married at woodford folk festival

Woodford Festival celebrant

Festival wedding Considering getting married at the Woodford Folk Festival? Many couples do, and they need a wedding celebrant. Imagine having an extraordinary, and I mean….Extra Ordinary, array of options for wedding ceremony location, restaurant reception options AND even entertainment options for your celebration afterwards. The festival is a place of ritual and celebration.  It is the energetic…

Jo & Jill -128 same sex celebrant Kari Marion Jonkers Photographer

Jo and Jill

On 9th December 2017 it became law in Australia that two people could marry regardless of gender. Love and equality finally prevailed. On Friday 15th of December something truly beautiful and poignant happened; two people fulfilled a wish of a long time.  A community of strangers; family, friends, photographer, celebrant, magistrate, clerks and registrar pulled…

A winning wedding in Maleny

Maleny Wedding Congratulations to Karla and Matt. Theirs was a winning Maleny wedding. This wedding was nominated as one of only five weddings shortlisted for “Wedding of the Year” by Junebug Weddings. A story Most importantly, their day appeared as if out of a storybook. It was a fairytale come true at Maleny Retreat, which…

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…

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.…

Felt flowers wedding bouquet

Have you considered felt flowers for your wedding bouquet? Here is a story of a couple who did…. and how they sourced these amazing flowers for a wedding bouquet that reflected their exact choice of blooms. Congratulations to Cherie and Josh on their stunning wedding on the Mooloolaba Spit Parklands. Would it rain, would it…

Dance me to the end of love

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant, Kari ~ This wedding put a smile on every face, and finished with spontaneous dancing, in the temple!  It was exhilarating and heartwarming, deep and loving,……….and so much fun! Congratulations to Tracy and Oliver on your perfect wedding held at Awakening Centre in Maleny, on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.…