Wedding Ceremonies

As a celebrant, I’ve married lots of straight people (see And I’ll continue to do so.

If you’re a member of the LGBTI community, I’d also love to marry you (as a celebrant!). And now, at last, with marriage equality a reality in Australia, as a gay celebrant in Melbourne, I am busy marrying same sex couples. Believe me when I say that nothing makes me happier!

One of the things I know from the same sex couples I have worked with is that they ask what they should be doing in planning for their special day, as they admit to having little idea about weddings or what’s involved. That’s hardly surprising, given that they have been raised to believe that getting married was not likely to be part of their future.

As someone who is planning his own same sex wedding and as someone who has formally studied gay and lesbian weddings, I know the latest trends in gay and lesbian weddings. I have a raft of different rituals and traditions that same sex couples may want to use on their wedding day – things that make our weddings as different from hetero-normative, or straight, weddings as you’d like them to be.

Of course, if you’d prefer to follow the traditional path and plan a conventional wedding, then I’d be delighted to help you do that, too.

So, let’s catch up for a chat about your plans – and let me suggest some options for you.

Your ceremony can be whatever you want it to be:

  • something very similar to a traditional straight ceremony
  • something more contemporary and non-hetero-normative
  • flamboyant and camp (or not)
  • leather–themed
  • bear style
  • or a mix of the above.

You decide!

What I’d like you to do now

How about we go on our first date? Nothing too serious. Let’s have a coffee or glass of wine and get to know each other. If the mood’s right, we can look at checking out my availability on you and your partner’s special day.

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Remember, my first meeting with you is free and comes with no obligation.