Easy Weddings Marriage Celebrant Melbourne

Cameron Houston - Celebrant

5.0  ( 2 reviews ) · Melbourne , Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Surrounds (View Map) · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

Hello, I'm Cameron Houston, your trusted Melbourne Marriage Celebrant. I'm here to make your wedding day the loved up and laughter-filled best day of your life. I'm not just a celebrant; I'm a romantic, a storyteller and your partner in creating a magical, meaningful and occasionally mischievous marriage ceremony.

I've been told my warm and accommodating approach ensures that your wedding ceremony is a beautiful reflection of your culture, beliefs, and, most importantly, your love for each other. I understand that every love story is unique, and your wedding day should reflect that uniqueness. 

Whether you're dreaming of an intimate gathering or a grand celebration, my expertise, humour and personal touch will make your wedding a day to remember. With a commitment to inclusivity and marriage equality, I'm here to celebrate love in all its forms.

What previous clients have said they loved about working with me for their wedding:

  • Calming Presence and Gentle Humour: I will keep you grounded and calm on your big day, keep your freinds and family entertained without stealing the show and allow you to enjoy every moment without stress.
  • Attention to Detail: I will ensure that your wedding is not only beautiful but legally binding. I'll de-mystify the legal requirements and walk you through the paperwork in a way that makes the complicated easy.
  • Personalised Ceremonies: I will collaborate closely with you to create a ceremony that reflects your unique love story and beliefs, while also striking the appropriate balance between having a plan and being in the moment.

You can feel relaxed and confident knowing I am:

  • A warm, creative Marriage Celebrant 
  • Super organised and will keep you on track before, during and after your ceremony
  • Very experienced working in front of large and small groups
  • Flexible and completely transperant about pricing options
  • Culturally sensitive and a supporter of Marriage Equality

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Location

Service Area Melbourne , Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Surrounds

Melbourne , Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Surrounds
Melbourne , Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Macedon Ranges, Mornington Peninsula and Surrounds

FAQ

One year is a good rule of thumb. It might be a little further ahead in peak wedding season (Autumn and Spring) and a little shorter if you're planning a wedding in the depths of winter, but a year is there or thereabouts. I also have fewer Friday weddings booked than I do Saturdays or Sundays as a rule, so that makes Fridays more available.

That said, I occassionally get postponements that result in random dates becoming available at shorter notice, so you never know, if you think we'd be a good team, let's talk and your date just might be available.

There's very little that you have to do or say at your wedding.

I am required by the Attorney General's Department to say what's called The Monitum, which outlines that your wedding is a serious legal undertaking. You will both have to say your legal vows. These are only about 20 words long, and I'll guide you through them as a "call and response" to help you get them right.

The rest is up to you. You can write vows and say vows, or not. You can exchange rings, with you or me saying something as you do, or not. You can have readings or rituals or ask for the blessing of family or friends, or not. That's the benefit of working with a Civil Celebrant; it's your big day and my role is to help you create something that feels personal and reflective of you as individuals and as a couple.

Absolutely!  I'm completely agnostic in terms of including rituals or elements of faith, culture or philosophy in your ceremony.

This is your wedding day and it will be way more meaningful if it reflects who you are and the communities you are part of. I can step in and out of the spotlight as required to allow others to lead the rituals or if you brief me, and they don't require any particular authorisation, I can lead you through them.  We'll talk through all of that in the planning process.

My home turf is Melbourne, the Dandenongs, Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and the Macedon Ranges. Travel in this region is included in my standard fees. But you know what, if you have somewhere special in mind outside these areas, let's talk about it. There will be an extra fee for travel if it's further afield from Melbourne and obviously if it's somewhere completely exotic, you'll need to cover travel and accomodation costs, but every idea is worth a conversation.

Not everyone loves speaking in front of others or is accustomed to projecting their voice, but your guests have joined you on your wedding day so they can bear witness to your love and commitment, and that means they'll be disappointed if they can't hear a word anyone is saying.

Don't worry though, because part of our planning will be to assess the acoustics of your venue, the number of guests expected and who has speaking parts, then equip ourselves accordingly. If we need them, I have two Bose S1 Pro speakers and a range of Rode and Seneiser handheld, boom mounted, lapel and headset microphones for me, you and anyone who needs to be heard. I have the lapel mics in both black and white, so we can discretely wire you for sound. Everything can run off batteries, so there's no problem if you're outdoors or somewhere power isn't readily available.

They're going to love every word!

What are you wearing? No really, that will be my guide.

I'll try to look like I belong at your wedding, without disappearing into the wedding party. It's a function of being a celebrant that I own a couple of black tie options, a range of suits, jackets, and waistcoats that mean I can go coastal, rustic, cocktail or formal. I still know how to tie a bow tie, and a regular tie without being fixated on wearig either. You can guide me on colours (or no-go colours) to work with your bridal party and I'll accomodate you where I can. I tend not to do dress ups, so if you want me in an Elvis costume or a medieval friar's outfit, I'm probably not your man.

Part of our planning will be to ascertain the general "vibe" of your ceremony and then I'll turn up looking the part.


2 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

February 2024

Working with Cameron was an absolute pleasure, from our very first meeting he went above and beyond to make our wedding ceremony everything we ever dreamed of. We reached out to Cameron very last minute due to some unfortunate circumstances, perhaps 6 weeks before the big day, and he was on it from the very first call. Making sure we met every deadline and prepared everything official so the process was super easy for us. His attention to detail and personalised approach made our ceremony truly unforgettable. All out friends and family commented on how well he seemed to know us and our love story. Highly recommend contacting Cameron to chat about your upcoming wedding!

Ella W.

Cameron Houston - Celebrant

Thanks Ella. It was such a pleasure to work with you and Adam leading up to and on your wedding day.

September 2023

We wanted the ceremony to sparkle in all the right places and marvellously, Cameron delivered. He guided us when needed, reassured us when needed and told our story, so beautifully, to all of those that matter to us. Cameron was the reason we were both so calm on the day

Emma S.

Cameron Houston - Celebrant

Thanks for your kindness Emma. It was genuinely a joy playing a role in that special day for you and Michael.


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What can you say other than life partner and husband and wife?

wondering if there are any other ways to describe each other in our ceremony other than life partner, or husband and wife?

Cameron Houston - Celebrant

For your legal vows, which are required by the Attorney General's department, you'll have to choose between "husband/wife" or "spouse". For the remainder of your ceremony you are free to call yourselves anything you like, although it's worth landing on something that clearly distinguishes you as a married couple and not just a couple. If you don't want to use Husband and Wife, you could use Life Partner, as you say, or "partner in life" or "partner in marriage " or even the technically correct but somewhat unromantic "spouse". The alternative is not to label yourself at all. Your personal vows might say something like "I take you forever" rather than "I take you as my husband/wife" and it's only a tradition, not a requirement to be pronounced as "husband and wife" (or anything) at the end of the ceremony.

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