Em Celebrant

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Elevate your special day with Emma Medbury, your trusted Civil Marriage Celebrant in Adelaide. Emma crafts personalized ceremonies with warmth and professionalism, ensuring a seamless celebration of your love story. As your storyteller, Emma adds a touch of magic, making your wedding day truly unforgettable. Contact Emma to begin planning the perfect ceremony.

Personalised Ceremonies Tailored Just for You

What you'll love about working with Emma for your wedding:

  • Support, assistance and genuine enthusiasm
  • Flexibility and understanding throughout the process
  • Passion for the work and confidence in experience  


“We really appreciate how flexible you were, particularly with the sudden change of plans. The ceremony was simple and intimate, which is what we were looking for. Thank you.” 


What's included in all packages:

  • All legal documentation provided and submitted to the relevant Births, Deaths and Marriages 
  • At least 1 face-to-face meeting with the option for additonal meetings via video call
  • High-quality PA system with Bluetooth capabilities for music 
  • Small table and 2 chairs for signing documents on the day

 What else can be added to your package:

  • Personalised ceremony scripts 
  • Vow writing assistance plus optional printed vow cards (free of charge) 

Discover the magic of personalized ceremonies with Emma Medbury, your dedicated Civil Marriage Celebrant. Emma specializes in crafting unique, heartfelt ceremonies that reflect your individual love story. From intimate gatherings to grand affairs, she brings professionalism, warmth, and a touch of magic to every celebration. With attention to detail and a commitment to making your day truly special, Emma Medbury is your trusted partner in creating unforgettable moments of love and commitment.


Hi there! I'm Emma, a self-confessed 'hopeful romantic' whose roots in a family of happily-ever-afters has shaped my belief that true love really does exist! With a background in theatre and performance, I infuse the magic of storytelling into every ceremony I write. I have a genuine love for all things weddings and channel that energy and passion into creating a unique and personalised ceremony that resonates with everyone.

Emma Medbury

Registered Celebrant


Service Area Adelaide, SA and surrounding areas

Adelaide, SA and surrounding areas
Adelaide, SA and surrounding areas


So you've decided to get married? Congratulations! 

The first thing you need to do is complete a Notice of Intended Marriage and give it to an authorised Celebrant (either Religious or Civil).

This can be done a maximum of 18 months and a minimum of 1 month before your chosen wedding date. 

Usually, once you have  chosen your Celebrant, they will assist you with the form and can act as an Authorised Witness when you sign. 

Alternatively, if you prefer to hand it to your Celebrant already completed; you can have a Justice of the Peace, Police Officer, Doctor or Lawyer act as your witness. 

Sometimes, in extraordinary circumstances, there can be a 'shortening of the time' and a couple can be married in less than a month. 

This requires a special application plus a fee and permission must be granted by a Prescribed Authority. 

To find out more visit the Attorney-General's Department Website


I know, we've all seen it on the TV... 

"Now Ross, repeat after me. I Ross, take thee Emily."

"I Ross, take thee Rachel."

Fortunately, if you're in Australia and you've chosen a non-religious ceremony; you won't have to worry about a nervous slip of this kind... 

In Australia, 'question and answer' vows, are not contemplated by the Marriage Act for non-religious marriage ceremonies. 

Instead, there is a minimum wording that must be said by each party to the other in the presence of an Authorised Celebrant during the ceremony. 

I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, A.B. take thee C.D to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/spouse.

Once this legal obligation has been met you are free to add in personal vows, but this is entirely up to you! I've had couples with the minium legal wording and I've had couples with touching, personal vows. I've even had a couple express their personal vows to each other in private and only say the legal vows at the ceremony! Whatever works for you and your partner will be best for your wedding. 

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March 2024

Emma was amazing, how she got to know us and tailored our ceremony means the world to us!! Thank you!

Ellie P.

August 2023

Emma was amazing every step of the way. I was so relaxed on our wedding day because I knew our ceremony would be perfect. She worked with us so everything reflected us as a couple, and we just couldn't have been happier!


February 2023

I just wanted to thank you on behalf of me and Nikhil. We felt relaxed all through and it was a pleasure to have you share our special day! Everyone loved you at the ceremony, the way you have coordinated with my parents and friends and made the setup presentable. I couldn't be more grateful for making us comfortable and to make it happen. I hope you like our wedding favours. It was lovely meeting you :)

Prajakta K.

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Question about marriage

Hi, I am in a long distance relationship with someone in the Philippines. We are looking to get married, but in the Philippines, you need to get your parents consent if you are under 21 and she is 19. If we were to get married in Australia, will she still need parental consent? The reason why we don't want her parents consent is because her mother is emotionally abusive, controlling and toxic. She will never consent to us getting married.

Em Celebrant

Dear Bride, 

I am very sorry to hear of your partner's situation, I hope She can leave that environment as soon as possible. It must also be very difficult for you to watch someone you love go through all of that. 

In regard to your question, I am pleased to advise that in Australia, the legal marrying age is 18, so She would not require parental consent of any kind for the two of you to get married here. 

I wis you both the best of luck and a very long and happy life together. 

Can we get married in two weeks time?

We are heading on holiday and would love to be married in two weeks. What are our options?

Em Celebrant

Hi Bride, 

Great question. 

Generally speaking, the answer is no. As in Australia, you are required to give a completed Notice of Intended Marriage to an authorised marriage celebrant at least 1 month (and less than 18th months) before your set wedding date. 

That being said, in some extreme circumstances you can be given permission for a 'Shortening of the Time' which involves being granted permission to be married in less than 1 month by a Prescribed Authority

Reasons accepted by a Prescribed Authority include;

- mistake in giving notice

- legal proceedings 

- medical reasons

- employment-related 

- travel commitments 

I hope this is helpful and if you want to chat more, please feel free to reach out! 

Can I request my celebrant to wear a certain colour or outfit?

I've seen some awful clashing outfits and celebrants in white etc... is it rude to ask them to wear a particular colour or style? I don't know if I'm taking it way too far haha. But I want everything to look good! It is my wedding day, after all :)

Em Celebrant

As a lover of all things weddings, I always do my best to dress appropriately and in accordance with any theme or dress code. 

As a Celebrant, I take this even further! You'd like me to wear a black? No problem. You'd like me in something colourful and floral? Easy. You're having a Star Wars themed wedding and want to be married by Darth Vader? Well the Force is with you and so am I! 

In all seriousness though, weddings are very personal and I understand just how much planning goes into every tiny detail. I'm here to make sure your day goes as smoothly as possible and if you haven't already spoken to me about what I'll be wearing, I'll certainly bring it up with you before the big day. 

Best advice; have the conversation. Your Celebrant wants to help realise the wedding day of you and your fiance's dreams so don't be afraid to talk to them, the sooner the better. 

Keira M

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