When the bride has come all the way to Australia from Iran, to be married to her true love, also from Iran, what better lines to quote than those of the Persian poet, Rumi: “May these vows and this marriage be blessed”?
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:
Adam is the beat of Melissa’s heart – and the time felt right to get married. Framed by the city skyline and a background of flowers spelling the word Love, the happy bride and groom literally tied the knot in a hand fasting wedding ritual before exchanging vows in front of their family and friends.
Framed by autumn leaves in the garden of his family home, Jesse joyfully exchanged wedding vows with his beautiful Japanese bride, Kana. They look forward to a marriage filled with laughter, trust and love.
Who could have imagined that a young man from Brazil would meet the love of his life, a young man from Melbourne, under the Shard in London? The odds were infinitesimal and yet it happened. Excited by the recent change to Australian Marriage Law, Fabiano and Cameron came here to be legally married in a
Gum trees and blue hills of this Bullengarook property made a stunning setting for a wedding. Guests basked in the late afternoon sun as they watched the elegant bride and handsome groom “tie the knot” and exchange the vows that they had written for each other. Their little dog, Yoshi, brought them their wedding rings.
Flowers formed a cascade above the bride and groom as they celebrated their marriage and their young family in a sunny garden wedding on Saturday. It was particularly nice for me to be part of their life journey as I had celebrated a Naming Day for their first little boy over three years ago.
The chuppah provided welcome shade and a gentle breeze stirred the water on the lake at the Royal Botanic Gardens for a beautiful wedding last Saturday.
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
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