Services

Celebrations by Catherine is my way of helping you share that love and passion with the world, and making a public commitment to one another, surrounded by family, friends and relatives. I have extensive resources and helpful tips that we can work on together to bring your story to life. A fun, relaxed but professional celebrant. Your wedding day is one of those magical moments which I can help you create to have in your memories forever. I would love to bring your very special day to life. 

Getting Married

Why should you choose Celebrations by Catherine to conduct your wedding ceremony?

An initial, obligation free meeting to listen to your ideas and discuss how we can create a meaningful and unique ceremony together. During this meeting, we’ll discuss the writing of your ceremony and the legal requirements for your marriage. 

Our second meeting we will talk about the first draft of your ceremony and attend to the lodgment of the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). At this meeting, I will need to sight the identification documents relevant to your circumstance. After this second meeting, I will email you the first draft of your ceremony. We can meet as many times as you require, along with any phone calls, skype calls. I will also give you an information kit including all of the forms that you will need to sign between now and your wedding day. Copies of wedding ceremonies that I have written, for you to peruse and use in your ceremony.

Rehearsal at the venue in the two weeks prior to your ceremony.

A professionally printed marriage certificate.

A bound copy of your wedding ceremony.

Completion of all legal paperwork and lodgment with the BDM
( Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria).

A professional quality wireless PA system with MP3 player, CD and USB and iPhone connectivity. 

I will dress to blend into your wedding to ensure I compliment the bridal party.

No surprises in my fees. What I quote is all you will pay, unless you make significant changes in your ceremony.

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Commitment Ceremonies

Looking to make a public commitment to your beloved? Commitment ceremonies are a beautiful way to celebrate your love and passion for your partner, and cherish your relationship publically, surrounded by friends, family and colleagues. Call me today to find out how I can help you with your commitment ceremony.
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Elopements

Elopements (commonly known as secretly running away to get married) are often requested by a couple if they don’t want all the pomp and ceremony. I can organise the wedding you need, whether it’s at a beach, a garden, or in your backyard.

As long as the legal requirements are met, then the ceremony content is completely up to you.

Legal Requirements
Terms and Conditions
  • A Notice of Intended Marriage must be signed and lodged with me no earlier that 18 months and no later than 1 month prior to the day of the wedding.
  • You must be over 18 years of age to marry in Australia.
  • You must provide the original of your birth certificates if born in Australia. If you were born overseas you need your original birth certificate or overseas passport from your country of birth.
  • If either of you have previously been married you will have to produce your Divorce Decree Absolute papers and/or if either of your spouses are deceased, you must produce the Death Certificate.
  • On the day of your marriage you must have 2 witnesses over the age of 18.
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Naming Days

Your name is a big part of your identity and a very important part of what makes you, uniquely you! I can conduct naming ceremonies for literally anyone – from babies, to children, adolescents, teenagers, adults and elderly people. Just give me a call today and we can talk about what a naming day ceremony entails. 
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