Celebrancy by Shelley

(2 reviews)
Service Area
SA State Wide
Business Hours
7 Days by Appointment
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Looking to celebrate your wedding, you're in the right place. Your ceremony is the perfect opportunity to create memories that will be cherished forever.

Congratulations on your engagement! I am Shelley Roylance!

My pronouns are She / Her, what are yours?

I specialise in offering wonderful ceremonies, the memory of which will last your lifetime. 

  • Wedding ceremonies ranging from privately intimate to lavish and bespoke;
  • Elopements and Registry style weddings at my office or your location;
  • Master of Ceremonies (MC) for your entire wedding or other life celebration;
  • Co-piloted weddings (your personal friend or family member is the MC for the service and I step in and conduct just the legal marriage);
  • Renewal of Vows for those still as much in love years later and wanting to share it with everyone;
  • Commitment celebrations for those not able to make a legal commitment but wanting to publicly declare their love for another;
  • Naming celebrations for children and babies, everyone deserves this formal introduction to their community;
  • Name or gender celebrations, let's get out and celebrate who you are!
  • Ceremonies to celebrate life events such as anniversaries, birthdays, graduations.

My commitment to inclusivity, access and diversity is driven from life experience. With several family members who live with life changing disabilities, I understand the roadblocks faced by some in our community and I will work with you to ensure that you have a ceremony your way with the best outcome for all.

Let's talk about what kind of wedding ceremony you're looking for and if you aren't sure, I have loads of ideas to help you decide.

I can't wait to meet with you to plan your special day and create memories you will love to remember.


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Your wedding can be for any date up to and including 31 May 2022, subject of course to Marriage Act 1961 notice and legal requirements and my availability. You must book me and lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage with me no later than 31 May 2021.

So if you've found your 'one' shoot me a message now so we can plan the next step in your love story.

Questions and Answers

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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. 


(2 reviews)
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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

Celebrancy by Shelley  

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

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.

Celebrancy by Shelley  

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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