Heart2heart Ceremonies

Marlee K Bruinsma, Civil Marriage Celebrant  0437 713 575

Phone 0437713575

A registry-style wedding at your home or venue

Your registry-style wedding with me is short and sweet with a minimum of fuss and can be held:

I usually only offer this service at my home when limited to yourselves and your two witnesses.

Small weddings like these can be held through the week, on a Sunday or a Saturday morning or evening. Saturday afternoons are usually reserved for full wedding ceremonies and attract a higher fee than other registry style ceremonies or elopements.

Registry office weddings

Most States and the Northern Territory of Australia offer registry office weddings where you attend the Registry Office or a Court House. A very short ceremony is held where you exchange vows and sign certificates. Bookings often need to be made well in advance for these wedding ceremonies. Some offer these registry weddings only on weekdays but some are open on Saturday. The ACT and Tasmania do not offer registry weddings so you need a civil celebrant for these.

More information can be found at the Registry office websites:


New South Wales


South Australia

Western Australia

Northern Territory

I can offer you a registry-office style wedding at a venue of your choice or at your home. This is often referred to as an “elopement” style wedding as you generally have less guests than with a more formal wedding. Alternatively, all areas of Australia offer Registry Office weddings at the Registry office and some local court houses.

wedding chapel at Mount Tamborine

A registry-office style wedding with a civil celebrant offers you a wider range of venues and is a low-fuss short and sweet wedding ceremony.

A registry-office style wedding ceremony generally contains a short welcome of you and your guests, a statement about the purpose of the gathering, the legal definition of marriage in Australia, marriage vows and ring exchange, followed by signing certificates and presenting you as a married couple.

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