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Vows with a twist

‘A promise is a commitment by someone to do or not do something.’ (Wikipedia) Photo by Photography by Bambi   For some, the thought of writing heartfelt vows is straightforward and easy. For others, the very thought of sharing their personal feelings in front of a room full of people is enough to make you ‘want to run for the hills’. If you keep in mind that when it comes to writing vows, you are simply sharing a promise with each other of what you are going ‘to do or not do’ as you move forward in your relationship, they...

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7 Outdoor Wedding Hacks

Outdoor weddings in Australia are magnificent, however they can have their pitfalls.  Follow these 7 failsafe ideas to have a disaster free ceremony. 1. Have sunscreen available for wedding guests. Pretty dispensers look great!  Even better, if you can get your hands on sunblock wipes they will save your guests from messy hands. Image: Martha Stewart Weddings               2. A basket of vintage handkerchiefs is a cute way to provide relief  from excessive tears or beads of sweet on an impossibly hot day. image: wedding trends mag              ...

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After the wedding: Top 5 things to know about changing your name.

Day / Knight / Day-Knight: In Australia either partner of the marriage can change their name, take on a hyphenated name or make up a completely new one! My secret identity: You can start using your new name immediately after the wedding ceremony and you don’t actually have to change your name on any official documentation. This is called ‘name by association’ and is helpful if you wish to keep your maiden name at work. Let’s make it official: If you choose to change your name on legal documents eg. driver’s license and bank accounts, you are required to show...

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Outdoor Weddings – A Celebrant’s perspective

Outdoor weddings are fantastic. The setting is often a ‘blank canvas’ and can be styled to suit the couple’s wishes; they are often in picturesque locations and can create a great ambiance for yourself and your guests. There are however pitfalls if careful planning is not considered. The following tips will have you celebrating your special day without stress in no time: Tip 1: Always have a back up venue for inclement weather. Although you may have picked a September wedding date because the weather is traditionally well behaved, sometimes things just don’t go to plan. The most logical back...

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Top tips for choosing the RIGHT Celebrant for you.

Can you share your top tips to find the ideal wedding celebrant? When finding your wedding Celebrant you will most likely be looking for someone that will listen and honour your wishes as a couple. Give a few Celebrants a call and if you like the sound of them and establish a connection make a time for a free no-obligation meeting. I would tend to not make price you main criteria but rather your connectedness with the Celebrant. They will after all be part of your most special day. What do couples need to look for? Someone that they both...

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A little bit about me….

Can you tell us a little about your wedding celebrant services? How did you get started in the wedding industry? Celebrate your special moment your way... This motto is the foundation of my services as a Celebrant.  I strive to create ceremonies that reflect your wishes and personal style. If that means and elegant beachside ceremony - just perfect; or if you require that I dress up in 70's gear to fit in at your wedding party - no problems! I love creativity; I love the richness of symbolism; and I am not one to shy away from a performance....

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