D Hickey Civil Celebrant 

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Gold Coast Celebrant - My name is Dawn Hickey & I am a fully trained & registered Civil Marriage Celebrant servicing the Gold Coast and the Gold Coast Hinterland. I worked for the Legal Aid Commission for many years & am fully conversant with the Marriage Act guidelines & documentation. I also worked as a Casual teacher (IT subjects).

A Notice of Intended Marriage & forms of Declaration must be completed no less than one calendar month & one day before the date of the Marriage. I provide all forms. A Local Court Magistrate (there is one at Southport) can agree to a Shortening of Time in special circumstances. For each of you, if born in Australia I need to sight original Birth Certificate - if born overseas, a Birth Certificate and/or Passport, issued by another country other than Australia. If previously married you need to produce original Divorce document or Death Certificate of previous spouse. All documentation must be in English (document translations by accredited Translators are permitted). You should both be over the age of 18 years. If under 18 years, one person must be 18 years & special provisions apply to the person under 18 years.

If you wish to attend a Relationship Building Course, I have details of Providers - click on My Favourite Websites for links.

TESTIMONIALS - I hold cards, letters & copy emails from people for whom I have performed Ceremonies. These are available for viewing at my home. Some extracts:

"Thank you for the photo and thank you for such a lovely naming service. Carla."

"Thanks very much for your kind assistance, I really appreciated it. Definitely I will recommend you to any of my friends. Bill."

"We enjoyed the Naming Ceremony very much!! Thank you for all of your commitment to the ceremony. The candle is beautiful. Bridget & Matthew."

"We loved the way you conducted the ceremony & Elmena's family in the Philippines loved seeing our photo on your Site. Stephen & Elmena."

"We'd like to thank you for a wonderful ceremony. You never left us in the dark & were so organized. Peter & Ally" .

"Thank you for performing such a wonderful service on our wedding day. The Candle Ceremony was beautiful. Gavin & Michelle".

"Thank you so much for being such a great celebrant! All our guests thought the candle ceremony was a great idea. Liz & Luke".

"The ceremony ,your help & professionalism were wonderful & extremly helpful & we loved our Sand Ceremony. Mick & Jacquie".

"Thank you for helping to make our day so special. Natalie & Mike, London, UK."

"Thank you for such a lovely Commitment Service. The Rose Ceremony was really nice. Sunnyfield Housing & Support."

"Our Renewal of Vows Ceremony was just beautiful for our Australian family after being married over seas. Brendon & Jen."

"Thank you for your help in making our ceremony the most beautiful day of our lives. You totally exceeded our expectations & we would not hesitate to recommend you to other people. Jenny & Tai".

"Thank you for helping to make our day so special. Your attention to detail, professionalism & feeling made the ceremony run smoothly. We would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needed the services of a Celebrant. Catriona & Adrian" .