young, vibrant, professional

Your wedding, your way

I am an authorised civil marriage celebrant living in the south-west of Sydney. I have been a marriage celebrant since 2009, and am an experienced master of ceremonies and public speaker. My professional employment background has given me over fifteen years experience across a range of industries as a manager, including banking, education and government.

One of the benefits of having a civil ceremony conducted by a marriage celebrant is that you are able to be personally involved in the development of your own ceremony. This means that you can include as much or as little information about yourselves as you wish.

Preparing a wedding ceremony can be a daunting task, but with my help as a professional celebrant you will be surprised at just how easy it is.

The ceremony we create together can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. You can be certain that whatever your choice, the end result will be the wedding that works for you as a couple.

Remember, I am available and happy to assist you at all times.

"Hi James

Just wanted to say thank you for doing an excellent job of being our wedding celebrant last Friday. The mood that you brought and the style that you conducted it in was exactly what I had envisaged.

From our initial meeting and discussion, it was evident that you were genuinely interested in us as a couple. I very much appreciated the fact that you came to meet me in your own time, even before we had made the decision to go with you.

In my mind, I had already made my decision to go with you, within the first five minutes of our meeting. You made it so easy for us and guided us through the ceremony process so smoothly.

We wanted a good balance between being serious and being light hearted. This was delivered very well and with a natural feeling flow to things. You always looked comfortable talking in front of everyone, which in turn made us feel comfortable about your service. It is evident that public speaking isn’t anything new to you and you engaged the crowed nicely.

The entire service was extremely good but if one thing had to be singled out as a stand out, it would have to be your genuine demeanour. The feedback on you from our guests, were that when they spoke with you, you made them feel like you cared about Alison & I and was genuinely interested in giving us a great ceremony.

One other thing that I would single out was your empathy towards me, as you saw that I was clearly nervous and trying to memorise my vows. You calmly suggested that I walk away from the crowd to practice and you would deal with anyone that was looking for me. That is above and beyond expectations.

You captivated the attention of our guests and really showed how well you could engage the crowd. We had a lot of comments from our guests about how much they enjoyed your style and how well you presented. We will certainly be passing on your details to people and recommending you to everyone we know."
Adrian and Alison
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for everything!!! You went above and beyond.

The ceremony exceeded our expectations! Everything was amazing, James you were great we both felt relaxed and happy and completely enjoyed the moment.

Chris is forever grateful to you for sorting out the music dramas for us!!! You completely went above and beyond on that one thankyou!!

Everybody thought you were great, you were so well suited to us and our personalities. You made the ceremony fun and relaxed, we felt completely at ease.

James, we would just like to say a massive THANKYOU for everything you have done for us. From the moment we met you, we knew that we wanted you to be our celebrant! We are so grateful for the support you have given us, your advice and ideas in putting together the ceremony, and making our day so amazing and perfect! You went absolutely above and beyond on the day to make everything happen for us and we enjoyed every minute.

Kim and Chris
"Hi James,

We really thank you a lot for all you did with our wedding…

It met and exceeded all expectations… your kind nature fit in very well with ours and we were always comfortable that all was smooth and friendly.

From the moment you returned my call and then met we knew you were going to do a great job… you made us feel confident and comfortable at all times.

You fit in well with us all… as we had a small crowd we had many speak very highly… we even had people mention that you must have been one of our friends as you joined with a laugh and many smiles.

We thank you for everything you did on the day and in lead up with assurances and your kind manner. We would have no hesitation in recommending you or being a verbal reference should you like to offer our number. You were the first person we contacted and are so glad we did. We also really appreciate that you helped us include our baby daughter Brooklyn with the ring exchange as this became a nice talking point throughout the evening.

Thanks again,"
Wayne & Vanessa

James is a young, male marriage celebrant with Engage Celebrants and is based in Sydney. Music featured in the celebrant video is courtesy of Will Henderson.

James Wallace

Padstow NSW  |  0404 588 849

Bridesmaids used to wear exactly the same outfit and veil as the bride. This was to confuse the evil spirits (or competing suitors!)

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