Hi, my name is Jacqueline but please call me Jac, Jacx or Jacqui.
I’m a non-traditional marriage celebrant based in Wollongong, NSW.
I do unique, relaxed and creative wedding ceremonies that express the real ‘you’ as a couple. I’m here so that you and your guests have an amazing unstuffy ceremony.
My love for travel, finding hidden gem locations, creative ideas and the wonderment of weddings, led me to be a celebrant.
It started when my partner and I eloped in the Nevada desert. Accompanied by an awesome celebrant and superstar photographer, we had the coolest day ever! Actually it was HOT like 45″! I was totally inspired by the experience. My mind flooded with ideas and I instantly knew I was destined for. Now it’s my full-time gig!
Travel is one of my biggest passions, I’ve visited over 60 countries and seen loads of Australia. My other loves are ocean swimming and scuba diving –
the ocean is my happy place. I love yoga, and I’m a big fan of music, film, art, festivals, social gatherings and listening to people’s stories.
I absolutely love helping couples celebrate love. Sounds cliche but it really is a dream job. The enjoyment in delivering a lighthearted and engaging ceremony is one reason. Most of all, I feel pretty privileged to meet and spend time with so many awesome couples at a very significant time in their lives. How lucky am I?
I’m based in Wollongong but love any chance to travel! You’ll find me around the Illawarra, Sydney, South Coast, Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury and Central Coast. I go interstate and conduct ceremonies overseas too. I’ll happily wander to the wildest, quaintest and most stunning places on our planet for you 🙂
So let’s get together and make your ceremony awesome.
Planning the best ceremony ever is fairly simple, really.
Here’s what’s involved when choosing me as your wedding celebrant:
Via email, phone or social. We’ll have an initial chat and I’ll ask you some simple questions to start with, followed by setting up a time where we can meet up or arrange a video call.
We’ll discuss ideas, what’s important to you and start to lay out the elements for the ceremony together. I’m here to help with recommendations – just fire away as many questions as you have.
I’ll run through the necessary legalities, how the ceremony will flow and little tips for the day. I’ll also help with the Notice of Intended Marriage form which must be completed at least one month before the day.
Let’s rehearse sometime the week of. Then on the day, I’ll be at the venue at least 45-60 mins before start time. I’ll set up and touch base with anyone involved, before you’re ready and we begin.
At the end of the ceremony, the legal documents are signed by you, your two witnesses and myself. The Certificate of Marriage is then yours, before you head off as newlyweds. Straight after I register your marriage online with Births, Deaths & Marriages.
If you’re planning on changing your name or need proof of marriage, I can apply and make payment for your Official Marriage Certificate from BDMs in the state of your wedding. In NSW, the standard version costs $60 and takes around 2-6 working days to arrive via registered post.
*Prices excludes travel costs to locations 40kms or further from Wollongong NSW.
Quotes are based on distance and peak times.
Prices exclude payment of $60 (NSW) for your Official Marriage Certificate
to Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. Subject to change.
Jacqueline was so lovely, helpful, made the process easy, and just the best celebrant and person. I’m so glad we chose her. She’s creative and it feels like you’ve known her for ages. Would definitely recommend to anyone!Lara & Chad, June 2019
We really appreciate Jacqui's great efforts in making our special day absolutely amazing. She made it a breeze and went off without a hitch.Kristina & Joe, November 2017
Jacqui was exactly what we were looking for in a celebrant: nice, simple, genuine. It calmed me during the ceremony to look at her and to have her there. We could feel the genuine care in her eyes.Juliette + Adam, January 2018
A massive thank you from the bottom of our hearts for creating a ceremony that was perfectly us!!! You were wonderful!Liz + Scott, January 2018
We were looking for someone professional but fun and vibrant for our celebrant and Jacqueline was absolutely perfect! She was everything we wanted and more. She made us feel relaxed both in the lead up to the wedding and on the big day, she was like a friend we had known for years! Other people commented on how great she was on the day and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her. She's brilliant at her job and so lovely too.Jodie + Tim, March 2018
Jacqui is absolutely one of a kind. She made it a priority to get to know as much about me and my husband's relationship as possible so she could give us a unique, heartfelt ceremony. All of our guests commented on how much passion she has for her job (and there wasn't a dry-eye in the place!) Fun, relaxed, and loving - I would recommend Jacqui's services to everyone!Layla + Adrian, March 2018
We used Jacqui Majer as our marriage celebrant for our wedding back in April and we’re more than happy to recommend her to others. We found Jacqui to be an excellent communicator, friendly helpful and made the whole process hassle free...we were completely at ease by the time of the wedding where she delivered a charming and engaging service. We received a lot of compliments from the guests afterwards (of which there were 225!) so she was definitely a hit.Dinusha + Amali, April 2018
Thank you Jacqui for making our ceremony perfect! You were warm and friendly from the first meeting - we felt a connection straight away. The ceremony you gave us was unique and personal. It was everything we wanted! We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant.Briony + Nathan, April 2018
We chose Jacqui to officiate at our wedding and we absolutely made the perfect choice. She was easy to get along with and made us both feel comfortable and at ease... Jacqui showed impeccable attention to detail and support in everything. She was considerate of the things that were important to us and made sure that our ceremony was perfect for us. She has a fantastic energy and presentation, I would highly recommend Jacqui to anyone who wants a hassle free wedding.Alicia + Matt, May 2018
Thank you so much for being a wonderful celebrant at our wedding!!! It was such an extraordinary moment for Ads and I. You really beautifully articulated our stories and memories. Thank you xoxLis + Adam, July 2018
Jacqueline was the perfect celebrant for our destination wedding! We found her to be warm and open and so easy to talk to. Our ceremony was very personal and emotional in the best possible way - everything we had hoped for. Thank you Jacqueline!Danae + Michael, July 2018
Jacqui was a highlight of our wedding - she is a superstar celebrant! Jacqui is a warm and experienced celebrant who knows exactly how to create a perfectly personal and intimate ceremony. Jacqui was a breeze to work with; from our first conversation we knew she was the celebrant for us!Elke + Will, Oct 2018
From the moment we met Jacqui we knew she was the one! She put us at ease with her confidence and knowledge and even managed to get two private people to indulge enough information to create a magical and memorable ceremony. There was tears!! Jacqui's involvement in our day was as a friend not as a celebrant. We can not recommend her more highly to create an intimate, inclusive and memorable ceremony.Lydia + Chris, Nov 2018
What a magical experience Jacqueline created. We were lucky enough to have Jacq be a part of our special day. From our first phone conversation she made us both feel comfortable, relaxed and had a laugh. A true professional that has a gorgeous soul. We would recommend contacting Jacqueline to anyone wanting her to create that magic xJenna + Kent, Nov 2018
Where to start... You honestly live & breathe your job - you are passionate, honest, loving and so caring! We are SO very lucky to have had you as our Celebrant - and I wouldn't have changed anything! From the moment we had our first chat with you - we both knew you would be perfect for us and our Wedding! You went over & above… For anyone looking for a Celebrant - book Jacqui, you will not be disappointed.Rochelle + Ben, Nov 2018
Jacqui is just phenomenal. Right from the very first phone call she was energetic, passionate and professional. She was so easy to work with and listened to all of our needs and requests. All of our guests commented on how fabulous she was and how fantastic our ceremony was. I actually can't believe how lucky we were to have Jacqui as our celebrant and as part of this beautiful day. I can't thank her enough nor recommend her higher! She is simply amazing!!!Molly + Daniel, Feb 2019
Jacqui was absolutely brilliant. She was so professional and caring, completely put us at ease with the entire process before and during the ceremony. Our Guests even commented on how well she presented us as a couple and how much she clearly loves her job, she is a lovely, caring person as well, HIGHLY recommend her services.Lauren + Isaac, Feb 2019
Jacqui was an absolute pleasure to work with and delivered us the most perfect ceremony. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your gorgeous ceremony script and for ensuring it was full of love and laughter. Our ceremony was so us thanks to your attention to detail. ...We couldn't fault her!Georgie + Callum, April 2019
Jacqueline was so lovely, helpful, made the process easy, and just the best celebrant and person. I’m so glad we chose her. She’s creative and it feels like you’ve known her for ages. Would definitely recommend to anyone!Lara + Chad, June 2019
We really appreciate Jacqui's great efforts in making our special day absolutely amazing. She made it a breeze and went off without a hitch.Kristina + Joe, November 2017
We could not have hoped for a more perfect celebrant, Jacqui, to officiate our wedding day. Jacqui is warm, personable, patient and intuitive in everything she does and that culminated in what was an absolutely perfect ceremony. Jacqui listened to what we were wanted, made great suggestions (we wanted to do something different but had NO idea what this meant) and created exactly the style and atmosphere we were after. Our family and friends commented on how great the ceremony was, noting that it seemed like Jacqui was a part of the family. If you're looking for someone who can blend the best parts of old and new styles, while feeling like you've known them forever I cannot recommend Jacqui more highly.Jack + Adrian, July 2019
Jacqui was the only choice for us when it came to finding a celebrant. She understood what we were about from get go and was amazing with everything leading up to and including the day! It was absolutely perfect and she ran it like an absolute champ even with our giant Dane trying to steal the show. So many of our guests told us how brilliant she was - and we said yes we know, she’s the best! Thanks so much Jacqui!Sommer + Jack, May 2019
Jacqui provided my husband and I with the most perfect ceremony! We were both quite nervous but within 5 minutes our nerves had calmed as Jacqui made us feel so at ease. She managed to keep it light hearted but also professional which suited us perfectly! Thank you Jacqui xxxSarah + Lachie, Sept 2019
Jacqui is a spectacular celebrant. She was so wonderful and delivered a ceremony that was perfectly tailored to the both of us. She has a wonderful, bubbly personality that got all of our guests excited. The ceremony was outrageously funny which is exactly what we wanted - she knows how to capture the true essence of a couple. I would highly recommend Jacqui - she is very professional and made the whole experience a breeze. Jacqui would be an asset to any wedding.Lizzie + Jeremy, Sept 2019
Jacqueline was AMAZING. The most loveliest, caring, calm person - her attention to detail was impeccable. All of our guests said how great she was and how her presence was just so calming and engaging.Libby + Jack, 2019
Jac was absolutely perfect - As soon as we found her we knew she was the right fit for our wedding. She was incredibly helpful and professional and made everything on our day as perfect and special as we had hoped for. Jac is really easy going and friendly so we felt comfortable and relaxed throughout the entire lead up and day of our wedding! We couldn't praise and recommend Jac enough. If you want someone who will help make your special day that little bit more amazing she is hands down your girl!!Melissa + Michaela, June 2019
Jacqui was simply perfection as our non-traditional marriage celebrant, and all our guests couldn’t stop talking about how wonderful she was and how flawless and easy the ceremony was. She crafted a beautiful narrative of our lives together after spending time with us to discover what we meant to each other, and she made sure that everything was organised properly (including all the official stuff) so we didn’t have to! It was such a wonderful experience for ourselves and all our guests, and we highly recommend Jacqui to other couples for a polished, warm and engaging ceremony.Sam + Heath, June 2019
My partner and I were married by Jacqui in July and we can't put into words how amazing she was! She was the clear choice from the first point of contact we had. Jacqui is exceptionally kind and bubbly and was the perfect fit for our wedding and we'd recommend her to absolutely everyone. Thank you again, Jacqui!Alysha + Michaela, July 2019
I really struggled when I was looking for a celebrant as I really wanted our ceremony to be 'us', easy going, not so formal or traditional, yet personal and intimate and that's exactly what we found in Jacqui. She made the whole experience stress-free, she took care of everything and was really professional and organised. There was the perfect amount of communication and face to face meet ups. She wrote an amazing ceremony that captured both sides of our relationship and was very personal. I would recommend Jacqui to all couples looking for a ceremony that captures 'them'. Thank you Jacqui!Kate + Dom, 2019
A vibrant, engaging and personable celebrant who kicked off our day with the most magical ceremony. Jacqueline made the process stress-free, kept us completely informed on the process and timelines, offered suggestions to make our ceremony even more special and encouraged our individuality to make the ceremony 'our own'. Our wedding was planned from overseas and Jacqueline helped so much with even sourcing a ceremony location, provided photo's, we Facetimed etc. The magic of our ceremony would not have been possible without her!Emma + Stephen, Jan 2020
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