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It's a wonderful decision, and your wedding day should be an occasion you will remember for the rest of your life. With a little planning, you can have a day filled with joy, love and laughter. You will also want to remember a wedding ceremony which was yours; that reflected your own values, feelings and beliefs. I have a wide variety of material to help couples make their decision and have a vast selection of vow choices, ring exchanges and readings to create a memorable ceremony or you may even be inspired to write your own vows. It's your day, so anything goes (as long as the legalities are adhered to) - poetry, music and readings can be incorporated into your wedding. Whilst helping you to develop a beautiful ceremony, I will also take care of all the paperwork and legal requirements.

  • I will ensure that the entire service is audible to all present, using a microphone if necessary;

  • Detailed knowledge of poems, readings and other literature that substantially enhance the service;

  • Consultations by phone or email to prevent any stress in the preparation;

  • A vast array of resources to design your uniquely tailored wedding;

  • My experience with ceremonies has firmed my policy of meeting you at least once at the place for the ceremony if it is in the region. This avoids mix-ups, allows us to rehearse briefly and be confident! Documents may also be shown to me and the ceremony form finalised.  Others involved may attend;

  • Table and chairs for the signing and a PA for music ( ipod, mp3 compatible)

  • A personalised copy of your Wedding Ceremony;

Commitment ceremonies

These are sensitive and thoughtful ceremonies written to communicate the depth and strength of the commitment you feel. I can help you find the words to capture your desire to proclaim and formalise your connection.

Together, we can create a unique and individual ceremony based on your chosen style, philosophies, personalities and the individuality of your relationship. You deserve a beautiful and meaningful service of your choosing. Not only does a commitment ceremony bestow all the glamour, thrills and excitement of a wedding, it also allows couples to rejoice at their courage and honesty to live their lives for who they really are.

At the completion of the ceremony you will be presented with a beautiful ‘Certificate of Commitment’, which is suitable for framing, to keep as a memento of your special day.

Naming ceremonies

A naming ceremony is a special celebration of a baby or child.

It is a welcome to the world for your child, in the presence of those who matter most - family and friends.

Naming can be empowering and deeply fulfilling as you bless your child and bestow their name, choose godparents or mentors, honour grandparents, plant a tree, read poetry, sing, feast, and generally celebrate the joy of your child, in your own style.

Certificates can be issued for parents, godparents and grandparents to record the event.

An alternative for those without religious convictions is to use the Naming Service to celebrate the birth of your child. . .leaving the child free when old enough, to choose for themselves, any future religious or non-religious commitments or belief.

Renewal of  Vows

A special wedding anniversary has arrived! What better way to celebrate than a vow renewal ceremony to affirm your love and devotion. I am able to write a service to capture what has been uniquely yours and express what you desire and dream of for the years ahead. 

Perhaps you have been married overseas and wish to conduct a ceremony in Australia?

Whilst this ceremony has no legal effect, it is a public statement by a couple of their continuing affection, love and commitment to each other. As you go through the various choices and make your ceremony selections, you will be creating a unique event that you both will treasure and your guests will remember.

The special people in your lives can take part in your ceremony: your children, guests who were at your wedding and particular friends and relatives. You may also choose to ask two people to witness the signing of a certificate at the event.