About Peter McConvill
I strongly believe that a ceremony is never “about the celebrant”. A wedding is always about the two people being married.
This sets the tone on how I will marry you.
Wedding celebrancy, with passion
I would like to think that I offer a wealth of knowledge, life experience, and personal skills to underpin my vocation as a professional Civil Celebrant. Yet beyond all the qualifications and experience, I think the one major factor is a true passion for celebrancy, and especially the people it involves.
Pride in my work and strong ethics
My customer service ethic was well-honed during 14 years of ownership and management of the renowned Shizuka Ryokan, the Japanese country spa & wellness retreat in Hepburn Springs. With my wonderful wife Margie, I built this unique hospitality business into a multiple award-winning tourism icon attracting intense media interest, including the broadcast of various profile programs on Japanese television.
Most rewarding however were the occasions when I assisted guests to celebrate special occasions, whether anniversaries, birthdays, or even proposals. For instance, I often collaborated to create an ideal romantic environment by laying out rose petals spelling out the marriage proposal on the guest’s bedding. Such experience exercised and further enhanced my sensitivity, patience, and love of helping a romance to fully blossom. Yes. It’s true I am a romantic at heart.
Arranging special events, whether professionally or even for my own wedding, have all served to finely attune my eye-for-detail and creativity. Appearances on radio and television (including singing on Japan’s equivalent to “Countdown”!) and ongoing professional development have all served to amplify my communication and presentation abilities.
Doing it right, every time
A lifetime of experience – whether in living overseas, undertaking experiential leadership programs, engaging in the corporate world, or experiencing a tree-change – has contributed immeasurably to my presence and authority as a wedding celebrant.
I know my material, and am qualified under the stringent requirements of the federal Attorney-General’s department to be a Commonwealth-registered Marriage Celebrant.
Wise, warm, welcoming
These are some of the words my couples use to describe me. See some of my couples’ testimonials here.