I am a refreshing and relaxed modern Sunshine Coast Wedding Celebrant. I pride myself on delivering customised ceremonies, encapsulating love, wholeheartedly.

With an extensive career in customer service, events and management spanning two decades, along with a passion for writing, I just may be the celebrant for the both of you. I adore what I do, meeting and marrying loved-up couples with the Sunshine Coast as a backdrop. Easily the best job in the world! My love of people, hearing and telling their stories, and a good time at a wedding makes my heart sing. If you want the important info on how to get married, go to SERVICES and click TRADITIONAL WEDDING.

If you want to ENQUIRE NOW, click CONTACT, send your details and I will be in touch! 

Happy browsing, you lovers x

SERVICES

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Traditional Marriage Ceremony

Marriage Celebrant services from the heart with all the trimmings - for couples planning ahead and taking their commitment further, declaring their love in front of family and friends!
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The Legals Only

Wish to marry your love, minus the bells and whistles of a traditional wedding ceremony? Or are you simply in a hurry? We only need at least 31 days notice. This option is also perfect for those thinking of marrying abroad, see below - Destination Weddings.

Renewal of Vows

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

Let’s Elope

Eloping can be a beautifully private affair. When choosing how and where to slip away into the sunset, along with my friends in the industry, I can assist in the search for an idyllic location and accommodation here on the Sunshine Coast (if the S.C is the chosen elopement destination), or anywhere around Australia. Let's chat!

Destination weddings

Always imagined saying ‘I DO’ in a far away place? Is there a place overseas that ignited your soul and you wish to go back? There is a way to have your Australian Wedding Celebrant there with you and it's legal, with all the magic a tropical or far away destination can bring.

Your Child’s Naming day

The arrival of a child is a miracle, a cause for celebration!

ABOUT SOMMER

 

Hey there loved up humans!

I am a wife, a mother, an Island host on magical Makepeace Island in Noosa and a charismatic celebrant. It's busy, but I am never at a loss for energy doing the things I love.

My young life was spent living within the walls of hotels and resorts with 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 Coffs Harbour, amidst 110mls of rain (an entirely muddy and hilariously funny story of it's own), and later added our two little fella's. These past ten years, we have stacked up an impressive resume of hotels and resorts from Melbourne to Adelaide to Darwin and beyond.

Settling on the Sunshine Coast over two years ago, has been blissful and fulfilling. My little family and I are extremely happy, with no plans on an exit....and why would we want to go anywhere?

Deciding to become a celebrant was a light bulb moment for me. To facilitate the role well, I knew I needed experience in a few key industries and realised quickly I ticked the boxes. I wanted to be the person to assist in the celebration of life's significant moments. Many are huge milestones, such as the joining of two people through marriage, recommitting through the renewal of vows or the birth of a baby. I also LOVE a good party!

It's from the heart when I put pen to paper, so if raw emotion is on the menu, tell me all about those warm and fuzzy memories and I can re-tell them to your nearest and dearest at your ceremony. I can also string a sentence or two together 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!

I am extremely organised, and I rarely miss a thing, the first on a long list of necessary attributes of a celebrant. This one alone will allow you both to feel completely stress free throughout the entire planning process.

Choosing the right celebrant can be quite the decision, and if it's me, I am ready when you both are to customise a ceremony of any size, encapsulating your story, your way.

I do love a good story…especially a love story!

Sommer x

LOVE NOTES

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
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
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
ENQUIRE

 

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