Your wedding ceremony should be unique, and I will guide you from your first meeting together, to your first kiss as husband and wife, husband and husband, wife and wife.
My ceremonies are created and tailored to capture your love, your personalities & beliefs. Every couple has a story, and it is that story that brings forth your deep feelings of devotion, loyalty, and your love, which I will transform into a ceremony that will touch the hearts of everyone present, who will feel so privileged to witness you both begin your lives together.
When we meet, it will be a relaxed meeting, where I can offer advice on locations, Council rules and regulations regarding parks, gardens & beaches.
In regards to the legalities, please note that your Notice of Intent to Marry must be lodged with me, as your wedding celebrant no less than one month prior to your wedding day, and not exceeding eighteen months to your wedding day.
If you were born in Australia, you must produce either your original Australian birth certificate and photo ID, or your passport. If you were born overseas, you must produce your foreign passport or photo ID and your original birth certificate (translated by a registered interpreter if your birth certificate is in a language other than English). I would be only too happy to assist you if you have any queries, and I personally take care of all the legalities for you, and arrange your official marriage certificate, delivered straight to you.
I will provide you with a choice of examples of lovely wedding vows (or if you desire to do so, you can write your own). I also provide you with verses, poems, the I do’s, intention to marry, and giving of the ring vows. When we meet to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage, I like to ask a variety of questions, so I may then compile the perfect ceremony for you. I then email you the draft of your ceremony for you both to enjoy reading, and you are more than welcome to can add or change anything you wish to.
Being flexible is the key to creating the perfect ceremony to suit you, this is your day. So regardless of where you would like your wedding, or the time of your wedding, or the words you choose, I will be there to assist you, and guide you.
On your wedding day, I will arrive at least 30-45 minutes beforehand to arrange the ceremonial settings, and to greet the brides/grooms and their attendants, as they all arrive at the ceremony, to assist in any way I can, and to ensure that everyone is relaxed as possible. I shall liase with the photographers, videographer and music operator to ensure the perfect running of your ceremony.
I believe my ceremonies are so special and memorable, and I will create yours to be the wedding you have always dreamt it to be, and one that will live in your hearts forever.
We would like to thank you for helping us celebrate our wedding. Your guidance and calm demeanour were invaluable in helping us plan the wedding that we wanted and we can’t thank you enough.
Every interaction with you was calm and helpful and was the easiest part of organising the wedding. On the day of the ceremony you were wonderful and again a delight to have help us officiate our wedding. This was not only our belief, but those of many that attended who took the time to mention to us how they really appreciated your part in our celebration.
It is our absolute pleasure to recommend you to anyone that is thinking of celebrating a special moment in their lives and to have you officiate for them. Please know that if need be, we are always available to provide a personal recommendation, and we look forward to celebrating our next special moment with.