Weddings and Sacred Ceremonies

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Incorporating the Sacred into every Ceremony

I am alternative and I love to think outside the box to provide unique ceremonies that you will love and cherish forever! I want to get to know you and understand your story, so that I can create a ceremony that reflects your personality.

Personalised rituals, symbols of love and traditional customs can add depth and beauty to any celebration or milestone, creating a memorable connection to the moment.

Whether you have been dreaming of short and sweet, or epic and grand, I can create the perfect ceremony for every occasion. I welcome all couples, cultures and religions as I love to design alternative experiences that are engaging for all.

From hot air balloon elopements, to secret forest weddings, my open-minded approach and down to earth personality will help make your wedding day easy and relaxed, so that you can focus on making memories that you can cherish forever!

I am based on the Gold Coast and I am available for elopements, secret weddings, spiritual rituals, alternative ceremonies, destination weddings and so much more!

Email me to make an enquiry!

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Marriage and Funeral Celebrant (Gold Coast | Brisbane | Byron Bay)

0416 376 951

she@shekinahleigh.com.au

Packages & Celebrant Fees

elopement ceremony

Legals Only

Not interested in the fuss? Just want to marry your beloved in the simplest way possible? Available Monday-Thursday, say the words, sign on the dotted line and voilà, you're married! Just you, me and the witnesses...

$500

Gold Coast Marriage Celebrant

Simple and Elegant

Would you like something short and sweet without losing the romance? If you are wanting an elopement experience, or micro wedding, keeping it small and intimate, this is the one for you! 5-20 people

$700

Gold coast marriage celebrant

The Works

Wanting your wedding to be the whole shebang? Inviting everyone you love for the most epic party ever? This is a once in a lifetime experience, let's give your wedding all the bells and whistles. Nothing is too weird or wonderful!

$900

Depending on the package you choose, my services include:

  • A meeting to prepare legal documents
  • Planning and crafting a personalised ceremony
  • Lodgement of paperwork with Births, Deaths and Marriages
  • Unlimited email and phone contact
  • Appropriate clothing that blends in with your colours / theming on the day
  • An emailed copy of your ceremony
  • A Marriage Certificate on the day
  • Applying for a Standard Marriage Certificate (if required for name changes)
  • I’ll arrive at least one hour prior to the ceremony
  • The use of my PA system and microphone for the ceremony (Has Bluetooth and wireless facilities so you can play music from it)*

*Included in the ‘The Works’ package only. Can be included in other packages for an additional fee.

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Ritual Ideas

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Sand Ceremony

The meaning is simple and beautiful: two becoming one. The bride and groom mix two different colours of sand into one container, symbolising their lives and hearts entwined.

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Water Ceremony

Instead of coloured sand, some couples choose to substitute coloured water. You can customise your colours to symbolise something unique to your ceremony.

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Stone Ceremony

This is a fantastic way to involve all of your guests within the ceremony. Each stone represents a special blessing or wish that the couple can reflect on as a life-long keepsake.

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Cultural Ceremony

Whether you would like to include traditional rituals or cultural symbols, this is the perfect way to add depth and meaning to your ceremony. I am open to discussing all options!

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Handfasting Ceremony

Handfasting (or tying the knot) is one of the oldest wedding traditions and is the symbolic act of a couple's hands being tied together with cords or ribbons, representing their union.

Easy Name Change

You can start using your new name as soon as you get married! To get official records updated you’ll need to wait until the official marriage certificate arrives from Births, Deaths and Marriages. Most companies need to see this, so get in contact with all the places where you have an account or identification to learn the process. If you’d rather not wait on hold, fill in forms and gruel through the checklist of companies, consider using a name change kit. Simply check off the companies to notify and Easy Name Change will send you a custom pack of forms. Just attach your marriage certificate and send!

My Wedding Wish

Proud Volunteer and Supporter of My Wedding Wish. My Wedding Wish is a registered national Charity that has been gifting weddings to the terminally ill around Australia since 2013.