I look forward to meeting you…

I am sure that you would like to meet me, lets begin by having a no obligation meeting,  let me make you a coffee and we can find out more about each other.


Completing the Notice of Intended Marriage…

Once you are happy that I will be the celebrant for you we will start the paperwork.  You will need to bring along all the necessary documents, your deposit, and we’ll fill out your Notice of Intention to Marry together.   More information can be found under legal requirements.

To make your ceremony one to remember, I look forward to hearing your story.  How did you meet? How did you fall in love?  What did you first think of each other?

During this initial meeting it will be an opportunity for me to get to know your story, and what you love about each other. We’ll get to work together to determine what your ideal ceremony will look like.

Please think about the following:

  • Your wedding style (casual, traditional, contemporary, long or short)
  • Your vows (I can provide examples or will you write your own)

If you would like any rituals or symbols:

  • Unity candle ceremony
  • Sand ceremony
  • Planting a tree
  • Ring warming ceremony
  • Having someone say a prayer or do a poem reading

It’s all about you…

I love writing personalised and special ceremonies.  I will work with you on this until you are happy with the final product.  I know that you will be busy on other wedding plans, but I will continue to keep you updated through email and phone.

I am happy to attend a rehearsal before the day with you and your wedding party, in fact, I highly recommend it.


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A Marriage in Australia can take place at any venue, and at any time and date of the couple’s choosing.  The Marriage must be performed by a legally appointed Civil Marriage Celebrant, Religious Marriage Celebrant or appropriate Religious Minister according to the Marriage Act 1961.   Celebrants are appointed by the Attorney General’s Office in Canberra. 

General Legal Requirements

  1. The Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) must be completed, signed, witnessed and lodged with the Celebrant not less than one month, and not more than 18 months prior to the wedding date.
  2. At least one party must be over 18 years of age. If one is under 18, the other person must obtain parents’ authorisation and a court order giving permission to be married
  3. Australian Citizens – Official Birth Certificate obtained from the State Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
  4. Non Australian Citizens – Official Birth Certificate from country of birth or a current Passport from country of birth.
  5. In the event that either party has been married previously, a decree absolute, or certificate of divorce must be provided. In the event of the death of a partner, a death certificate must be provided.
  6. If either party has changed their name, documents certifying this must be produced.
  7. The bride and groom must state the Minimum Legal Vows which must be audible to the witnesses and any others present.
  8. There must be two witnesses over the age of 18.
  9. The appointed Celebrant must state the Monitum.