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Weddings

As an experienced marriage celebrant, I will guide you in the creation of a ceremony that is perfect for you! We will discuss how family and friends may be included. I will research traditions, vows, poems, readings, music, including the time-honored and the original. We may even invent our own! The sky is the limit! You will have full approval of your entire ceremony, and I will give you a beautiful keepsake copy that you can treasure forever.
A wedding is a momentous occasion celebrating your love and commitment to each other, and your ceremony will reflect that. I am here to advise and assist you in all possible ways and for any legal requirements.

Overseas Couples/Spouse Visa:
If you are applying for a Prospective Marriage Visa I can provide you with the necessary documentation for the Immigration Department to assist you with your fiancé visa application. A registration fee is charged for this service and a letter issued with the conformation that a Notice of Intended Marriage form (NOIM) has been lodged with the celebrant.

Baby Naming
Baby naming Ceremony is a very special way of celebrating the birth of your child and gathering your family and friends together to welcome the new arrival. Any parent can make the arrangements to hold a Naming Ceremony.

Parents do not have to be married and can come from any cultural background, with any spiritual or religious beliefs or with none.

A beautiful naming certificate is presented to the parents. The appointed guardians / godparents and the grandparents are also issued with a certificate.

Renewal of Vows
There are a variety of reasons couples choose to renew their wedding vows in a unique and personal ceremony. The ceremony can be created around your individual views and experiences together which will make it yours exclusively. There are no boundaries with couples ages or the years of marriage.

Your ceremony can be structured to be traditional and formal or more relaxed and informal, as you wish. You can include special elements, favourite songs and poetry of your choice. A beautiful keepsake certificate will be presented to the couple at the ceremony.

Commitment Ceremony/Same-Sex Commitment Ceremony
This ceremony has no legal status but it gives couples the opportunity to declare a life-long commitment of love and dedication to each other. The occasion can be shared with family and friends. You may include poetry, music and readings that hold a special meaning for you. Whatever your choices in ceremony style and presentation, I will be delighted to help you create a memorable and joyous experience.

A beautiful certificate will be signed during the ceremony and this is presented to the couple.

Funerals/Memorials
As an authorised funeral celebrant, I can assist you to make the choices that suit you best and create a meaningful ceremony to celebrate the life of your loved one whilst taking in to account your wishes, values and beliefs.

I can arrange to meet with you in your own home or a place of your choosing or you can attend my office at a time convenient to you.

I can offer help and advice and ensure your ceremony reflects the wishes of you, your family and the deceased. I will help coordinate family and close friends who wish to participate in the service, by means of readings, poems and personal tributes. I am happy to incorporate any religious beliefs you hold, or conduct a non-religious service.

 

Diane Edwards
"In Marriage,everyday you love, and everyday you forgive. It is an ongoing sacrament, love and forgiveness."
-Bill Moyers

"Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words."
-Platus