A Heartfelt Commitment Ceremony

Moving hearts closer together

$400 Standard Fee

A Heartfelt Commitment Ceremony

Acknowledging your relationship through a ceremony is a lovely way to celebrate your commitment to your partner. In many instances, a commitment ceremony is dedicated to couples who are currently unable to marry in Australia due to regulations of the Marriage Act or for couples who simple so not wish to have a “formal” marriage ceremony. In a commitment ceremony, you are able to have a public declaration of love, support and pledge your faith in each other.

If you part-take in a Heartfelt Commitment Ceremony and wish to marry at a later date – especially if the laws within Australia change soon – that’s no problem at all! Give me a call and we will update your status ASAP!

Additional Costs…

A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required to secure your date and ceremony time in my diary. The deposit can be paid at our first meeting or via direct deposit within 7 days of our meeting. The balance of $150 is payable one week prior to your ceremony date.

My fee includes performing your ceremony in your home or at a location within the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland & Pokolbin Vineyard areas only. Additional fees may apply for travel to other areas.

Fiona offers...

Completion of the Legal Obligations

Plus online application of your Official Marriage Certificate.

Meetings

An obligation free meeting so we can chat about your plans & you meet me in person.

A PA System

For your guests to hear your love story.

A Rehearsal

You want to feel relaxed on the day.

Unlimited Support via phone & email

Coffee, hugs & a laugh also when needed!

A Personal & Heartfelt Ceremony

All about the two of you! 

Testimonials

We asked Fiona from Heartfelt Occasions to perform a naming ceremony for our child who is adopted.  Fiona was just wonderful before the event.  She settled us with her approach to the day and her suggestions around what to include. She listened to the story of how our child came to be with us and she even followed our blog so she could incorporate many special moments of our time together as a family.

Fiona went the extra mile in everything that she did and she even researched some of the cultural heritage of our child’s birth country and included many special mini ceremonies within the naming/welcome that reflected both our traditions and those of another culture. Fiona was respectful and kind in her dealings with us and our child. We felt that we had a friend who had known us for years conduct our ceremony and it made the day more special than we imagined.

Fiona went out of her way to include all our guests in the ceremony and one of our guests even exclaimed that they wished they had known about Fiona for their child’s wedding. That is the impact Fiona has on those who are gathered for a heartfelt occasion.  Fiona’s passion for what she does is only outstripped by the professionalism and delivery on the day.

The photos of the day and our memories stay with us and our child will be able to look back on the day with much fondness and know that she is truly loved and cherished, and on that day Fiona helped us formalise and celebrate our life as a family. 

We would heartily recommend her and wish her every success in her future. She is a gem and has wonderful ideas that fit with the traditional, but also tailors the ceremony to meet the needs of the individuals. Heartfelt in deed and action.

Geoff & Geraldine Moran

Our wedding day was perfect. Fiona enabled our wedding ceremony to run smoothly and allowed us to tailor our ceremony to suit our style, location and our family structure. I cannot recommend her enough.

Lucy

Hi Fiona, Firstly, thank you for posting our wedding certificate and copy of our ceremony - it is a truly beautiful keepsake. Secondly, we would just like to thank you for being part of our beautiful day. Your personalised service is what really made it for us - from the first meeting in your home, hearing the story of how you and your husband met and meeting your beautiful family. It was this wonderful warmth that made us feel as though we were part of your family, which reflected a lot of ourselves and how we wanted our ceremony to feel. Thank you for your patience while we were running around trying to do so many things in the lead up as well as your flexibility in being able to see us, given we were travelling up from Sydney. I’m not sure how many other celebrants have made time to see a couple on Christmas Eve, it was much appreciated!! Your warmth, genuine enjoyment and love for the role and the ability to help make our ceremony exactly “us” was wonderful and we feel incredibly blessed to have had you as our celebrant and as such a special and important part of our wedding day. With much gratitude,
 
Shelley & Rohan

We just wanted to say “thank you” so much for making our ceremony so romantic, happy and personal. It was just the way we had imagined it and wanted it to be!

It was really great to visit Newcastle and meet with you beforehand as we felt at ease with you on our amazing day.

Our family and friends all commented to us – what a romantic wedding and setting it was and what a lovely job our celebrant did to deliver such a heartfelt ceremony. Our ceremony resonated with them in a very positive way and everyone was on a high!

Sue & Chris

The keepsake booklet for both parents was a very nice touch and much appreciated.Thank you for all the last minute changes. All the guest commented on how  lovely ceremony and location was.

Kim

Just want to thank you for your professionalism in the way you conducted our ceremony, it was of a high standard.

Janelle

Contact

0418 401 031

 

fiona@heartfeltoccasions.com.au

 

I welcome all enquires to have a chat about your plans and my availability for your heartfelt occasion.

 

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