Mrs. Jones

Mrs. Jones. Marriage Celebrant. Unique Custom Weddings by Nicola Garrard. Melbourne.


Nicola Garrard


Originally from London, I’ve been living in Melbourne since '04, following on from a three-year stint in Tokyo. While never intending to stay long, I fell in love with the city and the people, and made it my home. I now live in Brunswick with my family, and work in not-for-profit marketing.

Seeing a lot of my friends getting married was a real eye-opener for me. Their celebrants were all lovely, but didn't really seem a good 'fit'.

And that’s why I decided to become a celebrant myself: because weddings should be as unique and diverse as the people getting married. I want to offer an alternative for people looking for a celebrant who understands them. I’m honest, friendly, creative and professional, and will enjoy working with you to design your perfect day... with no boring bits! 

I'm very happy to travel anywhere in Melbourne, or regionally and interstate, for your big day. I'm even authorised to conduct ceremonies in most states of the US, if you feel like eloping!





When we meet, please bring with you (originals, not copies) of: 

  • Birth certificate, or official extract, or
  • Australian or foreign passport
  • Evidence that a previous marriage had ended (death, divorce or annulment)
  • Proof of ID

If you have any problem getting these documents, please get in touch before we meet, and we can work something out.


The earliest you can get married is one month after submitting a Notice of Intent to Marry. This can be shortened, but only in these cases:

  • employment related or other travel commitments
  • wedding or celebration arrangements, or religious considerations
  • medical reasons
  • legal proceedings, or
  • an error in giving notice.



Proud ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, and thrilled to now be able to marry all humans to the human they love.