I have been a Celebrant for 6 years and have officiated at nearly 150 weddings.. and just love my job. I can help you organise a traditional wedding, and elopement or even a destination wedding,
In November 2015, I was appointed by the Australian Attorney General as a registered Marriage Celebrant to conduct civil marriage ceremonies in accordance with the Marriage Act.
Each year I am required to undertake ongoing professional development and pay an annual fee to retain my registration.
As a fulltime Celebrant, I can be flexible when meeting with you, and when marrying you.
Weddings for Everyone is a registered business
I am myself married to the love of my life Neil and our children are our gorgeous west highland white terriers, Darby and Rhia, and Frankie.
We live in Railton in NW Tasmania.
I am an avid gardener.
We are coordinators for
Westies Tasmania and Westie Rescue and Rehoming Tasmania and we have a ball organising regular outings and events with our groups. We have lots of dog-loving friends.
When you love what you do.. you will never work a day in your life.. and for me being a celebrant is not work.
I really do love what I do...
Common advice when you start looking for a celebrant is to find one you are comfortable with.
However, there are other things you should also consider: You should consider if your celebrant is experienced and someone who will make you feel at ease, who you can laugh with, and someone who ‘gets you and has the knowledge and the skillset to present a meaningful and personal ceremony.
Being entrusted with one of the most important days is not something I take lightly, therefore when you book me, I fully commit to you for the day.
IT IS YOUR DAY... whether you chose a big family event, an elopement or chose a destination wedding
and it has to be special!
Having advocated for Marriage Equality for many years I have always looked forward to the day... (and that day was 9th December 2017)
You can now marry the one you love. Weddings for Everyone
Love is Love no matter of gender OR orientation
“Marriage, according to the law in Australia is the union of two people to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life”
Excerpt of the Legal Monitum of Australia Marriage Act.
If you are wanting a non-discriminating and
non-religious ceremonies is my focus. However respecting everyone's spiritual beliefs, I am very comfortable with and open to including expressions of your spirituality or religion in your ceremony.
I am prepared to learn and develop to accommodate your wishes.
Elopement in my office $550
North and Northwest $600
Midlands and Highlands $750
West Coast $850
North East -East Coast & South Please contact me
Something to consider!
Weekday Weddings attract a discount
My prices include Travel.
A written quotation confirming my all-inclusive price will always be offered.
You will know my cost from the start.. no surprise add-ons.
Option: I can order your marriage certificate at the time of registering your marriage. I charge you what BDM charge me (Approx $65)
when you want to share the moment of your vows just with each other,
or you want a stress-free, romantic, and private ceremony - sometimes before their public ceremony
Or perhaps you just don’t want to or need to tell anyone.
An elopement ceremony is conducted with minimal or no guests in attendance (only witnesses).
An elopement still requires the lodgement of your Notice of Intention to Marry to be lodged a minimum of 30 days before your wedding date and no more than 18 months.
To legally marry in Australia
We usually meet at my office in Railton for our first appointment
A very casual meeting, where we can talk weddings…No need to dress up or be nervous. Come as you are...
Interstate or Distant?
We can overcome distance issues and arrange lodgement of your paperwork easily - I can explain how easy it is.
We will prepare the paperwork.
sign and lodge it together
Payment of your lodgement and booking fee is required with lodgement of your notice. .
I will give you a book of ideas and suggestions for you to select readings, poems, and vows for you to choose from or for inspiration if you are wanting to write your own vows.
I send you home with a questionnaire for you to sit down together and give me some information about your relationship... so I can then write your love story.
We will have to meet at least once more before the wedding.
We finalise the draft and sign your declaration of no legal impediment and catch up on all the wedding goss.
Do you really want a Wedding rehearsal? or a read-through?
I don’t require one but will attend one if YOU want one
(for any weddings of any distance from my office an alternative address can be agreed on or extra travel will be charged)
On the day
I provide a PA System for Ceremony only. (Weather and venue pending)
I greet you at the alter on your wedding day and perform your Ceremony in front of your witnesses and guests.
I pronounce you