Member of the AFCC Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants
Member of the ACCN. Celebrants & Celebrations Network Australia.
A Marriage is a caring commitment; it is a beautiful journey along life's road as you go lovingly hand in hand. Connecting with the right Celebrant one who makes you feel relaxed and confident that all the details on the day will be taken care of, that is my intention, that I facilitate your day so it will run smoothly. My back ground in the airline industry has given me the experience and confidence to deliver my services with professionalism and an attention to detail.
A Commitment makes two fractional lives whole. Commitment ceremonies typically take place between same sex couples; the ceremony follows the same general format as a wedding. There are no legal requirements at the present time, although the Australian Commitment Ceremony register is available for recording same sex marriages. I have many ceremonies to choose from or together we can create a unique and meaningful ceremony of your own. Many heterosexual couples now choose to make a public statement of their commitment, choosing to take each other as partners for life instead of husband and wife.
Renewal of Vows
Personalised re-affirmation ceremonies to suit your individual style and taste. Many couples are now choosing to renew their marriage vows to celebrate their love and commitment. Some couples choose to re-affirm their marriage on an important wedding anniversary or date of special meaning to them.
There are only two bequests we can give our children- one is roots, the other is wings...
A Naming ceremony is the way we can formally welcome a new member of the family. The ceremony gives you the opportunity to express gratitude for the safe arrival of a child and express your wishes for the baby’s future. It is also a celebration of the miracle of life.
Every life is a story waiting to be told. Telling those stories with care and reverence is at the heart of my services. I believe in giving you every opportunity to share the wonderful things that made your loved one special. It honors their life and begins the healing process by sharing the precious memories with your family and friends. As your Celebrant I will support and listen to your wishes with compassion. I will guide and give you some ideas of how you can celebrate and say goodbye to your loved one with dignity and love.
A Bereavement ceremony includes a welcome to everyone, words of comfort, and the delivery of a eulogy about your loved one’s life. It can be said by the celebrant or by whoever you feel would be honored in presenting your loved one’s story. This is an opportunity for those attending to pay personal tribute to your loved ones, as well as the reading of poetry or literature and the playing of special songs or music. Many funerals now present a wonderful array of pictures capturing the life of your loved one through a PowerPoint presentation.
Celebrations of Life
Celebrations of Life Life should be a celebration regardless of how long we have had the privilege of living. Today is a gift yesterday a memory and tomorrow a mystery. I personally see this celebration as being worthy of consideration for a friend or family member who may be growing older, or who is unwell. A celebration should honour and recognize their life and achievements and what a person has meant to friends and family. My 80 years old father in- law Ken celebrated his 80th birthday recently. I asked his eight grand-children, a total of 8 to think of a way they could express to their Grand-father, know as Poppy, what he meant to them and what they remembered as they grew up.
The two young ones paired up and sang to their Poppy, which brought on a great deal of laughter from everyone, especially Poppy. Others had a bag containing many, items (cards, lollies, biscuit -tin, etc…) things that connected their relationship with their Grand-father and talked about them as they emptied the bag, once again much laughter. The older ones, together recited a poem talked about the memories and what they recalled, finally presenting Poppy with a beautiful certificate of "Recognition for being a wonderful Grandfather". Watching my father-law embrace all of this from his grand-children was so wonderful and moving.
Why wait for a funeral to celebrate and honour our loved ones..
Before you marry, the law requires that you sign and lodge with me a notice of Intended Marriage. This form must be submitted to me a minimum of 30 days prior to the wedding. You can summit your Notice in person, via fax or mail, but you must bring the original Notice with you when you meet me. The NIM form will remain active for 18 months calendar months from the date of submission. See Useful Links
How old do you need to be to get married?
You must be over 18 years of age to marry in Australia. If you are Australian born you must show your birth certificate in English, Or an Extract. If born outside Australia you are require to show your birth certificate or passport from your country of birth.
What if I have been married before?
If either of you have previously been married you will have to produce your Divorce Decree Absolute papers (also know as Divorce Certificate) and /or if either of your spouses are deceased, you must produce the Death certificate. Before you marry, the law requires that you sign and lodge with me a notice of Intended Marriage. This form must be submitted to me a minimum of 30 days prior to the wedding. You can summit your Notice in person, via fax or mail, but you must bring the original Notice with you when you meet me. The NIM form will remain active for 18 months calendar months from the date of submission. See Useful Links
Who can act as a witness for the wedding?
On the day of your marriage you must have two witnesses over the age of 18 years.
Will you travel more than 50 Kilometers away to do a wedding ceremony and if so what will you charge?
$1 per KMS after the first 50 kms
Susan Roosenboom Civil Marriage Celebrant Working In the Rutherglen North-eastern Victoria Area.