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A regular talk show on being a marriage celebrant, the Australian marriage laws around celebrancy, and the art of running a celebrant business, hosted by the editors of the Celebrant Institute, Josh Withers and Sarah Aird

The Celebrant Talk Show Josh Withers and Sarah Aird

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

A regular talk show on being a marriage celebrant, the Australian marriage laws around celebrancy, and the art of running a celebrant business, hosted by the editors of the Celebrant Institute, Josh Withers and Sarah Aird

    Tori Brown's Path to Passion and Purpose

    Tori Brown's Path to Passion and Purpose

    In this enlightening episode of the Celebrant Talk Show, host Josh Withers delves into the captivating world of new celebrants with guest Tori Brown from Grace and Soul Celebrancy. A recent graduate of the Certificate IV in Celebrancy at the Celebrant Institute, Tori shares her unique and inspiring journey towards becoming a celebrant.

    Throughout the conversation, Tori opens up about her personal experiences that shaped her path, including a life-altering tragedy and her unexpected venture into public speaking. Her story is a powerful reminder of the profound impact of life events on our career choices and the importance of embracing life’s precious moments.

    Josh and Tori explore the transformation from fear to confidence in public speaking, the significance of creating lasting memories for couples, and the challenges of establishing oneself in a competitive market. This episode not only offers an intimate look into the life of a new celebrant but also serves as a valuable resource for anyone considering a career in celebrancy.

    Tune in to this episode of the Celebrant Talk Show to discover how Tori Brown transformed adversity into a passion for helping others celebrate their most cherished moments. Whether you're a budding celebrant or simply interested in the intricacies of this unique profession, this episode is a must-listen!


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    • 28 min
    Musician-Turned-Celebrant: Ryan's Story

    Musician-Turned-Celebrant: Ryan's Story

    Welcome to another engaging episode of the Celebrant Talk Show, where we explore the diverse journeys of newly authorised celebrants in Australia. Today, I, Josh Withers, have the pleasure of hosting Ryan Enright from Paper Hearts, a Melbourne-based wedding musician who has recently embarked on a new journey as a celebrant.

    In this episode, Ryan shares his unique transition from being a musician to becoming a celebrant – a decision influenced by the COVID-19 pandemic and the desire to up-skill during challenging times. We delve into the realities of the Cert IV in Celebrancy program, discussing its intensity and thoroughness, which drew Ryan to choose the Celebrant Institute for his studies.

    Throughout our conversation, Ryan opens up about the challenges and triumphs of his journey – balancing his studies with significant life events like welcoming a child and buying a house. He reflects on his first wedding ceremony as a celebrant and offers insights into how his extensive experience as a musician attending numerous ceremonies has influenced his celebrant style.

    We also venture into the technicalities and logistics of combining music and celebrancy in ceremonies, discussing sound systems and how Ryan plans to integrate his skills as a musician into his celebrant services. This episode is not just about Ryan's story but also a deep dive into the nuances of celebrancy and the additional roles celebrants play in Australian weddings, compared to other countries.

    Whether you're an aspiring celebrant, a seasoned professional, or simply interested in the world of weddings, this episode offers valuable insights, laughs, and a real-life perspective on the evolving role of a celebrant in today's world. Join us for this inspiring and informative session on the Celebrant Talk Show, your go-to podcast for all things celebrancy.


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    • 20 min
    Journey to Joy: Rachel Ivy McDermott-Magrath's Celebrant Adventure

    Journey to Joy: Rachel Ivy McDermott-Magrath's Celebrant Adventure

    Welcome to another enriching episode of the Celebrant Talk Show, where we delve into the inspiring journeys of those who've embarked on the path of becoming a celebrant. Today's episode features Rachel Ivy McDermott-Magrath, known professionally as "The Ivy Aisle," who shares her captivating story from planning her own wedding to becoming a sought-after celebrant in Gippsland, Victoria.

    Rachel's conversation with us is not just a narrative of her transition into celebrancy but also a beacon of guidance for anyone considering this heartfelt profession. She reflects on the pivotal role her mentor, Sheridan Newham, played in her journey and how her experience with the Celebrant Institute's comprehensive Certificate IV in Celebrancy programsculpted her skills and confidence.

    Moreover, Rachel offers invaluable advice for prospective students, emphasising the importance of embracing feedback, staying resilient, and dedicating oneself to the study. Her insights into creating a personal brand, the significance of building genuine connections with clients, and the nuances of navigating the business aspects of celebrancy are particularly enlightening.

    Whether you're contemplating a career in celebrancy, currently studying, or already in the field, Rachel's journey is a testament to the joy and fulfillment this profession can bring. Her aspirations to be a prominent name in Gippsland and her dreams of conducting ceremonies in iconic locations like New York and Paris are truly inspiring.

    Join us in this episode to discover the passion, challenges, and triumphs of becoming a celebrant, and learn how you, too, can turn your aspirations into a rewarding career.


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    • 23 min
    Fresh Faces in Celebrancy: Melissa Edwards' Energetic Entry

    Fresh Faces in Celebrancy: Melissa Edwards' Energetic Entry

    In this vibrant episode of the Celebrant Talk Show, host Josh Withers welcomes the enthusiastic Melissa Edwards, a newly minted celebrant who completed her Certificate IV in Celebrancy with the Celebrant Institute.

    As part of our series on fresh celebrants, Melissa shares her inspiring journey - from witnessing her sister's wedding to becoming a celebrant herself.

    With a passion for creating inclusive ceremonies and a unique, relaxed style, Melissa is redefining the celebrant scene.

    Join us for an enlightening conversation full of practical insights, personal stories, and the highs and lows of starting out in this beautiful profession. Whether you're a budding celebrant or a seasoned professional, Melissa's story is sure to motivate and entertain. Don't miss out on this episode full of heart, humour, and helpful tips!


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    • 18 min
    How to Celebrate and Not Hyperventilate

    How to Celebrate and Not Hyperventilate

    In this engaging episode of the Celebrant Talk Show, host Josh Withers takes us through an insightful conversation with Megan Studman, a new celebrant who has recently completed her certification with the Celebrant Institute. Megan talks about her journey, from her initial decision to become a celebrant during Melbourne's lockdowns to the completion of her Certificate 4 in Celebrancy. She shares the challenges and triumphs she faced, including the nerve-wracking wait for her registration from the Attorney General's Department and the excitement of conducting her first wedding.

    Listeners will find valuable advice on navigating the overwhelm of starting the course, the importance of having a study buddy, and the practical steps to entering the celebrant market. Megan candidly discusses her aspirations, her approach to creating personal and meaningful ceremonies, and the importance of finding her unique voice in the industry. The episode provides a real-world perspective on the celebrant's journey, offering encouragement and practical tips for both new and experienced celebrants.


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    • 16 min
    From Dietitian to 'I Do's

    From Dietitian to 'I Do's

    In this episode of the Celebrant Talk Show, Josh Withers interviews Amy McNeilly, a recent graduate from the Celebrant Institute. Amy, who works as a clinical dietician, pursued celebrancy to engage more with people, inspired by a celebrant she admired. The training was challenging, especially during the pandemic, taking two years to complete. She emphasizes the role's complexity and the importance of personalizing ceremonies. Her initial celebrant work began with friends' weddings, and she plans to develop a more structured marketing strategy. Josh concludes by encouraging new celebrants and highlighting the value of their unique contributions.


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    • 18 min

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