Bespoke Ceremonies

Welcome, my name is Rikki Gross and I am a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant.

I perform personalized marriage ceremonies in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Byron Bay and Toowoomba regions.

In addition to weddings, I conduct a range of life ceremonies such as commitment ceremonies, renewal of vows, naming ceremonies & celebrations of life.

About me

Who Am I?

I am surrounded by fabulously strong and inspirational people in my life and as a result, am a proud Mum, wife, daughter, sister and Aunty.

My husband and I have two beautiful children and yes, we are totally besotted by them! I have always lived in Brisbane and despite many travels across the seas, venturing and immersing in different cultures I wouldn’t live anywhere else (unless we won lotto and therefore would save half into kids bank accounts, and buy a large property in the country!).

In my ‘me’ time I really enjoy learning to sew, baking (biscuits, cakes and sweeter side of life) and gardening.

Why did I become a Marriage Celebrant?

After all the emotions of childbirth had to offer (yes, Clive may say too many!), my mind wanted to focus on the amazing celebration of life and what it has to offer. After some time, I was in a coffee shop and overheard a couple discussing options for their wedding celebrant.

I decided that celebrating marriages was something incredibly unique, happy and of genuine interest to me. This ‘something’ was why and I am truly kicking myself I wasn’t a celebrant sooner.

What makes me a unique Marriage Celebrant?

I Include you in every aspect of creating your ideal marriage ceremony. I have no joy in creating 2 template ceremonies and reusing them over and over again.

I tailor my celebrant service for each individual couple and endeavour to make the whole ceremony process smooth.

When I present at a wedding I aim to capture my couple’s personalities and be the voice of their most magical moment.

I pride myself on client engagement, collaboration and endeavour to uphold wedding ceremony expectations.

What sums me up?

I am a person who is organised, warm, engaging, fun, genuinely interested in a couple’s story, take great pride and responsibility in my work and am a great public speaker! Life is a special gift in itself, there is no better excuse than to bring family and friends together and create fond memories which last a lifetime.

I absolutely love being a celebrant!

Milena and Rikki Headshot
Gross Family Celebration
Matt Nicole and Rikki Wedding Headshot

Testimonials

Nicole + Matt - married at Mon Komo Hotel

“From the first meeting to completion of the ceremony Rikki was extremely helpful!

She was always available for advice and helped us out with our vows. Rikki has such an amazing, bubbly personality and has a great sense of humour. A few of my guests asked for her details after the ceremony.

It is a shame I won't get to use her services again. If I could, I would do so without hesitation!”

Nicole and Matt

Milena + Josh - married at Walkabout Creek

“Rikki is such a fantastic celebrant. From day 1 we were able to connect with Rikki who made the whole process very easy and memorable.

Rikki spoke so well during our ceremony and brings a wonderful touch with her warm hearted nature.

Thank you so much again for making our day that much more special! Cheers Josh and Milena”

Milena and Josh
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Morgan Roberts

Elise + Simon - married at Yandina Station

“I had the pleasure of meeting Rikki many years ago when we were both in primary school. When Simon and I got engaged I heard Rikki was now a celebrant. Remembering Rikki as always being such a warm, organised, fun and just overall beautiful young lady I contacted her right away. Rikki made my husband feel so comfortable from their first meeting as well, taking the time to get to know us as a couple. She was there for constant contact whether it was to revise our ceremony, have a read of our vows or even offering name-change advice post the wedding making the whole process so seamless and easy for us.

There were little things Rikki did like playing music as we signed the registry and taking the time to talk to our families on the wedding day which I think was above and beyond and is a credit to her character and the genuine love she has for what she does! Thank you so much Rikki for making our day (and the lead up) even more amazing!

I believe a celebrant really sets the tone of a wedding day and you made it extremely special and perfect!”

Elise and Simon
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Leone Photography

Rachel + Trevor - married at Spicers Hidden Vale

“Amazing from start to finish. We felt totally at ease with Rikki and Rikki absolutely nailed the sort of ceremony that suited us! We had the most perfect day and Rikki played such a huge part in that. Much love!”

Trevor and Rachel
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Family guest!

Melissa & Kenny - married at Gympie

“Rikki was absolutely amazing from day one, easy to work with and all round exactly what we needed for our special day.”

Melissa and Kenny
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Hannah McLaren

Andy + Hailey - married at Coochiemudlo Island

“Rikki went above and beyond to give us a ceremony that was a dream come true it was simple sweet comfortable funny and personal.

As her first same sex marriage we find that she exceeded in expectations as what can be a hard time for some sex couples due to it being still frowned upon by some people. She made us feel very comfortable from the very first meeting it was as if we had been friends all our lives.

Rikki is someone we would highly recommend to anyone for any ceremony From the bottom of our hearts thankyou for being you.”

Andy and Hailey
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Emma Jade

Julieta & Mitch - married at City Botanic Gardens

“We were very impressed with Rikki and couldn't have asked for a better celebrant. She tailored our ceremony to reflect us and it felt like a very collaborative process, which we really appreciated. We would definitely recommend!”

Julieta and Mitch
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Gabriel Viet

Alex + Oda - married in Wilston

“Absolutely perfect Rikki, you nailed it!”

Alex and Oda
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Pricing*

Bespoke Marriage Ceremony

$680

  • Meet & greet
  • Design and planning meeting
  • Bespoke ceremony design
  • Venue rehearsal
  • Quality PA system
  • Administration and lodgement of legal paperwork
  • Unlimited correspondence via phone, email, Google Hangout

Bespoke Elopement Marriage Ceremony

$580

  • Maximum 10 guests
  • Meet & greet
  • Design and planning meeting
  • Bespoke ceremony design
  • Administration and lodgement of legal paperwork
  • Unlimited correspondence via phone, email, Google Hangout

Budget Marriage Ceremony

$430

  • Legals only ceremony
  • Meet & greet
  • Legals only ceremony
  • Administration and lodgement of legal paperwork
  • Unlimited correspondence via phone, email, Google Hangout

Other Bespoke Ceremony

$580

For important and symbolic occasions such as:

  • Commitment
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Naming Ceremonies
  • Celebrations of Life
*Pricing valid until 31 December 2020. Contact me about pricing for bookings from 2021. Additional fee applies for travel outside of the Greater Brisbane region, please contact me for a quote!

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