MY SERVICES

MARRIAGE CEREMONY

My services include:

  • An initial, obligation-free meeting to listen to your ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful and unique ceremony together.   During this meeting we’ll discuss the process of writing your ceremony and the legal requirements for your marriage.  You will also receive an information kit. Should you wish to proceed, I would ask that you complete a booking form, sign my service agreement and pay a non- refundable booking fee to secure my services.
  • Access to my resources (poems and verse, sample vows, ritual ideas and music suggestions).
  • A second meeting, during which we will discuss the first draft of your ceremony and attend to the lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). I will also need to sight the identification documents relevant to your circumstances. Shortly after the second meeting I will email you the first draft of your ceremony.  We can meet again to discuss or correspond as often as you like via Skype, email or telephone.  The choice is yours.
  • A final meeting at my home office or at the venue (venue permitting) in the days prior to your ceremony. 
  • A professionally printed commemorative marriage certificate.
  • A bound copy of your marriage ceremony script.
  • Completion of all legal paperwork and lodgement with the relevant authorities on your behalf.   (Please note, after the marriage, couples seeking a copy of their Standard Marriage Certificate must apply for same from Births, Deaths and Marriages. For privacy reasons, I cannot apply for a copy of your certificate.)
  • A Change of Name Kit (for Australian residents) if either of you wish to change your surname via marriage.
  • A professional quality PA system with MP3 player (CD and USB) and iPhone connectivity.
  • I will dress appropriately to ensure that I complement the wedding party and reflect your dress code.
  • Please note:  I cannot provide musical services for a couple whose marriage I will solemnise

 Jade Walton Photography

Jade Walton Photography

 (c) Lilli Waters, I Got You Babe Wedding Photography

(c) Lilli Waters, I Got You Babe Wedding Photography

ELOPEMENT CEREMONY

This style of ceremony suits couples who wish to marry with only two witnesses present.  Elopements (commonly defined as "marrying unbeknown to family and friends") are often requested by couples who want an intimate and meaningful ceremony, but don't care for the "fuss" or expense of a wedding.

Elopement ceremonies are also desired by couples whose intended overseas ceremonies are unlikely to be legally recognised in Australia (such as those in Bali, where the validity of marriage can often be uncertain). 

My services include:

  • An initial, obligation-free meeting to discuss the legal requirements of a marriage and ceremony content. Should you wish to proceed, I would ask that you complete a booking form, sign my service agreement and pay a non-refundable booking fee to secure my services. 
  • A second meeting, during which time we will discuss the ceremony draft and attend to the legal documentation. I will also need to sight the identification documents relevant to your circumstances.
  • A professionally printed commemorative marriage certificate.
  • Completion of all legal paperwork and lodgement with the relevant authorities on your behalf.  (Please note, if a copy of your standard marriage certificate is required, you can apply to Births, Deaths and Marriages for this.)
  • A Change of Name Kit (for Australian residents) if either of you wish to change your surname via marriage.
  • I will dress appropriately to ensure that I reflect your dress code.
 Ben Swinnerton Photography

Ben Swinnerton Photography

RENEWAL OF VOWS

Perhaps you’re looking to celebrate a milestone anniversary or you wish to "re do" your ceremony in a vastly different style or with different guests. If so, a vow renewal ceremony is a wonderful way to re confirm your commitment to one another.

My services include:

  • An initial, obligation-free meeting to listen to your ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful and unique ceremony together.   During this meeting we’ll discuss the process of writing your ceremony. Should you wish to proceed, I would ask that you complete a booking form, sign my service agreement and pay a non-refundable booking fee to secure my services. 
  • Access to my resources (poems and verse, sample vows, ritual ideas and music suggestions).
  • A second meeting, during which time we will discuss the first draft of your ceremony.  Shortly after the second meeting I will email you the first draft of your ceremony. 
  • A professionally printed commemorative certificate, if required.
  • A bound copy of your vow renewal ceremony script.
  • A professional quality PA system with MP3 player (CD and USB) and iPhone connectivity.
  • I will dress appropriately to ensure that I reflect your dress code.

NAMING CEREMONY

A naming ceremony is a wonderful way to welcome a new member, of any age, to your family or wider community. As a mother of two young girls, I particularly enjoy these happy occasions. Whether you wish to celebrate the arrival of a new baby or unite foster or step children within your family, I will work with you to create a ceremony befitting of such a joyful occasion.

My services include:

  • An initial, obligation-free meeting to listen to your ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful and unique ceremony together.   During this meeting we’ll discuss the process of writing your ceremony. Should you wish to proceed, I would ask that you complete a booking form, sign my service agreement and pay a non-refundable booking fee to secure my services. 
  • Access to my resources (poems and verse, ritual ideas and music suggestions).
  • A second meeting, whereupon we will discuss the first draft of your ceremony. Shortly after the second meeting I will email you the first draft of your ceremony. 
  • A professionally printed naming ceremony certificate.
  • A bound copy of your naming ceremony script.
  • A professional quality PA system with MP3 player (CD and USB) and iPhone connectivity.
  • I will dress appropriately to ensure that I reflect your dress code.

 

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SALLY HUGHES - MELBOURNE MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

2018 ABIA Australian Marriage Celebrant of the Year

THREE TIME WINNER - ABIA Victorian Marriage Celebrant of the Year