John Beck, Marriage Celebrant | Melbourne | Yarra Valley
“the ceremony was my favourite part of the whole day, and I enjoyed myself immensely”- Andrea
What are you looking for in a Melbourne Celebrant?
Does this person have to be your BFF? Or can it be someone that’s bald with glasses, friendly, trustworthy, enthusiastic, helpful, reliable, organised, perfectionist has a dry sense of humour and was a wedding DJ/ MC for 25 years? Well, that’s pretty much me in a few sentences.
What do you want your ceremony to be like?
One thing most couples I work with all have in common is they value their marriage ceremony; They want it to be light-hearted, memorable with a few laughs, maybe a few soppy bits and not too long.
But still thoughtful and respectful without making it boring for the guests. They want to celebrate and enjoy a ceremony that is uniquely theirs with their families and closest friends. Do you want to celebrate? If so we better have a chat.
Hello and Welcome! I’m John Beck your Melbourne Marriage and Wedding Celebrant. The easiest way to get to know me and what I have to offer is to sit back relax and read the website.
My Vows 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.
- Not to interrupt your celebration so I can take a selfie with you unless you want one with me.
- 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.
- Focus my attention on you and not be taking pictures at your ceremony to promote my business.
About John Beck
High school drop out look at me now!
I’ve been married for over 25 years with five fur-children, two dogs (Grace and Sam) and three cats (Stanley, Reggie and Poppy).
I’m friendly, house trained, like a pair of nice fitting slacks 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 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 genuinely celebrated your love and friendship with your family and closest friends is what I was designed to do.
Together we will enhance your ceremony experience and have fun creating a marriage ceremony, one you can look back on that was an accurate reflection of who you are as a couple.
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, Pizza and BBQ in that order.
I think it was Bros(When Will I Be Famous) or Billy Joel. (Showing my age BTW it’s 52.)
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)
If you value your ceremony and want a celebration>>>
My Approach is to make sure you and your guests enjoy the 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.
Your ceremony, delivered with flair, happiness and excitement!
Stress Free Wedding Ceremony
It’s not what a marriage celebrant does; it’s how they do it that makes the difference.
Do you want to be able to look at your Celebrant on your wedding day and know that they have everything under control, so you can relax and enjoy the ceremony?
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 cannot only marry you but coordinate, and be responsible for the entire wedding ceremony.
Also, you want to have some connection with the Celebrant so they can look at you and be able to make you feel as calm as possible on the day.
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.