A Short & Sweet Ceremony
Get married in an elopement style ceremony – just the two of you with your witnesses or a few of your nearest and dearest!
A Short & Sweet Ceremony is a simple, convenient and intimate way to marry but without the fuss, stress and most of all – the huge expense of a large, traditional wedding.
A Short & Sweet Ceremony is exactly that – short (you’ll be a newly wedded Mr or Mrs before you know it!) & sweet (heartfelt & lovely). I am happy to provide you with little ways that you can personalise your ceremony and of course, you always have the option to make your vows a little more romantic and meaningful too! If you just want the minimum legal wording, that’s perfectly fine as well.
Most importantly, even though it is short & sweet, it is absolutely 100% a legal ceremony. I will clearly explain everything you need to do and all of the documents you will need to provide along the way to meet all of the requirements of marrying in Australia.
You can have a Short & Sweet Ceremony anywhere! You can get married in your home or back yard, in a park or on a beach, at a cafe or restaurant or at a venue. Please be aware that booking fees may be payable for some locations. With my years of experience, I am happy to help advise you on the perfect location if you are undecided or are not familiar with the local area.
My current fees for a Short & Sweet Ceremony are –
$ 515 – MONDAY to FRIDAY ($575 with your Official Marriage Certificate)
$ 615 – SATURDAY & SUNDAY ($675 with your Official Marriage Certificate)
As these are an elopement style ceremony and similar in style to a Registry Office ceremony there is a MAXIMUM 10 – 15 GUESTS including your 2 witnesses. If you want to elope in secret – I am fabulous at keeping secrets.
For couples who want a larger number of guests & music at your Short & Sweet Ceremony, the fee payable is $715.
A Heartfelt Marriage Ceremony
This is the most popular option for couples looking for a beautifully designed, personal and heartfelt marriage ceremony.
Your marriage ceremony is the most important part of your wedding day. All of the months of preparations, lead up to the moment that you both stand before each other – in front of your family & friends, to take your vows and commit to becoming husband and wife. My philosophy as a celebrant is that I tell your story – your hopes and dreams for your future, important times that you have shared and experienced as a couple.
My standard fee for a Heartfelt Marriage Ceremony is: $960 –
A non-refundable deposit of $150 is required when I accept your Notice of Intended Marriage. The deposit also secures 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 is payable one week prior to your ceremony.
Any special accessories for rituals to be included in your ceremony such as sand ceremonies supplies, butterfly & dove releases, candles, ribbons, wine, chocolates or any other ceremony elements that may be required will be provided and organised by the couple.
You will need to supply your music if I do not have your specified songs or music within my current playlists. You are welcome to download music onto a compatible device for testing on my PA or provide your music burnt onto a CD.
I am based in the Lake Macquarie area. My fees include reasonable travel to ceremony locations around the Hunter Region. If you are booking my services for areas outside the Hunter region, please contact me for a detailed quote.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Just want to thank you for your professionalism in the way you conducted our ceremony, it was of a high standard.
0418 401 031
I welcome all enquires to have a chat about your plans and my availability for your heartfelt occasion.
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Fiona Romanin, Registered Marriage Celebrant is committed to maintaining your privacy. Fiona does not disclose any private and personal information about any of her couples to other businesses. Any personal information that is collected is only used for the purpose it has been provided for – planning your ceremony. Fiona will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your information is secure.
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