Rita O’Reilly

Civil Marriage Celebrant

Hi, are you looking for a warm, friendly and passionate Marriage Celebrant, well you may have just found her.  I have a knack for putting you at ease from the moment we meet and I love my work so much that it often doesn’t feel like work. 

I craft heartfelt and personal ceremonies so it is important I get to know you as a couple so your ceremony will uniquely reflect the two of you, your story, your love and most importantly convey the feelings you want to express on your wedding day.

All along the way, you will have lots of fun and as the big day approaches you will feel confidant that I will ensure that everything runs smoothly and just as you imaged.

Rita, Your Marriage Celebrant

I love being a full-time Marriage Celebrant as it allows me the flexibility to be a part of a significant moment in a couples’ relationship on any given day of the week.  My couples are all unique and so are the ceremonies I create for them.  Your bespoke wedding ceremony will truly reflect your personalities and your relationship and will express the feelings you wish to convey on your wedding day. All along the way, we will have lots of fun and as the big day approaches my couples often tell me that they are really looking forward to their ceremony, which truly warms my heart.

Our meetings are relaxed and informative and often accompanied by delicious coffee and are generally held at my home office. We will discuss all aspects of your ceremony, especially your wishes, the services I provide and also the legalities of marrying in Australia. I will give you the benefit of my knowledge and years of experience. It is my mission to ensure that your wedding ceremony is the absolute highlight of your big day, a day you have most likely dreamed of for a very long time! I will guide you through all the legal processes, ensuring that you fully understand every step and you are confident of everything that you sign. I offer several packages for my couples which include: 

The Standard Package – $795

includes a professional, passionate and caring service with lots of fun together with everything you will need for your wedding ceremony such as a bespoke and personalised wedding ceremony tailored to your wishes; all meetings and unlimited communications; sighting your identification and taking care of all your marriage legal documents; use of my two ceremony resources, ‘Essential Information for Marrying Couples’ and the ‘Wedding Ceremony Resource’; use of my equipment including two professional PA systems (because I like having a backup); your choice of three standing signing tables and a signing pen; a ceremony run-through at my home office with just yourselves or a rehearsal at your ceremony venue with your bridal party; attending to the registration of your marriage; ordering your official Marriage Certificate; and the first 50kms traveled for you.

The Love Story Package – $895

Includes the Standard Package. Your love story adds another dimension to your wedding ceremony as the story of your courtship is creatively written and woven into your ceremony making it uniquely yours and something I am sure you will treasure. It not only gives your family and friends a better understanding of what led you both to your wedding day but it also and more importantly, takes you back to where it all began and the real reason you wish to marry.​

The Album Package – $895

Includes the Standard Package. This bespoke Wedding Ceremony Album is a beautiful keepsake containing your entire wedding ceremony printed on high quality card stock using lovely fonts. This album can also become your wedding guest book.

The Divine Package – $995

This is the most popular package as it includes the Standard Package, your Love Story and the bespoke Album Imagine your personalised wedding ceremony complete with your unique love story being delivered to your family and friends in a fun, sincere and engaging way, read from your beautiful wedding ceremony album which is yours to keep forever.

Pash & Dash Package $650

An elopement style ceremony held on Mondays – Thursdays for couples wanting a quick and easy wedding ceremony before escaping on their honeymoon or holiday with all the legalities taken care of.

Baby Namings $500

A Baby Naming Ceremony is a very special ceremony which welcomes and celebrates the arrival of your new child into your family and formally introduces them to your community of family and friends.  Quite often the Naming Ceremony is conducted on or around the child’s first birthday although it can be conducted at any time. The ceremony is non-religious although religious aspects may be included if you wish. During the ceremony,  Parents make their promises to their child which is always a beautiful and emotional moment.

Guardians, Godparents or even Earth Parents are nominated and asked if they will accept their sacred role, after which they will say their commitment to the child.  Grandparents are recognised and honoured for their special relationship with their grandchild and everyone is welcome to make a personal wish for the child. Rituals such as candle lightings, sand ceremonies or balloon releases as well as readings are often included in the Naming Ceremony.

I love writing personalised and family orientated Naming Ceremonies which tell the story of the arrival of your child as we explore what your child has brought to your life and your family. Your ceremony is printed and delivered from a beautiful album which is a lovely keepsake.

Renewing Your Vows

Having renewed my own wedding vows, not once but twice]]], I totally understand the importance and the strength of the connection between others who wish to do so too. The ceremonies I craft tell the story of your love and why renewing your vows is so important in your life. It is always an honour and a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful moment in your lives.

Commitment Ceremonies – $500

This heart-felt ceremony is for those persons who wish to declare their love and commitment to the one person they love and cannot live without.   Your ceremony will be personal and all about you and your relationship.

Reviews

Divine Celebrancy was highly recommended to us from close friends that had their marriage officiated by Rita. From this conversation with our friends, we knew we’d be in safe hands. Upon our first meeting with Rita, we had all of the questions that we never knew we had answered so clearly and concisely. Before we knew it, we had signed our Notice of Intent which was organised so promptly by Rita.
Over the months leading up to our wedding, Rita kept in contact with us, gathering more information about our relationship, our family and friends.

Most importantly Rita became acquainted with our love story which was compiled reflective of who were are and accurately derived from a short survey we completed as well as informally through our conversations.
The week before our wedding, we held our ceremony rehearsal with Rita. Every possibility was nutted out, discussed and practiced and we very quickly noticed Rita’s attention to detail, organisation with music, microphones and speakers and professionalism as she had all the finer details that I hadn’t even thought of down pat that made for our wedding to be personalised. My mum even mentioned during the rehearsal that Rita seemed part of the family with her warm and caring nature.

We experienced horrendous wind conditions on the day of our wedding and having the ceremony on a cliff side golf course wasn’t the most ideal location. However, after seeing how calm Rita was and her reassuring me that the ceremony will go off without a hitch, I was immediately put to ease doing everything she could to ease my nerves. True to her word, our ceremony was absolutely lovely and it was my favorite part of our wedding. Our guests were in awe of Rita’s beautiful words and delivery of our story and we’re so glad we have a keepsake of that too.

We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to marry us.  Thank you so much Rita for creating such a special moment for us.

Marni & Joey

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Divine Celebrancy was highly recommended to us from close friends that had their marriage officiated by Rita. From this conversation with our friends, we knew we’d be in safe hands. Upon our first meeting with Rita, we had all of the questions that we never knew we had answered so clearly and concisely. Before we knew it, we had signed our Notice of Intent which was organised so promptly by Rita.
Over the months leading up to our wedding, Rita kept in contact with us, gathering more information about our relationship, our family and friends.

Most importantly Rita became acquainted with our love story which was compiled reflective of who were are and accurately derived from a short survey we completed as well as informally through our conversations.
The week before our wedding, we held our ceremony rehearsal with Rita. Every possibility was nutted out, discussed and practiced and we very quickly noticed Rita’s attention to detail, organisation with music, microphones and speakers and professionalism as she had all the finer details that I hadn’t even thought of down pat that made for our wedding to be personalised. My mum even mentioned during the rehearsal that Rita seemed part of the family with her warm and caring nature.

We experienced horrendous wind conditions on the day of our wedding and having the ceremony on a cliff side golf course wasn’t the most ideal location. However, after seeing how calm Rita was and her reassuring me that the ceremony will go off without a hitch, I was immediately put to ease doing everything she could to ease my nerves. True to her word, our ceremony was absolutely lovely and it was my favorite part of our wedding. Our guests were in awe of Rita’s beautiful words and delivery of our story and we’re so glad we have a keepsake of that too.

We wouldn’t have wanted anyone else to marry us.  Thank you so much Rita for creating such a special moment for us.

Marni & Joey

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