Custom and relaxed wedding ceremonies

Planning a wedding, renewal of vows or naming ceremony in Canberra? We make the whole process easy, personal and enjoyable. We look after all of the legal stuff, help you design your ceremony and ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

Wedding Ceremonies

You have other important things like the dress, photography, venues etc to worry about, so our role is to use our experience to guide you through the whole marriage ceremony process.


Renewal of vows

You can reaffirm your love for each other by renewing your wedding vows or after sharing all those experiences together, make some new ones!

Naming Ceremonies

A great way to officially welcome your newest arrival into your circle of family and friends. You can also announce the god parents/guardians/mentors of the child.


We are already married ceremonies

For those who have had a ceremonial wedding and now wish to be legally married.

About Michael


The principal Canberra Celebrant is now Michael Bower, who is taking over from Steven Murray.

Michael’s job is to take the stress out of planning your wedding ceremony.



wedding-ceremoniesPlanning a wedding ceremony can be stressful. We use our extensive experience to step you through the process.

We will:

  • Encourage you to be original with your ceremony
  • Provide a large range of ceremony options
  • Deliver a relaxed and interesting ceremony
  • Look after all the legal requirements
  • Make the process stress free
  • Be available when you have any questions
Please call us and we can show you how we can make your wedding day planning easy and without any stress.

Small Weddings or Pop up Weddings:

Thinking of eloping or just after a no fuss ‘I just want to get married fast’ option?  Would you like the celebrant and photographer for one low cost?  We can provide an intimate, affordable and no stress free option for your wedding – a pop up wedding!   See the FAQ page for more info or call us for a quote.

Other Ceremonies


wedding-ceremoniesWe offer a full range of other types of ceremonies.

Vow renewal:

Great opportunity to reaffirm your love for each other and make some new vows.

Naming Ceremonies:

A great way to officially welcome your newest arrival into your circle of family and friends. You can also announce the god parents/guardians/mentors of the child. Can be used for baby naming, 1st birthdays or even adult naming or renaming.

Celebration of Marriage ceremony:

For those who are already legally married  but want to celebrate with their family and friends here.


I will need to know some more information before providing a full quote, however a couple of options are:

Just the legals



Lets get you married without any stress (great for 2 to 10 guests)

  • Simple legal wedding
  • Takes 6-8 mins

Short & Sweet



Short & Sweet, so no fluff but still personal (suit 12 to 30 ish guests).

  • I provide a simple ceremony that you can change as you wish
  • I deliver a relaxed but personal ceremony
  • I will attend to all the legal requirements
  • Speaker for your music
  • Rehearsal can be arranged for additional fee
  • Takes 11 – 14minutes

Complete Ceremony



This one has everything!

  • Customised personal ceremony
  • Lots of samples of ceremonies
  • Personal touch with a short story
  • Lots of readings (I supply samples)
  • Speaker for your music
  • Other activities can be included
  • I will attend to all the legal requirements
  • Rehearsal  (if required)
  • Approx 18 – 20 mins

Please contact us for more details on any of the above or see our FAQ section for answers to some of your questions


Click here to discover some information about the legal side of things, timing, who does what and when, processes etc.

Happy Couples

Jade S

Steven was absolutely amazing and was worth every moment. His value goes beyond anything else. He gave us so much to work with and was willing to meet with us as much as we needed to get it all perfect. Everyone was laughing and crying during the ceremony and he told our story perfectly! We were beyond happy with the ceremony and Steven set the mood for the rest of the day.

Kym S

Steven was the consummate professional and ensured that our ceremony was a true reflection of us with a minimum of fuss. Managed the legalities and paperwork so much so that was never a concern. He was very entertaining without stealing the show (so to speak). I do not hesitate to recommend him.

Esther H

We chose Steven as our celebrant and are very happy we did. Steven was relaxed, knowledgeable, easy to communicate with and very professional. He tailored the ceremony to capture us uniquely as a couple, highly recommend.

Nicole L

Steven was great and was very organised had everything covered. He was very personable and easy to deal with. The ceremony was really great and all our guests commented on how relaxed and easy the ceremony was.

Megan D

Steven was the perfect celebrant for our wedding. Having been a wedding photographer and celebrant for a long time in Canberra, he had excellent ideas about how to incorporate our personal touches into the ceremony. His friendly nature made organising the wedding ceremony so easy. It was a perfect day.

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