These days couples shy away from the idea of being “given away” but just about every bride enjoys being walked down the aisle by someone important to her – in this case, the bride’s very proud father.
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:
Helped by their 3 year old son, this young couple expressed the unity, optimism and promise of their marriage by planting a fig tree. The fig, a symbol of prosperity and security, will provide shade and beauty in the garden of the new home they have recently built. I felt priveleged to be officiating at
The skirl of bagpipes drifted up the hill and a pair of wedge tails eagles soared overhead as the wedding party, complete with kilts and family dogs, made their way to the stunning setting where guests awaited. It was a beautiful wedding in every way.
A beautiful day; a beautiful setting; a beautiful couple! Once again, I had the joy of celebrating a wedding in the Royal Botanic Gardens – this time at Picnic Point. One of the highlights was the bride’s mother singing John Denver’s “Perhaps Love” to the newly weds. It was a touching moment and she sang
There was a quirky sense of humour at play in the aptly named venue of the Playroom; but there were also many moments of great tenderness and emotion, especially during the handfasting ceremony and exchange of wedding vows.
Paper cranes, brightly coloured flowers, sunshine and radiant smiles made for a beautiful, joyful mix at this recent wedding in the grounds of the appropriately named Garden House in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
It was a perfect afternoon in the lovely, historic GoonaWarra vineyard for the wedding of a couple who have weathered the complexities of marriage visas, living in different countries and spending long periods apart. Even a few spatters of rain during the signing became part of the fun.
A perfect afternoon for a relaxed and friendly wedding in the local park. I read a Vietnamese love poem: Soil, without plants, would hardly breathe Plants, without soil, how could they survive? Long live the enduring love story of plant and soil For from the heart of soil, plants find ways to grow.… Distant roads
After years of looking forward to this moment, the day could not have been more stunning! The sun bounced off the waters of Lake Hume as the beautiful bride and handsome groom made their wedding vows watched by their flower girls – their two gorgeous daughters.
The Russian brides I have married love to have their wedding ceremony by the sea!! On Wednesday, the sky was a brilliant blue and the sea sparkled – so even though the wind blew everyone’s hair in all directions, the couple’s happiness could not have been greater.
Saturday’s wedding was filled with joy and laughter. Brightly coloured flags created an awning for the bride and groom. The secluded corner on the lawn of Gardens House in the Botanic Gardens was fresh and cool after a week of wilting heat.
The weather has played a tricky part in planning wedding venues over this summer. The morning and early afternoon had been clear, fine and an outdoors setting seemed a safe option. The garden of this historical homestead was really lovely and everything was going beautifully – until, only a minute after this photo, the deluge
The setting was in beautiful bushland in an area the bride’s family had lived in for 5 generations and not even the rain could dampen the happiness and enthusiasm everyone was feeling. Once committed to the outdoor ceremony, out came the umbrellas and we just enjoyed the moment.
Another windy day in Melbourne, so the couple opted for an inside venue overlooking the sea. It was an emotional ceremony which included a sand ritual in which the bride and groom poured different coloured sands into a flask that represented their new union – their marriage.
For nearly every wedding, there’s a rehearsal. Sometimes the couple feel they’re too busy or it’s not necessary, but I really try to persuade them to at least meet at the venue and get a sense of the space they will be in; check out the bad weather fall back; make any last-minute changes and
It’s not every day you share the space used by the Beatles for their Melbourne reception back in 1964, but here I am at the Town Hall Portico enjoying a wedding and successfully competing with the trams below by using my PA. It was a marvellous setting and meaningful for the bride and groom who
Once again, it rained all morning, but then the sun came out and Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens looked superb. The wedding, which took place in the beautiful Rose Pavilion was a joyous event with bouquets and buttonholes of yellow roses.
The release of doves is a beautiful symbolic way of conveying a message of hope and love at the end of a wedding. These gentle, intelligent creatures have played an important role in human events since earliest times. As the doves soared into the skies there was no mistaking the joy and emotion felt by
The skyline of Melbourne was a stunning backdrop to yesterday’s wedding on a high spot of a lovely park in East Brunswick.The steps were decorated with flowers, the champagne flowed, the bride and groom honoured their parents with a touching tea ceremony and the bride’s 100 year old grandmother was there as well.