Ryan Black

5.0  ( 57 reviews ) · Gold Coast, Brisbane and Surrounding Areas (View Map) · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

Situated on the Gold Coast, Ryan Black is a fun, thoughtful celebrant and MC with an eye for detail. A "sucker for a good love story", Ryan enjoys crafting tailored ceremonies reflective of his couple's journey, with each magical ceremony balancing fun and emotion. Organised and hardworking, Ryan is the perfect person to tell your love story, with this wonderful celebrant adept at public speaking.

If you’re on the hunt for a warm, friendly, but professional marriage celebrant to officiate your wedding, you can’t go past Queensland’s Ryan Black. A Gold Coast local, this personable celebrant is exceptional at crafting beautiful wedding ceremonies that are as unique as each of his couples. 

A married man of 20 years, Ryan knows what makes an engaging ceremony: personalisation, confidence, and details, details, details. So first, Ryan will get to know you both over a hot coffee or sneaky wine to discern what makes you a one-of-a-kind couple. Then he’ll craft a fairytale-esque ceremony script that’s both emotional and entertaining - just what you want in a dreamy wedding ceremony.

“Ryan made both my partner and I feel so relaxed and made the whole process so easy. During the ceremony, he made everyone cry with happy tears as well as laugh. We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else standing up there on our wedding day. Ryan was super flexible and accommodating with what we wanted our ceremony to look like.” Madison

What you’ll love about working with Ryan Black for your Tweed Heads or Gold Coast wedding:

  • Ryan’s tailored ceremonies. Ryan knows there’s nothing staler than a copy-paste ceremony, which is why he creates custom ceremonies for each of his couples, with each ceremony combining sweet anecdotes, laughter, and - of course - the necessary legal aspects.
  • Ryan feels like an old friend. Ryan is a fun, laidback celebrant with a heart of gold. Charming and caring, he builds genuine relationships with his couples that last well after the ceremony concludes.
  • He can also act as MC. Ryan is known for his positivity and professionalism, two traits he utilises when acting as master of ceremonies for his couples. A charismatic man, Ryan will have your guests engaged and entertained throughout your reception.

Tell us 3+ things your couples love about working with you:

  • I have a relaxed yet professional approach to my work. I can get along with anyone and therefore act as an extension of my clients' friends and family for their wedding day
  • I make genuine connections with my clients to ensure I am able to tailor a ceremony that is truly congruent to them
  • I have a keen eye for detail and work well with other vendors 
  • I continue to build rapport established at the ceremony to the reception when I am engaged to be the master of ceremonies.
  • I like to stay in contact with my couples after their wedding day (should they wish to, of course) because I feel as though we have experienced something special together 

“Ryan made our wedding day so personal and spoke so eloquently. He was accommodating to all of our requests and made our day feel so special. I would recommend him to anyone!” Tomas


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It's planning season and I hope you're kickin' ass securing vendors that you want to work with on your speacial day. I thought I would bring some positive vibes with a special offer for the beginning of a new financial year by offering those who secure their date with me by booking before 31st of August 2024.


Personalised wedding ceremony - $1,590 GST

Personalised wedding ceremony & MC package - $2,190 GST


Please use the following link to book in a 'vibe check' where we can meet and discuss your ceremony ideas further:


https://calendly.com/ryan_black_celebrant_and_mc


Note:

- Notice Of Intended Marriage must be signed at least 30 days prior to your proposed wedding date

- Travel will be charged at a rate of $1.75 per/km for round trips greater than 150km's from my place of residence (Nerang, QLD)

- To secure this offer a booking fee of 50% must be paid by the 30th of April 2024

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Packages

Exclusive Offer
Personalised Ceremony

Package inclusions:

  • Initial consultation 
  • I will complete your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and share it with you for sign off
  • I am available to witness/sign your NOIM with you in person if you reside on the Gold Coast 
  • I will share my wedding scripts with you to help tailor a ceremony that is congruent to you
  • Unlimited contact via email & phone
  • Individual consultation on vows if needed
  • Choose my outfit for the day
  • Rehearsal ceremony
  • PA sound system with wireless bluetooth microphone
  • Customised wedding playlist to play while your guests are arriving and departing
  • Fully customised ceremony script for your wedding day
  • Full ceremony coordination with other vendors as needed
  • Lodgement of all legal paperwork completed and to appropriate Births, Deaths & Marriages
  • Couples presentation marriage certificate (Form 15) 
  • A personal link to my Dropbox images and videos shot on the day (taken with iPhone)
  • A complimentary ‘made to measure’ shirt by Oscar Hunt. Oscar Hunt are a leading tailor in Australia that I am proud to partner with

$1,490 +GST 

- Travel will be charged at a rate of $1 per/km for venues further than 150km's round trip from my place of residence (Nerang, Gold Coast)

- A deposit of 50% of the fee would confirm your date

Please feel free to book a Zoom chat where we can discuss things further if you wish, or simply get to know each other a little better. I like to call these a 'vibe check' and allows for plenty of questions and answers should you have more. You can do so via the following link:

https://calendly.com/ryan_black_celebrant

Exclusive Offer
Personalised Ceremony & Master Of Ceremonies Package

Package inclusions:

  • Initial consultation 
  • I will complete your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and share it with you for sign off
  • I am available to witness/sign your NOIM with you in person if you reside on the Gold Coast 
  • I will share my wedding scripts with you to help tailor a ceremony that is congruent to you
  • Unlimited contact via email & phone
  • Individual consultation on vows if needed
  • Choose my outfit for the day
  • Rehearsal ceremony
  • PA sound system with wireless bluetooth microphone
  • Customised wedding playlist to play while your guests are arriving and departing
  • Fully customised ceremony script for your wedding day
  • Full ceremony coordination with other vendors as needed
  • Lodgement of all legal paperwork completed and to appropriate Births, Deaths & Marriages
  • Couples presentation marriage certificate (Form 15) 
  • A personal link to my Dropbox images and videos shot on the day (taken with iPhone)
  • A complimentary ‘made to measure’ shirt by Oscar Hunt. Oscar Hunt are a leading tailor in Australia that I am proud to partner with
  • Discuss ideas regarding the running of your reception, and help formulate run sheet in conjunction with venue/events planner 
  • Be available to guide your guests in between ceremony and reception 
  • Master of ceremonies for duration of reception until agreed time 

$1,890 +GST 

- Travel will be charged at a rate of $1 per/km for venues further than 150km's round trip from my place of residence (Nerang, Gold Coast)

- A deposit of 50% of the fee would confirm your date

Please feel free to book a Zoom chat where we can discuss things further if you wish, or simply get to know each other a little better. I like to call these a 'vibe check' and allows for plenty of questions and answers should you have more. You can do so via the following link:

https://calendly.com/ryan_black_celebrant


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Service Area Gold Coast, Brisbane and Surrounding Areas

Gold Coast, Brisbane and Surrounding Areas
Gold Coast, Brisbane and Surrounding Areas

57 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

August 2023

Ryan Black is without a doubt the best celebrant & MC you will find! We were privileged enough to have him officiate and MC our dream wedding and WOW he went above and beyond! Ryan is professional, funny, understanding and wildly talented at what he does. He knows how to read a room, make people feel special and comfortable and honestly blew us away. Ryan thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for us!

Ashley H.

Ryan Black

All I can say is that the pleasure was all mine. Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. Your positive vibes gave me all of the feels. I greatly appreciate your kind words and wish your little family all the happiness and health it deserves. Big love.

April 2023

We cannot imagine our wedding without having Ryan by our side throughout it all. His preparation for the day started months in advance and he talked us through everything from the moment that we asked him to be our celebrant. His preparation style is unique and fun (no template questionnaires or boring forms!!) and allowed us to tell our story the way that we wanted it to be told. He gave us expert guidance at all times but still let us take control of the ceremony as well, so that it went exactly as we dreamed it would. We had so many of our guests telling us on the night and in the days and weeks after how good our celebrant was! I would not recommend anyone else to officiate your wedding. Thank you again Ryan!

Lachlan B.

Ryan Black

Mr & Mrs Bongers, You guys are absolute legends. Thank you so much for the kind words. It was such a pleasure working with you to create a memorable ceremony and reception. You two were so invested, and transparent with your story, during the writing process that it made my role a breeze on the day. I greatly appreciate your trust in me to not only officiate you ceremony but to MC your reception too. Your family and friends were thoroughly invested in your celebrations and it is a testament to you two and your little family. Congratulations again for what was an awesome day! Big love to you and the family.

February 2023

Ryan is an incredible celebrant, who’s refreshing authenticity and passion creating a wedding ceremony that is true to the couple is at the forefront of every conversation. His easy going nature is reassuring and every time we met it was like meeting with a dear friend. We personally loved how invested Ryan was in getting to know us as a couple and how to create a ceremony unique to our love story. Ryan made sure our ceremony matched our personalities, peppered with the perfect amount of humour whilst telling our love story in a meaningful and memorable way that had everyone laughing and crying simultaneously. Professional, reliable, creative and caring - Ryan is without a doubt born to be a celebrant and I highly recommend his services. Thank you for making our day so magical, we appreciate you so much! Love Nic & Brett Winterscale xxx

Nicolette W.

Ryan Black

Thank you so much for the love! I had an absolute blast with you guys, and I’m so stoked that I could play a part in your special day. I greatly appreciate your amazing review, and can assure you that the feeling is mutual. The journey of creating a ceremony that is truly congruent to the couple relies heavily on how much the couple are invested in the process. Your willingness to contribute ideas and be transparent in order for me to bring the story to life is greatly appreciated. Your family and friends were so invested in the day, and you deserve all the happiness in the world. Thanks again, big love.

July 2024

Ryan took great time and care to understand our story and provide some great advice on how to best enjoy such a special day with some beautiful tributes along the way. Highly recommend Ryan for anyone seeking a thoughtful, professional and bespoke marriage celebrant experience.

Cameron K.

Ryan Black

Mr & Mrs Kenna, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a joy to marry you and witness your beautiful families come together, especially during the sand ritual with your children. I am grateful for your amazing hospitality and wish you all the very best in your marriage. Big love.

July 2024

We had Ryan as our celebrant for our July wedding and he exceeded all our expectations. We had guests coming up to us after the wedding commending how well the ceremony was done and wondering where we found someone like Ryan. Most guests said they had never felt so included in a ceremony and loved all the personal touches Ryan brought. Not only did he ease all our stress and worry about the day in the lead up, but he made us feel super comfortable about something we obviously knew very little about doing. He told us little tricks to make the ceremony perfect, like how to hold a mic or where to put the rings and he even printed out our personal vows for a ‘just in case’ we forgot our booklets which was such a thoughtful touch. He made a conscious effort to step out of the frame for moments where he knew we would get cute couple pics at the alter and as our MC was family and we werent sure how comfortable he would be, Ryan assured us he would be a back up to the last minute to step in which put so much ease to our mind. He was there for when my now husband was at the alter ready to go and for when i arrived at the venue and was ready to walk down the aisle. He got in contact with the venue on his own accord and made sure the plans were all perfect. Could not find a fault in his work if I tried and would recommend him to absolutely everyone.

Jessica S.

Ryan Black

Mr & Mrs Hockley, Thank you so much for your kind words and positive review. It was a pleasure and an honour to tell your story and officiate your special day. Seeing the love you share and the joy among your family and friends was incredibly heartwarming. I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, love, and adventure together. Big love.


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How can I tell my sister her kids aren't invited to our wedding?

Hi there. We don't want to have kids at our wedding, but I also don't want to offend my sister. I adore my nieces but we want a particular vibe at our wedding. Any suggestions?

Ryan Black

This is a great question. Firstly, congratulations on deciding what you want on your special day!

Your wedding day is one of the few times in your life where you get to dictate exactly what you want. If you're wanting a certain vibe, and feel that it will be achieved without children attending, then that is all you need to say. Honesty is key. Tell her that you both want for everyone to be truly present throughout the ceremomy and feel that it can best be achieved without the possible distraction of children. Whether they be hers, or someone else's. 

I am an extremely proud parent, and absolutely love my kids, but trust me when I say that my wife and I love nothing more than going to a wedding kid free. It is an opportunity to let your hair down and have a great time. You may find that your sister will be more than supportive of your decision. 

I hope this helps. Happy planning and I wish you an awesome wedding day!

Hayley

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