Jennifer Cram, not your average
              bland and boring celebrant

Jennifer Cram - Brisbane Marriage Celebrant
Queensland's No 1 Marriage Celebrant 2013
Finalist ABIA awards every year since 2009

it's not about me, it's about you. Your ceremony. Your day. Your style. So I'm NOT going to tell you I'm awesome, or funny, or quirky, or hip, or vibrant. I can be all of those things (together with creative, knowledgeable, patient, supportive, and generally just all-round nice and friendly), but what matters is that I will make sure that your ceremony includes only what you want and that your ceremony is as much focused on your relationship, your future, as on your wedding or commitment ceremony. And for other types of ceremonies, both you and your family.
You bought a warmth to the ceremony like I have never seen, all of it was from the heart and delivered with love. Jodie Muston, Jodie Muston Photography

  1. You have to give Notice of your intention to marry to your celebrant at least a full calendar month before the big day on the Notice of Intended Marriage
  2. You have show your celebrant proof of your date and place of birth (birth certificate or passport), together with photo ID.
  3. If either of you has been married before you have to show proof of how that marriage ended (divorce or death certificate)
  4. You have to sign a Declaration of No Legal Impediment to the marriage quite close to the big day
  5. On the day you have to have two adult witnesses present. They do not have to be Australian citizens or residents.
  6. You have to say certain words to create the marriage (presumably these will be somewhat changed from the current mandatory words)
  7. You, your witnesses and the celebrant have sign the Register and the certificates
And then, you get to live happily ever after as Mrs&Mrs, Mr&Mr or Mr&Mrs
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 Back to what I promise you
  • I spend time with you, getting to know you, and time putting that knowledge to good use when I am developing a ceremony that reflects who you are.
  • Your ceremony will make the guests feel included, part of the occasion and not just an audience. I interact with them, as well as with you. And I ensure there are opportunities for you to interact with them as well.
  • I don't have my head buried in my script throughout - but nor do I wing it on the day.
  • I won't insert anything in your ceremony that is solely designed as an opportunity for me to shine. I repeat it's not about me, it's about you
  • I won't force you to do anything you don't want to do (except the legal bits if you are getting married - but that's not me insisting, it is the law and my job isn't to make you comply with the Marriage Act (though I will make sure you understand what you need to do), it is to red card you if you don't.
  • I'll work with your photographer and videographer to make sure your photos/videos are fabulous (and that no celebrant body parts get in the way!)
  • I won't include outdated gender-role stereotypes (honestly, most wedding ceremonies turn independent, funky, modern women into a 1950's cliche the minute the bride's foot hits the aisle carpet)
  • and I won't recycle tired old words that someone else has written (have you noticed how often you recognise the words in so many ceremonies?  I'm not talking about for better for worse, for richer for poorer, I'm talking about all the other words in the ceremony).
Where you want to be married but your legal or ID documentation situation is tricky, not a problem. I know the Marriage Act inside out and if anyone can make your marriage happen, it is me. Ditto for the Civil Partnership Act.

I take a very creative approach to fusing as much or as little tradition as you want to include with your personal style to create a contemporary personal ceremony. I will manage your ceremony on your behalf, conduct it with warmth and good humour, but do nothing to make myself the centre of attention - this is your day, you will be centre-stage. It IS all about you.
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