Same-Sex Ceremonies

Light-hearted, relaxed and intimate ceremonies to celebrate your love and commitment to each other.

Commitment Ceremonies

Personalised, unique and meaningful ceremonies that tell the story of your love and your journey to this moment.

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Civil Partnerships

A personalised and meaningful ceremony to legally recognise your relationship through a Civil Partnership.

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Commitment Ceremonies

Light-hearted, personalised and intimate ceremonies to celebrate your love and commitment to each other.

To promise to love and share a life with another person for the rest of your life is the greatest commitment a person can make to their partner. A commitment ceremony is meaningful and symbolic way for any couple – heterosexual, gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual – to celebrate their unique love and publicly affirm their promises and commitment to each other in front of their family and friends.

A commitment ceremony is not legally binding, and can therefore be anything at all you want it to be!

I’d love to help you create the perfect ceremony that celebrates your unique relationship in a way that is true to who you both are.

Commitment Ceremonies

A personalised and unique ceremony written just for you that tells the story of your love and your journey to this moment.

Standard Fee: $400.00
*Additional fees may apply for travel, special inclusions or extra requests.

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What’s Included In My Package?

  • A free, no-obligation initial appointment – I’m happy to meet at your home, my home in Aspley, or for coffee at a local cafe! I’m also available evenings and weekends, if business hours don’t suit you.
  • Unlimited telephone and email support.
  • A Welcome Kit
  • Lots of planning resources, ideas and inspiration to create a ceremony that suits your personalities, style and vision for your ceremony
  • Lots of great ideas and special ways to include your children, families, pets, or quirky interests into your ceremony.
  • Lots of support in the lead up and on the day to make sure your ceremony runs smoothly and stress-free.
  • A ceremony planning meeting.
  • A unique, personalised and meaningful ceremony written just for you – your ceremony can be anything you want it to be – whether you’d like a formal ceremony or something more light-hearted and relaxed, we can work together to create a ceremony that ‘fits’ you!
  • Beautifully written ceremony presented in a heart-felt, light-hearted, relaxed yet professional tone!
  • Unlimited edits of your ceremony script until it is perfect.
  • A ceremony rehearsal if requested (additional fee may apply depending on location of your rehearsal)
  • A beautifully printed keepsake copy of your ceremony.
  • A keepsake Commitment Certificate presented to you at your ceremony
  • Free use of my signing table, chairs & signing pen, if you need these.
  • A clear and professional presentation using a high quality wireless PA system and microphones
  • PA system can also be used to play music from your iPhone, iPad or USB.
  • Travel within 50km of Brisbane City (rate of 50c/km thereafter)

Civil Partnerships

Light-hearted, personalised and intimate ceremonies to celebrate your love and commitment to each other.

To promise to love and share a life with another person for the rest of your life is the greatest commitment a person can make to their partner. A Civil Partnership is a legally recognised committed relationship that may be entered into by any eligible couple in Queensland – whether you are heterosexual, gay, lesbian, transgender or bisexual.

A Civil Partnership ceremony is a meaningful and legal declaration to celebrate your unique love and publicly affirm your promises and commitment to each other in front of your family and friends.

I’d love to help you create the perfect ceremony that leaglises your relationship and celebrates your unique love in a way that is true to who you both are.

Civil Partnerships

A personalised and unique Civil Partnership Declaration ceremony written just for you that tells the story of your love and your journey to this moment. A civil partnership is a legally recognized committed relationship that may be entered into by 2 eligible adults, regardless of their gender.

Standard Fee: $500.00
*Additional fees may apply for travel, special inclusions or extra requests.

Arrange an obligation free meeting

What’s Included In My Package?

  • I am a Civil Partnership Notary registered to perform Civil Partnership ceremonies in QLD
  • A free, no-obligation initial appointment – I’m happy to meet at your home, my home in Aspley, or for coffee at a local cafe! I’m also available evenings and weekends, if business hours don’t suit you.
  • Supply, advice and lodgement of all required legal Civil Partnership forms and paperwork with the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Queensland.
  • Unlimited telephone and email support.
  • A Welcome Kit
  • Lots of planning resources, ideas and inspiration to create a ceremony that suits your personalities, style and vision for your ceremony
  • Lots of great ideas and special ways to include your children, families, pets, or quirky interests into your ceremony.
  • Lots of support in the lead up and on the day to make sure your ceremony runs smoothly and stress-free.
  • A ceremony planning meeting.
  • A unique, personalised and meaningful ceremony written just for you – your ceremony can be anything you want it to be – whether you’d like a formal ceremony or something more light-hearted and relaxed, we can work together to create a ceremony that ‘fits’ you!
  • Beautifully written ceremony presented in a heart-felt, light-hearted, relaxed yet professional tone!
  • Unlimited edits of your ceremony script until it is perfect.
  • A ceremony rehearsal if requested (additional fee may apply depending on location of your rehearsal)
  • A beautifully printed keepsake copy of your ceremony.
  • A keepsake Civil Partnership Certificate presented to you at your ceremony
  • Free use of my signing table, chairs & signing pen, if you need these.
  • A clear and professional presentation using a high quality wireless PA system and microphones
  • PA system can also be used to play music from your iPhone, iPad or USB.
  • Travel within 50km of Brisbane City (rate of 50c/km thereafter)

Important Information

Some important info about civil partnerships in QLD

A civil partnership is a legally recognised committed relationship that may be entered into by 2 eligible adults, regardless of their sex. A civil partnership is recognised in Queensland, however may not necessarily be recognised in other states and territories.

Check out the attached ‘Written notice setting out the legal effect of civil partnership’ brochure issued by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Queensland for more information.

At our first meeting, I’ll go through all of this information with you and if you choose to go ahead with you booking, we can complete and lodge the required forms together.

To enter into a Civil Partnership in Queensland, there are certain requirements that must be met.

  • To be eligible to enter into a civil partnership in Queensland:
    • both partners must be 18 years or older
    • neither partner can be married to another person or already in a civil partnership
    • the relationship cannot be with a parent, descendent, sibling or half sibling
    • at least 1 partner must live in Queensland
    • you must both must sign the application form in the presence of a qualified witness
    • all your documents must be in English or supplied with accredited translations as well as to the original document
    • your declaration ceremony, if applicable, must
      • include at least 1 witness over 18 years
  • There are a number of different options available for your to enter into a civil partnership including:
  • You’ll need to complete and lodge a Notice of Intention to Enter into a Civil Partnership application form with your registered civil partnership notary at least 10 days before your declaration ceremony, and no earlier than 12 months before. For example, if you lodge your application on 1 February then the declaration ceremony may be held on 12 February or in the 12 months after.
  • Your registered civil partnership notary must sight the following original identification for both partners at the time the Notice of Intent is lodged with the notary:
    • Proof of ID for both of you
    • Evidence that at least 1 of the partners resides in Queensland
    • Evidence of any previous divorce or death of any former spouse, if applicable—such as an original divorce or death certificate
  • Your civil partnership notary will then send a copy of this completed notice of intention to the Registry of BDM Qld. After your ceremony your notary is responsible for registering your civil partnership on your behalf.
  • All of your documents must be in English—or you must supply the original document along with accredited translations if they are not.
  • You will need to arrange to have one witness present at your marriage ceremony. This witnesses must be 18 years of age or over, of sound mind, and be able to understand and comprehend the ceremony. They will also be required to sign the official documentation as a witness.
  • A translator/ interpreter will be required to translate any documents that are not in English, and to translate during the ceremony for either partner who does not speak or understand English. This service will need to be organised by the couple.
  • You will be presented with a keepsake Civil Partnership certificate at your ceremony, however this is not an official document. You will then need to lodge an application and pay the required fee for an official Civil Partnership Certificate through the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Qld.

I understand the importance of celebrating your uniqueness and I would love the chance to get to know you and work with you to create a ceremony that celebrates and reflects your love, life and commitment to your future together.

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