” Your Wedding Day Is The Most Important Day In Your Life…Let’s Make It Perfect Together! ”

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Welcome to Forever Memories Ceremonies  – Introducing Judith Bray (Registered Marriage and Civil Celebrant in Goulburn).

My Celebrant Services cover Marriage, Commitment Ceremonies, Renewal of Vows, Funerals, and Naming Days. Your wedding day is one of the most personal and cherished days of your life. Your wedding ceremony itself should be just as personal. Every aspect of it, from readings to music to symbolism, should be a reflection of you and the bond that you share. To make this day truly your own, rejoice in everything that makes your union unique. Express yourself among family and friends through a personalized ceremony. With me as your celebrant you can be assured of professional service from booking to the special day. A good ceremony should be about your beliefs, traditions and feelings and a good celebrant will ensure your special day is tailored to meet your individual needs. I, as your chosen celebrant will work with you to create a ceremony that will be both meaningful and memorable…

To be able to really relax and enjoy your wedding day you must have confidence in the professionalism of your celebrant. I will work with you to ensure your day goes smoothly!

I will provide a high quality, individualized service. I aim to work closely with you to design a unique ceremony that reflects your story and the love you both share. I can offer you a range of ceremony styles tailored to meet your needs. Taking care of all the small details and providing you with guidance, support and advice, ensures your wedding day is perfect. The following are all included:

  • I will attend to all legal paperwork.
  • I will create your personalized, individual ceremony.
  • I will provide everything necessary for the ceremony.
  • PA system – ensuring every word is heard by your guests.
  • Music can be played through my PA.
  • Portable table and chair with white cloth, for signing register.
  • I will solemnize your marriage according to Australian Law.
  • I will register your wedding with Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Legal Considerations

As a registered marriage Celebrant I am qualified to conduct marriages in Australia. For a marriage to be valid there are important legal issues regarding documents and wording in the ceremony that must be adhered to. As a registered celebrant I undergo on-going Professional Development to ensure that I am completely up to date with the laws regarding marriage in Australia. As your celebrant I will guide you through all aspects of your marriage ceremony, ensuring all the legal requirements are met.

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Marriage Ceremonies

Choosing a celebrant is a very personal thing, you should be able to relate and feel comfortable expressing what you want so your ceremony is both meaningful and personalized. When choosing me as your celebrant you will receive the highest quality of professional service. You can be assured in the knowledge that you are using a committed celebrant when appointing Forever Memories Ceremonies. I have wonderful interpersonal skills to help craft your ceremony to adhere to your special desires and needs.

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Marriage Rituals

Every couple has their own, unique love story. Your ceremony is about including this special story and your journey together and how it’s brought the two of you together to this day. How you choose to celebrate your marriage is up to you and I’m happy to guide you through the many options available. Whilst a traditional wedding is very popular with couples, there are many other ways to express and share your love for each other. Together, I promise that we will create a beautiful and memorable wedding ceremony!

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Supporting Same Sex Marriage

Marriage-Equality-Logo-100x100-TransparentCelebrants displaying this logo have a policy of treating the LGBTI ( lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex) community with dignity and respect. They support the Marriage Equality movement and same sex marriage. The logo, combines easily recognised symbols, wedding rings, rainbow colours, and the equal sign. It was initiated and designed specifically for celebrants by Judy Aulich and Charles Foley, so that members of the LGBTI community, and also those who support marriage equality, can easily find celebrants who will welcome their business.

By displaying this logo I show my support for marriage equality and an end to discrimination for same sex couples. I agree to a policy of treating all LGBTI couples with respect and dignity.  I will welcome their business and that of their friends and families. Read more here…

Ceremony Kit:

When you appoint me as your celebrant I will supply you with a ceremony booklet which you and your fiancé can read at your own leisure.
The kit includes ceremony options and will assist me in creating the personalized wording that will make your day memorable. I can also write your ceremony completely tailored to your needs.

Things to consider when creating a meaningful ceremony:

Tell your personal story. Share the story of how you met and why you fell in love. What were the first words you said to each other? Where was your first date? How did the proposal happen? What actions of the other say I love you? What does your partner do that always makes you laugh? Your celebrant can include these words into your introduction or elsewhere in the ceremony.
Include your family and friends.
Your day can be made more memorable by including family or friends to read poetry or verse.
Honor the presenter.
If one or both of you will be presented in marriage, take this time to reflect on what this relationship means to you. Have your celebrant include words of homage.

”We would like to say thank you, we were so happy with all you did for our special day, you truly were the perfect person, your help invaluable. We cannot thank you enough for the beautiful service you conducted on our wedding day and we have no hesitation recommending you. Thank you for such a wonderful day.”

Alisha & Daniel.

”Judith, a wedding can often be fraught with mishaps as there are so many things that have to come together perfectly on the day. One thing we never had to worry about was you and your beautiful service. Your words brought tears to the eyes of our families & friends and will live in our hearts forever. Thank you!”

Justin & Samantha.

”Judith, you made our wedding day memorable. The service you provided and the beautiful words you spoke touched us all and we cannot thank you enough. We also cannot recommend you and Forever Memories highly enough to anyone who wants a professional celebrant on their wedding day.”

Mark & Catherine.

”We searched for a long time before deciding upon Judith Bray to officiate over our wedding and my husband and I couldn’t have been happier. Her wit and charm and her eloquent service was unforgettable and we both would recommend her to any couple looking for a marriage celebrant. Thank you Judith.”

Emma & Christian.

”As our wedding day was the culmination of months of planning, finding the right celebrant was of the highest importance to us. Judith met with us and discussed our arrangements and was always on hand if we had any questions. The day itself ran smoothly and Judith’s service was just lovely. We would not hesitate in recommending her services.”

Brian & Ashley.