As Seen InThe Bride's Diary® South Australia

The Bride's Diary® South Australia

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Adelaide Celebrant, Celebrations By Penelope is a proud member of Modern Celebrants Adelaide. Penelope Carrick will plan a unique and moving wedding ceremony just for you!

Penelope Carrick – I’m a young, friendly, dedicated and modern celebrant that focuses on making your ceremony memorable for all the right reasons and importantly stress-free. It is my honour to create for you a ceremony that is personal, fun and elegant. I’m committed to delivering a ceremony that reflects your relationship and its uniqueness. I believe that as a celebrant that I am very flexible, relaxed, yet professional and passionate! Remember, it’s your day, done your way. You can also follow me on Facebook and read my reviews. I’m also a proud member of Modern Celebrants Adelaide.

Ask Away

I get that you feel clueless and a bit lost. I know you’re unsure, and that is why I expect about 1,000 questions from you. I worry if you don’t ask me! Ask away as I'm here to help in any way I can. I always try to have the right answer, if I don't I will try and find it for you. 


Paperwork, “I love it,” said no bride or groom ever. I take care of everything needed, you don’t have to worry about a thing. The first part of the process is called a NOIM. We do that together in my home office. This document will help you understand the legal side a little better. But I'm here to take care of everything. 

What Will I Wear?

Well, I think it's important, don't you? I always ask what your weddings colour scheme and theme is so I know how I should dress and what the most appropriate thing for me to wear is. While I know I'm maybe a little too old to be a bridesmaid these days I don't want to appear to be dressing like yours! If you have a certain preference I'm completely open to your thoughts and ideas. I've got a pretty big wardrobe!

Your Rehearsal – You should have one

I love them! It helps to make sure everything runs smoothly and most people (the groomsmen don’t always listen) have a clue about what they are doing, where they should stand and when to help you. I want you and your bridal party to be happy and well informed through the whole process. 

Music and my PA

I have a fab portable system called a MIPRO with an 11-hour battery life.  It has a line-input and accepts an external iPod/iPad, MP3 to play your music through for the ceremony. Although I'm a really big fan of live music. It can make all the difference I believe in a ceremony's atmosphere. 

Commemorative Marriage Certificate

Or as I call it “the pretty one”. You will get this after your ceremony. I put it in with a copy I make of your ceremony and the vows for you to keep. I also help you apply for the official marriage certificate from Birth, Deaths and Marriages. You might find this link useful when you want to change to your married name.

Professional & Skilled

My ceremonies are warm, organised, fresh, and involving. My performance is professional and well crafted. When my couples need me to step in and become the organiser and bring everyone together, I'm there. I also intuitively know when you need space. When it comes to the kiss you won't find me in that photo either! That is only about a bride and a groom, not a celebrant. You can see me in action in some ceremonies if you want to. 

Celebrant Services

  1. 1 service per day
  2. Cultural diversity
  3. Elopement
  4. Microphone/s
  5. Naming ceremony
  6. Order of service
  7. PA system
  8. Rehearsal
  9. Renewal of vows
  10. Same-sex ceremonies
  11. Signing table & chairs
  12. Vow assistance

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