Marriage Celebrant – Sydney

Let me introduce myself

With more than 20 years experience as an authorised civil marriage celebrant, I’ve performed over 2,500 ceremonies. As well as wedding ceremonies, I also offer name-giving ceremonies, commitment ceremonies and renewal of vows ceremonies. I take great pride in my work as a celebrant and I make sure that each and every ceremony is both a truly personal and professional event.

My aim is to make sure that you have the ceremony you want — formal or informal, sophisticated or simple. I can give you suggestions from a range of traditional ceremonies or I can tailor an individual and unique ceremony for you. I also perform ceremonies with a particular theme. Together we can create one that is right for you.

What my clients say

…Thanks for helping to make our wedding day a fantastic success. You are the “King” of Marriage celebrants…
Chris and Jacqui…
…What a fantastic guy, and a great celebrant Russell is! He made things very straight forward and relaxed for us (as we wished), was very flexible in his approach whilst also guiding us, and on the big day delivered things exactly as we wanted. He was professional whilst keeping fun, and really kept the energy and up during the ceremony. We felt that it was a perfect ceremony, matched the exact intended tone for the day, and many of our guests commented that it was the best wedding ceremony they had ever been to! So many thanks Russel for launching the day on such a great note!
Mark and Bobbi Moore…
…Just wanted to convey a MASSIVE thank you for the fantastic job you did. Everyone at the ceremony commented on how they loved the way you broke the ice and brought everyone in the room together. You made me feel relaxed enough to get through my vows and in the same token the overall tone was very meaningful and touching. Our parents were very impressed at our choice of celebrant and would also like to commend you on a job well done. Thank you for make the ceremony everything we hoped for and more!
Melissa and Steven Smollett…
…I’m really glad you continued on the path of “joining happy couples in matrimony” as we felt encouraged and supported by you at this very emotional time for us. You had a lovely insight and understandng of the situation which was a great help to us and would be a great benefit to others in a similar situation…
Dianne and Phil Bedford…
…Russell, what a wonderful wedding ceremony! Thank you so much for marrying Mike and I on the Pontoon on the 2nd – we couldn’t have chosen a better celebrant. Your warm sense of humour was well received by everyone and it’s exactly what we wanted for the day. We will definitely recommend you to anyone that is looking for a celebrant in the future. Thanks again for making our wedding day so memorable…
Libby and Mike Williams…
Thanks so much for making our wedding ceremony last month really fantastic. Your humour and relaxed attitude made the whole thing extremely enjoyable for both us and our guests and, not surprisingly, we’ve had many comments reflecting that. You are by far the best celebrate we’ve seen in action and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to you to anyone (and everyone!)…
Elissa & Alaster…
…Your acceptance by all concerned, the wedding party, relatives and friends was a credit to you, as there is usually a dissenter somewhere, even if it is just to be being that. You had a manner that put all parties at ease and blended formal and informal proceedings together in a glorious blend. As I have been an Master of Ceremonies at many weddings, even if I did not attend the service, I could tell the atmosphere that prevailed when they reached the Wedding Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner after being with whatever celebrant. You set the excellent tone for the day and it pervaded the party for all the celebrations afterwards…
Ian McAteer…
…We have had heaps of wonderful, positive feedback regarding ELVIS, the ceremony and the atmosphere of the whole wedding. You were fabulous and have given us (and a lot of others) some lovely memories…
Ian and Cathy Rowlands…
Russell my naval officer, Thank you so much for been our celebrant on the 29/09/07 at Roslyn Gardens…! The day and the moment went so fast…….I,m still in a spin….! You were absolutely fantastic………cannot thank you enough……….You blew me away….and Pekka…!! Our guests ..another story……..they were flabber gasted as to where I had found such a rare celebrant who had charm and character and so many fortes..they could not get over you…………!! So thank you…thank you a 100,000 times WITH LOVE ALWAYS, ANNA
Pekka & Anna…
…I hope that you have been well and had a fantastic Christmas and New Year. Ben and I just wanted to give you a quick email to thank you for being part of celebrating and taking control of our marriage ceremony. You certainly were one of our highlights in making our wedding so relaxed and stress free and we had wonderful comments on our how fun our wedding ceremony was. Again thank you for spending time with us and we have highly recommended you to all friends should they decide to take the plunge…
Amanda & Ben O’Yang…
We just wanted to thank you for making our night a memorable one. We knew what was coming but wasn’t sure how it would be received. You were the highlight of our night & we also mentioned you in our speeches. Everyone commented how good you were by making everyone relax including ourselves and allowing everyone to focus on the occasion. We had many comments about how the marriage was conducted & many said it was the best wedding they had ever been to. It just shows that you don’t need a big, expensive wedding for it to be an eventful one. Just having the right marriage celebrant was all we needed and it flowed on into our speeches. If we had our day again, we would not change anything.
Mick & Tina…
…I just wanted to write and say that you have to most certainly be the most fantastic celebrant in Australia! Ben and I could not have asked for anyone better or more experienced than you. You did such an outstanding job, first of all with the drums and then with your humour and stage presence – everyone loved you. You had the crowd laughing from start to finish but also managed to control them for the serious important part. Thankyou a million times over!…
Loz and Ben…

Please feel free to contact me to discuss the ceremony you are planning.