I vow to ensure your ceremony is relaxed, light hearted, stress free and most importantly YOU……

It would be a privilege to provide my services on your special Wedding Day. I am an authorised marriage celebrant and I am committed to ensuring your ceremony is memorable and meaningful.

Being an authorised marriage celebrants allows me to conduct marriages anywhere in Australia. Whether your ceremony is in the Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne or on the Gold Coast we will work together to ensure your ceremony is light hearted and suits you as a couple.

The Ceremony:

Your ceremony should reflect who you are.  It can be fun, light, semi formal, casual, private, short or long; this is your special day so the sky is the limit. There are many different types of ceremonies to celebrate your marriage; from having a traditional ceremony to having a themed ceremony.

As your celebrant I will provide a variety of ceremony samples  to start you thinking about your ceremony, you can mix and match or I can help you write your own special ceremony. I will write a ceremony that reflects your life and relationship.

All celebrants have the pleasure of marrying people, but our personalities are what set our celebrant style. I am a relaxed and light hearted celebrant. I live a bubbly life with my own little family and this shines through the ceremonies I perform. I work closely with couples to ensure that their ceremony is about them and suits their personalities.

The Venue:

The benefit of selecting a Marriage Celebrant for your wedding is that you are not restricted to where your wedding can take place. Weddings can take place anywhere, anytime; you could have your ceremony at a chapel, in a park, at the beach, on a farm, in your back yard, lakes, vineyards and lots more. Where ever you select for your venue I will endeavor to make sure your ceremony is perfect for this location. I can also provide a list of venues in the area for your ceremony.

Legal aspects:

  • Under the Marriage Act 1961 there are certain obligations as a couple intending to get married that you must meet  prior to a marriage ceremony proceeding. I will be there to guide you through the whole process.
  • A Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) needs to be lodged with me no more than eighteen months and no less than  one month prior to your wedding date. I will provide this form to you or you can obtain one from http://www.ag.gov.au/www/agd/agd.nsf/Page/MarriageGetting_Married
  • You will be required to organise two witnesses that will sign the register and who are both over 18 years of age.
  • Under no circumstances and 2 people under the age of 18 marry.
  • I will need to sight certain documentation before the marriage can take place. I need to sight your original birth certificate or passport. If using your birth certificate photo identification is also required.
  • If either party has been previously married, you must provide me with evidence of the termination in the form Certificate of Divorce or equivalent (if divorced) or a full Death Certificate (if widowed).
  • Under the Marriage Act 1961 prior to your wedding  both of you will be required to sign a declaration, stating that  you believe there is no legal impediment to the marriage between yourself and your partner.

The above might sound daunting and a little stressful, don’t worry I am here to assist every

step of the way

What do you get when you hire me as your Celebrant:

  • Lodging of Notice of Intended Marriage form
  • Resource booklet to help you with vows, readings, rituals and the like
  • All Correspondence from the day you book through till after your wedding
  • Face to face meetings…..lets have a coffee or a wine and talk all things wedding
  • Signing table and chair(optional)
  • PA System(if needed for your venue)
  • Rehearsal if you want one, I do this for a living so ill leave it up to you
  • Day of the Ceremony and ensuring it is amazing
  • Registration of the marriage with Births Deaths and Marriages

My fee will depend on the location of your wedding and starts from $750, If you would like a quote or an obligation free chat, click HERE

 

Here is what some say:

“Our ceremony was awesome because of Anthony, he is so down to earth, fun and made our ceremony extra special. All of our family and friends are still talking about our ceremony 3  months later. Thank you Anthony.

Kaitlin & Shaun

 

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