From Podcasts to Promises: Crafting Your Day with Pete Hordern

Welcome to another electrifying episode of the Just as Planned TV and Podcast Show, where we dive deep into the world of weddings and uncover the secrets to crafting your perfect day. I’m Nathan Cassar, your professional wedding MC and guide through the wedding wonderland, and today we have a true Melbourne marvel joining us – Peter Hordern, affectionately known as Pete The Celebrant.

Pete isn’t your run-of-the-mill celebrant; he’s a much-loved Melbourne marriage maestro who specializes in crafting authentic, easy-going wedding ceremonies. But that’s not all – he’s also the dynamic host of the Wedding Guide Podcast, where he shares invaluable insights into the world of weddings. When he’s not masterfully officiating ceremonies, you can find Pete indulging in one of his many hobbies, from brewing beer and gin to tending to his beehives. And let’s not forget, he’s a proud dad of three adorable girls!

With a knack for blending light humour and heartfelt sentimentality, Pete has a unique talent for capturing the essence of your relationship. He’s a pro at keeping ceremonies natural and authentic, ensuring that you and your guests feel relaxed and at ease as you celebrate your love.

Today, Pete joins us to share his wealth of wisdom on all things wedding related. We’ll uncover the secrets to picking the perfect celebrant, dive into the art of writing heartfelt vows, explore how to infuse your special day with personal touches, and discuss the invaluable role a good celebrant plays in creating unforgettable moments.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a journey of wedding wisdom and discover the keys to crafting a day that’s uniquely yours, you’re in for a treat. Pete, welcome to the show!


About Pete Hordern:

Pete Hordern is a much-loved Melbourne marriage celebrant specialising in craving authentic, easygoing wedding ceremonies.

Pete is one of Melbourne’s youngest celebrants and Host of the Wedding Guide Podcast. When he’s not masterfully craning your ceremony, he can be found listening to podcasts, audiobooks and dabbling in one of his many hobbies (homemade honey anyone?!).

His specialty is to mix light humour and sentimentality to capture the richness of your relationship. He’s perfect at keeping the ceremony natural and authentic, putting you and your wedding guests at ease as they participate in celebrating your beautiful commitment.

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Meet your host:


Meet Nathan Cassar, Australia’s Premier Award-Winning Wedding MC.


Nathan is the standout go-to choice for a smooth and exceptional wedding reception and is among Sydney’s and Australia’s best wedding MCs and for good reason! Nathan’s infectious energy, charming smile, and professional attitude set the stage for an unbeatable celebration.


With a staggering decade of experience in entertainment and a reputation for hosting outstanding events, Nathan is a master of electrifying audiences. Whether formerly as a Cruise Director for Princess Cruises or now at the helm of a wedding reception, Nathan knows how to bring the energy and keep it going all night long. It’s, therefore, no surprise that he’s been hailed as a leader in the wedding industry, earning accolades including:


** 2nd Best Wedding MC – Australian Wedding Awards (National) 2022

** Winner – Best Wedding MC – Wedding Industry Awards (Western Sydney) 2022

** 3rd Place – ABIA Wedding Awards – Master of Ceremonies (NSW) 2022

** Winner – Most Entertaining MC (NSW) – Lux-Life Global Excellence Awards 2022


Nathan is also proudly a preferred MC of some of the most notable venues across Sydney and NSW, including The William Inglis Hotel, Burnham Grove Estate, Grow Wild Wildflower Farm, Cropley House, and The Woodlands.