Peter McConvill is a friendly guide, trustworthy advisor and informed facilitator creating unique ceremonies with sensitivity and professionalism by listening, consulting and collaborating.
Peter offers a wealth of knowledge, experience and personal skills to underpin his vocation as a professional Civil Celebrant. His customer service ethic was well honed during his 14 years of ownership and management of the renowned Shizuka Ryokan Japanese country spa & wellness retreat in Hepburn Springs.
Most rewarding were the occasions when Peter assisted guests to celebrate special occasions, whether anniversaries, birthdays or even proposals. For instance, he 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 his sensitivity, patience and inter-personal skills.
Arranging special events, whether professionally or even for his own wedding, have all served to finely attune Peter’s 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 his communication and presentation abilities.
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 Peter’s presence and authority as a Civil Celebrant.
He knows his material, having completed significantly more training than the government’s strict legal requirements dictate. First in his class to graduate from the Marriage Celebrancy course, Peter has also undertaken additional qualifications in the conduct of other life celebrations such as naming and commitment ceremonies. He was successful in fulfilling the stringent requirements of the federal Attorney General’s department to become a Commonwealth-registered Marriage Celebrant.
Not one to rest on his laurels, Peter continues his ongoing personal and professional development through active participation in associations such as Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc. In doing so, Peter happily abides by the Code of Conduct dictated by this association in additional to following his own ethical and moral compass, which happens to include strong support for marriage equality.
Ultimately, a good celebrant is a good listener and is able to translate the specific needs of their clients to form a unique bespoke ceremony. A good celebrant must also be an excellent organiser, highly creative and able to present the agreed ceremony with the right mix of gravitas, respect, authority and even humour when appropriate.
It is important that clients are completely comfortable and trusting of their Celebrant. Accordingly, a free no-obligation introductory meeting is available on request.