Ceremony Selections:

Marriage Ceremony:

Celebrants in Australia must abide by The Code Of Practice that is in place for Marriage Celebrants by The Attorney-General’s Department. We must recognise the significance of marriage and maintain up-to-date knowledge regarding family relationship services in the community.

I will work with you and guide you in composing a marriage ceremony that meets your expectations, by providing unlimited conversations/meetings to discuss your wedding plans. I will host a rehearsal (if requested) all whilst respecting your privacy and maintaining confidentiality.

 

I will provide a top-quality, amazing PA system with up to 3 wireless microphones for use during the marriage ceremony. I also have a selection of stunning Swarovski Crystal pens for you to choose from to match your theme for signing the Marriage Register.

If required, I will provide a white (decorated) signing table with two matching chairs.

 

I will ensure that all of the required legal documents are completed accurately and signed at the correct times. I will lodge the documents with the appropriate registering authority within 14 days following the ceremony.

 

I will respect the expectations that you have for your ceremony and maintain a high standard of service throughout.  From arriving 45 minutes - one hour early to coordinating my attire with your theme.

What are the basic criteria to be married in Australia?

 

You must be 18 years or older, not related to one another and not already married.

Prior to the ceremony, I will need to sight original ID that displays proof of place/date of birth (ie: a Passport or a Driver’s License accompanied by a Birth Certificate).

 

The NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage) Form must be received by me at least one month before your wedding date, but no more than 18 months in advance.

Prior to your wedding day, you will both need to sign your Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage form, in my presence.

On the day, you will need to exchange the legal vows and sign three certificates. You will require two witnesses (both over the age of 18 years) to be present and to sign these 3 documents.

Following the wedding ceremony, I will file the documents with the appropriate registering authority within 14 days, as required.

The standard Marriage Ceremony structure (usually) goes as follows:

Processional ~ Greeting ~ Poem/Reading/Prayer ~ Ritual ~ The Asking ~ Exchange of Vows ~ Exchange of Rings ~ Pronouncement ~ Signing ~ Recessional

Naming Ceremony:

 

A Baby Naming Ceremony marks a memorable day for your family that celebrates your precious child and formally welcomes them into this world. I will guide you along and work to inspire you to create a unique occasion that's suited to your special family.

 

 The purpose of the naming ceremony is for you, as parents, to state your commitment and love to your child. You can also use the time to express any hopes or plans for the future that you may have. During the ceremony you can explain why you chose your child’s name and what the name means to you.

 

The standard Ceremony structure (usually) goes as follows:

Welcome ~ Greeting ~ Poem Reading ~ Recognition of other siblings or VIP’s ~ Naming the Child ~ Promises made by parents ~ Ritual ~ Welcome the Child to family and friends ~ Declaration of love and support ~ Poem or Blessing ~ Signing of the Naming Certificate (if applicable) and presentation of certificate ~ Closing words ~ Hugs and kisses and showering of love and support for baby and parents ~ Photos

 

 

(Now that may seem like a lot…Just remember… there are no rules or official guidelines to this type of ceremony and parents can therefore have it be as unique and individual as they like, whether it be a very formal atmosphere or a casual gathering, it is my job as the celebrant to compile the ideas and contributions of the parents as well as any guardians or VIP’s to form a cohesive, memorable ceremony).

 

 

Vow Renewal Ceremony:

 

I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the two of you, as you have made the dedicated decision to join hands once again to renew those very sacred vows that you spoke years ago.

 

Obviously the sanctity of the words that you spoke on your wedding day cannot be matched from a legal standpoint, but the elements that we can incorporate into your vow renewal ceremony will put you and your guests (should you choose to have them) into a place where your faithful bond to one another can be felt all around. The purpose of this ceremony is to celebrate your existing marriage and to pledge to one another your ongoing love and devotion from here.

If you think back to your wedding day, we can use the same sort of flow and components, incorporating any readings and rituals you’d like but just without the legal jargon that would have been spoken that would have bound you legally, at that time. This means that we cannot repeat those words but you can write your own vows or make a selection from the provided options on the following page.   

 

 

The standard Ceremony structure (usually) goes as follows:

Processional ~ Greeting ~ Reading/Poem/Prayer ~ Ritual ~ Exchange of Vows ~ Exchange of Rings/Gifts ~ Pronouncement ~ Recessional

 

Commitment Ceremony:

 

The only difference between a commitment ceremony and a wedding ceremony is that this is not legally binding. 

You can write your own vows or make a selection from the provided options on the following page. Unlike a legal wedding, the standard Monitum will not be read and you therefore can feel free to script the ceremony any way you wish and I am here to guide you through.

The purpose of this ceremony is for the two of you to publicly affirm your commitment to one another and to pledge to one another your ongoing love and devotion from here.

 

The standard Ceremony structure (usually) goes as follows:

Processional ~ Greeting ~ Poem/Reading/Prayer ~ Ritual ~ Exchange of Vows ~ Exchange of Rings/Gifts ~ Pronouncement ~ Recessional

Celebration of Life Ceremony:

If you have stumbled upon my page because you have lost a loved one, please allow me to first offer you and your family and circle of friends my deepest condolences.

In planning this farewell, the best way for me to gain insight into the life of the departed is to speak with close friends and family members. Although it can be difficult, if any of these people wish to be involved during the ceremony, especially in just a small capacity that would be really meaningful. If not, that is perfectly understandable and it would be my honour to speak for them, upon hearing their words.  

The purpose of this ceremony is to allow people a central gathering place to remember and celebrate the life of the loved one lost. It is a time to say “goodbye” to the physical presence and to lend support to each other.

 

The standard Ceremony structure (usually) goes as follows:

 

Processional ~ Greeting ~ Poem or Reading ~ Biography of the deceased ~ Names of VIP’s ~ Music element ~ Eulogy ~ Photo or Video tribute ~ Thank you from the family ~ Internment ~ Details of Reception afterwards

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