Understanding the legal elements of getting married can be an overwhelming feeling.

As a Civil Marriage Celebrant I am authorised by the Attorney-General’s Department to solemenise your marriage. Ensuring that it is valid abiding with The Marriage Act of 1961, and conducting myself professionally according to the Code of Practice of a Civil Marriage Celebrant.

It is my commitment to ensure you are comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. As your resource I encourage all couples to contact me via email, telephone, Skype or in person. We can schedule meetings to suit your lifestyle and availability.

Our first meeting is obligation free. The main purpose is to ensure that we are comfortable working with each other on this special journey. The next step would be to lodge the Notice of Intended Marriage with me. The legal obligation is to have this Form 13 lodged with me at least one month prior to your ceremony.

Rest assured that the legal process will be driven by my professionalism and experience.

I encourage all couples to have a rehearsal prior to your ceremony date. The ideal setting is the actual venue. This is one of the best ways to have a run through with all the individuals that will part take in the ceremony.

If not a possibility then improvisation is always an option.

It serves a few purposes:
Your day can run to plan and rehearsals can eliminate stress for you the couple.
I find it a great way to settle both bride and groom. Any questions or uncertainties are addressed and resolved well in advance.
This is one way that you can be confident everyone involved in the ceremony understands clearly what their roles are on the day. Everyone wants to ensure that your wedding is the special day you have dreamt of.
It is a great opportunity for you the couple to privately thank those that will be part of your day.

My commitment to you both is the delivery of a heartfelt, tailor-made ceremony that reflects the love you share for one another.

I use a professional PA System that has the capability to play music, should you require this.

My fee structure will be detailed in a Statement of Fees emailed prior to our first meeting. This way you are aware of all the inclusions for the set fee. I prefer having a transparent partnership with my clients.

Our first meeting is an opportunity for us to speak about your plans, dreams and expectations. More importantly, to ensure that you are comfortable with me to proceed in making your day happen.

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