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…

Wedding traditions on the sunshine coast

Unique Wedding traditions

Wedding traditions Wedding traditions can be a part of your wedding ceremony.  They can come from any culture or heritage. Different traditions can make your wedding quite unique.  You can draw from your own culture or heritage. Or you can be inspired by other wedding traditions. Together we can craft them to suit you, who…

DIY Wedding

DIY Wedding Jess and Jesse married at Verrierdale Community Hall on the Sunshine Coast. Their DIY wedding was a grand party with loads of laughter. When Jess met Jesse, it was love almost instantly. Laughs are the hallmark of their love and their life.  And they are the only ones who don’t get the names confused!!!…

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…

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…