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Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

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Intimate home/garden weddings a specialty. Short and sweet, choose your own vows. Three packages available. Simple, elegant, joyful and super relaxed. You might also choose a park or a restaurant. Your love story will come alive!

I always say  "every wedding is unique and every wedding has that special magic." And, each wedding really does!   

I love all weddings, I really do, but one of my favourite weddings is home weddings or small weddings in a park or a restaurant.  So personal and super relaxed, the guests are super relaxed and so are the bride and groom. The guests are often greeted with a drink and canapes when they arrive!

Some of the things I can offer you as your wedding celebrant.

I make sure that I present your wedding perfectly.

Your wedding will have that special pazzaz and sparkle on the day. You and your guests will love it. I have an easy payment method online if you wish.

I have beautiful touches that I can offer you to make your wedding stand out and be different!  Your special love story will come alive.

I can offer you a choice of three packages, a Legals Only Ceremony for couples planning a private affair with up to 10 guests, and Intimate ceremony with up to 30 guests and then a full wedding package.  My weddings start at $500. Let me know what you have in mind and we can decide your best option.

.Pluses having me as your celebrant;

        I will take care of all the legalities of your wedding so you don't have to worry.

         Personally written service for every couple.

        I will make sure that your service is light and a lot of fun that you will enjoy.

         I will present you with a handwritten wedding certificate on your wedding day.


          My presentation of your wedding on the day will be perfect! 

Rest assured that when you choose me as your celebrant you will be engaging a person who will make your wedding dreams come true.

Where to go from here? The next step is easy, just send me an enquiry and I will let you know if I am available and we can look at what you have in mind.


           Warm regards from Barbara Beames Wedding Celebrant. (no obligation)                                       



I have two naughty cats Molly and Bella. I just love weddings; I love to see the happiness on the faces of the bride and groom and all the guests. Happy tears all around! They are a good sign.

mrs Barbara Beames


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Service Area Melbourne, Yarra Valley Vineyards, Gippsland

Melbourne, Yarra Valley Vineyards, Gippsland
Melbourne, Yarra Valley Vineyards, Gippsland


You must book your wedding celebrant at least one month ahead and no longer than eighteen months away from your wedding.  It is a really good idea to contact me sooner than later as some wedding dates on the calendar book up very quickly.  A big congratulations from me about getting married!  I would love to be a part of your special day. leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can.  How exciting for you both.  Barbara. 

No, if you have a birth's certificate and a drivers licence that will be fine.

Yes of course you can, I can give you a sheet of vows as a guide to get you started.

Yes there are many ways you can involve everyone, you can have someone take you down the aisle, hold the rings, do a reading just for a start.

Yes a rehearsal is included in the price, they can be a lot of fun.

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December 2023

Barbara was a lovely Celebrant for our Wedding. Friendly, warm and inviting. Fantastic to work with and offered ideas when I was feeling a little lost. She provided a rehearsal which I am so glad we did. Barbara made our very simple ceremony feel very romantic and specially tailored to us.

Stacey K.

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

Thank you, Stacey, for that lovely review. Your wedding was amazing, and your wedding gown was just stunning it was so elegant and just right for you. It was a lovely wedding at the Golf Club. I have never done a rehearsal before where golf balls went wizzing past us on the green. A lot of fun. The weather held all afternoon, and it was just perfect! Happy life!

May 2023

Barbara was beyond amazing to have as our celebrant!! My husband and I wouldn’t have wanted anyone else! Neither my husband or I had ever been married before, nor gone to many weddings, we weren’t sure what to expend! When we had our first meeting with Barbara, she explained everything to us and offered many great things we could include in our ceremony (which we didn’t even think of or knew you could do but we are beyond glad we included them! Barbara wrote out everything for us and took out the stress of worrying about the ceremony (organising the reception was hard enough!) Barbara was extremely helpful, she offered a rehearsal which we are so glad we did! Barbara was so calm and excited and explained everything we felt so at ease! Even our bridal party felt comfortable and more relaxed as Barbara helped us all! Highly recommend !!!!

Nikki P.

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

Wow, thank you for such beautiful words Nikki. You were a fantastic couple to work with from day one. I love hearing all about your lovely plans for your wedding day. We had a fun rehearsal, everything was ready. Then on the morning of your wedding it was all clouded over and brisk. Then just before your wedding the clouds blew away and the sun came out to see you get married in front of your friends and family. Nikki you looked sensational in that dress and veil. Your husband teared up the minute you all started coming down the aisle. Perfect day, glad to be a part of it. Happy future awaits!!

May 2023

We met with Barbara with short notice and she didn't have much time to prepare but she did fantastic. She was very accommodating, communication was very efficient. We had a wonderful and personalised ceremony.

Erin S.

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

Hi Erin, thank you so much for your lovely review, you were very easy to worth with, you wanted something short and sweet and it turned out just right. So happy, Barbara

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I am a terrible public speaker. How can I get ready for my wedding ceremony?

Hi there. Was hoping for some advice on how to tackle ceremony nerves so I can get through my vows. I really want to write my own vows but have always been terrible at speaking in front of crowds. What can I do ahead of time and on the day?

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

What you can do ahead of time is write your vows out on a card and say them out loud in front of the mirror.  Do this often so you get used to the sound of your own voice.  Then have a practise with your family or friends.  

A good celebrant with have your vows also written into her service so if you are unable to say them (which has happened) because you might become overwhelmed with emotion she will be able to say them for you.

Also a good celebrant will give you a couple of seconds to compose yourself if this happens.

That is a brave thing to do and I commend you doing and reading out your own vows.

At my wedding I couldn't do that as I was so nervous I was glad to follow the celebrant.

See how you go on the day, don't stress too much as your celebrant should be ready and comforting for you should you be unable to do so.

Good luck and have a great wedding

Barbara Beames Celebrant Melbourne


What should we be asking potential celebrants to make sure they're a good fit for us?

What are some of the things we need to consider or ask of a potential celebrant before we decide which one to go with?

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

I think a good question to ask a celebrant is  how they can make your wedding personal and unique.  Every couple are different and a good celebrant will be able to make the service about the couple and their love for each other.  There are many ways of doing this, ask the question and she how the answer fits with you both, congratulations on getting married, Barbara Beames Wedding Celebrant Berwick


How can I tell my sister her kids aren't invited to our wedding?

Hi there. We don't want to have kids at our wedding, but I also don't want to offend my sister. I adore my nieces but we want a particular vibe at our wedding. Any suggestions?

Barbara Beames Friendly Celebrant

Hi there, this is a good quetion and a bit of a tricky one.

You say that you dont't want kids at your wedding and you don't want to offend your sister.  And, you also say that you want a particular vibe at your wedding.

I have had this a lot lately, my couples want to go "retro wedding" like back to the future, what is old is new again.  By this I mean that a lot of my couples want to take a couple of things back that worked really well in the past.

One of the most popular new but old trends are that the guests are encouraged to be present totally at the wedding service so they can experience the words of the wedding as well as the beautiful sights they will see.  So, they are encouraged to turn their mobile phones off or on silent.

This way they are totally present watching a lovely couple make a beautiful commitment to each other, right in front of them.

This works extremely well.  They embrace it totally and at end of the service at the signing they are welcomed up to take as many photo's that they wish to.

Similiarly, years ago there were no children at a wedding ceremony.  This was for a number of reasons but mostly it was so the guests once again can be totally present at the wedding and the reception.  THey can experience the joy of the couple getting married and the reception with them. Barbara 0402065819 MELB.



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