I recently did a wedding in the countryside of Northern Rivers NSW called Corndale. The couple, Kimberley and Adam had lived n the area all their lives , had met and were being married on the family ranch. Just about all the folk who had come to witness the ceremony were local farmers and people from the area. Everyone was friendly and happy to be there for the occasion of the wedding, and to see the couple that they had known all their lives, joined in marriage.
The lapping waters of the Broadwater reach within 10 metres of the picturesque and romantic Rotary Broadwater Chapel By The Sea, Broadwater Park in Southport.
Congratulations to Trish and Adam who were married recently at the Mercure Hotel Resort, Gerringong.
The groom the night before his wedding went to a restaurant with his best man and groomsman and had a little too much to drink. That night, he called his fiancée’ from the restaurant and told her about the last few anxious days. She wasn’t even phased. “It’s a crazy week, isn’t it?” she said.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.