Barry Lance - Celebrant
Phone: 0438 454 213
Phone: 08 9964 8474
Location: 1 Moloney Street Geraldton, WA 6532
Office attended Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm
Phone attended all hours including Saturday/Sunday After hours by appointment
Barry Lance - Celebrant - In the Heart of Geraldton and the Mid-West of W.A
Getting married is such an important decision, a major part of anyone’s life experience. The ceremony is not only a “rite-of-passage” for the individual, but also involves life impacting decisions for partners, families and friends alike. The marriage ceremony itself requires considerable experience to blend and balance the multitude of legal responsibilities and emotional components that the couple, audience and celebrant "bring" to their ceremony.
As a Celebrant for nearly 30 years, I have had the great pleasure of conducting hundreds of ceremonies around Australia, in an enormous range of environments and locations. From deserts to beaches, forests to family homes, parks to pubs, from the Murchison to Meekatharra, Launceston to Latham, I have enjoyed many wonderful experiences and getting to meet couples to assist them with their important day.
When you need a Civil Ceremony for your Wedding, Life or Funeral Ceremony, when you need a Civil Marriage or Civil Life Celebrant, let me assist you make the moment memorable. I prepare personalised ceremonies to celebrate all of life's important occasions for people or pets with deep respect, love and care.
"There is only one happiness in life - to love and to be loved" - George Sand.
Your wedding day is your special day and should be everything you have always dreamed of - a dream come true. I want you to imagine your perfect day and then let me make it happen for you. The memories of your wedding day will be with you forever and we want those memories to warm your heart as a couple, and the hearts of your guests, for many years to come.
A Commitment Ceremony is perfect for those couples who choose not to, or for whatever reason, are unable to be legally married, however wish to declare their love for one another in front of family & friends.
Commitment Ceremonies are also the perfect alternative to Marriage for Same Sex Couples (who under current Australian laws are not permitted to Marry). Couples exchange rings & make vows... everything they would in a normal Marriage Ceremony, including signing their own 'Vow of Commitment' Certificate. It's a beautiful way to take your relationship to that next level!
Rituals & readings may be included within the ceremony to give it that personal touch or enable others to be actively involved on the day.
Commitment Ceremonies may also be performed when there are children involved in a new relationship. The step-parent makes vows & promises to take care of the child/children as if they were his/her own.
Renewal of Wedding Vows:
Renewing your wedding vows in Geraldton and the Mid-West have never been more popular. What a great compliment to say to the one you love, "I want to marry you again"...
At a Renewal Ceremony, you have the same options as at a wedding ceremony. The ceremony can be as varied as you like. You do not need a new marriage license or bring in your original. My role is to try to make it as easy as possible, and naturally, at an affordable price.
"Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body" - Elizabeth Stone.
Bringing a baby into the world is one of the most momentous experiences any person can have. I understand how exciting and important a naming ceremony is and I can help to make your day the individual and special occasion you want it to be, reflecting everything you wish for your child.
My partner, Tiffany and I, now reside in Geraldton, with our two children, and I’m delighted to conduct my celebrancy services in this wonderful part of Australia‘s Mid-West. As a graduate in education, psychology and philosophy, I recently retired from full-time teaching, and now devote my time to my expanding celebrancy business and my family.