Janice Hancock

Authorised Marriage Celebrant

The most important occasions in our lives are often established with a ceremony. It is vital that this ceremony should be what you want and what you choose.

This momentous occasion can be the most significant time of your life and therefore hold many precious memories for years to come.

Let me help you create a ceremony that will leave lasting, beautiful memories, but above all, be exactly what you want and unique to you.

Please allow me to introduce myself to you a little more. I am a professionally trained Celebrant, appointed by the Attorney General in 2004 requiring meticulous new guidelines for professional celebrants. I have performed numerous ceremonies from Brisbane to the Gold Coast and surrounding hinterlands. I have an extensive background in public speaking, community theatre and public relations.
This wonderful profession enables me to meet new people and help them create a beautiful ceremony tailored to their wishes and aspirations. I will help put you at ease about any aspect of your ceremony and provide support for you on your day. I arrive at least thirty minutes prior to your ceremony to greet your guests, take care of any last minute problems and make sure all requirements are in place.
I am always professionally and tastefully well-dressed and having performed hundreds of weddings over the years I am very experienced at what I do.

 Please note: If you want a ceremony that is stuffy, uptight, impersonal and without laughter then please contact someone else, as I have no idea how to do those!


This is the day you say "I do" and whether it is in a garden, a chapel, a rainforest or by the beach, you should be pledging those words of commitment the way you want. 

I look forward to helping you with what will be one of the most wonderful times of your lives. Many memories will be created on this day and I hope to help make it a special time for you, your family and your guests. A time you will remember with a smile, because it was stress-free, fun and exactly what you wanted - all that it should be.

At our initial meeting I will loan you my Wedding Manual with many ceremony suggestions, readings, poetry and rituals etc. We will also fill out the necessary legal paperwork in order to 'activate' the Notice of Intended Marriage. I will explain how to create a ceremony that is totally personal to you and what you wish to express.

What I offer:

·         All legal paper work including the lodgement of all documents to The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

·         The use of my exclusive Wedding Manual which contains an extensive range of suggestions for your ceremony including readings,    vows, poetry and rituals etc.

·         Extensive ceremony writing assistance. I encourage you to personalise your ceremony as much as possible.

·         Unlimited consultations to create a ceremony that is unique to you.

·         A rehearsal at the ceremony location which allays all fears of "what to do" and "where to go" etc. This is beneficial for all concerned to help alleviate nerves on the day and makes for a much smoother running ceremony.

·         The use of a state of the art PA system ensuring your guests will hear every word of the ceremony. This system has a built-in CD player and an iPod connection to play your chosen music if required.

·         All travel to and from the ceremony venue for the rehearsal and on the wedding day.

·         My arrival at your ceremony at least 30 minutes prior to make sure all is well, fix any possible last minute problems and welcome your guests.

·         Comprehensive private and public liability insurance.

·         My commitment to make your special day one to remember with a smile.

 just a sample of testimonials from over the years

"Amazing celebrant. Funny and down to earth. If you're looking for someone serious she is not the one for you! Loved her."

"Janice was wonderful to work with in planning our ceremony. We really appreciated all the suggestions which helped us put together a ceremony that meant a lot to us. On the day Janice was fantastic ! Thank you. Highly recommended."

"Janice created a very personal, unique and beautiful ceremony for us, something we have never seen at a wedding before. She made the process very smooth & knows exactly how to create a memorable ceremony. Highly recommend, she is a beautiful lady."

"Perfect celebrant. Was funny and formal and really got along well with us and our guests!!"

Janice Hancock

Authorised Marriage Celebrant

0403 282 954

Please send me an email with your wedding details and I will get back to you with my availability and/or a quote for my services. 

Areas of service:  Brisbane to Gold Coast, Gold Coast Hinterland, Scenic Rim