You have found that person in life who completes you, that person who is the full stop to your comma.
I believe your day should be all about you both, and about your love for each other.
I consider it an honour to be able to work with you to create a ceremony of warmth and joy, a ceremony to be remembered. Allow me to work with you to find just the right vows and readings to express all that you want to say.
Your Wedding can be romantic, traditional, original, simple or extravagant. Above all it should reflect the love you hold for each other, and the relationship you share.
Together we will plan this special day to make sure your marriage will be the magical and memorable day you have always dreamt it to be.
As your Wedding Celebrant, I offer you:
- An initial, no obligation meeting
- A listening ear; with lots of support to put together that perfect wedding ceremony
- Options, thoughts and ideas, traditional or contemporary, formal or informal, all with the intent to make your wedding ceremony unique to you
- A second and subsequent meeting if required, phone and email contact during the process
- On-site rehearsal to ensure everything runs smoothly (if required)
- Professional PA system, signing table and chairs (if required)
- All Australian legal requirements will be met; from the signing of the NOIM, at least one month prior to the ceremony, to the registration of your marriage
- An experienced and professional celebrant on the day of your wedding
The information I provide as your wedding celebrant offers you many suggestions for vows and readings, or you are able to source or write your own, if that is your preference.
I can also offer suggestions for some of the many rituals that can be incorporated into your wedding ceremony, rituals that enhance and help to create a ceremony which is purely yours.
Here are some examples.
Ring Warming Ceremony
The rings are placed in a bag – purchased especially for this purpose – and passed around the guests. Each guest is required to hold the rings in their hands, warming them with their love and best wishes to you, the special couple, before then passing them on.
Combining of Families
A ritual can be written especially to give significance to the joining of two families, creating a new loving unit. There are many ways we can symbolise the formation of this new family, giving the children from both sides a role in the ceremony.
In the language of flowers, a single red rose has always meant, “I love you”. This is either the first gift given between husband and wife. Or can be the first gift given as a married couple to special guests, for example, your respective mothers or grandmothers.
Candle Lighting Ceremony
The bride and groom each hold a taper, signifying their own individuality. These tapers are used to light the central marriage candle, a candle which represents unity.
The lighting of the marriage candle signifies the union of two people and their families.
The candle being lit today may also be lit every year on the bride & groom’s anniversary, to signify your ongoing commitment to each other. The flame will continue to guide and support you on your journey.
As the bride and groom you hold your left hands together at the wrists; with your heart pulses beating as one. Ribbons of selected colours are then tied around your hands, fastening in a knot. The bonds are then slipped off and placed in a bag for safekeeping, a symbol of your continuing commitment to each other.
The ribbons can be of different colours, each colour representing a different blessing, a commitment of love.
A wedding ceremony can be conducted at the location of your choice. It may be the local gardens, a vineyard, on a beach or by a river. It may be in your lounge or your back yard or in a remote location special to you. I have conducted ceremonies which involved the bridal couple and their witnesses only, to weddings with several hundred guests.
If you are looking for something not so personalised I also offer a choice of generic ceremonies to suit the budget.
Either way, I am ready to be your Wedding Celebrant.
I am ready to listen to you and to share in your ideas and dreams, to help ensure your day runs smoothly, and your ceremony is all that you dream of.
Give me a call to arrange an obligation free appointment so I can answer all your questions.