Celebrancy by Shelley

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(6 reviews)
 
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SA State Wide
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7 Days by Appointment
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Shelley Roylance of Celebrancy by Shelley loves working with her couples to deliver a ceremony that is truly unique to their love story. Creating pathways for all communities and abilities, Shelley is passionate about ensuring her ceremonies are inclusive and accessible for all, making sure your day is one to remember.

I specialise in creating inclusive and accessible wedding ceremonies in a way that's captivating for you and your guests with a sprinkle of laughter, tears and a bundle of love and energy.


Your ceremony is the perfect opportunity to kick start the party of life together so connect with me now to see when we can meet and get you celebration underway.

I'm passionate about access, inclusion and respect. My pronouns are She / Her, what are yours?

Creating the perfect wedding ceremony where everyone actually feels like they belong, regardless of their ability is important to me.

Whether it’s a quick legals only Registry-style ceremony or a Bespoke ceremony written from the heart, your wedding ceremony should reflect your love and personalities. Forget the cheap and book the affordable option which caters for you and your love.

Together we’ll create your special day just as you imagined it, a sprinkle of laughter, tears and a bundle of love, while I take care of all the stress and legals and paperwork you and your love can focus on spending time with those you love the most.

I'm based on Kuarna Land but will travel anywhere in Australia. I always include an Acknowledgement of Country in my ceremonies because it's the right thing to do. 


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Questions and Answers

How can we include our children from previous relationships in our ceremony?

Celebrancy by Shelley

Wow that's a great question and one I'm asked often. Your children can be included through a range of ways and not just in the wedding party. Consider asking them to do a reading or a poem - I have loads in my resources.

How about asking each of them to light their own candle and all together using those candles to light the new unity candle symbolising the joining of your families.

Or each could participate in blending coloured sand into a gorgeous jar or vase which is kept forever.

If they suffer a bit from stage fright and don't want to participate out loud in the ceremony they can write you a love note to include in a time capsule.

I have dozens of ideas and love sharing them with couples and their extended families.

Let's chat about this over a coffee or some bubbles.

We don't wear rings normally, do we have to do the ring thing?

Celebrancy by Shelley

Absolutely not!

If it's not your thing then you don't have to include it - there are a few compulsory words which are required in every marriage ceremony, but they're not related to rings, so if it's not your thing, let's work on leaving it out. 

There are loads of other things you can include or not. The day / ceremony should only be about you celebrating your love for each other with the people who mean the most to both of you. 

Call me to see what other options I can offer you. 

What does a Marriage Celebrant actually do?

Celebrancy by Shelley

A Marriage Celebrant is responsible for ensuring the marriage is legally conducted and that all paperwork is registered in a manner compliant with the Marriage Act 1961. There is a requirement for the following paperwork to be completed and lodged:

  • Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) - this must be completed and lodged with your chosen Celebrant between 1 month and 18 months of the wedding date.
  • Declaration of No Legal Impediment (DoNLI) - this is usually completed closer to the wedding date, at the rehearsal is a good idea. 
  • Wedding Certificate and Marriage Register - will be signed following the wedding. 

Apart from the legalities, a Marriage Celebrant will meet with you to determine your needs.  It is usual for a Celebrant to provide you with a long questionnaire, its important that you take the time to complete this fully as it will give your Celebrant information to write your ceremony. They will work with you to craft a beautiful ceremony for your event. This will include meeting as many times as it takes, emails and phone calls to satisfy you.

The Celebrant is often responsible for providing a PA system to ensure all your guests are included in the event and can hear your ceremony clearly.

The Celebrant can incorporate a number of rituals into the Ceremony including but not limited to:

  • Candle lighting
  • Sand pouring
  • Hand fasting
  • Ring ceremony
  • Jumping the broom
  • ring warming
  • wine ceremony
  • Love letters
  • Time capsule
  • Tree planting
  • Cultural rituals

There are many other options for rituals, just ask me for suggestions. 

The Celebrant will also attend your rehearsal and this is highly recommended.

Following the marriage ceremony the Celebrant will ensure the documentation is delivered to the office of Births Deaths and Marriages and is legally registered. 

What paperwork do I have to complete with a Marriage Celebrant?

Celebrancy by Shelley

Notice of Intended Marriage. This document must be completed one month prior to the actual date but can be completed up to 18 months ahead of the actual date. 

This form is usually completed in the presence of the Celebrant. The Celebrant must sight legal documentation  including birth certificate, passport, drivers licence etc. 

Declaration of No Legal Impediment. This form is usually signed very close to the wedding date, often at the rehearsal. This form is where the couple declare that they do not consider there is anything which could impede the forthcoming marriage. 

Official Certificate of Marriage. This is completed once the ceremony itself is done. Both parties to the wedding,  the witnesses and the Celebrant sign this document. 

How many times will we get to meet with the Celebrant?

Celebrancy by Shelley

As many times as needed to satisfy you that the ceremony will be what you want. 

There will be an initial telephone enquiry from you to determine whether I am free on your preferred date. 

This will be followed up with an obligation free introduction to each other meeting, in person. 

You need to be sure that I am the right person for you and that I match your style. 

Once you agree to contract me we will meet to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage. I will also ask lots of questions about you and your relationship. I will take lots of notes.

We will generally not meet again unless you want to have a rehearsal prior to the actual date.

Then there is the day itself. 

If however you feel you need to contact me on any other occasion, please feel free to call, email, text or ask for a meeting with me. 

Reviews

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14 May 2021

We decided to go with Shelley for our wedding ceremony earlier this month. From the very first contact i made with Shelley over the phone, she was an absolute delight and shown a great sense of understanding as we were going to have our ceremony in the Hindu Temple. Yes! :) #INDIANWEDDING Shelley was great 💯% and did our marriage registration in the Hindu temple. We met couple times before the ceremony. She made it very easy to understand the process and documentation involved in getting married. She also visited temple before the wedding for us to understand the hindu indian culture, she even got in touch with priest in the temple to ensure everything run smooth on the day. She was very respectful of the traditions involved in the hindu indian marriage + was very respectful towards temple rules and instructions. Shelley was very supportive of everything leading up

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Jatin you and Diya were such a pleasure to work with. I found the process of familiarising myself with Temple protocols wonderful and so colourful and can't wait to do more Indian weddings.

16 Jan 2021

Todd and I knew the day we met Shelley at a Wedding Expo that we wanted her to be a part of our wedding. As soon as we started talking with Shelley, we felt comfortable, and when we asked questions about the structure of the day, she responded by stepping us through how the ceremony would unfold, this made us feel confident that she was able to lead the day. Having a Celebrant who was confident, had structure, and was able to lead the day was very important to us, as the ceremony involved two children with Autism.

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Working with you and your gorgeous family was such a pleasure Simone and Todd. I am so happy you could relax and allow me to take all the legal responsibility for your beautiful day.

4 Oct 2019

Through the whole process you were supportive, offered good suggestions and were more than accommodating from the Mawson lakes meet down our way to the late night meet and flower theft up your way. Overall it was a great experience. Given that we have not attended a vast range of weddings we were unsure what to expect however amongst all the commotion you managed to pull the wedding together and get it done the right way. The ceremony was perfect and was what we had envisioned, we wouldn’t have it any other way. We believe from start to finish you were confident; you knew what you were doing and you added little touches like our question and answer at the start to tailor the experience to us which made it all that bit more special. Keep doing what you’re doing Shelley

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Madison and Aden you are the sweetest couple I've ever met. Thank you for this review xx

25 Mar 2022

Great!! Extremely helpful throughout the entire ride. Professional but very friendly. Shelley helped lift a lot of stress off my shoulders

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Thank you for your beautiful words Bridget, I so enjoyed working with you and Rami and I don't think you could have asked for a better day and a prettier location. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of working with you both and enjoy your married life together xx

29 Mar 2021

Thank you for making our special day as special as it was. The ceremony was small, intimate and it was everything we wanted it to be and more. Finding a celebrant during this pandemic was not easy, Shelley was so lovely and accepted to officiate our wedding. We will forever be thankful.

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Eric and Vanessa, at the height of the pandemic when uncertainty was at it's greatest meeting you cemented why I love being a marriage celebrant. Knowing I was able to assist you both in sealing your relationship filled my heart with happiness. Thank you for selecting me as your Marriage Celebrant.

23 Nov 2018

From my very first meeting with Shelley she was amazing. Shelley did the most beautiful job with my wedding vows and had a huge part in making my wedding day absolutely perfect. My husband and I highly recommend Shelley's services.

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Denise and Jason, thank you so much for saying such kind and heartfelt words. I just adored working with you both and yes, your day was perfect. x


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