About Susan

I am very happy to be celebrating over twenty years as an Authorised Marriage Celebrant.

My thoughts are with couples who are celebrating 20 years of marriage – one of my “husbands” from 20 years ago recently said to me “You gave us such a beautiful day.” I hope this is true for all my couples and am inspired to many more years as a marriage celebrant because of it!
Over the decades since being appointed by the Commonwealth Attorney General I’ve conducted hundreds of ceremonies – from intimate elopements to complex rituals, for neighbourhood friends to overseas couples. From them, I’ve felt privileged to develop an insight into what ritual means, and have been able to create a rich repertoire of ceremonies on which to base my advice on ceremony design.
Susan Artup with Groom

Weddings, Commitments, Renewal of Vows, Reaffirmations, Baby-Namings

Since 1995 I’ve seen many changes in the Marriage Celebrant Program, and, as a professional and experienced teacher, have trained many celebrants. In response to a growing demand for personalised ceremonies, I also facilitate the making of rituals for other occasions – commitments, renewal of vows, namings – or the creation of new rituals for new occasions. I’m confident I can make your ceremony the unique and significant event you hope for … I would love to meet you for an obligation-free chat or to answer any questions at all that you may have.

A New Era in Marriage Law

I am a foundation member of Australian Marriage Celebrants incorporated, the largest professional network of celebrants in Australia. As such I am constantly updating my knowledge of ceremony rites and marriage law as set down by the Department of Family and Community Services and the Attorney General. As a languages teacher it gives me great pleasure to be able to conduct ceremonies in French, German and Indonesian. I have a long history of conducting ceremonies for overseas couples and incorporating elements of other cultures and languages into my ceremonies.
Susan Artup conducting a wedding
Susan Artup

Celebrant in the Blue Mountains & Sydney

I know that finding the “right” marriage celebrant is an important part of planning your wedding day.

With over 20 years’ experience in helping couples create unique ceremonies, true reflections of their relationship, I would love to guide you in making the celebration of your commitment and the expression of your vows everything you have dreamed of.