Services

Services

Connecting Ceremonies, through our highly acclaimed, licensed celebrant, Garry Brook provides an all-encompassing range of tailor-made, civil ceremonies, to perfectly complement your special occasion.

Services

Connecting Ceremonies, through our highly acclaimed, licensed celebrant, Garry Brook provides an all-encompassing range of tailor-made, civil ceremonies, to perfectly complement your special occasion.

Civil Weddings

For those in search of the romanticism involved in non-religious weddings, who have no specific faith to satisfy, Connecting Ceremonies can create breathtaking marriage ceremonies to embody the passion, happiness and overall atmosphere of your ceremony.

Garry Brook is qualified and determined to fulfil the following when it comes to your “Big day”:

  • All legal procedures and paperwork are catered for and completed, on your behalf.
  • We help you to create a unique and unforgettable ceremony that’s about you!
  • We draft and redraft many ceremony-specific plans to ensure that the final one is all about you.
  • We’re available “after hours” to accommodate changes or just to give you guidance if you need it.
  • A prior rehearsal to check out the venue and inform the participants the ceremony and their role within it.
  • We arrive before your ceremony is due to take place, to make sure the Groom and his associated wedding party are relaxed!
  • We deliver your ceremony with professionalism, devotion, passion and enthusiasm to add to and share in the merriment.

Connecting Ceremonies is there to support and guide you through the whole process from, “Will you marry us?” to the point where you sign on the dotted line. Learn more about Celebrants HERE

Make an Enquiry about Civil Weddings

Civil Weddings

For those in search of the romanticism involved in non-religious weddings, who have no specific faith to satisfy, Connecting Ceremonies can create breathtaking marriage ceremonies to embody the passion, happiness and overall atmosphere of your ceremony.

Garry Brook is qualified and determined to fulfil the following when it comes to your “Big day”:

  • All legal procedures and paperwork are catered for and completed, on your behalf.
  • We help you to create a unique and unforgettable ceremony that’s about you!
  • We draft and redraft many ceremony-specific plans to ensure that the final one is all about you.
  • We’re available “after hours” to accommodate changes or just to give you guidance if you need it.
  • A prior rehearsal to check out the venue and inform the participants the ceremony and their role within it.
  • We arrive before your ceremony is due to take place, to make sure the Groom and his associated wedding party are relaxed!
  • We deliver your ceremony with professionalism, devotion, passion and enthusiasm to add to and share in the merriment.

Connecting Ceremonies is there to support and guide you through the whole process from, “Will you marry us?” to the point where you sign on the dotted line. Learn more about Celebrants HERE

Make an Enquiry about Civil Weddings

Civil weddings – Elopements

Looking to Elope? Well, look no further! If you want to commit to your partner without all the fuss, never mind the expenses, we can provide intimate Elopement Ceremonies for the select few you’ve chosen, to enjoy.

This is a legal marriage ceremony but is shorter in its delivery and meets all the legal requirements of The Marriage Act of 1961.

Naming Ceremonies

We customise a special, personalised ceremony to welcome your beautiful little one into the world.

We find out what you’d like to include and then we bring the ceremony together to match your requirements.

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Civil weddings – Elopements

Looking to Elope? Well, look no further! If you want to commit to your partner without all the fuss, never mind the expenses, we can provide intimate Elopement Ceremonies for the select few you’ve chosen, to enjoy.

This is a legal marriage ceremony but is shorter in its delivery and meets all the legal requirements of The Marriage Act of 1961.

Naming Ceremonies

We customise a special, personalised ceremony to welcome your beautiful little one into the world.

We find out what you’d like to include and then we bring the ceremony together to match your requirements.

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Renewal of Vows

Are you looking to commemorate your love and rekindle that burning flame? We work with you to find out exactly what you’d like at your ceremony and we bring it all together, on your behalf, to help you create an incredible and memorable day (again). We can incorporate a specific selection of the elements listed below, or all of them, depending on what you’ve envisioned for your special day:

  • The love, friendships and family to celebrate a renewal of marriage vows between a Husband and Wife and acknowledging each of you that has played a role in bringing them to this day.
  • In various ways you will continue to support and contribute to their marriage. We solemnise this significant event in your lives and enter into this ceremony in an attitude of respect for your steadfast and ongoing commitment to each other.
  • This is not to sanctify or bless your relationship in any way, because the two of you have already done that in your hearts. Today you proclaim your love anew to the world, and we rejoice with and for you.
  • In marriage, we give ourselves freely and generously into the hands of the one we love, and by doing so, we receive the love and trust of the other as our most precious gift.
  • The ceremony allows you to re-commit yourselves to honouring and protecting one another above your separate selves, and to valuing your union above your own interests.

Renewal of Vows

Are you looking to commemorate your love and rekindle that burning flame? We work with you to find out exactly what you’d like at your ceremony and we bring it all together, on your behalf, to help you create an incredible and memorable day (again). We can incorporate a specific selection of the elements listed below, or all of them, depending on what you’ve envisioned for your special day:

  • The love, friendships and family to celebrate a renewal of marriage vows between a Husband and Wife and acknowledging each of you that has played a role in bringing them to this day.
  • In various ways you will continue to support and contribute to their marriage. We solemnise this significant event in your lives and enter into this ceremony in an attitude of respect for your steadfast and ongoing commitment to each other.
  • This is not to sanctify or bless your relationship in any way, because the two of you have already done that in your hearts. Today you proclaim your love anew to the world, and we rejoice with and for you.
  • In marriage, we give ourselves freely and generously into the hands of the one we love, and by doing so, we receive the love and trust of the other as our most precious gift.
  • The ceremony allows you to re-commit yourselves to honouring and protecting one another above your separate selves, and to valuing your union above your own interests.

Vow Renewal Ceremony…

We have gathered today in the love of friendship and family to celebrate a renewal of marriage vows between (husband’s name) and (wife’s name). As their family and close friends, each of you has played a role in bringing them to this day, and in various ways will continue to support and contribute to their marriage. We solemnize this significant event in their lives and enter into this ceremony in an attitude of respect for their steadfast and ongoing commitment to each other.

(Wife’s name) and (husband’s name), although I am officiating here today, it is not true in my power to sanctify or bless your relationship in any way, because the two of you have already done that in your hearts. Today you proclaim your love anew to the world, and we rejoice with and for you.

In marriage, we give ourselves freely and generously into the hands of the one we love, and by doing so, we receive the love and trust of the other as our most precious gift.

Today you re-commit yourselves to honouring and protecting one another above your separate selves, and to valuing your union above your own interests. In doing this, you secure for yourselves a wealth of love and peace not otherwise attainable.

But as you know so well, with this joy comes also the profound responsibility to protect the bond you share. For it is only with continual care that your love is truly secure in the face of life’s inevitable tests.

Regard each other always with the same deep respect that has kept you through the years, and be ever mindful of the many gifts the other offers you.

Inspire and encourage one another. For it is by strengthening your spouse, that you have strengthened your marriage. Bring out the very best in each other. Be sparing in criticism, and generous in praise for things well done.

Vow Renewal Ceremony…

We have gathered today in the love of friendship and family to celebrate a renewal of marriage vows between (husband’s name) and (wife’s name). As their family and close friends, each of you has played a role in bringing them to this day, and in various ways will continue to support and contribute to their marriage. We solemnize this significant event in their lives and enter into this ceremony in an attitude of respect for their steadfast and ongoing commitment to each other.

(Wife’s name) and (husband’s name), although I am officiating here today, it is not true in my power to sanctify or bless your relationship in any way, because the two of you have already done that in your hearts. Today you proclaim your love anew to the world, and we rejoice with and for you.

In marriage, we give ourselves freely and generously into the hands of the one we love, and by doing so, we receive the love and trust of the other as our most precious gift.

Today you re-commit yourselves to honouring and protecting one another above your separate selves, and to valuing your union above your own interests. In doing this, you secure for yourselves a wealth of love and peace not otherwise attainable.

But as you know so well, with this joy comes also the profound responsibility to protect the bond you share. For it is only with continual care that your love is truly secure in the face of life’s inevitable tests.

Regard each other always with the same deep respect that has kept you through the years, and be ever mindful of the many gifts the other offers you.

Inspire and encourage one another. For it is by strengthening your spouse, that you have strengthened your marriage. Bring out the very best in each other. Be sparing in criticism, and generous in praise for things well done.

In communication, continue to be honest and open with each other, knowing that the heart that communicates truth without hesitation earns trust and builds a secure home.

And as always, accept your marriage as a work-in-progress that consumes your attention day by day and yet is never completed. Because a lifelong love requires a lifetime of hard work. But it is a joyous labour, whose fruits are the very richest.

Your future stretches out before you, vast and unknown. That future, with its hopes and disappointments, its joys and its sorrows, is hidden from your eyes. But it is a great tribute to your belief in each other that you remain none the less willing to face those uncertainties together. May the pure, simple love with which you join your hearts and hands again here today never fail, but grow deeper and surer with every passing year.

There are no legal requirements for any vow renewal ceremonies, so if there’s something specific you’d like to include, the sky’s the limit! Just let us know what you have in mind and we’ll do whatever we can to make it happen.

Recommended Ceremony Extras:

We have worked with a number of businesses in the following categories over the years and we’ve picked a handful that we feel are more than equipped to add that special something to your upcoming ceremony:

In communication, continue to be honest and open with each other, knowing that the heart that communicates truth without hesitation earns trust and builds a secure home.

And as always, accept your marriage as a work-in-progress that consumes your attention day by day and yet is never completed. Because a lifelong love requires a lifetime of hard work. But it is a joyous labour, whose fruits are the very richest.

Your future stretches out before you, vast and unknown. That future, with its hopes and disappointments, its joys and its sorrows, is hidden from your eyes. But it is a great tribute to your belief in each other that you remain none the less willing to face those uncertainties together. May the pure, simple love with which you join your hearts and hands again here today never fail, but grow deeper and surer with every passing year.

There are no legal requirements for any vow renewal ceremonies, so if there’s something specific you’d like to include, the sky’s the limit! Just let us know what you have in mind and we’ll do whatever we can to make it happen.

Recommended Ceremony Extras:

We have worked with a number of businesses in the following categories over the years and we’ve picked a handful that we feel are more than equipped to add that special something to your upcoming ceremony: