Steve Veenstra loves helping couples have the magical wedding ceremony they envisioned in their wildest daydreams - whether that’s a lighthearted beachside ceremony, adventurous wedding in an unorthodox location, or romance-filled garden ceremony.
From the lovely stories he tells to the sweet personal touches included, this caring celebrant enjoys creating tailored ceremonies that are special to each couple - and he’d love to do the same for you! He believes ceremonies are a beautiful extension of a loving couple, which is why he personalises each of his weddings to match the style, wedding theme, and interests of his couples: it’s your day, your way.
Situated in Melbourne, this hardworking, genuine professional is passionate about weddings - and understands how important this day is to you. Steve began his celebrant journey when his best friends asked him to marry them, and since then he’s been hooked on love. Throughout his time as a celebrant Steve recognised he immensely enjoys helping couples proclaim their love for one another - even if that's shown with some gentle banter and in-jokes.
In terms of your wedding and the ceremony planning process, Steve can offer a great sense of humour, thoughtfulness, impressive organisational skills, ceremony samples… pretty much everything you need to have a seamless wedding! Trust us, with Steve as your wedding celebrant, you're in highly capable hands.
“Standing with Steve on our wedding day was incredibly special! He conducted a really beautiful engaging ceremony and made light hearted jokes throughout the evening. Steve has a warm vibe and naturally brings people together, even when there are difficult dynamics within the group. If you're looking for a genuinely vibrant and loving man to conduct your ceremony, Steve is the guy! Thank you for our special memories Steve, our day couldn’t have been more perfect." - Libby
What you can expect when working with Weddings By Veenstra for your wedding:
- Engaging ceremony. Steve has a wonderful sense of humour, can impress even the most discerning wedding guest, and tells stories with enthusiasm - he's a real crowd pleaser! We guarantee with Steve at the helm your guests will be enchanted for your entire wedding.
- Warm, charismatic celebrant. This lovely man was chosen to be his friends’ celebrant for a reason: He’s warm, caring, and oh-so-personable.
- Open-minded professional. You might want to add some traditional or non-traditional elements or rituals to your ceremony, and that’s completely okay with Steve! He’s open-minded and loves hearing his couples’ ideas.
Here’s what else you need to know about Weddings By Veenstra.
- Large or small weddings. Planning a big wedding akin to Harry and Meghan’s? Okay, maybe not that big, but a large wedding? Steve is happy to officiate weddings of all sizes, including intimate elopements.
- Willing to travel. While he’s situated in Melbourne, Steve is willing to travel all around Australia to officiate his couples’ weddings - and internationally, too, for a small fee.
- Obligation-free chat. Interested in Steve as your celebrant? He’d love to catch up for a cappuccino or glass of Shiraz - whatever tickles your fancy - to chat about your needs, hopes, and dreams for your wedding ceremony.
“I believe in love and the wonderful beauty it touches our lives with. Becoming a marriage celebrant is one of the most rewarding opportunities I have taken on in my life. I look forward to discussing one of the most special days of your life with you.” Steve Veenstra, Celebrant