Testimonials

(a.k.a. Some nice words that a bunch of lovely people have said about me. Warm fuzzies all round!)

 


DAISY & GARETH

When we set out to find a celebrant for our wedding, we knew we had to find someone who truly captured the kind of ceremony we wanted - relaxed, fun and unique. We scrolled through options on Google and recognised Scott from The Court Jesters’ Scared Scriptless show; this was the point of difference we were looking for - someone who truly had experience entertaining a crowd.

Scott immediately understood our dynamic as a couple and the wedding atmosphere we wanted to create. Our ceremony was perfect - we laughed, we cried and we were thoroughly entertained. The words/story he prepared for our ceremony summarised our relationship so accurately, and were a joy for all listening. Scott made the whole process straightforward, and with so many elements of the day to pull together, that's exactly what we needed. Thank you, Scott!

  Photo credit: CM Photography

Photo credit: CM Photography

ELEANOR & DANIEL

Having Scott as our celebrant made our day that much more special. His relaxed but professional manner made us feel in good hands, and allowed us to really enjoy the ceremony and be in the moment. Leading up to the wedding he was very organised and took the time to get to know us so he could personalise our ceremony. We would highly recommend Scott as a celebrant, especially if you want a ceremony that celebrates your individuality as a couple.

  Photo credit: Rebecca Bijl

Photo credit: Rebecca Bijl

ROGER & MELISSA

Pitch perfect.

Scott was an ideal celebrant for us. He is super friendly and interesting, and expertly guided us through what we needed to do for the wedding ceremony. He also bought an added extra - through his experience and his gentle questions and suggestions, Scott helped us craft the whole ceremony to have the 'feeling' that we were looking for. 

The preparation was good fun and Scott was really easy-going and flexible when the weather was threatening to change our wedding day plans.

We had so many guests comment on how well Scott did the ceremony itself - a perfect combination of humour and seriousness, speaking to us as a couple and including everyone. Listening to Scott, you'd have thought that he had known us for years- he has a real talent for getting to the heart of a relationship and expressing it beautifully- he got the tone spot on. And speaking of tone, Scott was also invaluable with the ceremony music, taking the songs that we had chosen and blending them together.

We had such a magical day and Scott was a key ingredient!

  Photo credit: Paul Tatterson

Photo credit: Paul Tatterson

 

NICOLETTE & CRAIG (Renewal Of Vows)

Having Scott as our celebrant to renew our vows was fantastic. He helped us with some very loose ideas of what we we wanted and put them together in a way which worked perfectly. We couldn’t have done it without him! Scott made the ceremony light and fun. It reflected us and our guests (including the kids) enjoyed it. Thanks again Scott! 

  Photo credit: the guests

Photo credit: the guests

 

JOANNA & MICHAEL

Scott was recommended by a friend and we’re so glad we took their advice.

Our first meeting was from afar, via Skype, as we live in London. Scott’s personable and disarming approach made us feel at ease immediately. He showed genuine interest in us, our relationship and what we hoped for on our big day. After that initial meeting, we knew we had found the perfect fit for our wedding. 

Throughout the preparations, Scott made himself available whenever we needed him and helped steer us through anything we were uncertain of. He tailored a beautifully personal ceremony, which was thoughtful, humorous and romantic. Everyone who attended commented on how perfectly suited to us the ceremony was and how wonderfully Scott had delivered it, and we couldn’t agree more. 

Again, we can’t thank Scott enough for his contribution to our special day.

  Photo credit: Jillian Miller Photography

Photo credit: Jillian Miller Photography

 

AUDREY & DARREN

We were looking for a Celebrant for our wedding we had in April 2018. We were looking for someone professional, confident with sense of humour who would set the mood at our wedding to be fun, warm and witty for our guests. So we chose Scott Koorey to be our wedding Celebrant. Scott blew us away with his humorous romantic ceremonial words and stories that were absolutely perfect for our relationship. We just wish we had also hired Scott to be our MC as well, as Scott made our wedding extremely perfect. We are still having many compliments from our guests of our awesome and outstanding Celebrant.

Scott got to know us well in a short space of time and his service and words was so accurate of us both. I would definitely recommend Scott Koorey to anyone who is looking for that PERFECT Celebrant. Thank you so much Scott, you made our day perfect. Keep in touch.

  Photo credit: one of the rellies

Photo credit: one of the rellies

 

LEE & ERIC (Naming Ceremony)

  Photo credit: the family

Photo credit: the family

Scott was an absolutely amazing celebrant! We were flying in from out of the country for the holidays and only had a few days to gather the family together for a christening celebration for my daughter. Scott was so helpful! He squeezed us in, short notice on his birthday to boot!

When discussing the ceremony he gave us enough direction to have an idea of where to start while still allowing for options and personalization. He even included a part of the ceremony that was very special to us as we had it incorporated in both our wedding and my son’s christening. And made sure to ask me exactly what we were looking for so he could get it right. The ceremony itself was beautiful and I couldn’t have ask for a better celebrant! I’d definitely recommend Scott if you want something professional and personal, he goes the extra mile!

 

 

CORRINE & STEPHEN

We wanted to tell you that you gave us the ceremony we had dreamed of. It was relaxed and personal and perfect. So many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the ceremony (even though it was cold!). I loved that there was plenty of cheering, laughing and joy - not reserved at all. We can't thank you enough and highly recommend you.

  Photo credit: Charlotte Christian

Photo credit: Charlotte Christian

 

JENNA & DUSTIN

Dustin and I got married on Saturday March 3rd 2018. Scott was our celebrant and he was fantastic! When we were looking for a celebrant we knew we didn't want someone who was bland or monotone. Right from our first meeting with Scott we knew he was the celebrant for us. He was friendly, funny, entertaining and very quick witted. Leading up to the wedding we knew we could contact Scott with any questions and he would get back to us quickly and always sounded cheerful. On the day the ceremony was well written and the personal details he included made us laugh and may have made us slip a few tears. We would recommend Scott to anyone, he made our day so much more special. Thank you Scott!

  Photo credit: Pip & Oz Photography

Photo credit: Pip & Oz Photography

 

CLARE & MARK

For a couple who didn’t have any real idea of what kind of ceremony they wanted, Scott pulled something pretty amazing out of the bag. With minimal guidance from us he was able to summarise our relationship and express what marriage meant to us better than we could, as well as making people laugh and cry in the same sentence.

Scott was easy to work with, always available to help with anything we needed and put up with our procrastination, even when we were finalising vows hours before the ceremony! The whole process didn’t include much work for us, which made it such a pleasure on the day when everything came together as a wonderful surprise for Mark and I.

Our family and friends had so many wonderful things to say about the ceremony and that’s thanks to Scott’s attention to detail, humour, skill and eloquence.

Thank you so much for making our wedding better than we could have ever imagined.

  Photo credit: Emma Brittenden

Photo credit: Emma Brittenden

 

JENNA & NATHAN

Scott was exactly the celebrant we were looking for. Fun, young and happy to design a ceremony to how we envisioned. Very chipper at every meeting, we felt confident that Scott could perform a lighthearted ceremony that included our guests and had several laugh out loud moments. It made the whole experience far less daunting. Scott was available for emails and convos whenever. Our ceremony went off without a hitch and we were thrilled with the result.

  Photo credit: Charlie Rose Creative

Photo credit: Charlie Rose Creative

 

ASHLEE & KAYNE

Scott was the best celebrant we could have picked. He was great to work with. When we started planning, we knew how we wanted the day to go, except the ceremony, which was a bit of a scary unknown. We knew the vibe we wanted: fun, light-hearted, a little sweet, and that’s exactly what he gave us! Somehow, he made sense of our vague ideas about how we’d like it to be and came up with something that we absolutely loved. It was personalised and very us.

He helped us plan our ceremony in detail, thinking of all the little bits and pieces that might not have even crossed our minds but made things flow smoothly on the day. A number of people told us how much they loved the ceremony, and thought it was very special. One of our relatives said it was the nearest thing to the perfect wedding he’d ever been to. Scott was a huge part of that and we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending him to anyone else.

  Photo credit: MK Photography

Photo credit: MK Photography

 

STEPH & PETE (CELEBRANT AND MC)

Asking Scott to be our Celebrant and MC was easily the best decision we made - apart from actually getting married. Many of our guests commented on the fact that the ceremony was very “us”. Scott really worked hard to get to know me and Pete as a couple, before delivering a truly beautiful ceremony.

Scott’s charisma and ability to improvise/go with the flow made me as a bride feel as though everything was in capable hands - and it most certainly was. 

Thanks so much Scott for all your help in pulling off the most amazing day. Really couldn’t have managed to do it without you.

  Photo credit: Justin Newton

Photo credit: Justin Newton

 

JAMES & SARA

Thank goodness for Scott! In the lead up to our wedding we were excited but pretty clueless! Scott made the process easy and fun as he patiently and creatively guided us towards a ceremony we couldn't be happier with. Our family and friends thought WE must have written Scott's words, as they were so true to the two of us and reflected who we are perfectly. Scott's ability to engage with his couples and write an individualised, funny and heart-felt ceremony is a gift. The best wedding gift we received. My dad said he felt Scott showed our families more about who we are both individually and as a couple, and we couldn't agree more.

Choose Scott! He made our day the best it could be. We can't thank him enough.

  Photo credit: Emma Brittenden

Photo credit: Emma Brittenden

 

KATE & KYLE

We wanted a relaxed, fun, personalised ceremony that celebrated who we were as a couple, and with Scott, that is exactly what we got.

The ceremony was full of laughs, but was serious and meaningful when it needed to be. We loved how he incorporated our answers to his questionnaires into the ceremony. Our guests thought we knew him personally - that's how well he captured the story of us. We would highly recommend Scott to anyone looking to inject some life, humour and heart into their wedding. Our guests said it was the best ceremony they have ever been a part of!

  Photo credit: Daniela Kellner

Photo credit: Daniela Kellner

 

ANTHONY & KYLIE

On the 24th of November Kylie and I got married at the beautiful venue of the Vines Club in Christchurch.

Our wedding celebrant was Scott Koorey and we both agree it was an absolute pleasure having him as our celebrant. Not only was he professional in the way he conducted himself, he also has a heart of gold, and taking the time to understand what is important to people about the day is very high on his agenda.

We would highly recommend Scott to anyone wanting someone who is genuine and has a more laid-back approach than the typical stereotype Celebrant that can make a wedding party fall asleep. We would like to wish Scott the very best in his future success in this field which is obviously a passion of his.

  Photo credit: a celebrant who arrived nice and early

Photo credit: a celebrant who arrived nice and early

 

JESS & ANDREW

Scott was a delight and we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. He offered guidance when needed and offered his insight when helping us create the ceremony we wanted for us as a family. His preparation and efforts getting to know us really showed in how he conducted the ceremony. All of this was done in the good humour we wanted from our important day.

  Photo credit: the best man

Photo credit: the best man

 

NICK & ROBYN

Thanks for being a totally groovy marriage celebrant for us, it was bloody marvellous having someone with a sense of humour! You nailed that ceremony - everyone said it felt perfectly like us, and we couldn’t have asked for better.

  Photo credit: Rebecca Claridge

Photo credit: Rebecca Claridge

 

DANI & SIMON

Scott was the best celebrant we could have ever hoped for. Going into the search we both decided we wanted someone that suited our style, Scott listened, asked questions and took it all in to process. What he came out with was better than I could have ever imagined. His custom and completely original wording of the proceedings reflected who we are as a couple and as individual people. We really felt like he knew us and all the little inside jokes that were included made us feel like we had been friends for years! Not only that, but his calm and easy going demeanour made everything feel stress free and fun (especially when our two year old son decided he wanted some of the spotlight)! The icing on the cake was the beautiful folder he presented to us at the end with our marriage license, vows mounted on cardboard and the wording of the ceremony printed on beautiful paper - this was amazing to read through the next day when I realised that it had all gone so fast and I couldn't remember all the details. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Scott to anyone. Thank you Scott!

  Photo credit: Amy Kate Atkinson

Photo credit: Amy Kate Atkinson

 

MELANIE & VAUGHAN

Scott was the most amazing celebrant for our very personalised wedding. We had a few elements we were really specific about but lots that we just left up to Scott - and he wrote us the most incredible ceremony. 6 months later and friends and family are still talking about it as the best ceremony they've been to. Scott hit the perfect balance of comedy/fun and sincerity. Everyone was LITERALLY laughing and crying at the same time! He also helped us out heaps with the musical parts of our wedding. When you're planning a wedding you have a million things to think about, but Scott made the ceremony really easy because he listened to what we wanted, got a sense of who we were as a couple and then just went away and came up with something amazing and so unique to us.

  Photo credit: Emma Brittenden

Photo credit: Emma Brittenden

 

DAVE & TESSA

My wife Tessa and I were fortunate enough to have Scott as our celebrant for our wedding in April 2016. We really could not be happier with Scott. He was quite simply outstanding. From when we first met him you could tell he is a celebrant because he genuinely enjoys the role. He was really open and flexible to what we wanted for our ceremony yet was also great at helping us decide the finer details and come up with exactly what we wanted. His communication leading up to the wedding was excellent and it was really helpful meeting him a couple of times in the months and weeks before hand to plan and explain everything to us. Scott came out to the venue for the rehearsal which was great as he could offer us final bits of advice.

But it was the ceremony itself that he was outstanding. I was pretty nervous as you'd expect as the groom but as soon as Scott began speaking I felt a whole lot more relaxed. Scott put together our story in a hilarious and beautiful way and had really summed us up perfectly. There were many laughs which is what we wanted yet all of the formal side of things were done wonderfully. We really couldn't have asked for better and have had a lot of our guests comment on how great Scott was, and say they didn't know celebrants could actually be that entertaining and engaging. Thanks again Scott, you are the man and we really appreciated everything you did for us.

  Photo credit: Sandra Flamank

Photo credit: Sandra Flamank

 

LANCE & BRIDIE

Working with Scott Koorey to design our wedding ceremony was like those moments where you meet someone and you just ‘click’ and wonder if you may have been separated at birth somehow. Scott absolutely understood who we were and what we were about, and sifted through our blather to find the essence of our relationship and what we wanted for our marriage.

Professional and friendly, Scott asked insightful questions – beyond the ‘what’s your favourite colour’ and into ‘what are you looking forward to?’ . He met with us several times, and was quick to reply to questions.

Scott wrote, prepared and delivered a beautiful wedding ceremony that was absolutely us and our story, with no icky clichés or inane chatter, and was peppered with just the right amount of wit. We were particularly keen to have a celebrant that didn’t read from a script, made constant eye-contact with our guests and made the ceremony interesting, meaningful and vibrant: Scott nailed it.

If you’re looking for a professional wedding celebrant that truly knows the meaning of the words ‘personal’, ‘special’, ‘meaningful’ and ‘witty’, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Scott Koorey.

  Photo credit: Emma Brittenden

Photo credit: Emma Brittenden

 

NATALIE & DAVID

We asked Scott to be celebrant at our wedding in March 2016. 

Scott graced our ceremony with his sincerity, a few cool surprises gleaned from personal stories he collected individually, and a good dose of humour. We really enjoyed having him play such an important part of our day.

It was a joy to work with him in the lead up to the big day; he gave us lots of helpful ideas and suggestions, and some solid guidance on writing our vows. We also really appreciated receiving a printed copy of the words from the ceremony afterwards, we will treasure this. Would have no hesitation in recommending Scott.

  Photo credit: Paul Howell

Photo credit: Paul Howell

 

KESHILA & ROB (Wedding MC)

We hired Scott as the MC for our wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made. Scott took the time to truly understand what we wanted, added personal touches to create some of my favourite moments of the day & made the guests laugh.  Most importantly, I was able to trust Scott with crucial details and relax. Scott was worth every cent.