Congratulations You're Getting Married!

Ben and Clare's Joyful Celebrations


rose hunter vineyards   View Fee Guide or Contact me for a quote or to arrange a no obligation meeting anytime.

rose hunter vineyards   If it is not convenient to meet, it will be possible to make most of the arrangements by phone/email or mail.

rose hunter vineyards   Complete a Notice of Intended Marriage (N.O.I.M). This may be downloaded from

rose hunter vineyards   The N.O.I.M must be completed and lodged with me at least one month before the wedding and no longer than 18 months before.

rose hunter vineyards   You will need your Birth Certificate or Passport plus Drivers Licence or other Photo ID

rose hunter vineyards   If you live Overseas or Interstate NOIM and other documents may be scanned and emailed and ceremony is able to take place one month from the day I receive the scanned copy of the NOIM.

rose hunter vineyards   If you are divorced or widowed you will require the appropriate documents (divorce or death certificate).

rose hunter vineyards   If you need to obtain a Birth Certificate, please log onto the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages at

rose hunter vineyards   If you need to obtain a Divorce Certificate, please contact the Family Law Court
 Phone 1300 352 000 or Email

rose hunter vineyards   You will need two witnesses over 18 years to be present at your Ceremony.

Rikki & Jack....Two Rivers, Denman......D'Herville Photography 


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Here are a few things you may
wish to discuss and consider as a
couple as you are preparing for your
lifelong commitment together.

There are also a few sites to visit
that offer Relationship Counselling
if you wish to discuss your relationship
further with a professional.

10 Ways to Become a Better Partner Relationships are at the core of human behavior.

We all relate to other people. However, relating to another is a mixed bag of excitement and fear, anticipation and dread, struggle and elation, closeness and distance, intimacy and loneliness.

Relationships are dynamic and ever-changing.

Here are 10 steps you can take to maximise your relationships so that you feel valued, loved and nurtured, and to minimise becoming a relationship casualty.

1. Develop a sense of trust: that is the condition in which you can be seen, heard, understood and accepted.

2. Accept that physical closeness is only one expression of intimacy.

3. Acknowledge each other's need to be autonomous, to stand on your own two feet and to make your own decisions.

4. Create a safe space with your partner in which you can both express problems, doubts, fears and weaknesses without fear of rejection or punishment.

5. Be willing to communicate, to share what is in your heart and mind and to listen to your partner's expectations, needs and wants. Listening does not mean having to fix the problem if there is one.

6. Be willing to negotiate around your differences with respect and generosity. You are not going to get your own way all the time.

7. Be aware of and honestly acknowledge the personal issues you bring into the relationship and the unrealistic expectations you may place on your partner.

8. Take time out to be alone and have some space. Without the capacity to be separate you will lack the capacity to give yourself freely to another.

9. Maintain and build supportive networks of friends outside of the relationship. It is not possible for one relationship to meet every need.

10. Develop the capacity to laugh and not take yourself too seriously.

#101 Copyright © Mensline Australia 2004 adapted with permission from original document ; author Sarah Dunning





overseas wedding

"To Brenda, We just wanted to thank you for assisting in my mother and Will's wish to marry one another. It would not have gone ahead without you, and you made the ceremony truly special and one we'll all remember for the rest of our lives. You're an angel in disguise" Love Helen Cheng and the Hughes Family. xoxo


OVERSEAS COUPLES...Getting Married in the Hunter Valley 

Almost all the paperwork can be done via email or on the phone if necessary.

The only requirement is that you sign and have the Notice of Intended Marriage witnessed by an authorised person (see the notice of intended marriage for who can witness this) in your country and send the original to me so I receive it at least one month prior to the ceremony date.   

Preparations for your ceremony can be organised online prior to your arrival.   

If you are an overseas resident I will need to sight either your original birth certificate or a current overseas passport. If either of you have been married before I will also need to sight the original divorce papers or death certificate, if these are not in English they must be translated by a registered translator website.

If you are Australian born living overseas but coming back to be married you will need your original birth certificate, passports cannot be used for Australian born.

After the ceremony I will register your marriage on line the same or next day as your wedding. You will then be able to apply to the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages for a registered marriage certificate. I can supply you with an application form and help you with this.

The fee payable to Births, Deaths and Marriages is approximately $60.00 or $88.00 for a Certificate depending on the urgency.

Your county may also require an Apostile stamp. Check with your embassy if you require this. If you do, this can be applied for at the Department of Foreign Affairs while you are visiting Sydney website.

Overseas couples- who require letters for immigration purposes.

If your fiance wishes to enter Australia under the prospective marriage (fiance) plan. I will supply a suitable letter for the Australian Consulate along with a copy of the Notice of Intended Marriage at our first meeting. Only one person needs to come to the initial interview to complete the legal forms. For couples who are overseas prior to the wedding, all the arrangements can be completed via email, telephone or by post.



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