Solitaire Homestead Wedding: simply stunning

Stunning wedding at Solitaire Homestead

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Testimonial for Margaret River Based Wedding Celebrant Joanne Armstrong by Ateeka Elkington

I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude to Joanne for making this once in a lifetime day so special. If you are looking for a celebrant I cannot recommend Joanne enough. I was fortunate to have friends in the Dunsborough region who have a beautiful & very successful wedding business, of which they generously provided to us for our special day. There are however so many other decisions to make & I really didn’t know where to start with picking a celebrant. I had a list of top suggestions & spoke to each one. Everyone was very nice but I just really clicked with Joanne. To begin with, she was incredibly helpful. She provided us with a great deal of information & samples to read & just really went that extra mile. She had an energy & spirit to her that was so vibrant, enthusiastic & positive. As we lived in Perth & Joanne’s business was based in the Margaret River Region it made it complicated to connect prior to our wedding in 6 weeks time. I was initially concerned about only meeting via Skype but I can say with assurance that going with my gut & choosing her was absolutely the right choice. Joanne spent so much time with us via Skype, phone & email, always guiding us through the process. I felt in such safe hands with her. She helped to alleviate any additional unnecessary wedding preparation stress & I knew that at least this part would run smoothly.

As for our wedding itself, Joanne was wonderful. I have to say that on the big day she really told our ‘Love Story’ & did it justice. She walked around during the ceremony & told a story that was very personal & made us both laugh & cry. Most of all she just made us and me in particular feel very relaxed. She created a natural, comfortable & fun environment.

Overall Joanne seems passionate about what she does. She takes a true interest in your story & wants to help make the day as special as you always envisioned it to be. She has great attention to detail, incredibly organized & guides you through the entire process. She then makes you feel relaxed & comfortable on the day, allowing the ceremony to not feel stuffy but to feel Genuinely Real. She felt like a part of our family. When there are so many choices to make in planning a wedding I am so grateful that one of the choices I made was picking Joanne. Thank you, you made our day truly beautiful!

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