell & Emily Gradon xxx

When planning our wedding we took our time with selecting a celebrant but the second Jason contacted Aphrodite he knew she would be perfect for us..... And he was right!  Aphrodite I’d like to thank you for going above and beyond to make our special day run smoothly, you’re an amazing celebrant and born to unite people together as one... you are a true goddess of love! Not only have we met an amazing celebrant but we have made an amazing friend and although time may pass you will always be a part of our precious memories. There is so much more I could say about this wonderful woman but I’d rather you like her page and book her in as your celebrant, you don’t want to miss out... trust me!!!

Taritah & Jason Von Roehl

Dear Aphrodite Rodney and I cannot thank you enough, you have made our dreams come true. Our wedding day was beyond perfect it was blissful. Your beautiful heartwarming and intimate ceremony took Rodney and I back on the journey from when we first met to our first date our first kiss and the birth of our beautiful children.

Thank you for your guidance your support your blessing your hospitality and most importantly thank you for being you! You provided me with lots of information and communicated with me to help us with any questions I had, you replied to all of my emails and bless there were quite few :) Your attention to detail was very much appreciated and your positive energy just made Rodney and I feel relaxed and confident that our special day was well and truly in very good hands. You didn't just provide Rodney and I with a beautiful ceremony you went above and beyond to ensure our wedding day was not anything less than perfect.

Its the small things that you do to give your weddings that personal touch, I love the fact you dressed in the same colour to match our theme, the beautiful and elegant table with the beautiful lantern and the candle that was lit in honour of our loved ones who have passed on, the beautiful bow and bottle of campaign and most importantly your big beautiful smile when we arrived :) these things are priceless and very much appreciated.

It is very rare that you find a person who has so much love and passion for their career and want our special day to be perfect and to be just as excited as us was something money can't buy. Words can never express just how happy you have made us. It has been an honour and a privilege to have met you and we feel we have gained a friend for life. I wish you all the happiness and success in this world, you truly are one of a kind. Every anniversary Rodney and I will toast not only to us but to you our wonderful celebrant who made us one. xxx

Thank you Aphrodite, Shonha and Rodney Davies xxx

Dearest Aphrodite, Loukas and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful and emotional Ceremony, it made our wedding day even more special. Our non English speaking guests were really touched by having the ceremony in English and in Greek and by the way your Greek was perfect! You are a fantastic Celebrant and we are so thankful and happy that we found you. Once again Thank you Aphrodite and we hope to catch up next time you are in Adelaide again.

Filakia xxx Dimi and Loukas

Dear Aphrodite, I just wanted to thank you for being our Cairns wedding celebrant  at Palm Cove. You performed a beautiful ceremony and it was everything we had hoped for. You helped to calm us both when we needed and the reading you chose for us was beautiful and suited us perfectly. Everyone commented how beautifully you spoke and how lovely the ceremony was. Also, thank you very much for the beautifully presented copy of the ceremony which is so nice to keep and for applying for the marriage certificate on our behalf. The marriage certificate was waiting for us when we got back from our honeymoon which makes things so much easier. I would not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone looking for a celebrant in Queensland. Thank you again for your help, all the best Simone & Justin Ford.

Aphrodite you are positively a ray of sunshine, every moment with you was beautiful and refreshing. After meeting you we knew we wanted only you to be our celebrant. Your passion, enthusiasm and great care made us feel special and loved. Our ceremony was intimate and beautiful and will forever remain in our hearts. There isn't anything we would have changed and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Love Scott and Cassandra Topp

Hi Aphrodite, An amazing performance yesterday! I can't thank you enough for your lovely speech, your ability to calm us down at the ceremony and even your humour when we nearly got swept away by the water! We were so so happy with the day and so thankful we had you to make everything easier.

Love Alison and Jim Timmings

Dear Aphrodite, Jacqueline and I were truly blessed in meeting you. When we decided to get married in Australia without our family from the States we were nervous and had no idea what to expect. I must say that the service you provided made our wedding very personal and just absolutely amazing! A day we will never forget.

You took the time to get to know each of us which made us feel so much more comfortable. You went out of your way to help us with transportation to Clifton Beach. You made the ceremony feel so personal not only for us, but to yourself as well. You seem to generally have a love for what you do and it shows. Thank you again for everything and we will never forget you.

Mr. and Mrs. Chisum from USA

Aphrodite thank you for a beautiful and emotional ceremony, you are a real star and we were truly touched by your kind words. You looked stunning and we had so many guests compliment on how beautifully you preformed the ceremony and how warmed and heartened they were by it. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Love Ally and Gareth Lewis xoxoxo

To sweet, beautiful, absolutely brilliant Aphrodite, we cannot begin to thank you enough for the amazing effort you put towards making our day an amazing memory. The ceremony you performed was second to none and and the amount of people that made comment about the sensational job you did was overwhelming.

We truly cannot thank you enough for all your efforts and we would not hesitate recommending you to anyone who enquired, quite simply, you are fit to marry a king.

Love Marta and Corey Short

Aphrodite Anderson is a beautiful, fun person who will make anyone's wedding something special that everyone will remember. After meeting Aphrodite Anderson on the very first visit, we felt like we had known her for a lifetime! She knew exactly what we wanted out of the ceremony and what kind of atmosphere we wanted to achieve. We are very grateful for all her help and making everything so perfect!

Katarina and Kane Lang

In looking for a celebrant ~ a bride and groom (sometimes groom ;-) will be searching for that special person, one who will listen and lovingly provide them with the expertise to create their perfect wedding day. We know you listened to us Aphrodite :) because with all the special touches you brought to our wedding on Clifton Beach, we had the most amazing perfect ceremonial day. A day Richard and I will never forget and for that we are blessed!

Love always Mr & Mrs Coleman xo February 2012

Dearest Aphrodite - Thank you so so so much for being such an elegant, professional and compassionate celebrant on our special day! You truly made our day so memorable and I would recommend you to everyone :) The poems you recited were so touching and you spoke the words with such true meaning - you made our ceremony the highlight of our wedding and we will always cherish that! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

Sandy & Joe Rees (Tie the Knot With Hot couple) xoxo February 2012

We would like to thank you Aphrodite from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding a special event that we will both remember forever. From the moment we met you at the wedding expo at the Colonial Club, we both knew we had found our celebrant. Your professional yet personal approach to our wedding made us feel at ease during all the preparations and on the actual day.

We appreciate the time and effort you put into making our special day as stress-free as possible, and for taking charge when the weather was not playing nice!!! Thank you for everything.

Anthony and Rochelle Torso February 2012

Dearest Aphrodite, Kal and I cannot thank you enough for being a part of our wedding, Clifton beach 03.11.2011. You are an amazing woman, organized, stylish, professional and you have the uncanny ability to make a bride and groom feel at ease on their wedding day - - that I applaud you for.

We had been looking to elope for a while now and our destination kept changing but after finding and discussing our plans with you, we knew a Cairns tropical wedding was for us and we were not let down. Our wedding was beautiful and enjoyable and we wouldn’t change a thing!

Kind regards Jo & Kal

Hi Aphrodite, Thank you so so much for being a part of Alex & my wedding at Palm Cove. We had a magical day and evening and you made the ceremony stylish and fun for us, exactly what we were after. You definitely are the Elopement queen. :) I'll be sure to post some photo's once I get some. Also, thank you again for going above and beyond and helping me into my dress and assisting with the button hole for Alex, it was those special things you did for us which really meant so much, your attention to detail didn't go unnoticed. ♥ ♥ It was a pleasure to have had you as our celebrant for our Cairns wedding xx

Tiff & Alex Rowsell xx November 2011

Hi Aphrodite, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your contribution to our special day. You looked beautiful and professional and you were assertive in getting everything sorted leading up to the day. We can’t thank you enough – you made the occasion so special for us – everything we anticipated and more!! Everything on our day was happy, relaxed and perfect. You were integral in making sure this happened by providing us with guidance prior to the day, and warmth and love. Thank you so very much.

Levi & Kylie Wagstaff, October 2011

Dear Aphrodite, Zaik and I would like to thank you so much for the heart- warming ceremony you performed for us on our wedding day at Glen Ewin Estate in Adelaide. You made our day so special and memorable, the ceremony was an absolute highlight of our day. The touching words and quotes you recited will forever be in our memories. You are beautiful and caring person!

Thank you from Deanna and Zaikos Zacharia xoxo

Thanks Aphrodite- you truly made our day the best we could have ever imagined. You have such a lovely calm; kind and giving nature and it was such a lovely vibe to share with you on our special day. You made everything seem so effortless, which is just how we wanted the day to be...relaxing, fun and filled with love and laughter. We can't thank you enough.

Love Anna & Jarrod Sweeney xx October 11

How to describe Aphrodite as a wedding celebrant - I think one word amazing, she made our ceremony perfect and was brilliant at calming us down when we reached the top of the aisle (lots of tissues were required).

Carly and Paul Allegretto married 18th August 2011 St Mary’s by the Sea Port Douglas

Dear Aphrodite,

Andrew and I thank you for making our elopement a very special day! It was fun and relaxed, just what we were looking for. You were able to create a beautiful ceremony that was a reflection of us as a couple. We are glad we found you, your genuine interest and love for elopements was very much appreciated. We highly recommend you to any couple looking to elope.

Love Amy and Andrew Stewart July 2011

Hello Aphrodite, Thank you so so so much for everything you did on our special day!! You are a lovely lady, who we were very happy to share this moment with, thank you for putting up with the stressed groom LOL and with my nerves when I got to the end of the aisle!!! I would highly recommend you to other couples!! Thanks again!!

To Beautiful Aphrodite,

Our special day on the 27th June 2011, would have never happened if it wasn't for you..!! I believe you weaved your own magic to make our wedding ceremony so magical and special on a perfect sunny day on Palm Cove beach. :)

You are a beautiful, loving caring person that put in so much effort to make our wedding day special....we will always remember and cherish this day as well as you.!! It was perfect..!! From the bottom of our hearts...the biggest Thank You..!! Wishing you all the love and happiness in the world. We will never forget you...so happy we met..!!

Mary and Vasili Burns June 2011

Thank you for being such a wonderful part of our day. We have received so many compliments about you, your eloquent voice, your stunning appearance, your fun nature and the fantastic job you did for us!

Katie and Rob Midgley

Thank you so much for a beautiful day Aphrodite. You are a lovely lady with a calming nature. You made us feel so relaxed it was just beautiful. Thank you xxxxx

Natalie & Joseph Virtu

Thank you so much Aphrodite! The day was so beautiful & honestly the softness of your voice & your calm nature really helped me when I reached the end of the isle. You are so professional & approachable that you made the whole process so simple & easy! Thanks so much for being a part of our magical day!!! Xox

Felicity and David Burgess

Dear Aphrodite,

Thank you so much for helping us to create the most special of days. You are so professional and warm and we loved having you as our celebrant. If we are up that way again you will be hearing from us! Thanks again and best wishes...…

Katia and Ashley Robson

Dear Aphrodite,

On behalf of our families, and from both of us, Ruslan and I wish to sincerely thank you for conducting such a beautiful Wedding ceremony which we will remember all our life. The video is fantastic, each and every of your words can be heard and it is all really touching! You looked so beautiful on this day!

If we had to choose out of hundreds of marriage celebrants, we would definitely choose you! I also hope that more Russian people will be coming to Palm Cove to get married!

Ruslan & Elena Salaev

Dear Aphrodite, a huge thank you for making our wedding ceremony so magical! Your guidance and inspiration for writing our vows was so greatly appreciated and everyone commented on how beautifully you spoke…with tears of joy there was also fun and laughter. Thank you so very much…..

Pete and Tiff Wyeth

Hello Aphrodite,

Andrew and I would like to express our deepest gratitude for making our wedding ceremony so beautiful, you spoke with such emotion and all our guests commented on how moved they were.

It was obvious to everyone how much you love being a Celebrant and we certainly would love to catch up with you again. Your warmth, caring and friendly nature will never be forgotten. A big thank you!

Julia & Andrew West

Dear Aphrodite, We can’t thank you enough for all your effort in creating such a moving and memorable ceremony. We were really touched by your sensitivity to our needs and the compassion you showed during our rehearsal when emotions were high. Our wedding day was just perfect and we truly thank you.

Monique & Aemon

Our wedding day was more fun than we could ever have imagined. Your wonderful nature, friendliness and professional approach made it all so easy and stress free and we just wanted to say thank you again for making all of us enjoy the day so very much…..

Beth and Grant Stewart

Darling Aphrodite,

Even though we are friends it was so special to us to have you perform our ceremony, we can’t thank you enough. Everyone was so impressed with your professionalism and the effort and caring you showed to make sure our day was absolutely perfect. We love you and thank you for your gift to us…..

Hans & Judy Linke

Thank you Aphrodite for the wonderful personalized ceremony you composed for us. It truly reflected our beliefs and the journey we plan on taking together as husband and wife. We so appreciate your kindness and extra effort you put in for us. We plan on returning to Cairns one day and hope to see you again……..

Deirdre & John Cosgrove

Dearest Aphrodite, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our ceremony as special and emotional as the day we married. Some of our friends are now considering renewing their vows after sharing such a beautiful celebration. We couldn’t have chosen a more perfect celebrant and we will never forget the tears and laughter we shared..........

Deborah and James Johnston

Dear Aphrodite, I just wanted to thank you again so much. You made our day so special. Having you a part of it was amazing. You are the kindest most loveliest lady I have met. You felt like family to us and we felt a connection the day we met you. There is no celebrant in the world who could compare to you. You are just beautiful. We had so many comments on the day about how lovely you were. Thank you again!!! Ps thank you for wiping away my tears during the ceremony to save my make up. Xxx

My husband and I are absolutley thrilled we chose Aphrodite as our Cairns celebrant. She was so professional, organised and supportive. Aphrodite is a calm and cheerful person she has a great sense of humour which we enjoyed. If you want the best celebrant for your special day we highly recommend Aphrodite! Thanks again from Samantha and Andrew



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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIA must be Original Certificates and sighted by your Celebrant prior to Marriage.  You must by law be over the age of 18 years.

NOTICE OF INTENDED MARIAGE FORM (NOIM)  Available from  any Court House in Australia, any Australian Embassy overseas, or from any Marriage Celebrant.  The NOIM may be downloaded from this site  here or www.ag.gov.au/celebrants.

The NOIM Form needs to be in my hands as your Celebrant, no later than one month before the date of your marriage and is only valid for 18 months. If time is of the essence, a scanned and emailed copy is acceptable.

Only one (1) signature is sufficient to be witnessed.  The other can sign in the Celebrant’s presence even if it is 1 hour before the Ceremony.

Requirements in Australia:

The NOIM has to be signed by both parties intending to marry, and be witnessed by either:   

  • An Authorised Marriage Celebrant
  • A Commissioner for Declarations
  • An Australian Justice of the Peace
  • An Australian Barrister or Solicitor
  • An Australian legally qualified Medical Practitioner
  • A Member of the Australian Federal Police
  • A Member of a Police Force of a State or Territory of Australia

Requirements if from Overseas:

The NOIM Form is a legal document, after completion have your signature witnessed in the presence of:

  • An Australian Embassy Official
  • An Australian Consular Officer
  • A Notary Public [Law Firm]

The Official must stamp the document and date it.  If inconvenient for both to travel to Notary Public or Embassy remember only one signature is sufficient.   [Notary Public - couple to ask a Law Firm for a list of Notary Publics in their area.]


  • BIRTH CERTIFICATE OR PASSPORT –   If born overseas, a resident of Australia and unable to produce a Birth Certificate, the Celebrant must sight a Passport, an out of date one is acceptable.
  • PASSPORT – If a visitor to Australia and not an Australian citizen, the Celebrant will need to view your current passport.
  • DIVORCE – If you have been married before, proof of divorce needs to be shown.  Again the original needs to be sighted by the Celebrant.
  • DEATH CERTIFICATE – If widowed, the original death certificate needs to sighted by the Celebrant.
  • CHANGE OF NAME CERTIFICATE – Legal proof of any name change to be obtained from Births, Deaths & Marriages.  Original must be produced.

ARE ALL THE DOCUMENTS IN ENGLISH?  If not, they will need to be officially translated and authorized by a person who is a legally recognized translator.  Celebrant needs to see both the Original Documents and the translated Documents.


Two witnesses over the age of 18 are required on the day of the ceremony for witnessing and signing of the Marriage Register. They may be family or friends, however, they must be able to speak and understand English.

If you are travelling alone, your photographer and/or wedding planner can act as your witnesses otherwise I can arrange for two witnesses to be present.

My Fee:

My fee is dependent on the date, time, size and location and your ceremony. I also offer a weekday elopement package. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call me, quotes are delivered within 24 hours. However, if you live locally, a preliminary meeting, free of charge, is a great idea to discuss your wishes.

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