Getting married? Congratulations!

So… you’re madly in love and have decided to take that next step in your relationship and get married – you are definitely in need of a down to earth, happy and passionate wedding celebrant – that’s me! What I love more than anything is putting the ‘WOW’ factor in a ceremony and nothing says that more than making the ceremony uniquely personal, simply by celebrating your love and your relationship.

A little about me…

My name is Michelle, and as an Authorised Marriage Celebrant, I am privileged to help couples create a fabulous wedding ceremony that not only celebrates their marriage but also the love they have for one another. I am a fun and friendly, modern Melbourne wedding celebrant, passionate about creating engaging wedding ceremonies that are all about you!

With a background in retail and airline customer service, I have a genuine love of helping people which makes meeting and working together with my couples effortless. Showing them the many possibilities and choices they may not be aware of when creating and celebrating their story gives me a real buzz!

When I am not researching and writing ceremonies, I enjoy good food and even better wine, travelling anywhere by plane, catching up with friends and love family time with my husband and our three beautiful children.

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Weddings

The marriage ceremony is an integral part of any wedding – after all, it’s the part where you become ‘husband and wife’! The words that will be said are so important in setting the tone for the rest of your day, and deserve an awesome ceremony in which to be heard. My approach is relaxed yet professional and I enjoy having fun with couples and I consider it a real privilege to be given the opportunity to guide them during the most important commitment of their life! I have a genuine warmth and energy for meeting and talking to people and love hearing my couples’ stories of how they came to be and ultimately decided to get married.

In order to write your very own personalised ceremony I obviously need information about YOU and that requires me setting a little bit of homework – and it’s fun I promise! I ask questions that allow me to find out a little bit about you and your partner, how you met, what you enjoy doing together and what marriage means to you both just to give you an idea. Basically I’m after ‘your story’, the one that is unique to you and your relationship and the best way to ensure its individual is by being creative – it’s all about giving it that personal touch! A highly personalised ceremony that is fun and engaging, that celebrates love and friendship, and is shared with family and friends, creates an everlasting memory for you and your guests to enjoy.

From the simplicity and style of a small intimate wedding ceremony, either at a winery, beach, garden or even your backyard, to maybe something a little more elaborate, I have loads of ideas to help you create a wedding ceremony that is fun and totally about the two of you!

Planning your ‘big day’ doesn’t have to be stressful and it’s certainly not supposed to cause you any grief. Organizing your wedding should be fun and exciting – so never lose sight of what the day is all about. The most important thing is the union of you as a couple, to be shared and celebrated with those nearest and dearest to you. Stay true to yourselves and have fun designing the wedding ceremony that is right for you. Your day – your decision! Now that’s exciting!

What’s included in my service?

• an initial obligation free meeting either face to face or for busy people FaceTime or Skype works well • a unique and personal ceremony reflecting you and your relationship
• comprehensive resource kit of ceremony ideas, ways to get creative, vow and music ideas
• professional guidance and unlimited phone and email contact
• professional, wireless PA system CD/USB connectivity plus wireless mics
• printed keepsake copy of your ceremony
• completion and lodgement of all legal documentation required
• big smiles, free hugs and my genuine desire to see you have the most amazing ceremony EVER!!

What’s next?

Step 1

• Give me a call or drop me an email to check my availability for your date.
• We meet in person and chat about your plans and vision for your special day – obligation free!

Step 2

• I will cover my role before the ceremony, on the ‘big day’, and afterwards and walk you through the legal requirements of getting married in Australia

Step 3

• We click and you book me – your date, time and place are now secured and our exciting journey together begins – yay!
• You receive a wedding resource pack of ideas and options to help get your creative juices flowing with ceremony ideas and we meet to fill out the NOIM (Notice of Intended Marriage)
• I will draft an engaging and fun ceremony that genuinely reflects you and your relationship and tells ‘your story’

Finally...

• If possible, we meet for a rehearsal a week or so out from your ceremony – your big day arrives and I deliver said engaging and fun ceremony with style and warmth for you and your family and friends to enjoy
• All legal documentation will be completed and lodged and I will contact you once your marriage certificate is registered
• You live a long and happy life together as husband and wife!!

Contact me now to get everything started

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Happy Couples

We were very impressed with Michelle’s professionalism and ability to create a relaxed, fun environment. She was easy to deal with from our first meeting, the lead up to the wedding and the ceremony itself. She made this part of the wedding planning as stress free and enjoyable as possible.

David Y

Michelle absolutely went above and beyond for my husband and I. She tailored our ceremony exactly the way we imagined it and would liaise with us every step of the way. She is friendly, extremely personable and I would highly recommend her. Thanks Michelle

Terri G

Michelle is such a beautiful person inside and out. She is so professional and amazing at what she does. Couldn’t have asked for a better celebrant! Highly recommended!!

Sandra B

The ceremony was beautiful. So many people came up afterwards and commented on how touching it was. Couldn’t have done it without Michelle! She played a big part in making everything run smoothly.

Tiffany L

We cant thank Michelle enough for all her love and support both on our wedding day and the time leading up to our wedding. She really made us feel comfortable and delivered the most beautiful and meaningful ceremony. Last night at a family BBQ, my husband’s sisters commented on how lovely Michelle was and what ‘real meaning’ she gave to our special day. Michelle made the two of us and our 3.5 yr old son feel so very special and we particularly loved the way she included our son in the ceremony and made him such a central part of the day. Many guests commented on how beautiful and touching the ceremony was and how special it was that our son was such a big part of it. We will never forget Michelle, she certainly left a lasting impression. We will definitely recommend her!!!!

Silvana D

From the moment I first spoke to Michelle to our first meeting to our beautiful wedding day, Michelle was amazing! My husband & I instantly felt a connection with her, she is such a warm, friendly and approachable person. The way Michelle put together our ceremony and the wording she used perfectly described my husband and I, we were very moved & blown away by just well it all come together. We would 100% recommend Michelle, she made our ceremony the beautiful occasion that it was and we will treasure those memories for years to come. Thank you Michelle from the bottom of our hearts! Mr & Mrs Unger Xo

Jade U

Michelle was an amazing help leading up to our big day. She was always bubbly and cheerful during our meetings and ensured we had a ceremony that was perfect for us. She is miticulous in her work and ensured everything ran smoothly on the day (including our other vendors).

Jade M

Absolutely lovely! She provided us with a lot of direction which is exactly what we needed, however she still made the ceremony very us. She is very prepared and organised and the ceremony was perfect and beautiful.

Jade W

Michelle was amazing. She composed a beautiful, personalised ceremony and delivered it perfectly on our wedding day. She was really able to capture the relaxed vibe we were after. Her knowledge, warmth, energy and charisma made the entire process so easy.

Stefanie Clarke

Michelle was fantastic. She provided us with ideas & advice to personalize our ceremony just the way we wanted it. She was professional & friendly & a wonderful celebrant on the day. Would definitely recommend.

Astra Campbell

WOW!!! what an amazing celebrant. Michelle wrote the most amazing ceremony ever. It was exactly what we wanted, fun and relaxed. We have had so many comments on what an awesome celebrant we had from many of our guests. I cant speak highly of her. She was available any time we needed her via email or phone and also any time we wanted to meet with her she welcomed us and made time for us. Michelle gave her expert opinion on certain things and was very professional.

Lauren D

Michelle was an absolute pleasure to deal with. She was professional yet bubbly, fun and energetic. She was also reasonably priced. I would highly recommend Michelle to anyone looking for an amazing celebrant.

Katrina Rogers

Michelle was an absolute pleasure to deal with, friendly, caring, always greeted you with a big smile and nothing was ever a problem. She was always there to answer any questions, and made everything for the day so straight forward as she explained what would happen and when.

Cailin E

Michelle was so accommodating, relaxed, friendly, understood and met our needs, precise, warm and a great celebrant. Perfect for our needs and would highly recommend her. We had a surprise wedding and Michelle blended in like one of the guest. She was just perfect. I rate her 5 stars ******

Emi Luppino

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Any married couple, who have been married for any length of time, can choose to have a Reaffirmation of Vows Ceremony. It is generally a casual and relaxed celebration with no legal elements, where a couple can celebrate their journey of marriage together, re-affirm their love for one another and strengthen their commitment to each other moving forward.
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The structure and content is up to you. Together we can create a unique and personal ceremony that reflects your relationship and your continued support and commitment to each other and your marriage.

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A naming ceremony is a wonderful occasion to bring family and friends together to acknowledge and celebrate the life of a child, whatever age, that is to be honored and named. It is a special and unique way of declaring your hopes and dreams for their future and affirm beliefs and values that are important to you as a family unit. The wonderful thing about having a naming ceremony is that there is no right or wrong way to conduct the celebration. It could be an intimate or large affair, you may wish for it to be fun and relaxed or more structured, contain readings or poems, involve symbols or rituals. The choice is yours! Together we can work to plan a ceremony that is just perfect for your child!

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My role as a funeral celebrant is dedicated to caring for, listening to and working alongside families to help them plan a service that is respectful and farewells their loved one just as they wish. Capturing the essence and qualities of the person through the eulogy and shared personal stories is an important time where family and friends can laugh, cry and remember, where the life that once lived is honored and acknowledged in a dignified way. I know how important it is to have the interpersonal skills required to relate to and engage with grieving people and to meet their needs with empathy and sensitivity. A well planned, authentic and professionally delivered service can assist family and friends by providing direction and some comfort through what is a very difficult time. If you are in need of a Funeral Celebrant, I would be humbled to assist and guide you at this deeply sad time.

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