WEDDINGSOver 3000 and all of them great.
Some ceremonies have had upsets and minor distractions but with my experience over 20 years I can solve 99% of the problems that arise.

For example:

(1) Alsatian as the ring bearer spies a rabbit and takes off and comes back during the reception.

(2) A beach wedding – the tide comes in and the bridal party and guests need to be rescued by the State Emergency Service in dinghies.

(3) Hot Air Balloon ceremony – the balloon tipped over on landing and we all fell out onto fresh cowpats.

I have the privilege of being the family celebrant for many families, having officiated at 15 ceremonies for one family (marriage, namings and funerals).

PROCEDUREAfter initial contact has been made by phone or email, I interview couples at my home in Warrandyte on Sunday mornings or during the week if Sunday is not convenient. We sit down for an hour and at the end of the hour they will know all about wedding ceremonies and the various items they can have in the ceremony and also a lot more about me.

If they wish to use me as a celebrant, couples then sign a document called a Notice of Intended Marriage and take home a big stack of homework in order to work out the ceremony they wish to have. Couples bring that ceremony back to me for a second interview 2 – 3 weeks before the big day and that’s when we do all the final arrangements.

Summary Contact Celebrant
1st Interview as soon as possible
2nd interview 2-3 weeks prior to ceremony
2-3 rehearsal sessions


A celebrant should always

  • Act in a thoroughly professional manner at all times
  • Be friendly and obliging to all sections of the community
  • Value human relationships – particularly the marriage relationship
  • Have a high standard of presentation and dress
  • Have a sense of humour
  • Use style and confidence to deal with all persons on the day
  • Remove most of the stress from the ceremony
  • Reject their own importance – know their place