Making Your Wedding Special

Rosemary’s purpose is not only to fulfill her role as a Civil Marriage Celebrant but also to make your wedding day as special, memorable and relaxing as possible. To this end she is willing to assist you with the following if desired:

  • ceremonial and religious specifications
  • involvement of family and friends in the service
  • guiding guests before, during and after the service

If you’re still looking for a location for your wedding ceremony, be sure to check out her favourite locations on the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Byron Bay.

Wedding Package

Rosemary’s wedding package includes

  • Initial Consultation – free
  • Sorting of Documentation (Birth Certificates etc)
  • Notice of Intended of Marriage Form Completed
  • Meeting to discuss your plans and wishes for your ceremony
  • Email links to many examples of ceremonies together with wording for vows and exchange of rings and special rituals including Sand Ceremony, Hand Ceremony, Unity Candle and others
  • Wedding Rehearsal a day or so prior to wedding.
  • Leading the Wedding Ceremony with professionalism, dignity & warmth.
  • My PA System including IPod/IPhone link for music and additional microphone for readers
  • Filing of Government Documentation and the Application of Marriage Certificate from Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriage within the state in which you were married


Commitment Ceremony


A Commitment Ceremony is a celebration of the love between a couple who wish to publicly declare their promises in front of family and friends, without taking the step into legal marriage.

The ceremony has no legal binding and therefore there is no lodgement of papers or waiting period required.

Commitment Ceremonies are an opportunity for couples to celebrate and publicly affirm their love for each other surrounded by family and friends.

A Commitment Ceremony can be formal, relaxed, sensitive, special and always personal, meaningful and unique reflecting your commitment to each other and the start of a lifetime of union as a couple. Many couples find such a ceremony strengthens their relationship with each other and in the eyes of their family and guests.

The venue for a Commitment Ceremony, like a wedding, can take place in a pretty park, at the beach, in your home or garden, a wedding venue, hotel or resort or wherever you are comfortable and should be carefully planned and written and may include readings, poems, special rituals (eg candle or unity ceremony, sand ceremony etc), music, exchange of vows and exchange of rings. The ceremony can include other members of the family including children.

Your ceremony will be delivered without gender or religious bias and you will find me supportive, warm and friendly.

Vow Renewal Ceremony

Reaffirmation of Vows

Vow Renewal Ceremonies or Reaffirmation of Vows are an opportunity for couples to reaffirm the promises or vows they made to each other at their original wedding or commitment ceremony. Renewing or reaffirming your vows can be a very meaningful ceremony but it is not legally binding and so can be officiated by a celebrant or family friend.

Some couples like to renew their vows to commemorate a special milestone or wedding anniversary, mark the end of a difficult time in their lives, celebrate with friends and family in a new country or have the lavish ceremony they could not afford when they married.

Whatever the reason a Vow Renewal Ceremony or Reaffirmation of Vows can be formal, informal, unique, and meaningful and reflect your personal hopes and aspirations. It can include friends, family members, children and maybe your groomsmen and bridesmaids from your wedding ceremony.

Some couples like to remind themselves of the promises they made all those years ago and prefer to repeat the wording of the vows they exchanged at their original wedding ceremony and/or extend the promises to include words reflecting the different circumstances relevant to day’s ceremony. For many the Renewal of Vows Ceremony is like a second wedding.

Again the venue for a Vow Renewal Ceremony is completely up to you. Perhaps your children wish to host such a gathering in recognition of their love for you. As with a Wedding or Commitment Ceremony a park, beach, restaurant, home, garden or hotel are all great places for you and your family and friends to gather together and share such a wonderful occasion.