Dear Hilary, Cat, and team
We wanted to thank you all for our magical wedding in Exmouth recently.Throughout the whole process right from our first contact with you through to the ceremony itself you and the team have made this special occasion so straight forward and we have always felt that everything was under control.
You calmly stepped us through each part and were always available to help us with questions, no matter how trivial or small they were as we prepared for the special day.
The location of Exmouth and the ceremony itself on board Cruise Ningaloo was just perfect, all of the team on the boat that day made us so welcome and made us feel so special, we could not have wished for a better day or place to get married, we fell in love with the place and are planning our return for our anniversary.
It was such a memorable experience and one we will both cherish forever. We just wanted to again thank you and the team, it was all so perfect and has meant so much to us both.
Annabelle and Peter
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Hilary, we cannot express how grateful we are for you! From the beginning stages in planning our wedding you were incredibly helpful and kind. Thank you for handling all of the paperwork for us and ensuring we knew what we needed to do and making it so simple. Your calming, gentle presence made us feel so relaxed on the day and we really felt like you had our backs. The breathing technique you shared the day before really helped with the nerves too. Thank you for going above and beyond in making our day beautiful, you are a special soul. We cannot recommend you enough!
John & Yanni
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Rance and Ola
Hilary was amazing. We planned our Exmouth wedding from Perth and with only about 5 weeks' notice and Hilary was so helpful to guide us through the process and make it as stress-free as possible! The paperwork was all taken care of and everything was very professional and well presented. Hilary is very organised and well spoken and the ceremony was even better than we could have imagined and we can't recommend her enough!
Ola and Rance
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This beautiful couple met in San Francisco, before moving back to Australia. A blend of cultures and traditions, I've never met two people more in love..Hx
Tom and Jana
Where do I start..I haven’t been to many weddings in my life and planning my own, well I didn’t really know where to start. But I can honestly say that Hilary and the rest of the crew were magnificent. They made it so easy, with everything was under control and without any stress.
Hilary knows how to make you feel comfortable and easy going on the day. The day was perfect and if it was possible, I would have a wedding day every day. I can not recommend these guys enough. If you’re thinking of getting married in Exmouth, or anywhere else, do not look past this!!!
Tom and Jana xxx
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Chasing the 'endless summer' these beautiful people travelled to Exmouth..and never left! Now running the successful Exmouth Surf Centre, they've brought kite surfing, SUP boarding and surfing to everyone who wants to learn. I'm privileged to know them and being their celebrant was a highlight of my year..Hilary
Casey and Dylan
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Hilary was absolutely amazing and made everything so easy for us! I am not sure if I could have finished reading my vows as I was slightly emotional, but Hilary helped me through it. Hilary's friendly and positive nature is a credit to her and we couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant. We would definitely recommend Hilary as your celebrant.,
Kahlia and Chris
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From the moment we met Hilary, we knew she was going to be an amazing celebrant for us. She was extremely helpful, knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. She kept us on track and kept myself calm. To have her marry us in Coral Bay was an absolute pleasure. She made the ceremony suit us as a couple and fitted straight in. Her assistance continues after the ceremony to direct you in the right place. Thank you so much, Chris and I are ever so grateful.
Natalie and Matt
How can we explain perfect? We met Hilary for the first time just the evening before our wedding, and we instantly felt like we had been friends for years. So kind, and genuinely excited for us and our day. I never really knew what kind of wedding I wanted, but this was it. I really don't know how our wedding could have been any better.
Hanna and Nathan
Hilary was a star and made the whole process so easy. She was attentive to our wishes and needs and a pleasure to liaise with. We could not have pulled this off without her.
Jono and Valentina
We would like to thank you for the preparation and conducting our little ceremony with such care and kindness. And we appreciate the way you made it so comforting and simple yet in an elegant and dignified manner. It was an unforgettable afternoon for us surrounded by beautiful and special people :-)
Jas and Dale
We were so happy with all you did for our special day. Your guidance and help was invaluable. We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful service you conducted on the day. We would have no hesitation in recommending you. We appreciated your calm approach leading up to the wedding and on the day, it did wonders for out nerves. Thank you, it was truly a wonderful day and we are so happy you could be apart of it.
Tanya and Steve
Hilary, you're such a beautiful lady inside and out and im so glad you could be our wedding celebrant. You made our day so perfect. We were quite nervous about the vows and you made us so calm and relaxed and organised everything for us and it really meant alot. From start to finish you have been amazing.
If anyone is thinking about getting married, we would highly recommend Hilary Van Eldik. She's just so professional and if you've ever met Hilary, you won't forget her.
Jay and Ed
Hilary is absolutely amazing. She was everything we could have wished for and more. With her warmth and calming nature she made us both feel calm and relaxed on the day. Thank you so much for making our special day more perfect x
Matt and Jess
Thank you Hilary for making our special day a memorable one that we will never forget. The ceremony was stunningly beautiful and you tailored it so well to suit us as a couple, it was everything we wanted it to be and more. Your calming, caring nature made us both feel relaxed and at ease on the big day. All of our friends and family commented on how they all thought what an exceptional celebrant you were and the best they had seen at a wedding. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect celebrant to marry us.
Tania and Steve
Hilary was everything we could have hoped for in helping us to celebrate our wedding. Thoughtful, articulate, warm, friendly and delightfully patient! Her understanding of how we wanted our ceremony to play out, and knowing just how to make us feel relaxed and "in the moment" made for a beautiful ceremony. We couldn't have asked for a better celebrant to take us through the nuptials. Scott and I will be forever grateful for the caring, personalised service we were given to make our day as wonderful as it was.
Joanne and Craig
Craig and I would not have managed to be married were it not for our beautiful friend and celebrant Hilary Van Eldik at the helm. From one wedding celebrant to another, Hil, you made our hearts burst with the ability to share our love and commitment in a fun, unique and utterly heartfelt manner. It could not have been more perfect.
Tenaija and Matt
For our wedding day Hilary did the best job ever of being our celebrant. Her advice and help given before and after the ceremony was more than outstanding. It was also a great help with Hilary's quick responses and replies through email, as we organised our wedding from Perth. Our guests said it was the best wedding they'd ever been to and it wouldn't have been possible without Hilary. We wish we could do it all over again!!! Thank you so much for being a part of our special day that we will cherish for eternity.
Callie and Jamie
We feel so privileged to have been your 100th couple Hilary! It is hard to put into words what a remarkable difference you made to our big day. It was so lovely getting to know you before our wedding day, we felt truly valued and you really took the time to listen and get to know both Jamie and I. Our ceremony could not have been more perfect, it was a true reflection of us and everything we love about our life together. We were both so nervous on the day, but seeing your great big smile and hearing your calm voice was such a saviour. You have so much knowledge and great advice to give to couples before and during their marriage. We both agree our ceremony was our favourite part of the entire wedding experience and we cannot thank you enough. You have made friends for life - thanks for officially conducting the 3rd marriage in our beautiful family.
Giulia and Ben
We truly are so grateful for everything you did for us and we thank you for being warm, professional and a wonderful Celebrant. You made our wedding ceremony perfect! It was happy, relaxed and special just the way we wanted it. Once again, Ben and I would like to thank you for being the best marriage celebrant that anyone could ever ask for.
Elaine and Bob
From the very first conversation Hilary was helpful, professional and it was very easy to communicate with her. It was clear when we met Hilary prior to our wedding day that she had a genuine interest in making our day special. Throughout the planning process Hilary was very organised and we could trust that she was on top of all pre and post wedding paperwork. She scripted a beautiful ceremony service that was tailored to us by adding little personal touches. Hilary even went above and beyond by gifting us with a presentation copy of our ceremony service. On our wedding day we were greeted with a warm smile and her lovely relaxed manner soothed all our wedding jitters. We highly recommend Hilary for future brides and grooms. She is the best choice for an honest, reliable and professional celebrant who will go above and beyond to make your day special! We can’t than you enough x
Lauren and Bill
Hilary conducted the PERFECT ceremony for my husband and I, just the way we had hoped for - simple, short and heartfelt. You were and absolute pleasure to work with, so friendly, professional and adaptable to our wishes. We couldn't have found a better celebrant!!! Your husband Sam and yourself are an amazing team with his arial photography.
Thank you so very much.
Corey and Alana
Well what a perfect day for us! Thank you so much Hilary for a beautiful ceremony, your professionalism is fantastic and we could not have asked for a more perfect and personalised ceremony. Thank you for being part of our special day and helping our ceremony run so smoothly - it was very calm and relaxed just how we had hoped. Thank you.
Ross and Tarna
Both Ross and I want to thank you for conducting our ceremony on 6th March, poolside at the Novotel. Not living in Exmouth ourselves and never having to be involved in organising a wedding before, we thought that the process of finding a celebrant suitable for our wedding would be quite a task. But it was the exact opposite! From the moment we contacted you, and through our correspondence, it was obvious the whole process and ceremony was going to be hassle-free. Thank you so much for being so patient with our paperwork and our vows!!
Upon meeting prior to the wedding, your professional and relaxed attitude helped to settle our nerves and had us feeling calm and confident before our big day. Our guests commented on how beautiful our ceremony was, and a big part of it was because of your kindly spoken words and smiling face.
We really couldn't have asked for anyone better to be standing up there with us, sharing in and guiding us through our special moment! Thanks for sticking it out in the heat with us and providing the perfect start to our wedding day!!
Hannah and Justin
We couldn't have asked for a better person to be our celebrant than Hilary. You made the us feel so calm and relaxed on the day as well as the lead up. You dealt with my nervous laughing so graciously and made it feel like it was the plan all along. The ceremony was so intimate and exactly what we wanted. We cannot thank you enough for being part of our wedding.
Leigh and James
It is very special when you have a personal connection to important people in your life…for us, that person is Hilary, a lifetime family friend. We are so thankful that Hilary was able to travel to Perth to be our wedding celebrant. Her organisation in the lead-up to the day was exceptional and she was supportive throughout the entire process. Hilary was such an asset on our big day, she was even quick enough to make a joke when I dropped my husband’s wedding ring during the ceremony! After the wedding, Hilary ensured that all of the paperwork was completed appropriately, so you know you don’t need to worry about anything at all. We highly recommend Hilary at Blue Water Weddings! Thank you so much for everything!
Jennifer and Andrew
From our first meeting I knew we'd made the right choice. Throughout the planning, on the day and even after the wedding, Hilary's personalised professional service made us feel like she was a dear friend assisting us with our wedding. Her attention to detail was second to none and her calm, caring nature was infectious. Thank you so much Hilary for being part of our day!
Tom and Steph
There are so many things to think about when organising a wedding, but for Tom and I getting the ceremony just right was the most important thing. From our first contact with Hilary, we felt sure that we were in safe hands - we had some ideas about what we wanted (more about what we didn't want), and Hilary offered us guidance where we needed it, while still letting our ceremony reflect who we are. Hilary took the time to meet with us over skype and in person before our wedding and knows about all the little things that can make the day even better. I don't think we would have felt as relaxed, or had such a meaningful ceremony, without her.
Brooke and Phil Turner
Phil and I cannot thank you enough for helping make our day so special. We truly appreciate the effort that you went to, to make our special day. You were such a pleasure to deal with in the lead up to our wedding and you made us both feel so calm, comfortable and relaxed - could not have had anyone better marry us! It was so special and again, it meant so much. Thank you Hilary for your kindness, warmth, help and professionalism.
Elisa and Joey Henry
Getting married can be a highly stressful time with so much to organise and of course, trying to make everything perfect. I am so thankful that I stumbled across Hilary Van Eldik. From the first phone call when I heard her voice I knew that I had made the right decision, she is warm and personable and her amazing outlook on marriage had such a calming affect. Hilary helped us to create a beautiful, personal and casual ceremony, which is exactly what we wanted. She even took into account my mother and father's Italian heritage and added some Italian into "the asking". That fact that she loves what she does certainly shines through!
Hilary, I cannot thank you enough for being a part of our day. You are an amazing and beautiful person and I just hope that everyone who gets married has the same as experience as we did!!
And I do have a photo of myself "breathing like a dolphin".
Tayla and Dan
Words can not describe how amazing Hilary made our wedding. From the minute we got engaged and set a date Hilary was there to help our dreams come true! She went above and beyond and our ceremony was fantastic. So softly spoken, she really made our ceremony one to remember. You are not just our celebrant but a friend. The whole experience with you planning our ceremony has just been lovely. Hilary conducted her first sand ceremony with us and it was amazing! Hilary you made our wedding day complete. With helping from the first day and being there for us 24/7, we couldn't recommend anyone else. Hilary is your lady. Thank you so much for making our wedding so perfect!
Simon and Angie
Hilary, we just wanted to say thank you so much for such a beautiful ceremony. We were so pleased with the day, it all went perfectly and you were brilliant from start to finish!
Thank you again for everything!
Samantha and Dave
We really cannot thank you enough Hilary for contributing to our amazing day. You have been a great influence on our journey to becoming man and wife and your calming influence during the ceremony helped us relax and enjoy the day as it should be. It has been an honour getting to know you and we like to think we have gained a wonderful new friend in our lives, who we hope to catch up with during our many visits to Exmouth in the future.
Kristen and Blake
Without Hilary we would not have had the most perfect wedding ceremony I could ever ask for. She was beyond amazing and so calming. I would recommend to anyone getting married anywhere in WA to have Hilary as their celebrant!
Michelle and Wes
Thank you so much Hilary! Our ceremony was absolutely perfect and you delivered it beautifully. Even though it was just Wes, a couple witness's and myself you made us feel just as special, if not more than a larger audience. I loved the attention to detail and your lovely and professional service!
Truly a day I will never forget ❤
Sian and Dan
Our wedding day could not have been any more perfect. Hilary understood we wanted a nice relaxing ceremony and it was exactly that! We recommend Hilary to anyone looking to get married in Exmouth or Coral Bay!!! She is amazing and we can not thank her enough.
Kate and Ben
The first time we met with Hilary in Exmouth she invited us into her home and was so warm, friendly and easy to talk to. She spent the time going through everything with us and made us feel very comfortable about what we needed to do and how things would run on the wedding day. The big day went perfectly and having her there gave us the comfort that she had everything under control. Thank you Hilary!
Gail and Craig
We just wanted to say what an amazing ceremony!! We owe you such a big big thank you for making it such an amazing day. The ceremony and the way it all went was just perfect, simple, but so sweet and special. It perfectly portrayed mine and craig relationship and the type of people we are. Your aura is just so calming, I immediately felt like I had known you for years when we first met. I will never forget how special you made our day. We recommend you to everyone!
Steph and Ryan
We felt so blessed to have found Hilary, to be the special person who would marry us on our wedding day. Hilary was so calming, she completely put us at ease. It was a such a pleasure getting to know Hilary in the process, when the day finally came, we felt as though we had a friend standing up there with us. Thank you so much Hilary for being part of and helping us to create the most amazing day xxx
Stephanie and Andrew
Hilary performed what we thought was the most important task at our wedding so perfectly. Her professionalism from the start of the process made putting the ceremony together and writing our vows so easy and an exact reflection of us and what we wanted. Hilary made us feel very comfortable and calm throughout not just the preparation, but she was also wonderfully calming of our nerves on the day.
We had so many comments about our brilliant celebrant and can't thank Hilary enough for the work she did on the ceremony, and the effort she went to to be able to conduct our ceremony so far from her home. We feel very grateful to have been married by such a calm, caring and professional celebrant and friend.
Kirsty and Samuel
Hilary, you truly made our day wonderful. When i think back on that amazing day my best memories are of the beautiful ceremony that you gave us. Your calming voice and wonderful smile really helped to put us both at ease when we were so very nervous. Your professionalism and personal caring touch made the day.
From the bottom of our hearts we truly thank you
Tara, Craig and Pieter
Dear Hilary, we can't thank you enough for all the time and effort you put into our son's Naming Ceremony. We had so many positive comments after the ceremony with everyone saying how beautifully you spoke. We thank you for the heart, the sensitivity and the warmth you put into Pieter's naming ceremony. The day would have not been complete without you and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Jon and Sandy Vos - 2010
This is the first testimonial I ever received from my very first wedding. These beautiful people have since passed way. In memory of Jon and Sandy - I will never forget you.
Thank you once again for making "our day" extra special!! You took us into your home and saved the day! It was almost like a "dear friend" presiding over the service and not only the true professional we know you to be. We will never forget you.
Kate and Jon
Hilary thank you for making our wedding day even more special. You really highlighted our personalities, such an individual and unique ceremony for us to remember. You made everything so easy, with your soft and calm manner. It was such a perfect day. I would highly recommend Hilary for such a memorable wedding day. Thank you again.
Milinda and Rhys
Hilary, where to start! You were a pleasure to deal with from our very first contact. Destination weddings are not easy, but you were so helpful with any query I had and your local knowledge and experience in Exmouth made it so much easier planning from Perth. You were so flexible with our ceremony, helping us write a draft that truly reflected us as a couple and we couldn’t have been happier with it. Even the little things, such as helping us with breathing techniques to get us through our personal vows without choking up, nothing was overseen. Throughout the whole process you were my rock and I cannot thank you enough for all the support you offered us over the few days.
The Exmouth wedding industry is lucky to have you!
Toya and Tim
Hilary I cannot begin to thank you enough for your help in making our wedding day so special. Your calming nature and the way you conducted our ceremony was just perfect! Tim and I are so happy we chose Exmouth to get married, all of our suppliers have gone above and beyond and we would have been hard-pressed to find such personalised service like that in Perth.
Kimberley and Callum
Hilary was fantastic to deal with and was so calming and relaxed! Our ceremony was perfect and eveything we wanted!
Thankyou so much Hilary ❤
Kate and Rob
Rob and I just wanted to say a huge thank you for, well, marrying us! We're back from our honeymoon now and settling into married life very happily but I wanted to just say thank you so much for making the process so special for us. It was so nice to be able to work with you so easily to plan and create a ceremony that we both adored, and that really suited us. The ceremony really was a part of the day that we were both looking forward to the most and that was in part because of how much you worked to ensure it reflected us as a couple.
So thank you for your awesome communication, your flexibility and the beautiful way you conducted our ceremony. These are the things we will never forget.
Amanda and Scott
Our wedding day was relaxed, calm and beautiful and we thank you for making this happen. You went over and above to provide a fantastic service for Scott and myself. Even during your own personal loss, your commitment to us didn't change and your professionalism was outstanding. Thank you Hilary, you are amazing.
Cindy and Daymond
Daymond and I would like to thank you enormously for being such an amazing, calming and caring Celebrant. You brought so much joy to our special day for the both of us. We couldn't have done it without you that's for sure. The ceremony you gave us was amazing and we can’t thank you enough for the additional special little things you also did for us. Not only were you our Celebrant you have also become our friend.
Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts xxx
Sakura and Wayne
Hilary, we would like to say how beautiful you made our wedding day. The support and help you gave to Sakura and myself was impeccable. With the organisation from Perth and then to meet you in person was a great treat in Exmouth. We appreciate everything you have done to make our Wedding Day a magical experience. Our journey to Exmouth was made even more special with your input and we would have never been able to do it without you. We have found a new love in the world we travel, thanks to you Hilary.
Sam and Natalie
Thank you for being such a lovely celebrant and person and marrying Sam and I at Turquoise Bay. From our initial phone conversation with Hilary to the day, everything was fantastic. Hilary has a very kind, calming and warm personality and you feel relaxed around her. She is a fantastic celebrant and actually the best I've seen at any wedding I've been to, so we were extremely glad we had the pleasure of having Hilary as our Celebrant. Our beautiful day would not have been the same without you.
Tash and Todd Burnside
Hilary we would like to thank you so very much for being our celebrant on the most special day of our lives. You made us feel so comfortable and your lovely natural style was just perfect for our day. We couldn't have asked for a better ceremony and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making it so perfect for us.
Jackie and Dave Higgs
Thank you so much for being our celebrant and making our renewal of vows ceremony so perfect. Your guidance beforehand in helping us plan our day "from afar", made the whole experience easy and stress-free. Your professionalism and lovely warm friendly nature made the ceremony truly special, thank you so much.