Karen Ambrose
Marriage Celebrant


Make your wedding day magical and memorable with a ceremony by

Karen Ambrose of 'Designed Ceremonies'

Meet Karen Ambrose.........

Your marriage ceremony specialist since 2010 designing your celebration, your way from $600.

Congratulations on choosing to celebrate your marriage in the gorgeous Shoalhaven/South Coast NSW area.

As you prepare for your big day, it's important to understand the vital role that an Authorised Marriage Celebrant plays in your ceremony. They are more than just a person who legally marries you and your partner - they are a producer, writer, director, stage manager, and performer all rolled into one!

With decades of experience in the Dance industry, I'm no stranger to taking all of those roles on board,  mixing with all sorts of people and staging events. The transition to my current passion as a celebrant was an easy one as my past experiences provided me with the confidence and knowledge to guide creative people, organize programmes and engage "audiences" of all sizes for YOUR wedding ceremony.

My role as your wedding celebrant is to make your ceremony the perfect reflection of you as a couple.  I will work with you to create a wedding ceremony that runs seamlessly on the day and celebrates your love for each other and your future together.

That's my promise to you!!

Now let's talk about your wedding!

Getting married is an extremely exciting time for everyone involved! However, for the couple it can also be quite daunting... but it doesn't have to be! I am here to help you every step of the way from the time we meet to discuss the legalities, the selection of vows right through to a seamless delivery of your ceremony on the day.

You need someone who knows what they’re doing, someone to help ease the strain and pave the way for a well balanced and memorable day to get your married life off to a great start............just like Mark & Alix who were married at The Driftwood Shed, Terara, NSW.


It's just what you want!

As your marriage celebrant, I don't just offer you a standard ceremony to make your marriage legal, I will devote many hours to make sure it's just what you want! I will also take care of your necessary documents, provide ongoing support and make certain your marriage is legally registered with BDM.

For larger weddings, my portable P.A. can go just about anywhere to ensure we have ample sound on the day so every guest can hear.

I can also bring my signing table if needed, complete with a cream cloth if the venue does not provide one.

Most of all, you need to feel comfortable and confident with the skilled person who is going to make you life-long partners, so don't be guided entirely by price but by the warm connection you make with your celebrant. After all, an experienced celebrant brings much more that just the legalities to your ceremony.