Shiney Lee Hensby - Byron Bay Marriage Celebrant
Weddings & Elopements
My approach with couples is friendly, warm, and down to earth.
As your celebrant I am devoted to ensuring you feel relaxed and confident throughout the whole experience of getting married and that you have the ceremony your heart desires.
I have had the good fortune of being a celebrant for 12 years and have facilitated over 200 unique weddings and elopements in the Byron shire,up and down the east coast Bali and Thailand .
I am able to guide you with ease through the creative, practical and legal aspects of your marriage, and offer a wealth of material and suggestions, to assist with your vows, readings, and offer some beautiful marriage rituals and traditions that add elements of interest, meaning and fun to your ceremony.
Every couple and their story is unique and as such, deserves a personalised and vibrant ceremony to suit their particular taste and to share and celebrate that with their guests.
Whether it is sophisticated or simple, spiritual,earthy, or fun and light-hearted… I ensure you that your ceremony will be engaging and interesting, delivered with sincerity and charisma (smiles, laughter, and tears, but definitely no yawning).
Your ceremony will contain the magic that love inspires, implanting a smile in your hearts, and a memory of one of the most treasured days of your life.
I have experience in International weddings and elopements and am happy to provide you with information and steps necessary for having your marriage recognised in the country of your origin.
Servicing Byron Bay and surrounds. I am also happy to travel to other destinations.
A Little About Me As well as being a mother to two lovely young men, I have a background in teaching yoga and music, and also as a vocalist and composer. Through these avenues I have learned empathy and valuable people skills, along with the ability to write creatively and speak with confidence and charisma.
My service includes a state-of-the-art, battery powered PA to ensure your guests hear and feel part of your ceremony.
“Where to start? I happened to meet Shiney by chance and I do believe it was meant to be. After meeting, I stumbled upon the recommendations online and previous bride’s experiences and all I can say is this: no whimsical paragraph can give this beautiful woman justice. Meet her. Her warmth and loving heart and real passion for what she does speaks for itself. Shiney is one in a million; a genuine angel, who did, in fact, make our day everything I’d hoped it would be. So I can’t simply write how fantastic she is… just meet her once and the magic will capture you, too. – Mr & Mrs Wes and Bea Adalian xo”
We were married by Shiney on the 12th Nov 2018 at Figtree Restaurant. And all we can say is WOW! It was a destination wedding for us and we selected Shiney based on her bio and reviews from others and boy are we glad we did.
This lady is so full of warmth, love and kindness and oozes charm, calming energy and support. She made the ceremony so full of love combined with laughter that our guests have not stopped raving about it.
Shiney made the day feel perfectly like ‘us’. There were tears of happiness combined with laughter, fun, warmth and she contributed such a genuine human element full of life and spirit.
Quite simply she is fun, cool and able to instantly connect with you.
In only a brief time she perfectly understood us, what we wanted from the day and then executed a beautiful ceremony. We didn’t want it to end and wished we could do it all over again.
Do not hesitate in choosing Shiney for your special day.
Thanks Shiney for helping us to become wifeys. It’s a day we won’t ever forget and you will always hold a special place with us
Renee and Jen
We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect celebrant! Shiney managed to capture the very essence of our relationship and our wishes for the wedding ceremony to the tea! She was so easy to work with, made us at ease with the whole process and to be honest we simply felt honoured to have her as an integral part of our special day! Xx Lydia & Dave UK
Shiney is not just a wedding celebrant... like her name suggests she is a light, warm and loving soul. Her relaxed, calm and friendly nature had us instantly knowing she was the one to share our special day. Her unique ideas and carefree manner made bonding and planning our day a breeze. All our friends and family adored our ceremony which was perfectly crafted to who we are, with a gorgeous "love story" that bought tears and laughter. By the end of our wedding experience we had a special bond and a beautiful new friend. Jenna & John Harper xx
Dear Shiney, In our hearts we hold a special place for you which will be with us both forever. From our first contact through to our special day you were so amazing. You have something so very special, you brought excitment, calmness, fun, joy and most importantly love and friendship into our lives at such a special time. There is not one thing we would change, and most special was having you as our Friend in Marriage, your certainly not just a Celebrant. To connect with people as you do is such a gift. Forever Together Xx Sharon and Troy
Dear Shiney, What can I say? ...You totally blew us away! We both just loved every single minute of the ceremony, it was the highlight of the day. Thank you for blessing us with your special sparkling energy in the ceremony. It truly was magical and would not have been the same without you. XXx Heather and Marty Pye
Shiney, Thankyou for all of your help, guidance, and creative ideas for our special day. Having you as our celebrant was an absolute blessing. You brought warmth and passion to our ceremony, ensuring we savoured every moment of this beautiful ritual. Your energy is peaceful, kind and loving. Thank-you for being part of our Magical day! Kaylah, Tobi and Sunny xoxo