Ishara de Garis is your authorised civil marriage celebrant, Perth WA.
Congratulations on having found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with! I wish you every blessing on your wedding day and many growthful and fulfilling years of marriage ahead.
Your wedding can and should be an authentic expression of who you are – both individually and as a couple – your love for each other, your hopes and dreams for your relationship, your shared values. As your marriage celebrant I will work with you to co-create a personalised and personally meaningful wedding ceremony.
Planning your wedding ceremony can be easy
- Not sure what is possible in a wedding ceremony? I have plenty of great ideas to share with you: check out my Wedding Ceremony Rituals page.
- There are also a few legal details which you need to be aware of: View the legal requirements for getting married in Australia.
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Why choose a civil marriage celebrant for your Perth wedding?
Hiring a civil marriage ceremony has some real advantages.
First and foremost are the freedom to choose
you will marry.
Pick your place
When you choose Ishara as your civil marriage celebrant you can hold your wedding where and when you like
When you choose Ishara as your civil marriage celebrant Perth WA you can get married in a local park
Couple getting married in bushland at Samson Park, near Fremantle WA
When you choose Ishara as your civil marriage celebrant Perth WA you can get married on a beach
When you choose Ishara as your civil marriage celebrant Perth WA you can get married in your own home or garden
Marriage celebrant Ishara officiates at a romantic backyard wedding
When you choose a civil marriage celebrant Perth WA you can get married at a function centre
Uniquely different wedding at Golden Ponds function centre, Baldivis
Pick your time
When can you get married with a civil marriage celebrant?
Civil marriage celebrant Ishara de Garis is available to conduct your wedding ceremony on weekends and evenings, as well as some week days.
I will happily travel to anywhere in the Perth metropolitan area to conduct your wedding ceremony at a time that suits you. I am based in Hilton, Fremantle, and I generally ask my clients to come and visit me for an initial meeting before we confirm the booking.
Please note: the legal process for getting married requires a minimum of one month from time of booking before your wedding can take place. *In some special circumstances it may be possible to obtain permission for a shortening of the legal notice period.
More freedom and convenience than Registy Office hours
Getting married at the Perth Registry Office involves booking an appointment for you and your choice of witnesses to attend their city office between the hours of 9.30am – 12pm and 2pm – 3.30pm Monday to Friday. On the day of the ceremony, the Registry celebrant on duty will perform the legal requirements for marriage in Australia.
This arrangement may suit some couples, who simply wish to complete the minimum legal requirements for marriage and do not care about creating special memories of their wedding. Sometimes, however, it is just not convenient for you and your friends or family members to have to travel into the central business district during business hours.
Choose your words
With civil marriage celebrant Ishara de Garis you can choose your own wedding vows.
When you marry with a religious celebrant a great deal of what happens in your wedding ceremony, including the promises you will make to each other, is dictated by tradition.
By contrast, when you marry with a civil marriage celebrant in Western Australia you are free to choose the words of your wedding vows, and nearly everything else about what happens in your ceremony. You can include elements from any traditions that are meaningful to you.
Getting married is a significant life decision. (Even if you have already been living as a family for some time.) The simple act of standing up together in front of the people who matter the most in your world and publicly affirming your intention to love and care for each other for the rest of your lives is an experience that has the potential to deepen your relationship in ways that are both subtle and profound.
The promises you make to each other on your wedding day, the special memories you create together, can be an important part of what sustains the love in your relationship through the years ahead.
I encourage couples to spend some time reflecting together on the special things that make life meaningful for you, both individually and as a couple. Then I work with you to craft a ceremony that will reflect your unique love story: the two people that you are and the special magic that brings you together.
The shape that ceremony takes is up to you: intimate, expansive, traditional, alternative, colourful, romantic, spiritual, heartfelt…
For some, a wedding is a public celebration of the joining of two extended families, two ‘tribes’ of family and friends. For others, it is a more private, two people making a personal commitment to each other with only the closest intimates as witness.
Some prefer to stay close to the family and cultural traditions they grew up with, whilst other more adventurous souls draw inspiration from the symbols of a wider range of the worlds cultural and spiritual traditions, or invent brand new ones!
I welcome your creative engagement with the development of your wedding ceremony in whatever way works for you. If you have favorite inspirational readings you’d like included, or if you think you might like to write your vows or some of the other words yourself, I will be more than happy to accommodate you.