Weddings

weddingCelebrate who you are. Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, that moment when you pledge your lives to each other for life.

I love to meet and chat with bridal couples so that I can get to know you both and develop a friendship relationship so that you feel very relaxed and at ease with me.  At our meetings, I ask questions so that I can get a feel for you both, your personalities, who you are, what you are wanting for your special wedding ceremony. The information I gather from talking to you (face to face, skype, phone and/or email depending on where you live) enables me to use my creative writing and journalism background to  write a ceremony that is just the right balance of love, drama and humour. I help you with every aspect of your wedding, from readings to meaningful and or a bit of fun rituals. I believe that your wedding ceremony should be a true reflection of both of you, your personalities and  the love that you share.

Creating the perfect wedding ceremony requires not only a celebrant that you feel completely at ease and confident with, but also one that listens, helps, suggests, supports and then delivers in a down to earth, relaxed, friendly style your wedding ceremony that you and your guests will love and be just perfect for you.

There are only two elements essential to a legally binding wedding – the vows or promises you make to one another and the proclamation by the celebrant that you are legally married. All the other elements are optional. You are only limited by your imagination and as your celebrant I will give you heaps of ideas and suggestions – but ultimately it is your decision on what you would like to include.  We sign off on your ceremony only when you are 100% happy and that is the ceremony I will deliver on your special wedding day.

Once you’ve decided to book my services we meet and begin our discussions as we get to know each other and what you would like or need assistance and advice about. We will complete the legal documents, I will ask lots of questions 🙂 and provide a range of resources eg Rituals to consider and a selection of humour, or dramatic, or just love readings!  I will provide you with a  Love Letter template which is a set of questions that you answer (and it is then a beautiful keepsake), so that I can weave in your personal thoughts and feelings to create a unique and personalised wedding ceremony for you.

Your ceremony may be traditional or contemporary and I  encourage you to write your own vows or choose and alter examples I will provide. I will prepare a draft ceremony for your consideration and offer as much contact time as you wish. This can include personal meetings, telephone conversations and e-mail.  I Love working with my bridal couples (have a look at my photo gallery and testimonials) I love to have a laugh, fun and you will love my just down to earth personality – and with a background in theatre, drama and years of public presentations I deliver your ceremony in a relaxed fun memorable style.

Elements of a Wedding Ceremony.

It is your wedding and except for some legal requirements that must be included, you can choose to create without your own individual vows, rituals and themes a personalised wedding ceremony! The elements of a wedding ceremony include:

THE WELCOME

This will put the guests and ease and is an opportunity for the celebrant to welcome your guests and make any special acknowledgements.

INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

The celebrant can talk about the couple, not everyone will be aware of how you met, or what it is that you love about each other. This is an opportunity to make your ceremony a unique and personalised ceremony, should you wish to include this information.

THE GIVING AWAY

The bride and also the groom can decide on whether they wish to include the traditional giving away. Some brides ask both parents to give them away, some couples like to ask both sets of parents. You can even include your guests and have them asked to publicly bless of the marriage.

MONITUM

This is the part that is legally required by the Celebrant regarding your commitment, with wording that cannot be changed.

THE ASKING, VOWS, READINGS AND RING EXCHANGE

These can be in any order, except the exchanging of rings will naturally take place after your vows. Your readings might be a poem, or words of a song that is very special to you both, or you may have a friend who might write something personal.

Your vows are your public declaration and in these you may express your love and appreciation of each other as well as your hopes for the future.

DECLARATION OF MARRIAGE

The celebrant will pronounce you as husband and wife!

SIGNING OF THE MARRIAGE REGISTER AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

These legal documents are signed by the bride, groom and two witnesses who must be over 18 years of age.

The celebrant is able to make any announcements to the guests regarding refreshments times, function venue, photographs or any other information that is relevant.

PRESENTATION OF BRIDE AND GROOM

The celebrant will close the ceremony, present the marriage certificate and finally introduce the bride and groom as Mr and Mrs.

RITUALS

There are a number of rituals that can make the ceremony special. You might like to consider including any children of the bride and groom, family members of friends. Rituals that can be included are Blending of Sands, Rose Ceremony, Lighting of Candles, Hand Fastening, or Tree or Flower plant ceremony.

You bring the love and the guests, I will bring the energy, charm and magic to make your special day perfect!

My aim is to make your day all you could wish for – your ideas and dreams are what motivate me.

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