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Ceremony Wisdom

Image by Angga Permana Photo via Nathalia & Thilo’s Whimsical Lombok Beach WeddingDestination weddings are the perfect way to have a memorable, unique wedding that reflects the couple’s true love story. While traditional weddings are important to many newly engaged couples, destination weddings are increasingly becoming more popular. Below are a few reasons that are

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Image by Anthea Auld Photographer via Johanna and James’ Tasmanian Winery WeddingMany of my couples have a checklist when it comes to choosing readings for their marriage ceremony: they want something meaningful (but not necessarily formal or overly serious), something they haven’t heard before and some beautiful words they’ll remember always. Here are a few of my favourites…SHORT & SWEET Who says readings

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We enjoy hearing our vendor’s stories on Polka Dot Bride – they are such a special bunch of people! So we’re thrilled to introduce today, Koren Harvey Marriage Celebrant. Koren has been with us as a vendor for a long time and has shared many stories with us, not least of which was her own

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Recently I heard of an ingenious idea – a “pop-up wedding”! This fancy style of elopement lies somewhere between “a registry signing and a full-blown Kim Kardashian event”. I chatted with Brittany Snow of The Pop-Up Wedding Co to learn more about her wonderful concept.“We found that our couples craved the sweetness of an elopement, but

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Images via Vendor Of The Week – Robyn Pattison CMCI just love being a marriage celebrant – I help my couples make the most important moments in their lives really special. (It’s a little like being a fairy godmother!)My wedding ceremonies are moments of light and happiness – and quite often, laughter. They are absolutely unique to

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Milly and Mark were thrilled to find out they were expecting ‘Baby Number Two’, even though it meant Milly would be four months pregnant when they tied the knot, on the fifth anniversary of the day they first met.While some brides may be tempted to postpone their wedding date, Milly and Mark embraced their exciting news and

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Sunset wedding with Brisbane Celebrant Ciara Hodge. Image by Leah Cruikshank Photography

Ever wondered why the vast majority of wedding ceremonies here in Australia take place at around 3pm? The primary reason for this traditional ceremony time is to allow the photographer 1-2 hours of beautiful golden light to take advantage of for the couples post wedding photo shoot, before the bride and groom make their way

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Image by Todd Hunter McGaw via Edward and Emma’s Vintage Chic Inspired Hinterland Queensland WeddingIt’s that time of the year when we reflect on the year that has been and start painting the year ahead, all whilst trying to find more room to stash visiting relatives. In light of all of this reflection and imagination, I

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From fun themed weddings to relaxed backyard weddings Julia’s Celebrancy Services celebrates them all with her infectious smile and sense of fun. Being part of this very personal life transition with all the guests dressed in their best, anticipating a wonderful celebration, excitement in the air, must be the best feeling!  Celebrating love  – now

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Wedding with Brisbane City Celebrants Ciara Hodge. Image Vellum Studios

With a huge shift of brides and grooms stepping away from tradition, throwing out the rule book and doing things well and truly their way. We are experiencing an explosion of unique, captivating, personal and fun wedding ceremonies which feel so perfect for each unique couple and also for their guests who are loving the unconventional and personalised touches.We are

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When beginning the search for the ‘right’ Marriage Celebrant, most soon to be wed couples will find themselves on a Celebrants website, but aside from finding out what the Celebrant costs and what services they provide, how else can you determine if the Celebrant is the right fit to perform the wedding for you and the love

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Where would we be without wedding celebrants? Providing an alternative to the traditional church based ceremony, a celebrant is the most important part of your wedding day. Without a celebrant, the day becomes – well – just a beautifully planned party. And Danicia from Pastel Blues Ceremonies does just that. What a great profession –

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Image: Andrew Sun Photography

When choosing your wedding vendors you want to be sure that you connect with them so you know they are on the same page as you for their role in your big day. This is particularly important when it comes to choosing a Celebrant. However you also need to know that they are going to

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Photography: Just for Love Photography | Flowers & Styling: Bower Botanicals | Prop Hire: Hodgepodge Hire | Location: Spicers Hidden Vale | Bride: Brooke Lee | Groom: Wade Boyes | Hair & Makeup: Blissful Makeup | Bride’s Dress: Jennifer Gifford | Groom’s Suit: Black Jacket Suiting | Celebrant: Married by Josh | Cake: Gillian Bell Cake | Chalkboards: Blackboard Artworx | Invitations: Celebration Design Studio | Jewellery: Not Just Jewels

Photo by Just For Love PhotographyIn my profession as a marriage celebrant, my daily struggle is wedding vows. Not my own, thankfully. But in helping people with their vows. Some people want to write their own vows but then they go home and just Google someone else’s and use them, and then some are so

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Image of Shannon Fleming Civil Celebrant by Christine LimI remember my first Wedding as a celebrant. I must have checked my little suitcase and paperwork a thousand times. This wasn’t just my first wedding; this was my Best Friend’s Wedding. I’d purposely waited so one of my longest and most special friends would be the

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