Your Christian Wedding Ceremony
Hi there, I’m Craig Anderson. Weddings are so much fun.
Your special day is coming up soon. I would love to help you make it a truly memorable and meaningful day for you both.
I have been a celebrant for over 40 years. The reason I love it so much is to see that moment when two lives are joined together. It is such an amazing moment. To see the sparkle in their eyes; that love and the sense completeness in joining two lives; wow!
When two lives are joined together in marriage; a new family begins. To think that I can be a part of that and help you to make it the best start possible, means that the future can be filled with real hope. I believe I can help you to make a great start by excellent planning, showing you how to find your true heart message to share with each other in the ceremony and if you would like; providing you with Pre-Marriage education course as well. (See https://www.prepare-enrich.com/)
My background as a Christian minister has given me the experience in conducting weddings and funerals and many other occasions. Also I am more than happy to also conduct events that are secular or non-religious to fit in with your needs and those of your family.
If you believe that I am the right celebrant for you then contact me right now and let’s get together to begin the journey.
Mobile: 0412 118750
TESTIMONIALS – WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT CRAIG?
We were planning our Melbourne wedding from overseas and in the absence of a connection with a particular church or minister, we wanted a Christian celebrant. This was a little more difficult than we first anticipated but after some searching on the internet we found Craig on Celebrants Online. We got to know Craig by communicating via Skype. He is a very warm and friendly person who made us feel relaxed and confident that he was just the sort of person we were looking for. He took the time to ask about our backgrounds and beliefs so he could understand what sort of wedding ceremony we wanted. He gave us suggestions without pushing his own ideas onto us. Craig was constructive and encouraging as he took us through the Prepare-Enrich pre-marriage programme. On the day, everything was just perfect. We had a ceremony that was very meaningful to us and sensitively delivered by Craig. All our guests were very moved. Thank you, Craig, for making our
wedding day so special.
Meredith Smith & Russell Weaver – May 2012
Michael and Larissa Edwards – Thornbury, Victoria – 20th February 2013
Hope you are well.
The wedding day was wonderful, thank you so very much for doing our ceremony it was perfect and exactly what we wanted! Thanks Craig for being a fantastic Marriage Celebrant. You listened to exactly what we wanted and provided an excellent and professional service. The pre-marriage counselling was very helpful and we felt very comfortable with you.
Craig, you conducted our service beautifully. you were very friendly and engaged with our friends and family so well which made us relax and enjoy the whole experience even more. All of our guests commented on our lovely service and how well it went. Thank you Craig for being apart of our special day!!!
Thanks again Craig and hopefully see you at your Church!!! – Larissa & Michael – Jan 2013
Tony and Beverley Luong – Tuesday 2nd April 2013.
Tony and I have returned from our honeymoon and we just wanted to send you an email to thank you for everything leading up to as well as on the 16th March 2013. You made the whole process very easy for us and we were both very comfortable throughout, though it would have been better had I not lost my voice! We will not hesitate to recommend you to our friends when their time comes. Thank you again and God bless.
Kind regards, Tony and Beverley Luong
Dayna & Bianca – May 2013
Bianca wrote: “Thanks Craig Anderson! You were so fantastic. We really appreciated every word you shared and your gorgeous heart! Would love to catch up sometime soon to give you a massive thank you hug. Xx”
Dayna & Bianca Hopkins
David Anderson & Kate Algar – 25 Jan 2014
Thank you for conducting such a beautiful ceremony. It was everything that we wanted. It was a very smooth ceremony – just perfect. From the word go your communication was fantastic, and you were very thorough in planning and making sure that all our needs and wishes were met. We would definitely recommend your services to others. Thank you once again.
– Kate and David – Jan 2014
Anish Unadkat & Tara Black – 9 Feb 2014
I am sorry that I have not replied to your email earlier. The photos you sent are us beautiful! Thank you so much. More importantly, we would like to thank you for performing our marriage ceremony with such enthusiasm and passion. We definitely felt God’s presence through your prayers and words. All of the guests kept saying how romantic and peaceful the ceremony was because of your sophisticated facilitation skills. We could not have imagined any one more perfect for the job than you were. We felt blessed to have you marry us. As per your request, I have attached the photos of the ceremony that you are in. These are only amateur ones that my friends took as we have not received the professional ones yet. Once we do, i will email you some clearer ones. We really hope that we get the chance to meet you again someday. I’ll ensure that I recommend you to any friends who are getting married in the future.
Take care. Yours sincerely and gratefully, Tara and Anish.
David Dodgshun & Lauren Hatton – 11 Jan 2014
Craig is a fantastic pastor and marriage celebrant. He is professional, friendly and humorous, and assisted us throughout the whole process by providing plenty of resources and guidance, which made everything very easy. He was always available to take phone calls or respond to emails to help us through any queries we had. The day of the wedding ran perfectly and we had many comments on how beautiful the ceremony was.
David & Lauren.
Joel Paton & Ashleigh Cantwell – 27 June 2014
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you for last night. We loved our ceremony and we were so happy with the way that you ran it. All of our family appreciated how calm and natural you were, just what we wanted!! Thank you so much for these photos! I didn’t get to see any of the conservatory set up, that’s so great! We were so happy with our ceremony! Thank you again, we couldn’t be happier with how the night began!
Thank you so so much! – Love Joel and Ash
Celia & Guillaume Turier – 15/11/14 @ Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Valley
On behalf of my husband and, I we would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to Craig for not only conducting our wedding ceremony but his professionalism and friendliness throughout the organisational process of our wedding.
The right celebrant was very important to us and we were looking for someone that we felt comfortable with and we knew instantly with Craig from our very first meeting that he was very personable, like somebody we had known for years.
It was clear not only just for us to have the perfect ceremony but we could see with Craig it was important for him to ensure that the couple have a memorable day. He paid great attention to detail in assisting us with our vowels and various resources and answered all questions we had and he was able to help us personalise our wedding ceremony. Like a typical stressed out bride I can recall changing my vowels the night before the wedding and I contacted Craig and he replied promptly and he accommodated with no hesitations!!
All I can say is that the day of the ceremony was perfect, you only need to look at the photos to see how happy and relaxed we and our guests were and for that we will always be grateful to Craig for being an enormous part of our big day.
Celia & Guillaume Turier xx
15/11/14 @ Alowyn Gardens, Yarra Valley
Thank you for being part of our “Happily Ever After”. For sharing in the first day of the rest of our lives. Thank you for the kindness you share and just how much you care. Our Jesus so shines through you and you were a true blessing to us on our wedding day. May God bless you.
Daniel and Rachel. 13 October 2017. (Unsolicited Feedback)
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It was important for us to choose a celebrant who was Christian as we wanted our ceremony to reflect our faith.
After searching online we came across Craig Anderson. From the moment we met him, we knew that he would be a perfect choice to help make our dream a reality.
During our initial meeting and throughout the process of planning, Craig was always approachable, professional and quick with a funny quip to ease our nerves or stresses. He quided us through all the information we needed with ease and helped us have the wedding we dreamed of.
Craig’s ceremony was thoughtful and moving. Many of our friends and family commented on how beautiful and meaningful it was and we definitely felt God’s presence with us.
We were blessed to have you officiate our marriage ceremony and we would definitely recommend you to anyone who was in the need of a celebrant, especially one who is a Christian Pastor.
Pasko & Emili 11 June 2016
Cindy and I would like to express our gratitude to you for guiding us and helping us prepare for our wedding ceremony. We would also like to say a big “thank you” to you for being a part of our special day. Both of us were thrilled with the success of the day and for the memories that we will treasure for the rest of our lives.
We’ll be in contact again once both of us have completed the Prepare and Enrich survey questionnaire.
Craig and Cindy 3 July 2021
We’d like to thank you again for officiating our wedding. We had a lot of positive comments about the ceremony. We also had positive comments about you in particular from the people that interacted with you. So it was a pleasure to deal with you – and I really appreciate the effort you put in to make our wedding happen smoothly.
We have also attached some pictures that our friends took for you.
Samer + Anuradha. 24th April 2021
Craig was very good! Everything was requested he would do, and on the day he made us feel so relaxed and stress-free. The ceremony was beautiful and really personal to us which was beautiful.
Skye and Suafa – 28th September 2018
Quite literally… Craig saved our surprise wedding day! At the eleventh hour, we had a slight mishap and found ourselves without a celebrant for the exact time we were needing to get married so we found ourselves in a little pickle. Our previous celebrant recommended Craig and we are so glad they did! Craig entered the whole planning process ever so calmly and brought such a peace and a solidified reassurance to our day. He bought such a magnificence to every element of our ceremony and so many people have spoken to us since about how amazing our celebrant was. We have also had so many people tell us it was the happiest wedding they have ever been to. We have so much of Craig to thank for that as he exuded so much joy. We are so thankful for him!
Liane and Alex 4th August 2019