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
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:
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
With the majestic buildings and garden of Ripponlea as their background, the bride and groom looked serenely happy as they “tied the knot” in a symbolic hand-fasting ritual. Even though their earlier paths had brought them tantalisingly close to each other – going to the same school, sharing mutual friends and interests, and living in
Everything was perfect for an early Spring outdoor wedding. The bride and groom chose a sand ceremony to symbolise their marriage and their little family. Their gorgeous 2-year old was very excited about pouring her own flask of coloured sand to mingle with the two other colours chosen by her mum and dad. She did
It was a glorious morning on the beach. We took off our shoes and enjoyed the pleasure of sand between the toes. The bride and groom exchanged the vows they had written for each other as a few tears were shed.
The groom was Polish, so what better way to celebrate than with a toast of fiery-smooth Polish vodka and the toast of “Stollart!” for a hundred years of good luck? It was a beautiful wedding . The bridal party stood under an awning hung between gum trees and the signing table was a log, conveniently
The bride loved books so turned pages into petals of flowers to festoon the walls and ceiling of their lovely home, the setting for their marriage ceremony today. Their wedding celebrated friendship – their own long-standing friendship, as well as the friendship of close and lasting friends that they invited to celebrate with them. It
It was a huge personal pleasure to celebrate the marriage of a young man who has almost been part of our family for the last 30 years to his gorgeous, warm-hearted bride. The stunning setting for their ceremony was the Norla Dome in the Mission to Seafarers, Flinders Street. The round room with its soaring