What is a civil marriage celebrant?
A civil marriage celebrant is someone authorised by the government to perform legally binding marriage ceremonies.
A civil celebrant is not affiliated with any religious group.
What does a civil marriage celebrant do?
I help a couple put together a ceremony for their wedding day that reflects them as a couple, their beliefs and their vision.
As celebrant, I take care of the legal documentation and I am in charge of conducting the ceremony on the day to ensure all goes smoothly.
Why choose a civil ceremony?
Religious ceremonies may be structured and the wording cannot be changed. In a civil ceremony you have the freedom to include any readings that you think fit you as a couple. Your vows can include more (or less!) than the traditional vows and if you want to exchange vows in a hot air balloon you can!
Civil ceremonies need not be secular; however if you wish to include religious blessings or prayers you can - remember, it's your ceremony.
Can I really have anything I desire?
There is a very small amount of legal wording that needs to be included in your ceremony. If you are uncomfortable in front of crowds or don't feel the need to have a ceremony with all the 'bells and whistles' I can prepare a ceremony for you that will take you from being single to married in just five minutes. If you want a ceremony that runs an hour with a brace of people to help you get your personal message across, I can do that too.