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Charlie and George’s Wedding Ceremony

12 pm on Thursday 5th March 2020

Bradfield Park, North Sydney, New South Wales

To begin, on behalf of Charlie and George, I would like to welcome you here today.

My name is Michael Teulon and I am a Marriage Celebrant, I am duly authorised by law to solemnise marriages according to law

We are all here today to celebrate with Charlie and George a very important moment in their lives.

They have learned to know and love one another and have  now decided to spend the rest of their lives together, as a married couple.

 Marriage is a commitment to life. To the best that two people can find and bring out in each other.

It is a commitment from the heart and mind based on mutual love, trust, respect and the understanding that from now on, each partner will consider the other's desires and needs as equal to their own.

But real love is not about two people being totally absorbed in one another, it is about two people looking outwards, in the same direction – together.

 Monitum of Marriage

 Before you are joined in marriage in my presence and in the presence of these witnesses, I
am to remind you of the solemn and binding nature of the relationship into which you are
now about to enter.

Marriage, according to law in Australia, is the union of 2 people to the exclusion of all others,
voluntarily entered into for life.

The Asking

George do you take Charlie to be your lawful wedded wife/husband/partner?

George: I do

Charlie do you take George to be your lawful wedded husband/wife/partner?

Charlie: I do


The Vows

George please repeat after me:

I call upon the persons present to witness that from today:

I, George Allouache take you Charlie Wong (full names to be used), to be my lawfully wedded wife/partner in marriage / spouse.

Charlie please repeat after me:

I call upon the persons present to witness that from today:

I, Charlie Wong take you George Allouache(full names to be used) , to be my lawfully wedded husband/partner in marriage / spouse.

(If you wish to make your own personal vows, we would suggest that you say them here)

 Ring ceremony

George please repeat after me

With this ring I marry you (place ring on finger)

Charlie please repeat after me

With this ring I marry you (place ring on finger)


Charlie and George, now that you have made your promises to share your lives together in accordance with your vows, it is with great pleasure, I now pronounce you husband and wife/ partners in life.

Congratulations, you may kiss!

The signing of the register

Witnesses: Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten