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 Wedding in French and English

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Congratulations to Fanny & Tommi married in both French and English at Flaxton Gardens in brilliant sunshine. Fanny contacted me to request a marriage ceremony on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland Range, that both her family and Tommi’s family could understand.  In fact they wanted the entire ceremony in…

wedding vintage or retro style

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Don’t we love vintage for weddings?  It’s cosy, it’s close, it’s timeless, individual; like marriage. Harking back to the nostalgia of a time when families were the centre of social life, vintage style lends itself to weddings.  And what is there not to love in a classic…

Retro wedding cars to love

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant Kari ~ Many a bride wishes to arrive at her wedding in a glamorous car.  However when I was a bride, I arrived with my husband-to-be in a retro wooden canoe …… but that’s another story. Cars have been the traditional wedding arrival vehicle for as long as the…

With this ring I thee wed

“With this ring I thee wed…..” Many a wedding is not complete without an exchange of wedding rings.  A ring is not technically part of the legal aspect of a wedding ceremony.  However, in my celebrant experience 98% of couples choose to enact this traditional ritual, and place a ring on each other’s fingers.  Although,…

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…

A Hindu wedding ceremony

~ with Sunshine Coast wedding celebrant – Kari. “You are thought and I am sound.  I am the words and you are the melody.  I am the melody and you are the words.”   Congratulations Belinda & Biju, married in an Australian Hindu wedding ceremony on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.   Belinda and Biju came…

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…