The Story So Far.
Hello, I’m Peter. I’m an authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant who has been appointed by the Australian Attorney-General’s Department to conduct marriages. My business name is Creative Celebrant because when you contact me, we begin a creative process together. What we end up with is a completely personalised ceremony. My promise to all couples is that the ceremony, designed and created together, is conducted according to your wishes. I encourage and support couples from all cultures to include and celebrate ceremony aspects from their country at their discretion. If you are looking for a Civil Marriage Celebrant dedicated to his role, with warmth and a great sense of humour, then you have found him.
How It Came To Be
This adventure began for me out of a sense of restlessness. Not unhappy in my 9 to 5, I still felt as if there was something else I could offer the world. One day, quite by chance, I happened upon some literature pertaining to the process of becoming a marriage celebrant in Australia and I thought, “I can do that!” Hundreds of weddings later, the rest is history. Everyday I’m thankful for the joy that this role brings into my life and into my home. Even after this many ceremonies conducted, the special nature of a marriage union is never lost on me.
I’d love the chance to guide you through your special day, so drop me a line and we’ll chat details.
At our first meeting we will discuss what is legally required in a civil ceremony and what you may wish to include. I can provide examples of any type of ceremony inclusions that you can think of. A Notice of Intention of Marriage is the first legally required form that I will complete with you, at least one month before your wedding date. I can provide this form or you can download it from the Attorney General’s website
In some circumstances a shortening of this time can be granted. You can discuss this with the Register of Births, Deaths and Marriage. Their office is located on Grenfell street in Adelaide. You must be at least 18 years of age to marry in Australia and not be married to any other person. If you have been married before I will need to sight how your last marriage ended, such as a Death Certificate, Decree Absolute or Divorce Certificate.
Before your wedding I am required to establish your age and identity. I can discuss what documentation I need to sight when we meet, and how to apply for them if needed. You can apply for a birth certificate in South Australia here. At your wedding you are required to have two ready and willing witnesses, 18 years or over. There exists a Code of Conduct for marriage celebrants in Australia that I pride myself on adhering to. A copy of this will be provided to you when we meet.