Aphrodite Anderson Marriage Celebrant

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Aphrodite Anderson Marriage CelebrantMy 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.
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Welcome to the family “Celebrant Ann Weller”

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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 have some fun! Of course your wedding can bring out some emotions, so I guess it will be a balance – like “emotionally funny”.Read More

Uniquely Your Way

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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.

Kerrie Barber-White Marriage CelebrantOn 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!Read More

Sacred Words – Writing Your Vows

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Words are powerful. Words give expression to our feelings, dreams and desires. A thought is so much more powerful when it is said out aloud, and given even more significance when it is received and affirmed by another.  Words, when spoken, become emotion in motion, in other words…energy! Vows are special promises, important words, which have a potent and magic message from our heart and soul, which are given life and energized with our life-force…. our breath.  Think of the power of affirmations or prayer even, how powerful those words can be, and know your vows are the same.

 Sarah Tolmie Marriage Celebrant Central Coast Giving one’s word is a beautiful and solemn thing….the closest thing to sacred.  Your marriage vows are heart and soul words and I truly believe they are magic and sacred words.  They are also words which are energized and given special significance by the fact that they are witnessed by others within the context of ritual and ceremony.Read More

Parentzillas – When Good Parents Turn Bad

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Parents; you love them, yes, but their vision on what your wedding should look and feel like does not necessarily complement yours. A wedding can be a hugely exciting, emotional time for parents and sometimes their best intentions can come off as interfering.  I know when – or should that read ‘if’ – my daughters get married I’ll have to have very strong words with myself to stop myself overstepping the mark from helpful to interfering.

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Your Wedding Day

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Your Wedding Day is approaching. What a very precious occasion it will be! There are so many things to consider and fortunately the Web is filled with gorgeous ideas  to help create the vibe you want for yourselves and your guests, whether it is a DIY at home or in a marquee, barn or reception centre.  Nevertheless the heart of your day is the ceremony.

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Wedding Favours for Very Important Brides

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When I began my career as a Commonwealth-registered Marriage Celebrant in 2004, I noticed a curious thing. Only a few Brides either carried or were presented with favours and charms for ‘good luck’. As I conducted more and more weddings, I started to wonder if Brides were ‘missing out’ in the bridal favour department. It didn’t seem to matter if the ceremony was traditional and formal, or relaxed and casual, only some Brides were lucky enough to receive good-luck charms from family or friends, while other Brides appeared to miss out.

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Marriage Equality 101

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There is such a flurry of misinformation surrounding marriage equality that it is probably time for a little primer into what constitutes legal marriage in Australia.

All marriage in Australia is governed by the Commonwealth Marriage Act of 1961.  This act was the result of the States ceding their control of marriage law. Many laws were a throwback to colonial times when each State had something different, just like railway gauges.

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Getting Married – Old or Young?

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Getting married… I love doing all kinds of weddings, from the young just starting out on their journey through life together, to the more mature (like me) who may be furthering an already long term relationship, by committing to each other in marriage.

Susanne Forbes Marriage Celebrant Gold Coast

Susanne Forbes Marriage Celebrant Gold Coast

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Unique Wedding Ceremony – Uluru Lookout

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In May 2016, I had the privilege of conducting a wedding ceremony at Uluru Lookout for Mazz and Paul. The Red Centre is a phenomenal and unique place to conduct a wedding ceremony as the landscape is truly one of a kind. Ayers Rock provided an amazing backdrop for the ceremony itself and it was an enormous privilege and pleasure to have been given the opportunity to perform their wedding service in such a fantastic location. We all enjoyed drinking champagne celebratory drinks after the ceremony as we admired this sacred and world famous gigantic rock.


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All You Need Is Love

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But what does this actually mean in regards to a long and happy marriage? Love is so many things, it is obviously that flush of romantic desire, the need to be with your chosen one all the time, to study the features that blow you away and see that desire reflected back to you, in their eyes. But it is also so much more… It is thinking about what the other wants and putting their needs on an equal level of importance as  your own. Really feeling that their happiness is a priority in your daily life and showing it in your actions.

Susanne Forbes Marriage Celebrant Gold Coast

Susanne Forbes Marriage Celebrant Gold Coast

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Too Old To Get Married?

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Are you over 50 and enjoying dating, but do you ever wonder if you are too old to get married? I’ve seen plenty of people over the age of 50 discover love, companionship and even marriage for the first time and for some, the second time.

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