For the sake of full disclosure and transparency, I should mention that I have been a variety style entertainer for 40 years and have, amongst other qualifications, an Associate Diploma in Arts (Dance). I state this up-front for two reasons. Firstly it accounts for my innate bias and secondly, it means, that I know what … Continue reading Is a wedding ceremony a performance?
How we put it all together: From your initial phone call, text or e-mail, through to the actual wedding day and beyond. This is the standard, if there is such a thing; flow of events. Note that this is the way I do things at Your Celebrant and that others will differ in their approach. … Continue reading Choosing a Wedding Celebrant (How and where to start)
What follows is a list of the usual components that make up a wedding ceremony. One of the wonderful things about having a Professional Australian Wedding Celebrant work with you to write and then conduct your ceremony is that you have far more choice in what is said, where it is conducted and the look … Continue reading Wedding Ceremony Outline.
There are billions of people on this planet of ours and yet there are, what many would generally categorise as, a handful of types. Introverts-extraverts, Caring-uncaring, Self-centred vs outwardly focussed etc. As one gets older and hopefully wiser you gain insight into these types and your place in the World and in what camp/s you … Continue reading Wants and Needs
Marriage is not a 50 / 50 deal. If you enter into matrimony thinking that if you bring your half to the table and your partner brings their half all will be sweetness and light then you may well be in for a rude surprise down the track. I am not a qualified marriage counsellor … Continue reading The Roller Coaster Ride.
We opened up the box for Butterflies all around.…Imagine our disappointment, as they plummeted to the ground. Their tiny little wings still covered with frost I looked at them and thought of the money I’d lost. Never again will I suggest a butterfly release It puts a damper on the show when they’re all deceased. … Continue reading Ode to The Butterfly release.
I was listening to the news today (nearly always a bad idea – too depressing). When it was stated that a study showed married men are happier than single men and of course they live longer etc… Now, I’m in the marrying business and I wonder if at times the happiness is a result of … Continue reading Is Marriage good for the Soul ?
I was in bed the other night and the thought came to mind… How do people know you care about them? Then earlier today I was in a men’s store looking to buy a couple of tops. Trouble was the three staff, of the otherwise empty store, were too busy chatting amongst themselves to show … Continue reading How do people know you care about them ?
You may have wondered at some stage, especially if have read part one, how we put together the various elements of a wedding ceremony. Well like most things, different people do things in different ways. Some, as mentioned in part one, take short cuts. Some use a one size fits everybody approach. Others develop a system … Continue reading Part Two: Ways of working / The task at hand
I was reading a forum for celebrants the other day and it occurred to me that many celebrants supply their clients a selection of what I can only describe as pre-fab ceremonies. A selection of two or three ceremonies where only the names need be changed and the job is done. Admittedly this gives couples … Continue reading Part One : Greater than the sum of it’s parts.