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.…

Unusual buttonholes for groomsmen

Unusual Buttonholes for grooms Even the celebrant received a buttonhole for this particular wedding….. more on that a bit later…. But first – Preparing the bridal party It can be such fun preparing for your wedding ceremony.  Once the reception venue and marriage celebrant are booked, and a few legalities for marriage in Australia taken…

Naming the Fields of Love

~ with Sunshine Coast Wedding Celebrant, Kari ~ A new married name Congratulations to newly weds, Anna and Jon, wed on a stunning day at the Maroochy Bushland Botanic Gardens.  Their wedding was a true love story, simply fill of love and care.  Anna and Jon chose to wed, almost exactly five years from their…

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.…

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…

Wedding with kids

~ with Sunshine Coast marriage celebrant, Kari ~ Congratulations Hayley and Wade with their darling children, Charlotte and Kobi, married in the delightful Tiffany’s Chapel. (Check out the photo which I call “Wrapping the bride!”) We seek ceremony when there is something profound happening.  We do things in ceremony that are symbols of a deeper…

A Scotsman and a forest nymph marry

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant, Kari ~ When McNamara married MacKinnon, there was bound to be some tartan around somewhere!!!  But what a lovely use of tartan.  And what a choice of place!  Congratulations Sandra and Jason, married at Gardeners Falls, Maleny.  Unique, different, touching, romantic and down to earth, their DIY wedding was…

Unusual readings in a marriage ceremony

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant, Kari ~ Congratulations Danielle and Karim, married at Tiffany’s looking out over the Glasshouse Mountains.               It is one of life’s richest surprises when a chance meeting of two people on a stairway leads them to love.  It is one of life’s finest…