Helen Twyman-Smith

Civil Marriage Celebrant

Hi, I’m Helen, a Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant residing in the beautiful shire of Wollondilly and authorised to perform wedding ceremonies anywhere in Australia.

My wonderful, crazy Brady Bunch family are the core of my being and like chicken soup to the soul. They are always teaching me something amazing and I’m so grateful for them.

Everyone has a rock and mine is my husband, Adrian. We previously owned and operated a couple of Blockbuster video stores in the Macarthur area where we built up many great customer and community relationships. Getting to know our customers, what they liked and then turning that knowledge into providing ‘second to none’ service became our passion and specialty.

This business model is something we grew from the ability to relate to and read people, so much so that our Mt Annan store was the last Sydney based Blockbuster to close its doors.

Prior to that my background was very strong in customer service and sales support for over 10 years with a multi-national company. In that time also being involved in committees that included, creating and running wellness programs, SIDS and Cancer fund raising and being editor of their ‘in-house’ magazine.

An ardent romantic and lover of creative thinking and writing places me well into the role of a Celebrant. Life has exposed to me many crazy, funny, romantic, ecstatic and heart breaking scenarios as it could possibly present and it’s thanks to these ‘life skills’ that my ability to empathise, laugh, cry and adapt can be applied to enhancing other people’s lives by bringing their wonderful love stories together into a ceremony, created and delivered with equal doses of thoughtful consideration, a little wit, and absolute grace.

Let’s do a chemistry check and see if I suit your ceremonial needs.

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Starting from $700

Hi there, I’m Helen, your Wollondilly Wedding Officiant, specializing in creating fun, light-hearted Weddings for any couple.

Not only will your ceremony include your personalised vows and all the elements you desire, but it will also feature the story of how you - as a couple, "ended up here today."

You can be assured that a complementary account of your connection when composing and narrating the story of your bond, will be fulfilled with thoughtful consideration, a little wit, and absolute grace.

That means rather than enduring an awkward formality, your celebration of nuptials will actually be one of the most enjoyable and entertaining parts of your event.

Contact me to arrange a ‘Chemistry check’ to see if I am the right fit for your ceremonial needs.

Proudly supporting marriage equality - Thanks for dropping by!

Starting from $500

Can your wedding still go ahead with all these restrictions?

Yes, is being my answer!...... with a much reduced guest count.

Why put your love on hold? Postponement is not your only option.

Elopements and Stay-lopements are now the new 'black' and many people are saying that the smaller ceremony is more personal.

Elope now and celebrate later!

Together we can create a very personal and intimate ceremony that will live in your hearts forever.

Starting from $350

As a Civil Celebrant I’m also able to perform Naming ceremonies.

A naming ceremony can be tailored to a format of your choice. It can be something simple such as a welcome to the world or perhaps formally, the naming of your child.

It is also an opportunity for you, family & friends to make important promises and commitments to your child, and for other important people in your child’s life to share in this special occasion.

Your ceremony will be tailored to your individual needs and tastes.

Starting from $450

As a Civil Celebrant I am able to perform Vow Renewals.

Vow Renewals need no explanation as they are just that, a renewal of your original wedding vows. This is the perfect way to commemorate a couple's love which has deepened as it has matured over the years or for the couple who eloped and now want to celebrate with family and friends, a small gathering or just the two of you.

All the makings of a wedding ceremony, without the legals.

Let's tailor make this special occasion to suit your individual needs.

Starting from $450

As a Civil Celebrant I’m also able to perform Commitment ceremonies.

Commitment ceremonies can have the look and feel of a wedding ceremony but without the legals. Rather, it is a public affirmation of a couples commitment to each other.

This ceremony would be based on the couple's individual preferences with all the same, wonderful elements offered in a legal wedding.

Reviews

Helen was an absolute dream to work with and to have officiate our special day. So accommodating, calm and professional right from our first contact. Helen captured our love story just perfectly and was so supportive in the creation process. All our guests mentioned how wonderful the ceremony was and how beautifully it was written. We highly recommend Helen to any couple who are looking for an absolutely gorgeous person to officiate their ceremony.

Alice & Ean 27/06/2021

Helen was amazing in every aspect and made our special day even more special than we thought possible. She invested in meeting with us many months before our ceremony so she could get to know us both as people and customise her delivery to suit our unique preferences. Helen was prepared at all times and supplied us with many options including written material, advice and also organised everything from setting up music, microphones and speakers on the day. Helen's delivery was so warm and lovely and made everyone very emotional in the best possible way. She is a lovely lady and we feel that we made the best choice possible and she comes extremely highly recommended from us. You will not be disappointed and if in doubt we would be more than happy to confirm the contents of this review verbally whenever required.

Michael and Antonietta xoxo - 07/05/2021

Helen was absolutely vital in the smooth running of our wedding day. She was always available, putting up with my countless messages and emails. She was truly interested in our couple story and put every effort in to making our ceremony unique and special to us, which really came up in our guests feedback of the day. She is easy going enough to curb the bride-to-be stress, but also extremely knowledgeable about the legalities of the ceremony as well as suggestions of minor details that make a huge difference to the impact and running of the day. We cannot thank Helen enough for everything she did to guide us in our marriage journey, despite COVID and all the indecisiveness and uncertainty that comes with that, she stuck by us and felt like a true part of our #bridetribe 😀 Truly blessed! The highest recommendation from us!

Kimberley & Krispin - 07/02/2021

Thank you so much Helen for everything you did for us , from the first day we met you at coffee we knew we wanted you to be a part of our special day. Your attention to detail is second to none. Up until right before the ceremony checking I (the bride) was okay to walk down the aisle even if it was in the pouring rain. We also loved the love story you wrote about us, its something we will always remember. We definitely would recommend you to our friends and family. Thankyou

Jamie-Lee & Liam - 20/03/2021

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