I receive many, many letters from couples and families, thanking me for taking part in their celebrations.
Good morning Coral,
We are writing to you on the morning of our twentieth wedding anniversary.
Doubtless, you’d need to head for the diary to stand a chance of remembering us; we’re an English couple who arranged the whole thing back then over the new-fangled Internet. There are a couple of then-and-now pictures attached to help jog the memory.
Well, we’re still going strong and so – we see from your website – are you. Very impressed, but not at all surprised to see you’ve won so many awards since. We particularly recall your kindness on the day.
So, we have a nineteen-year-old son and life’s pretty good.
Hope everything is well with you and Dean the wine waiter (the poor lad who got co-opted into being a witness).
Looking forward to a fine day today and at least another twenty years.
Keep up the good work.
Simon and Pauline Garland
We are so lucky and happy to have met you and had you as our wedding celebrant. You are far more than a celebrant to us and you really took us through the whole happy time of planning and then having our wedding, as a friend and someone we could always rely on. On the day, you made everything so special for us and intimate, just like we had always planned and wished.
All our family present loved every minute of the wedding and without you, that would never have been possible. Thanks also so very very much for providing the contacts to Michael and Marta, who must have come from the same training school as you because they had the same happy and easy yet ultra professional and efficient manner in everything they did with us and for us. By the end of the most beautiful day of our lives, we felt like we had 3 new friends.
Thanks again so much and hope we can catch up again somewhere.
Ron and Lyneece Van Saane Oct 2018
I hope you are well. Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding ceremony on the 1st at Banjo’s – it was perfect and everything went exactly as we had envisioned. Everybody enjoyed themselves and were commenting about how lovely the ceremony and vows were. Both our families were extremely happy and saying it was very ‘us’.
Thank you once again.
Jess and Andrew September 2018
Hello from Italy,
We hope you are really well, we have been meaning to contact you to offer a MASSIVE THANK YOU for a beautiful ceremony! You are one of a kind and made the ceremony for us just perfect.
Thank you, thank you! Everyone has said was an amazing day it was & you were a massive part of that. I’ll send over photos when we are back and get some from the photographer too.
Love Sarah and Rowan 2018 x
Hope all’s well with you!
We’ve been a little terrible at finally getting around to sorting our wedding photos – but we’ve had some time today, and wanted to share some of these with you. We’d be more than happy for you to use any as you need online etc -( photo credits go to Franck Gazzola).
A huge thank you, albeit belatedly, for helping to make our day so memorable. We had such a fantastic time – thanks for all of your words of advice in the lead up to it, and helping to make it less daunting. And of course, a huge thanks for giving up your time on a Sunday to overseeing the formalities with such warmth and style. We are grateful to have shared such a special day with you!
A heartfelt thanks once again from us both
Ella & Vish
I hope you’re well. Nicole and I have just returned from our honeymoon in Fiji and we wanted to send you a quick message to say a massive thank you. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and everything that we wanted.
You made it so stress-free and run so smoothly – we really appreciate it.
Nicole is in the midst of changing her name, and the pack that you have provided is invaluable.
Thank you once again
Anthony & Nicole
Good Morning Coral,
Thank you for a beautiful ceremony last night. This morning I am hearing the stories about the last minute changes and organisation you made and I wanted to thank you for all you did on our behalf to make the night the very best it could be.
It was all very much appreciated.
We were very lucky to be in such good hands and to have such absolute confidence that we were unconcerned about the arrangements in the background.
Thank you again, and we will be in touch again soon.
Charlotte and Martin July 2018
See one of today’s testimonials submitted by one of
Coral’s happy clients.
“Coral is a true professional. She was friendly, warm and genuinely committed to making our wedding day a special day for my Husband and I. On the day she was calm and in control and this helped me greatly in steadying my own nerves! I would without hesitation recommend Coral to anybody else looking for a celebrant.”
Coral Kortlepel is an ABIA Ambassador, setting high standards for the wedding industry & winning the ABIA Award 13 times.
Coral Kortlepel – She was the consummate professional but with the warmth and heart you would hope for when trusting & choosing someone to be the person binding you to your love on your wedding day.
Coral was informative, helpful and had some excellent advice for us she was amazing from start to finish.
She provided us with incredible options for our vows and included an array of mixed traditions to include both of our religions as I am Jewish and my husband Catholic.
Coral really was magical she looked amazing and blended into the background for photos & the video and didn’t try to be the centrepiece or focal point yet she created a real presence at the ceremony. We interviewed a few other celebrants but Coral came highly recommended and she was just the perfect fit.
We are so thankful we found Coral and can’t imagine our magical wedding day without her.
Thank you so much
Monica & Chris Papp
Good morning Coral,
Kingsley and I would like to say a huge thank you for everything. Our wedding service and wedding day were amazing. We had a wonderful time. We really loved how everything went smoothly for the service/ceremony – thanks to you and your input. Wonderful and I would thoroughly recommend you to anyone looking for a celebrant
Thanks again Coral and hopefully we will meet again in the future.
Mr and Mrs Day (hehe) May 2018
To Dear Coral
From the bottom of our hearts. Thank you! Amazing and a Beautiful job as usual. We know and understand that being our celebrant for Karen’s funeral would not have been an easy task.
As you had married her and Warren, but please know that on behalf of the family we very much appreciate your involvement, your care, and making sure that it was a beautiful day. It made the day a little more bearable knowing that you were a part of it.
Love Always from
Nathan, Warren, MJ, Kevin, Ann and Emerson
We as a family wanted to express to you our deep gratitude for your part in our fathers funeral service. From the moment we met you we felt comfortable and felt that we could trust you and that you would do your very best to share our thoughts about our loved one.
You did all of that and more, and we thank you.
Mary, Colin, Steven and Adele.
I hope you are well and had a lovely Christmas and New Years. We have only just returned from our honeymoon and just wanted to thank you again for everything you did for us. We can’t thank you enough. We have had so many people comment on how fantastic you were.
Louisa and Andrew 2018
I hope you’re well.
Nicole and I have just returned from our honeymoon in Fiji and we wanted to send you a quick message to say a massive thank you. The ceremony was absolutely perfect and everything that we wanted.
You made it so stress-free and run so smoothly – we really appreciate it. Nicole is in the midst of changing her name, and the pack that you have provided is invaluable.
Thank you once again.
Anthony & Nicole
Just wanted to say thank you for all your help on our wedding day! You were lovely from beginning to the end. Thank you for sharing special day with us.
Vivian and Jason
Damien and I would just like to thank you for our beautiful ceremony and celebration of our wedding on board carnival spirit on the 5th Oct.
We were a little apprehensive about having the cruise line arrange the celebrant but we could not have asked for more having you! The ceremony was beautiful and captured not only us as a couple but my daughter as well and now the three of us united as a family.
You managed to take away all the stress and do so with a smile during the madness of the morning.
We can’t thank you enough for being there for us, for your kind and engaging words and the retelling of our story like you were a long-time friend – it truly was a gift
Jane, Damien & Alyssa
We are still floating on a cloud…. you created such a magical day for Pete and I. In such little time so rushed and with both of us so aloof, somehow you managed to pull it all together, and you created the most perfect personal ceremony…. I wouldn’t change a thing.
What a wonderful day. It truly was the happiest day of my life. Thank you. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know.
Lots of love. Ali & Pete
Just wanted to say a big thank you for marrying Daniel & myself on carnival spirit 24/04/2016. We had the best day & cruise & we loved the service that you provided. Thank you once again.
5 star review:
Just like finding ‘the one’ to marry, we found the celebrant that we knew was ‘the one’ for us. Soon after we first met Coral, we knew we were onto something good. We were in good hands knowing she had everything under control. On our big day, she stood amongst us like a family member, comforting, soothing, pausing, laughing, feeling all the emotions. She made time to know the important family members to ensure they had the best view. She was patient, understanding, very informative, calming, and funny. We joked and called her ‘The First Lady’, as she is just is so gracious. Highly recommend her to anyone looking for that someone special to officiate but also be apart of the journey with you.
Tim and I would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day so special.
From the moment that we met with you at the Marriott Hotel both Tim and I just knew that you were someone who understood us and we both knew that you were the person who we would like to marry us.
We are so appreciative of the time you gave us leading up to our wedding day and then for being so supportive on the actual day.
Both Tim and I felt we had the best wedding ever and we received so many comments from the guests to say just that too.
We were given so many great compliments towards you and you were the pivotal person on the day to start this amazing journey.
So thank you once again for making our day the most memorable one we could have ever imagined that was filled with so much love and warmth.
I have added some photos for you that we thought you would appreciate.
Please feel free if you would like to use these photos as you wish.
Marie and Tim April 2017
Many thanks Coral
Thank you so much for being such an amazing celebrant at Luke and my wedding at Clark Park on the 31st of March. You led the ceremony so well, it was just so beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for a better person to marry us…you’re the bomb! We’ll definitely be recommending you to others…not that I think you need it being a seasoned 5,000 odd weddings in 😉
Wishing you a great year and many successful nuptials!
Jasmine & Luke xoxo 2017
Nini and I just wanted to thank you for officiating our wedding on November 6th. 2016
Everything was perfect, and you were every bit as wonderful as we had hoped you would be. We truly couldn’t have asked for more from you.
I have attached a photo to this which you are welcome to use for promotional purposes should you wish to.
Aaron and I would just like to thank you so much for such an incredible job you did with our ceremony. From our initial meeting to the day itself you have made us feel more than comfortable and relaxed about the whole wedding process. When we get our photos we will send some through as well as writing a review to highly recommend your services.
On behalf of our families and Aaron and I again we cannot thank you enough. Have a lovely weekend.
Aaron & Emma Lewis 2016
Hope you are well,
Just a little email to properly thank you for executing such an amazing wedding ceremony for us! We had a truely wonderful day and all our guests were completely blown away by the beautiful ceremony in the Rose Garden. We felt so safe in your capable hands and so were able to really relax and enjoy our ceremony. I haven’t had any of the offical photos back yet but I’ll be sure to forward you some when we get them.
Thank you again,
James and Christina
(Mr and Mrs Hanmore)=
Just wanted to say, as always you did an amazing job yesterday, at Kristy and George’s wedding. Absolutely, love working with another perfectionist. Looking forward to working with you again at James and Louise’s wedding.
Helena- Portia Hansell
Helena-Portia Event Perfectionist
We’re emailing quickly from Hong Kong airport, but we just wanted to say a massive thank you for being a wonderful celebrant. We loved working with you the whole way through and the ceremony was just perfect. Thanks again and all the best 🙂
Graham and Claire September 2016
Thanks again for marrying us in May. We’ve since been to other weddings, and after seeing other celebrants in action, Kurumi and myself realised again how professional your service was, and how your assistance helped our wedding to be just as we had hoped.
Nathan & Kurumi
We are finally back into the swing of things here (back to work). I would really like to thank you and your team for making our special day absolutely fabulous and faultless to boot!
I cannot recommend you highly enough, from the moment we first made contact you have been a source of knowledge on all things wedding and really helped with the task or remotely planning a wedding from the other side of the world! Everything was a breeze and at every stage we felt 100% confidence and trust in you.
Thanks again for putting me in touch with the Sydney By Sail, the florist and especially Michael Zanetti (What a dream team you both are!)
Thanks as well for sorting the Wedding Certificates out. They arrived last week! If you would like any votes in the wedding awards please let me know.
Hayley UK..March 2016
Simon and I can’t thank you enough for all of your support and guidance. Thank you for making our wedding day so very special. The wedding was utterly magical from beginning to end, made all the more special because of all the love, energy and enthusiasm you put into it. We are forever grateful for your help. Our combined families thought you were absolutely fabulous and they’re right! Thank you.
We hope that you’ve had a beautiful Easter break.
All our love
Soraya and Simon March 2016
We would like to thank you for helping us on our special day yesterday. The weather held out for us, and all went to plan. You asked me to leave the planning with you and trust your “professional opinion”, which we did, and all went well. Thank you so much.
Darren and Quyen. March 2016
Good Morning Coral
Wow, I cant believe how quickly the past month has gone. We have just got back from our amazing honeymoon in America and I wanted to send you a quick email to say a huge THANK YOU for everything you did for our wedding day. Our ceremony was everything we had imagined – relaxed and friendly. Your words were perfect and I’m still laughing about you telling our guests that Mat arranged for the cruise ship to be in dock on the day. Also I cant thank you enough for all your help leading up to the day and for guiding us through everything. You made my life very easy and we will certainly recommend you to any family and friends for future wedding ceremonies.
Carmen & Matt Wootten Feb 2016
“Coral celebrant-ed our wedding ceremony so fantastically. As we had hoped she was a very calm presence throughout, keeping the groomsman party in check before the ceremony (no easy task) and really helped begin our special day in the best way possible.
Her professionalism, coupled with her care for us both (to guide us throughout the pre-ceremony process but also the ceremony itself) as well as her impromptu kind words at the end were all greatly appreciated by us both – and we would recommend her services to anyone organising an upcoming wedding or event requiring a celebrant.”
Hope you’re well.
We just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. You were an absolute delight to work with in every way! We had a totally perfect day and it exceeded all expectations!! We felt so comfortable with you and you were beyond helpful with all your advice throughout the process.
We have now arrived in Thailand so winding down for a couple of weeks – I can’t believe it’s all over!!! I’ll send you some pics when we get them!
Take care and all the best with the other upcoming weddings!
Mr & Mrs Mambraku!!! (Feels weird!!!) Jan 2016
We have finally settled back down to earth. We wanted to say thank you so very much for making our day so very special.
It was just perfect. It has been such a pleasure to get to know you and I couldn’t imagine you
doing anything else in life.
You truly add that special element.
Melissa & Dominic Jan 2016
I just wanted to take the chance to say a huge thank you for celebrant-ing our wedding ceremony so fantastically last Friday. As we had hoped you were a very calm presence throughout, you kept all of the groomsman party in check before the ceremony (no easy task) and really helped begin our special day in the best way possible.
Your professionalism, coupled with your care for us both (to guide us throughout the pre-ceremony process but also the ceremony itself) as well as your kind words at the end were all greatly appreciated by us both – and we would recommend your services to anyone organising an upcoming wedding or event requiring a celebrant.
Thanks once again!
Alistair and Louise August 2015
I hope you are doing well. We’d like to thank you again for amazing ceremony and professional attitude. Thanks to you we truly enjoyed our “big day”
Veronika & Petr
This is a belated email just to thank you so much for being our celebrant and helping to pull off our surprise wedding. Ramesh and I were both grateful for your calm and methodical approach to the ceremony and it also helped us immensely to remain calm and enjoy our marriage ceremony too. Our guests are still talking about your fantastic delivery of the surprise and your professionalism definitely shone through.
I would also like to extend our appreciation to you for rescuing one of our guests who unfortunately was taken ill on the boat. Alyson and Mark thank you for looking after them and ensuring they got to their car safely.
Once again, thankyou.
Kind regards Ramesh and Trish
It would be our pleasure to give a glowing review for you. We were so thrilled with our wedding day and having you there to speak such lovely words and hold everyone together for the ceremony was amazing. You came so highly recommended to us and we know exactly why.
Kylie and Peter Mosman Art Gallery
Sorry it’s takin’ this long to email you. Congratulations on winning the “2015 Best Celebrant in Australia”! You truly are a winner!
We just want to say “Thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts for the beautiful ceremony we have on our wedding day 19-06-2015”. It was truly the best memorable day of our lives. Our guests were so amazed & touched by your words as much as we did. We were all a bit teary especially when you delivered the words about our beloved son Thomas. We can’t thank you enough.
You are so beautiful to talk to & we connect so well since our first meeting. Having you marrying us was the best decision we did! Thanks again.
Lilibeth & Warrick
We want to say a hugh thank you for your professionalism on our big day. You made the whole process for us easy and stress free. We truly are so grateful for everything you did for us especially the rehearsal before the ceremony, to do this really did release our pressure.
Thank you again, Your truly wonderful!
Warmest regards and best wishes for the future.
Johnson and Julie 09/05/2015
Thank you for very much for making our wedding ceremony so very special.
We had such a wonderful day, watching our families and our friends relax and enjoy themselves, they all said that they enjoyed the day as much as we did. You were the one who made it very special for us.
Your presentation of the ceremony was also so relaxed, yet the deep commitment of a marriage was certainly not lost. Thank you also for allowing to meet with you several times to go through things. It made us relax and feel very calm and confident on the day.
You are gifted at what you do Coral, we felt like we had known you all our lives! Thank you again and our very best wishes to you always.
Wendy and Mark Ryan 2015
From the bottom of our hearts thank you for officiating our wedding on Sunday May 3rd.
You were beautiful, amazing, extremely helpful & as always professional. You just made our special day that much more wonderful.
Melissa & Matt Stride
I cannot thank you enough for yesterday. There is not one detail I would have changed about it – it was just perfect!
Alberto & I are very blessed that we have been married by You! You are ever so elegant and thank you for matching me too. From the bottom of my heart I thank you again for everything Coral.
Wedding Manager – Restaurants
I hope you are well. I just wanted to share with you this photo of our wedding, and let you know we had the best day ever and loved every second. We also wanted to thank you for being our celebrant, you were amazing to work with, so professional and personable. I remember meeting with you and being so nervous in the few days leading up to our wedding and you took my hand and instantly made me relax. Finding a celebrant and having someone be part of such a significant moment and commitment in your life is a big decision, and we both agreed that you were that perfect person. From helping us with our vows, to meeting us on site to walk through the ceremony and on the day of the wedding your sense of calm, knowledge and attention to detail made us completely relax as we knew we were in good hands. Thank you for being part of this special day.
Warmest regards Katrina & Richard Nolan 2015
I wanted to thank you so very much for being our celebrant. You made our ceremony so special, it was perfect. You were a joy to work with and made everything so easy and smooth. You are a true professional.
I wish we could do it all again! It all goes way too quickly. Thank you so much foreverything.
Love Lucy and Pete
Coral, from the moment we first met you, you simplified the entire marriage process. You guided us through vow choices, encouraged our individuality, included our personality and really ensured our ceremony reflected our values and who we are as individuals. We loved that you could include our little girl in our day particularly with the importance you placed on our marriage exemplifying the love and devotion we shared not only amongst ourselves but with our daughter too. Our marriage, after all was not only for the two of us, but for our child and our future children.
We are so VERY GLAD that we were blessed with your care and advice, and grateful for the time, love and support you gave us throughout the planning process. With only 10 weeks to plan our wedding, due to my fathers sudden decline in his health, you eased our stresses more than words can say. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts!
Love always, Aaron, Brittany & Imogen
Thank you again for making our day special day (25th Oct 2014) a breeze and, we were very pleased with the way you handled the ceremony, your professionalism and they way that you took control, we couldn’t be happier. We have no hesitation recommending you to any newlyweds but it seems you are doing very well anyway.
Janette & Andrew Collins
Thank you so much for being our celebrant and for all of the work and suggestions before the ceremony. Being in the USA and planning long distance is challenging, but you made it so easy for us.
I found so much information on the Internet that I was overwhelmed, but when I saw your information and and starting exchanging emails with you, everything quickly fell into place. I knew that you were a perfect choice. You were very professional yet warm and friendly too. You began asking all the right questions. I could tell that you were experienced and very sincere in your desire to learn about us so the ceremony reflected us and our life together. You are an elegant and charming lady; it was delightful just to spend time with you.
You also proved that you are the expert on locations. The Euclypt Lawn was ideal. Exactly what we wanted based on how we envisioned the ceremony, but since we had never been there we were not sure where to go. We are so grateful for that recommendation.
And again, you saved us time and helped us find the perfect photographer. We loved Michael from Studio Zenetti. He is very professorial and also was fun to be with it. And of course, his photographs are wonderful.
Again, thank you for making our ceremony so special.
Warm regards, Sheryl and Bill, Boston USA
Dear Mr O’Meara (Head of the ABIA)
We would like to provide a special review of services from our 10 Oct ceremony. Being in the USA and planning long distance is challenging, but Coral Kortlepel made it so easy for us.
We found so much information on the Internet that we were overwhelmed, but when we saw her information and starting exchanging emails, everything quickly fell into place. We knew that she was a perfect choice. She was very professional yet warm and friendly too. She began asking all the right questions. We could tell that she is experienced and very sincere in her desire to learn about us so the ceremony reflected us and our life together. Coral is an elegant and charming lady; it was delightful just to spend time with her.
She also proved that she is the expert on locations. the setting she recommended was ideal. Exactly what we wanted based on how we envisioned the ceremony, but since we had never been there we were not sure where to go. We are so grateful for that recommendation.
And again, she saved us time and helped us find the perfect photographer. We loved Michael from Studio Zanetti. He is very professional and also was fun to be with it. And of course, his photographs are wonderful. He too did superb work. He loves what he does, and he respects the importance and personal nature of your day.
We would definitely recommend both of them to other couples. Especially those visiting form other countries since they are great ambassadors for Australia overall.
Regards Sheryl and Bill, Boston USA
Dave and I would truly like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for marrying us last Sunday and also for looking after us at the ceremony and making sure that the service ran smoothly.
Everyone had provided great positive feedback about you and had probably wished they had you as their celebrant!
Thank you for looking after all the little issues that arose on the day as well. We greatly appreciate what you have done for us on Sunday and we are so grateful to have you be part of our wedding day!
Thank you very, very much and we hope you enjoyed your day as much as we did.
Linda & David August 2014.
Thank you for being our celebrant and for making everything run so smoothly. Your are amazing at your job and a true professional. Thank you for being the one to marry us. You will always be in our hearts.
Love Lucy & Pete December 2014
What can we say, the ceremony was beautiful to say the least. Everyone commented on how much your words meant and we feel that having you as our celebrant made our special day that much more memorable. Your quick thinking and improvisation with regards to the rose was amazing.
Thank you so much. We will be going on our honeymoon tomorrow and when Michael sends us back the final shots from our wedding, we will definitely forward you the best pics from our wedding and also our honeymoon.
Please have a wonderful rest of the week and a relaxing weekend.
Thank you once again, we couldn’t have asked for more than what you gave us, and we feel the ceremony went so smooth was because you made it happen.
Ason and Kerry August 2014.
Just a quick note now that we’re back from our honeymoon to thank you for being our celebrant at the zoo on 2nd August. It was a pleasure having you marry us and working with you in the lead up. We had a ball on the day with no hiccups!
Sarah & Jeff
Yonca and I wanted to thank you once again for everything you did for us leading up to and on Sunday night. Everyone made mention to us how beautiful and authentic the ceremony was, which would not have been possible without you.
Hope you’re well, speak soon.
All our love,
Matt and Yonca July 2014-07-29
Subject: Marriage Celebrant Coral Kortlepel
I am writing to inform you that Coral Kortlepel was my marriage celebrant at my wedding on the 5th of April, 2014. I could not have wished for anyone more professional than Coral as she did a brilliant job and made my wedding day very memorable. Coral is so easy to get along with and made some wonderful suggestions for our Wedding Ceremony which was absolutely perfect for us and the occasion. Our guests were so impressed with Coral’s professionalism and many of them informed us that she was the best celebrant they had witnessed. My husband and I totally agree and are grateful that she was recommended to us.
Valentina and I just got back from our honeymoon in Europe and wanted to thank you for making our ceremony so magical. You really are an amazing person and great at what you do.We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Ramine & Valentina Roshanak
Letter of praise to the head of the Bridal Industry ABIA
I would like to write supporting Coral for the Abia award for Best Celebrant. I was recently married by Coral and her attention to detail, help with matters quite separate from the actual ceremony (i.e. advice regarding music, dress, flowers, etc.) was certainly above and beyond what would normally be expected.
Having attended several weddings recently, it was obvious to us how professional Coral is – she spoke naturally and clearly and definitely took the time to make sure it was tailored to suit us. Her support before the wedding, both with face to face meetings and ongoing emails was excellent. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing a celebrant. She is more like a wedding planner!
Please let me know if you would like any further information.
Dear Coral, Thank you so much for the wonderful ceremony which you performed for Natasha and I on the 24th of May. We could not have been more happy and grateful for how blessed we were to have everything go as well as it did under your close supervision.
Tash and I have just arrived back home from our honeymoon. Until now that whole day has seemed like such a blur but when we got home yesterday and got a chance see some of the photos from the ceremony it reminded us just how lovely (although overwhelming at the time) it was. The setting, the music and your words were so beautiful and everything that we could have imagined. Thank-you so much!
Once again I would like to say how grateful Tash and I are for your wonderful service. Thank you so much!
Jerry and Tash Tawalo 2014
Thank you so much for making the planning of our wedding day and the day itself so easy, fun and stress free. We are so thankful that your were recommended to us, and we only ever discussed our day with you.
When the nerves hit us on the day, it was so comforting to know we would see you at the venue, and all would be completely under control.
We loved even more that you enjoyed our vows, and we all lost time enjoying the day, the wine and chatting at our final meeting before the day, was so relaxing and exciting.
Thank you so much
Steve and Cushla (The Berry’s)
Dear John, (Head of Australian Bridal Industry Awards)
I am writing in regards to our celebrant Coral Kortlepel who married my now husband and I on the 8th of February 2014.
I would love to nominate her for the ABIA award and have completed the nomination form online. I would like to go further to mention to you of how deserving she is of this award.
From start to finish she provides everything we required. Coral gave us a booklet of ideas for ours vows, poems, the way weddings were structured, legal components, was willing to meet us on several occasions, was happy to take every phone call, to answer every question, married us and even gave us a booklet which listed all the agencies where i had to change my name! She really has thought about this whole process and made ceremony component of the wedding really easy. I could rave on about her for a while but in short words, she has gone above and beyond.
Please consider her for the ABIA award as she deserves it and enjoy the rest of your week!
You have been very much in my thoughts and I should have contacted you earlier to thank you for the wonderful wedding ceremony you held for David and me. It was absolutely beautiful and our guests were very complimentaryof you and your professionalism.
Thank you once again Coral. The wedding ceremony was flawless and I
have the dvd to look back on with love and appreciation.
Michelle & David
I just wanted to say thank you so much for marrying us on Saturday. From the moment we met you, we felt so comfortable with you and you certainly didn’t let us down on the day.
Cye and his mum tells me you took charge the moment you arrived at Centennial Park which is exactly what they needed. Thank you for making it so easy for us and providing us the guidance and support we needed.
All the best,
Jo & Cye 10th May 2014
I’m writing to you to highly recommend the celebrant services of Coral Kortlepel. I have given her the highest marks on your Abia website. I cannot say enough times how amazing Coral was to have as an integral member of my wedding ceremony.
She was punctual, positive, funny, understanding, helpful and very professional. I had several members of my wedding party tell me that they absolutely loved her! She just had a way of helping everyone involved in the wedding relax and enjoy themselves. And she made our day so very personalized. We really appreciate her services and feel like everyone should know how fabulous she is!
Caitlyn & Linden Kinnaird
We are back from our honeymoon & had a wonderful time away, weather was perfect.
A very big “thank you” for all that you did on the day of our wedding. Everything turned out brilliantly & we are very very happy. You did a wonderful job, thank you.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful with lots of comments from our guests, and what a beautiful venue …..can’t wait to see the photo’s from Michael.
Once again, thank you so much from the two of us.
Grace & Garth Bell Feb 2014
Due all the stuff going on directly after our Ceremony I didn’t personally get the opportunity to properly thank you on behalf of my wife and I and also tell you what an amazing job you did marrying us! You were brilliant, particularly calming me and helping guests with buttonholes when I was in a flap post setting up the Trawler room decorations and finer touches.
We couldn’t have picked a better, more sincere and professional celebrant than yourself. It was the perfect start to our magical small wedding. If any of our friends marry in Sydney we will advise them they would be mad not to try and secure you.
A huge thanks again
Mr & Mrs Kelsall 2014
Coral, I would just like to say THANK YOU for the wonderful ceremony!
It was sooooo beautiful and everyone was telling us how lovely it was!
Our day was perfect and we could not have asked for a more perfect
Shawnna & Geoff Feb 2014
Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special and especially your patience through the delays. So many people told me how much they enjoyed your ceremony and how everything came together so magically! I have attached a couple of my favourite pics for you. The last one of the 3 of us is especially my favourite!
Thank you again! Stella and Miltos
Tim and I would like to thank you for helping us create a beautiful ceremony. We received lots of compliments from our guests about how lovely our ceremony was. Thank you for helping us with the idea of Tim walking up the aisle to meet me and walk me down the aisle, many of our guests said this was the most beautiful part of the ceremony.
Thank you for helping us create a ceremony that was truly us, with our own vows and vows for the guests to repeat!
Thank you for helping to make our wedding ceremony so special and memorable.
Susie and Tim (25 October 2013)
Anna and I just wanted to say how amazing your delivery of the service
yesterday was. We have had so many brilliant comments about you from
everyone at our service and we both had just a dreamy wedding.
Best wishes and thanks again
Stuart and Anna December 2013
We just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for making our wedding ceremony what it was – Perfect. You are a master at what you do and we feel so lucky to have found you. Here are some photos from our magical day on Friday 6th December 2013.
Anita & Guy x
Hello there Coral,
Hope all is well. This is just an email to say a very very big THANK YOU. We appreciate all your hard work on our special day. You were PERFECT in every way. We just ADORE YOU! Our day was complete having you there, we couldn’t think of anyone who could have made us feel as relaxed and special as you did. (We felt like you were Family).
We can’t thank you enough! Our day was unforgettable! We hope at some stage in the future we are able to meet again. We hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas and New year. Take care.
All our LOVE Sheree and Marty Todd. 2013xxx
Coral Kortlepel was our marriage celebrant. Coral was amazing and very professional. She gave us lots of advice before the big day, helped us prepare a very emotional ceremony and made sure everyone knew what they had to do and there was no stress on the day. I would definitely recommend her as a marriage celebrant. She is the best.
Christophe & Rosa Capel 2013
I wanted to say a big thank you from Kevin and myself, you are amazing in what you do! You are professional and know how to handle every situation that is thrown at you.
We truly appreciate everything you done for us prior to the day and on the day. We will be recommending you to everyone we know looking for a celebrant.
We’re just back from our honeymoon and Darren and I would like to say a big thank you for being our wedding celebrant! We had many lovely comments from our guests about what a great celebrant you were, not only during the ceremony but during the madness beforehand with the furniture not being set up. We can’t thank you enough for going over and above for us and making our day that little easier. And the rehearsal with dad was definitely needed! You’re such a professional! 🙂
Jen & Darren Oct 2013
A year has passed, and your voice and amazing words still linger and are so clear in our minds. It seems like only yesterday.
Although we took a hugh risk by having a civil ceremony, as it was not to our families wishes, but it was the best decision we made, and in particular to have you there with us.
Everyone was touched and felt every word you were saying. THANK YOU and you will always be a big part of our lives.
Charlie and Annie Gharache
Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so very special. We had such a wonderful day, watching our families and friends enjoy the day as much as us. You made it a very special day for all.
Your presentation of the ceremony was also so relaxed, yet the deep commitment of a marriage was certainly not lost. Thank you also for allowing us to meet with you several times to go through things. You made us feel so confident on the day.
You are a very gifted person in what you do Coral, we felt like we had known you all our lives. Thank you and over very best wishes to you always
Wendy and Mark Ryan 11th August 2013
Well, we have just arrived back from our honeymoon in Lord Howe Island and as predicted, we are still receiving compliments about how beautiful our wedding ceremony was, and what an absolutely fantastic job you did!
We can’t thank you enough. You made both of us feel completely at ease on the day and we were totally confident that you had everything under control, even when our musician failed to show.
We had the most perfect day and felt so calm and content at the ceremony that we really had a chance to take it all in and enjoy the moment completely.
Mark and Gill 2013
I am writing to thank you so much for the wedding ceremony you conducted for Tracy and Clint’s wedding, on Saturday 5th October 2013 at the St George Motor Boat Club.
It was exactly what they wanted. And our guests commented afterwards on how beautiful and appropriate the ceremony was for them.
Thank you again.
Margaret (Tracy’s mother)
Adrian and I just wanted to thank you again for our beautiful wedding ceremony. So many of our guests have commented on how lovely it was and especially how lovely you are!
Chloe and Adrian
Hi there coral,
I hope you are well.
Firstly Matthew & I want to thank you immensely for our absolutely beautiful ceremony you created for us!! 🙂
You were amazing and made us feel so special, I’m so glad we met you at the St George motor boat club wedding expo and so glad we decided you were the one. You were perfect and we wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you for all your help with all the preparations too, you made things so easy and stress free for us.
I would gladly and strongly recommend you to anyone 🙂
Not sure what site we go to to vote for you, if you let me know, we would be more then happy to vote for you over and over again.
Thanks again coral, I will also send over the phone of Matthew, you & I on our perfect day 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful day
Helena & Matthew George 2013
Bob and I would like to say a big “Thank You” to you for marrying us on Saturday 7/9/13 on a beautiful sunny harbour day. Picture perfect!
You were so GREAT ( In full Capital) Coral , you performed such a moving ceremony that made Bob fight back tears, brought tears to Sylvie, Andrew and others! Your words were carefully chosen to suit our circumstances, the union of my family and Bob’s and the way you also included our extended families and friends who have shared our life’s journey.
You had made me feel at ease at that moment that I had the courage to say the beautiful poem that I had chosen for Bob. The beautiful poem I had picked from your list which exactly describes my love, my commitment and devotion for my soul mate, my best friend and my other half. People sometimes say words are hard to describe how you feel but that poem had said it all. Thank you!
I did not sleep last night, laying awake replaying the wedding from the start to the end and there was nothing that I wished to change. It was perfect and you were a big part of it. Yesterday I did not cry but today it all sinked in and woke up in the morning all teary. Tears of happiness and I feel blessed!
Today we left cold, grey with drizzly rain in Sydney to Bali with warmth in our hearts filled with sweet and beautiful memories of yesterdays wedding.
You don’t do Christenings do you? (just joking, Ha Ha Ha!!!!)
Michelle and Bob
PS: It would be our utmost pleasure to recommend you to anyone who plans to get married. You were absolutely amazing!
I hope your well!
I just wanted to thank you soooooooooooo much! You were brilliant! You are such a beautiful person inside and out, every single person commented on how amazing and spectacular you were, thank you
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Michael and Simona Hull xo
Thank you for being our celebrant for our wedding on Saturday, June 8th 2013 at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney.
Your preparation and execution of the ceremony made our wedding day very memorable by not only the beautiful weather but also how smoothly the ceremony was performed.
William and Aniko
How are you?
I just wanted to touch base now that I am back at work and thank you so very much for doing such a wonderful job not only at the ceremony, but throughout the entire process!
You have been so friendly and easy to deal with, and nothing was ever too much trouble J the ceremony went perfectly, and all our guests have said how much they loved it!
Thank you so much for being so lovely and genuine!
We’d just like to thank you for the wonderful ceremony. Despite the tears and the shaking, it was a beautiful ceremony and we were very, very happy 🙂 Everybody thought you were a fantastic celebrant 🙂
Thank you again for being the most wonderful celebrant! Thank you for making it all happen!
Ameera and Mat
Thanks so much for marrying us! I could not have asked for a better person to have joined us on that wonderful day. you are most deserving of the awards that you win.
Thanks again and if you ever come to Alabama or Louisiana let us know we can be your tour guides 🙂
Brittney & Trevor Vallet
Dayne & I would like to thank you for looking after our ceremony on our wedding day. All of our guests were so impressed at your professional and helpful nature. The extra care and attention you gave us on the day helped rest our minds and made us feel so comfortable.
Thank you once again. Sarah & Dayne May 2013
Thank you again for doing such a fantastic job at our wedding. We had the most amazing day, everything was perfect. You were so professional and genuine. The whole ceremony ran so smoothly because of your organization and preparation leading up to and on the day.
You looked beautiful and we have had so many complements about you and your ceremony. We will have no hesitation in recommending you to any family and friends, who are getting married.
All our love Katherine and David Swainxx
Thank you so much for officiating at our ceremony. It was perfect. Thank you for organizing us when some days we had no clue. You looked beautiful and our ceremony was everything and more than we hoped for. We would not hesitate to recommend you.
Love Amy and Chris.. xx
Thank you ever so much for making our day absolutely perfect. Looking back we could not have asked for a more memorable and beautiful day. And we both agree that your help, guidance, and kindness made the day all that it was. All of our guests commented on how beautiful the ceremony was so thank you so much.
With Love Simon and Alyce
Thank you so very much for helping us have the most memorable day of our lives so far, we thought you were simply fantastic and the ceremony was exactly how we wanted it to be. We couldn’t have had a better celebrant than you and we thank you so much. A lot of our guests commented on how great you were.
Thank you again, you made it so easy for us…
Crystal and Ben x
Good afternoon Coral!
Koray and I wish to thank you again for the wonderful job you did marrying us…
We are still on cloud 9 after becoming husband and wife. The way you delivered our ceremony was so beautiful and lots of family commented on how lovely you were!
If there is anyway we could help or support your business through word of mouth let us know and we will pass your name on to others. We’d recommend you to anyone.
Warm regards, Amy and Koray April 2013
Penny and I would like to dearly thank you for your professionalism and
warmth on this special day. We also wanted to thank you so much for your genuineness that you brought to
You went out of your way to create a mood of warmth and togetherness that
all are still talking about.
Thank you 🙂
Lawrence & Penny March 2013
We just wanted to say a huge thanks for our wedding on Saturday. We had the most amazing time.Everything was perfect! No wonder you win celebrant of the year – the ceremony was lovely and very special. We will never forget it. Once again Coral thank you!!! You did an amazing job in calming my nerves as well!
Kate and Ash March 2013
We just wanted to send a written review for our marriage celebrant Coral Kortlepel, for our wedding on 16th March 2013, as part of nominations for the ABIA awards. We have nothing but praise for Coral. Her service was professional, some examples being prompt replies, fitting meetings around our schedules, and her overall courtesy, warmth, and genuineness. Coral provided advice on what sort of documents to arrange after the wedding, as one of us will be returning overseas; we did not even know about what to obtain prior to Coral’s advice, so it was great to have the knowledge well before the departure date.
We found Coral through a general Google search, and were impressed with the many reviews listed, as well as the glowing letters of praise. The process was relaxed and smooth from initial email to wedding day. Our guests also commented on how impressed they were with Coral on the day. We couldn’t have asked anything more from Coral, and were blessed to have her as our celebrant on our special day. We feel she certainly deserves recognition for her outstanding work!
Bryant & May
We wanted to say a huge thank you to you for everything you did for us and our wonderful ceremony. The day was just perfect and we have you to thank for that!
From the moment we booked you and had our first meeting you made the whole process very relaxing and stress free! We are so glad we found you and you married us
All the best!
Dragana and John 2013
So sorry for the delay in writing this email. I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you from Murray and Myself for being our celebrant.
You made us (especially me!) feel so relaxed and less stressed. You made the day perfect for us so we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Many thanks again.
Kirsty and Murray Xxx
We Just wanted to touch base and send a big ‘thank you’ for all the effort and work you did on our wedding day! The ceremony was lovely, and you were just fantastic at rallying up the troops and helping us calm our nerves!
We will definitely send you a photo as soon as we get some!
Thank you and all the very best,
Ed & Sonya March 2013
You were beyond amazing on our wedding day Coral, and I can’t imagine anyone else ever beating you in the ABIA awards, and I couldn’t imagine being married by anyone else. Matt and I were incredibly lucky to have you marry us. You completely calmed me down when we met prior to the wedding when I was incredibly stressed.
Thank you again Coral, I hope you win you deserve it!
Anna & Matt Osborne (nee Delahunty).
I wanted to give you a heartfelt thank you for all you did to make Ivan and
Sarah’s wedding such a wonderful day.Your knowledge, professionalism, but
most importantly your sincerity in the way you delivered the ceremony and
guided us through the wedding maze made for the perfect wedding.
Please feel free to use these words as a testimonial although you no doubt
have a million testimonials all ready!
Thanks once again.
Hey lovely Coral,
Just seen that you celebrated your 13th ABIA win last night and wanted to send you huge congratulations!
You made our wedding so very special ~ Mike and I always reflect fondly on our pre-wedding meetings with you too.
Enjoy celebrating your hugely deserved win,
Sophie and Mike x
Firstly – Leigh and I would like to THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, your manner made us feel at ease and your guidance was commendable, many of our guest commented on how lovely our celebrant was – even under the last minuet change of venue due to the weather.
We are so happy to be married and look forward to our life together! Thank You Coral.
All the best, kind regards
Mr and Mrs Thompson.
I was thinking that I needed to send a big THANK YOU to you.
Nigz and I want to sincerely THANK YOU for sharing the special day with us. We appreciate that you made it easy for us, being helpful and giving us great personal input for the ceremony. Your suggestion including our children into our ceremony was very thoughtful and truly made it more meaningful and sentimental for us.
Your paitience and understanding in realising that Nigz and I was not your typical couple getting married 😛 And on the wedding day your professionalism and thoroughness in explaining to my father and I is greatly appreciated, for me that was very important, THANK YOU :p That made us realised that we are not just another client to you.
From our initial meeting….you were friendly, open and honest and that was only in 15 minutes!Sincerely THANK YOU and we hope that in near future our path will cross again.
Love Nigz & Linh
Just wanted to say a big thank you!! Our wedding was absolutely perfect and you made the day go so smoothly! Everyone said you were lovely and did a great job. And you helped put us at ease too, oh we were so nervous! Thank you very much 🙂
Scott and Aracely Robinson
Thanks so much for making our wedding celebration a fabulous relaxed affair. It was exactly what we were after and you did an amazing job! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and Sandy and I had an unforgettable day.
Group Head of Risk & Compliance
KVB Kunlun Pty Limited
Dear Coral I just wanted to thank you so much for marrying us. I cant thank you enough. You are an amazing Celebrant and I could not have wished for anything more. Your professionalism is outstanding but most of all your kind nature makes you a natural at it.
Thanks again Coral. xxxxx
Lots of love from Natalie & Clinton Scott November 2012
I hope this email finds you well! Firstly I wanted to thank you so very much for everything on our wedding day – you made the ceremony so special for us, we have had so many compliments on how wonderful our celebrant was!, and I am so appreciative of how you kept Rick and I so calm (or as calm as we could be!) with your manner and taking the reins of everything on the day. I was an emotional wreck the week leading up to the wedding and in our final meeting your calming and confident words just did wonders at putting me at ease, so thank you thank you thank you!!
We have recently returned from a beautiful honeymoon in the Maldives and I am keen to finalize the name changing paper work before I get sucked back into my day to day life J Can I ask you for some help on what to do?
Thanks and speak soon!
Xx Serena & Rick
Dear John O’Meara (Head of ABIA) Australian Bridal Industry
I wanted to write to you personally to sing the praises of our wedding celebrant, Coral Kortlepel. We were married 29th September this year and Coral was just amazing. So professional and warm our ceremony was beautiful and everything ran smoothly because of her. I have attended many weddings so I know how often celebrant don’t quite get it right but Coral is definetly not one of these celebrants. We honeslty feel honoured that she married us.
If you could please count my vote for her in your awards I would be very grateful.
Yours Sincerely, Kristy Murphy
Coral is the best celebrant anyone could wish for. She is a very warm, calm, organised and lovely lady who ensured that we had the best wedding day in our favourite city as we arrived from England/United Kingdom. We were so very lucky that we found the best! A 5 Star rating doesn´t seem enough reward for a truly very special person.
Dagmar & Nigel
We apologize that this is so belated and long overdue. But we wanted to thank you for your wonderful service and making our wedding a complete success. Working with you was an extremely smooth process from the start to the finish, and we couldn’t have been happier.
We hope that your doing well and that our paths will cross again in the future.
All the best and thanks again
Chelsea & Nathan USA
What a magical day was our wedding day. Darren and I can not thank you enough for being such an important part of our special day. You did such a magnificent job organizing and preparing all of us. Your expertise certainly shone through, and we are so grateful we had you to guide us every step of the way.
Thank you for being so kind, caring and professional. You looked beautiful and we thank you for your kind words after the ceremony. We will be sure to look after each other for the rest of our lives.
Thank you and Much Love
Nicola and Darren (Sept 2012)
Thank you for your time and guidance, it was great meeting you and can I say you looked really beautiful on the day. We felt really proud to have a really exquisite marriage celebrant.
Maria & Dean
Thank you so much you did an amazing ceremony on the day, everybody loved it and have been tellling me it was the best wedding ever…
Thanks, Mell & Rush
I can not thank you enough for making our ceremony so special. You were great. All our family and friends thought the ceremony was beautiful and you set exactly the right tone for this to happen. The wedding day seemed to fly by but the ceremony really stays in my mind and for us it was perfect.
Best wishes to you,
Thank you again,
Lucy and Phil Shead
A huge thank you for such a wonderful day! You were amazing – calm, professional, warm, charming and caring – everyone raved about you! We really appreciate all your help and advice along the way.
Rion & Eric September 2012
Just wanted to say thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day so truly special. We connected with you from our first meeting, and your kindness, knowledge and beautiful spirit really made our wedding day incredibly special.
We have recommended you to all of our friends looking to get married in the near future as you truly are very special to us and are terrific at handling any situation on the spot with calmness and professionalism.
Much love, Lana & James Hopkins 2012
Thank you Coral for being a wonderful celebrant and for making our day so special. You are a lovely lady and a true professional when it comes to your work. We hope to be back in Australia next year so I will give you a call and it would be really nice to catch and have a coffee together.
Take care and give our love to Cronulla and Australia.
Many many thanks.
Lorraine & Harvey. XXXX
Thanks for helping us create a beautiful wedding ceremony. It really was perfect. Gary & I loved every moment of the planning with you & quietly knew from our first meeting, that we had hit the jackpot, it was clear we were going to be in good hands & our ceremony was going to be magical.
You really made it, with your confidence, experience & professionalism. We couldn’t have asked for a better Celebrant, we were so lucky to have you marrying us. By the way you looked beautiful, loved your outfit, hair & make-up. You’re one classy lady. Our guests loved you too.
Thank you Coral Anita & Gary 2012
Thank you so much for marrying us and being part of our wedding day. We were extremely lucky to have the benefit of your experience, and your calming and reassuring presence with us on this very special day. Your guidance and support were so important and enabled not only us, but my parents and our bridal party to relax, be ourselves and enjoy the ceremony. The ceremony itself was really beautiful, and conducted with both grace and feeling. Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories to take with us in married life!
Laura and Tim
We feel so very lucky to have had you as our wedding celebrant to marry us. You’re a very loving, caring and easy going person, who made our big day so special.You certainly presented a beautiful ceremony that we will always remember and treasure.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Richard and Danielle 2012
Happy Chinese New Year!! How are you? Time is flying, its been two months since our wedding last year Nov.
Finally i got my photos from my photographer. I’d like to share some photos with you. Thank you very much for your help during the preparation of my wedding. Its my pleasure that I chosen you to be my wedding celebrant. Thank you so much! Wish you all the best in the year of Dragon.
Jessica & Dahai
Just wanted to drop you a quick note before we depart for our honeymoon.
Thank you for doing a brillant job yesterday. We were thrilled with the way you conducted the ceremony. A number of guests commented that it was the best celebrant ceremony they’d seen. You were so polished, dignified and confident in challenging wind conditions! We felt very calm having you there directing us each step of the way. We really enjoyed meeting you and appreciated all your suggestions and tips leading up to the wedding day.
All the best, Rebecca and Ian
Thank you so much for being our celebrant, we’re so glad you married us! You were amazing and calm and gorgeous on the day.
Love Sarah and Mitch April 2012
We’d just like to thank you for the wonderful ceremony that you put together for us. It was absolutely perfect and we couldn’t have wished for anything more. Thank you for your sensitivity and meticulous organisation, you are truly the consummate professional.
Many thanks again,
Isabel and Ryan
We are the one who should thank you for marrying us. Amongst all other suppliers for our wedding (some didn’t even deliver to the expectation), you are the most flawless one.
Our guests love the way you speak and the way you conducted the ceremony. We truly thank you for all the guidance from day 1 till the preparation minutes before the ceremony started. Couldn’t imagine what the ceremony would be without you. Even before you asked us to rate your service, we had already done so in the easy weddings just shortly after the wedding.
Hopefully, every other couple will have the same enjoyable experience in preparing their wedding with you. I would never hesitate to give good words about you to others.
Erin Wibowo 2012
How have you been?
Thanks once again for an amazing day. Our ceremony was absolutely amazing, we have had some many family and friend comment on how fantastic the ceremony was and how wonderful it was that it didn’t drag on like other weddings they had been too. You made the ceremony about Brett and I and the love we have for each other and for that we thank you.
You are truly a wonderful person and that makes you a wonderful celebrant. Thanks again for everything
Regards, Alecia & Brett
I’m so sorry we haven’t been in contact until now. We got back from our honeymoon in December and then had to go back to the Goldcoast until mid december and then Christmas came, and went and the time has just flown. Thank-you so very much for the amazingly beautiful ceremony you gave us. We had the best day of our life together and it exceeded our expectations, we were so thrilled at how the whole day went and you were a main contributor to that. All our guests loved you!
xx Tess & Aron Waters 2011
Thanks again to you Coral. We had a lovely day despite the rain and you were perfect…your articulation/attention to details and humour /wit was exactly what we were looking for and from the outset you made us both feel very relaxed and comfortable in your presence…..we were both nerve free, happy and in excellent spirits. We both just wanted a relaxed small (couldn’t get much smaller) ceremony that was pleasant and lovely and you topped that off for us perfectly so we just wanted to say a huge thankyou from us both. We loved it.
We have had a look at some of the photos and will send you through a couple soon.
Matthew and Chloë
Lauren and I want to thank you for an amazing ceremony on Sunday!
It turned out perfectly! We really appreciate your help and guidance in
coordinating and running it – we couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome!
Richard and Lauren 8th January 2012
To other Brides and Grooms
We were delighted with Coral Kortlepel and the service she provided for our wedding and we would highly recommend her as a marriage celebrant. Coral is very professional with a warmth and sense of humour that makes her a pleasure to work with. In addition, the supporting documents she provided made customising the vows, readings and ceremony quite simple and stress-free. The result was a lovely, very personal ceremony that was a significant enhancement to our wedding day.
David and Evelyn 2011
Well, we have been home now for just over a week and it’s thoroughly depressing! We loved our month in Australia, to the point where I would seriously consider a more permanent visit! I just have to persuade Sally now.
Now we are back, we just wanted to express our thanks once again for our fantastic wedding. Trying to plan it from the UK seemed fairly simple and this is only because we had such an amazing person on the other end of theemails putting our ideas into action. We honestly don’t know how we could have done it without you. I think I told you when we met up, but from that very first email you sent us, we knew that you were the celebrant we wanted.
Thank you also for arranging Howard to take the photos. Again, we couldn’t have had a nicer man! We loved his non-pushy attitude and the enthusiasm he showed. I will send a few of them on another email. Feel free to put any of them on your website if you would like. Please also thank Katrina for her helpfulness and support during our 20 months or so correspondence sincewe first contacted you.
I know we had a couple of issues on the run up to the big day, with Qantas grounding their planes, the flowers going out of season and then the big storm just three days before! Obviously, we were quite concerned but when I called you to express our concern, it was met with utter calm and we loved
the way that you kicked straight into the action and within a few hours had secured an alternative venue within the gardens should we need it. Needless to say, it wasn’t needed and the day turned out to be perfect. I’m putting the credit for the weather down to you as well!
When we met you at the hotel, your warmth and friendliness again instilled confidence in us that we had chosen not just the right celebrant but we wouldn’t have wanted anybody else to marry us. All of our friends and family who came out, all said how lovely you were. Please let us know or your travel plans to the UK next year and when you are visiting the Cotswolds, if you have time, we would love to come and meet you and your husband for a drink.
Finally, Coral, if there is anything we can say or do to help you get the recognition or award that you deserve, please let us know what we need to do or who we can write to. You are a credit to your profession and an amazing person. You really were a major part of our special day and we will not
Lots of love Matt & Sally
I’ve attached some of the amazing shots that Michael took on our day, we have included the ones you are in for you to have a look at. I hope you love them as much as we do. Looking back, we really didn’t remember laughing anywhere near as much as the photographs are showing but our day was truly fantastic and we have you to thank for how wonderful our ceremony was.
That you were able to take control, but still make us feel comfortable and relaxed enough to enjoy the moment was such a blessing, your professionalism was outstanding, and words can’t express how much it was appreciated!
We have had several comments from family and friends since the day about how wonderful they thought you were and we totally agree!
Best of luck with everything and if we dont speak to you have a wonderful christmas.
Joanne and Mark Williams 2011
Coral, you definitely deserve full marks for the wonderful ceremony you conducted for us! I got so many nice compliments about how lovely and personal it was, and your sense of humour really added to the occasion too!
We were delighted with your service and we would highly recommend you as a marriage celebrant. I would say to anyone considering selecting you to do so without reservation – we found you to be very professional with a warmth and sense of humour that make you a pleasure to work with. In addition, the supporting documents you provided made customising the vows, readings and ceremony quite simple and stress free. The result was a lovely, very personal ceremony that was a significant enhancement to our wedding day.
Many thanks, Evelyn Willard
Kurt and I would like to once again thank you for marrying us on 14 October 2011.
We first witnessed you conducting a ceremony at John & Carol Debono’s wedding in 2009 and we were so impressed that we decided to engage you for our wedding.
Your professionalism and graceful manner in which you conduct your ceremonies is amazing. We could not have asked for a more special ceremony, one which we will remember forever. Again, thank you for being our
We will have no hesitation in recommending you to any of our family and friends who are getting married.
Sonya & Kurt Jackson
Where do I start, our wedding day was made very, very special by having you there with us on our special day. You provided us with a beautiful ceremony that was specifically personalised for us. We were very pleased that our beautiful children were involved on the day, especially my eldest son Chris, who walked me down the aisle – you were able to calm the nerves of my future husband with encouraging words of wisdom.
Most importantly Coral, you were able to put together a beautiful ceremony which reflected both of us as a couple,and expressed beyond words what was most important to us on the day.
Mark and I thank you for achieving a truly magical wedding, and we are blessed for having you as our celebrant.
Kylie and Mark Lebrocque
Geoff and I wish to sincerely thank you for so graciously performing our ceremony yesterday. You looked absolutely gorgeous and the care you put into your outfit was reminiscent of the care you put into getting to know Geoff and I personally and providing a service that was unique to us.
We received nothing but glowing appraisals from guests on how lovely the ceremony was. Wish you all the very best and will be sure to email you a picture when we get the photos back.
Kind Regards, Natasha
Just wanted to send you a big thankyou for being our celebrant at our wedding on Friday 30th September 2011. We were so excited that we were able to have you as our celebrant in only a couple of months notice, and all our guests are still commenting about how lovely you were!
You made the whole process so easy for us, and we are truly honoured that you were able to perform our ceremony. So once again thankyou, and here is a little pic of us with you on the day attached.
Bronwyn & Liam Hodge
Gordon and Marina Whitelaw
Bilgola Plateau NSW 2107
1st February 2011
To whom it may concern
Re: Coral Kortlepel – Proprietor, Beautiful Celebrations
On the 28th of December 2010 we were married in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney with the most beautiful backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera house.
The Day was perfect. The setting, with our friends and family, the reception later, the photographer, the musician, the makeup, the flowers and of course,
the celebrant, Coral.
As we were both overseas when much of the wedding was planned, Coral was like a dream come true to us. Not only did Coral conduct the most beautiful ceremony but she also helped us throughout the whole planning process, by introducing and recommending us to the most wonderful people
who were genuinely interested in our day being perfect and magical. And it surely was.
We can thoroughly recommend Coral as the most caring and genuine professional that one could ever wish to meet. It was a pleasure to make her
acquaintance and we continue to have happy memories of our day and the special part Coral played in it.
Please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail if you require any further information.
Gordon and Marina Whitelaw
Thank you for being a special part of our wedding day. Your service was wonderful and it was a pleasure to work with you. You are truly a professional and I would recommend you to any couple who wants a sincere and genuine ceremony.
I have attached photos from the ceremony for you and a few of my favourite photos of Grant and me.
We also appreciate all the great referrals; they did not disappoint.
From Grant and Teresa Shepherd
I wanted to write and thank you for everything you did for both Nat and I in leading up to our big day which was the 15th of Jan.
We thank you for your patience, understanding and for guiding us through the whole process. Nat and I had the best day, which turned into a magical night, which also ensured that we had a great couple of weeks away on our honeymoon.
Your calming influence ensured that we were all prepared and ready to go. Many people have commented on how great our ceremony and celebrant were.
Again, Thanks so much, it will never be forgotten.
Chad & Nat 15th Jan
I attach a photo of Thomas and mine from the day as mentioned in yesterdays’ email 🙂
One more question: you mentioned a while ago that I need to go to the registry office with our marriage certificate in order to have our marriage confirmed in Germany. Is that correct, or do I (also) need to take it to the German consulate? Talking about the certificate, will you send it to us via mail?
Thanks once again for a memorable and beautiful ceremony!
Thank you Coral. We had a lovely day despite the rain and you were perfect…your articulation/attention to details and humour /wit was exactly what we were looking for and from the outset you made us both feel very relaxed and comfortable in your presence…..we were both nerve free, happy and in excellent spirits. We both just wanted a relaxed small (couldn’t get much smaller) ceremony that was pleasant and lovely and you topped that off for us perfectly so we just wanted to say a huge thankyou from us both. We loved it.
We have had a look at some of the photos and will send you through a couple soon.
Matthew and Chloë August 2011
On behalf of Ahmet & myself I would like to thank you so much for being our celebrant. You were so professional on the day and looked stunning. All of our friends and family have commented on how wonderful the service was and how impressed they were with your manner delivery of the service. You were so organised and kept everyone at ease on the day. From organizing the seating for the best photos to checking to groomsmens ties, nothing was left undone and we appreciate your enormous efforts.
Coral we will not hesitate to recommend you to others and cannot thank you enough for making our wedding so seamless and enjoyable for everyone.
Thank you so much!!
Lisa & Ahmet xxxxxxxx 29th July 2011
I hope you are well!
Jake and I just wanted to say Thank you for marrying us! You did such a wonderful job, everything was beautiful and you helped us both relax!
Thank you also for you beautiful kind words in our ceremony it really meant a lot to the both of us. You are so fantastic at what you do and we look forward to having kids so we can meet again!
Thank you so so much!
Jake & Sara Wilson 2011
Nicole and I just want to say a big THANK YOU for our lovely wedding!
We had a wonderful day and are very grateful for your presence. Please find attached a photo including all of our family and guests.
Feel free to include on your lovely website. Should any of our friends looking to get married in the future, we will not hesitate to refer you.
Thanks again. Michael & Nicole 2011
I hope you are well. I thought id send through some of our professional photos for you to look at. I also just wanted to thank you for your help with our special day back in April.
And thank you for your special speech at the end to us. It meant a lot to Dj and I. You are wonderful at what you do and we will be using your name all over the place 🙂
Enjoy the photos.
Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. You were absolutely fantastic as expected. You’re a lovely lady, who is calm, helpful and instantly when we first me made us feel at ease.
We couldn’t have been happier with your beautiful service, hence why we nominated you as our top supplier with ABIA.
We were so glad to have you as our celebrant, on our special day and would not hesitate in recommending you to others who are enquiring re your services
Many thanks again
Sincerely Todd and Alana Bray 25th Feb 2011
Thanks so much for making Carlina’s naming ceremony just perfect. You summed up our feelings perfectly. It is so special for us that we had you perform this ceremony as our ‘family’ celebrant.
Attached are some photos of the day.
Thanks so much erica, dave, aniella & carlina May 2011
We would like to thank you for making our wedding so memorable the 28th of January 2011. It was perfect and meet all expectations we had. I will definitely we recommending you to all our friends and family. Thank you again,
Pamela and Nick McPherson
Matt and I got our professional wedding photos back and thought we would send you a few of our favourites.
Thank you so much for everything in the lead up and on the day of the wedding. You made it all so easy for us and made it all stress free. We had so much fun and we have had many compliments regarding our wonderful celebrant.
Thank you again for everything.
Kylie and Matt Feb 2011
I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful ceremony that you did for us last weekend. The ceremony was by far the highlight of the night for me and Ben also enjoyed the whole thing which was very unexpected.
I had so many comments over the course of the night from various guests saying how wonderful they thought you were. I have also had an email from a guest looking for your details for another friend getting married so I can see how you end up so busy!
Thank you for everything, good luck with the rest of the weddings this year.
Alison & Ben May 2011
Max and I just wanted to say thank you SO much for marrying us on Friday. We had the best day/night of our lives and you helped to make it extra special – especially in light of the last minute change of venue! We will make sure to pass on your contact details to any friends getting married in Sydney – not that you need the extra business! Coral it was a massive pleasure. You were truly fantastic and made our day.
Thank you once again and all the best.
Lisa and Max 2011