About Glenn B Swift
I see Celebrancy as a natural extension of my profession as a Storyteller, and an opportunity to create simple magic around the formality of the legal union of two humans in love who are prepared to commit for life. Just like swans.
My impetus for completing the Celebrancy training came from my Godson, who asked me to perform his marriage in 2014. Since then, I’ve had the privilege to perform marriages for many wonderful people- some are children of friends, some word of mouth recommendations, some who’ve found me by happy accident and chosen me as right for them.
I get excited for them and with them, because it’s like planning something between a really good party and a play for two lovers, a narrator and a happy crowd. There’s a reason every Shakespeare romance ends with a wedding.
While it’s a legal responsibility (mine) to get the paperwork, application and registration exact, it’s like making two new friends and guiding them to the moment of their marriage.
Ceremonies & Events
I love a good wedding, and I cringe at a bad one. I became a celebrant because I knew I could perform this most important ritual in a way which would include every person attending as a contributing presence while maintaining the focus entirely on the two major players.
I like to think that the weight of my words when I speak the marriage of two people actually makes me less obvious as the Celebrant, despite that I’m standing right behind them at the moment of union.
Ceremony, ritual and magic. There’s a reason these three words are so often associated.
I am a professional Storyteller, and I bring these skills to the ceremonies of Marriage, Renewal, Baby Naming and Death. Life’s milestones, from cradle to grave, in every aspect must be successfully celebrated, solemnly ritualised, marked with appropriate Joy.
I will help you find the words.
- Weddings & Renewals
- Commitment Ceremonies
- Official Openings
- Master of Ceremonies
Nika & I were lucky enough to have Glen as our Celebrant for our beach wedding in Fremantle. Glen was wonderful, he was fun and charismatic during the ceremony.
Ourselves and all the guests loved him and before the wedding he guided us through the whole process.
We felt so lucky to have found Glen and we would always highly recommend him.
Kevin & Nika McNulty
We had such a blast planning for our wedding ceremony with Glenn. He took the time to get to know our ‘story’ and as a result facilitated a beautiful, poignant and often hilarious ceremony.
I would highly recommend Glenn to anyone in need of a fabulous celebrant. Thanks Glenn!
They were (still are) both really happy with all the wedding. It certainly felt very special to me – and having you do the ceremony contributed to that in a big way. Thanks for helping Camilla and Julien write such lovely vows; for keeping them relaxed; for creating an atmosphere of love and fun during the ceremony; and not least for giving of your time to come all this way. You impressed everyone with your expertise and style and helped make the day a big success.
Liz and Rod (Mother and Father of the Bride)
Glenn Swift is brilliant as a Celebrant! My wife and I celebrated our 25th anniversary last year with a renewal of vows ceremony. Glenn was our celebrant. He was brilliant! Well researched, carefully delivered and with as much fun as we wanted to have – a really happy day. We couldn’t have asked for the ceremony to be better given. All our guests agreed that it was a wonderful day. 100% recommended to anyone needing a celebrant who will empathise with your needs to ensure a wonderful day.
Ed and I would both like to thank you so much for Friday. We had a magical day! It was everything that we wanted and MORE! You certainly made a positive impact on our day. We will never forget the day that we became husband and wife.
Ali (Eddie and Alison)