Civil Celebrant Victoria

Ceremonies for marriages, namings, renewal vows, and farewells

0419 572 882

Civil Celebrant Victoria

Ceremonies for marriages, namings,
renewal vows, and farewells

0419 572 882

For over a decade now I have had the pleasure of Marrying, Naming, and also Farewelling. All ceremonies are unique, so it is important for me to design a ceremony that reflects the individuals involved.

I take great pride in my work as a celebrant and I make sure that each and every ceremony is both a truly personal and professional event.

For over a decade now I have had the pleasure of Marrying, Naming, and also Farewelling.

All ceremonies are unique, so it is important for me to design a ceremony that reflects the individuals involved.

I take great pride in my work as a celebrant and I make sure that each and every ceremony is both a truly personal and professional event.

My aim is to make sure that you have the ceremony you want — formal or informal, sophisticated or simple. I work with you and offer you suggestions for your ceremony. Working together we can create a ceremony that is right for you.

I’m based in the Yarra Valley and I am happy to give you advice about locations – such as wineries, parks and gardens, restaurants, historic houses and function venues. Of course, you might prefer a more intimate venue, like a private home or garden. I live in a beautiful part of the Dixons Creek Valley and have conducted several lovely simple elopements in my own garden with gorgeous views of the Yarra Valley.

A ceremony marks and celebrates a very significant event in your life, so it is important to find the civil celebrant that you feel most comfortable and happy with. I hope that you can do this with me.

Please feel free to contact me for an obligation-free meeting where we can discuss the ceremony you are planning.

Every couple wants their wedding ceremony to be meaningful and memorable. You and your partner will want a wedding ceremony that reflects you as a couple. I am confident that I can take you, step-by-step, through this exciting, tender and significant time in your life. You will see from my testimonials, that my clients warm to and appreciate my relaxed and friendly manner.

Every couple wants their wedding ceremony to be meaningful and memorable. You and your partner will want a wedding ceremony that reflects you as a couple. I am confident that I can take you, step-by-step, through this exciting, tender and significant time in your life. You will see from my testimonials, that my clients warm to and appreciate my relaxed and friendly manner.

At our meeting I like to discuss what your needs are. I explain the process of getting married regarding the legals and paperwork. We talk through what you would like in your ceremony. Whether it involves family or friends with readings or rituals. If might be including children or pets, this is the fun part. There are some lovely rituals we can include in your ceremony and I am happy to discuss these with you.

At our meeting I like to discuss what your needs are. I explain the process of getting married regarding the legals and paperwork. We talk through what you would like in your ceremony. Whether it involves family or friends with readings or rituals. If might be including children or pets, this is the fun part. There are some lovely rituals we can include in your ceremony and I am happy to discuss these with you.

Together we can design a wonderful celebration.

Your wedding is an intensely personal experience and above all else you need to find the marriage celebrant that you feel most comfortable with. My aim is to make you feel relaxed, confident and happy with the ceremony that we create together and that your day reflects that mood.

Together we can design a wonderful celebration.

Your wedding is an intensely personal experience and above all else you need to find the marriage celebrant that you feel most comfortable with. My aim is to make you feel relaxed, confident and happy with the ceremony that we create together and that your day reflects that mood.

FAQ:

1. We are interested in meeting with you?

Thank you that’s nice to hear, please email or call and we will set up a time. I usually meet my couples on weekends at my home office in the Yarra Valley. This usually takes about an hour of getting to know each other and discussing your wedding plans.

FAQ:

1. We are interested in meeting with you?

Thank you that’s nice to hear, please email or call and we will set up a time. I usually meet my couples on weekends at my home office in the Yarra Valley. This usually takes about an hour of getting to know each other and discussing your wedding plans.

2. We’d like to book you?

Thank you that’s wonderful. We now need to process the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM).

Click Here for NOIM

I have a program for doing this, and for this I require Photo ID and either your passports or birth certificates. If you have been married before I also need to see your Certificate of Divorce or Death of previous partner. The NOIM must be signed 1 month before your wedding and is valid for 18 months.

3. We are living offshore what now?

If you are Overseas we can meet via Skype or Facetime and get to know each other that way. Paper work (NOIM) can be lodged at an Australian Embassy in your country and sent to me. I will help you with that.

4. Who can witness the NOIM outside of Australia?

• An Australian Diplomatic Officer
• An Australian Consular Officer
• A Notary Public – A person in any country publicly authorised to attest contracts and perform other formalities. Someone authorised to witness legal documents.
• An employee of the Commonwealth authorised under para 3(c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955
• An Employee of the Australian Trade Commission authorised under para 3 (d) of the Consular Fees Act 195 Then we arrange a time to meet in person when you are in Australia and I will need to cite the original documents you presented on lodging.

5. We’ve booked, now what?

About 6 weeks before your wedding or earlier if you want I will send you a draft of a ceremony for you to go over and then give me your thoughts. We then play back and forward via email with that ceremony making changes. Once you are happy with the ceremony this is what I deliver on the day, there are no surprises. You have approved it and I stick to it.

6. Do we need a rehearsal?

It could be a year in between our first meeting and it’s lovely to catch up a few days before your wedding at your venue and go through what we have been working on via email throughout that time. I try to keep this as relaxed as possible for your both. If you have your bridal party with you we discuss where they stand, walk and requirements for them etc.

7. What time to you arrive at my wedding?

I’m there at least 30 minutes prior to set up my PA and sound check and liaise with the wedding party.

8. What happens after we are married with regards to paperwork?

On the day you receive a presentation certificate along with a copy of your ceremony as a keepsake. When I am back in my office I go online to Births Deaths and Marriages (BDM) and submit your marriage. I then email you with the confirmation number and a link to BDM for you to then apply for your Official Marriage Certificate. You will need this if you are going to change your name. I then send hard copy of your NOIM and Official Certificate via Registered Post to BDM. Please allow about a month for them to process your marriage before you do this.

2. We’d like to book you?

Thank you that’s wonderful. We now need to process the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM).

Click Here for NOIM

I have a program for doing this, and for this I require Photo ID and either your passports or birth certificates. If you have been married before I also need to see your Certificate of Divorce or Death of previous partner. The NOIM must be signed 1 month before your wedding and is valid for 18 months.

3. We are living offshore what now?

If you are Overseas we can meet via Skype or Facetime and get to know each other that way. Paper work (NOIM) can be lodged at an Australian Embassy in your country and sent to me. I will help you with that.

4. Who can witness the NOIM outside of Australia?

• An Australian Diplomatic Officer
• An Australian Consular Officer
• A Notary Public – A person in any country publicly authorised to attest contracts and perform other formalities. Someone authorised to witness legal documents.
• An employee of the Commonwealth authorised under para 3(c) of the Consular Fees Act 1955
• An Employee of the Australian Trade Commission authorised under para 3 (d) of the Consular Fees Act 195 Then we arrange a time to meet in person when you are in Australia and I will need to cite the original documents you presented on lodging.

5. We’ve booked, now what?

About 6 weeks before your wedding or earlier if you want I will send you a draft of a ceremony for you to go over and then give me your thoughts. We then play back and forward via email with that ceremony making changes. Once you are happy with the ceremony this is what I deliver on the day, there are no surprises. You have approved it and I stick to it.

6. Do we need a rehearsal?

It could be a year in between our first meeting and it’s lovely to catch up a few days before your wedding at your venue and go through what we have been working on via email throughout that time. I try to keep this as relaxed as possible for your both. If you have your bridal party with you we discuss where they stand, walk and requirements for them etc.

7. What time to you arrive at my wedding?

I’m there at least 30 minutes prior to set up my PA and sound check and liaise with the wedding party.

8. What happens after we are married with regards to paperwork?

On the day you receive a presentation certificate along with a copy of your ceremony as a keepsake. When I am back in my office I go online to Births Deaths and Marriages (BDM) and submit your marriage. I then email you with the confirmation number and a link to BDM for you to then apply for your Official Marriage Certificate. You will need this if you are going to change your name. I then send hard copy of your NOIM and Official Certificate via Registered Post to BDM. Please allow about a month for them to process your marriage before you do this.