About Us

Allow us to Introduce Ourselves.

Even though we are all about You and what you want for your ceremony, you may want to know a little about us as well!

We have made a life together of over 40 years and raised our 2 children to be great adults and now have 3 beautiful grandchildren as well. We are obviously committed to the institute of marriage!

In essence, we believe that your ceremony is an expression of who you are as individuals and as a couple. Both of us love sharing in the joy of marrying people and being part of your journey leading up to and including your special event. Generally, when you have one of us as your Celebrant you will also have the other one as well. We work as a team! Yes 2 for the price of 1! You have your choice of either a man or a woman to officiate while the other will be there to support all along the way.

Wedding Ceremony in progress with Deb and Shane carrying out the Rituals
Photo of Shane Kells - Male Marriage Celebrant

Shane

Although Shane has a background in Workplace Health and Safety Training and Assessing in the Earthmoving Industry, he became a Marriage Celebrant over 10 years ago and loves being part of your special day. The best part of the ceremony he says is “when I declare the couple husband and wife for the first time- it is a magic moment that only I get to declare, and I never tire of it! Sometimes I still get goose bumps!”

Music is a passion of Shane’s and he continues to sing with all his heart and glorious voice! He has worked consistently in a band, duo and solo for over 20 years and with some amazing artists as well including such names as, Phil Emmanuel, Mental As Anything, Joe Camelleri, Russell Morris, Brian Cadd, Glen Shorrock, The Radiators,  Kevin Borich, Normie Rowe, Stevie Wright just to name a few! He loves to sing, but even more to know that his audience is enjoying the music.  He aims to tailor his music to suit his audience to the best of his ability as he has an enormous song list and a variety of genres at his fingertips.

Shane has hosted and been involved with many events from large music concerts, fundraisers, community events as well as been the MC for many other events and Ceremonies. Shane also believes in giving back to the community and will regularly donate his time and skills to worthy causes like Leukemia foundation, Lions, Rotary, Volunteer Marine Rescue and other organisations.

As you can see, he has been in front of an audience for most of his working life and even in his spare time so brings with him confidence with a microphone and the ability to relate well with an audience. He is a great choice for Celebrant and if you require an MC and Entertainer, then he is your man!

Shane’s qualifications include:

Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy, (CMC)

Certificate IV in Training and Assessing 

Debra

For many years Deb was working with children in the area of Child Care but more specifically teaching and using the Montessori Method of Education.

She rose through the ranks and became the Director of the Centre and supported staff and parents while still teaching the children using this method. Still to this day, she firmly believes in the benefits of the Montessori philosophy and method of education. 

Deb often ran educational events for parents explaining Montessori and the benefits of a Montessori education for children or lectured at Tafe to students learning Child Care. She also volunteered her time and knowledge while she was on The Board for 2 Child Care Centres and 2 Primary Schools for several years.

While doing this, she became Life Coach and developed many skills especially while working with adults. For over 8 years, she volunteered her time with supporting in the areas of personal growth and became a “Logistics Leader” of teams who also volunteered their time for Various Seminars and Workshops.

Deb’s Caring  and gentle nature has taken her through the full spectrum of life from caring for and educating children to supporting adults at a very practical and deep level and now to the area of Aged Care where she is currently an Assistant Nurse caring for and supporting the elderly at the grass roots level.

Deb loves listening to you and finding out exactly what it is that you want and will do her best to help you create the ceremony that you want. She is a wealth of information and is especially interested in Personalized and Alternate Ceremonies that may contain Rituals like Sand Ceremonies, Hand Fastening, Butterfly Release, Crystal and Rock Ceremonies, Rose Ceremonies and others. She has done many of these types of Ceremonies as well as Traditional ceremonies too of course.

Photo of Debra Kells - Female Marriage Celebrant

Deb will support you by asking the right questions and help you gain clarity every step of the way in finding what YOU want from the first meeting right up the very special day. “There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the love and joy in a couple’s eyes as they celebrate their relationship and commitment with a personalized ceremony that is unique to them.”

Deb’s qualifications include:

Associate Diploma in Child Care (Ass DipCC)

Diploma in Montessori Education (Dip Mont Ed)

Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy (CMC)

Certificate III in Individual Support Specializing in Ageing (A.I.N.)

Life Coach (Real Education Certified Level III)

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Service Areas

South-East Queensland

Gold Coast to Gympie

Coastline to Toowoomba

Contact

Ph: 0419 646 369
info@celebrants2u.com.au

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