Being a full-time marriage celebrant is the BEST JOB EVER! And because I love it so much, I put boot loads of effort into every couple. There's no regurgitated, pre-written, 1950's wedding lingo - instead, my ceremonies are 100% written from scratch and all about YOU!
My couples end up being my friends, not 'clients' because that's the way it should be. It's such a personal connection, and for that reason, I don't marry every couple - just the ones that are right for me as I am right for them. So how far will I travel? That depends on the connection - I'll go anywhere for the right couple.
The end goal for my ceremonies is to have your guests asking you, "Where'd your mate Monty go?" or "Why didn't your mate Monty stay for the reception?" - and this happens time and time again because I've taken the time to get to know you so well that on the day the story I tell is so real, so true and so you. Everyone just assumes we are best mates...which we will be.
So, if you view your ceremony as 'that part of the day you've got to get done and dusted' before you can hit the bar...then maybe I'm not for you. But, if you view your ceremony as the crucial starting point, the mood maker, the tone-setter for the best day of your life, then I'm your man!
My ceremonies run for about fifteen minutes from start to finish. That's fifteen minutes of fun, engaging, personalised content that's all about YOU - no boring bits!
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There are celebrants, and there are *celebrants* – and Monty, of Holymatrimonty, is of the whip crackin’, budgie smuggler and cowboy boot-wearing kind adding personality to weddings in Newcastle and beyond.