CONGRATULATIONS you're getting married!


Adara K Photography.

A great ceremony is the perfect way to set the tone for the rest of your day.

 Make your wedding day magical and memorable with a ceremony  by

Karen Ambrose of 'Designed Ceremonies'.

"Creating modern ceremonies with a touch of tradition."

I am based just a short drive from Nowra.... and celebrate weddings anywhere from Kiama to Ulladulla on the beautiful South Coast of NSW. or phone (02) 4446 1186

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 any one of the gorgeous locations the Shoalhaven area has to offer.

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. Unlike your reception where you pay per person, your celebrant has exactly the same legal responsibilities for every ceremony regardless of the number of guests....10 or 100!


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?" depends on the location and the size of your wedding.

I am happy to offer you 3 levels of ceremonies to make your wedding day perfect, from large to small to intimate.

               Once you've decided which ceremony would suit your requirements, you need to lock in your date by paying a

non-refundable booking fee of $200. This will then be deducted from your total cost

"Your Ultimate Wedding Celebration".

 By far the most popular choice as it offers everything you need for the larger ceremony

 Any number of guests at your chosen venue.

Offers you a well balanced ceremony, allowing you to add your personal touches and vows.

Your ceremony will be amplified with my P.A. and your choice of music will be provided as a bonus.

I will give you a keepsake copy of your ceremony and your Commemorative Marriage certificate.

I can bring my signing table with fitted cloth if needed.

I am happy to do an onsite rehearsal the day(s) before IF distance permits... .OR in my garden.

"A Friendly Affair"

A smaller wedding with no more than 30 guests at your chosen location.

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

& your Commemorative Marriage Certificate.

"An Intimate Ceremony"

A standard ceremony in my comfortable garden with no more than 4 adult guests.

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.

Extra Charges.

Please be aware that ceremonies more than 20kms from my office will incur travel expenses.

Your 'official marriage certificate' from BDM is $56 which can be added to your fee.

I can order that for you once I register your marriage on-line if you wish.

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