Gathered Here Today with Phillip

(3 reviews)
Service Area
Melbourne and Surrounds, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula
Business Hours
By Appointment
Average Pricing
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Let's create your day of love with someone that loves all love.

I'm Phillip Gurney, passionate, detailed, fun and most importantly a lover of love! 

Oh and that up there, that's me holding the brides hand before I see her at the top of the aisle - just some last minute reassurance this is gonna be magic!

If you're looking for a celebrant that's going to bring the ease of planning, lots of heart and uniqueness to your ceremony then you've stopped by the right place.

With a background in Live Performance as well as Event Management, Gathered Here Today grew from a passion for all things wedding, an eye for detail, meticulous organisation and enjoying the masterful coming together of creativity, style and LOVE!

Let's start your wedding journey together. I'm here to bring your words, ideas and style (and a few of mine for good measure) to fruition and am ready to make your dream day a reality.

No two ceremonies are the same so let's make yours no exception and orchestrate your special day!

Gathered Here Today offers tailored ceremony packages for the level of service and involvement you desire:

-Ceremony Styling
-The Legal Bit Only (Elopement)
-On-the-day Coordinator
-Master of Ceremonies
-First Dance

Get in contact today to start tailoring your perfect day! 



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Questions and Answers

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When should I start to think about booking a celebrant?

When planning a wedding (no matter the size), generally after you've locked in a date with a venue, securing a celebrant is the next step. Celebrants can already have bookings 6-18 months in advance. 6 months is a comfortable time to start building a ceremony. Remembering also that the Notice of Intent to Marry must be submitted a minimum 1 month before the big day.

How do I choose who signs as our witnesses?

Witnesses can be any 2 people that are 18 years or older. Witnesses simply sign the registry at the conclusion of the spoken part of the ceremony, prior to the announcement or introduction of the couple as newlyweds and an aisle recession. Choosing family or friends is often a nice way to include others that are perhaps not in the bridal party but that you would like to have a small part in your ceremony. Alternatively it’s most common for the Maid of Honour and Best Man to be witnesses. But it’s entirely up to you.

What does your service include?

You have several options: 

Standard celebrant service includes up to 3 in-person meetings, unlimited contact (phone or email) as well as a free 30min initial consultation to see if we all vibe, PA system if required, on site rehearsal 48-24 hours before and submission of all paperwork.

Elopement (legal bits only) service includes 1 in-person meeting, unlimited contact (phone or email), as well as a free 30min initial consultation to see if we all vibe, submission of all paperwork. A short ceremony with a gathering of up to 10 people.

Premium celebrant and ceremony package includes in addition to the standard service, 2 more in-person meetings if required, and any of the following: staging and styling of ceremony site (backdrop, archway, aisle markers, decor), inclusion of a custom or ritual like a unity candle lighting or dove release, live music, signing table, petal tossing and supplier referrals. Price upon consultation

In addition to being your celebrant, other services include reception MC, first dance teacher and on-the-day coordinator - this is often a great way to ensure everything beyond the words spoken runs smoothly. 

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Can we write our own vows and decide what we would like in our ceremony?

Absolutely! You can write as much of it as you like. There are a couple of things that legally need to be said to deem the marriage officially solemnised but otherwise it’s your ceremony. I have sample scripts of poetic words, readings, vow examples and plenty of resources for you to utilise and help structure your ceremony. I’m here to guide you through the creative process or am happy to write something for you with your approval.


(3 reviews)
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19 May 2020

Sandra and I were married by our friend Phillip in a small intimate elopement in the Rose Garden at St Kilda Botanical Gardens. What a great day we had, his words were taken from the sky, he made us cry and remembered when we met at high school. I can say nothing but thanks again to Phillip for making the happiest day of our life so memorable. 1000% recommended!

Gathered Here Today with Phillip  

Being a part of your ceremony that was simply just about words of love and promises was truly humbling.

11 Jan 2020

We were fortunate to have Philip as our marriage celebrant but even more fortunate to call him a friend. As a celebrant we really appreciated his professionalism, down to earth approach and most importantly making us feel totally relaxed on the day. Since we were based overseas, Phillip was our go to for everything leading up to the wedding as well. His sense of style and efficiency for planning (all-in-one package) worked perfectly for us.

Gathered Here Today with Phillip  

It was an absolute pleasure and honour to be a part of and create your very beautiful day with you!

25 May 2019

Our Vow renewal was one of the nicest of surprises in my life time and it took place in such a wonderful environment with all my family and friends together for my 80th birthday. It was a surprise to everyone actually. Phillip and Victor couldn’t have chosen a better time. The service Phillip gave us was incredible and he took me back to my wedding day of 61years ago. I am so blessed and grateful for the thought and time he put into officiating such a special vow renewal.

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