Hello there!

My name is Hester Mary Brown and I am a marriage celebrant from Melbourne, Australia.

I fell in love with weddings when I was married in 2017 and was so moved by my own civil celebrant that I became passionate about spreading love and joy through writing and performing life-stage ceremonies.

When Australian marriage law was brought into line with my own beliefs in late-2017, I knew this was the career path I wanted to take!

Being a marriage celebrant allows me to combine my loves of romance, writing and performance with my practical skills and training as a law graduate in a meaningful and fulfilling way.

I’m a new mum too! My wonderful daughter Aila was born in December 2018. As I’m balancing two very special, dream jobs, it does mean that I can only take a limited number of weddings each year.

Although I live in Melbourne, I’m often in the fair city of Hobart visiting family, so don’t be afraid to send me a line if you’re getting hitched in Tassie too! (I may also be available across Australia, should the offer arise!)

I am passionate about making weddings as inclusive and ethical as possible, and I am also a vegan and big lover of animals and nature!

Love is the best! Let’s prepare a unique, fun and loving ceremony to reflect that! 

A big thank you to my darling friends Fred + Hannah for the headshots used on this website.

The gorgeous wedding photos are of Sarah & Eli’s nuptials at Gum Gully Farm, expertly captured by the incredibly talented Jessica Mason Photography.