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You are getting married - Congratulations!
Love is a many-splendoured thing and marriage is a wonderful and legal recognition of a lifelong commitment to each other. Everyone wants their wedding to be special, reflecting their own desires and dreams, whether they be elaborate with 500 people in attendance or a simple ceremony with just the two of you, your witnesses and celebrant.
If you have met your soul-mate and don’t want to wait, I generally don’t take bookings more than 10 months ahead, although I have been known to make exceptions. This allows me the luxury of accommodating those couples who want a short planning time for their service, a more casual wedding atmosphere, or the closest that Australia allows for an “elopement”.
Except in exceptional circumstances, you need to give one month's notice (Notice of Intended Marriage).
Years of Experience
You have made a choice to marry and I would be honoured to be your celebrant. I performed my first wedding in 1988, as a Local Registrar at a country Court House, and was appointed by the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department as a Civil Marriage Celebrant in my own right in 2009. You get the benefit of the years of experience that I can bring to make your wedding truly special.
Every ceremony is tailored just for you
You come to an expert for ideas and to find out what has to be (the mandatory legal bits) and what the possibilities are (how you can make your ceremony uniquely your own). Your dreams, desires and needs are what drive my creative and imaginative flair and you will receive a fully customised ceremony.
The resources provided to you allow you to choose from various mini-ceremonies to include, such as Unity Candles, Hand-fasting or Rose Ceremonies. You can acknowledge loved ones no longer with us and be guided as to how best to arrange the various components of the ceremony. Versions of vows and ring vows are also provided. I am also happy to include some religious aspects, if that is what you wish.
Professionalism and Confidence in Your Celebrant
I am a confident public speaker, sensitive to my clients’ requirements. Whilst mainly covering the Far South Coast and Snowy Monaro areas, I am happy to travel to locations outside those areas and can perform ceremonies anywhere in Australia. I am a member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants and adhere to their Codes of Best Practice and Conduct. I also undertake Ongoing Professional Development each year to stay current with legislative changes and other industry improvements.
Angel On Standby is fully insured and I have a PA system available for services.