It is advisable to book your marriage celebrant as soon as you set a date for your wedding. Once this is done we can arrange to meet to complete the necessary paperwork and show you a selection of ceremonies – you may wish to take away some copies of ceremonies to decide at your leisure. I will also show you some books on ceremonies which have a selection of readings to choose from. At this meeting we can discuss how the ceremony proceeds and answer any questions you may have.
Weddings for limited numbers may be held in Pauline’s Federation home or garden – please enquire. This is a good alternative to a Registry Office wedding as it is much more relaxed, private and personal and you are welcome to celebrate with Champagne after the ceremony.
You may then wish to move on to one of the many Italian restaurants in nearby Leichhardt or perhaps Chinese in Ashfield or one of the many restaurants in Balmain.
These ceremonies are an alternative rite of passage to a christening or baptism and are growing in popularity. The ceremony is usually held in the comfort of your own home or in a park setting. The child receives an A4 parchment certificate with an area on the back for your guests’ signatures as a memento of the day.
Why not re-affirm your vows on a special anniversary? This can be done in the privacy of your home or a venue of your choice. You will receive an A4 parchment certificate as a keep sake of your re-affirmation of vows.
Same Sex Ceremonies
Whilst marriages between same sex couples are not legal in Australia, you can have a commitment ceremony to openly declare your love for each other and celebrate your relationship. Many of us are hoping the laws will soon be changed to allow any two adults in a loving and committed relationship to be married. I am LGBT friendly and cannot wait for the day Australia comes up to speed on this.
If one or both of you are British Citizens, contact me regarding information on having a Civil Union Ceremony in Sydney, followed by a Commitment Ceremony.