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Congrats, You're Getting Married...!

Your ceremony will absolutely set the tone of your celebration and it is waaaaay too often understated. If you're willing to share a little bit of yourselves and your story, you can create a heartfelt sentiment that will powerfully connect everyone in attendance- whether it be through love, laughter, the legals, tears or even champagne. Its my job to help you get the mix just right! 

I'll bring my genuine, warm + upbeat energy, powerful words, humour and passion for engaging with people to the party. I will look after all the planning, paperwork and legalities - leaving you free to share such a special moment in time with your biggest love and the most important people in your lives! 

 
 

Fees...

 

 

 

WEDDING CEREMONY:   $1250

My services include:

  • Assistance with all legal paperwork and documentation, administrative costs and your commemorative Marriage Certificate.

  • Formulation of your wedding ceremony and vows. Scripting and drafts unlimited. 

  • Upto two face-to-face meetings on the Central Coast. Skype, phone calls and email will keep us in touch to ensure you are happy with all aspects of your ceremony.

  • Wedding rehearsal if you require one

  • Performance of the legal ceremony on the day of your wedding.

  • Consultation with Births, Deaths and Marriages and lodgement of all documentation.  

  • PA system

  • Signing table (if required at a cost $50)

  • I can also arrange your marriage certificate with BDM for $66 (less forms for you to fill out)

VOW RENEWAL/REGISTRY STYLE CEREMONY:   A legals only style ceremony $500 weekday $700 weekend ceremony

BABY NAMING CEREMONY:   $400

TRAVEL: If travelling more than 50km from the Central Coast this will incur an extra cost - this will be negotiated and confirmed upon booking. 

CONDITIONS; 50% non refundable deposit is required to secure your chosen wedding date and time. Balance of total fee payable is required 14 days prior to wedding date.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
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So What Is The Process?

 

FIRST MEETING- Once you have set a date get in contact with me and have a chat. If i'm available we will arrange a meeting in person or via skype to ensure that we will work well together. 

SECOND MEETING - This time we will complete the legal forms required for marriage. We will go through the structure of a ceremony and what you would like to include in your day. I will be getting as much juicy information from you as possible so that I can create your unique ceremony. 

Legal paperwork must be completed 31 days prior to your ceremony and no more than 18 months in advance. I will need to sight your passport or birth certificate and drivers licence during this process. If you have been previously married or your spouse is deceased, the divorce decree or death certificate will be required. 

THE CREATIVE MAGIC HAPPENS - With all my gathered information I build your ceremony. Unlimited drafts and editing until you are happy with everything. I can also assist you with your wedding vows. 

THE BIG DAY - I will arrive 30 minutes before your ceremony with my battery operated PA system and my calm, relaxing vibe for you to draw from. I will perform your ceremony and YAY you will be married. I will look after the lodging of your paperwork with Births, Deaths and Marriages and can also assist you to apply for your Offical Marriage Certificate. 

 

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About Me...

I became a celebrant because I wanted to share the joy, and let's be honest, so I could have the job title of an official party starter! 

I really enjoy getting to know new people and listening to their unique stories. This inspires me to get the pen to paper and craft it all into something pretty spesh. Everything is better when shared. Being a celebrant has only reaffirmed that love is the truest magic I know. 

 

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TESTIMONIALS...

Tara is an incredibly professional and passionate celebrant. She was so knowledgable and made the whole process stress free. Tara really wanted the ceremony to be about us, so asked lots of questions to make it completely personal. Couldn't have asked for a better person to join us in marriage!

 

 

Erin & Jay

Tara's down to earth, yet super professional presentation + authentic way of being will capture your ♡. Thoughtful, calm + articulate, she radiates a rare kind of wonderful sunny energy. Book her for your special event if you can!

 

Tara was the celebrant for our son's Naming Day. She did a fantastic job! Tara pours love into everything she does and she really made our day feel special. She is easy going and always brings a smile to the people around her. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone for their special celebrations and will definitely use her in the future. Thank you Tara

 

Candice, Brent and baby Judd

Tara was the MC at our wedding. We chose her because she is the embodiment of love, family and friends. Well spoken, warm and open, she will make every occasion a fond memory.

 

Tamson & Matthew

Leigh & Aidan

 

Let's talk...

 

Call me for a chat or even better lets grab a coffee or a beer to talk ideas and see if we click. You can also send me an email by filling out your details below. I'm available for weddings, vow renewals, elopements, registry style nuptials, committment ceremonies, baby namings and funerals. 

 

 

Phone 0403059887

Email taramerillo@gmail.com

 
 

Local Friends...

 

V E N U E S  -

The Forest Chapel

Gracelands

Stables of Somersby

Fires Creek Winery

Bells at Killcare

Fernbank Farm

Yarramalong Valley Farmstay

Magenta Shores

The Springs

Noonaweena

Somersby Gardens 

M U S I C I A N S - 

Paper Hearts

Joe Coffee

Taras Music Channel

Larissa McKay

Nick Reid

Rosie and James

Joel Leggett

P H O T O G R A P H E R S  - 

Gez Xavier Mansfield Photography

Scott Lahiff Photography

Kylie Kennedy Photography

Scott Surplice Photography

Lisa Haymes Photography

Brooke Biro Photography

Little Black Bow Photography

Kerry Langdon Down Collective

Jessie Walker Photography

F L O W E R S  /  B O T A N I C A L S  - 

The Petal Sisters

Kurtzys Flowers & Event Styling

Piccolo Pear

The Botanical Workshop

Lauren Alyce Floral Designs

Merrin Grace Floral Design

P A P E R   G O O D S / L E T T E R I N G 

Better Together Paper Co. 

E V E N T S  +  S T Y L I N G  -

The Wedding Designer

BTS Event Hire

Everlong Events

V I D E O G R A P H E R S  - 

JXSN Films 

I Heart Productions

Timbrel Films 

Euphoria Films 

B R I D A L W E A R -  

Koukla

Candice Lee

Grace Loves Lace

Tegan Asha

Kel-Leigh Couture

D J s - 

Soho DJs

Silent Shout Entertainment

The Vintage Stylus

Magoo's Party and Equipment Hire

M A K E U P   A R T I S T S -

Jessica Marshall MakeUp 

Taylor Beck Make Up Artist

MUA Daniella

Chic Artistry

The Royal Empire

S W E E T   S T U F F -

Ever So Sweet Cakes

Mon Cheri Cakes

I'm a proud member of the Celebrant Society - a professional organisation of utterly amazing, supportive, and passionate humans. Community over competition is what its all about, sharing ideas, inspiring one another, and raising the profile of a modern and innovative celebrant.

 

 

 

 

TARA

MERILLO 

Life celebrant