The young girl who shared her love of flowers, the couple who want to marry by a lake for a very interesting reason, the girls with their eye on a beach ceremony, the couple who want something a little different to the norm, the woman who wants simple elegance for her daughter, le couple qui veut se marier au printemps, the guy who proposed under water…and more.  Yesterday was a great day for stories….. Food for my soul.

Meeting you

Meeting people is one of the beautiful aspects of my job as a celebrant. It may sound cliched, but its true.  Getting to know people more intimately is actually what makes my job the best in the world. I am eternally grateful for the stories that are shared with me.

Yesterday I met many people seeking inspiration for their wedding, at Its My Wedding Expo held at Noosa Springs.  Marion Jonkers Photography shared this lovely image, taken as she walked past my stall.  And thank you to Willow Bud Flowers for the inspiring bottles of blooms.

Kari at ItsMyWeddingExpo2014

Stories

The stories that are shared with me are precious. Some have said, “one day you could write a book…”.  Well actually I don’t need to publish the book.  The stories I tell are for particular occasions for specific people and places; an intimate tale for a ceremony. A wedding, commitment or indeed a funeral or baby naming ceremony are about stories.  Real stories of people’s lives. They are fascinating, deep, layered and unique tales of individual lives.  They tell tales from a particular perspective and experience.  With these shared stories I can weave a ceremony that is a real reflection of real lives.

I look forward to helping tell the stories of some couples who I met today.  The glimpses  had today were enough to entice me to want to explore these stories more deeply.  The little girl who shared her love of flowers, the couple who want to marry by a lake for a very interesting reason, the couple who want something a little different to the norm, the woman who wants simple elegance for her daughter, the guy who proposed under water…and more.  These are the stories that make my job the best in the world.