The Educated Celebrant

Ongoing Professional Development Did you know that celebrants must attend a 5-hour workshop annually to update their knowledge and continue their registration as Authorised Marriage Celebrants? Before the advances in Marriage Equality, I could call myself a “Civil...
COVID Weddings Can Still Be Romantic

COVID Weddings Can Still Be Romantic

“COVID” weddings don’t sound very romantic, but truly they can be the most romantic of all.ElopementsWhat could be more romantic than running off with your beloved to a secret location?Just the two of you, me and two witnesses.I did a beautiful such ceremony at...
After the Introduction…

After the Introduction…

You set the scene with your introduction and establish a tone for your ceremony. Usually the introduction is conducted by me as celebrant but do remember anybody can introduce the proceedings and you may prefer to have someone who knows you well – or even do it...
Writing your Ceremony

Writing your Ceremony

I’ll give you lots of ceremonies – of course you can just choose one or mix and match the elements but the whole point of the civil way of being married is that you have the opportunity to make it utterly personal and unique. There is no standard wording you...
Your Ceremony Homework… Due at our second meeting

Your Ceremony Homework… Due at our second meeting

So I will give you the “package” when you fill out your Notice of Intended Marriage. It will give you plenty of ceremonies from which to choose or to mix and match – or of course on which to base your own personal interpretation. There are some things to bear in mind...

Wedding Ceremony Formula

When you come to see me to book your wedding I’ll give you lots of ceremonies to either choose from or mix and match. But do remember these are just suggestions – you can ignore it all and start again with your own words… and just use my ceremonies as a guide to what...