CONGRATULATIONS you're getting married!

Make your wedding day magical and memorable with a ceremony  by

Karen Ambrose of 'Designed Ceremonies'.

"Creating modern ceremonies with a touch of tradition. 

Contact Karen at:  karenambrose20@gmail.com 

or phone (02) 4446 1186

With so many hidden gems on offer, the beautiful Shoalhaven area is sure to exceed your expectations when searching for a wedding venue. From wineries with stunning views, to riverside venues, bush retreats and beachside locations, you are certain to find the right place to celebrate your special day.

 Wedding ceremonies should be fun, light-hearted & touching yet delivered with the warmth and respect a marriage deserves. You are going to need a celebrant who will combine these important aspects to create a feeling you and your guests will remember for a long time to come. Whether your wedding is traditional, informal, intimate or rustic, each ceremony will be created to suit the tone of your day and your personalities. While Saturday is still the most popular day for weddings, your ceremony can be held on any day and at your chosen venue.

I will be happy to advise you of the steps you need to take to get your marriage process underway with obligation free information I can e-mail to you....and you will find my fees quite competitive.

Celebrate with me at one of the stunning locations along the South Coast of NSW.

Karen Ambrose, Authorised Marriage Celebrant


 Things You Need To Know

1.The most important step in the marriage process is meeting with your celebrant and filling in your Notice Of  Intended Marriage.  By law, this must be done at least one month prior to the wedding date. A longer time is preferable with 18 months being the maximum amount of advanced notice.

Bonus for 2022 only.

If you live a distance away and cannot attend a meeting easily, your celebrant can witness your signing of the Notice Of Intended Marriage via Zoom for this year only. How good is that!  Just ask and I tell you how this goes.

2. You will need to produce your original birth certificates(copies are not acceptable) along with photo ID such as your driver's licence. A passport is also acceptable but does not contain as much vital information as your birth certificate. If you have been married previously, a divorce or death certificate is required.

3. A non-refundable booking fee will be required to lock in the date and time for your ceremony. Once that is paid, legal paperwork will be generated to start the marriage process and you can rest easy knowing everything will be taken care of.

4. I will take care of all legalities for your marriage. You will be kept informed in the lead up to the wedding day and your marriage will be promptly registered with BDM following the ceremony. 

Photo by Wanderess Imagery.


Ceremony choices.

With most couples on some sort of 'wedding budget', one of the frequently asked questions is "How much do you charge?"

Answer......"One price does not fit all" as each ceremony comes with different inclusions dependent on your requirements. 

My price guide which I can e-mail to you will outline your costings.

I am happy to offer you different ceremonies to make your wedding day perfect.....large, small or intimate.

Lock in your date now by paying your $200 booking fee which becomes part of you total cost for any ceremony:

1."A Legals Only" ceremony

Now includes your official marriage certificate from BDM valued at $60.

Just you & your 2 witnesses in my comfy office.


2."A Friendly Affair" 

Now includes your official marriage certificate from BDM valued at $60.

Ideal for an elopement with just your 2 witnesses OR a small gathering of up to 20 people at your chosen location.


3."Your Ultimate Wedding Celebration"

Now Includes your official marriage certificate from BDM valued at $60

 By far the most popular choice as it includes everything you need for the medium to larger ceremony at your chosen venue.

  P.A. & microphone provided so ALL guests can hear you exchange your vows.

Extra Charges.

Travel expenses will only apply if the ceremony is more than 40kms of my office.

Contacting me for information is easy: 

karenambrose20@gmail.com

phone me on 4446 1186

or 0418799694