WEDDINGS & ELOPEMENTS

Your ceremony kicks off your wedding, so let's make it amazing! 

LUXE when you want it ALL  

PRIVATE PARTIES

The LUXE is a full service ceremony for the couple who want everything – entrance of the wedding party, music playing, exchange of personal vows and rings, poems and rituals (if that’s your thing), through to walking out together to applause and congratulations from your family and friends.

What's included?​

  • Me, an easy going, warm, super-organised, experienced celebrant who will feel like a friend helping you throughout your wedding planning.

  • About 20 + hours spent writing and creating your ceremony to tell your love story.

  • Full draft ceremony sent one month before your wedding date for review and with endless rewrites (if needed) until you feel it's 100% perfect. 

  • Rehearsal (if required) to practise all elements of your ceremony.

  • Handling of legal documentation including Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and registration of documents with Births Deaths Marriages after your ceremony.

  • Professionally delivered ceremony that showcases you as a couple.

  • Professional quality sound system and microphone.

  • Modern ideas to make your ceremony unique and a highlight for you and your guests.

  • Vow coaching. If you don’t know where to start with writing your personal vows, I am more than happy to help and will give you a copy of my 'Wedding Vow Inspo' guide. 

  • No guest limits...invite everyone!

  • Up to 2 hours service on the day of your event. Arriving an hour early to check everything is ready to go with the venue co-ordinator and other wedding suppliers, assist where needed and be a welcoming face for your guests.

  • Dress code to fit in with your ceremony theme or colours. 

  • Unless you ask, or for the particular sections needed for your ceremony, I will not stand between you and obscure the beautiful backdrop you have chosen for your ceremony or those special moments that are just about you.

  • Marriage certificate on your wedding day.

  • A 'Change Your Name' guide if either of you are taking your partner's surname.

  • Other wedding vendor recommendations. I know some amazing people in the wedding industry who I have worked with and highly recommend. If you need some suggestions I'd love to help.

  • Travel within 50km from Mount Lawley.

Fee $800

 Find out if I have your date available

Travel fee for weddings conducted in Bunbury, Dunsborough, Eagle Bay, Yallingup and Margaret River is $300. If you would like an onsite rehearsal the day before your wedding an additional $200.00 will apply for accommodation. All other locations will be quoted prior to booking. 

 

SWEET just the legals  

PEARL a perfect elopement 

The PEARL is for the couple who are eloping or just want a no fuss ceremony. 

What's included?​

  • Full draft ceremony sent one month before your wedding date for review and with endless rewrites (if needed) until you feel it's 100% perfect. 

  • Handling of legal documentation including Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and registration of documents with Births Deaths Marriages after your ceremony.

  • Professionally delivered ceremony.

  • Vow coaching. If you know where to start with writing your personal vows, I am more than happy to help and will give you a copy of my Wedding Vow Inspo guide.

  • Professional quality sound system and microphones

  • Limited to 30 guests.

  • Dress code to fit in with your theme or colours.

  • Marriage certificate on your wedding day.

  • A 'Change of Name' guide if either of you are taking your partner's surname.

  • Travel within 50km from Mount Lawley.

 

Fee $700

 

 

 

Wedding Party

A short intimate ceremony for those who just want to get married. It will be just you, your two witnesses and me. I'll say the bare minimum legal wording and you'll say a  legal vow. Still lots of love, just less of the fuss! 

What's included?

  • Marriage ceremony (personal vows and exchange of rings can be included)

  • Handling of legal documentation

  • Registration of your marriage with Births Deaths Marriages

  • Keepsake marriage certificate

  • No guests, just your two witnesses

  • Ceremony is held in my Mount Lawley home office.

Fee $390

Sweet on Location

You choose the place (within 50km from Mount Lawley), I'll bring the paperwork and present a bare minimum wording ceremony. 

Fee $450

Sweet Plus

When you want just a little bit more, I'll add in exchange of personal vows and rings, and write some lovely wording for your ceremony watched on by your 10 guests.

Fee $600

   

Please complete the enquiry form

This package is for couples who want to be married and have a beautifully styled ceremony. Perfect for elopements !

What's included?

  • Me, an easy going, warm, super-organised, experienced celebrant who will feel like a friend helping you throughout your wedding planning.

  • About 20 + hours spent writing and creating your ceremony to tell your love story.

  • Full draft ceremony one month before your wedding date and with endless rewrites (if needed) until you feel it's 100% perfect.

  • Rehearsal (if required) to practise all elements of your ceremony.

  • Handling of legal documentation and registration of your marriage with Births Deaths Marriages.

  • Professionally delivered ceremony that showcases you as a couple.

  • Professional quality sound system and microphone.

  • Modern ideas to make your ceremony unique and a highlight for you and your guests.

  • Vow coaching. If you don’t know where to start with writing your personal vows, I am more than happy to help and will give you a copy of my 'Wedding Vow Inspo' guide. 

  • No guest limits...invite everyone!

  • Up to 2 hours service on the day of your event. Arriving an hour early to check everything is ready to go with the venue co-ordinator and other wedding suppliers, assist where needed and be a welcoming face for your guests.

  • Dress code to fit in with your ceremony theme or colours. 

  • Unless you ask, or for the particular sections needed for your ceremony, I will not stand between you and obscure the beautiful backdrop you have chosen for your ceremony or those special moments that are just about you.

  • Commemorative Marriage Certificate

  • Certification of ID for copy of registered marriage certificate from Births Deaths Marriages

  • A 'Change Your Name' guide if either of you are taking your partner's surname.

  • Other wedding vendor recommendations. I know some amazing people in the wedding industry who I have worked with and highly recommend. If you need some suggestions I'd love to help.

 

What's included for the ceremony styling?

  • 24 chairs and sashes

  • Aisle decor (choice of 6 shepherd hooks with vases and florals; vases or jars with florals tied to chairs; lanterns)

  • Ivory carpet runner

  • Signing table, two chairs and florals

  • Arbour (choice of five styles) with florals (your colour choice)

  • Easel with one sign (your choice from range available)

  • One meeting onsite prior to wedding day

  • Two hour set-up on wedding day

 

Fee $1500

 

As every couple and every ceremony is different, please complete the enquiry form and I will provide you with a customised price. 

The price above includes travel within 50km from Perth CBD. Planning a ceremony further away? Contact me for a quote.

* If you would like a photographer or videographer to capture your day, let me know and I'll connect you with two wonderful companies who will give you a quote.

CEREMONY & STYLING  

Frequently asked questions

When should we book our wedding date?


As soon as possible! (Bet you knew that already). There are definitely months of the year that are more popular for weddings - October and November, and January to April. You'll find like other wedding suppliers, celebrants are booked one to two years in advance. So don’t leave it until the last minute – book your date early so you're not disappointed.




What documents will we need to show to be married?


You will each need to show me identification documents when lodging the Notice of Intended Marriage.

The identification required to prove your birth date, place of birth and photo identification is:

  • Your Birth Certificate or your Passport (Australian or overseas); and

  • Photo identification eg Passport (Australian or overseas), driver's licence or WA photo card.

Scanned copies of your original ID can be emailed to me.

If either of you have been married before, I will need to see evidence of how that marriage ended (e.g. death, divorce or nullity).

If one of you is under 18 years of age, you will need to be given consent and court approval. That document will need to be shown to me.




What is the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and how do we lodge it?


The Notice of Intended Marriage Form is a form that any couple getting married in Australia must lodge with their celebrant.

I help couples complete the information on the NOIM and use an online system to make it so easy. The NOIM is considered lodged when I receive and witness it.

If one of you is unable to be present at the lodgment of the NOIM, there are several ways to meet the requirements, which I can let you know.

If you are overseas, you can complete the NOIM and have it witnessed by a public notary, then send it to me for lodging. Ask me to tell you how to do this.

The NOIM must be lodged no later than one month before your wedding date. If you're marriage does not take place within 18 months of lodging the NOIM, it will expire.




My partner is away and cannot sign the Notice of Intended Marriage. What can I do?


The NOIM can be lodged with only one signature. Your partner will need to sign the NOIM before your wedding day.




What happens if my partner cannot speak or understand English?


This isn’t a problem — just let me know when you make your booking so I can let you know the procedure and how to contact the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).

An interpreter will be required to attend meetings and your wedding ceremony on the day.

If you have identification and divorce documents that are not in English, you will need to have these translated, and at your cost.




Do we need to have two witnesses at our ceremony?


Yes. You need to have two witnesses who are both 18 years or older.

They must be able to understand what is said during the ceremony and will each sign the marriage register at the end of the ceremony.

The witnesses can be in your wedding party but you might like to ask mum or dad, siblings, nan or grandad...so long as they are over 18.

You don't need to have a witness each.

Your witnesses do not have to prove their identity or be residents of Australia.




Can we change our wedding date if our plans change?


If I don't have another booking on your new date, I'll be happy to do your ceremony.

If I'm unable to perform your ceremony on the new date, I'll suggest another celebrant for you to contact. When you have found your new celebrant, I will transfer the Notice of Intended Marriage over to them to meet the legal requirements.

Your booking fee of $200 is non-refundable.




What happens if we decide to change the wedding venue?


Changing the venue is no problem but you will need to let me know well in advance as I may have another ceremony booked.

I plan my travel between bookings to make sure that I am always there at least 30 minutes before. Your new venue may mean I can't do this so we really need to talk about it well before the day.

The package you initially accepted would have included travel to a venue within 50 kms of the Perth CBD, which will also apply to the new venue.

However if the new venue is further than 50 kms, a travel fee will be discussed with you.




I intend to live overseas. Will my Australian marriage be recognised there?


If you marry in Australia but intend to live or work in another country, you'll need to have your official Marriage Certificate certified as authentic for the relevant overseas country.

In most cases an Apostille Stamp (which you can obtain from the Australian Passport Office) proves that an Australian registered Marriage Certificate is authentic and genuine.

This is quite a simple procedure, but you need to allow time to finalise this after your marriage, and before you travel overseas.

Also, for some countries, a different procedure is required, so you should check what's required as soon as possible.

You can find out more from the Australian Passport Office.




Can we have whatever we like in our ceremony?


I'll craft a beautiful personal ceremony with endless rewrites until you're 100% happy. You can include poems, reading, rituals like candle lighting, sand blending, hand tying, wine pouring, music... it's your ceremony, your day, your way.

But (yep there's a but) there are two sections that must be included: the Monitum (this is legal wording that I must say) and the legal Vows that each of you must say. Unless these are in your ceremony and heard by your two witnesses and anyone else present, your marriage will not be legal.




Do we have to use a microphone?


No. Using my sound system and microphone is a choice you can make. However a couple of things to consider. Your witnesses must hear the legal wording of your ceremony. It's also important to consider your guests. If they can't hear what's being said, they'll switch off. So if you're having a very intimate small wedding, we can probably go without the sound system and microphone. If you're having a big wedding and especially if it's outside, I really recommend using it.




Will you officiate a same sex marriage ceremony?


Absolutely! I was over the moon when the ‘yes’ vote gave everyone the right to marry the love of their life. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of conducting some amazing same sex marriage ceremonies. Each time I get to say the new wording for the monetum – Marriage in Australia is the union of two people – my heart gives a little fist pump! I feel extremely comfortable with any couple but it's important that you feel comfortable with me, so take up my offer of a free 'meet and greet' and let's see if we 'click'!