The value of an holistic approach

Wedding Pics 014The ceremony is the defining ritual of your special occasion, and when crafted with care and skill, it can be a wonderful and uplifting experience for everyone. Making it personal, heartfelt, real and authentic is the key to a great ceremony and that requires a process of engagement with you and your celebrant to properly research, plan and prepare.

As a holistic  & boutique celebrant, I specialise in bespoke ceremonies, custom created for every individual and couple, and unique to your needs, values, personality and style. Every ceremony I create is individually written, crafted and designed with the value placed on getting to know my clients and conducting personal interviews and questionnaires in order to authentically and genuinely represent YOU.

A ceremony or ritual is not something we often purchase. In many ways it is an ‘intangible’ – an ‘experience’ – you are investing in. My service delivers over and above best practice and offer the most fabulous, beautiful and meaningful of ceremonies. I can confidently say I do fabulous ceremonies…memorable ceremonies…special experience ceremonies….heart and soul ceremonies of significant meaning and craft.

In September 2020 I celebrated 15years as an authorised civil marriage celebrant.  This video captures just a brief romp through some of the more than 1100+ happily married couples.  So much love, laughs, joy and colour. xx

Registry-style, Boutique & Holistic Wedding Ceremony Packages

Little, Local, Legal & with LOVE

Boutique Registry-Style

(Monday – Thursday ONLY during hours from 10am-4pm from @ $660)

  • Includes all legals & registering marriage.
  • Maximum 12 guests on location or at my office in Gosford with maximum 4 guests including your 2 x witnesses.
  • Local Locations only on Central Coast (30kms radius from Gosford)
  • Email NOIM submission process and ceremony plan brief.
  • Pre-written ceremony + customised section/vows.
  • Provision of PA and Signing Table.
  • NO Planning meetings & NO Rehearsal.
  • 25% loading on ceremony delivery fee for after-hours (outside of 10am – 4pm) or if on Fri-Sunday or Public Holiday
  • Additional travel charged at $1/km beyond 60km round trip or $50/hr after first 30mins free.
  • Additional celebrant time at location beyond 45mins billed at $110/hr

Gold Package

Boutique & Professional Celebrancy Service

(From $880 for weekdays & $990 weekends & public holidays, Regional Packages from $1100)

  • Includes all legals & registering marriage.
  • Unlimited Guests & Any Location
  • Custom written ceremony
  • 1 x ceremny planning session & full resources kit
  • Rehearsal available upon request @$110/hr + travel (based on 1hr minumum)
  • Travel up to 100kms round trip before additional travel charged.
  • Provision of PA and Signing Table.
  • 25% loading on ceremony delivery fee for after-hours (outside of 10am-4pm)
  • Additional travel charged at $1/km beyond 100km round trip or $50/hr after first hour free.

Premium Package

Bespoke & Holistic Ceremony Craft + Marriage Care

(From $1100 for weekdays & $1200 weekends & public holidays. Regional & Inerstate Packages begin from $1300)

  • Includes all legals & registering marriage.
  • Unlimited Guests & Any Location (including regional/interstate destinations)
  • Unlimited ceremony planning sessions & full resources kit
  • Includes on-site Rehearsal
  • Includes application and purchase of the official/standard Marriage Certificate from BDM (valued at $75)
  • Includes couple access to Sarah’s “Creating a Miracle Marriage” online course for relationship enrichment & marRiage preparation valued at $247
  • Travel up to 100kms round trip.
  • Provision of PA and Signing Table.
  • 25% loading on ceremony delivery fee for after-hours (outside of 10am-4pm)
  • Additional travel charged at $1/km beyond 100km round trip or $50/hr after first free hour.

Holistic Relationship Resources & Marriage Preparation

Creating a Miracle Marriage Online Course for Couples

Presented by Sarah Tolmie, Gottman trained marriage therapist, love & relationship  coach, and holistic celebrant, Creating a Miracle Marriage online course enables  couples to bypass the time, expense and logistical challenges of attending relationship coaching or marriage therapy. The course offers a unique and comprehensive relationship coaching  that goes both deep and practical with all video tutorials delivered personally by Sarah.

These teachings are based on Sarah’s lived, loved and proven Miracle Marriage method, outlined in her eBook, Miracle Marriage Manifesto, and underpinned by her training in Gottman Institute Couples Therapy.

The course delivers Mindset Mentoring  AND the relationship tools, practices and strategies to help you implement true change and feel the results. All videos are delivered by Sarah, they are easy, fun and also include exercise worksheets couples can do together. Part 1. Miracle Marriage Mindset Modules offers 5 x mindset training modules on the fundamentals of relationship creation and design. Part 2. Miracle Marriage Tutorials Series, 10 x super practical videos on the skills, practices and relationships exercises that will TRANSFORM your relationship into a Miracle Marriage.  These tutorials teach you the real tangible skills essential for maintaining, nourishing, protecting and evolving your relationship into deep intimacy, great communication, mutual respect, friendship and joy. Valued @ $247.  Click here to find out more.

Create a Miracle Marriage – Pre-marriage Relationship Workshop.

A fun and insightful private session offering a proven framework to create, sustain and evolve your marriage and the essential skills for lifelong loving. (2.5hrs @ $300) Click here to view Sarah’s Life & Love Coaching, Marital Therapy & Programs and End-of-life Consulting Services

Other Life & Life Ceremonies, Celebrations and Rite of Passage Rituals

  • Commitment Ceremonies and Reaffirmation of Marriage Vows – Weekday $770. Weekend $880
  • Namegiving Ceremony – $550.
  • Motherhood Ceremony – $660
  • ‘Holistic’ Hens & ‘Soul Sista’ Circles – $660
  • Wedding Reception MC’ing & Special Event “Mistress of Ceremonies” – $110/hr
  • Ceremony Consulting & Writing Services – $110/hr

End-of-Life Consulting, Holistic Funeral Planning, Direction and Bespoke Funeral Ceremonial Services.

End-of-Life Consulting

First Consultation – $250 for 2hrs + Summary Report/Actions Outline/Quote

Includes a complete practical, relational and spiritual conversation in preparation of end-of-life planning – covering funeral options and choices, current wellbeing and wishes, family landscape and relationship & spiritual needs, inventory/directions on some key documentation to be prepared/aware of/activated – such as, advance care directive, will, enduring guardianship, power of attorney, funeral insurance or preparing a pre-need and/or pre-paid funeral plan. A full summary of the meeting key points including wishes, ideas and follow up actions to take will be provided, as well as a fully itemised quote/estimate of funeral costs as per discussed wishes, if desired.

[note: home visit incur a 25% surcharge on top of the consultation fee to cover travel]

Ongoing Consultations @$130/hr

Holistic Funeral Celebrancy (from $880)

Phase 1 – Funeral Planning, Writing & Preparation Services

  • $400 +GST. Includes all meetings, phone calls, edits, music source/preparation, liason with other suppliers/contributors and ceremony writing time for up to 5hrs. Beyond 5 hours, celebrant time is logged in 15min intervals @$100/hr

Phase 2 – Ceremony Delivery Fee for Funeral/Memorial/Celebration of Life Ceremony: Day of Ceremony

  • $400 + GST (Weekday) $500+ GST (Weekend) Ceremony Delivery Fee based on a minimum of 3hrs – includes travel up to 100kms round trip, set up/pack away, liason with family, delivery of ceremony, provision of lectern and PA system also if required, as well as table. Celebrant will provide a printed booklet, a digital audio recording of the ceremony (optional on request)
  • $100 +GST /hour beyond 3hrs.

Additional travel costs when travel exceeds 100kms for the round trip. These costs are charged at $1km or $50/hr after first hour, and for regional and interstate, upon negotiation. Any costs/supplies/contractors paid  by Sarah on behalf of the client incur a 20% service fee.

Bespoke Funeral Director Services

Sarah partners with her funeral team, Picaluna Funerals.  Picaluna offer a completely transparent pricing approach, sharing with you the actual costs of each item/service you need to deliver the funeral of your choice. Picaluna then simply add a 35% service fee on the total amount.  Picaluna is also a ‘for-profit’ social enterprise, donating 10% of its profit to a charity or medical organization of your choice on your beloveds behalf. See my page on Funeral Director, Ceremonial & End-of-Life Services

To learn a little more about Picaluna and myself, here is a short video introducing the Picaluna approach


For all ceremonies, any travel above 100kms per trip is charged at $1per/km or $50hr after first hour, on day of ceremony. For longer road trips, travel is charged at $50/hour after the first hour. (For rehearsal I try to organise my diary and appointments so I don’t have to charge travel. However for Hunter, Southern Sydney & beyond (regional) I can offer a 50% discount on travel for any rehearsal/site visits or for additional travel not initially specified…the rehearsal and reccy is important…don’t scrimp on doing without!) For independent advice on fees and the standards of service expected of a professional celebrant, please take a look at the advice given by the leading training organisation and referral centre for celebrants Australia-wide – The International College of Celebrancy.

Additionally, I have 100% happy customers (and testimonials) who would be happy to speak with you should you feel that necessary to make your decision.

Cancellations & Postponements and T&Cs

Booking Fee/Deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable to another date

If ceremony is cancelled within a month & one day from ceremony date, full costs of final balance will still be required (excluding travel & accomm). For these couples, if the celebrant is engaged for a rescheduled ceremony, a ceremony delivery fee will be charged. $440 weekday & $550 weekend + any additional travel and costs.  If for some sad reason celebrant cannot commit to the rescheduled ceremony date, the ceremony written is IP that remains with the celebrant and is NOT to be given to the next celebrant to deliver.

If ceremony is cancelled before the month & on day cut-off period from ceremony, however it is written and meetings/plannings sessions have been undertaken since booking, celebrant can bill for time and value of work to date completed. For these couples, if the celebrant is engaged for a rescheduled ceremony, a new agreement and financial arrangement begins, including a new booking fee.