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Ceremonies Just for You - Gillian Potter Civil Celebrant

5.0  ( 35 reviews ) · Adelaide & Surrounding Areas (up to 100kms round trip from Adelaide CBD) · Show Phone
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OVERVIEW

A stylish and highly-professional authorised civil celebrant, Gillian Potter creates beautiful ceremonies for weddings all across Adelaide and the surrounding areas. Specialising in crafting unique,dynamic experiences, Gillian believes that weddings should be about your wishes, beliefs, and traditions. She is an experienced and highly successful wedding celebrant, much in demand.

Having been performing weddings for many years, Gillian Potter from Ceremonies Just for You knows what couples expect from their wedding ceremony: authenticity, compassion, and warmth. An authorised civil celebrant based in Adelaide, she crafts gorgeous ceremonies that feel intimate and genuine, working hard to evoke a feeling of warmth and romance. Considering your wishes, beliefs, traditions, and dreams for your future, Gillian weaves your unique love story into an experience that engages and entrances your guests.

 

“Gillian was absolutely wonderful. In the lead up to the wedding, she took the time to get to know both me and my fiance. She constructed a ceremony that was meaningful and authentic to us and created a warm and inviting atmosphere. She made my fiance and me feel comfortable and at ease during the ceremony. In all our dealings with Gill, she was professional and highly organised. We will be forever grateful for the part she had to play in our wedding. Our family and guests had nothing but high praise for her." Renee P

 

Whatever mood or theme you’re evoking, formal or informal, relaxed or classic, Gillian knows how to incorporate a sense of fun and joy into the event. Handling all the legal work, you can feel confident knowing that your ceremony is being performed by an expert. Creating memories that will last a lifetime, Gillian promises each of her couples a polished and beautifully organised wedding.

 

What you’ll love about Ceremonies Just for You for your Adelaide wedding:

 

  • The ceremony will suit your vibe. You dictate the tone of your ceremony, not the other way around. Whether you’re after a formal, relaxed, humourous, or sentimental ceremony, Gillian will craft and deliver a beautiful and memorable experience just for you.
  • Her confidence and expertise. With extensive public speaking experience, Gillian knows how to work a crowd. She will effortlessly communicate your love story to your guests, keeping them engaged and entertained throughout the ceremony.
  • Her communication skills. If you’re getting married for the first time, you’ll undoubtedly have questions. In your initial meeting,  in two follow-up meetings and unlimited emails before the wedding, you can ask Gillian as many questions as you like and she’ll answer with patience and compassion.  She really cares about her couples and the excellence of her work.

 

Highlights of Ceremonies Just for You:

 

  • Prices starting from $700
  • Based in Adelaide, travelling around SA
  • Handling the lodgement of legal documents
  • Diversity and inclusivity are highly respected, valued and form the basis of every unique ceremony


“Gillian is amazing! We felt warm and comfortable with her the first time we met her. Gillian really listened to our story and what we envisioned for our wedding. She had some terrific ideas to help set our wedding apart from others. Gillian speaks beautifully and presents immaculately.” Jessica W

" Beibei and I say a very sincere thankyou to Gillian for the beautiful wedding she most thoughtfully performed for us. We can't tell you how many compliments we received from our family and friends after the ceremony. The positive emotion and support that she offered us went way beyond anything we could have expected which made us feel relaxed and made our day perfect." Shuopeng W

About

Being a full time authorised celebrant enables me to be here for you whenever it is most convenient to you - you are a top priority. I have been working with couples from all walks of life, cultures, ages and persuasions for more than 12 years and have planned and conducted well over 200 ceremonies in a huge variety of venues . I absolutely love what I do! I am professionally presented, spoken and highly organised. No mistakes. no glitches no embarrassment - just delight & happiness.

Gillian Potter

Owner and sole operator


FAQ

  • Our initial interview
  • Two follow-up meetings
  • Unlimited telephone and email consultation
  • Suggestions and resources to help you plan your ceremony
  • Writing a personalised ceremony, just for you
  • Rehearsal at your chosen venue
  • PA system with microphone and iPod connectivity
  • Signing table and two chairs
  • Lodgement of all legal documents with the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office
  • Your signed ‘presentation’ certificate to commemorate your special day.

I will travel 100 kms round trip as part of my standard fee and further by negotiation.

When you make your booking, a $350 non-refundable deposit is payable. The remainder of your payment can be done in set instalments – just ask me for more details.


35 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

May 2024

Gillian's warmth and professionalism immediately put us at ease when we first met. She took the time to understand our vision for the ceremony and ensure every detail reflected our personal style. Her thoughtful guidance helped us craft a ceremony that felt uniquely "us" Her genuine passion for what she does shines through in every interaction, and her calming presence was a source of comfort during what could have been a nerve-wracking experience. Thanks to Gillian, our wedding day was everything we dreamed of and more

Evangeline Y.

May 2024

I couldn't recommend Gillian enough. I knew she would be my cerebrant just by speaking to her on the phone. Gillian sounds warm and professional. When we met her she wrote down all the details we provided and sent us the draft of the ceremony shortly. She embraced and tailored every aspect of us. We were blown away by the draft because it sounds like what we really wanted but even more. She also wanted to help us with Thai ceremony which we added after the main ceremony. All the guests complemented us how beautiful out ceremonies were. We were really happy to have her married us. Thank you sooo much, Gill.

Siritorn T.

February 2023

Gillian embraces every aspect that comes to mind when you think of a marriage celebrant. She is warm, professional, creative, organised and well-spoken. After our first meeting with Gillian, we knew that she was the celebrant for us. She eagerly listened to our story and diligently took notes of special requests for our ceremony. She came with great ideas to add to our ceremony such as a personalised candle that we lit to acknowledge the vows and commitment we made to each other. Each year on our anniversary we will light this candle, remember the vows we made to each other and the journey that have taken so far, and reflect on what is to come. Gillian wrote a beautiful ceremony that was commended by our guests, she spoke clearly, was punctual and delivered a ceremony that truly was just for us.

Chloe

January 2023

Gillian was approachable, friendly, and. She took the time to get to know us and create a ceremony just for us. Her communication was excellent and she made us feel like her priority.

Kandie D.

December 2022

Gillian's experience and warmth was evident from our very first meeting. She was responsive, understanding, and tailored a ceremony exactly to our style. On our wedding day she spoke with such elegance, with a touch of humour. She captured our guests effortlessly and told our story in such a touching way. Thanks Gillian! We are so happy you were part of our special day.

Jingyun L.


Expert Advice

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As a wedding professional, Ceremonies Just for You - Gillian Potter Civil Celebrant offers expert advice to help couples plan their perfect day. Ask a question or read their expert advice.

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Which wedding traditions can you skip at your wedding?

Ceremonies Just for You - Gillian Potter Civil Celebrant

The beauty of having a civil ceremony is that apart from the legal requirements, everything is negotiable. So:

Do you have to be escorted down the aisle by your father as was the tradition? No. You can walk by yourself or with your partner or with both parents, brothers, grandparents.

Do you have to be "given away" as was the tradition? No. You could choose an informal "hand over" with no words if you wanted. It depends too, on how you enter the ceremony space.

Do the bride's friends and family have to sit on one side the bridegroom's on the other? No not unless you prefer that.

Do you have to repeat after the Celebrant, the traditional vows? No There are many ways you can make your vows to each other but there are 4 mandatory lines to be said.

Do you have to exchange rings as is the tradition? No. You can exchange anything that's symbolically meaningfrul to you - or nothing at all.

Do you have to have readings and blessings as has been the tradition?  No

Hope this helps.

Good luck with your planning. I'd love to help you.

Gillian

If a Couple Doesn't Kiss at Their Wedding, What Else Can They Do?

I am extremely phobic of being touched, but at weddings the couple always kisses. Is it a requirement, or are there different things I can do? If so, what?

Ceremonies Just for You - Gillian Potter Civil Celebrant

No, kissing is not a requirement. If you do not like to be touched, exchanging a red rose is beautifully symbolic. Red roses have "stood" for love and romance for many years. Giving each other a red rose as a symbol of your love is stunning and it might be that you vow to give each other a red rose on each wedding anniversary from this day forward.

All the very best to you both.

Gillian Potter

Authorised Celebrant, Adelaide SA.

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