Informal Formalities

About Informal Formalities

I'm Mhairi (pronounced "Vari") Clark.

I became a Marriage Celebrant because I enjoy seeing the 'glow' in a couple's eyes when they say: "I do".

(My daughter Holly used a Marriage Celebrant when she married Ben, it was just such a magical experience, I vowed I'd do my best to make every ceremony I conducted just as joyful, and I believe I've managed to do that.)

Whether you're getting married for the first time, renewing your vows after being together, making a lasting commitment to each other, or naming your new baby, I think sharing your dreams together is at the heart of every loving relationship.

And yours will be a very special occasion. I just know it.

I decided to call myself: 'Informal Formalities', rather than just Marriage Celebrant, because that's exactly what I do - take care of all the formalities (necessary paperwork, legal documents, etc.) in a discreet, informal way, so they don't intrude on 'Your Day'


So please, just browse around this website. Make plans, dream a little and visualize all the good things which you'd like to happen, and don't worry about "what has to be done". That's my job!

When we meet I'll walk you through the steps. We'll discuss where, when, how many people will attend, and what theme you'd like (there are dozens to choose from. I'll loan you my ceremonies 'Ideas Folder'. It makes exploring different ideas and choosing what right for you, a whole lot easier.) We'll also have a rehearsal the day before your wedding so you'll know exactly what's coming and there are no surprises.

We'll talk about your vows, choosing some poetry if you'd like to have that, and of course, the music which can be played on my P.A. system.

It's going to be your magic day and I'll probably enjoy it as much as you do, so let's get started.

  • Weddings
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Commitment Ceremonies
  • Naming Ceremonies

If you'd just like to have a bit of a chat first up - to get to know more about me - and me about you, my contact details are:

Mob: 0416 098 908 or email:

I look forward to meeting you and being part of Your Special Day.


  • Many thanks for conducting our wedding ceremony so beautifully and for helping Glen and I put together a ceremony that would touch our children and families. We had a wonderful day which will be remembered always. Carol and Glen.
  • Steve and I would like to send you our deepest thanks for all your help and support in the lead up to our wedding, and for your beautiful ceremony on the day. Our most grateful thanks for helping to make our day a wonderful experience. Elinor and Steve.
  • I just wanted to drop you a quick emails to thank you for all your help throughout the wedding planning phase and for being so great on the day. The ceremony was just wonderful and absolutely everything we had dreamed of and I can tell you honestly both our favourite part of the whole day, it felt like it was filled with so much love and laughter it was just magical. Katie and Lee.
  • I just wanted to say thank you for being part of our wedding day. You were so wonderful to work with and we had so many comments on how lovely the ceremony was. Thank you so much for all your help in preparing us for the day. We loved every minute of it and are so glad we chose you to marry us. Zoe and Tim.
  • Thank you for everything you've done. You did an amazing job and we are both so happy, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will be sure to call you for our Naming Day day. Thanks Mhairi. Stacey and Nick
  • Raef and I would just like to extend a huge THANK YOU for the beautiful ceremony you performed for our wedding, exactly one month ago today! Not only did you help us create the perfect vows, but you also did such a wonderful job as settling our guests and making sure everything ran smoothly. I don’t think the day would have been of what it was without your help and guidance throughout the whole process. Also a big thank you for taking care of all the legal stuff too. The ceremony was everything we had hoped for (and more) and was the perfect way to initiate our married life – your ideas folder and your openness to our own ideas ensured the ceremony was exactly what we wanted. Jessica and Raef.