Susie Cochrane is an authorised civil celebrant.   Having being registered in mid-2013, Susie has created and conducted inspiring ceremonies including weddings and namings.

Susie says, “I love a unique celebration ceremony.  For me, they are the Jewel in the Crown of such a special occasion..  At that time, it gives us all, a chance to reflect on our life’s journey, and remind us of what is really of value to us in life.   I love hearing inspiring verse and words said, that connect us all from the heart and soul.  It sets the whole ambience  for the special  day, and creates lasting memories of  that occasion.  I feel honoured to be a part of it.”
Susie loves the importance of a heartfelt ceremony, and loves creating them with style.   She creates individually- written ceremonies that engage the audience in a fun, relaxed and professional manner.   Susie says “ I love to make  you look good and shine on your special day.  I want to leave your guests talking about how inspiring and beautiful your ceremony was.   I want them to say, “Wow, that was fabulous!”


Susie believes in, and values the commitment of marriage..  Susie shares her fresh, modern ideas with her couples to make their day flow; both creatively and professionally. Her keen visual eye is always looking for the best angles at the ceremony for photo opportunities that will become the memories for the many years that follow.

Photos by Elise Gow


Why choose me as your Celebrant to celebrate your Special Day?

I …

  • Love the importance of ceremony and I love creating them with style.  I love to make you look good, and leave your guests talking about how fabulous your celebration ceremony was.
  • I take pride in presenting myself in a stylish and professional manner, so that photos of your special day are beautiful.
  • Provide you with a step-by-step ceremony planning kit which we go over in person or by phone or by email.
  • Develop rapport with you both so I can best understand your wishes for your ceremony
  • Make sure your ceremony is unique – not a “one-size-fits-all” style.
  • Am brimming with fresh and modern ideas for including family members and friends in the ceremony, no matter how subtle or obvious you want to be;
  • Gift you with a keepsake booklet of your ceremony,
  • Notice which side is the bride’s best side so we can arrange where she stands in the ceremony to the best effect;
  • Ensure the boys have their sunglasses off, keys and mobile phones and their hands out of their pockets so your photos look great;
  • Close the ceremony with a beautiful marriage announcement that suits the wedding style and leaves your guests saying,  “Wow, what a gorgeous ceremony!”
  • Provide the use of a gorgeous Swarovski crystal pen to sign your marriage certificates with …

Here are some other benefits of booking my services:

  • You get a unique ceremony, recorded in a keepsake booklet.
  • You get a modern, savvy celebrant, who believes in love, and the joy it brings to our life’s journey.
  • You get my complimentary eBook – Shine your Light with your confirmed booking.  It is a book of my favourite readings, verse and poems for you to use if you choose to, in your ceremony.
  • You get a celebrant with a sense of humour, warmth, respect and style, who strives to make your ceremony exactly as you dream of; and
  • You get a celebrant that is efficient and organised in handling all of the necessary legal documents and gets them to the BDM Department in the required timelines.


To book a ceremony , firstly, contact Susie either by mobile or via the form below to make sure that I am available to perform your wedding on your chosen date.

To make sure you don’t miss out on the available date, a booking fee of $250.00 is required for me to hold that date for you.  If more than one couple has enquired about that date, it will be the first  to confirm with a booking deposit that will get that date.  The booking deposit is non-refundable should this date be cancelled for any reason,  prior to the wedding, due to the possibility of having lost bookings for this particular date.

Please find listed a breakdown of the services rendered, which is all inclusive in the total cost.

It includes:

  • Planning meetings x 2
  • Rehearsal meeting
  • Creating an individually- written wedding ceremony that is perfect for your special day
  • Costs incurred to purchase, and submit relevant official paperwork for the ceremony and to be sent to the relevant government department
  • Preparation and performing of the wedding ceremony
  • Travel Costs – I will incur the cost of travel within a 20km radius of Ballarat central.


For further information in regards to booking a ceremony, Susie can be contacted via the form below or Mobile: 0419 386 325.


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