Bespoke Marriages For Modern Lovers
Our First Meeting
Finding the right celebrant who ‘gets’ what you want on the biggest day of your life can be a bit daunting at first. The only way to know for sure is it to meet them face to face, have a chat and see how you ‘click’.
If you’re ready to learn about how I can be a part of your wedding day, say hello and let’s find out about each other. I’ll discuss what I’ll do leading up to your ceremony and on your big day. I’ll explain my wedding ceremony services and fees, and answer all your questions about the process of marriage. I’ll happily provide you with ideas and inspiration along with recommendations for talented vendors. I’ll ensure that your ceremony and the preparations are stress free, fun and memorable for all the right reasons! I want to be Brisbane’s best Marriage Celebrant for you on your day.
Choosing me as your celebrant
Following our first meeting I’ll hold your date for 5 days. If you decide that I tick all your boxes and everything feels groovy, let me know and we can get started!
A booking fee locks in your date & secures my undivided attention for your day.
At Our Second Meeting…
Our second meeting or planning session, is all about the two of you!
I’m keen to learn about your love story and all that makes you the loved-up couple that you are. I’ll do my absolute best when composing and delivering your unique ceremony.
Ceremony & Vows
LET’S GET CREATIVE! We’ll chat about the ceremony you have in mind, the elements or rituals you might like to include and the words you must include. I’ll encourage you both to share your story. I’ll ask questions about you, your family and friends. Your personalities and love story will inspire the marriage ceremony I create for you. Ceremonies are generally 20 minutes or so in duration, however, we can take as long as you feel is right to best express your love and commitment to one another. If you’re eager to get on with the celebrations, you can opt for an elopement style ceremony. Whatever your preference, your ceremony will be memorable and uniquely yours.
We’ll also discuss the best options availble to you around writing your personal vows. I’m happy to offer as little or as much assistance as you feel comfortable with. You can create your own personal vows from the beginning, or I can assit with templates or pre-written vows. Your personal vows should reflect what you would like to say and promise the person you are about to marry. If they feel right for you, they are perfect!
GOOD TO KNOW If we haven’t already completed your pre-marriage paperwork, we’ll do it at this meeting. You will need to provide me with evidence of your date and place of birth, your identity and the end of any previous marriages for each of you. I may also ask you to complete a statutory declaration to support your evidence. I’ll let you know exactly what to bring along to our second meeting in advance. I’m happy to assist you with this, please ask me! You can read my guide to pre-marriage paperwork here.
Following our planning meeting
As your Celebrant I’ll be inspired and eager to channel my creativity and do my absoolute best when crafting your unique ceremony. When I’ve completed the first draft of your wedding ceremony, I’ll be in touch to arrange a catch up. From there we’ll edit to your heart’s content. I want you to be 110% over the moon happy with your wedding ceremony and to love it!
What happens at the rehearsal?
We “walk the walk & talk the talk”
I’ll stay in touch throughout your wedding preparations and in the lead up to your wedding day. We’ll feel like old friends by the time your wedding day arrives. If you’re keen, we’ll meet for a rehearsal or final run through just before your big day.
If your marriage ceremony location is local and available, we’ll rehearse there. No stress if it’s not, we’ll still rehearse without a problem. We can take it from the top with your wedding party in tow or keep it low key with just the two of you.
Remember it’s completely ok if you’re super excited on the day and forget everything we rehearsed. I’ll guide you every step of the way on your wedding day so you can focus on each other and the moment, not what do I do next?
I'll confirm all your legal paperwork is correct & on track
I'll triple check all the info I have on hand is current and correct
We'll take a look at your runsheet & walk through the ceremony
What to bring to your rehearsal?
Just your lovely selves and a sense of fun. If I need you to bring along anything else, I’ll be sure to let you know well in advance.
What comes next? I’ll see you both at the altar!
Cue the music
& Prepare The Confetti!
it’s time to celebrate you as a couple and tie the knot!
I’ll arrive to your wedding ceremony venue or location excited and ready to go at least 30 minutes before your ceremony is set to commence. I’m super organised and resourceful so there’s not too much that will stand in the way of me marrying you in a ceremony to remember, for all the right reasons!
If you forget everything we’ve discussed, I’ll guide you every step of the way, so you can focus on each other and the moment; not, what do I do next? With my professional Bose S1PA & wireless mic charged and at the ready, I’ll deliver you and your guests a crystal-clear ceremony. I’m mindful of your photographer’s needs throughout the proceedings and am more than happy to work with them to ensure they have their best shot at capturing all your beautiful moments. Following your I do’s, I’ll lodge your remaining legal paperwork & keep you informed of your marriage registration.
Congratulations! Relax and enjoy your just married status!