Australia's most popular marriage celebrant, Melbourne-based John Byrne has more than 3000 wedding ceremonies to his name and there isn't a type of ceremony or situation he hasn't handled.

John, who has been in the business for more than two decades, is known for his professionalism and stress-free weddings, but also his fun and friendly attitude.

Hug181cABOUT MEI am a professional celebrant, who is friendly and obliging towards all people, using a sense of humour, personal attributes and skills to remove most of the stress from the ceremony.

I have conducted over 3000 wedding ceremonies. I get great satisfaction when performing all the varied duties of an Authorized Celebrant and being able to liaise with all types of people.

Celebrancy is the best job I have ever had and, being 73 years young, life and ceremonies couldn’t be better. It is a great feeling being a part of one of the happiest days in the life of the bride and groom and their families.

I am not a serious type of person, but I do not tell jokes during a ceremony – I see the job of a celebrant is to conduct the wedding ceremony in a thoroughly happy and relaxed atmosphere, but at the same time with dignity and meaning. I strive to maintain a balance between the formal and personal aspects of the ceremony – basically I work for the bride and groom.

What my clients sayI have the privilege of being the family celebrant for many families, here is what some of them have to say:

Thank you so much for the amazing job that you did at our wedding on 22nd September. To step in 2 days before the ceremony was fantastic and you made our ceremony so fun. Everyone commented on how fabulous you were. Thank you! Lots of love

Felicia and Ben

All our guests have been talking about how great and entertaining our ceremony was. It was emotional with tears of joy and, of course, laughter. It was exactly what we had imagined and best described our personalities. You had made my husband and I feel relaxed and comfortable throughout the entire ceremony.

Zalihe & George