Hello.

My name is Stephen Miller and I’d really love to get to know yours. But before that, let’s talk about why you’re here. You’re looking for a good celebrant right? Where on earth do you begin? Swiping through face after face on various listings might work for Tinder users, but it’s not the best way to find the right person to marry you. You need to meet them and talk face-to-face as only then will you discover how strong your ‘connection’ with that person is. Well guess what? I offer an obligation free first meeting where we can simply get to know each other and find out how well I might be suited to your plans. But seeing as you’re here though, have a little look around my website, and when you’re done, please get in touch. Starting that conversation is the necessary first step. Speak soon.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself
in the service of others.” – Gandhi
My Services
WEDDINGS

By choosing me, I know you will look back fondly and remember how you selected a celebrant who not only presented a beautiful ceremony, but more importantly, genuinely cared just as much about your special day as you did yourself. Contact me now for an obligation free chat, I’m really friendly!

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BABY NAMINGS

A baby naming is essentially what the Church calls a Christening or Baptism. It is very important to celebrate the birth of your child and to officially recognise the child it’s name. I personalise this ceremony to be all about your child or children and also incorporate readings and rituals as required. $POA

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FUNERALS

​After losing my 21-year-old son to cancer a couple of years ago, this life-changing event gives me the right to truly empathise with you and the loss of your loved one. While always sad to say goodbye, funerals should still be a wonderful heartfelt celebration of the life now departed.
$POA

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SO WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE ME?
THE TOP 4 REASONS CLIENTS SELECTED ME
1 – I'M HEAPS OF FUN

Getting married is an occasion really worth celebrating and I want to begin that celebration at your ceremony. Yes of course ceremonies should be respectful and appropriate, but there’s no reason why that should mean dull and formulaic. So if you’re a fun loving couple up for something a bit different, then get in touch as we need to talk!

2 – MY GREAT PA SYSTEM

Some celebrants don’t use one, others have faulty intermittent quality or very small set-ups which are just not powerful enough for people to hear well at the back of a large gathering. I invested in the awesome, go anywhere, battery operated, wireless MIPRO 707. I wear a wireless hands-free head mic and have a wireless handheld microphone for you to use. I also bring a wired microphone as an emergency back-up.

3 – STAGECRAFT

I understand the importance of stage presence and how it will make your ceremony warm and memorable. Without it your ceremony will be cold, legal and soulless. I always aim to deliver ceremonies with a good mix of personal touches and humour that not only will enjoyed by you, but importantly will keep your guests engaged and in the moment.

4 – I'M UP WITH THE TIMES

I might be as old as your Dad but I’m as young as you when it comes to technology. I present using an iPad, use CRM software for my data and process documents through the Births, Deaths and Marriages online system LifeLink. This results in faster processing and less errors. Many celebrants, despite being encouraged otherwise, still prefer the ol’ pen, paper and multiple form filling method. I’m well trained and know my stuff.

SO HOW DID IT GO?
A couple of case studies
CASE STUDY 01
Zhen and Linda's picture perfect winter day...

The Winter sun filled the sky with its brilliance bathing us in a much welcome warm glow on what was a cool day. Romantic sea glitter shimmered off the harbour pierced only by yachts racing around energetically their spinnakers bloated for extra speed.

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CASE STUDY 02
Two weddings in one day

Now this is not something I make a habit of as I always give a 100% to any marriage I’m officiating – doing two in one day is, well… exhausting! But sometimes things just work out to make this possible. The most important aspect is to have two beautifully understanding brides like Ashrit and Maggie who were both more than happy to share me for the day.

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DON'T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT...
What people are saying

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“Stephen created a relaxed, caring and funny ceremony, beautifully personalised for us. We felt so comfortable with him right from our very first meeting through to the marriage day itself. He ably guided us through every step of the process and took care of everything. Yes I would highly recommend his services to anyone.”

LINDA AND ZHEN
Brisbane

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“Stephen, what can we say? Words will never be enough. You truly made our ceremony so wonderful. Right from our very first meeting it was clear you have great organisational skills, knowledge and professionalism – we knew instantly we’d be in good hands. Rajan and I will forever be grateful and will continue to recommend you to everyone we know. Thank you so much for everything, including the photographs you took for us, but especially for the best ceremony ever.”

ASHRIT AND RAJAN
SYDNEY

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“Five hearts! “Stephen was absolutely fantastic! Everything a nervous bride could wish for. He was fun, calm, really organised, understood all my requests and put together a script that was beautifully personalised and memorable. Stephen has a great personality which was ever present from our very first meeting right through to the ceremony itself. We invited him to join the reception too that’s how much we liked him!”

MAGGIE AND BOLUN
SYDNEY

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Very happy to give Stephen 5 hearts! He is quite simply… Awesome! He cares, he’s competent, he’s witty – George and I really couldn’t have wished for more from our ceremony. We had so many compliments that it was the best marriage ceremony ever!

LIAM AND GEORGE
SYDNEY

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“My sincere thanks for the wonderful service Stephen. Bryce would have really admired the way you not only helped me at this difficult time but the beautifully written service you presented. The number of people who came up to me afterwards and said it was the most enjoyable funeral they had ever been to.”

GILLIAN
SYDNEY

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“Stephen is the most wonderful speaker and all round lovely guy. He is able to be both sensitive and caring and extremely funny at the same time. If you are wanting a celebrant who cares deeply about relationships and making your day extra special – he’s your man!”
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ALI BROWN
WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
REMEMBER NOT ALL CELEBRANTS ARE CREATED EQUAL
Fast fun facts and tips
MOST POPULAR DAY

It will not come as any real surprise I’m sure to discover that Saturday remains the most popular day for a wedding. A whopping 62% of couples choose to marry on this day last year.

  • Saturday
  • Friday
  • Sunday
  • Other
CELEBRANTS RULE!

Since 1999 civil marriages have begun outnumbering religious ceremonies and the gap continues to widen every year. There are possibly many reasons for this, but one incentive would have to be the sheer convenience of getting married at the same venue as the celebration.

  • Celebrant
  • Religious
272
The number of football matches I've watched so far in 2018
31
The number of wonderful years I've been happily married to my wife
417
Average number of steps I take per hour over a 24 hour period
61
I no longer count, but the computer says I've had this many birthdays
Stephen's wedding tip No.7

The easiest way to keep cost under control is cut your guest list. Half of your wedding expenses will be spent wining and dining your guests. So if that’s costing you $100 per person, removing one table of 10 can save you $1,000.

Stephen's wedding tip No.26

Your wedding album is how you’ll relive the cherished memories of your day, so don’t underestimate the importance of a good photographer. Research carefully and find someone who understands exactly what you want.

Stephen's wedding tip No.54

Take a moment to steal away together during the height of the reception for at least 10 minutes to look at each other, talk and just take it all in. You won’t be sorry and no-one will be bothered you’re missing for a few minutes.

Stephen's wedding tip No.82

Everything’s been agreed and arranged. Now’s it’s time to let go and simply be your own guest. It’s a lot more fun that way, and you can both really be in the moment and enjoy your special day.

Watch as I try to sensibly discuss being a celebrant – the girls however had other ideas!

Comediennes Jenna Owen and Victoria Zerbst turn a serious interview into, well… more of a comedy sketch really. This seven minute film, part Hard Chat parody part informational video, is called… yep you’ve guessed it, ‘Soft Chat’. It was my absolute pleasure to be a good sport for these up and coming very talented young women while still doing my best to provide a modicum of useful information for any prospective couple. I’m grateful to them for allowing me share it here. Enjoy!

I believe in pricing transparency – not making you contact me for a price
2019 PRICING PACKAGES AVAILABLE
BUDGET PACKAGE

$550

Professional marriage ceremony
Limited to 10 guests
Ceremony paperwork completed
One face-to-face meeting
Arrive 30 minutes prior to ceremony
Limited script personalisation
Unlimited telephone and email contact
30 mins travel time from Lane Cove*#
Optional legal certificate +$58

*Additional kms $POA
#30 mins there and 30 mins back once

STANDARD PACKAGE

$750

Professional marriage ceremony
Unlimited guests
Ceremony paperwork completed
Two face-to-face meetings
Supply of quality wireless PA system
Rehearsal one or two days before
Arrive one hour before the ceremony
Personalised ceremony script
Unlimited telephone and email contact
45 mins travel time from Lane Cove*#
Optional legal certificate +$58

*Additional kms $POA
#45 mins there and 45 mins back once

DELUXE PACKAGE

$850

Professional marriage ceremony
Unlimited guests
Ceremony paperwork completed
Unlimited face-to-face meetings
Supply of quality wireless PA system
Rehearsal one or two days before
Arrive one hour before the ceremony
More time spent personalising script
Unlimited telephone and email contact
90 mins travel time from Lane Cove*#
Optional legal certificate +$58

*Additional kms $POA
#90 mins there and 90 mins back once

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