Prior to December 9th 2017, I had been on the journey with a wonderful same sex couple who wanted me to marry them. “Is the bill going to be passed?” “Will it happen or not?” Regardless they were determined to have a celebration of their future lives together in March 2018. It turned out they could legally marry and we were all over the moon with excitement. Melross in Kangaroo Valley was a picturesque venue for the wedding. The ceremony was outdoors and the weather was perfect – sunny and warm. The 170 guests assembled for this historic wedding.
Couples typically spend between $100 to $200 per guest with their marriage and wedding reception venue. It’s a very expensive experience. Be aware that no wedding venue is perfect, and you should be aware of the compromises you are making.
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There are three types of marriage ceremony, Yes, No, and WOW! Wow! ceremonies are the ones that are remembered in the years to come. What do you need to do if you want your ceremony to Wow your family and your friends?
Most of us like to “get it just right” and of course that is often a good thing, but you also have to remember that things will not always be perfect. We can strive for perfection, have high expectations and standards, pay great attention to detail and still life can throw us a curveball. When it does, we all have to learn to deal with the situation, laugh at ourselves and just get on with it!
People often ask me “Why did you become a Marriage Celebrant?” My answer is always that “I love being part of such an uplifting occasion”. So many jobs are just “work” with no room for sharing fun, excitement, glamour, magic & even sometimes ……..drama!
Brisbane based Civil Marriage Celebrant, Gwen Inglis, has been voted in The Top 3 Celebrants in Australia. The announcement was made at the annual Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) gala “Designer of Dreams” awards night at Jupiters Casino at the Gold Coast.
Love is an international language, and this month, I learned how to say it in Vietnamese.
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.
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
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
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.