Interstate / Overseas Couples
What a big decision it is to marry away from family and friends in another State or even another Country. It may seem daunting, but in fact, it is a simple process if you have the right information and help.
Your Wedding can be planned and organised via email fax or telephone. It would be my pleasure to help you with the legal paperwork, ceremony design and recommendations for other wedding professionals such as a Wedding Planner, Decorator, Photographer, Florist, Transport, even the two witnesses for the ceremony can be organised if needed.
I am also happy to suggest some beautiful restaurants for your wedding celebration.
Located on the beautiful Northern Beaches of Sydney, I live very close to the world-famous Manly Beach and am within walking distance to both Freshwater and Curl Curl beaches – three of the most popular beaches in Sydney, not only for surfing but for their panoramic views and picturesque landscape.
There is an abundance of beautiful locations throughout the Sydney and Northern Beaches areas that are suitable for weddings. From the scenic Blue Mountains to magnificent Sydney Harbour, from early morning till evening, it would be my pleasure to help you create that special lifetime memory.
Available to travel Australia-wide to officiate your personalised ceremony, please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
Letters for Immigration Purposes
If you are in the process of coming to Australia to marry and require a Fiancé (Spouse) Visa Letter for Immigration purposes, I can supply this to you with NO ADDITIONAL FEE. This letter is written upon receipt of the Notice of Intended Marriage Form.
Planning to Elope?
Manly couples are now choosing to ‘Elope’ wanting a more private and intimate ceremony with only their two witnesses, immediate family or closest friends – the focus being entirely on the Bride and Groom. If you are looking to celebrate on a budget but with style, something stress free and no fuss, yet meaningful and memorable, Louise will conduct a personalised ceremony at a time and location of your choice. To view some of Louise’s recommended Ceremony locations, please click here. All legal aspects of the ceremony and legal documents are fulfilled as per The Marriage Act 1961.
Many couples living Interstate choose to marry in Sydney, and I have had the honour of performing Ceremonies for couples from all over Australia. So if you would like to marry on one of our beautiful beaches, by the magnificent Sydney Harbour, or even on top the Harbour Bridge, please email me for a “Visitors to Sydney Information Sheet” with all the information you will need or visit my Weddings Page for the legalities ~ it’s easier than you think. I am also happy to travel to your home state for your special day if you wish.
After your marriage, you will need to apply for your Official Registered Marriage Certificate from Births Deaths & Marriages. This is the certificate you will need as proof of marriage and also for change of name purposes ~ I will help and advise you on this.
Planning a wedding, especially from Interstate may seem daunting but with my help, it will be a stress-free and easy process – I am happy to help you in any way I can.
Many couples living Overseas choose to marry in Australia, and I have had the honour of performing Ceremonies for couples from all over the world. So if you would like to marry on one of our beautiful beaches, by magnificent Sydney Harbour, or on top of the Harbour Bridge please email me for an “Overseas Visitors to Sydney Information Sheet” with all the information you will need or visit my Weddings Page for the legalities ~ it’s easier than you think.
After your marriage, you will need to apply for your Official Registered Marriage Certificate from Births Deaths & Marriages. This is the certificate you will need so that your marriage is recognised in your home country ~ I will help and advise you on this.
Also, some countries require this certificate to have a special stamp which must be obtained at your country’s Consulate or the Department of Foreign Affairs before you leave to go home ~ it cannot be done after you leave Australia. It is advisable to find out your exact requirements before you leave your country of origin.
Planning a wedding, especially from an overseas country may seem daunting but with my help, it will be a stress free and easy process – I am happy to help you in any way I can.
Dear Louise, your service was totally fantastic. It could have been tough arranging everything from abroad but you made it all so simple. We really appreciated the HUGE pack of info you provided us at the outset – the options were many and varied and it helped us choose the perfect ceremony for us…. You were amazingly helpful, friendly, knowledgeable and a total joy to work with – you made our day flow easily and comfortably. Your knowledge of the venue was priceless for us. We cannot thank you enough..
Bek & Pete – Cayman Islands
Ceremony location: Pilu At Freshwater, Freshwater Beach, Sydney
Your services were of the highest standard. You are a very lovely, friendly lady and extremely helpful in recommending photography, video, transport etc and if it wasn’t for you I would not have known where to start. As we are not from Sydney we appreciated your advice on the best location for our ceremony which was just perfect with the most glorious weather. Our Ceremony Folder with a copy of our vows is a lovely momento and one we will treasure. I cannot thank you enough for everything. I am so glad you were our Celebrant and we wish you all the best. You helped create a PERFECT day for us which will never be forgotten.
Thanks Louise, sincerely,
Alicia & David – Townsville, Queensland
Ceremony Location: Cremorne Point Reserve, Cremorne
Shaun and I would just like to say thank you for your fantastic and friendly service. As Shaun said in during the ceremony, “who said long distance doesn’t work?”
You made what could have been a very difficult decision easy. You were the only celebrant that called to introduce themselves and we are extremely glad that we went with you. You are friendly, caring and professional (and not forgetting very natural). You blended in completely with our family and friends and made everyone feel very at ease…. especially Shaun.
If we ever have any friends who decide to get married in Sydney we will definitely be recommending you.
Shaun and Hayley – Adelaide SA
Ceremony Location – Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour
We were extremely happy with your service. We had the perfect day thanks to you. Everything went well considering we were interstate and I believe that it was due to all the correspondence we had with you. You took us on at very short notice and we will be very grateful always for that ~ THANKYOU…..
Simone & Andrew ~ Brisbane Qld.
Ceremony Location: Narrabeen Beach, Northern Beaches, Sydney
Thank you very much for being a wonderful, professional Celebrant. We had a great time and everyone loved our ceremony. Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special. It’s a beautiful memory and it stays with us for the rest of our lives.
With love, Sharon & Michael – Bejing, China
Ceremony Location: Freshwater Beach, Sydney
Thank you for keeping it very very warm for all of us this morning. There was no amount of the early spring rain nor the late winter’s chill that penetrated the warm atmosphere you have created with us. You are very gifted and we are so blessed to have you as part of our wedding ceremony. Thank you for sending the details so promptly.
~ Adam & Ria – Vermont, USA
Ceremony Location: Bradfield Park, Kirribilli
Living overseas, we had to organise all of our wedding remotely, and early on we made contact with Louise Spedding to act as our celebrant for our casual wedding service to be held on Shelley Beach. From the outset, we felt as though Louise understood us, and the type of ceremony that we were after. With the tool box provided by Louise, we were able to tailor the ceremony to exactly the way we wanted it.
Louise guided and prompted us all the way, and the whole planning process for the ceremony was smooth, and a lot of fun! (even more impressive as it was done mostly via email!) On the day Louise delivered the ceremony with great engaging energy in a very warm, heartfelt and personal way! Thank you Louise!! We have no hesitation to recommend your services to anyone!!
~ Big hugs, Ash and John – Stockholm, Sweden
Ceremony Location: Shelly Beach, Manly
Thanks for a wonderful ceremony – You really did make us feel special.
Al & Kenjie – London, England
Ceremony Location: Whale Beach, Sydney
Thank you once again for all your hard work and not-so-small contribution to making our wedding the magical day that it was. We wouldn’t change a thing about the ceremony – it was perfect! It has meant so much to have someone who got to know us so well from the other side of the world which made our day so very special.
Thanks again Louise
Ryan & Liesl – Edinburgh, Scotland
Ceremony Location: Shelly Beach, Manly
We can’t thankyou enough for making our special day so perfect! Your friendliness was so reassuring and when we met you it was like we had known each other for ages! It was so nice of you to run us around and make sure we had the best location possible ~ this lifted the stress from us which is just what we needed after a long flight! We were 100% happy with our wedding location all thanks to you for your hard work in sorting this out. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone as you provide an all round first class service! Warmest wishes,
~ Vicky & Steve – The Lakes District, England
Ceremony Location: Freshwater Beach Headland, Northern Beaches, Sydney
We had an absolutely fabulous time in Australia, and our wedding day was really special – we’ve just been looking at the photos and videos tonight. Thanks again for leading our ceremony – we were very happy with the service! You provided a very relaxed, personal and down to earth approach which was exactly what we were looking for. Thanks to you, we really enjoyed our special day.
With our very best wishes,
Ed and Justine – Birmingham, England
Ceremony Location: Rocky Point Island, Balmoral Beach, Sydney
Thankyou very much for the service, it was just what we wanted; no frills, concise but with a heart. We loved the way that we were married in Sydney. We received all the necessary documents in good time with your guidance and hope it will go smoothly in Belgium.
Thanks again, and we will definitely keep in touch.
Dennis & Nadia – Belgium
Ceremony Location: Cremorne Point Reserve, Sydney
We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making that unbelievably special day happen. You were fantastic, so warm and caring and your beautiful calming presence helped make both myself and Mark feel completely relaxed, because of that we absorbed every second of our amazing day and for that alone we cannot thank you enough. You’re witty and charming and we thank god you were out there when we needed you. Something in the cosmos brought us together…fate is a wonderful thing. Louise, I have never met someone so suited to their job, you have definitely found your calling.
We have just arrived back home after a fabulously long honeymoon and are now ready to take on the world as Mr & Mrs. We have some beautiful and hilarious photographs of the day that we will send to you when we get them sorted. Keep in touch & thinking about you. Love and best wishes
Mark & Eleanor – Northern Ireland
Ceremony Location: Freshwater Beach Headland, Sydney
We had a wonderful night, and I must say I have never seen anyone more suited to a job than you. Our day was perfect thanks to yourself.
Bruce & Jean – Perth, WA
Ceremony Location: Bradfield Park, Kirribilli