Day of Choice Civil Ceremonies
Day of Choice Civil Ceremonies
Make your special day a day of choice

Hi there! I'm Stefanie Morosi Ditchburn, a civil celebrant with more than ten years of experience.

 
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Services & pricing

Since beginning my career as a celebrant in 2005, I have solemnized hundreds of marriages. Based in Canberra, I primarily service the ACT and NSW.

I am passionate about providing a high standard of professionalism in my work. I maintain extensive texts, beautiful collections of prose and poetry, and a wide range of traditional, contemporary and alternative styles to assist you in making your ceremony one that is deeply meaningful and inspiring - a truly memorable "Day of Choice".

I am bilingual, fluent in both English and German. If you're looking for a German or English/German ceremony, I have successfully performed a number of such ceremonies and would be happy to discuss this option with you.

  • Marriages (same-sex and otherwise) - from $500

  • Renewal of vows - from $420

  • Naming ceremonies - $300

  • Travel - yes happy to travel, within Canberra is free, outside the ACT, depends on where you’re taking me…

Let’s chat about your ideas at an obligation free meeting.

Thoughts and inspiration

"Rituals are an expression of the human need to belong, to be part of a group."

- Fritz Perls

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His hello was the end of her endings
Her laugh was their first step down the aisle
His hand would be hers to hold forever
His forever was as simple as her smile
He said she was what was missing
She said instantly she knew
She was a question to be answered
And his answer was "I do"

- Carrie's Poem, from "Sex and the City"

"The essence of ritual is that something done in the physical realm is related to the higher worlds. This may be a simple gesture of the hand or an elaborate ceremony. It can be working consciously in everyday life, so that quite mundane actions become full of meaning, or a carefully designed ritual acted out for a specific occasion… Ritual is the mode of formalizing action and giving it not only meaning, but creating a contact with other worlds."

- Helivi, School of Kabbalah

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"I seem to have loved you
In numberless forms, numberless times,
In life after life, in age after age forever...
Whenever I hear old chronicles of love, its age-old pain,
Its ancient tale of being apart or together,
As I stare on and on into the past,
In the end, you emerge
Clad in the light of a pole-star piercing the darkness of time...
We have played alongside millions of lovers, shared in the same
Shy sweetness of meeting, the same distressful tears of farewell –
Old love, but in shapes that renew and renew forever."

- Rabindranath Tagore

 
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Testimonials

Good afternoon Stefanie,
On behalf of Shawn and I, we would like to thank you for being our celebrant on the [date] at the [venue]. It was such a special day for us both and we are so thankful to you for presenting such a beautiful ceremony. Shawn and I felt such a range of emotions on our wedding day, if you remember, Shawn was crying and I couldn’t stop laughing, but one thing we both felt was the love and caring blessing you gave our ceremony.
Your help and guidance leading up to our wedding and on the day meant so much to us both. It enabled us to have a wedding day we both wished for, relaxing, fun and filled with love from our friends and family and each other.
Thank you again for being a special part of our day.
— Yours truly, Shawn and Alison
Dear Stefanie,
We would like to thank you for a beautiful and touching ceremony. We would also like to thank you for your support and advice which made for a stress free experience.
— Lots of love, Julie and Pete
Hi Stefanie,
I wanted to thank you for a beautiful ceremony. Everyone was extremely happy how it came out and your presentation was fantastic.
Thanks again, we will definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking to get married.
— Take care, Angie & Dennis
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Hello Stefanie, we enjoyed meeting with you on Wednesday afternoon to briefly discuss the style and details of our wedding so far, as well as ideas for our ceremony. We appreciated your warm, friendly and flexible approach and would really like to arrange another meeting with you soon to book you to perform the ceremony on our wedding day, [date].
— Thank you, Amy & Michael
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Dear Stefanie,
Thank you for making our ceremony memorable.
— Love, Katie & Steve
Dear Stefanie,
Thank you so much for all that you did to make our wedding day so special. We will remember it forever, and really appreciate all the “extras” that you offered us to make our day so unique and memorable.
— Love, Heather and Chris
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Dear Stefanie,
Our wedding was a truly beautiful day and we were thankful to be able to share it with our dearest family and friends. Our memories of this occasion will be treasured forever.
Thank you very much for all of your services for our wedding on [date] at the [venue]. Your involvement assisted in making our wedding day a perfect day.
Your professionalism, attention to detail and continuous communication leading up to the day made it a pleasure to have you marry us. We knew as soon as we met you that you would be our celebrant. Your cheerfulness and friendly manner make you very approachable and welcoming. Your continuous provision of advice throughout the planning process helped make our wedding experience truly wonderful.
Our guests have commented on how beautiful and romantic our ceremony was and what a wonderful job you did.
— Thank you, Stephen and Peta
Dear Stefanie,
Thank you for the warm and professional job you did on our wedding ceremony! I am sure our wedding will be the first of many for you as a professional celebrant.
— Love from Clare and Stephen
Dear Stefanie,
Thank you so much for making our day so special.
Gavin and I were lucky to get such great weather after a week of rain, and we had a ball on the day. So much so that I would love to do it all again!
— Thanks again, Joanne & Gavin
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Contact

Stefanie Morosi Ditchburn
Day of Choice Civil Ceremonies
ABN: 32 509 047 449

Mobile: 0404 185 506

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