You may like a spiritual wedding ceremony where you have spiritual beliefs that are not part of an orthodox religion.
As a civil celebrant, I am not affiliated with any church or religion and do not include any religious or spiritual elements in your ceremony unless you ask me to. I am happy to facilitate a wedding ceremony for you that includes:
If this is part of a legal wedding ceremony, I'll also:
If you are religious but holding a civil ceremony, I'm happy to facilitate the involvement of other participants in your ceremony to read religious passages or conduct part of your ceremony.
Space clearing the ceremony area
I can clear your ceremony space using chi clearing tools, singing bowls, essences, smudging and incense, either before your ceremony starts or at the beginning of the ceremony. If you wish, I can smudge your guests as they enter the ceremony space.
Circle of love
In the circle of your ceremony I ask your guests to greet each other as we begin our ceremony and become fully present to witness your declarations of love.
During your ceremony, I can ask for the blessings of your angels or guardians on your marriage and on each person present, on your wedding rings and from the four directions or elements and the fifth element of ether or spirit.
Rituals for your spiritual wedding ceremony may include:
Your marriage vows can reflect your spiritual beliefs and the promises you would like to make to your partner in this lifetime. Examples of vows may include that you honour the divine in your partner, seek to support them in their spiritual growth and share the delights and challenges of the physical world together. I have examples of vows you can use or you may like to write your own vows.
Closing the ceremony circle
At the end of your ceremony, we may give thanks for the love that connects us all and for the couple who stands before us, declaring their love and sharing their happiness. We can ask that all carry the joy of this moment in their hearts as they leave the ceremony space to congratulate you. We may give thanks for divine spirit, the angels and guides, for the natural elements, for god and goddess as we close the circle.
I'm happy to collaborate with you to create a truly authentic ceremonial experience for you.
The ceremony was the highlight of the day! We loved Marlee’s soothing, warm and caring presence. The bell ceremony was so affecting as was the incorporating of the elements. We felt so guided and cared for in Marlee’s hands. We have nothing but appreciation, praise and gratitude! The ceremony was more beautiful and moving than we could have imagined. It was our dream ceremony and through Marlee’s own special touches and thoughtfulness, so much more.
Ivette and Gerard
Marlee helped us to achieve our dream wedding. We had a viking theme wedding. We also had an Asatru ceremony style. Marlee made sure everything was perfect on the day.
William and Emily
We watched our wedding video on Sunday night and it was soooooooooooooooo beautiful. We couldn’t have wished for a more sacred or beautiful wedding and of course your contribution and presence made it all possible. Thanks again Marlee.
Angie and Terry
You really did such a wonderful job. And yes, we will most certainly cherish our wedding day, especially as you brought it together so magically! It left such a huge impact on everyone. We have had heaps of feedback all saying the same thing. “That was the best wedding I have ever been to”. The Sand ceremony and Stone Circle ceremony were extremely appreciated by everyone. It has left them all with a more holistic experience that they have taken home with them. Quite a number of people have told us how they can’t stop talking about it to their friends.
Wendy and Robert
We thoroughly enjoyed the rose ceremony. We felt it was special, honest and something we will continue to reflect on. We had wonderful feedback from our guests about the relaxed yet very romantic ceremony you performed. Thank you for making it such a wonderful day.
Leia and Rob
I have specific beliefs from my culture that I'd like to include in my ceremony. Is this okay?
Yes, you are welcome to include items that are culturally significant for you. I can work with you to do this.
Do you include religious elements in ceremonies?
No I don't include anything religious in your ceremony unless you ask for it to be in there. If it is a prayer or religious reading, I generally ask that one of your guests or wedding party does this. I have also worked with religious ministers in the past where they include the religious parts requested by the couple and I perform the legal civil marriage ceremony parts.
I'm spiritual but not religious. Can I include my own beliefs in my ceremony?
Yes, I'm happy to include your beliefs and ideas in the ceremony so that it is personal and meaningful for you.
This ceremony was held at a hall with family and friends - casual and heartfelt.