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:

Many trips to Thailand later ….

  Gavin was overjoyed when his lovely fiancee Kusuma agreed to come to Australia to marry him. It is a big step to leave one’s culture and family, but both the bride and the groom are very much looking forward to making a happy life together here and to travel back to Thailand when they

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Ramona & Stephen 1

Here Comes the Bride

I love this moment. After all the preparation, the waiting, the entrance music, the arrival of the flower girl and page boy, then the bridesmaid, there is a wonderful build up of anticipation …. and the bride makes her appearance!

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Lisa & Meghan 3

Marriage is the union between two people …

Cheers rang out as Lisa and Meghan celebrated their partnership of nineteen years with a joyous wedding on the banks of the Yarra river. Standing in bare feet to be connected to the land that is special to them, they acknowledged the trees, the water and the original inhabitants of this place.

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Ready and waiting …

The chuppah is adorned with roses and the marriage certificates are waiting to be signed. I love this time of anticipation and preparedness, just before the groom and his groomsmen arrive and before the wedding guests have started to assemble. The Yarra Ranges Estate was a superb setting for Chloe and Alex’s joyous wedding on

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Matthew & Chantrea 2

From Cambodia with love

To move away from family, friends and her small Cambodian village to be married to Matthew, the man she loves, Chantrea showed enormous courage and commitment. She also had to get used to some strange wedding rituals such as throwing her bouquet to the single guests. There were smiles all round as they exchanged vows

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Marcella & Victor 1

Catching dreams

  This beautiful dream catcher framed Marcella and Victor’s wedding and captured all the wishes for their happiness that flew around them.  Amidst the smiles of close friends and family from all parts of the world, they exchanged their marriage vows while standing beneath the spreading old oak tree in the grounds of Heide.

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Lisa & Scott

A Tale as Old as Time

Scott and Lisa chose a beautiful wood-panelled library as the setting for their wedding, so what better place for their rings to be than in a book! The book is appropriately titled A Tale as Old as Time and inside it, we find the words: “Once in a while, right in the middle of an

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Jamal & Atefeh 2

Iran to Australia

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”?

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Melissa & Adam 1

The Beat of her Heart

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.

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Jesse & Kana 3

Australian Autumn Wedding

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.  

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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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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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