Based near Fremantle, Western Australia
- Elopements $750
- Perth and surrounding suburbs
- Available right around WA.
- LGBTQI+ friendly.
- Respectful of all cultures and abilities.
- Themed weddings/celebrations are welcome!
Simple ceremonies done really, really, really well!
If you're looking for a celebrant in Perth who is known for fun, modern ceremonies, super fast communication and best of the best customer service, then read on!
Whether you just want to leave it all to me, or take a more hands-on approach to planning your ceremony, I want your wedding to be one of the best days of your lives. Most importantly, I want you to feel that the whole process is stress-free... and that's something I'm an expert in.
As a full-time celebrant, making happy memories is my job. I'll listen to you and work with you to make that moment exactly the way you want it. As for pricing, I'm somewhere in the middle, meaning you get dedicated, personalised service, minus the expensive keepsakes.
Specialising in elopements and smaller weddings, but available for larger celebrations too.
LGBTQI+ friendly, all cultures and abilities are welcome!
Having worked for 10 years as a journalist working in TV, radio, print and public relations across Western Australia, I’ve developed a knack for telling a good story. Love stories are among the happiest and most uplifting stories, so a career as a marriage celebrant was a natural fit. My expertise in video and audio broadcasting is an added bonus, meaning you’ll be seen and heard when it matters most.
After eloping with my husband in 2015, I discovered the unique beauty of small ceremonies. Not only are they kinder to the environment (and your hip pocket!), but small weddings are often less stressful, more flexible and more focused on the couple. That approach carries over to larger celebrations too, making them feel warmer and more personal.
Since becoming a celebrant in 2016, I’ve performed hundreds of ceremonies, continually pushing myself to grow, learn and give back to the community wherever possible. You’ll often find me working on creative charity fundraisers, serving as a volunteer Justice of the Peace, or enjoying quality time with my young family.
- As a former weather presenter for Channel Nine, I can keep an eye on the skies and offer a thorough understanding of the forecast in the leadup to your big day!
- Voted Perth's Best of the Best wedding professional and Best Female Marriage Celebrant at the 2019 Bride's Choice Awards.
- Does my voice sound familiar? I'm also a voice over artist specialising in on hold messages. Your call really is important to me!
My specialty! Let me blow your mind with a perfect moment crafted just for you. I’ll handle everything, just frock up and rock up!
Why is an elopement cheaper than a full service wedding? Generally, an elopement doesn’t require a rehearsal. I bring a smaller sound system (for music, if you want it) and the ceremony I write for you is a surprise on the day for maximum “aww” factor.
Traditionally, elopements have just the bare minimum amount of people present (couple, celebrant, two adult witnesses), but you can have up to 10 adult guests there as well, if you like. Your kids, pets, and anyone you hire to make your elopement perfect (such as a chauffeur or photographer) are welcome to join us also!
Need a photographer, florals, decor or something to nibble on? Ask me about my package deals! A celebrant AND photographer for $1500? BARGAIN!
Celebrant Candice Bydder
Photography credits: Anna Pretorius Photography, Monica Cugnier Photography
"Candice was amazing!! My partner and I eloped and we couldn’t have hoped for a better celebrant! I was stoked after our first meeting with Candice as she was laid back and relatable and I knew that she was going to be great for us. A majority of our correspondence was over email and it was so easy, she’d always get back to us even if it was just a minor question. We couldn’t have hoped for a better celebrant and if we had to do it again Candice would still be the first pick! There’s alway the renewals 😁 Thanks so much Candice 🌹- Ell M
"Hands down THE best celebrant ever! We booked Candice after the very first meeting with her in our home and she's the only celebrant we met. She has this nack for making everyone laugh and feel super comfortable and I can truly say hand on heart that our wedding day would not have been the same without her. If you're still unsure, let this be the sign you were looking for! You won't regret choosing her for your special day, thank me later x"
- Kareis S
"Every moment of our wedding ceremony was amazing. Candice included so many elements that made the ceremony unique. We could not have asked for a better celebrant. Candice was easy to work with and willing to do anything to make our day perfect. Candice helped me to calm down when I was nervous before the ceremony and I can not thank her enough for that. Candice is such an incredible person with such contagious enthusiasm. Thank you Candice !!
- zoe b
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