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Greentree Ceremonies - Philip Greentree

4.7  ( 3 reviews ) · Hunter Vineyards | Port Stephens | Newcastle | Lake Macquarie | Central Coast, Sydney & Elsewhere by · Show Phone
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A professional whose knowledge & experience takes the load off your shoulders. Australia's widest-range of ceremonies. I believe it's all about you having fun!

Philip Greentree is an experienced full-time professional celebrant & Australia's original Scottish celebrant. 

  • His knowledge & experience take the load of your shoulders.
  • You get what you want: all with genuine professionalism tinged with a touch of humour;
  • Philip is renowned for ensuring his clients and their guests are at ease.
  • He long ago learned not to take himself too seriously.
  • It's all about you having fun!

 Why Is He Australia's Unique celebrant?

  • For Scottish weddings he dresses as a Laird of Glencrannog.
  • For Celtic, Pagan, Earth-centred & Wiccan ceremonies he dresses as the Druid.
  • For formal or after 5pm he will wear his dinner suit.
  • For conventional weddings you choose between a plain suit or his stole of office over his suit.
  • Extraordinary PA system: battery powered; up to 8 wireless mikes.
  • Exceptional resource manual of 400 pages
  • All props supplied (table, sand kit, ring cleansing kit, stone, wind-proof lantern, lectern, sword etc.

Additionally Philip's extraordinary range of ceremonies includes:

  • Conventional;
  • Metaphysical/ New-Age Spiritual
  • Ancient Scottish;
  • Celtic/Pagan/earth-centred/Wiccan;
  • Orthodox incl: Greek, Serbian, Macedonian, Armenian etc;
  • Buddhist;
  • Chinese traditions;
  • Handfasting based ceremonies for which Philip is regarded as the Hunter Region's handfasting professional. Offered in  various formats including single, double and truly spiritual 6-stranded formats.
  • Same-sex Commitment Ceremonies.

3 reviews 4.7 Write a Review

April 2018

Our ceremony was pagan orientated. My husband loves history so Philip spoke a little about the history of weddings in that era and explained what each ceremony meant. Our guests loved it and we revived a lot of compliments on how unique and customized our wedding was.

Candice M.

July 2015

Phillip was funny and Professional and was a great celebrant.

Quentin S.

October 2013

Philip was fantastic as expected. He was very thorough in his preparations with us and is a true professional. He made our ceremony a unique experience enjoyed by both us and our guests.

Roxana H.

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Can we still marry if my partner has an expired visa?

Greentree Ceremonies - Philip Greentree

Yes. Imigration status has no bearing on the right to marry.

can i ask my celebrant to mention marriage equality during the ceremony?

I'm still looking for one- but this is really important to me

Greentree Ceremonies - Philip Greentree

Of course I can. However, I can't stress highly enough that the requirement for us to read the definition of marriage aloud is not negotiable. It is required and must be adhered to. However, once that is done, I will willingly read the following words on your behalf. At several of my weddings there has been a resounding round of applause at the end....

"groom_name and bride_name have asked me to read the following statement to you. They have very consciously decided to marry and legalise their relationship in this marriage ceremony, but they are also very conscious that there are others in our community, who in spite of  the same love and devotion are unable to have such a legal ceremony. In their view, and in the view of many others, in a just world, marriage would be available to all regardless of their sexuality.

Bride_Name and groom_name fully support this ideal and live for the day when all their family and friends have the same privilege.”

who walks me down the aisle if my dad is no longer with us?

Greentree Ceremonies - Philip Greentree

Anyone can escort you down the isle.  Some couples think the escort is a legal requirement. It isn't. I find it quite common for mothers, or grandfathers to escort the bride. It is also not unusual for a bride to have no escort.

If you want to honour your late father, I have found a candle lit in a wind proof lantern is an effective way of remembering one's father.

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