Your Dream Wedding

Congratulations! I would be privileged to provide you with an exquisite, never-to-be-forgotten wedding ceremony, with memories to delight and cherish for a lifetime - the Best Day Of Your Life!

Together, we will create beautiful wording to reflect your journey, the love you share, and your hopes and aspirations for your future as husband and wife.

Do you prefer a casual or formal ceremony, traditional or contemporary? Ceremony in a park? On a beach? Do you prefer short? Long? Joyous and colourful, or quiet, serene and tranquil? Do you want to include cultural aspects, readings and symbolism? There are many options for you to consider.

From Oversea?

I have regularly assisted couples from overseas to marry in Australia, and am very familiar with this process, so please feel free to contact me for more information.

Fees And Charges

I am mindful that this is an important consideration for you. My fees are in line with current practice, and I believe are very reasonable and competitive. Incidental expenses such as parking station fees, water taxis, etc. are extras and will be charged to the client. Please feel free to call me to discuss current fee structure.

Inclusions

Your wedding celebrant service includes:

  • Obligation-free first meeting.
  • Subsequent meetings as required - telephone/ email consultations at any time.
  • PA system including additional microphone for the convenience of readers.
  • Samples of ceremonies, vows, exchange of rings, readings, and symbolism.
  • Rehearsal at my home office free of charge. Rehearsal at other venue by negotiation.
  • All travel on the day, performance of the ceremony at the designated time, at selected venue.
    (please note that being late is not acceptable. A time factor of five or six minutes maximum after the
    given time is appropriate, no longer. The law permits the celebrant to leave and proceed to the next commitment.)
  • Preparation of all legal documentation required by Marriage Act 1961.
  • A beautifully presented copy of your wedding ceremony.
  • Strict adherence to code of practice for marriage celebrants.
  • On-line registration of your marriage with follow-up to registry of births deaths and marriages.
  • Information on marriage and relationship enhancement education.
  • Legal Requirements

    First Meeting - Legal Paperwork, & All Your Questions Answered!

    Please be assured that I am authorised to handle all the legalities, and will register your marriage on line in accordance with the Marriage Act 1961, with appropriate follow up of paperwork to the Registry.

  • Please ensure that you bring photo ID with you (drivers licence, passport, or other photographic ID).
  • Notice of Intended Marriage: This form must be completed by each of you, and signed in my presence as witness,
    or in the presence of a qualified witness (as stated on the form). The form must be held by me for a period
    of one calendar month before the marriage can be solemnised.
  • You must provide your original birth certificate (certified copies or photocopies cannot be accepted),
    OR a valid Passport. Please note that birth certificates in foreign languages must be translated by an officially accredited translator.
  • If previously married, proof of dissolution (Divorce papers), or Death Certificate. Please note that Divorce/Annulment papers in foreign languages must be translated by an officially accredited translator.
  • If either the intended Bride or Groom is under 18, the required form of consent (only one can be under 18, not both).
  • We will discuss ceremony options, readings, symbolism, music, and cover all aspects of the ceremony. Bring your list of questions to the meeting.

    Second Meeting - Finalising The Big Day!

    Both of you must sign a Statutory Declaration regarding your legal status and ability to marry. This is essential for the marriage to proceed.

    And then we can get down to the really pivotal part running through your selected ceremony, discussing where to stand, who will carry the rings, etc. And answering any other questions you have. It must be perfect!

    Marriage & Relationship Education

    Some couples decide to undertake Marriage and Relationship Education, prior to their big day. Whilst there is no legal obligation for couples to do this, it is encouraged by the Federal Attorney General in an endeavour to decrease the numbers of marriage failures. Those who do undertake these courses have told me that they really enjoyed the session/s, and gained invaluable information and general life skills on topics like how to handle conflict, communication skills, just to mention a couple, values which are so essential to a long-lasting marriage.

    There are many organisations who provide such courses, ranging from the government-run Relationships Australia, to religious-based courses, and independent counsellors.
    Here are some links you can explore: