Not your regular list, but very helpful. Scroll down!

This page includes Links to Helpful People, below for businesses, government departments & agencies, for ALL types of ceremonies, including weddings, namings, funerals & others; all in one convenient location. This page is under review because, having moved to the Sth Coast in May 2021, I am building south coast links for you.

Click the following link if you want Venues 

These are people you might want or need in planning your ceremony, event, or function. Some I know but others I just know of & so I cannot offer guarantees; so do your research.

Remember to let them know you found the information on my helpful webpage and hopefully they will look after you. If they don’t, please let me know.

A Life Celebrant – Lou Szymkow

Friendly, professional, reliable, helpful, approachable.

  • Civil, Marriage, Commitment, Naming & Funeral Celebrant
  • Commonwealth- Registered Marriage Celebrant
  • St Clair NSW. Australia – covering the mountains to the sea

am your local, helpful, Celebrant.

 +61 (0) 457 00 1922
lou@alifecelebrant.com.au

 

A celebrant for all special occasions in your journey of life.

Your Life Events: Weddings, Unions & Commitments; Naming Ceremonies; Funerals, & More


Links to Helpful People


Accessories

see also Decorations Party Hire)

Groovi Shop in Sydney
Location: Unit 1, 8 Leighton Place Hornsby NSW 2077
Postal: PO Box 3173 Asquith NSW 2077 Australia
Shop Hours: Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 3pm
Phone Orders:
To place an order over the phone call 02 9476 6968.
Hours: 9.30am to 2.30pm Mon to Fri.


Baby Product Reviews & Influencers

Moving Babies

The Top Mom, Dad & Parenting Blogs and Influencers

‘Moving Babies’ is passionate about building an online community that shares resources and learning, as well as encouraging and strengthening fellow mom, dad & parent influencers. They personally review all the blogs, YouTube channels and instagram feeds from influencers making theirs a powerful peer-reviewed reference. .. and you will find me there as well.

You might even find me there featured onMovingBabies” 

Track Baby’s first year


Birth, Death & Marriage Registration Certificates

If born, adopted, married, or died in Australia, the Certificate can be obtained from the registry in the state in which this was originally recorded.

The State Registries are listed here but you will find you can follow the external links below, to  go directly to the relevant state or territory Births, Deaths and Marriages office.


ACT


Australian Government

Deaths On War Service

Deaths on war service are registered by the relevant arm of the Australian Defence Force. To obtain copies of death certificates, write to:

Army:

Soldier Career Management Agency

GPO Box 393D
Melbourne VIC 3001

Air Force:

Family Liaison Officer

Directorate of Coordination Air Force
Department of Defence
Russell Offices

Canberra ACT 2600

Navy:

Directorate of Naval Personnel Services
Department of Defence
Canberra ACT 2601


Overseas Australian Citizens

Registrations for Australian citizens lodged overseas at Australian Embassies, High Commissions, Consulates-General, Consulates, or other Australian or United Kingdom missions are controlled by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. These include the registration of children born overseas to Australian citizens.

Requests for information about births, deaths and marriages registered at Australian overseas posts should be directed to:

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
PO Box 25, Belconnen ACT 2616
Tel: (02) 6264 1111

Overseas – Australian Citizens Or Residents Born Overseas

Records of births and marriages which took place before a person migrated to Australia are not maintained by the Australian Government.

Where the person has been naturalised such details will usually be found on the application for naturalisation.


:Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages (NSW) – Click Here
Birth certificate online
Death certificate online
Marriage certificate online
Replace a change of name online 
Resume a saved online application
Check your online order status​
NSWBDM Fees


Northern Territory


Norfolk Island

email inquiries to: registry@admin.gov.nf


Queensland


South Australia


Tasmania


Victoria


Western Australia


·   Overseas Certificate links

England and Wales

New Zealand

Northern Ireland

Republic of Ireland

Scotland


Butterflies & Doves

Blissful Butterflies – Butterfly release

Brisbane | Sydney | Melbourne | Delivery Australia wide
Bliss Butterflies Webcontact
hello@blissfulbutterflies.com.au
Tel: 0468 688 477

Butterfly Packages are based on your choice of how many butterflies you wish to release… For a very touching and personal experience family and friends may each release their own butterfly right from the palm of their hands from specially designed individual butterfly release boxes. Alternatively, an en-masse number of butterflies can be released from an elegant butterfly release cage to fill the sky with a memorable and graceful display.  See our Pricing & Packages

We recommend securing your date in our schedule so that we can breed the butterflies especially for you. Ideally at least 5 weeks notice is recommended.  Ordering with shorter notice may be possible but will be subject to availability as breeding would have already commenced. As we are working with nature we do recommend contacting us with as much notice as possible to confirm availability.  (*Note seasonal availability during colder winter months).



White Doves R US
Cronulla NSW
0414 308 934
0404 886 321
02) 9668 9208
whitedovesrus@gmail.com
mail@whitedovesrus.com
www.whitedovesrus.com

Make your event special, with a Spectacular White Dove Release.
Doves mate for life and symbolise Love, Peace, Fidelity, Prosperity and Good Luck. They show a willingness to work hard together. Both doves build a nest together, mother dove lays the eggs, then father and mother keep them fed and warm until they are old enough to leave their nest.
It is said that if doves are seen on your wedding day, a happy home is assured.
Reserve your booking as early as possible as they book for almost every weekend during the year.
Can release as few as two or as many as a flock and every event has a flight attendant present who will be dressed appropriately and on time, with your selected release cabinet and the white doves.
The most popular time to release the doves is after the ceremony.
They will liaise with the photographer and videographer to help to capture the best photo’s possible. The doves can be released from the hands or from our beautifully decorated release cabinets or wicker baskets. The elegant and graceful birds will fly up and circle around the sky once or twice before safely heading home to their loft.
At a funeral and memorial service, a dove release is a very special and peaceful way of showing respect to your departed loved one and to help say a final goodbye. A Dove release will bring family, friends and loved ones closer on that day offering a feeling of peace and serenity to the family members at the end of a graveside or cremation service, there are few things more powerful than the White Dove release.

 


Cakes


226 Queen St.  St Marys NSW  2760

http://www.cathscakes.com.au
cathscakes@bigpond.com
(02) 9623 1500

Cath’s Cakes opened in 2004, and has continued to provide quality products and service. We have won a number of awards for excellence, and supply our products right across the metropolitan area of Sydney and beyond.




12 Carpenter Street, Colyton 2760

www.sharonssuperbslices.com.au
sharonssuperbslices@aapt.net.au
(02) 9673 4361
0423 341 901

Sharon’s Superb Slices stared 14 years ago. She is a qualified pastry chef of 32 years and insists there’s not one cake too big or too small! She bakes cakes to suit everyone’s budget.
Specialise in soft and hard icing cakes and do Gluten, Nut and Egg FREE cakes, also all slices and pastries.
You can ring to book an appointment and come view her hundreds of cakes for your special day.
At Christmas, her home/shop is probably visible from outer space with the incredible Christmas display and light show.
ABN: 19490694325



Shop 12, NK Centre,
450 High Street Penrith, NSW 2750
shop@onestopcake.com.au
02 4722 9580
www.onestopcake.com.au
wedding cakes
online store
Whether you need a cake mould, piping bag, a book on cake decorating or you want to book a class, this is the place. Take your time and check out our shop with its extensive range of products for all your needs. We have been established in Penrith sine 1997 and cater for the DIY person. We have all the tools, equipment and ingredients you need to make your own novelty, special occasion or wedding cake. Or if you like, we can make it for you.


Candles

 
BellaBee Candle Designz
Glenmore Park. NSW

PO Box 7252, Penrith NSW 2750
0404507227
info@bellabeecandles.com.au
www.bellabeecandles.com.au

BellaBee Candles, located in Glenmore Park in Western Sydney, specialises in making beautiful personalised candles, and keepsakes for all occasions & special moments in life.
Personalised Anniversary, Bridal, Baptism, Christening, Naming Day candles, Unity Candles, Memorial candles, and anything in between designed and handmade by Belle, herself.
All our candles are non-toxic quality, Australian made, hand poured pillar candles that will not smoke or drip and will not yellow over time.



Caroline’s Creations
Myall Ave, Leura NSW 2780, Australia
0414 259 943


Memorable Wicks 
https://www.facebook.com/memorablewicks/
memorablewicks@outlook.com

A home-based business in St Clair, creating personalised mementos for life moments.
Personalised Candles for that Special Occasion:

  • Memorial/Funeral
  • Baby Arrival, Baptism or Naming
  • Wedding
  • Birthdays
  • Graduation,
  • Teacher,  and More.


Car, Carriage & Motorbike Hire


Zac Mihajlovic
Batmobile Australia
zac8585@hotmail.com
www.batmobileaustralia.com
0405 524 987




Castlereagh Wedding Carriages
Lot 1 Badgerys Creek Road
Badgerys Creek, NSW 2555
http://www.weddingcarriages.com.au
Email: info@weddingcarriages.com.au
Tel: (02) 4774 9959
Mob: 0404 090 395
Fax: (02) 4774 9959
Your wedding is the most important day of your life and, the is the beginning of a new life together. At Castlereagh Wedding Carriages we aim to create those special memories you, your family and friends will cherish forever. Turn your bride into a princess, and remember the beautiful memories that recapture the romance of your wedding day.
Our company has been operating successfully in Sydney area for over 14 years. We pride ourselves on total commitment, and the meticulous attention given to every detail. Each carriage comes complete with a driver and footman, and is drawn by a pair of horses of your selection of white or dapple grey Percherons.
As every wedding is unique, your wedding carriage selection will suit your individual style. We invite you to spend a few moments of your time perusing our selection of photos and discussing your requirements with us. We also welcome the use of our carriages for formals, open nights, promotions, motion pictures, engagements and any other event.


Classic Cruisers

Phone: (02) 9725 7253
Mobile 0414 24 24 94
Email: info@classiccruisers.com.au
www.classiccruisers.com.au


0416 160 064
(02) 9721 3601
query@exclusive-events.com.au

Prestige. Passion. Perfection.
Exclusive Events Hire, part of the Exclusive GR0UP was founded by Lee and Michael Douaihy, who together share a strong passion for cars and are dedicated to providing an “Exclusive” gold-class service, with a unique selection of prestige vehicles available for your special event.
We’re driven to continually provide exceptional, personalised service to each of our valued customers with a focus on maintaining a consistently high standard of service.
All of our hire cars are 100% privately owned, featuring custom number plates, pinstriping and colour-coordinated paint in classy white and black across the entire fleet. All hire packages include uniformed chauffeurs.*
Your special day… The Exclusive way!



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http://hiremyride.com.au
info@hiremyride.com.au
Operating Hours
Monday to Friday          9am – 6pm
Saturday           10am – 3pm
Hire My Ride is a website that allows you to search, view, list, inquire and make a booking on ANY type of “ride” (cars, bikes, boats, buses, planes, etc.) for ANY type of event or occasion, Australia wide!
It is NOT a hire company, but an online platform that allows hire companies and private owners to list their rides and connect with thousands of users with events.


 
Hog Tied Weddings & Funerals

HOG-100@hotmail.com
T: 0416 464 100

Hog Tied is a family run business that provides people with the opportunity to hire hotrod ,muscle car and classic vehicles for hire.
We are fully Licensed and accredited with the RMS of NSW and we all so have public liability too.
We offer a fun experience, that is professional and personal. We hire cars for weddings, formals, functions, charity events and advertising. We pride ourselves in knowing that we haven’t made a client but a friend.

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Ware’s Livery Stables
6 Blind Road, Nelson NSW 2765 Australia
www.waresliverystables.com.au

Office: 02 9679 1255
Mobile: 0410 418 451
Grahame: 0412 877 029

Ware’s Livery Stables, have been in business since the 1930’s, and have over 100 horse drawn vehicles available for: Film, Weddings, Namings & Christenings, Funerals, Advertising Promotions, Formals or any event.
Their range of vehicles is extensive, from the most elegant wedding coaches to tradesmen vehicles and farm-type vehicles.
Wares Livery Stable will deliver beyond your expectations. Their horses are well maintained and trained for any environment.

  • FUNERALS

    A unique touch for family and friends to respectfully say good-bye to loved ones.
    Our horse drawn hearse will be a fitting send off for your loved one.
    We can assist you to create a personalised funeral service for your loved one, by creating a unique experience for their final journey.
    Driver is dressed in appropriate funeral attire.
    The Horses come with authentic harness and can be Black, Bays or White and can have covers for respect and ostrich feather plumes if required.
    The “BLACK ” Hearse circa 1860 has been in our family for over 50 years. It originally came from the Undertakers at Kempsey and took 3 years to restore it to its original condition.
    It has polished Brass Lamps

WEDDINGS

Make your Wedding a memorable and unforgettable occasion not just for yourselves but family and friends as well.
You have the prince now you can live the fairytale.
Our range of wedding carriages is second to none. Your driver is the most experienced in the business and comes complete with top hat and uniform.
You can travel in style with your choice in the colour of horse and wedding carriage making your day Perfect!   Just as it should be.
The Horses you can choose from are Grey’s, Blacks and Bays and then choose the wedding carriage to match. Our Wedding Horses are magnificent.
Our Wedding Carriages are immaculate.
We will help make your day one that is etched in your memory forever. A one-horse carriage can take you up to 7 km whereas a 2-horse carriage can take you up to 10 km.
If your journey exceeds this, we can meet you closer to the church and/or take you from the church to a park for photos where you can then meet up with a car. We allow approximately 3 hours for a wedding and Photo Sessions.
To avoid disappointment a reservation for your wedding carriage should be made as early as possible.
A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is all that is required to secure your date and time. Inspection by appointment only.
Ware’s Livery Stables, have been in business since the 1930’s, and have over 100 horse drawn vehicles available for: Film, Weddings, Namings & Christenings, Funerals, Advertising Promotions, Formals or any event.
Their range of vehicles is extensive, from the most elegant wedding coaches to tradesmen vehicles and farm-type vehicles.
Wares Livery Stable will deliver beyond your expectations. Their horses are well maintained and trained for any environment.



Limo & Limousine Hire in Sydney & Penrith

Our vehicles operate: 24hrs – 7 days a week.
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm
Closed Sundays & Public Holidays
Emergency After Hours Contact: 0410 400-407
Bookings / Enquiries: 1300 221-761
International callers: +61 410 400407
wwwstslimos.com.au
info@stslimos.com.au

Let Set the Scene Limousines spoil you on your special occasions, by chauffeuring you to your destination in style in one of our Super-Stretched 10 passenger Chrysler 300C Limousines.


Carpet Cleaning


Prestige Carpet Cleaning
ABN : 72 693 405 859
6 Bindowan Place, Erskine Park  NSW  2759
www.prestigecarpetcleaning.com.au


1300 721 355
02 9834 3300
0416017333
david@prestigecarpetcleaning.com.au

owner: Dave Felice

Prestige Carpet Cleaning has been in business for over 30 years and provides a comprehensive range of cleaning services, that cater to homes, residences, offices and commercial enterprises including wedding venues;  and of course the after-party at homes.

  • Lounge Cleaning (For both fabric and leather lounges, sofas and dining chairs)
  • Carpet Cleaning (for offices and homes)
  • Car Interior cleaning
  • Tile and Grout Cleaning

Celebrant Legal Responsibilities

Being a celebrant is a special and important role in the community.

It attracts obligations and legal responsibilities. Failure to meet those responsibilities can have serious consequences.

As an Authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant, I am registered by the Australian Attorney-General. I am required by law and regulation to:

 

Whilst there is no regulation regarding the registration of Funeral Celebrants, as a Professional Celebrant, I apply the same effort and responsibility to all my Ceremonies.

I am a member of the various professional Celebrant associations including the FCAA which is the only association dedicated exclusively to funeral Celebrants.

   

I also mentor and assist other Celebrants and am the South Coast Regional Coordinator for the AMC

So, in addition to legal responsibilities as an Authorised Marriage Celebrant, I also abide by associations’ Codes of Practice and so adhere to the following:

  • High standard of service – I will uphold a high standard of service, maintaining respect & dignity in my professional conduct & practice.
  • Recognition of significance of Funeral – I recognise the social, cultural & moral significance of the funeral service in the Australian community, & the importance of strong & respectful family relationships.
  • Compliance with laws – I, at all times, am aware of and will ensure compliance with Privacy, discrimination and other laws.
  • General requirements – I will, where possible:
    • Visit the family & maintain open discussion with the point of contact in regard to the ceremony
    • Give the parties information & guidance to enable them to choose or compose a service that will meet their needs & expectations
    • Respect the privacy & confidentiality of parties
    • Ensure accuracy in the preparation & delivery of documents, eg correct names, dates & spellings
    • Confirm all details with the point of contact
    • Return of all personal documents belonging to the parties
    • Ensure familiarity with electronic devices & operations at the service venue
    • Meet & reassure the point of contact & family members at the service.
    • Present the family with a presentation copy of the order of service
    • Though I don’t commonly accept more than one booking for each day, should I have to perform more than one Ceremony/Service on the same day, I will ensure that all parties receive a level of Service that meets their separate & special requirements.
  • Personal presentation – I ensure:
    • my personal presentation is of an appropriate standard for the Ceremony/Service & respect the expectations of the client & family
    • that the service is audible to all those present &
    • I arrive at the Service venue at least 20 minutes before the agreed starting time (though I usually arrive an hour before to ensure all is ready on site).

Please note that I cannot offer you legal advice on immigration or other matters.


Cemeteries

The links below will take you to an index in which you will be able to look up:-

ACT 20 NSW 2103 NT 152
QLD 766 SA 1013 TAS 602
VIC 879 WA 561 Other 5

Cemeteries, Crematoriums & Mortuaries

 

Coffins, Caskets and burial containers

See Cremation Urns, Coffins, Headstones & Memorials


Cosmetics & Makeup

See also Hair Dressers

www.taylormaree.com.au
https://www.instagram.com/taylormaree_makeupartist/
Taylor@taylormaree.com.au

  • Has a Schofields home studio
  • Mobile is available for weddings, group bookings or exceptional circumstances,

Taylor Marie grew up in the beauty industry. Her family owned a successful salon supply company as well as beautiful beauty spa in the Hawkesbury, which meant she was surrounded by it all, her entire whole life.
Loving Makeup Artistry came naturally and she has been in business for over 7 years.​
She has a Certificate IV and Diploma Qualification in Specialty Makeup Services, as well as a Certificate in Bridal Makeup Business and enjoyed 1:1 lessons with Makeup with Jah.
She is also a trainer in Bridal Services for SLA Academy.
​She is based in Western Sydney but she services all cities, states and countries.




Robyn Atkins
Castle Hill NSW
0418 447 815

These No Smudge, No Budge, LipSense Lipstick contain no lead & no wax. Gluten free, Vegan approved, not tested in animals; these Lipsticks will keep the entire wedding party looking fabulous for 4- 18 hours.




Elizabeth Hills NSW
0425 232 343
Send message
www.glammakeup.org

Info@glammakeup.org

Professional Makeup & Hair Artist
At Glam Makeup by Mervat, we know that you want to look naturally flawless on your big day, and most importantly you want to be comfortable with the look and feel of your wedding makeup & hair. Our promise to you is simple – we will deliver breathtaking makeup &/or hair services that you will adore both on the day and also looking back on in photo’s.
We pride ourselves on our work, versatility, customer service and reasonable pricing. Please read our testimonials and email us for a full quotation (and our availability) and know that when you book with us – you have booked with the best!


81-87 Westbourne Ave
Thirlmere, NSW  2572
www.iconixsalon.com
https://www.iconixsalon.com/mobilebridal

Facebook:
Iconix Salon
IconiX Mobile Bridal

Email: info@iconix.com.auinfo@iconix.com.au
Bridal Email: mobilebridal@iconixsalon.com
salon (02)4683 0001 (Tuesday-Saturday).

Beautiful styling and makeup on your special day.
We conveniently provide a mobile service so you can be pampered in the relaxed comfort of your own home or venue on your special day.
We provide highly skilled and experienced Hair Stylists and Makeup Artists with between 10-25 years experience in their fields, so you can be at ease that you are in great hands for your most special day.
On your wedding day trust true experienced and qualified professionals to create the hairstyle and makeup you have always dreamed of.
Our Mobile team will travel within the Wollondilly, Macarthur, Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Sydney and surrounding areas. We also will do destination weddings. For more details, please go to our contact page and fill out the enquiry form.



Stecey Poson
KKISS STUDIOS
1300 88-0998
info@kkissstudios.com.au
www.kkissstudios.com.au

Photography, Videography hair & makeup combined.
  

Stecey has studios at Liverpool and at Bela Vista.


Counselling & Relationship Education

The organisation below are counselling services.
Click here to find other Grief Counselling services on a separate tab


Centacare Family & Community Services – Click Here


Family Relationships Online – Click Here


Interrelate – Click Here


http://www.lifeconsultancyservices.com.au



LAPIS EVOLUTION
Kinga Piwowarczyk
Relationship Expert & Mentor
m: 0-411-841-548
kinga@lapisevolution.com     
www.lapisevolution.com.au

   

    “Love is authentic only when it gives freedom” OSHO

ABOUT LAPIS EVOLUTION
Lapis Evolution is a relationships coaching and healing business that guides you through your personal and relationship journey of evolution by recognizing the highest intention and purpose. Personal and relationship awareness is a choice that benefits you the most in mind, body and spirit. Lapis Evolution helps you to generate new possibilities, values and beliefs that serve you. Recognize and dissolve old patterns, limiting beliefs which are not effective and hold you back. Lapis Evolution helps you to design new functional solutions to be successful in your Love Life. You will unfold the secret of a healthy, mature and trustworthy relationship. You will be able to express your feelings, emotions effortlessly and discover how to be fulfilled in deeply loving relationship with yourself and your partner.

ABOUT KINGA AND HER WORK
Kinga is the founder of Lapis Evolution. She is Life & Relationship Coach, Mentor and healer. Her modern approach to life is based on freedom of choices, clear vision and strategic thinking. Kinga’s highly positive non-judgmental personality and patience make clients feel comfortable and willing to confront the root of their challenges very quickly.
Kinga helps clients create ideal life, so they can experience fulfilment and joy. To find happiness, freedom in relationships and themselves too.

WHY I DO, WHAT I DO
Relationships are foundations of human existence. We want and need others to expand, love, evolve. To grow, learn, give and receive. To create beauty on this planet and to create new lives. Relationships should help us to achieve it all as well as to support when we make mistakes. To accept that failures, to forgive and acknowledge for being perfectly imperfect. So we can feel enough by ourselves and our partner.
Kinga trusts each of us has an important reason to be and feel the love on the deepest level. Perhaps some of you may not know yet exactly what does it mean, but you know how important enough for you it is to find out more.
So why not to start now and discover the deep love and intimacy in a healthy relationship? So you can experience Love full of honesty, kindness, connection and the most important – trust.


Relationships Australia –  Click Here



PO Box 359 Redfern NSW 2016
Phone: +61 2 9319 6790
Fax: +61 2 9319 1115
www.thestickkit.co
Email: info@thestickkit.co


WayAhead – Mental Health Association NSW
Level 5, 80 William Street, East Sydney, NSW 2011
Ph (02)9339 6001 |  Fax (02) 9339 6066  |

The free WayAhead Directory is a searchable online database that anyone in the community can use to access local mental health and related services. Over 5600 services listed including community support organisations, legal, employment and recreation services and information resources when and where they’re needed.

The Directory is available at: https://directory.wayahead.org.au/

If you would like to register your organisation or service with the directory, you can at https://directory.wayahead.org.au/add-or-update-listing/


Service Finder App

If you haven’t found what you are looking for, try this directory of free or low cost health and community services available nationwide.

The organisation below are counselling services. Click here to find other Grief Counselling services on a separate tab



Fr Cynthia Nathan
Relationship Counsellor and Educator
Mobile: 0404 488 238
Email: 3Rcounselling@gmail.com
Web: www.3rcounselling.com.au

3R Counselling – A service that specialises in Pre-Marriage, marriage & parenting. This program is not meant to find faults within a couple, but rather highlight the important aspects of life that goes beyond the honeymoon period.
Prepare Enrich starts off with an online inventory to determine your current strengths & growth areas as a couple. You will then have face to face sessions with myself as your facilitator in a private & confidential environment. These sessions will help you understand your results & provide you with the skills to assist your relationship as a couple. The relationship skills covered through Prepare Enrich are separated into modules that ensures a comfortable & relaxed environment. To reap the exceeding benefits of this program, it is important to come along together as a couple. Prepare Enrich is a proven method helping to build longer lasting, deeper & a more meaningful relationship. All are welcome without any fear of judgement.


Cremation Urns, Coffins, Headstones & Memorials

Head Office:   50 Jade Dr, Molendinar QLD 4214
Phone:   1300 263 346

NSW Distribution Centre
31 Mount Erin Rd,
Campbelltown NSW 2560

Products

Ashton Manufacturing offers a world-class product range consisting of premium quality caskets that are handcrafted from the finest solid timbers and precious metals, through to contemporary, personalised coffins, and traditional designs, together with economical and sustainable choices. We make product selection and ordering easier, faster and more efficient by offering clients 24/7 contact with their dedicated account manager, modern sales tools, the largest range of products, fast delivery, unrivalled reliability and we always have expert help available.


Cami Bear
20 Ocean Avenue, Tweed Heads South, New South Wales, Australia
0400 478 814
www.cami-bear.com
camille@cami-bear.com

After losing someone special, it is so hard to let go and at times you may feel like you just need to hold them close.  Their memories remain forever in our hearts.
Cami Bears are a beautiful quality, soft and cuddly bear that enables you to hold your loved one in your arms again.
Each bear is uniquely personalised with your loved ones name, dates and personal message embroidered on a decorated fabric patch and attached to the front of the bear.
Whether you have lost a child, husband, wife parent, grandparent, family member or a much loved friend, the grieving process is an individual journey that takes time.
Cami Bear Bereavement Bears are created with love and care and may help to comfort you throughout your journey and fill your arms when you just need a hug.


iContainer Limited

Casey Wong | iContainer Limited 
Chief Marketing Officer –  Oceania
Vice-President Business Development
AU Mobile: +61 418 176 522
weChat: ohenzo  Skype: ohenzo
Email: caseywong@icontainer.cc
www.icontainer.cc

Our Mission is to deliver efficient and green caskets.
The largest hurdles for casket distributors are transportation and storage. The cumbersomeness of traditional caskets often makes managing delivery and inventory costly, which translates to smaller margins and lower volume.
That’s why we developed the world’s first flat-pack casket in 2012 to solve the common challenges faced by distributors. In 2013, the first prototype was born. Our international utility patent application (PCT/US2015/055795) was accepted in 2014. For the following two years, we have mastered the art of producing such a sophisticated product while making material improvement to its design.


 
Dearly Plaques and Memorials

Sally Kennedy
PO Box 460, 
Buninyong VIC 3350
info@dearly.com.au
Phone: 0408 999288
 

Dearly Plaques and Memorials provide beautiful, unique laser etched aluminium markers that can be a permanent memorial for family and friends to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.
Our memorials can be individualised and personalised to reflect the true nature and personality of the deceased.
Memorials that provide a place of reflection in your own garden, in a park or at a ‘special’ place that has meaning or memories to you. In some cases the loved person may have had their cremated remains scattered or they are buried at a cemetery that is a distance away. A personal memorial will be individualised with inscriptions and images to suit your requirements.
The engraving process allows us also to customise your memorial and etch beautiful, intricate images onto the plaque at your design.
Made from aluminium they are designed to last and not rust or fade. All memorials are Berry Grey, a colour that fits in to all surroundings.
Personal memorials range in price from RRP$115 – A$160 (ex GST) plus postage
For designs, styles and sizes click here
For more information on fully customised memorials please click here
To place an order click here



  • www.illuminadesign.com.au
    admin@illuminadesign.com.au
    0411 112 432
    Illumina Design creates timeless pieces to celebrate the life of a loved one, or to enhance the beauty of your home, church, or garden. Each of our handcrafted crosses, boxes and memorials is a unique piece of art, created using natural materials of stone, marble, clay and glass. Our designs capture the timeless beauty of the soul, and will be cherished for many years.
    Our CEO and founder Sally Harding is an artist and designer whose passion for exotic beauty and exceptionally crafted art lead her to establish Illumina Design and design these bespoke pieces.
    We also deal with wholesale sellers and distributors – please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are interested in carrying our unique products! We offer a personalised service to ensure your needs are met.

  • 222 Port Road, Alberton, SA 5014
    08 8427 7099 | 0427 974 324
    www.lifestylecoffins.com.au
  • You can supply your own photos or ideas to create your own customised Lifestyle Coffin. A wedding photo, family or pet pictures are commonly submitted images that families send to create their special coffin design. Or you can search the stock photo websites for high resolution images to use in the design.




  • Rod Fletcher | Owner
    Rocks of Remembrance
    Tel:  0412 876 804
    rod@rocksofremembrance.com.au
    www.rocksofremembrance.com.au
  • Rocks of Remembrance is a wholesale enterprise offering absolutely beautiful one-of-a-kind lightweight handcrafted artificial rock memorial products to cemeteries, crematoria and funeral homes across Australia.
  • If you are looking for an alternative way to store a loved one’s ashes or precious keepsakes, then why not go for a realistic looking Rock of Remembrance Urn, where the ashes can be securely placed for prosperity.
    These artificial rocks are designed to house a single ash container, companion ash containers, family or even generations in a cavity inside the rock. Once the ash container is placed inside the rock, the base is put in place & sealed, which makes the rock air & water tight, so as to protect your loved ones memories for eternity.


  • Ian & Danni Peebles
    1800 762 557
    info@smallp.com.au
    SmallPrint make unique silver keepsakes that capture fingerprints, hand and footprints and so much more in silver.
    Most of our jewellery, including our Tender Touch fingerprint range, can be ordered on line and it’s all handmade. However, if you are looking to have one of our Original Fingerprint items made, it will require one of our jewellers to take the fingerprint for you, I can put you in touch with your closest jeweller if there is no one covering your specific area at this time.
    Click the link below to double check if there is a jeweller in your area.
    Check my area

Crematoriums in Sydney

The following is a list of crematoria available in Sydney:

  1. Northern Suburbs Crematorium
  2. Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
  3. Castlebrook Memorial Park and Crematorium
  4. Pinegrove Memorial Park and Crematorium
  5. Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Crematorium
  6. Rookwood Crematorium
  7. Mother of Mercy Crematorium
  8. Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park and Crematorium
  9. Woronora General Cemetery and Crematorium

Crematories Registered with the NSW Ministry of Health – February    2014

The following is a list of crematoria available in NSW:

Crematory_Name Street Suburb P’code
1 Australian Cremation Services Pty Ltd 12 Maxim Place St Marys 2760
2 Avondale Crematorium 287 Ramsden Drive Albury 2640
3 Avondale Crematorium 4/9 Russellton Drive Alstonville 2477
4 Bathurst Crematorium 1 Mitchell Highway Bathurst 2795
5 Broulee Memorial Gardens & Crematorium Pty Ltd 195 Broulee Rd Broulee 2537
 6  Canobolas Gardens Crematorium Lone Pine Avenue Orange 2800
 7 Memorial Gardens & Crematorium Windsor Road Rouse Hill 2155
8 Clavering Park Memorial Gardens & Crematorium 248 Candelo-Wolumla Rd Wolumla 2550
9 Coffs Harbour Crematorium & Memorial Gardens Coramba Road Karange 2450
10 Coomealla Memorial Gardens Silver City Highway Dareton 2717
11 Craig’s Hill Crematorium 63 Middle Arm Road  Goulburn 2580
12 Crooks and Pettigrew Crematorium School Drive Tomago 2322
13 Dubbo City Crematorium  5 Mallee Rd Dubbo 2830
14 Eastern Suburbs Memorial Park Crematorium 12 Military Road Matraville 2036
15 Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium Pty Ltd 11 Camden Valley Way Leppington 2171
16 Fred J Potter & Son Bonanza Street Broken Hill 2880
17 Glemorus Memorial Gardens & Crematorium Lot 225 Union Road West North Albury 2640
18 HN Olsen Funeralss Pty Ltd Crematorium 12/260 Captain Cook Drive  Kurnell Sutherland Shire 2036
19 Hogbin Drive Crematorium & Memorial Gardens Stadium Drive Coffs Harbour 2450
20 Lakeside Memorial Park and Crematorium 230 Kanahooka Road Dapto 2530
21 Innes Gardens Memorial Park Philip Charley Drive Port Macquarie 2444
22 Lake Macquarie Memorial Park Cemetery & Crematorium 47 Cessnock Road Ryhope 2283
23 Lake Mulwala Crematorium 5 Adi Street Mulwala 2647
24  Leura Memorial Gardens & Crematorium Pty Ltd 1 Kitchener Road  Leura 2780
25  Lightfoot & Co.Crematorium Lot 10 Wandobah Rd  Gunnedah 2380
26 Lincoln Grove Memorial Gardens & Crematorium Gunnedah Road Tamworth 2340
27 Lismore Memorial Gardens Skyline Road Goonellabah 2480
28 Mackay Family Crematorium 21-22 Pacific Highway Ourimbah 2258
29 Macquarie Park Cemetery & Crematorium Corner Delhi & Plassey Rds  Macquarie Park 2113
30 Manning Great Lakes Memorial Gardens 183 Pampoolah Road Taree 2430
31 Mary, Mother of Mercy Chapel and Crematorium Barnet Avenue Rookwood 2141
32 Michael Hanley’s Family Funerals Farnell Street Forbes 2871
33 Morningside Crematorium 2/22 Annette Cres Lavington 2641
34 Mount Moriah Crematorium 6/186 Hartley Road, Smeaton Grange 2567
35 Murray Valley Cremation 2B Bremner Court Moama 2731
36 Newcastle Memorial Park Anderson Drive Beresfield 2322
37 Northern Suburbs Memorial Gardens Crematorium 199 Dehli Road  North Ryde 2113
38 Norwood Park Crematorium 1 Mitchell Highway Bathurst 2795
39 Palmdale Memorial Park and Crematorium Palmdale Road Palmdale 2258
40 Pine Grove Memorial Park Ltd Kingston Street Minchinbury 2770
41 Port Macquarie Crematorium 1/32 Acacia Avenue Port Macquarie 2444
42 Rookwood Memorial Garden & Crematorium Memorial Ave Rookwood 2141
43 Sapphire City Crematorium  Lot 1-4 Ashford Rd Inverell 2360
44 Shoalhaven Crematorium Worrigee Road Worrigee 2540
45 St Patrick’s of Nulkaba Crematorium Cnr Allandale Rd & Kerlew St Nulkaba 2325
46 Tweed Crematorium & Memorial Gardens Sunshine Avenue Tweed Heads South 2485
 47 Tweed Valley Crematorium & Memorial Gardens Environ Road Environ 2620
48 Wagga Wagga City Council Crematorium Brunskill Rd Wagga Wagga 2650
49 Wollongong City Memorial Gardens Berkeley Road Unanderra 2526
 50 Woronora General Cemetery & Crematorium Trust Linden Street Sutherland 2232

Death Certificates

Your contracted Funeral Director will usually obtain the Death Certificate for you, or you can contact your state or territory Births, Deaths and Marriages office.

See the separate heading on this page


Death Overseas

Each year around 1000 Australians die while overseas.  For help and information see:


Decorations & Decorators

(see also, Party Hire)


Groovi Shop in Sydney
Location: Unit 1, 8 Leighton Place Hornsby NSW 2077
Postal: PO Box 3173 Asquith NSW 2077 Australia
Shop Hours: Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 3pm
Phone Orders:
To place an order over the phone call 02 9476 6968.
Hours: 9.30am to 2.30pm Mon to Fri.



https://www.etsy.com/au/
Shop by category

Home & Living
Clothing
Craft Supplies & Tools
Weddings
Toys & Games


Pop-Up Gardens
PO Box 501 Frenchs Forest NSW 2086
www.popupgardens.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/popupgardens/
info@popupgardens.com.au

Paul McNeilly 0434 509 151
Iain Porterfield 0434 509 151

Pop-Up Gardens is a Sydney-based green styling and plant hire company specialising in “greening up” weddings and events. They are an eco-conscious business, who believe firmly in helping people to minimise the environmental impact of their weddings. Offering a fantastic range of pot plants, green centrepieces and table-runners, and green wall backdrops for hire, let Pop-Up Gardens help you to add some extra wow-factor to your wedding day!



Let Life Sparkle Events
www.letlifesparkleevents.com.au
demetra@letlifesparkleevents.com.au
0402 740 059
(02) 9756 3903

Demetra Alexandrou, is the Director and Head Stylist, and is an Architect by trade, and with experience in all aspects of design she creates unique and customised centrepieces, props, designs and interiors to compliment each event style, the client and their venue. As a team of designers from Architectural and interior backgrounds, we conceptualise the whole event and transform a space, taking into consideration, texture, lighting, floor plan, flowers, furniture, linens, and attire.

Let Life Sparkle Events & Hire is a one stop shop for all events. We provide luxury Wedding & Event Styling, Corporate Event Styling & Planning, an extensive range of Prop Hire, Custom Architectural Designs, Interior Decor, Planning & Co-ordinating, and the largest range of Flower Walls across NSW, Australia.

They also specialise in the highest quality artificial flowers, that look and feel real, allowing us to create amazing floral arrangements and installations without the fear of wilting. And, with our extensive range of event hire items, including a large range of furniture pieces, we have the ability to design an event and create an atmosphere that is cohesive, stylish and sophisticated whilst also providing quality, functionality, reliability and value for your budget.

https://www.veeveecreations.com.au/
www.facebook.com/veeveecreations
0415 181 558

At Vee Vee Invites & Creations
We believe your special event should be Perfect, and that you should look back with fond and happy memories, which is why we provide you with only the best services, decor and highest quality materials.
We LOVE what we do and strive to make your event as perfect as you’ve imagined it to be.

Penrith Showroom


Windsor Homeware – Art & Craft Supplies
189-197 George Street, Windsor  NSW  2756
windsorhomestore@hotmail.com
02) 4577 7747

A fantastic assortment of ceremony & wedding decorations, candles, glassware, and novelties


Dog Grooming

If your furry family members is to take part in the Ceremony, you may want the tiniest member of the wedding party to be spruced up as well.


0412 246 070 http://www.godfreysdoggrooming.com.au 

Godfrey is a groomer/stylist who holds a Graduate Diploma Certificate for Advanced Grooming and Scissoring. Grooming an animal is not a simple process, there is a lot of expertise required to successfully groom a dog. He writes, that he has attended numerous Grooming Seminars held in Sydney since 2001 and has gained an increased knowledge in the art of Professional Pet Grooming and handling all sorts of personalities in the canine world.

His fully enclosed mobile salon has all the convenience of a professional salon to ensure the best possible service for you and your pet. The mobile salon offers:

  • Heated Hydro bath
  • Built-in Grooming Table
  • High velocity “AIR MAX” Dryer
  • Spacious Bath
  • Friendly & clean environment


Pet Mansion
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Close on Public Holiday (Except special appointment)
189 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, NSW, 2131
www.petmansion.com.au
02 9799 2331
jmpet2016@gmail.com
Some street park in front of the shop No parking between 15:00-18:00


Dressmakers & Tailors


Angel Gowns Australia Inc.
Website: www.angelgownsaustralia.org.au
Twitter: AngelGownsAU
InstagramAngelGownsAU
Facebook
Contact via webpage

Angel Gowns Australia Incorporated is a nationally registered Charity and not-for-profit organisation.
We provide services to bereaved families who have suffered the unimaginable stillbirth or death of their baby, families who are or have gone through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit or families who are impacted on by a child’s life-limiting illness or special needs.
From donated wedding dresses we lovingly hand craft Angel Gown garments which are then donated to hospitals, funeral homes and directly to families through special orders.
To bring a ray of sunshine into special children’s lives we use the left over tulle from wedding dresses and transform it in to the most beautiful Tutus, which we also donate to hospitals and other children’s charities all around Australia
Angel Gowns Australia gift every Angel Gown garment to a family at no cost to them.
Some funeral homes have a small supply of ready-made gowns to offer families or they are welcome to contact us to choose a garment from photographs we can show them.
Time & location permitting, we can transform a specific wedding dress for a family who have suffered a loss in time to dress their baby or child for their final farewell.
Our services are entirely free to all.

  • Donations
    It can cost us up to $18.00 to get a boxed garment to a family or hospital.
    Please help by donating towards the cost of our Angel Gown garments. Just sponsoring one package will help us immensely.
  • Angel Gowns Australia Inc.
    http://www.angelgownsaustralia.org.au/financial-donations.php
    BSB 03-2721
    Account 306-786
  • Angel Gowns Australia has received many thousands of dresses and cannot accept more dresses at this time unless it is for a specific family use.


www.lyndaz.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/LyndazBoutique/
linda@lyndaz.com.au
Phone: (+61) 02 8807 7382
Mobile: (+61) 0423 663 670

Lyndaz Dressmaking: I offer Professional Dressmaking Services which includes, but is not restricted to, the following;

  • Custom sewing for all kinds of clothing for the whole family including pets and dolls
  • Alteration services
  • Pattern making
  • Curtains & soft furnishings
  • Bridal dresses & party wear
  • Classes / Workshops
  • Customized sewing for all kinds of traditional Indian and Western outfits
  • We also offer a wide range of fine hand-work, fabric painting and screen printing on garments
  • Apart for my sewing services I also offer Beauty services. Check out my Beauty Services  page for more details.

My passion for sewing had started at a very early age – making dolls clothing.

Being a daughter of a well-experienced Dressmaker in my home-town, I had developed my passion for sewing while I grew up watching my Mum making all the beautiful garments with the finest details.
Upon finishing my Montessori Teacher’s Training, I went on to study all aspects of clothing technology leading to fine hand work of beading, mirror work, fabric painting, shell work, Baltic work, etc followed by tailoring .
After theatrical work experience I went on to making traditional Indian as well as the Western dance costumes. I yearned to share my love for sewing; hence I started conducting classes in sewing and drafting.
10 years here in Australia and 8 years in India as I enjoy my varied client base.
I also did work with a number for fashion designers by taking up contracts for productions, sample making and also pattern drafting.
My motto is ‘Fashion N Beauty go together and so do I in beautifying you’.
I also now offer private tuition which includes courses from basic sewing and beauty skills to pattern drafting.



Penrith Bridal Centre
26 Soper Place, Penrith, NSW, 2750.
http://www.penrithbridalcentre.com.au
Info@penrithbridalcentre.com.au
(02) 4731 2308

Penrith Bridal Centre is dedicated to brides and grooms in the Sydney area for over 30 years. Each year we are a finalist in the Australian Bridal Industry Awards (ABIA) in three categories, Wedding Dresses / Bridal Boutique, Bridesmaids and Suits. The last three years in a row we have not only been a finalist, but a winner in the category of suits. These awards recognise service, quality and value for money so we are very proud of these.
At our boutique you will find an exquisite range of over 300 bridal gowns of superb quality – chosen only from the best collections of Australian and International designers. We are also very proud to announce that we now have a Couture section in store, which will allow brides to design their own gown with us, the sky’s the limit!
Our helpful, friendly team of consultants will do their best at all times to find the perfect gown for every bride and a fully qualified bridal dressmaker is available on Thursday evenings by appointment only, to assist with any sizing or alteration requirements.
The groom and his attendants are also well catered for with a large range of suits for hire in the latest styles. Shirts, vests & ties are also available for hire with the suits.
A visit to Penrith Bridal Centre will be a pleasant experience for any bride and groom and their family, so please don’t hesitate to contact us so we may assist you in creating your perfect day.



Sewing for You
Anne Toutounji
Sewing Professional
0414 253774
anne@sewingforyou.com.au
www.sewingforyou.com.au


Family History

Your own family and memories are a great source of family history.

There are lots of computer programs online or in stores, and webpages, that can help you.

Searching the online historical index at a registry of Births Death & Marriages is generally free, and a great starting point to research your family tree as our records date from 1788. As there is only limited information available for free, choosing to purchase a Family History Certificate from a BDM is the next thing to consider.

Here are sample sites in regard to cemetery records in Australia:

Click below for state by state:

ACT 20 NSW 2103 NT 152
QLD 766 SA 1013 TAS 602
VIC 879 WA 561 Other 5

There are many data bases online for searching through family history.

See Find Deceased Family Members

Australian War Graves – 02 9746 5565 http://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves/office-australian-war-graves
Find My Past www.findmypast.com.au
Inside History Magazine http://www.insidehistory.com.au/

Catholic Cemetery Trust – 02 9649 6423  www.catholiccemeteries.org.au
Jewish Cemetery Trust – 02 9746 5765 www.rookwoodjewishcemetery.com.au
Muslim Cemetery Trust – 02 9763 2955  www.mctrookwood.org.au
Memorial Gardens & Crematorium – 02 9746 8945  www.rookwoodcrem.com.au

Find Deceased Family Members

See also – Family History

also Birth Death & Marriages Registries

See Find Deceased Family Members

Australian War Graves – 02 9746 5565 http://www.dva.gov.au/commemorations-memorials-and-war-graves/office-australian-war-graves
Find My Past www.findmypast.com.au
Inside History Magazine http://www.insidehistory.com.au/

Catholic Cemetery Trust – 02 9649 6423  www.catholiccemeteries.org.au
Jewish Cemetery Trust – 02 9746 5765 www.rookwoodjewishcemetery.com.au
Muslim Cemetery Trust – 02 9763 2955  www.mctrookwood.org.au
Memorial Gardens & Crematorium – 02 9746 8945  www.rookwoodcrem.com.au

The links below will take you to an index in which you will be able to look up:-

Click below for state by state:

ACT 20   NSW 2103   NT 152
QLD 766 SA 1013 TAS 602
VIC 879 WA 561 Other 5


http://www.scatteredashes.info/
nadine@scatteredashes.info
0456 575 800
Register a loved one NOW! 

  • Scatteredashes.info is an Australian family business located in country Victoria that has been designed to help you create a lasting record of your loved one’s final resting place.
  • In most cases only the immediate family will have any knowledge of where the ashes are being kept or have been scattered. With more and more people choosing to be cremated, families have few choices of what to do with the ashes. Some people, before moving on, request what to have done with their ashes, but not everyone does. Interning their ashes in a memorial wall or rose garden in a cemetery, may provide one option,
    but at a substantial cost and not always a permanent site.
    Storing their ashes in an urn will find some feeling obligated to keep them at home, but this does not appeal to all and may become overwhelming. And to others, they may have cultural sensitivities.
    Increasingly many are leaving a final request to have their ashes scattered in a location of personal or sentimental significance. When this occurs the only people that will know of the final location of the ashes could be those that are present at the scattering. When future generations want to know what became of their ancestors, without a permanent online record their ashes location will remain unknown.
    This is how Scatteredashes.info is designed to help. By creating a permanent online record,
    the memory of your loved one, along with the details of the location of where their ashes have been scattered, will mean that they are Gone But Never Forgotten.
    At scatteredashes.info we don’t believe in annual subscriptions or ongoing charges,
    please remember that our once only small fee is forever.
    When those nearest and dearest to us depart we are left with fond and treasured memories.

Florists

Angkor Flowers & Crafts, Sydney Australia
https://angkorflowers.com.au/
angkorcrafts@gmail.com
(02) 8866 0131

“Helping people blossom” is not just our tagline for building empowerment and self esteem, it is also to plant the seeds for a more prosperous future. We use flower arrangement and crafts products as tools of pleasure and creativity as well as financial sustainability.
We specialise in designing various floral, hampers and craft products and services for individuals, small businesses and corporations, government organisations. Therefore we are ideally positioned to cater to any occasion, event or environment.

In short, we brighten up your day just that little bit more.



Cattie FloristShop

28 St Clair Shopping Centre
Bennett Road
St Clair NSW 2759
P:02 96703110
F:02 96704996
www.cattieflorist.com.au
cattie.flower@hotmail.com

  • (present my card at the St Clair store when ordering, and have assured me they will give you a 10% discount)

John & Son Flowers – Florist
Great Western Highway
Colyton NSW 2759
02 9623 3906

John’s prices are usually great


Kingswood Florist
Shop 1/202 Great Western Highway
Kingswood NSW 2747
02 4732 2182 | 02 4731 5512 | 02 4721 5079
http://kingswoodflorist.com.au

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday               9am – 2pm
Sunday                CLOSED

 


If visiting us using public transport, our store is conveniently located opposite Kingswood Train Station (western line)

When travelling by car, we are located on the Great Western Highway (A44) and the closest M4 exit is the Northern Road.

Kingswood Florist on the Great Western Highway in Kingswood, for almost 40 years

5 minutes out of the Penrith CBD, next to the Nepean Hospitals & opposite Kingswood Station.

The only store in the Western Sydney that specialises in combined balloon decor AND floral design combined and the only balloon decor business in Western Sydney that delivers and installs on site.

Fresh, quality flowers sourced locally, nationally and internationally .

Radiating emotion for all occasions, and speaks volumes where words fail.

Shop owner, Jo, has a wealth of experience and knowledge having studied locally, and with internationally renowned designers, specialises in creating beautiful, modern designs while manager, Tiffany, shares her passion in creating unique designs for all occasions.


Yenny’s Florist
Cnr Jersey Rd & Hyatts Rd)
Plumpton NSW 2761
02) 9832 9969

Very reasonable, good service, and good quality


Forced Marriage

Forced marriage -Forced marriage is a slavery-like practice, a form of gender-based violence and an abuse of human rights.


Funeral Costs & Services – Complaints

Like all Australian businesses, funeral providers must comply with Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
If you have any questions or concerns about a funeral provider, the first step is to speak or write to the provider.  If you still cannot resolve the problem, get information on your rights and responsibilities.
This is generally available from your state Fair Trading or Consumer Affairs department

– Funerals

  • Other funeral products 
  • Information for consumers on other funeral products available. URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Consumers/Buying_services/Funerals/Other_funeral_products.page
    • Contributory and pre-paid funerals Information for consumers on contributory and pre-paid funeral arrangements.  URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Consumers/Buying_services/Funerals/Contributory_and_pre_paid_funerals.page
  • Funerals Information for consumers on arranging a funeral
  • URL:  http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Consumers/Buying_services/Funerals.page
  • Funeral funds fees Fees and charges for NSW Fair Trading’s funeral funds services.
  • URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/Our_services/Fees/Funeral_funds_fees.page
  • Funeral Funds Regulation 2016 Comment on the public consultation for the Funeral Funds Regulation 2016.   URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/Have_your_say/Funeral_funds_regulation_2016.page
  • Funeral industry Information on funeral industry URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Businesses/Specific_industries_and_businesses/Funeral_industry.page
  • Funeral information standard Information for funeral directors on basic funeral notice (quote) and statements they must provide according to the information standard for funeral goods and services under the Fair Trading Regulation 2007.  URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Businesses/Specific_industries_and_businesses/Funeral_industry/Funeral_information_standard.page
  • Using a funeral director Information for consumers abour using a funeral  director and organising a funeral.   URL: http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Consumers/Buying_services/Funerals/Using_a_funeral_director.page
  • Funerals links and contacts Contacts and links for consumers arranging funerals. URL: http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Consumers/Buying_services/Funerals/Funerals_links_and_contacts.page
  •  Avoid a funeral rip-off campaign to protect indigenous consumers Australian consumer protection agencies today launched a campaign to help prevent Indigenous consumers from signing up for funeral plans that are expensive ,  complex and not suitable to their needs.  URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/News_and_events/Media_releases/2015_media_releases/20150727_avoid_a_funeral_rip_off.page

Funeral Director, Crematorium & Cemetery Associations


https://www.aifp.org.au/



Australasian Cemeteries & Crematoria Association (ACCA)
Suite North 1 / 215 Bell St, PRESTON Victoria 3072
www.accaweb.com.au/about-acca
Phone: +61 3 9863 6914
Fax: +61 3 9863 6901
General E-mail: admin@accaweb.com.au

The Australasian Cemeteries & Crematoria Association (ACCA) is a non-profit professional organisation that exists to provide leadership, professional services and development, communication and networking platforms to the cemetery and crematorium industry. ACCA is financially supported by a strong membership from around Australia and overseas.

ACCA seeks to explore and develop new areas of expertise within the cemetery and crematoria industry, and provides regular communication through a range of publications.

As an industry body, ACCA promotes and facilitates the professional development of ACCA Members including the establishment of comprehensive codes of practice, guidelines and research projects.

ACCA also actively promotes the cemetery and crematoria industry to governments, related industries, other countries and the Australian public.


 

 http://www.funeraldirectorsaustralia.com.au/funeral-prices/sydney/


 http://www.fdansw.com.au/


Funeral Directors


  Turner Family Funerals

Tom and Birgitt Turner
45 Worrigee Street, Nowra 2541
www.turnerfamilyfunerals.com.au
turnerfamilyfunerals@gmail.com
(02) 4421 6009
1300 133 315

Turner Family Funerals is 100% Family owned and operated, by Tom and Birgitt Turner.

Covering Nowra and surrounds from Wollongong & Dapto, to Batemans Bay, they were formerly Sacred Funerals,

Tom and Birgitt Turner have helped generations of families throughout the south coast.

When you are faced with the loss of a family member or friend, they will guide you through the numerous options available, to organize your loved ones’ funeral that is appropriate and in keeping with the wishes of the person who has passed, and their family.


 

Global Funerals

Bella Vista: Unit 50/5 Inglewood Place, Bella Vista 2153
www.globalfunerals.com.au
Tel: 1800 222 110 – 24 hours 7 days
Email: info@globalfunerals.com.au

One of the main goals of Global Funerals is to serve each client as if he or she were a family member. We understand how difficult this time is, and that is why we seek to treat each family who seeks our services to organize a funeral with empathy, tenderness and care. We try to give a helping hand during this difficult period by reducing the stress involved in planning and managing a funeral.
Our team is committed to deliver a service that not only meets, but exceeds your expectations. In fact our range of funeral services is comprehensive, as we strive to see to every possible need and request you might have.
All our funeral directors and staff are experienced and professional. They treat each client with utmost respect and they all do their best to see to their needs in a personalised and customised manner.
These are some of the main reasons why you should choose Global Funerals. But apart from all of these facts, there are several clients’ recommendations that will confirm our good reputation and high quality services. In fact we have a lot of clients who recommended us to family and friends, and they were key in building up our reputation as a leader in the funeral services industry in Sydney. (Celebrant note: I always find it a pleasure to work with Dominic.)


Angels from Above, Funeral Service
Warbler St, Erskine Park, New South Wales, Australia

www.afa-angels-from-above-funeral-services.com
afafuneralservices@hotmail.com

Call 0478 738 118

Lou Franzin: Mobile: 0417029252
Rose Caroine: Mobile: 0421273972
Lee Ann Stutchbury: Mobile: 0478738118
Head Office: (02) 9834 2164
Fax: 02 98349172
Facebook: Angels from Above Funeral Services
(Celebrant note: I find it a pleasure to work with Lou.)


 


Ian J. Arthur & Sons, Funeral Directors

Ian Arthur JP
Director
Ian J. Arthur & Sons, Funeral Directors
“Personal Service” – 24hrs/7days

Unit 37  /  9 Hoyle Avenue, Castle Hill, NSW  2154
6/712-714 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay NSW 2029
Lvl 57 , MLC Centre , 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
P: 1800 45 44 22   |   M: 0403 157 451
E: ian@ianjarthurfunerals.com.au
W: www.ianjarthurfunerals.com.au
FB: www.facebook.com/ianjarthursons

Ian J. Arthur & Sons are Sydney based Funeral Directors servicing the needs of our clients from 3 offices in Castle Hill, Rose Bay and Sydney CBD, servicing the greater Sydney metropolitan area and extending as far as the Wollongong, Southern Highlands, Blue Mountains and Central Coast regions on occasion.
Ian J. Arthur & Sons have a consistently 5 star rating on both google and facebook.
We also cover intra, interstate and overseas repatriations. Our dedicated staff are involved in every step of the Funeral process, taking great pride in making sure your expectations are met at every level with the care and compassion that you deserve. Our service is very personal and we consider the privilege of caring for your loved one extremely humbling.

(Celebrant note: I  find it a pleasure to work with Ian.)


 

Office & Chapel South – 71 Hume Highway, South Strathfield, N.S.W, 2190
Office and Chapel North – Unit 50/5 Inglewood Place, Bella Vista, N.S.W, 2153
Phone: 02 9632 4107
Email: polishfuneralservices@gmail.com
Website: www.polishfuneralservices.com.au

Celebrant note: I find it a pleasure to work with them.


 

There are numerous listing services and directories, most of which are list only those who pay to advertise their service on the web and  arranging a funeral can be a daunting task as you try to understand the various funeral cost components and your options.  If you wish to use & choose a funeral director, the web directory named GatheredHere has an online guide which GatheredHere asserts it is designed to help you understand funeral costs and how much you can expect to pay. It covers:

  1. Funeral Cost Categories
  2. Itemised Breakdown of Funeral Costs
  3. Funeral Costs by State

 

Funeral Photographers & Videographers

See : Photographers & Videographers for Funerals

Gifts & Giving

(see also, Decorations)



w: www.helpfullove.com.au
e: hello@helpfullove.com.au
The Helpful Love Gift Voucher is the perfect, practical gift.
​Instead of buying flowers, buy a Gift Voucher (add a hand made card and special gift from our store, and we’ll send it, with love!)
​The Helpful Love Gift Voucher can be redeemed with any of their vendors: browse them here



GIVIT Listed Ltd (ABN 21 137 408 201)
PO Box 3061,Newstead QLD 4006
www.givit.org.au
info@givit.org.au

You can contribute to, on someones behalf, to help out a couple in need perhaps by donating your decorations or clothing.

GIVIT is a national not-for-profit connecting those who have with those who need, in a private and safe way.

GIVIT works to alleviate poverty in Australia by ensuring every community service provider has what it needs through the simple act of giving. GIVIT is free to use and makes giving easy by allowing you to see exactly what is required by vulnerable community members.

GIVIT supports all agencies, services and charities in Australia who work directly with impoverished, marginalised and vulnerable people. GIVIT makes it easier for organisations to empower their clients and improve quality of life by obtaining the items they require through the website, at no cost. The unique virtual warehouse eliminates the need for organisations to store, sort and dispose of unwanted items, saving valuable time and resources.



Groovi Shop in Sydney
Location: Unit 1, 8 Leighton Place Hornsby NSW 2077
Postal: PO Box 3173 Asquith NSW 2077 Australia
Shop Hours: Monday to Friday – 9.30am to 3pm
Phone Orders:
To place an order over the phone call 02 9476 6968.
Hours: 9.30am to 2.30pm Mon to Fri.


 


Gifts For Girls

Tessa’s Books Of Elegance


Instagram: @tessasbooksof elegance
www.jacquipreugschat.com

Great gift for a young Flower Girl or child.

An accomplished author,  educator and mother of young girls, Jacqui Preugschat, has written Tessa’s Books Of Elegance as a series of story/activity books within which the reader follows the main character, Tessa, through a range of elegant activities; from cooking, dress/ hat designing, sewing, creating decor, to making lip balm and much more!

You can order books from www.jacquipreugschat.com

If you subscribe to the series, before October, you will receive her 3rd book due to be released in October 2020, at 25% off!


Hair & Beauty


see also Cosmetics & Makeup


81-87 Westbourne Ave
Thirlmere, NSW  2572
www.iconixsalon.com
https://www.iconixsalon.com/mobilebridal

Facebook:
Iconix Salon
IconiX Mobile Bridal

Email: info@iconix.com.auinfo@iconix.com.au
Bridal Email: mobilebridal@iconixsalon.com
salon (02)4683 0001 (Tuesday-Saturday).

Beautiful styling and makeup on your special day.
We conveniently provide a mobile service so you can be pampered in the relaxed comfort of your own home or venue on your special day.
We provide highly skilled and experienced Hair Stylists and Makeup Artists with between 10-25 years experience in their fields, so you can be at ease that you are in great hands for your most special day.
On your wedding day trust true experienced and qualified professionals to create the hairstyle and makeup you have always dreamed of.
Our Mobile team will travel within the Wollondilly, Macarthur, Southern Highlands, Wollongong, Sydney and surrounding areas. We also will do destination weddings. For more details, please go to our contact page and fill out the enquiry form.



Stecey Poson
KKISS STUDIOS
1300 88-0998
info@kkissstudios.com.au
www.kkissstudios.com.au

Photography, Videography hair & makeup combined.
  

Stecey has studios at Liverpool and at Bela Vista.



www.lyndaz.com.au
http://www.lyndaz.com.au/services/beauty-services
linda@lyndaz.com.au
Phone: (+61) 02 8807 7382
Mobile: (+61) 0423 663 670


Apart for my sewing services I also offer Beauty services. Check out my Beauty Services  page for more details.
Indulge, Relax, Pamper, Treat yourself to some beauty essentials that Lyndaz has to offer.
A wide range of services are provided for your unique needs that will keep you wanting and coming back for more.
At Lyndaz, we use only Natural Products that do not cause any known allergic reactions.
We have on offer a wide variety of services to choose from or choose a package we have to offer.
Services offered include :
Facials
Eyebrows Shaping& Facial hair removal using Threading Techniques
Body Waxing
Henna Hair Treatments
Hot Oil Scalp Massages
Relaxation Massage
Makeup & Hairstyling for Weddings & parties,
Bridal Packages (Includes Bridal Makeup, Hairstyling, Bridal Henna & Henna Nights,
Sari draping and Other miscellaneous items you may require)


Hand Casts


Kazar-Personalised-Gifts
Erskine Park NSW

m.me/482277928628195
www.facebook.com/pg/Kazar-Personalised-Gifts
Call 0424 662 745

Personalised hand casts, Photo Letters and Gifts for you or that someone special in your life that will leave a lasting impression.

Interpreter Services


The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) has a long history of providing language services in Australia.
Commonwealth translating services began in 1947 as a result of the post-World War II migration program. As new migrants settled in Australia the need for language services emerged. In response, the Red Cross and the Commonwealth government began performing translation functions to fill this need.
These services were consolidated into the Commonwealth government language services in December 1958 when the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (known then as the Department of Immigration), took responsibility for these functions. Today this service is known as TIS National.

  • This calculator is for your convenience and gives an approximate indication of the cost of a proposed interpreter booking based on the TIS National interpreting service charges and is not your invoiced amount for services used. The outcome of this calculator may vary from your invoiced amount based on bookings linked to:
    • public holidays
    • outside of standard hours
    • if pre-reading is required
    • travel costs incurred.

Free Translating Service

People settling permanently in Australia are able to have up to ten eligible documents translated, into English, within the first two years of their eligible visa grant date.

Eligible visas

  • All permanent resident visas except return resident visas
  • Prospective Marriage visa 300
  • Partner (Provisional) visa 309
  • Partner (Temporary) visa 820
  • Dependent Child visa 445
  • Humanitarian Stay (Temporary) visa 449
  • Temporary Humanitarian Concern visa 786
  • Temporary Protection visa 785
  • Safe Haven Enterprise visa 790

Eligible documents

  • Identity and relationship: such as birth and marriage certificates
  • Education: such as education certificates and results
  • Facilitation: such as drivers licences, medical documents and immunisation records
  • Employment: such as trade or professional certificates

translating.dss.gov.au

From 1 July 2017 the Free Translating Service moved to an online delivery model. The website allows clients to self-lodge applications. It is easy to use and is available in English, Arabic, Farsi and Simplified Chinese.


AUSLAN INTERPRETER FOR FUNERALS & WEDDINGS

Having an Auslan Interpreter attend a funeral can be free or funded but they charge for weddings and other ceremonies..

The NSW Deaf Society has advised that Auslan interpreters are their specialist area and are used when deaf people have a preferred method of communication using Auslan.

They have a list of interpreters available on their website https://deafsocietynsw.org.au/interpreting/interpreters

Often for weddings, or other celebrations, deaf people pay for the interpreter/captions through their NDIS package and they can book this online through our web-app for NDIS users. Or if they do not have NDIS, interpreters usually do this work pro-bono through ASLIA (the sign language interpreters association) as many interpreters give back to the community in this way. An email to ASLIA requesting the date, time, location, who is getting married etc.

For funerals, NDIS again covers this cost. If the deaf person does not have NDIS, the Deaf Society provides up to 3 hours worth of interpreting for free based on the circumstances. Anything exceeding this time is up to the deaf person to cover the costs.

NSW Deaf Society maintains a no fee interpreting policy for funerals where a deaf person is attending a funeral. For more information contact our Customer Service Officers at interpreting@deafsociety.com, (02) 8833 3611 or SMS 0427 891 774.

For all other events, see the rates below or go to their webpage

NSW DEAF SOCIETY –  Interpreter Fees

Service Type NEW Rates excl. GST
On-site Interpreting (up to 2 hrs) $234.00
Video Remote Interpreting (up to 1 hr) $117.00
Per 15 min increment thereafter $29.25

Terms and conditions apply.

Commitment to the Deaf Community

The Deaf Society is committed to supporting the Deaf Community, as well as giving consideration and assistance to people experiencing financial hardship. Here are some of the ways we can support you;



New South Wales Office
Suite 3, Level 5
280-282 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: +61 2 9267 1357
Fax: +61 2 9267 4720
Office hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday

www.naati.com.au

NAATI is owned jointly by the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments and is governed by a board of five directors, who are appointed by the owners. It is a national organisation with offices across Australia.

If you are contacting NAATI for the first time by email please use info@naati.com.au or by telephone 1300 557 470.

NAATI does NOT provide translating or interpreting services however NAATI accredited and recognised practitioners who offer translating and interpreting services and are able to list their contact details on the NAATI website.

CLICK HERE for the NAATI Online Directory or enter the following into your webbrowser:https://www.naati.com.au/online/PDSearch/Skill?WizardId=fdb38dae-2346-4630-bfc2-421a51f33b8e

  • NAATI (National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters, Ltd) – Click Here

Lvl 4/ 91 George Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
02) 9633 4544
1300 855 221
0419 122 762
E-mail: admin@ethnic.com.au
www.ethnic.com.au

Ethnic Interpreters & Translators has a vast panel of interpreters and Translators that can provide services for any languages including the rarest dialects. Ethnic I&T claim to offer the fastest and lowest price interpreting and translating solution to all major government bodies and commercial organisations. They have staff on standby 24 hours per day, 7 days a week to receive bookings. Their panel of interpreters and translators are NAATI accredited and experienced for all assignment environments. Their database is claimed to hold the record of over 5000 interpreters nationally and over 2000 of which are in NSW, including rural areas. Fees They accept Visa, Master Card. They require 48 hours notice in order to guarantee an interpreter on your site while shorter notice bookings incur a 20% surcharge. Call for a quotation.



Australian Institute of Interpreters & Translators Inc. (AUSIT)

PO Box 546
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Australia

1800 284 181
Current AUSIT members please call (03) 9895 4473.

Email

Information

The Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) is the national association for the translating and interpreting profession. Our members adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and follow continuous professional development. This gives you the opportunity to choose from a pool of experienced and qualified translators and interpreters. AUSIT is committed to providing a forum for exchange, fostering the development of professional relationships with fellow translators & interpreters, agencies and language service users, government departments, tertiary institutions and other industry stakeholders, and promoting ethics and quality standards through the industry. AUSIT holds events and training workshops throughout the year to provide members the best opportunities to grow as translators & interpreters. This includes two signature events – the AUSIT National Biennial Conference and the AUSIT Excellence Awards



Tel: 1300 365 992
Fax: 1300 559 540
Email: admin@ethnic.com.au
Postal Address:PO Box 1330, Parramatta CBD NSW 2124

New South Wales

Level 5, 91 George St
Parramatta NSW 2150

Tel: 1300 365 992
Fax: 02 9635 0044
Email: nsw.admin@ethnic.com.au

Victoria

Suite 106, Level 1, 370 St Kilda Rd
Melbourne VIC 3004

Tel: 13 0036 5992
Fax: 03 8609 2201
Email: vic.admin@ethnic.com.au

Australian Capital Teritory

Level 6, 39 London Circuit
Canberra ACT 2601

Tel: 1300 365 992
Fax: 1300 559 540
Email: act.admin@ethnic.com.au

Queensland

Level 23, 127 Creek Street,
Brisbane QLD 4000

Tel: 1300 365 992
Fax: 1300 559 540
Email: qld.admin@ethnic.com.au

South Australia

Level 3, 97 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Tel: 1300 365 992
Fax: 1300 559 540
Email: sa.admin@ethnic.com.au

Western Australia

Level 3, 267 St Georges Terrace
Perth WA 6000

Tel: 1300 365 992
Fax: 1300 559 540
Email: wa.admin@ethnic.com.au



Level 26, 44 Market Street, Sydney NSW 2000
phone:+61 2 8015 5556
emailsydney@straker.com.au
www.sydney@straker.com.au

Straker was founded in 1999 and claims to be rated by the World’s leading translation industry research organizations (The Common Sense Advisory) as one of the top 100 translation companies globally out of over 27,000 vendors.  Quotations can be obtained over the net or by phone.

AUCKLAND
18 Canaveral Drive
Rosedale
Auckland 0632
New Zealand

phone: +64 9 951 8320

BRISBANE
Level 19, AMP Place
10 Eagle Street
Brisbane QLD 4000
phone: +61 7 3188 6220
brisbane@straker.com.au

MELBOURNE
Level 40
140 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
ABN: 35601623303

phone: +61 3 8820 5341

 PERTH
Level 11, Brookfield Place
125 St Georges Terrace
Perth, WA 6000
– By appointment only
phone: +61 8 6365 4997
 SYDNEY
Level 26
44 Market Street
Sydney NSW 2000

phone: +61 2 8015 2744

Jewellery

 



https://ringcommend.com.au
info@ringcommend.com.au
Phone: 1300 953 622
Contact: Evian Gutman CEO

 

Find your perfect engagement ring at a fraction of its retail price and in less time than it takes to make a coffee…
Ringcommend helps hopeless romantics find high-end engagement rings at wholesale prices.
With incredible savings, a massive selection, and rapid turnaround times—Ringcommend is your one-stop-shop for finding your perfect engagement ring without breaking the bank.

Use this discount code (LOUS10) that’s specifically for my couples, to secure a 10% discount on any items purchased from Ringcommend.



4 Parroo Close, St Clair, NSW, 2759
www.sydneyschoolofpipinganddrumming.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/Berlsa-Trading-Celtic-Sales-789446717779737/
pipers01@optusnet.com.au
0412 602 983
02 8678 8376



https://www.etsy.com/au/
Jewellery



Lucy Fellows
281 Clarence St,
Sydney, NSW 2000
felkinjewellery
felkinjewellery@gmail.com
m: +61 420 564 028

Felkin is the brainchild of contemporary jeweller and metalsmith Lucy Fellows. Based out of Sydney, Lucy works from a shared collaborative studio in Sydney CBD where she has been able to produce her Genesis range.

Lucy aims to design contemporary minimalist jewellery that is both unique and timeless. Her brand is trying to bring back transparency, craftsmanship and integrity into the consumer market.



Facebook
Web
admin@jewelsandbridal.com.au 
0416 051 392

Jewels & Bridal Creations – swarovski jewellery, custom handmade jewellery and bridal accessories

Welcome to Jewels and Bridal Creations, an online wedding jewellery baby store specialising in handmade Swarovski jewellery, bridal accessories, wedding garters, hens night sashes,  personalised ribbon/sashes, candles,  bombonnieres and gifts, baby nappy cakes/bundles and also offer unique bracelet making parties.   Jewellery and accessories to suit all ages and  all occasions such as Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Weddings,  Holy Communion and Confirmation.


Katie Rose Goodall | Director | Designer | Goldsmith
katie@katierosejewellery.com.au
www.katierosejewellery.com
+6434862360

Katie Rose Jewellery is both fine and fashion handmade jewellery, specialising in creating unique bespoke pieces for the wearer to adorn, in an expression of ones self.
New Zealand jeweller and designer Katie Rose, now based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, trained in jewellery design and goldsmithing makes each piece by hand.
Completing studies at the Peter Minturn Goldsmithing School in Auckland, Katie Rose went on to work for various jewellers in Sydney and is now working for herself bringing her creations alive using traditional methods with a beautiful twist of contemporary design.
Using only high quality conflict free precious metals and gemstones, Katie Rose endeavours to make each piece unique and to an exceptional standard.



Ian & Danni Peebles
1800 762 557
info@smallp.com.au

SmallPrint make unique silver keepsakes that capture fingerprints, hand and footprints and so much more in silver.
Most of our jewellery, including our Tender Touch fingerprint range, can be ordered on line and it’s all handmade. However, if you are looking to have one of our Original Fingerprint items made, it will require one of our jewellers to take the fingerprint for you, I can put you in touch with your closest jeweller if there is no one covering your specific area at this time.
Click the link below to double check if there is a jeweller in your area.
Check my area


Legal Requirements for Marriage

To be legally married in Australia, a man and woman must satisfy these:

  • Complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form with your celebrant (Me), no later than one month prior to your wedding date, but not more than 18 months before the wedding date.
  • You or your partner must be over 18 years of age
    • If one of you is under 18, you must have a court order granting permission to marry but you cannot marry if both are under 18 or if one party is under 16.
  • You will need to provide an original Birth Certificate or a Passport, as your proof of date and place of birth
  • You must also provide proof of identity by means of a photo ID such as a passport or a driver’s licence
    • N.B. A Passport can serve as proof of date & place of birth as well as photo ID
  • If you are a divorced person, you will need to provide documentation of the termination of your previous marriage.
  • If you are widowed, you will need to provide the Death Certificate of your previous spouse.
  • On the day of your marriage you will need two witnesses who are over 18 years of age, and preferably they know you.
  • All documents in a foreign language, must have a certified English translation when sighted by the Celebrant.
  • Before the marriage you will also have to sign a declaration that there is no impediment to marriage meaning that neither of you is married to anyone else and that you are both over 18. The Celebrant (Me) will have this document ready.

The Attorney-General’s Department department administers the Australian Government Marriage Celebrants Programme, which has more than 9000 registered celebrants. That department is also responsible for the laws setting out the requirements for getting married in Australia which are the Marriage Act 1961 and Marriage Regulations 1963.


Life Coaching


LAPIS EVOLUTION
Kinga Piwowarczyk
Relationship Expert & Mentor
m: 0-411-841-548
kinga@lapisevolution.com     
www.lapisevolution.com.au

   

    “Love is authentic only when it gives freedom” OSHO

ABOUT LAPIS EVOLUTION
Lapis Evolution is a relationships coaching and healing business that guides you through your personal and relationship journey of evolution by recognizing the highest intention and purpose. Personal and relationship awareness is a choice that benefits you the most in mind, body and spirit. Lapis Evolution helps you to generate new possibilities, values and beliefs that serve you. Recognize and dissolve old patterns, limiting beliefs which are not effective and hold you back. Lapis Evolution helps you to design new functional solutions to be successful in your Love Life. You will unfold the secret of a healthy, mature and trustworthy relationship. You will be able to express your feelings, emotions effortlessly and discover how to be fulfilled in deeply loving relationship with yourself and your partner.

ABOUT KINGA AND HER WORK
Kinga is the founder of Lapis Evolution. She is Life & Relationship Coach, Mentor and healer. Her modern approach to life is based on freedom of choices, clear vision and strategic thinking. Kinga’s highly positive non-judgmental personality and patience make clients feel comfortable and willing to confront the root of their challenges very quickly.
Kinga helps clients create ideal life, so they can experience fulfilment and joy. To find happiness, freedom in relationships and themselves too.

WHY I DO, WHAT I DO
Relationships are foundations of human existence. We want and need others to expand, love, evolve. To grow, learn, give and receive. To create beauty on this planet and to create new lives. Relationships should help us to achieve it all as well as to support when we make mistakes. To accept that failures, to forgive and acknowledge for being perfectly imperfect. So we can feel enough by ourselves and our partner.
Kinga trusts each of us has an important reason to be and feel the love on the deepest level. Perhaps some of you may not know yet exactly what does it mean, but you know how important enough for you it is to find out more.
So why not to start now and discover the deep love and intimacy in a healthy relationship? So you can experience Love full of honesty, kindness, connection and the most important – trust.


Magician

 JOEY PRESTO

Home


joeyprestomagic@gmail.com
0412 966 140


Joey Presto has been a professional children’s performer for over 18 years.
Kids of all ages will love every minute of the magic show and cherish the memories for a lifetime.
Joey Presto is recognized by his peers as one of Sydney’s busiest children’s magicians for his first-class entertainment.
He’s a children’s entertainer who can guarantee that audiences will be “WOWED” from the first moments seeing, though to the very end of the show. Audience will not only be amazed by his clever magic but they will be in stitches of laughter from all the comedy business in between.
Joey Presto’s magic show is also very interactive, big and colourful with loads of surprises throughout. He’ll even delight the kids when they witness a gorgeous live bunny rabbit magically appear from nowhere.
Who for?
Whether it’s a back yard birthday party, family event or family fun day, Joey Presto will impress and engage the shyest of audiences.
There is also no audience too big or too small for Joey Presto.
Joey Presto performs at Birthday Parties, Christenings, Holy Communions, Schools, Festivals, Shopping Centres, After School Care, Day Care, Pre Schools, Vacation Care, Libraries, Schools and any occasion that involves an audience of children.
He also performs regularly for larger audiences in Shopping Centres, Day Care events and Festivals. His regular corporate clients include Nestlé, Ikea, Dymocks, Toyota just to mention a few. Big companies have him back year after year because they can count on Joey to have the best magic show in town.
No place is too far…Joey Presto performs across Sydney, all over Australia and internationally.


Lingerie

INTIMO

 

RAECHEL BULL
MOBILE BRA FIT SPECIALIST
T  0415 749 377 
raechel.bull@intimo.com.au
www.intimo.com.au
@raechel.bull
Your bra lady – Raechel Bull – 108163
Find your feel good fit intimo.com.au
Earn a fashionable income http://www.intimo.com.au/fit-specialists/
View the new release http://www.intimo.com.au/new-arrivals/

Raechel  is very passionate about finding the perfect bra for her my clients and does so with respect and integrity.

  • Tailored, complimentary personal fittings and styling advice, by appointment only
    Mobile bra fitting appointments in the comfort of your own home.
  • Everything from bridal to maternity, active wear to everyday bras.
  • Our beautiful range is from 8A to a 24G and clothing from 6-24.

Mortuaries

This is the official lists of Mortuaries in NSW:

Mortuary Register March 2017 – NSW Health

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/dotd/Documents/mortuary-register.xls1,

Lists Mortuaries by Local Health District (LHD) – July 2018 and by Mortuary Business Name, Street No, Street name, Suburb, P/code.


Music – D’Js


DJ Musical Host

Brendan  Harrison
PO Box 62, Bringelly  NSW  2556
www.djmusicalhost.com.au
Info@djmusicalhost.com.au
0412 684 373
   


Musicians

This is a list of talented, unique musicians.

They will help you with music choices or you can go to my Wedding Songs  or to Music for Funerals & Memorials tab for inspiration.



Adam Plummer

https://alanplummerguitar.com
 0405 194 724

Based in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney.

The musicians’ job is to convey emotion and few people today do it better with a guitar than Alan Plummer, after years of performance experience and teaching.

After a start in the Sydney rock scene, years of touring saw Alan go back to his first love, the classical guitar. Inspired by great masters such as Segovia, and meeting John Williams and Julian Bream, he put in the years of practice and study necessary to become a competent classical player and teacher.
Notable performances include musician in residence at The Star Hotel and the Regent Hotel (now the Four Seasons), while also working at the Hilton and Westin Hotels, the Utzon Room and Bennelong restaurant at the Sydney Opera House, and many of the finest restaurants and function rooms. In recital Alan has appeared at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, the University of NSW, and elsewhere.
The repertoire available is the best the guitar has to offer. This includes the works of Bach—originally for lute—the romantic 20th century Spanish, South American, and Cuban composers, and many contemporary writers.  This represents some of the finest and most demanding music ever written. Add to that interpretations of the very few rock songs that can sing through the solo guitar, and virtually everything the guitar can do is covered.

Music samples are available on Adam’s website


Alan the Celtic Piper

 alanthecelticpiper@gmail.com
0408472691

Available for weddings, funerals, and other ceremonies
Alan Harris has been a Piper for 40 years and currently plays with the Ingleburn RSL & Campbelltown Community Pipes and Drums and is willing to travel.
Tartan is Campbell of Cowdor


   

Barry Gray – Pipers of Distinction

4 Parroo Close, St Clair, NSW, 2759
http://www.pipersofdistinction.com
www.sydneyschoolofpipinganddrumming.com.au
pipers01@optusnet.com.au
0412 602 983
02 8678 8376

Owned and operated by Barry Gray.
With over 35 years experience playing the bagpipes he has competed on two occasions in Scotland with the World famous Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band in 1986 and 1994. Barry holds the Australian Pipe Bands Association Advanced College Certificate (1985) and was the Pipe Major / Musical Director of New South Wales Premier (Grade 1) Pipe Band from 1985 – 2006 and has been an adjudicator since 1986.
He has attained NSW State Solo Championship status on many occasions and has competed in solo competition in Scotland in 1986, 1992, 1994,1995, 1998, 2006 and Lorient (France) in 1999 as an Australian representative to the World Invitational Contest.
He has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, concert stages and on recordings. He has taught bagpipes throughout Australia, in Scotland, Argentina and Singapore.
All of our performers have Grade 1 exposure and came with a wealth of knowledge and experience that ensures your event is remembered as something very special.
He can offer you guidance in regards to the style of tune which will suit the desired ambiance to give you the utmost effect.
Along with his wife Elizabeth, they also run BERLSA TRADING – Celtic Sales supplying pipe band equipment, Celtic jewellery and Scottish trinkets as well as a kilt hire service for weddings and social events. You will find her under Jewellery



www.dannyelliott.com
danny@dannyelliott.com

Danny Elliott is truly an extraordinarily talented musician, singer, and all-round entertainer.  Danny is a true showman!

His act has developed into an incredible showcase of his musical abilities blended with an amazing voice.
Audiences watch in disbelief as Danny plays instrument after instrument, song after song, climaxing in a flourish on his favourite, the Piano.
In one show, you’ll experience Danny playing more than a dozen musical instruments, and all extremely well. He has mastered many different types of instruments and styles of music. From classical to rock ‘n’ roll, and everything in between… Swing on the clarinet or saxophone, country fiddle, guitar or bluegrass banjo, classical flute or chromatic harmonica, the Irish penny whistles and low whistle, the haunting sound of the pan pipes or didgeridoo, perhaps some blues harp or rock ‘n’ roll on the piano, or even the bagpipes!!! And when you think you’ve seen it all, ….there’s the voice! ….and the tap dancing!!
It’s no wonder Danny has been awarded multiple “Mo” and “ACE” awards in Australia for Versatile Variety and Variety Entertainer of the Year, and has supported some huge industry names including Dame Shirley Bassey, The Ten Tenors, The Supremes, and Marina Prior to name a few. Danny is also a regular on many of the world’s most luxurious cruise lines including Cunard, Silver Seas, Crystal, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Princess.
Audiences at a Danny Elliott show will laugh, some will cry, they will be amazed and on their feet applauding. Without a doubt, they will be thoroughly entertained.



Dave Loew Music – Dave Loew M.M.TA

www.daveloew.com.au
dave.g.loew@gmail.com
Mobile: 0408886438
Int Mobile: +61408886438
  

The sound of a cello is as beautiful and romantic as it is haunting and Dave is amazing, so why not get the best. Amazing credentials but you could have him play at your Ceremony.

Dave Loew is an Australian cellist with a career that spans 36 years. He has played extensively in the UK and across the world; Now based in Sydney he released five top selling albums; his latest is THE BEATLES AND FRIENDS, along with the DAVE LOEW COLLECTION also offering ROMANCE OF THE CELLOAT THE MOVIES and CLASSICAL CELLO.

DAVE has worked with many top London ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra where Andre Previn acclaimed his solo playing for Previn’s world premiere of the musical Every Good Boy. He has recorded in the Abbey Road Studio, on major classical and pop albums over the years working with legends such as Elton John, Cliff Richard, Petula Clark, David Essex and opera stars such as Pavarotti, Sutherland and Caballe. He has also played solo ‘cello for shows in the West End and Australia, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats and Song and Dance , for which he was lauded for his solo playing. he has worked with film moguls such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Henry Mancini and Roy Budd on such iconic movies as the original Superman, The Omen, Victor Victoria, James Bond, The 39 Steps, and many more.

Dave’s music is the perfect complement to Weddings * Corporate Functions * Cruise Ships * Brands * Parties. For a no obligation discussion, contact Dave.

Dave is also available as entertainment performer and speaker through Easy Weddings and Celebrity Speakers Australia.

Upcoming EventsVisit Dave Loew’s Facebook Page for upcoming appearances.


Gabrielle Rumora

Lead Vocalist/Guitarist based in western Sydney
specialising in Weddings, Funerals & Events
dom.claudia@bigpond.com
0419 404 299

Gabrielle is an accomplished and trained singer with a beautiful rich voice. 
Her voice is strong and vibrant with a spiritual note.  
sample: https://youtu.be/mL5LPWEhUMQ



Jayne Hockley – Harpist

PO Box 269, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782
www.jaynehockley.com
www.instagram.com/jaynehockleyharpist
jayne@jaynehockley.com
0417 406 498
+61 417 406 498

WEDDINGS
The elegant look and heavenly sound of the harp makes it an ideal instrument for a church or garden wedding. I’m very happy to play outside, as long as the harp can be positioned on level ground and in solid shade.
I arrive to set up and tune my harp 45 minutes before the ceremony/service is due to begin, then I start playing my own choice of classical and Celtic music 15 minutes beforeheand. I invite couples to choose music for the processional, the signing of the register, and the recessional however there are often other times during the service where music is also appropriate.
Some couples like to use the harp as a prop for their photos.
Hear me playing some samples on the REPERTOIRE page.
Email Jane to request availability and obtain a quote.

FUNERALS
The soothing sound of the harp can soften the atmosphere at a funeral or memorial service.
Gentle music beforehand gives a warm welcome to family and friends. Harp music may also be appropriate during the service for a time of reflection, or while mourners place flowers on the casket.
Visit the REPERTOIRE page and see the heading ‘Especially for Funerals’.
Email Jane to request availability and obtain a quote.



Music For My Wedding
PO Box 64
Berowra NSW 2081
Phone: (+612) 9456 7440
Email: music@musicformywedding.com.au
https://www.musicformywedding.com.au/



Nola Gail Young

Faulconbridge
0437 170 084
singer/Songwriter
nolagailyoung@gmail.com


   

Pipers of Distinction – Barry Gray

4 Parroo Close, St Clair, NSW, 2759
http://www.pipersofdistinction.com
www.sydneyschoolofpipinganddrumming.com.au
pipers01@optusnet.com.au
0412 602 983
02 8678 8376

Owned and operated by Barry Gray.
With over 35 years experience playing the bagpipes he has competed on two occasions in Scotland with the World famous Dysart & Dundonald Pipe Band in 1986 and 1994. Barry holds the Australian Pipe Bands Association Advanced College Certificate (1985) and was the Pipe Major / Musical Director of New South Wales Premier (Grade 1) Pipe Band from 1985 – 2006 and has been an adjudicator since 1986.
He has attained NSW State Solo Championship status on many occasions and has competed in solo competition in Scotland in 1986, 1992, 1994,1995, 1998, 2006 and Lorient (France) in 1999 as an Australian representative to the World Invitational Contest.
He has appeared in numerous films, TV shows, concert stages and on recordings. He has taught bagpipes throughout Australia, in Scotland, Argentina and Singapore.
All of our performers have Grade 1 exposure and came with a wealth of knowledge and experience that ensures your event is remembered as something very special.
He can offer you guidance in regards to the style of tune which will suit the desired ambiance to give you the utmost effect.
Along with his wife Elizabeth, they also run BERLSA TRADING – Celtic Sales supplying pipe band equipment, Celtic jewellery and Scottish trinkets as well as a kilt hire service for weddings and social events.



  
Tania de Jong AM

www.taniadejong.com
tania@creativeuniverse.com.au
+61 (0)3 8679 6000

Tania de Jong is an acclaimed soprano who presents magical performances across classical, music theatre, contemporary, spiritual and world genres.
She is also a spiritual journey woman, creative innovation catalyst and social entrepreneur. She is the Founder of two charities, The Song Room and Creativity Australia, and Creative Innovation Global, Pot-Pourri and MTA Entertainment & Events.
Opera Opera Magazine described Tania as “….gorgeous, golden-voiced and theatrical…what a talent.” Tania has studied in Australia, UK and Italy with the world’s leading vocal coaches.  She performed with the Victoria State Opera and has appeared as a soloist in operas and musicals and with orchestras, festivals, corporate and special events. She has performed in over 40 countries and released 8 CDs.
Her internationally renowned singing group Pot-Pourri recently released their critically acclaimed CD entitled Silver. Pot-Pourri has performed all over the world at major festivals, concert halls and special events including with the Seoul Symphony Orchestra at the Seoul Arts Centre in Korea, Hannover World Expo in Germany, Macau Concert Hall, tours of China, USA, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Phillipines, Thailand, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Italy and more.
She holds graduate and postgraduate degrees from the Victorian College of the Arts (Voice, Opera and Music Theatre).  She has a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the University of Melbourne.
She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in June 2008 for service to the arts as a performer and entrepreneur and through the establishment and development of music and arts enrichment programs for schools and communities.
Her recent TEDtalk is entitled “How singing together changes the brain”.
  
Tania’s first solo CD Heaven on Earth was released in 2015.
“Heaven on Earth is gorgeous. Tania has a beautiful and moving voice. Some graffiti on a wall said, ‘Without music, life would not be fair.’ After hearing you sing some favourites of mine, I’d say, ‘Without Tania, life would not be fair.’”
Dan Millman, Mindfulness expert and author of best-selling Way of the Peaceful Warrior
“In Heaven on Earth, Tania de Jong’s soaring soprano brings classical and popular favourites, mantras and original compositions to life, creating a light-filled soundtrack for relaxation, inspiration and meditation.” Danielle Kirk, Editor, Wellbeing Magazine
“Everyone was entranced by your performance!”  Mirvac 
 “Tania, I want to commend the beauty of your voice and thank you for the gift you brought to Rhetorica in Chartres, France. Your voice is transcendental and you have much to offer the world.”  Jim Garrison, President Wisdom University
Tania is committed to changing the world, one voice at a time!
(Trivia: Tania’s grandmother Slawa Duldig invented the first foldable umbrella in Vienna in 1929. Tania attended college in the USA on a tennis scholarship.)


Name Change in NSW – How do I change my name after marriage?

If you were married in Australia a formal Change of Name is not required if you wish to take your spouse’s name however usually personal documentation, such as your driver’s licence and passport, can be changed to your married surname when you provide a Standard Marriage Certificate (Registration of Marriage Certificate).

The specific Links for NSW are below but contact details for other states can be found here.

:Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages (NSW) – Click Here
Birth certificate online
Death certificate online
Marriage certificate online
Replace a change of name online 
Resume a saved online application
Check your online order status​
NSWBDM Fees

you can apply by post, or in person for Change of Name, either Adult or Child; born in NSW or overseas. Please check the approval requirements for: Restricted persons

Change of Name Change of Name for an Adult [Fillable PDF 1.4Mb]

 

Change of Name for a Child [Fillable PDF 950kb]

Change of Name – Replacement certificate [Fillable PDF 420kb]

The Registry records official changes of name for adults and children (under 18 years) which includes amending any part of a name. If a person alters their name or​​ uses an additional or other name with the intention to act fraudulently or with an intention to deceive or in any other way that contravenes the law, they may be subject to criminal proceedings.

Restricted persons     

  • Approval requirements

Persons who are under the supervision of the Commissioner of Corrective Services, the Mental Health Review Tribunal, or the NSW Police Commissioner, must obtain approval from that authority before making an application. Making an application without approval is an offence under the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995.

  • Persons restricted from changing their name in NSW

The Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995 restricts certain classes of persons from changing their name without the permission of a supervising authority. It also restricts people from making a change of name on behalf of a restricted person. Restricted persons are:

  • an inmate
  • a person on remand
  • a parolee
  • a periodic detainee
  • a person who is subject to a supervision order
  • a forensic patient, or
  • a correctional patient.
  • Exemptions to these restrictions are:
  • Persons who have been convicted of an offence under a law of the Commonwealth.
  • Persons who are the subject of a warrant under the Commonwealth Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 and are in a correctional centre pursuant to a punishment imposed under that Act.
  • Persons who are detainees within the meaning of the Commonwealth Migration Act 1958and who are held in a correctional centre.
  • Persons who are in the keeping of a correctional officer under section 250 of the Crimes (Administration of Sentences Act) 1999.
  • Persons who are a former serious offender because of the commission or alleged commission of an offence under a law of the Commonwealth.
  • If unsure of your status contact:
  • LawAccess NSW on 1300 888 529
    (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm, excluding public holidays).
  • Prisoners can call Prisoners Legal Service or LawAccess NSW on the Common
    Auto Dial List (CADL) as a free call just press 11# (Legal Aid) and 2# (LawAccess).
  • Registration process

Effective 1 April 1996 the Registry assumed the administrative responsibility for registering all changes of name in NSW. All changes of name are registered in accordance with provisions contained in Part 5 of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1995.

The Land Titles Office no longer registers Changes of Name, however they hold the records from 1875 to 1996 of Deed Poll or Instruments Evidencing Change of Name.

A person is legally able to change his or her name. If a person alters their name or uses an additional or other name with the intention to act fraudulently or with an intention to deceive or in any other way which contravenes the law, they may be subject to criminal proceedings.

A person may use a new name without any formal steps. At common law, a person will not actually change his or her name until the person has used and become known by the new name. Under the Registry’s legislation the name is changed once it is registered.

Occasions arise where a person will be asked to provide proof of change of name (for example as proof of identity or to obtain a passport). For these reasons a person may record their new name or alteration of their name by registering a Change of Name at the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

  • Changing your name after marriage

If you were married in Australia a formal Change of Name is not required if you wish to take your spouse’s name. Usually  personal documentation, such as your driver’s licence and passport, can be changed to your married surname when you provide a Standard Marriage Certificate.

  • Who can apply

You are eligible to have your name changed in NSW if:

  • you are not a restricted person, and
  • your birth is registered in NSW, or
  • you were born overseas and have been resident in NSW for three consecutive years immediately prior to your application, or
  • your birth is not registered in NSW and a protection order has been made to protect you and/or your children from domestic violence.

Applications to register a change of name for a child (under 18 years) should be made by both parents. If both parents cannot make a joint application, please phone 13 77 88 to discuss your circumstances.

  • Change of Name interviews

To organise a Change of Name interview, phone 13 77 88 for an appointment. Alternatively, the Registry accepts applications by mail. For more information, please contact BDM.

  • Fees

The fee of $185 includes the registration of the Change of Name and the issue of a Standard Certificate. You must return all of your original certificates with your application including any NSW Birth or NSW Change of Name Certificates and extracts.

  • A Child’s birth registration is amended to include the change of name. Parents’ names are not changed.
  • An Adult’s birth registration is amended to show details of previous names.

If the person is born overseas, only a Change of Name certificate can be issued.

Name Changes – Passports

https://www.passports.gov.au/passportsexplained/theapplicationprocess/eligibilityoverview/changeofname/Pages/default.aspx

To ensure the integrity and security of your identity, you must present original documentation supporting every name change since birth or the acquisition of Australian citizenship. This includes changes of family name resulting from new marital status; transliteration, Anglicisation or altered spelling of names (for example, Guiseppe to Joseph; Shaun to Sean); and gender transition.

The following are examples of name changes and the required documentation:

  • If on marriage or entering a registered relationship you change your family name to your spouse’s family name or to include your spouse’s family name in your own, an Australian Registry of Birth Death & Marriages (see the index on this page) certificate recording this event should be presented to support your name change. 
  • If you were born in Australia but marry overseas, your foreign marriage certificate will not be accepted to support a family name change; in these circumstances, you must apply to an Australian RBDM for a change of name certificate.
  • If you revert to a former family name after divorcing or revoking a registered relationship or following the death of your spouse or partner, you must present document(s) that link your current name and that previous name, such as a marriage or registered relationship certificate.
  • If you change your name on entering or revoking a de facto relationship, you must present an Australian RBDM change of name certificate.
  • If you change any of your names after gender transition, you must present an Australian RBDM change of name certificate.
  • If you change any of your names for reasons of personal preference, including spelling, you must present an Australian RBDM change of name certificate.
  • If you were born and live overseas and cannot meet Australian RBDM residency requirements to register a name change, you may use the name in a foreign name change or marriage certificate, provided this was issued after you obtained Australian citizenship, and has been properly legalised or apostilled by the issuing government.

If you are presenting foreign documents that are not written in English, you must provide a full English translation prepared by an approved translation service.

To have a foreign document legalised or apostilled by the issuing government, you should contact the relevant foreign embassy or consulate in Australia.

If you change your name during the validity of your passport, you should consider applying for a new passport in your new name. To do so, you must complete a full passport application form and present original documents to support your identity and citizenship, as well as evidence that links all of your name changes.

In certain situations a passport holder who changes their name can apply for a replacement passport in their new name to be issued free of charge.


NSW Fair Trading- Weddings

 Planning a wedding? Couples planning their big day need to be on their guard against rip off merchants ,  as consumer complaints rise ,  said NSW Fair Trading Minister ,  Matthew Mason-Cox.  URL: http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/News_and_events/Media_releases/2014_media_releases/20140914_planning_a_wedding.page

Public warning – Luxury and high performance car hire NSW Fair Trading Commissioner Rod Stowe is warning consumers who hire exotic high-performance sports cars and luxury vehicles to carefully read and understand the terms and conditions of any rental agreement.  URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/News_and_events/Media_releases/2015_media_releases/20150707_public_warning_luxury_and_high.page

Public warnings – Public warnings about unfair business practices and people who engage in such practices ,  issued by the Fair Trading Minister or the Commissioner for Fair Trading ,  in the public interest. URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/About_us/News_and_events/Public_warnings.page

Complaints – Information to help you understand NSW Fair Trading’s complaint handling process.URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Businesses/Dealing_with_customers/Complaints.page

Case study damaged bridal gown – Case study about what happened when a woman requested a refund for a damaged bridal gown. URL:   http://www.fairtrading.nsw.gov.au/ftw/Consumers/Refunds_and_warranties/Refunds_and_repairs/Case_study_damaged_bridal_gown.page


Party Hire


​Showroom: Open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm,
Sat 9am-1pm Appointment Only during Winter
Megalong Centre,
Unit 11/26 Megalong Street
Leura, NSW, 2780

info@bluemountainsspecialeventhire.com.au
(+61) 02 4782 1023
0413 302 934
We will make your vision become reality and plan the event to your heart’s desire. 
Blue Mountains Special Event Hire has been established in the Blue Mountains for 25 years now and have been winners of “Wedding Hire voted by Customer Choice ABIA for Excellence”. We specialise in Marquee Weddings and have access to a large number of venues.


https://www.lifesizestandups.com.au/
Specialise in making cutouts from your own photos
Everything from custom lifesize cardboard cutouts, to miniature cutouts, party and theatre props, it’s endless
Optional materials include cardboard and corflute
Be creative and use your own image or that of a furry or a celebrity to ‘point’ directions
make a fun collage or be creative with photoshop
Line a pathway with celebrities
could even commemorate someone
Made in Melbourne Australia



187 Queen Street
St Marys NSW 2760
Phone: (02) 9833 7483
Fax: (02) 9833 7483
E-mail: party@partypitstop.com.au
http://www.partypitstop.com.au

Suppliers of party products, frozen finger foods and prepared meals, desserts, cakes,  confectionary, bulk groceries, disposable party ware, disposable table covers, packaging supplies and a whole heap more. They also hire helium, tables ,chairs, food warmers,  bbqs, spits, urns, jumping castles and a whole lot more. Balloon to suit every occasion.. custom printed balloons  from 100 balloons to 1,000,000 balloons. Balloons not for you, how about a personalized printed banner.


  
Unit 4, 183 McCredie Road Smithfield NSW

www.sweetheavenlyeventshire.com.au
info@sweetheavenlyeventshire.com.au
02 9632 1222

CALL CENTRE HOURS
Monday,Thursday, Friday – 10am to 4pm
Tuesday 10am to 3pm
Wednesday – 10am to 5pm
SHOWROOM: Open by appointment only on Wednesdays
WAREHOUSE PICKUPS/DROPOFFS: Monday and Friday – 10am to 2pm

Welcome to Sweet Heavenly Events & Party Hire, your place for unique and boutique props to bring your celebration to life! When planning your big day, whether it be your wedding, a christening, or Birthday party, we can assist by creating, designing and styling picturesque events in Sydney, from intimate gatherings to elaborate affairs. We offer complimentary consultation with our hire range, and work with the best suppliers in the industry. Browse our large selection of props and decor and let the ideas roll and it’s time to PARTY!




The Travelling Chapel
http://www.thetravellingchapel.com.au
davidwoodcroft@hotmail.com

@thetravellingchapel
0420 638 538

Have you found that perfect wedding destination? Whether you’re an adventurer or a princess, a romantic or a road-tripper, a culture buff or a beach bum, our Mobile Wedding Chapel can travel to the location of your choice. If you don’t have a location in mind then we would love to help you find one that suits your style and budget.
We know that your wedding is so much more than a wedding! It’s about creating memories, starting an adventure, and creating something meaningful that reflects you as a couple.
The Mobile Wedding Chapel is a company that can create cohesive memorable events that friends and families will be able to experience. No two weddings are alike, nor is the creative process.
We also cater for Baptisms, Christenings, Funerals, High Teas, Parties and Events. The Travelling Chapel would love to be part of your special day.

Package includes:
Mobile Chapel • Indoor seating for 28 (Can also be added to your outdoor ceremony) • Outdoor seating for 40 (Balcony Ceremonies) • Signing Table • Generator • Chandalier • Faux greenery walls to cover trailer • Delivery, setup, dismantle and pick up (Within 50km of Narellan NSW. Additional fees will incur for 50km +)


https://www.veeveecreations.com.au/

0415 181 558

At Vee Vee Invites & Creations
We believe your special event should be Perfect, and that you should look back with fond and happy memories, which is why we provide you with only the best services, decor and highest quality materials.
We LOVE what we do and strive to make your event as perfect as you’ve imagined it to be.

Penrith Showroom


Passports & Immigration

The name in your passport must match the name on your Australian birth certificate, Australian citizenship certificate or previous Australian passport (provided this was issued after 20 August 1986 with at least two years validity), unless you have changed that name through an Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages (RBDM) or the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

You may be known in the community by a different or shortened name (e.g. Will or Billy rather than William) but if you have not formally registered your preferred name, your passport will show your name in exactly the same format as your birth or citizenship certificate.


Passports Office – Click Here

Department of Immigration Click Here

You don’t have to be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia to legally marry in Australia. You can find marriage visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website, if you hope to live in Australia after your marriage.

A Passport, provided it has not been cancelled, can be your proof of date and place of birth.


PETS AT WEDDINGS

As a fun alternative, have a furry or feathered ring bearer, such as you well behaved dog or pet bird.

For more infomrastioin see:

I have used the term ‘pets’ loosely because I know that the furry, feathered, scaly, or four legged  resident may be a family member and it is always wonderful including family members in your special day.

Pet Groomers are listed under Dog Grooming but this one can also supply accessories to suite the occassion.

Pet Mansion
Monday – Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
Close on Public Holiday (Except special appointment)
189 Liverpool Road, Ashfield, NSW, 2131
www.petmansion.com.au
02 9799 2331
jmpet2016@gmail.com
Some street park in front of the shop No parking between 15:00-18:00


Photographers & Videographers for Funerals

Specialist in this field are hard to come by and I have listed only four in alphabetical order.

I am occasionally hired to video record funerals and if I am the Celebrant, you will see my video cameras in the corner of every one of my ceremonies, however, if you want a specialist videographer, or an award-winning photographer, you will find them in the list below.


Craig Stevens Photography

Remember. Reflect. Unite. Celebrate. Capture the moving moments when you farewell a loved one.

With respect, discretion and sensitivity, our funeral.

Craig Stevens Photography
18 Darley Street , Mona Vale, New South Wales
PO Box 163, Wahroonga, NSW, 2076
0410 711 874
   


Michelle  Bova – Director/Videographer/Photographer
Funeral Video Australia
Suite 3, 131 Alice Street, Newtown NSW 2042
www.funeralvideo.com.au
michelle@funeralvideo.com.au
040 653 8830

A passionate team, lead by Creative Director, Michelle Bova, of creative men and women dedicated to helping families celebrate life through video.

Drawn to the storytelling aspect and the experience of getting a behind the scenes perspective of both artwork and events since

childhood, Michelle has held a love in the preservation of precious memories and moments in time.

Michelle created Funeral Video Australia in 2010 as a way to give families access to Videographers to assist them with recording, managing and creating family videos to keep and pass on to future generations. She finds working with families on tribute videos particularly rewarding.


Pauls Productions
Mob:   04 3939 1033
Ph:       02 9114 9444
Email: Paul@PaulsProductions.com
Web:   paulsproductions.com/
Video: vimeo.com/paulsproductions

At Pauls’ Productions, we are experienced professionals dedicated to our clients’ goals.
We are passionate about helping families in their worst time of grief and mourning. We video record and/or live stream FUNERAL and MEMORIAL Services, providing those precious memories to families to share & keep forever. We use 1 or more HD & UHD cameras as appropriate for each service, capturing all the important aspects of the service.
Our experienced videographers and editors create customised and professional Video Productions to help our clients promote and grow their business.
We specialise in business web video, Video4Web, Business conferences, seminars and special event videos.
If you’re looking to grow your business using this most engaging medium, we’re the team to call for professional video production in Sydney and surrounding area.
Whatever your requirements may look like, Pauls Productions will go all out to make sure the time you spend with us is well worth it!
CALL US today on 0439 391 033


  

John Slaytor specialises in unobtrusive family photography including Christenings, Weddings and Funerals.
John’s photography is collected by Australia’s Institutions including the National Portrait Gallery, the State Library of NSW and the National Library of Australia.
Phone : 0420 342 007
Email : info@johnslaytor.com.au
www.johnslaytor.com.au
www.thefuneralphotographer.com.au

 

John Slaytor has photographed funerals since 2007.

A professional photographer, John Slaytor’s photography has been purchased by Australia’s major institutions, including the National Portrait Gallery, the National Library of Australia and the State Library of NSW

An acclaimed photographer, John Slaytor has been recognised by Australia’s  most prestigious photography competitions, including the National Photographic Portrait Prize, the Olive Cotton Prize and the Moran Photographic Prize

At a funeral people are at their most beautiful when they are being kind to one another. Barriers are lowered and tenderness emerges and thrives. Everyone is human for a day. You can still laugh and be happy at a funeral. You can remember the person’s life. Even the funeral of a young person can be a time of tempered joy. You weep and hug one another but you remember the vitality and vigour of the youth. For an elderly person it can often be a relief that they’re no longer in pain, or in the nursing home. You can join together to remember the person they once were. The person who will live on in your memory. I record these moments of shared intimacy and genuine emotion.

Once the images are taken, selecting the images gives a bereaving family a purpose and given there is no restriction on the number of images in the book, it is a very inclusive process. One family member commented that when he received the book it had brought the family together. He continued, “Our extended family had split in two and the book played a part in healing the rift between the families. Just by having the two families in the one book had an impact.”


https://amyminerphotography.wixsite.com/home/family-children

amyminerphotography@gmail.com
0421 199 399


Based in Western Sydney, Werrington but also covers the South Coast
Amy believes that every family deserves beautiful images for their most beautiful moments.

Photographers: Portraits, Babies, People, Scenery, & Culture

https://amyminerphotography.wixsite.com/home/family-children
amyminerphotography@gmail.com
0421 199 399


Based in Western Sydney, Werrington but also covers the South Coast
Amy believes that every family deserves beautiful images for their most beautiful moments.



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Joel Brown
0451 322 932
capture_later@outlook.com
enquiries.capturelater@gmail.com


A portrait is not simply a picture of a person, it’s a single moment of their life in which we are able to capture their personality and with that tell a story about them. Lets hear your story!
Capture Later’s creative Photographer’s capture the finest moments of your event so you can relax and enjoy the memories. Let our skilled team of professional’s take the hard work out of your next event so you can relax and enjoy the show. In the past we have catered to all different types of venues such as nightclubs, street parades, festivals and many more.



Grant Angus 
www.grantangusphoto.com
grant@grantangusphoto.com
0411 619 288

Hi!
My name is Grant, I’m 23 years old, and I live in Sydney Australia.
I picked up my first DSLR camera when I was 18, and it has since become my passion. So much so that I’ve decided to quit my job in marketing, to travel the world and pursue my dream.
My site contains the images I’ve taken in the few countries I’ve already been to, as well as the micro-adventures around Sydney and NSW.
As well as taking photos on the adventures I go on, I also enjoy portraits and events.
While I use this site as a portfolio of my work, my Instagram account is where I post most of my photos, and keep in touch with friends and like-minded photographers.
If you want to inquire, have any questions, or just want to say hey, you contact me here.


  

POIHAKENA PORTRAITS

STUDIO: Denzil Ave, St Clair, NSW, Australia 2759

Teowai: +61 406 599 730
Gareth: +61 406 334 680
te@poihakenaportraits.com

www.poihakenaportraits.com

We are always more than happy to talk with you over the phone or email.

    

We create Mãori Styled Portraits that capture the pride and beauty of your whanau. Envisage your loved ones wearing korowai, moko stamps and kapa haka kakahu in hand edited portraits hanging on the wall.


We are a full service Portrait business and can guide you through the creation of canvas and framed wall art for your home. We offer print packages, framed portraits, canvas as well as digital files.
Established by Gareth & Teowai Ratahi in  Poihakena in June 2014 to help our local Te Kõhanga Reo. We endeavour to create Portraits that whanau can cherish and pass on to future generations


TKNORTH PHOTOGRAPHY


Tim (TK) Northey
contact@tknorth.com
My mission with a camera is to capture and create those special moments we might otherwise miss. Photography for me is mindfulness, when looking through a lens it is hard to be anywhere but in the present moment.
I always hope to inspire others to pick up a camera, get up early to watch the sun rise, head out on a weekend adventure with friends or plan a trip overseas to experience a new culture.
If you want to find out more please do not hesitate to contact me. I would love to have a chat!


Photographers: Weddings & Engagements

Daisy Hill Photography

www.daisyhillphotography.com.au
tara@daisyhillphotography.com.au
0410 709 409 or click here to send a message via email

Tara is a Brides Choice award winning photographer based on the Far South Coast of NSW who loves everything about her job. Tara loves shooting weddings, events, nature, products and families, and especially children.
She is a fun and talented photographer who will create wonderful memories for you.

To contact Tara for further information including her affordable prices either phone 0410 709 409 or click here to send a message via email. 


Joseph Jones Photography

Contact : 0411 799 065
Email:  Josephjonesphotography@hotmail.com
www.josephjonesphotography.com.au/useful-links-for-wedding
www.josephjonesphotography.com.au

If you are using a mobile phone, please contact by clicking: Message Here

Based in Sydney

Recipient of 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝗖𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗘𝘅𝗰𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 – Premium photography tailoring to your budget
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MASSIVE 20% DISCOUNT!
GRAB this wonderful opportunity of premium photography on your BIG day.
We shoot candid and creative shots to make the wedding photos more memorable for our clients.  We always make sure that our clients get the most out of what they pay for. For this reason, we always have a second shooter for the ceremony for which we DON’T CHARGE at all and offer many more FREEBIES.
We use strobes to control lights so that our clients get breathtaking photos.
All of our Cameras, lens and lighting gears meet state-of-the-art technology, and our editing and retouching skills are of world class standard.
We give 100% money back guarantee for our world class albums.
You get 2 FREE parent albums with this deal.

Above all, we are friendly, quick in communication and make you guys more comfortable on your Big day.
We love to help you to choose the best options that will make you happy.
The one thing that you will NOT worry at all during your wedding planning would be our service to you.

We look forward to hearing from you!

 



Based in Parramatta
AHL_Photography@hotmail.com
www.facebook.com/AHLPhotography
+61 450 786 996


https://amyminerphotography.wixsite.com/home/weddings
amyminerphotography@gmail.com
0421 199 399


Based in Western Sydney, Werrington but also covers the South Coast
Amy believes that every family deserves beautiful images for their most beautiful moments.



Daniel Brunt

Studio: 9 Ashton Street, Rockdale NSW 2216
www.precisepix.com.au
info@precisepix.com.au
0432 864 664

Daniel Brunt is an award-winning  Wedding Photographer.
Daniel, at Precise Pix focuses on what is most important to you and captures those moments as memories, and feelings of joy.
An easy and relaxed professional, with a very open and social personality so can calmly engage in any environment whilst keeping a non-intrusive demeanor.
Truly sensitive to emotions so as to capture the fun and positive vibe of your wedding.
He will always, scout & photograph locations beforehand, at the same time of day, to see where the light is falling, where the shadows are, where the best locations are, and even will time distance between locations.



Stecey Poson
KKISS STUDIOS
1300 88-0998
info@kkissstudios.com.au
www.kkissstudios.com.au

Photography, hair & makeup combined.
  




Pete & Leigh
20 Eurobin Ave, Manly, NSW, Australia
www.ourcarouselstudios.com
ourcarouselstudios@gmail.com
Leigh: 0421 939 500
Pete: 0404 123 277
Our Carousel Studios is a husband and wife duo based on the northern beaches of Sydney.
Our work has been featured in many of the top publications worldwide and shooting campaigns for top Australian designers including Johanna Johnson and Bo & Luca.
We would love to talk to you about capturing your special day or shooting your next campaign.



Pine Tree Productions Photography
Director/Photographer: Kirsten Goebel

https://www.pinetreeproductions.com.au/
   

kirsten@goebel.net.au

0425 235 256

 The perfect day begins with you; your originality, taste, and style inspire everything I do.

My aim is to tell your love story and capture what makes you special.  A talent I have been blessed with and why I love being behind the camera.

As an experienced Wedding Photographer, I’ve photographed a wide variety of events and locations.  ​During your wedding I will blend in with warm smiles and expertly capture all the details and your special moments.   As well as professional camera equipment and lenses, I will also bring along portable lighting (just in case).

Location:  We cover from Sydney, Wollongong, Nowra, Southern Highlands, Berry, South Coast, Hunter Valley, Oakdale, Camden, Picton, Macarthur, Denham Court, Sutherland, Cronulla, North Sydney, Central Coast, Newcastle and all areas in between.


Serena Jones Photography
https://www.serenajonesphotography.com
https://www.instagram.com/serenajonesphotography/
serenajonesphotography@gmail.com

0401 606 705

Serena is a qualified professional photographer, covering the Sydney Metropolitan area, as well as Wollongong, Blue Mountains, Central Coast and Hunter regions.
Her extensive experience in portraiture photography shines through in her work.
Serena says:

“I like to use natural light, composition and timing to capture my subjects and my photojournalistic approach allows me to tell our customer’s stories in a candid and fun way.
We are very much non-intrusive photographers; we keep our photo sessions relaxed and comfortable as we believe this is carried into the photographs. Our style is frequently complimented which is evident in our Happy Customer’s testimonials.
I have always had a passion for Art, at home, you’ll often find me with a paint brush or pencil in my hand. I look at my photography in the same way. I feel it’s not about the equipment you use that makes a great photo, it’s about the eye that you approach it with.”

I love this pic taken by Serena.

 


 

Based in Sydney
Daniel – 0414 802 991
Amy – 0401 354 980
Email – info@smithphotography.biz
Smith Photography on Facebook
Tweet Daniel from Smith Photography @smith_photog


Bowral / Southern Highlands Wedding Photographer // Thomas StewartThomas Stewart Photography
www.thomasstewart.com.au
thomasstewartphoto@gmail.com
info@thomasstewart.com.au
0424 190 482

Hi there! I’m Thomas Stewart, a Southern Highlands wedding photographer. I grew up in Bowral, and I know the area very well. I love cats, stroking my beard, and drinking red wine. Oh, and I love my job.

You can read a little more about me here. From there, why not have a look at some of my favourite wedding images from 2016 here. My blog link is in the menu bar above. My Instagram feed is at the bottom of this page – I update it quite frequently.

If you’re getting married and looking for a bearded, cat-loving photographer who doesn’t take things too seriously, hit that ‘contact’ link above – I’d love to hear from you.


Lucy McGoldrick www.translucentphotography.com
 
hello@translucentphotography.com
0419 188 996

Capturing real moments, exactly as they unfold.

Located in the beautiful coastal city of Wollongong, Australia, specialising in wedding & lifestyle photography.

Sparked by travel from a young age, capturing moments and telling stories with my camera has become a part of who I am.
You’ve heard the phrase “A picture is worth a thousand words”, right? I aspire with every single photograph I take to live up to this – images that tell a story that signify a moment.
Whether it be a wedding, family or parents expecting a new addition, I capture events exactly as they are -personalities, raw emotion and everything in between!

I’d love to chat about your special day, send me a message and let’s meet!



Andrew Tran
TranStudios Photography & Video
http://www.transtudios.sydney
transtudiosydney@gmail.com
0431 168 158

Transtudios Photography & Video is a boutique wedding photography and videography studio.
We service all over Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Wollongong, Blue Mountains, Canberra and New South Wales.
Every wedding is hand crafted with love from our small team that is dedicated to your wedding day.

With our creative, qualified professional background in Photography, Cinematography & Post-production,
We’re on hand to help you and your partner create the best memories.
Our unique, organic and candid approach to your wedding will simply make your special day, timeless.
Please feel free to browse around & don’t hesitate to ask us anything you would like to know regarding your upcoming wedding media needs.
We’re right here to help you the whole way.


  UNFADED

Lagani Gairo & Jlgairo, Director | Cinematographer

13 Claremont Drive, Robina, QLD 4226
hello@unfaded.com.au
www.unfaded.com.au
https://unfaded.com.au/films/
https://www.facebook.com/Unfaded-107414820640397/
+61 435 296 273

A husband and wife duo with a team of talented wedding videographers and photographers based in Sydney and on the Gold Coast.

Over 8 years of experience shooting weddings on the East coast of Australia from Queensland to New South Wales and Victoria.
J, is a qualified and experienced videographer and designer, and an exceptional guy with lots of love & understanding his couples and what it takes to make a great film.
Ly, his loving wife is their dedicated manager!
If you look hard enough, you’ll find her in the background somewhere, organising footage or making sure couples are as relaxed and happy as possible.


Photography and Film packages range from $800 upward.
Servicing anywhere in QLD, NSW & ACT, splitting all travel Costs from the Gold Coast including Destination Weddings.

Here is a sample:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DrvhisXtVho


 


White Lane Studios
Fountaindale NSW 2258

https://whitelanestudio.com
https://www.facebook.com/whitelanestudio
@whitelanestudio
Send Message
hello@whitelanestudio.com
Call 0420 934 177

A Photography and Cinema studio based in Sydney, that travels worldwide to capture couples in love.

Natural and eclectic, our style is journalistic and fresh, telling the story of your day in a wild and creative way.

Ali Brown is the Creative Director of Photography and Design and Sam Vincent is the Creative Director of Cinema, and we work with an amazing team of artists to help us fulfill our vision. We would love to chat about your day so contact us any time.


WISHING WELL FILMS

Leah Beanland

Based in Sydney

Wishing Well Films offers candid and heartfelt videography, with packages varying from highlights videos to full-length coverage of your wedding day.

Please see Leah’s Facebook or Vimeo page for samples and to get in touch!

facebook.com/wishingwellfilms
https://vimeo.com/wishingwellfilmsleahbeanland@gmail.com
0433 202 813


Professional Associations

Being a celebrant is a special and important role in the community.

It attracts obligations and legal responsibilities. Failure to meet those responsibilities can have serious consequences.

As an Authorised Civil Marriage Celebrant, I am registered by the Australian Attorney General. I am required by law and regulation to:

Whilst there is no regulation regarding the registration of Funeral Celebrants, as a Professional Celebrant, I am apply & attach the same effort and responsibility to all my Ceremonies.

I am a member of the following:

    • Association of Civil Marriage Celebrants of New South Wales and ACT Inc.
    • Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants Inc. (AFCC)
    • Australian Marriage Celebrants Inc. (AMC)
    • Celebrants Australia Inc.
    • The Celebrants Network (TCN) Inc.
    • Funeral Celebrants Associations of Australia

I also mentor and assist other Celebrants.

So, in addition to legal responsibilities as an Authorised Marriage Celebrant, I also abide by these associations’ Codes of Practice and so adhere to the following:

  • High standard of service – I will uphold a high standard of service, maintaining respect & dignity in my professional conduct & practice.
  • Recognition of the significance of Funeral – I recognise the social, cultural & moral significance of the funeral service in the Australian community, & the importance of strong & respectful family relationships.
  • Compliance with laws – I, at all times, am aware of and will ensure compliance with Privacy, discrimination and other laws.
  • General requirements – I will, where possible:
    • Visit the family & maintain open discussion with the point of contact in regard to the ceremony
    • Give the parties information & guidance to enable them to choose or compose a service that will meet their needs & expectations
    • Respect the privacy & confidentiality of parties
    • Ensure accuracy in the preparation & delivery of documents, eg correct names, dates & spellings
    • Confirm all details with the point of contact
    • Return of all personal documents belonging to the parties
    • Ensure familiarity with electronic devices & operations at the service venue
    • Meet & reassure the point of contact & family members at the service.
    • Present the family with a presentation copy of the order of service
    • Though I don’t commonly accept more than one booking for each day, should I have to perform more than one Ceremony/Service on the same day, I will ensure that all parties receive a level of Service that meets their separate & special requirements.
  • Personal presentation – I ensure:
    • my personal presentation is of an appropriate standard for the Ceremony/Service & respect the expectations of the client & family
    • that the service is audible to all those present &
    • I arrive at the Service venue at least 20 minutes before the agreed starting time (though I usually arrive an hour before to ensure all is ready on site).

Please note that I cannot offer you legal advice on immigration or other matters.


Reading to Enhance Your Relationship

5 Languages of Love – http://www.5lovelanguages.com/


25 ways


Records & Social Media (Funerals)


Protect Your Online Accounts,
https://eclosure.com.au/services/wishes/
admin@eclosure.com.au

A will covers how you’d like the tangible assets that you own (money, house, car, etc.) distributed after you pass away, but in the current day, so much that we own is intangible. Your email account may hold more important confidential information than that locked drawer in your bedroom, and your Facebook account is likely to hold more family pictures than all your photo albums combined.

Though you can add these things to a regular will, eClosure advertises that it will take the steps to make them accessible to your family, without them going through the grief of applying to each service individually,  and/or you Memorialise a deceased loved one’s online accounts


  • Memorializing a Facebook account
  • Memorialized accounts are a place for friends and family to gather and share memories after a person has passed away. Memorializing an account also helps keep it secure by preventing anyone from logging into it.
  • If Facebook is made aware that a person has passed away, it’s their policy to memorialize the account. Learn more about what happens to a memorialized account.
  • Please keep in mind that Facebook can’t provide login information for someone else’s account even under these circumstances. It’s always against Facebook’s policies to log into another person’s account.
  • To report a profile to Facebook to be memorialized, please contact Facebook
  • Removing the account: Verified immediate family members may request the removal of a loved one’s account from Facebook.

  • http://www.scatteredashes.info/
    nadine@scatteredashes.info
    0456 575 800
    Register a loved one NOW! 
  • Scatteredashes.info is an Australian family business located in country Victoria that has been designed to help you create a lasting record of your loved one’s final resting place.
  • In most cases only the immediate family will have any knowledge of where the ashes are being kept or have been scattered. With more and more people choosing to be cremated, families have few choices of what to do with the ashes. Some people, before moving on, request what to have done with their ashes, but not everyone does. Interning their ashes in a memorial wall or rose garden in a cemetery, may provide one option,
    but at a substantial cost and not always a permanent site.
    Storing their ashes in an urn will find some feeling obligated to keep them at home, but this does not appeal to all and may become overwhelming. And to others, they may have cultural sensitivities.
    Increasingly many are leaving a final request to have their ashes scattered in a location of personal or sentimental significance. When this occurs the only people that will know of the final location of the ashes could be those that are present at the scattering. When future generations want to know what became of their ancestors, without a permanent online record their ashes location will remain unknown.
    This is how Scatteredashes.info is designed to help. By creating a permanent online record,
    the memory of your loved one, along with the details of the location of where their ashes have been scattered, will mean that they are Gone But Never Forgotten.
    At scatteredashes.info we don’t believe in annual subscriptions or ongoing charges,
    please remember that our once only small fee is forever.
    When those nearest and dearest to us depart we are left with fond and treasured memories.

Relationships Registration in NSW

(for other states – see Births, Death & Marriages above)


Signs


Mandagery NSW
www. molossi.com.au
https://www.instagram.com/molossidesigns/
https://www.pinterest.com.au/MolossiDesigns/
https://www.facebook.com/molossidesigns
info@molossi.com.au
0413 093 850

Custom design, wholesale & retail of Custom & personalised Cut MDF, wooden & Acrylic designs, Personalised MDF signs and Acrylic cake toppers, shipped to anywhere in the world.



https://www.facebook.com/signedbybird/

http://www.instagram.com/signedbybird
info@signedbybird.com.au
0408 440 660

Hand made, hand written signs and life sized polaroids, by Lara Bird.

Great for your next wedding or event.

Pick up from Belrose, Sydney NSW, or Willoughby can possibly be organised also. Postage can be arranged except for large polaroids as they are just too big to post.



bec@thelovesign.com.au
www.thelovesign.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/TheLoveSign/
0431 54 63 32

Husband and wife duo Bec and Alex are the team behind The LOVE Sign.
After celebrating their own wedding, they decided they wanted to share the LOVE by helping others make their wedding day extra special. So they started The LOVE Sign, a unique display of affection to be enjoyed not only by the bride and groom, but by the guests as well!
If you would like a quote, please provide the date, venue address and approximate hours of hire.
> Download FAQs
Download Booking Form


Venues

There are so many listed now, they deserved their own page, so please follow the link to ‘Venues’ Tab.

There are parks, halls, community centres and of course, reception centres.


Video / Videographers

I record all of my Ceremonies using several strategically placed but unmanned cameras just for the ceremony and  you will love the result, however, many families and couples choose to have specialist photographers and videographers there to capture all the before and after shots as well as the Ceremony highlights.


 


Stecey Poson
KKISS STUDIOS
1300 88-0998
info@kkissstudios.com.au
www.kkissstudios.com.au

Photography, Videography hair & makeup combined.

  

Stecey has studios at Liverpool and at Bela Vista.


https://www.facebook.com/pixflixproductions/
www.Pixflixproductions.com.au
pixflixproductions@gmail.com
0407 412 889

Pixflix Productions is a small videography business, located in Western Sydney, Australia established in 2016 founded by Adam Pickstone.
Adam has worked in the videography industry for over three years and currently is working for Canon Australia, as their exclusive in house Videographer. He is fully qualified with a Bachelor in Film Production. Adam’s experience ranges from full length feature films to many Wedding and Live Event filming.
Pixflix is Adam’s passion and he and his team only want to produce the highest quality work, but not forget the story and truth behind what they are capturing.
Lastly Pixflix stands for Pickstone Film’s and if you are wanting a friendly company that aims to put the clients needs first, look no further.
Adam Pickstone
Pixflix Productions / Owner and Operator


    UNFADED

Lagani Gairo & Jlgairo, Director | Cinematographer

13 Claremont Drive, Robina, QLD 4226
hello@unfaded.com.au
www.unfaded.com.au
https://unfaded.com.au/films/
https://www.facebook.com/Unfaded-107414820640397/
+61 435 296 273

A husband and wife duo with a team of talented wedding videographers and photographers based in Sydney and on the Gold Coast.

Over 8 years of experience shooting weddings on the East coast of Australia from Queensland to New South Wales and Victoria.
J, is a qualified and experienced videographer and designer, and an exceptional guy with lots of love & understanding his couples and what it takes to make a great film.
Ly, his loving wife is their dedicated manager!
If you look hard enough, you’ll find her in the background somewhere, organising footage or making sure couples are as relaxed and happy as possible.


Photography and Film packages range from $800 upward.
Servicing anywhere in QLD, NSW & ACT, splitting all travel Costs from the Gold Coast including Destination Weddings.

Here is a sample:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DrvhisXtVho


WISHING WELL FILMS

Leah Beanland

Wishing Well Films offers candid and heartfelt videography, with packages varying from highlights videos to full length coverage of your wedding day.

Please see our Facebook or Vimeo page for samples and to get in touch!

facebook.com/wishingwellfilms
https://vimeo.com/wishingwellfilmsleahbeanland@gmail.com
0433 202 813


Mile` Stanisic
EVENT PICTURE PRODUCTION
Victoria Road, Punchbowl. NSW 2196
+61 439 590 185

Event Picture Production (“Epic”) – previously known as Miles Multimedia Office (since 2008) captures video with an option to broadcast live or with 24 hrs delay) in full HD quality. We record with up to 4 cameras, operated by experienced crew, we apply professional artwork (intros, overlays, lower thirds etc) giving your footage a professional look and feel, as already seen many times on TV – Our service is unobtrusive and professional – our results are immediate (turnaround 48-72 hrs, if not broadcasting)!

Every wedding has the potential to be viewed live on different devices, like TVs, computers, and mobile phones. Event Picture Production is your ticket to the live stream and global exposure. We provide affordable & quality video recording and live (or delayed) stream via Internet, as reliable as the traditional broadcast. So, now you can share the greatest moments of your life with your relatives and friends all around the world – broadcasting your wedding video instantly or 24 hrs later.

Epic is servicing all locations in Sydney and surrounding areas up to Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Illawarra / Shoalhaven region and ACT..


Visa – Marriage Visa

You don’t have to be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia to legally marry in Australia. You can find marriage visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website, if you hope to live in Australia after your marriage.

Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300)
http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/300-/Prospective-Marriage-visa-(subclass-300)-document-checklist
Features : This visa allows people to come to Australia to marry their fiancé.
If you are granted this visa, you should marry your fiancé and apply for a Partner (subclasses 820 and 801)visa before your Prospective Marriage visa (subclass 300) expires.

Eligibility – You must:

  • intend to marry
  • have met and know your prospective spouse
  • be the opposite sex to your prospective spouse (same-sex couples can apply for a Partner visa)
  • be at least 18 years of age.Length of stay – ​Nine months
  • Cost: From $AUD 7,000

Weather

The weather conditions can of course influence the date, location & ceremony design,


Wedding Planners


BROOKE BOYCE – WEDDING & EVENT PLANNING
P: 0411 315 913
E: brooke.weddings@gmail.com
W: http://brookeboyce.wix.com/eventplanner
F: http://facebook.com/brookeseventplanning
https://www.instagram.com/brookes_wedding_planning

 

SPECIAL OFFER
(exclusive to A Life Celebrant Clients) 
ON DAY WEDDING COORDINATION + STYLING for $250 (Normally $350), but mention this add and reconfirm the offer is current

 



Sharon Leenman
One Wedding
http://www.oneweddings.com.au/
Instagram- @one.weddings
sharon@oneweddings.com.au
0414 63 99 83

This is one of the most exciting times in your life. You met your perfect match. You said ‘Yes’ to sharing forever together. My name is Sharon Leenman and the proud owner of ‘One Weddings’.

My journey as a Wedding Planner began when I was a makeup artist doing bridal make-up. Over the years I heard many sad stories and witnessed stressed and anxious brides who had not enjoyed the months leading up to their wedding. My heart went out to them. I wanted to change this for them. So that’s exactly why I became a Wedding Planner. ‘One Weddings’ guarantees a stress-free planning process so that you can focus on what this day is truly about, starting a life with the person you love most.

My passion is planning, organising, and listening to the creative vision of couples and ultimately bringing it to life. Whether you are planning a small intimate affair or a large spectacular event, ‘One Weddings’ will create an event you and your loved ones will cherish for a lifetime. I would love to hear from you.  I look forward to chatting with you soon. Contact us 



Pyrmont NSW
https://www.facebook.com/kate9event/
https://katesweddingservices.com.au/
kate@katesweddingservices.com.au

1800 054 544
0405 917 732

Our core focus is on the planning and co-ordination of your event. We source and partner with leading suppliers and service providers for all your other needs such as: stying, photography, videography, venue, cake, car hire ect.
For planning and advisory services, please note that we operate as an Independent Wedding Advisor and so we are very different from any other in-house planner or the venue co-ordinator. We do not work for any supplier nor service provider, we work for our clients – i.e. the couple – and hence our advice, recommendations and support is purely based on the interests of our brides and grooms. It is you, the couple, who we represent in all our discussions, advice and work.
We have developed wedding planning materials, techniques and processes that can achieve efficiency and time and cost savings. You don’t need to invent or learn the entire process yourself, nor DIY everything – which doesn’t necessarily work out cheaper anyway. Let us help you achieve your goal faster, better and with more confidence!


Samah Hanna
N&C Wedding Planner
Wedding Planner Director
schawki2003@gmail.com

0405 26 0075


Other Stuff

I’ll add more regularly but please email or call me if there is another business I should include or if you don’t find what you are looking for. I’ll be pleased to help. Contact details below


A Life Celebrant – Lou Szymkow

Friendly, professional, reliable, helpful, approachable.

  • Civil, Marriage, Commitment, Naming & Funeral Celebrant
  • Commonwealth- Registered Marriage Celebrant
  • Manyana NSW. Australia – covering the South Coast to Sydney and out to Canberra & Goulburn

am your Sth Coast Celebrant.

A Ceremony created by & with Lou Szymkow, A Life Celebrant; with over 40 years experience in public life,  will ensure that it is uniquely your own; an enriching, memorable experience. We can confidently work together to ensure the ceremony will be exceptional.

I love doing what I do and am confident you will too.

What I enjoy most about my experiences is meeting people and hearing their story. 

Everyone has their own story and it is often amazing what can be learned. Sharing time with people is the greatest of experiences.

 +61 (0) 457 00 1922    lou@alifecelebrant.com.au

A celebrant for all special occasions in your journey of life.

Your Life Events: Weddings, Unions & Commitments; Naming Ceremonies; Funerals, & More

 

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