If you’re thinking of running away to beautiful Margaret River for an elopement I offer Short and Sweet Ceremonies which are perfect for such intimate occasions.
My role as a Marriage Celebrant is my main vocation which means I’m available for small mid-week ceremonies and elopements, as well as big or small weekend weddings and celebrations.
No matter what size or shape your ceremony will take, I give a personalised service, putting the same amount of time, professionalism and care into my ceremonies, and the wonderful couples I’m working for. Check out My Services page for information on my ceremony inclusions. Read more about Elopements here.
If you want to run away with the one you love for a summer elopement there are still dates available for January, and a few precious weekend wedding dates left in February. Just remember you need to give a minimum one month notice of intent to marry.
After an amazing 20 years together, Tracy and Kim were married in their favorite place – their beautiful home in Rosa Brook, in the Margaret River Region of Western Australia.
The weekend of their wedding day was one of wild storms – heavy rain and wind had been sweeping across the south west for a few days. Luckily they had a ‘plan B’ in mind so the garden ceremony they had been hoping for was put aside, and the ceremony was set up in their (amazingly) renovated shed. The room was adorned with fairy lights, candles and streamers, and the centerpiece was the gorgeous arbor made especially for the occasion and positioned to frame the doors which were opened to look out at the surrounding nature.
In the late afternoon, in somewhat perfect timing, the rain and wind stopped and the sun came out ready for Tracy and Kim to make their way together from the house to their wedding ceremony. It seemed so perfect for them to walk in together and take their place under the arbor. They had been near-inseparable since they met 20 years ago, so it was natural for them to arrive at such a special day by each others side.
As they stood before close friends and family, I think everyone, including me, shed a few happy tears during their ceremony. There was so much love in the room. And as the Monitum was read out, that ‘marriage according to law in Australia is the union of two people…’ it was a wonderful reminder that the law had finally caught up to love! What a beautiful thing to celebrate!
Thank you to Kim and Tracy for allowing me to share some of their story and gorgeous photos. Wishing them many more years of love and happiness in that beautiful place you call home!
It seems the cogs of change are slowly turning across our country, and the possibility of marriage equality is becoming more hopeful. Many people are waiting, or know of family or friends who are waiting for their love to be equal.
However I can understand for many people, the wait is too long. You’re in love, you’ve found your soulmate, and you want to declare it to your family and friends now in a beautiful ceremony.
It’s been almost 10 years now since my partner and I chose to celebrate our love and commitment with a wedding. It will always be my heart wedding, and I’m glad we decided not to wait – it marked a special moment in time, and we have beautiful memories to look back on now. One day we hope to have the opportunity for a legal marriage.
So my commitment to you, while we wait for those cogs to move a bit faster, is this:
Book me as your Celebrant for your Commitment Ceremony now, and together we will create your dream wedding. When the laws change I will conduct your legal marriage ceremony free of charge.
Together we will celebrate love!
Read more about Same Sex Weddings here. The second ceremony will be a ‘legal’s only’ one within my ‘Short and Sweet’ guidelines. Contact me for more information and to tell me your plans so we can begin to imagine, laugh and create together.
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