Tied By Teila - Civil Marriage Celebrant

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Service Area
Mount Gambier / Adelaide  View Map
Business Hours
7 days by appoitment
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Based in Mount Gambier, Teila Dawson from Tied by Teila is a young, vibrant, and fresh marriage celebrant who specialises in crafting beautifully personalised wedding ceremonies. You’ll love Teila’s warmth, friendliness, passion, and professionalism as you work with her for your wedding.

If you’re searching for a young and vibrant marriage celebrant to bring endless amounts of energy and good vibes to your wedding day, Teila Dawson from Tied by Teila is a perfect choice. From the moment you lock in this lovely lady as your celebrant, Teila will be there to guide you through the entire planning process, answering any questions, easing your stresses, and helping you write your vows. Teila radiates positivity and will stand by you on your wedding day, laughing with you and crying lots of happy tears.


“Teila's professional yet easygoing approach made us feel welcome and relaxed throughout the process. From our first meeting until the ceremony, she kept in regular contact and went out of her way to make our experience as smooth and easy as possible. We genuinely felt like friends more than clients, and based on our experience, we absolutely recommend Tied By Teila to anyone and everyone who is in the market for a celebrant. Thank you for making our big day so special.” — Tara & Darren.


What you’ll love about working with Teila Dawson from Tied by Teila for your wedding in the Limestone Coast:

  • Her warm and friendly nature. Teila’s previous couples consistently praise her easygoing approach, friendliness, warmth, and caring nature. From the moment you meet, right up until the wedding day, you’ll be blown away by how kind and dedicated Teila is.
  • Her beautiful, personalised ceremonies. It’s no secret that Teila absolutely loves love and goes out of her way to craft beautiful ceremonies that perfectly reflect each couple she has the pleasure of working with. As your celebrant, Teila will ensure that your ceremony is filled with heartwarming moments, personal anecdotes, and lots of laughs.
  • Her professionalism. As a qualified civil marriage celebrant, Teila will take care of all the legal aspects of your marriage. She’ll be there to answer any questions you might have and will also prepare and lodge all the legal documents required for your ceremony.


What’s included in Tied by Teila’s wedding ceremony packages?

Teila’s Classic Ceremony Package is $800 and includes the following:

  • An initial obligation-free meeting face to face to make sure Teila is the right fit for your special day
  • Preparation and lodgement of all legal documents required
  • Unlimited email/phone communication
  • Full rehearsal to ensure your ceremony runs smoothly
  • An individual and personalised ceremony to represent your love story
  • Assistance with writing the perfect vows
  • Comprehensive resource kit of ceremony ideas, poem and ritual examples and music ideas
  • Use of signing table and chairs
  • Professional wireless PA system Bluetooth/USB connectivity plus wireless microphone
  • 100km travel included, additional travel to be negotiated

“We highly recommend Teila! She is very professional, organised and such a lovely and caring person. Leading up to our wedding, Teila checked in on us, making sure we had everything the way we wanted, music and meeting us for a run-through. We are so glad we came across you, and thank you so much for making our day so special.” Emma & Nathan


Questions and Answers

What are the legal requirements to be married in Australia?

Tied By Teila - Civil Marriage Celebrant

With the exception of Section 12 from The Marriage Act 1961, both parties must be at least 18 years of age. Two witnesses are required to sign marriage documents during the ceremony and must be over 18 years of age. A Notice of Intended Marriage form must be lodged with your celebrant no less than one month and no earlier than 18 months before your wedding date. You must not be too closely related eg; father and daughter relationship.

So you are ready to book your Celebrant, What's next?

Tied By Teila - Civil Marriage Celebrant

1. We chat for the first time to ensure I am available on your wedding date and schedule a time to meet. 


2. We meet and have coffee (or wine) and complete a booking form and a Notice of Intended Marriage form (NOIM). The NOIM needs to be lodged at least one month, and not more than eighteen months, before the marriage takes place.


3. We start designing your perfect ceremony, I will email you a 'Couples Questionnaire' to help me create a ceremony that reflects your love story. This is optional depending on the ceremony you are wanting. 


4. You receive a first draft of your ceremony, at least 2 weeks prior to your wedding, 

5. A final draft is emailed with any changes requested at least 1 week prior to your wedding date.

6. We arrange a rehearsal or final meeting to sign a Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage and step through your wedding ceremony to ensure everything runs smoothly on the big day!

7. The big day arrives and you get married!

8. All legal documentation will be completed and lodged to Birth Deaths and Marriages within 14.

How long does the ceremony go for?

Tied By Teila - Civil Marriage Celebrant

This is entirely up to you, there is no legal requirements in relation to a minimum or maximum length. Most civil marriage ceremonies generally are 10-15 minutes with an extra 5-7 minutes for the signing of the register and certificates. Your ceremony may be shorter or longer depending on what you would like to include but generally, allowing 30 minutes from start to finish is a good guide.

Where do I begin with planning my ceremony and writing vows?

Tied By Teila - Civil Marriage Celebrant

I have an extensive library of example ceremonies, poems and readings. Upon booking I will email you a ceremony building document that steps you through all the elements and of course I would absolutely love to sit with you and help you personalise your ceremony and vows.

What happens if I have been married before?

Tied By Teila - Civil Marriage Celebrant

If you have been married previously, you must provide evidence of divorce or a Death Certificate of your previous spouse.


16 Oct 2021

Teila was so enthusiastic about being a part of our wedding and was so involved the whole way through. From our first meeting I knew she was the celebrant I wanted to marry my husband and I and supported us the whole way through!


Service Area
Mount Gambier / Adelaide

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