Your day, your way!

When it comes to planning and designing your ceremony, there is no right or wrong. So long as you use the correct legal wording where required, which I will look after, then you are free to create what ever it is you wish. I encourage my couples to keep it real and to do and to say things that feel true for them.

Your ceremony may be extravagant with all the bells and whistles, or you may just want something simple with a few meaningful words to mark your day. It may be steeped in family tradition or, you may wish to start a new tradition of your very own. You may want to include a ritual, a reading or a special song. At the end of the day, this is all completely up to you.

In general, I offer the following packages, however if you are thinking of something a little different to what’s here, just let me know.

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Full Wedding Ceremony

Just as no two couples are the same, I believe that no two ceremonies should be the same. My ceremonies are handcrafted just for you, ensuring they are the a true reflection of you as a couple and as individuals. This may include choices around how you enter the ceremony space and who does or doesn’t accompany you; or whether you want words around being “given away” included, or not. I offer loads of choices and will listen to your ideas and I ask you to really think about what the day means to you, so that together we can create a ceremony that is authentic to you. I will work with you, guide and support you, and my aim is to provide an easy to understand, fun process that you will love.

byron bay wedding celebrant kath murphy wedding packages
  • unlimited phone calls and emails to assist in planning your ceremony
  • unlimited appointments, either at my office or via zoom/skype etc
  • the lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM)
  • as much or as little support as you need, providing you with ideas and suggestions to make your ceremony personal and perfect for you
  • a written guide to assist you with writing your own vows
  • planning and design of your own handcrafted personal wedding ceremony
  • access to suggested poems and readings that can be included in your ceremony
  • a beautiful keepsake copy of your wedding vows
  • a decorative copy of your marriage certificate, presented in a keepsake folder, along with your wedding vows
  • all my travel to and from meetings, ceremony and rehearsal (within the local area)
  • completion of all legal paperwork and sighting of all documents as required to ensure your marriage is valid under The Marriage Act 1961
  • conducting a rehearsal at an agreed day and time (within the local area)
  • conducting your ceremony on the day, including arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your ceremony commencement time
  • registration of your marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • applying and paying for your official marriage certificate from Births Deaths and Marriage
  • supply of quality PA for use during the ceremony, including separate hand-held microphone for you to use for your vows and plug in option for pre-recorded music during the ceremony

 

Here’s what else you will get, but may not necessarily notice:

  • my calm, co-operative approach, working closely with the other vendors on the day, to ensure we are all working together to give you a ceremony that you will love, this includes liaising with photographers, videographers, musicians and venue staff
  • helping the gents with their boutonniere (or button hole flowers) ensuring they are pinned on securely and neatly
  • my little bag of tricks, which includes sewing scissors for removing the tacking stitch, holding the vents on the men’s jackets together (trust me, you’d be surprised how often I need to do this), extra pins for button holes in case they get bent or dropped, needle and thread for those dress malfunctions and a bottle opener, for those beers that you bought for pre-ceremony but forgot weren’t a twist top
  • I check that the gents have removed mobile phones from their pockets and have their flies done up, you may not notice these things at the time, but trust me, you will definitely notice them when you look back at your photos
  • co-ordinating seating arrangements, if required, for family or extended family
  • asking beach goers to vacate a section of the beach where you are hoping to tie the knot
  • ask guests turn phones off or on silent prior to the start of the ceremony, and if requested , ask them to put phones and cameras down during the ceremony, ensuring a better experience for all involved
  • communication with your MC, if required, to give guests additional instructions once ceremony has finished

Elopement Ceremony

Want to get married but don’t want all the fuss and bother that comes with organising a huge wedding? Then an elopement may be the answer. Consisting of the two of you, two witnesses, myself, and not more than a handful of guests (generally less than 10 people), an elopement, at a location of your choice, is a beautiful way to keep it simple.

  • unlimited phone calls and emails to assist in planning your ceremony
  • up to two private appointments, either at my office or via zoom/skype etc
  • the lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage
  • a written guide to assist you with writing your own vows
  • a semi-personalised, yet beautiful ceremony
  • all my travel to and from the ceremony (within the local area)
  • completion of all legal paperwork and sighting of all documents as required to ensure your marriage is valid under The Marriage Act 1961
  • conducting your ceremony on the day, including arriving at least 20 minutes prior to your ceremony commencement time
  • a beautiful keep sake copy of your wedding vows
  • a decorative copy of your marriage certificate, presented in a a keepsake folder, along with your wedding vows
  • registration of your marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • applying and paying for your official marriage certificate from Births Deaths and Marriage
  • supply of quality PA for use during the ceremony, including separate hand-held microphone for you to use for your vows and plug in option for pre-recorded music during the ceremony

Legals Only Ceremony

For the same price as going to the registry office, I provide a legals only option for those couples who just want to get the job done. A “legals only” ceremony is exactly as the name suggests. It’s just the two of you, two witnesses and me. There’s no guests, no big ceremony, just the bare minimum that is required to ensure you are validly married as per The Marriage Act 1961

wedding celebrant byron bay legals only packages
  • unlimited phone and email communication
  • a private meeting, either at my office or via zoom/skype etc
  • lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage
  • a written guide to assist you with writing your own vows, if you choose to do personal vows
  • a short and sweet, pre-written ceremony, designed to get the job done and include all the legal wording as required by the Marriage Act 1961
  • ceremony conducted at my home office at Tintenbar (additional fee if you would like me to travel to an agreed location)
  • decorative copy of your marriage certificate
  • completion and registration of all legal paperwork with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • applying and paying for your official marriage certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages

Full Wedding Ceremony

byron bay wedding celebrant kath murphy wedding packages

Just as no two couples are the same, I believe that no two ceremonies should be the same. My ceremonies are handcrafted just for you, ensuring they are the a true reflection of you as a couple and as individuals. This may include choices around how you enter the ceremony space and who does or doesn’t accompany you; or whether you want words around being “given away” included, or not. I offer loads of choices and will listen to your ideas and I ask you to really think about what the day means to you, so that together we can create a ceremony that is authentic to you. I will work with you, guide and support you, and my aim is to provide an easy to understand, fun process that you will love.

  • unlimited phone calls and emails to assist in planning your ceremony
  • unlimited appointments, either at my office or via zoom/skype etc
  • the lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM)
  • as much or as little support as you need, providing you with ideas and suggestions to make your ceremony personal and perfect for you
  • a written guide to assist you with writing your own vows
  • planning and design of your own handcrafted personal wedding ceremony
  • access to suggested poems and readings that can be included in your ceremony
  • a beautiful keepsake copy of your wedding vows
  • a decorative copy of your marriage certificate, presented in a keepsake folder, along with your wedding vows
  • all my travel to and from meetings, ceremony and rehearsal (within the local area)
  • completion of all legal paperwork and sighting of all documents as required to ensure your marriage is valid under The Marriage Act 1961
  • conducting a rehearsal at an agreed day and time (within the local area)
  • conducting your ceremony on the day, including arriving at least 30 minutes prior to your ceremony commencement time
  • registration of your marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • applying and paying for your official marriage certificate from Births Deaths and Marriage
  • supply of quality PA for use during the ceremony, including separate hand-held microphone for you to use for your vows and plug in option for pre-recorded music during the ceremony

 

Here’s what else you will get, but may not necessarily notice:

  • my calm, co-operative approach, working closely with the other vendors on the day, to ensure we are all working together to give you a ceremony that you will love, this includes liaising with photographers, videographers, musicians and venue staff
  • helping the gents with their boutonniere (or button hole flowers) ensuring they are pinned on securely and neatly
  • my little bag of tricks, which includes sewing scissors for removing the tacking stitch, holding the vents on the men’s jackets together (trust me, you’d be surprised how often I need to do this), extra pins for button holes in case they get bent or dropped, needle and thread for those dress malfunctions and a bottle opener, for those beers that you bought for pre-ceremony but forgot weren’t a twist top
  • I check that the gents have removed mobile phones from their pockets and have their flies done up, you may not notice these things at the time, but trust me, you will definitely notice them when you look back at your photos
  • co-ordinating seating arrangements, if required, for family or extended family
  • asking beach goers to vacate a section of the beach where you are hoping to tie the knot
  • ask guests turn phones off or on silent prior to the start of the ceremony, and if requested , ask them to put phones and cameras down during the ceremony, ensuring a better experience for all involved
  • communication with your MC, if required, to give guests additional instructions once ceremony has finished

Elopement Ceremony

Want to get married but don’t want all the fuss and bother that comes with organising a huge wedding? Then an elopement may be the answer. Consisting of the two of you, two witnesses, myself, and not more than a handful of guests (generally less than 10 people), an elopement, at a location of your choice, is a beautiful way to keep it simple.

  • unlimited phone calls and emails to assist in planning your ceremony
  • up to two private appointments, either at my office or via zoom/skype etc
  • the lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage
  • a written guide to assist you with writing your own vows
  • a semi-personalised, yet beautiful ceremony
  • all my travel to and from the ceremony (within the local area)
  • completion of all legal paperwork and sighting of all documents as required to ensure your marriage is valid under The Marriage Act 1961
  • conducting your ceremony on the day, including arriving at least 20 minutes prior to your ceremony commencement time
  • a beautiful keep sake copy of your wedding vows
  • a decorative copy of your marriage certificate, presented in a a keepsake folder, along with your wedding vows
  • registration of your marriage with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • applying and paying for your official marriage certificate from Births Deaths and Marriage
  • supply of quality PA for use during the ceremony, including separate hand-held microphone for you to use for your vows and plug in option for pre-recorded music during the ceremony

Legals Only Ceremony

wedding celebrant byron bay legals only packages

For the same price as going to the registry office, I provide a legals only option for those couples who just want to get the job done. A “legals only” ceremony is exactly as the name suggests. It’s just the two of you, two witnesses and me. There’s no guests, no big ceremony, just the bare minimum that is required to ensure you are validly married as per The Marriage Act 1961

  • unlimited phone and email communication
  • a private meeting, either at my office or via zoom/skype etc
  • lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage
  • a written guide to assist you with writing your own vows, if you choose to do personal vows
  • a short and sweet, pre-written ceremony, designed to get the job done and include all the legal wording as required by the Marriage Act 1961
  • ceremony conducted at my home office at Tintenbar (additional fee if you would like me to travel to an agreed location)
  • decorative copy of your marriage certificate
  • completion and registration of all legal paperwork with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • applying and paying for your official marriage certificate from Births, Deaths and Marriages

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