Welcome

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to my website.

I am Cheryl Kidd, specialist in personalised ceremonies. As an authorized Civil Marriage Celebrant it would be my pleasure to help create a ceremony that is perfect for you and your partner.

I hope the following information and my experience will assist to make your wedding day unique and a pleasant lifetime memory. I provide you with personal, professional, fresh, fun and relaxed assistance to ensure that your day is exactly as you wish it to be, together we create an intimate ceremony that truly reflects the way you feel about each other.

With my ceremonies you can participate as much or as little as you like. Select a traditional, informal, or something totally different. It’s your ceremony, enjoy it!

Planning Your Wedding

I take great pride and pleasure in my ceremonies, and together I know we can discover the ideal way to make your dream of your special day come true. I lend you a manual that contains a selection of Readings, Poems, Vows, Blessings and also samples of Marriage Ceremonies for you to choose from or to help make your own.
You have unlimited assistance, with the planning of your ceremony; time is of no significance as long as we create a ceremony that you feel totally happy with. I also encourage you to personalise your thoughts creating your own style that will totally suit your requirements.
I take genuine pride in my work which reflects in the ceremonies that I craft; my dedication to you and your special day will be evident to you from our first meeting.
I thoroughly recommend a rehearsal a week or so before your ceremony so we all feel comfortable, and know what is expected on your day of celebration.

Marriage Requirements

A Notice of Intended Marriage form must be completed and lodged with your me prior to your marriage. A minimum of 30 days and the maximum of eighteen months before your ceremony. I can provide you with this form either by post or through the internet.

I am required to sight your birth certificate, or certified copy, if born outside Australia I am also required to sight your passport. If either party has been married in the past a “Decree Absolute” must be produced (Only from your most recent marriage, if you have been married more than once before). A death certificate is also required where the partner of a previous marriage is deceased.

Overseas Residents Getting Married In Australia

The Notice of Intended Marriage form can be sent to you, but it must be completed in the presence of an Australian Consular Officer, Australian Diplomatic Officer or a Notary Public. The Document must be sent to me along with copies of your birth certificates and passports, at least one calendar month and one day before your ceremony. I will need to sight the original documents, or certified copy when we meet. A “Decree Absolute” or “Death Certificate” is also required where applicable.

Your Ceremony

At your ceremony I provide a signing table with white or black linen, two chairs including white covers and ties to match your colour scheme.

I use a professional P.A system so that all your guests may hear your vows and promises to each other so they will be a part of your happiness.

I also offer the use of a many coloured feathered pen for signing of certificates and a ring cushion plus a white, red, black or ivory carpet piece is all included in the price.

I believe I furnish everything you will need for your ceremony to be picture perfect.

You will be presented with your Marriage Certificate printed in Calligraphy and a copy of your ceremony for those special times you wish to bring forth the memories of your day. Experience, Enthusiasm and Professionalism says it all.

Marriage Ceremonies

The Day you marry the one you love is a new beginning for you both. Your choice of a Celebrant is one of the most important decisions you will make for your ceremony The Australian Civil Marriage Ceremony allows you flexibility in most ways you wish your ceremony to be conducted.

There are parts of the wording of the ceremony which we must say by law but mostly you can design and say mostly whatever you like, Casual to Formal, Traditional into Theme Weddings.

I provide you with a Manual, which includes samples of all parts of your ceremony, eg Introductions, Vows, Poems and a selection of sample ceremonies to help you make your choice.

With your ceremony I encourage you to personalize your thoughts as much as possible so it can be “your day” to remember.

Civil Partnership

You have finally found your perfect partner, the love of your life.This is the person you have waited for. You want to make a special declaration of your love for one another.

A commitment ceremony is for couples wishing to affirm their relationship without the legalities of marriage.

It is an ideal way for same sex couples to celebrate their relationship with family and friends.

Same sex marriage in Australia is not yet permitted by law, though a commitment ceremony can be just as meaningful.

Together we can compose the most perfect ceremony for you and your partner.

You will also be presented with a certificate you can proudly display.

Renewal Of Vows

This Ceremony can be just as special as your Wedding day, for now you have grown together throughout the years to become one. You may have special moments to remember, thoughts to express to each other, this is the time to do so.

Choosing your own words to convey your love and devotion to each other makes this a most memorable ceremony that can also share with family and friends.

I will work with you noting your suggestions, memories and highlights of the times you spent together, to produce a touching moment in your lives as you declare your love and the life you have shared.

You may want to use your original rings, or you may decide to give a special memento for this occasion. A beautiful calligraphy certificate will be presented at the conclusion of your ceremony as a reminder of your special day.

Naming Ceremonies

A name giving ceremony is an opportunity for family and friends to celebrate formally, and welcome a child into their community. As an alternative to religious ceremonies, it allows for the family to celebrate this happy occasion, and for the person being named to at a later date consider their own spiritual decisions. To give a child a name is a particularly important part of receiving them-not simply as a means of distinguishing this child from another, but as the fruits of a loving process of care and reflection by the parents in choosing that name. An important part of the ceremony is to make promises of commitment to nurture and support the child into adulthood and choose other adults prepared to promise a special supportive relationship with the child.

Other Ceremonies

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Location

Hervey Bay is situated approximately 300 kilometres, or 3½ hours drive, north of Brisbane. Bordered by 40 kilometres of pristine beaches, Hervey Bay offers fantastic access to the great Sandy Straights, islands, adventures, wildlife and a beautiful safe aquatic playground for visitors to the Fraser Coast and Hervey Bay.

Hervey Bay

Whether it be on a Sandy Beach, Australia’s own Fraser Island, A leafy beachside park, our magnificent Botanical Gardens, in the comfort of your own back yard or where ever you choose, I will endeavor to make your day of celebration as unique as possible. This is a fantastic part of our vast country. Hervey Bay, Gateway to Fraser Island, Barrier Reef and Whale Watch Capital of the World. The perfect wedding location.

My Testimonials

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