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How much do Celebrants cost?

A similar question might be “how long is a piece of string?” I never cease to be amazed at how many family and guests come to me and comment on how much they enjoyed the ceremony and how “I got them” (the couple). They are equally keen to share the not so good experiences (sometimes horror stories) they had at previous weddings, including their own. It has helped me to understand how important it is to get the right celebrant for your wedding. Remember, they don’t just marry you,...

Why testimonials are important

When it comes to choosing your celebrant for the special occasion of your marriage you need someone who is going to make the moment just a little bit magic for you, your partner and your family and friends. Celebrants come with many varied styles, looks, presentation vibe and experience - no wonder it’s overwhelming when the time comes to choose one. A good idea is to check out testimonials - what are other couples saying about the celebrant and what did they like about them. What roles did...

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Looking after yourself when things do not go as planned….

Planning a wedding takes time, energy, and a lot of emotion. To have your plans unexpectedly cancelled due to a pandemic is devastating.  Having to rethink and replan your wedding while managing the disappointment is no small undertaking. The restrictions have meant that weddings that were to be joyous occasions bringing together family and friends, often from overseas, have been halted with no idea as to when this might change.  Feelings of loss and grief when things don't go to plan are normal. For many, this is coinciding...

Should you have a professional MC for your reception?

There are a million and one reasons why you should consider having a professional MC for your wedding reception. It has been a tradition to ask Uncle Fred, a brother, sister or mate and so often it is a disaster. We have all heard the stories of the inebriated MC and, while they may be chosen because they are 'funny', what these good folk don't understand is how a venue works, the importance of managing time and the run sheet (just ask the kitchen) and the number of...

What’s your wedding style?

Today there are so many options you can choose for your marriage ceremony and reception it is mind boggling! Fortunately, there are no rules and, if it’s legal, you can get married anywhere in Australia with a civil celebrant. Whether you choose the beach, mountains, reception venues, pubs, a boat or a private home will depend on your style and whether a place has a special meaning for you. Don’t be limited by thinking only traditional venues, for example, couples have been married on the water’s edge with everyone...

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Hurray For Marriage Equality!

The 9th December 2017, heralded a wonderful change in Australia's history with the passing of legislation that now enables same sex couples to legally marry. And about time too! I'm a great believer in love - it's one of the main reasons why I became a Civil Marriage Celebrant and I felt the frustrations of the gay community in not being able to make a recognised commitment to one another. Today things have changed and I am excited to now be able to marry same sex couples. Brisbane, Gold Coast,...

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Queensland – Perfect for Weddings

Are you considering a wedding in Brisbane or the magnificent surrounding areas of the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast or Hinterlands? Being a celebrant gives me a wonderful opportunity to visit so many of these stunning areas, with every wedding providing its own delights of discovery and the best weather Australia has to offer almost all year round. From a casual beach themed wedding or a woodland delight, to top of a mountain or a simple garden or pretty park wedding, South East Queensland provides some of the most amazing backdrops...