Colleen Franks, Civil Marriage Celebrant, Silver Wattle Celebrancy
I love marrying couples, for me it is an honour when I am chosen to create your beautiful and special day. Your wedding is a treasured experience you share with friends and family, a loving occasion that will be cherished for a lifetime. Being entirely focussed on providing the couple relaxed and high quality service, I will do everything to meet your expectations. I love meeting my happy couples to plan an enjoyable ceremony, that captures those special moments. You both are different and diverse, and so your ceremony should reflect your individualised dreams and wishes.
Whether creating a vision, a theme, or displaying a cultural tradition, I can help guide you to bring your wishes to fruition. My specialty is by weaving words and rituals to symbolise your love and union. Having many years experience I have been described as warm and friendly to all cultures in our multicultural society, I love being an all inclusive celebrant, and believe that love is love. What I ensure is to create is a beautiful bespoke ceremony that touches your heart and is individualised embracing your relationship as a couple.
I conduct both indoors and outdoors ceremonies and am able to assist in truly creating personalised planning to make this special occasion most memorable.
What I offer to assist couples:
A relaxed, free, no obligation interview to discuss your ceremony requirements
At this interview we would talk about the general aspects of the ceremony, the date and time, the type of ceremony you would prefer, any special considerations required. This is a free meeting and a way to decide if I am the person you would like to conduct your ceremony.
Completion and registering of all legal paperwork including the “Notice of intent to Marry”.
Unlimited consultation, both by phone or email, a second appointment if necessary.
Complete choice of ceremony content.
I am fully conversant and comfortable with rituals and symbolism, so if you’d like we can include them in your ceremony.
Assistance with choice of vows, music, prayers, poems or props.
Draft copies of ceremonies and verses so that you can continue to modify up to fourteen days prior to the ceremony.
Rehearsal if required.
A professional and meaningful presentation of your ceremony.
I provide a top range wireless PA system and decorated table & chairs for the signing of documents.
Comprehensive sound & music checks and ensure the venue has everything ready for the ceremony 1 hour prior to your arrival.
Thank you so much for all your hard work and effort in making our ceremony beautiful. It has been an honour to have you as our Celebrant
– Kamal and Portia
Colleen was amazing at our day, so wonderful to us to bring us all together.
Thank you for a lovely ceremony everybody loved the Wine Ceremony, no one has seen it before
– Stan and Kinga