Some of my services

 

Put your ceremony in the hands of a Celebrant you can trust!

 Wedding Ceremonies

 

Your wedding is a very special occasion and one of the most important events in your life. I would be honoured and proud to be chosen as your Celebrant.

 

My goal as your Celebrant is to help you make your wedding the most memorable and happiest event. Your wedding can be small and intimate, large and spectacular, traditional or unusual. I work with you to help create the perfect ceremony, one that reflects your wishes and your feelings.

 

My services as your celebrant include the following:

 

  • a VERY competitive celebrant fee

  • the perfect ceremony

  • As many meetings as necessary can be available to work with you to get it right.

  • appreciation certificates are provided if required.

  • a nicely presented Marriage Certificate - will be printed and presented in a keepsake wallet.

  • ample time is always available

  • NO other wedding will be booked close to yours.

  • elegant table and chair for signing marriage documents

  • Lots of useful tips - to make your day special

  • red carpet to use - 8 metres long and lawn signs to direct guests to your garden wedding

 

I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss ways to create a ceremony just right for you.

 

PLUS ALL OF THE USUAL SERVICES INCLUDING:

  • a comprehensive package which is full of suggestions ...I make this available for you and provide examples for every part of your ceremony. It provides choices to select from, or inspiration to write your own words, and complete ceremonies to show you the end result.

  • every guest hears every word!I have my own P.A. amplifier.

  • being according to “The Marriage Act",I ensure your ceremony meets the legal requirements.

  • accurate preparation and lodgement,is done of all legal documents relating to your marriage

  • the all-important rehearsal.

  • a keepsake copy of your wedding ceremony- for you to keep will be delivered on the day.

  • marriage Celebrant’s Code of Practice - is strictyly adhered to.

  • so any queries? there is unlimited consultation to help you with : e.g. copyright for wedding music, etc.

  • If requested, I am also happy to prepare a ceremony with Christian faith as a core component.

 

 

Naming Ceremonies

 

Almost every culture has a ceremony or ritual to mark the birth of a child, or the addition of a child to a family.  This can also occur through adoption or the addition of step children to a family unit and can include all age groups.
The naming ceremony for a child is a wonderful opportunity to bring family and friends together and to acknowledge the inclusion of important others – grandparents, aunts uncles, etc -  in the life of a child.
The good news is that there are no set rules or legal obligations to the ceremony - it can be long or short, and include just a couple, or a whole family/friends group. A ceremony can include music, poetry, readings, stories, blessings; there is no right or wrong way to go about it.

 

Naming ceremonies can also celebrate the naming of items of importance – boats, restaurants, bridges, walks, etc.

 

Renewal Of Vows

 

These are often prompted by significant milestones – anniversary, birthdays, a brush with a major illness or accident, or perhaps wanting to have a different wedding to the original.

The good news is, there are far fewer rules and dos and don’ts about vow renewal than almost any other kind of ritual.
Whatever prompts the occasion, I can help you plan to reaffirm your vows, and/or make additional promises in a special ceremony tailored to suite you.

It can be as simple as the two of you alone in a beautiful setting reciting vows you have written, or a large affair with hundreds of guests, or anywhere in between.
It can be as simple or complex as you wish it to be - so let me help you create the perfect ceremony.

 

 

Funerals

 

Losing a loved one is a difficult and challenging time and saying “goodbye” in a meaningful way can appear daunting in itself.

As a funeral celebrant I am committed, with sensitivity and respect, to helping create a fitting and appropriate final tribute; one that reflects the true character of that person. Drawing on memories, both happy and sad, and the use of music, words of thanks, words of tribute all help celebrate the life of a loved one and the impact on the lives of those around him/her. I conduct the service with dignity, respect and compassion ...

 

Pet Funerals

 

As your closest companion, or a family pet, animals enrich our lives in so many ways. A pet is our best friend and an important member of the family, and as such is loved and nurtured.

Therefore, the loss of a pet is sad and emotional time. The pain of our loss and the emptiness that is left are very real, and we seek the need to commemorate the life of our pet in a meaningful way.

I can provide a respectful and dignified service so that all members of the family can say “Goodbye” Children are encouraged to take part in the ceremony with their special memories of a much loved friend. This can be a gentle way of helping children understand that sorrow and loss are natural emotions at such a time. Think about your little friend’s best qualities and the happy times you shared.

 

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