The Mindful Sanctuary

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New To Easy Weddings
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Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Surrounding Areas  View Map
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By Appointment
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The Mindful Sanctuary — also known as Angie Zerella — is a supportive, respectful marriage celebrant offering unique, heartfelt ceremonies to couples in Melbourne. She boasts a calming presence, a fun, relaxed approach, a confident, engaging delivery, and a love for sharing couples’ diverse narratives. For fresh, innovative ideas, personalised service, and high-quality equipment, look no further!

If you’re on the hunt for a professional, engaging marriage celebrant committed to authentically sharing your unique love story, you’ll love working with Angie — the founder of The Mindful Sanctuary. She is heavily focused on her couple’s unique narratives — ensuring their ceremony is designed to suit their individual style and personality as a couple. She offers modern, innovative ideas, expert advice and tips, and plenty of thoughtful, personal touches for a vibrant, memorable experience. Angie is all about embracing and celebrating life. She will do everything in her power to facilitate a magical, unforgettable space for you to exchange vows in front of your loved ones. 

 

What you’ll love about working with The Mindful Sanctuary for your Melbourne wedding:

  • Supportive, calm, passionate personality. You’ll feel as though you’re in the presence of sunshine when meeting Angie for the first time. With years of experience as a public and motivational speaker, she will confidently and enthusiastically keep your guests engaged while offering her support and guidance wherever needed. With an undying passion for celebrating and embracing all of life’s opportunities, Angie will do anything she can to ensure your wedding day is as perfect as you’ve imagined. 
  • Lovely storytelling style. You can expect nothing less than a personal, heartfelt ceremony script honouring your love narrative and connection. Angie will work closely with you to craft a beautiful, personalised ceremony reflective of your time together and hopes and dreams for the future. Whether you’re after something short and sweet or traditional — Angie can accommodate. 
  • Highly experienced. Angie’s passion in life is to support individuals and couples to live mindfully and embrace and celebrate life to the fullest. She has a rich background as an author, early years and adult educator, motivational speaker, and, of course, authorised civil celebrant. She brings years of valuable experience and passion to the table. 

 

Highlights of working with The Mindful Sanctuary Melbourne:

  • Mindful, supportive, passionate celebrant 
  • Heartfelt, personalised ceremonies 
  • Storytelling style 
  • Expert advice, tips, and guidance 
  • Reliable, trustworthy, professional 
  • High-quality microphone and speaker system 
  • Happy to travel interstate and internationally
  • Excellent people skills 
  • Services Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and beyond 

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Questions and Answers

When should we book a celebrant for our wedding ceremony?

The Mindful Sanctuary

Choosing your celebrant is one of the most important aspects of your day as your celebrant is responsible for bringing your ceremony to life and announcing your marriage to the world. It is advisable to book the celebrant of your choice as early as you can prior to your day so you can be sure to get the one that you want. If you have a preferred celebrant try to check in with them before you book venues etc to be sure they have your date available.

How much notice must we give prior to the ceremony date?

The Mindful Sanctuary

A celebrant must be given a minimum of one month’s notice of intention to marry and no more than 18 months notice prior to the intended ceremony date.

What is the legal age of marriage in Australia?

The Mindful Sanctuary

A person must be 18 years of age to legally marry in Australia. A person who is 16 or 17 years of age who wishes to marry can seek parental permission and a legally issued court order to legally marry. At least one party must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

What paperwork do we need to sign?

The Mindful Sanctuary

Prior to your wedding you will be required to sign the Notice of Intended Marriage form and No Legal Impediment to Marriage form as well as any Statutory Declarations if they are required. I will also provide a service agreement that clearly outlines everything we have agreed to after our meeting to ensure transparency.

On the day of your ceremony once you have been legally married you will be required to sign the official marriage certificate and the  marriage certificate (Form 15).

What is the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form?

The Mindful Sanctuary

All couples who are planning to marry are required to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage form (NIOM). This must be given to your celebrant at least one month and not more than 18 months prior to the intended wedding date. It is available on the Attorney General Departments website at the link here:

https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Documents

I will also provide you with a copy of the NOIM which we can fill out together when we meet.

PLEASE NOTE: A NIOM that is provided to me later than one month prior to the date of the ceremony cannot be accepted by me by law unless there are special circumstances and an application for shortening of time which has been endorsed by a prescribed authority (prescribed authority list is available on the Attorney General Departments website)

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Service Area
Melbourne, Yarra Valley & Surrounding Areas

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