Sam is a warm, charismatic celebrant with an epic 4+ years of experience marrying people like you! He's known for creating memorable, light-hearted and fun ceremonies while seamlessly weaving the sweet stuff in there too! He will leave you and your guests in fits of laughter, with tears in their eyes, and in awe of how well he nailed your love story!

Sam has no trouble commanding a crowd and utilises his unique acting and communications experience to produce your ceremony. His delivery is very natural and calm, and your guests will walk away thinking he's your best mate.

"We cannot recommend Sam enough! He was there every step of the way and was super responsive to any query. We loved that we could call, email or text and he would be in touch within minutes! Our ceremony was a small, simple ceremony but Sam was absolutely perfect for it. I can't speak highly enough of him."

When booking Sam, you can expect to tap into his wealth of knowledge, having previously worked in a variety of roles in the industry as a wedding planner, MC, venue manager and musician. If anyone knows weddings, it's Sam! He will use this experience to his advantage, crafting a ceremony that's perfectly tailored to you, while providing knowledgeable advice on all things weddings. Sam prides himself on his flexibility and willingness to produce a ceremony that is the perfect reflection of you. You will work together throughout the ceremony planning process with input every step of the way.

Sam is inclusive of all cultures and embraces diversity.

With multiple 5-star ratings, you can be guaranteed that Sam is the perfect celebrant for your wedding day.


Hey, I'm Samuel! I have worked in the industry for over 10 years, so it was only a natural progression for me to move into Celebrancy, and I'm so grateful to have such a rewarding career. I have dabbled in acting in the past and if you look closely you'll spot me in 'Anzac Girls', 'Gallipoli', the Chinese TV drama 'Speed' and a couple of Toyota ads! It's this unique experience, teamed with my marketing and communications skills that help me produce and deliver such memorable ceremonies!

Mr Samuel James

Chief Memory Maker

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Get married at home with my Legals Only option!

If you're looking for a fuss free option and don't want to leave the house, this option is for you! Why get married in a drab city office, when I can come to you? If your home isn't your vibe either, that's cool, let's have a coffee or a bubbles at your fave local cafe or pub and tick off all of the legal parts of getting married.

This option is perfect for a no frills couple, who just simply want to be married!

Including my legal welcome, your legal vows and signing the certificates. There is no ceremony but if you've made it this far, then I'm sure that's not what you're looking for anyway! I will assist with the preparation and lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage, as well as all legal paperwork after the ceremony. Travel within 15kms of the Adelaide CBD is included.

Let's get you and your belle or beau hitched!

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Service Area Adelaide and Surrounds

Adelaide and Surrounds
Adelaide and Surrounds


My pricing varies from $540 for a short and sweet ceremony with limited personalisation, to $1280 for a fully tailored, unique and memorable ceremony.

I service all areas of South Australia! From the Barossa Valley, to the Adelaide Hills right through to Langhorne Creek and even Kangaroo Island! I'm happy to travel anywhere.

I have a huge range of outfits from casual linen shirts and chinos, through to my favourite black tux with bow tie! I am more than willing to work with you to coordinate my outfit to your theme and colours.

Yes! I provide a PA system for my Memorable Moments package. It has a wireless microphone, and the ability to play music via bluetooth or auxillary cable.

Absolutely! I look after everything including assisting you with the preparation of the Notice of Intended Marriage, signing the No Legal Impediment to Marriage form as well as the three Marriage Certificate's on your special day. I then lodge all of this to the Birth Deaths & Marriages office on your behalf.

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August 2021

Everything was perfect. Sam made us feel comfortable to ease our nerves and dressed extremely professionally. HIGHLY RECOMMEND

Stephen C.

Mr. Samuel James

Thank you so much for the kind words Stephen, it was a beautiful day!

June 2021

When my husband and I got engaged, the first thing I decided on was the vibe of our wedding. I wanted a very modern, new age, all-inclusive day. I envisioned a young male celebrant who would help us make the day our own. This initially proved very hard to find until I came across Sam! He is so down to earth, fun, fashionable and gave us the options and freedom to make the ceremony our own. He went above and beyond in his own time to help us do this by personalising the ceremony with words from loved ones and allowing us to change any legalities and old school "repeat after me" parts that weren't 100% required. Nonetheless, whether you are after traditional or not, I 100% recommend Sam and wouldn't have had it any other way! Thank you Sam for being a part of our day! It wouldn't have

Alex C.

Mr. Samuel James

Thank you so much for the review Alex, you and Lee were so fantastic to work with and the energy of your special day was amazing! All the best!

June 2021

Sam is the best. He made our day really special with a beautiful ceremony. We can’t recommend him enough. Sam! ❤️ We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so amazing. We loved our very much personalised ceremony and you made the whole process feel like so easy and stress-free.

Judit L.

Mr. Samuel James

Take me back! Thank you so much for the very very lovely words Judit - you and Tamas were a dream to work with.

March 2024

From the very moment we met Sam, we knew we had met the right celebrant for out. He made the process so very easy, relaxed and personalised. The amount of extra bits and pieces that Sam did for us to ensure our day ran smoothly was above and beyond and didn’t go unnoticed. From the very start of the day Sam made it such a relaxed and natural vibe - we had SOOOO many comments about how amazing he was. So natural, great humour, personable, engaging and the perfect amount of time speaking/legalities. He really set the scene and tone for the whole wedding. We honestly had the most amazing day and we wouldn’t change a single thing - it was just perfect. If you are looking to book a celebrant, all we can say is to stop looking right now and book Samuel James. From the bottom of our hearts thank you so much. - Mr and Mrs Langcake xx

Shannen L.

February 2024

Sam was absolutely amazing! He was so professional and organised throughout the entire process. Our ceremony was the perfect combination of funny, lighthearted and serious. We could not recommend Sam enough.

Yasmin H.

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How long does it take to get your official marriage certificate after the wedding?

Can't wait to change my name!

Mr. Samuel James

Hey there! Samuel here from www.mrsamueljames.com. Great question - and it really varies depending on which state you're in. I'm a South Australian based Celebrant and unfortunately we don't have an online portal to lodge our paperwork, we have to do it by snail mail! With Australia Post the way it is at the moment it can take a little while. The cool thing though is that the Births Deaths and Marriages office offers estimated processing times at this link - https://www.cbs.sa.gov.au/estimated-processing-times - not sure if other BDMs do that too? Would be worth checking it out!

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