Bradley Patten |022 438 2723 |

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I am being conservative in my approach to ceremonies at this time. I am in close contact with a number of people who work in the healthcare system and normally get a lot of colds over winter and through the rest of the year. As current guidelines suggest that anyone with any cold like symptoms should stay away from others, I may not be a particularly wise/reliable choice.

If I do conduct a ceremony, I will observe physical distancing requirements and will provide a standard ceremony at a location with 10 or fewer people present (including myself and any other vendors). While the ceremony will be of a standard format, you are welcome to exchange vows you have written for each other. I will only perform ceremonies in my local area (Birkdale/Beach Haven/Birkenhead). I will need the names and contact details of anyone present for contact tracing purposes.

The charge for ceremonies conducted at this time will be $200, with discounts available for frontline essential workers. Note that this does not include the cost of the marriage licence (couples organise the licence themselves through the DIA website) and is more expensive than a registry office or VCANZ ceremony.

If I am unavailable or the terms above are not suitable, you can find celebrants near you using the map on the DIA website: