Weddings

Congratulations on your Engagement – now you are ready to plan your Wedding, I’m here to help with your Ceremony.

With a Civil Marriage Ceremony you have complete freedom to make your wedding what you want it to be, except for the legal requirements in the ceremony. But don’t worry I will explain all that to you as we go.Dance

You may want a traditional wedding or you might prefer something modern and creative. It could be a small, simple, intimate ceremony in my office or your home or you may have many family members and friends who you would like to include in the day at a venue of your choice.

Now, at this point you may be getting worried, thinking - I’ve never done this before, I don’t know what I want, I don’t know what to do!

Well, that’s where I come in - I have done this before and I’m here to help.

I offer you the opportunity to create a marriage ceremony that expresses who you are as a couple and as individuals. How you feel about this important step in your lives, how you see your future and most importantly, how to express the love you have for each other.

As your marriage celebrant I can provide you with lots of ceremony ideas, readings, vows, ring presentations, music selections and a wealth of experience to guide you. Some couples like to be very involved in creating the ceremony, others prefer to leave it to me - but whatever your preference, my job is making sure that your ceremony is the highlight of your wedding day - something that you will remember always with a warm feeling, because it was all about you and what you imagined.

So let’s have look at your options

A Civil Marriage Ceremony - whilst remaining in accordance with the laws of Australia - can take place in any location. From your lounge room or garden, to the local park, a Reception Venue, a city hotel, the top of Eureka Tower, the Rocks at Sorrento Back Beach, the Fitzroy or Botanic Gardens, the Zoo, the Melbourne Town Hall, Como House, a winery in the hills, your very favourite restaurant.... An endless list. All you have to do is decide.

Your ceremony - apart from the legal requirements - can be anything you want it to be. You might want to keep it very simple and low-key, there might only be the two of you, a witness each and myself. Wedding

You might be marrying for the second time and have children you would like to be involved by giving them a role in the proceedings, perhaps a family blending ceremony. You might want the ceremony to have a party atmosphere, or you may want it to be quite traditional - bridesmaids, groomsmen, wedding cars, walking down the aisle with Dad or Mum.

There is no right or wrong, it’s simply a question of choosing what suits you.

What can you include in a ceremony? Well, again it is a matter of choice. You might decide to use traditional rituals and symbolism within your ceremony framework. You might like to "tie the knot" with a handfasting ceremony, light candles to reflect your union, or include elements that reflect your cultural heritage. You may prefer to have family or friends read a poem or passage of prose, you may have a close friend who is a wonderful singer? The only thing to think about when making these choices is - what is it that you are trying to express, and will the reading or the ritual achieve it?

 

A & P

Barbara did all that was expected from her for our wedding ceremony plus a whole lot more, ie - bring the witnesses to our elopement and wading trough rock pools at Sorrento Back Beach.

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Lesley & Tom

Barbara even arranged a beautiful day for us after
a rainy week - very clever.

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Casey & Wayne

Barb, Wayne & I were so happy with everything you did for our special day. You truly were the perfect celebrant! We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful service you conducted on the day. Thank you so very much for being part of our beautiful day we had an amazing time and our ceremony was just perfect thanks to you.
Love & best wishes

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Deb & Shaun

10th October 2011

Barbara, you made our day so special. I couldn't have planned a more perfect celebrant. I was really nervous about the day, but the ceremony went by fast for me and you helped put Shaun and I at ease with your quiet and confident composure. Everyone has been commenting on how lovely you were and what a great celebrant you are. I think you will have more work from the great job you did for us. Thank you so much!