Beautiful Ceremonies in Sydney and Beyond...

Wedding ceremonies, renewal of vows and Funerals.

Welcome to Serene Weddings, I’m Julie Buchanan, an experienced civil celebrant who performs wedding ceremonies, renewal of vows and funerals across Sydney.

Wedding Ceremonies

Love is beyond culture, country and language - it is a unique and special connection between two people.

Welcome to Serene Weddings, I’m Julie Buchanan, an experienced and professional civil celebrant who performs ceremonies in Sydney and beyond.

You have found the right person to love and share your life with; let me guide you and create a beautiful and romantic wedding ceremony; one that is joyful, romantic, relaxed and fun!
Your perfect ceremony may be large and formal or small and informal; on a boat, in a restaurant, reception venue or barefoot on the beach. You may like to involve children or even your much-loved pets.  What is important is that it’s your perfect wedding, one that reflects you both as a couple.

Vows are very personal and are at the heart of your wedding ceremony.   I will help you write your own vows and give you suggestions for music, poems and readings as well as ideas to involve your children or close friends.

Every wedding is special to me and I’m committed to working with you to create your dream ceremony.  It may be your first wedding or your fourth – rest assured that it will be beautiful and memorable.

Sydney has some of the most beautiful and iconic locations in the world, just perfect for weddings.

As a Celebrant, I have been privileged to marry couples who live in Germany, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland and England.

On weekends, you will often find me at Royal Botanic Gardens, Observatory Hill, St. Michael's Golf Club, Centennial Park, Vaucluse House, Nielsen Park, Lauriston House and Dunbar House at Watsons Bay.


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"Julie was a kind, calm and thorough part of our wedding. She was very attentive to what we wanted from the day and accommodated all our requests. Julie was there to help and provide advice and guidance when we were a bit lost as to the format. She was always very clear about what we needed to do and when. She was a wonderful celebrant and I would highly recommend her.

~ Tess & Giaco, - Pilu at Freshwater, Sydney

Thank you Julie for creating for us such a warm and personalised ceremony. Your guidance and calm approach in the lead up couldn’t have been more perfect. We wouldn’t have had anyone else play such an important role. Thank you and much love, Yanni & Alicia.

- Yanni & Alicia, Observatory Hill, Sydney


Thank you so much for going above and beyond with our rehearsal at our wedding venue. Your clear explanations and focus on detailing who we are as a couple have left us at ease. We are very grateful for the confidence you have instilled in us allowing us to relax as we approach the wedding date. We left calm, happy and most excited and we couldn’t thank you more. We cannot wait to celebrate our special day with you. Love Karina & Luca

- Karina & Luca, - St. Michaels Golf Club, Little Bay

Dearest Julie, thank you so much for being part of our wedding. It was a pleasure working with you and getting to know you during the days leading up to the wedding. You made it such an easy and enjoyable process, and you were flawless as a celebrant! You made everyone very comfortable. You really listened to what we wanted and delivered a ceremony that reflected who we are as a couple. With much appreciation, love Nikki & Dan

~ Nikki & Dan - Bathers Pavilion, Balmoral

Planning our wedding from Germany was stress-free as you gave us excellent advice and support. You created a beautiful ceremony with romantic and loving words. Thank you Julie for all the extra things you did, arranging flowers and a bottle of bubbly. Your travel tips were great and we will send photos when we return home to Germany. Look forward to seeing you when we travel to Australia for another holiday, love from Mr & Mrs Merkel

~ Jette & Till - Balmoral


Dear Julie, you made our wedding a very special day in our lives! Thank you so much for the perfect organisation and the great moments we had that day.

~ Chrissy & Andrew - Italian Village in The Rocks, Sydney