Weddings

When you have something to celebrate, I can help you plan the perfect occasion. I am a commonwealth authorized civil celebrant committed to providing you with a professional and personal service for your wedding or other ceremony.

 

I will meet with you to discuss with you all the legal requirements for your intended marriage and will assist you in planning your ceremony to ensure it is exactly what you want. You are most welcome to include your own vows or promises – in fact I encourage it.

Nobody knows you better than you. I can offer you a wonderful range of ceremonies only limited by your imagination. Your relationship is unique, so too you ceremony. I can conduct a ceremony that will reflect your heritage or your personal beliefs. I can assure you of a unique ceremony that reflects your personalities. You can hold your ceremony inside or out. You can have 6 people of 600 in a casual or formal atmosphere, whether the ceremony s large or small, simple or grand, traditional and contemporary. The choice is yours. This is YOUR day, a day you will remember for the rest of your life. Let me help you make it as memorable as possible. Call me for an obligation free chat.

Overseas or Interstate Couples or do you just want to elope?

It is often a big decision to marry without family and friends around. Whether you are from overseas or another state I can assist you. Your wedding can be organized by email, fax, phone or Skype. I have done it on a number of occasions. I am also able to provide 2 witnesses if you need them. I can also help you by recommending local suppliers of flowers, cakes, photographers and even a venue for your reception.

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Samples of personalised rituals for your ceremony:

Wine Ceremony – Toasting each other or sharing a glass of wine, the first drink shared as a married couple.

Rose Ceremony – Exchange of roses, symbolizing their first gifts to each other as a married couple.

Candle Ceremony – Lighting of candles for the couple or in remembrance of absent or deceased relatives. There are several ceremonies involving the lighting of candles. Ideally to be conducted indoors.

Release of butterflies – According to legend making a wish on and releasing the butterfly, the wish will be then be taken to the heavens and be granted.

Unity Sand Ceremony – Different coloured sands are layered and eventually blended in a vase, showing each person as individuals and eventually joined together at the top. A lovely ceremony to include for children.

Love Locks – a touching end to a ceremony, joining of 2 locks and throwing away of keys.

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How much do you charge?

Please contact me to discuss pricing. It will depend on where the ceremony is held and the type of ceremony you require. I can also provide an intimate location at my home for small weddings of 10 or less at no extra charge.

What sort of ceremonies do you conduct?

I am comfortable conducting a large range of ceremonies from the simplest wedding to a ceremony involving readings from several people and rituals to enhance your day. There are any number of inclusions we can add. See my Ceremonies section.

Do you have sample ceremonies for us to choose from?

Yes, once you have paid your deposit I will provide you with a large selection of choices for your wedding. You can choose to mix and match any one of them to give me ideas of what you have envisaged.

How far will you travel to conduct a ceremony?

I am willing to travel to Sydney or down to Batemans Bay and over to the Southern Highlands and Canberra. Anywhere outside a 50km radius from Huskisson will incur a small travelling charge.

Where can we conduct the interview?

In my office is the most suitable due to the confidentiality but if you prefer and you are local I can come to you. If you are overseas or interstate we can do the interview by Skype or via phone.

How much time do you spend on our wedding?

I spend as much time on it as necessary to get the service you want. I will have at least 2 interviews with you and I will arrive at least 40 minutes before the actual start of the wedding. I will commit 100% to the preparation of your ceremony.

Where will you perform our marriage?

Wherever and whenever you want to marry is acceptable to me. I’ve performed weddings in boats, on beaches and in gardens, private homes, large reception venues and restaurants, anywhere is special. I just ask that if you intend to have a wedding outside that you make contingency plans in case of bad weather.

What are your appointment hours?

Whatever time suits you. I realize most people have work commitments so I’m happy to see you after working hours.

What does your fee cover?

My fee is based on providing a tailored wedding ceremony, unique to you and your partner. I don’t copy and paste ceremonies from the internet. I have resources that I draw inspiration from. A lot of thought and effort goes into understanding what you want in your wedding and tailoring the ceremony appropriately. In terms of legalizing your marriage, a registered celebrant is the only person able to legalise your civil marriage and probably the least expensive part of your wedding arrangements.

Do you really want to scrimp on the one part that truly matters?

Your Ceremony. My fee inclusions – Lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage form Unlimited meetings, contact by phone, email, Skype. My availability for advice, discussion or just a chat day or night. I will provide name change information Use of my Master Marriage Manual to assist with choosing readings, songs, vows, readings, everything to craft a ceremony together for you. Preparation & writing an individualized ceremony Solemnising/officiating on your special day Completion and lodgement of all marriage documents, registered online and originals posted in a timely manner. A completely professional ceremony presentation.


I supply my own PA system and I am happy to play ceremony music through it for you. It does have a CD player, USB and IPod connection. I’m happy to help you with your music selection. Wireless microphone. Free travel to your ceremony location if within 50 kms of my office. Printed copy of your ceremony as a special memento of your day Signing table if required Presentation of the pen used to sign your certificate. A rehearsal beforehand if required.

My assurance that I will not book another wedding that will fall within 2 hours either end of your ceremony.

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0417 651 658 / (02) 4443-2746