GEM Professional Celebrancy

5.0  ( 3 reviews ) · Melbourne / Gippsland / Lakes Entrance and beyond (View Map) · Show Phone
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GEM Professional Celebrancy, Victoria, is perfect for bespoke and memorable ceremonies. With over 40 years of people-focused experience, Graham offers personalised services for weddings, commitment ceremonies, cultural weddings, and vow renewals. As an LGBTQIA+ inclusive marriage celebrant, he ensures a perfect balance of formality, humour, and love in every ceremony.

GEM Professional Celebrancy is a premier Marriage Celebrant service based in Traralgon, Victoria, servicing West Gippsland through to and beyond the Lakes Entrance/Gippsland region. Graham Madin, a registered celebrant and member of ACMCV, brings over four decades of people-focused experience to his craft. With his expertise, attention to detail, and by really listening to clients, he creates bespoke ceremonies for all weddings, commitment ceremonies, cultural weddings, and vow renewals. 

As an LGBTI+ inclusive celebrant, he ensures all clients receive services tailored to their unique vision. Graham works closely with clients at every stage of the ceremony process, from your first meeting, through the creation of your ceremony and its final delivery for your special day. He also has a vast knowledge of traditions and rituals, which he incorporates into ceremonies to make them even more special. Whether you're looking for a traditional wedding ceremony or a commitment ceremony, GEM Professional Celebrancy will exceed your expectations and make your wedding day unforgettable. Contact GEM Professional Celebrancy today to learn more about their services.


What you'll love about GEM Professional Celebrancy

  • Personalised approach: Couples will love Graham's personalised approach to creating their ceremony. He takes the time to get to know his clients, understand their preferences, and incorporate their unique ideas and traditions into the ceremony. His attention to detail ensures that every aspect of the ceremony reflects the couple's personalities.
  • Expert guidance: Graham's vast experience in creating and presenting ceremonies is evident in his expert guidance. He provides just the right amount of assistance and advice to his clients, ensuring they feel comfortable and confident throughout the process. He also offers insights on traditions and 'thinking outside the box' to create a unique and unforgettable ceremony.
  • Inclusivity: As an LGBTI+ inclusive celebrant, Graham welcomes and embraces diversity. Couples will appreciate his commitment to respecting, including, and valuing every client. 


Highlights of working with GEM Professional Celebrancy

  • Vast experience
  • Bespoke creations
  • Formal & laid-back options
  • Celebrates life events
  • Attention to detail
  • Inclusive


My name is Graham Edward Madin, (GEM) & GEM Professional Celebrancy is my business. I am a registered Professional Marriage & Civil Celebrant, a member of the ACMCV & ERA SMC, I'm lgbtqia+ inclusive & love my job. I am Gippsland based, living in Traralgon, Victoria, however may travel anywhere in Australia for you. In my laid-back style, I create bespoke ceremonies with your input, with the aim of your guests telling you, how 'You' your ceremony was! GEM... so the good times are remembered!!

Graham E. Madin


Easy Weddings Special Offer

Save on Ceremony packages for Feb and March 2024

I still have several weekend dates available in February and March 2024 and pretty much your choice of midweek dates available.  The following packages are only available until 9pm on 30 December 2023.

If you want a Registry Style Wedding, (Couple & 2 witnesses present only - no other guests present.) Package cost $500 - save $275. Package includes:

  • A minimalist Legal Ceremony conducted at my home in Traralgon.
  • I apply for your Births, Deaths & Marriages 'Official Marriage Certificate' on your belhalf.
  • Use of my Arbor if desired.
  • If you do not have a Professional photographer attend, 10 to 15 'non-professional' photos will be taken during the ceremony & supplied electronically & unedited to you within 7 days of the ceremony.
  • Please quote "Easy Weddings Registry Style Package 500" when booking your 1st appointment.

If you want an Elopement Style Wedding(Couple, 2 witnesses & maximum 6 other guests present onlyPackage cost $600 (plus travel fee may apply to some areas) - save $275.

  • A minimalist Legal Ceremony conducted at my home in Traralgon. (If you want this ceremony held elsewhere, no problem, but travel fee will apply if more than 50km from my home.)
  • I apply for your Births, Deaths & Marriages 'Official Marriage Certificate' on your belhalf.
  • Use of my Arbor if desired.
  • If you do not have a Professional photographer attend, 10 to 15 'non-professional' photos will be taken during the ceremony & supplied electronically & unedited to you within 7 days of the ceremony.
  • Please quote "Easy Weddings Elopement Style Package 600" when booking your 1st appointment.

If you wish a full Traditional and Bespoke Wedding ceremony in February or March 2024, do not delay in contacting me please, these take considerably more time to prepare and time is running out. Package cost $1000 - save up to $575 plus all travel expenses. Package includes:

  • A Traditional and Bespoke Legal Ceremony conducted in Melbourne, Phillip Is, the Yarra Valley and anywhere in Victoria east of them, including right through Gippsland.
  • I apply for your Births, Deaths & Marriages 'Official Marriage Certificate' on your belhalf.
  • Use of my Arbor if desired.
  • Please quote "Easy Weddings Bespoke Package 1000" when booking your 1st appointment.
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Service Area Melbourne / Gippsland / Lakes Entrance and beyond

Melbourne / Gippsland / Lakes Entrance and beyond
Melbourne / Gippsland / Lakes Entrance and beyond


This depends on what you want.  Even the cheapest type of Wedding, a Registry Style ceremony, has some cost options.  The only way that I can give you a realistic quote is for you to contact me and tell me what you want, with the services and options that I offer.

Yes, this is mainly the type of ceremony that I prepare.  Whether is a Traditional Wedding, a Child Naming or other ceremony, I love making every ceremony exactly what you want it to be!

We have our first meeting at my house in Traralgon and it takes around 2 hours.  Not only does this time together, plus the information that I get from you at the meeting give me a very good idea of what you want, but I have spent some considerable time creating a 'Getting to know you' document, that I give each of you to complete independently after you leave, then return it to me ASAP after the meeting and before I commence creating your bespoke ceremony.

Next, I email you both drafts of the ceremony at strategic stages, during the preparation of the Wedding Script where I get feedback and if required, futher information from you.  I send these drafts in MS Word format, so with some boundaries, I allow you some direct editing onto the draft to send back to me, that I can transfer to the Master document. 

Finally, I have you approve the final draft of the ceremony script.  This means, not only do you know what is in the document, but you have approved it as what you want delivered as your ceremony.

That's easy.  In our Service Agreement (our contract), I have written into it that I will only take instruction from the bride and groom, not anyone else, including parents.  It is your day, not theirs, so any input from them must come through you to me, not directly to me from them.  Should they come directly to me, they will be referred to you by me anyway!

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May 2023

I couldn't sing Graham's praises enough. He guided us through every step of the process and created a truly personalised event. You could sense his passion and care in every detail and he provided a lot of insight into how things could be best run based on his expertise. Our wedding would not have been the same without his guidance.

Tara M.

GEM Professional Celebrancy

Thank you Tara for your kind words and review. Preparing and delivering your ceremony for Cam and yourself was truly a lot of fun for me. I hope that you both enjoyed your day as much as I did, because it means that you both had a wonderful day.

May 2023

We highly recommend Graham as a celebrant, we received so many compliments on how smooth, funny, romantic and gorgeous our ceremony was. He gave us exactly what we wanted, as two anxious people he made us so comfortable and delivered the most elegant, light hearted yet funny and relaxed ceremony. He takes care of everything from the moment we had the initial meeting until the big day, he made everything run just so smoothly. We couldn’t Thankyou more Graham, we will forever be grateful to you.

Taylor I.

GEM Professional Celebrancy

Thank you Taylor for your wonderful review, I truly enjoyed working with John and yourself and I'm over the moon that you both enjoyed your ceremony.

May 2023

My partner and myself recently used GEM professional celebrancy for our wedding and found Graham to be nothing but professional and welcoming. We found him to be more like a friend then a celebrant but also very professional and easy going in every aspect of our wedding. 5 stars all day long......

Jason B.

GEM Professional Celebrancy

Thank you for your wonderful review Jason, I'm glad that you and Bernadette had a great day and enjoyed working with me, I'd give you guys 5 stars as well if I could! :)

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What does a Celebrant do with NOIM form before/until the wedding?

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Before the ceremony: I have a seperate document wallet for each of my couples. Once the NOIM is created by me on the Births, Deaths and Marriages website in your presence, then printed and signed by the couple and myself, aka "received" by me, I place it into the document wallet created for that couple, then file it in my locked filing cabinet until I require the file for use. It is returned to the locked filing cabinet when I finish with it, on each occasion.  This provides security for the document and for my couples, as it can never be lost or mixed into another couple's file and as a Celebrant who cares about the privacy of all my couples, your privacy is guaranteed by this method.

On the day of the rehearsal & of the ceremony: I will bring that couple's document wallet with me, ensuring that if there are any changes to the couple's details, that I can legally update the NOIM before the ceremony, then fully complete it for lodgement with Births, Deaths and Marriages on the day of the ceremony.

What tasks does a celebrant perform?

What are some of the things we could lean on our celebrant for, apart from the actual ceremony?

GEM Professional Celebrancy

As a Celebrant, I see my role as being 'everything' for your ceremony, then beyond if YOU wish.  With a laid-back, yet organised and easy to work with style, I provide you with a comprehensive 'Welcome Pack' at our first meeting, and as we go through it, we get to know each other so that I may create your perfect bespoke ceremony and you will have confidence in me.  I give you confidence that I will create 'that' perfect ceremony, that I will include your input and will support you both, from our first meeting by giving you sufficient information and advice about the process and confirm that I am available to you, to access any time.  I will seemlessly work in any special requests that you may have or require, help or advise you to write your personal vows and answer any questions that you may have.  It's my role to overcome any difficulties that may crop up before (or even during) the ceremony and even give you idea's on how to include someone extra in your ceremony.  I will offer other advice and optional extra's such as; being MC for your Reception, applying your your official BDM Marriage Certificate on your behalf and even hiring props such as a decorated arbor, to further enhance your day or to take away other stresses you may have about your upcoming ceremony.

For your ceremony, a rehearsal is included, plus I supply my P.A. and microphones, my covered signing table & chairs, all the legal paperwork submission and a pen, even a paperweight for outdoor ceremonies if the wind is blowing.  I play all your ceremonial music, unless you have a singer / band / DJ to do so.  I also deliver your ceremony as inconspicuously as possible, so I am not in all the photos of your special day and where appropriate banter with your guests if you wish a fun and laid back ceremony.


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