Deanna McKeowen

Whitsunday Wedding Info

Whitsunday Wedding Info

Important Wedding Information

Before getting married in Australia, you both need to give real consent, not be in a prohibited relationship and complete a legal document as well as provide proof of your name, date and place of birth, and marital status.

The parties to the proposed marriage complete an Official Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) form at the link below and MUST lodge it with me at least one calendar month but no earlier than 18 months prior to your wedding date. This form needs to be witnessed by an authorised person, listed on the form.

You will also need to provide me with the following,

  • Original Birth Certificate & Drivers Licence or  

Passport (Australian or Overseas – can be expired, just not cancelled) as both Proofs of Birth and Photo identification are required. This is not negotiable.

  • Original Certificate of Divorce if previously married
  • Original Death Certificate if you are a widow/er

Official Notice of Intended Marriage:

https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Documents/Notice-of-intended-marriage.pdf

 

Attorney General Marriage Information:

https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Pages/Getting-married.aspx

NAATI (translator or interpreter within Australia):

https://www.naati.com.au/

Immigration Federal Relation Services:

http://www.australia.gov.au/information-and-services/immigration-and-visas

Relationships Australia Catholic Care Australia:

https://www.relationships.org.au/

Apostille Stamp for couples from overseas:

http://smartraveller.gov.au/services/legalising-documents/Pages/default.aspx

How to change your name through marriage

If you choose to change your family name when you get married, you’ll need to tell various government agencies, banks, utility suppliers and other businesses your married name.

Organisations will have different requirements for what proof they need for your change of name; some may want to see:

  • your official marriage certificate
  • a certified photocopy of your official marriage certificate
  • evidence of updated photo ID
  • a combination of identity documents.

Personal documentation, such as your driver’s licence and passport, can be changed to your married name using an official marriage certificate (but not the certificate issued by me (your celebrant) at your wedding ceremony).

Apply for an official marriage certificate here for couples that where married in Queensland.

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What My Couples Are Saying...

Highly recommend Deanna! She was amazing on our special day. Guided us through the planning process and made sure everything was perfect and exactly how we wanted it. Super friendly and caring and very professional. We can't thank you enough! Loved every moment!

Hannah 14/12/2023

Deanna was an absolute gem! Her cheerful demeanour and warm presence added an extra layer of joy to our special day. She orchestrated the ceremony flawlessly, with a delightful touch of humour, making it truely memorable and a heartwarming experience. I highly recommend her for your happily ever after start!

Emma Wade 25/09/2023

Deanna is incredible at what she does! Right from the very start she made sure our day was exactly as we wanted. Her easy going approach and attention to detail made everything come together perfectly. Super professional and genuine. Couldn’t recommend her enough!! So grateful she was apart of our day !

Bek Gallagher 10/09/2023

We had the absolute pleasure of having Deanna as our wedding celebrant, and I cannot recommend her enough. From the moment we met her, we were immediately drawn to her warm personality and lovely sense of humour. One of the things that impressed me most about Deanna was how easy she made everything. Planning a wedding can be overwhelming, but Deanna's calm and organised approach reassured us throughout the entire process. She took the time to really listen and get to know what really mattered to us, ensuring that our ceremony felt personal and reflective of our love story. If you are looking for a wedding celebrant who brings a lovely sense of humour, makes everything easy, and tailors the ceremony to your personalities, Deanna is the perfect choice. Her positive energy, professionalism, and genuine care for us as a couples shone through every step of the way. We are forever grateful to have had her be a part of our special day.

Jason Maddock 23/08/2023

Deanna was absolutely faultless! From the moment we met her we felt comfortable & at ease. Deanna offered constant communication, professional & personalised advice. She was fun, modern & honest, and felt like family on our wedding day. Highly professional & highly recommended.

How lucky are we to have had Deanna as our celebrant.Deanna went above and beyond to make our day perfect, and we honestly cannot thank her enough. She was professional, kind, accomodating, a breath of fresh air on a day where things change sporadically. We would recommend her over and over.11/10!!

Deanna is very professional, authentic and personable- she’ll make you feel comfortable and at ease with her beautiful nature, warm personality and wicked sense of humor.

When Deanna married both Tracey and I on Long Island resort nearly 13 years ago , we could not have asked for a more professional and well presented person to oversee our marriage vows We are both indebted to her as a person and a professional and would highly recommend her to any aspiring brides and grooms out there considering on taking their vows

Bill Gilmore 31/03/2023

I have worked with Deanna at our wedding venue since 2011 and her professionalism is faultless. Deanna’s ceremonies exude heart felt warmth and joy with happy tears and laughter often emanating from the gathering. Whilst also being impeccably presented, her calm and unflappable demeanour provides reassurance for even the most nervous of couples. One thing I have personally recognised, is Deanna’s friendly interaction which makes each guest feel as though they are very much part of the ceremony.

Tanya Watts 31/03/2023

Highly recommend Deanna as a celebrant.

Hedley Heale 30/03/2023

We used Deanna for our wedding back in 2012. She was amazing, funny, accommodating and just a genuinely lovely person. Highly recommend and will definitely use her for my next wedding!

We cannot thank Deanna enough for our beautiful day. Deanna took the time to make our ceremony so special. Not only was Deanna warm and caring but she was beautifully presented and spoke so well. It was a lovely ceremony and we received nice feedback from our guests about how warm and welcoming Deanna was. Thank you from Mick and Adele

Adele Smith 03/01/2023

We had Deanna as our celebrant and I must say that I could not have had a better ceremony! Deanna is such a beautiful, kind and well spoken celebrant and I felt very connected to our ceremony and remember it as such a beautiful part of our wedding day. Chosing a celebrant is very important as you should feel comfortable with them at the main part of the day and I couldn’t have been more comfortable with her during the planning and on the day.THANK YOU DEANNA! Xx

Deanna was exceptional! Deanna made the ceremony planning process so easy and worked with us to get a style we were looking for. She was so professional and well spoken, and the ceremony ran smoothly. Every easy to talk with and nothing is any trouble including getting your vows done at the last minute! Highly recommend Deanna!!

Holy Moly! You haven't met a wedding celebrant until you have met Deanna! Deadset the nicest person that actually cares about your wedding, her personality is next level and soooo professional.I had zero clue what I was doing in terms of weddings but Deanna made EVERYTHING flow, gave us fresh ideas to use, made sure I knew what to do & say also what not to say in my vows haha (foot in mouth stuff) and made me a comfortable and confident groom in the process!She is so calm and knows how to welcome all our guests to ensure they feel included with her well spoken words and effortless presentation.Deanna, from the bottom of my heart & Erin's heart we thank you for making our day that extra special. We couldn't have had the magical day we had without Deanna and her support.

Deanna was lovely, professional and helpful every step of the way! The day went very smoothly. She is an excellent celebrant.

Alex T 06/09/2022

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