Managing Emotions in the Marriage Ceremony

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Marriage ceremonies are so filled with expectations, excitement, anticipation, and months of planning that the emotions generated may take people by surprise. Sometimes people laugh, sometimes they cry, sometimes they rush the words, shake or freeze. I’ve seen these reactions … Continued

Check out my new book

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            I’m thrilled to announce that my little ‘how to’ book was published earlier this year, after 18 months of preparation. Marry Me! was written for three compelling reasons. The first reason was in response … Continued

Welcome to 2019

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Welcome. Happy new year to everyone. I’m really excited about 2019. February and March are already fairly well booked with marriage ceremonies.  It is a popular time of year  in Canberra.  I’m delighted to be marrying couples who are friends … Continued

Surprise Weddings

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Surprise Weddings Weddings can be secret from friends and family but you can’t surprise your partner with an unexpected wedding.Both of you need to have signed the Notice of Intended Marriage at least one month before the marriage ceremony. Sarah … Continued

Who to Invite to Your Wedding

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  The Invitation Dilemma Deciding who to invite to your wedding, is one dilemma every couple has to face. Whether a simple legal ceremony with just witnesses or a lavish affair with hundreds of guests, every decision means that some … Continued

Church or civil marriage ceremony

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Church or Civil Ceremony Whether to have a church or civil marriage ceremony may be a  decision couples need to make when planning their wedding. While the majority of Australian marriages are now performed in non church settings by civil … Continued

Marriage Equality

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Marriage equality was achieved in Australia today.  Dean Smith’s bill passed in parliament without amendment. What this means is that same sex couples will be able to show their love and commitment through marriage at last. It means that the … Continued

Marriage Equality

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    Congratulations to the Australian people for voting ‘Yes’ to marriage equality in the national plebiscite. Fairness, tolerance and common sense – which we like to think are part of the Australian character – have won out. There is … Continued