wedding ceremony is the legal step which confers the
benefits and obligations of marriage. As a registered
marriage celebrant I take the actions which solemnise
your marriage under Australia law.
a wedding ceremony has many other important facets:
enables you as a couple to make a solemn and loving
commitment to each other about your love and your
intention to share your lives together
gives family and friends the opportunity to witness
that commitment, show their support for you in making
it, and share in the joy that comes with it
celebrates a special and meaningful moment in your
will bring something special to your wedding day, by
helping you to address all those facets. I work with
you and your partner to develop a wedding ceremony which
reflects who you both are, and what is important to
you both. I can help to ensure that your ceremony gives
you and your families and friends the chance to celebrate
your love and commitment to each other.
of the special parts of a ceremony need special care:
VOWS - you may wish to write your own vows,
or use a traditional form. I can help you write your
vows, create something unique for you by working with
you, or suggest vows which others have found to be right
for them and which might suit you.
- many people have written moving words about marriage
and love. You may have your favourite pieces, or I can
point you to readings which reflect a wide range of
personalities and preferences.
- you are bound to have your favourite tunes or songs
which can be included in the ceremony. I can help you,
if you need it, with suggestions about the music to
walk down the real or symbolic aisle, and then leave
the ceremony as a newly married couple.
- there are many well known symbolic ways to mark your
marriage - sharing wine, smashing glasses, giving flowers,
binding hands or swapping special items with each other.
I can suggest appropriate symbols to you, or help you
to incorporate your own symbols into the ceremony.
- while these are not normally part of the ceremony,
they can be a vital part of your day. I can give you
guidelines for, or help you, your family or your bridal
party to write, speeches that are appropriate and well-presented.
I can even draw on my many years of public speaking
experience to coach them in making the speech.
have married for a second time. I understand the issues
which are important when your wedding is not your first.
I can help you to create a ceremony which recognises
that while different, this wedding day is just as important
as your first. This may mean including or acknowledging
your children or other family in a sensitive way, and
helping them in the transition to a new situation for