CIVIL MARRIAGE CELEBRANT MORNINGTON
Marrying in Mornington or around the Mornington Peninsula? For a professional Civil Wedding Celebrant warm and affordable contact:
Civil Marriage Celebrant A11233
03 8790 4142
Welcome to my Website and welcome to the excitement of Weddings. My name is Sharon Osman and I am an authorised Civil Wedding Celebrant. I have been officiating at Weddings in and around the Mornington Peninsula for over 8 years.
I have married couples from different walks of life, different nationalities and backgrounds. A FINALIST 2017 ABIA FOR VICTORIAN CELEBRANT OF THE YEAR AWARD I am humbled and love what I do.
Whether a small and intimate backyard elopement wedding with 4 guests or a glamorous wedding with 300 guests, you are guaranteed the same respect, and treated with professionalism.
I’ve done many weddings on the Mornington Penensula and surrounds. Whether a religious or non religious ceremony I am dedicated to delivering you the best quality service at a the most affordable price. I share a variety of ideas with clients regarding weddings, baby naming’s, surprise Engagements and Weddings Surprise Birthdays and Weddings. Commitment Ceremonies or Renewal of Vows.
My love and passion for Weddings has not only made me a sought out Melbourne Mornington Celebrant but has also attracted an abundance of weddings through word of mouth or recommendations from couples who I have joined together in Marriage all over Melbourne.
As a younger celebrant I have a great connection within brides, I understand their needs and end up having a great friendship with them. I have the added ability to make people feel relaxed, comfortable and safe around me, due to my back ground as a Life Coach. With a passion for personal development I am constantly learning and effortlessly build rapport with my clients. Travelling to Mornington and all suburbs in Melbourne, I take the pressure off your wedding day by preparing the most amazing and personalised ceremony that tells your love story to your family and friends. I offer Personalised Marriage Vows, Wedding Readings,Wedding Poems.
The Wedding Ceremonies I offer include.
Elopement Ceremonies or legal proceedings either at my home office or at your home.
Some if the ceremonies I perform include:
Traditional Wedding Ceremony,
Inter faith Ceremony, Modern Ceremony, Alternative Marriage Ceremony, Hand Fasting Wedding Ceremony, Beach Ceremony, Hindu Ceremony, Muslim Wedding Ceremony. Afghan weddings, poruwa ceremonies, Punjabi Marriage Ceremony, Breaking of the wine glass Ceremony, Wine Ceremony, Unity Candle Wedding Ceremony, Sand Ceremony, Buddhist ceremony, Rose Wedding Ceremony,
Wedding with releasing of Doves.
Christian Wedding Ceremonies.
As a Qualified Melbourne Celebrant based in Melbourne, I travel to Mornington or anywhere around Melbourne. I have also done baby naming’s, surprise Engagements and Weddings Surprise Birthdays and Weddings. Commitment Ceremonies or Renewal of Vows. Same Sex Reunions at very Affordable costs.
Including Readings and Poetry:
During your ceremony you may choose to have myself, a friend or a family member read out a meaningful poem or other reading.
As part of my marriage celebrant service I will provide a selection of poems for you to review and if you feel like using them in your ceremony you may. Of course, if you are not inclined to have any readings done you are not obliged – that is the beauty of created a customized wedding ceremony for you!
Below are a few very traditional readings you may have experienced at a wedding before.
These Are the Key to a Loving, Lasting Relationship
Love one another with all your hearts.
Give more than you take.
Don’t ever take your relationship for granted.
Have heart to heart talks and really communicate.
Be trusting, playful, intimate and kind.
Appreciate all the little, special things.
Recognise that time spent together is a treasure.
Make the most of what each day brings.
Know that nothing is sweeter than the warmth of one hand within another.
Walk together in the direction you want to go.
Be supportive and sharing and open to change.
Always continue to grow.
Cherish the blessing which so few truly find.
Have dreams to reach out for through the years.
Share one another’s smiles through the good times.
Be everything to one another through the tears.
What your time together lack in quantity, make up for with quality.
Call to say “I love You” in the middle of the day.
Keep your sense of humour and hold on to your hopes.
Don’t let work or worries get in the way.
Make love a sanctuary and a celebration.
Make each moment more precious and each season more glad.
Realise how lucky you are to be two … together.
And make the best memories any two people ever had.
Love Sonnet No 91
by William Shakespeare
Some glory in their birth, some in their skill,
Some in their wealth, some in their body’s force,
Some in their garments (though new-fangled ill),
Some in their hawks and hounds, some in their horse;
And every humour hath his adjunct pleasure,
Wherein it finds a joy above the rest.
But these particulars are not my measure:
All these I better in one general best.
Thy love is better than high birth to me,
Richer than wealth, prouder than garments’ cost,
Of more delight than hawks or horses be;
And having thee of all men’s pride I boast –
Wretched in this alone, that thou mayst take
All this away, and me most wretched make.
by Edwin Muir (Scottish Poet) 1887-1959
Yes, yours, my love, is the right human face.
I, in my mind, had waited for this long.
Seeing the false and searching for the true,
Then found you as a traveller finds a place
Of welcome suddenly amid the wrong
Valleys and rocks and twisting roads. But you,
What shall I call you? A fountain in a waste,
A well of water in a country dry,
Or anything that’s honest and good, an eye
That makes the whole world bright. Your open heart
Simple with giving, gives the primal deed,
the first good world, the blossom, the blowing seed
The hearth, the steadfast land, the wandering sea,
Not beautiful or rare in every part,
But like yourself, as they were meant to be.
The Secret of a Beautiful Marriage
If you can love each other
Through the sunshine and the storm,
And keep the flame of true devotion
Glowing bright and warm;
If you can give each other room
To grow and change and learn,
Yet still hold one another close
In mutual concern;
If you can be both lovers
And the very best of friends,
And face together, hand in hand,
The challenges life sends….
If you can offer patience, comfort
And real understanding,
Encourage one another’s efforts,
Yet be undemanding;
If you can show true love and faith
In everything you do,
Then married life will surely hold
Much joy for both of you.
Marriage Prophecy from The Prophet
by Kahlil Gibran
Then Almitra spoke again and said, And what of Marriage, master?
And he answered saying:
You were born together, and together you shall be for evermore.
You shall be together when the white wings of death scatter your clays. Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness.
And let the winds of the heavens dance between you .
Love one another, but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Fill each other’s cup but drink not from one cup.
Give one another of your bread but eat not from the same loaf.
Sing and dance together and be joyous,
but let each one of you be alone,
Even as the strings of a lute are alone through they quiver with the same music.
Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of life can contain your hearts.
and stand together but not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not in each other’s shadow.
Some advice from a generous heart
an adaptation from St Paul
Give yourself to one another completely.
Be generous in your giving and make no conditions for these gifts.
Love one another constantly and fully.
Be humble in your acceptance of your partner’s love.
Be honest with each other.
Be thankful for each other’s love and strive to develop its richness day by day.
Respect each other in every way.
Be patient with each other’s weaknesses and accept each other for what you are, not what you wish one another to be.
Communicate constantly with one another.
Be calm, patient, tolerant and reasonable in your communication.
Be capable of good listening.
Share with one another misfortune and fortune alike.
Be compassionate and express your love for one another constantly.
Know your limitation and be honest with yourself as you are with one another.
Fuse your souls into one another and be happy for the love you have been so fortunate to find in one another.
General Order of Ceremony:
Your wedding ceremony can go for as little as 5 minutes to up to 45 minutes or so, depending on how much you want to include in your ceremony. It usually lasts between 20-30mins. I will work with you to develop a custom ceremony. That said, there is a suggested general structure for a wedding ceremonies as follows:
Entry of Bridal party
Welcoming by celebrant
Introduction by the Celebrant
Monitum/Legal (This is a mandatory statement from the Marriage Act advising that I am registered to solemnize your marriage and also of the legal binding nature of the ceremony.)
Declaration of intention to marry
Announcement of marriage
The wedding kiss
Signing of the register
Apart from the monitum and vows everything else is optional.
I’d also love to discuss adding a wonderful special touch such as a:
Anointing of the rings
Blessing of the rings
Sharing of wine
An important component of the ceremony are the vows. Section 45 of the Marriage Act states that:
“Where a marriage is solemnized by or in the presence of an authorized celebrant, not being a minister of religion, it is sufficient if each of the parties says to the other, in the presence of the authorized celebrant and the witnesses, the words:
“I call upon the persons here present to witness that I, A.B. (or C.D.), take thee, C.D. (or A.B.), to be my lawful wedded wife (or husband)”; or words to that effect.”
Luckily, “or words to that effect” gives me the right as a celebrant to adjust the language a little. In the below examples I like to use:
“I ask everyone here today to witness that I (first_last_name) take you (first_last_name) as my lawful wedded husband/wife”
Of course, as long as something similar is used in the vows it will be okay. I’m happy to work with you on the best, and legal, way to say them.
Below are five examples of vows you could use or gain inspiration from.
The first is a traditional vow, followed a couple of short and simple vows that are quite effective, I’ve included a beautiful heartfelt vow and then one which was derived from a great exercise you should consider and that is writing a love letter to each other.
If you make the decision to utilise my services as a registered marriage celebrant you will receive a complimentary booklet which has additional information on vows.
The Traditional Wedding Vow
I ask everyone here today to witness that I Alex Pesek take you Leslianne Wallice as my lawful wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, and thereto I give you my pledge.
The Simple Wedding Vow
I call upon everyone here present today to witness that I Jessica Louis Lawless take you Jim Walter Pennington to be my lawful wedded husband. I promise to respect you as an individual. I want to love you through good fortune and adversity, while we both shall live.
A Short Affirmation Vow
I affirm my love for you Erin as I invite you to share my life. I promise always to respect your needs and individuality. I will endeavour through kindness, unselfishness and trust to achieve a warm rich life we will now share. And now I ask everyone here today to witness that I Rodger Wilson take you Annmarie Lisa Edwards as my lawful wedded wife.
A Beautiful Heartfelt Vow
I ask everyone here today to witness that I Benjamin Hofman take you Trish Jane Myers as my lawful wedded wife. In doing so I vow to do my utmost to make our lives together a true partnership. I commit to being motivated in our marriage and I will observe and act on your needs. I vow to care for your well being and show my love in all I do throughout our lives together. I will endeavour to comfort you and enrich you with my love. I will show you I can be an equal partner and with my support build a stable foundation for our lives together.
A great way to create your vows is by drafting up love letters to each other. You can then select components you would like to share in your ceremony.
Here are some venues in and around Mornington that you may be interested in.
Eagle Ridge Weddings
215 Browns Road, Boneo, Mornington Peninsula Vic
790 Arthurs Seat Scenic Rd,
Arthurs Seat VIC
60-62 Main Street,
Morning Star Estate, 1-2 Sunnyside Rd,
Mt Eliza VIC
GRAND HOTEL BISTRO
124 Main St,
Suburbs I Service
East Melbourne 3002
Flemington 3031 (Shared with City of Moonee Valley)
Melbourne 3004 (St Kilda Road area, shared with City of Port Phillip)
North Melbourne 3051
Port Melbourne 3207
South Wharf 3006
South Yarra 3141
West Melbourne 3003
City of Port Phillip Edit
Albert Park 3206😊
Middle Park 3206😊
Port Melbourne 3207 😊
Ripponlea 3185 😊
St Kilda 3182😀
St Kilda South
St Kilda East 3183
St Kilda West 3182
St Kilda Junction
South Melbourne 3205
South Wharf 3006
City of Yarra Edit
Clifton Hill 3068
Fitzroy North 3068
West Richmond (the nam
Black Rock 3193
Brighton East 3187
Hampton East 3188
Beaconsfield Upper 3808
Bunyip North 3815
Cora Lynn 3814
Garfield North 3814
Koo Wee Rup 3981
Koo Wee Rup North 3891
Lang Lang 3984
Lang Lang East 3894
Longwarry 3816 (shared Shire of Baw Baw)
Menzies Creek 3159 (shared Shire of Yarra Ranges)
Modella 3816 (shared Shire of Baw Baw)
Mount Burnett 3781
Nar Nar Goon 3812
Nar Nar Goon North 3812
Nyora 3987 (shared South Gippsland Shireand Shire of Baw Baw)
Officer South 3809
Pakenham South 3810
Pakenham Upper 3810
Tooradin North 3977
Tynong North 3813
Cranbourne East 3977
Cranbourne North 3977
Cranbourne West 3977
Cranbourne South 3977
Endeavour Hills 3802
Hampton Park 3976
Junction Village 3977
Narre Warren 3805
Narre Warren North 3804
Narre Warren South 3805
Blind Bight 3980
Cannons Creek 3977
Clyde North 3978
Devon Meadows 3977
Lysterfield South 3156
Dandenong North 3175
Dandenong South 3175
Noble Park 3174
Noble Park East
Noble Park North 3174
Springvale South 3172
Carrum Downs 3201
Frankston North 3200
Frankston South 3199
Bentleigh East 3165
Caulfield East 3145
Caulfield North 3161
Caulfield South 3162
Glen Huntly 3163
St Kilda East 3183
Aspendale Gardens 3195
Chelsea Heights 3196
Cheltenham 3192 (Shared with City of Bayside)
Clayton South 3169
Dingley Village 3172
Moorabbin Airport 3194
Patterson Lakes 3197
Burwood 3125 (Shared with City of Whitehorse)
Glen Waverley 3150
Monash University 3800
Mount Waverley 3149
Notting Hill 3168
Oakleigh East 3166
Oakleigh South 3167
Wheelers Hill 3150