Take a look at some testimonials below from just a few of the couples Chiquita has recently conducted weddings for. There are also a range of Wedding Videos you can watch to see Chiquita in action.
Jess and Jarrod
We are so grateful to you for making our day so incredible.
I still can’t stop thinking about what an amazing day it was and how special you made it for us – thank you!!
Wedding venue: Horizon
Location: Byron Bay, NSW
Veronica and Dario
Chiquita what can we say! You are an absolute gem! We are so blessed to have had you as our celebrant for one of the most memorable moments in our lives.
Even though we were in different States, from day one you were so warm and accommodating and made the whole process so easy with your guidance and support throughout. We even had our bridal party and guests comment on how amazing you were!
Thank you so much for making our day so special. With love Dario & Veronica
Wedding venue: Summergrove
Location: Carool, NSW
Elissa and Jaye
Working in the Byron Bay wedding industry for 10 years prior to meeting my soul mate, and becoming engaged, was a definite advantage when the time rolled around for me to plan my own wedding.
Knowing what I know about weddings, the most important thing for me was choosing suppliers who I not only liked, trusted and felt comfortable around, but who were also relaxed, organised and professional.
For all of these reasons, selecting Chiquita as our celebrant was an absolute no-brainer to me. Not only is Chiquita warm, friendly, funny and authentic, she is also smart, sassy and knows her stuff.
I was lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Chiquita at a few weddings over the years, as well as mingle with her socially at industry events, and during these times we always just 'clicked' so when I met my now husband Jaye, I knew he'd love her as well - which he did / does! 🙂
Throughout the entire process, Chiquita was a joy to work with, keeping things (and me) on track, and when the big day rolled around, having her to officiate our marriage was perfect. Nothing can put into words how amazing and powerful the ceremony experience was, it was definitely the best part of the day - walking down the aisle, making your vows in front of all your favourite people was surreal and a timeless moment.
Having Chiquita there made it even more special as it felt like we were being married by a friend, who knew both of us and our story and helped to share this with our guests in a way that was very 'us'. We had so many comments (and still do) from our family and friends about how magical our ceremony was, which has a lot to do with Chiquita.
If you are considering Chiquita as your wedding celebrant, you will not be disappointed. I couldn't recommend her enough and if we could do it all over again, we wouldn't change a thing - especially our celebrant.
Amy and Shannon
Organising a wedding isn’t something that most people have much experience with. Along with organising an event for a large crowd, you are also dealing with the emotions of planning a momentous occasion which, hopefully, you will only ever do once. There is so much to organise and it’s hard to know where to start. Thankfully one of the first decisions we made was who would be our celebrant. We were organising our Byron Bay wedding whilst living in Sydney and our initial conversation with Chiquita was by Skype. I can honestly say that from that first consultation we did not consider using anyone else. She took the time to really get to know us as a couple and made us feel at ease straight away with her friendly, easygoing manner.
As we got closer to the big day Chiquita kept in contact and provided us with advise on our vows, ceremony ideas and she also gave us some much needed suggestions for local suppliers. She read through the vows we wrote and responded quickly to any questions or queries we had.
In the final few days before the wedding we finally met with Chiquita face to face for a run through of the ceremony from start to finish. Her experience really came into its own here as she thought of so many things that never occurred to us, such as the angle on which the arbour should be set up so that the sun was in the right spot and so the photographer could get access to the best shots. She also suggested that we run through the vows with each other, to help us get out some of the rising emotions - it really helped. She took the time to speak personally to our bridal party, including our two young flower girls.
The big day! Chiquita arrived early for the ceremony and when Shannon arrived with his best man, gave them another run through. She made sure that my elderly grandmother had a seat right at the front and when my father (who is deaf in one ear) walked me down the aisle she made sure that she spoke to him on the right side. The ceremony went off without a hitch, due mostly to Chiquita’s planning and experience. She is an excellent public speaker and although we were married on the beach, no one had a problem hearing her.
Our wedding day was the absolute best day of our lives so far, and I can only thank Chiquita not just for being professional and prepared, but for being a thoughtful, calming presence who made our day so special. I do feel that she went over and above what you would expect from a celebrant and for that I will always be grateful and would highly recommend her to anyone planning their wedding.
Wedding venue: Beach Byron Bay
Location: Byron Bay, NSW
Natasha and Nic
Beautiful Chiquita, how can we ever thank you enough for our stunning wedding ceremony? From the outset you were so kind, organised and refreshing! And you weren't put off by the 4WD destination one little bit!
We are so goofy we weren't sure we could ever get through public speaking, but you rolled with our freestyling on the day and we will never forget your part in our magical day. Thank you! Thank you from our one big happy family x
Wedding venue: Private location
I would like to thank you for the beautiful ceremony and for all you did for our special day. You gave us a huge hand preparing everything, although the time was short and with us living in Sydney, you put a lot of attention into walking us through the whole process. We cannot thank you enough.
You are a gorgeous and caring person that made us feel at ease, it felt as though you were more like a family to us than our celebrant!
We are both very happy and would have no hesitation in recommending you!
Bec and Dylan
We are so grateful for having you marry us. The ceremony was absolutely perfect. We wanted to say to anyone booking you: Chiquita has been absolutely incredible throughout this whole process. She has made us feel calm and relaxed and we knew that our ceremony was in the best hands.
Everything went smoothly on the day thanks to Chiquita's planning and guidance. Our ceremony felt personal and definitely captured who we are as a couple.
We can't wait to see our wedding video so we can relive our perfect ceremony. Thank you so much Chiquita x
Wedding venue: The Eltham Pantry
Location: Eltham, NSW
Matt and Kym
After attending a family members wedding and seeing Chiquita do such an amazing job as their celebrant I thought to myself " I want her for my wedding"! The only issue was, I didn't have a fiancé yet.
Fast forward two years and getting engaged to Matt, the first thing I did was organise a meeting with Chiquita, and Matt and I couldn't have been happier.
Chiquita is such a lovely person and so organised. She completely stepped us through the ceremony process and made it so simple. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services to anyone.
Wedding venue: Ruffles Lodge & Spa
Location: Gold Coast Hinterland, QLD
Elisha and Patrick
My husband (!!!) Pat and I, can't thank Chiquita enough for her support, guidance and warmth in helping us to have the perfect ceremony for our wedding! We found Chiquita to be completely genuine, experienced and knowledgeable, and she recognised the importance of making the ceremony meaningful and personal to us.
She was at all times of the process professional and personable, honest and sincere, and her guidance made our ceremony one of the high points of our day. When our wedding certificate blew into the dam at our outdoor ceremony, she even removed her shoes and waded into the water to salvage it for us!!
We would highly recommend Chiquita and thank her again for all her help and support!
Credit: Photo by Blue Tulip Imaging
Wedding venue: Cram's Farm
Location: Near Uki, NSW
Carly and Glenn
I still beam when I think about how wonderful our ceremony was. Glenn and I knew when we met you that you would be perfect and then the first draft for the ceremony blew us away; how well it seemed you could read us and the attention you paid to our story. I remember writing to you: "I REALLY love your first draft of the ceremony, I laughed, and cried and smiled all the way through reading it!!" There were things you just knew without us even telling you - showing how intuitive you are and how perfectly it suits your job.
Thank you for all of your guidance, suggestions and idea leading up to our day - the way you seamlessly and discreetly guided us and the bridal party through proceedings was amazing... you knew where to be and when, there were just so many things that I would never have known how important they were until afterwards but you were on top of everything. Glenn is forever grateful for the the way you calmed his nerves before I came down the aisle, and he thought it was great you started talking to him about football, remembering his favourite team!!
Thank you again for being part of such a special day!! I would 100% recommend you as an incredible celebrant and am glad to still be in touch.
Wedding venue: Mavis's Kitchen
Location: Mount Warning / Wollumbin, NSW
Karissa and Justin
Thank you so much Chiquita for being apart of our wedding day. I did quite a bit of research when looking for a celebrant in the initial stages of wedding preparation and as soon as I saw and heard you conduct a few weddings there was no reason to look any further.
You made every step of the process so easy and stress free. You made our day extra special by just being there with us and guiding us with your support. You just have that gentle, special touch which made us feel a little less nervous doing our own vows on the day.
I now know why married couples tell everyone it's the best day of your life. It is so true and we can’t thank you enough for sharing the best day of our lives with us!
Wedding venue: Gurragawee
Location: Byron Bay, NSW
Lina and Kevin
You are such an amazing wedding celebrant.
We pretty much left everything in your hands and you helped us plan the most amazing ceremony. It was so effortless, beautiful, personal and really felt like you put in time to make it so special for us. We felt completely comfortable in your company and your smile can light up anyone's day. The way you speak is so clear and professional and was actually one of the reasons we chose you.
Your suggestions for the ceremony were fabulous and it was so easy to just pick and choose from your extensive list. On the day we were really able to enjoy the ceremony, knowing you had everything under control, with your calm, friendly and professional appearance.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Wedding venue: Byron Beach Café
Location: Byron Bay, NSW
Katrina and Alex
Words are not enough to express how lucky Alex and I feel to have met Chiquita and to have had her perform our wedding ceremony. From the first moment we spoke to Chiquita over the phone, we got off the call feeling so warm and fuzzy from the experience. The time and effort that was put into getting to know us both as individuals and then as a couple was so special.
The communication was amazing, Chiquita always kept us updated on everything and sent through some fantastic suggestions from music to vows and readings. It took all of the stress out of organising the ceremony.
It is not often in life that you come across people who are so selfless, genuine and warm-hearted and Chiquita ticked every box. You always hear people saying that their wedding day was the best day of your life, well we now truly believe what that means and we owe a huge part of that to our amazing celebrant.
Chiquita, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for creating such a memorable and life changing experience for us. We will treasure it for the rest of our lives.
Wedding venue: The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa
Location: Byron Bay, NSW
When we envisaged our ceremony we wanted it to be heartfelt and full of love but also with a bit of laughter and brightness. Chiquita managed to help us create a beautiful ceremony that embodied all we wanted and at the same time it was really personal and unique to us.
So many family and friends commented on how lovely our ceremony was. She is approachable, understanding and so clearly loves her job. It sounds strange but it kind of felt like we had a friend marrying us as I felt she really wanted to get to know us and our story. We planned our wedding from interstate and her knowledge of the local area and vendors also really helped us plan the wedding day of our dreams. I can't recommend her more!
Thank you so much, Chiquita.
Allira and Nick
You truly helped make our day the best it could be, we loved your ideas for our ceremony and feel that you captured our story beautifully and enabled us to share it with our guests. You're amazing!
Wedding venue: Summergrove Estate
Location: Carool, NSW
From the first time we met Chiquita, we felt her warmth and professionalism immediately. She didn't preach but, rather, listened to who we are as a couple to be able to create the best ceremony for us.
Once we met, Chiquita came back with such wonderful ideas, we had too many to choose from which was our only issue! Together, through email, phone calls and personal meetings, we created the most perfect ceremony for us. It was creative, fun, and nothing any guest had witnessed before.
Chiquita made our day that much more special. She loves her job and goes to lengths to making it the best day of your lives. The celebrant is a crucial part of this next stage and I only had to meet Chiquita to know she was the right one for us. Thank you Chiquita!