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Australia’s 1st
Certified LGBT+
Wedding Celebrant

Certified by Equality Institute USA

Wedding Suppliers for LGBT Community

Hassle-free Wedding Planning

It’s Your Wedding Day,

Done Your Unique Way!

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 LGBTIQ community, I’d very much like to marry you, also (as a celebrant!). Since marriage equality, I’ve recently taken my 120th LGBTIQ wedding booking!

Believe me when I say that nothing makes me happier than working with LGBTIQ couples to make their dream wedding day come true.

 

We’ve fought hard for this and now we can make it happen!

4 Steps To Get Married

Can I Marry You? Submit my Contact Form

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 Meet and Chat About Your Wedding Plans

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 and Let’s Start Drafting

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.

I’ll marry you! You’ll settle into married life!

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.

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Choose your wedding package

Weddings are made in heaven, irrespective of being straight or gay. The joy of being able to help someone create a memory for themselves is priceless for me.

 

These are my most popular packages

  • Short & Sweet Wedding

  • $0/mo
  • Brief wedding ceremony – up to 20 guests*
    Optional personal vows and ring exchange
    Printed marriage certificate
    Notification when marriage registered
    My fee AUD$649 (incl. GST)

     

    See Optional extras 1 to 5 below

  • Friends With Benefits Wedding

  • $0/mo
  • All legal paperwork
    Two pre-wedding meetings
    As many emails and phone calls as we need
    Access to me, for advice 
    My e-book of LGBTIQ+ wedding rituals
    Your brief love story, written by you or your friend(s)
    My e-book of LGBTIQ alternatives to straight wedding rituals and traditions
    Monthly wedding planning checklist
    Delivery of the legal components on the day*
    My sound system
    Printed marriage certificate
    Notification when marriage registered

    My fee AUD$1399 (incl. GST)

     

    See Optional extras 1 to 5 below

  • Not So Big Gay Wedding Ceremony

  • $0/mo
  • All legal paperwork
    Two pre-wedding meetings
    As many emails and phone calls as we need
    Provision of a standard ceremony
    Inclusion of your love story, written by you
    Monthly wedding planning checklist
    Rehearsal at a mutually agreed place
    Delivery of your ceremony for up to 50 guests*
    Use of my sound system
    Printed marriage certificate
    Notified when marriage registered
    My fee AUD$1199 (incl. GST)

     

    See Optional extras 1, 4 and 5 below

  • Big Gay Wedding Ceremony

  • $0/mo
  • All legal paperwork
    Three pre-wedding meetings
    As many emails and phone calls as we need
    Digital wedding ceremony builder, full of samples
    My wedding planning checklist, month by month, to help you plan your wedding
    My e-book of LGBTIQ+ wedding rituals
    Your detailed love story
    Drafting and re-drafting of your ceremony
    Rehearsal at a mutually agreed place
    Delivery of your ceremony – unlimited number of guests*
    Use of my sound system
    Printed marriage certificate
    Graphically designed digital copy of your ceremony
    Notification when marriage registered.
    My fee AUD$1899 (incl. GST)

     

    See Optional extras 1, 4 and 5 below

**Optional extras:

  1. Registered (legal) marriage certificate sent to your home address – within Australia an extra $100; outside Australia, an extra $140
  2. My sound system – $175 (incl. GST)
  3. Rehearsal at mutually agreed location – $400 (incl. GST)
  4. Letter of support – migration / visa application – $175 (incl. GST)
  5. *Note: round trip travel of more than 150km from my home office in Pascoe Vale to the ceremony will cost an additional $300 (incl. GST)

Free Download Wedding Planner

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    FAQs

    Answers to questions frequently asked by people interested in a wedding ceremony. Please let me know if any information you are looking for is not available here.
    Will you help us fill out the NOIM form?

    Absolutely! I’d love to help you fill out the NOIM. We can schedule a Zoom meeting or a WhatsApp video call to do that. All I ask is that you let me know a couple of preferred days and times – then we can make the appointment and get it done.  That way, you can also ask me as many questions as you wish. No charge, of course.

    Do we get a legal marriage certificate? Do we need to pay extra?

    On the day of your wedding, I will present you with a “presentation marriage certificate” – it has no legal standing. As part of my service, I also send your legal certificate that we and your two witnesses sign at the end of your marriage ceremony, to the Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages. They register your marriage and I order a copy of that legal marriage certificate to be sent to wherever you like – eg your home address. There is no extra charge for that – it is part of my service to you.

    Given the current state of COVID-19 and knowing that the NOIM expires after 18 months, what happens if our NOIM expires before we can get to Australia to get married?

    If the NOIM expires before I can marry you, then I will simply ask you to complete another one, sign it in front of an authorised witness and send a copy of it to me. That NOIM will have a life span of 18 months. I do not charge any extra fees for receiving and processing a new NOIM. And there are no charges from me for rescheduling, if we need to.

    WHY IS CHOOSING A GAY MARRIAGE CELEBRANT IMPORTANT FOR LGBTI+ COUPLES?

    No matter what sort of wedding you want or how many people you will invite, one of the hardest things you’ll decide is who to have as your marriage celebrant. Your celebrant is someone you want to be able to relate to – in a safe way – and trust. They’re the centre-point of your ceremony – one of the most important parts of your wedding. You want someone who you can talk to, easily. They need to know their stuff. They need to be well-connected to other wedding suppliers. And they need to know how to be a calming presence on what can be a stressful day.

    CAN I HAVE A FRIEND CONDUCT MY WEDDING AND JUST HAVE A CELEBRANT DO THE LEGAL ASPECTS?

    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.

    WHY SHOULDN'T I OPT FOR A CHURCH OR REGISTRY OFFICE WEDDING INSTEAD?

    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, synagogue or mosque. If you want a simple civil marriage, 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. Let’s catch up over a coffee, to explore your options.

    WHERE CAN I HOLD MY WEDDING CEREMONY?

    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.

    Download Marriage Forms

    All key forms related to the solemnisation of marriage issued by the Attorney General’s Department, Government of Australia.
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    Let’s Plan Your Wedding Together

    The first meeting’s on me.