Beautiful Ceremonies in Sydney and Beyond...

Wedding ceremonies, commitment ceremonies and renewal of vows

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

Wedding Ceremonies

The joy of your wedding day is something to treasure forever.

Every wedding is special to me and I’m committed to working with you to create your dream wedding ceremony.

Your perfect wedding 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; and of course, a ceremony that is joyful, romantic, relaxed and fun!

Vows are very personal and are at the heart of wedding ceremonies.   I will help you select, or write your own vows and give you ideas for music, poems and readings. 

Remember, my commitment to you is to create a romantic and beautiful wedding ceremony.

Sydney has some of the most beautiful locations in the world, just perfect for wedding ceremonies. Some of the venues that my couples have chosen include Royal Botanic Gardens, Observatory Hill, St. Michael's Golf Club, Vaucluse House, Nielsen Park as well as Dunbar House at Watsons Bay.

If you would like to be married outside Sydney, please feel free to contact me to discuss. Some of the couples I have married in Sydney live in Germany, Switzerland, Japan, New Zealand, Scotland and England.  If you live overseas and are planning your destination wedding in Sydney, I will do everything possible to make your special day even more wonderful .  

Commitment Ceremonies

You and your partner can express your love for each other before family and friends with a Commitment Ceremony. Commitment Ceremonies are also popular with couples who have decided that marriage is not for them. I have performed Commitment Ceremonies for couples who simply want to declare their love and commitment to each other in front of family and friends.  

Renewal of Vows

You may wish to celebrate a special wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows ceremony, or to renew your wedding vows in front of your children and close friends. I also perform renewal of vows ceremonies and can help you with planning them.

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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