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Ted Johnson Marriage Celebrant

4.9  ( 15 reviews ) · Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast · Show Phone
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Ted Johnson Marriage Celebrant is here to make your wedding day truly special and unforgettable. With a passion for creating personalized ceremonies, Ted believes that every client deserves a unique and tailor-made experience. Whether you have a clear vision or need guidance from scratch, Ted is here to bring your dream ceremony to life.

As a dedicated marriage celebrant, Ted Johnson understands that planning a wedding can be an overwhelming task. He goes above and beyond to provide comprehensive support throughout the entire process, ensuring that you have a seamless and stress-free experience.

Ted's commitment to your wedding goes beyond crafting a beautiful ceremony. He acts as your trusted advisor and guide, assisting you in selecting the perfect venue that aligns with your vision and style. With his extensive knowledge of the wedding industry, Ted can recommend stunning locations that will create the ideal backdrop for your special day.

"On our wedding day I was quite nervous, Ted reassured me and made me feel that everything would be OK in his capable hands, and they were much better than we could have hoped for! He went above and beyond to make our wedding day the best day ever. No regret one bit hiring Ted and we highly recommend him. To say the least how great he was, we would 100% hire Ted again when we renew our vows and would recommend him to all our friends!"

What you'll love about working with Ted Johnson for your wedding:

Personalised Ceremonies: Ted takes the time to get to know each couple, ensuring that their ceremony reflects their unique love story. Your wedding will be a true reflection of your personality and values, creating a heartfelt and memorable experience.

Guided Planning: Planning a wedding can be daunting, but Ted will be there to guide you every step of the way. With his wealth of experience and expertise, he will help you navigate through the process smoothly, ensuring that no detail is overlooked.
Professional and Fun: Ted brings a perfect blend of professionalism and fun to your wedding day. He is known for his charismatic and engaging presence, creating a joyful atmosphere that will have your guests thoroughly entertained and captivated.

Highlights of working with Ted Johnson for your wedding:

  • Personalised ceremonies that reflect your unique love story
  • Expert guidance throughout the entire planning process
  • Professionalism and charisma that make your wedding fun and engaging
  • An extensive network of trusted vendors for a seamless experience
  • A celebrant who is passionate about bringing out the best in you and creating an unforgettable day.

"Ted was such a great celebrant. He found a perfect balance between being entertaining and keeping everyone engaged for the ceremony, whilst ensuring the focus remained on us, our moment and the ceremony itself. He added something really special to our day and all of our guests gave so many compliments."

Your wedding day is a momentous occasion, and Ted is dedicated to ensuring it exceeds your expectations. With his passion for marrying people, his love for creating magical moments, and his commitment to delivering a personalised experience, Ted is the perfect choice for couples seeking a unique and unforgettable wedding ceremony. Contact Ted Johnson Marriage Celebrant today and let him help you embark on your journey towards a truly extraordinary wedding day.


You might be interested to know I'm also a business coach. IKR, a wedding celebrant & business coach? Odd hey? Interestingly, both roles share the same two basic qualities. 1. Being totally comfortable & confident in my natural habitat in front of 5, 20 or even 750 people; ensuring every single person there has an incredibly memorable & moving experience. 2. Bringing out the best in others; helping people present the very best version of themselves is extremely fulfilling for me.

Ted Johnson



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Premium Wedding Ceremony Package $1,295

Premium Wedding Ceremony Package $1,295

Your Premium Wedding Ceremony Package includes:

  • You will be my VIP couple! I promise to strictly commit to just you on your wedding day.
  • I have a strict rule to only ever book one wedding ceremony on any given day.
  • As my only wedding on the day. I will be fully contactable should you need me at any time prior to the ceremony commencing.
  • I’ll need to invest some time interrogating you and your partner, so I can write a bespoke ceremony with your personalised love story to get all the lovey emotions happening. I promise to make this fun, playful and moving, or whatever angle you’d like, but most importantly, it’ll be customised just for you.
  • Let’s start with an obligation free phone consultation with myself and after that, unlimited correspondence.
  • We’ll then have fun meeting with you and your partner to help you complete your NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage)
  • Please bring along all as many forms of original ID you possibly can.
  • Birth certificates, driver’s licenses, passports, and anything else you think might be relevant, such as divorce paperwork etc...
  • You’ll receive my assistance with the writing of each of your personal vows if you would like.
  • We’ll discuss some ideas to get you thinking about things such as readings/rituals/music you might like to include.
  • We’ll also discuss how to involve special people such as friends, children, parents, even your pets.
  • You’ll get a full wedding ceremony, of course.
  • This is usually completed in less than 30 minutes. (please check travel charges below for venues 30km outside of Brisbane).
  • You really should have a wedding rehearsal
  • This is included.
  • We all want to ensure all goes perfectly on your special day.
  • I’ll conduct a thorough inspection of your chosen venue for OH&S compliance.
  • You don’t want your celebrant’s attire clashing with yours, so I’m happy to dress accordingly, just let me know.
  • Please keep in mind the number of guests who can attend may be limited by any relevant state or federal government legislation.
  • I’ll provide a high-quality PA system and microphone – this can also be used to play music from your mobile device.
  • You have my personal guarantee to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes prior to your planned ceremony on your wedding day.
  • I’ll lodge of all your relevant paperwork to the Births Deaths & Marriage office in the state you are married.
  • You’ll receive a keepsake ceremonial wedding certificate.
  • Please check Excess Travel Charges below for venues 30km outside of Brisbane.
  • You can extend the length of your wedding ceremony to up 60 minutes.
  • Not only am I happy to help you write your personalised vows, I can prepare your cue cards if you'd like, so you don’t need to bring anything on the day, except maybe a couple of rings.
  • And for an extra $95 per hour, you’re welcome to invite me to act as MC at your reception.



Your original birth certificates and current photo IDs (driver's license, proof of age card, etc.) and/or a passport are required for both parties. If either party was born outside of Australia and you don't have a birth certificate, an Australian passport can be used instead.

If either of you have been married previously, then you must also provide evidence of the termination of the marriage. This can be in the form of an original of your final divorce papers or if one of the parties is a widow, an original death certificate.

Please ensure that all the documents you provide are the originals, and if the originals are not in English, then a qualified interpreter must translate them.

Your Marriage Celebrant must receive a completed Notice of Intended Marriage form at least one month before the wedding. You can give it to your celebrant up to eighteen months beforehand, and it remains valid during that period.

Couples can apply to shorten the minimum notice period by making an application to a ‘Prescribed Authority’, located at your Local Magistrates Court or the Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages. The prescribed authority can shorten the required period of notice if they are satisfied that the circumstances specified in the Regulations are met.

There are five categories of circumstances set out in the Regulations.

  1. Employment-related or other travel commitments
  2. Wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations
  3. Medical reasons
  4. Legal proceedings, and
  5. Error in giving notice.

And, importantly, lodging an application does not automatically mean a shortening of time will be granted.

You need two people as witnesses. They must speak and understand English and be at least 18 years of age.

Typically between 20-30 minutes, depending on how many readings you have, how many elements you include in your service, and how long the signing photographs take.

You can have a surprise wedding for your guests, but you can’t have a surprise wedding for your intended spouse.

Both of you need to be fully aware that you are getting married.

On her wedding day, the Bride must sign the marriage certificate and other documents with her maiden name, or her married name if she was previously married and still uses that name. All of the signatures must be the same across all documents.

They certainly can, if that is what you want to do.

The minimum legal marriage age in Australia is 18 years, but in "unusual and exceptional circumstances" a person aged 16 or 17 can marry with parental consent and authorisation by a court.

Under no circumstances can two people under the age of 18 marry.

I would recommend that you choose to have music for your ceremony, it’s another way of personalising your ceremony. Traditionally, you would play one track at the start, for your arrival, and one to be played during the signing and one at the end of the ceremony.

Yes, you can as long as the required legal wording is included.

Or, alternatively you can say your own personal vows separate to the formal legal vows.

Depending on which package you choose, my services as your wedding celebrant will generally include:

  • An obligation free phone consultation with myself.
  • Unlimited correspondence thereafter.
  • A face to face meeting with you and your partner to help you complete your NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage)
  • Assistance with the writing of each of your personal vows, if required.
  • Advice about choices of readings, poems, music and rituals.
  • Provision of items for rituals such as candles, sand and pouring vessels. (these may be at an extra charge)
  • A full wedding ceremony. This is usually completed is less than 30 minutes.
  • A full wedding rehearsal at your chosen wedding venue.
  • A thorough inspection of your chosen venue for OH&S compliance.
  • A high-quality PA system and microphone for your ceremony – this can also be used to play music from your mobile device.
  • A contingency plan, in the event I’m unable to attend your wedding at the last minute.
  • Lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and Marriage Certificates and getting all of the legal aspects of your marriage finalised.
  • A keepsake ceremonial wedding certificate and any other legal paperwork.
  • There may be additional travel charges for venues 30km outside of Brisbane)
  • You can also book me to be your MC at your reception, for an extra $45 per hour.

I am also available for other special ceremonies such as:

  • Wedding vow renewals.
  • Commitment ceremonies.
  • Baby naming ceremonies.

None of these ceremonies have a legal component, so you will be able to have a ceremony that is entirely designed by you. It will be personal and meaningful and include those people who are special to you and make the celebration exactly as you would like.

You can even make some of these ceremonies a surprise for party guests, and I’m good at keeping secrets!

15 reviews 4.9 Write a Review

February 2022

Ted was absolutely amazing from the minute we contacted him to marry us. Ted gave us suggestions of what to do and say to make the ceremony memorable! My grown sons walked me down the isle, our mums were ring bearers and dads gave recitals. Ted flew down to us in Sydney, and our day was just magical despite the crazy weather . Ted was seriously like a part of the family, making us so very comfortable on a what would normally be a stressful day. We highly recommend Ted Johnson!

Sandra C.

Ted Johnson Marriage Celebrant

Thank you so very much Sandra. It was definitely you and Dan who made me feel so welcomed into your lovely families. You all made me feel so very special on your special day. Thank you!

May 2020

I was lucky enough to be married by my dad and he made the whole experience just that much more special. The ceremony ran smoothly, including all of the details I had requested and I felt so comfortable in his care.

Amy G.

Ted Johnson Marriage Celebrant

Nawww. You're such a beautiful young lady Amy Rose, both inside and out. It was such a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience and such a privilege to marry you and Connor. I love you both to the moon and back. :-) xxx

April 2023

Ted was a fantastic celebrant. His communication, relaxed attitude and experience helped to make our day run very smoothly. What could have been a stressful event was fun and carefree. I would recommend Ted to anyone looking to get married!

Sam C.

March 2023

Due to unforeseen circumstances, which cannot be helped, Ted needed to reschedule our wedding date a week out. Not a problem as we were able to find another celebrant relatively easily. Unfortunately the NOIM we had lodged with Ted turned out to be invalid, which we were not aware of until then, putting us in the very stressful position of not being able to transfer the NOIM to the new celebrant and potentially having to postpone our wedding. Fortunately we were able to get a shortened notice application due to celebrant error, and Ted was helpful in assisting this process. Had we not needed to find another celebrant, I'm sure everything would have been fine and we would have been none the wiser. I'm only writing this review to ensure others don't end up in the same position as me. Please make sure the NOIM is fully valid.

Heather M.

September 2022

Ted was such a great celebrant. He found a perfect balance between being entertaining and keeping everyone engaged for the ceremony, whilst ensuring the focus remained on us, our moment and the ceremony itself. He added something really special to our day and all of our guests gave so many compliments. We would highly recommend anyone having Ted as their celebrant.

Rosie W.

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