Email Paul Cochran - Marriage Celebrant

Welcome to my web site.

My name is Paul Cochran and I am a registered Marriage Celebrant authorised to conduct Wedding Ceremonies as well as other civil ceremonies including Baby Namings, Renewal of Vows and Commitment Ceremonies. I am based in metropolitan Melbourne but am happy to perform ceremonies in country Victoria, Geelong and along the Surf Coast.

"Thank you for being an amazing celebrant!"
Kris & Andrew.

Happily married to Deb for over 20 years and with two beautiful daughters, I am a passionate supporter of marriage. I would dearly love the opportunity to work with you both to create a wonderful Wedding Ceremony that reflects your personalities as you declare your love and commitment to each other before your family and friends.

As a highly respected and experienced teacher, public speaker and Master of Ceremonies with a reputation for attention to detail, I have the qualities to make your ceremony a memorable part of a very special day. I will work with you to craft a ceremony that reflects who you both are and your feelings at this important stage in your lives. I will ensure that the ceremony is as elaborate or relaxed as you wish.

I will guide you through the process of selecting or writing the various elements of the ceremony. I will provide you with many great ideas for appropriate readings, ring ceremonies and music. For your actual vows, we can work together, you can create your own, or I can write them for you, the choice is yours. I have some wonderful symbolic inclusions as well, including Hand Fasting, Rose Ceremonies, Sand Sifting, Ring Warming and Wine Ceremonies that will make your wedding truly unique. You may already have children that you would love to participate in the ceremony and there are definitely some really fun ways they can be involved. I will also ensure that all legal requirements are met by completing and lodging the legal documentation required by law.

You deserve a relaxed and carefree day and I will devote my time to making sure your wedding ceremony is full of love and joy, so it will be remembered fondly for the rest of your lives.

Warmest regards,
Member, Australian Federation of Civil Celebrants
We can discuss my fee, when you make your initial enquiry. My fee is all inclusive with no hidden extras and covers the following:

  • A selection of ceremonies, readings and rituals provided in a detailed information pack
  • Planning meeting at my home or yours
  • Rehearsal, if required (wedding ceremonies only)
  • Portable cordless PA system with built in CD player with wireless headset and wireless handheld microphone
  • Beautifully covered signing table and chairs
  • My guarantee to be at the ceremony venue at least half an hour before the agreed starting time of the ceremony
  • Presentation copy of your ceremony (and additional copies provided for the bride and groom’s families)
  • Complimentary ceremonial candle
  • Travel up to 80 km to the ceremony location (a small km charge applies for longer distances)
  • General information on other services, such as relationship counselling.
  • Unlimited phone and email contact prior to the ceremony
  • Invoices, receipts & refund policy given for all transactions
  • Advice on your choice of music, poetry and other readings

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