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Legends, thank you for stopping by. Stoked you’re here and considering me as the celebrant for your day. I started The Bearded Celebrant with one goal in mind. To bring the party back to the traditional wedding ceremony. Let’s be honest, it’s usually the part of the day people can’t wait to get over and done with. That’s why I work hard to create unique ceremonies that will help create a celebration you will never forget.
A little bit about me. I am a married man myself (with one fur child). My wife Emma and I are based in the South East of Melbourne. But have been all over Australia helping loved-up couples tie the knot. I know my way around a dad joke or two and I love a good country song. In my free time, you can usually find me with a craft beer in hand, or smoking some meats on the BBQ. I also love hiking and watching NRL or NFL at any opportunity.
In the last few years I have been lucky enough to marry some incredible couples. I was also recently selected by Hello May as one of Australasia’s Top 15 Wedding Celebrants!
I would love to lock in some time to have a chat and get to know a bit about you. I am here to help you with the wedding process. Not sure of your date? No problem. No venue? Lets research some together. Unsure of how ceremonies go? I’m here to walk you through the formalities, and here to personalise your ceremony.
I can’t wait to meet you.
“Life’s Too Short For A Boring Wedding.”
THE BEARDED CELEBRANT
What Lovers Are Saying
REAL FEEDBACK FROM REAL COUPLES
Sam, we can not thank you enough for officially making us husband & wife 😍😍 You have been so wonderful to deal with, supportive, have an amazing way with words, know how to spread the love, beautiful vibes and get the crowd going!! Sim and I thank you with all of our hearts for making our ceremony so memorable, fun, loving and most of all … us ❤ Could not recommend Sam enough xx Most definitely ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We first discovered Sam at the Valley Loves Expo where we immediately clicked- at this time, he had never even done a wedding! So we took a chance on the new guy, and were so happy we did. Sam completely suited our fun and carefree, bohemian wedding vibe, shared the same sense of humour as my now hubby and was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. He’s super passionate about the couples he is marrying, and loves “love” in a completely non-corny way. With Sam, our ceremony didn’t have to be super long, boring and clinical- it was fun, full of laughs and just one way to kick off our “love party!” His sense of style is spot on too. 🙌🏼 Thanks so much Sam for being our celebrant and best of luck with future endeavours!
We had the absolute pleasure of having Samuel as our celebrant and MC for our wedding in April.
From the very first meeting, he made the whole process easy. It was such a relief to find someone who was different from your typical ‘sterile’ celebrant, someone with a more personal approach and who could facilitate a great party.
Thank you Samuel for ensuring everything went smoothly and allowing us to enjoy our amazing ceremony and awesome reception which was a perfect fit for us as a couple- relaxed, fun and full of love.
We came across Sam after searching for a celebrant but having no luck in finding someone who suited our laid back vibe and who just felt right. We were planning a very small, intimate ceremony with only about 15 of our closest family and friends. We wanted someone who was going to “make us legal” and knew how to have the ceremony flow smoothly, but who also felt like a friend and not like we were putting on a show or had certain wedding criteria we had to meet.
When we met with Sam it was just that. It was always relaxed and felt like we were just catching up with a buddy for beer, while chatting about our love story. And really, how can you go wrong with a guy with that kind of beard game?!
Sam gave us so much room to create a ceremony that we felt reflected us and he guided us in the different ways we could do this. Sam took what we gave him and used this to create a ceremony that was heartfelt and meaningful to us. He has a way with words, hitting us in the feels with some beautifully written metaphors that represented us as a couple perfectly. All with just the right amount of laughter and lightheartedness to keep our relaxed vibe going.
All our guests kept asking where we found him and commenting on what a great guy he was! This just added to our intimate and chilled out feel we were going for, as he felt like a friend amongst our guests, not just “the celebrant”.
We can’t thank you enough Sam, for helping us create a ceremony that we, along with all our guests, will treasure and remember so dearly!!
Best Day Ever!
Our ceremony was the highlight of our whole wedding , it was perfect, funny, heartfelt, relaxed and so unique to us! This was all because of Samuel! He is nothing short of amazing and so so talented, he is full of passion about what he does!
Samuel was so much fun to work with and the process so relaxed and easy. He tailored the whole ceremony to really reflect us and made sure there was plenty of laughs and specials moments!
We have so many nice memories of Samuel and honestly cannot recommend him highly enough!
Samuel made the whole process stress free from our first meeting right through to the ceremony on the big day. He was easy to chat to and made us very comfortable on the day, he also gave great suggestions about what works in the ceremony to make it personal and fun which went with our more casual and natural feel of the day.
He also spent the time getting to know us so it was more like a friend marrying us. After meeting him the first time you’ll know he’s a great celebrant to have with you on your important day!
From the first time we met Sam to talk about our elopement he made it so fun and easy. He listened to what was important to us and crafted a ceremony that really fit with what we were hoping for. Over the course of planning/meeting with Sam he really put the effort in to get to know us which resulted to an on the day feeling like a friend was marrying us which made it even more special. Bryden and I can’t thank Sam enough for making our ceremony so unique and memorable. Also has a 10/10 beard.
Samuel did our wedding in March and he made it so fun and enjoyable! He has a really cool relaxed approach and just made us at ease with the whole process. Thanks again Samual you are a legend!
Sam helped make our ceremony relaxed and fun as my partner+I took the next step in our journey together as husband+wife. 100% recommend Sam if your after a relaxed, well vibed ceremony!
Sam was the celebrant for our wedding and honestly made the whole experience very enjoyable and fun! We kicked it off immediately in the beginning and we were very happy with our choice! We wanted a fun casual wedding and ceremony but still keeping it special in the important parts. He listened to what we wanted and created the best wedding! Not only that, he went to extra efforts to ensure the guests were welcomed and the vibe was set from the beginning. Couldn’t have done it without him!
Samuel, we are so happy that you were apart of our wedding. From the first day we met, we immediately got along. You were easy to deal with and communicate with – you responded to everything so fast and never minded if we messaged you at 10pm with questions. Throughout this process we basically formed a friendship with you and every catch up turned into an evening of chatting away and having multiple beers. You came to the ceremony very prepared (you brought the PA along even though I said we wouldn’t need it – we did need it, so thanks!!!). So many of our guests said that it was the best ceremony they’ve ever been to, and we agree! It was funny, laid back, but still beautiful and elegant. Thank you for all the effort you put into marrying us. We’re happy we were your first and we know you’ll do so well on this career path.