Testimonials

Simone, Denis and I want to say a huge thank you for making the most important part of our wedding so perfect last Sunday. Naturally Denis and I were both in a bit of a fluster with the prospect of being about to be married, and the change of plans due to the weather made us not quite sure how things would be set up/work on the day. You were so professional from the start, helping us with all the million small things at our first meeting, going through in fine detail our music choices and how they matched each aspect of the ceremony (and making sure that one song wasn't too loud and the other too quiet!), helping us pick out the wine box idea, making sure that both of our individual vows synced well with what the other person was going to say, and reassuring us with our families and who can do what and participate in a way that would be special to both us and them. On the day you were amazing at reminding the boys what to do and where to stand (when they were late), and having a general calming and gentle presence-this is a testament to your passion for what you do and made all the difference for us, and our decision to choose you as our celebrant so easy. During the ceremony with all that was going on, from your subtle hints to stand a fraction to the side for better photos, to telling our story to our guests which made the whole thing more special and emotional were things that both Denis and I noticed, as did many of the guests who told us afterwards. Thanks again Simone, and we would be more than happy to recommend you to anyone searching for their wedding celebrant.
Both Dave and I wanted to write to you to say a big THANK YOU for making our day such a memorable one. You bought the personal touch into our wedding and have left us with wonderful memories forever. Your professionalism and experience with attention to detail made our wedding run so smoothly and certainly allowed me to enjoy the day stress free! When I go back and look at the photos I get teary because your beautifully written service drew on so many emotions and made us believe again in a happy ever after. I particularly loved how you kept our personal vows hidden until the moment we said them to each other during the ceremony – it was certainly a romantic moment for us both and the words had so much more meaning having not read them before. Our kids were also delighted to be a big part of our special day – the sand ceremony was amazing; symbolic of how two families can become one. We have the container of blended sands in our living room and it is a treasured reminder of the family we are today. Thank you again Simone. We will certainly choose you to perform any future ceremonies for our family and wish you every success in your business. David and Maureen
My Wedding ceremony went so smoothly and perfectly. It was everything I could have wanted, and a great deal of that was due to the extremely helpful, kind and professional Simone Lewis-Cocks. Right from the very start, when we first met Simone, we instantly liked her. She is a very warm, friendly person. She made us feel right at home and helped us create the wedding ceremony of our dreams. We didn't realise how much there was to consider and organise when creating a wedding ceremony, but luckily Simone had it all covered and helped us with absolutely everything. I couldn't recommend Simone more highly. If you want a personal, fun yet professional experience, then definitely choose Simone as your celebrant!
I feel so lucky to have found you at the Castle Hills Wedding Expo last year. YOU ARE AMAZING! With your professionalism and charisma, also your patience and deep understanding over all, and of course with your brilliant ideas about all the event itinerary from the beginning to the end, you have made our wedding very meaningful, warm, memorable, enjoyable, cheerful and touching at the same time. Million thanks for what you have done for us, Simone. You were not only our celebrant and MC in our wedding, you were also like my sister and Mom who were not able to be there at that time. Kia and Robbie
My wife, Debbie and I were so thrilled with our celebrant, Simone Lewis-Cocks, who conducted our wedding on 9th November, 2013 at the Banjo Patterson Cottage Restaurant in Gladesville. Simone's thoughtfulness and professionalism gave our special day the most magical beginning. We couldn't thank her enough for all the help and recommendations she contributed to our wedding. Firstly, I had never proposed to my wife and so she suggested I propose at the start of the ceremony, this was the most romantic moment and Debbie was so surprised and happy! Our parents flew in from China and though they didn't understand everything, they were an integral part of our ceremony. We miss them very much and this inclusion meant so much to them and to us. Simone gave us a beautiful gift of our ceremony wording after the wedding but she also emailed it to us so we could translate it for our parents. We also had the ceremony video- taped so they can now show it to everyone back home and have the wording in Chinese too. As we are from China, we were looking for a celebrant who could help us create a special but typical Australian outdoor wedding ceremony. Outdoor ceremonies are very rare in China and so Simone's professionalism and expertise meant we could totally rely on her to make it magnificent. We didn't have any experience of this kind of ceremony and had never been to one in Australia either. Simone understood and really spent time patiently working it out with us when creating our personally hand crafted ceremony. Simone puts lots of effort into realising the important things we wanted to say to each other, both written in front of each other and privately. We wrote our personal vows, with Simone’s help, but didn’t tell each other until our wedding day. All the guests felt really emotionally touched by our romantic and beautiful ceremony, which needless to say gave such a perfect start to our day. Simone's attention to detail and wealth of experience made our wedding flow fluently and perfectly. Honestly, we must say choosing Simone was the very best decision we ever could have made. She helped us choose the venue, suggested suppliers she has worked with and trusts and suggested all sorts of personal touches that meant it was more beautiful than we could have possibly imagined! Thank you so much Simone!
Hi Simone, Steve and I would like to say a big thank you for helping us have a beautiful day. You made our ceremony one to remember and cherish. You helped us show everyone the love we have for each other and as a family. People are still talking about how wonderful and loving our day was. And you contributed to that special day. Steve and I are hoping to renew our vows every few years so I do hope you can help us do it all over again each time we renew the vows.
Dear Simone, Both Dave and I wanted to write to you to say a big THANK YOU for making our day such a memorable one. You bought the personal touch into our wedding and have left us with wonderful memories forever. Your professionalism and experience with attention to detail made our wedding run so smoothly and certainly allowed me to enjoy the day stress free! When I go back and look at the photos I get teary because your beautifully written service drew on so many emotions and made us believe again in a happy ever after. I particularly loved how you kept our personal vows hidden until the moment we said them to each other during the ceremony – it was certainly a romantic moment for us both and the words had so much more meaning having not read them before. Our kids were also delighted to be a big part of our special day – the sand ceremony was amazing; symbolic of how two families can become one. We have the container of blended sands in our living room and it is a treasured reminder of the family we are today. Thank you again Simone. We will certainly choose you to perform any future ceremonies for our family and wish you every success in your business.
I feel so lucky to have found you at the Castle Hills Wedding Expo last year. YOU ARE AMAZING! With your professionalism and charisma, also your patience and deep understanding over all, and of course with your brilliant ideas about all the event itinerary from the beginning to the end, you have made our wedding very meaningful, warm, memorable, enjoyable, cheerful and touching at the same time. Million thanks for what you have done for us, Simone. You were not only our celebrant and MC in our wedding, you were also like my sister and Mom who were not able to be there at that time.
Last year my fiancé and I picked a date for our wedding, we were very excited but we had a lot to organize which was overwhelming. We decided to have our wedding at home with family and close friends. We made an appointment with a marriage celebrant Simone Lewis-Cocks. When we went to meet her, she made us feel very comfortable and she was sincerely happy for us. We liked her straight away. Simone took her time to explain everything to us. We knew we had found the right celebrant to marry us. Simone helped us and supported us right through till the wedding day, nothing was too much trouble for her; she even helped us to resolve a family problem that we were confronted with just before our wedding . She wanted our wedding to be as special as possible and we really appreciated her help. On the day of our wedding, I was running late, well, a bride is allowed to be a bit late and I was a little nervous. Simone was early and she helped organize the guests and music and so on, she was great. The wedding ceremony that Simone wrote for us was perfect and we were proud and privileged to have chosen Simone for our wedding celebrant. She made our wedding day very special and everyone was very impressed with Simone. Simone went out of her way to make sure that our wedding day was a day that we will never forget. She helped us with different issues. Simone is kind, understanding, easy to communicate with and professional and above all, she knows how important it is for a coupe to feel that they have support leading up to the day of their wedding. We are very grateful to Simone for everything she did for us and we will never forget it. We wish Simone all the best for the future and we recommend her to any couple looking for a Marriage Celebrant.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for our ceremony, it was beautiful, relaxed and totally us!! When we decided to get married and chose you as our celebrant we knew it would be a lovely ceremony, but we had no idea how wonderful and unique it would be! We appreciate the time and care you took to ensure it was a perfect fit for us and loved the way you included our own words into the ceremony. Your calm, friendly nature added to our already amazing ceremony. It was definitely a day we will never forget and you had a lot to do with that. Thank you so much for everything! Our ceremony was perfect, full of love, friendship and humour! Everything we could have ever asked for!
We would like to express our deep gratitude for the beautiful job you did conducting our wedding. We were very impressed by your organizational skills, experience and hard work. We knew we could have every confidence in you as our celebrant. This meant we could truly relax and enjoy our wedding. Our ceremony turned out exactly as we had hoped and dreamed and we were absolutely thrilled! We were particularly happy that our families enjoyed every moment. This is largely due to your suggestions and experience. With Cambodian backgrounds, we were so thrilled you suggested an interpreter so our parents and families could understand every word of the ceremony. You also suggested wonderful poems that were translated into Cambodian and this meant the family could truly understand the sentiments we wished to express to each other during our service. Simone, we are truly thankful for all that you did for our ceremony on the day but also all of the work you did with us in the lead up to the wedding. We felt safe in your hands. We had legal issues which you helped us with and you guided us so we could have a legal and well organised ceremony. You also incorporated all of our choices which made it a unique personal loving ceremony. Thank you so much, we are delighted to have worked with you.
Thank you for helping us to create our perfect wedding. It was very difficult to organise a wedding from the other side of the world and in a very short time frame but with your assistance our dream became a reality. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Nothing was too much trouble and we even managed to add a few special last minute surprises. A breathtaking setting, a wonderful ceremony, a very happy bride and groom and a perfect day. Warmest regards and many thanks
Dear Simone, Thank you so much. Your presentation of our ceremony was so moving and expressed with so much feeling. We are so grateful to you
My wife, Debbie and I were so thrilled with our celebrant, Simone Lewis-Cocks, who conducted our wedding on 9th November, 2013 at the Banjo Patterson Cottage Restaurant in Gladesville. Simone's thoughtfulness and professionalism gave our special day the most magical beginning. We couldn't thank her enough for all the help and recommendations she contributed to our wedding. Firstly, I had never proposed to my wife and so she suggested I propose at the start of the ceremony, this was the most romantic moment and Debbie was so surprised and happy! Our parents flew in from China and though they didn't understand everything, they were an integral part of our ceremony. We miss them very much and this inclusion meant so much to them and to us. Simone gave us a beautiful gift of our ceremony wording after the wedding but she also emailed it to us so we could translate it for our parents. We also had the ceremony video- taped so they can now show it to everyone back home and have the wording in Chinese too. As we are from China, we were looking for a celebrant who could help us create a special but typical Australian outdoor wedding ceremony. Outdoor ceremonies are very rare in China and so Simone's professionalism and expertise meant we could totally rely on her to make it magnificent. We didn't have any experience of this kind of ceremony and had never been to one in Australia either. Simone understood and really spent time patiently working it out with us when creating our personally hand crafted ceremony. Simone puts lots of effort into realising the important things we wanted to say to each other, both written in front of each other and privately. We wrote our personal vows, with Simone’s help, but didn’t tell each other until our wedding day. All the guests felt really emotionally touched by our romantic and beautiful ceremony, which needless to say gave such a perfect start to our day. Simone's attention to detail and wealth of experience made our wedding flow fluently and perfectly. Honestly, we must say choosing Simone was the very best decision we ever could have made. She helped us choose the venue, suggested suppliers she has worked with and trusts and suggested all sorts of personal touches that meant it was more beautiful than we could have possibly imagined! Thank you so much Simone! Colin and Debbie 9th Nov 2013 Banjo Patterson Cottage Restaurant
Hi Simone, Steve and I would like to say a big thank you for helping us have a beautiful day. You made our ceremony one to remember and cherish. You helped us show everyone the love we have for each other and as a family. People are still talking about how wonderful and loving our day was. And you contributed to that special day. Steve and I are hoping to renew our vows every few years so I do hope you can help us do it all over again each time we renew the vows. Jenaya
Last year my fiancé and I picked a date for our wedding, we were very excited but we had a lot to organize which was overwhelming. We decided to have our wedding at home with family and close friends. We made an appointment with a marriage celebrant Simone Lewis-Cocks. When we went to meet her, she made us feel very comfortable and she was sincerely happy for us. We liked her straight away. Simone took her time to explain everything to us. We knew we had found the right celebrant to marry us. Simone helped us and supported us right through till the wedding day, nothing was too much trouble for her; she even helped us to resolve a family problem that we were confronted with just before our wedding . She wanted our wedding to be as special as possible and we really appreciated her help. On the day of our wedding, I was running late, well, a bride is allowed to be a bit late and I was a little nervous. Simone was early and she helped organize the guests and music and so on, she was great. The wedding ceremony that Simone wrote for us was perfect and we were proud and privileged to have chosen Simone for our wedding celebrant. She made our wedding day very special and everyone was very impressed with Simone. Simone went out of her way to make sure that our wedding day was a day that we will never forget. She helped us with different issues. Simone is kind, understanding, easy to communicate with and professional and above all, she knows how important it is for a coupe to feel that they have support leading up to the day of their wedding. We are very grateful to Simone for everything she did for us and we will never forget it. We wish Simone all the best for the future and we recommend her to any couple looking for a Marriage Celebrant. Vicky and Ben.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for our ceremony, it was beautiful, relaxed and totally us!! When we decided to get married and chose you as our celebrant we knew it would be a lovely ceremony, but we had no idea how wonderful and unique it would be! We appreciate the time and care you took to ensure it was a perfect fit for us and loved the way you included our own words into the ceremony. Your calm, friendly nature added to our already amazing ceremony. It was definitely a day we will never forget and you had a lot to do with that. Thank you so much for everything! Our ceremony was perfect, full of love, friendship and humour! Everything we could have ever asked for! Love Amy and Danny xox
Dearest Simone, Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special and unique. We felt very comfortable and were able to relax and enjoy ourselves on the day without having to stress or worry. It was so wonderful to have such a light-hearted and fun day and we are so pleased you were able to spend your evening with us. Many of our family and friends commented on how wonderful you were at giving our ceremony and they were in awe of how different and unique it was to any other wedding. Our brother and our sister-in law were very surprised when we called them up and named them Godparents on the day, this was a very nice touch. Nick and I enjoyed our wedding day very much, we know we will remember it forever and have you to thank for being a very big and important part of our day. Thank you. Lots of love,
We have just got back from our honeymoon and the first thing on my agenda was to send you an email to let you know how much we appreciated the beautiful ceremony you composed for us. It was perfect! Looking back on the day we were both so very nervous, but you made sure that we took our time and stopped to remember the important things. Your re-assurance through-out the ceremony made us feel relaxed and comfortable. Everything went so smoothly and in years to come we will be remembering how special our day was thanks in large part to you. Thank you so much
We felt your services were very professional and made our wedding day very special you made us feel very comfortable in the lead up meetings and on the day. We thank you very much for a great ceremony. The ceremony was well organised and easy to follow with clear guidance given. You spoke very confidently and clearly.
Dear Simone Thank you so much for performing our ceremony. Our guests loved the personal touches you put in, along with our vows. It was a warm and inviting ceremony. We can’t fault it at all. We will email our photos to you asap. Thanks to your warm and friendly personality, Rob and I were a lot more relaxed during the ceremony. You made it so easy. I liked the fact you pulled Rob aside and helped him expand on his personal questions. Rob is a man of few words. You encouraged and helped him with his nerves.
Hi Simone Callum and I haven’t had a chance to properly thank you for such a wonderful job you did for our wedding ceremony so THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH. You were so amazing and we truly enjoyed working with you and having you as our marriage celebrant. You made our special day so special. Our most memorable moments have to be when we were saying the vows to each other and when we were announced husband and wife…… I got goose bumps every time I think about it…… Though, it rained on that day and we had to stop our ceremony and moved it to somewhere else, but with your special gift, you were still able to perform our wedding ceremony and made every moment so special. We have received your letter and the feedback form. We will fill it up and send it to you asap. We would like to wish you all the best and thank you again for making our wedding ceremony soooooooooooooooooooooooo memorably special.
Dear Simone The ceremony was very professional and was carried out exactly like we planned. We could not have asked for a better ceremony. It was perfect. Thanks again for all your hard work to make our special day turn out the way it did. It was better than we imagined! We had lots of people comment on how great the ceremony was.
Dear Simone Thanks for your help and care for our wedding last December. Putting on a “Surprise Wedding” was certainly a challenge, but your assistance and willingness to be flexible made the process a lot easier. Thank you so much for delaying the ceremony until our parents arrived late from their other Christmas party. The look on their faces was priceless when they realised what our Christmas party really was!! Your consideration of our children being involved in the ceremony, and the element of surprise for them as well was greatly appreciated and meant a lot to both of us and to the children. Once again, thank you.
John and Ramona Robb’s 20th Wedding Anniversary Celebration of Alma’s presence in their lives. It was a wonderful day and we thank you for making it so personal and relaxed. The poems were lovely, brought tears to our eyes and my daughter understood. Thank you for patiently waiting for our guests to arrive and once again for staying and having lunch and a chat. It really was a memorable day. John was so nervous at first but so relaxed and happy when it began. He enjoyed himself tremendously and loved it that Alma understood and listened to the ceremony and held his hand when you referred to him. We both felt so special and of course you could tell by her attentiveness that Alma did too. Thanks again
We would like to express our deep gratitude for the beautiful job you did conducting our wedding. We were very impressed by your organizational skills, experience and hard work. We knew we could have every confidence in you as our celebrant. This meant we could truly relax and enjoy our wedding. Our ceremony turned out exactly as we had hoped and dreamed and we were absolutely thrilled! We were particularly happy that our families enjoyed every moment. This is largely due to your suggestions and experience. With Cambodian backgrounds, we were so thrilled you suggested an interpreter so our parents and families could understand every word of the ceremony. You also suggested wonderful poems that were translated into Cambodian and this meant the family could truly understand the sentiments we wished to express to each other during our service. Simone, we are truly thankful for all that you did for our ceremony on the day but also all of the work you did with us in the lead up to the wedding. We felt safe in your hands. We had legal issues which you helped us with and you guided us so we could have a legal and well organised ceremony. You also incorporated all of our choices which made it a unique personal loving ceremony. Thank you so much, we are delighted to have worked with you. Kosal and Sophy
Thank you for helping us to create our perfect wedding. It was very difficult to organise a wedding from the other side of the world and in a very short time frame but with your assistance our dream became a reality. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Nothing was too much trouble and we even managed to add a few special last minute surprises. A breathtaking setting, a wonderful ceremony, a very happy bride and groom and a perfect day. Warmest regards and many thanks Michalis and Chantelle, Greece
Thank you so much. Your presentation of our ceremony was so moving and expressed with so much feeling. We are so grateful to you. Love, Maria and Dave Fusion Cruise Sydney Harbour
Thank you so much for making our wedding ceremony so special and unique. We felt very comfortable and were able to relax and enjoy ourselves on the day without having to stress or worry. It was so wonderful to have such a light-hearted and fun day and we are so pleased you were able to spend your evening with us. Many of our family and friends commented on how wonderful you were at giving our ceremony and they were in awe of how different and unique it was to any other wedding. Our brother and our sister-in law were very surprised when we called them up and named them Godparents on the day, this was a very nice touch. Nick and I enjoyed our wedding day very much, we know we will remember it forever and have you to thank for being a very big and important part of our day. Thank you. Lots of love, Nick & Alenka
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On the Executive of the Professional Association AMC, Australian Marriage Celebrants and member of AFCC.

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