Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant - photo by Morgan Roberts and the Elopement Collective

Awesome wedding celebrant

Hi, my name is Josh, I’m a gadget-obsessed-nerd and Foo Fighters fan married to Britt, my awesome wife of four years, and we have the great honour of travelling this vast planet celebrating that marvellous union called marriage. We’re just two kids in love interested in other kids in love. That’s my story, what’s yours? We’ve got offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and visit the rest of Australia and the world regularly.

Let’s chat in person or on Skype to make sure I’m the right guy to create and lead your awesome wedding ceremony ✌🏼

I’m the celebrant you hire if the marriage ceremony is the best and most important part of your wedding!

Loads of fun

The mere fact that two people have fallen in love is crazy, if you ask me. So to get married, that’s an occasion worth celebrating. Weddings should be the most fun ever. Josh Withers is a really fun celebrant. So if you’re a fun person that likes doing fun things it’d be really crazy if we didn’t catch up, right?!

Short and sweet

Weddings traditionally just go on and on and on and on. I don’t think weddings should be quick, but they should take as long as it takes to celebrate your marriage, and  not a moment more. Everyone’s different, so your ceremony could take 13 minutes or a day.

Awesome PA system

Apparently most celebrants have terrible microphones and PA systems. Mine is awesome, modern, loud, clear, reliable, battery operated and wireless. There’s a zero percent chance of it not working at your wedding, and even less of a chance of everyone not hearing everything. Unless you’re Ozzy Osbourne.

All about marriage

Josh Withers is all about marriage. He thinks it’s the best thing two people can do together, except for two player GoldenEye 64. He’s such a fan of two people committing themselves to marriage that he celebrates marriage day in and day out. There’s no chance this will be an irrelevant or meaningless affair.

Byron Bay Wedding Celebrant - photo by Morgan Roberts and the Elopement Collective

What is a marriage celebrant?

A marriage celebrant is the person that speaks at your wedding ceremony. In some countries that person is called an officiant, or if it was religious in nature, a priest or a minister. In Australia a celebrant is appointed by the federal government to legally marry people according to the law. They’re also in charge of the laughs, and the meaning, of the moment in time you passthrough to become husband and wife.

We eloped to Tasmania with Josh as our celebrant and I could not recommend him more. He took the time to get to know us before hand, both face to face and over the phone in the lead up to the day and as a result the ceremony was distinctly ‘us’. Josh really engages everyone, our loved ones commented that they felt apart of what was happening which is exactly what we wanted. Josh gave us a modern and inclusive ceremony, that celebrated us and everything that is special about what we have. Thanks Josh!

Nikki and Darren

Tasmanian elopement, with The Elopement Collective

You were absolutely fantastic- You set the mood for the day from the start and we cannot thank you enough! You have now even inspired our MC to become a celebrant!

Courtney and Andy

Sydney wedding, Museum of Contemporary Art

We met Josh 2 years before our wedding day, newly engaged and no idea how to plan a wedding we headed to our first wedding expo, among all the vendors, flowers, photographers and celebrents was this guy that made us laugh, instantly we said “this is our guy!!!” He was bright, happy and said shit!, not your normal boring celebrant.
On our journey to making the perfect day, Josh was the first thing I booked, I did not want to have our day officiated by anyone else and needed to make sure I had him locked in first. Our ceremony was perfect, it could not have been more us, it was relaxed and funny with lots of love and laughs. If you are looking for a celebrant that makes you feel important not just another job or someone that involves everyone and makes everyone happy and relaxed Josh is your man!

Di and Jamie

Gold Coast wedding, Braeside chapel

Vote yes to Josh and his Celebrant greatness!

Josh married my wife and I in the most non-boring, fun, humorous and creative way I have ever seen. During the ceremony he spoke about my wife and I, our journey together, our love.

He remembered things from our first meetings, things we didn’t even remember sharing. It really showed us how attentive he was and how much our special day also meant to him.

Our guests at the wedding raved about his service and I must say we were extremely chuffed and blown away by how much he just knew how to present the ceremony with us, to suit us. It was incredible to see how Josh engaged our guests and really made them feel apart of the ceremony. Josh always showed professionalism and made us and our guests feel so confident and comfortable on our day. Josh is serious when he says – no boring weddings!

Josh truely helped to make our day as unforgettably, incredible as it was. We would recommend Josh to anyone and everyone, as long as you’re cool enough to handle his greatness.

Without a doubt 10/10.

Amy and Te Ana

Gold Coast civil partnership

The best decision we made was to hire Josh! When we met him in his board shorts, singlet and thongs we knew we were on to a great thing! He is effortlessly amazing in his impromptu speech and every guest commented on how amazing he was! You would be silly not to book him! We laughed, we cried, we signed!

Hannah and Ardy

Maleny wedding, Sunshine Coast

Maybe I’m a little bit crazy, Maybe I’m a genius, But I recommended Josh to a friend of mine before we even had our ceremony. After Peter and I got married, I knew that I wasn’t just recommending him for no reason.

Josh is one of the most personal and enthusiastic people that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He exudes happiness and it’s so obvious that he is passionate about bringing people together. Josh is a true storyteller.

You should let Josh tell your love story. I promise you won’t regret it.

Rowena and Drew

Surfers Paradise wedding, Gold Coast

Perth Wedding Celebrant - elopement at Swan Valley - photo by Wedding photographers Izo Photography with The Elopement Collective - elope marriage ceremony

I thought you were going to be a shit celebrant, but you were really good! (Clint says jokingly as I take a selfie with them)

Clint and Ashleigh

Maleny Wedding

Josh was so great. As soon as we sat down for coffee with him, we knew that he was perfect for our ceremony. It’s so important to choose a celebrant that shares your view of marriage and who will make the ceremony amazing. Josh was so supportive of the little touches that we wanted and he has such a modern and profound understanding of what marriage is today. Our ceremony was touching, funny and suited us perfectly. I can’t recommend him enough, and I have already given away all the business cards I have of his to friends!

Dan and Kate

Hillstone St Lucia

No other celebrant is nearly as good as Josh. Young, funny and a great guy!

Nathan and Stacey

Carbrook, Queensland

Thanks Josh, we loved having you as our Celebrant, you absolutely kicked arse. It was so good. I normally find ceremonies to be boring and strangely sad or awkward but I LOVED our ceremony. Thank you for making it amazing!

Ben and Leah

Sydney wedding, Watson's Bay

Outstanding Service Award winning celebrant 2017
Outstanding Service Award winning celebrant 2016
Creative Talent Award winning celebrant 2017
Creative Talent Award winning celebrant 2016
Josh Withers

We cannot thank you enough for the job you did on the day! We have received a lot of positive feedback about our ceremony – many friends assuming you were a family member, several “how did you manage to find such a fun celebrant!” and then a few follow up calls when people saw you again on Married At First Sight (“OMG I just saw the guy that married you on TV!”). It will definitely be remembered for a long time to come for all the right reasons.

Anthony and Elena

Samford Valley wedding

Josh was a amazing. He understood exactly what we meant when we said “we don’t want to fall asleep”. Josh is a professional purveyor of fun, light hearted and touching wedding celebrations, but he still makes sure that the seriousness of the moment is woven into the lining of what he says. He had a clear understanding of what we wanted from this moment in time and did not fail to deliver.

Chris and Melissa

Kangaroo Point

Now that the dust has settled on the wedding, honeymoon, move to Brisbane and new jobs, Rach and I wanted to write to you to express our sincerest thanks for making our ceremony unforgettable. We simply couldn’t imagine a better person that we wanted to involve in our day as a celebrant.

In particular, we loved how you supported us the whole way through the process – including coming down to meet us in Sydney and then being at the venue the day before.
I’m sure you know better than most that the whole experience can be a little daunting but your presence made us both feel really comfortable/confident in what we were doing.

Also, your guidance (both in person and through your website) helped us make the ceremony (including our vows) really personal and unique to us.

On the day, we really appreciated how you managed to make the ceremony light-hearted and fun and how you really engaged the crowd so that everyone was having a good time.

I know that I threw you for a loop with the vows (I still don’t know what I was thinking to change the plan in the middle of the vows) so we really appreciated how you took it all in good stride and good humour.

As for the handing over of rings, well, we won’t talk about that! Just kidding, we are so glad it happened as it made for a good laugh. It’s amazing how all the things that you worry might go wrong end up being the best part!

We hope to see you around Brisvegas some time soon.

Rob and Rachel

Sydney couple, Stokehouse Brisbane wedding

Josh Withers is the best celebrant EVER!

Michael and Jess, with a clearly unbiased opinion


Lee and I just want to send you a MMMAAAASSSSIIIVVVEEE thank you for being such a special part of our magical day! You were nothing short of amazing! Both of us were nervous about the ceremony. Now, looking back, it was one of the biggest highlights of the day and we will never forget it. Your ability to make such a delicate moment fun and enjoyable yet maintain the appropriate level of “special” is nothing short of incredible. It’s reflective of how super cool of a human being you are! So thank you!

Lee and Courtney


Derek and Caroline eloped!

When your celebrant references Dave Grohl and quotes Beyoncé you know it’s going to be an amazing ceremony! Thank you so much Josh for celebrating our union with us. You are the most amazing human who made us feel soo comfortable in what is usually a stressful situation. You are the BOMB!!

Guy and Michelle


Firstly, Thank you!! From the beginning of the process you made it easy and took care of all the official paperwork.
Secondly, you went above and beyond to give us the day we wanted. Both Russ & I are so thankful for you kind words and wisdom during our ceremony. Everyone at our wedding, loved you – especially us. xx

Russell and Brianna

Teneriffe Wedding

Our wedding ceremony was a perfect reflection of us – and we couldn’t have done it without Josh’s help. Josh helped us write our own vows and design a unique ceremony that we loved. He was calm, relaxed and natural on the day, and always available to help beforehand.

Jen and Nick


Three words! AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING! Josh will not only marry you to the love of your life, he will also put you completely at ease, make the entire experience easy, simple and fun and most importantly help hold your veil down when the wind attacks!

Scott and Rebecca


My fiancé and I were searching for a celebrant who suited our relaxed style. After looking through many lovely, yet very serious celebrants we came across Josh. When we first laid eyes on his website introduction we were pretty much sold and weren’t disappointed. The most memorable and helpful thing Josh said to us was ‘your wedding should be just like your last party – birthday or housewarming – only bigger and better’.
Weddings can be stressful but Josh made the ceremony so fun and relaxed. For me, I will always remember our ceremony as the absolute best part of my day. Rich and I got a hundred phone calls last night after all our guests saw Josh on Married at First Sight! Thanks again for everything, Josh. Best. Day. EVER!

Jacqui and Rich

Tweed Hinterland Wedding

We’ve never been to a wedding as amazing as ours! Josh, you are a legend and that’s really all there is to say. However, it’s hardly a testimonial.

You ticked all our boxes and more. You were far from stuffy, boring and smelling of moth balls. You totally got us by delivering a ceremony that was different, even though we couldn’t exactly articulate to you what that meant. You delicately mixed humour with the serious side of getting hitched. We loved your beautiful unscripted words…those that made us feel warm and fuzzy, and those that made us all laugh. Our wedding ceremony was a true reflection of us and how we roll, and we can’t thank you enough for being you.

Roy and Mariya

Kangaroo Point

Bali and Hawaii Wedding Celebrant or Officiant - photo by Reese and Renee and the Elopement Collective
Josh Withers

Josh was the most amazing celebrant ever! We felt so comfortable and had the best day! Josh made it fun and enjoyable and literally every single guest at the wedding commented on what a great ceremony it was – literally the best they had been to ever! I was honestly so surprised by just how perfect he was after having met only twice and conversing through email, our ceremony was wonderfully “us” and we couldn’t have picked anyone greater! Thank you Josh for being the best at what you do!

Dale & Rhiannah

Brisbane Wedding!

When I think celebrant I think “Boring old guy or lady with a bob hair cut”. When we first met Josh he told us there is no reason the ceremony has to be the boring part of the day. Josh bought the right amount of humour to make the formal part of the day memorable, different and interesting. Glad we came across Josh!

Jodie and Reece

Gold Coast

We’re so lucky to have had Josh as part of our wedding day. Josh somehow managed to bring together all our crazy ideas and relationship quirks and turn them into a seamless wedding ceremony that suited us perfectly. We really cannot recommend Josh highly enough – he’s just awesome!

Ryan and Meika


The only feedback my husband and I have is…to keep doing what you do!

You know you have an incredible celebrant when the words that he used in your ceremony made you cry.

Josh found a way to incorporate brief parts of previous conversation and elements of who we are as a couple into our ceremony and it was not only entertaining but honest and moving.

We would not hesitate in referring Josh to anyone who’ll listen!

Scott and Angel

Gold Coast couple that now live in the USA!

Josh is the greatest celebrant ever!!! James & I had the best day of our lives thanks to Josh! He made the whole ceremony full of laughter & love. We thought this photo captured Josh’s charisma & absolute passion for his job!! Thank you so much for making our day perfect!

Amanda and James

Brisbane Golf Club

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of exchanging our vows in the presence of the one-of-a-kind celebrant Josh Withers. Josh did everything for us; he provided ideas, equipment, support, humour, and atmosphere. Actually, to be honest, they weren’t even our vows – at the last minute he provided those as well! We probably aren’t the traditional couple, and I’m guessing that is exactly what Josh caters for. I didn’t want an overly sappy ceremony, something short, sweet, and a touch of humour to keep everyone interested (because most are there for the booze right?!). I don’t remember much of what was said in our vows, but while I was grinning from ear to ear in front of my groom, I do remember vowing to stand by him in a zombie apocalypse. Josh can pick personalities quite well and he’ll likely adapt his style to suit the celebrations. I really enjoyed having him around; he’s a great bloke and a fantastic celebrant. As I’ve said to the many guests that have asked for his details, I’d happily (and forcefully) recommend him as a wedding celebrant. It was truly memorable!

Ant and Sally


From the moment we found Josh at the Vintage and Handmade Wedding Fair, we knew he was ‘the one’ and our coffee date sealed the deal. We left our meeting so excited to have Josh marry us. Finding the perfect celebrant was of utmost importance and we found that in Josh. He is without doubt the most wonderful person and we could not have imagined anyone else to officiate our marriage and kick start the next chapter in our lives.
It is so refreshing to be in the presence of someone who is as truly passionate and excited about your marriage as you are! His vibrancy and zest for life is so invigorating and contagious, you can’t help but smile when he is around.
The entire planning process was simple and stress free. His ability to keep everything cool, calm and collected is nothing short of incredible. Josh gave us the most precious gift by creating a ceremony that was non traditional, fun and most importantly us.

Josh, James and I cannot thank you enough for everything you did for us in the lead up to our wedding and on our amazing day. Thank you for helping make our day as wonderful as it was. It was the perfect start to our next adventure! To reference your beautiful speech about James and I being a fan of one another, we are most definitely a fan of You!

Amy and James

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