Marriage Celebrant Melbourne | John Beck
Your ceremony, delivered with flair, happiness and excitement!
Hello and Welcome! I’m John Beck your Melbourne Marriage and Wedding Celebrant, and help is not far away.
What makes a good Celebrant?
Bald with glasses, enthusiastic, motivated, helpful, reliable, organised, perfectionist and was a wedding DJ/ MC for 25 years? Well, that’s me in a nutshell.
What do you want your ceremony to be like?
Most couples what a marriage ceremony that’s not too long, relaxed, memorable with a few laughs and a few soppy bits. But still thoughtful and respectful without making it boring for the guests. So what do you want?
One thing most couples I work with all have in common is they value their wedding ceremony, They want to celebrate this important event with their families and closest friends through a ceremony that is uniquely theirs. Do you want to celebrate? If so we better have a chat.
My promise to you
- Celebrate only one ceremony per day, yours! To give you the personal attention you deserve.
- Bring enthusiasm and creativity to your ceremony making certain that your guests are engaged.
- Devote years of experience, knowledge and training to ensure your marriage ceremony is uniquely yours.
- Listen intently to your ideas while offering expert advice to produce your desired outcome.
- Get to know you as individuals and as a couple, to ensure your ceremony is a reflection of who you are.
- Meet with you many times for planning and consultation to create a stress-free marriage ceremony.
About John Beck
High school drop out look at me now!
I’m friendly, house trained and rarely bite.
Imagine a Celebrant that has the experience of being an MC at over 500 weddings! That experience is where I learnt the art of being a storyteller and how to engage and hold people’s attention. It has given me a confidence and ease which shows on my face and in my body language. All these skills have transferred perfectly into being a Celebrant.
I don’t MC anymore because I love being a celebrant, I love it with all my heart. When I’m at a ceremony I feel connected to something incredibly special. Helping you create a Ceremony that leaves you feeling happy knowing you have truly celebrated your love and friendship with your family and closest friends is what I was designed to do.
I enjoy, no relish, the opportunity to participate working together and having fun creating a marriage ceremony, one that captures the very essence of the bride and groom.
I’ve been married for over 24 years with four fur-children, 2 dogs (Grace and Sam) and two cats (Stanley and Poppy). Learn a bit more about me personally below.
5 minute interview with John
First full-time job was at 3KZ (now Gold FM) as an office and production assistant while studying to be a radio DJ. My on-air career never made it to fruition, and with two friends I started a mobile DJ business in the mid-80s.
I enjoyed being the MC more than playing music, and after 25 years and 800 weddings as a DJ, it was time to grow up and I hung up the headphones.
After observing so many Celebrants and at the age of 45, I realised that being a marriage Celebrant is what I was designed to do.
In the colour personality test, I’m blue. Apparently blue is the colour associated with perfectionists. People who score a blue are loyal, committed, and creative workers who can get the job done, even in stressful situations. I’d have to agree, I’m also calm most of the time but driven, well-mannered, quirky with a dry sense of humour and easily excitable.
Ice Hockey, Cricket, good coffee, motor racing, spending time with the fur babies and reading Dolly Parton’s Online Diary.
I haven’t travelled much I have been to America 4 times, so It’s got to be Melbourne!
Donuts and BBQ in that order.
I think it was Bros(When Will I Be Famous) or Billy Joel. (Showing my age BTW it’s 49.)
As a DJ I used to buy a lot of 7” singles so can’t remember the first album at a guess was Prince – Controversy (still have it)
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My Approach to Marriage Ceremony
My method is about helping you find the style of ceremony you want. It’s about asking you many questions and giving you unique options to find out your likes and dislikes.
To me, what I do is so much more than just a celebrant. If I had to nail my job description down I would describe it like this. I direct, inform and guide, Preside over your ceremony, I’m your spokesperson, I make announcements, tell stories, your music programmer, and sound person.
I’ve listed some fundamentals that might give you a little insight into how I help you.
Stress Free Wedding Ceremony
You feel excited, but possibly also a little overwhelmed!
Your marriage ceremony will be one of the happiest and most emotional events of your life, not to mention the most organised, you’ll want everything to run smoothly, without a second thought from you on the day. You’re going to need to appoint a celebrant who can not only marry you but coordinate, and be responsible for the entire wedding ceremony.
I’ll provide you with options and ideas and guide you through the planning process, for a stress-free wedding ceremony.
Together we will enhance your ceremony experience we will work to create a ceremony you can look back on that was a true reflection of your story and values. Enjoy a realistic, relaxed and sometimes fun marriage ceremony, that captures the essence of the feelings that you share for each other.
It’s not what a marriage celebrant does, it’s how they do it that makes the difference.
If you are reading this you have seen, read or heard something about me you like.
The next step is to fill in the details below, I will then contact you to arrange a time for the three of us to get together, and we can discuss your ideas and vision for your ceremony. Please note a meeting does not constitute a booking.