Client Testimonials

Mr & Mrs Smith – Wedding ceremony

Cath was absolutely fantastic. First meeting we had with her she knew exactly what we wanted. Ceremony was fantastic and it was so nice to involve our 5 children in the ring giving. It was simple yet so meaningful. Everything flowed and it was perfect. I would absolutely recommend Cath!

We chose to do the ceremony at Cath's place and it was beautiful. Even her presence was just amazing. I wouldn't change a thing! We done it all in just 30 days and for those who want a simple yet meaningful ceremony Cath is the one!

Thank you Cathy for making our day so special and including our children.

Daisuke & Beta (from Japan) – Wedding ceremony

We contacted Cath for the first time three years ago when we were both living in Japan. One of our good friends had highly recommended Cath and for very good reason.

Daisuke and I had changed wedding dates and plans numerous times and she was always patient, thorough and kind with working with us. It was a tough job for Cath as we weren't in the country but she was very accommodating to our arrangements.

My husband spoke little English and she made sure that he felt comfortable during the ceremony as well.

If not for Cath, it would have been a very stressful experience. She just made it so easy for us.

I highly recommend Cath to any couple. When weddings can be so stressful, you really need a celebrant like Cath to make it straightforward and simple.

Thank you one million!

Beta and Daisuke

Kelvin and Helaine (from Hong Kong) – Wedding Ceremony

Cath was amazing. Following my cousin’s recommendation, Cath did another great wedding for our family.

Very professional and provided heaps of assistance throughout the months leading to the wedding. She is absolutely amazing since it was rather difficult to organise weddings from overseas, she even gave me ideas for my wedding! Would definitely recommend Cath to anyone else who are getting married!

Jason and Anna – Wedding Ceremony

Our wedding ceremony was really lovely thanks in large part to Cath. She is friendly and professional and putting together our outdoor ceremony, including our beautiful dog, was such a breeze with her help and advice.

We were never worried or stressed out about how the ceremony would unfold because we knew that Cath had everything organised and prepared and basically we knew that she had our backs!

Thanks so much Cath.

Anna, Jason and Toby

K & J – Wedding Ceremony

Cath is a very professional celebrant, warm and helpful and the ceremony was just what we wanted. Highly recommended.

Hu Meng’s Funeral Service

Dear Cath,

It’s been a very long and emotional week for me and my family. Even though I have lost all three grandparents within the past 5 years, the pain of losing a beloved doesn’t hurt any less. Nor does organising a funeral service, or writing an eulogy worthy of an incredible human being, get any easier.

We want to thank you again for your services. I am truly humbled by your kindness and generosity through this entire process.

Rochelle & family

Phil and Lisa – Wedding Ceremony

Cath was absolutely outstanding from beginning to end. Our meetings and communication with her ensured that our ceremony was perfect. Our guests have all said it was the best wedding ever and that is largely attributable to Cath and her attention to detail.

Our ceremony was both meaningful and fun which set the scene for a terrific day. Cath made sure no detail was overlooked and we just couldn't recommend her more highly.

Thank you so very much Cath

Michael and Marcelle (from Thailand) – Wedding Ceremony

We are so impressed and satisfied with Cath as our Celebrant. We wanted to be sure that everything was as planned, and we decided to be in Sydney a week early. We found Cath to be so detailed and thorough, knew and understood our relationship, and performed to our interest and objective perfectly. We had such a smooth wedding and great memory, thanks to her diligence, compassion and understanding.

Zi-Yang and Joanne (from London) - Wedding Ceremony

Cath is fantastic. We found Cath when I googled English and Cantonese speaking celebrant in Sydney, and although a handful of celebrants came up, we decided to go with Cath after reading reviews and looking through her pictures and videos. She is jolly, patient, down to earth, warm and so easy to talk to - she explained the whole marriage process to us, her role, what is required from us, and seamlessly kept in touch with us through Skype and email in the months leading up to our wedding (as we are Aussies based in the United Kingdom, and went home for our wedding last month).

Our celebrant speech was the right touch of sentimentality and humour, and set the perfect tone for the rest of our wedding day.

Thank you Cath!

Pascal and Jocelyn – Wedding Ceremony

Super professional and took the time to get to know us as a couple to put together a personalised ceremony. Thanks Cath!

Ian and Audrey (from Philippines) - Wedding Ceremony

Cath was amazing! Coming from Manila, Philippines and only having 2 months to prepare, we had no idea what we had to do for our Sydney wedding.

She explained everything thoroughly which helped ease some of the stress in planning. She was friendly, helpful and very professional from start to finish.

Cath is an excellent celebrant and I highly recommend her services, especially for those overseas couples who are planning to get married in Australia.

Mensur and Lee-Anne – Wedding Ceremony

Cathy is Amazing!! Her commitment to detail together with her warm friend personality, Cathy is about to bring a few words or sentences into an awesome ceremony.

All our guests commented on how great she was too. I am truly grateful that we found Cathy to be part of our wedding.

I would recommend Cathy to anyone.

Yat Ming And Mega – Wedding Ceremony

Cathy was just so friendly and helpful. She gave us suggestions on writing our ceremony and was more than 15 minutes early on my big day to make sure everything is in order.

Everyone loved the ceremony as it has the romantic, humorous, and warm fuzzy components all in one! Would definitely recommend Cathy!!

Timo and Farrah (from Canberra) – Wedding Ceremony

I am so blown away by the service provided to us by Cath. Not only is she amazing at what she does but she goes above and beyond and builds a personal connection with her clients. We felt so at ease knowing that she would take care of our ceremony, legal requirements and paperwork.

So glad we made the choice to choose Cath for our special day.

David and Tara – Wedding Ceremony

Catherine was by far the most down to earth friendly person that we had dealt with through our whole wedding planning process. Catherine's level of detail and organisation made us feel completely comfortable to leave the ceremony in her hands.

The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and we couldn't be happier with how it all turned out. My Partner and I would recommend Cath to anyone's who's getting married.

Duy and Nathaya – Wedding Ceremony

Excellent celebrant. Highly recommend Cath to anyone needing a celebrant

Kevin and Hien - Wedding Ceremony

We had the privilege of having Catherine marry us and she was spectacular all the way. She is warm, friendly, caring, great sense of humour, gave us excellent advice and guided us all the way. She made sure all the little things were done so that we didn't have to worry about it. She tailored the ceremony specific to us by getting to know who we were and our personalities which shows how caring she is to make this a special day for us.

On the day, we had a slight issue with our ceremony venue and she fixed that for us by speaking to the venue and ensuring that everything ran smoothly. This was a huge help in minimising any stress we might have had. (she goes above and beyond).

She is great with kids, we had a flower girl and page boy, both kids were a little tricky but she made it work seamlessly.

She also coordinated the musicians we had and even arranged the layout of the seating so that our guests were better positioned.

She is very professional, her guide book was a huge help in writing our vows and also for our readings.

Her PA system on the day was perfect too (crystal clear).

After the wedding, it was very easy to contact her while we were on our honeymoon to get some documents sent to us.

I'd recommend Catherine in a heartbeat. She helped make the ceremony a wonderful event!

Broc and Tressia – Wedding Ceremony

Cath is a fantastic celebrant! She makes things simple and doesn't make you feel overwhelmed with all that is involved with a ceremony. She understands that you have a day job and other important things to organise, so she will work with you around your busy schedule. You decide what you want to say and do on your big day, so it is unique and tells your story not a generic one.

Cath is friendly, reliable, very helpful, approachable, prompt and fun! I can't recommend Cath enough!

Courtesy of Macarthur Photography and Videography

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John and Devi – Wedding Ceremony

Cath is a fantastic celebrant. We had a lot of fun and I mean a lot fun during the preparation and on the wedding day.

She is very warm and very helpful. Will definitely recommend her services to family and friends.

Thank you Cath for a great ceremony.

Gareth and Linh – Wedding Ceremony

Dear Cath

Thank you for being part of our wedding day.

Thank you for your guidance and support. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness. You made the day truly memorable for us – you did a great job!

Love from Gareth and Linh

Terry and Nina – Wedding Ceremony

Cath was amazing and very thoughtful!

We loved our wedding ceremony and it was very memorable for all. Our guests certainly had a few giggles!

Thanks Cath

Geoff and Renee – Wedding Ceremony

We went to meet with Cath following recommendation from a young friend.

She was attentive, understanding and ensured that she understood our story. The service was different, warm, emotive and well balanced. Rehearsal covered each minute detail, ring placement, etc. She was quite comfortable with the ‘floating’ ceremony, we would heartily recommend her product.

Danny and Vanessa – Wedding Ceremony

Cath was the celebrant for my sister’s wedding and I knew that I wanted her for mine as well. She was so easy to work with, she explained everything thoroughly and left no room for any stress on the day.

She was able to work with both English and Cantonese at the ceremony, which was great as we had guests who only understood one or the other of the languages.

Mark and Princess – Wedding Ceremony

Catherine gave us the most beautiful ceremony, in which she captured the very essence of our love story and told it in a way that was sincere, touching and had a touch of humour which had all our guests cry and laugh with us!

We are so grateful that Catherine was there as she took charge on our wedding day when everyone was nervous/emotional, and all thought process disappeared the moment it all started - especially the bride!

Details from calming me down, and minute things we forgot- such as tissues (I know, how can ALL the groomsmen forget all the tissue packs I packed them, on the day?!) Cath got that covered!

Our wedding ceremony was perfect/unforgettable and it wouldn't have been if Cath was not involved. She is such a professional, very warm and accommodating. I can see why she has won so many awards & have great feedbacks

Love from

Mark & Princess

William and Michaela – Wedding Ceremony

If you are looking for a celebrant, stop right here, Cath was sensational.

She is bring, happy, very social and made us very comfortable at each of our meetings before the wedding. She wrote our vows, and they were very personally written to our personalities.

I am very proud of how our ceremony turned out, we had a very small wedding of our parents and our two kids, and I wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Thanks Cath for making it memorable.

Dave and Anne – Wedding Ceremony

Cath was wonderful. She personalised our wedding, incorporated the fact that we have been together 25 years.

It was humorous, included all our memories and our friends. I would recommend Cath to any person wishing to have a wedding written especially for them.

Eva's Funeral Service

Hi Cath

So sorry it has taken me so long to write and thank you so much for sending the booklets. It will be great keepsake for all of us and for the future generation.

The family all agree that it was a wonderful eulogy and the words expressed how we all feel about our dear Mother. Your sincerity and caring manner helped us through what was very sad time.

Thanks again for all your work and particularly as we did not really give you much preparation time. Trust you are keeping well and hope that our paths will cross again, perhaps in happier circumstances.

Kind regards

Muriel and all the family

Alvin and Sussan – Wedding Ceremony

Cath was fantastic, approachable, professional and organised. She made sure all the paperwork was done properly, we knew what to do on the wedding day and injected much needed humour and warmth to our vows.

Cyril and Tania – Wedding Ceremony

Catherine was fantastic and took the time to personalise our ceremony so that it was unique for us.

She was so welcoming and open and everyone loved our ceremony. Catherine was very organised and provided excellent service in the setup of our ceremony. I highly recommend Catherine for your ceremony.

Brendan and Sofia – Wedding Ceremony

Our ceremony with cath was everything we expected. She knows the ins and outs of the wedding world, she’s extremely professional and she’s warm and helpful as well. Cath was honest and wise in her advice for the ceremony as well as organised down to a tee.

I really, really recommend her, she is great at what she does!

Justin and Julianna – Wedding Ceremony

We couldn’t have been happier with our choice in Cath as our celebrant. Very professional, patient and has a great sense of humour.

Her endless enthusiasm really shows how much she cares about her clients and this was evident when she took the time to sit down and get to know us as a couple in our first meeting with her.

Our guests all commented on how great our vows/ceremony were because of how personal and funny it was. Highly recommended!!

Sunil and Dashana – Conducted in Cath’s ceremony room – Wedding Ceremony

Cath is very organised, professional and with a good sense of humour. Our day went smoothly with lots of fun and laughter. She made our day very memorable and we would highly recommend Cath as a celebrant.

Troy and Xiao Wei (From Dubai) – Wedding Ceremony

Thanks Cath, all the guests commented how lovely, warm and professional the ceremony was managed by you.

We will certainly recommend you to friends.

Regards Becki (Grooms Sister)

Steve and Eugene (From Hong Kong) – Wedding Ceremony

I would say i’d never regret with deciding on Cath as my marriage celebrant at the first sight of her picture on the internet.

She looked friendly, honest, experienced but most importantly she’s being such a professional when walking us through the whole process. I was also much impressed by her responsiveness to our email enquiries and prompt solutions to our last-minute wedding venue change, nowhere else to fund such a helpful and sweet marriage celebrant!.

Thanks Cath again, for making our big day perfect and it was you who made it happen! Wish you and your husband all the best!!!

Steve and Eugene

Reggie and Mary (From Phillippines) – Wedding Ceremony

Very accommodating, easy going and professional.

Cath answers all questions promptly and provides easy to follow instructions. Highly recommended!!

William and Tina – Wedding Ceremony

William + Tina Same Day Edit Experience | Horror Movie Date

This couple was definitely blessed with one of the most amazing weather ever this winter. The day was very nice, the sun was shining with softness and the air was chilly but not cold… really can’t ask for a better weather than that. Tina is a vietnamese while William is an indonesian. They met over facebook and Tina certainly was testing william’s persistence by making her hard to get. Listening to Tina’s story about how they met and stuff was definitely entertaining, especially when she started showcasing her ability to speak a few indonesian words. The day flew very smoothly thanks to the wedding planner Lisa and we also have a great companion once again with photographer vincent lai ( The same day edit presentation was AWESOME.. there were 3 BIG screens as well as tv screens all around the venue and the responses were amazing. Its such a rewarding experience showing a same day edit presentation. Thanks so much to Tina and William for having us. We had such a great time with you all. Enjoy your long honey moon trip!!!! Try to visit Bali !!! :P The Paper Cranes Team Website: Blog: Facebook:

Posted by PAPER CRANES PRODUCTIONS on Monday, 11 July 2011

Stephen and Narelle – Wedding Ceremony

I decided on Cath after seeing her picture on the internet whilst looking for celebrants!

Cath looked honest, kind and professional. Cath had everybody laughing and are still talking about how hilarious our vows were!!


Hasith and Minal – Wedding Ceremony

Fun, loving personality, extremely professional, flexible, great sense of humour and keep to learn about different cultures – Cath was simply amazing.

Even for something as simple as a basic registry wedding, Cath made every single minute of the ceremony so memorable.

Highly recommend her!!

Colin and Leeanne – Wedding Ceremony

From the first phone conversation until the end of our wedding ceremony Cathy was amazing.

She made us feel so relaxed and our was what we hoped for. Thanks

Colin and Leeanne

Quoc and Doris – Wedding Ceremony

I was the singer for the wedding in paddington with Cath Flavell and she ran the ceremony smoothly and efficiently.

It was an absolute pleasure to work with her. She knows how to lighten up an atmosphere and bring her charm and good humour to the ceremony.

I highly recommend anyone and everyone to her wonderful talent and services. An absolute professional and an asset to the events industry. Congratulations Cath!

From their wedding singer Ling

Sean and Veronika - Conducted in Cath’s ceremony room – Wedding Ceremony

We just wanted to have a quick and easy marriage, me and my now wife are very happy with how everything went.

Alan and Lisa – Wedding Ceremony

My husband and i were more than excited to work with Cath. She was wonderful and wrote us the most beautiful ceremony.

Cath was so patient with us and helped us throughout. She is quick to respond to your questions and really takes the time to get to know her couples.

Our wedding was the most special moment in our lives and she made all the difference with everything. Cath is absolutely the best at making you feel comfortable and important.

Thank you again Cath!

Denis and Michelle – Wedding Ceremony

Cath is an absolutely wonderful marriage celebrant! Right from our first email she was friendly and helpful. She instantly made us feel at ease and guided us through every step of our ceremony. She made the whole process so easy and stress-free for us which was fantastic as it was one thing we didn't have to worry about at all.

Her wedding manual was indispensable in preparing our ceremony and she answered all of our silly questions without hesitation! Cath speaks cantonese as well which was so important to us as we have family who don't speak english.

All of our guests loved our ceremony and that it was heartfelt and emotional yet still funny and reflected us as a couple down to the tee. We loved it too and couldn't be happier!

Tommy and Tuan – Wedding Ceremony

Have to say cath is definitely the core team member... She has so much experience and basically looked after the ceremony really well..

She prepared all our vows and speeches in cards and even ran a rehearsal with our party and parents...

Thank you cath... It was a wonderful day and you contributed plenty!

Wayne and Jenny – Wedding Ceremony

Hi Cath!

How are you? We wanted to thank you again for marrying us! We were so happy with how everything went! So many people complimented on how great our celebrant was and below is the feedback that i left for your business.

We could not have been happier with our decision of choosing Cathy as our wedding celebrant.

From the first time we met her, we both knew that we were going to work with Cathy. We had no idea how or where to start with drafting a ceremony and she guided us through it all.

We received a lot of wonderful compliments with the ceremony.

All our guests were giving us great feed backs and compliments with how the ceremony was held; how organised it was & how everything ran smoothly and efficiently from the very beginning.

Cathy is very professional, organised and definitely exceeded our expectations!

It was such a pleasure with Cathy and we could not have had a successful wedding without you!

Henry and Gloria – Wedding Ceremony

Hi Cath,

Thanks so much for the amazing job you did on our wedding day, everyone loved the funny bits of the vowels and it all went smoothly, so thank you so much!

Would be more than happy to write those reviews! I actually found you on womo ☺ will let you know once i've done them.

Henry and Gloria

Gloria and Henry's Same Day Edit SDE "Game Over"

Don't forget to like us on Facebook at Bernard Lau Films! The morning at Henry’s was so warm and welcoming. As soon as we entered his home, we were greeted by his great big smile. He was camera ready from the get go – so comfortable in fact that one would assume that he makes a living by being on TV. Over at Gloria’s, we were treated as part of the family. Our parents are old friends you see, so we felt at home immediately. Gloria and her mother would admire at each other’s transformation that morning and Gloria’s bridesmaids would scatter around helping to get things ready for a perfect day and a challenging set of door games for Henry. Henry and Gloria’s vows were incredible to say the least. Watching them on the camera monitor, we felt like we were on the set of a romantic comedy filming the ending scene for the movie. Their vows were funny, witty and very romantic of which consists of Gloria promising to go to cooking school to improve her culinary skills and Henry given the permission to paint their house in Bulldogs colors when they win the Grand Finals. Guests at the ceremony were roaring with laughter. We wish our romantic comedy couple, Henry and Gloria a happily ever after! The Wedding Ingredients: The Rose Garden at the Royal Botanic Gardens for Wedding Ceremony WaterView at Bicentennial Park for Reception Ceremonies By Cath, Cath Flavell for Celebrant SallyStudio HM Bridal for Makeup

Posted by Bernard Lau Films on Monday, 9 December 2013

Henry and Linda – Wedding Ceremony


Thank you again for your wonderful ceremony, both wording and lovely delivery. It made part of our perfect day.

Thanks again and below is what i posted up as a review for your business on easyweddings.

Wonderful, delightful, considerate, good value, very personable, very friendly, not pushy, great sense of humour. Made us feel relaxed from day one. Recommend unreservedly. Handy location near Liverpool.

Thang and Julie – Wedding Ceremony

I had my wedding two years ago and forgot to write a review! To this day i still remember how fantastic Cath was and she definitely made my wedding much easier and more fun!

The ceremony ran without any hiccups and she made everything seem like a breeze.

She entertained all our guests and my husband and I included. Have recommended to all my friends and family and i have since seen Cath at two other weddings since my own.

Thank you!

Andrew and Sarah – Wedding Ceremony

Catherine made our day extra special, and provided a service that was heartfelt and warm, which was primarily family focused, which our entire wedding party and guests loved.

George and Mely – Wedding Ceremony

Cath is very professional and organised. We love her sense of humour.

Tien and Tiffany – Wedding Ceremony

Absolutely wonderful. Making sure every moment and the day to go as planned