LIZ WATSON 
COMMONWEALTH-REGISTERED MARRIAGE CELEBRANT

Equality, Respect, Love

 

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.”

William Shakespeare

 

WHO I AM

I am a Commonwealth-registered marriage celebrant based in Erskineville, Sydney. I pride myself on my highly customised and unique events. Whether planning your next Wedding, Vow renewal, or Baby naming ceremony, I’m here to make sure that each and every event I’m involved with is unique, extraordinary, and unforgettable.

Trust me to take care of your celebration. I am a mum to a beautiful little girl, been married to my wife for 4 years, and am a part-time vet nurse. I have always been a true romantic. When marriage equality was passed in Australia I knew that it was time for me to be involved in making people's "dream day" come true.

I have a passion for love, equality, respect and specialising in LGBTQIA weddings.

 

Unique, Extraordinary, and Truly Unforgettable Celebrations

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SERVICES

Weddings – Vow Renewals – Naming Ceremonies

WEDDINGS

Perfectly Planned

I care about making your Wedding Day the best possible experience for everyone involved.

  1. Call or email me for a chat about the ceremony of your choice and check if the date you would like is available.

  2. I will meet you for a no obligation chat about you, your partner and your ceremony. During this I will explain my services and what I can offer you to enable you to have the ceremony of your dreams.

  3. If we all decide we are a good fit, I will arrange to meet with you and complete the legal paperwork and to discuss your ceremony needs. The NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE (NOIM) FORM must be completed with me no more than 18 months before the date of your wedding day, and at least one month before your wedding day. This is a legal requirement. A non-refundable booking fee of $200 will be required at this time.

  4. We will discuss your vision and I will provide you with loads of ideas on how we can make the ceremony uniquely about the two of you.

  5. The ceremony draft will be forwarded to you for review. I'll provide you with unlimited email and phone access. We will continue to work together until you are 100% happy and satisfied with your ceremony.

  6. Rehearsal Day: 1 week out from the wedding (as a minimum, preferably the day before the wedding) at the ceremony location, at or around the same time of day as the wedding. All ceremony participants are strongly encouraged to attend.

  7. Your Wedding Day: I will arrive one hour prior to the ceremony time. I will provide my own PA system, signing table and chairs. 

VOW RENEWALS

I do, again!!!!!

Weddings are certainly cause for celebration, but they really just mark the easy part. The real success comes later, after your love weathers all the ups and downs of marriage. That's why vow renewal ceremonies are so important. 


You can renew your vows however many years, and however many times, after tying the knot, giving you the opportunity to celebrate your love in a much more intimate way than a wedding. Plus, without the pressure from your family, you can essentially do whatever you want. 


There are several reasons that couples decide to renew their vows. These can be:

  1. The couple is celebrating a wedding day anniversary.

  2. The couple has married overseas and some family members were not able to travel. 

  3. The both of you love a good party and a renewal of vows in front of your nearest and dearest is the perfect reason!

Whatever the reason, let me help you design and create the most romantic way to say "I do, still".​

NAMING CEREMONIES

Welcome to the world

A Naming Ceremony is a celebration of family and life. I will write a ceremony for you that is personalised and meaningful. It can be as short and sweet as you like, or we can go more in depth and add lots of detail. The most important part is choosing the aspects that are special to you and your family.


It will include officially naming your child and declarations of promises and commitments from parents and other significant members of the family. 

Parents state their hopes and wishes for the child’s future and will share the experience with family and friends who attend the ceremony.  You may also choose 'guideparents' or 'guardians' to make commitments to support and guide the child as they grow.  Some like to personalise the ceremony with readings and poems or include symbolic elements such as lighting candles or planting.


The family usually hold a celebration after the ceremony at the same location.

 
 

Emily and John

Liz was by far the most organised, entertaining, professional and kind celebrant we met beforehand and on the day was just absolutely amazing to have around.
The amount of people that commented on how good the actual ceremony was due to her eye for detail was more than what we received for getting married ha!
100% best and could not recommend her enough to help with your special day.
Thank you so so much Liz you are absolutely fantastic.

 
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Liz Watson Celebrant

0458302707

Erskineville, Sydney NSW 2043, Australia

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