Shelley Allturner | Modern Barossa Valley Marriage Celebrant

My Service


Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding!

Shelley Herons

Your ceremony will be one of the most significant and special events in your life. I will give you the right support, guidance and discretion to ensure a smooth and relaxed time in planning for your ceremony.

Leading up to your day I will keep you up to date and informed about any relevant legal requirements and information. I will work with you to create a unique ceremony that captures your relationship. I can help with ideas and give you guidance. You may wish to have your favourite poem read by a special friend, a cultural ritual, a religious gesture or a simple story of your love.

Your ceremony is about you and so long as you fulfil the legal requirements, you can style your wedding however you like, be it modern or traditional.

On the day of your ceremony, I will arrive at the venue with plenty of time to set up and ensure that everyone is ready for the commencement of your ceremony. I will also support the groom during the eager wait for the bride to arrive.

My service essentials:

  • An initial interview and assistance to complete/lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage
  • information on the legal requirements for your wedding
  • providing the brochure “Happily Before…and After” as prescribed by the Australian Government
  • contact as required in person, by phone or email
  • assistance to prepare a ceremony or, if requested, writing a fully personalised ceremony
  • a rehearsal and meeting to sign the Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage
  • the conduct of the ceremony, including the use of a high quality PA system
  • the registration of your marriage at the SA Births, Deaths and Marriages.
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My Fee

My service will always include the essentials as listed above. My rates are listed below - the difference in these rates reflects the time I spend in the lead up to the ceremony and in setting up on the day of the wedding.

Elopement / Intimate ceremony: From $500 - for a simple ceremony with a handful of guests

Lets get creative together: $750 - I will help you to prepare a ceremony and give some tips and examples for you to think about.

A fully personalised ceremony: $850 - I will prepare a fully personalised ceremony that captures your story and is written just for you.

I charge a reasonable travel fee when travelling over 80km distance or over 1 hour travel time

Service Area

I am based in the Barossa Valley but also service the Gawler and surrounds, the Adelaide Hills, the Murraylands and Adelaide etc.


My husband and I were married by Shelley Allturner last Saturday.Shelley can only be described as the most sincere beautiful lady who takes pride in the service she provides.From the first moment we contacted Shelley nothing was ever too much trouble and Shelley provided us with the most beautiful ceremony that was everything we could wish for and so much more.Thank you Shelley from the bottom of our made our day even more special than it already was xx 😘💏🌟

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thank you so much for doing such an amazing job as the celebrant for our wedding Shell. The day was perfect and you made us feel very special and comfortable. We both loved our ceremony and had lots of compliments about you which was great. Very professional, down to earth and just all round wonderful person. Thank you!!! Mr & Mrs Meadows 😍 Xxx

"We loved having you as part of our wedding...we couldn't have asked for anyone more perfect to marry us and be our impromptu photographer!!! You really are multi talented!!" Jodi and Dick

"I just wanted to share some thoughts on our beautiful wedding ceremony on the Curl Curl headland, Sydney. Firstly, we were impressed and touched by the lengths you went to to make our ceremony personal, as well as letting us customise the proceedings. We know our mothers really enjoyed the 'sand ceremony' and their part in it. Secondly, I can't state enough how lovely it was to have our story told and being able to declare our vows in our own way (and thanks for showing us what legal bits needed to be in there too!). You provided everything for an amazing day, a completely unforgettable one , and we are so happy you were our celebrant. Thank you so much." Bev and Matt

"We just wanted to say a big thank you for all that you did to help make our day so special. We loved our ceremony and the fact that we were so involved in creating it. It felt so unique and special and we are so glad we had the opportunity to share our story with everyone. Thank you for being the lovely person that you are and making us feel so relaxed, it was exactly what we needed to help calm those wedding day nerves! It honestly felt like it was just the two of us and we loved that. We couldn't have asked for anything more, you were the perfect celebrant and we are so grateful. We will definitely be recommending you to all our friends!" Cath and Marty