Karen Stringfellow

Civil Marriage Celebrant

My name is Karen Stringfellow. I am a civil marriage celebrant located in Brisbane.  I love weddings and working with couples to plan their big day. I will be your celebrant where ever you invite me.

I service all of Brisbane, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Northern New South Wales and all the way out to Toowoomba. Planning a destination wedding? My passport is current, pick me!

“I missed my wedding and regret it!”

It’s crazy but, I did miss my wedding day. Not in the physical sense but definitely in the mental sense. See, I was an original Bridezilla and control freak with the smile of an angel.

I planned my wedding day down to the last minute and dollar. I did everything myself and was proud to be able to throw together a DIY project for the day.

Pintrest wasn’t a thing back then but I had the “Bride Scrapbook” and an excel spreadsheet. By being so focused on everything else I missed our special day. I don’t want this for you.

Celebrant Only Package

Your package will include:

This is a celebrant only package. As your celebrant I will write a heartfelt ceremony with your input. I listen to what you want for you declaration of love and we write and build it together.

You are free to add readings, religious blessings if this is important to you and your family. We can add a song sung by a family member or friend. You are encouraged to add what ever you like to make the ceremony really yours.

If you would like to add your love story to the start of the ceremony this is a lovely idea. It’s also my favourite part of a wedding ceremony.

If you would like to write your own vows, I can help you with this.

This is your ceremony, you can tailor it to make it your special ceremony.

  • Ceremony, solemnised by an authorised civil marriage celebrant 
  • Decorative marriage certificate given on the day
  • Performed at your choice of venue 
  • Custom written vows written by you to each other (optional)
  • You get to complete a “love story questionnaire” to help me write your love story as part of the opening to your ceremony (optional)
  • Up to 2 readings, poems or 1 song added to the ceremony (optional)
  • A ritual or custom ceremony to symbolise your commitment such as candle ceremony or hand fasting  – there are plenty to choose from (optional)
  • Involvement of your family, and/or children or even your dogs – yes, your dogs!
  • “Karen fulfilled our dream and listened to exactly what we wished for.”
    ―Simone & Zach
  • “Karen created our ceremony the way we wanted. It was perfect!”
    ―Chika & Steve
  • “We couldn’t of had a better experience and will be forever thankful! My friends loved her that much they even booked her for their own wedding.”
    ―Jasmin & Curtis
  • “Karen is wonderful and our Kiss and Go ceremony was beautiful. Highly recommend.”
    ―Stephanie & Krystina
  • “Karen is super friendly, easy going, very approachable and met every need and want we had, nothing was impossible!!”
    ―Veronica & Andrew
  • A blessing or religious reading – we can combine religious traditions to acknowledge family beliefs  (optional)
  • Unlimited phone calls & email contact 
  • A digital copy of my eMagazine – Your Wedding (for ideas) 
  • Digital copies of my eBooks – Ceremony Information, Vows and Readings & Rituals and Symbolism
  • My digital Wedding Planner for you to print 
  • Ceremony rehearsal
  • PA & microphone
  • Submission of signed documents to the Department of Births, Deaths & Marriages

$200.00 non-refundable deposit required to book the date and time for this package.


Kiss & Go Ceremony

This package includes:

Celebrant Only Package and all of it’s inclusions, (celebrant fee included in the fee below

Ceremony at Grey Gum Bush Chapel

  • Location: Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Daisy Hill Road, Daisy Hill.
  • Ceremony will be conducted on a Friday only
  • Package includes decoration of the bush chapel, decorated with fresh flowers, white linen, signing table, off – white carpet aisle, chairs and rugs
  • Set-up and deconstruction of the area
  • Unlimited guests to enjoy your ceremony with you

$200.00 non-refundable deposit required to book the date and time for this package


White Linen Ceremony

This package includes:

  • Celebrant  Package and all of it’s inclusions, (celebrant fee included in the fee below)

Ceremony at your choice of venue

  • Arbour covered with crisp white linen
  • Roses & fresh green foliage, with white ribbon – to decorate arbour. You can have your arbour in a few different designs
  • Off-white aisle runner
  • 20 white Americana white folding chairs (extra chairs can be hired)
  • Signing table with white crisp linen tablecloth and 2 white chairs
  • Set-up of ceremony and deconstruction of ceremony – you just turn up & then leave

$200.00 non-refundable deposit required to book the date and time for this package.


Kiss & Go Centro Cottage Ceremony

This package includes:

  • Celebrant  Package and all of it’s inclusions, (celebrant fee included in the fee below)

Ceremony at Centro Cottage, Chapel

  • Location: 180 Beaudesert-Beenleigh Road, Windaroo. 
  • Event Co-ordinator 
  • Onsite Function Co-ordinator for duration of your Wedding 
  • One Event rehearsal in The Chapel mid-week 
  • Use of our beautiful vintage Chapel for 45 min 
  • Set up of Chapel 
  • Vintage Ladder with Greenery overhanging Bridal area 
  •  Hand-crafted, wooden Balinese pews
  • Vintage Decorations for pew-ends  
  • Antique Registry table in The Chapel  
  • Vintage Easel with Chalkboard sign 
  • Two Flower stands  
  • Floral arrangement in Vase (artificial) 
  • Antique lectern  
  • Onsite parking for you and your guests   
  • Bridal swing for photographs in Rotunda 
  • Exclusive use of our Lawn & Tree Canopy area for photo’s (45 min included) (Must be within the booked time) 
  • Capacity: Up to 90 guests seated
  • $657.25 non-refundable deposit required to book the date and time for this package. Booking needs to be booked with myself & Centro Cottage. 

Hot Air Balloon Ceremony & Reception

This package includes:

  • Celebrant  Package and all of it’s inclusions, (celebrant fee included in the fee below)

Ceremony in Hot Air Balloon

  • Bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere – white flowers in season
  • In flight Photos taken by our photographer of the ceremony
  • 360-degree views of the Gold Coast Hinterland
  • 60 minute flight in your own hot air balloon with expert pilot
  • Please bring 2 witness over the age of 18, who understand English
  • 8 guests to enjoy the flight and wedding ceremony
  • Personal Chauffeured Return Transfers to launch site
  • Extra sleep in & later pick up time
  • All insurance levies included
  • Photos can be taken while the balloon is preparing to launch

Breakfast Reception

  • Champagne breakfast at O’Reilly’s Vineyard, Canungra with your guests
  • Wedding cake for dessert, with coffee and tea
  • Photography session after breakfast at the winery
  • All photos taken given to you
  • Alpaca farm on property
  • Free wine tasting
  • Personal chauffeured return transfers to motel
  • All parties MUST be ready on time for this type of ceremony

Variations: If you would like to invite more guests have a look at the Guest Add-on Packages on the website.

*$1800 deposit required to secure date with me, Hot Air & O’Reilly’s Winery


Added Extras:

Travel Expense $100.00

If I need to travel more than 100 km round trip to your ceremony, please add the additional travel expense.

Costume $100.00

I am happy to wear a costume for your ceremony. If you require me to provide a costume as part of your ceremony please add the following costume expense, unless you provide me with the costume.

MC your Reception $495.00

Are you needing an MC for your reception? I will help you put together your time line and the structure of your ceremony, to the reception. I will make sure your reception runs seamlessly and your guests enjoy your celebration

Reception Set-up $195.00

This package includes 2 hours, 2 people (myself and Miranda, my assistant) set-up your reception area for you if it is at the same location as your ceremony. 

Where do you go from here?

Let’s meet for coffee

The best way to see if I am the celebrant for you is if we meet for coffee. 

Let’s meet at The Coffee Club, Loganholme and we can discuss all your ideas about your ceremony. It’s my shout!

What would you like to do from here?

  • Yes, contact us to make time for a coffee!
  • We are not ready, please contact us in 6 weeks
  • No, thanks but this is not what we are looking for

Let’s Get Together for Coffee!

Coffee is my shout!

    If you are looking for simple florals, I can provide these to you. I also have some decor items that are available for hire. I offer a 3 day hire so there is no rush to get back to me. 

    Bride’s Bouquet

    Garden style bouquet. Let me know your colour theme and I will match. Roses and any lovely flowers in season.


    Rose to match your colour theme. To match the Bridal Bouquet. Simple design.

    Bridesmaid Bouquet

    Smaller garden style bouquet to match the bridal bouquet.

    Arbour Flowers

    White and cream roses and any lovely flowers in season. Garden style floral decoration to decorate an arbour or rotunda. Use it for your ceremony then use it at your reception.

    Table Flowers

    White flowers in season. Can match colours of your wedding theme if flowers are in season. Floral decoration in square glass vases. Rental of vases included. 3 day rental on vases.


    Wedding Sign

    White wood look wedding sign. Reversible sign to point either way. Great to point guests to the right direction of your ceremony. Available for hire.

    Floral Table Runner

    Eucalyptus or any foliage in season. Runner is for a table that seats 6. White roses or roses that suit your wedding colour inserted along the runner. Foliage & flowers purchased from flower markets for quality.

    $40.00 per table
    Glass Square Vase

    Glass square vase. perfect for table flower decoration. Min rental of 4 vases.

    $4.00 for 4 vases

    Wooden Signage

    Wooden signs. Great to point guests to the right direction of your ceremony and/or reception. Why buy, when you can hire.

    $2.00 per sign
    Love Table Decoration

    Battery operated letters spelling LOVE. Add to the signing table, desert table or present table. Batteries included. Available to hire.


    Wooden Table Numbers

    White and silver based, wooden table numbers. Simple design to match any table decor. Don’t buy, why not hire.

    (Add 2 for double digit numbers eg. 10)

    $1.00 per single number

    Available to hire 

    Over the years of being a celebrant I have accumulated extra lovely things that I can hire out to my couples. If I am your celebrant I will be at your venue anyway so I can bring some extras along. 
    I offer a 3 day hire. 

    I can set-up your ceremony and reception, and then take it all away. 

     I will require a bond on your hire. Bond will depend on what you hire. All breakages or lost items must be replaced at full price. 

    Wedding Arbour

    Wedding Arbour that can be set up anywhere. Lots of different designs can be made with this arbour. I will set-up for you and pick up. If you book the White Linen package, this arbour is included in the price. Min hire 3 days.

    PA System & Stand

    The PA system is included with all my celebrant packages. It includes the speaker, microphone and stand. This system runs on battery. It also has Bluetooth. Great for the speeches and running a playlist off your phone.

    Need it for your reception?

    White Americana Chair

    Lightweight, white, folding chairs, Americana Style. Min. 10 chairs to hire.

    Wedding Aisle

    Off-white carpet wedding aisle. Cleaned after every event.

    Champagne or Punch Bowl

    Stainless steel champagne or punch bowl. Fill with ice and add your favourite drinks. These bowls look great at any event.

    Water Bottles

    Simple design water bottles. With the plastic and metal stopper. Min hire 3.

    Large Folding Plastic Table

    This table can comfortably seat 6 or 8. Plastic blow mould plastic. Foldable for easy moving around.

    White Rectangle Tablecloth

    White rectangle tablecloth large enough to cover the Plastic Folding hire.

    White Cloth Napkins

    White cloth napkins to compliment the white tablecloths. Add a touch of class with cloth napkins. Min hire 10.

    Salt & Pepper Shakers

    Simple design clear glass and silver stainless steel top pepper and salt shakers. Min hire 3 sets.

    $1.20 per set
    Champagne Glass

    Simple design champagne glass. Min hire 10.

    $0.60 per glass
    Wine Glass

    Simple design wine glass. Min hire 10.

    $0.60 per glass
    Water Glass

    Simple design water, juice or whiskey glass. Min hire 10

    $0.60 per glass
    Cup & Saucer

    White cup and saucer set. Light weight porcelain. Offer coffee or tea for your guests. What about a coffee station. Min hire 10

    $1.50 per cup & saucer

    Knife & Fork Set

    Knife & fork set.Simple design. Min hire 10.

    $0.60 per set
    Desert Spoon

    Off-white carpet wedding aisle. Cleaned after every event.

    $0.60 per set
    Tea Spoon

    Stainless steel champagne or punch bowl. Fill with ice and add your favourite drinks. These bowls look great at any event

    $0.60 per set
    Glass Decorative Candle Holders

    Simple design glass candle holder set. Without candles.

    Add $8.00 if you want new white candles supplied

    $5.00 per set
    White Dinner Plate

    Pure white dinner plate. Simple design. Very lightweight porcelain. Min hire 10.

    White Bread Plate

    Pure white bread plate. Simple design. Very lightweight porcelain. Min hire 10.

    Soup or Desert Bowl

    Pure white soup & desert bowl. Simple design. Very lightweight porcelain. Min hire 10

    Glass Vintage Desert Stands

    I have collected different designs and sizes of desert stands. I can send you a photo of each of them so you can choose. Or hire 3 different heights and sizes to add dimension to your desert table.