About Steph

A little about me

Hey there!
Firstly, thanks for stopping by.

I’m Steph (Stephanie Carnell) and I am the face behind Sealed by Steph. I proudly became a Newcastle resident 11 years ago when I moved from Central West NSW to study at the The University of Newcastle. I hold a bachelor degree in Early Childhood and Primary Teaching and a certificate IV in Celebrancy.


I have been married to my high school sweetheart for over 6 years and am a Mum to two beautiful children. I am very family orientated and love being out and about with my loved ones. You will usually find us at a local cafe or taking the kids on new adventures and finding new activities. I also enjoy cooking and spending quality time with friends.

Why did I become a Celebrant?

When my second child was born I decided I wanted to start a business just for me, doing something I loved. I loved everything about planning my own wedding and wanted to reignite this passion. I enrolled in my celebrancy course and on completion, started ‘Sealed by Steph’.

My husband and I had our own wedding in the beautiful Hunter Valley (Lovedale Chapel & Tamburlaine Organic Wines) and I am so excited to explore many more venues our region has to offer.

I genuinely care about making sure your ceremony is personal and a day you will remember forever.

Want to know more?

I would love the opportunity to discuss your ceremony. It’s important you connect with your celebrant and that’s why I offer an obligation free meeting for you to see if i’m the right celebrant for you.


Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Steph x

Always happy to go above and beyond to make your day perfect!
(Even if that includes carrying your photographers backpack, looking after your belongings, spraying you with mozzie spray.. you name it!)