Congratulations on your engagement
Your wedding day is a special day and the beginning of your life together as a married couple. You need to feel relaxed and confident that the day will run according to plan. You need a celebrant with experience - someone that you are comfortable with and who will work with you to design a personal ceremony that reflects your hopes and dreams.
Your wedding ceremony can be as traditional or as modern as you wish. As a professionally trained and authorised marriage celebrant, it is my privilege to guide you and your partner through this exciting time and officiate on your wedding day.
I am happy to travel within the Perth metropolitan area for your wedding ceremony and beyond by arrangement.
Image from Poh and Aldrin's wedding by Loren of Nectarine Photography.
Frequently asked questions
Can we have an appointment just to meet you?
Absolutely! I am happy to talk to you on the telephone or for you to see me for an initial appointment without obligation. It is important that you feel comfortable that I am the right person to help you celebrate your special day. Have a look at my blog for details of recent weddings, check out my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page and then let's get together for a coffee and a chat!
What legal paperwork do we need to complete?
Couples planning to marry need to complete a Notice of Intended Marriage at least one month and not more than 18 months before the big day. I usually complete this paperwork with the bride and groom once the booking is confirmed. I’ll let you know what you need to bring to this appointment. For most couples this will include at least your birth certificate and driver's licence or passport. If you have been married before you will also need to produce evidence that you are free to marry (i.e. a Divorce Order). Some situations are more complex than others so let's talk! Other ceremonies do not require any legal paperwork.
What do you provide?
- Free initial meeting with no obligation
- Unlimited discussions via email and phone
- A booklet, yours to keep, with ideas to assist in the design of your ceremony. It includes examples of ceremonies, poems and readings as well as information about special rituals you may wish to incorporate
- My time in writing a ceremony that is personal and reflects you as a couple
- Preparation and submission of the required legal documentation
- A rehearsal if desired (in my office or on site at a mutually convenient time)
- A signing table and two chairs if needed
- Public address system for voice and music amplification with two wireless microphones. You can plug your iPod or iPhone into my PA system or use a CD.
- Responsibility for performing the ceremony on the wedding day
How much do you charge?
My fee for a wedding ceremony is $750. I'll be the cheapest part of your celebration and the the only thing you really need. If you're getting married outside the Perth CBD we can talk about any additional costs might be applicable. If you're eloping or intending on a cheeky midweek breakfast wedding, I'm sure we can come to some arrangement.
Do you recommend any other wedding folk?
As a marriage celebrant since 2008 I have been lucky enough to work with some of the most wonderfully creative Perth wedding people. I've listed a few of my favourite people in one of my e-books - from photographers to florists, stylists to furniture and prop hire. Send me a message and I'm happy to provide more information.
One or both of us are overseas or interstate at the moment. Is that OK?
A lot of planning and paperwork can be completed by email and telephone with interviews via Facetime or Skype. I can guide you through the process of having your Notice of Intended Marriage witnessed by an authorised person overseas and then sending it electronically to me. I’ll still need to see original documentation, and you both (in person) before the marriage takes place.