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Marriage Ceremony

For a marriage ceremony to be legally binding, there are essentially 3 requirements on the day:

  1. The Marriage Celebrant must state their legal authority to perform marriages and must state the definition of marriage according to law in Australia.
  2. The couples must exchange vows – these include a specific statement as well as their own vows if they so wish.
  3. The couple sign the certificates ( with two witnesses )and the marriage register

Other aspects, such as rituals, symbolism, exchange of rings, readings and music are the couple’s choosing.
I am committed to ensuring the unique requests of every couple are honoured and acknowledged  – their values, style , cultural traditions.
Each wedding ceremony is unique to the couple -that is my promise.

You have a choice of wedding packages:

Wedding Packages:

Short & Sweet Ceremony

Double Act Ceremony

Premium Ceremony

Compare the 3 ceremony packages here 

To help you plan and create your ceremony you will find on this site resources to support you. These include sample vows, a checklist for the order on the day and more.

What do I bring to your wedding ceremony? 

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I have performed many and varied ceremonies from 6 people to 300.
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Wedding of mixed heritages

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Ceremony locations are your choice – parks , boats , Sydney Opera House and homes in Sydney and surrounds. See some of my favourite locations.

Rituals are your choice – I have celebrated the marriages of couples who bring Buddhist, Muslim, Jewish and Christian heritages to the celebration.

Many years of experience in the wedding industry provides you with helpful advice in planning your wedding.

To assist with your wedding planning, here is a checklist for your ceremony:

Ceremony instructions checklist / script
1 Decide how you wish each party to arrive
2 Decide who is welcoming guests
3 Consider the role of special family members and friends
Decide who will do readings
4 Decide who are to be witnesses – mobile numbers
(Advise to be 20 minutes early)
5 Prepare any special ritual or wording you would like
(Reconfirm day prior)
6 Review and confirm order of ceremony
(Review day prior)
7 Vows – review and confirm
Ring or exchange of gifts if included
8 Complete register, official certificate of marriage and marriage certificate (only signatures to be added)
Congratulations and introduction of couple
Selected Music

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The location of the ceremony is your choice – from beautiful beaches, harbourside parks, restaurants, function centres or historic houses.
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