Peter Gardiner Marriage Celebrant

Marriage Celebrant

Beach and Country Weddings with a Contemporary Flavour
Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Northern NSW

Feel at ease with a unique and contemporary wedding ceremony. There are an abundance of luscious and beautiful locations and venues to choose from in Southern Queensland and Northern NSW.

Make your wedding day a memorable occasion.
Your wedding ceremony will be unique to you as a couple.

As a Civil Celebrant it will be my privilege to craft a meaningful and unique ceremony that reflects your desires and beliefs and passions. As an alternative to religious ceremony we are free to incorporate various rituals, mix up the order of ceremony, do it anyway we want. Most importantly is that this will be your unique ceremony and a memory to cherish forever.

My role as a Marriage Celebrant will be to provide and fill out all the necessary legal documents and to then lodge them with the Department of Births Deaths and Marriages on the first business day after the ceremony.

I have had over 35 years experience in the entertainment industry as a guitarist and singer and over 12 years experience as an Authorised Marriage Celebrant. As a professional Celebrant it will be my pleasure to officiate at your wedding and most importantly to make you, as a couple, feel comfortable and at ease. Together will make your day enjoyable and memorable.

I am a passionate and dedicated professional Marriage Celebrant. My service to you will be to take care of all the necessary details involved with the wedding ceremony so you can move on with organising the other important details for your wedding day.

Your wedding day is all about you.

Peter Gardiner Marriage Celebrant

0421 881793

My Service to you
  • Craft a unique and meaningful wedding ceremony.
  • Ensure all the legal documents and requirements are covered.
  • Make you feel relaxed, comfortable, and at ease on your wedding day.
  • Make sure everyone at your wedding hears the ceremony by providing a 100watt PA with wireless microphones. There are inputs to have live music or play recorded music or both. The PA does not require power therefore the ceremony may take place anywhere.
About The Process
  • Proof of identity and evidence of date and place of birth is required. This can be either a birth certificate or extract, or a passport issued by a government of an overseas country. In some cases a statutory declaration may be necessary if either of these are unavailable.
  • If in a previous marriage then proof of dissolution of that marriage is required.
  • We will fill in the Notice of Intended Marriage form (NOIM).
  • We will discuss the wedding ceremony and I will then craft an original and unique ceremony. We will fine tune your ceremony as many times as necessary to your complete satisfaction.
  • We will meet prior to your wedding day to go over the ceremony so you are ready on your day. We will also fill in the Form 14 Declaration declaring that there are no legal impediments to your marriage.
  • On your wedding day I will arrive 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. There are three more legal documents to fill in at the ceremony. Your own decorative Marriage Certificate, a Marriage Certificate to lodge with BD&M, and The Marriage Register which I retain.
  • On the first business day after the wedding I will lodge all the official documents with the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

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  • Hi Pete Happy New year We just wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you for what you did on our wedding day. The service you provided was fantastic. Professional, warm and your experience meant the whole event ran as smoothly as we could have hoped (despite my daughter Aya attempting to steal the show with her fainting spell). We were so happy and the comments we got from guests were fully positive at how smooth, loving and easy the ceremony was. We would highly recommend your professional experience to anyone. Please feel free to use this as a testimonial if it helps! Cheers again Pete!
    Cameron and Sakura
    December 2019

  • Thanks for everything Friday. It was a beautiful ceremony. Lots of our friends and family have said you were excellent.
    Simone and Stephenn
    September 2019

  • Peter was the celebrant for our wedding, and we couldn't have been happier to have him at our big day! He took the time to get to know us, hear our story, work with us on the ceremony script, and valued our input. We can't thank him enough for an amazing ceremony!
    Melisa and Kris
    May 2019

  • We knew that Peter was the right celebrant for us as soon as we met and he certainly lived up to our high expectations on our big day. He has a wonderfully calm and reassuring disposition; so you feel very comfortable around him. He also has a great way with words and a lot of material for you to tailor your ceremony to your own tastes and preferences. Peter was fantastic at responding promptly to emails in the lead-up to the wedding and was always positive and supportive. One of the things that blew me away about Peter was how flexible he was with any changes or specific requests. He also made the effort to travel to have coffee with us for our initial meet-and-great as well as for our wedding rehearsal. He gave us sage advice the day before the wedding when he reminded us to stay present every second of the day and I also hear he did a great job of calming my partner’s nerves at the start of the ceremony! He was composed and articulate in his delivery and everything went very well without any glitches. His PA system worked a treat for the ceremony music and the microphone was perfect for the readings and vows etc. We would choose Peter again in a heartbeat and thoroughly recommend him to all couples looking for a celebrant for their own wedding. Thank you Peter!
    Victor and Sarah
    October 2018

  • Peter was exactly what we had hoped for in a Wedding Celebrant for my daughter’s wedding. Peter provided the perfect amount of seriousness and formality and helped Kristina and Tyrell remain calm during the ceremony. They had the perfect wedding day and the ceremony was beautiful. We would like to thank you for your involvement in one of the most important days of their lives, in the most important part, the ceremony!
    Diane Hansen
    September 2018

  • We still would like to extend our appreciation to you, for making our wedding ceremony so smooth. From the first time I called you, I still remember that it really touched my heart how you said to me, "I am honoured, and enjoy to be part of the most important day of people's lives". I still remember telling you at the first time we met, after our phone conversation that I wanted to have you be our wedding celebrant. Today is our first year anniversary, and everything we think back, we are always thankful that we made the best decision ever! Thank you for meeting us, when we needed you even if you had to make travels and made us feel comfortable about the whole process. Thank you for taking our calls, and answering to all our questions and guide us. Thank you for emailing us, and responding to all our inquiries in details very professionally. Thank you for being patient with us and our family members. We both are genuinely very grateful to have you witness and manage the process of our wedding ceremony. Kind Regards,
    Belinda, and Harry
    May 2018

  • First of all can I just say WOW. You were absolutely amazing on our wedding day and throughout the whole process. You defiantly laughed with us (maybe even at us) but you just got us. Rhys and I couldn't be happier with the way our ceremony turned out and its all thanks to you. We have had so many of our family and friends tell us that you did such a great job, with one person even saying that "the ceremony was the best part of the whole wedding". Words can not describe the love and gratitude we have for your contribution and understanding of making it perfect for us!
    Emma and Rhys
    September 2017

  • Thank you so much Peter for being apart of our special day, you were so professional and amazing at what you do.
    William and Crystal
    June 2017

  • Peter is the best wedding celebrant you can book for your special day! Throughout the whole planning of our wedding ceremony, Peter was patient and kind and adapted to everything we had asked for. There wasn't anything too much to ask from him. His attitude was so friendly and personable, yet professional throughout the whole leading up process and our ceremony. So many of our wedding guests commented on what a great celebrant we had chosen and what a beautiful, clear and sincere voice he had. We couldn't recommend Peter enough, if you are wanting a fantastic celebrant at affordable prices! Thank you Peter for making our day so special. It would have not been the same without you.
    Eden and Ria
    June 2017

  • When we first met Peter to organise the details for our wedding day, my partner and I knew we had made the right decision. He made us feel relaxed and was very easy to talk. He understood exactly what our wishes were for the ceremony and when the big day finally arrived, my partner and I were so anxious, he was the calming influence and just made us feel at ease.
    We could not be more happier with Peter and highly recommend him.
    Linda and Loia
    January 2017

  • Peter was excellent! He personally came to our place to find out about us as a couple, how we met and how the proposal unfolded. He shortly returned to us with a summary of what he came up with and you could tell he took the time to listen to every detail. He delivered our story perfectly and provided us with a range of vows and options to guide us in our speech.
    Keegan and Kana
    October 2016

  • Peter traveled a long way from the Gold Coast to us for our pre-wedding consultations and the actual wedding day with no hesitation. Peter is amazing and efficient with all the plannings, documents, vow selections etc. Whenever we send emails to him, we get very prompt response. He loves what he is doing and will definitely go extra steps to make our special day memorable. Thank you so much Peter.
    Yi and Si
    October 2016

  • Thanks for all your hard work for our wedding. We had a blast and you done an amazing job! Everyone has said how lovely it was and how well you delivered it! Thanks for being a part of our special day!
    Jessica and Tyrone
    September 2016

  • Peter delivered everything we wanted. We had 2-3 meetings with him to share our story and how we envisioned the day and he too provided us with some great suggestions and ideas for our vows. Highly recommended.
    Sarah and Miles Smith
    September 2016

  • Amazing! He was so good, he knew exactly what I wanted. He even knew how nervous I was so he even cut down the ceremony for me. Very professional and relaxed.
    Matilda W
    June 2016

  • Everything went very smooth. We were very happy with him. Peter was very straight forward with his communication.
    Guillermo and Sylvana
    March 2016

  • Peter was the complete package. He came to us for meetings and organised all the paperwork. He had a wide range of options of vows (if required). He is also a very talented musician. He sang all the songs for our ceremony and he was willing to learn a song if need be. He also organised all the table decorations for the signing table. He also made himself available if you wanted to have him stay to play at the reception. The lovely surprise was that his wife took some candid photos of the wedding and sent them to us at a later date. He dressed to our theme. He was open to any suggestions. Very extremely happy client and I would be very happy to give him a recommendation.
    Bernadette and Damien
    January 2016


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