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I'm a Melbourne based marriage celebrant specialising in modern and bespoke wedding ceremonies. Give me a call and we can have a chat about your special day.
"Claire created the perfect ceremony for our special day. She listened to our requests and provided us with much guidance when we required it (more often than not!). Claire was completely professional and spoke with warmth and love in her voice. She shared our journey with our guests and had them laughing and crying along the way. Claire captured our story perfectly and she shared it honestly and beautifully with our loved ones. Claire made us feel calm and supported as we shared our vows and promised to stand side by side for the rest of our lives. We are so grateful for her involvement in the best day of our lives - she truly made it perfect and we couldn’t have asked for anything more!" - Anderson & Zoe.
One evening shortly after my husband and I got married we were reliving moments from our wedding day and talking about how wonderful our ceremony was. It had taken us both a bit by surprise. Whilst I always assumed the ceremony would be lovely, I thought it would be more about nerves and formality and all the real magic would be in the reception. But the ceremony turned out to be my favourite part of the day. Nothing can quite describe the feeling and the energy in the room. Our celebrant did the most amazing job of sharing our love story and making the whole ceremony truly personal. It was during this conversation with my husband that I had one of those ‘ah ha’ moments - I want to create that magic for other people! Yes, I should become a marriage celebrant!
And now it feels like something I was always meant to do. Being a marriage celebrant brings together all the things I love and am good at. Everyone tells me my best attribute is my 'people skills' - which I think just means being interested in people and being easy to get along with. I love meeting new people from all walks of life. I consider myself relaxed and friendly but I am also organised and professional. I relish the opportunity to write something meaningful and unique and I secretly love a bit of public speaking. And of course who doesn’t love to get dressed up and go to a wedding.
I still have a day job - I work in corporate communications and I'm also a mum to a beautiful little boy. I'm a marriage celebrant simply for the joy of it - being part of people's wedding day and helping to create something special is a real honour and makes me happy.
Enough about me! I would love to hear your love story and create some magic for you to cherish for years to come.
“It’s no over-exaggeration for us to say that Claire truly made our day. We had a small intimate family wedding. Claire was so warm and professional, a gifted speaker, and enormous support on the day. She spent so much time with us before the ceremony to understand what we wanted our wedding to be like and the ceremony she drafted was just amazing. She was so easy to work with, she made it an absolute pleasure to plan our special day. The hand tying ritual at the end was so gorgeous and meaningful. It gave us pause, during the ceremony, to reflect on the solemnity and significance of the words we’d just shared. It was truly lovely. Claire, you’ve turned us both into hopeless romantics again.” - Clare & Brendan
"Claire delivered our wedding ceremony in Tasmania this past April. Her involvement in our wedding couldn't have been better - everything down to the dress matching the flowers on my jacket! Despite being in a seperate city to Claire, she guided us through the process with ease as we crafted the ceremony and organised the details. We welcomed her organisation skills at the rehearsal, and her tone and engagement helped us feel calm leading up to the big day.
For the ceremony, Claire's style was youthful, calm and engaging; just what we were hoping for. The tone, delivery and pace were spot on and she was a nice calming presence. All our family and friends were delighted. We are very happy and would highly recommend Claire." - Mike & Tiff
“I’m so glad to have had Claire as our celebrant. From our first phone call, I knew I had found the person who would marry us. Our first meeting with her was no different, we instantly felt at ease with her gentle and warm nature. Throughout the journey to our big day, communicating with Claire was effortless as she guided us through each step to make our day magical. We had so many compliments on how lovely she was and how she created such a relaxed setting. Our ceremony was perfect and I couldn’t be happier xx Thank you Claire!” - Ash & Rob
"Finding the right celebrant is essential for setting the scene for a special day. After contacted Claire for a vow renewal ceremony I was immediately impressed by her willingness to create a personalised day for us with many heartfelt suggestions. Claire carefully considered all my requirements. She crafted a beautiful ceremony and delivered a day to remember that will stay close to our hearts. If you want your day to be as special as you are contact this thoughtful and kind-hearted celebrant, she will make your day." - Anita & Mauro
"As our marriage celebrant, Claire crafted such a beautiful and personal ceremony for us. From start to finish she captured the attention of our guests and effortlessly led proceedings with intimacy and warmth. We felt completely at ease in her presence. She was so well prepared and knew exactly what questions needed to be asked to ensure the event went as smoothly as possible. We wanted to be married by someone who felt like a great friend and Claire was exactly that. We recently received our wedding video and you can see the joy on Claire’s face as she listened to our vows again and pronounced us husband and wife. She took the time to hear what we love about each other, and what is important to us, to create our perfect ceremony. Claire, we loved having you marry us. Thank you." - David & Sarah
"Claire is a wonderful person and a very professional Marriage Celebrant. Claire took great care to create and deliver a beautiful and personalised service for our wedding day. She is a great communicator, easy to work with, and we felt well guided and supported throughout the whole process. I have no reservation about recommending Claire Sprunt as a Marriage Celebrant and would happily suggest her to anybody who is looking for one. Thank you so much for your contribution to our day, Claire. Adrian and I really appreciated having you there and it was a genuine pleasure to meet you." - Carol & Adrian
Step 1: Meet and greet
First, we meet – over the phone, or preferably over coffee or wine. We get to know each other and make sure we’re a good match. We’ll discuss ideas for your ceremony and go through the paperwork requirements.
Step 2: Complete the Notice of Intended Marriage form
At this meeting or the next, we’ll complete the Notice of Intended Marriage document. I’ll take care of all the other legalities.
I’ll share ideas for poems, readings, vows, and we’ll work out what to include, what not to include and how it’s all going to work on the day. I’ll ask you to complete a questionnaire so I have more details about your love story and can get started on drafting a personal ceremony that captures who you are as a couple.
Step 3: Write your ceremony
I’ll send you a draft ceremony and we’ll tic tac back and forth usually via email to make sure the ceremony is a perfect fit (we can keep some parts a surprise for the day).
We can have as many phone calls, emails, meetings or video chats through the whole process as needed. Feel free to give me a call at anytime with questions, ideas, thoughts or worries.
Step 4: Have a rehearsal
We meet for a rehearsal (at the venue if possible). We’ll go through all the details to make sure it’s all smooth sailing on the day.
Step 5: Get married
When the day finally arrives, I’ll be there with bells on and will make sure it all goes perfectly.
You’ll get a copy of your ceremony and your marriage certificate. I’ll take care of the paperwork and lodge it with Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Sound like a good plan? Get in touch and we can take it from there.
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