Often the ceremony is overshadowed by other details - how many guests and who to invite, wedding dress, flowers, rings, catering, wedding cars, music, hair, make up, DJ/band...
Each of these is important in its own right but when it comes down to it, the jewel in the crown is the actual ceremony. One of the most powerful and unforgettable moments of your wedding day will be when you stand facing one another to share your vows of love and commitment. Taking the time to read this book and putting in some effort of your own is a step towards making this possible.
As a Professional and Registered Marriage Celebrant, I've had the pleasure of sharing in many joyous and beautiful wedding ceremonies. Though each wedding is different in so many ways, there are some ways in which they are all the same. As well as being an expression of shared love, it's the creation of something new, a new partnership in the journey of life.
Together we can create a ceremony based on truth. If you are after a romantic fairy tale for your wedding you can have that too as it will be based on a foundation of truth, honesty and heartfelt expression. Together we'll add a few trimmings to create a ceremony that will be unique and, most importantly, yours.
I will assist you in designing the perfect wedding ceremony. Through careful planning with you both, we can create a tailored ceremony, totally free of constraints, to make your dream come true.
I offer a very friendly service and I will work with you both to ensure your ceremony is going to be lots of fun, relaxed, enjoyable and most importantly, what you both want. I will give you friendly and professional care with all the legal requirements taken care of.
I love what I do and bring a joyful presence to every ceremony. I have an eye for detail and a calming presence that will help you and your family relax and enjoy your special day - which I am sure is a high priority. I want your ceremony to be very special, relaxed and friendly.
It's important that the process of organising a wedding is kept simple and easy. So, setting up a free, no obligation time to chat is the best way to go.
I look forward to hearing from you and further discussing how I can assist you in creating the wedding of your dreams, the perfect wedding.
What do you get from me?
As your Celebrant I will work with you to create a ceremony that tries to encapsulate the best of you and your partner. I will talk with you to find out what you're looking for, what you're NOT looking for and from there create something that is perfect for you. On the day your ceremony will generally go for 20 - 40 minutes (depending of course how much you want in it!) but what you will get for your money is a lifetime worth of memories.
But usually, before your big day, you will get suggestions on your ceremony from me including options for readings and personalisation, a pre-wedding meeting, completion of required paperwork, and you may also get a rehearsal. Then, on the big day, not only will you get use of my PA system, but I will calm your nerves if you’re the one waiting for your special someone to walk down the aisle. I will help the ceremony run smoothly and change a seemingly boring tradition into something memorable and fun.
What Packages do I offer?
There are usually 2 – 3 types of ceremonies that I offer:
A basic ceremony that offers the legal part only. This is for people who want a registry style wedding without going to the registry office. Legally, there are 124 words that need to be said to officially marry you, and this ceremony should last 10-15 minutes at most
A mid-range ceremony. This is for those who want small amounts of personalisation, but don’t want to go into detail about their story. You might choose this if you want to have something quick, but involve more people than just your witnesses
A premium ceremony. This offers the full story of you as a couple; this might include how you met, your engagement story and other personalised readings. (as a side note: premium doesn’t have to be synonymous with long, with the focus being personalisation instead).
It’s important to note that whilst the above might be the options that I provide,you can tailor your ceremony to have packages where 1&2 are blended, or 2&3 are blended.
There are also some special options you can add to the ceremony, to seal your promises in front of your guests with a ritual: the most requested symbolic acts are the sand ceremony, the candles ceremony and the handfasting.
Hope you will consider the opportunity to have a free, no obligation chat. This will ensure we get to know each other and see if we are the right fit for each other. Hope to hear from you.
Contact me to start immediately your wedding ceremony planning process: enjoy the experience!