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Sabina O’Donoghue Marriage Celebrant

Brisbane – Ipswich – Gold Coast – Sunshine Coast

Sabina O’Donoghue

What makes Sabina O’Donoghue different?

Well, it’s simple really.  Sabina is a Brisbane Marriage Celebrant who has conducted a diverse range of marriage ceremonies in Australia. Her approach to wedding ceremonies is both easy going and highly professional.

You see, the ‘Sabina Difference’ comes about because conducting your Marriage Ceremony is so much more to me than just a ‘job’ – it is a privilege that inspires me to go way beyond the ‘usual’.

  • As a Justice of the Peace I will certify your ID documents supporting your BDM Application Form
  • Personalised ceremony with Vows of your choice
  • Providing a Resource Folder with examples of readings, rituals etc
  • Cordless PA system with ability to play your music
  • Providing a choice of ring holders (often forgotten!)
  • Providing a signing table and two chairs (if required)
  • A choice of decorative pens for signing
  • Lodgment of your official marriage documents
  • Receipt of your Registered Marriage Certificate (From BDM)
  • Making 10 certified  colour photocopies of your Marriage Certificate
  • Providing you with a ‘Change of Name’ kit and templates of letters
  • Your ceremony presented in a keepsake booklet as your memento
  • Personally delivering your Marriage Certificate to you after it has been received,  and anything else you may have left behind at the ceremony.
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Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding!

To me, marriage is the ultimate statement of love between two people.

Every love story is unique; this is why officiating at a Marriage is such a privilege.

As your Celebrant I work in consultation with you and offer you guidance and support to plan and personalise your ceremony.
I will take you through the process step by step and together we can design a truly beautiful ceremony that is uniquely yours reflecting not only your personality style, but your values and dreams for your future together.

If your partner is from overseas and you require a Fiancé Visa Letter for Immigration – I can assist with this as well

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Other Ceremonies

The reaffirmation of the bond you share with your partner can be an important rite of passage, and is one worthy of a ceremony conducted by a registered celebrant. While not a legal ceremony, such an event celebrates your past experiences and sets the stage for your lives ahead.

Your decision to renew your vows may be part of the celebration of a special anniversary of your union, e.g. 10 years, 25 years, 40 years, or perhaps you have reunited after a separation and wish to revise and reaffirm your promises to each other.

Whatever your reason for planning a Renewal of Vows Ceremony, I would be very happy to share in the occasion, and to offer advice on the format, readings, symbolic gestures and involvement of other family members.

Welcoming a child into your family is a momentous occasion, one that brings families and friends together to wrap your child in a spirit of ‘belonging’. For those without a religious affiliation, I am privileged to be able to conduct child and baby naming ceremonies in South-East Queensland – with all of the warmth and joy they deserve.

Naming ceremonies are not restricted to babies – they are an ideal way to welcome step-children and adopted children into your family as well. We can work together to create a unique ceremony that expresses your love for your child and your hopes for their future.

You may have a spiritual ceremony or ritual that you’d like included – great! Some of the naming days I’ve officiated have incorporated tree planting, candle lighting, and the release of balloons.

To formalise the occasion, my gift to you on the day is a personalised Certificate for your child, and one for each of the Godparents.

There are fewer more emotionally challenging experiences than the loss of a family member or close friend. But if you are the person organising the funeral service, you are often expected to put those emotions to one side and deliver a final farewell that celebrates the life, character and spirit of the person whose loss is being so keenly felt.

While this is a lot to ask of anyone, enlisting the help of a caring and experienced funeral celebrant will ease the burden considerably. I know that with funeral services there is often very little time for organisation, and that facing the situation can be painful or difficult. So I am at your service.

It will be my privilege to stand with you at this time, to advise and guide you, to make suggestions about the roles that other family members and friends can play in the service.

The declaration of partners’ commitment to each other is worthy of ceremony and celebration, and as a Registered Celebrant, it is my honour to officiate at your Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast or Brisbane Commitment Ceremony.

There are many reasons why a Commitment Ceremony may be the ideal way to formalise your relationship, and together we can create an occasion that may reflect the dedication of same sex partners,  commitment, before friends and family.

Your unique ceremony will reflect your love, respect and dedication to each other as life partners, and you may like to exchange promises and rings.

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Love Letters

Reviews from my Happy Couples

Thank you for the wonderful service you have provided us throughout our journey in becoming Mr. and Mrs. Davis!
We greatly enjoyed the personal ceremony you provided as it was sincere and true to who we are. Our family and friends have spoken of the lovely ceremony and atmosphere present on our special day. It was also nice to hear the giggles as you spoke of our history and when we shared our vows. It was quite funny hearing how similar our vows were… even down to the washing I forget to hang out!

Thank you again for everything you have done leading up to, on and after our wedding day.

We really appreciate everything that you have done for us. We are so happy that we had you as our celebrant… you did an amazing job!

I will certainly be recommending you to others!

Thanks again,

Alicia and Kynan Davis
Sabina was our marriage celebrant for our wedding at Boonah on August 23, 2014.
We were delighted with her … she was very natural, yet professional and had a lovely presence that added to our special day. Sabina made us feel very comfortable throughout the whole process, from meeting with us in our home, to phone calls and emails, suggestions and most of all her seamless ceremony on our ‘big day’.
Thank you for your wonderful ceremony on Saturday! it was just how we wanted it!
A lot of guests told us how much they loved the ceremony!

Thank you again Sabina for traveling so far you really made our day!

Amy and Robb
Sabina, thank you so much for everything.
For all your preparation before the wedding, during the wedding and after.
You are indeed a professional in the field with a warm heart.
Everything went to plan and we couldn’t be happier.

Thanks again.

Nathan and Tamara
From our very first meeting Sabina was warm, helpful and professional. We had absolute confidence Sabina would conduct our wedding ceremony in a way that was relaxed and memorable. Sabina offered such a diversity of ideas and assistance for our wonderful ceremony that we just could not recommend Ceremonies by Sabina highly enough. Coupled with her husband John’s technical expertise, our ceremony went without a hitch and made for a marvellous day.

Thanks so much to you both!

Warmest regards

Jeff and Julie
Both Leighton and I found Sabina to be very professional and thorough. We especially loved the personal aspect she suggested for our ceremony, having us answer questions about each other – what we loved about each other, how we met etc.
No other celebrant suggested this.
Sabina went the extra mile providing booklets for our parents, certified copies of our marriage certificate which she all done herself at no extra charge.
This saved us time.
We would definitely recommend Sabina to all our friends and family!

Thank you so much!

Melissa and Leighton
Thank you so much Sabina for making our special day just that extra special.
Even though we live in different states, you guided us through every step, making sure our wedding day went smoothly
Thank you also for going out of your way and delivering in person our certificate’s and the lovely booklets you made for us before we left Brisbane.
We cannot thank you enough.
We have settled into married life and enjoying every moment.

Our warmest Regards

Michael and Christine Camilleri
Dear Sabina,
Stephen and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being our wedding celebrant and helping make our day special. Nothing was too much trouble and your friendly/warm approach left Stephen and I confident that everything would run smoothly and that our wedding was in very capable hands. Many people have commented to us since, that it was one of the nicest weddings they had been to and there is no doubt, that your contribution helped make it that way.
Thank you for all the running around, the photos and the post wedding follow up.
Stephen and Lisa Munro.
Hi Sabina,
Just wanted to say thanks for all you did to make our wedding special, Richard and I appreciate it all and please also extend our thanks to John.
Many thanks for the extra photos! Well everything is going really well and Cindy is arriving for good on the 3rd of January!!!!!!!
Thanks once again for providing us such a great service, we wish you all the best.

Kind regards,

Richard and Cindy
Hi Sabina
We wanted to thank you for a wonderful Wedding Ceremony. It was your attention to detail, professionalism and caring nature that makes it easy to recommend your service to others getting married.
We would like to wish you every success and Happiness in the future and hope you continue to make every Bride & Groom’s day as perfect as ours!
Best Wishes

Matt & Samantha
Hi Sabina,
Thank you so much for your “Change of Name Kit” I didn’t realise how much there is to do!
You have been remarkable!
Everyone at the wedding was so impressed with you and raved about the wonderful job you did on the day, we were also very pleased!
We’re just so happy you could be our celebrant.
Thank you for everything you have done for us Sabina, you’re just wonderful!

Nathan and Susan