Annemarie McDonell    

Marriage Celebrant, JP  &  Funeral Celebrant


My Services

I love building Ceremonies  4 U


To Love And To Cherish


Let’s get this Ceremony Started.

On Your Coming Wedding Day !

A wedding is certainly one of the most important, memorable and happy occasions a couple experiences in a


Say I Do Your Way

Your wedding day is very special, and you can get help writing your own vows or choose some of the samples. Ceremonies provided from my resource folder or CD,  a deposit of $30 refundable on return of CD.  you may like to have a reading or poem as part of the ceremony, or a ritual included for that special touch, so during our obligation free meeting you can discuss this with me. 

Script drafting and finalisation of ceremony to be completed 2 weeks before.

Vow cards and a ceremony keepsake to keep.

An onsite rehearsal can be arranged a week or two before the wedding depending on location travel expenses may incur.
This is sometimes essential for making sure your day is free of any disruptions.

If an outdoor wedding venue is booked, and a fee is paid to the relevant authority, eg, the local council.

Make sure that there is shelter in the event of rain. and keep your receipt on the day in case asked to validate your booking.

Two souls with but a single thought,

Two hearts that beat as one.

Please read legal requirements below for getting married.

Other Ceremonies

Together Forever

There are other types of ceremonies that can be performed, each ceremony will be carefully planned and created specially for you.

Renewal Of Vows:

It is not a legally recognized ceremony, allows you to re-affirm your original marriage vows, promises and commitment to each other.

You may have your original Bridal party, that would be so exciting to celebrate again your renewal of your Wedding Day.


A commitment ceremony is for couples who wish to affirm their relationship without legal status. It is an ideal way to celebrate the relationship in front of friends and family.

Pagan / Wiccan:

This ceremony can be used either for a legal marriage or just plain handfasting.

All Wiccan rituals begin with a circle casting.

Love does not consist in gazing at each other

but in looking together in the same


Love does not consist in gazing at each other

but in looking together in the same direction.


Namings / Christenings

A New Beginning

The birth of a new baby, a special celebration event of welcoming your child into the family and the community.

It gives the opportunity to anounce the name of the child and to promise and support them throughout thier life. The written, ceremony can be customed to suit each individual needs of the family. There is a wide variety of choices, poems and readings for that special touch,and a copy of the ceremony will be presented. 

A certificate of Naming/Christening of the child will be presented to the parents, godparents,guardians, mentors and grandparents, the choice is yours.

This replaces the religious tradition of baptism if you require a non religious ceremony.

A Baby is a Blessing, A Gift from Heaven above, A Precious Little Angel, To Cherish and to Love.

Funeral / Memorial

In Loving Memory

Presenting script and/or Eulogy and Service on the Day of

Funeral or Memorial

Script and/or Eulogy dr​afting and finalisation.

Funerals are looked upon as a sad occasion mourning the passing of a loved one, instead of celebrating the life of their loved one.

A funeral ceremony can help family and friends accept that a loved one has passed on and to cherish thier memory there after.

A celebrant spends some hours with the family to establish information about the life of their loved one by talking to different family members and aquiring different life stories of the persons life experience and events to creating a meaningfull ceremony.

The eulogy has to be organized and presented well, so checking with the family to make sure that the information and format is what they expect.

Funeral ceremonies can serve as meaningfull points of departure and acceptance.

Memorabilia are often displayed during the ceremony they are certain objects that are connected to or remind the family of past events of thier loved one.

A symbol is usualy requested by the person in the event of passing or by their family on the initial organising of the ceremony.

I am a Funeral Celebrant for Picaluna Funerals, see Suppliers on this website.

Tears heal, memories comfort, love lives on forever.

Service Prices

Compare our service packages 



Best Package Offer

​Deposit  $200  for Lodgement of the Notice  to BDM

Securing  your Date

(Non Refundable)

Presentation of Ceremony on the Day​

Use of PA System for Ceremony and Music

Lodgement of Official Marriage Documents to

BDM  in your State

BDM Marriage Certificate Included

Commemorative Certificates from BDM are Extra.

Ordering of the Official Marriage Certificate from

Births, Deaths & Marriages

sent by Registered Post directly to you.​ 

Travel fees may apply , if more than 40km



Best Package Offer

Deposit $200  

For securing your Date

(Non Refundable)

Presentation Certificate Included

 NO legal wording or paperwork required.

Travel fees may apply , if more than 40km​



Best Package Offer

Deposit $150

For Securing your Date

( Non Refundable )

Presentation Certificates Included

Travel fees may apply , if more than 40km



Best Package Offer

Deposit $ 250  (Non Refundable)

Presenting script and/or Eulogy and Service on the Day of

Funeral or Memorial

Presentation Certificate and booklets provided

I am a Funeral Celebrant with Picaluna Funerals,

Say goodbye the right way with Picaluna - dedicated to creating truly beautiful affordable funerals.

Travel fees may apply , if more than 40km

Wedding Legalities

You must: not be married.

Be at least 18 years old, unless a court has approved a marriage where a person is 16-18 years old.

Understand what marriage means and freely agree to marry and use specific words during the ceremony.

Before you get married, Give a Notice Of Intended Marriage form to an authorised marriage celebrant at least 1 month and no more than 18 months before your wedding be married by an authorised marriage celebrant.  You don’t have to be: an Australian citizen a permanent resident of Australia.

If you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident of Australia and you want to live in Australia after your marriage, you should find and seek out an immigration lawyer.  

What you need for Identification.

A birth certificate.

A drivers Licence.

Proof of age card.


A Passport.

Please bring these documents at first meeting or can be scanned to me and received by email.

If divorced or widowed documents of original Divorce certificate or Death certificate to be shown or scanned to me and received by email.

Notice of Intended Marriage to be completed and will be lodged with BDM.


Fill in your Notice of intent to marry with me or have it witnessed by a JP and scanned to the celebrant, the Notice will be active when received by the Authorised Celebrant.

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What my couples are saying

Thankyou to Annemarie McDonell for making our wedding day intimate and filled with love.

You were such a great support and listened to what we wanted. All our guests were impressed with the quality and personal touches bought to our ceremony. We can not recommend your services enough XO

Jimmy & Lisa Magafas

Annemarie Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony

Aleks & Vanessa Banjanac

Your amazing at what you do, you helped make our special day feel so easy and stress free, we wouldn’t have changed a thing.

Highly recommended.

Mitch & Jesse Morisby

Thanks Annemarie for a lovely ceremony and for joining us later.

Shane & Dragica Fowler

Thank you Annemarie for Charlee’s Naming ceremony you did a great job everyone enjoyed the service.

Mark & Trina

Thank you for your help in Kaidan’s Ceremony and for a great and friendly service.

Kiara & Adam​


+61 433 930 352