I am a refreshing, fun and relaxed, modern Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant. 

Here are a few sparkly words used to describe me and my services from previous couples I have had the privilege of marrying:

Professional ~ Amazing ~ Personable ~ Above ~ Beyond ~ Passionate ~ Caring ~ Attentive ~ Refreshing ~ Flawless ~ Fun ~  Relaxed ~ Friendship ~ Flexible ~ Supportive ~ Stress-free Process ~ Gracious ~ Perfection ~ Stylish ~  A Beautiful Soul

If you both want this energy and a vibe that can't be matched on your wedding day, let's coffee and start creating something incredible together.

Go to the CONTACT tab, send your details and I will be in touch!

Sommer x

 

 

 

 

 

SERVICES

All Wrapped Up

A complete celebrant ceremony package, covering all components from planning and creating, to delivery, music and administration offering you both a stress-free process.

The Legals Only

A simple and straight forward 'paperwork only' way to get married. This option is also perfect for those thinking of marrying abroad, see below - Destination Weddings.

Renewal of Vows

For couples blissfully in love and already married. A renewal of vows can offer a re-visit to where it began and an opportunity to really celebrate the wins to commit all over again!

Let’s Elope

Eloping to the Sunshine Coast from somewhere else? I will take care of you both. Or, do you wish to take me with you to the bottom of Tasmania? I travel!

Destination Weddings

Always imagined saying ‘I DO’ overseas? There is a way to have your aussie celebrant with you and it's legal!

Bundle Up It's Cold Outside

Your perfect 2020 winter wedding package is right here. It combines the services of two awesome wedding professionals into a perfectly wrapped bundle, saving you both dollars, and the precious time in sourcing your wedding day team.

ABOUT SOMMER

Hey there loved up humans!

I am a wife, a mother and a charismatic celebrant. Its’s full and busy but I am never at a loss for energy doing the things I love.

Little me to big me:

My young life was spent within the walls of hotels and resorts with my parents in the industry.  By my twenties, I had worked at many glamorous 5-star hotels within main cities, grasping what it was to deliver excellence in customer service within this luxury sector. Along the way I found myself not once, but twice working for Sir Richard Branson, managing his customer service team when it dawned on me, my passion wasn’t only customer service, it was people!

With a twist of fate, and a really awesome (as much as it was awkward), telephone job interview, I knew I had found ‘the one’. Luke, a Hotel General Manager ironically, found conversation with people wherever he went. Haaaa! I had met my human! And you couldn’t shut either of us up!

We blissfully married not long after on my parent’s property in my home town of Coffs Harbour, amidst 110mls of rain (an entirely muddy and hilariously funny story of it's own) and later added two little boys.

These past ten years, we have stacked up an impressive resume of hotels and resorts from Melbourne to Adelaide to Darwin and beyond.

Settling here on the Sunshine Coast over three years ago, has been incredibly fulfilling. My little family and I are extremely happy, with no plans to exit….and why would we want to go anywhere? #paradise

Deciding to become a celebrant was a lightbulb moment for me. Being involved in many weddings as a host on Sir Richards Branson’s Island on the Noosa river, had me watching the celebrants intently. I could do that with my luxury service experience, I thought. How FUN!

As mentioned, my previous career roles within Accor Hotels and Virgin Australia, offered me the perfect platform on where to practice and set my own business service standards, so I knew along with my excellent organisational and administration skills, I could certainly facilitate the role and well!

I am relaxed, warm and calm in nature, making me very approachable. I hold with pride my combined attributes and know they can offer you both a beautiful and memorable ceremony, with a stress-free planning process.

When it comes a wedding ceremony, it is from the heart when I put pen to paper, so if raw emotion, humour or a beautiful blend of both is what you see, I will ensure your ceremony reflects who you both are, where you have been and where you’re heading as two, perfectly.

I can also string a sentence or two together pretty well in front of a crowd without jittering up – meaning no matter how nervous you both may feel on the big day, I’ve got your backs, but certainly won’t take your spotlight!

Choosing the right celebrant can be quite the decision, and if it’s me, I feel confident you will trust that I am completely dedicated in assisting you both with your celebratory milestone. It certainly is a privilege being in such a role on the most important day of your lives.  

Who knows, we may even become friends! 

 Sommer x

 

LOVE NOTES

Well what can we say, we chose the best celebrant we could have, and you did not disappoint. We cannot thank you enough for everything. All of your support in the lead up to our wedding , all of the planning and attention to detail and of course for being such a significant part of our wedding. It was seriously such a perfect ceremony. You did it so beautifully and so true to us too. It just flowed. We will be forever grateful and hold such beautiful memories from the day. Thank you!

Cara and Warren Morgan

Bride and Groom - Peregian Beach
Thank you for everything you did for us, you went above and beyond. I am a massive control freak, but knowing you were all over my day from start to finish, made myself and Josh at ease. Neither of us were nervous because of you, you made us so comfortable up there in front of everyone we love. Your charisma and wit was phenomenal and all night everyone was saying how amazing our reception was and how wonderful our MC was. So, thank you from the bottom of The Roberts hearts for making our day as magical as it was.

Shontelle and Joshua Roberts

Bride and Groom - Port Macquarie
Sommer is the most amazing celebrant, we were so lucky to have her be apart of our special day. The most beautiful soul that made not only my husband and I feel comfortable, but everyone that attended our wedding commented on how great she was, going above and beyond. From the bottom of our hearts thank you, we are so grateful we crossed paths with Sommer!

Hannah and Luke Munster

Bride and Groom - Headland Golf Club
Sommer is not only the most beautiful soul you've ever met, but she is hands down the best celebrant. We would highly recommend her to anyone needing a celebrant for their special day. Our guests made sure to tell us on the day how wonderful she was and how well she told our love story. For us, it was the little things like matching in with the bridal party so she didn't 'stand out' and really getting to know us and the idea we had for our wedding day that we appreciated so much. Thank you again Sommer, you have definitely found your calling in life!

Ebony and Jake Eldred

Bride and Groom - Marcoola
Thank you! Thank you so much for all of your passion, emotion and true love in the lead up to our big day. You created an atmosphere for the ceremony that allowed us to truly experience every emotion of getting married. It was professional, fun and very much us. Your words were touching and heartfelt. Our family and friends love the time down near the gazebo, and we all know that is a big ask. From the beginning you were flawless. This is a true testament to you and all that you are. All of our love x

Kelly and Isaac Coonan

Grooms - Oceanview Estate and Winery
Thank you Sommer Saunder for marrying us. You did an amazing job and made our special day everything we could have hoped for. x

Carrie and Roberto De Clara

Bride and Groom - Point Arkwright
Just want to send you a beautiful and happy thank you for everything you did for us on our wedding day. Not only was our day completely stress free, happy, loving and fun, but you made our ceremony touching, personal, and involved the family and friends – we loved it. Also, thank you so much for sticking around after and helping with the music / collaborations and enjoying our day with us. I noticed a few times that you helped out with getting the canapes music going, and I really appreciate the extra effort – thank you. We really did have the most amazing day, and the whole weekend for us was a pleasure.

Erin and Archie Tait

Bride and Groom - Spicers Clovelly Hinterland
Beautiful Sommer, we cannot thank you enough. You went above and beyond in every possible way to make our day so incredibly perfect. We are so thankful that we chose YOU to be our celebrant!

Belinda and Sam Deguara

Bride and Groom - Maleny
I cannot rate Sommer highly enough. This woman radiates nothing but kindness, warmth, authenticity and love. When my Sister in law was looking for a celebrant, I was so excited to make the recommendation and the ceremony was nothing short of magic. Sommer's care and attention to detail is second to none and if you are looking for the perfect celebrant for your perfect day, she is the one!

Rachel Deguara

Sister of the Groom - Sam Deguara
Sommer Saunder married myself and my wife recently and my goodness we could not have wished for anything more. Sommer was supportive, flexible and gracious through out the whole experience. As the ceremony started Sommer captivated us all, welcoming those present into the world of Emma and Lisa. It was magical not to mention a lot of laughs (and just a few tears). Our day was bliss Sommer, so much thanks to you. We would recommend Sommer Saunder Celebrancy a hundred times over.

Emma and Lisa Mahar

Brides - Makepeace Island, Noosa
Our wedding day was very beautiful and everything that we could have asked for and more, and it was all thanks to our beautiful celebrant Sommer Saunder. Sommer was very professional, caring, funny and her attention to detail was flawless. Sommer made us feel so at ease on our special day and our day went without a hitch.

Lynn and Ian Fraser

Bride and Groom - Port Macquarie
Thank you so much being there on our special day Sommer. You are the most beautiful soul and we hope to catch up again for coffee to continue the friendship we have formed. You were exactly what we wanted and the universe sent you to us. From the bottom of our hearts. Thank you. xoxoxo

Karen and Michael Brearley

Bride and Groom - Dunethin Rock
Sommer is amazing, she went above and beyond to make our ceremony perfect and exactly what we wanted. She is so lovely and passionate about what she does, we highly recommend her xo

Megan and Andy Carlin

Bride and Groom - Noosa Main Beach
I can’t thank you enough for making our beautiful day so special. You really captured our love story perfectly and the ceremony was just amazing. So many of our friends and family commented on how great you were and how touching the ceremony was. Thank you for making everything so easy and calm in the lead up too. You really made our day what it was.

Claudia and Daniel Mumford

Bride and Groom - Noosa Main Beach
I am just wanting to send a big thank you your way. You did an amazing job from Celebrant at the ceremony to MC at the reception. Several staff members commented on your service and beautiful nature. It has been a pleasure.

Sails Resort Port Macquarie

Kaitlyn - Events Coordinator and Events Team
Aww Sommer. You made our day and the months/weeks leading up to it so relaxed and fun! We are SO glad we sent you that email all those months ago, because our wedding just wouldn't have been the same without you! Thank you for all of the time, care and thought you put into us, and for just being you. x

Sophie and Brock Price

Bride and Groom - Kenilworth
THANK YOU to Sommer! (Sophie and Brocks Wedding) You are a little gem and the ceremony was just the beautiful celebration it was, because you take a step back and light a candle to the uniqueness of each couple. We will remember their day with such joy. xxx

Lorray Nudd

Mother of the Bride
Thank you Sommer for giving such a beautiful ceremony at our wedding. You are the most wonderful celebrant. We feel very honoured and blessed to have had you officiate our marriage. It is obvious that you really love what you do - it shone through the whole ceremony. You were absolutely the perfect celebrant for us.

Vanessa and Jeremy Williams

Bride and Groom - Makepeace Island
This girl is going to shake up the world of weddings! Sommer MC'd an event I organised this past weekend and it was great! Sommer was extremely personable, funny and all the relevant information was delivered with style and grace. For any up coming events have a good look at her sites or catch up for a meet and see what Sommer is all about!

Lisa Wilson

Event Co-ordinator for 'Zahira Launch' - Ramada Penthouse Rooftop
Thank you again for such a beautiful ceremony. I got so many positive comments on how beautiful it was. Apparently there was a lot of tears in the crowd. You did an amazing job and made our day so memorable and perfect. And of course I got two ceremony starts due to the rain. How lucky am I xx As I have said before you just fit so well like a friend helping us out. I actually had a few people say this to me as well x. I appreciate you popping in and seeing me before the wedding and helping to calm my nerves. Thanks again for the little pressie. Soo perfect.

Angela and Sean Connors

Bride and Groom - Pelican Waters Golf Club
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Get in touch below! My prompt response will offer you my availability and a quote. Should they meet your requirements, we can have a no obligation, casual catch up in my home office or a location of your choice.  Coffee is on me! x