I have been a celebrant for almost a decade. I fell into it naturally because I was a school teacher in my early adult life. In my mid 40’s I volunteered in as president of a small charity. Over the ensuing years and because of my work background, I learned to be aware and assess others’ needs and develop the ability to communicate. Having a fine-tuned sense of wit has been a blessing too.
We live in a diverse country filled with so many nationalities and cultures as well as spiritual beliefs including the local indigenous and the respect for country. I encourage my couples to reflect and consider adding part of their history into their ceremony. It’s a way to respect their family and uniting their history and beliefs.
Some things stand out to make a wedding location unique. You can’t go past the enthralling Botanical Gardens in Ashmore, – the lakes, waterfalls, gardens, trees, bushes, grasslands, – Australiana at its prettiest. At my last wedding ceremony in the Gardens, I was captivated by the black swans, ducks and water hens sailing past taking a close interest in the proceedings. The kookaburras and bush turkeys also joined in singing their joy. The wedding location is a photographic paradise.
As a newly registered Civil Marriage Celebrant, I have had the privilege of helping couples create their vows, I am also a ‘bride to be’ and got engaged in March last year. I have laid in bed, wide awake, thinking about writing my own vows, more times than I dare to count! To be honest, the vows are what scares me the most about the wedding… What if my vows are too long and his are too short? What if my vows are too ‘soppy’ and his aren’t? What if mine are really serious and his are humorous? What if … Read More
My name is Aphrodite Anderson and as a full time Marriage Celebrant of 9 years, I believe I have the greatest job in the world having performed over 700 ceremonies. The best part of my profession is hearing my couples’ love stories! Amazingly, every story and proposal is unique. The love and excitement is palpable and I am thrilled to be a part of their celebration of love and lifetime commitment.
I’m a very new Marriage Celebrant (Registered under the Commonwealth of Australia in February this year), based in Victoria’s Glorious East, Paynesville, on the beautiful Gippsland Lakes, and I am looking forward to working with couples who just want to “enjoy their Wedding Day” – I want to make this a fun day, as well as such a special day for you! Planning a wedding can get stressful, but we can work together to make your day absolutely fun and fabulous. Don’t get stressed over the day, as I am here to help you all the way, and we will … Read More
Recently I was asked ‘What is it like to be a Celebrant’? The answer is that it is a privilege and honour to be part of one of the most exciting days in a couple’s life. From our first meeting to create a unique Ceremony, which reflects on their personality, individuality and their beliefs. On the day, it is all about them, being aware of their nervousness and ensuring they are as relaxed as possible, even though we have worked for months on their Ceremony, they never remember anything, only gazing in each other eyes!
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