Whether you would prefer a casual daytime ceremony, an elopement with only your witnesses, or an all-inclusive evening ceremony, the options are endless. Your wedding should be an expression of who you are as a couple, and I would be thrilled to create something that is special and tailored to you.
Themed weddings are becoming increasingly popular, as are symbolic rituals such as candle lighting, sand blending or hand-fasting. Although there are some aspects of a marriage ceremony that must be legally included, there is also great flexibility in terms of how you order the ceremony, the number of readings/poems you choose to have, or whether you choose to make any special acknowledgements or announcements specific to you/your family.
Once we have confirmed that I am available for your big day, we will need to get started on some of the legal administration, which will include sighting your identification and any relevant documentation relating to previous marriages. I will also conduct an inspection of the venue, so that I can conduct a risk assessment and familiarise myself with the location.
After these formalities are out of the way, we get started on getting to know you! We will discuss your style, personalities and overall tone of your wedding and ceremony, as well as go through your love story and any special memories or specific inclusions you may want.
Depending on which package you have selected, there may be some resources provided, revisions/changes made, and perhaps a rehearsal conducted. On the big day, I will arrive at least 30mins early to set up and check in with the venue coordinator and photographer, and following the ceremony I will lodge your paperwork with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Throughout the entire process I will be available to answer any questions you may have and explain everything you need to know in detail, to ensure that your entire experience is completely Effortless!
Additionally, I love to travel and am completely willing to perform ceremonies anywhere in Australia or overseas if that’s what my couples desire! Please don’t hesitate to ask or discuss these options with me.
Renewal Of Vows
For couples who like to revisit their wedding or celebrate a marriage milestone, a Renewal of Vows ceremony may be perfect for you.
Often arranged similar to a marriage ceremony, the focus of this occasion is to commemorate how far you have come, the family/home/empire you have built, or perhaps to simply reiterate your love and devotion to each other. For couples that have had children, you may choose to include/acknowledge them and their contributions to your relationship and family.
You could talk about how your priorities have changed since your wedding, make new promises to each other, or acknowledge how some things haven’t changed (in a good way!). You can revisit your wedding day in terms of the location, bridal party and vows/readings, or if you like you can do something totally new and different. It all depends on how you want to express your journey.
There are no legal aspects to a Renewal of Vows ceremony, however if you like there is the option to be presented with a commemorative certificate or ceremony booklet if you desire. This is an entirely creative process, with limitless options.
Although a Naming Day is most commonly held for a newborn to 1yr old child, they can actually be held for anyone at any age.
As a general rule, a Naming Day is held to welcome a child into the world, make promises to them as parents, and express wishes for their life ahead. You can also appoint guide-parents, acknowledge Grandparents/loved ones, or use the opportunity to include older/step siblings.
This ceremony can include the story as to how you became parents, meaning/history/significance of the name, readings/poems/speeches, as well as symbolic rituals such as a treasure chest, tree planting or a signed memento.
There are no legal aspects to a Naming Day ceremony, however if you like there is the option to be presented with a commemorative certificate or ceremony booklet if you desire. This is an entirely creative process, with limitless options.
As a friendly, outgoing, clearly spoken person with a great sense of humour and lots of energy, I might be just the right MC for your event.
Wedding receptions, birthdays, corporate functions and any other occasion that requires an MC, I am adaptable to the needs and tone of the event. I will work closely with you to make sure that the event runs smoothly and is an Effortless experience for you and your attendees!