Civil Unions

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Marriage equality is coming closer. Politicians know that most reasonable Australians want marriage to be legally available to gay and lesbian couples as well as heterosexual couples. Last weekend the Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull attended the Sydney Mardi Gras and marriage … Continued

Simple Legal Marriage Ceremony

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Couples opt for a simple legal ceremony or ‘quickie’ wedding for a range of reasons. These include wanting to be legally married before having a religious ceremony, a celebration overseas or travelling to countries where couples need to be married to … Continued

Thank you

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A huge thank you to all the couples and families I worked with in 2015. I love my job as a civil celebrant and it’s an absolute pleasure to share in people’s milestone moments – marriages, naming ceremonies,  renewal of … Continued

Badges and Buttons

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Nada and JB who are to be married on New Year’s Eve showed me a great idea today. They’ve made up a host of badges using their own photos, their favourite sayings of endearment and their quirky sense of humour. … Continued

‘Unplugged Weddings’

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‘Unplugged’ means no photographs or electronic devices during the ceremony (apart from those used by the professional photographer). I’ve performed a couple of weddings now, where the bride and groom have made a specific request for people not to take photos during … Continued

Music at the Wedding Ceremony

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Music most definitely adds to the atmosphere of the wedding ceremony. It is a way to really personalise the occasion and these days you can choose virtually anything which means something to you as a couple. Live music can include … Continued

Reflections on 2014

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What a fantastic year 2014 was. I absolutely love being a celebrant. It has been such an honour to be part of the special ceremonies of so many wonderful people. No matter how big or how small the ceremony it … Continued

Dogs at the wedding

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I performed a wedding for a lovely couple last week which was attended by their special canine friends and it worked beautifully. The dogs, like all the other guests, were beautifully groomed. A friend held onto the pair to ensure … Continued