If you’re looking to have a ceremony to celebrate your love, but don’t want or aren’t able to take the legal route of a wedding, we can work together to create a fantastic Commitment Ceremony instead.
As you may have guessed from my site, I am 100% for marriage equality across Australia, and I'm so so freaking over the moon that Australia has ushered in a new era of weddings allowing for couples to get married regardless of their gender.
Commitment Ceremonies can be as traditional or non-traditional as you’d like, the only thing I can’t do is tell people that you’re getting married. For more information on the difference between the two ceremonies drop me an email or give me a call.
Renewal of Vows
Absolutely loved getting married the first time? Or absolutely hated it and want to do it better? Then what you’re looking for is a Renewal of Vows ceremony.
In Australia you can’t be married twice, even if it is to the same person, unless you have a divorce in between. So unless you’re echoing Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, you might want to jump straight into a renewal of vows.
Naming days are most often used as days to celebrate the arrival of a new family member in a non-religious way. Perfect for births, adoptions or fostering, I’ll work with you and your child (if they’re old enough to understand) to create a secular ceremony.
trans naming days
Theres still a lot of misconception about what being transexual or transgender means, and not nearly as much acceptance or understanding in the wider community as there should be. If you, a friend, or a family member is in the process of transitioning, I’d love to work with you and them to create a ceremony that reflects the changes that you’re going through. I’ll make sure that the pronouns are correct and it’ll give you a chance to deadname your previous identity, and focus on recognising your new identity and stage of life. And if the person transitioning is a child or teenager, I’ll offer my services free of charge.
Rites of Passage
Life is more than just births, deaths and marriages. If you’re retiring, getting divorced, buying a new house, starting a new company or any other life moment that you want to Celebrate (yes with a capital C!) then I’d be happy to talk you through what you’re looking to do and how to develop the perfect ceremony for you.