Your wedding should reflect you both as a couple. Upon hearing your vision for your ceremony, I can suggest ideas or we can stick to a more traditional format. The choice is yours; my favourite part is hearing your stories, getting to know you both and assisting you to create a ceremony which is personalised, unique and right for you both.
As a civil marriage celebrant, I am legally able to officiate marriages within Australia. Legalities aside (which are very important of course), this means I have the absolute honour of meeting with the most ah-mazing couples, hearing your very own love stories, working with you towards the most exciting time in your lives, and then best of all, I get to share in the love and excitement by conducting a ceremony that fits you perfectly as a couple.
The first step is for us to have a chat in person or via phone or email (there’s no pressure to commit) and if we decide we're a a good fit– we’ll start the official process. We can meet and correspond as often as you feel is right and when it comes to the big day, have full confidence that we have created a ceremony that you are 100% happy with!
I find it unquestionably easier to explain the nitty gritty of how we go about creating your personalised ceremony either over the phone, or in person, but just below is a brief breakdown of all the fruits of having me as your celebrant....
Unlimited love, laughs, tips, advice... anything you need really! I'm a firm believer in a relaxed wedding, and the best way to rid any stress, concerns and worries is to ask questions. No such thing as a silly question, and after years working in the wedding industry, being a bridesmaid 7 times and a bride (one amazing time), I've got lots of experience under my belt!
Legalities taken care of. I'll give you the full low down when we chat, rest assured I've got this covered and will meticulously prepare all legal documentation throughout the process, informing you of anything I require from yourselves, along with timeframes, along the way.
Personalisation is a must! I know all too well that every couple is different, and therefor, so ought their ceremony be. My guarantee to you is that together we will create the perfectly fitting ceremony; filled to the brim with personalised touches of you both, with no shocking surprises, though I do have some ideas for some lovely ways in which you can surprise each other on the day....
Rehearsal & Equipment. I'm a fan of rehearsals. Firstly, it's an opportunity to catch up & share in the excitement of the big day, literally just around the corner! Secondly, and perhaps even more importantly, it is such an effective way to lessen any nerves that may be brewing through a super chilled catch up. In a nutshell, we'll run through the structure and running of the ceremony, discussing where and how the relevant peeps may like to be standing, letting you know where I'll be positioning myself throughout (mostly out of yours, and the camera's, way!) and sharing any tips and advice for during the ceremony.
I have my trusty PA system, complete with a cordless mic option, a stand and the capacity to play your songs of choice! I'm far from a pro with this technology, but I know what I need to and so far it's proven itself in many conditions including beach and spacious outdoor venues! It's fully battery operated, and thus I require no power on the day.