Weddings Blog

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!

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Melbourne wedding ceremony posts:

Cameron & Fabiano 2

Infinitesimal odds

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

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Celia & Damien 4

Give Me A Wedding Among the Gum Trees

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.

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Briony & Pat 2

Flowers for garden wedding

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.

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Rainbow weddings

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

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Wedding Cambodian-style

                  Earlier this month I was in Cambodia admiring the lavishly decorated costumes used in royal weddings and the different coloured dresses for each day of the week. This morning, a young man met me to discuss a future wedding with his lovely Cambodian fiancee whom he

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Tess & Chris 15

Wedding at The Farm

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

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A new, unique family

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

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First Wedding of Spring

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,

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Farzaneh & Abbas 4

May this marriage …

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

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Laughter and Friendship

  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:

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Sixty years young

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

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Wedding by the Sea

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

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Biz and Matt 17

Welcoming Wedding

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,

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Jade & Robert 6

Smiles, rain and curious kangaroos

  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

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Family and Love

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

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Adrian & Winter 1

In a tranquil corner of Edwardes Park Lake

  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

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Monique & Aaron

Tartan kilts and Celtic hand fasting

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”.

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