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Your wedding day is all about you!

But for now, here's a little about me...

I'm a Brisbane marriage celebrant and a huge advocate for marriage equality, Uber fans, taxi drivers, 4x4 enthusiasts, lycra wearing cyclists, pepperoni pizza connoisseurs, vegan activists, cat owners, dog lovers...

Most of all, I'm passionate about making your wedding day as special and as fun as it possibly can be.

And I'd love to help you make your special day super fun, magical and memorable.

Services Offered by Ted Johnson, Your Brisbane Celebrant


Congratulations on your engagement by the way!

Your wedding day is your special day.

So, let's make it truly special!

The only way to get this perfect for you is to start with a blank page.

Every client I work with has their own unique vision of what their wedding ceremony should look like.

Some clients turn up to our first meeting with a hundred questions.

Some turn up with just one, "Where the hell do we start?"

This is where I smile and say, "Let's start with helping you plan your perfect ceremony, that's easy."

And if you need help choosing a venue, finding the right photographer for you, caterers, makeup artist, florist etc... I'm always more than happy to help make your special day as perfect as it can be.

I'll only recommend vendors who I've worked with personally.

With no personal benefit or financial gain for myself, there never has been and never will be.
Planning your special day can seem like a daunting process.

I’ll be there to guide you through every step of the way.

I absolutely love marrying people, and good coffee, don’t mind a half-decent red wine, homemade pizza, and spending time with my family. 

You might be interested to know I'm also a business coach. And I love helping to bring out the best in people.

Helping my clients discover the very best version of themselves on their special day is extremely fulfilling.

You’ll find me incredibly professional, ridiculously fun and super sensitive to your individual needs. I love working with couples to create your very own customised wedding ceremony. Something meaningful and something truly unforgettable.


I love a good story... here's mine...

Dear Dad,

I love you more than words can say,
and I need your help on my big day.

Please guide me then give me away,
Then bind us 'till we're old and grey,
and teach us to live with love always.

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My story

 Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 is one day I will never forget.


Five minutes into a two-hour family train trip with my daughter, Amy and her fiancé, Connor, Amy excitedly opened her suitcase and presented me with a small box.

Inside was a simple pink and white coffee mug.


On the front were the words "Father of the Bride", and on the back was a poem…

 Dear Dad,

I love you more than words can say,
and I need your help on my big day.
Please guide me then give me away,
Then bind us 'till we're old and grey,
and teach us to live with love always.

Amy looked at me wide-eyed as she recited her poem. 'You know what that means don't you, Dad.'

"Then bind us 'till we're old and grey..."


I hesitated. 'Um, you want me to perform some sort of handfasting ritual at your wedding?'


'No Dad... We want you to marry us.'


'What? Is that a even a thing?' This was unexpected and overwhelming. Amy could see my tears welling.


She smiled and pulled me close as the tears streamed down my cheeks.

'It is now Dad Dad.’


I just melt when she calls me Dad Dad.


Amy pulled away, her hands in mine. Through my bleary eyes, I could make out she was teary, and Connor too,

I could even hear the lady in the seat behind sobbing. 

Amy explained, 'You don't need to be a celebrant, as long as there's one there,

they can do all the legal stuff, you can still marry us’.


I wiped my cheeks with my sleeve and thought quietly for maybe a whole second,

'No, I don't want to do that.'


Amy's bottom lip quivered, 'Why Dad? Connor and I couldn't think of anyone else we'd rather have marry us'.


'If you want me to marry the two of you, I want to do this properly.

That's why I'll become a marriage celebrant, it'll be my wedding gift to you.'


And then the waterworks really started to pour, including the lady behind us.



After 9 months of challenging course modules and exams,

in November 2019, I became a registered marriage celebrant. Phew! 


And I was privileged to marry Amy and Connor on Sunday, 5th of January 2020.

Everything that could go wrong, didn’t go wrong.

It was the most perfect of days.



I love sharing love stories...

and I’d love you to be a part of yours.

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