Fun weddings: Get to know Lynette Maguire

About me

Lynette Maguire CMC JP Qual
Doing my thing! Marrying gorgeous couples on the Sunshine Coast, Bribie Island and north Brisbane

It’s no surprise to anyone that I just love what I do.  Marrying my gorgeous couples, with all the planning and excitement, just doesn’t get old.  In fact, it's what a lot of people mention to me - that they can tell I love what I do because I enjoy myself so much.

When I first started as a celebrant 16 years ago, I came up with the tag line ‘making weddings fun’ because I have an upbeat personality and a wayward sense of humour and I wanted to be as authentic as possible (especially when I realised how much ‘plastic’ is in the industry) – now all the celebrants say they do fun weddings.  I’m the original, baby!

I don’t mind, imitation is the greatest form of flattery.

I specialise in upbeat, modern ceremonies and I just adore my couples.  No two weddings are the same just as no two relationships are the same, and I just love creating ceremonies that honour those differences. 

And we all get to have a few laughs along the way. 

I LOVE being a celebrant - it's not a job for me, it's my social life (I know this makes me sound like a loser, but if you read on, you'll see why I just love my couples and my weddings - I'm super busy with other stuff).

I love a good red wine (and to be honest sometimes a dodgy red wine is okay too), chocolate in most forms, a really good coffee and fresh healthy food.

I'm big on getting to know my brides and grooms and not being a stranger on your day. I have some pretty cool ways of getting information about the two of you (no stalking involved) that can be used in your ceremony, so your wedding is actually about you - not something that's been nicked from the internet. It's important for me that when you both stand in front of your friends and families, you feel comfortable and cruisy - not "OMG! I'm making a d%^* of myself.  Get me out of here".

That's why it's important that you pick the right celebrant.  If you don't, you're likely to get a ceremony that suits the celebrant - not you.  I promise I won't give you a ceremony that's "fluffy and cheesy" when you're not that sort of couple.  If you are a 'loved up' couple and you'd like lots of emotional stuff - well I can make the lovey dovey stuff just gorgeous too!



When I'm not marrying people, I teach at the University of the Sunshine Coast and I graduated with my Doctorate in 2015 - so I'm now Dr Lynny. My doctoral thesis was, "Is social media enabling an increase of narcissism and violence in teens?"  (Hint: the answer is yes lol). 

I'm Chief Executive Officer of national charity, My Wedding Wish, and we gift weddings around Australia to couples battling terminal illness.  Check us out and join us on facebook.

On top of being a marriage celebrant, I run Elope to Australia, and can pull together elopement packages in most areas of Australia which is pretty cool. 

I'm married to my wonderful Kenny (wow! 20 years in 2020) and we've recently moved to Banksia Beach on Bribie Island so I'm now a Sunshine Coast marriage celebrant, a Bribie Island marriage celebrant and a Brisbane celebrant - and of course other random places.  Just ask.

Lyn was absolutely amazing on our wedding day. She put so much thought and effort into our ceremony, it was just what we wanted and it was beautiful. She was hilarious and fun, and made everyone feel comfortable, and made sure everyone was a part of our ceremony in a special way. I would HIGHLY recommend Lyn, she cares so much about her couples and has some AMAZING ideas for making your ceremony a little different than every other one and to make sure it's memorable -100% love her!!!

Nicole and Cedar