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Wedding Services

A special day for you – a day to remember forever…..

My goal is for you to be relaxed and comfortable on your wedding day, the day where you have the opportunity to express your commitment to each other in your own way and for you to really enjoy the official start to the rest of your lives together.

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Testimonials

We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you did at Mum’s funeral yesterday, and for the days leading up to it. You made things very easy for us at all times and were so helpful and patient. We loved your gentle manner. We’ll always be grateful for the help you gave us, to make Mum’s funeral so special.
Sharon, Ian and all the families
Dear Gail, thank you so much for the service yesterday - I had so many comments on how beautiful the wording of the service was, and how appropriate. That credit goes to your wonderful gift in putting together 'the story'. So many people left the service with a greater understanding of Jason's mental health issues. Thank you again for your wonderful words - the perfect ending to Jason's life.
Julia, Nathan and Alex
I want to thank you for making your visit on Saturday such a warm experience for me. It was so lovely talking about the cherished thoughts of Ron and our life together. I felt very calm - like that warm and fuzzy feeling one can gets when something special happens in your life.
Von
I just wanted to say Thank You for being part of Kyla’s special day on Saturday. It was a lovely ceremony and I think you did an amazing job. Looking forward to meeting you again when we have another baby!
Jacqui and Jake
Dear Gail I cant say thank you enough! You are a wonderful lady. Thank you so much for the extra time and effort you have given me/us. So very much appreciated. All the best in all that you do so well.
Pina
“I would like to thank you on behalf of Tony, myself and our children, Jordyn and Matt for the beautiful service today for Mavis” “From only spending a short time with us you captured the essence of Mavis beautifully, and your compassion and empathy for people going through difficult times like these clearly shone through”. “We were very pleased to have a celebrant who took the time to talk to us all, delivering a beautiful, meaningful introduction without taking items out of the eulogy”. “Gail, we were very impressed with the life picture you presented for Mavis in your welcome”. “The service was beautifully done … with such compassion and empathy for us all”. Thank you again.
Sheila, Max, Julie, Owen, Ben and Teagen.
Dear Gail I have taken a little time out today for quiet reflection after dropping relatives off at the airport. I want to say a very big thank to you for a very moving and peaceful service. I felt you reflected mum back to us well and had obviously listen emphatically to what we as a family felt and said. As you know we have been to the Norwood Park Crematorium 3 times in the past 3 years so there were many people sitting in front of you who were very weary. However I felt a lightness and peace in the service. Thank you so much for driving mum's service with such understanding, allowing us the time to speak, remember her and grieve in such a special way.
Di, Bill (daughter and son-in-law) Xanthe and Bree (granddaughters)
Your advice, preparation of materials, sensitivity and conduct of the service was very much appreciated. I think that it was a very fitting service which was, in no small part, thanks to your assistance. All the best.
Gordon
Dear Gail. I wish to say a BIG THANK YOU for all your help during the hardest couple of weeks of my life... You did a great job and I got many comments people letting me know that too. Before you came over and I saw your first draft, I was lost. Not knowing what to do. I've never had to do this before... but you put it together perfectly. I'm proud of a beautiful send off.......but my tears are still flowing and as your introduction said, only time can soothe this. THANK YOU Gail. I will remember you for the future. xo
Karmen
Thank you again for conducting our wedding ceremony. It was beautifully done and we were very happy with the whole occasion. Many people commented about the lovely ceremony and your role in making it a special day.
Frank & Ros
Dear Gail, We cannot thank you enough for your professionalism, guidance and care. This come with much admiration for a woman who has quietly given so much. You are a star!
Denis and Jules
Dear Gail, Thank you so much for being part of our special day. You did an amazing job! We will remember this day and your involvement for many years to come.
Tim and Justine
Dear Gail, Thank you so so much for putting together and conducting such a beautiful service for our wedding day. It was perfect!
Emelia and Anthony
Thank you for being a wonderful celebrant. Our ceremony was perfectly suited to us. We will be recommending you to everyone!
Brendon and Kathleen
On behalf of my family we want to thank you for the lovely service for Dad. Though you had only known of Dad's family for a week, you really captured the man that dad was in your service. We are all really appreciative of your kindness and caring attitude and helping us with the finer details in the Service.
Steve
On behalf of the family I want to thank you for a thoughtful, professional and well-delivered service. We appreciated your visiting us at Mum's to gather details about Dad's life and I was impressed with your going the extra mile in your own time to research and add further detail about Sardinia and the 1st Regiment. These are the things that separate those who approach their work in a professional manner and those who you. Again, thank you Gail and best wishes.
Alex
Thank you for conducting Amy's funeral service, I wanted to feedback to you that since the service a number of people have remarked to me how good they thought you were. In the case of funerals yours seems a tricky task - officiating at an event where you didn't know the person meanwhile talking to a room of people who knew them very well. In the case of Amy's funeral I think you did your job with great respect and professionalism. Thanks.
Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did of John's memorial service. It was very important to me to get it right for him, and I feel that with your help we did.
Debra
Hi Gail I would like to thank you for the service today. You did a wonderful job and it all turned out very well. My father would have been very proud and overwhelmed with it all. Once again I would like to extend our appreciation for your assistance today. If we ever need a celebrant we will think of you..
Barb
Thank you so so much for putting together (and conducting) such a beautiful ceremony. Thank you for being our Celebrant, you were truly wonderful – so very organised from the moment we met you! Your soft and calm ways were appreciated by all on the day also. You were beautifully spoken and you dressed so perfectly. We wish you all the best in your role as a Celebrant – we feel blessed that you were recommended you to us. Sending greetings & best wishes.
Janmaree & Scott
Hi Gail, Would just like to say that you were a pleasure to deal with and I would highly recommend your service to anyone. From start to finish and the way you presented on the day, and calming me down about the rain, made the day go as well as any bride could have hoped. Thanks again!
Annika
Thank you for making our Wedding Day so special. It was a magic day with close friends and family that we will never forget.
Pam & Stewart
Thank you for being our celebrant on our wedding day. Thank you for guiding us through the process and making it easy. We will certainly recommend you to family and friends for future wedding ceremonies.
Phil & Jane
The fee for my services includes the following:

  • Assurance that you are my priority. I usually only accept one booking per day.
  • All legal administration to ensure your wedding is legally recognised by the Commonwealth of Australia.
  • Unlimited consultation so that you are comfortable with arrangements, and that they meet your expectations.
  • Access to an extensive collection of introductions, readings, vows and ways to say “I do” taking into account cultural and/or religious preferences.
  • Use of a professional public address system with CD and MP3 capability.
  • A rehearsal prior to the ceremony.
  • Travel within the Canberra & Queanbeyan metropolitan areas.
  • A table and cloth for signing of the register.
  • Conducting the Wedding Ceremony.
  • Commemorative Wedding Certificate and Order of Service.
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Legalities

Photographic ID is required to be sighted by the celebrant prior to the ceremony.

I will ensure that all legal requirements are met with minimum stress.

Your marriage will be solemnised according to the Marriage Act 1961 which requires the following

  • A Notice of Intended Marriage form to be completed and lodged at least one month and one day before the ceremony and no more than eighteen months before. This time can be shortened under some circumstances.

  • Sighting of your birth certificates, or passport (if born overseas) and documentary proof of any previous marriage (death certificate or final divorce decree). Consent forms are required if you are under 18 years of age.

  • A declaration (I will supply you with the correct document) before your marriage stating that you are free to marry and are not aware of any legal impediment to your marriage.

  • Two witnesses at the wedding ceremony, each to be over the age of 18 years.

Useful Links

This page provides some useful links that may assist you in planning your special day.

Marriage Preparation Courses (optional)

Births, Deaths & Marriages

Translator & Interpreter Services

Photographers

Rehearsal

It is worth taking the time for a rehearsal at the wedding venue to make sure there are no mix ups and that everyone is confident the ceremony is exactly as you would like.

All involved in the ceremony are invited.

A rehearsal is included in the fee.

On The Day

To ensure all arrangements are in place, I will arrive 30 minutes early.

Table, cloth and chairs for signing the register will be available if requested.

Included in the fee, is the use of a professional public address system with CD and MP3 capability.

You can be confident that all legal requirements are met and that the process is as simple and stress free as possible, allowing you to enjoy your special day.  It is your day to enjoy!

Beautiful ceremonies to celebrate life………