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Paul Cochran - Your Celebrant

5.0  ( 13 reviews ) · Statewide Victoria, Geelong, Melbourne, Daylesford, Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Mornington Penin · Show Phone
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Is your dream wedding ceremony relaxed and fun? Paul Cochran Melbourne Marriage Celebrant is the professional wedding celebrant for you. This Melbourne marriage celebrant focuses on curating a personalised service with elements of fun and the right amount of formality. You can trust Paul to guide you through the day with ease!

Selecting wedding ceremony services is an essential part of wedding planning. Paul Cochran understands that many couples feel nervous when preparing for the event, so he always ensures a lighthearted atmosphere. Though a wedding day is a milestone, it doesn’t have to be stressful!

A key aspect of Paul’s service is that he never double-books wedding celebrant packages. When you agree on a date, you can rest knowing that Paul won’t need to rush away from your wedding to get to another. He’s your professional wedding celebrant for the entire day! 

Paul also provides an experienced roadie, (at no extra cost to you!). Deb, his awesome wife, runs the sound system during the ceremony as well as calming the groom’s nerves, wrangling the flower girls & page boys, coordinating with the venue staff, photographer & videographer. Deb makes Paul look and sound great…you’ll really appreciate her presence.

Paul is also more than happy to work with music. Though some marriage celebrants in Australia don’t, Paul can incorporate music before and during the ceremony to ensure it meets your vision. With his high-quality sound system and wireless microphones, anything is possible. 


What you can expect when you work with Paul Cochran

When you book a wedding with Paul, his wife, Deb, can also help. As part of the wedding ceremony services, Deb can help with any coordinating, photography, and general behind the scenes action. Like Paul, Deb is highly experienced in the ins and outs of wedding proceedings, so you can trust her to help the day move smoothly. 


What packages does Paul offer? 

Paul offers two different wedding celebrant packages. The Simple & Stylish Elopement Package starts at $480, and the Personal Customized Wedding Ceremony Package starts at $840. 

Both packages include:

  • Any necessary government information 
  • Lodgement of legal paperwork
  • A commemorative wedding certificate
  • Personal planning meetings before the big day

All services will adhere to Melbourne marriage celebrant regulations. Allow Paul to take the legal stress away from the day! Find out more about the marriage documentation in your consultation.


Highlights of Paul Cochran Melbourne Marriage Celebrant:

  • A celebrant service without pressure. Paul makes sure that the ceremony is relaxed and joyful, avoiding any extra worries. It’s a day to celebrate love!
  • Unlimited communication. Understandably, many couples have a lot of questions pre-wedding. Paul is here to answer them and guide you through the process with ease. 
  • Signing table and chairs. Paul can bring a decorated signing table and chairs to 
  • complete the ceremony if needed.
  • Rehearsal services. Paul is available for rehearsal ceremonies to ensure the day goes without any hiccups.
  • No double bookings. When you book Paul, he’s yours for the whole day.
  • Hand-crafted ceremony copies. Make sure you remember your day with a timeless copy of your ceremony.
  • Experience and passion. Paul has years of experience as a public speaker and Master of Ceremonies. 
  • A choice of services. Alongside wedding ceremonies, Paul also offers a renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies. You can also decide between two different wedding celebrant packages.



I'm a popular Victorian marriage celebrant who has been leading happy couples through their wedding ceremonies for the last eight years. I've been married for thirty years myself and Deb works at our weddings as my "roadie", playing the music, keeping the groom upright and relaxed, (well almost), and wrangling the flower girls & paige boys...we are very much a double act! The most common post-wedding feedback that I get is how relaxed I made the couple feel before and during the ceremony.

Mr Paul Cochran

Business Owner

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To help you to remember your amazing wedding day, I provide you with a personalised Marriage Candle with your names and the date of your wedding inscribed. Every year on the anniversary of this special day I encourage you both to light your candle, order a pizza on Uber Eats and crack open a chilled bottle of bubbles. You'll thank me later!!!

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  1. Most quality Celebrants are busy, so please book me as soon as you have decided on your date, time and venue.
  2. Organise an appointment with me to commence planning the ceremony.
  3. Your Notice of Intended Marriage' (NOIM) needs to be completed no less than one calendar month and one day prior to marriage but it is strongly advisable to complete this with me as soon as you have decided on the date and time for your ceremony. I will supply you with a copy to complete upon confirmation of your booking or you can go on-line to download a copy.

You are required by law to fill out a ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ (NOIM) form which must be received by your marriage celebrant no later than one calendar month and one day prior to your marriage date.

You will need your birth certificates (originals) and evidence that any prior marriage has been dissolved by either death or divorce. If either of you have been divorced or widowed you will need to show your celebrant the original Divorce/Death certificates. For divorce, a copy of the Decree Absolute can be obtained from the Family Law Court in the State where the Marriage was dissolved. (please note - this only apples to Marriages dissolved after 1975). For Marriages dissolved prior to 1975, a copy of the Decree Absolute can be obtained from the Supreme Court in the State where the Marriage was dissolved.

Also provide your Deed Poll/Certificate of Name Change, if your name has been changed other than by previous marriage. Photocopies are not acceptable and if any of your certificates are not available, you should contact the Registrar of Births, Deaths & Marriages for advice.

You can download the NOIM from the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages, complete it exactly as instructed on the document and bring it with you to our meeting, together with the above documentation.

Names must be exactly as documented on your Birth Certificates. If you would rather me help you fill out the (NOIM) I can provide one for you at our meeting and we can fill it out together, you will still need to bring the same documentation as above.

There are many beautiful and romantic wedding locations you can get married in. Parks, Botanical Gardens, Historic Trust homes, bush settings, universities campuses, even your own backyard. Some public parks and gardens require a fee for usage but many are free, although a booking through the local council or Parks Victoria is often necessary. I can advise you and assist with your booking requirements for your ceremony location. 

If you prefer an intimate marriage ceremony you may choose a hotel or restaurant venue, or perhaps on a beach for a sunset wedding.

Certainly. You are welcome to include any wording you feel reflects your beliefs or way of life.

  • Attends to all the legal paperwork.
  • Assists you to create a ceremony to suit your needs
  • Conducts a rehearsal if requested
  • Marries you in accordance with Australian law (called solemnizing a marriage)
  • Provides advice on other wedding arrangements and services as requested
  • Maintains professional standards through membership of a professional association and participation in mandatory training and professional development each year

Yes, definitely. If you are having an outdoor wedding, it is advisable to have an alternative indoor venue in case of inclement weather i.e. wind, extreme heat, rain – all valid reasons to move inside. Planning in advance takes away the stress and confusion on the day should we need to move venues at the last minute.

Note: Should your wedding be late in the day, determine the sunset time to ensure sufficient light for document signing and photography. 

The Notice of Intended Marriage is valid for 18 months, I am only too happy to reschedule the wedding with you.

Anyone you like providing they are over the age of 18 years. They may be from overseas.

The average time is 20 – 30  minutes but this may vary depending on how many readings/poems etc. you include.

No I will leave soon after the ceremony, quietly and discreetly, occasionally staying for a celebratory drink.

13 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

May 2023

Paul guided Eva and I through the whole process and assisted in removing a lot of the stress associated with such a big day in our life's. Paul is very professional and well organised and we would not hesitate to recommend him.

Will M.

April 2022

My wife and I have nothing but positive things to say about Paul as our wedding celebrant. Paul made the whole process easy, clear and stress free. He helped us through each step with regular catch ups and also assisted in navigating our way through a Covid wedding! Paul provided us with so many options and suggestions to help tailor the perfect ceremony for us. Paul was totally professional in every aspect and was amazing on the day; he added a fantastic mix of warmth, sincerity and humour that was just perfect for our ceremony. We have had so many comments from friends and family since the wedding that Paul added so much to the ceremony and wedding day. If is not clear by now my wife and I could not be any happier with Paul as a celebrant and will gladly reccomend him to others.

Lachlan S.

March 2022

Paul was such an amazing celebrant. We had no idea what to do or what to expect with planning the ceremony and Paul was so patient with us and helped us have the best ceremony we could ask for, with great feedback and tips and kept reminding us that it’s ‘OUR’ day so whatever we want he will do. nothing is to out there :) Thank you Paul for putting together our dream wedding, we legit couldn’t have done it without you - Jake + Stephanie

Stephanie M.

March 2022

Paul was amazing from start to finish, he made us both feel very comfortable upon the first meeting and was very attentive during the lockdowns in Melbourne and each cancellation we had to deal with, we were so happy and so lucky to find such a great fit for our wedding in Paul and his wife Deb

Megan D.

May 2020

Paul is an amazing celebrant and a great guy! We loved having him as such a big part of our wedding day. Paul was fantastic at guiding us through the process leading up to our big day. He was the perfect combination of professional, funny and personal! We would highly recommend Paul! So many of our guests commented on how good the ceremony was after our wedding which is a testament to Paul!

Emma M.

Paul Cochran - Your Celebrant

Gee Emma, you made me blush! It was an amazing day for so many reasons and Deb, (roadie), and I were blessed to be a part of it. I will always remember the sound of the Murray River flowing past as you and James exchanged your vows in the sunlight, gorgeous.

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