It’s been a long time coming, but as of tomorrow, 9th December 2017, the definition of marriage is now legally “the union between two people”. From now, all couples who wish to marry can now lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage with the celebrant of their choice and marry one month later. I’m looking forward
Below is a collection of short posts about the Melbourne wedding ceremonies that I have performed. I love this job, and I love reading these posts again from time to time for the memories. Please contact me here with any enquiries or questions – enjoy!
Melbourne wedding ceremony posts:
Both the bride and groom shared a love of the outdoors, so The Farm near Warrandyte was a perfect setting for their marriage ceremony. A wonderful sense of family warmth and friendship surrounded this lovely couple as they exchanged their vows an
Queens Park couldn’t have looked more glorious for this heartfelt celebration of marriage and family. In a symbolic ritual to express their new and unique unity, the bride, groom, and their three children took turns to pour five different coloured sands into a flask. Once combined, the coloured sands can never return to what they were
When the bride has come all the way from Russia to marry, the first day of Spring is a significant moment to celebrate the first day of their new life together. The groom’s parents and sister were really happy to welcome Nura into their family and, after this simple and touching ceremony in my home,
The words of the poet, Rumi, suited the moment as the bride and groom from Iran joyfully celebrated their marriage in my home yesterday. May these vows and this marriage be blessed May it be sweet milk, this marriage, like wine and halvah
Amy and Dave wanted their wedding to feel like a party – and so it was! A laughter-filled celebration of love and friendship. One of their friends read a poem that she had written especially for them and two other friends sang during the signing of the marriage certificates. As the happy couple said:
Just as spring flowers are starting to emerge in our gardens, so too are weddings beginning a new season after a winter lull. A wedding enquiry which started with: “We are a couple, sixty years young, who want to get married” was how I first met the very happy couple whose wedding I have just
There is always anticipation as the bridal party arrives. The couple and their young son mingled coloured sands to symbolise the unity of their new family. Rings and wedding vows were exchanged and, as the setting sun bathed everyone in its golden glow, the newly married couple were presented. It was a perfect wedding celebration
A smoking ceremony and Welcome to Country invited everyone to enjoy this happy wedding celebration. The bride, groom and their gorgeous little girl also participated in a symbolic ritual of mingling coloured sands that represented their countries. Love of family and honouring of cultural traditions, as well as a great deal of happiness and laughter,
The setting at Yering Gorge could not have been more beautiful – green lawns, festoons of roses and delighted guests. Then the rain came down!! The guests sheltered under very welcome umbrellas – originally intended for providing shade! Curious kangaroos came out to watch. The bride and groom were so excited, they hardly noticed
Family and love were central themes in the wedding ceremony. The bride and groom expressed gratitude that their lives have been enriched by so much love – love shared, spoken of, remembered and felt. They wrote a beautiful tribute to their parents, grandparents, siblings, nieces, nephews and friends that brought tears to the eyes of
It was a great wedding! The bride and groom’s children blessed their marriage and their Harleys were parked ready to carry them off on their honeymoon.
The groom was from Queensland and the bride was from Hong Kong, but neither cared too much about the vagaries of Melbourne’s summer weather as they exchanged wedding vows in a tranquil corner of Edwardes Lake Park this morning. With close family members as their witnesses, the couple expressed relief and happiness that the
It was a perfect afternoon. The groom, his groomsmen and many close relatives wore kilts and bunches of heather and thistle in their lapels to celebrate their Scottish connections. During the ceremony, the joyous couple participated in a hand fasting ritual, also a Celtic tradition, from which we get the saying of “tying the knot”.
A white ribbon joined their hands together while this lovely couple “tied the knot” in the Fitzroy Gardens recently. After building their long-distance friendship over years of living and working apart in different cities of the world, they are now looking forward to being together and hope to have a family. A small gathering of
The bride and groom came down from Sydney with a group of close friends to celebrate their marriage on the beach at St Kilda. The skies may have been grey and the wind blowing, but everyone was happy. Their marriage ceremony was the legal solemnisation of an earlier exchange of vows in New Zealand, and
My little grand daughter was so thrilled that we were celebrating Saturday’s wedding in my home that she drew a picture for the bride, groom and guests to see as they entered. Everyone managed to find a seat. During the ceremony the happy couple lit a marriage candle and after they had exchanged their vows,
A big party in Bali will follow early next year, but for their small, civil marriage ceremony the happy couple chose to exchange their vows in the garden of the groom’s family property. Trees were decorated with pink and white lanterns and magpies sang their congratulations. What an emotional moment it was for the bride