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Elopements or Intimate Ceremonies

I understand that because you choose to elope, does not mean you want a standard, set soulless ceremony like a Registry office ceremony, I always make my ceremonies personal, fun, romantic and memorable.

Enjoy a day that is everything you desire and the way you want it to be. You don’t have to exchange rings if you choose, it is only a custom, not compulsory.

You must have two witnesses over the age of 18, if you like I can arrange this for you.

Intimate ceremonies are ceremonies where the guests are 20 or less. Maybe just your family and very close friends, I will still make it personal and memorable.

We can arrange everything over the phone or by email, your “The Notice of Intended Marriage” (NOIM) must be lodged with me no less than one month prior to the ceremony and no longer than 18 months. The witnessing of the NOIM can be done by a JP or authorised person and posted to me. Please remember not to sign or date the form before your signatures are witnessed.

Destination Weddings for overseas or interstate couples

Why not consider the beautiful Gold Coast for your special celebration? The choices for venues are varied, gorgeous beaches, resorts, the hinterland, parks, gardens, theme parks, boats, you name it, we have it! Our weather is temperate with about 300 days of sunshine a year

It is simple to get married in Australia, you always have the freedom of choice, as to what your ceremony contains, apart from the Legislated requirements, the Monitum and the Official Vows, your ceremony can contain any ritual and include as many people as you wish.

You must have two witnesses over the age of 18, if you like I can arrange this for you.

No meetings are necessary, we can organise everything over the phone, by Skype or email. You are not required to reside in this country prior to your marriage, you can get married the day you arrive!

You must produce Birth Certificates or passports plus two forms of photo ID, Divorce or Death certificates (if prior spouse is deceased) Change of name Certificates. All documents must be translated into English by an authorised translator. I only need copies of these documents at the lodgement of “The Notice of Intended Marriage” (NOIM), but I must sight the originals prior to the ceremony. The witnessing of the NOIM can be done by a JP or authorised person and posted to me. Please remember not to sign or date the form, before your signatures are witnessed.

The NOIM must be lodged no less than one month prior to the ceremony and no longer than 18 months. Click here to download NOIM.

Apostille stamps for authentication of documents

An Australian public document must be "legalised" or formally proved valid and genuine, before it is accepted by overseas businesses, governments or courts. Apostille Certificates prove conclusively that Australian public documents are authentic and genuine for this purpose. However, Australian public documents legalised by Apostille Certificates are restricted in their use to only those countries which are signatories to The Hague Convention. If not a signatory, full document legalisation by the foreign country's Embassy or Consulate in Australia is necessary. You will require an official registered copy of your marriage certificate for this purpose and a fee is payable.

Fiancé Visa weddings

If one of a couple resides overseas and is applying to immigrate into this country on a Prospective Spouse Visa, the Department of Immigration requires that you provide proof of your intention to marry. After lodging the NOIM with me, I can supply a letter to the required Government department stating that you have completed the relevant paperwork and intend to marry on a certain date. After receiving the Visa, you have 9 months in which to marry. I am not authorised to give you any immigration advice, you must engage an immigration agent.

You must produce Birth Certificates or passports plus two forms of photo ID, Divorce or Death certificates (if prior spouse is deceased) Change of name Certificates. All documents must be translated into English by an authorised translator. I only need copies of these documents at the lodgement of “The Notice of Intended Marriage” (NOIM), but I must sight the originals prior to the ceremony. The witnessing of the NOIM can be done by a JP or authorised person and posted to me. Please remember not to sign or date the form, before your signatures are witnessed.

The NOIM must be lodged no less than one month prior to the ceremony and no longer than 18 months. Click here to download NOIM.

please call me on 0438 688830

Email - sheryl@celebrantmarriages.com.au

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