Elopement at Clovelly Estate

Ashley and Chris couldn’t wait to marry one and other so they escaped to Spicers Clovelly Estate in Montville and eloped in a romantic and intimate ceremony. This video was created by Marion Jonkers, their delightful wedding photographer.  Marion does such a personable job with her wedding clients.  She is always cheery and fun to…

Valentine’s Day Love

Happy Valentine’s Day from Sunshine Coast marriage celebrant – Kari The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere they’re in each other all along Rumi Today’s post need not be long, for love needs few words. Love requires actions and looks,…

A poignant wedding reading

I woke this morning thinking about a particular poem. It would make a particularly poignant reading at your wedding.   The poem that occupied my thoughts, is one that impressed me many years ago.  I had it on the bathroom wall for years. Many people commented on it.  Lots had opinions. Several agreed, others added…

DIY wedding at the family property

with Sunshine Coast marriage celebrant – Kari So much love, so much love, so much love.  Wow what a wedding ceremony to remember! Here on the Sunshine Coast, there are many perfect places for a wedding.  But none seems quite more perfect for a family wedding than the property where one grew up, played by…

A Russian Wedding tradition

We do not live by bread alone, and we cannot survive without salt. In Russia there is a wedding tradition…. But first a story. I remember from childhood a story about three sisters, the daughters of a king.  He asked of them, “How much do you love me?” One replied, “Father I love you like all…

Married on the ridge

Rebecca and Justin didn’t actively look for a celebrant. They said they picked up a flyer one day and intuitively knew Kari was the right celebrant for them.  They were looking for a  non-traditional, creative, free-thinking, down to earth, grounded but a lively person for their wedding at Coolabine Ridge Estate. This place is magnificent, looking down towards the…

making poetry of legal wedding vow

When I begin planning a unique ceremony with couples, they often ask what they must do, and what they can do. Well the answer is that the Australian marriage law is very flexible.  There is no compulsion to be in a registered marriage office, as in Europe, nor to mention God in a civil ceremony.…

Maleny Celebrant

Together at last – wedding organised by email

Together at last Congratulations Linda & Rob, married at last at House of Laurels in Maleny, after months working overseas.  It was so exciting when we finally met in person just before the wedding.  The entire ceremony had been organised over the internet.  Via censored army email and registered post, and via a combined willingness…