Celebrant

Choosing the right celebrant is important, it’s your day
and the right person with the right attitude makes a difference!

 

  • Our initial meeting is face to face. This is an opportunity to meet and greet and discuss your ceremony ideas.
  • A deposit is required upon your confirmation for my services.
  • A second meeting will be required – together we will create the kind of ceremony you would like and I will design this according to your wishes.
  • I can suggest blessings poems and readings.
  • I will then send to you a draft of your ceremony following our discussions.

Legal Requirements

 

  • Notice of Intent to Marry – This document must be filled in at least a month before the wedding if you are getting married in Victoria.
  • I will need to sight your identification (Drivers License) and proof of place of birth. This includes passport if born outside of Australia.
  • Sighting of other documents – If you have been married before, I will need to see the divorce papers.

Vows

 

Legally, as an authorised celebrant we have to include the following sentences in the ceremony under our Marriage Act – Section 45 (2) of the Marriage. Vows must be said by each party to the wedding:

“I call upon the persons here present to witness that I (Name) take you (Name) to be my lawfully wedded husband (wife)”

Personalised Vows

 

Couples can choose to write their own vows. I think it is beautiful and more personalised. I am happy to work with couples to capture what they would like to say to their spouse on their special day.

 

Example

 

Justin: I Justin, take you Amal, to be my lawfully wedded wife,
I promise to stand beside you
To dance with you in times of joy
To lift you up in times of sadness
To rejoice with you in times of health
To comfort you in times of illness
I promise to turn to you for solace, for encouragement, and for inspiration
I promise to be faithful and true to you
I promise to shower you with love and affection
Every joyous and blessed day, for the rest of our lives

 

Amal: I Amal, take you Justin, to be my lawfully wedded husband,
I promise to stand beside you
To dance with you in times of joy
To lift you up in times of sadness
To rejoice with you in times of health
To comfort you in times of illness
I promise to turn to you for solace, for encouragement, and for inspiration
I promise to be faithful and true to you
I promise to shower you with love and affection
Every joyous and blessed day, for the rest of our lives

Rehearsal

 

At your rehearsal we will go through a a run down of your ceremony including:

  • Choreography
  • Music
  • Participants and their roles
  • Readings
  • Rituals

Wedding Day

 

On your special day I will be at the venue early to ensure everything is running smoothly and according to plan. Following the ceremony, I will take care of submitting your marriage documents to the Bureau of Deaths & Marriages to be registered.