Destination Weddings, Commitments, same sex and renewal of vows ceremonies have become ever so popular! They can be more intimate and relaxed and you get to spend some special holiday time with family and your closest friends - not too much time as it is also your honeymoon! But who is to say you can't go all out with a glamorous affair on half the budget you would have spent at home! There are stunning resorts and venues, including private villas, that will cater to your every destination dream ceremony desire!
So what's your destination dream ceremony? If it's Bali, I travel to Bali at least once a year! Why Bali? Its a close tropical paradise and known as the land of smiles because of its friendly, welcoming people, beautiful beaches, picturesque mountains and is rich in culture and arts!
GET IN TOUCH WITH ME I am currently taking bookings for June 2018 and then December 2018 through to January 2019. We can have a chat about the process and why to have a destination ceremony in Bali.
Marriage: marriage means the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life. - Marriage Act 1961
Congratulations, what an exciting time in your lives, you are getting married! Together you have decided on a date to get married and you are about to start the journey of planning and creating your unique and special day — your wedding ceremony!
Your wedding day is a joyous and unforgettable time of your life, it is an unforgettable and unique experience, a celebration of individuals coming together as a couple; and it would be an absolute honour and privilege for me to be a part of your incredible union, celebrating the journey of your love and unique relationship.
What’s next? Where do we start?
CONTACT ME and meet with me to find out for yourself! Our first meeting is obligation-free to listen to you and help you as a couple to make the right decision to appoint me as your Celebrant. At this meeting we will also discuss the process and I will provide you with all the details of the legal requirements for your marriage, the writing of your ceremony including my services and fees, if I haven't already provided this to you!
It's time for Marriage Equality in Australia! All Australians should be treated equally under the law and that includes being able to marry the person they love! Marriage is about the commitment shared between two people who love each other and want to build a secure future together! I strongly believe a person’s gender or sexuality should not affect their legal rights and responsibilities under Australian marriage law. I also believe there is no place in the marriage equality debate for prejudice, anger and polarisation. It is unfortunate that same-sex couples still cannot marry under the Australian Law; however a Commitment Ceremony affirming your love and commitment to each other can be so much more meaningful and just as an important ceremony as a legal wedding ceremony, until such day when the Australian Government makes a fair and just change and won't discriminate! When the Australian Government changes the right for marriage equality it will make a profound difference to the status and dignity of our families, friends, neighbours and colleagues, but it will be no different in the way I will conduct ceremonies for gay or straight couples - marriage according to the law will be marriage!
Commitment ceremonies are also not necessarily for same-sex marriages. There are many couples that have a Commitment Ceremony who do not wish to marry, or may not be able to marry for religious, cultural, or other personal reasons. The difference in this Commitment Ceremony is that instead of it being a legal binding wedding, it’s an expression about a couple publicly sharing their love, their promises and how they feel about each other in front of their family and friends.
As your Celebrant I will work with you to create a meaningful and memorable ceremony that deserves the same sense of celebration and dignity that a wedding ceremony provides.
Let's get together and talk, GET IN TOUCH WITH ME.
So you decided to escape and go for the no fuss, no stress and to enjoy the moment — just the two of you!
A simple and unique ceremony, that special moment, intimacy and romance! Relaxed and calm, a wonderful unrestrained arrangement, a ceremony created with only you the bride and groom and your witnesses - no fuss! Special indeed!
An Elopement Ceremony is also for couples who cannot afford the big traditional weddings or want to escape the stress and anxiety of difficult family members and blown-out budgets. Elopements are informal gatherings and not meant for couples who want more than this ceremony allows, e.g., more than 15 guests!
GET IN TOUCH WITH ME today - I promise I won't tell anyone!
Exactly that married couples renewing their vows, celebrating their married life together in a unique and personal ceremony.
Renewal of vows can be performed together with a special wedding anniversary, celebrating that Silver or Gold, but it’s not a rule, it’s a personal choice!
There are many reasons why couples wish to renew their vows and whatever the reason is as your Celebrant together we can create that unique and memorable ceremony for you.
Time waits for no-one, CONTACT ME today!
A Naming Ceremony is a non-religious ceremony, a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of a child, or to welcome the addition or adoption of a child into a family or community; and the child may be of any age.
The Ceremony will be unique and created specifically to your needs and traditions. Godparents are chosen who will support the parents, to affirm their relationship with the child and to commit to be good role models to support them throughout their lives. The ceremony can include personal beliefs, readings, family stories, music, rituals, and other family members. Your love and hopes for the child will reflect your family values and it will be a joyful, personal and celebratory occasion.
I love listening and being creative, let's have a chat, CONTACT ME today.
There are many reasons to celebrate life — the successes, the day-to-day pleasures, the achievements, the joys of friendship; and sharing it with family and friends and the ones that we consider to be most important and a part of our lives, is really what it’s all about!
I am completely open to other types of ceremonies. I love and enjoy being creative, let's together create a memorable ceremony for you, your loved one and or for your family!
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Celebrating your life and the life of your loved one and how far you or they have come is important — celebrate you, celebrate your loved one!
Live! Love! Life! Learn! Laugh!
Supporter of Australian Marriage Equality
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