Hi! I’m Bronte Price, a full-time marriage celebrant. I’m also gay. In my spare time, I’m a newsreader, vegie gardener, foodie and piano player.
I’m thrilled to be engayged to my feyoncé Clint, and most Sunday afternoons will find us at DTs, one of Melbourne’s iconic gay pubs. Clint and I are “parents” to our beloved kelpie, Bingo, aged three.
Clint and I are busy planning our own wedding, scheduled to take place in April 2019. We feel the same as many gay couples I’ve married who have told me, almost without exception, that they want a wedding that reflects who they are and how they live their lives. That is, they want a gay wedding, not a straight wedding. Straight weddings are highly gendered – we don’t live our lives in gendered roles, so why would we want to do take on gendered roles on our wedding day, one of the most important days of our lives?
I’m the first celebrant in Australia to complete the Certificate in Gay and Lesbian Weddings (US GWI) and I understand how gay weddings can be different from straight weddings.
I’m a long-time active supporter of marriage equality. For the record, I:
- attended every marriage equality rally held in the CBD of Melbourne since the postal survey was announced
- volunteer as a newsreader each week, writing and presenting the news at noon on Fridays on JOY 94.9
- am a financial member of JOY 94.9, Australia’s only LGBTI radio station and of GLOBE, the Gay and Lesbian Organisation of Business and Enterprise
- donate $20 from each same sex wedding ceremony I perform to a volunteer group of which I’m a member that helps feed and clothe homeless people (including LGBTI people) in Melbourne’s CBD each Thursday night
- have a wide social network and friendship group that includes lots of members of the LGBTI community
- co-founded The Equality Network to educate wedding suppliers about how to work respectfully with LGBTI couples.
As a former senior executive in state and local government (most recently as Assistant Director Data Analytics with the Victorian Ombudsman), I’ve picked up some pretty useful skills that I’ve been able to put into practice as a celebrant.
I draft and deliver high quality, personalised, bespoke ceremonies. And as a former English and Drama teacher, I know how to work with couples to put together ceremonies that are authentic, interesting, polished, enjoyable and memorable. And I know how to deliver them appropriately, tailored to the audience, making best use of the space where the wedding will be held.
I don’t do boring or beige (unless I’m asked to)!
I’m friendly and engaging, and I’m genuinely interested in people. I want to find out and tell your story to help make your ceremony different from others.
Melbourne Same Sex Marriage Celebrant
BA (Honours), Diploma of Education, Diploma of Project Management, Certificate IV in Celebrancy, Certificate in Gay and Lesbian Weddings (US GWI)