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…

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.…

a naughty wedding veil

A marriage celebrant well might ask, “What does one do with a naughty wedding veil during a wedding ceremony?” Hmmmm…. Congratulations to Gayle and Keith who were married on top of the hill at Ruffles Lodge on the Gold Coast Hinterland. But my story gets ahead of itself.  Let’s back track a little…. With spectacular…

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…

Married in a white chapel with a bit of French

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Congratulations to Douglas and Melissa, a gorgeous and fun loving couple, married at The Little White Wedding Church in Maleny. Both Melissa and her parents are from Paris, and key wedding guests were coming from France especially for this divine wedding.  So they sought a celebrant who…

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.…