Hi there, my name is Jillian Nogueira and I am a civil marriage celebrant...but I guess you knew that already.
That's why you're here right?
You may be recently engaged, or have been engaged for ages, or maybe there was no engagement, one day you just turned to each other and said, "let's get married"! And are now planning your wedding.
First off let me say, CONGRATULATIONS!! How awesome.
I hope you've had an amazing planning experience so far and I hope you have the day of your dreams.
In order to do that, you're going to have to assemble a team of legends. People who've got your back and want to see your day go off without a hitch.
I happen to be one of them.
"But, who are you lady?" I hear you say,
I’m an authentic, glass half-full, optimistic, storytelling, larger than life, plant hoarding, chatty, star gazing, book reading, deep conversation craving, hippy, comedienne, songstress, “too much” kinda gal who plans travel in my head constantly, who loves mix-tapes and wins every.single.costume party I’ve ever been invited to - it’s sort of my jam. I’m always trying to learn how to sew, I love Greek mythology, I used to travel the world working on yachts, I collect tattoos and I really want to be able to speak Portuguese (that's where my dad's family is from).
In September 2017, became a mama to the sweetest little babe who makes my heart explode into a million fireworks...and then did it again this year (Virgos for the win!).
When you hire me to conduct your ceremony you'll discover that I have a Canadian accent, because although I have lived in Australia for fourteen years, accents are for life.
Sometimes my hair is really curly and other times it's straight - thumbs up for versatility.
I’m engaging and warm and in case you’re into that sort of thing, I’m a Sagittarius, ENFP and I’m not your average wedding celebrant.
In truth, I’m not your average anything.
I believe that apart from all the legal stuff I have to do, being a wedding celebrant is essentially being a storyteller and man, do I love telling stories. Stories have so much power. They delight, enchant, touch, teach and inspire and on your wedding day can cast a spell and weave some amazing magic that will not only warm your hearts but will set the tone for the day.
The story of your love is a gift, not only for you but for your family and friends too.
I want to know how you met and when you fell in love and what your favourite things are about each other. I want to know what drives you crazy and what you couldn't live without and how you plan to spend the rest of your life together.
I really care about creating a moment that will last a lifetime.
A story of serendipity, and fate and of a love that stopped you in your tracks and made you think of forever.
Now that's a story I can't wait to tell.
Jillian, Danielle and myself would just like to say a huge thank you for being absolutely amazing at our wedding and keeping us calm on the day (me in particular). From the first time we met you we knew you'd be a great fit with your warm, positive energy which shone through on the day. We've had heaps of guest comment since on what a great celebrant you are and you really set the mood for a fantastic wedding day! Thank you again, we will be recommending you to everyone!
Pete and Dani
We've both agreed that the ceremony was our favourite part of the day!! It was everything we dreamed of and it all came together because of your help and guidance. You made everything so easy and it was so much fun catching up with you to organise everything beforehand. The ceremony was exactly what we wanted, it was warm and light and allowed us to just be us. Thank you for everything!!! We were so lucky to find you!
Lauren & Bear
The thing I love most about Jillian is that she literally ignites magic into the atmosphere around her.
She is effortlessly charming, witty & capture's the imagination of everyone around her with her words.
It's her wisdom of all things love; Jillian's beautiful view on marriage and the way she tells personal love story's like they need to be told.
I will never forget the huge effort she went to, to make my wedding day so special.
Our friends and family were crying, laughing and inspired by the way Jillian told our love story, we are forever grateful to this amazing woman.
Susy & Mitch
Jillian is the most genuine, funny and caring person ever! From the moment we met Jillian it felt like catching up with an old friend...we looked forward to meeting up and planning the ceremony over lunches! So much fun. The ceremony was perfect, it was so personal and loving and just absolutely everything we wanted it to be. We received so many compliments from guests afterwards on how amazing they thought Jillian was and how special she made the ceremony feel. We highly recommend Jillian to anyone wanting an unforgettable heartfelt ceremony.
Nicole & Daniel
From the moment we found Jillian’s page and read about her we both knew we not only wanted to meet her, but that we would want her to be our celebrant. From all the different celebrant pages/bios/testimonials we read we only ever had one we contacted and spoke to and that was Jillian.
From the first conversation we had with Jillian we knew we were in safe hands with somebody who was just genuinely excited about love, our story and us. Communication between us and Jillian was easy, rehearsal was a breeze and when it came to the day every went like clockwork and most importantly it was fun, it was sincere and it was exactly what Ness and I were after in our ceremony.
I can’t thank Jillian enough for the care and thought that she put into everything for us, she is just an amazing soul who cares about what she does and I hope as many couples as possible get to experience what Ness and I did.
Aron & Vanessa
Jillian made our day easy and wonderful to remember. Planning the day was overwelming for us and Jillian helped us plan our Wedding day step by step. We are so lucky to have had such an amazing person to share the day with. We would not change one second of the ceremony. It was the most perfect day. Jillian is highly recommended if you want love to be the focus of the ceremony. As we didnt want to write vows Jillian shared lovely stories of how we met and how we feel about each other which was something we really enjoyed and appreciated. Her caring and calming nature made the day so special and we are so thankful to her being there for such our wonderful day.
Maryam & Kevin
Wow, where to start.
If you’re looking for a genuine, fun, uplifting, celebrant; Jillian is your girl!
She made our wedding day so special and created the lovliest for us. I cannot praise her enough. James and I will always remember how special she made our day. Words can't describe how happy we are to have found her. Thank you for everything Jillian!
Larissa & James
What an amazing day with Jillian! We could not have asked for anything more for our ceremony! From our first meeting with Jillian, we just knew that she was going to be able to create the most magical celebration for us! And didn't she deliver!! Our guests have not stopped commenting to us how amazed they were with Jillian and what she created for us! We are forever grateful for being able to have the amazing Jillian marry us and set us on our journey of happily ever after! xxxxx
Amy & Nathan
Brisbane Weddings 2019 - $850.00
- a meet & greet where we get to know one another and discuss your ceremony
- completion of all necessary legal paperwork
- as much correspondence as you need to get everything right via phone, email or coffee dates (wines?)
- the use of my portable PA system for everything ceremony related
- a rehearsal ceremony in Brissy
Outside of Brisbane:
one hour of travel - $100.00
two hours of travel - $150.00
more than two hours of travel - priced on application
A rehearsal for ceremonies outside of Brisbane do incur a fee for travel. Priced as above.
Anywhere in Australia:
I look for any excuse to travel and will happily come to you. Please send me an email to discuss.
Brisbane Weddings 2020 - $900.00
I firmly believe in the civil rights of every person in Australia and voted YES YES YES!!!
Love is love.