Testimonials

What do others say about me? 

 

Katie was exceptional. Not only did she keep me calm in the lead up to the day but also make sure everything ran smoothly. The ceremony was everything we had dreamed of and more. We highly recommend Happily Ever After to all brides and grooms to-be! – Mr and Mrs Botha

 

Katie is magnificent! The ceremony she wrote for us was just gorgeous and she is so friendly and professional, we had so many laughs and she was always there to offer her help. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Thanks to Katie for making our day perfect. – Mr and Mrs Walker

 

I would highly recommend Katie for anyone that requires a marriage celebrant she was very friendly yet professional. The ceremony that she performed for my daughter and fiancé was so beautiful and personalised it made the day all the more special.  – Mrs Plinius-Wiese Mother of Mrs Gibson (Mr and Mrs Gibson) 

 

I could not recommend Katie enough not only did she make our night wonderful she made it less stressful for me , she guided us through everything and made our night the most memorable night ever. Thankyou so much Katie. From the happily newlyweds – Mr and Mrs Brown

 

Katie is AMAZING! Love her! Highly recommend – Mr and Mrs Mason

 

Katie was a fantastic celebrant. She was always there when we had questions or queries. Katie was great with keeping us to deadlines. The day itself was wonderful, she guided us through everything and the ceremony went off without a hitch (barring the obvious haha). Great celebrant and wonderful person to make our special day become a reality. – Mr and Mrs Nicholson

 

 Katie was awesome! She tailored the ceremony to suit us to a tee and made the overall experience a great one 🙂 Thank you!! – Mr and Mrs Mock 

 

Katie was absolutely amazing to work with both in the lead up to our wedding and on the day. She was supportive and available to assist as every step of the way and we knew that the Ceremony would go smoothly knowing that Katie had everything under control. We highly recommend Katie for anyone wanting a professional and lovely celebrant! – Mr and Mrs James

 

Hey Kate thanks for today. We’ll never forget this moment & thanks for making it extra special – Mr and Mrs Varrey

 

I could not recommend Katie Clayton enough. Katie is genuinely friendly person, passionate about her job and extensively knowledgeable about all things regarding marriage and wedding day processes. Katie made me feel like she was always there fore me if I had any questions or concerns about our ceremony or paperwork. She wrote a beautiful ceremony and performed it perfectly, even with our last second request to change some details! She was calm and collected regardless. Several of my guests approached me after the ceremony and tole me how impressed they were with Katie and Luke and I agree! Thank you so much!  – Mr and Mrs Baldan

 

Hey Katie, thank you so so much for yesterday! We can’t thank you enough! So sorry we didn’t get a change to say goodbye, rushed for the light with the photographer. We absolutely loved your day! Xx – Mr and Mrs Mock 

 

Dear Katie, We want to say a big thank you for being our marriage celebrant! We really appreciate your professional and hard work even though it was legal only wedding. I have a faith that you will make many happily ever after couples in the future – Eunji and Jihoo 

 

Thanks for being part of our special day – Mr and Mr Lane

 

Katie married us 6 weeks ago and we couldn’t have been happier! Such a beautiful personalised ceremony, all the support we needed and most importantly she’s such a beautiful genuine person…much love Katie from both of us – Mr and Mrs Ginger-Phippen

 

Katie has been amazing through the whole process. Beautifully written ceremony and an absolute boss on the day. 10/10 perfect – Mr and Mrs Messina

 

Thankyou Katie, you were amazing. We had a fantastic night – Mr and Mrs Leishman

 

Thank you so much Katie for making our special day perfect. Our ceremony was written beautifully, giving us exactly what we wanted – a chilled out, relaxed, quick and easy day. All your help and advice over the last few months was amazing. Thank you once again. – Mr and Mrs Sheck 

 

Katie made our wedding process such a breeze. She met us at our wedding location and had everything ready to go. We felt relaxed and trusted her services and knowledge fully. On the day Katie was reassuring, calming and engaging. Katie is down to earth and compassionate, which made it easy for us and our guests to connect with her. We can’t thank Katie enough for helping us with our wedding journey x – Mr and Mrs Beggs

Awards, Achievements and Features

I love performing ceremonies for beautiful couples, however I have also had the honour of lending my expertise on the subject of business and weddings in a range of platforms including, being published in magazines, blogs and chapters within books. I have also been interviewed and had features written on me. Please find below a list of my achievements.

 

BOOKS 

Authored Chapter Titled: ”Determination and Surrounding Yourself with the Right People” in book titled The Book of Amazing People
Authored Chapter titled, ”Dreams and Realities can be the same” in book titled Successful Women in Business
Authored Chapter titled ”The Thrill of Running your own Business” in book titled Australian Entrepreneur

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAGAZINES

‘Religion and Same Sex Weddings’ – Article Written for Dance With Her Wedding Magazine

 

BLOGS

‘3 Ways to Include Kinds in Your Wedding’ – Blog for mydeal.com Read Here
‘Tips and Tricks to ensure RSVPs are returned on time’ – Blog written for Plan My Gay Wedding, wedding directory website – Read Here

 

Launching a Small Business on a Shoestring (2017ed) – blog written for SocialCut.com Read here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERVIEWS

Wedding Vendor Spotlight on ME. A Q and A to help couples planning their weddings Watch Here
Wedding Vendor Feature on ME written by Vintage Bride Magazine. Read Here

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS

WINNER: 2017 Home Business of The Year Awards Presented by Gem Candles

Beautiful Couples I Have Married!

Over my career I have had the pleasure of marrying so many beautiful couples. Below are some photos of these wonderful couples on their wedding days, turning the page and beginning their Happily Ever Afters.

 

Mr and Mrs Beggs

 

Mr and Mrs Walker
Mr and Mrs Nicholson
Mr and Mrs Mifsud
Mr and Mrs Mason
Mr and Mrs McGregor
Mr and Mrs Fernandez
Mr and Mrs Brown
Mr and Mrs Mallia
Mr and Mrs Botha
Mr and Mrs Slavin
Mr and Mrs Gilson
Mr and Mrs Williams
Mr and Mrs Singh
Mr and Mrs Leishman
Mr and Mrs Messina
Mr and Mrs Garth
Mr and Mr Lane
Mr and Mrs Ginger-Phippen
Mr and Mrs Cohen
Eunji and Jihoo
Mr and Mrs Baldan
Mr and Mrs Sheck
Mr and Mrs McGregor

Service Packages and Pricing

Marriage Ceremonies

LEGALS ONLY CEREMONY

$450  

Just Me, You, Two Witnesses And One Promise

INCLUSIONS:

– One face to face meeting to complete legally required documentation

– Travel to Wedding location within 40kms of Melton, (addition fees apply for further distances)

– Performance of Legally required wording and your own vows if you would like!

– You can have up to 10 guests!


SHORT AND SWEET CEREMONY

$750 

Without All The Fuss But Still A Whole Lot Of Love

INCLUSIONS:

– Minimum 1x Face to Face meeting to complete legal documentation

– Unlimited Contact and Support via phone, email and socials

– Opportunity to include a reading or ritual

– Short and Sweet Inspiration Guide to Help With Ceremony Planning

– Printed copies of your vows for the day

– Travel to Wedding location within 70kms of Melton, (addition fees apply for further distances)


ALL INCLUSIVE CEREMONY

$950

Is For A Couple Looking For A Ceremony With A Full Celebration Of Who They Are As Individuals, As A Couple And As A Family

 INCLUSIONS:

– Minimum 1x Face to Face meeting to complete legal documentation and rehearsal at your venue if possible or chosen location

– Unlimited Contact and Support via phone, email, socials and video call/skype

– Opportunity to include readings, rituals, or pretty much anything you would like into your ceremony*

– All Inclusive Ceremony Inspiration Guides to help with ceremony planning including. vow writing self-paced activities

– Printed copies of your readings including speeches for your readers on the day

– Travel to Wedding location within 70kms of Melton, (addition fees apply for further distances)


All Wedding Ceremony Packages Include:

– The Completion and lodgement of all legal paperwork

– Use of my P.A system

– Use of Table and 2x chairs for the signing at the ceremony (if required)

– Arrival at the ceremony 45min – 1hr before ceremony for preparation

– Follow Up after the wedding with marriage certificate application process and change of name process         

                                          

SPREAD THE LOVE

                                                                                   

Commitment Ceremonies
$550

A Minimum of 2 Face to Face Meetings
A beautifully crafted ceremony
Unlimited contact and support via email or phone
Arrive 30-45mins before the start of the ceremony
Use of PA system
Travel to Ceremony Venue – extra costs may apply for long distance travel
Supply of table, 2 chairs, linen cloth (if required)
Compliance with the Celebrants Code of Practice


Renewal of Vows Ceremony
$450

A Minimum of 2 Face to Face Meetings (Including rehearsal)
A personalised ceremony
Unlimited contact and support via email or phone
Arrive 30-45mins before the start of the ceremony
Use of PA system
Travel to Ceremony Venue – extra costs may apply for long distance travel
Supply of table, 2 chairs, linen cloth (if required)
Compliance with the Celebrants Code of Practice
Commemorative Certificate

Naming Ceremony
$450

A Minimum of 2 Face to Face Meetings
A unique ceremony
Printed copies of your readings including speeches for your readers on the day
Unlimited consultation in the lead up to your naming day via telephone or email
Use of PA system
Travel to Ceremony Venue – extra costs may apply for long distance travel
A beautiful naming day certificate that can be signed by your child’s guardians, you the parents and myself on the day as a keepsake
Certificates for your godparents/carers/mentors/guardians to keep on the day

Funeral or Life Celebration Ceremony
$600

Minimum 1 face to face meeting
Unlimited contact and support via email or phone
Personalised service
Travel to Ceremony Venue – extra costs may apply for long distance travel
Printed copies of your readings including speeches for your readers on the day
Use of PA system

Please note: Long Distance Travel more incur additional charges

Please do not let my prices limit you. Contact me, I am more then happy to discuss tailored packages to suit any budgets and dreams

About Me

Hi, my name is Katie Clayton and I am your Happily Ever After Celebrant.

I have the honour of carrying the title Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant, and have the privilege of being based in Melbourne. With an abundance of elegant to edgy venues this is a great state to host the major celebrations within a persons life.

I am a young Celebrant who is: passionate, organised, loving, caring, passionate, modern, respectful and professional.

I  truly believe in love and commitment and the celebration of all major milestones in a person’s life. From a person’s birth, to their marriage and beyond I believe celebrations should be a time to rejoice, a time to spend with family and friends, a time for happiness and a time to create memories.

My goal is to get to know all my clients and be able to create a personalised and unique ceremony that reflects my client for who they are individually, as a couple and as individuals of family and community

I am honoured that of my blogs have been featured on wedding vendor websites, wedding directories and magazines. I have also been privileged to write chapters to 2 books which have been published and a 3rd currently in the editing phase of publishing.

I feel truly fortunate to be privileged to be able to provide this services and look forward to creating some memories on your special day.

Please contact me with any questions or enquires. I cannot wait to be part of your Happily Ever After.