Renewal of Vows
There are many reasons why a couple may choose to have a reaffirmation of their vows. The most common being the celebration of a significant anniversary or milestone in the relationship.
The ceremony format is very similar to a marriage ceremony, however, there are no legal requirements and it is clearly expressed to everyone present that the ceremony is a renewal only and not an official marriage ceremony.
The ceremony shares memories and moments from your initial marriage ceremony along with the growth of your love and relationship over the years… the good, the bad, the happy and the sad. It is a celebration of all that you have achieved and experienced as a couple. Marriage is hard work, not all days are smooth sailing and to come through it all, stronger, together and wanting to be committed to each other is something that’s absolutely worth celebrating!
Your renewal of your vows is an important celebration not only for you but also for your family and friends who have been there to support you. There are lovely ways to involve family, if you would like to acknowledge children and the strength you have as a family unit. There are many lovely verses that help express love, marriage and friendship over the years also.
A 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.
Completion of the Legal Obligations
Plus online application of your Official Marriage Certificate.
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.
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!
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
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
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I welcome all enquires to have a chat about your plans and my availability for your heartfelt occasion.