I'm glad you're here. As a celebrant, my approach to creating your wedding ceremony would be considered modern with traditional flow. Each time I create a ceremony for my couples, it starts as a blank page and I personally weave your unique story into an exclusive and heartfelt wedding ceremony. I am aiming for a truly authentic reflection of who you both are when I create your wedding ceremony. Its all about you!
I'm probably not your average celebrant, in that I am mostly a "no frills" kind of person. I'm 40+ and some might describe me as a "polished Bogan" (in the nicest possible way). I've thrown away my 'ugg boots' and 'trackie dacks' and swapped them for ballet flats and a nice pair of trousers but I am certainly not the glamorous type.
I became a celebrant in 2011 and have worked hard to develop my craft to a standard that I am really proud of. With all these years of experience under my belt, you can rest assured that the legalities of your marriage will be taken care of in the most professional way. If you are looking for a fun, relaxed and engaging celebrant to create a ceremony that you and your loved ones will remember fondly and talk about for years to come, then you should get in touch with me.
I'm grateful to have always received wonderful feedback from my clients and have even won a couple of awards for my service. It is the referrals I receive from past couples the greatest rewards though and have included some testimonials.
What do previous clients say?
Best celebrant ever! Listens to what you are saying, personalises the ceremony and makes you feel so at ease, I can't recommend Carla enough. Scott and Laura Corbett
Hi Carla, I just wanted to say u made our day perfect in every way!! From the vows to the little sign sayn FOREVER, the support u gave Rachel n myself in the morning with the wise comforting words u spoke to us as Rach broke down in tears with things not goin as planned just the way u conduct urself and ur awesum personality!! U truly r the best choice any1 could make to organise n facilitate their wedding. U turned our small humble little wedding into one fit for royalty and made my beautiful wife feel like a princess as she walked in that day. THANKYOU!!! You made my job easy Luv Ray & Rachel Woods xx
Carla was an amazing celebrant our ceremony was perfect. So much hard work put in by such a beautiful lady... Mrs Tamar Palta
Amazing!!! I Highly recommend Carla - so helpful and actually cares that your day runs smoothly! Mrs Jade Hood
Carla was the perfect celebrant for my husband Blake and I. I cant say enough great things about her. Our day was perfect and she helped make it as stress free as possible for us both. Thank you so very much. Mrs Danielle Kidd
Carla was fantastic, very professional, but most importantly very in touch with where we needed little bits of help and totally understanding of how the wedding whirlwind sweeps you up when things get close. She calmly stepped in when needed and dotted all the i's. Thanks Carla, we both♥ loved ♥ your work :) Mr and Mrs Belton
Carla was fantastic at our wedding and was so happy and helpful to go along with our sneaky surprise. She was very professional but incredibly friendly and made both my husband and and I feel very comfortable. I highly recommend Carla! Mrs Jenna Harvey
We had a few celebrants to choose from, but from the very first moment we spoke with Carla we knew that this was going to be a very fun, exciting and detailed adventure. Carla’s attention to detail was incredible. After a few short meetings it was almost like she had known us our entire lives by the way she captured our vision for the day and amazingly converted everything that we wanted to say and do into a well-timed, well presented, amusing and very touching ceremony.
Prior to the ceremony Carla’s flexibility, understanding and dedication was second to none. She was able to meet with us on numerous occasions when it suited us including bumping into each other down at the local coffee shop and being invited to her lovely home. She really made us feel at ease with the whole process and enabled us to enjoy every step of the way.
On the day of the ceremony Carla could sense that my normally cool, calm and collected husband was starting to get a little nervous Carla’s friendly smile and warm and caring nature, professionalism and a couple of impressive tricks of the trade settled his nerves and prepared him for the day. During the ceremony Carla was able to capture the hearts of our entire audience leading them through as quoted by the majority of our family and friends “the best ceremony they have ever attended”
We give an absolute 10/10 for everything that Carla did and highly recommend her for anything you may need. Carla offered us a lot of advice and guidance one part being Marriage changes everything and it changes nothing one thing we definitely wouldn’t change is selecting Carla Shute as our Wedding Celebrant and now very dear friend.
Thank you Carla. Kye & Jojo Cassam
Even though ours was only a small and relatively short ceremony, Carla took as much time and effort as she would with a large complex one. From the first phone call and meeting and beyond the day, she has always taken the time and effort to show her interest in us and our family. We found Carla really listened and took on board our vision of not only our wedding ceremony, but also our marriage. I would highly recommend Carla to any prospective couples looking for a celebrant who really takes the time to provide an individual ceremony that will always be remembered and treasured. Martin and Letitia Browning
Carla made our day so wonderful, perfect choice of celebrant for us and our special day! We love that Carla is so easy going and open to suggestion as well as being informative and professional. HIGHLY RECOMMEND !! Mrs Mishelle Brown
Carla made our special day fantastic, wouldn't change a thing, if you want a fantastic marriage, Carla is the perfect celebrant to go with!!!!!! Mrs Molly Maisey
I remember looking for a celebrant that was not only easy going but could incorporate what we wanted on our Wedding day. Carla did that and so much more. Anything we were unsure of Carla was there to help and inspire us. I highly recommend her services to any one. Mrs Piggott
Best celebrant ever!! I Can't say enough about her and her fantastic attitude... totally helped with the de-stress the day before and the extra comedy during the ceremony. Would highly recommend to anyone considering Carla to just do it!!! Mrs Malinda Brunning
Carla is an amazing lady and celebrant. Carla inspired us with so many ideas and was there every step of the way to help when things became overwhelming. I would highly recommend Carla as a celebrant and can not thank her enough for making our wedding so special to us. A perfect celebrant for a perfect wedding x Mrs Nicole Paterson
Carla was amazing, she provided my partner and I with a very formal and personal experience and made everything enjoyable and very easy to cope with I would recommend her services to everyone planning their big day :-) thank you for making our day that little bit more special Carla x Mrs Tarhnee McCahon
I couldn't recommend Carla more as a celebrant! From start to finish Carla personalised our ceremony. The memories made & shared will last a lifetime. Her professionalism and way with words will make anyone's day run smoothly and perfect! x Debra Bray
We were so happy with Carla she made such a difference to our day with all her personal touches. She truly has such a caring persona and is really suited to her vocation as I can't think of anyone else who would go the extra mile and show as much happiness in our ceremony as we do. Jason and Hayley Urquhart
If you would like a easy stress free day, I Highly recommend Carla to make your special day perfect. She did a amazing job for us and she is such a beautiful person. Mrs Sharnee Hosking