Bendigo Civil Celebrant

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I thoroughly enjoy marrying people and I consider it a privilege that I can in some way contribute to two people as they make their own commitment to each other.

When choosing your Celebrant I believe the best way for you to make your decision is at a face-to-face meeting. I am happy to come to your place for this first no-obligation meeting.

At our first meeting I will provide you with a Wedding Information Pack which contains lots of ideas to help create a very special ceremony unique to just you two.
I understand just how special this day is to you both and I give my assurance that I will work with you to make this day one that you treasure forever. I will make myself available to give help and guidance to provide a ceremony that will reflect the love you have for each other.
Your Wedding Day will be one of the most important and memorable days in your lives. It is my role to help you create a ceremony that truly reflects the love you both have for each other. On the actual day I will guide you through, helping you to feel relaxed so you can both enjoy your special day.
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I consider it a great privilege to be a part of your wedding day, and to be able to help couples as they make their pledges to each other.

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What my clients say

Ian officiated our wedding in late August 2012. From our first meeting Ian was professional, organised and informative. He provided us with very helpful information around the ceremony process and traditions, even provided us with suggestions of vows we could use as a starting point to customise our own! Very easy to get in contact with throughout the entire planning process and willing to answer any questions - no matter how silly they may be! He travelled to our place to meet with us when we were finalising the Nomination to Marry Form (and our house is quite the while away from where he is based!). It was lovely to have someone so personable and he really goes that extra mile to get to know you both as a couple during the planning process so that your ceremony truly reflects you as a couple. On the day, the ceremony ran so smoothly. Ian really helped to create the atmosphere and feel that we wanted at our wedding and all of our friends and family commented on how lovely he was and how the ceremony was so "us" - which was perfect! I highly recommend Ian as a wedding celebrant to any engaged couple and would like to wish him our sincere "thank yous" for playing such a special, special part in our lovely wedding day.
N & A
Steve and I both wanted to thank you so much for collaborating such a beautiful wedding ceremony for us. We both appreciated the personal details and acknowledgements you were able to incorporate into our marriage ceremony. Many of our guests commented on how wonderful the ceremony was and how impressive you were too :) thank you so much for the time and effort you put into making our marriage one we will always look back on with fondest of memories. Once again thank you so much Ian for making our ceremony so special.
Steven and Chelsea Maitland
Chris and I would like to thank you for the wonderful job you did as our wedding celebrant. All through the organisation of the ceremony you provided guidance but were also respectful of our wishes. On the day we felt the ceremony was perfect - a mixture of personalized and traditional, with involvement of loved ones. We would both be very happy to recommend you to any couple organising a wedding. Many thanks again,
Kate Desmond
Both Chris and I were very happy on the day of our wedding and wish to thank you very much for your services. Everyone we have spoken with expressed how much they enjoyed their day and the ceremony. I've attached the only photo the photographer has release to date. If you wish to make use of me for any references I'd be delighted. Again, thank you so very much for helping make the day a delight for all.
Duncan Ham
Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony you performed for my husband and myself on the 13th March at the Windmill Gardens. From our very first meeting we knew you were just what we were looking for, we felt comfortable and at ease from day one and the extra time and care you put into preparing everything for our big day, including your beautiful wedding information packages, helped make sure we were confident and prepared when the big moment arrived. You performed a beautiful and traditional ceremony with such lovely words and kept it entertaining and exciting for our guests, making it a fun and moving ceremony for everyone involved. We had many compliments from our family and friends who all felt you did an amazing job. Everything came together so perfectly and it is truly a day we will remember always and hold dearly in our hearts as we continue our life together as husband and wife. We were truly honored to have you be a part of what was such a personal and life-changing moment for us and will be forever grateful to you for helping to make it one of the happiest days of our lives.
Chloe and Christopher Wright