Guess who married the "Farmer who
wanted a wife"? Graham Lambert (me).
The celebrant with a sense of
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
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 offered below
FOR 2013 - $360 for a wedding within one month and 15
days of signing the NIM.
Click for full details.
|Time and day
||Saturday Afternoons 1pm - 5pm,
and Public Holidays
|All other times
|The prices above are all inclusive prices with the following items
included in service I provide for that price:
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
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
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 and one day 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 original birth certificate (or birth extract) or NON AUSTRALIAN
Passport - if you were born outside of Australia)
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 or Death certificates to explain why you are now free to marry.
3. that you are of legal age to marry (generally over 18 years)
4. 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.
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 www.visaweddings.com.au
||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.
would like a letter about your intention to marry a fiance 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
||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 PAGES or www.visaweddings.com.au .
Email, or phone, me if you would like to see me quickly about getting a letter.
Locations to get married in around Perth - see over 70 different locations
|parks and gardens
|| private function centres
|| public parks
|near the ocean
||overlooking the river
Valentines Day Wedding
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 2014 - so be QUICK!!! Hit the link on the heading above for much more detail.
a wedding 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 $380 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 that evening).
in a backyard
in a park
at a restaurant
at Queens Gardens
by the beach
in Kings Park
Need a 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 email@example.com
with details about the date, proposed start time, and location and I will get back to you
as quickly as I can. I try to get back to emailers the same day.
or ring Graham on 0439 919 817
|For information of Family and Relationship Services see this
Got a question, or want to check on a date, then either email me, ring me or send me an
SMS. I will get back to you as soon as conveniently possible.
Please note: 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
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.
REAFFIRMATION OF VOWS:
|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..
|Graham Lambert, Marriage Celebrant 0439 919 817
Page last updated: 01.09.2013