Happily married since 2001, I know what an important commitment marriage is...and what a fantastic day your wedding will be. It was truly the most amazing day of our lives – and I know it will be the same for you. Should you decide to book me as your wedding celebrant, you will experience a personalised, meaningful & heartfelt ceremony with good humour & warmth (& a bit of fun).
When you book me as your celebrant you will receive an email full of information & ideas about your ceremony - readings, vows, poems, rituals, and a run down of how your ceremony will most likely go.
In the week leading up to your big day we will meet again to go through your ceremony & have a rehearsal should you like one.
On the day I will bring a PA through which to play your chosen music, and so your ceremony can be heard by your guests...especially those all important vows! (This is ALL included in your package of course)
A Civil Marriage Ceremony is a non-religious ceremony which is a celebration of the union of a man and a woman recognised by Australian law
You will need to provide your celebrant with the Notice of Intention to Marry at least one month & one day prior to your big day. Your celebrant will also need to sight originals of your birth certificates, passports (if not Australian citizens), & final divorce papers (only if you are divorced of course) before you can marry.
That’s the legalities out of the way – your wedding is your BIG DAY! As your celebrant, I will guide you, assist you, calm your frazzled nerves...and hopefully give you a laugh or two along the way. After all, it is a day you will remember for the rest of your lives – you don’t want it to a stressful one. You should enjoy every minute of it!
PLANNING A TRIP TO THE GOLDIE TO GET MARRIED?
The Gold Coast is a spectacular location to get married so why wouldn't you?! Beautiful beaches, parks, hinterland, quaint chapels & even boats on which to have your ceremony. Perhaps you're planning a sneaky elopement? I can assist with all kinds of arrangements to make it easy for you - from location, to other wedding suppliers, 'rent-a-witness', and even a bottle of champagne to celebrate your special day!
Make sure you enquire about my "Elopment Packages"
You may be about to celebrate a special wedding anniversary...or perhaps you have just come through some tough times, and would like to announce to your friends and family that you are still as strong and committed together as ever.
A Vow Renewal is a wonderful way to commemorate the love you share, and the dedication to one another that is even stronger than the day you married. Maybe even 50 years down the track!
It can also be a great excuse to get together with those who have supported you over the years and say thanks for sticking by.
Perfect for those of you who may not be religious, but would like to have a special celebration to announce to family & friends that your little one has been named is a lovely way to introduce your beautiful baby to the world.
CIVIL UNION Ceremonies
Finally in Queensland same sex couples can celebrate their love and commitment to one another in a legally recognised Civil Union Ceremony. Although celebrants have not been advised of all the details of legal requirements at this point, we expect that come early to mid 2012 we will be able to help you celebrate officially! What a special day this will be! For now, you are still able to have a COMMITMENT CEREMONY.
From parks to beaches, hinterland to broadwater - the Gold Coast has it all.
Please take note that if you would like your wedding ceremony in a public place like a beach or park you will need Council permission - this does not cost anything, but just ensures you have 'dibs' on the spot and won't have any other ceremonies crashing in on you.
Parks - Best Parks for your wedding
Beaches - Beach Booking form