You’ve found each other, now find me
Love comes in many forms, and so do weddings!
As you contemplate this day, and your life ahead, it is important that you select a celebrant who is tune with you as a couple and can create the kind of ceremony that starts you off right.
To that end, we should get to know a little about each other, and how the process works…
a little about me…
I’m a modern, relaxed male celebrant with warmth, humour and sincerity. I understand the current Covid-19 restrictions may be concerning to some couples, but I am very flexible and happy to work within restrictions to craft you a ceremony that is memorable for all the right reasons, at a time that works best for you and your guests.
I became a celebrant because I believe I offer something different – crafting individual and beautifully worded ceremonies for my clients that are presented with good taste, good humour and a real sense of occasion.
I welcome all couples, and understand and respect the diversity of experience that makes up this lucky country. The marriage equality vote inspired my journey to become a celebrant for everyone.
How it works
First we say hi…
Get in contact and we’ll organise a time to meet up – with no obligation – and you can figure out if I’m the right celebrant for your
needs. Send me an email or give me a call – and we’ll arrange a time to get to know each other over a coffee, or something stronger.
(It’s often a good idea to bring along the important paperwork to the initial catch-up so we make sure it’s all correct and usable)
Then we make it official…
When you’re ready to take the plunge and want to lock me in for your ceremony – we’ll meet up again to sort the pre-ceremony legal
stuff and start planning. When you lock in your wedding date with me, I ask you pay a deposit to secure the date and time.
I’ll handle all the forms and ‘legal stuff’ and will arrange for your legal wedding certificate to be sent to you after the ceremony. If you would like more information about marriage or the paperwork you might need, you can also visit the website of the Attorney Generals Office.
And now it’s on!
I’ll get to know you both – your story, and what you love about each other. You get the opportunity to let me know what you want your
ideal ceremony to look like. Together, we’ll start the process of creating something unique and special for your day.
We will sit down together and talk about what is important to you, and together create a ceremony that will be perfect for your needs.
Your own instincts will be a powerful guide. They rarely let us down, so trust in them. This is your day, and often long awaited, so it
should reflect you both as a couple.
We’ll work back and forth until everyone is 100% happy with the final product. That can be over email or in person.
I recommend a rehearsal before the day, to get everyone familiar with the order of events, and iron out any last-minute wrinkles.
Then you have an awesome wedding day, a beautiful ceremony, and marry the love of your life.
After the ceremony, we sit down to complete a few more signatures, organise your certificates and then I submit it to the Registry and
services & fees
Every wedding is unique, carefully crafted with you, to make sure you have a memorable and meaningful day.
A ‘cookie cutter’ format is not my style.
An outline of what you can expect below, but everything can be tailored to your personality and requirements.
No obligation meet-and-greet
Completion of all the legal requirements
Preparation of your ceremony
Face-to-face, email, and phone meetings as needed.
A rehearsal prior to the day (recommended)
Signing table and PA system available (if required)
Delivery of ceremony
MC for me
I can also be your Master of Ceremonies for the night, welcoming guests, introducing speeches and other formalities throughout the reception.
Sometimes it’s best to let
your friends and family relax and enjoy themselves as guests and leave it to a professional to keep the day running smoothly.
Pricing will vary depending on the size of event and requirements but generally budget $50 /hr
PRICE ON APPLICATION
Any occasion that needs celebrating with some special words or rituals or just a great party can be arranged
EVEN A LIBERATING DIVORCE!!
PRICE ON APPLICATION
ADDITIONAL PAYMENT INFORMATION
A minimum deposit of $300 is required at time of booking, and the remainder paid 14 days before the ceremony.
All fees will be detailed and agreed at the time of confirming me as your celebrant. There will never be any unexpected surprises.
You will receive a ceremonial Wedding Certificate on the day, but if you require a legal document such as required by financial institutions, for name changes etc, it will be sent out after the marriage is formally registered. It usually only takes about a week and I handle that for you – no need for you to do anything else.
Additional fees do apply for Destination Weddings – country or interstate and other special ceremony inclusions like boats or islands or whether I need accommodation. I am based in Newtown Sydney. But I do try to keep any additional costs to a minimum, and everything will be discussed, transparent and clearly agreed in advance. Never hesitate to ask me anything.
Clay & Elise
We chose Dennis as our celebrant for our wedding due to his engaging personality and professionalism. We felt that he could deliver a ceremony that reflected us and contained the right mix of humour, formality and personalisation, which is exactly what we got. Dennis took the time to get to know us and our story and incorporate all of these things into a ceremony that was truly ours.
It was delivered with confidence and just the right tone so that guests felt engaged and entertained at the same time!! We would highly recommend Dennis for your wedding as well.
Ken & Rachel
Dennis was an integral part of our wedding from the outset.
We really felt like we could phone him with our concerns about anything leading up to the big day. After spending time with us, he was able to write a wonderful, personalised ceremony which our guests relayed was unlike any wedding they could recall attending. We felt very aligned in our values with Dennis, he is calm and non-judgemental but also brought a sense of fun to what can be a stressful exercise. He was also very flexible and did his best to work around our schedules.
We cannot recommend Dennis more to couples looking for the perfect marriage celebrant.
Kaushil & Camilla
We wanted to send a quick message to say a massive thank you for doing such an incredible job with our wedding ceremony.
Dennis was very friendly and professional and made the whole process easy and stress free.
Dennis is fun, kind and compassionate and led the ceremony seamlessly. We can’t recommend Dennis highly enough! Thank you!
Your Day – Your way
All couples welcome and same sex weddings a specialty
Its your day – remember to relax and enjoy it together
A ceremony thats special to you – done your way