A professional celebrant who is friendly and obliging towards all people using a sense of humour, personal attributes and skill.
Following my appointment by the Attorney-General of Australia in 1995, I have conducted 3000 wedding ceremonies. I get great satisfaction when performing all the varied duties of an Authorized Celebrant and being able to liaise with all types of people.
Celebrancy is the best job I have ever had and being 70 years young, life and ceremonies couldn't be better. It is a great feeling being a part of one of the happiest days in the life of the bride and groom and their families.
I am not a serious type of person but I do not tell jokes during a ceremony - I see the job of a celebrant, is to conduct the wedding ceremony in a thoroughly happy and relaxed atmosphere but at the same time with dignity and meaning. I strive to maintain a balance between the formal and personal aspects of the ceremony.
I am a member of the Association of Authorized Celebrants of Victoria, an organisation that demands a very high standard of quality and excellence from its members.
I provide the Bride and Groom with many choices of ceremonies for: introductions, readings, vows, rings, giving away, askings, tying the knot, cultural customs. Other ideas include; appreciation certificates for flower girls and page boys, background history of the bride and groom and introduction of the bridal party to the guests.
***Main photo - Celebrant cutting the wedding cake 45 years ago!***
After meeting John we knew we had an amazing celebrant who would make our day special. He was professional, organized funny. everyone attending our day thought he was awesome. John made our special day that much more special. I highly recommend him for your special day!
John was great. We wanted a relaxed and fun ceremony and that's what we got with John making things very relaxed and easy.
In the lead up he was very helpful and easily contactable.
Many guests said he was the best celebrant they had seen and we agree!