Newcastle & Hunter Celebrant | Legals Only Registry style wedding
I get it. Some people just want to be married more than they want to get married. I respect that. Maybe you are getting married abroad in Bali or Thailand and you just want someone to make it legal before or afterwards. I can help you with that.
The Registry Office in Newcastle closed a few years ago so you'll also save yourselves a trip to Paramatta, Sydney and you can do the ceremony from the comfort of your house (if that's where you want to do it). Winning!
Legally, you'll need to give me one month's notice so we can complete the 'Notice of Intended Marriage' paperwork within the legal time-frame. We normally complete this paperwork at my house in Mayfield. I am a full-time celebrant, so generally I can meet any time of the day or night, any day of the week.
This type of wedding is as the name suggests- just the legal elements, so there is not much of an actual ceremony. In Australia, it only takes 144 words to be married.
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VISA LETTER FROM CELEBRANT
Prospective Marriage (Finacé) Visa Letter
Do you need a letter from a celebrant to say you are getting married to support your visa application?
I'll supply you with the documentation for your visa application to The Immigration Department.I'm not an immigration agent and cannot advise you on matters relating to your visa, however I've been through this process myself, so I understand it well!I'll provide you with an 'Evidence of Notice Letter' that confirms your intent to marry, which will support your visa application.Don't worry if you and your partner and not living in the same place. That's fine. I have handled this scenario many times before.Neither of you have to be living in Newcastle either. I can support you from wherever you are living, in Australia or internationally.I'll guide you through the process and make sure everything is legal.
Step by Step:
Contact me (by phone, email or contact form) to confirm you want to start the process.
I'll send you a booking form and you will make a bank transfer with the payment.
I'll email you to arrange our 1st meeting which will be by Zoom. It's fine if one of the parties is overseas.
I will explain the legal requirements of getting married.
I will send both parties a link to complete their personal information online. I will use this information to generate the NOIM paperwork.
You will print the NOIM paperwork and each party will get it witnessed. You must return it to me by email.
Once I have received the signed and witnesses NOIM, it is considered officially lodged. I'll send you the Evidence of Notice Letter within 24 hours.
When you're ready, if you want to, we can plan the wedding ceremony together.
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Newcastle & Hunter Celebrant | Elopement
Not everyone wants a huge wedding, with a massive wedding party.
I can help you create something memorable without the fuss.
Whether it's just you two eloping in the traditional sense of the word, or whether you've decided to invite your closest friends and family to be a part of it, I'll create an intimate and special ceremony.
Nothing fussy. Nothing boring. Just an engaging ceremony that reflects your personalities and your feelings about marriage.
We can keep it super simple and about you two.
As part of this ceremony, I'll facilitate a conversation between you both. I'll take you on a trip down memory lawn so you can reminisce about how you met, what you love about each other and what challenges you've had to overcome together.
You also have the option to include some modern readings and rituals. I'll give you my Couples Resource Kit to inspire you and show you all your options.
I'll give you lots of help to write your own personalised vows. My objective is always to make sure your vows are amazing on the day.
This type of ceremony generally doesn't need a rehearsal or a PA system.
You'll need two witnesses, but I can provide them if you are traveling alone.
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Newcastle & Hunter Celebrant | Most Popular Wedding Package
Everyone has their own unique love story that deserves to be told- whether you met at the McDonalds on King st after a night at Kingas , backpacking in Asia, or even if yours is a Tinderella love story, I will write a beautiful story all about it, infused with a bit of humor. Your guests will be hanging off my every word hearing what you love about each other and what annoys you too!
My objective is always to create a RELAXED VIBE so that you and your guests actually enjoy the ceremony (instead of having to endure it!). They will laugh and they will cry. It's important to bring the light and the shade. By the end, your guests will feel uplifted and ready for the P-A-R-T-Y.
I know that the wedding day can be a bit overwhelming for lots of people, (I see you introverts!) but I'll be there to help calm your nerves on the day and banter with the guests.
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VOW WRITING SERVICE
It’s very common to feel overwhelmed by the idea of writing your own vows …..which is why I offer my vow writing service.
I know it's daunting to attempt to write your own vows. But I bet once you get started with my vow writing process you won’t want to stop.
Maybe you’ve been feeling…
Time poor with all the other wedding arrangements
Pressure to deliver perfect vows
Worried you will sound too cliché
Worried you don’t have the right words to say
I promise there is a way to write vows that conveys your love in a concise, articulate and meaningful way.
So let’s remove the nerves, pressure, stress and fears and replace them with clarity, purpose and confidence.
I will help you express how you feel and write amazing vows that will be heartfelt, memorable and most importantly, sounds like you.
HELPING HAND PACKAGE
This service is designed to support you to write your own vows.
WHOLE SHEBANG PACKAGE
This is an all inclusive vow writing service written by me for you.
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Marriage Preparation Course
Your wedding day is approaching and you’re ticking off the to do list but have you considered the changes marriage will bring to your relationship?
The reality is 1 in 3 marriages in Australia end in divorce….scary, huh?!
I want all couples who are getting married to find themselves just as in love 10, 20 or 30 years after their wedding day.
Smart couples focus not just on their wedding day but on their marriage ahead because even the best relationships take work. Over the years you will plan for the future by investing in other areas of life and your relationship should be no different.
Now before you say no thank you and exit the page…. Let me state that this is not pre-marriage counselling. This is a Marriage Preparation Course that uses the internationally recognised Prepare Enrich framework.
If you like psychology tests or personality quizzes, you will love the questionnaire and you will definitely enjoy diving into the insights afterwards too.
If your relationship is already strong, you can expect the Marriage Preparation Course to increase your bond. If your relationship has some issues (doesn’t every one?!), now is the perfect time to invest. You will be so glad you did it!
The Program includes:
·4 x 1.5 hr sessions with me (Trained Prepare Enrich Marriage Educator)
What commitment are you making when you sign up to the Prepare Enrich Program?
Phase 1 - Questionnaire
You both complete an online questionnaire (filled in individually) detailing everything about your relationship. You don't have to write anything. It's just a sliding scale of how much you agree or disagree with certain statements. Takes less than 30 mins! Easy!
Phase 2 - Findings & Skill Building
We will meet in person at my office in Mayfield or by ZOOM to discuss the findings. We can have a drink together while we are doing it.
We will meet for 4 sessions in total (1.5 hrs each, spaced every couple of weeks depending on your schedule)
·I'll discuss the findings of the report with you so you can better understand your relationship's strengths and areas for improvement.
·I'll facilitate meaningful conversations between you both on specific topics.
·I'll teach you proven relationship skills for you to apply in a practical way.
·I'll get you to do some workbook exercises during the sessions.
Phase 3 – Homework
Now that you know the areas that need nurturing, I will set you a few tasks to complete before our next session. (Not too many- I know you live busy lives)
Phase 4 - Couple's Report
At our last session, I'll give you the all-important COUPLES REPORT for you to take home.
Phase 5 – Implementation
The final phase is the beginning of your forever. It’s time to use some of the new insights and put your new relationship skills to the test. You can also pat yourself on the back for investing in your relationship.
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Most wedding venues don't allow traditional confetti any more because it's hard to clean up and can be damaging to the natural environment. I love the look of glitter as much as the next Mardi Gras queen but did you see ABC's War on Waste? If you are in any way environmentally aware and are interested in reducing the footprint of your wedding, then eco-confetti is the perfect solution.
The good news is I’ve got you covered with a beautiful flower blend eco-confetti that is absolutely gorgeous and made with love.
Every confetti batch has a diverse mix of seasonal bio-degradable dried flowers.Think gorgeous blends of roses, lavender, jasmine, bougainvillea, calendula, cornflower, hydrangea, delphinium, eucalyptus, Australian natives and lots more.The DIY kit contains:
Batch of seasonal eco-confetti
Cones - pre-made x 20 (colourful prints or book pages)
Tray (flat-packed-to be assembled)
Expert planning advice to help you bring your dream day to life. After all, it's your wedding your way.