About Jonathan

Jonathan Payne is probably the most experienced and popular wedding celebrant in KZN.

He conducted his first wedding in 1992, and well over a thousand weddings later, his ceremonies are still fresh, vibrant and meaningful.

As a highly experienced public speaker and Past President of the KZN Chapter of the Professional Speakers Association of Southern Africa, he brings an energizing and confident presence to the occasion so you can be certain your guests are in for a wonderful and inspiring experience, and that you are in safe hands throughout the proceedings. He frequently receives comments from guests along the lines of: “That was the best wedding ceremony I have ever been to”.

Jonathan’s philosophy is that everyone should “enjoy rather than endure” the wedding ceremony, and feel inspired by what they have experienced.

Couples enjoy his natural sense of humour, his approachability, his willingness to adapt quickly and without fuss to whatever is needed or whatever happens (yes, the unexpected does happen in even the most organised occasions), and the way in which he puts them at ease so that they can enjoy their moment in the spotlight.

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