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: 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.

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?" price does not fit all. It depends on several factors and 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.

Once you've decided which ceremony would suit your requirements, you need to lock in your date by paying a non-refundable retainer of $200. Your Notice Of Intention will be lodged and the fee will become a part of your total cost

1."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.

 Your ceremony will be amplified with my P.A. & microphone so ALL guests can hear you exchange your vows.

* You will receive a well balanced ceremony, allowing you to add your personal touches and vows.

*A reading by a guest..........optional

*A keepsake copy of your ceremony.

* My signing table with fitted cloth if needed.

*Your ceremonial music can be provided if necessary.

 *An onsite rehearsal the day(s) before IF distance permits... .OR in my garden.

*Your Commemorative Marriage Certificate and on-line registration.

2."A Friendly Affair" 

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

A smaller wedding with up to 30 guests at your chosen location.

No need for amplification so I can leave my PA at home.

Ideal for weddings with a small/no bridal party or second marriages.

Offers you a well balanced standard ceremony with your choice of suggested vows.

You will receive your Commemorative Marriage Certificate and on-line registration.

3."An Intimate Ceremony"

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

A standard ceremony in my attractive garden with up to 4 adult guests, 2 of whom will be witnesses.

You can take some nice photos in the garden following the ceremony.

Ideal for those who don't have the time, the energy or the funds for a big fancy wedding.

A warmer alternative to a registry office wedding.

You will receive your Commemorative Marriage Certificate and on-line registration.

Extra Charges.

Travel expenses will not apply if the ceremony is within 30kms of my office.

I will gladly send you obligation free information once you fill out my contact form or e-mail me on