The two important factors are that I have to ensure that I am conducting the ceremony legally and, secondly, that we are organising a ceremony that suits you. I am most happy to give you advice, and probably so are many other people, but the final decision as to how any ceremony is to run is yours. I have been a Celebrant since 31 January 1983, still enjoy conducting ceremonies and always try to give that impression even at the end of a frantic summer weekend!
I live in Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island, and in Glen Osmond.
I maintain a professional attachment to the University of South Australia, am a Justice of the Peace, authorised to conduct Marriages according to current Australian Commonwealth law, and in 2004 was awarded a Certificate IV in Marriage Celebrancy. In addition I am most pleased to provide a range of other associated services which are detailed on this website. This website contains a wide range of legal information, ideas for ceremonies, testimonials, and so on.
What are the fees?
It is important for you that you know what fees are involved and consequently they are listed ‘up front’! Marriage celebrants authorised by the Australian Government are entitled to charge for any services that they provide. Fees for weddings are not fixed and may vary from celebrant to celebrant. Ensure you reach an agreement on the fees before asking the celebrant to hold the date. You should also ensure that you understand what charges are non-refundable. You will find that there is a very large range in the fees charged by Celebrants. Please note that Celebrants are bound by the Trade Practices Act (July, 1996)
Services included in basic fees – readily available phone and email contact; consultations as required; appropriate preparation and submission of all forms; full advice and support for construction of your personalized ceremony; travel within 30km of my home; use of superior quality mobile wireless hand-held microphone, speaker, CD system, etc.