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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…

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…

An intimate wedding

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant, Kari ~ First of all Congratulations to Anna and Ivan, married in Montville at a private cottage, well luxury house really with enormous picture windows looking out over Baroon Pocket Dam. (Thanks to Luke Going Photography for the beautiful images) This is what they said: “Kari is super friendly and easy…

The Bridesmaids’ story

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant, Kari ~ First of all Congratulations to Sam and Jai, married in Byron Bay…but more on them in a later story. Today is about the Bridesmaids.  Lift your glasses for a toast to the Bridesmaids, Steph, Sharna, Vanessa, Alyce and Kristen. How were you asked to be Bridesmaid? Sam,…

midday 12/12/12, a perfect dozen

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant, Kari ~ A row of 12’s looks great on the marriage paperwork.   So good in fact that I just had to create a special 12/12/12 certificate for them… just for fun. Congratulations to Sandy and Michael for selecting the perfect dozen for their wedding day.   Sandy and…

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…

Valentine love

Valentine love Valentines Day makes us think about love; a valentine love.   Love poetry of Rumi And the poetry of Rumi is often about love, in the deepest sense.  Just like a wedding vow or marriage proposal.  His poetry is not a Hallmark giftcard message.  The love poetry of Rumi makes us pause and…

Wedding decorations, creative and cheap

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant – Kari. Wedding decorations can be fun.  They can really make your reception reflect your style, AND invite your guests into a playful world for your wedding day.  Ideas for theming and decorating your wedding reception abound.  Possibly you want to design something unique and different, something to make…

Married on the family farm

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant – Kari. Congratulations Lisa and Rupert, married on the family property in Obi Obi, Kennilworth. The Groom doesn’t have to wait for his bride at the altar, he can arrive in style too! This Groom planned to arrive on the motorbike he had spent many loving hours renovating.  For…