MELBOURNE, GEELONG AND BELLARINE MARRIAGE CELEBRANT
Hi and thanks for visiting! My name is Sue Warner and I am proud to be a civil celebrant. I love my job and will travel near and far just to be a part of someone's special day. I cover the Melbourne CBD, Melbourne's western suburbs, up to Ballarat, down to Geelong, along the Great Ocean Road and the Surf Coast and into The Bellarine.
Whatever the ceremony you are seeking, I am here to help and support you through the process.
I have tried to design this site to be simple and easy to navigate but, if you have any comments, burning questions or just want to run something past me, please don't hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to working with you to create a unique and memorable ceremony, whatever your occasion.
I am a people-person and know this is what attracted me to this line of work. I meet interesting people from all walks of life, each on their own journey and I feel privileged that they have asked me to work with them to tell their special story.
I am a Mum, a wife and a Nana who lives in a beautiful part of the world known as The Bellarine Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. My background in teaching and educational administration involved a significant amount of public speaking both in Australia and overseas. So when I was asked to conduct my father-in-law's funeral or, should I say life celebration, I felt humbled, privileged and grateful all at the same time. I found the experience of supporting and guiding my husband's family through the process very rewarding and I decided there and then to become a celebrant. Opportunities arise for a reason and I knew I shouldn't let this one pass.
I am organised, friendly, approachable, professional, attentive and have a keen eye for detail. I love my job and life in general. Through my networks I am able to connect you with some a-Mazing suppliers and vendors.
If you decide I am to be your celebrant, I will work with you to create an unforgettable ceremony that you and your guests will cherish.
- You contact me.
- Check date and arrange to meet
- If I'm the celebrant you want, lock it in and pay deposit
2nd Meeting (if needed)
- Only needed if legal paperwork not completed at first meeting
- I upload legal details to Registry of BDM Online
- Wedding Kit provided with heaps of ideas
- You confirm how you'd like ceremony to look
- I provide as much or as little support as needed
- I create draft ceremony from your ideas, your love story
- You and your fiance can adapt and change until it's just perfect!
- Extra meetings may be organised if needed
- Confirm date and venue for rehearsal
- Strongly recommended to ensure we are all on the same page
- Legal document (Declaration) to be signed
- Final payment
The big day arrives!
- I arrive at least 45 minutes prior to ceremony
- Check everything is ready to rock n' roll
- I pronounce you
- I lodge final paperwork with Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages in State the marriage took place
Will and Stacey
SEPTEMBER 2017, DARLEY
"Sue was awesome! From the moment we met her we knew she was a lovely person and felt completely comfortable around her. We couldn't have had the day we did without her." - Will
"Everything was just perfect! So many people commented on your politeness and attentiveness! The whole ceremony flowed so smoothly (even with our 2 and 4 year old flower girls haha. So, thank you, thank you, thank you, so so so much!! I will not hesitate to recommend you!!!!" - Stacey
Toni and Greg's Beach Wedding
JULY 2017, LORNE
Marianne and Fahad
AUGUST 2017, PORT MELBOURNE
Tahnee and Jack
august 2017, GEELONG
"There are no words good enough to describe our entire experience with Sue as our celebrant. From the moment we met her we knew that she was the one for us. Sue was extremely warm, inviting, knowledgeable and literally took care of everything. We were given information and help sheets for the whole ceremony, which definitely helped ease the nerves :) All of our guests feedback: "your celebrant was amazing" "your celebrant made the wedding" .. these comments summed up exactly how we felt. There was never any pressure and Sue just fitted in exactly with our relaxed styled wedding. I am actually the happiest bride ever, you feel like a part of the family now. Could not recommend Sue any higher!!! THANK YOU :)"
Kristi and Scott's Surprise Wedding
AUGUST 2017, GEELONG
RENEWAL OF VOWS
"Sue, my family really appreciates the effort you put into making Dad’s funeral so memorable. It was a trying time for us all and you guided us through with compassion and support. Thanks, Malcolm."
D's funeral, 2013.
Please contact me to discuss fees for the above ceremonies.