I’ll meet with you, so I can explain the legal requirements for getting married in Australia. We’ll fill out and sign the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM), and I’ll witness your signatures so that you can lodge it with me. That means one month from that date, I can marry you. I’ll confirm your wedding day in my diary and send you the first of two invoices. The second one is due one week before your wedding.
I’ll meet with you by FaceTime, Zoom or Whatsup, so I can explain the legal requirements for getting married in Australia. We’ll fill out the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and I’ll sight your photo ID (eg passport). If you’re in Australia, you can get your signatures witnessed by a police officer, a JP, a barrister or solicitor, or a legally qualified medical practitioner. If you’re outside Australia, you can get your signatures witnessed by a notary public or an official from the Australian Embassy or Consulate. You can lodge the NOIM with me by emailing it to me. One month from the date I receive it, I can marry you. I’ll confirm your wedding day in my diary and send you the first of two invoices. The second one is due one week before your wedding.
I’ll send you a draft ceremony that includes a brief welcome, legal vows, a ring exchange and a declaration of you as a legally married couple. I’ll leave space for you to include some personal vows, if you wish. And I’ll happily send you some samples of personal vows, to give you an idea of what they can look like, and to help you write your own.
I’ll ask you to go through the first draft and make any changes you want, before you send it back to me.
In the week before your wedding, I’ll send you a copy of the legal forms, to sure that all the necessary details are correct.
On your wedding day, I’ll arrive in time for both of you and me to sign the Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage, just prior to your ceremony. Then I’ll deliver your ceremony – and you’ll leave as a married couple!
I’ll submit all the necessary documents to the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages within 48 hours of your marriage. And I’ll notify you when your marriage has been registered so that you can apply for a copy of your registered marriage certificate.
Sure, you don’t need an extravagant reception or a ceremony to be married. All you need is your partner, some witnesses and a celebrant to help you with your vows. I am a full-time licensed wedding celebrant who can help you for this hassle-free affair.
For a legals only ceremony, all you’d need are some witnesses to officiate the wedding. I will take care of the paperwork and other legalities. You can have some wedding vows, although that’s optional. Also, my charges vary, depending on the size and scalability of the wedding.
I have established myself as one of Melbourne’s best wedding celebrants. It wasn’t an overnight achievement but one that took years of perseverance. I love working with people, irrespective of their cultural background or sexual orientation. My only aim is to make the wedding as easy and enjoyable for my clients as possible.
I’ve built a reputation as one of Melbourne’s best marriage celebrants. How come? It’s simple, really. I love working with all sorts of couples to create and deliver a wedding ceremony for them that’s authentic, professional, polished and memorable.
I am based at Pascoe Vale but I travel all over Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as interstate, to plan and deliver ceremonies. Let’s meet up and talk over a cup of coffee to decide the logistics of the occasion shall we?
You can reach me via phone, an email or simply filling out the contact form on the website. I will get back to you immediately to arrange a meeting. As I am a full-time celebrant, you have my uninterrupted attention. I will help you with drafting the ceremony, the legal aspects and more.
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