When I conduct a Wedding Ceremony, I do so in a respectful and professional manner, with warmth and fun thrown in.
I take pride in supporting the Bride and Groom, from the moment of our first meeting, to create the Wedding Ceremony of their dreams.
I am an accomplished public speaker and articulate well. The thrill I personally get from seeing a couple present to me initially and the eventual outcome of their ceremony on the day, is very precious to me.
I have a wide range of options, of vows, readings, poems and music. Your wedding ceremony, is the most important part of your wedding day. Together, we will create a service to suit your individual personalities and your love story.
...And More Weddings
Waiting in anticipation for the vote of the century to be passed! I will not be handling my ceremonies any differently with same sex couples. The legal wording will be changed for all marriages. As, as far as I am concerned, we will have the vows, the readings, the music, the poems and my personalised written ceremony suited to the individuality of each person and the tapestry of their love story.
A commitment ceremony can be held like a wedding ceremony in many respects. Exchange of rings, reading of vows by the couple to each other (usually very emotional). We can have a lighting of candles ceremony, releasing of doves or butterflies and many more rituals. The white dove throughout history, has been a symbol of love, peace, purity, faithfulness and prosperity.
Mt. Lofty House, Al Ru Farm Sampson’s Flat, Longview Vineyard Macclesfield, Old Oval Estate & Coriole Winery McLaren Vale, Anderson Hill Lenswood, Golding Wines Weddings, Mt. Osmond Golf Club, Bridgewater Mill, Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Teatree Gully Golf Club, Mount Barker Golf Club, Glen Osmond Golf Club, The Stirling Hotel, Howard’s Vineyard.
Anastasia Michos, Caleche Bridal, Bridal on Pulteney, Alexis George
Joseph Uzumcu, Adelaide Suits Direct, Jenny & Gerry’s Bridal Centre
Red Door Flowers, Floral By Design, Dream Blooms, Berries and Blooms
Luv Bridal and Floral, Caleche, Carla Zampatti, The Vintage Bride and Jadegowns
Flower girls/Page boys
Stellina Cute Couture, Wedding Whispers, Lucy’s Clothing, Blame the Baby
Mother of the bride
Boutique Mon Ami, David Jones Bridal, Woolcocks at Reynella, Mother of the Bride Dress and Accessories
Wedding/Limousines and Cars Adelaide, Adelaide Wedding Cars and Wedding Hire Adelaide exotic and Luxury cars
I am proud to advise I have recently been nominated in the top 100 celebrants in SA with "Wedding Connections".
Thanks for your help in making our wedding day a great success.
It was good we could meet with you beforehand to sort out the legalities so the day could proceed without a hitch.
What was especially pleasing was the way you fitted in with our wishes making it a fun and memorable occasion. You did a fabulous job of managing our noisy, fun loving guests.
By all accounts, everyone had a wonderful time and I would have no hesitation in recommending your services.
Phil and Deb Bloffwitch.
Thank you for being our celebrant on our wedding day. Our ceremony was just what we wanted – relaxed and friendly, with lots of joy and laughter. Many of our friends commented after-wards that you did a really great job (and we agree)! Thank you for guiding us through the process and making it so easy, we will certainly recommend you to our family and friends for future wedding ceremonies.
Dave and Angela Winter
"Jan was helpful from the beginning. Jan was really warm and friendly, which made us feel very comfortable. I have lived interstate most of my early adult time and didn't have any connections for interior design. I knew having my wedding at home was a big ask, but her advice made the venue perfect. We had a wonderful day."
Celeste & Jake.
"Absolutely beautiful ceremony, Jan helped us plan music, our vows, poetry we wanted read and more. A very thoughtful, touching, romantic and personal service, made our day as perfect as I'd always dreamt it would be. Thank you Jan for calming my nerves and the smooth, seamless ceremony that we will remember for the rest of our lives!" Jenna & Ty
During preparations for our wedding we found Jan to be so very welcoming and flexible towards all our needs. As we lived remotely at the time, all initial communication and details were done over the phone or email, but Jan’s natural rapport put us at ease and took a lot of the stress out of the little details. Jan was always eager to assist in our requests and our day was as perfect as we'd imagined. Thank you to Jan for your friendliness through the entire journey, you were very much a part of our special day. Warmest wishes, Greg and Lauren.
As a Marriage Celebrant - I cannot think of anyone better than Jan Niehus. Having attended many weddings in the past and listened to and experienced other Marriage Celebrants - Jan is a breath of fresh air. She will ensure your Special Day goes smoothly and will be fondly remembered by all whom attend. If you want a Celebrant that is Interesting, Caring, Humorous - (yet takes the process seriously) then Jan is the Marriage Celebrant to choose. She will Listen to you and always endeavour to include all your requests so that your Ceremony is tailor made for you. Nothing is too small or too much for her to consider.
"I would highly recommend Jan to be your wedding celebrant. From our first conversation she was always very positive and easy to talk too. At our initial meeting we enjoyed her enthusiasm for our special day and seemed to be almost as much as excited as we were.
The ceremony she prepared was perfect for our requirements, her promptness in replying to our questions and the organisation was first class. Jan was a true professional in keeping us happy with our ceremony and we are so happy she was involved.
Jan will always hold a special and memorable place in our hearts"
Paul & Beverly
"Hi Jan, We returned from our honeymoon last week. We had an unbelievable time ! Simon and I want to thank you for your part in making our wedding such fun and such a happy day. We were both so so...nervous but you put us at ease straight away. We especially want to thank you for the time you put into creating the service we wanted . It was just perfect for us and thanks. Bye, Kate and Simon X"
We would like to thank you for helping us through our wedding day. As you know we were both very nervous, even from the beginning.
You guided us and helped us all the way through and we are so thankful for that. Mum and Dad loved the ceremony and the comments we have had from our friends was terrific. We think you will be getting a call from friends of ours’ soon. Their names are Penelope and Eric.
We have had a wonderful break away, in the Maldives. We stayed at the “Niyama” resort and it was just fabulous!
Hope you are well, and thanks again, we will always remember you with fondness.
Best wishes, Michaela and Brett"
"We had a wonderful wedding day with you as our celebrant. You were professional as well as warm and generous. You had a great understanding of us as a couple, and the different ceremony options you sent us prior to the special day, made it s easy to choose our favourite one.
On the lead up to our special day, you made sure everything came together over and above the expected role of a celebrant, including all your contacts in the industry.
We would be happy to endorse your services and will recommend you to all our friends and family and anyone we know that is wanting to get married. Thank you Jan for everything. We are still unwrapping presents :)"
Nikki and Karl
CODE OF ETHICS.
The Celebrant agrees:
·To support the goals and the mission of CF&I and the Association by setting and maintaining a professional standard of service to the public that will bring credit and recognition to CF&I, the Association, and its individual members.
·To serve each client with respect, sensitivity, and professionalism, and to provide all services in a timely manner.
·To offer every client a personalized ceremony that includes their story as revealed to the Celebrant through interview and questionnaires.
·To ensure that clients have complete choice of and final say over their ceremonies, and that the Celebrant's personal beliefs are immaterial to this process.
·To encourage clients in choosing and/or approving a ceremony that is satisfying to them.
·To respectfully provide a ceremony that is as accurate as possible in all respects, including the pronunciation of the names of people, places, and things.
·To meet the client for a no-obligation interview to discuss services prior to engagement.
·To provide unlimited consultation to clients while creating their ceremony.
·To conduct a rehearsal where necessary to the ceremony.
·To perform the ceremony in a professional, prepared, and appropriate manner.
·To gift the client/honoree a keepsake copy of their ceremony.
·To provide a service that recognizes the unique personalities of the client, being sensitive to their needs, wishes, values, philosophical and spiritual beliefs, and cultural backgrounds.
·Not to discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, or sexual orientation.
·To comply and keep current with all laws regarding the performance of marriage in every country, state, province, or municipality in which the Celebrant practices, including obtaining the necessary legal authority to solemnize marriages and appropriately filing client marriage documentation as required by law.
TWO IMPORTANT FACTORS TO NOTE:
when I am conducting your wedding ceremony
a. I am conducting a legal ceremony.
b. I am organising a ceremony which suits you and abides by your personal wishes.
I am more than happy to give you advice and some ideas, however the final decision is yours.
I gain enormous satisfaction out of seeing the wedding celebration “come together” between the three of us.
I am required by law under the Marriage Act, and as recently instructed by the Attorney-General’s Department.
The legal paper work you will require can be obtained by me (this is part of my services to you)
Or from the Federal Attorney-General’s website.
The NOTICE OF INTENDED MARRIAGE is the document I fill in and you sign to inform the Attorney General’s Department of your intended marriage. This MUST be lodged with myself at least one calendar month plus one day before the proposed date of the wedding.
I will also be supplying for you all the other legal documents which will be required by Law.
I will be submitting your wedding certificate to the Attorney-General’s Department two days after your wedding.
You will need to supply: Two identifications. One with a photo. i.e. Passport, Drivers Licence, Original Birth Certificate of the country you were born in. A Statutory declaration may be used in the rare instance of a birth certificate being unavailable. To apply for a birth certificate in South Australia visit the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs.
If you have been married before, you will need to supply evidence of your divorce or death certificate of your former spouse.
If you are under the age of 18, there are specific documents and specifications which must be adhered to. We can work it out!
There will be three certificates ready for signing on the day. These are the Registry Office copy, my copy and your own copy.
You will need to choose two people: over the age of 18 to be your legal witnesses. These people do not need to be in the Bridal Party. You might like to choose two people to have the honour outside of the bridal party. It’s a great way of including more people in your wedding. Of course, any member of the bridal party (over the age of 18) maybe witnesses.
I will be at the wedding venue half an hour before the ceremony, unless you would like more time with me, then just let me know. (We will be in contact any time after you have signed the Notice of Intention to Marry).
Please note: You must be happy with your ceremony, so please keep in check with me anytime, you would like to change something. Remember, I am working for YOU.
Please make sure, there is a table for signing and two chairs.We need to be able to place the three certificates on the table and have room for bride’s flowers.
Please check on the rules at your chosen venue for throwing of confetti or rice. You might like to incorporate this on your invitations.
Most Wedding venues will automatically arrange tables and chairs etc. If you have any difficulties with this at all please advise me and I will arrange.
Of course, if you are having your ceremony in a garden or you own back yard or a botanic park, we will chat about this and arrange accordingly.
I have my own wireless sound and microphone system.