As a marriage celebrant, I have two main tasks:
You decide what you want to say and do during the ceremony. Whether you know exactly what you want or need ideas and suggestions, we will work together to create a wedding ceremony that's just right for you.
I am delighted that Australian marriage law has been changed to allow me to offer marriage ceremonies to same-sex couples.
It's an important decision - I know you probably want to meet me before choosing me as your celebrant. Give me a call or email and we can organise a free, no-obligation meeting at a convenient time.
The words and symbols you choose for your wedding ceremony are almost entirely up to you.
You may already have a clear idea of what you want.
If not, here's a sample ceremony to get you started.
We always felt that our satisfaction was your only aim. It all resulted in a ceremony that was perfect for us. If we were to do it again, we wouldn't change a single thing.
Dean and Andrea
Many couples will want to enrich their marriage ceremony with poetry readings and music. I can help you with your selection. To really enliven the ceremony and bring the guests together in a very special way, some couples like to have the guests sing a song together. It's an unforgettable experience! I am also a group-singing leader, with lots of ideas and experience in how to get large groups singing together.
Many couples will want to acknowledge and respect their cultural heritage in their ceremony. This will enrich the ceremony and provide a deep link with tradition for the couple and their families. Talk to me about any rituals, readings or other component that you would like to include in the ceremony.
We totally enjoyed having Alan as our celebrant, he ensured the whole event ran smoothly. He was flexible and unfazed when our plans were changing as fast as the weather was. He went above and beyond what we would expect of a celebrant... We can not recommend him highly enough.
Alistair and Sarah
I understand that confidential matters sometimes need to be discussed in preparing for a marriage ceremony, and I will maintain strict confidentiality.
Alan wrote the most beautiful and fitting ceremony for us - it was perfect. Many of our guests commented that we had found a great celebrant!
Sarah and Patrik
My standard fee for a wedding ceremony is $600.
At our first meeting I will require a $100 non-refundable deposit. This deposit secures your date in my calendar and covers the initial paperwork.
The balance of $500 is payable 14 days before the wedding date.
Any refund on cancellation after that date is at my discretion.