Same Sex Weddings

Gay Marriage Marriage Celebrant support

Legalising All Love Connections

     YESYAY!

I have always ardently supported same sex marriage because I feel that the acknowledgement of love, no matter the gender, should be afforded to everyone.

Like many issues in life, to feel passionately about something it needs to be experienced by the heart, something.

I have five children and two step children who are all happy, balanced individuals each making their own mark on the world. I take some credit for this but also identify that they have made their own choices and forged their own path. Amongst the mix of children I have a gay son and a lesbian stepdaughter, who are adored and cherished for the people they are. Having raised (and help raise) them I understand that their sexual orientation is not a choice but rather a state of being. When reflecting on all the children, in regards to partnering and hopefully finding the joy of compatible companionship, my hope is that they each may have the opportunity to publicly proclaim that their partnership, with their chosen mate, is so deep that they want it to last for all of their days.

One day I look forward to marrying my children (if that is their choice) but in the meantime I look forward to marrying other people’s children,,,,making their parents proud of the loving children they have created.

I am very proud of Australia at the moment and I am thrilled to be a Celebrant in these momentous times.

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The Ceremony Structure

I offer all couples a beautiful and loving Wedding Ceremony, which truly reflects the pure intention of their love, their relationship and their personalities.

Legally, there are only 4 compulsory components which must be included in your ceremony. Everything else is up to you!

Here is a suggested framework for your order of service.

  • Processional
  • The Giving Away
  • Welcome
  • A short introduction about the couple’s commitment to each other and view of marriage
  • The love story
  • Reading
  • Legal Ceremony…section 46 of The Marriage Act…‘The Monitum’
  • The Couple’s Declaration..this is a public declaration to all those present
  • Poetry/Blessing/Ritual
  • Ring Ceremony…some form of ceremonial symbolic exchange depending on race or religion
  • Vows…a selection of either custom written or poetic vows
  • The Declaration …the Celebrant announces the couple ‘Partners for Life’
  • Signing of the register
  • Final blessing followed by a introduction of couple
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My Fee

My job is to ensure every aspect of your wedding ceremony is addressed with an eye for detail and that, where possible, all you needs, desires and requirements are fulfilled. Your ceremony is the jewel in the crown of the whole wedding experience and my specialty is to evoke emotion and intimacy. Goosebumps are my goal and tears are a bonus.

Included in my duties of service

  • A preliminary meeting at either my home or a mutually suitable location, obligation free.
  • In order to prepare the ceremony to your satisfaction and to complete any necessary legal paperwork, I offer unlimited face to face consultation.
  • Unlimited telephone and email communications.
  • Information pack including explanatory notes, marriage education consultants etc.
  • Lodgement of all legal documentation before and after the ceremony.
  • A complimentary portfolio of music, readings, poems and vows, together with relevant ceremony and marriage information.
  • Access to further resources on my website which are protected from the public, a password will be supplied.
  • 3 iTunes songs of your choice for the ceremony
  • Preparation and Design of the ceremony, incorporating any special requests such as cultural traditions, family values and rituals.
  • If required supply of ribbons for the Handfasting.
  • Assistance with writing vows.
  • Supply of P.A. system with incorporates a CD player.
  • My husband (my secret weapon to make the ceremony streamlined) plays the music when required and operates the audio equipment.
  • Signing table.
  • Chairs for signing table.
  • The delivery of the ceremony.
  • Keepsake copy of your ceremony and wedding music cd.
  • Ceremonial marriage certificate.
  • Love, joy and sharing!

My fee for a personalised ceremony is $950