Alison Pickel


Not your "mum's friend" kind of celebrant

Hi, I’m Alison aka Alison the Celebrant. I’m a straight-talking, food-obsessed, Buffy fangirl who reckons making a decision to stick with your chosen person for life is pretty damn cool.

I’m not going to bang on for ages about how sacred and precious marriage is or what your wedding *should* be. Instead, I want to co-create a ceremony with you that celebrates the special brand of awesome that is unique to the two of you.

What I do

Tailored ceremonies

Ideas, I've got them – and they're all about you. Let's make sure your ceremony is as "you" as your fingerprint.

Organisation & support

Planning a wedding is a big job, but I'm here to make it easier with clear timelines, helpful guides and a hotline for all your left-field questions.

Professional yet personal

This is a BS-free zone. I won't ghost you or waste your time. But I will listen to all your needs to provide the best personalised service possible.

What I don't do


It's a wedding, not a lecture, so let's have some fun.

My Values

First of all, I’m not your “mum’s friend” type of celebrant. You know the kind – they talk about their own marriage and wink at your guests when they mention the wedding night. Don’t get me wrong, I love mum’s friends – but that doesn’t make them the right kind of celebrant for you. So what kind of celebrant am I?

I’m a celebrant who’s all about you! I work with you to create a ceremony that is meaningful and memorable to you – with a good dose of my bubbly personality. I get to know you as a couple and ensure your uniqueness shines through every aspect of the ceremony. I consider all the logistics from the moment guest arrive to when I declare you married to make sure the day runs smoothly. And of course, I make sure your marriage is legal (super important!). Find out more about my process.

I’m a passionate supporter of marriage equality – in fact, you might’ve received a phone call from me asking you to vote in the postal survey. I also love dumplings, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and my cat, Pancake (even though I’m usually a dog person). But most of all, I adore being able to help people stand in front of their family, friends and the rest of the world to say “this is the person I choose.” And that’s why I love being a celebrant.

Education & Accreditation

Certificate IV in Celebrancy

Bachelor of Media in Writing

RMIT Online Certification: Customer Experience Strategy and Design (which is just a fancy way of saying I'm a certified expert in creating an awesome experience for my clients)

Find out more

About me
My celebrant style, my secret superpower, and what I can bring to your wedding
The process
A step-by-step guide on how we will plan your ceremony (plus all the legal bits)
From low-key ceremonies to epic events, check out my customisable packages
Contact me
Ready to chat? Email, call or text for further info or to make a booking

Ready to high-five this wedding?

Want to book? Or just after some more details? Visit my website or click that 'email me' link to get in touch.

Alison Pickel