My name is Ivan Conway, Whitsunday Wedding Celebrant; The Celebrant for the Whitsunday's since 1997. I am an Authorised Marriage Celebrant, a Justice of the Peace and a Member of The Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants. My wife, Maureen and I have resided in Airlie Beach since December 1997 and the Witsunday's has been our holiday destination since 1974. I was actually christened on Daydream Island in 1944, my parents occasionally managed the island at this time and conducted concert parties for the American sailors on leave during the war years. The owners of Daydream at that time were the Moody family who were also my Godparents.
I have been officiating Wedding Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows Ceremonies and Naming Ceremonies for more than twenty years on the Central Highlands coal fields, Rockhampton and Mackay and have had the privelege and the pleasure of officiating over 2000 ceremonies here in the beautiful Whitsunday's since December 1997. Being a professional Marriage Celebrant, I am bound by a Code of Practice and a Complaints Mechanism which are contained in the Marriage Regulations 1963. The Celebrant;s Code of Practice document can be either viewed or downloaded by clicking on the "Code of Practice for Marriage Celebrants" link above.
I retired from the coal mining industry in December 1997 after serving almost 40 years as an underground coal miner, Mine Deputy and Training Officer to further my career as an Authorised Marriage Celebrant in the Whitsunday's. I am committed to my role as a Marriage Celebrant and have officiated at many beautiful and memorable ceremonies in the Whitsunday's and surrounding areas and Islands. There has been many highlights during my career as a celebrant in the Whitsunday's including officiating my daughter's wedding on Hamilton Island and many ceremonies aboard the beautifully restored square rigged sailing ship, Solway Lass, and on beautiful Whitehaven Beach and of course on all of the island and mainland resorts. I have officiated many ceremonies aboard privately owned luxury vessels and numerous charter yachts and even hovering over Heart Reef, on Valentines day in a helicopter. Being resident in Airlie Beach, I am able to effectively provide immediate attention to couples contemplating their wedding ceremony in the Whitsunday's and the many beautiful island locations.
I have immediate access to qualified Wedding Consultants, Photographers, Videographers, Venue Decorators, Florists, Hairdressers, Beauty Therapists and Travel Agencies who are able to meet your every need when planning your ceremony. Vintage and luxury car hire is also available at excellent rates. These professional people have a price structure to meet every budget and I have included some of my preferred industry partners on this website for your consideration.
I have held my Private Pilot's Licence since 1971 and owned my own aircraft for some time which I used to travel away for a ceremony to either the coalfields or nearby towns and Island resorts. The aircraft gave me immediate fast access to a number of island resorts and many of the inland Townships. I would appreciate your consideration if the need arises for my services. I can be contacted by telephone or e-mail at any time.