Ceremonies

I have been lucky enough to officiate ceremonies for some amazing couples since 2007 and have performed hundreds of ceremonies here in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Byron Bay, Regional Queensland, Bondi, Melbourne and many places in between.

I offer you a professional, creative and affordable ceremony designed just for you.  I would love to chat to you more about your ideas for your ceremony and learn more about what style of ceremony you would like.

Whether you just want to do a fully personalised bespoke ceremony, a legals only ceremony, elope, renew your vows, have a commitment ceremony, have a same sex ceremony or celebrate the birth of your child, I have years of experience and suggestions on how to make your day amazing.

Covid-19 WeddingsFrom $350

If you were planning on getting married but have had your plans change due to the coronavirus, you can still legally get married in Brisbane.  Or you may have been getting married at the Brisbane Registry Office and would now like to get married in a park or at your own home.

There are some restrictions in place of course, which will will need to follow and they are listed below. (NB: This information is current as of 09/04/2020)

  • Maximum of 5 people – this includes your celebrant, the couple and two witnesses.
  • Social distancing and the 4 square metre rule still needs to occur at your wedding, so no hugs, kisses or high-fives unfortunately, except between the happy couple.

Please contact me for a quote.

 

Elopement Packages during Covid-19

$1650

I also offer an amazing elopement package which includes

  • Your celebrant and all the legal paperwork required
  • A fabulous photographer, Kate, from Twig and Fawn Photography.  You will receive 2 x hours of photography with a minimum of 100 digital photos.  (Kate would need be one of your witnesses so we follow the current rules).
  • A beautiful bouquet and buttonhole with your choice of six colour palettes from My Little Flower Shoppe
  • A choice of city garden locations or your own backyard

Please get in touch for more information.


Bespoke Ceremony $850

I would love to create a ceremony for you that captures the essence of your love for one another and tell the exciting story of your journey together.

  • A meeting before the wedding at my home office in Newmarket (this is when the first of the legal documents are prepared and you will discuss your ceremony)
  • PA System and microphone for use during the ceremony
  • An awesome Ceremony information folder to borrow with heaps of ideas and examples of vows, exchange of rings, readings etc
  • Preparation of all the legal documentation before, during and after the ceremony
  • Documents lodged with the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • A full rehearsal at chosen venue (within 35km of Newmarket)
  • Unlimited email and phone contact
  • A fully personalised ceremony written for you
  • Ceremony performed at chosen venue (within 35km of Newmarket)
  • Copy of your ceremony
  • Presentation Marriage Certificate on the day

Weekday, Elopement or Registry Office Alternative Wedding CeremonyMonday - Thursday 7am – 7pm, Friday - Sunday before 1pm$450

If you are looking for a no fuss, simple, yet elegant ceremony then this may be for you.  Whether you are thinking of eloping, getting married during the week or wanting something a bit more personal than getting married at the Registry Office, please feel free to get in touch.

  • Initial meeting to complete paperwork and discuss your ceremony
  • All legal paperwork completed and lodged
  • Choice of ceremony
  • Ceremony performed at chosen venue (within 35km of Newmwarket)
  • Copy of your ceremony
  • Presentation Marriage Certificate on the day

Please contact me for a quote if you are having a weekday wedding outside these days and times.


Legals only ceremony $350

Similar to a Registry Office wedding, but you don’t have to travel to the CBD, or wait in line, and be just a number. All you need is yourselves, two witnesses* and me and we can do a legal ceremony in my home office in Newmarket.  You can still write your own personal vows too!  We don’t even need to meet in person beforehand, we can meet over Skype, and all the pre-ceremony legal paperwork can be done via post and email.  Then we meet on the day, sign some paperwork, do the legal ceremony and you are married! (*Maximum of 4 extra guests). To find out more information about completing and lodging a Notice of Intended Marriage in Australia, click here.


Renewal of Vows $600

Includes all of the Bespoke Ceremony inclusions without the legal aspects.


Overseas Visitors

Yes, you can get married in Australia if you one or both of you live overseas.  We don’t even have to meet in person until the wedding day if you are travelling until then!  We can chat over Skype to discuss your ceremony and I can explain the all the legalities required.  To find out more information about completing and lodging a Notice of Intended Marriage in Australia, click here.


Payment Schedule

A $300 non-refundable Lodgement of Notice of Intended Marriage fee and booking fee is payable within 15 days of booking to secure your ceremony date and time with me.  The balance of your fee is due within 30 days of your ceremony.  Cancellation of your ceremony within 30 days – the full fee is still payable.  Cancellation more than 30 days of your ceremony and your fee will be refunded, less the non-refundable booking fee.


Additional Fee's

  • Travel fee outside 35km from Newmarket ($1.50 per km)
  • Parking costs
  • Rehearsal at venue $100 (within 35km of Newmarket) – however, this is included in the Bespoke Ceremony
  • Witnesses (please contact me for a quote)