The Celebrant Co

Rating
(14 reviews)
 
Service Area
Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Darling Downs
Business Hours
7 days
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Crafting authentic, warm and relaxed ceremonies that feel just like you! My job is more than marrying people and what sets me apart is treating you like my friends...

Hey, I’m Natalie! A couple of years ago I had a crazy idea that turned into a real thing. I became a Marriage Celebrant and began a new journey celebrating love stories with others! The Celebrant Co was born from my desire to serve my community in a positive, conscientious and purposeful manner. It's been pretty successful and now, I'm a 100% 5 star supplier!

My job is more than marrying people. What sets me apart is treating you like my friends. My job is to guide you through the legal process of getting married, help create a ceremony which is special to you, encourage you to feel relaxed and comfortable and deliver a ceremony which you’ll remember for a lifetime. A collaborative approach centred on genuine relationships and mutual connections means we can share your love in an honest, authentic and meaningful way and create the perfect ceremony together. My style of ceremonies are light, modern and heartfelt, designed to capture your unique personalities, life together and the love you have for each other. Ceremony content is based on core values, using a story telling narrative to reflect your experiences together. Essentially it will look, sound and feel like you and be conveyed in a way that you and your guests feel connected to.

I specialise in Premium wedding ceremonies and Elopement ceremonies but also perform Legals only and Commitment ceremonies. 

Premium ceremony
This is the most popular, comprehensive and flexible ceremony option. These styles of ceremonies are light, modern and heartfelt, designed to capture all the details of your personality, your life together and the love you have for each other. The script is completely unique and hand written for you. Each ceremony requires about 20 hours of work behind the scenes including ongoing communication, ceremony drafting, and meetings so your
ceremony is delivered seamlessly on your day.

Elopement ceremony

Perfect for those who want to get hitched in front of their nearest and dearest in an intimate ceremony. It’s a warm, personal, simple and short ceremony with all the legals and some personalisation to you to make it yours.

Legals only ceremony

This covers the legal minimums required to be married in Australia. It is a short, no fuss, generic ceremony which will have you ready to pop a champagne and celebrate in no time. Script personalisation is not available beyond legal minima. The benefit of this compared to the Registry Office is that you get your Celebrant and ceremony location of choice. It's a much sexier option!

Commitment ceremony
For those who don’t want to be legally married but still feel the love and want to make a commitment to each other. A warm, personal, simple and short public declaration of love and commitment, in a non-legally binding ceremony.

Other stuff

  • Love is love, I hold progressive views on marriage equality and fully support same sex marriage. It's been a pleasure to finally marry couples in a fully inclusive and equal capacity.
  • Has COVID got you stressing? Relax, I got you covered. I have a wealth of experience dealing with this situation now and have come up with heaps of strategies to help everyone stay cool.
  • While I’m based in Brisbane I operate widely throughout the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast and Darling Downs regions.

Just one testemonial from one of my gorgeous couples

"Kirk and I wanted to say a big thank you for your services as our celebrant, you were amazing in all facets (10/10)! We have received so many compliments from our guests about our ceremony and your delivery, the fact that everyone said it was warm and full of love and laughter means that it represented us perfectly. We really did enjoy every minute of it! We'll definitely keep in touch and can we just say, you're an asset to the celebrant industry - future couples are so lucky to have you!"

- Anne and Kirk.

If this sounds like something you're interested in, get in touch. For 100% 5 star reviews, pics of happy little lovebirds head over to The Celebrant Co www.thecelebrantco.com 


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A gift from me to you

Photos and videography will capture lasting memories of your amazing day. You'll also be provided with a gift from me  - your gorgeous ceremony script as a momento and reminder of the laughter, tears and promises you shared on your wedding day!


Questions and Answers

What do we need to do to get married in Australia?

The Celebrant Co

To be legally married in Australia, a person must: 

  • not be married to someone else 
  • not be marrying a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild or sibling 
  • be at least eighteen years old, unless a court has approved a marriage where one party is aged between sixteen and eighteen years old 
  • understand what marriage means and freely consent to marrying 
  • use specific words during the ceremony 
  • give written notice of their intention to marry to their Marriage Celebrant, within the required time frame 

Is there paperwork involved?

The Celebrant Co

Yes, the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) must be received no earlier than 18 months and no later than 1 month before the date the marriage is solemnised.

What happens with the Marriage Certificates and other paperwork after the wedding ceremony?

The Celebrant Co

Births, Deaths and Marriages: 
The Certificate of Marriage with the Declaration Of No Legal Impediment on the reverse, together with Notice Of Intended Marriage (plus any other required documents) must be forwarded by the Marriage Celebrant to the BDM in the state or territory where the marriage was solemnised. This must occur within 14 days of the marriage.

The couple:
The couple is given a ceremonial Certificate of Marriage by the Marriage Celebrant after the wedding ceremony.

The Marriage Celebrant:
The Marriage Celebrant keeps one Certificate of Marriage for their records.

Do the couple need to do anything else after the wedding ceremony?

The Celebrant Co

Yes. The couple needs to apply for a Standard Marriage Certificate.

Only a Standard Marriage Certificate can be used for official purposes and proof of change of name through marriage. A Standard Marriage Certificate can be used when applying to government agencies and banks.Applications for a Standard Marriage Certificate can be made online directly through the state/territory BDM. Applications are made by the couple after the marriage has been solemnised and registered. Usually allow a few weeks for the marriage to be registered. Applications incur an additional cost as per the BDM, just check online for the most up to date details. In QLD, a Standard Marriage Certificate with registered post costs $54.70 (prices correct as of July 2019).

Do I have to change my name once we’re married?

The Celebrant Co

No. Many people choose to use their spouse’s family name once they are married—it’s a custom and not the law. If you were married in Australia, you generally don't need to apply formally for a change of name. Usually personal documentation, such as your driver licence and passport, can be changed to your married name when you provide a standard marriage certificate (Source: BDM QLD). Search or contact your state/territory BDM for more information.

Reviews

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29 Oct 2021

Natalie made the whole process from beginning to end an enjoyable and easy one. She was thorough, genuine, and always willing to offer her assistance beyond what was needed. This put us at ease throughout the whole process. On the day she spoke very well, providing a professional yet laidback vibe which we were after. Couldn't recommend Natalie more!

16 Oct 2021

Natalie was beyond amazing. We happened to stumble across The Celebrant Co after our original celebrant cancelled and it was an actual blessing in disguise. We have had almost every guest tell us how amazing and how well spoken she was. Natalie also helped us out with finding the right wording for our vows which made the whole process so easy and was so kind and caring that we were instantly comfortable around her and felt as if we had known her for years. We could not recommend Natalie enough! If we could go back and do it again we would definitely be booking The Celebrant Co.

3 Oct 2021

Natalie was the greatest pleasure to work with. She is so down to earth yet so professional in what she does which made our entire experience from start to finish feel so effortless. Our ceremony was everything we pictured and more thanks to her. We highly recommend Natalie with no hesitation.

4 Sep 2021

Natalie was so amazing and truly captured our relationship during our ceremony. She was so helpful throughout the entire process, and still even to today, 3 weeks after our wedding! If I could give Natalie 10 stars I would, honestly couldn't thank her enough!

18 Jul 2021

We wanted a simple and stress free wedding- Nat was excellent. She listened to our ideas and helped to organise a lovely romantic wedding. She was wonderful would highly recommend.

28 Mar 2021

amazing celebrant who helped us create the perfect non-traditional ceremony that was so very uniquely us! would definitely recommend if you're after someone fun, bubbly and who listens to what you're after in your ceremony

14 Mar 2021

Natalie was really good to work with, she gave us a beautiful ceremony and was happy to travel out to our out of the way location! I would definitely recommend!

10 Oct 2020

Natalie is the most amazing person you will ever meet. Made our day absolutely perfect, she tailors the experience for you after you fill out a questionnaire to ensure it’s exactly what you want.

9 Aug 2019

We couldn't have asked for a more down to earth, happy, friendly, approachable, and professional celebrant. Natalie made the entire process easy, from the first meeting, to the vow writing process, and even to what is required after the wedding. Natalie made our ceremony feel so personal and made us feel so at ease and relaxed. You can tell she truly cared about us and what we wanted and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a marriage celebrant. Thank you for helping to make our day so special!

19 Jul 2019

Natalie was the Celebrant on my wedding day in the 1st June 2019. She did such a wonderful job and is a very caring and compassionate Celebrant. She really cared about who were were as people and incorporated that into the day. I couldn’t recommend her enough. Thanks Natalie.

18 May 2019

Natalie was a wonderful celebrant. We like how she tailored the ceremony to feel like us and that she helped everything run so smoothly.

2 Feb 2019

Everyone commented how genuine our wedding was! It was personal, funny, sincere and full of love, the perfect ingredients for a memorable ceremony. Natalie was a perfect fit for us! She nailed the brief we gave her and we walked away with huge smiles and a happily ever after. Thanks Nat you were the perfect amount of charm, elegance and whit.

12 Oct 2018

We cannot thank you enough for making our wedding ceremony everything we could have wished for. Your friendly and charismatic personality helped ease and calm our wedding day nerves and working with you was an absolute pleasure. You were the perfect person to join us as husband and wife.

21 Apr 2018

Really good! She had great communication, kept in touch, travelled to meet us and the ceremony was perfect.


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