marriage celebrant mornington peninsula

Are you planning a wedding ceremony and need a marriage celebrant?

Understanding

We can keep it simple or personalise your ceremony as you desire.

Equipment

From PA system to the signing table, cloth and chairs.

Knowledge

All the legals and documentation looked after.

Overwhelmed about the process?

Your wedding ceremony is the integral part of your special day, so you want to be able to soak it up being relaxed, knowing that it will go well.

Stressed about the big day?

Nervous getting up infront of your family and friends to say your vows and ring exchange that the thought just gives you a rapid heartbeat?

Confused about what documents are needed?

Don’t know what to provide and how many documents are actually required to get married in Australia?

If your wedding planning is starting to look like your last unprepared tax return we better have a chat to get you back on track.

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Trish & Deirdre

Let Deirdre do the work

Planning a wedding can be stressful, so whatever your desire for your milestone moment, it would be an honour to work with you by using my knowledge, experience and integrity, together with the uniqueness of your journey as a couple, to create a ceremony that’s just right for you.

Cannot recommend highly enough!! Deirdre went above and beyond, to help us create the ceremony that suited us as a couple, Deirdre was amazing to deal with from the moment we met her. She was always available and Prompt in responding to all of our questions no matter how mundane via Text or Email. She made the whole ceremony process personal and relaxing, and made us feel like we were the only couple she was working with. We would like to say a massive Thank you and would highly Recommend Deirdre's services
Trish G.
15 Oct 2017

The path to your big day

Below you will see the typical path couples take with us on the way to their special wedding.
We follow this plan to ensure everything is covered for your day.

1

Contact me about your planned wedding location and date.

2

Let’s meet to see if we are a good fit and to discuss your desires further.

3

We lock in the date with a deposit and prepare your paperwork.

4

We create your special ceremony to make your day memorable.

Don't leave your partner waiting!

If you have met the one, get your location and date sorted and let’s get started before your date is booked up by someone else.

Photos of our Contented Couples

Our Wedding Reviews

Contented Couples

Deirdre was fantastic to deal with from the very first inquiry right through to our special Day. Deirdre also gave us the great idea of doing a sand pouring ceremony, which we did and included our two children. The guests absolutely loved it. Thank you Deirdre we will remember this amazing day forever.
Candice W.
16 Mar 2019
Deirdre was exactly what we wanted in a wedding celebrant. From the moment I first called her, she was so lovely and nice. She went above and beyond to help us plan our interstate wedding in just 5 weeks. We had the perfect wedding day and the ceremony was beautiful.
Jasmine S.
2 Sep 2018

What's Included

Your wedding ceremony is the integral part of your special day, so you want to be able to soak it up being relaxed, knowing that it will go well.

So, let me use my talents, ideas and your desires to prepare your ceremony.

What’s included in my service: –

  • An initial obligation free meeting to see if we are a good fit and to discuss your desires for your ceremony,

  • A comprehensive information pack that gives you ideas for rituals, readings, poems, music and vow and ring exchange wording,

  • Professional guidance and unlimited phone and email communication,

  • Creating a unique and personalised ceremony that reflects you and your relationship,

  • Quality wireless Bluetooth PA system including microphones with provision for playing music,

  • Preparation and lodgement of all legal documentation,

  • Officiating at your ceremony with gentle reassurance to settle any nerves, with many smiles, free hugs and having a tissue ready if required,

  • A genuine desire to see you through the process as stressless as possible and having the most memorable ceremony.

The steps we take together are

Step 1

  • Give me a call or send me an email with your location and date to check my availability,

Step 2

  • Meet in person to get to know each other and give you an information pack full of ideas for rituals, readings, poems, music and vow and ring exchange wording. If one or both of you are overseas or interstate, we can discuss your options. But please remember – don’t stress.

  • I will let you know that you will need to have either Passport or Birth Certificate and Drivers License for identification to complete you Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and if either of you have been married before, you will need divorce papers or death certificate.

  • I will show you the possible order for a ceremony and the important legal wording that needs to be included to make your marriage ceremony valid.

  • Go away and read through the information pack together and start consolidating your desires.

Step 3

  • When you are ready to book, we can meet again to complete your NOIM, discuss further your ideas for your ceremony and give you suggestions, sign my contract and pay the deposit to lock in your date and time. I will get you to have a look at the questionnaire from the information pack that will get you thinking about some unique interesting stories etc that can be included in your ceremony. I will only use what you give me permission to use. Remember – don’t stress.

Step 4

  • Once you have given me your stories and interesting items, vow and ring exchange and other parts you desire for you ceremony, I will create a draft ceremony that will reflect you both and email it to you for you to read and consider and make changes where you want.

Step 5

  • Obtain from you the names of your witnesses so I can prepare your documentation.

Step 6

  • We will work out a rehearsal date and time a week or so out from the day at the location if possible or another suitable location.

  • A rehearsal is so important so that everyone is clear as to where we will all be standing, how I will be holding the microphone for those precious vows and ring exchanges and doing a run through so that you will be prepared for you special milestone moment.

  • We can keep making changes to your ceremony right up to the end of the rehearsal, so you are happy with every part of it.

  • At the rehearsal I will get you both to sign the Declaration of No Legal Impediment to Marriage. This is you obviously declaring that you are free to marry.

Step 7

  • Your special day arrives and we always hope for great weather but it doesn’t always oblige, so we will need to have plan B if necessary.

  • I will officiate at your ceremony making it a memorable milestone moment, having a trusty tissue at hand if needed. And remember- don’t stress. I will guide you through if you are nervous.

  • I will lodge your documentation to Births, Deaths and Marriages (BDM) and order your official Marriage Certificate if you wish that will be sent to your chosen address.

Step 8

  • You live a long and happy marriage together.

Whats Next?

Make an enquiry below with your wedding location and desired date before your special day is booked up.

Just Married!

Contacts:
0412 366 203

Address:
Balnarring Beach, Mornington Peninsula