I recently attended a business lunch in Coffs Harbour.  Our guest speaker was Matt Church founder of Thought Leaders Business School.  As expected it was an extremely thought provoking seminar.  Matt is at the peak of his profession. One of the key takeaways for me was the question ‘what business are you really in?’  This stopped me in my tracks.

After 10 years of joining countless couples together in marriage, I asked myself that simple question.  Why do couples choose me as their preferred marriage celebrant?  Do I just provide a celebrant service so couples can be validly married – or is it much bigger than that? If couples just wanted a civil celebrant they could head down to their local registry office or even just pick one at random from the many thousands offering their services.

Even today everyone seems to know a celebrant; and that is not necessarily a bad thing given the ever increasing national trend for couples preferring civil, rather than religious ceremonies.  The reason why I became a marriage celebrant was to be right there, bang in the middle, of the happiest moment any two people in love can experience.  The feeling you get officiating any ceremony is intoxicating. It overwhelms you with emotion that because of you, you are making dreams come true.

And there it is, what business am I really in?  I am in the business of happiness.  The love, the vows, the kiss at the end and even guests running late, that’s all a given, but what is a perfect ceremony without happiness.

When you choose me, you’re not just getting a marriage celebrant, you are getting so much more than that.  As I continually tweak and improve my business, the one promise I simply make is, that I am absolutely committed to providing my couples a true celebrant experience, period.

And what better way to sum up happiness than in this photo.

This image means the world to me.  In this photo are two brothers.  I had the pleasure of officiating not only Tim’s ceremony ( who is standing next to me with the massive grin on his face about to marry the girl of his dreams) but his brother as well, Scott and his beautiful wife Danae.

As a marriage celebrant in the business of happiness it simply doesn’t get much better than that.

  • Simon redefines the way a ceremony should be.  Words can’t describe how happy we were with everything he did.  Thank you again!

    Scott and Tameka

  • It was lovely working along side you again at Sarah & Jon’s beautiful wedding, you were superb! I hope you don’t mind but I have put a link to your page on my website – you really are worth recommending!

    Louise Blake Photography

  • Thank you Simon, for your overwhelming enthusiasm for our wedding with a difference. We couldn’t believe how dedicated and supportive you were in making it something we will never forget. To see you walking down the aisle as Lord Darth Vader was an image that will remain with us forever. Your kind words, your sense of humour and your willingness to do whatever it took to make our day just the way we imagined. Your personal service and professional commitment was unwavering and it was our honour to have you preside over our marriage… We would most highly recommend you to anyone. May the force be with you! And that’s no word of a lie!!!

    Mick and Kirrily

  • We would like to thank you Simon for making our wedding day truly memorable. You were very warm and welcoming. We appreciate the time you took to get to know us and our story to make our day special! Your attention to detail was excellent! We never felt rushed or uncomfortable, you were very professional and we would gladly recommend you to any of our friends or family who are getting married!

    Matt and Kate

  • We couldn’t have ask for a more intimate and loving ceremony. Simon’s kind words, readings and professionalism were greatly appreciated. All went to plan, better than we imagined! He was very helpful and considerate when it came to our request. Thank you once again Simon.

    Michael and Maria

  • My husband and I are very grateful for the beautiful ceremony Simon put together. It was so important to us – and Simon respected and fulfilled our every need. He was so patient and understanding throughout the whole process.We cannot thank Simon enough for being apart of such an important part of our special day.

    Kane & Rohie