Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

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(103 reviews)
 
Service Area
Melbourne and surrounds
Business Hours
By Appointment
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Sam Lavery is a Melbourne based marriage celebrant who creates fun, modern and authentic ceremonies that will keep your guests entertained and phones in pockets!

So you got engaged, welcome!!


Thanks for dropping by! My name is Sam and I am a Marriage Celebrant and MC based in Melbourne (but I travel far and wide; Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula, anywhere!)

I love weddings, when done right it is the most fun someone can have, that's a fact (I’m pretty sure it is). I have been to heaps of them, both as a spectator and professionally (this is my full time job!).

How I work..
I have a really simple approach to the ceremonies I put together;

1. Modern: We have all sat through an “old school” ceremony that feels like it goes for 3 hours, it's tough work. I specialise in modern, fun and entertaining ceremonies. If you want a Pope Francis style ceremony I am probably not your guy.

2. Funny: Just like life, weddings should have some funny moments. I want you and your guests to laugh and enjoy the ceremony. My background is stand up comedy and podcasting, but don’t worry, this isn’t a roast or dad joke central (I couldn’t think of anything worse!). My job is to be your storyteller, it’s to get to know you both, and tell your tale like we have been friends for years!

3. Memorable: Most of all I don’t want your guests thinking “Could I get away with checking the footy scores?”. I want your ceremony to be entertaining, I want it to tell the story of you so well that they have no choice but to be as present as Tibetan monks!

Essentially, I am saying I want to put the best-ever ceremony together for you.

If this all sounds good, please get in contact and we can have a chat about your big day :) 

Cheers

Sam


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Questions and Answers

Do you have your own PA system?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

Sure do, its a great one also, battery powered, so it can be used anywhere. You are also more than welcome to use it for your music for the walk down the aisle etc :)

Do we have to do any paperwork?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

Absolutely not! Part of my job is to take care of all of the boring / important paperwork. I will then lodge it after the ceremony, easy!

What is the process if we want to book you?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

You can contact me through this website and we can meet for a coffee or a "night coffee" (wine) and have a chat about your big day, what you are after and some of the things i offer. If that sounds good it is just a matter of filling out some basic paperwork (which i do for you :) and a deposit. Easy done!

Do you MC weddings?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

I do indeed, this is an additional service. I approach this similarly to my ceremonies. I make it personal, entertaining and essentially keep the night moving in the right direction! (no drunk uncles cracking bad jokes here)

Can you help us with our personalised vows?

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant

You bet I can, I have seen some awesome examples and you are more than welcome to bounce ideas off me, its part of the service.

Reviews

(103 reviews)
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21 Jan 2022

We had the pleasure of meeting Sam after taking a shot online. I'd read all of these amazing reviews about beautiful ceremonies filled with laughter and had to investigate! Now I am fortunate enough to have the pleasure of writing one of these reviews myself. Sam is incredibly professional (but not in the boring way), in a way that makes you feel like you've known him for years, and that if anything went wrong at the wedding, he'd have it covered. Sam wrote such an intimate and funny script for our ceremony - we had guests tell us it was the best they'd been to. Sam has so much charisma, and passion for his work that it shines through in everything he did. Sam was the best decision we made for our wedding and we will always be grateful for him.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks so much Kelsey, your wedding was an absolute blast, loved every minute of it :)

12 Dec 2021

Sam absolutely blew us away with how professional, calm and easy going he was from the very start until the end of our wedding. He is an absolute joy to work with and the ceremony he wrote for us was so beautiful, personal and hilarious all in one! Our friends and family could not stop raving about how fantastic the ceremony was - all thanks to Sam. You will not regret having Sam as your celebrant, I can guarantee it!! Thank you so much Sam, Ryan and I cannot thank you enough!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Rachael!! You folks were so great to work with :)

10 Apr 2021

We are so so happy that we had Sam as our celebrant and MC at our wedding. Of all the feedback we have received since our wedding, the most common thing that we hear is how great our celebrant was. This is mostly because Sam has an amazing talent for crafting a story that is somehow equal parts heartfelt, personal and completely hilarious. Sam is so engaging and had our entire audience hooked. He spoke so well about our love story that multiple people even thought he must have been a friend of ours. Sam was also a great MC and gave us the ability to sit back and relax. He was very professional and kept everything running smoothly. We couldn’t recommend Sam enough!!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks so much Georgia, I had so much fun being part of your big day!

25 Jul 2022

We are so happy to choose Sam as our celebrant. He is a professional, friendly and punctual person. Highly recommended. 5/5!

24 Jun 2022

From start to finish Sam was amazing! He was relaxed yet assuring and was absolutely hilarious! When he sent through our script we were both in fits of laughter and tears of joy. He perfectly captured us and set the tone for the rest of our wedding! Sam made us both feel incredibly comfortable through the whole process. We highly recommend him! He even checked our colour palette so he knew what to wear and stood off to the side for majority of the ceremony to ensure better photos! At the conclusion of our ceremony, we had a number of guests praise Sam for sharing our story in a hilarious yet genuine way. Four of our guests have asked for his contact details as once they experienced Sam they couldn’t imagine any other celebrant for their special day either! Thank you Sam!!!

12 Jun 2022

Sam was absolutely amazing at our wedding (and in the lead up!) He made everything so clear and straight forward ahead of the day, it meant the legalities were not something we had to add to our list of things to sort out - we knew it was covered! Then on the day - where do we begin! He was fantastic!! Had the perfect balance humour and sentiment to reflect our love story beautifully with family and friends. I knew when my now husband was reading the drafted ceremony script and I could hear him chuckling away that Sam had nailed our sense of humour and was the perfect fit to our day. All speeches and guest interactions were personal about us, so our guests assumed we’d known him for years! 100% recommend Sam to officiate your big day!!

3 Jun 2022

From the very first moment we met Sam , there was no doubt in our mind that he was the guy to marry us! His ceremony builder was super easy to use and navigate and the end product was amazing. Sam helped us build our vows and provided so much support. On the actual day of the wedding, he was funny and charming and we had so many guests ask where we knew him from as they thought he was an old friend! Thank you so much for supporting us on our big day, everyone do yourself a favour and book Sam, he is the best! Casey and Trent Conway :)

22 May 2022

Sam was spectacular. Made us feel incredibly comfortable for our big day and delivered the perfect amount of fun. Would definitely recommend him.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks so much Caitlin!

14 May 2022

Sam was amazing so funny and light hearted. He made the whole process so smooth and less stressful in the lead up to the big day. He made the ceremony entertaining, funny and charming. He really got the vibe of us as a couple and tailored the ceremony to fit us. All of our guests were surprised to hear we haven't known him for years!

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks Kate :)

13 May 2022

Sam delivered an extremely personalised ceremony. There was no generic cut and paste - all tailored to us and our story. Sam struck simply the best possible balance between humour and heart. We received numerous comments from our guests regarding how much they enjoyed Sams delivery and ceremony. My wife and I cannot thank him enough.

Sam Lavery : The Celebrant  

Thanks a bunch Michael :) I had a heap of fun at your big day!

6 May 2022

We had a blast with Sam. We met online throughout covid and had a very easy line of communication in the months leading up to our wedding day. He was super helpful with any questions and gave us all the deets we needed to make our day as smooth as possible. Funny, chilled, super professional...... highly recommend.

30 Apr 2022

When we went searching for a celebrant that matched our personality, we came across Sam and looked no further! From the get go he was just an all round great guy who made us feel so comfortable in his presence. Sam truly takes pride in what he does to ensure that couples have the most amazing experience that is tailored to exactly what the couple is all about. Sam made our ceremony magical, with just the right touch of seriousness and humour, he truly represented us as a couple in the most incredible way. Since our wedding so many people have commented on how brilliant our celebrant was on the day and how he truly made our ceremony perfect!. Thank you Sam for sharing in our special day and for making us feel so calm in the lead up and so happy in our moment. Love your work!

9 Apr 2022

What a top bloke! Sam being a Melbourne Demons supporter was a big tick for my partner who is also a huge Dees fan, everything else that Sam brought to the table was an added bonus in my husband's eyes. Jokes aside though Sam is a rock star. He wrote the most amazing script for our ceremony, all of our guests raved about it afterwards and couldn’t comprehend how Sam was able to tell our story better than I could. There was no issue while we planned, and postponed, a wedding during COVID while we lived interstate, he even made time with us for drinks and banter a week out from Christmas while we were in town. I need a larger word count to stress how much I loved having Sam as our celebrant... I wish he could officiate my life! 100000/10 would work with Sam again!

8 Apr 2022

We cannot say enough great things about our Celebrant/MC Sam Lavery! From the moment we met Sam we knew we were in good hands. He made us feel so at ease and made the entire process from start to finish so easy. He brought the perfect combination of romance and humour to our day and we received so many compliments from our guests! Thank you Sam!

27 Mar 2022

Hilarious guy! Very friendly and helpful and made the whole process very easy. Very efficient and timely with communications and wrote an amazing script for our day. Everybody loved him, would highly recommend!


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