Perth Marriage Celebrant
beautiful and unique ceremonies
Nice to meet you!
A lover of love and laughter, I have been an Authorised Civil Celebrant since 2009 and have loved every single minute of it. Being based in Perth has not stopped me from travelling this beautiful state and country doing what I love. I feel lucky to be someone who is privileged to share in such a special moment with beautiful people declaring their love and commitment through marriage for one another
Filling your day with smiles and warmth, I am friendly and fun, yet caring and serious (when seriousness is called for). I am here to be the calm in your wedding storm and help you create a wedding ceremony that is perfect for you.
I have a genuine love for marriage and wedding ceremonies, and being able to work with couples to create a ceremony that is as beautiful and unique as they are, this is my passion and I look forward to getting to know you along your fabulous journey of marriage.
How I help you
I'll help you make sense of all of the legal documents, complete them with you and lodge them with the Department of Births, Deaths and Marriages within the required 2 week time frame.
I'll provide you with many ideas and examples; things to think about and discuss as we create your dream ceremony.
I am here to guide and help you along the way, and to use my experience to your advantage to answer any questions you may have as you plan your big day. I am here to answer your emails or calls whenever you need to get in touch.
Together, we will create and write the ceremony of your dreams, one that is full of personality (yours not mine!), one that reflects your wishes and leaves you and your guests with nothing but smiles and happy feels.
What happens when we start working together?
First things first, let's have a drink together, coffee, wine whatever you fancy. This is an opportunity to have an informal chat; I will explain all the legal requirements and let you know how I work for you when I am your celebrant. This will be the start of a fun journey where I get to know you as a couple and you get to know me as your celebrant. This meeting has no obligation, I’ll let you decide if we click and if you would like me to be the celebrant for your special day.
Once your booking is confirmed we will meet again to complete the paperwork; at this time I'll provide you with many different resources and examples to help you start formulating ideas about how you would like your ceremony to look, feel and flow.
After this first official meeting it's up to you how many times we meet again before the rehearsal, as many or as few as you need. We will stay in touch over email and phone to create your ceremony.
Within the week before your ceremony we'll conduct a rehearsal, please allow 30 minutes to 1 hour for this.
I will arrive at your ceremony 30 to 45 minutes prior to the commencement, and stay for approximately 30 minutes after the ceremony finishes. You are welcome to use my PA system to play music during this time while friends and family congratulate you. You will be given your Presentation Marriage Certificate and a handcrafted copy of your ceremony to keep.
FEES AND PACKAGES
I offer affordable ceremonies that are of a high standard. I come with a wealth of experience.
I pride myself on crafting ceremonies that are perfect for my couples. I spend the time getting to know you to ensure that everything for your ceremony is exactly as you hoped it would be and more. I love to travel and am happy to head to any part of our beautiful country to be your celebrant. (Travel and accommodation costs may apply.)
If you would like to enquire about my availability and pricing please get in touch as I would love to hear from you.
Legal Paperwork Ceremonies
If you are you just wanting a simple legal service with no ceremony content, I offer these services at a flat rate of $300. We will meet once to complete the paperwork and a second time to complete the legalities; you just need to remember to bring your witnesses!
Are you planning to elope? Give me a call to discuss your options as I would love to steal away with you to conduct your ceremony. Travel and accommodation costs may apply depending on the location.
Non Legal Ceremonies
These include naming ceremonies, vow renewals, commitment and pet ceremonies, and are offered at a flat fee of $500.
I would love to assist you in honouring and celebrating the life your loved one, please feel free to get in touch with me to discuss this further.
"Annette was fantastic"
Annette was fantastic. Throughout the entire process she was really friendly and approachable. We were given plenty of information to assist with writing our vows. We really felt like she took the time to get to know us and this was reflected at the ceremony. A lot of our family and friends have been very complimentary, saying it was nice and relaxed and reflected Paul and I as a couple. This is exactly the brief given to Annette and she nailed it. Couldn't have been happier - would and have already recommended her to a couple of friends getting married.
-Ebony and Paul, April 2015
"you exceeded all my expectations"
Dear Annette, you exceeded all my expectations and made our ceremony one of my most favourite parts of our wedding. I have never really found a ceremony to be unique but truly felt ours was! All your samples really helped us build exactly what we wanted and I will never forget our vows and promise to each other. Funnily enough more that two guests thought we had memorised our vows! LOL! I suspect this is because we are so tall and you hid so close beside us but also the fragments you whispered to us were in perfectly manageable pieces that it must have almost sounded like we were reciting them. Thank you so so much and I will always recommend you to others.
-Brianna and Matthew, March 2018
"BEST DAY EVER!!!"
Thank you so much for coming up to Dally to be our celebrant, very happy we had you there, you made it all very easy and comforting for us (both of us normally dislike being up the front of crowds!). We had the BEST DAY EVER!!! It honestly exceeded all our expectations!!! Such a special day for us, couldn't be happier!
-Teisha and Jason, October 2016
"more than just our celebrant"
Annette was more than just our celebrant. She was there whenever we needed her and made us feel so comfortable throughout every stage of the process. Having Annette be a part of our ceremony was such a pleasure, she is a breath of fresh air! The ceremony content couldn't have been more perfect with just the right amount of love, humour and compassion throughout it. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to family and friends!
-Amy and Luke, November 2017
"such a delightful soul"
Annette is genuinely such a delightful soul, she incorporated her own beautiful touches yet still produced a ceremony in which all our desires, beliefs and wishes were met. Being a young couple we were going in blind and Annette really made us feel comfortable and ensured we were fully aware of everything we needed to know. For someone so affordable she added so much value to our day.
-Taylor and Matt, January 2017
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