Congratulations on your upcoming marriage. Planning your wedding day can be an exhilarating and very stressful time in your life.
As a couple you will be the main focus on the day and I will ensure that the day is one of the most exciting and memorable and that you are able to relax and enjoy your ceremony.
As a professional Marriage Celebrant, it is my responsibility to help you create a unique ceremony which reflects your individual personalities, values and your love and commitment to each other.
The words used in a ceremony should be special to you and consequently I encourage everyone to have as much personal input as possible. I encourage couples to have an introduction that is centred on your values and beliefs. This can be done with the help of completing a simple questionnaire that I prepare for you. It does require a bit of homework from the both of you to ensure the ceremony is authentic.
Your wedding ceremony can be anything you would like it to be as long as it includes all of the legal requirements. You may like to start with an introduction with input from both of you about your relationship, how you met and why you decided to get married. It may include what you love about each other and your hopes for the future. Writing this introduction is a creative, demanding and sometimes time-consuming task, I am more than happy to do this or if you choose you may do it themselves.
Overseas Couples: I am more than happy to work with overseas couples for an Australian Wedding. There are administrative details to adhere to but we can work together to meet these requirements and plan your beautiful wedding on Australian soil.
Elopement or Make It Legal
A beautiful but simple ceremony for a couple that want to approach their day with minimal fuss. The ceremony will be simple but beautiful with all the legal requirements, remember that to marry in Australia requires you to submit a Notice of Intended Marriage Form to the celebrant at least one month in advance of your wedding date.
Options available to include this venue for a small additional fee.
I understand that not everybody wants to have a religious christening so let me create a naming ceremony which matches your family’s needs.
A naming ceremony is the celebration of the arrival of a new child. It is a way of welcoming the child and officially introducing him/her to family and friends. Naming ceremonies are appropriate for anyone, at any age.
The ceremonies can involve all of the people in your child’s life and announce the Guardians that will undertake a special and lifelong interest in the welfare of the child.
A record of the ceremony by way of a naming certificate will be presented.
Renewal of Vows:
Renewing ones vows is truly a heart-warming occasion for couples to undertake. What lovely way to say “I LOVE YOU” after years of marriage. Renewal of Vows or Reaffirmation of Vows has become popular in recent years, from a one-year anniversary to fifty years of marriage. It can be anytime, and a beautiful way to express your love and commitment to your lifelong partner.
Some couples who have been married overseas choose to renew their vows with their family and friends.
I am an independent funeral celebrant, so I can work alongside whichever funeral director you have chosen.
It is a difficult time, dealing with arrangements in a short space of time. Whether expected or unexpected, losing someone we love is the hardest time of our lives.
The ceremony can be whatever you want it to be, let me work with you to create a ceremony that is personal, comforting and sincere; that includes the words to express your feelings. It is clearly a very sad time, but we can remember them with a smile or a laugh as well as a tear.
Please contact me by email or phone 0413 036 628.