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Perfect Ceremony Design

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ABOUT ME

Originally from East Gippsland, I began working in the wedding industry in Melbourne in my early 20’s and quickly fell in love with the concept of Civil Ceremonies. My friends started to marry and their celebrants were lovely, but a lot didn’t really seem a good ‘fit’. And that’s why I decided to become a celebrant: because weddings should be as unique as the people getting married.

Many couples tell me that I made it so easy for them in the lead up to their wedding day because of my relaxed and happy nature. I am honest, friendly, fun, creative and professional and get huge satisfaction out of designing the perfect ceremony for each of my couples.

I have been a Marriage Celebrant since 2008 and officiating ceremonies has taken me to some stunning places – from sunrise ceremonies in Dinner Plains to black tie surprise ceremonies at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne, Metung, Portsea, Walhalla, Mallacoota, Phillip Island and Black Mountain, to name a few. I am happy to travel and welcome any query no matter where/when/what time you are thinking….

Please feel free to call me to discuss your ceremony options and I will happily send you all the relevant information (obligation free).

LEGALS

When we meet, please bring with you (originals, not copies) of:

  • Birth certificate, or official extract, or
  • Australian or foreign passport
  • Evidence that a previous marriage had ended (death, divorce or annulment)
  • Proof of ID

If you have any problem getting these documents, please get in touch before we meet, and we can work something out.
The earliest you can get married is one month after submitting a Notice of Intent to Marry. This can be shortened, but only in these cases:

  • employment related or other travel commitments
  • wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations
  • medical reasons
  • legal proceedings, or
  • an error in giving notice

 

CEREMONIES

“Your ceremony is a celebration. A celebration of love, of commitment, of friendship, of family, and of two people who are in it for forever.”
Weddings traditionally go on and on and on. I personally don’t think weddings should be quick, but they should take as long as it takes to celebrate your marriage, and not a moment more. Everyone’s different, so your ceremony could take a few minutes or it could take a day.

There’s no right or wrong way to get married. As long as the 124 legally required words are included and you have two witnesses, you can be as creative as you like! But whether you’re planning an intimate affair, or something grander, I can help tailor your day to make it exactly what you want.

CEREMONY TYPES

THE WORKS
Fully customised ceremony, written just for you. This can be any format or theme you want, and is ALL about you – personal, heartfelt and a time to share your love with those closest to you.

THE BASICS
Customised ceremony, but short and sweet – perfect if you don’t like being in the limelight. Also great for a second wedding or something at short notice.

ELOPEMENT
Sometimes it’s good to get away from it all. For whatever reason, as long as you have two witnesses, you’re good to go.

RENEWAL
Celebrate an anniversary, or a reunion, with a renewal of your vows.

COMMITMENT
Celebrate your relationship with a commitment ceremony. Not only for same-sex couples.

LEGAL WORDING REQUIRED
In regards to the actual Marriage Vows themselves, the following words must be used:

“I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, A.B. (or C.D.), take thee, C.D. (or A.B.), to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband)”; or words to that effect.

You may add your own words before or after these words, but the act of saying these words is a major component of the marrying process that is conducted by federally appointed marriage celebrants who conduct civil ceremonies.

Celebrants Monitum “I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law.

Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are now about to enter.

Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of a man and a woman to the exclusion of all others, voluntarily entered into for life.” or words to that effect.

COMPLIMENTS

  • Hi Gina, I wanted to send you through a couple of photos from our ceremony. I love them because it shows just how fun and loving the day was....Leigh and I wanted a ceremony that was us...full of love and laughter without being too structured, that's exactly what we got. Our family and friends really loved the ceremony too so thank you....'
    Leigh & Sam
  • Dear Gina, We just wanted to thank-you for all that you did in helping us in the lead up to and on our wedding day, including delivering such a beautiful ceremony. Your warm, enthusiastic and professional nature made our ceremony effortless, enjoyable and most memorable for both Nathan and I, as well as for all our guests. It was the most perfect day we wish we could live over and over again.
    Michelle and Nathan
  • Hi Gina, We wanted to send you a quick message to say thank you so much for being a part of our wedding. We wanted a relaxed and casual wedding and you made that happen, we enjoyed the laughter and jokes which came along during our ceremony and you made us both feel so comfortable. We can't believe its all over but we wanted to you know we wouldn't have changed a thing and with your support and guidance we had the wedding of our dreams...
    Amber and David
  • Gina, we cannot thank you enough for being our Marriage Celebrant. The whole ceremony was perfect and we couldn't have asked for anyone else to marry us, so thank you....we are so glad we chose you. Not only on the wedding day, but you were amazing from the beginning and made us feel very relaxed & we could have a laugh....thank you so much xx
    Emily and Paul
  • Hi Gina, Just wanting to say thanks for yesterday !! It was the most perfect ceremony! We will be highly recommend you to everyone ! Thanks for everything xx
    Jack and Zoe

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