As a Civil Marriage Celebrant and Justice of the Peace, I am able to guide you through all the legal requirements of marriage up until the solemnisation of your marriage in accordance with the Commonwealth Marriage Act 1961.

Congratulations – you have decided to get married and I would be honoured to prepare a personalised ceremony for your special day.

Sharing in someone’s special day is an absolute pleasure and privilege and it is my aim to provide you with a beautiful personalised ceremony anywhere – anytime –sunrise or sunset

I will provide you with all the information you require with suggestions and samples of ceremonies at our initial meeting.

I offer all the necessary support by phone, email or appointment as required by you, with a final meeting closer to the ceremony to confirm and complete your preparations, leaving you knowing with confidence that you will enjoy your perfect Wedding Day.

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I am passionate about what I do and my aim is to prepare a ceremony you will remember forever.

I want you to feel totally confident that all the arrangements for your marriage ceremony are taken care of in a totally professional manner so you can enjoy your special day.

Di McDonald

I will ensure all legal obligations are met from the lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM) to the registration of your marriage after the ceremony has taken place.

I am committed to the whole process of marriage and the wonderful institution of marriage and will ensure that your day provides you, your family and your friends with a lifetime memory.

I am a member of the Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of New South Wales & ACT Inc.

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I will ensure all legal obligations are met from the lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM) to the registration of your marriage after the ceremony has taken place.

Marriages in Australia are solemnised under the Marriage Act 1961 and requirements are:

  • You must be over the age of 18 years to be married in Australia.
    A Notice of Intended Marriage (NoIM) must be lodged with your Marriage Celebrant no less than one month prior to the marriage being solemnised. Note: This cannot be lodged more than eighteen months prior to the ceremony. This is usually completed and signed at your first meeting with your Marriage Celebrant.
  • You are required to produce your original Birth Certificate. If you were born in Australia your Birth Certificate can be ordered from the Department of Births, Deaths & Marriages in your state.
  • Although Birth Certificates are preferred, in the case of persons born outside of Australia a Marriage Celebrant can accept an overseas passport in lieu of the Birth Certificate
  • If either of you have been previously married an original copy of your Certificate of Divorce or, in the case of widowhood, an original copy of the Death Certificate must be produced.
  • Only original documents can be accepted.
  • Prior to your wedding, you will both be required to sign a declaration, under the Marriage Act 1961, stating that you believe there is no legal impediment to the marriage between yourself and your partner.
  • Two witnesses over the age of 18 are required to witness your ceremony.

Is this the year for your marriage or for someone you know?
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