Winter weddings in Brisbane are a
popular choice for couples escaping from wintry
weather down south. But any time of the year getting
married in Brisbane and surrounds can be a romantic
and memorable way to marry with meaningful simplicity.
So, whether you've decided to have a weddingmoon and
get married on your honeymoon, or whether you've
decided that the hassle of a big wedding on your home
territory is just not for you, the minute you say to
each other "let's just elope" you only have three
decisions to make - where, when, and who by. You also
need to make sure you check out the legal
as you must comply with the notice
period and the requirement to show your celebrant
official documents proving your identity, date of
birth and that you are free to marry.
Choosing where to marry
Brisbane and surrounds provide you with a rich
assortment of places to marry. I've married couples
from interstate and overseas on the balcony off their
hotel room, in beautiful public parks and gardens, in
rotundas, intimate chapels, bushland settings (with
wildlife as a bonus) and overlooking the beach. If you
let me know the type of venue you have in mind it will
be my pleasure to suggest some places that meet your
criteria and are within easy access of your
accommodation. While eloping to a romantic overseas
destination has a lot of appeal, but there can be
- Australia is one of the few countries where
there is no residence requirement as long as the
required Notice has been given. Some countries
have a lengthy residence requirement before you
can legally marry.
- European countries require a legal civil
marriage before any religious or symbolic wedding
ceremony. Town Hall weddings can be a dry as dust
recitation of your legal obligations without any
romance at all.
- Many countries require extensive paperwork such
as Certificates of No Impediment, together with a
range of medical reports (blood tests,
pregnancy test, and so on) - both
time-consuming and expensive.
While an overseas legal marriage will generally
be recognised in Australia (but you need to check that
to be sure) it is not registered here, so when you get
back home you will find that, in order to change your
name you will have to go through a legal name change
before government departments will change your
Making the arrangements
To book your wedding with me you will need to contact me
to ensure I am
available on your chosen day, complete my booking
form, pay my fee, and send me a signed and witnessed Notice of Intended
No interviews are necessary (we can
work entirely by email, phone, or snail mail).
Your marriage ceremony
Warm and Wonderful Weddings are tailored to each
individual couple so your wedding ceremony will be
everything you could wish it to be.
By law there must be two adult witnesses. It is in
your interest to ensure that these witnesses are
independent of the celebrant. Talk to me about how you
can organise witnesses if you aren't bringing your
witnesses with you.