Weddings & Commitment Ceremonies

 

A lot of work goes into planning a wedding. I am sure you have people pulling you in different directions and a to-do list that rivals the busiest CEOs. Let's take some of that stress off your shoulders. I am here to help you with all of your unique requirements, for any style, location, party size or venue.

I offer a world of personalised experience and a little touch of magic to weave in, having orchestrated major national events and memorable celebrations over many years.

Life experience has taught me to be flexible and resourceful – nothing can surprise or faze me, particularly under pressure. Trust me. I've seen it all. I'll calm the aunties and the in-laws and make sure you have the space you need to enjoy your ceremony to the fullest. My sense of humour and sensitivity often prevails and your well-being will be my priority throughout the entire process.

Whether your wedding is an impromptu affair or has been months, even years, in the making, I want to help you fashion a ceremony that reflects your history, philosophy, and creativity – as individuals and as a couple. Together we will create a fun, relaxed and memorable experience.

Glen-Marie xx

 
Together we will create a fun, relaxed and memorable experience
— Glen-Marie

What will your ceremony look like?

 

The ceremony can be traditional, interfaith, quirky, romantic, elegant, formal, casual, funky, unusual or in costume. We can include cultural customs and rituals or you can even start your own. If you can dream it up, we can work it out. The choice is unlimited!

It can be an intimate gathering or a grand affair (and everything in between). You can hold it in the park, at the beach, on a boat, in a vineyard or your own backyard.

You may even wish to have a rose ceremony or a sand ceremony, maybe a Ring Warming Ceremony or a Hand-Fasting, involve family members, or special friends. It's all about having fun!

We can legally solemnise the marriage or create a totally unique commitment ceremony. No matter who you are, finding love and happiness should be celebrated.

 

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It's Your Day

Let’s craft a wonderful, meaning-filled ceremony that expresses the most significant aspect of your lives. One that recognises the profound commitment you are making, as well as the sheer joy of the occasion.

So let’s begin this adventure together. I promise, it will be hassle-free, wonderfully fun, and an experience that you will never forget and will always treasure!

Whatever your wish, we will make it happen.

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Good to Know

I can offer tips and experience to ensure your wedding day not only runs smoothly but also involves your family and guests.

I can work with you on writing your own wedding vows and offer suggestions for music, rituals, and readings that you may wish to include in your ceremony.

Having mentored and coached in personal image, media and speech presentation, I can help you and your party with tips on public speaking, presentation and how to make the most of your photography on the day.


Let's Chat

 

If you're ready to talk tactics about your wedding, tap on the button below and fill out the form to get started. Don't forget to check out the "Process" section below for all the info and what to expect from our time together.

 
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life and your ceremony is at the heart of that celebration
— Glen-Marie
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Where are we celebrating?

Beach weddings, in a barn, in the city, in a field, on a boat, in a vineyard, in your backyard, no matter the location - if you can dream it up, I am there for it. 

While I am based in Sydney and Bowral, Southern Highlands, I am happy to travel anywhere in Australia to help you celebrate. 

After all, isn't it really just the beginning of a new adventure?

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Love is what matters

We did it! Australia has spoken and LOVE WINS! I'm so excited, primed and ready to celebrate with you. 

Let's get to work to create a ceremony that matches your values and your wishes to the fullest - a party for the ages.

Love is love.

The Process: What to Expect

 

The success of your wedding ceremony starts with the choice of the right celebrant. The first step is getting to know me. I welcome you to come in for an obligation-free chat about your special day. You can check me out to see if I’m the right celebrant for you. If you decide to book me then the excitement begins!

 

Wedding Questionnaire

This is all about helping me to get to know you and make our catch ups as efficient as possible. Fill this out prior to our meeting or we can complete it together. 

My main objective is to discover what is most important to you, then turn that into an expressive, memorable ceremony - one that reflects your union and your lifestyle.

I want this process to be fun and relaxed!

 

Paperwork

Let's get the legals out of the way. Importantly, inside the Kit is a “Notice of Intended Marriage” (don’t complete the back page 4 until we meet).

This Notice must be lodged with me one month before the wedding date, however soonest is preferable.

We'll go through the various legal information I require at our next meeting, for example, I need to view your ID and proof of date and birth.  If you’ve been previously married, there are some additional documents I will need to view.

 

Creating the Ceremony

Once all of your thoughts, wishes and ideas have been discussed, I then supply a first draft which we will use as a starting point for your ceremony.

For legally binding ceremonies, there will be a portion of the wording that is required by law to solemnize the marriage.

I’m happy to keep making modifications along the way. We should aim to complete the final draft two weeks before the wedding.  

Let’s make this a happy relaxed experience so that your ceremony reflects your personalities, ideals, beliefs and cultural values. Getting it right down to the last tiny detail is every bit as important to me as it is to you.

 

Payments

We will discuss my fees when we have our initial consultation and these will be based on your location and any additional requirements you might have. Once we agree to work together (exciting!), there will be a deposit of $300. The balance will be paid prior to the ceremony. 

 

Rehearsal

The rehearsal is an integral part of the process. I highly recommend a rehearsal at the venue as it also provides the opportunity for choreography and for the bridal party and family to bond and feel relaxed before the big day.  It is also great for us to go over the paperwork for the ceremony so you are familiar with it.   

If your photographer or video team can be there, I will be able to brief them. If not, I meet with them at least one hour before your ceremony.

I will bring my own microphone and PA system if required. If there is a wedding planner or onsite A/V team, the rehearsal is a great time to work with them to ensure everything is ready to go. Otherwise this will happen on the day. Of course, we will do a final check just before we kick off.

 

On the day

It's finally here! Now it’s YOUR day. We are organised so there will be no surprises, however I’m never fazed by the unexpected. I will keep you calm and centered as you make your vows.

The most important aspect of the day is that you and your wedding party are ready to enjoy this most memorable occasion. And it will be !

Following the ceremony I’ll forward all legal documentation to Births, Deaths and Marriages within fourteen days of the wedding.

 

Congratulations! You're married!