Having been a Justice of the Peace since 1994 and a Civil Marriage Celebrant since 2009, David Nettle understands how important it is to celebrate the significant changes in your life with meaningful ceremonies that are a unique and accurate representation of your love story.
What you’ll love about David Nettle Civil Celebrant for your Sydney wedding:
- The tailored ceremony. David works hard to ensure your ceremony is a true reflection of your relationship, love, inside jokes, and what you mean to one another.
- He’ll set you at ease. David is very good at helping people relax before the long walk down the aisle, coaching you through the nerves at being the centre of attention.
Highlights of David Nettle Civil Celebrant for your Sydney wedding:
- His professionalism and experience. David has been a professional celebrant since 2009 and knows just how to guide couples through the whole experience. Have any questions? He’s more than willing to answer them in the leadup to the wedding day.
- He has his own equipment. David has a premium portable sound system suitable for large outdoor events.
What else do you need to know about David:
Q. How would you describe your wedding ceremony presentation style?
A. Confident. I studied voice at acting school and as a singer I know how to handle a microphone. I am comfortable being the centre of attention and can be heard clearly without a microphone, although I usually use my PA system to ensure the couple can be heard clearly.
Q. Do you specialise in a particular ceremony style or ritual?
A. No, however, I can perform secular ceremonies and am happy to incorporate elements from other cultures. I am familiar with many cultural traditions, including handfasting and am always interested to learn about other culrures.
Q. Do you offer to help couples write their wedding vows?
A. Yes, however I remind them that it's an opportunity to express what they mean to each other in their own words and the more personal their vows are the more it adds to the occasion. I tell them to just say what they feel and if they need me to craft it into a form of words I can help them.
Q. Can you share one or two wedding ceremony readings you like to recommend to couples?
A. Off the top of my head, 1 Corithians 13 is good for people with a church background; I also like Shakespeare's Sonnet 116. Here's one that I wrote myself :
It is often said that love is constant, but how can that be? Love is many things. It is strong, but tender; it is all-consuming, but gentle; it is passionate, but unhurried.
A life together consists of countless moments, some joyous, some challenging. A relationship must encompass all these moments. What endures is the commitment to face them together as one, holding each other above all else, come what may.
Relationships must be like trees in a forest, one must accept them for what they are here and now. Just as a tree grows with the sunshine, wind and rain, sprouting new branches and leaves but with roots firmly anchored to the earth, so a relationship grows amid the noisy confusion of life, adapting to circumstance but remaining anchored in love and respect.
Q. What equipment will you bring (or require the couple to provide) on the wedding day?
A. I can provide a top-of-the-range Mipro sound system, signing table and chairs and even live music if required. The prices are set out in my schedule of fees.
Q. What’s the best review you’ve ever received from a couple?
A. They are all good, but I particularly appreciated this one. "David has been a wonderful Celebrant. He was super accommodative and made the whole process much easier and more manageable than we initially thought. We had a small elopement and David was also understanding of this as well, tailoring the ceremony to fit exactly what we need. He is very open to discussion and prompt in answering our questions which just made it so much more reassuring. " Son L, 12 March 2021
Q. What packages do you offer and are there any additional fees?
$330 Elopement special. You and your partner, 2 witnesses and photographer.
$440 Basic ceremony with vows selected from a list of alternatives and exchange of rings if required and a rehearsal if requested.
$220 Peronalised ceremony with readings, personalised vows, rituals, music etc.
$90 Signing table and chairs (I find most couples bring their own or use the facilities at the venue).
$60 Registry copy of Marriage Certificate (this charge is levied by the Registry - I pay it on your behalf)
I also offer live music. I am a musician and I know lots of musicians. Price depends on exactly what you want.
Q. What else would you like couples to know about what you do?
A. The recurrent theme in my reviews is how I set people at ease, explain things clearly and make the whole process fun and relaxing so that everyone can enjoy the occasion.
“David Nettle officiate our wedding was an absolute delight! He made the whole process smooth and easy from start to finish and was always happy to answer any questions that we had leading up to ceremony. He was always very organised, informative, well spoken, prompt, and just a lovely man in general to have there as a part of our special day.” Jessica G