Nine out of ten dentists agree that I’m a marriage celebrant
Hi, my name is Josh, I’m a gadget-obsessed-nerd and Foo Fighters fan living on the Gold Coast, married to Britt, my spectacular wife, and a father to Luna, and we have the great honour of travelling this vast planet celebrating that marvellous union called marriage. We’re just two kids in love interested in other kids in love. That’s my story, what’s yours?
Let’s chat in person or on Skype to make sure I’m the right guy to create and lead your awesome wedding ceremony ✌🏼 and to get information on my fees and packages, it’s all available in my information pack which you can get at the bottom of this page.
I’m the celebrant you hire if the marriage ceremony is the best and most important part of your wedding!
Loads of fun
Short and sweet
Weddings traditionally just go on and on and on and on. I don’t think weddings should be quick, but they should take as long as it takes to celebrate your marriage, and not a moment more. Everyone’s different, so your ceremony could take 18 minutes or a day.
Awesome PA system
Apparently most celebrants have terrible microphones and PA systems. Mine is a Bose professional system, awesome, modern, loud, clear, reliable, battery operated and wireless. There’s a zero percent chance of it not working at your wedding, and even less of a chance of everyone not hearing everything. Unless you’re Ozzy Osbourne.
All about marriage
I am all about marriage. I think it’s the best thing two people can do together, except for two player GoldenEye 64. I don’t care as much about traditions, or the way it’s supposed to be, as much as I care about making a moment that celebrates the two of you.
The Rebel’s Guide To Getting Married
Every day at work for me sees couples in love, just like the two of you, stressing out over things that don’t matter as much as they seem. Sometimes its family getting in the way, or friends thinking they are helpful. Workmates with great ideas, or Pinterest boards that don’t match your wage.
Whatever is causing you stress in your wedding planning, I wanted to influence that process and make this whole wedding planning extravaganza mean something to you, so I started The Rebel’s Guide To Getting Married! Regular podcasts, videos, and blogs to help you get married with purpose!
What is a marriage celebrant?
A marriage celebrant is the person that speaks at your wedding ceremony. In some countries that person is called an officiant, or if it was religious in nature, a priest or a minister. In Australia a celebrant is appointed by the federal government to legally marry people according to the law. They’re also in charge of the laughs, and the meaning, of the moment in time you passthrough to become husband and wife.
On our journey to making the perfect day, Josh was the first thing I booked, I did not want to have our day officiated by anyone else and needed to make sure I had him locked in first. Our ceremony was perfect, it could not have been more us, it was relaxed and funny with lots of love and laughs. If you are looking for a celebrant that makes you feel important not just another job or someone that involves everyone and makes everyone happy and relaxed Josh is your man!
Josh is one of the most personal and enthusiastic people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He exudes happiness and it’s so obvious that he is passionate about bringing people together. Josh is a true storyteller.
You should let Josh tell your love story. I promise you won’t regret it.
In particular, we loved how you supported us the whole way through the process – including coming down to meet us in Sydney and then being at the venue the day before.
I’m sure you know better than most that the whole experience can be a little daunting but your presence made us both feel really comfortable/confident in what we were doing.
Also, your guidance (both in person and through your website) helped us make the ceremony (including our vows) really personal and unique to us.
On the day, we really appreciated how you managed to make the ceremony light-hearted and fun and how you really engaged the crowd so that everyone was having a good time.
I know that I threw you for a loop with the vows (I still don’t know what I was thinking to change the plan in the middle of the vows) so we really appreciated how you took it all in good stride and good humour.
As for the handing over of rings, well, we won’t talk about that! Just kidding, we are so glad it happened as it made for a good laugh. It’s amazing how all the things that you worry might go wrong end up being the best part!
We hope to see you around Brisvegas some time soon.
When your celebrant references Dave Grohl and quotes Beyoncé you know it’s going to be an amazing ceremony! Thank you so much Josh for celebrating our union with us. You are the most amazing human who made us feel soo comfortable in what is usually a stressful situation. You are the BOMB!!
Weddings can be stressful but Josh made the ceremony so fun and relaxed. For me, I will always remember our ceremony as the absolute best part of my day. Rich and I got a hundred phone calls last night after all our guests saw Josh on Married at First Sight! Thanks again for everything, Josh. Best. Day. EVER!
You ticked all our boxes and more. You were far from stuffy, boring and smelling of moth balls. You totally got us by delivering a ceremony that was different, even though we couldn’t exactly articulate to you what that meant. You delicately mixed humour with the serious side of getting hitched. We loved your beautiful unscripted words…those that made us feel warm and fuzzy, and those that made us all laugh. Our wedding ceremony was a true reflection of us and how we roll, and we can’t thank you enough for being you.
You know you have an incredible celebrant when the words that he used in your ceremony made you cry.
Josh found a way to incorporate brief parts of previous conversation and elements of who we are as a couple into our ceremony and it was not only entertaining but honest and moving.
We would not hesitate in referring Josh to anyone who’ll listen!
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To find out about packages, prices, and what exactly it is that I do, request an information pack below using either your email address or phone number, and I’ll send it right over.