Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

(3 reviews)
Service Area
Melbourne, Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Berwick and surrounding areas.
Business Hours
9am to 8pm weekdays
10am to 6pm weekends
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If you want a celebrant who will make you feel like a million bucks on your wedding day, look no further than the brilliant Barbara Beames. She's warm, friendly and makes it an absolute pleasure to plan any style ceremony — whether casual or formal with all your favourite traditions. Barbara Beames has been trusted by 900+ couples and is recognised as one of Melbourne’s top celebrants.

A highly experienced and trusted wedding celebrant, Barbara is a warm, fun and bubbly wedding officiant who takes great joy in crafting your wedding ceremony just as you'd like it. Her many 5-star reviews reflect this, with customers testifying to how easy Barbara is to talk to, her fun personality, and her ability to conduct a beautiful and personal service. A firm believer that each couple’s story is entirely unique, Barbara is a proud advocate that each couple’s ceremony should be personally tailored.

“Barbara did a fantastic job. Only had to meet once before our Wedding Day, and it felt like Barbara knew us like the back of her hand. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a celebrant. Thanks again Barbara” Bryce T 

What services does Barbara Beames offer?

Conducting all services with care, compassion and great attention to detail, Barbara offers celebrant services for all marriages, including same-sex weddings. She's also available for other important life events such as vow renewals and naming ceremonies. Her gift of perfectly matching phrasing and emotions to that of the individual couple, paired with her welcoming humour, ensures your ceremony is one that flows effortlessly and is memorable to all. Imagine a heartfelt service that is uniquely yours.

What you can expect when you book Barbara Beames for your wedding:

  • An experienced celebrant. Barbara Beames has officiated more than 900 wedding ceremonies of all sizes and styles.

  • Humour. Barbara’s services are warm and heartfelt, combined with a good dose of humour to keep things bright. 

  • Creative input. Barbara has officiated hundreds of weddings, spanning a wide range of cultural requirements, styles and guest list sizes. She's excellent at suggesting what will work well (or not) and has plenty of modern and traditional ideas up her sleeves. 

“Barbara made our wedding experience stress free, she was so hilarious to deal with and made our wedding so personal. We couldn’t recommend her any higher, she is a fabulous celebrant who made our wedding day as magical as can be” Belina Meyer 

Highlights of working with Marriage Celebrant Barbara Beames:

  • Free wedding rehearsal. As a rehearsal is included in the planning process (subject to availability of the venue), this is a wonderful opportunity for you and your wedding party to practise how the ceremony will happen on your actual wedding day.

  • Suggested readings. Barbara sources readings (religious and secular) and quotations which you can use for in your ceremony or just for inspiration.

  • Paperwork. Completion and lodgement of all required wedding documents.

  • General help. Unlimited consultation and guidance by telephone and email.

  • Sound system. A high-quality PA system can be provided with your wedding booking.

“Barbara was amazing from day 1 of planning our wedding, we had no idea how to go about it and having Barbara there for support made the entire experience stress free and fun. The entire experience was so easy, and the day ran so smoothly, we were able to enjoy ourselves without stressing about anything. We got many comments about how lovely, friendly and funny our celebrant was! Thank you so much, Barbara, and we can’t wait to have our baby girls naming ceremony next year with you. Extremely recommended!” Caitlin G

Easy Weddings Special Offer

Complimentary white wedding folder to keep all your important papers together.

Offer applies to all couples booked through easy weddings.  Its a great way to keep your wedding plans and paperwork in check.

Congratulations to you both on the most exciting news of getting married.  I would love to be a part of your special day.  Warm regards from Barbara.

Questions and Answers

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How far ahead should we book our wedding celebrant?

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

You must book your wedding celebrant at least one month ahead and no longer than eighteen months away from your wedding.  It is a really good idea to contact me sooner than later as some wedding dates on the calendar book up very quickly.  A big congratulations from me about getting married!  I would love to be a part of your special day. leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  How exciting for you both.  Barbara. 

Do I have to have a passport to get married?

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

No, if you have a birth's certificate and a drivers licence that will be fine.

We would like to write our own vows is that possible?

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

Yes of course you can, I can give you a sheet of vows as a guide to get you started.

Can I involve my friends and family in the wedding?

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

Yes there are many ways you can involve everyone, you can have someone take you down the aisle, hold the rings, do a reading just for a start.

We were wondering if you do a rehearsal?

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

Yes a rehearsal is included in the price, they can be a lot of fun.


(3 reviews)
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30 Sep 2021

Barbara was really great to work with. She made our ceremony laid back and entertaining and I couldn't fault her.

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant  

You were both easy to work with as well, we had a lot of fun. Thank you so much for your lovely review. Your wedding was just beautiful and relaxed which is exactly what you wanted. Thanks again, Barbara.

15 Mar 2021

so kind looked after everything dindnt need to ever stress shes absloulty lovely

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant  

Thanks heaps for your kind words, so glad that you didn't need to stress about your upcoming wedding. Thrilled to bits, barbara.

17 Jan 2020

From start to finish Barbara made this process as easy and relaxed as possible, she has an amazing personality that shines through and her dedication to her role means you are assured of getting the very best Celebrant for your wedding, nothing was to much trouble and we highly recommend her services, she is excellent and you will be glad you picked her.

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant  

Thank you so much Louisa and Gavin, your wedding was just beautiful. You looked gorgeous in that lovely dress. It was a lot of fun being skyped to your relatives in the U.K. Gavin you did such an amazing job organizing the wedding from so far away. Well done. It was a pleasure to be a part of your beautiful wedding. loved it.

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