Warming the Rings

Warming the Rings

A ring-warming is a lovely ritual best suited to smaller weddings, as timing is of the essence … the idea is that you pass your wedding rings around your wedding guests so that everyone can hold them in the palm of their hands and imbue them with good wishes, love and...
Incorporating Music In your Ceremony

Incorporating Music In your Ceremony

I’ve written about the elements that make up a typical civil wedding ceremony and how you can mix and match these to create a unique experience. However, it is what goes in between the scripted lines that really bespeaks your wishes: “The inclusion of music in your...
Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgement of Country

I’ve talked about the elements that make up a conventional civil marriage ceremony (where convention is made to be manipulated) – but I want to tell you about some real variations on this design. I’ll get back to those… To acknowledge traditional owners...
Twentieth Anniversary…

Twentieth Anniversary…

    In 2015 I was delighted to be celebrating such a milestone! All weddings are special but I reflected on the 20th wedding anniversary of my first couples and hoped to re-connect with them in some way. I also looked forward to working with new couples on...
The “tradition” of being late…

The “tradition” of being late…

This is a delicate matter for me to write about… even though I haven’t been kept waiting to begin a ceremony for years it is still relevant for me to talk about it : the “tradition” of running late to your wedding. Who dreamt up that idea? That it would be endearing...