IT'S IN THE FINE PRINT
The first and most important step after engaging your celebrant (me) is the completion of a Notice of Intent to Marry, or NOIM as we call it in the biz (sounds like gnome, or nom, or noym..moving on!).
WHAT/ WHY / WHEN / WHERE AND HOW
What’s a NOIM? This document is issued by the Commonwealth of Australia and is part of the legal process in ensuring your marriage is legit! Its purpose is to capture all the information that a celebrant needs to complete your marriage certificate and is used by the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages (BDM) to officially register your marriage.
The NOIM is valid for 18 months and be can be lodged with your celebrant as early as 18 months prior to the date or your ceremony and no less than one full month before. I prefer to receive the original well in advance of the ceremony date. It’s a legal and private document so I recommend sending by registered mail.
The information required is fairly straight forward, but there are a few areas where people come unstuck. Numbered 1-20, there is a list of instructions on the left side of the page, but having received hundreds of these, there are a few common errors that regularly occur. Hopefully this will make it a bit clearer for you when it’s your turn!
I hope you’ll find this information useful. If you have ny questions, please feel welcome to contact me via my website. I look forward to hearing from you.
Hilary Van Eldik
Exmouth Ningaloo Weddings - hilaryvaneldik.com
With the development of new technology, the way in which we photograph and document our weddings is constantly changing.
The new kid on the block is the DRONE and while this can provide some stunning imagery, there are a lot of things to consider before asking your 12 year old nephew to fly your wedding!
There are a lot of laws governing the use of drones, particularly relevant to public open space, national parks, flying over beaches, crowds and populated areas. I believe that it’s not only the responsibility of the pilot, but also the celebrant to know the rules governing their use.
CASA is the governing body for all things ‘aerial’ in Australia. Familiarise yourselves with the rules, know what licences and permits are required and know the flight restrictions in your area. This link will take you to everything you need to know https://www.casa.gov.au/aircraft/landing-page/flying-drones-australia
Hilary Van Eldik - Exmouth Ningaloo Weddings
The team from Elope to Ningaloo, based in Exmouth, also attribute this to the attraction for people who value their privacy and are seeking the perfect, stress-free, utterly unique wedding experience. Over the last 18 month this team of creative women have worked together, combining their talents for styling, photography and professional celebrancy to create beautifully personalised wedding experiences for their clients on the shores of world heritage listed Ningaloo.
Recently Elope to Ningaloo teamed with Cruise Ningalooto offer a new and perfectly intimate wedding experience, cruising the pristine turquoise waters on board Ningaloo Virgin, a 38’ catamaran operated by Cruise Ningaloo. Clients will experience a 2 hour cruise with styling, photography and a personalised wedding ceremony with catering and sparkling wine..
Sandy from Cruise Ningaloo believes the Exmouth Gulf will form the perfect backdrop and said that guests may even be joined by passing marine life including seabirds, humpback whales, dugongs, dolphins and manta rays. Guests will also have the option to extend their cruise into a two-night honeymoon experience aboard Ningaloo Virgin.
For more information about this totally unique experience, contact the team at Elope to Ningaloo – email@example.com
One of the loveliest things about living in a small community are the relationships that evolve from working closely together. Friendships blossom and collaborations are born from planting a single seed. Such is the case with the launch of Elope to Ningaloo.
With the creative flair of Jess from Salt and Sand Event Hire and photographic expertise of Vee and Cat from Blue Media Weddings, I am teaming up with these wonderful women to offer a new Elopement Package for intimate weddings in Exmouth.
On the white sandy shores of Turquoise Bay, Elope to Ningaloo will create a stunning beachside theme, beautifully photographed and presented in a private online photo gallery. I will work with you to craft a personalised ceremony and ensure that all the legalities are taken care of before and after your wedding.
With a choice of bridal bouquets, an additional location for your photographs, a celebratory bottle of fine champagne and seasonal tasty treats..let the team from Elope to Ningaloo create the perfect intimate wedding celebration for you.
For details you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact me via the this website.