The proof of the pudding is in the eating

Meet all of my delicious puddings! By puddings I mean brides and grooms that I've turned into husbands and wives!

Casual at casuarina

Kirsten and Scott are two of those disgusting high school sweethearts that just ooze love and affection. I'd love for you to meet them! So I sat down and asked them a bunch of questions about creating their wedding, the whys, the hows, the whats, and thought you'd...

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What is it like to hire Josh?

I go to great lengths to try and tell everyone all about me before they ever hire me, so there's no surprises. So when Will emailed me after Sarah and his wedding I thought his feedback was not only encouraging and helpful internally, it might actually be useful to...

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Vu and Kailah’s Mount Tamborine wedding

My daily effort is to try and think of new and awesome ways to create meaningful, purposeful and enjoyable experiences that we call wedding ceremonies. So, getting this email from Kailah and Vu really made my day, not only because of their kind words, but because they...

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How to make Daniel & Toni’s wedding

Daniel and Toni became husband and wife on Slingsby's Dairy Farm in Beechmont this November, and I really wanted everyone to hear their wedding planning story so I convinced them to share it via an Instagram takeover! You can follow along on the...

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Have some fun at your wedding

Last week Steph and Drew were #marriedbyjosh at Sandgate, and I was lucky enough to be their celebrant! The man taking photos on the day calls himself Ben Clark, well at least that's what he told the Daily Mail when they covered this story about this photo. Well he...

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Getting married sitting down

I'm slowly catching up on emails this week and finally got to a sweet email that Scott and Angel sent me after their wedding: The only feedback my husband and I have is...to keep doing what you do! You know you have an incredible celebrant when the words that...

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Why I (sometimes) hate rehearsals

Everyone thinks you need a rehearsal when you don’t. Well, you might need one if your wedding is a show that everyone needs tickets to. Or if it’s an epic production. Or if it’s a show-off.

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Boomerang Farm wedding for Courtney and Shaun

Last year Britt and I desperately wanted to get to New York for a few weeks, and we did! However on the way home, Britt's husband (a real idiot!) misunderstood a few things and the Kayak travel app also misunderstood a few things and we got home 24 hours late and home...

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James and Amy’s Binna Burra wedding

Winter fell on a Saturday this year, and for a few moments, a few of us had to put a jacket on. It was on this stunning Springbrook winter day that James and Amy pledged to spend the rest of their lives together.

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Meredith and Andy

We gathered at Old Government House in the Brisbane CBD and had a little shindig to celebrate Meredith and Andy's nuptials! Jess (and Steve) Marks wedding photohraphy snapped some of the awesome pics below and Meredith and Andy had these lovely words to say about...

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Spring Restaurant wedding in the CBD

Together with Spring Restaurant and Alcorn Images I was lucky enough to play a part in creating such an amazing day where Ben and Sarah got married, their family and friends partied and love was celebrated!

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Katie and Matt’s Cherbon Waters wedding

Katie and Matt's wedding was one of the more fun and light hearted weddings I've been to of recent times, and it's so encouraging to hear their encouraging words below! Your energy and enthusiasm really set the mood for the entire day! Loads of our guests have...

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“Don’t stress” says Nicole, a sage bride

Nicole and Paul's offered some sage feedback from their wedding in June at Springwood Park, Brisbane. Thank you so much for your encouraging words Nicole, you and Paul rock! "You asked if there was any piece of advice that I could offer any of your brides out there...

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Team Mellish’s Ecostudio Fellini Awesome Wedding

They say it's best to marry a friend. I've already done that in Britt, so on the 2014 Easter weekend I did the next best thing and married someone I used to do a radio show with, and someone I called a friend, and everyone else called her Viv! Viv and Bart made the...

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Lisa and George’s Lightspace Fortitude Valley Wedding

My favourite weddings, and there's many of them, are the weddings where the couple are actively engaged in the experience. Simply put, they care about what's happening on the day and they have found, and continue to find real meaning in marriage George and Lisa are...

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Jedd and Kate’s Kingscliffe Salt Beach wedding

Valentine's Day is a fitting day to get married. Saint Valentine died defending a young man's right to marry. Jedd and Kate took a hold of that right on Valentine's Day 2014 on Salt Beach at Kingscliffe, just outside Mantra. Once Upon a Dream were on hand to document...

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Mike and Sandi’s Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens Wedding

Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens provided a beautifully green backdrop for Mike and Sandi's little marriage starting party, more commonly known as a wedding. James Dean was behind the lens, the weather for an outside garden wedding was freakingly amazing, the day could...

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Stacey and Nathan’s Backyard Brisbane Wedding

Celebrating an intimate and personal event like a marriage ceremony is sometimes best done in the company of best friends, close family, some food trucks and a portable cold room. Stacey and Nathan's nuptials were celebrated just like that in the backyard of their...

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Brenton and Jessica’s unplugged wedding

On a warm Spring day in Brisbane, Brenton and Jessica celebrated the mystery of love, in particular their's, at the Broadway Chapel in Woolloongabba. The stand out from the ceremony was that look that you see in some couple's eyes, it's almost a spiritual moment when...

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Carolyn and John’s Gold Coast Elopement

It's such an awesome honour to be involved in weddings that are just a little bit different, but in a strange twist of fate, often turn out more appropriate than any other wedding event you could imagine. That's what happened on the 14th day of the fourth month in...

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Nick and Jen’s wedding at The Reserve

On a stunning Summer afternoon in Brisbane, Nick and Jen's closest gathered together at the Reserve Restaurant in Milton and we celebrated in a most special and unique way. Nick and Ken's vows, the ceremony we planned, the readings, heck, the location looking over the...

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Ricky and Amy’s Flaxton Gardens Summer Wedding

I met Ricky and Amy on a warm September weekend at the ninth best coffee shop in the world. This information is relevant purely because Ricky and Amy are the ninth best couple I know. If it wasn't such a contentious issue I'd share the top ten, but let it be known...

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Fran and Esteban’s Cinderalla Wedding

Fran and Esteban's wedding was the first domino to fall in a year-long celebration of their love, starting at the Hillstone St Lucia and ending in Chile. I began the ceremony with Dr Seuss' 'Oh The Places You'll Go' and ended with some well practised Spanish. I...

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Andy and Esther’s Byron Bay wedding

Two of my favourite people from 2013 were Andy and Esther, and their Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse, wedding was host to stunning weather, an amazing crowd, happiness, love and a marriage ceremony. I asked Andy to write down a few words about his big day:...

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A Stradbroke Saturday celebration

Jay and Alana twisted my arm and convinced me to venture into the paradise on Brisbane's doorstep, Stradbroke Island, for their spring wedding. Storms were forecast and all the radars pointed to the heavens opening and wetting all of us but as it happens almost every...

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Peter and Jodie’s Newfarm Park wedding

On an October morning in Newfarm families gathered from across the globe to celebrate Peter and Jodie’s union. It was the best weather, great styling, a cheerful crowd and a beautiful couple. I asked Peter and Jodie for a few words about what I did on the day and the shared this!

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Ant and Jacqui’s Salt wedding

In November 2013 we were lucky enough to see the storm clouds part, the winds calm, and the sun shine on Salt Beach at Kingscliffe for Antony and Jacqui's wedding. Jacqui and Ant's whole wedding day was just amazing, the weather was perfect, the crowd were amazing,...

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Ray and Linda’s Halloween wedding

This is the surprise Halloween wedding I performed that got the interest of Channel Nine's Today Show - see the video here - and still stands out as one of my favourites. Ray and Linda wanted to surprise their friends and family at their annual Halloween party, a fun...

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Ryan and Meika’s wedding plus Darth Vader

Ryan and Meika were married at Glengariff in the Brisbane hinterland, such a beautiful location, with everything you want for an outdoor wedding: sun and good company. After the ceremony I was emailing the new Mr and Mrs and had to share this excerpt: You made...

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A ‘Pleasant’ Canberra wedding at Duntroon

I was lucky enough to be invited into Scott and Rebecca's wedding on the grounds of the Royal Military College at Duntroon. Rebecca and Scott had lots of nice things to say about me, but it sounds made up when they say I'm the "best celebrant they've ever seen" so I...

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Rebecca takes out a lease on Todd’s heart

On a stunning Mount Tamborine winter day, Todd and Rebecca's friends made their way to Cedar Creek Estate for a very special day. My first thought when I saw Cedar Creek Estate was that someone had invested more tender loving care into this wedding venue than I'd seen...

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Nathan and Lauren’s surprise wedding

In August I was lucky enough to be invited to a 30th birthday party that was also secretly a wedding! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, on the day you might have seen me post "I performed a surprise wedding today, and my favourite element of the ceremony is...

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A hot date in Perth

On a 'slightly' warm day in Perth, where the temperature was higher than [insert celebrity here], I married two great friends, Matt and Chrisse in an exclusive garden venue. We were married by Josh in January 2012, and we could not have made a better choice of...

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Dean and Paige’s wedding at Coolibah Downs

On a cool winter day in the Gold Coast hinterland I brought Paige and Dean together at Coolibah Downs for their wedding day. I was lucky enough to perform their ceremony and also oversee their reception as MC and also DJ. I asked Paige and Dean to put a few words down...

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Lucas and Maranda’s stormy wedding

I married Lucas and Maranda on the weekend that a massive storm made it's way over Brisbane. At Samford we were out of the reach of floodwaters, but the storms took away our electricity and running water. With the wonders of battery powered PA systems, iPhones,...

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A Foo Fighting Wedding

On December 8th, 2011, I was turning 30, but more importantly Damian Curry wanted to marry the love of his life, Jessica. Damian had emailed me earlier in the year with this message 5 years ago, Jess and I had just attended my brothers wedding on the banks of the...

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Claybo76’s and RhonieB76’s Twedding

On Friday March 4th Australia's first Twedding was held. For those not in the know a Twedding is a wedding, held on the social networking website Twitter. The service was officiated by Josh to celebrate 11 years of marriage between Perth musician @Claybo76 (or as his...

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