Celebrant for Weddings & Civil Unions
Wedding and Commitment Days are among life’s most important and wonderful occasions. As celebrant I find myself becoming totally involved in the process of making the ceremony everything you would want it to be,
My commitment, my emotions, will mirror those of yours on the day while going through the ceremony, helping to make the occasion a truly special celebration of the love shared between two people and their friends and families.
Civil Union Celebrant
I am honoured to perform commitment ceremonies for both opposite and same sex couples, wanting to show their love and commitment to each other. A Civil Union ceremony is very similar to that of a Wedding ceremony, one which symbolises the togetherness of your relationship.
To assist you with your Wedding or Civil Union Ceremony, I will:
- Meet you in your home/my home to discuss and plan your ceremony.
- Provide you with a warm, professional and open approach.
- Provide you with references from past clients.
- Provide you with sample readings, vows and ceremonies if required.
- Conduct a dress rehearsal for you and your party.
- Provide you with a 'Personalised' copy of your ceremony.
There are many options of expressing your love for each other during the ceremony, these may include:
- Unity Candle
- Sand Ceremony
- Rose Ceremony
- Wine Sharing Ceremony
- Hand Fasting or Hand Blessing Ceremony
- Involvement of Family or Friends In Your Ceremony
- Honouring Your Family and/or Culture
What is a Civil Union?
- A civil union may be entered into by couples of the same sex or by couples of different sexes.
- A civil union ceremony may be held before either a Registrar of Civil Unions in a Registry Office or by an appointed Civil Union Celebrant.
- Consent to enter into a civil union must be obtained if you are 16 to 17 years of age.
- Couples may change the form of their relationship between civil unions and marriages:
- Couples who are married to each other, and who wish to continue in a relationship with each other, may change the form of that relationship to a civil union without having to formally dissolve their marriage (which normally involves living apart for 2 years).
- Two people who are in a civil union with each other, and who wish to continue in a relationship with each other,may change the form of that relationship to a marriage without having to formally dissolve their civil union (which normally involves living apart for 2 years).