Hi I’m Andy, a Civil Marriage Celebrant
I’m here to help you create a wedding ceremony that is utterly unique to your relationship. A ritual centred around love and connectedness, that honours spiritual beliefs with grace and inclusiveness.
You have the freedom to celebrate your wedding however you wish. I want yours to be a ritual which expresses your personal style.
Making it work on a symbolic as well as practical level is essential; keeping this in mind is part of my role as I help you to plan your ceremony.
So, what kind of wedding would you like?
A Formal Wedding?
Religious traditional wedding ceremonies endure for good reason: they carry with them deep history and meaning. You can follow these customs if you wish.
An Informal Wedding?
So long as we say the correct vows, are witnessed officially and certificates are signed – then we can invent any wedding you wish! We can create whatever style of occasion you dream of.
Would you like a formal wedding?
Your own traditions honoured
You may come from any culture or background – or your ancestry gives you a leaning towards one – and you wish to have an Australian wedding that honours that tradition.
For example, you may choose Catholic, Orthodox Greek, Jewish, or a Buddhist ceremony. As a student of Social Anthropology, I appreciate the validity of all cultures’ rites, and one of my hopes is to uphold your family’s traditions.
Would you like an informal wedding?
There is very little a marriage celebrant has to say or do in a wedding ceremony for it to be legal, so you have a lot of freedom to celebrate your wedding however you truly wish. I want it to be as special and meaningful for you as possible.
A good ceremony is potent symbolically and creates lifelong memories. I will help you to make it work.
I have conducted a 1960s Gangster wedding, a Serbian church wedding, and a hippy festival wedding. I got married in a tree!
I have participated in a Celtic pagan wedding in an ancient stone circle, joined festivities with head-hunting hill tribes in the Philippines, danced at fiestas in the Philippines, joined a gypsy fair in Spain, prayed at a Rastafarian church in West Africa, been blessed by Buddhist monks in a Sri Lankan cave, as well as attended Christian church weddings.
Would you like a sacred ceremony?
More and more of us who get married have a spiritual practice, or some inkling of a world that is not quite visible to us, and wish to recognise it in our weddings.
The majority of Australians choose civil instead of religious ceremonies. Part of my role is to help to create sacredness without the need of any religion.
Andy came highly recommended to us, and it was clear why. He was fantastic. From the moment we met, we knew his warm and personalised approach was right for us. He was organized, flexible, and made everything so simple and stress-free.
Andy went above and beyond to ensure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. He was an integral part of our day and we are so thankful to him for making it so special. We cannot recommend him highly enough. A huge thanks Andy!
Andy conducted a beautiful and meaningful ceremony that met all our expectations. We couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant for our wedding. We highly recommend him. Many thanks, Andy.
Thank you so very much Andy for everything! I’m happy to highly recommend you to all my family & friends. We were so happy to have you as our Celebrant. You did an amazing job before, during & after even following up on our certificate, keeping in touch by email. Once again thank you very much.
We used Andy as our celebrant in February 2021 during our very spontaneous and small wedding ceremony held on our property. Andy was absolutely amazing from start to finish. He was very accommodating to our rushed schedule and assisted us greatly making sure we and our bridal party were all well prepared for the day.
Andy was very easy to deal with and reflected our ceremony and our union perfectly being very relaxed, authentic, friendly and caring.
We highly recommend Andy as a celebrant for anyone considering entering into the beauty and magic of loving union.
I just wanted to get in touch and give deep appreciation for your role in our wedding. I felt that you offered a graceful guiding hand along the way and held a wonderfully strong container on the day with poise, patience, command and a sense of fun. Thank you.
Andy Kidd conducted our civil wedding ceremony in a relaxed, professional and loving way. Everyone who attended felt an intimate part of the ceremony. His unique ability to hold the space and connect all parties is a gift and a blessing that we will remember always. We highly recommend Andy as a celebrant to anyone wishing to get married in style and grace. Thanks Andy!
We just wanted to thank you again for all your help and involvement with our wedding. We just watched the DVD the other night for the first time and your presence was so joyful and happy. You were great at calming us and others and making the whole experience flowing and relaxed! Blessings,
Thankyou for being so wonderful on the day Andy, we really appreciated your attitude and willingness to lend a hand in the final frantic moments. Everyone thought you did a lovely job and commented on what a lovely ceremony it was.
Thanks again for being such a calm and supportive presence on the day, you really made me feel better when you arrived and ran the ceremony so well.
Just a note to say thank you so much for making our celebration so wonderful. You allowed us to have exactly what we wanted for our rites and advised us in a comfortable and professional way. We do hope you enjoyed the experience as much as we did because it was very much about you being comfortable and responsive to our requirements. It was such a pleasure to meet you and to have you help us with this journey. I must also pass on the compliments of our guests who all said “What a cool guy”. So again our heartfelt thanks for your contribution.
James and I haven’t stopped talking about how well you dealt with our personalities, you are amazing at adaptation and we adored that about you. Thank you again for being you.
Andy gave us excellent advice and gentle guidance with planning our wedding ceremony. He opened up our minds to the vast possibilities of designing our day to suit who we are as individuals and a couple. Our ceremony was not only meaningful to us, it was memorable and genuine for all our guests. Thank you Andy, we could not have dreamed of a better celebrant. You helped to make our day unique.
From our first meeting with Andy, we knew he was the one to conduct our short but complex celebration. Andy’s professional guidance and creative ideas on top of our Buddhist beliefs melded beautifully to create the most memorable, intimate and loving ceremony that we could not have dreamed of.
It exceeded our expectations! We were told later by many guests that it was the best wedding ceremony that they had ever attended.
Andy’s ability to welcome, create a special place and connect all parties was amazing, yet relaxed and inspiring in such a loving way. This was truly, the most memorable and loving experience for us both.
Our friends recommend Andy to us as the best celebrant they have worked with. It is an absolute pleasure working with Andy. He is super professional, responsible, warm and gentle. What he provides exceeds our expectation. Andy is definitely the best.
Our day was the most special day I could have ever dreamed of. My husband & I found it so easy & relaxing dealing with Andy, he did everything for us & became apart of the family for the day & in our memories for ever. Andy you welcomed us into your home, introduced us to your lovely family & shared our special day thank so much.
We were delighted to have Andy as the celebrant for our wedding. His suggestions leading up to the wedding, in terms of how we should structure the ceremony, were enormously helpful while his performance on the day itself was warm and personal.
Andy Kidd conducted our marriage and naming ceremony for our little girl in October 2008 at Mavis’s Kitchen in Uki, Qld. The day was absolutely perfect, thanks largely to Andy’s professionalism and compassionate manner in which he conducted the ceremonies. All of our guests commented on how wonderful Andy was and how he made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Thank you Andy for memories that will last a lifetime.
Andy was the perfect wedding celebrant for us. He was sensitive to our needs and the vision we held for a unique ceremony & very supportive in helping us get the design just right. Andy was such a joy to have as a guide leading up to the ceremony & it felt like Andy was a long life time friend at our wedding. This certainly made us happy as we didn’t want to feel like a total stranger was marrying us. Within minutes of talking to Andy on the phone I felt like he had a genuine interest in who we were and what we wanted our day to look like. Many sincere thanks to you Dear Andy.
Dear Andy, Thank you so much for the beautiful way in which you conducted Matthew and Crystal’s Ceremony on Saturday. You were so welcoming and relaxed, making it such a special moment in time for both the guests, Myself , Jim and especially Matt and Crystal.
Matthew is still floating on a cloud and the smile on his face is priceless (all I could ever want for my beautiful young man).
From the bottom of my heart, Thank You
Dear Andy, Thank you for your kindness and Professionalism as our wedding celebrant. Your relaxed attitude and alternative approach was exactly how we wanted to start our lives together. Thank you,
Thank you, Andy. You were extremely patient and helpful during the planning process, you arrived early to set-up and mingle with our guests, and we loved our ceremony – it was everything we had hoped for. All our guests have given us nothing but positive comments / compliments, saying the ceremony was one of (if not “THE”) most romantic weddings they’d been to. Thank you again. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to others for their wedding.
Andy was the best celebrant we could have asked for. He is so genuine and emits so much love himself that it made our ceremony feel even that more special. We are so happy that he was part of our special day.
Andy, thank you for helping us create such a beautiful and memorable wedding celebration that uniquely reflected who we both are and what we wanted to share with our family and friends. We had such a beautiful day!
I’m glad we chose you Andy. Your down to earth professionalism helped it all come together easily, with minimal nerves and an abundance of smiles and laughs. It couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you!