Reviews

Thank you to all our Couples for your kind words.

Michael & Peey Sei

Little Bay, NSW

Need a Celebrant in the middle of a pandemic?

Rita was there for us!

We had it all planned, and then COVID hit and our plans went out the window. International and then interstate travel, closed. Reception venue, closed. But we still wanted to get married - that was important to us. And, in the end, we found all you really need is a celebrant (and two witnesses).

 

Rita was there for us. We arranged and planned it out over Skype, and without much of a rehearsal Rita was able to guide us through the ceremony without any hiccups. She was eloquent and moving, evoking joyful tears from our witnesses from the get go, and her excellent sound equipment (for the guests joining us via livestream) made it a very professional production. 

 

We cannot recommend Rita enough. We hope all your wedding turns out exactly as you plan, but if there are last minute changes (major or minor), you'll want Rita there to make it all OK.

Our first dance was such a joyous moment.

Michael & Peey Sei

Clayton & Brenton

Venue | Burnham Grove Estate
Image | Fortunate Fellow Photography + Film

Clayton and I, Highly recommend Rita.  We could not imagine how our day would of turned out if Rita was not there.  She always went above and beyond and ensured our day was perfect.  Rita really calmed our nerves especially as we got Married during COVID-19.  Rita was really professional but at the same time made you feel like family.


Our guests absolutely loved Rita and the ceremony and couldn't beleive how personal and loving it was.  Our guests also told us that it was the best ceremony they have ever been to.  Rita has a way of making you feel like you have known her for years and there was nothing we would change.


Rita is the perfect person for ANY wedding whether inside, outside, in the rain, or on a really windy day or during COVID - 19, Rita will always calm your worries and we are so happy we ran into her at a wedding expo.  THANK YOU


Love 

Brenton & Clayton Woodhall

Rachel & Brenten

Venue | Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges, Blackheath NSW
Image | Fortunate Fellow Photography + Film

Rita is by far the best celebrant to choose for your wedding day!  I first learnt of Rita at my brother's wedding and fell in love with her years ago! Years later I knew I couldn’t choose anyone else but Rita!


Rita made me and my husband feel comfortable and confident in the lead up to the wedding, her attention to detail and understanding of the whole marriage process is beyond incredible.


On the day Rita and Terry dropped by to visit me getting ready to see if I was doing okay which is such a nice touch that they don’t have to do but they do it anyways! The entire ceremony was perfect, everything I ever wanted, the love story was so accurate and my entire (145 guests) were engaged the entire time! Afterwards the entire guest list raves about how good Rita was and how fantastic the whole ceremony was!  Terry doesn’t go unnoticed, he (Rita’s husband & business partner) is the most wonderful addition to Rita, he ensures all guests are okay.  I have a heavily pregnant guest which he had seen, he then sourced a seat for her to sit at the ceremony so she would be okay!  Little things like this are such a beautiful touch on your wedding day!  Oh and you can forget his funky Hawaiian shirts that are sure to make sure you smile!


All in all, I cannot fault Rita!  She is professional, knowledgeable and a really down to earth person!  I cannot recommend her enough.


Rachel & Brenten

Luciana & Steve

Venue | Fitzroy Inn Historic Guest House
Image | Emily O'Brien Photography

We would 100% recommend Rita to everyone, she did an amazing job with everything!  The whole process was an easy, positive experience with the wedding day running smoothly and nothing at all to worry about.  She’s wonderful and very helpful and gives great advice and suggestions with all the little details that you don’t think of.  Rita is a true professional and amazing at what she does. 


Thank you so much for everything and for marrying Steve and I. 

Mr and Mrs Saremel xx 

Melissa & Ryan

Venue | George Motorboat Club, Sans Souci
Image | McApture Photography

Thank you so much Rita for being part of our special day. You made us feel so comfortable and our ceremony was just perfect. Can’t recommend Rita enough if you need a celebrant. 


Thank you again love the Conneely’s xxxx

Kate & Tom

Jonah's Beach Resort, Northern Beaches NSW
Image | Thomas Stewart Photography

Rita was the highlight of our wedding.   She is a true professional!  Always organised and a wonderful calming presence.


I highly recommend Divine Celebrancy to every engaged couple.


Everything flowed so well and our 'love story' was beautifully written. A charming and memorable experience for our family and friends.

Jocelyn & Lee

Eschol Park House, Eschol Park NSW

Amazing woman with extreme attention to detail.  Rita and Terry are amazing from beginning to end.

They will ensure you're smiling the entire time.  Couldn't have asked for more!


Jocelyn & Lee

Amy & Daniel

Peppers Craigieburn, Bowral NSW
Image | Thomas Stewart Photography

Rita and Terry were recommended to us by a very trusting source and they weren't wrong!  From the moment we were welcomed into their home and offered a delicious coffee Daniel and I felt totally at ease.  Rita was very clear and concise regarding all the formalities and necessary components, but also showed great compassion and understanding when it came to getting the words of our ceremony absolutely perfect! We couldn't have asked for two more lovely people to be apart of our special moment.


Thank you Rita and Terry, we can't thank you enough, we are so privileged to have met such lovely people.


Amy & Daniel x

Liz & Jason

Chapel Hill Retreat, Berambing

We met Rita at an open day and instantly knew we had to have her for our wedding. We had met a few celebrants before but after speaking with Rita and her husband Terry for just 5 minutes we knew they were different and would add the right touch to our wedding.


Rita spent a lot of time going over all the fine details, ensuring we were happy with everything. We decided to have her add a love story to our ceremony and she was very obliging when we said we wanted to keep it short and simple. She got told our story perfectly and we loved all her special touches. As a bonus Terry was there to help with all the equipment and music, and having him there, knowing we wouldn't have to worry about anything was amazing. We really feel like we were married by family!


We could go on and on about Rita but words cannot describe the warmth and love she brought to our wedding day.


Liz & Jason xox

Lexi & Neil

Belgenny Farm, Camden

Neil and I had the most pleasant and stress free experience with you as our celebrant and Terry as your ever faithful side kick.  From our first meeting you made us feel some and comfortable.


Our wedding rehearsal was fun and easy, and our ceremony was seamless. In the lead up to the ceremony, if anyone had questions I would say "don't stress, Rita will tell you what to do" and I just knew you'd have it all under control. I have had first hand experience of this before, of course, as you had married my sister and brother in law two years previous. 


Thank you once again for being our family celebrant, I can't recommend you highly enough!

Lexi & Neil


(Pictured on right Lexi & Neil and on the left Lexi's sister Billie & her husband Michael)

Ni & Jack

Gunners Barracks, Mosman NSW

f you would like a Celebrant that marry you off as if you’re a family member, you cannot miss out on Rita and Terry.


My words cannot do justice for the amazing talents, care and love they put into our special day. Their work focus on you and your happiness alone, as if money is just some by product.


Rita is also the founder of “Celebrant Connect Australia” that you can find a network of multiple Celebrants with different locations/styles that you find apt. The website include an emergency plan for weddings in case your main celebrant cannot show up, another trusted partner can still proceed with the ceremony (who thought of that hey?)


Bonus point: Terry passes on a few tricks on “Amazing and loving husband 101”


Thank you Ni & Jack

Claire & Nathan

Pearl Bay, Mosman NSW

I’d like to thank both Rita, and her husband Terry for providing such an exceptional service on mine and Nathan’s Wedding day.  From our very first meeting, through to our Special day, Rita was in constant contact and made the planning so smooth and simple.  It’s obvious that Rita lives her passion, because she takes so much care in even the smallest of details, and will often go above and beyond to ensure you feel that everything is in safe hands.


Rita and Terry are such a lovely couple, and work so wonderfully as a team. Nathan and I couldn’t make time for a rehearsal at our Ceremony location before the day, so at our final meeting with Rita, we ran through the Ceremony in her Office, and Terry even stood in for my Dad and walked me down the ‘aisle’. I could not recommend Divine Celebrancy more, they are such a beautiful couple and we couldn’t thank them any more for making our day one we will never forget.


Claire & Nathan xxx

Dimity & Matt

Belgenny Farm, Camden

Rita made sure our special day went so smoothly and perfectly! Could not have asked for a better wedding celebrant to guide us through our day!


Dimity & Matt

Sarah & John

Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field NSW
Image | Fortunate Fellow Photography + Film

John and I would love to thank you for making our wedding ceremony absolutely perfect for us.   Despite the wind, you made what could have been a shambles, into a very memorable, heart-felt celebration.


Your attention to detail did not go unnoticed, and it definitely took the stress away.  I'm sure our candle celebration will go down in history for its hilarity, but you did amazingly to get us through it.  So thank you for everything!  We could not recommend you highly enough.


Sarah & John

Alix & Richard

Centennial Parklands, Sydney NSW

Having been witness to many weddings, we can honestly say that Divine Celebrancy truly sets themselves apart in the level of care, love and support for couples getting married.   We knew we had found our celebrant after witnessing first-hand how Rita delicately and gracefully handled a sudden rain shower mid-ceremony at wedding for one of our friends.


In the lead up to our own special day, Rita made every effort to alleviate any concerns we had and walked us through every possible scenario. This allowed us to approach our day feeling untroubled and supported; knowing that our day was in the hands of someone who truly had our interests at heart. This peace of mind allowed us to focus all our attention on enjoying every moment of the experience, which Rita supported with such love and genuine care.


Looking back on the events of our special day, we cannot imagine having anyone other than Rita as our celebrant.  For any couple wanting to get married, we can attest to fact that getting a good celebrant is just as important as choosing those on your bridal party. We are so glad we chose Rita O'Reilly for our special day.


Alix & Richard

Erin & Michael

Milton Park Estate, Bowral NSW

Rita and Terry were an absolute pleasure to deal with.  From the start we were made to feel welcome and there was plenty of laughter and no questions was too small.  We chose to write our vows and Rita was on hand every step of the way as a great sounding board and to help us if we got stuck.


Being apart of the Armed service family it was important to incorporate the traditional welcome and acknowledgement to those who have served and are currently serving in our armed services into our ceremony. Rita had never come across this type of welcome before in the ceremonies she had officiated and not only did she take it in her stride, it was flawless.  Both Michael and my heartfelt thank you go to Her for accommodating what was important to us in the ceremony.


The last thing you want to be concerned with is lodging your intent to marry forms, thankfully this was taken care of for us and the depth of knowledge in explaining the forms to us and what everything meant was astounding. All in all we could and would not have wanted anyone else to officiate our wedding ceremony.


Thank you Rita

Erin & Michael

Alison & David

Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field NSW

From the first minute we met Rita and Terry, David and I knew that we wanted her to be our celebrant and we never looked back.  Rita was professional, covered all bases and together with us created the most beautiful, heartfelt ceremony for our special day.  I still remember receiving our draft ceremony to review and being brought to tears because of how perfectly our ceremony reflected us and our family.


Six months later our guests are still commenting on how much they enjoyed our ceremony and in particular they have mentioned the warmth and love Rita generated that made them feel a part of our ceremony Thank you so much for everything!!


Alison & David

Bryant & Briar

Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field NSW
Image | Fortunate Fellow Photography + Film

Rita is an incredible celebrant and beautiful person.  She and her husband Terry are an absolute delight and being around them and their beautiful marriage is inspiration in itself!


Rita has absolutely found the perfect balance between professional and heartfelt presentation.  She will tell your love story captivatingly.  More than this, she will take care of you, cater for every part of the ceremony to your style and make you feel amazing on the big day.  I cannot recommend her enough ❤️


Thank you Rita and Terry for our amazing ceremony! 

​Briar & Bryant

Karen & Nathan

Venue | Appin House, Appin | NSW

My husband and I are so pleased we had Rita as our wedding celebrant.  She went above and beyond to make sure that our ceremony was everything that we wanted. Rita was so friendly and down to Earth that made creating our ceremony and including different cultural ceremonies so easy.  We wouldn't have chosen anyone else.


Thank you Rita for creating our amazing ceremony.

Karen & Nathan

Brad & Dannie

Venue | Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field | NSW

Rita (Divine Celebrancy) is professional, efficient, and approachable. But far more than that she is an amazing person, she genuinely cares and listens, she’s friendly and she feels like a part of the family - she’s gorgeous.  I couldn’t picture my big day without her, she was an integral part of the beginning of the rest of my life.


Everything she does is done so with the utmost care - from her frequent check-ins, right through to the big day and afterward.  I will never be able to thank her enough, but I hope and wish that she realizes that she is the most amazing celebrant, and I also hope that her next couples realize just how lucky they are (I know they will!).

Danni & Brad

​Tim & Deanna

Venue | Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field | NSW

Thank you so much to Rita and Terry for their amazing work to make our wedding day the most memorable and magical.   From the very first moment Tim and I met with Rita we knew instantly we were in good hands.  Rita's nurturing and calm nature brought so much comfort to Tim and I both leading up to and on our wedding day.

Rita and Terry were so helpful in their advice and support to Tim and I, making this the best day of our lives. We will be forever grateful for the passion and dedication you both demonstrated in ensuring our day was the best possible, making sure everything was perfect, right down to the most tiniest details.


We would definitely recommend Rita to anyone getting married and look forward to continuing a friendship with these two amazing people.

Tim & Deanna xxxx

Joey & Marney

Venue | St. Michael's Golf Course, Little Bay | NSW

Divine Celebrancy was highly recommended to us from close friends that had their marriage officiated by Rita. From this conversation with our friends, we knew we’d be in safe hands.


Upon our first meeting with Rita, we had all of the questions that we never knew we had answered so clearly and concisely. Before we knew it, we had signed our Notice of Intent which was organised so promptly by Rita.  Over the months leading up to our wedding, Rita kept in contact with us, gathering more information about our relationship, our family and friends.


Most importantly Rita became acquainted with our love story which was compiled reflective of who were are and accurately derived from a short survey we completed as well as informally through our conversations.


The week before our wedding, we held our ceremony rehearsal with Rita. Every possibility was nutted out, discussed and practiced and we very quickly noticed Rita’s attention to detail, organisation with music, microphones and speakers and professionalism as she had all the finer details that I hadn’t even thought of down pat that made for our wedding to be personalised. My mum even mentioned during the rehearsal that Rita seemed part of the family with her warm and caring nature.


We experienced horrendous wind conditions on the day of our wedding and having the ceremony on a cliff side golf course wasn’t the most ideal location. However, after seeing how calm Rita was and her reassuring me that the ceremony will go off without a hitch, I was immediately put to ease doing everything she could to ease my nerves. True to her word, our ceremony was absolutely lovely and it was my favorite part of our wedding. Our guests were in awe of Rita’s beautiful words and delivery of our story and we’re so glad we have a keepsake of that too.


We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to marry us.  Thank you so much Rita for creating such a special moment for us.

Marnie & Joey

Ali & Josh

Venue | Gledswood Homestead & Winery | Catherine Field | NSW
Image | Fortunate Fellow Photography + Film

Rita went above and beyond to help my partner and myself create such a magical and romantic wedding ceremony.  From the total dedication she showed us with helping us tweak our ceremony with special readings to her amazingly brilliant smile as we said our vows on the day.   Having her there guiding us and welcoming our friends and family on the day was just a positive addition to our wedding.

Highly recommend her awesome personality and 'part of the family' feeling that comes with her services!

Ali & Josh

William & Teniel

Venue | Burnham Grove Estate, Camden | NSW
Image | Fortunate Fellow Photography + Film

Rita, thank you so much for everything you did for me and Will, from helping us with our vows and the ceremony.


You helped make the day wonderful


Teneil & William xxx

Christina & Tyler

Venue | Burnham Grove Estate, Camden | NSW

Rita is a true professional!  ​Rita made the entire process from booking, meetings, and also the wedding ceremony absolutely perfect!


Rita, Christina and I cannot thank you enough for your time, effort and sincere love towards our wedding. You are an amazing celebrant and anyone would be lucky enough to have you be a part of there special day.


Thanks Rita!

Tyler & Christina

Mr & Mrs Webb xx

Nathaniel & Kelsey

Venue | Seclusions, Rydal | NSW

Where do we begin!  Thank you so much for going above and beyond for us on our special day.  You took care of all the little things and you were so much more than just a celebrant!

After spending only a little bit of time with you it felt like we had known you for years! It was really special to have someone marry us that felt like a close friend!  Both you and Terry were so incredibly friendly and professional and you ticked boxes that we didn’t knew existed as a celebrant!


Thanks so much :)

From Nathaniel and Kelsey Whittaker

Trang & David

Venue | Growwild Wildflower Farm | Alpine | NSW

We would 100% recommend Rita to everyone, she did an amazing job making sure my groom is still there at the alter to marry me :)


Dave and I both agreed from the first time we met Rita, she had this very soothing beautiful voice which we could listen to all day.  Rita to us, was more than just a celebrant she was like an Aunty to us, she was very professional she provide clear step by step instructions from the first meeting to the final day - our wedding ceremony. She made the whole process run smoothly and also made sure there were a back up for her if she fell sick too (very well plan and considerate). We both did not stress at all as we knew everything was under control thanks to Rita, also made it easy as she knew all our wedding vendors too. 

She helped us with our vows and also wrote our beautiful love story. We totally wish her all the best and continue marry many more happy couples... Rita is an AWESOME celebrant!


Also thank you Terry (Rita's Hubby) you both together inspires us newly wed to love each and be merry like you both! Thank youuuuuu so much for everything...and for marrying Dave and I xxx

Kirsten & Marie

Venue | Gledswood Homestead & Winery
Image | Fortunate Fellow Photography + Film

I don’t think we can find the right words to say how much I loved Rita being our marriage celebrant!  It felt right at home being around her!


If you’re looking for someone who will make you feel comfortable, write an incredible wedding ceremony and just be the best person ever - look no further, Rita is the BEST!!


Kirsten & Marie

Sarah & Jeremy

Venue | Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field
Image | Fortunate Fellow Photography + Film

Rita... where to begin!!!??


When we met Rita there was an instant connection between us. It was like we had known her for years. We laughed, shared stories and finally sat and spoke about why we want to get married.


Rita is warm, loving, loyal and so generous.  Leading up to the wedding Rita was there for any guidance but also helped with a personal issue I had. She listened and gave her advice and spoke to me like a friend.


Yes she married us but Jeremy and I don’t just see her as the lady who married us, we see her as someone we will keep in our lives forever.  Rita you are such a beautiful lady and we are so happy you got to share in our beautiful day, meet our family and just be apart of our story.


Thank you so much Rita, we are forever in your debt.


Much love,

Sarah and Jeremy ❤️❤️❤️

Rachel & Brenton

Venue | Parklands Country Gardens & Lodges, Blackheath NSW
Image | Fortunate Fellow Photography + Film

Rita is by far the best celebrant to choose for your wedding day!  I first learnt of Rita at my brother's wedding and fell in love with her years ago! Years later I knew I couldn’t choose anyone else but Rita!


Rita made me and my husband feel comfortable and confident in the lead up to the wedding, her attention to detail and understanding of the whole marriage process is beyond incredible.


On the day Rita and Terry dropped by to visit me getting ready to see if I was doing okay which is such a nice touch that they don’t have to do but they do it anyways! The entire ceremony was perfect, everything I ever wanted, the love story was so accurate and my entire (145 guests) were engaged the entire time! Afterwards the entire guest list raves about how good Rita was and how fantastic the whole ceremony was!  Terry doesn’t go unnoticed, he (Rita’s husband & business partner) is the most wonderful addition to Rita, he ensures all guests are okay.  I have a heavily pregnant guest which he had seen, he then sourced a seat for her to sit at the ceremony so she would be okay!  Little things like this are such a beautiful touch on your wedding day!  Oh and you can forget his funky Hawaiian shirts that are sure to make sure you smile!


All in all, I cannot fault Rita!  She is professional, knowledgeable and a really down to earth person!  I cannot recommend her enough.


Rachel & Brenten

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