A Civil Marriage Celebrant with a Difference

So you’re thinking of getting hitched? But there’s one small hitch … You don’t want all the bells and whistles associated with big, blown out traditional weddings?

Don’t worry – there are plenty of couples just like you who, for whatever reason, want their Wedding Day to be just that – their day. And for them, and perhaps you, that means no guests, no gifts, no cake, no waltzing, no poems, no confetti, no huge expense and most of all, no fuss!

So if you’re still reading then chances are, I am the right Celebrant for you! If you just want a simple, no frills marriage ceremony that is short, to the point and covers all the legal requirements of getting married then Johanna is your girl!

With Vows Now you can Get JUST Married® when you want, where you want and be off to enjoy married life in as little as a few minutes!

Central Coast



I’ll let you in on a little secret…

My husband and I eloped.

The wedding day I wanted for myself just didn’t involve a million deadlines, a huge expense or any stress whatsoever.

I’m a bit of a romantic. I think a wedding day should be about freedom. It should be between two people and my part as the celebrant shouldn’t be overly intrusive. I’m also practical and know that there is a huge range of reasons why couples would rather a short and sweet marriage ceremony with a quick escape afterwards! Your reasons are your reasons just as your day is your day.

Obviously I’m a fully qualified Civil Marriage Celebrant. I’m also a wife, a mum, a Registered Nurse and a business woman. I’m open-minded, flexible and a bit of a free spirit and I’d truly like nothing more than to help make your wedding day exactly the one you want, no matter how unconventional it may seem to some people!

Who cares if the no-frills approach isn’t everyone’s idea of special. As long as it’s yours then you’ll have a wedding to remember. Available for elopement-style weddings for 20 guests or less.

How to Get JUST Married®

Pay Deposit

Lodge NOIM & ID

Wait 1 month

Get JUST Married®

Pop Champagne

Official Certificate

Vows Now Fees for Celebrant Services

All prices listed in AUD

Legals Only

  • Basic, no-frills ceremony
  • No guests – You BYO 2 witnesses
  • All Legal paperwork & Registration
  • Includes NOIM lodgement
  • JUST 124 legally required words ceremony
  • Ceremonial Marriage Certificate
  • Official Marriage Certificate
  • JP Certified copies of Certificate
  • Mannering Park Office ONLY
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Extras and Add-ons

Prices individually itemised
  • Excess travel $0.75c/km from 2259.
  • Destination elopements – POA.
  • Lodge NOIM only $200 (non-refundable fee)
  • Supporting letter for Prospective Marriage Visa* $50
  • Commemorative Marriage Certificate $30 (in addition to Standard Certificate)
  • Supply 2 x witnesses $100
  • Shortening of Time Application assistance* $50
  • *Conditions apply

Read our Vows Now Rave Reviews

Anthony & Andrea

The little things, little details impressed us! The pink feather pen, the kid’s certificates + (completely unexpected and appreciated) CD of photos taken. Thank you! We would recommend Johanna as a marriage celebrant particularly if the couple is seeking intimate, simple and stress-free.

Allen & Karen

We were a little unorthodox, as we booked Jo after our initial phone enquiry. Your voice was perfect! Relaxed and confident, “really us”… You were fabulous with us, our children and Keegan our photographer. It was a very wonderful, casual, intimate experience. We had the day of our dreams and something to hold in our hearts forever more. You contributed to that Jo. So many heartfelt thanks.

Corinna and Jeremy

A truly perfect day from start to end! We didn’t realise that getting married could be so relaxed and so much fun until we met Johanna. We desperately wanted to avoid the fuss, stress and traditions that are presumed a given. We were blessed with so much positive energy, laughter and smiles which Johanna was supplying in bucket loads and carried us on a wave of joy. There were some early pre-wedding nerves, but when Johanna arrived, we felt like our best friend had arrived, a sentiment which was also shared by our guests. We would highly recommend Johanna and the “get just married” approach to any couple considering tying the knot. Don’t stress, be blessed, on the day you marry your best friend.

Your secret’s safe with us!

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Post Covid Weddings
Slowly, but surely wedding bookings are starting to come in again with 4 fabulous couples booking me as their #MarriageCelebrant this week! There’s still plenty of time to #GetJUSTMarried® in 2020, why not see if I’m a good fit as Celebrant
Natalie and Bonn’s Family wedding
Today’s wedding for Natalie and Bonn was just like a (moon) walk in the park behind their home. We had a short, sweet ceremony that was planned in a month, with 18 guests and now they are celebrating
Kalani and Ben Wed on a Sunday
Kalani and Ben married yesterday at Magenta. I was a sight to behold as I clomped around delicately. Such a gorgeous couple, these two shared vows with immediate family there to celebrate. In a particularly special moment following