As a gay marriage celebrant, I’ve married lots of straight people and I’ll continue to do so. If you’re a member of the LGBTI community, I’d very much like to marry you (as a celebrant!). And now, at last after marriage equality, I’m busy marrying same sex couples. In fact, I have recently had my 55th LGBTI wedding booking!
Believe me when I say that nothing makes me happier than working with LGBTI couples to make their dream wedding day come true.
We’ve fought hard for this and now we can make it happen!
Please fill out and send me my contact form. It’ll give me the basic details of what you’re after and help me get in touch with you.
Let’s go on our first date, over a cup of coffee or a glass of wine. We can each ask a heap of questions to get to know each other better, and make sure we’re a good fit.
Book me in for your wedding day. I’ll look after all the legal stuff, and write a draft ceremony based on your needs. Together, we’ll re-draft it until we’re all really happy with it.
On your chosen day, I’ll marry you in a ceremony that’s authentic to you and memorable for all the right reasons. I’ll deliver your ceremony in whatever style you ask for. I’ll take care of all the paperwork and declare you married. And you’ll settle into married life.
The choice of your marriage celebrant is one of the most important decisions you will make for your wedding, no matter the style, complexity or size of your wedding. Your celebrant is someone you want to be able to relate to – in a safe way – and trust. They are the centre-point of your ceremony, which is, arguably, the most important part of your wedding. You want someone who can talk easily and in depth about how a gay wedding differs from a straight wedding, someone with substantial experience in gay and lesbian weddings, someone who has delivered value to their couples (as testified by reviews on their website), and someone with deep links to the LGBTI+ community.
Yes, you absolutely can. A friend can certainly write and deliver all parts of your wedding ceremony, apart from the legal aspects. You will need to engage a marriage celebrant or religious celebrant to take care of the legal requirements. They and your friend will need to work closely together both in the preparation of your ceremony and in its delivery.
All Australians of marriageable age are able to choose the sort of wedding they’d like. That’s the great thing about the wedding industry in this country. If you want a religious ceremony, head to your local Church. If you want a simple civil marriage wedding, then the Registry is something you may wish to consider. But if you’re after something a little more personalised in a location that means something more to you, for around the same price, or if you’re looking for a mid-sized or more complex wedding, then a civil marriage celebrant is probably your solution. It’s worth a coffee, to explore your options.
You can hold your wedding at any location you want at any time of the day you want. It could be in a cafe or a park, at your home or on a beach, at a traditional “wedding venue” or in a smaller venue that matches your personalities. Choose a venue that means something to you – it’ll help make your special day even more memorable, not only for you but also for your guests.