Love is Love Celebrancy

Rating
(3 reviews)
 
Service Area
Melbourne & Surroundings, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley/Dandenongs
Business Hours
7 Days
Phone
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Celebrant and Wedding Ceremony planning service run by energetic, passionate people who will bring their enthusiasm and energy to your special day!

The two co-founders of Love is Love Celebrants and Wedding Services are authorised civil marriage celebrants. 

We personally both know how daunting it is to find the right suppliers for your big day… Searching around for the best in the industry but within your budget, looking for the right vibes… the social media creeping and then completing a heap of enquiry forms – Trust us, we get it.  Mitch has just got married and Bridgitte is currently planning her wedding, so we can definitely vouch for it feeling all a little overwhelming at times. 

As Wedding Celebrants, we’re here to help you navigate and support you through the Wedding Ceremony process and of course, recommend suppliers along the way to ensure your big day comes together with ease.  

Learn more about each Mitch and Bridge, their styles and what they’re all about. 

Hint:  If you still can’t decide – send us an enquiry and we would both be happy to meet you guys over a coffee, wine or brunch and from there you can choose who feels right for you!

Mitchell Hilder

Mitch has been solemnising marriages since early 2017, having decided that he loved weddings so much he wanted to be a part of as many as possible.

He brings a laid back attitude coupled with strong attention to detail that ensures you go into your ceremony relaxed, and with confidence that everything will run just as you dreamed. He has been described as “warm, friendly, personable and organised” and is regularly told by wedding guests they thought he was a good friend of the couple, such is the bond he makes with them.

Bridgitte Kelly

Bridge has a calm and collected nature.  A true people person at heart, she will delight you and your guests with her warm, vibrant and engaging personality.  Bridge has become a celebrant to celebrate and enjoy in life’s more special moments. 

She is here to help you navigate with ease the ceremony process and all the legal bits.  So whether you’re planning a big wedding, a intimate ceremony or even eloping Bridge is committed to designing you a wedding ceremony that truly represents who you are and what you’re all about as a couple.

Professional business colleagues, turned best mates, turned business partners.  Each Mitch and Bridge are guaranteed to warm not just your hearts, but those of your family and guests!  


Questions and Answers

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When should I book a Celebrant?

Love is Love Celebrancy

You should book your celebrant when you have picked a date, time and venue. Celebrants can be as popular (my family don't believe me) and in some cases book out months in advance.

Additionally, all Celebrants legally require a month's notice (in the legal format found here) to conduct the ceremony, so best not to leave it too late.

Do I need to provide any information up front?

Love is Love Celebrancy

Aside from the requirement to provide original Birth Certificates and valid photo identification (as per the form here) your Celebrant may like to know the location, date and preferences for your wedding to determine with you if they are the ideal person for the job. Our contact page will enable you to enter this information but your Celebrant will discuss this with you in the initial consult regardless.

If you have been previously married you will need to bring your Divorce Certificate or previous spouse's Death Certificate.

Where can we get married?

Love is Love Celebrancy

Certainly can! Our Celebrants will happily provide pointers to you in the free initial consult and give you some things to consider in planning regardless of if you choose to progress with us! If you do decide to work with us we have plenty of knowledge, experience and reference materials to impart and will do so at the earliest possible time.

What are the actual legal requirements, the bare minimum if you will, for us to be married?

Love is Love Celebrancy

To be honest with you, it is relatively simple. If we can be sure of your identify, that you aren't direct blood relatives (siblings for example) and that you are both entering into the union of your own free will, then (in summary) the requirements are as per the below;

  1. Your celebrant has a month's notice of your marriage, as provided in the official notice document that can be downloaded here
  2. You have witnesses to the marriage: you need at least two adults (18+ years in age) to be present and to sign legal documents on the day 
  3. The Celebrant identifies themselves at the commencement of the ceremony as an authorised Civil Celebrant, informs you of the solemn nature of the relationship you are about to enter, and defines Marriage as per the Marriage Act.
  4.  Both you and your partner say the following (some small adjustments are allowed): I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, A.B. (or C.D.), take thee, C.D. (or A.B.), to be my lawful wedded wife/husband/partner”
  5. You sign all the required documents at the end of the ceremony

More information can be found on pages 74-78 of the Marriage guidelines for Celebrants document that can be found with a quick google search (add "Australia") to your search.

So if you are thinking of eloping for example, we can definitely cater to this - just make sure you get two witnesses along on the day (you can ask a couple of randoms on the bus if you like!)

How long does the ceremony last?

Love is Love Celebrancy

How long is a piece of string? Accommodating the above minimum legal requirements will get you to about 10 minutes. Depending on what you else you may want to include, your ceremony can be anywhere from 15 minutes to far too long (don't be those people).

In our experience most ceremonies sit in the 20-45 minute range, and include any of the following components:

  • A short introduction to or story about the couple (by the Celebrant, a family member or a friend)
  • Readings or poems by family members or friends
  • In addition to the legal vows, personalised vows written by marrying parties
  • Traditional cultural practices or appropriations based on the marrying parties' backgrounds
  • Exchanging of rings and associated personalised wording
  • Presentation of the couple and a kiss

Reviews

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30 Nov 2020

Mitch is a wonderful celebrant, warm and caring, and an excellent speaker. We had so many compliments on our ceremony. They have lot of information to help with planning the ceremony and writing vows. Such beautiful people!

23 Nov 2019

Mitch was such an amazing celebrant from start to finish! He was so personable and professional! He made the whole experience so special for us. He really made our ceremony feel genuine as though he was a life long friend. I couldn’t recommend him more highly!

4 Nov 2019

If you are looking for a celebrant Mitch is your guy, absolute legend. My partner and I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. From our first meeting right through to our big day Mitch made everything so easy and relaxed for us, taking away a huge amount of my stresses. The amount of support and constant contact with us was just phenomenal. We felt completely comfortable and Mitch knew exactly what we wanted on our wedding day, it was fun, chilled and happy with Mitch's words perfectly summing up our story. We have had many guests compliment us on how great Mitch was, and they wanted to know was Mitch actually a friend of ours - as that's how it felt.


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