There are LOADS of marriage celebrants plying their trade around Melbourne and the Yarra Valley, and I have had the good fortune of working with some great celebrants.
I have also had the misfortune of working with some of the worst, car crash, please-make-it-stop kind of marriage celebrants too! I guess they make me really appreciate the good ones!!
So, I’m going to tell you about the good ones.
The celebrants that do a great job, arrive on time, are personable, aren’t like used car salesmen (why are used car salespeople nearly always men?!), know how to smile, put people at ease and just generally know how to conduct a great ceremony. Stray from the well lit road if you choose, but I’m only going to say ‘I told you so!’ if you do…
In no particular order, all of the following know their onions:
Bronte Price is probably Melbourne’s most popular gay marriage celebrant. You’ll often see him popping up on The Project with a juicy quote or two. He is also the co-founder of The Equality Network which has been set up to educate and inform wedding professionals how to work respectfully with LGBTI couples.