Vows in a wedding ceremony
When getting married in Australia, there is absolutely no reason why you cannot write your own vows to one another. This really personalizes the ceremony so if you are comfortable to do so, then go for it! There are though a few legalities that must be adhered to, and one is the vows that you must state to one another during the ceremony when being married by an authorised celebrant. As per The Marriage Act of 1961, Section 45 Form Of Ceremony, these are the words that must
Samantha in action!
If you are looking for a celebrant and would like to see them in "action" so to speak, then take a look at this video. The couple gave permission for me to do this - that is something that I always seek before posting photos and videos. The ceremony was filmed by the wonderful photographer/videographer Craig and Cass / Puzzleman Productions and the final video was put together by the lovely Adrian Munn / Cameraman and Video Producer. They are both highly thought of profession
What is a "Legals only" Ceremony?
Legals only ceremonies are becoming quite popular. In my experience of late, people are just wanting to marry without all the fuss and expense of a wedding with lots of guests. As a celebrant appointed by the Attorney Generals Department, there are certain aspects that make a union "legal" when conducting a wedding ceremony, They are :- 💙 A Notice of Intended Marriage filled out, signed and lodged with your celebrant no later than one month before your wedding date, but can
Important things to know when wanting to marry in Australia
This post is about what you need to do to legally get married in Australia. It is important to know the forms that need to be filled out, signed and lodged with your celebrant or clergy in order for a wedding to take place. A Notice of Intended Marriage - must be lodged NO LATER than one month prior to your wedding taking place. The NOIM does have a validity of 18 months. This is set out in Section 42 of The Marriage Act 1961 which all celebrants must adhere to. ( click on th
Writing a eulogy
When meeting with families in regards to funeral or memorial services, one thing that is spoken about in length is the eulogy. Do they write it? Does your celebrant write it? Who will deliver the eulogy? These are just some things that can be worked out when meeting with your officiant. So what is a eulogy? By definition, a eulogy is a speech or writing in praise of a person or persons, especially one who recently died or retired, or as a term of endearment. Eulogies are usua
Choice - Life is all about choices!
Choices – Life is all about choices! We choose where we want to live, where we want to work, who we spend our lives with and what we want to do on a daily basis and also in the future So when it comes to organizing a funeral for your loved one, it is important to keep in mind that you also have choices. It can be a very stressful and overwhelming time, and it is true that there are a lot of decisions and choices to be made. But it is vital to know that you can make your own c