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Vivien Ride marriage celebrant


Your day, your way

A wedding ceremony is personal, unique and meaningful. Whether you choose a more traditional marriage ceremony, or something quite contemporary, it should reflect you, your relationship and your commitment to each other.

First, we meet

This is a ‘no obligation’ meeting. After all, you need to know that you have good chemistry with your celebrant. I have found the easiest way is to catch up for a chat. I love hearing your thoughts about your wedding day, and I can share some ideas with you. I have a wealth of ceremony ideas, wedding information, books and readings. When you choose me as your celebrant, we can meet as many times as needed and I’m on call right up until the wedding. Chats over coffee, emails and phone calls are all part of the process of creating your special ceremony.

I help you create your wedding ceremony

Together, we will design an exceptional and personal ceremony that reflects you as a couple. After all, a wedding ceremony is essentially a story, telling the past, celebrating the present and looking forward to the future. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to have some fun planning your day!

We rehearse

Rehearsals help to settle the nerves, give the bridal party an opportunity to choreograph their ceremony and ensure we get the best from your chosen venue.

On the Day

I am able to bring a table, chairs, flowers and tablecloth for the signing if needed. I bring my own equipment including a professional PA system. I arrive early to ensure that everything flows smoothly and we are all calm and organised. I will also introduce myself to the photographer and to the MC so that we work together harmoniously. After the ceremony I ensure everything is quietly packed up, leaving you to celebrate your marriage! And after the wedding I will send you a transcript of your ceremony.

Registry-style wedding

Some couples prefer a more low-key wedding ceremony and decide to be married in a Government Registry Office. An alternative to this is an intimate ceremony that can be held with little fuss at a venue of your choice, or even at my home. This is a simple and personal option and the cost is comparable with a Registry Office ceremony.

I take care of all things legal

I will also look after all things legal and help you understand what we do and why we do it. To get the formalities and legalities out of the way, you will need to bring your original birth certificate to one of our early meetings. If you were previously married, you will need a copy of your divorce certificate or a death certificate to prove how the previous marriage ended. If you were born overseas, you need your overseas passport as proof of your identity if you cannot obtain a birth certificate.