Change: The Third Act of Josh Withers

Change: The Third Act of Josh Withers

Stories are complex. We would like to believe that our stories are as easy as the movies make it out and we can tell them in nice feature length movie chunks, but being human is a complex deal. That’s the thought that runs through my head when I’m asked “So why did...
I’m launching the Unpopular Business Workshop

I’m launching the Unpopular Business Workshop

In the past on this blog I’ve launched business workshops for celebrants and wedding professionals and this will be the last time anything of that nature happens here. But one last hurrah was needed in case you never found out about it! Unpopular Ever since...
16 for 2016

16 for 2016

A little blog post throwback for year that was 2016 in the world of Josh and Britt.

Spoiler alert: it was awesome.

Note: There were 365 days of awesome in this year, to boil that down to 16 points was hard, so at least 349 people, elopements, weddings, events, and celebrations are missing, sorry!

Joel and Liezl partied at Sirromet!

Joel and Liezl partied at Sirromet!

Joel and Liezl were dead set on not having just another wedding, but on celebrating the creation of their own marriage. They wanted something real, and meaningful. It happened! Involving myself, Sydney’s Hannah Blackmore photography, Newcastle’s Light...
Can wedding dresses stop being a thing?

Can wedding dresses stop being a thing?

I’m sorry. The headline was designed to  make you feel something. Designed to get you into the article, I really wanted you to read it! In the media world this kind of thing is called clickbait, but this article isn’t. There’s not even a top 10 list! The headline is...
Thinking about wedding creation differently

Thinking about wedding creation differently

Creating and running an event is a skill worthy of a university degree. Seriously, people go to university for four years to learn the skills that you’re trying to enact in creating your own wedding. So apart from really good advice along the lines of “hire a wedding planner for the love of God and your own sanity”, I thought I’d put some thoughts of my own into a blog post about how you could take your wedding planning in a personal and intimate direction.

Creative ways to finance your wedding

Creative ways to finance your wedding

As most wedding blog posts start, things aren’t as they used to be with more and more couples paying for their wedding on their own. Traditionally parents would pay the $30,000-60,000 bill but that came with all the negative aspects of your parents having far too much...
Who Cares Wins – Brisbane workshop

Who Cares Wins – Brisbane workshop

Full day workshop on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Teneriffe, Brisbane This is a workshop for people that are in the business of care. It’s not a celebrants workshop, it’s not even really a wedding industry workshop, although if you’re in the wedding...
I’m interviewed on Luke & Susie’s radio show!

I’m interviewed on Luke & Susie’s radio show!

I was a guest on Luke & Susie’s national radio show about faith, family and culture and fun things like that! It just aired this week so you might have heard me on air, but if you missed it, click the play button below or follow the link to listen on their...
2015: Oh what a year

2015: Oh what a year

When you’re “in the trenches” of life, that is, doing the work that you’re called to do you can sometimes have a restricted view. I know that for many times this year my view was restricted to that last disaster or problem or issue, and...
I’m on Hans’ podcast

I’m on Hans’ podcast

Han, a celebrant in North Carolina, hosts a podcast about celebrating things, which is something I spend most of my life doing, so he invited me onto his show to talk about why I do what I do, how I do it in part one. We talk about same-sex marriage and marriage law...
I’ve been awarded a WIPA three diamond award!

I’ve been awarded a WIPA three diamond award!

I’m a very lucky boy, I’m the first marriage celebrant in Australia to be awarded a WIPA Three Diamond award! What’s WIPA? It’s the “Wedding Industry Professionals of Australia” awards ran by the very excellent WEOA! What’s WEOA? WEOA stands for “Weddings and Events of Australia” and it’s an industry body that represents the professional end of the wedding industry.

Vow writing workshop on YouTube

Vow writing workshop on YouTube

I think that the most important aspect of the wedding day is that moment where you become husband and wife, your wedding vows. So I want to help you write amazing and person wedding vows!

How to get marriage equality in Australia in 3 easy steps

How to get marriage equality in Australia in 3 easy steps

News reports today that some time in August, I’ve seen reports of 11th and 18th, a marriage equality bill will hit parliament and every single individual political gets the chance to vote on their own. They won’t have to look to mum and dad to find out how they’re allowed to vote.

Sewing for Grooms

Sewing for Grooms

This is a simple invitation to the bridegrooms of Brisbane to come and make a bow tie, drink beer and play poker. Simple.