Guess who married the "Farmer who wanted a wife"? Graham
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The celebrant with a sense of humour.
Welcome to my website. On here there should be all the
information that you require to know about getting married in Australia
, whether you are a local, or coming from overseas.
I was appointed a Marriage Celebrant in 2004 after
completing my training in 2003. Since then I have conducted many weddings all over
Western Australia from Kununurra to Narrogin and Merredin. Most have
been in the Perth Metropolitan area though. See some of
over 70 locations that I have
conducted weddings at.
I bring to ceremonies a strong voice, a commanding presence and
thoroughly enjoy conducting the ceremonies. I have a great sense of
humour which I like to use in the ceremonies as well.
All of the photo's of weddings on this site are from
couples I have married who have given me permission to use the photo on
this website. This website has lots of photo's on it to give you ideas
for your ceremony.
Prices and Services: Prices for services
SPECIAL FOR 2014/2015 - $360 any time
within one month and 15 days of
signing the NIM.
Click for full details.
|Saturday Afternoons 12noon -
and Public Holidays
||Full Celebrant Service, see
|All other times
||Full Celebrant Service, see
|Valentines Day Ceremony
||Must book this before 14th
January. You choose the location and service.
Bali Wedding for Legalities
||See conditions on separate
page. Applies if you also plan to have a ceremony in Fiji,
Thailand and Cambodia but want an Australian registered
Certificate of Marriage.
Sign NIM and marry within 6
||Short sweet and quick
wedding ceremony. Click to see more details
All organised wedding
||This includes Graham as
Celebrant, a red carpet, a signing table, 20 comfortable chairs for
guests, and professional photographer for up to 2 hours. You are given
copyright free disc of photos. This is only available at a lovely park
in Bull Creek (just off the Kwinana Freeway) that has a lovely pergola
and stream nearby. No rehearsal provided.
|The prices above are all inclusive prices with the
following items included in service I provide for the prices listed
above for the Full Celebrant Service :
1. All legal requirements being completed as per law (before,
during, and after the ceremony).
2. Providing you with a comprehensive Wedding Ceremony Guide to work
out your ceremony.
3. Return travel to and from anywhere in the Perth Metropolitan area
4. Provision of a signing table with nice cloth (if required)
5. A presentation Marriage Certificate.
6. Assistance with the ceremony words / structure if required.
7. Initial Meeting at my home to do all the early signing (Notice Of
Intended Marriage) and other details to be copied and worked out.
8. A rehearsal prior to the
wedding at my home.
9. Ceremony on an agreed day, date and time.
10. a nice suit and cravat or tie normally
11. a good sense of humour,
12. a strong voice, but
with a Public Address system if it is required.
If you require other
items then I am happy to discuss this with you. This may be different
clothing I have to hire, distance I have to travel, fees I have to incur
eg entrance fees.
Dressing up in medieval costume
nice neat casual
riding in a helicopter
|Getting married in Australia is quite
straight forward. You do not need to have a marriage licence! You simply have to lodge a
Notice of Intended Marriage Form with me at least one month before you get married. If you are unable to have me
witness your signatures , there is a list of people on page 4 who are
authorised to do this, so you can get a person with that title to
witness your signatures. Then send it off to me.
Note Commissioner of Declarations are no longer accepted as witnesses.
You then need to prove (before you can get married), by official
certificates written in, or translated into, English that you are
1. who you are by showing an original birth certificate (or birth extract) or
any valid Passport.
2. that you are free to marry ( because you have never married,
are divorced or widow/widower). If you have been married previously I
need to sight either original Divorce, Death or Nullity certificates to explain
why you are now free to marry.
3. that you are of legal age to marry (generally over 18 years)
that there are no legal reasons why you should not get married.
If you cannot provide some or all of the above details we are allowed to
ask you to provide a Statutory declaration as to the details. This
applies to where the information is NOT available to a person eg through
displacement or war. Normally, not having enough time is not a reason
for using a Statutory Declaration.
I will assist you through the whole process.
If you are overseas and are planning on a holiday /elopement wedding
the above conditions apply. I have married many couples who live
overseas and have come to our warm shores to get married. We can sort
everything out by email, and snail mail then meet up when you arrive.
Much more legal
information is on a separate page
If you have any questions,
contact Graham on
email@example.com for the moment
or on 0439 919 817
or for much more details see my separate website
||This is where an Australian citizen is applying for a
Visa through DIMIA to bring a fiancee into Australia with the intention
of getting married and living here. I conduct many such weddings per
year. I am happy to support couples in their process from the marriage
ceremony aspects. I can not give advice about what you have to do to
apply I am sorry.
If you would like a letter about your intention to
marry a fiancee who is not an Australian Citizen and are applying for a
fiancee Visa - contact me as soon as possible, and I will give you the
necessary letter to give to DIMIA as part of your application. Email me
for more details -
||What couples get from me is a letter stating that they
(one or both of the couple) have signed a Notice of Intended Marriage (NIM)
form, lodged it with me to be married on a date we have negotiated, and
paid a non refundable Booking Fee with me. I then write the letter and
give the person who lodges the NIM with me 4 copies of the letter. A
date for marriage generally has to be fixed for the Visa application
process, but once you have the visa, you may then renegotiate with me.
For much more details see my VISA
Email, or phone, me if you would like to see me quickly about
getting a letter.
Different Locations to get married in
around Perth -
over 70 different locations
|parks and gardens
|| private function centres
|| public parks
|near the ocean
||overlooking the river
Want to get married on Valentine's day? contact me now or have a look at
the web pages. You need to lodge the notice of Intended Marriage form with
me by 13th January 2015 - so be QUICK!!! Hit the link on the heading above
for much more detail.
Want a wedding celebration in Bali or Fiji?
Refer to the this page to have the best of and Australian Marriage
Certificate and a Bali Ceremony.
Short Sweet Ceremonies
Interested in just a short, sweet ceremony. If you were thinking of the
Registry Office, think again. I will conduct such all inclusive, full
ceremonies for $390 with a sense of humour, at a Perth metropolitan location
chosen by you. No need to wait to sign the
NIM. Just call and we can get it signed very shortly ( maybe even
in a backyard
in a park
at a restaurant
at Queens Gardens
by the beach
in Kings Park
Birth, Death or Marriage certificate from Western Australia Births Deaths
and Marriages section? This can
be used to request a marriage certificate after you are married in Western
Australia. If you like, you can give the completed form to me (your
celebrant) before the wedding - I will submit it with the other documents
and this will possibly help speed up delivery of the certificate.
For the time being please contact Graham by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org with details about the date, proposed
start time, and location and I will get back to you as quickly as I can.
try to get back to emailers the same day.
or sms Graham on 0439 919 817.
For information of
Relationship Services see this page.
Got a question, or want to check on a date, then either
email me, ring me or simply complete the form below and submit it. I will get back to you
as soon as conveniently possible. Those questions in red need to be
Please note: after you send this form enquiry to me
I will respond quickly. If I return your enquiry and indicate I am currently
available to conduct your wedding - that means I have no confirmed bookings
at that moment. I may well have others interested in the same date and
time but not confirmed yet. Bookings are only confirmed when the Booking Fee is paid and the Notice of Intended Marriage is with me ( or we have come
to some arrangement about confirming the booking separately, in writing or
over the email).
There are no legal documents to be submitted to any registry of
births, death and marriages. So the actual ceremony is wide open for you to use your
creative abilities and to fulfil, as far as possible, the wishes of the parents. I have
examples of ceremonies which I provide to clients to use as a guide.
Welcome and introduction-general remarks about naming ceremonies and why one is being
held. Prices are included on my Naming Ceremonies page.
|Full details are on a separate page.
Click here - Funeral Celebrant
The deceased's favourite music is played when entering the chapel, during the
reflection and on leaving.
Fee: from $350 These will be discussed up
front and are all inclusive.
|Commitment Ceremonies offer a less
formal approach to the celebration of a partnership by providing you with a unique and very special opportunity to celebrate the union of two persons.
We would design a special ceremony to honour your commitment to each other to suit your
requirements, your beliefs and your lifestyle. These may be same sex ceremonies as well. These ceremonies are arranged exactly the same as marriages but
it must be made clear it can not be a pretend marriage. This is illegal. Instead it will
be presented as a commitment.
Fee: from $350 These will be discussed up
front and are all inclusive.
|These ceremonies are to reaffirm your vows
previously made. You may for example, have been married overseas, away from your family,
friends and home, and wish to have a ceremony at home to share your joy and happiness with
those closest to you. Alternatively, you may wish to reaffirm your vows to celebrate your
anniversary, whether it be one year or 50 years. Whilst such a special ceremony provides
you with a very special opportunity to reflect, rejoice and celebrate your years together,
it also allows you to recommit to the future by renewing your vows and involving your
children and grandchildren in the ceremony. The ceremonies are similar to marriage
ceremonies in structure. The content may vary as the reasons for the ceremony and the why
they want it may differ to when they got married. Again it must be made clear it is not
another marriage, rather a renewal. It is illegal to pretend to officiate at a marriage
ceremony when, in fact, it is not such a ceremony.
Fee: from $350 These will be discussed up front and are all inclusive.
the Ceremony or Funeral
I like meet with the key stakeholders. This is what gives the
ceremony its personal touch and importance.
Please note Fees are fixed price and
determined before you agree to go ahead with using my services. The reason why fees may be
more than the illustrated ones above is due to extra expenses that I will have to incur in
the course of preparing or conduct of the ceremony - eg travel out of Perth Metro area, or
accommodation needed or on key times on a weekend or holiday..
Elopement Weddings or
Weddings where you do not want Family or Friends to Know.
I am able to conduct weddings, for the normal price, where I can try
to obtain some witnesses to help out so that you can elope or marry in
complete secrecy. This means that if you don't want to tell any family
or friends (not even the closest of ones) we may be able to help out.
When you contact me,
email@example.com or on
0439 919 817,
let me know this is what you may be planning and we can discuss it
better once we meet up.
|Graham Lambert, Marriage Celebrant 9256 2222
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