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Inspirations from Real Wedding Ceremonies

It is now 10 years since I conducted my first wedding as a marriage celebrant. During this time I have discovered inspirational moments which are integral to beautiful wedding ceremonies. . These moments draw everyone into the celebration. When you focus on these 3 elements you are sure to give a lifelong memory to

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Statistics Don’t Lie

Statistics don’t lie ! Statistics on NSW marriages in 2019 are fascinating ! Are more people getting married or fewer ? Is the age of couples marrying changing ? Remember we all thought that the inclusion of same sex marriages would dramatically increase the number of weddings ? Let’s see what actually has happened…….

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Weddings are changing in a BIG way !

With couples calling the shots, wedding celebrations are like never before. People are getting married later, often paying for it themselves and they want to put their own mark on it. Add to the mix topical social issues such as inclusivity and sustainability and you have exciting emerging wedding trends. Here are 3 trends

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New research highlights changes in wedding decisions

  Recently I came upon research on weddings which shows some fascinating findings. 1000 couples were asked what are the top 3 things they want from their wedding celebrant. The results may surprise you! Top of the list ? 1.Vows tailored just for them. Gone are the days when you can anticipate what will

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Secrets of a Beautiful wedding

What are the secrets of a beautiful wedding ? There is one common element with every wedding – the couple want a beautiful and memorable celebration to treasure for the rest of their lives. There are many elements that need to come together in synergy to create the moments to achieve this. Many people

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The Key to a Wedding that reflects you

Welcome to your wedding ! Your ceremony is the heart of this occasion and your marriage celebrant is the key to creating a lifelong memory that reflects you, your style, your values and also ensures you relax and enjoy the moment. What is the essence of a beautiful ceremony ? What are the qualities

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9 Ways to Include Family in Your Ceremony

       Your wedding is a time to celebrate your love together with those who are special to you. But how do you include family and friends in the ceremony?   You might be seeking a way to honour your heritage and family traditions, to acknowledge specific loved ones, or merge the new family

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The Day the Groom arrived with Blood on his Fingers

They came with many bandaids on their fingers….. At a recent wedding the happy couple and their support team arrived at their ceremony with bandaids on many fingers. When I asked what happened?’, the response was: ‘ We couldn’t work out how to pin the corsages ‘.   With one swift movement, I placed

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Will your Wedding Bring Two Cultures together ?

Is your wedding multicultural – bringing two rich cultures together in a union of celebration? Would you appreciate including some rituals or cultural stories in your ceremony , but not sure how ? Acknowledging traditions at a ceremony, such as a wedding, is a continuation of a story for the couple, family and guests.

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The Nobel Prize for a Happy Marriage

The Nobel prize for a happy marriage……?   Recently I was together with a group of marriage celebrants sharing ideas on the key ingredients for a long term happy , healthy relationship. Of course, if we knew that, we would win the Nobel prize for happy marriage!   Here are 4 ideas for you

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