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Vow Renewal, Marriage officiant, marriage officer Marriage officiant, marriage officer

Marriage Officers of choice creating and conducting

masterpiece ceremonies for memories that last a lifetime.


To see the complete list of our Marriage Services please click here


Weddings:


Your Ceremony

We offer several types of ceremonies, such as: Spiritual, Religious, Non-Religious, Non Denominational as well as Unity Ceremonies. Your choice is your own decision and we will totally adhere to your wishes.

The actual delivery of the ceremony is most important. We believe the role of an Officiant is not only to write emotional and meaningful words, but also to captivate the guests with the love story that is being told. We will creatively weave into the ceremony a sentimental, humorous, and, of course, romantic story about the couple and engage everyone with the charismatic way in which it is told. This personal touch makes each and every ceremony totally unique. We endeavor to draw on all the emotions, from tears to laughter.

The day of your wedding is unique, and who you choose to perform your wedding ceremony is the most important part of your entire wedding plans; We know that you want that day to be unforgettable and we take pride on providing a service that will meet your expectations.  We offer uniquely customized or traditional wedding ceremonies.  


We Will Provide:

A personalized and hand-crafted ceremony that will incorporate all the elements you request. You will receive a selection of vows to choose from, or we can help you create your own. Alternatively, you can write your own vows without our involvement. We will provide you both with personal guidance to ensure your wedding will be delivered in a warm, relaxed and sincere manner. As your wedding is the most important day of your life, your ceremony deserves to reflect your love for each other and your shared dreams and hopes for the future.  We offer all of the following services to heterosexual and same-sex couples:

Christian

Non-denominational

Interfaith

Pagan

Civil

Commitment

Spiritual


Our Service includes

We will meet with you at our offices or via skype as often as you like for the planning etc.  

 

Documents required to conclude a Marriage

According to SA Home Affairs the following is required for Registration purposes:

a)    If both parties are South African citizens:


b)    If one or both of you is a foreign national:

It is ESSENTIAL to have copies of all documents if not before the day of the wedding then BEFORE the ceremony begins on the day. PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER YOUR MARRIAGE WITHOUT THE ABOVE ATTACHMENTS.  Should the documents not be presented to the Officiant the ceremony will still proceed, but your marriage will NOT be legally registered, nor will you receive a Marriage Certificate.


Important Notice To ALL SA Citizens Marrying a Foreign National:

According to legislation ALL such couples marrying in South Africa MUST secure an appointment for an interview with an Immigration Officer in South Africa BEFORE the marriage takes place.  Both prospective spouses must be interviewed.  Only upon receipt of a declaration letter from the Immigration Officer can we go ahead with the marriage.  Home Affairs will NOT register a marriage without the letter as well as ALL supporting documentation.  No exceptions can be made.  Since we operate in Ballito ALL interviews MUST be carried out at Durban Immigration office since we are required to collect the letter personally – they will not release it to you.  Please contact Immigration directly on 031 308 7907 / 7938 to secure an appointment for your interview at least 7 days prior to your wedding date.  There is no need for an interview to be conducted where BOTH prospective spouses are foreign nationals.


We are registered under the Civil Union Act of 2006.  The Act allows anyone – regardless of their sexual orientation – to marry either through a civil marriage or a customary marriage. Same-sex and opposite-sex couples may register their unions either as marriages or as Civil Unions, but there is no legal difference other than the name. Although couples married under this act are afforded all rights provided under the marriage act, a same-sex CU is not recognised in some countries – it is your responsibility to ascertain the laws for the country you will be residing in after your marriage.  

Renewal of Vows or Non-Legal Wedding Ceremony

We offer several types of ceremonies, such as: Spiritual, Religious, Non-Religious, Non Denominational as well as Unity Ceremonies. Your choice is your own decision and we will totally adhere to your wishes.

The actual delivery of the ceremony is most important. We believe the role of an Officiant is not only to write emotional and meaningful words, but also to captivate the guests with the love story that is being told. We will creatively weave into the ceremony a sentimental, humorous, and, of course, romantic story about the couple and engage everyone with the charismatic way in which it is told. This personal touch makes each and every ceremony totally unique. We endeavor to draw on all the emotions, from tears to laughter.

The day of your vow renewal is unique, and who you choose to perform your ceremony is the most important part of your entire plans; We know that you want that day to be unforgettable and we take pride on providing a service that will meet your expectations.  We offer uniquely customized or traditional ceremonies.  

We Will Provide:

A personalized and hand-crafted ceremony that will incorporate all the elements you request. You will receive a selection of vows to choose from, or we can help you create your own. Alternatively, you can write your own vows without our involvement. We will provide you both with personal guidance to ensure your wedding will be delivered in a warm, relaxed and sincere manner. As your wedding is the most important day of your life, your ceremony deserves to reflect your love for each other and your shared dreams and hopes for the future.  We offer all of the following services to heterosexual and same-sex couples:

Christian

Non-denominational

Interfaith

Pagan

Civil

Commitment

Spiritual


Our Service includes






”Home Affairs Alternative” Mini Garden Wedding Special - by appointment only


For the couple who want a quick, inexpensive wedding without guests or ceremony, but don't want the indignity of being married at Home Affairs.  


Monday, Wednesday, Friday, between 10.30am to 4.00pm only, Saturday’s 10.30 am to 12.00pm.  

Twilight garden weddings available Wednesday evenings only from 5.45pm to 7.00pm May to September and 6.30pm to  7.30pm from September to May


Available only in our garden, or, subject to weather, on our covered verandah in Ballito with a MAXIMUM of  8 guests, two of which should act as legal witnesses – strictly by prior arrangement. Casual, relaxed, short but meaningful ceremony.  Just the basics.  The entire process takes no more than 15 minutes.  A minimum to three days notice is required when booking.  There are NO OPTIONAL EXTRAS with this package (no décor, snacks etc, you literally arrive, get married and leave).


This service includes the following whereby we:



Registration of Marriage

No ceremony, no rings, vows or other extras – strictly the legal declaration and signing of register ONLY.   Monday to Friday, between 10.30am to 4.00pm only, only available in our office in Ballito – strictly by prior arrangement.  You will be required to bring in two witnesses with you.

This service includes the following services whereby we:



To watch a video of Rod Briggs conducting a ceremony follow this link.  Enter the code BMWF

We offer a variety of  different packages, some of which are as follows:

Your day - your way