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Hearts are Bound By: Rev. Shannon Mackay

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I am the Founder of Pleasure Island Wedding Professionals.  We are a group of Local Wedding Professional, brought together by the love of weddings, bound together by professionalism!  
A group founded specifically for professional wedding vendors South of Monkey Junction, to better serve the needs of brides getting married on our beautiful beaches. Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Fort Fisher, Bald Head Island, Southport, Oak Island, Holden Beach, North Carolina 



"A Wedding Ceremony is such a special moment…. two people in love stand before their families and friends and speak the promise of love they have held privately in their hearts. It is an honor and a privilege to share this sacred time with them and until that moment no one really knows how extraordinary it truly is. What passes between a couple invisibly as they marry is Magic!" "My commitment to every couple who chooses me as their officiant is to do everything possible to help make their wedding the extraordinary experience their union deserves. My many years of experience as a wedding photographer and officiant have given me invaluable insight about the wedding day and what helps make a couple feel comfortable and secure. "


I have over 20 years of experience and during that time have helped coordinate many weddings. This experience has given me the sensitivity to help create a more stress free day for everyone.


I have a unique gift of using the sound of my voice to create an atmosphere of warmth and peace and make each ceremony a profoundly moving experience.


I am happily married to the most wonderful person in the world soul mate, as you soon will be, too. I can truly speak from my own experience that there is such a thing as marital bliss, mine being my biggest inspiration for my work as a Wedding Celebrant.

Customer Testimonials




We wanted to thank you so much for helping to make our wedding ceremony perfectly ours. We really appreciated all the flexibility we had to create what we wanted and loved your encouragement and support. Thank your for being both laid-back and inviting in your approach. Also, we thought that you were wonderful during our actual ceremony and appreciated that you made it about us the whole time rather than you (we have been to some weddings where this was not the case). Overall we were just so happy & blessed to have found you - we got many compliments on the ceremony, and you played a vital role in that. Thanks again


~Lisa and Joe


P.S We wanted to give you the name & number of our caterer and our reception hall because both were Fabulous and would be great recommendations.


Sawmill Grill (Charles): 910-620-7001


American Legion Post 129: 910-547-4785 or (Matt)910-431-5321

Thank you so much Shannon for marrying us. Your such a nice person! And thank you for letting me get ready at your place. Our wedding was wonderful:~)


Again, Thank you!!


Jessica & Quillian Schrock


Dear Shannon and Scott,


Thank you so much for performing our ceremony. It was beautiful and a lot of our family complimented it. It meant a lot to us to have you guys there. Thank you again. Maybe you can do Trimmer's wedding next year at Karen's house, it's becoming a tradition!



~Kevin and Sarah Sanderson


Dear Shannon,


Thank you very much for your help and participation in our special wedding day. It was a day we will never forget. We were blessed to have found you. Take care and God Bless you and your family.


~Tyler and Brittany Mosko


Hey there Shannon!!

Hope you had a nice week. John and I wanted to send you a quick note thanking you for your amazing officiating last Friday at our wedding! Soooo many of our guests commented what an exceptional job you did and how personal, sweet and thoughtful the ceremony was. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I have attached a few photos (also posted on my Facebook page) that I thought you may want as you continue to grow your business. Thank you again for everything and we are so grateful!! Take care!!

~John and Kristin Roser


I am so happy, and its all to you for the happiest day of my life..your so awesome.and I will be forever greatful to you.thank you ~Selene Andrade

It was so good to say hi to you, I just want you to know you really made our day special. You were relaxed, friendly, sweet and took the most perfect pictures of our day. And I am so thankful for that. Alot of people have different experinces with wedding vendors and we are so thankful we found you... and you are... an angel. We really mean that. You did so much for us and we really want you to know from the bottom of our hearts- thank you! You are very tallented!

Hope you have a beautiful day, :)

Holly & Patrick


Dear Shannon,


You did an excellent job of capturing every aspect of our wedding. Before, during and after the wedding service we felt you worked hard to include all of the people and events that we valued so much, and you did it in a way that was unique to us and our wedding. We now have an absolutely wonderful collection of photos which represent some of our best memories.


-Matthew and Jennifer Vik

Dear Shannon and Scott,

This is the very first thank you note we will write following our wedding. You both were such a powerful surprise to us that we wanted to extend our hands, then applaud you both. The wedding plan was always a work in progress. We underestimated the importance of some items, and obsessed about others. At the last possible moment the two of you appeared, like savvy veterans who knew of your own importance. Thank you for your skills and your commitment to excellence. You are now friends whom we will never forget.

jeff and lisa zarzynski

Hi Shannon,


Yes i got the email, i loved your work, it was amazing! The other day i just got the DVD of my parents stuff it was so good! I was crying, again! I sent my mom some of the pictures, shes still in Hawaii on the honeymoon and will be back tomorrow, and she was so happy! I would love to contract your company for my wedding, i just have to wait for my mom and jeff to get back home! Thank you so much for everything!



We LOVED Shannon! I'm so glad we were able to spend our wedding day with her.  Oh, we were so pleased. Compliments to Shannon and her husband. They were so nice and fun the whole night.




I just wanted to say a huge thanks to you, Shannon and Scott. Everything went beautifully at my wedding on April 21st. And Shannon and Scott were amazing! I got so many compliments
I hope everything has been going well for you. And again, thanks again for everything!

Take care,


We just wanted to thank you for the most perfect day that we could of ever imagined!!! i will deff recommend anyone to you that would want a beach wedding!!! will send you some pics!
thanks again and have a blessed day!
April and Kevin Wilkins

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Hearts are bound by:

Shannon Mackay - Master of Ceremonies

Carolina Beach, NC28428


Founder of: Pleasure Island Wedding Professional Group


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