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About Me

Allow me to take part in your special day! As a Sydney based Chinese Registered Marriage Celebrant, I am a bilingual celebrant, fluent in both English and Chinese Mandarin. I can also communicate in Cantonese and Hokkien if required. I am also a Justice of Peace (JP) of NSW. People say I'm sincere, vibrant and very approachable with just the right combination of formality and friendliness.

Helping Couple Around the World to Register Marriage in Sydney, Australia

Regardless where you are around the world, if you wish to get married in Sydney, Australia, providing you have no legal impediment to marriage, I would be able to provide you guidance to ensure your marriage is legally compliant and assist you in registering your marriage in Australia.

Obligation-free chat

For more information about my wedding celebrant services, please feel free to contact me. I look forward to discussing your wedding ceremony with you - contact Hsiao Hui Yen (Jacqueline) for an obligation-free chat.

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Testimonials

Jacqueline showed great professionalism and experience throughout both the preparation and the ceremony. She listened carefully to our wishes of what we wanted and tailored her approach accordingly. The ceremony was conducted in English and Mandarin with her translating effortlessly to ensure everyone was included. All of our guests commented that she was an excellent celebrant and integrated well with the guests, remembering everyone's name, taking the time to engage in conversation and coordinating the ceremony in a relaxed yet very professional manner. The formalities such as certificate registration and up front organising were also done very promptly and thoroughly.
Jacqueline made a great contribution to our special day. We would definitely recommend her as a marriage celebrant.

Sean & Xiaoya

在此衷心地感谢严老师、婚庆公司及各位工作人员!
由于签证的原因,我的家人都无法出席婚礼,这无疑让初到异国他乡的我在喜悦之余有些遗憾与伤感。严老师和蔼可亲,对我关怀备至;她就如我的家人般对我诸多照顾,从而弥补了我的忧伤。婚礼很梦幻、唯美,一切的成果既来自于先生及他家人的辛苦筹备;也得益于严老师的专业谨慎,对婚礼的时刻关注;还必须感谢婚庆工作人员的认真负责。婚礼是一生中最美好的事,但它却繁琐麻烦,我们筹备了很长时间,可谓是呕心沥血!在此过程中,严老师耐心、热情、详细地为素昧平生的我们解答各种难题,非常谨慎地为我们核对各项资料。非常感谢您,我亲爱的严老师!希望您及您的家人健康、快乐、平安!同时,祝您事业蒸蒸日上,大展雄图!

Matthew & Josephine

Thank you so much for your help on our wedding day. We're so glad that the ceremony ran smoothly, and we appreciate your contribution to make it more fun and entertaining.
Our parents were so happy that we chose a celebrant who can speak both Cantonese & Hokkien – they were impressed. Thank you for your effort. We really appreciate it.

Meyry & Marco

Jacqueline paid attention to details and made our life much easier. Strongly recommended!
Thank you, Jacqueline. Your thoroughness ensured the wedding went perfectly without a glitch. Moreover, you were really passionate in your work!

Richard & Sandy

We are really happy with all the assistance provided beforehand, and the professional and friendly ceremony Jacqueline conducted on the day. Everyone was made to feel at ease, and that made our special day a happy occasion that was fun for everyone involved. Thank you for your efforts to make our wedding day beautiful. We could not have asked for more.

Chris & Jane

Jacqueline was wonderful and spontaneous during our wedding ceremony. She has an illuminating personality that certainly added to our wedding. As a celebrant she hosted a dual language ceremony, also threw in a few jokes to lighten up the mood. We are very happy to have chosen Jacqueline!

Eugene & Lulu

We wanted a simple garden ceremony in both English and Cantonese, and that's exactly what Jacqueline offered us – exceptional service given on Chinese New Year. Many thanks to Jacqueline, and we would absolutely recommend her to anyone looking for a bilingual celebrant.

James & Stella

We first discovered Jacqueline on YouTube and knew she was perfect for us. However, we ended up booking our ceremony with a company, when we requested a Mandarin and English speaking host, it just so happened that they recommended Jacqueline! Given her Taiwanese and Australian background, everything was fitting into place, it was destiny for her to be our celebrant.
Jacqueline was helpful from day one, making us felt calm and aware of our requirements throughout. She put together a great script and vows, was open to adjustments, and gave feedback to ensure the ceremony ran as smooth as possible. On the day she arrived earlier than expected, ran both of us through the procedures for the day, and warmly greeted family and friends.
She is much more than just a dual speaking celebrant, but also a wonderful bubbly host. She made our guests felt comfortable, relaxed and put a smile on their faces. She is one unforgettable element that lead to our perfect day. Highly Recommended!

Kieran & Mandy

Danica and I had an amazing day and we were so lucky to have you as our celebrant. Everything at the ceremony went exactly as we had hoped and our families and other guests enjoyed the style and professionalism you brought to our wedding. Thank you so much, Jacqueline. We could not be happier with the service you provided from start to finish.
Thanks again for taking care of all the paperwork for us – it makes life a lot easier for us.

Peter & Danica

Jacqueline you were absolutely wonderful in every regards. To be honest, I don't think there is any room for improvement. Your humour made the ceremony full of laughter and joy, everything just went smoothly. And then you even used your expertise in assisting with the group photo. Everyone adored you, Jacqueline. Thank you so much.

Joseph & Yvonne

Overall we felt Jacqueline did a great job throughout the entire process, from the initial meeting to the day itself. Guests feedback have been all positive.
Thank you for the time and efforts you put into the ceremony. You made our day extremely special.

Thomson and Jo

I would like to thank you for everything you have prepared to present such a wonderful wedding to our family and friends. Both Colman and I were very impressed by your service. Thank you very much!

Colman & Cindy

Jacqueline is very professional and friendly. We are very grateful of the support throughout. Especially when we needed to arrange the wedding in a very short time. She is always kind and patient with us. Thank you, Jacqueline!

Alex & Alice

Jacqueline is a wonderful celebrant. She is highly professional, helpful and accommodating. I have witnessed her celebrant skills at two previous ceremonies prior to my own and she always conducts a beautiful ceremony which runs smoothly, has perfect English and Mandarin and which is entertaining for the guests. I would highly recommend her as a marriage celebrant!

Laura & Tom

我们的证婚人严老师真是没话说,幽默的风格又不失专业,从始至终全无冷场,各位准备结婚的朋友们,找她证婚,绝对能够让您满意!

Oscar & Kristy

感谢 Jacqueline 为我和丈夫的婚礼见证。由于我的英语不好,需要中文和英语的双语服务,她驱车 2 小时到我婆婆家里为我们见证。我喜欢中国传统文化,选择在婚礼上穿着中国旗袍,并以红色为主调,Jacqueline 为了配合我和丈夫 两人不同国家的礼仪需求也选择了旗袍,但以白色的圣洁配合我们。我很感谢也很感动!

Mr. & Mrs. Jackson

严老师的主持风格是温馨而感人的。还会根据我们的风格来搭配衣服以符合婚礼主题颜色。细节方面比我们还在意。很高兴有她,谢谢她的祝福,也祝福她事业顺利,身体健康!

Alison & Eric

Many thanks for your wonderful professionalism! Everything went to plan very smoothly - thanks to your considerable efforts behind the scenes... Your good humour and thoughtful touches were much appreciated! The bi-lingual ceremony was perfectly paced, and it was very well received by my English-speaking family and friends who now have a better appreciation of the beauty of the Chinese language.

Anthony & Jojo

Our experience with Jacqueline was exceptional. She is professional, considerate and a pleasure to do business with. With Jacqueline, you get high quality and great attention to detail. We highly recommend Jacqueline to our friends.

Qing & Steven

Jacqui was very helpful organising my wedding, she is lovely and has a good sense of humour on the wedding, I would especially recommend her to those who needs Chinese and English speaking celebrant, I was very lucky to find Jacqui as mine.

Aobo & Cillian

Jacqueline showed professionalism throughout the whole wedding process. She was very informative and helpful from the initial interview to the formal wedding ceremony. We are very happy with the result and Jacqueline's service. Highly recommended.

Dennis & Simy

Jacqueline kept the ceremony professional and engaging. Being a bilingual celebrant, it was great she can use Mandarin to explain important sections, allowing my parents to understand what was going on. We are very glad we chose her as our celebrant, 5 star service, we can't ask for more.

Kevin & Jasmine

We are so happy that we chose Jacqueline to be our celebrant for our special day. Jacqueline had everything in control and kept the mood light to prevent the bride from crying. The ceremony went perfectly because of her. Thank you so much!

Charles & Hailie

Very happy with how the ceremony ran, and very pleased with Jacqueline's professionalism and was also entertaining. Also happy that she was open and welcoming of including our extended family (Dr Angus the dog) as part of the ceremony.

Mario & Christina

Jacqueline is a great wedding celebrant. She provided great help through our wedding preparation. The ceremony was running smoothly. I would definitely recommend Jacqueline to my friends.

Craig & Crystal

Thank you for your service and everything went great on the day. We appreciate all your effort and happy to refer you to our friends. Thank you.

Andrea & Jimmy

We would like to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for helping us getting our wedding ceremony together.  You were fantastic both as an organiser (and keeping us organised) prior to the big day and as an MC/celebrant on the day.  Furthermore, our family and friends LOVED how vibrant and professional you were.  they also LOVED your beautiful voice and sense of humour.  I don't think our day would have been as fun and run as smoothly if we didn't have you as our celebrant!!! :)

Alice & Lawrence

We're so happy that we chose Jacqueline as our wedding celebrant. Being based in Hong Kong we never spoke to her or even saw her until one week before the wedding, however she really took the time to get to know us through by communicating with us via ongoing emails. Her response time to my emails was very prompt and her replies were of extremely high standard. Jacqueline has excellent insight, is fun and easy-going, and has a beautiful way with words.

Kenneth & Tracy

Jacqueline is very professional and nice to deal with. Not only she puts lots of efforts into her work, she also thinks for her clients (us) and did everything she could to ensure that everything goes smoothly and perfectly!

Ke & Ivy

Thank you so much Jacqueline for preparing such a wonderful wedding ceremony for us. The guests were very impressed with our bilingual approach! Thanks so much for all your help during the wedding planning - our situation wasn't straight forward, but you made everything really easy. You always replied to our emails in a prompt manner, and were always so helpful, friendly and professional. We can't thank you enough for making our dream wedding a reality. We will definitively recommend your service to all our friends.

Jason & Anna

I am very happy with Hsiao-Hui Yen's service as a celebrant. I especially liked that she gave me many options to mix and match the script, and that she dressed/presented herself very nicely on the day of ceremony. Her language skills for both English and Chinese are excellent. The script is well pronounced and well written for both Chinese and English. I like the fact that she made an effort to fill in the silence before the bride arrived.

Jack & Vicky

We are happy to have you as our celebrant. You provide a perfect service to us and our families and friends. Thanks for your consideration about the language requirement of our guests, about every single detail of our ceremony and many great suggestions to us. If we have friends who are about to have weddings in Sydney, we'd love to recommend you to them.

Tracy & William

Jacqueline was very helpful and friendly, and her warm sense of humour put us both at ease. She very kindly conducted the wedding in two languages so that everyone could understand.

Annie & Glenn

Jacqueline did our wedding, and she was fantastic. Just let her know what you are after in your ceremony and she will work with you to create it, that's her whole approach. We cut great lots out of the original ceremony suggestion and changed lots of stuff, and she was totally fine with us chopping and changing to suit us. Jacqueline is a nice lady and highly recommended.

Gina & David

Jacqueline, we were so pleased & satisfied with everything you did for our special day. You were truly the perfect person for your role and your guidance & assistance were invaluable. We can not thank you enough for the beautiful service you provided for us. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to our friends. Thank you! Thank you and Thank you!

Calvin & Jing

Everything is just perfect on the ceremony. Hsiao-Hui Yen is doing her best, and I am very glad that we invited her to be our registered marriage celebrant.

Nancy & Mark