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SUE WARNER

Ceremonies created just for you

 

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.

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ABOUT SUE

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.

 

Photographers used on this website, in alphabetical order, 3 Owls Photography, Infinity Sisters Photography, Jo Almond Photography and Sara Taylor Photography.

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WEDDING PACKAGES

I know how costly arranging a wedding can be and it is with this in mind that I offer two price points that I hope will fit within your budget. Please review the packages below and feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss further.

 
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Elopement-style                   $420

Perfect for those wanting a legals-only ceremony. Just you and your fiance, me and two witnesses.

Inclusions and notes:
♥ A meeting to complete the legal paperwork
♥ A ceremony written by me
♥ Lodgement of all paperwork both online and in hardcopy
♥ Package not available on Saturday afternoons
♥ A non-refundable deposit of $210
♥ Travel rates may apply if outside Geelong or Bellarine region

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With the lot....                       $750

This package is for couples wanting a unique ceremony that is created for them and them alone. It will reflect you both as individuals and as a couple and will be exactly all that you want it to be. There are so many options and ideas to explore!

Inclusions and notes:
♥ Obligation-free meeting to see if I'm the right celebrant for you
♥ Unlimited meetings for paperwork and whatever is needed
♥ Unlimited contact via phone / sms / email / skype
♥ My awesome Wedding Kit which has a large range of resources
♥ Suggestions and options for vows, rituals, ring exchange and readings
♥ A unique ceremony written just for you two
♥ Rehearsal
♥ Printed Vows
♥ Souvenir copy of your ceremony
♥ Signing table and two chairs  
♥ PA system
♥ Lodgement of all paperwork both online and in hardcopy
♥ A non-refundable deposit of $375

THE PROCESS

1

Initial Contact

  • 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

 

 

2

Ceremony Prep

  • 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

Book rehearsal

  • Confirm date and venue for rehearsal

 

 

3

Rehearsal

  • Strongly recommended to ensure we are all on the same page
  • Legal document (Declaration) to be signed
  • Final payment
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4

The big day arrives!

  • I arrive at least 45 minutes prior to ceremony
  • Check everything is ready to rock n' roll
  • I pronounce you
    MARRIED!

5

Registration

  • I lodge final paperwork with Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages in State the marriage took place

 

“Thanks Sue for making our day so special. We really appreciated your warmth, humour and consideration for our special circumstances.”
Dirk and Barbara, April 2014

Current testimonials

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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

"Sue was fantastic and personable from our very first meeting. Sue gave us plenty of time and never made us feel like we were rushed or our questions were invalid. Having a very small ceremony and some quirky ideas, Sue incorporated all of these and made our day very special. I would recommend Sue to anyone who wants a celebrant that listens to them, incorporates their ideas/personality and makes you feel very relaxed on your big day."

"Sue was fantastic and personable from our very first meeting. Sue gave us plenty of time and never made us feel like we were rushed or our questions were invalid. Having a very small ceremony and some quirky ideas, Sue incorporated all of these and made our day very special. I would recommend Sue to anyone who wants a celebrant that listens to them, incorporates their ideas/personality and makes you feel very relaxed on your big day."

Marianne and Fahad

AUGUST 2017, PORT MELBOURNE

"We knew that we had found the right celebrant as soon as we had our first discussion over the phone. Sue was organised yet has a very relaxing personality which helped to calm my nerves on the day. Thanks Sue for the extra touches you added to the ceremony, made it feel personal and special."

"We knew that we had found the right celebrant as soon as we had our first discussion over the phone. Sue was organised yet has a very relaxing personality which helped to calm my nerves on the day. Thanks Sue for the extra touches you added to the ceremony, made it feel personal and special."

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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

"Scott and I were engaged in May and firmly believed we were going to elope. We planned a big engagement party but then had second thoughts. Why not have a surprise wedding at our engagement party we thought! So began our adventure. I popped in the details of what I needed on OneFlare. Sue was quick to respond. I missed her call and listened to her voice message. There was something genuine and warm in just this message. I called her back straight away and within minutes knew I wanted to meet with her. Scott and I met Sue for breakfast and without even needing to discuss the matter we were both sure we had found the right person to help us pull off our surprise wedding. From that first meeting working with Sue was a breeze. She provided a wealth of resources to help us figure out how we wanted our wedding to be. She was always very quick to respond to my (numerous) emails! Sue was incredibly patient with my questions, changes and ideas. By the final draft I was incredibly excited and happy with how the service was going to go. The big day came and I could not have been happier. Sue was calm, organised and blended right in with our family and friends. Her professionalism, organisation, humour and warmth helped make our wedding so special. Thank you Sue for being part of the happiest day of our lives."

"Scott and I were engaged in May and firmly believed we were going to elope. We planned a big engagement party but then had second thoughts. Why not have a surprise wedding at our engagement party we thought! So began our adventure. I popped in the details of what I needed on OneFlare. Sue was quick to respond. I missed her call and listened to her voice message. There was something genuine and warm in just this message. I called her back straight away and within minutes knew I wanted to meet with her. Scott and I met Sue for breakfast and without even needing to discuss the matter we were both sure we had found the right person to help us pull off our surprise wedding. From that first meeting working with Sue was a breeze. She provided a wealth of resources to help us figure out how we wanted our wedding to be. She was always very quick to respond to my (numerous) emails! Sue was incredibly patient with my questions, changes and ideas. By the final draft I was incredibly excited and happy with how the service was going to go. The big day came and I could not have been happier. Sue was calm, organised and blended right in with our family and friends. Her professionalism, organisation, humour and warmth helped make our wedding so special. Thank you Sue for being part of the happiest day of our lives."

 

OTHER CEREMONIES

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RENEWAL OF VOWS

NAME GIVING

FUNERALS

 
"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.

 
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 0488 053 099

 warnersue@bigpond.com

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