"LONG & LAVISH"

THE "WEDDING THAT TRUE LOVE DESERVES" CEREMONY

HOW DOES IT ALL COME TOGETHER?

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I'm based in Melbourne and COVID restrictions permitting, I'd like to meet you at your favourite coffee shop. 

But if there are still COVID restrictions, that first meeting will be held via Zoom, Skype, WhatsApp, or Messenger.

 

We will chat about what you’re planning for your wedding and you can ask me as many questions as you like.

 

If we’re a good fit for each other, our next step is to fill out a couple of forms. 

 

The first will be a booking form and the second will be the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM).

If we are not meeting in person, the form will be emailed to you and I will guide you on how to fill out the form, then you’ll need to sign the NOIM in front of a JP, GP, police officer, or solicitor or barrister as your authorised witness.

 

Once witnessed, the next step is to lodge it with me, you can scan and email it or you can take a photo of it and send it to me, what you can't do is just show me it on Zoom or the like.

 

By law, it will take one month from the date I receive it before I can marry you.

 

When I receive the NOIM and the booking form I will send an invoice for the non-refundable booking fee. Once paid, I’ll confirm your wedding day in my diary and invoice you for the balance which will be due two weeks before your wedding.

WHAT  DO I GET FOR MY MONEY?

Three pre-wedding meetings

      including signing of the NOIM

✅ As many emails and phone

     calls as needed

✅ Access to my virtual library

     of wedding ceremonies and

     vows, full of ideas ready to help

     you create something personal

✅ Inclusion of personalised vows

     if you wish or use pre-written

     vows

 

✅ Copy of both my wedding

     planning and budget planning

     checklists, to help you plan a

     stress-free wedding

✅ Creation of your bespoke

     written personal love journey

✅ Drafting and re-working your

     ceremony to your satisfaction

✅ Rehearsal in the week of your

     wedding

✅ Choice of rituals and/or

     religious* aspects within your

     wedding ceremony

✅ Conduct a full-length, legal

     wedding ceremony

✅ Use of my professional quality

     sound system

✅ Printed presentation copy of

      your marriage certificate

 

✅ Beautifully printed and bound

     copy of your ceremony

 

✅ Completion and lodgement of

     all legal paperwork within

     hours of the wedding

✅ A copy of registered

     (legal) marriage certificate

     sent to your home address

     (Australia or overseas)

Our first meeting will be the booking/NOIM meeting. Our second is a week or two before the wedding to go over the final details followed by a rehearsal the week of the wedding

Whenever you need me, want to discuss anything, or just need to bounce an idea, I'm here for you, just email or call

I have an extensive collection of ceremony styles for you to choose from, half the fun is to mix and match to your own personal tastes. Vows are the centre of any wedding and I have a great library of vows to help with ideas

If you need help in creating something truly personal, I'm here for you

I understand it can be stressful planning a wedding which is why I've created two invaluable budget and wedding planning checklists

We will spend some time together as I learn how you started this journey together, so we can create a truly romantic tale to share with your family and friends.

It will be drafted, crafted, and re-worked until you are both happy with the final version

In the week before the wedding, when lighting and weather conditions should be similar to the day, we will have a rehearsal to iron out the finer details

As an ordained minister (in the USA), I can bring various traditional rituals and non-denominational religious aspects into your civil weddings 

Depending on how you would like to structure your ceremony, involve any children, parents, or other guests, expect around 25 to 35 mins. This style of wedding is more suited to the larger group

My PA system is designed to cater to 125 people outdoors, so if you have music you'd like to play via bluetooth, it will be heard. 

The presentation certificate is a statement that you are married. However, it has very little legal status when it comes to providing ID

Your wedding might be recorded on video, but there is nothing quite like sitting in front of a fire reading a good book, or in this case a beautiful copy of your complete wedding ceremony 

There is quite a lot of paperwork to be lodged with Births, Deaths and Marriages. Once lodged it could take BDM a month or more to fully register your marriage on the system, but as soon as I know, you'll know

If you need to prove your ID to change your details such as passport, drivers license, home loan or any other purpose, you will need an official copy of your certificate from BDM