Australian & Persian Combined Ceremony

Thank you for helping make our wedding day a truly wonderful event.

Your expertise on how to integrate the Persian and Australian aspects were invaluable, and the ceremony was very lovely. Both our family and friends thought it was fantastic, and enjoyed participating and witnessing such a unique occasion.

It was a special day and we know that it had a lot to do with your guidance and suggestions. We really appreciate the effort you put into making it such a memorable day for us.

 Nancy & Farhoud

Fluent in Farsi and English, I can perform your Australian wedding and Persian Aghd combined ceremony in either language or a combination of both. 

Various aspects of the traditional cultural Persian ceremony can be incorporated into the Australian legal marriage ceremony to create a unique and seamless ceremony for you.

{Please note that I only perform Civil Marriage Ceremonies, and as such do NOT include any religious aspects.}

I will assist you in creating the words and rituals that have meaning for you. We can also integrate an explanation of the symbolism for your non-Persian guests.

My services to you include:

  • Obligation-free introductory meeting
  • Attention to detail and professional service at all times
  • Fully insured and registered celebrant
  • One booking per day only so I can focus exclusively on your special occasion
  • Completion and lodgement of Notice of Intended Marriage paperwork
  • Combining requirements of the Persian Aghd with the marriage ceremony
  • Creation and editorial assistance in creating your vows and readings
  • Access to my resources for wedding planning
  • Additional meetings face-to-face, as required
  • Unlimited contact via phone or email
  • Rehearsal prior to the day, if required
  • My arrival minimum 20 minutes prior to your ceremony to ensure all is ready to proceed
  • Presentation of your Certificate of Marriage on the wedding day
  • Lodging your legal paperwork with BDM to finalise the legal process after the wedding.

Please note: Should I be unable to attend your ceremony, due to serious illness or any reason beyond my control, I will arrange for a professional and experienced replacement Celebrant from the Association of Authorised Marriage Celebrants Australia Inc to replace me, at no additional charge to you.

Fees: $900 (inc GST)

Deposit of $450 is required to secure your date and complete the Notice of Intended Marriage and any forms required by the immigration office for the visa application.

The deposit is non-refundable if the date is cancelled for any reason; however, I am happy to transfer the deposit to a revised date if I am available.

Payment of the balance is required one week prior to the date. The balance is non-refundable if the date is cancelled or transferred for any reason after this time.

Additional Costs (if required):

  • Application for a Certificate of Marriage: to receive an official copy of your Certificate of Marriage from BDM Registry you will need to complete an application and pay a fee. If you do this prior to the wedding day, I am happy to submit it for you with the other documents to save you time and the additional process.
  • Travel to another City or State
  • Parking (for city venues) and water taxis (for harbour ceremonies)
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Any unusual location for the ceremony, eg in a hot-air balloon.

Please make payments by cash or bank transfer.