Making Your Wedding Unique and Truly Memorable

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Nothing Beats Love!

I am an Authorised Marriage Celebrant who creates beautiful ceremonies for couples exchanging marriage vows.

From the picturesque vineyards of Mudgee to the stunning Blue Mountains or toes in sand at Byron Bay, your wedding day memories are ones to be treasured. Even when you’re old and grey and your slippers are parked next to your beloveds.

Our Services

My style is one of warmth, fun, flexibility and excellence in presentation, hence I create highly unique, engaging and polished ceremonies.

Marriage Celebrant

Love, writing and this wondrous journey is my passion, and I fully invest myself in your story to create a unique, engaging & polished ceremony that reflects all the wonderful things that make up you. Being a Marriage Celebrant is my passion - yes, I love love and the writer in me loves to capture a great tale! Also, I ensure all legal requirements are met while, with a calm guiding hand, leading you through each step of your wedding checklist so you can be relaxed and ready come your big day.

Baby Naming

This is a truly lovely way to welcome a new baby into the fold of the immediate, and extended family, and for parents to publicly declare their commitment to their child’s future. A truly special day, where friends and family join in welcoming the newest member of the family.

Renewal of Vows

This is a wonderful way to reaffirm your marriage vows, before friends and family, and celebrate your journey and the depth of your ongoing love. It’s a delight to see a couple rekindle those butterflies, no matter how long ago they first took their vows, and have the privilege to toast to all they’ve shared and wonderful moments, yet to unfold, in the years ahead!

Memorial Service

The loss of someone we love is often one of the hardest things we will experience in our life. Thus, a funeral or memorial service offers a heartfelt and meaningful way to say our farewells. My role is to assist in this difficult time in a way that is authentic to you, and best reflects your feelings and the wishes of your loved one.

A Message from Misha

I am an avid globe trotter who chases sunsets, beauty and a great espresso!

My passion is capturing the fun, romance (and love!) that is uniquely yours, with a ceremony that will delight you and your guests. After all, the road to love is a wondrous one, made all more meaningful by some of the shared potholes along the way! 🙂

I offer warmth, flexibility, excellence in presentation and a calm guiding hand throughout the process; so you can be relaxed and ready come your big day. With plenty of sample ceremonies & readings at your fingertips, we’ll co-create a highly personal ceremony; reflecting your personalities, style and vision.

Let me know your special date and, if I’m available, we can meet for a drink and chat about creating some magic! Thank you for entrusting me with solemnizing your wedding.

Misha x

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Why Misha

Trust

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Testimonials

Thank you so much Misha. You are such a gorgeous woman. Such a wonderful heart. So many of our guests mentioned how much they loved the ceremony. Tim & I are very lucky to have you do our wedding. The thought & passion you put into the ceremony was palpable. You write so well & really captured the energy Tim & I share. You are amazing at what you do. Keep the love alive. Bec Xx

BEC & TIM

THANK YOU Misha! Having you conduct our ceremony was lovely, you are so beautiful inside and out & truly put your heart and soul into our ceremony to make it so special & memorable for all! The narrative you wrote for us was perfect and a true reflection of our relationship and life together. A lovely touch to set the scene for our guests. We've heard lovely comments from our guests - a ceremony that was the right balance of casual and class! Ash & Tim XX Don't look any further - you've found your marriage celebrant!

ASH & TIM

Misha was an incredible celebrant, from the minute we first spoke on the phone there was a connection and I knew we’d found the person we wanted to marry us. Adam and I loved every step of the way organising our ceremony with Misha, she went above and beyond and made us feel so special and loved. She was efficient, organized, and we didn’t have to worry about anything. The ceremony was written beautifully and captured our relationship and love for each other perfectly. Misha felt like family and treated us the same. As much as we’d love to keep Misha all to ourselves, it would be shame to not share her passion and care with more couples. If you’re looking for an amazing celebrant, your search is over, contact Misha now! Thank you again Misha, love always the Spaleta’s.

ZOE & ADAM

Since the minute we met Misha, we knew that she had a wonderful energy and a pure love for her job. The few times we met with her, she was warm, very friendly, and had the most contagious outlook on life and love. Her ceremony was incredibly detailed with our story, and she personalised it with touches that described Pete and I perfectly. Not only did we love her, but our guests did too, including my very traditional father, which is saying something! She listened to us, and what we wanted, and delivered something better than we could have imagined. I highly recommend Misha, for so many reasons, but most importantly, for her incredible appreciation for her job, and for each and every couple. Thank you Misha! xx

ASH & PETE

“After a great loss in our family recently we decided to have a non traditional wedding and surprise our guests at just an ordinary party. From the first day of meeting Misha, we knew instantly that we needed her for our wedding ceremony. Misha is a kind, caring, compassionate, loving woman that reflects in her work as a celebrant. Our ceremony was personal, heart warming and captured who we are as a couple and the journey we have already been on, It was like we have known Misha for years which is where her nickname (Aunty Mish) came from. Misha had us and our guests in happy tears especially when remembering my (Sarah) dad who recently left us. We both and many of our guests highly recommend Misha, she is truely amazing at her job where she makes magic happen."

SARAH & ANDREW

Oh Misha! Words cannot express how lucky we feel to have met you and have had you as our celebrant. It was a match made in heaven! We were so delighted with what you put together and can't thank you enough for all of the work you put into it. It really kicked off what was a fairytale day for us. All our love and gratitude.

MARCELA & STEPHEN

Misha went above and beyond to get to know us as a couple and family. She then worked her magic and creative ways to write a clever story that described us perfectly. Misha’s bubbly and friendly personality made it so easy to be comfortable with her and throughout the ceremony on the day. She is passionate about her work and does the most amazing personalised job! We were so lucky to have Misha at our wedding and love the way it all turned out much to her credit! We highly recommend this beautiful lady Manda and Mike xo

MANDA & MIKE

“Where to begin? An amazing warm heart woman. Right from my initial contact with Misha she instantly put me at ease. She created the most magical, spirit felt ceremony for us. We had guests coming up saying it was the most beautiful wedding ceremony they had experienced. If that's not a great compliment I don't know what is! Our ceremony was full of joyful tears, both wedding party and guests alike, even caught Misha with a tear. Misha opened my eyes to all things "ceremony", she didn't leave anything out, very thorough. I'm so grateful and blessed to have had Misha as my marriage celebrant. It will be a day that fills my heart forever!! Thank you Misha so very much, from the bottom of my heart XXXXX”

KYLIE & RAY

Definitely the best!! We honestly cannot thank Misha enough for everything she did for us to make our day perfect, we both felt at ease the minute we meet Misha and felt how much she truly cared about making our day stress free and exactly the way we wanted it to be! I truly believe that you will never meet someone who "loves - love" and gets so much happiness from what she does as misha, Claire and I thank her from the bottom of our hearts and know we were not only given the best wedding day possible from misha but also gained a close friend as well! Big love from Michael and Claire Mitchell

MICHAEL & CLAIRE

I decided that Misha was the celebrant for us from our first phone call, without even meeting. She’s so lovely! Our ceremony was perfect. It was personal, full of stories about the two of us. It was fun, but not silly. It felt very natural and really reflected us and the way we are. She believes in what she does, she’s sincere and is as invested as you. Super easy to work with and guides you through all the paperwork. Best of all, you have a new friend at the end of it. Thanks for being such an important part of our day Misha! Much love.

RENEE & TABER

Misha made our day that much more special she was amazing. She really created a personalised ceremony for us and captured me and my husband perfectly all the guests commented what a good job MIsha had done and how wonderful the ceremony was. I’ve never met a more down to earth humble women then Misha and she is amazing at what she does Thankyou so much for playing a big role in making our day perfect.

SARAH & MARK

We would highly recommend Misha if your trying to find the right celebrant for your big day! Misha was always such a pleasure to work with and always made it so easy for us to understand what we needed to do and what was going to happen. She is always so on top of everything and very organised which I really loved!! She will definitely add to your day with her bubbly personality and make you feel at ease with what’s going on. We really appreciate everything she did for us and would highly recommend to anyone xx

DANI & BRAD

Misha was the perfect fit for our wedding, I knew it from the moment I met her. She stood out from the other celebrants I met, with her friendly, sincere and warm nature. Misha was genuinely was interested in us and wrote the most exquisite, personalised ceremony. She went above and beyond, even learning some Italian to accommodate our non-English speaking family!! I highly recommend Misha."

STEPH & DAVIDE

Misha Harding was an absolute delight to work with. She took the time to get to know us well to make our elopement ceremony very personalised for our tastes. Her efforts, time dedicated to us, price and attitude towards love was well beyond our expectations, as well as our guests. She is very warm and loving and absolutely adores customising a ceremony. We highly recommend Misha Harding for ANY wedding ceremony. We love her!

TARA & BRAD

Misha gets 5 stars from us! We got married at Augustine in Mudgee and Misha was our lovely celebrant. She made the process leading up to the wedding easy low-stress, taking the time to meet with us and explain the process.She did a fantastic job of getting to know us and then writing a narrative for our ceremony that captured our story and our personalities to a tee.I would highly recommend Misha if you're looking for someone who is a talented writer, a good communicator and is passionate about people and importantly... LOVE. Thank you Misha for helping make our day absolutely perfect, love from the Brickwoods.xx

SEAN & KAITLYN

Do you travel?

Yes! I'm a born globe trotter with a passion for visiting picturesque locations. From the beautiful vineyards of Mudgee or Orange, to the stunning escarpments of the Blue Mountains or toes in sand at Byron Bay... I can be found there.

Choosing a Celebrant -'Where do I start?'

If you want your ceremony to be a highlight of your wedding day, choose someone with whom you feel comfortable and really gel with. Someone you are happy to entrust with writing, and delivering, something special and who will help make the process as stress-free as possible.

An Authorised Marriage Celebrant has certain obligations they must meet, under the Marriage Act 1961. These are law. However, once met, the rest of your wedding is a blank canvas waiting to have your colours applied with the right brush strokes!

Other things to consider. Can they craft a great ceremony? Do they have experience talking in public? Does the Celebrant have a good reputation? Reading their testimonials/reviews, especially if the couple has taken the time to describe their strengths, is a great way to get a feel of their professionalism. These come directly from the couples themselves and can be invaluable. Also, is their attire in keeping with what you wish?

As in life, the dearest is not always the best, nor is the cheapest. So, like with your photographer, caterer, florist and venue, find a Marriage Celebrant who will look after your needs well, at a fair price. People often associate a Marriage Celebrant with their meetings and the ceremony on the day, while missing the hours spent behind the scenes on the legal requirements, writing your ceremony and all the preparation prior and post the wedding day. Some Celebrants charge less, yet book in back to back ceremonies. Find one who matches your needs.

I offer a no-obligation meeting, where we get to know each other, and you are able to get a sense of whether I am the right fit for bringing your vision for the day to life. My inner mission has always been to make a difference and bring joy to all I do and having the right couples is part of my own big picture.

Are you willing to meet with us?

Absolutely. I offer a relaxed obligation-free meeting over a coffee - or bubbles! - so you can share your vision of the day. Here we discuss how we can create a bespoke ceremony together and I provide you with some starting information. It's important to know your ceremony will match your vision for your big day, ensuring the process is relaxed, natural and you can be yourselves from the beginning.

If you decide to proceed, we walk through the terms and conditions of our agreement, the booking form and the non-refundable booking fee that locks in my services. Next we schedule completing the legalities.

From there we communicate via phone, email or Skype, until the week prior to the wedding - when we meet again for a final run through. This is either a rehearsal at the venue, or my office.

What Locations do you do?

Home is Mudgee - fabulous vineyard pics & toe curling vino! - but I also travel to the Blue Mountains, Byron Bay, Northern NSW, the Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast, and Canberra... to name a few.

Do you do elopements?

Yes, I adore them. So much so that's how hubby and I tied the knot! Elopements are delightfully warm, wonderful and relaxed ceremonies, with the bride & groom (along with their witnesses), exchanging their vows (often) in a lovely setting.

We meet a minimum of a month before to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage.

Do do conduct legals only weddings?

Yes. These are very simple ceremonies, where you and I make certain legal statements in the presence of your witnesses. Usually held in my office.

We meet a minimum of a month before to complete the Notice of Intended Marriage.

Do you perform same sex marriages?

I'm honoured to... it's a special bubbles moment!

We heard wonderful things about how personalised you made a friend's ceremony. Would you do the same for us?

If you have love, and you've made it to adulthood, you have a tale unlike anyone else on the planet. Since road to love is a wondrous one (often shaped by the shared potholes along the way!) your ceremony should be a treasured part of your day. A happy memory that makes you smile when you're old and gray and your slippers are parked next to your beloveds.

Love is the ultimate celebration and your guests love joining you in celebrating the heartfelt, as well as the grin like Garfield, moments! I love love and pride myself on scribing each ceremony so it is unique and truly memorable.

As a passionate & awarded writer, I capture the magic of the journey that brought you together. Your draft ceremony will be sent to you so we can tweak until it is just perfect!

Is there any paperwork we need to fill out?

Yes! In our second meeting, we will complete the Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM). By law, this document must be lodged with me no less than one month and one day, and no more than 18 months, prior to your wedding date.

Here I need to sight the original documents required. Once the legal requirements are met, the rest is a deliciously blank canvas. Then it's we fine tune your ceremony and discuss the finer logistics of the day.

What documents will we need?

• A birth certificate or passport (Date/Place of birth)
• Driver’s license, or Passport. (Photo ID)
• If divorced - an original Decree Absolute, or Certificate of Divorce.
• If widowed, a Death Certificate.
•Official annulment - for countries without a divorce system, such as the Philippines.
* These need to be the original documents.

Can we complete the Notice of Intended Marriage via post?

Yes. After I walk you through the form (to ensure everything is completed correctly) you will have it signed by a Justice of the Peace and send to me, via registered mail. I must receive it within the prescribed time. Prior to solemnising the wedding I must sight the original documents also.

Is there anything else to fill out prior to the wedding day?

Yes. Both of you are required to complete a No Impediment to Marriage declaration stating they are free to marry prior to the wedding.

Do you have your own P.A?

Yes, I use a professional high quality P.A system- with iPod, Aux & Bluetooth connectivity, which is taken with my post completion of your ceremony.

What do we need to do on the wedding day?

You will need two witnesses, over the age of 18 years.

On the day we will sign 3 documents: Marriage Register, Official Certificate of Marriage and commemorative Marriage Certificate (professionally printed & yours to keep.)

What happens after the wedding?

After the wedding, I complete all legal paperwork, then lodge with the relevant authorities on your behalf. If you wish, I can assist in your change of name application also.

What do you normally wear?

My wardrobe is elegant, subtle and I go to great lengths to complement my bride & groom's dress code, colour and theme.

Contact Me

Thanks for choosing to contact me to chat about your wedding day.