If you’ve landed here there’s a fair chance you’re researching everything to do with weddings – congratulations! What a super exciting time.
Your minds must be racing, right? All the things that need to be organised and arranged. All the W’s (what, where, who, when). Not to mention what you’ll wear!
It’s true there may be a lot of detail to sort out and it can be a really hectic time planning your special day, even if you're planning a simple ceremony or elopement, so being bogged down by the legalities and form-filling isn’t fun.
You want to spend your time on the fun stuff like choosing your bridal party, cake tasting, deciding on invitations and where Great Aunty Margaret is going to sit at the reception!
While there may be lots to organise, I believe there are certain things that are best done simply and left to someone else.
That someone else, is me!
I'm Heidi Craddock and I am an Authorised Marriage Celebrant based in the scenic Macedon Ranges in Victoria.
Having worked as a legal secretary for most of my career, I always knew celebrancy would be a way for me to be involved with people at one of the most important times of their lives, and allow me to put my admin and organisational skills to good use outside of the office!
When a close family member asked me to officiate their wedding in 2016, I jumped at the chance to give celebrancy a test drive. It was an absolute honour to be up the front holding the microphone and leading the couple through their vows, playing a part in the happiest day of their lives.
And now here I am, ready to play a part in the happiest day of your lives!
When I'm not marrying awesome couples like you, I'm working at my job at a local family law practice, chasing around my two young children, trying to stop them from terrorising our chickens (and the cat) and generally keeping all the plates spinning!
I'm organised, efficient and calm under pressure. So when you put your trust in me to officiate your marriage, you can be sure I'll bring these qualities to the entire process.
I am an experienced marriage celebrant dedicated to creating personalised and meaningful ceremonies for your special day. Whether you're looking for a traditional wedding ceremony or something more unique, I am here to help make your dream ceremony a reality.
As a Registered Marriage Celebrant I will look after the paperwork and ensure that everything that needs to happen to get you legally married is done with the minimum of fuss. The legal component of the actual ceremony only takes a short amount of time to perform. There are, however, several boxes that need ticking before we even get to the main event. I will make sure there’s ink in the pen to get those boxes ticked.
Not having your ceremony in the Macedon Ranges? That's no problem, I can travel to your chosen venue from my home base in Gisborne, rain, hail or shine (but let's hope for less of the rain and hail and more of the shine!).
You also want a celebrant who can write, prepare and present a ceremony that meets your needs and is tailored to your personal wishes. Am I right?
I can do this for you.
And together, we can create a truly individual and personal ceremony that will help you form memories which you will carry into your married life. I'm together, we can create a truly individual and personal ceremony that will help you form memories which you will carry into your married life.
Because after all, life is about making memories.
Photo credit: Axia Photo & Video, Kristy Amos Photography