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For a Marriage Celebrant in Ferny Creek offering high quality services at ridiculously low costs. From Budget Elopements to Glamorous Weddings, totally affordable and totally Professional.

ferny creek civil marriage celebrantMy Name is Sharon Osman and I officiate Weddings in Ferny Creek as well as all over Melbourne and its  Suburbs. With a wealthy knowledge about weddings and wedding ceremonies, I am an authorised Ferny Creek Wedding Celebrant  with over 12 years experience. My warm and friendly approach has attracted couples to me from all over Melbourne, interstate and overseas.

I have worked with and married people from all walks of life, all nationalities, back grounds and religions. Whatever you want you get. My aim is to focus on you and your needs, whatever that might be … religious, non religious, traditional, contemporary or alternative. Whether you marry in a Chapel, a beach, a garden, or your backyard in Ferny Creek, the attention and service you get will be highly professional.

With your input I will design a ceremony that reflects your relationship and authenticity. I tell how you met and share your love story.  Now for Vows: Marriage vows are the most important part of the ceremony. It is where couples publicly express their commitment, and ask family and friends to witness their taking of each other as their legally married spouse.

ferny creek marriage celebrantThe Marriage Act 1961 allows almost unlimited use of one’s imagination in all areas of the ceremony, and the vows are no exception. You may write your own vows, subject to one legally required sentence. Vows may be short or long; traditional or modern; poetic and flowery or simply the legally required sentence. Often the legally required sentence is incorporated as part of a longer one.

I can provide resource material to help you decide the general style of vow/s that suit/s you. You may find ideas for their wording or even find a vow that, with little or no change, says just what you want. Or we can work together to craft something to more accurately reflect your individualism.

The Marriage Act 1961 Section 45(2) requires that each party say to the other, in the presence of an authorised celebrant and the witnesses very specific words. The following version has been approved by the Attorney General:

“I call upon persons here present to witness that I, (Name), take you, (Name), to be my lawful wedded (wife/husband)”

These words must be included in for the ceremony to be legal. The Attorney General permits very little latitude in interpreting the phrase “or words to that effect.”

The use of “family and friends” cannot replace “persons here present” or “everyone here”, and “partner” cannot replace “husband” or “wife” or “spouse” in this specific sentence.  Those terms may be used elsewhere in the ceremony, including a lengthened form of  vows.

If the couple’s full names (as they appear on the Notice of Intended Marriage) have been used earlier in the ceremony the couple may choose to use only their given names in the vows.

The Attorney General has advised that if the ceremony fails to satisfy the requirements of Section 45 “the marriage is likely to be void.” Reference: Guidelines on the Marriage Act 1961 for Marriage Celebrants February 2011 page 62. Your celebrant will carefully guide you on this important point.

Apart from the legal requirements everything else is changeable. With me, you will receive the best service at the lowest possible price. So for a free quote call me today and please look at my gallery and testimonies page to validate my credibility.