Civil Marriage Celebrant
Hello and thank you for considering me as your Celebrant. Whether you are getting married, eloping, naming your child, renewing your vows or making a lifelong commitment, I know we will have a wonderful time, getting to know each other.
As my clients will attest, there tends to be a lot of laughter, even at our very first meeting, so there’s a good chance that during this time we will become good friends as well.
I have loads of experience, having conducted hundreds of wedding ceremonies across New South Wales. Being a Sydney Wedding Celebrant based in the Macarthur region, I get to conduct ceremonies in some of the most beautiful venues and I am happy to travel to remote locations and interstate to make your day the best one ever, just ask me.
What I love doing the most is crafting and delivering personalised bespoke ceremonies that will touch your heart, make you laugh out loud and remember for all the right reasons. I do this by taking the time to get to know you, your relationship as well as your hopes and dreams for your future. I am here to make this special time in your life a joyous one with moments that will engage everyone lucky enough to be present for your celebration of love.
Giving you confidence is very important because that will lessen any stress you may feel on such an important day. Without a doubt, you will know that I have your back and that I will take care of all the little details. This way you can simply relax and enjoy every moment.
I dare say, by the time your big day arrives, your trust in me will ensure that your ceremony is the absolute highlight of your day because, that is my aim… now that sounds good, don't you think!
Starting from $750
I know that as your wedding day approaches, you will be very excited and somewhat nervous even though I will assure you that 'getting married' will be so much easier than you think. I will be your calming influence as I will be there to ensure everything goes as planned. Afterwards, and often while you are still signing your marriage documents, you will most likely say: "That was so much easier than I thought!" and I will say: "Yep, it really was!" Sometimes, just knowing you have an approachable, experienced and dedicated person by your side is all you need to get through this important moment in your life. I am that someone as I will always remain calm in any situation so you don't need to stress about anything.
Legals Only Ceremony are held in the mornings on Mondays - Thursdays for couples wanting to simply get legally married with no fuss or ceremony.
Pash & Dash Ceremonies are fun elopements are 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.
Standard Package offering the highest standard of service 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.
Love Story Package 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.
Album Package 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.
Divine Package 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.
Starting from $650
Legals Only Ceremony $650 are held in the mornings on Mondays - Thursdays for couples wanting to simply get legally married with no fuss or ceremony.
Pash & Dash Ceremonies - $750 are fun elopements are 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.
Starting from $550
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.
Starting from $750
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.
Starting from $700 includes Certificate and Ceremony Album
Commitment ceremonies for those persons who wish to declare their love and commitment to the person that they love. I put the same love and heart into my commitment ceremonies as I do my wedding ceremonies as I believe that this commitment is just as strong as a marriage.
Rita is an incredible celebrant and beautiful person. She and her husband Terry are an absolute delight and being around them and their beautiful marriage is inspiration in itself! Rita has absolutely found the perfect balance between professional and heartfelt presentation. She will tell your love story captivatingly. More than this, she will take care of you, cater every part of the ceremony to your style and make you feel amazing on the big day. I cannot recommend her enough. Thank you Rita and Terry for our amazing ceremony!
Briar & Bryant - Gledswood Homestead & Winery, Catherine Field NSW
Rita from 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.
Love Marni & Joey - St. Michael's Golf Course, Little Bay NSW
Where do I begin, Rita is not just a celebrant, She is such a caring and calming beautiful woman and a bride-to-be certainly needs someone that is calming. Rita goes above and beyond all requirements of a marriage celebrant. My husband and I feel so lucky and happy that we were married by Rita. Even her marriage with Terry is an inspiration. Thank you so much Rita xx
Sally & Matt - Camellia Gardens, Caringbah NSW
The BEST Ever!! From day one we felt so at ease and comfortable, we knew we were in very safe and capable hands. Every little detail was handled so professionally and with such exceptional warmth. At rehearsals - organising everyone (including 6 of our children, their partners and 9 grandchildren) so we were all involved and knew exactly what to do, yet at the same time calming nerves and giving reassurance. It was very evident that both Rita was genuinely passionate about making our day a beautiful and intimate experience for us, yet relaxed and enjoyable for all. In fact many of our guests commented on what a wonderful and unique experience our ceremony was for them as well.
We have nothing but praise and we have and will continue to 100% highly recommend Rita to everyone that ever needs a celebrant. From the bottom of our hearts, again, thank you all so much for such a memorable day.
Francesco & Dianne - Appin House, Appin NSW
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When booking your Celebrant via Celebrant Connect Australia you are automatically protected by the Celebrant Connect Emergency Backup Program, This will ensure that your ceremony will go ahead as planned with a backup Marriage Celebrant if your chosen Celebrant is prevented from attending your ceremony due to an emergency.