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Legal Steps to Marriage in Australia

Posted on April 26, 2018 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (850)

Getting married in Australia is both a legal and ceremonial process. 

In these two Celebrant chat video blogs, I outline the legal steps.

As always, if you have any questions, just get in touch!

Part One

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Part Two

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Where can you get married?

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (888)

Where can you get married in Australia?

The good news is that you can get married almost anywhere!

Check out my Celebrant Chat video blog for more. 

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Celebrant Chat Yarragon April 7, 2018

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (343)

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The year that was

Posted on December 28, 2017 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (1076)

It's almost time to farewell 2017 and what a year it has been.

In December we finally celebrated and welcomed the arrival of marriage equality in Australia. I cried tears of joy as the bill was passed by our Australian parliament while hearing supporters sing We Are Australian from the gallery sent tingles down my spine.

By the time the year ends, I will have solemnised weddings for 11 couples - not bad in a year which saw me unable to work for five months due to health.

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How to share your story with your celebrant

Posted on February 13, 2017 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (436)

The most memorable wedding ceremonies are those that share a piece of you – well, your love story.

You’ve made the decision to hitch your wagon to your favourite person and you’re super-excited – but how do you put that into words? As your celebrant, I’ll write the love story part of your ceremony, but I need the details from you.

So, grab a pen and piece of paper, work together or separately, and start noting down your answers...

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How much does a celebrant cost?

Posted on February 7, 2017 at 3:10 AM Comments comments (678)

"What do you charge for a wedding?"

That is the most common enquiry I get from couples when they start looking for a celebrant. Fair enough. Weddings can be very expensive and it's important to set a budget.

You will always find a celebrant who charges less that me.

So, here are four reasons why you should still consider choosing me as your authorised marriage celebrant:


  1. I always want to do an exceptional job for you. If I don't value the servi...
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Thank you

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1730)

Thank you.


2016 has been my first full year as a celebrant and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone who has supported me on this magical journey.


Those who have chosen me as your celebrant, whether it be for your marriage or for a funeral service to farewell a loved one - thank you for ...

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Your most important wedding professional

Posted on August 10, 2016 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (716)

After you and your beloved, your celebrant is the most important person on your wedding day.


Ok, I agree that is a big call, but look at it this way - without a celebrant, your big day is just one great party.


That’s because your celebrant is the one responsible for ensuring that you are legally married.


All the other wedding professionals that you work with are there to make you look gorgeous, create atmosphere, entertain and fe...

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Bride's Day Out expo

Posted on June 17, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1916)

Come along for a chat with some of Gippland's best wedding providers!

It's an expo for you!

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (360)

Wedding or bridal expos are great way to check out your local wedding vendors.

You can meet us face-to-face, have a chat, pick up some great ideas and even make some bookings on the day.

I'm excited to be exhibiting at my very first expo this Sunday, May 15 at the Traralgon Premiere Function Centre between 10am and 2pm.

Please come on by and have a bit of fun with my social media photo frame. You can even get a discount on your ceremony fee by posting your photo with ...

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