A Jacaranda Wedding

~ with Sunshine Coast Hinterland wedding celebrant, Kari ~ Spring warmth fills the air, and purple fills my eyes.  Everywhere I go the jacaranda blossoms are falling, creating carpets on the road, the footpaths, the lawns.  It makes one smile just to move around. What is it about that colour, the colour jacaranda?  It’s not…

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 writing and a dance

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ This story will be about a dance, eventually.  But it starts as a story about creative writing, something as a marriage celebrant I do all the time for my couples.  Every wedding ceremony is unique and new written just for two people.  Often I seek ways to…

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…