Joanna Grist


joannaCongratulations! Whether you are planning your Wedding, Renewal of Vows, Handfasting or perhaps a Naming Ceremony, I look forward to meeting you and creating with you a ceremony to suit your special occasion. I assure you a caring and professional ceremony, designed to reflect your personalities and styles that you will cherish for the rest of your lives.

Joanna has grown up surrounded by the beauty of celebrating Life, Love and Happiness. Her mother, Carol Astbury, has been a celebrant since 1974 and Joanna has wonderful memories of witnessing so many beautiful ceremonies. So it is no surprise that Joanna has chosen to follow her dreams and fulfil those dreams of couples ready to share their lives together.

Joanna was appointed as a Civil Marriage Celebrant in September 2004 and has very successfully conducted over 250 wonderful and memorable ceremonies.

Joanna and husband Roy, together with their two beautiful children, Jemima and Toby live on 5 acres of rural tranquillity in Oakford, Western Australia, only 30 minutes south on the Kwinana Freeway from the City of Perth, ‘Country living with City convenience’. Joanna is happy to travel to perform your ceremony. Whether it be to one of our beautiful beaches, up in the hills with breathtaking views or perhaps one of Perth’s botanical gardens.

Upon first meeting with Joanna, after completing the necessary documents, she will guide you through a variety of ceremony wording and poetry to therefore create the ceremony of your choice to suit you on your special day. Joanna likes to offer her couples the choice and opportunity to create a ceremony using their own wording, allowing you to show your true intentions and emotions.


Dear Joanna,

Thank you for making our day so special.

You made us feel so comfortable with your calm and professional approach right from the first moment we met with you. Thank you for taking the time to get to know us as a couple and prepare a ceremony that was the “perfect fit”. We had so many positive comments from our guests about how lovely the ceremony was . Your charming, warm and caring personality shone though in your delivery of the ceremony and was everything we could have asked for. We would be more then happy to recommend you to anyone who is looking for a great celebrant.

Andrew and Kirsten Hall
10th May 2008


Congratulations Kirsten and Andrew.

Thankyou for choosing me as your celebrant. I was very honoured to share your special day with you. I’m so glad you enjoyed your ceremony as much as I did. It was a beautiful day to share with a beautiful couple alongside your beautiful bridal party at a beautiful venue. I wish you all the very best of everything in your future together as Husband and Wife.

Love and Wishes,
Joanna Grist

Dear Joanna,

We have so many happy memories of our wedding. Thank you so much for a special ceremony. Your professionalism was appreciated and your warmth helped to create a very personal and beautiful ceremony. We have had a lot of comments about what a lovely service you performed. It was great to have someone involved who really wanted to make the ceremony special for us and our friends and family. A special thanks for giving us a rehearsal prior to the wedding, without that, it might have been very muddled! Rest assured that we are more than happy in recommending you to any of our friends who decide to marry. Thankyou Joanna, we had such a magnificent day.

Warm regards, Josephine & Chris

Hi Joanna,

We would like to express our absolute gratitude. We knew when we had first spoken and again after you welcomed us into your lovely home that you were the perfect celebrant for us. You explained everything in such detail which calmed our nerves and gave peace of mind tremendously. Your ceremony booklet was brilliant and really helped direct us in creating and expressing the perfect choice of wording we dreamed of sharing with each other. Your caring, helpful advice together with your experience as a celebrant shone through and made our wedding ceremony exactly what it was, Our Perfect Day ~ The Best Day Of Our Lives.

Thank you so so much. Best wishes, Anna & Brad xx

Hi Joanna,

We want you to know how wonderful you made us all feel on our wedding day. Not only were Mark and I impressed with your dedication and obvious love of what you do, your caring and kind approach within your presentation on the day was impeccable and noted by all. Thankyou also for your wonderful suggestion of including our children in the ceremony. It was a very special moment and we knew as you have two beautiful children of your own that your wording was true and heartfelt. Our children really enjoyed taking part in the candle ceremony and have bonded even more so now we are all together. Thankyou again for giving us such a lovely memory to treasure.

Kindest regards, Julie and Daryl

Hello Jo,

Our feelings of gratitude are so strong, you were absolutely wonderful ~ warm, natural, professional and caring. Thankyou for helping to make the day, and the day’s leading up to, so special for us. All the best, I hope we run into you again some time.

With warmest wishes, Belynda & Gordie.

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