GETTING HITCHED?

Let's Get Married

 

Who doesn't love a fun wedding?! Helping you to create a ceremony that reflects your relationship, respects your wishes and expresses your love for one another is such a fun experience. 

Liz Lockton at Hitched by Liz is down-to-earth, relatable and affordable, allowing your ceremony to be all about you, reflecting your style and your story without breaking the bank.

You receive a personalised service and unlimited contact so you can confidently plan your ceremony without stress. Hitched By Liz has the experience to ensure that your ceremony is a perfect reflection of your relationship.

Liz Lockton creates unforgettable wedding ceremonies in Ballina Shire.

 
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ABOUT ME

An Experienced and Understanding Marriage Celebrant

A strong marriage is created through love, good communication, equality, kindness and respect.

I have travelled the world but I still call the Northern Rivers home. I have been blessed in my life to have a beautiful family that bring me endless joy and to live in an area that is absolutely stunning.

Having worked in the wedding industry for over 10 years I strongly believe the ceremony sets the tone for the wedding day. The perfect marriage celebrant blends into the background allowing the focus to be on the couple from the moment the guests arrive.  I love conducting ceremonies in a way that allows the couple to focus on one another and the guests to experience a joyous moment in their relationship. I am reliable, trustworthy and respectful.

Getting married is one of the best days of your life. Enjoy it!

 

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Down-to-earth, relatable & affordable, the best kind of marriage celebrant. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of ceremony will I write and perform.

I offer two ceremony options depending on your style of wedding. These ceremony options are individualised and will represent you both, reflect on where you have been and what you see for your future.

Option One is a a personalised version of a registry office ceremony, short, simple and full of sentiment. The words I read are brief but I give you and your partner the space to express to one another your love and respect. This ceremony can take place anywhere in the Ballina Shire it lasts 5-10mins and we can have everyone you have ever loved or just a couple of witnesses and a photographer. However you see your ceremony I can make it happen.

Option Two is a traditional style ceremony, I speak more and it takes a little longer than option one. I have a simple questionnaire that I ask each couple to complete. I provide sample vows and readings for you to choose from.

Both ceremonies I perform meet the Australian legal standards. I complete all necessary paperwork and will register your marriage with the local state's Births Deaths and Marriages Office. 

Check out my Pintrest, facebook or Instagram to get a better feel for me and my style.

On the day, what I wear, where I stand and is a signing table needed.

On the day I arrive approximately 30-40mins prior to the expected service to prepare. My attire is formal but not black tie, subtle and professional. I ask what the bridesmaids are wearing to ensure I am not matching.

I can stand either to the end of the groomsmen or in between you both (traditional pose). 

Signing table or no signing table its completely up to you. If you don't have one we will use my hard covered file to lean against.

Just the legals.

There are many reasons why some couples wish to have a basic ceremony that is just the legals performed. I can absolutely offer this as a service and is priced upon application (reduced packaged fee). This is Ceremony Style Option one.

Communication and preparation.

We can meet twice face to face and I am more then happy to answer endless email, phone call and texts. I can help with any indecisiveness and helping to create something unique and special. I want you to be happy with the ceremony and feel that it is reflective of your personalities and relationship.

Wedding themes.

I can work within any theme you so desire. From relaxed, rustic, backyard weddings through to bohemian country weddings, beach weddings or lavish resort weddings, your wedding celebration is all about you, so your ceremony will be as unique and special as you are. 

Communication and preparation.

We can meet twice face to face and I am more then happy to answer endless email, phone call and texts. I can help with any indecisiveness and helping to create something unique and special. I want you to be happy with the ceremony and feel that it is reflective of your personalities and relationship.

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CEREMONY PACKAGES

The Hitched By Liz ceremony package is down-to-earth, relatable and affordable. 

 

Ceremony One - Just the Legals - $350.

Package Inclusions

  • Simple and professionally written ceremony. Space for you to include your own vows or personalise the wording.

  • All legal paperwork prepared and submitted to NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.

  • Marriage Certificate from NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.

  • One face to face meetings if within the region, otherwise Skype/Facetime is available.

  • Unlimited emails and phone calls.

  • Performance of the ceremony on the confirmed date and time.

  • Ceremony location within 30km from Ballina cbd. Additional costs will be incurred for further travel.

Ceremony Two - Traditional - $550.

Package Inclusions

  • Personalized written ceremony including any rituals.

  • All legal paperwork prepared and submitted to NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.

  • Marriage Certificate from NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.

  • Two face to face meetings if within the region, otherwise Skype/Facetime is available.

  • Unlimited emails and phone calls.

  • Performance of the ceremony on the confirmed date and time.

  • Ceremony location within 30km from Ballina cbd. Additional costs will be incurred for further travel.

  • Ceremony rehearsal day prior, if location is within 25km from Ballina cbd.

  • Portable audio and microphone, ability to play any recorded music that you provide.

 

Ceremony Payment Terms

  • On written confirmation outlining the agreed date, time and location a deposit invoice will be sent.

  • 50% non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your booking.

  • Full payment is required 14 days prior to the ceremony.

  • GST is included in the fee and payments can be made via EFT or Cash.

  • All details discussed are strictly confidential.

 

KIND WORDS

Hi liz, thank so much for doing so much for us on our wedding . it went perfectly thanks to you.

we will recommend you to everyone.

Thank you.

Lisa and Damien

Morning Liz, 

Thankyou so much for all you did, you really went above and beyond to make our day special. We will always remember the effort you put in and will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs a celebrant.

Mr and Mrs Garrington

Hi Liz,
Thank you so much for making our dreams a reality, it was all that we hoped for and more.
Thank you for all your relaxed and helpful advice and wonderful service!
It's been a pleasure!! 
Thanks,

Megan

Thank you SO much for yesterday! We enjoyed every part but we both said this morning that the ceremony my our favourite part!  and everyone commented on how beautiful it was so thank you for all your help ...
Yes for sure, as soon as I get all that info for you I will email it to you and you can use our photos for sure! Will email those to you also when I get some...

Thanks again Liz, you did a wonderful job 
Sarah

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ELOPING

Heartfelt and Memorable

Package Inclusions

  • Personalized written ceremony including any rituals you wish to perform.

  • All legal paperwork prepared and submitted to NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.

  • Marriage Certificate from NSW Births Deaths and Marriages.

  • Two face to face meetings if within the region, otherwise Skype/Facetime is available.

  • Unlimited emails and phone calls.

  • Performance of the ceremony at the confirmed location, date and time.

  • Ceremony rehearsal day prior

  • Union circle of fauna or stones for outdoor ceremonies only

  • PA available for recorded music

  • Bridal bouquet

  • Photographer

  • Council application for outdoor ceremony

Price on application

 
Bridal Bouquet

That still and settled place by Edward Monkton.

In that still and settled place

There's nobody but you

You're where I breathe my oxygen

You're where I see my view

And when the world feels full of noise My heart knows what to do

It finds that still and settled place

And dances there with you.

 

CONTACT ME

Get in touch today to discuss your ceremony.

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Hitched by Liz creates unique, relaxed and intimate wedding ceremonies in Ballina, Lennox Head, Alstonville, Evans Head, Byron Bay and surrounds. 

Great for rustic, backyard, country & bohemian weddings.