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About My Weddings

Firstly, I would like to offer my congratulations to you on your intended marriage.  It is exciting times indeed and I would love to think that you would choose me as your Celebrant - so first, just a bit about me and my wedding style.


Actually, my wedding style is all about you!  Just as no two people are alike, no two couples want the same wedding.  My philosophy is to help you create something unique and meaningful that reflects your beliefs, values and of course, your love.


I am a good listener – and listening is the perfect place to start.  However, I am there to guide you with ideas and suggestions if required, and we can work together until we have created something you are entirely happy with.  I love to write and I know that I can craft a beautifully written ceremony for you.


As a public speaker, and the owner of a good quality amp, I will then be the voice that allows you to share your love and your story with your specially chosen guests.  I would love to be considered to be your Wedding Celebrant.

You Do?

I Do.... Great Ceremonies!


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Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I know you are an Authorised Wedding Celebrant?

How do I know you are an Authorised Wedding Celebrant?

This is an excellent question, and absolutely one that should be asked first!  As I am a Celebrant who is qualified and authorised by the Attorney General’s Department to conduct weddings in Australia,

you will find my listing under Annie Martin, Commonwealth Registered Marriage Celebrant:


 I am also a proud member of the Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants.


What should be in our Ceremony?

What should be in our Ceremony?

Your day, your way!  Yes there are some elements of a ceremony that must be present to make your wedding lawful, but interestingly, these are surprisingly few.  I am happy to step you through the four legal elements of a ceremony and these can be intertwined throughout your service.   But, did you know that no one has to ‘give away’ the bride; you don’t have to exchange rings;  you don’t even need to say “I do”!    This leaves quite a blank canvas for your ceremony to be just as you would like it – as traditional or as original as you like.  It’s my job to make sure it suits your style.

Where do I begin – what about the legalities?

Where do I begin – what about the legalities?


As soon as you have a date, you should secure your Celebrant.  Many Celebrants, including myself will book up a long way in advance, particularly on Saturdays. 

Now is a good time to talk about an important document ~ the Notice Of Intention to Marry.  The time frame to lodge this with me is between 18 months prior to your wedding and up to one month prior.   It is very important to be aware that by law, this document cannot be lodged with less than one month to go.  This document is typically lodged upon first booking your Celebrant, and… it is a good idea to book your Celebrant early.

What else do I need to do in terms of the paperwork?

What else do I need to do in terms of legalities & paperwork?


Once you have booked me and completed the Notice of Intention to Marry document, all of the rest of the legalities and paperwork will be handled by me as your Celebrant.  Yes, you will need to do some more signing ~ including on the day ~ but you don’t need to worry about much else.  As an optional extra, I can organize your Official Marriage Certificate to be sent to you once your marriage has been officially lodged with the Births, Deaths and Marriages office.


I appreciate what my couples say...

Bec & Ryan

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Annie we can not thank you enough for being our Celebrant on our wedding day.  When we first started looking for Celebrants we had no idea what to look for or what to expect.  From day one you were so well organized and explained the process so clearly to us that we knew we had made the correct decision in choosing you.    You were so helpful and supportive in helping us bring our vision to life in our ceremony, always with a have positive outlook on all discussions. We were after an intimate but relatively fast ceremony (having 2 little kids) and you helped us deliver that, and the kids stayed well behaved (ha ha).  We had an unusually large bridal party yet you helped us incorporate them all and bring special roles into the ceremony with your great suggestions.  You even suggested the kids be involved by giving us our rings - that is an image we will always treasure.  You gave our ceremony humour and laughs and this was the vibe we wanted. You went above and beyond for us, always a phone call or an email away and your happy and warm presence made us and our guests feel really at ease.  I have spoken to many others who said that they wish they had had someone like you.  Thank you so much Annie for being our Celebrant and making our ceremony perfect.  

Matt & Elaine

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We lost count of how many times people came up to us afterwards to tell us how beautiful they thought the ceremony was.We are so happy that we asked Annie to be our marriage celebrant. She worked with us to create an intimate and meaningful ceremony, which we felt was perfectly suited to us. The rehearsal was a lot of fun and going through it all with Annie helped us feel much less anxious about the big day. On the day, Annie was both supportive and reassuring, and kept the atmosphere relaxed and happy, as it should be.Thank you so much Annie! 

Holly & Jordan

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Annie was just amazing from start to finish, so easy to deal with and meeting with us on three separate occasions in the lead-up to our wedding!  There was never a problem if we wanted to change things around or had questions. Annie perfected our story and really captured who we were as people.​Our whole ceremony was so personalized, it was very natural, we were able to just be ourselves and even have a few laughs throughout.​ Our entire day was just perfect – thank you Annie.

Kenneth & Alice


From first contact, Annie tailored the wedding journey to us. She respectfully and eloquently incorporated our different heritages into our ceremony. Every little detail and more were discussed and captured in our ceremony.We never felt that Annie didn't have enough time for us and our families. She worked well with other vendors and was highly adaptable to unexpected last minute changes, making the ceremony seamless.​The end product was a touching expression of our love for each other and family, bringing many of our guests to tears.​

Mandy & Ken


We wanted to reach out and properly express our appreciation for your guidance and care throughout the entire process. From the very first meeting to our wedding day (and even after!), you've been amazing and we're so blessed to have found you.​You've been a friendly and familiar face through our journey and always a call or email away. We especially loved your package you included for us, which we will definitely look back on and reflect on our big day. You've allowed the entire process to be easy and smooth for us.We'd definitely recommend your exemplary work to those around us. 

Shelley & Steve


We highly recommend Annie.  She must be one of the best celebrants practicing today.  Annie was a wonderful celebrant for us, professionally thorough and warm and friendly.   We liked her attention to detail and careful guidance on all matters of the process of marriage and the wedding ceremony.   On the day, Annie provided comfort to our nerves and gently led us through the steps.  Her personal presentation style was just what we wanted. Our guests warmed to her charm and several made positive comments to us in the following days.   

Kate & Hamish


We were lucky enough to be married by Annie, and we couldn’t be happier with how our ceremony turned out.We were able to meet with Annie as many times as we needed in the lead up to the wedding, and she made us feel so comfortable and really captured who we are as a couple.We felt that we really had the freedom to be ourselves and have fun with our ceremony, and Annie delivered the perfect balance of our own personalities, while also keeping everything on track. She was also very open to our ideas and incorporated an important cultural component of our ceremony with ease.All of our guests commented on how great Annie was, and we would recommend her in a heartbeat.

Susan & Peter 


Annie was wonderful and complemented our day beautifully. She was totally professional throughout but also warm and friendly.  She helped us through the ins and out of the process and made our ceremony a memorable one.  Because of COVID we did not end up with the wedding we had planned and there were late significant changes, but Annie took that in her stride and her calmness was reassuring.  I would have no hesitation in recommending Annie's services. 

 Alison & Parris

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We are so thankful and grateful for having Annie marry us.  She went out of her way to make sure our day and the lead-up was a stress free, happy experience.We loved that Annie happily met us the day before to run through the plans for the ceremony. She was more than happy to go out of her way to support our special day and make sure everything was how we imagined.We loved that Annie was always so contactable whenever we had a question.  She was always in contact with us and kept us up to date with current restrictions.  We are so thankful that Annie married us - it was a pleasure working with her. 

Christa & Tim


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It was such a pleasure working with Annie to bring to life our special day.  Everyone at our wedding was raving about how beautiful and personal the ceremony was and we could not be happier with how it all turned out. I appreciated Annie's attention to detail, her organisation, her communication, and her thoughtful construction of our wedding ceremony. From all the background paperwork, to her fluid and engaging public speaking, Annie made the day easy and fun. Thanks again Annie!

Josh & Courtney


Annie was an amazing part of pulling together our wedding ceremony in such a short time frame, assisting us with the process over the course of a few short weeks of preparation.Our story was so well told and presented to our friends and family, and the event couldn't have gone any smoother.

Tess & Adam


We loved having Annie as the MC for our wedding, she made the day go so smoothly.  She created such a warm and fun atmosphere.She was great at getting people's attention to announce our arrival, the speeches, the cake cutting and the dance-off, and she added her own lovely personal touches to each announcement.We were so glad Annie was a part of our wedding.   

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