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Ceremony Wisdom

Tip 1 – Consider the position of the sun relative to the ceremony.This one is often overlooked, but the position of the sun in relation to your ceremony can really impact not only your photographs, but the comfort of your guests. If you aren’t already working with a large area of shade for your ceremony, then you

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 Melissa Fahey from Mine Forever has the special job of transitioning an engaged couple to becoming a married duo. The reason for your special day lies in her hands as she guides you forwards into your future together. With warmth and a love of those special tender moments that make up your wedding day, Melissa

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Loving what you do, and seeing it as a vocation is something we would all ideally love about our jobs or professions. Mark Doggett of  All You Need is Love gets to live his dream job every day, tailoring your ceremony to your individual needs and sharing a little of your story with your friends

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Where would a wedding be without the marriage celebrant to formalise proceeedings? Lise Rodgers is a Marriage Celebrant based in Melbourne, Victoria. For those couples who don’t want to get married in a church, Lise offers a fuss free alternative with personalised wedding vows,  in a beautiful location of your choice around Melbourne and Victoria.

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From time to time I’m asked by couples if it’s generally expected that they provide their guests with an order of service.  You know, the booklet or card often distributed by ushers to guests prior to the ceremony, otherwise known as a ceremony program. My answer? “Take it or leave it.” Given that the duration

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Writing and giving a speech can be a nerve wracking experience. Throw in a wedding day, where you would like to give the best and most memorable speech of your life, and the whole experience can be guaranteed to make you break into a cold sweat! This is where Mark Angus of Adelaide Wedding Speeches

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Standing in a garden ceremony on the weekend, with thunderclouds threatening in the skies above, 100+ guests watched the groom’s chin started to quiver as he laid eyes on his bride for the first time. I reflected on the emergence of the “First Look” which is becoming a widely favoured option for many couples these

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Image by Michael Gray via Cassie & Pete’s DIY Hunter Valley WeddingToday’s post was compiled by Kim from the Ultimate Wedding Planning Party with expert advice from Elizabeth Trevan Civil Marriage Celebrant.Right!  So you’ve booked the venue…  you’ve short-listed the photographer and are looking for your dress. Sometime very soon you will have to start focusing

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Elizabeth celebranting Tobhiyah and Daniel's cultural fusion wedding

Today’s post is from Engage Celebrants’ Elizabeth Trevan. Civil ceremonies are no longer just for the non-religious. They enable you to bring your culture, traditions and (if you like) religious beliefs to create a ceremony that reflects who you are as individuals and as a couple.  Elizabeth shares stories of how several couples have married

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If you’re not religious, there is one person you’ll need to hire for your wedding to actually make it a wedding – celebrants! Today we welcome Sarah Cummings who runs celebrant network Engage Celebrants. As a celebrant herself, Sarah has plenty of wisdom to share with couples when it comes to their marriage ceremonies so

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Image by Tanya Chesterton Smith via Sally and Andrew’s Vintage Style Noosa Wedding On The Beach“I promise to make you breakfast in bed every Sunday… I pledge to remain faithful to laughing at your jokes, even if they’re not funny… I vow to love and cherish you, and your three cats, seven chickens and two dogs…”Gone

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Image via The Words And Music CompanyCongratulations on your engagement! I assume that you’re reading this because you’re planning your wedding. Once you’ve locked in the date and venue, it’s time to turn your attention to the other big ticket items – the photographer, musicians, the all-important wedding dress, and oh, the person who pretty

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Image by Stewart Ross via Emma and Alex’s Rustic Rainy Brisbane WeddingI woke up this winter morning to a rainbow, sunshine and fresh wet lawn, and the thought struck me – why more brides don’t choose winter as their choice of wedding season?I know I know… there is a risk it might rain!!! However as

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Oh, Dad….don’t cry. It’s ok.Yes, she looks beautiful, doesn’t she? I know. It feels like yesterday that she was a tiny baby – and now, she’s getting married! Where did all those years go? It’s all a bit much to take in, isn’t it? You aren’t giving her up. You just have to share her.

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Today’s post is from EC celebrant Suzanne Holland. If you’ve ever wondered what a unity ceremony is or are thinking of including a symbolic ritual in your ceremony then read on. Suzanne shares her experiences and shows you why they are a great way to personalise your ceremony.Image by Larissa Cleveland Photography via Style Me

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