Saturday, November 2, 2019

As your marriage celebrant, one of my roles is to help you with your Wedding Vows.

What are wedding vows?  Promises each partner makes to the other partner during the wedding ceremony. There are two types of vows, legal and personal.

What are the legal vows? These are pr...

Thursday, August 15, 2019

As a Celebrant I believe I have three main roles.

Firstly, to make sure you are legally married which includes advice if you have been married before and the minimum age for marriage, what identification documents you need, paperwork, the legal words that must be said a...

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

When planning your wedding day, you may want to incorporate a cultural tradition in your wedding ceremony - whether it's a custom that has special meaning because of your family's nationality or background, or you choose a custom for its symbolism or simply because it'...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The week before your wedding you become an amateur meteorologist, watching weather reports like a person possessed. Rain on your Wedding Day, your worst nightmare BUT it does not have to be!!! A few of the reasons why:

  • The Best Photos - brewing thunde...

Saturday, March 17, 2018

  • Changing your surname to your spouse's name after you are married is a custom and not required by law.

  • If you would like to change your surname and you were married in Australia, then you do not need to formally apply for a change of name with the Registry of...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Last Monday I had the opportunity to meet two of the faces behind the Magnolia Cake Boutique - Maria Jose & Paola Velasco - their accents are as divine as these women.

What I thought was to be a simple taste test (you know like the ones at the ice cream parlour), turned...

Friday, February 16, 2018

  • ​​A Park can be a beautiful venue for your wedding, commitment or naming ceremony but turning up on the day without researching beforehand is a Definite Don't.

  • If your ceremony is in Brisbane, the Brisbane City Council website has a list of Parks which you ne...

Friday, February 9, 2018

There are many ideas, far too many for one Blog so I have chosen a few of my favourites for the naming of a newborn or child (but with a few tweaks I can easily adapt them to a ceremony introducing a step or adopted child to the family, blending two families or an adul...

Friday, February 2, 2018

Weddings are full of traditions but where did those traditions originate from:

  • engagement and wedding rings are worn on the 4th finger of the left hand because it was thought that a vein in that finger led directly to the heart (romantic but ill-informed about...

Friday, January 26, 2018

  • At your wedding you both sign three marriage certificates.

  • The commemorative certificate (ie the pretty one) is for you to keep and the other two are used for registration of your marriage (which is  my responsibility).

  • The commemorative certificate is...

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