Funeral Ceremonies

Funeral Ceremonies

The grief you experience at the loss of someone reflects just how much you loved them, no matter of their age or the duration that you have held them in your life.

Planning a funeral is never easy, especially as it tends to be an emotional and overwhelming time.

As your celebrant, I consider it a privilege to work with you and your family to produce and deliver a ceremony which your loved one deserves and that those left behind can remember for ever.

From initial contact, until the end of the ceremony, I will work closely with you and the funeral director. My main aim is to provide a unique ceremony that reflects the wishes of your loved one, whilst alleviating some of the weight from your shoulders by providing support and guidance when you need it most.


What happens next?

First, I will meet with you and listen intently to learn about special memories of your loved one.

We will no doubt share tears for their passing and laughter for their foibles. The details that you share, enables me to produce a thoroughly distinctive and meaningful reflection of the person who has passed. This gives me a chance to paint a picture of your loved one and respectfully include all the important aspects of them in the celebration of their life.

Whether it be poetry or music, readings or special elements, be it pleasant and joyful, energising and motivating, or simply relaxed and thoughtful. I will work with you to ensure the ceremony is meaningful and most importantly, uniquely personal to your loved one.

Whether you decide on a traditional graveside, a crematorium, or a natural burial ground, I will create a ceremony based on the details I have been given.

Most of all, I hope to leave you with reinforced memories that will provide comfort to all that attend the ceremony.  


Commitment Ceremonies

Commitment Ceremonies

Honour your love with obligation free Commitment Ceremonies Across Mornington, Peninsula, Rye!

Commitment ceremonies in Rye, Mornington Peninsula is considered similar to a wedding ceremony, except that it is not legally binding. Couples choose this ceremony for a variety of reasons, the most common of which is that they previously married in a simple, legal ceremony without celebrating with family and friends.

Until marriage equality became legal, same-sex couples often opted to hold a commitment ritual to celebrate their love. The couple could opt to have all the formalities in front of their guests at this celebration to reaffirm their wedding vows in front of their guests, much like a real wedding.

Commitment Ceremonies – the Celebration of Love

This is a perfect way to commemorate your first few months as a married couple, and just think of the stories you might share! At Suzane Edginton, I can help you arrange a special personalised certificate for the occasion of your commitment ceremony. If you want to get married now, I can perform a legal wedding to suit your needs and budget!

Commitment ceremonies are a celebration of two people’s love for each other. It is a day to declare your love and promises to a loved one, regardless of gender, age, or cultural context, and can include many elements of a wedding ceremony, with the exception of the legal formalities expected to be married in Australia.

I can help make your ceremony as amazing and memorable as possible

I will incorporate as many elements as you want to make your ceremony unique and unforgettable. The importance of rituals and ceremonies in our lives cannot be overstated. We are still reaching for the champagne to toast a success or a job well done; we give out prizes for sports, acting, and tidy handwriting; and we lift flags and sing anthems. People feel a sense of belonging when they engage in rituals and ceremonies, whether it’s to their families, group, or team. They have a sense of belonging, of being helped, and of being needed. People’s ability to deal with daily pressures improves as they maintain this level of well-being.

Commitment Ceremonies Without any Legal Bindings

This is why it’s essential in an intimate bonding like commitment ceremonies, in Rye, Mornington Peninsula, to show your partner love, motivation, and support so they know that you have got their back and are always there for them. No legal documentation or paperwork is involved. This Ceremony can be just like a full wedding service, complete with readings, poetry, family participation, personal vows, ring exchange, and even your original attendants.

If you are planning to partake in a commitment ceremony across Mornington Peninsula, call us now!  

Please kindly contact us now and book in advance.

Same Sex Marriage Celebrant

Same Sex Marriage Ceremony Rye, Mornington Peninsula

The first officially recognised same-sex marriage took place on January 9, 2018, in Australia and I could not have been more delighted. It will forever be etched as a wonderful day for love, equality, change, and respect.

I am Suzanne Edginton, a reputed and professional LGBTQI Same Sex Marriage celebrant in Melbourne with over 15 years of experience.
I’ve had the pleasure of helping numerous same-sex couples celebrate their love with commitment ceremonies, both before the changes in law, and now with the arrival of equal marriage rights.

 Diverse Customisation Options For Your Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony In Rye, Mornington Peninsula

Marriage equality has opened the door to a whole new world of customisation options, in wedding ceremonies. For same-sex couples and also progressive opposite-sex couples, the traditional gender-specific roles have become redundant, particularly if they want to use modern choices outlined here in their wedding ceremonies, wedding ceremonies are becoming more liberal, acceptable, and meaningful.

I believe that love has no boundaries. The essence of my wedding ceremonies, whatever your background or beliefs might be, lies in providing the best experience for you. A same-sex marriage ceremony is no different from any other wedding ceremony, and the couples may choose to be as conventional or as unconventional as is their preference.

I Closely Work With Same-Sex Couples For The Best Results

A same-sex marriage ceremony is no different from any other type of marriage ceremony. It can be as conventional or as alternative as they want, exactly how LGBTQ couples may choose it to be.

Together, we will choose the style and words that best tell your story and tailor your ceremony according to your taste and needs, making it your own sweet and special love celebration. I love to keep things fun and cheerful, so you can rest assured knowing that nothing is going to be solemn or dark!

I am also a professional writer who can find the right words for your emotions to be shared. I understand human beings and their devotion. I spend a lot of time getting to know my clients and their journey, putting a lot of thought to create the most sincere and personal ceremony possible.

It is not my only duty to officiate the ceremony. I’m also going to take care of all legalities and related administrative requirements, so all you have to think about is just turning up and have a nice time free of stress. Feel free to get in touch with me for Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony Rye, Mornington Peninsula.

Renewal of Vows

Renewal of Vows Celebrant

Professional Renewal of Vows Celebrant in Rye, Mornington Peninsula

Organising a renewal of vows ceremony is one of the best ways to reaffirm the love and commitment you have for each other. My name is Suzanne Edginton and I am a professional and certified renewal of vows celebrant. I have the knowledge, experience, and expertise to help you plan and create an innovative, meaningful, and memorable renewal of vows ceremony.

Renewal of Vows For an Ongoing Commitment to Each Other

Whether you want to strengthen your bond publicly, or you want to show everyone how much you love each other by celebrating a renewed commitment to each other – I am here to help. Whatever your reason for retaking your wedding vow is, it would be my pleasure to make this ceremony as memorable as possible for you & your family and guests.

As a trusted renewal of vows celebrant in Rye, Mornington Peninsula, I will offer full assistance throughout all the stages of the ceremony planning process. To create the best-suited length and structure of the ceremony, I will give you a customised portfolio of ceremony styles, rituals, promises, and readings based on your needs, ideas, and preferences.
I will work closely with you and offer expert advice to help you make the right choices.

I Will Plan and Create a Ceremony That Truly Reflects Your Personality

I understand that each couple is unique and every love story is different. This is why I provide my clients with customised service packages that best suit their preferences, needs, and budget.
Based on what you actually want, the ceremony can be planned and organised as either a grand party with family and friends or an intimate private event.
I will also provide you with the Renewal of Vows Certificate.

To discuss your ideas and needs, please call me on 0417540721.


Wedding Celebrant Services

Most Trusted Wedding Celebrant in Mornington Peninsula, Rye

Planning your wedding ceremony without professional assistance can be daunting, and at times, a stressful experience. My name is Suzanne Edginton and I am a professional and certified marriage celebrant with over 15 years of experience in the industry. I can plan, organise, officiate and perform a ceremony that you and your guests will cherish forever. I will work with you through the process of wedding celebrant services, communicating with you as often as required to achieve the maximum outcome of a beautifully tailored bespoke ceremony.

Professional and Personalised Wedding Celebrant Services in Mornington Peninsula, Rye

Looking for professional wedding celebrant services in Mornington Peninsula, Rye? I am here to help! As a trusted civil celebrant, I will assess your needs and preferences before turning your ideas into a fun-filled and memorable ceremony. You can have peace of mind knowing that I will do everything possible to help you create a ceremony that reflects your individual values, personalities, and your love and commitment to each other.

Creating a Ceremony That Truly Reflects Your Personality, Vision, and Values

To plan and create the best-suited length and structure of your marriage ceremony, I can suggest various ceremony styles and readings and I will provide expert advice and full assistance. As a couple, you will be the main focus on the day and I will make sure that everything is done perfectly so that you can relax and enjoy your ceremony. I offer a wide range of wedding ceremonies including ring warming and ring exchange ceremonies, butterfly and dove releases, sharing of wine, handfasting, unity candle, exchanging of roses, wishing stones, and blending of colored sands. Whether you want a wedding ceremony that is elegant and traditional or one which is more contemporary, I can help you make the right decision.

To discuss your ceremonial needs, or to know more about the Wedding Celebrant Services I offer, please call me on 0417540721, or alternatively please feel free to complete the form below and I will contact you at my earliest convenience.