Joyce Mathers

Marriage Celebrant | Perth W.A.

Hi, I'm Joyce Mathers. I'm an entertaining, engaging and experienced Civil Celebrant offering custom-crafted ceremonies for all occasions in Perth and all surrounding areas.

I take pride in delivering great service, exceptional value for money, and a truly memorable experience for my clients and their guests.

If you're looking for a unique, heartfelt and highly personal ceremony, perhaps we should chat. No pressure! No obligation! Just a friendly chat over tea or coffee to talk about your ceremony and to see if we are a good fit for each other.

You can book your obligation-free chat with me now in the 'Consultations' section below.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.


Joyce.
P.S. My calendar is filling fast. So, don't delay!






GET IN TOUCH
By Phone
0415 449 894

By Email
joyce@joycematherscelebrant.com

Via My Website
joycematherscelebrant.com

By Appointment
4 Nearwater Way, 
Shelley, W.A. 6148

My wife and I couldn't be happier with having Joyce as our marriage celebrant.

She was professional, friendly and made the marriage process a breeze. We had a very small and intimate wedding, and Joyce was able to still contribute with ideas which we incorporated into our ceremony. Even though it was small, she made us feel super special about our "big" day.

A massive thank you to her for her ongoing support, contribution and kindness. We would highly recommend anyone to Joyce in the future.

Brett Nielsen

Joyce Made Us Feel Super Special!

Joyce made our day so special.

Our ceremony was beautiful, romantic and personal - everything we wanted!

It was a pleasure meeting you Joyce. Thank you for everything, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Geraldine Potts

Joyce Made Our Day So Special!

Joyce, you are an absolute gem! 

You went above and beyond your duties as a marriage celebrant to make our special day perfect.

We will be recommending you to everyone!

Nadia Haynes

You Are An Absolute Gem!

Joyce was a perfect match for us and made our wedding day extra special. We couldn't be any happier with her.

She is so humble and genuine which makes the whole process so much easier!

Not only did she make us feel so calm during the ceremony, her presence was enough to make us feel loved... like she was part of the family!

Joyce was also able to recommend a piper and tunes for the ceremony which was one less stress for us.

So thank you, Joyce, for being such an amazing celebrant for Graeme and me!

Leanny Basil Robertson

Joyce is absolutely wonderful in every way!

Joyce was amazing! I couldn't have picked a better Celebrant!

Joyce was so polite and friendly and we loved that she listened to our needs. 

She was so relaxed which, made us feel a lot more relaxed on the day.

We would love to recommend Joyce she did an amazing job.

I just want to say thank you for making our day so special.

Melanie Letham

I Couldn't Have Picked a Better Celebrant!
Why you can trust me with your once-in-a-lifetime ceremony comes down to just three things;
My Philosophy, My Promise and My Reputation.

My Philosophy
My philosophy is simple and it revolves around you:
   1. You will find me well presented
   2. You will find me enthusiastic, entertaining and engaging
   3. You will receive personal and supportive advice
   4. Your ceremony will be truly personal
   5. You will have no (unplanned) surprises

My Promise 
My promise to you is a magical, meaningful and memorable experience for both you and your guests.

My Reputation
My reputation is founded on ALWAYS delivering on my promise.

Please don’t just take my word for it! Read what my clients have to say about me and how well I do in living up to my promise.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but my goal as your civil celebrant is to create and deliver a ceremony for you that is a unique, heartfelt and truly memorable experience. A ceremony that is designed to express exactly what you want to say, exactly the way you want to say it… to each other, to your family and to your friends.

Unlike many celebrants, I do not subscribe to a one-price-fits-all approach. I believe in crafting ceremonies that are as unique as the couples they are for. But, although each of my ceremonies is unique, they are all created following my 7-step process. You can read more about the process I use here.
Born in Scotland, I was married at the tender age of 21 and for the last 25 years I have had the pleasure of living in the beautiful city of Perth.

Being blessed with a fresh outlook on life and boundless energy, definitely makes me a ‘glass-half full’ kind of person. I’m told that among my better qualities are; my bubbly personality, my generous smile and my ability to make people feel relaxed and at ease in my company.

I am very much into the arts. As an accomplished Jazz singer I love both live music and the theatre but I equally enjoy sitting quietly reading my book under the shade of a tree… when free time permits.

I’m also a hopeless romantic at heart; totally in love with love and the concept of marriage. I think George Sands was right when he wrote: "There is only one happiness in life… to love and to be loved in return."
The fees you can expect to pay for a civil celebrant will depend on a number of factors:
- the experience and skill of the celebrant,
- the style and complexity of the ceremony, and
- whether or not the ceremony is custom-crafted specifically for you.

As an entertaining and engaging Civil Celebrant my philosophy is a simple one; deliver great service, terrific value for money and a magical, memorable experience for my clients and their guests. Always!

My fees range from as little $350 to in excess of $800; depending on the nature, style and complexity of your particular ceremony. All my services are covered by my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and flexible payment plans can be arranged on request.

You can find more information on my ceremonies and packages here

When it comes to creating your own, unique, wedding ceremony there are many decisions to be made: where to hold your ceremony, the size of the bridal party, how many guests to invite, the rituals and traditions to include, the words you will say to each other, people to include in the ceremony, the level of formality… the list can seem endless!

Be assured that with my comprehensive knowledge and experience of wedding ceremonies I will be there to guide you through the process every step of the way. And, whatever the wedding package you choose, whatever the rituals, traditions or customs you wish to incorporate, and whatever the location you prefer to hold your ceremony, I can guarantee you a unique ceremony designed to respect your beliefs, reflect your values and touch the hearts and minds of everyone present.

You can find more information on some of the types of ceremonies you can choose from here.

Yes! Of Course.

Wedding rituals have been with us since time immemorial and they make and they make a beautiful inclusion in any wedding ceremony.

Some couples prefer to include symbolic rituals that reflect their personalities, or represent them as a couple. In some instances rituals are included to add a cultural element to a ceremony. In others couples simply include a symbolic ritual for no other reason than they want to do something different during their ceremony. And why not?
You may well have some ideas of your own for the inclusion of rituals that are significant to you and will make your ceremony even more special to you, your family and your friends. If you have, I will happily discuss them with you.

You can find some examples of popular rituals often included in modern wedding ceremonies here.

Yes you certainly can!

Writing personal wedding vows brings a whole new level of meaning to your ceremony: That magical moment, when you find yourselves standing in front of the people most important to you, publicly declaring your love and commitment to each other in your own words, is a beautiful experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.

As an experienced Marriage Celebrant I work with couples almost every day; taking care of their legal vows and guiding them in how to write their own personal wedding vows that express exactly what is in their hearts.

If, for whatever reason, writing a personal statement of your love and commitment is not something you would care to tackle, why not check out my very affordable Vow Writing Service.
To be legally married in Australia you must:- not be married to someone else;- not be marrying a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister;- be at least eighteen years old, unless a court has approved a marriage where one party is aged between 16 and 18 years old;- understand what marriage means and freely consent to becoming husband and wife;- use specific words during the ceremony;- give written notice of their intention to marry to their authorised celebrant, within the required time frame.
Before your marriage ceremony can be solemnised, you must decide where the marriage will take place and whether the ceremony will be a religious or civil event. As an authorised marriage celebrant I can perform both forms of ceremony, which are recognised as legal marriages under Australian law.

A Notice of Intended Marriage must be completed and lodged with me, your celebrant, at least one calendar month, but no more than 18 months, before your preferred date of marriage. You can download a copy of the Notice of Intended Marriage form here


Before I can marry you, you must show me documentary proof that you are 18 years old or older. That evidence must be either a birth certificate or a passport. I may also need to see your driver’s licence or other identification to support the information given on the Notice of Intended Marriage form.

If either person has been married before, that person must show me proof that they are free to remarry. That proof is usually in the form of a Certificate of Divorce or a Death Certificate.

You don't have to be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia to legally marry here. Where either the bride or groom is a foreign national entering Australia on a Prospective Spouse Visa (Fiance Visa) the wedding is required to take place within 9 months of the granting of the visa. Such weddings may be either be conducted in very simple English or with the assistance of an Interpreter as required.

As your celebrant I can provide the required letter and other documentation regarding the arrangements for the wedding that authorities require as part of the visa application process. There is an affordable extra charge for this service.

On the day of your wedding, you will sign three marriage certificates. Each certificate should be signed by you, your celebrant and two witnesses. One of the certificates will be presented to you as a record of your marriage.  

As your celebrant, I will register your marriage with the Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages within fourteen days.

The certificate issued by the registry is required for many official purposes. It is advisable to apply for a copy of this certificate from the registry after your wedding.

My Wedding and Commitment Packages offer only custom-crafted ceremonies.  In choosing me as your celebrant you are choosing to say no to a “one-size-fits-all" approach and yes to a truly personal and heartfelt ceremony that is unique as you - the couple it is to be created for.

As a minimum, my ceremony packages include:
- Initial meeting to lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage
-
Consultation regarding type of Ceremony
- Unlimited phone calls or emails regarding your Ceremony
- Meeting to sign your Declaration of No Legal Impediment
- Creation and delivery of a uniquely personal Ceremony
- Advice on optional poems, readings, music and vows for your ceremony
- Up to 50km travel each way to and from your venue 
- My arrival at your venue no later than 30 minutes prior to Ceremony start time.
- Optional lodgement of Application for Marriage Certificate for Name Changing purposes.
- Optional use of professional PA System (can that can also play music for the ceremony) 
- Optional use of signing table, with white cover, and two chairs.
- All legal paperwork, printing and postage
- Consultation on my dress code for your ceremony.
- Your presentation keepsake.

Joyce Mathers

Marriage Celebrant | Perth W.A.

About Me

Hi, I'm Joyce Mathers. I'm an entertaining, engaging and experienced Civil Celebrant offering custom-crafted ceremonies for all occasions in Perth and all surrounding areas.

I take pride in delivering great service, exceptional value for money, and a truly memorable experience for my clients and their guests.

If you're looking for a unique, heartfelt and highly personal ceremony, perhaps we should chat. No pressure! No obligation! Just a friendly chat over tea or coffee to talk about your ceremony and to see if we are a good fit for each other.

You can book your obligation-free chat with me now in the 'Consultations' section below.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you.


Joyce.
P.S. My calendar is filling fast. So, don't delay!






GET IN TOUCH
By Phone
0415 449 894

By Email
joyce@joycematherscelebrant.com

Via My Website
joycematherscelebrant.com

By Appointment
4 Nearwater Way, 
Shelley, W.A. 6148

Consultations

Testimonials

My wife and I couldn't be happier with having Joyce as our marriage celebrant.

She was professional, friendly and made the marriage process a breeze. We had a very small and intimate wedding, and Joyce was able to still contribute with ideas which we incorporated into our ceremony. Even though it was small, she made us feel super special about our "big" day.

A massive thank you to her for her ongoing support, contribution and kindness. We would highly recommend anyone to Joyce in the future.

Brett Nielsen

Joyce Made Us Feel Super Special!

Joyce made our day so special.

Our ceremony was beautiful, romantic and personal - everything we wanted!

It was a pleasure meeting you Joyce. Thank you for everything, we wouldn't hesitate to recommend you.

Geraldine Potts

Joyce Made Our Day So Special!

Joyce, you are an absolute gem! 

You went above and beyond your duties as a marriage celebrant to make our special day perfect.

We will be recommending you to everyone!

Nadia Haynes

You Are An Absolute Gem!

Joyce was a perfect match for us and made our wedding day extra special. We couldn't be any happier with her.

She is so humble and genuine which makes the whole process so much easier!

Not only did she make us feel so calm during the ceremony, her presence was enough to make us feel loved... like she was part of the family!

Joyce was also able to recommend a piper and tunes for the ceremony which was one less stress for us.

So thank you, Joyce, for being such an amazing celebrant for Graeme and me!

Leanny Basil Robertson

Joyce is absolutely wonderful in every way!

Joyce was amazing! I couldn't have picked a better Celebrant!

Joyce was so polite and friendly and we loved that she listened to our needs. 

She was so relaxed which, made us feel a lot more relaxed on the day.

We would love to recommend Joyce she did an amazing job.

I just want to say thank you for making our day so special.

Melanie Letham

I Couldn't Have Picked a Better Celebrant!

FAQ

Why you can trust me with your once-in-a-lifetime ceremony comes down to just three things;
My Philosophy, My Promise and My Reputation.

My Philosophy
My philosophy is simple and it revolves around you:
   1. You will find me well presented
   2. You will find me enthusiastic, entertaining and engaging
   3. You will receive personal and supportive advice
   4. Your ceremony will be truly personal
   5. You will have no (unplanned) surprises

My Promise 
My promise to you is a magical, meaningful and memorable experience for both you and your guests.

My Reputation
My reputation is founded on ALWAYS delivering on my promise.

Please don’t just take my word for it! Read what my clients have to say about me and how well I do in living up to my promise.
I can’t speak for anyone else, but my goal as your civil celebrant is to create and deliver a ceremony for you that is a unique, heartfelt and truly memorable experience. A ceremony that is designed to express exactly what you want to say, exactly the way you want to say it… to each other, to your family and to your friends.

Unlike many celebrants, I do not subscribe to a one-price-fits-all approach. I believe in crafting ceremonies that are as unique as the couples they are for. But, although each of my ceremonies is unique, they are all created following my 7-step process. You can read more about the process I use here.
Born in Scotland, I was married at the tender age of 21 and for the last 25 years I have had the pleasure of living in the beautiful city of Perth.

Being blessed with a fresh outlook on life and boundless energy, definitely makes me a ‘glass-half full’ kind of person. I’m told that among my better qualities are; my bubbly personality, my generous smile and my ability to make people feel relaxed and at ease in my company.

I am very much into the arts. As an accomplished Jazz singer I love both live music and the theatre but I equally enjoy sitting quietly reading my book under the shade of a tree… when free time permits.

I’m also a hopeless romantic at heart; totally in love with love and the concept of marriage. I think George Sands was right when he wrote: "There is only one happiness in life… to love and to be loved in return."
The fees you can expect to pay for a civil celebrant will depend on a number of factors:
- the experience and skill of the celebrant,
- the style and complexity of the ceremony, and
- whether or not the ceremony is custom-crafted specifically for you.

As an entertaining and engaging Civil Celebrant my philosophy is a simple one; deliver great service, terrific value for money and a magical, memorable experience for my clients and their guests. Always!

My fees range from as little $350 to in excess of $800; depending on the nature, style and complexity of your particular ceremony. All my services are covered by my 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and flexible payment plans can be arranged on request.

You can find more information on my ceremonies and packages here

When it comes to creating your own, unique, wedding ceremony there are many decisions to be made: where to hold your ceremony, the size of the bridal party, how many guests to invite, the rituals and traditions to include, the words you will say to each other, people to include in the ceremony, the level of formality… the list can seem endless!

Be assured that with my comprehensive knowledge and experience of wedding ceremonies I will be there to guide you through the process every step of the way. And, whatever the wedding package you choose, whatever the rituals, traditions or customs you wish to incorporate, and whatever the location you prefer to hold your ceremony, I can guarantee you a unique ceremony designed to respect your beliefs, reflect your values and touch the hearts and minds of everyone present.

You can find more information on some of the types of ceremonies you can choose from here.

Yes! Of Course.

Wedding rituals have been with us since time immemorial and they make and they make a beautiful inclusion in any wedding ceremony.

Some couples prefer to include symbolic rituals that reflect their personalities, or represent them as a couple. In some instances rituals are included to add a cultural element to a ceremony. In others couples simply include a symbolic ritual for no other reason than they want to do something different during their ceremony. And why not?
You may well have some ideas of your own for the inclusion of rituals that are significant to you and will make your ceremony even more special to you, your family and your friends. If you have, I will happily discuss them with you.

You can find some examples of popular rituals often included in modern wedding ceremonies here.

Yes you certainly can!

Writing personal wedding vows brings a whole new level of meaning to your ceremony: That magical moment, when you find yourselves standing in front of the people most important to you, publicly declaring your love and commitment to each other in your own words, is a beautiful experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.

As an experienced Marriage Celebrant I work with couples almost every day; taking care of their legal vows and guiding them in how to write their own personal wedding vows that express exactly what is in their hearts.

If, for whatever reason, writing a personal statement of your love and commitment is not something you would care to tackle, why not check out my very affordable Vow Writing Service.
To be legally married in Australia you must:- not be married to someone else;- not be marrying a parent, grandparent, child, grandchild, brother or sister;- be at least eighteen years old, unless a court has approved a marriage where one party is aged between 16 and 18 years old;- understand what marriage means and freely consent to becoming husband and wife;- use specific words during the ceremony;- give written notice of their intention to marry to their authorised celebrant, within the required time frame.
Before your marriage ceremony can be solemnised, you must decide where the marriage will take place and whether the ceremony will be a religious or civil event. As an authorised marriage celebrant I can perform both forms of ceremony, which are recognised as legal marriages under Australian law.

A Notice of Intended Marriage must be completed and lodged with me, your celebrant, at least one calendar month, but no more than 18 months, before your preferred date of marriage. You can download a copy of the Notice of Intended Marriage form here


Before I can marry you, you must show me documentary proof that you are 18 years old or older. That evidence must be either a birth certificate or a passport. I may also need to see your driver’s licence or other identification to support the information given on the Notice of Intended Marriage form.

If either person has been married before, that person must show me proof that they are free to remarry. That proof is usually in the form of a Certificate of Divorce or a Death Certificate.

You don't have to be an Australian citizen or a permanent resident of Australia to legally marry here. Where either the bride or groom is a foreign national entering Australia on a Prospective Spouse Visa (Fiance Visa) the wedding is required to take place within 9 months of the granting of the visa. Such weddings may be either be conducted in very simple English or with the assistance of an Interpreter as required.

As your celebrant I can provide the required letter and other documentation regarding the arrangements for the wedding that authorities require as part of the visa application process. There is an affordable extra charge for this service.

On the day of your wedding, you will sign three marriage certificates. Each certificate should be signed by you, your celebrant and two witnesses. One of the certificates will be presented to you as a record of your marriage.  

As your celebrant, I will register your marriage with the Western Australian Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages within fourteen days.

The certificate issued by the registry is required for many official purposes. It is advisable to apply for a copy of this certificate from the registry after your wedding.

My Wedding and Commitment Packages offer only custom-crafted ceremonies.  In choosing me as your celebrant you are choosing to say no to a “one-size-fits-all" approach and yes to a truly personal and heartfelt ceremony that is unique as you - the couple it is to be created for.

As a minimum, my ceremony packages include:
- Initial meeting to lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage
-
Consultation regarding type of Ceremony
- Unlimited phone calls or emails regarding your Ceremony
- Meeting to sign your Declaration of No Legal Impediment
- Creation and delivery of a uniquely personal Ceremony
- Advice on optional poems, readings, music and vows for your ceremony
- Up to 50km travel each way to and from your venue 
- My arrival at your venue no later than 30 minutes prior to Ceremony start time.
- Optional lodgement of Application for Marriage Certificate for Name Changing purposes.
- Optional use of professional PA System (can that can also play music for the ceremony) 
- Optional use of signing table, with white cover, and two chairs.
- All legal paperwork, printing and postage
- Consultation on my dress code for your ceremony.
- Your presentation keepsake.

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