Milestone Moments - Deirdre Fennessy

(3 reviews)
Service Area
Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne and Surroundings
Business Hours
7 Days
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Whether you wish for your ceremony to be small and intimate, large and unique, casual and funny or a mixture of some, my aim is to help turn your milestone moment into a treasured, lifelong memory!

Congratulations on your engagement! As a celebrant, I adore working with couples in love, so let’s together make your special day memorable. I provide a gentle reassurance to settle any nerves, big smiles, free hugs, a tissue ready if needed and my genuine desire to see you have the most amazing ceremony EVER!

With my different packages, there is one to suit every couple’s different desires, dreams and budgets. 

Whether you wish for your ceremony to be small and intimate, large and unique, casual and funny, or a mixture of some, I will spend the time to get to know you and your wishes and provide you with the tools and resources that will make the planning process as hassle free as possible and be an exciting experience for you.

Get in touch today and let's start creating your dream ceremony!

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The minimum notification is one calendar month prior to the ceremony. This is what is legally called lodging a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). A NOIM cannot be lodged sooner than 18 months. Generally, both parties sign the NOIM together with the celebrant witnessing each party’s signature. If for some reason one party is not able to sign at least one month prior to the proposed date of the ceremony, one of the parties can sign with the other party signing in the presence of the authorised celebrant, before the marriage is solemnised.

Even though the NOIM only needs to be lodged one calendar month prior to the date of the ceremony, ultimately, making contact with the celebrant as early as possible gives everyone plenty of time to ensure lodgement is on time.


Only if exceptional and limited circumstances exist, a PRESCRIBED AUTHORITY may approve an APPLICATION FOR SHORTENING OF TIME. These are limited to:

* Employment related or other travel commitments

* Wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations

* Medical reasons

* Legal proceedings, or

* An error in giving notice.

If this is the case, you will need to make an appointment with the Prescribed Authority and take the completed NOIM and any other documentary evidence to prove your request such as, medical certificates, travel documents or letters of employment.


To fill in a NOIM, a celebrant needs to have evidence of each party’s date and place of birth. This can be an original Birth Certificate or Passport (Australian or overseas). The celebrant also needs photo identification as evidence to verify your identity.  This can be a driver’s license, proof of age/photo card or Passport.  If either party has been previously married, the celebrant will need to sight the actual Certificate of Divorce, Divorce Order or Decree Absolute or the original Death Certificate of the former spouse.

If an original Birth Certificate or Original Death Certificate needs to be obtained, these can be acquired by contacting the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages in the state or Territory of the birth or death. In Victoria you can apply online at If a party does not have their actual Certificate of Divorce, Divorce Order or Decree Absolute, they should request another copy from the court of issue.


The marriageable age in Australia is 18 years for both male and female. A person under the age of 16 years is not able to marry under any circumstances and neither are two people under the age of 18 years. A marriage may take place if one of the parties is of marriageable age and the other between 16 and 18 years if:

* A judge or magistrate has made an order authorising the person to marry a particular person of marriageable age, and

* The required consents (usually parental) have been given to the marriage.


Two people are required who are over the age of 18 years to witness the marriage ceremony and the signing of the Marriage Register and the Marriage Certificates. Witnesses can be family members, friends or anybody who is over 18 and understands English, otherwise an interpreter can be utilised.


(3 reviews)
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16 Mar 2019

Deirdre was fantastic to deal with from the very first inquiry right through to our special Day. Deirdre also gave us the great idea of doing a sand pouring ceremony, which we did and included our two children. The guests absolutely loved it. Thank you Deirdre we will remember this amazing day forever.

Milestone Moments - Deirdre Fennessy  

It was a pleasure to work with your family to create a ceremony to include your two children and giving you a lasting memory of your special ceremony with the sanding pouring. So pleased your guests loved it.

9 Nov 2018

Deirdre was extremely caring and supportive. She was also very professional. Apart from a few obligatory tears (for which she was prepared for with tissues) it all went smoothly. We and the guests thought it was a lovely ceremony.

Milestone Moments - Deirdre Fennessy  

I'm always touched when couples shed a few tears. It does show how deeply the couple are connected with the meaning of what they are sharing together in their ceremony. Yours was a delight to have been a part of and a pleasure to have produced a tissue or two. You both were so connecting with the words you were saying to each other and it was lovely to watch. So pleased your guest enjoyed your ceremony.

2 Sep 2018

Deirdre was exactly what we wanted in a wedding celebrant. From the moment I first called her, she was so lovely and nice. She went above and beyond to help us plan our interstate wedding in just 5 weeks. We had the perfect wedding day and the ceremony was beautiful.

Milestone Moments - Deirdre Fennessy  

It was a delight working with you both to make your wedding ceremony special, even though you were in Queensland and I in Melbourne. I sensed having special family members at your wedding ceremony meant a lot to you both and family and it was great that they were able to attend and share in your milestone moment. Your family was so lovely and made my job so enjoyable, making me feel like I was part of the family enjoying your celebrations after the ceremony. I wish you every happiness for your future together.

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