young, vibrant, professional

Weddings, Comedy, Everything!

My background is stand up comedy, television production and script writing…so becoming a celebrant was a no brainer for me - especially as I don’t get heckled at weddings!

I like people. I like meeting couples and chatting to them about what they want their big day to look like.  Some want a massive party, others want something formal and elegant, while other couples just want to cut to the chase and get married without the bells and whistles.  Whatever you want…I’ll do.

With my background in comedy, I like to throw in a joke or two, and put everyone at ease.  I'm not over the top with it, but I'm also not if you want something very serious...I'm not the celebrant for you.

If you want more info about me, click on my website and I'm sure most of your questions will be answered there.

In the meantime, send me an email and we can get the ball rolling.  Then we’ll meet up at a café or pub, fill out some forms and talk through some ideas.

Sometimes choosing a celebrant can be the last thing on your list…but it’s really important.  It’s the one day you remember for the rest of your life – so finding the right person is key.  No pressure!

"What a fab day! We were so, so lucky to have you there, officiating, being gorgeous and making our ceremony a highlight, truly memorable and an absolute reflection of our relationship! You are the best Ness"
Leish and Rich
"A VERY BIG THANK YOU for Saturday – you were great and helped the day to turn out so well.
We were delighted with our wedding ceremony. I remember you saying after the vows ‘you can relax now’ – that was really helpful!
The information you provided to choose the ceremony was wonderful - it would be so hard to design the ceremony from scratch. We would certainly recommend you to others – you took the stress out of this very public day for us (we do not like being on display).
Carolyn and Gavin
"From the moment we met Vanessa to discuss our wedding ceremony she completely understood our relationship and the type of wedding we wanted. We have been to so many weddings when the celebrant is just a voice on the microphone with no connection to the bride/ groom and the guests. Vanessa is the complete opposite. Sensitive, caring, flexible, a good sense of humour and full of good ideas. Vanessa just made the preparation so easy and the day so so special and intimate. We will cherish these memories forever. "
Nicky and Paul

Vanessa is a young marriage celebrant with Engage Celebrants and is based in Sydney. Music featured in the celebrant video is courtesy of Will Henderson.

Vanessa Ballard

Sydney NSW  |  0412 262 935

Queen Victoria started the Western world's white wedding dress trend in 1840 -- before then, brides simply wore their best dress

Contact Vanessa