and who brings the rings?

Who shall be the ring bearer? At your wedding, who do you choose to be the ring bearer? A charming little nephew?  An eagle? The Best Man? The Best Woman? Mum? Or your pet? Congratulations Diane and Patrick,  for choosing Ruby. They married in the charming pergola at Tiffany’s, looking out over the Glass House…

Creative wedding decorations

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Decorating your wedding day can be such fun.  There are ideas all, over for special themes, colours or designs. Sometimes it is helpful to have a specialist help you, sometimes you just want to DIY the entire day.  At a recent wedding at Kenilworth Homestead, Jess co-opted…

Married by the beach

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Congratulations Kylie and Todd Peters, married in view of their favourite surf break. When I met with Kylie and Todd they told me that they had to have a large wedding, as they simply could not exclude anyone from the guest list.  So a large wedding it…

something very French

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ And now for something very French for your wedding ceremony. You may be French.   You may want a little something French for the sheer chic of it. You may simply wish to toast your love with champagne. Whatever the reason there are many French marriage traditions…

Vintage wedding at the homestead

Vintage wedding at the homestead Thank you Jessica and Joel for your inspiration, and congratulations on your marriage.  Where does one start with such a delightful vintage style wedding? Kenilworth Homestead Shall I begin with the choice of venue? Kenilworth Homestead provides a classic farmyard or vintage wedding, with rolling paddocks of horses and animals,…

A truckload of red wheel barrows

 ~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ What does a truckload of wheel-barrows have to do with ceremony?  Intrigued? read on…. Ritual and ceremony find a place in many different contexts. Marriage celebrant Kari recently had the opportunity to be a part of an unusual ritual and an extraordinary project in Bali, Indonesia. Instigator…

A Wedding in French and English

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Congratulations to Fanny & Tommi married in both French and English at Flaxton Gardens in brilliant sunshine. Fanny contacted me to request a marriage ceremony on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Range, that both her family and Tommi’s family could understand.  In fact they wanted the entire ceremony in…

wedding vintage or retro style

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Don’t we love vintage for weddings?  It’s cosy, it’s close, it’s timeless, individual; like marriage. Harking back to the nostalgia of a time when families were the centre of social life, vintage style lends itself to weddings.  And what is there not to love in a classic…

Retro wedding cars to love

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Many a bride wishes to arrive at her wedding in a glamorous car.  However when I was a bride, I arrived with my husband-to-be in a retro wooden canoe …… but that’s another story. Cars have been the traditional wedding arrival vehicle for as long as the…