Blue Mountains Elegance

Blue Mountains Elegance

From time to time over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to do a handful of weddings in the RAAF base at Glenbrook – usually the general public can’t get a look-in there – the views down to the city are stunning and the officers’ mess is steeped in timeless...
Any Time, Any Place

Any Time, Any Place

One of the main things a civil ceremony had going for it in the 70s was the idea of choice – the couple’s choice as opposed to the church’s decision. Choice of location being the thing that allowed for the first time so much freedom for creativity and design. A...
Handfasting Ceremony

Handfasting Ceremony

Many couples have asked for variations of the handfasting ceremony – it can be really nice, and combined with this reading from an anonymous source contributed by one couple, quite moving too. You need 6 ribbons (or one wider one), and a special pouch or box to keep...
My First Wedding

My First Wedding

I was appointed an authorized civil celebrant in April of 1995 and can remember the excitement of my first booking. I got all dressed up in a wedding outfit and went over to visit the entire family of the bride, groom in attendance too. The mother of the bride teared...
A Ceremony by Design

A Ceremony by Design

So we did get married in Dad and Mum’s apartment in Fairy Bower in a very low-key ceremony on a Monday, the day after a surf carnival at Narrabeen … we eloped I guess you could say from the town in which we were living to be married in ‘secret’. I do so understand...