G

ary Mooney

Gary has been an authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant for almost 10 years, delivering professional and relaxed ceremonies for 100s of couples.

His desire is to make your ceremony a very special occasion and one that will be remembered always.

Being a Bondi Boy, you can often find him catching a few wave or just sitting out the back at Bronte. 

And when he is not making couples days relaxed and fun with Simple Ceremonies - he is doing it for other couples.

If Simple Ceremonies is not for you check out Gary's www.brontecelebrant.com.au

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Tze Shen (Jason) Koh
Tze Shen (Jason) Koh
11:17 02 Jul 17
Gary was a very fun and energetic celebrant at our wedding. Taking the time to talk us through the process, he was very patient and professional and made my wife and I feel very assured that the ceremony will be well handled. Punctual and humorous, Gary turned the ceremony into a fun filled event which helped eased our nerves! I will highly recommend Gary's services to anyone who may be interested.
Didier Collard
Didier Collard
12:27 24 Jul 17
Gary is more than just a marriage celebrant. He is a counsellor, a confidant and source of great comfort during what is an inevitably stresssful time. Some celebrants seem to choose their profession for the opportunity to "perform" once a week. Not Gary. He said right from the start that he would make sure the day was all about us and so it proved. The ceremony he designed for us was beautiful, simple, and most of all - exactly what we wanted. There is no other word to describe it - it was perfect. If you're getting married in the Sydney and you don't meet with Gary you are doing yourself a great disservice. Didier & Maryann Collard
Lisa Pircher-Reid
Lisa Pircher-Reid
21:21 02 Jul 17
Gary was flexible, personable and friendly. He made sure everything both in the lead up and on the day went smoothly. His light hearted humour kept everyone laughing, and his maturity and experience shon through when dealing with anything unexpected. Would highly recommend.
Jeff MacGuidwin
Jeff MacGuidwin
07:58 31 May 17
Friendliest celebrant possible. Gary did an excellent job as a celebrant for us over in Watson's Bay. He put myself and my wife at ease long before the big day by getting to know us a bit and going through the whole sequence of events. He's very flexible regarding the ceremony itself and he'll provide templates and samples if you're struggling yourself. On the big day, he made sure not to take himself too seriously, which our families certainly appreciated. He was not over-the-top and attention grabbing however, as he made sure the focus of the ceremony was the couple (my wife and I). Overall, we couldn't have asked for a better celebrant.
C Jane
C Jane
14:19 08 Jul 17
Gary is a great celebrant who is passionate and professional. Gary was happy to accommodate our busy schedule and our Skype sessions were informative and easy going leading up to our wedding day. We would recommend Gary to our friends and family.
Love Wisdom
Love Wisdom
08:44 28 Aug 17
Having Gary as our celebrant was truly a warm and loving experience involving our family despite the very cold and windy weather! The ceremony was straightforward, simple (the way we like it) and filled with lots of humor! We truly had a great experience being married by Gary. Thank you so much, Gary!
Kristy Dean
Kristy Dean
23:06 27 Aug 17
Gary was fabulous!!! He made the process so easy, was hilarious and had a relaxed manner which is exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Gary as a celebrant.
blake sawyers
blake sawyers
05:09 27 Aug 17
Gary was an excellent celebrant for my wife Amelia and I. He provided a efficient service and we were more than pleased with how our ceremony went. He created a fun yet still professional atmosphere and we will definitely be recommending him for our friends who look to get married in future.
ana corina jane Ford
ana corina jane Ford
06:57 18 Sep 17
Gary is a wonderful guy and was very helpful throughout everything. Had a very fun wedding having him as our celebrant. Not only he would try and calm and check everyone, he will also go through every detail and important aspect of your wedding. He was very patient, understanding and helpful even we were sending last minute things. Cannot imagine having anyone else besides him as our celebrant. Highly recommend him
Ronelle Durrant
Ronelle Durrant
14:35 15 Nov 17
We were thrilled to have Gary perform our ceremony this month. He is the consummate professional and makes the ceremony preparation so easy, organised and fun. I would recommend him to everyone who wants a flawless wedding ceremony. He goes with the flow with whatever you want, has plenty of suggestions for locations, vows and suppliers and also is just a great guy. He has done over 1500 weddings and his expertise shows.
Gavin Clark
Gavin Clark
06:41 29 Nov 17
From a nervous Groom, Gary made me feel at easy before the wedding and made the ceremony a very close and personal experience between me and my new wife. Would highly recommend Gary to anyone looking for a celebrante.
May Rogers
May Rogers
10:54 15 Dec 17
Dear Gary, Thank you so much for officiating at our wedding. It was without a doubt, absolutely perfect and you played a vital role in making it such a special day. We had many comments from our family and friends of how beautiful the ceremony was. Your personal touch made it extra special. Thank you so very much for making the day so magical and run so perfectly. We really appreciate and have so much gratitude for the whole ceremony. It would not have been possible without you. You were a blessing for our day. We will always remember not only our wedding day, but you and your beautiful ceremony. With love, Matt and May and parents Leana and Russ
martin moreno
martin moreno
23:07 16 Jan 18
Gary and his photographer team were fan-tas-tic!! Gary is very professional, easy going, and makes a nervous and exciting event look like everyday business. We had a special request to be married on New Years day and finish precisely at 1:11PM and he delivered. The location was clean after the New Years eve celebration, the background was at Sydney Harbor with the bridge was iconic-He personally picked the location as there were so much going on with the New Years... My wife and I feel we have made a new friend... Gary is a very honorable man who takes pride in his profession and is of a humble nature... We are very pleased with every step of our marriage process and I would happily use him again and recommend him to my friends.
L Bell
L Bell
05:08 29 Jan 18
We knew we were in good hands with Gary. He was extremely professional and thorough which helped made the ceremony run smoothly.
Andrea McCloughen
Andrea McCloughen
03:09 12 Feb 18
5/5 Gary officiated our marriage on Saturday at Banjo Paterson Cottage at Gladesville. From our first contact, Gary was easy to work with, carefully guiding us through everything and assisting us to feel relaxed. He is a highly experienced and caring celebrant, who will make you feel confident and comfortable. We are very happy to recommend Gary's services.
Michelle Taylor
Michelle Taylor
10:42 17 Feb 18
Gary is a easy going, flexible, friendly and thoughtful person. He understands every Do's and Don'ts that you never have your ceremony going wrong. We're so grateful to have him being our celebrant and our ceremony was perfect with him being part of it.
Yin and Luke Bell - Wedding 9 February 2018
Yin and Luke Bell - Wedding 9 February 2018
23:03 15 Mar 18
We were really happy with Gary and glad we chose him as our celebrant. Gary is very experience and he was fantastic in preparing us for our ceremony as he has a lot of guidance and tips for us. In our opinion Gary delivers over and above what you would expect for a celebrant. We would highly recommend him.
Ryan Enright
Ryan Enright
08:29 10 Apr 18
Gary Mooney is hands down the best celebrant in the business! We just loved his style and energy from the very first wedding of his we saw, and knew that when we got married that we wanted Gary to be our celebrant. He is professional, calming, friendly, proactive, has great equipment and his experience in the wedding industry really shows on the day as he is able to perfectly work the crowd, manage emotions and steer the ship beautifully. Couldn’t recommend Gary’s services highly enough - we will never forget our wonderful ceremony, thanks Gary!
Olivia Carroll
Olivia Carroll
19:53 11 May 18
There are no words to describe how amazing Gary was from start to finish. He made the pre wedding process so easy, with his communication and professionalism being second to none. He is so passionate about being a celebrant whilst still being fun and relaxed and thats what Cameron and I loved about Gary so much. He went above and beyond to make sure our day was everything we dreamed it to be. We could never put a price on the service (He was so much more than a celebrant to us). Hands down the best marriage celebrant I’ve ever seen! I could not recommend him enough. Cameron and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Monika Gubarewski
Monika Gubarewski
08:33 05 Jun 18
Gary married us (team MOB) on May 25th 2018. He was prefect and the ceremony was perfect! Gary is very professional and has a lovely charm, and he made us both feel very comfortable on such a highly emotional day.I would highly recommend Gary to anyone needing a celebrant.
jaaaaay27
jaaaaay27
08:30 15 Jul 18
Thanks Gary for your amazing ceremony. We had the best day of our life!!
Alice Kim
Alice Kim
06:02 23 Aug 18
Gary married my husband and I on 18/8/18 and he was incredible. Amazing celebrant and was always available and attentive. Open to ideas and he kept my husband and I calm during the lead up and during the ceremony. Amazing work and highly recommend!
Robyn Armstrong
Robyn Armstrong
09:08 23 Oct 18
Gary made us feel so relaxed and easy going from the start. The service Gary conducted with our wedding was amazing. Everything went smoothly and will defiantly be recommending him to all our friends and family Robyn & Nathan de Jesus
Gillian Edwards
Gillian Edwards
08:44 19 Nov 18
Gary was a truly marvelous celebrant to perform our marriage - the perfect mix of humor, solemnity, improvisation and flair. And his attention to detail and reassurance were just what we needed on the day. We felt so lucky to have found a celebrant that understood the needs of both us, our young daughter, and a very diverse crowd of guests. Thank you so much Gary.
Brendon Allegri
Brendon Allegri
05:56 19 Nov 18
Big Thankyou to Gary for coming all the way out west to do our ceremony, everyone at the wedding commented on how beautiful the ceremony was you conducted for us! Everyone has a passion in life & we all know this is yours as it shines through your energy! Thankyou from jayde & Brendon
Michael Teulon
Michael Teulon
05:21 14 Dec 18
Outstanding celebrant! I can highly recommend Gary. One of the very best celebrants in Australia. His professionalism and diligence will ensure the lead up and your ceremony will run very smoothly. He's also, importanlty, friendly, fun and will make you feel at ease. You can not go wrong with Gary!
Serge Lodkin
Serge Lodkin
06:27 14 Dec 18
We've been photographing weddings for more than 15 years and after more than 750 weddings we can assure Gary is the best wedding celebrant we have ever worked with. He always knows what to do and how to position himself to get the best possible photographs of a wedding ceremony. He is simply the best!
richard sicard
richard sicard
01:57 31 Dec 18
If only there were more than 5 stars available to rate Gary! He was SUPERB. Though easy going he was also very precise in how things should run and extremely sensitive to our needs and those of our family and guests. Just the right amount of "The Sense of Occasion" mixed with panache, humility and good humour. Gary was commented on by nearly all the attendees as charming, professional and one of the family. I wish he could only have stayed longer ... Gary will always be remembered as the making of our wedding ceremony. I more than recommend Gary - I urge you to ask him to make your wedding day as wonderful as ours.
Danielle Murace
Danielle Murace
07:28 22 Dec 18
Gary was absolutely fantastic. We are so glad we chose Gary to be our celebrant on our special day and would recommend him to all future couples who want their ceremony to be perfect.
Whitney Bell
Whitney Bell
04:10 03 Jan 19
Gary was the celebrant at our wedding in December 2018. We couldn't have made a better decision in who we chose, he was a total pro. Everyone was raving about him afterwards. His comments at the wedding were the perfect combination of funny and moving. Also, even more importantly, he is smart and a great listener. Gary totally got the brief of how we wanted our wedding to be and delivered. Can't recommend him highly enough.
Karl Palma
Karl Palma
09:19 06 Jan 19
Gary was highly professional and made us feel very comfortable and calm getting married. Before the ceremony, we had a Skype session where he talked us through the process of getting married and walked us through the vows and the "I dos". Even though we hadn't met him in person, we felt confident that Gary would guide us through the ceremony without any hitches. On the day, upon meeting with Gary, we felt truly at ease. Gary even mentioned that we both seemed very relaxed before our big event. The ceremony went without a hitch - we both felt relaxed as Gary talked us through the whole process and even kept it light-hearted and fun. My wife and I are now happily married and would easily recommend Gary's services to anyone.
Daniil Kurilov
Daniil Kurilov
02:45 12 Jan 19
It was great experience working with Gary for our wedding. He guided us in the process of preparation, rehearsal and the ceremony itself and everything went according to the plan. The ceremony was very emotional, touching and reflecting our personalities. Gary has a great balance between creating an atmosphere of celebration and being serious about the important wedding event. This was the key to creating a very special wedding day.
Ralph Goumal
Ralph Goumal
05:54 20 Jan 19
A 6th star needs to be created just for Gary! After guiding us through the process during the weeks and months before our wedding we were totally at ease on our big day. Not only did Gary give us a professional service, he provided humour, warmth and great advice. He really went above and beyond all expectation and had all the guests grinning ear to ear. Thanks for making our day so special, we will be highly recommending you to anyone we know. We had so much fun and it was great to share a laugh with you along the way!
Michael Rossi
Michael Rossi
07:16 14 Feb 19
Dear Gary, Now that the dust has settled, Neil and I are back in Hong Kong - we wanted to say a huge thank you for an amazing ceremony. Thank you for being a part of our special day. From the first time we met you for a coffee, we instantly knew that you were going to be our celebrant. We have been inundated with comments from our family and guests on how lovely your manner and service was. Your professionalism, warm beautiful nature, fun and relaxed spirit and your thorough attention to detail was everything we could have asked for. Even the frequent flyer vows went down a storm, and true to Neil's vows, we were upgraded on our return trip back home. You absolutely made our day special and we cannot thank you enough.... it was fun, memorable and above all about LOVE. Thank you for setting the tone for a great way to start married life. Our heartfelt gratitude and thanks, Neil and Michael
Vanessa Cook
Vanessa Cook
01:10 14 Mar 19
My husband Stuart and I couldn't be more happy with having Gary officiate our special day. From the very start of our celebrant journey Gary has been extremely kind, patient, helpful and professional. Gary had everyone at our ceremony enjoying themselves with us still receiving comments (just over a week later) of just how great Gary was! We highly recommend Gary as your next celebrant!
Nicolas smith
Nicolas smith
13:04 14 Apr 19
Gary is an excellent celebrant. Generally speaking Gary has a wonderful attitude and beautiful demeanour. He always responded very promptly to our emails, texts or calls. We felt so fortunately to have him as our celebrant on our special day.
Linda and Barry
Linda and Barry
00:53 12 Apr 19
Gary was the perfect choice for our marriage ceremony. He is experienced, engaging and caring. We loved the tailored ceremony that Gary prepared for us and we recommend Gary to any couple planning their big day.
Lisa Peisley
Lisa Peisley
23:24 23 Apr 19
We had the most wonderful wedding ceremony, all thanks to Gary! In the lead up to the big day, Gary was helpful, kind and attentive and this positive energy flowed right through to our ceremony. It was such a personal, warm & funny service and we received a lot of great feedback about it from our guests. Gary, thank you so much for making our ceremony so special. It was perfect and we would highly recommend you to anyone 🙂
Raw Wing Chun
Raw Wing Chun
02:46 29 Apr 19
As soon as we meet Gary we knew he was the man for the job. From our experience he is professional, very experienced and highly supportive during the whole marriage process. We appreciated his help planning, his service and his care in following up with us after. Overall we felt calm and confident with his guidance. Id highly recommend if your looking for a celebrant, to give him a call and book some time to meet him in person. Thanks again Gary!
Grant Seylhouwer
Grant Seylhouwer
00:37 01 May 19
Really great experience. Easy to work with and made everything smooth and enjoyable. Fun and relaxed, with a personal touch. The whole experience was positive and would highly recommend. Just what we were looking for on our special day.
Victoria Lee
Victoria Lee
22:11 22 May 19
Gary was the perfect Celebrant for us! We were recommended him by a friend who had Gary perform his wedding ceremony, and from the moment we met with him we both knew he was right for us. Approachable, friendly and genuinely passionate about what he does. Gary made the stress of a wedding day seem to go away by making all involved at ease and made the ceremony run smoothly. Thank you so much for helping us with our perfect day!
Jasmine Blakenburg
Jasmine Blakenburg
01:16 29 May 19
Gary was an amazing celebrant. We felt very lucky to have him part of our big day! He was very helpful & patient in the lead up to the wedding with our questions and decisions, plus he provided a lot of information & suggestions but didn't make us feel overwhelmed by the process. He made our wedding day run smoothly, while being caring, fun and calming our nerves all at the same time. We have had many compliments about his manner & how endearing the ceremony was from our guests. We can not recommend him highly enough!
Suzie Hodgson
Suzie Hodgson
07:49 06 Jun 19
From the moment we met Gary I knew immediately that we were in safe hands. Gary’s service and knowledge was outstanding. He is very professional yet easy going and is open minded about how to make your service personalized for the couple. From providing various readings, vows and ring exchange options to registering forms with authorities Gary was experienced and put our minds at ease. I can easily say that we have found a friend in Gary and we are so grateful we had him as our wedding celebrant.
Lucas Ormsby
Lucas Ormsby
08:00 06 Jun 19
Gary officiated my wedding ceremony last weekend and I can honestly say I am so glad that we chose him to be our celebrant. Gary came recommended to us as someone with a highly energising and charismatic personality, but also someone with a very down to earth and good natured sense of humour, which we were looking for. Gary has been in the game a long time and comes with a lot of experience that shows through in his approach to getting you ready for the big day. He did a run through of the day with us to set us at ease with the process without losing any of the emotion of the experience by having had a practice run. Would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a celebrant but also wants to keep the vibe more down to earth and genuine.
Adam Barnes
Adam Barnes
00:50 22 Aug 19
Gary managed the whole process with fantastic results. He took all the stress out of the situation and made this a memorable and genuine moment for us and our friends. Everyone had a great day -- not just the happy couple!
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