A – Z: you, me, us, we…

 I’m choosing words that describe what I see as relevant to, and useful in the creative process and in successful relationships; and describe, or are relevant to me as well.!

I’m trying to illustrate – for  you – what matters to me.about what I do, and about who and what I care about…what you might recognise as special in me… the right person to work with you to celebrate YOUR story… AND give you some help along the way…

it’s a work in progress, beginning with

a… for authenticauthentic celebrant for authentic people

authentic

[aw-then-tik] adjective    

not false or copied; genuine; real

‘…authenticity is … just about being you, and being cool with that. When you’re authentic, you end up following your heart.’          Neil Pasricha

for the best ceremony, choose a celebrant who’s authentic…me!

brilliant weddings for brilliant couples

brilliant

[bril-yuh nt] /ˈbrɪl yənt/ adjective
1. shining brightly; sparkling; glittering; lustrous: the bride’s brilliant glow.
2. distinguished; illustrious: a brilliant performance by their musician.
3. having or showing great intelligence, talent, quality, etc.: a brilliant celebrant.
4. strong and clear in tone; vivid; bright: a bouquet of brilliant blues, oranges and greens; the brilliant sound of the trumpets.
5. splendid or magnificent: a brilliant wedding.
care for people who care about each other

care

[kair] noun

serious attention; solicitude; heed; caution: I devote great care to my work.

She takes care, pains, trouble in preparing and presenting ceremonies, making conscientious effort for them to be exactly right.

verb

to be concerned or solicitous; have thought or regard – I care.

(intransitive; followed by for or about) to have regard, affection, or consideration (for): She cares about her clients’ needs.

dedication to people who are dedicated

dedication

dɛdɪˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun
 
the quality of being dedicated or committed to a task or purpose: “his dedication to looking after his partner”

synonyms:

commitment, wholeheartedness, single-mindedness, enthusiasm, zeal, application, diligence, industry, assiduity, resolve, resoluteness, purposefulness, conscientiousness, perseverance, persistence, tenacity, doggedness, drive, staying power

ensuring your ceremony is planned with ease

ease [eez]   

noun

1. freedom from labour, pain, or physical annoyance; tranquil rest: comfort and confidence that our ceremony will be perfect.
2. freedom from concern, or anxiety: to be at ease about one’s wedding ceremony.
3. freedom from difficulty or great effort; facility: your ceremony  planned with ease.
4. freedom from stiffness, constraint, or formality; unaffectedness:  ease of manner: the ease and elegance of her presentation.

verb (used with object)

  5. to free from anxiety or care: to ease one’s mind.
6. to mitigate, lighten, or lessen: to ease stress by being  well prepared.
7. to render less difficult; facilitate: I’ll help you every step of the way.

F

fine

[fahyn] adjective

1. of superior or best quality; of high or highest grade: fine ceremony, fine wine.

2. choice, excellent, or admirable: a fine couple.
G

gay 

[gey] adjective

1. of, relating to, or exhibiting desire or behaviour directed toward a person or persons of one’s own sex; homosexual: striving for marriage equality for gay couples.

2. of, indicating, or supporting homosexual interests or issues: I can’t wait to be a part of  gay weddings.

3. having or showing a merry, lively mood: gay spirits; gay music; gay party.

4. bright or showy: gay colours; gay ceremonies.

5. given to or abounding in social or other pleasures:  gay wedding season.

H

heart

[hahrt] noun

1. the centre of the total personality, especially with reference to intuition, feeling, or emotion: in your heart you know I’m the one.
2. the centre of emotion, especially as contrasted to the head as the centre of the intellect: his head told him not to fall in love, but his heart had the final say.
3. capacity for sympathy; feeling; affection: his heart moved him to cry tears of joy.
4. spirit, courage, or enthusiasm: his heart soared when he saw his partner arrive.

5. the innermost or central part of anything: your ceremony’s the very heart of your wedding.

idioms

heart and soul
(have your) heart in it
after my own heart
(have your) heart in the right place
heart of gold
at heart

heart of the matter

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choose the right celebrant for your perfect wedding ceremony across Melbourne, in Wyndham, Geelong, Daylesford, Surf Coast, Otways…I come to you!

 

I

inclusive

[in-kloo-siv] adjective

1. including or encompassing the stated limit or extremes in consideration or account: from our first contact until after your marriage has been registered. 

2. including a great deal, encompassing everything concerned; comprehensive: an inclusive ceremony package; an inclusive fee.
3. enclosing; embracing: an inclusive relationship.

4. Grammar. (of the first person plural) including the person or persons spoken to, as we in Shall we marry?

 J …for ‘just so’, ‘just right’

J

[juhst soh]

I create ceremonies that are ‘just so’

 synonyms for just

1. upright; equitable, fair, impartial. 3. legitimate, legal. 4. accurate, exact; honest. 5. merited, appropriate.

(lib jones = just!!)

 

kindness...the secret to a successful relationship

kindness

[kahynd-nis]  noun

1. the state or quality of being kind: kindness to your family.

2. a kind act; favour: she loves him for his many kindnesses to her;  kind behaviour: I will never forget your kindness.

4. friendly feeling; liking.
Kindness –
goes a long way in making a marriage successful

 

laugh laugh laugh…laugh

Just look at at the word ‘laugh’ long enough you see it’s a really weird word … think about that! … are you smiling? (What has that to do with marriage and weddings, and me, who wants to be your celebrant?  hmmmm…?)

L is for love, and like; both essential ingredients in the healthy relationship recipe. 

But in my book laughter is the magic L word.

L

laugh smile joke

When I met my now husband Fred it was NOT his fashion sense that attracted me (though the total surprises this brings have many many many a time made me laugh).

He made me laugh. He made others laugh. Still does.

Lucky woman I am.

bgs

the BGs, Fred and Casey … how much they’ve grown!

M

is for….many MARRIAGE words

 much about marriage

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 N…for (giving) Notice…

N is for (giving) NOTICE of INTENDED MARRIAGE

Notice must be lodged at least one month prior to your wedding

– not so exciting as booking a honeymoon; (giving/lodging) NOTICE of Intended Marriage; and….. NO wedding without it!

A ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ form must be lodged with your celebrant at least one full month (and up to 18 months) before your wedding.  e.g. should you wish to marry on November 15, you’re required to lodge the form by October 14.

(Notice can’t be lodged until 18 months prior to your wedding day either, but you can book me as your celebrant anytime 😉 ! )

We’ll complete the form together at our first meeting: I’ll prepare the document and witness your signatures.

 I provide the form, but if you’re interested, you can find  it at: https://www.ag.gov.au/FamiliesAndMarriage/Marriage/Documents/Notice-of-intended-marriage.pdf

Requirements for lodging Notice*:

I must  sight evidence of your date and place of birth – i.e. original birth certificate or current passport, and be satisfied about your identity (photo ID).

If either or both of you have been previously married, I must sight evidence of the end of previous marriage/s: the original Divorce Certificate, Certificate of Divorce or  Decree Absolute papers, or the original Death Certificate of your previous spouse.

(To obtain a copy of your Victorian Birth Certificate, or the Death Certificate of your former spouse, go to the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriageshttp://www.bdm.vic.gov.au/.

If you require a copy of your Certificate of Divorce, Divorce Certificate or Decree Absolute, contact the Family Law Court in the state in which the marriage was dissolved. Further details atwww.familylawcourts.gov.au.).

Note: all Foreign language documents must be translated into English by a NAATI accredited translator and a Translation Certificate supplied.http://www.naati.com.au/ .

*Notice can be lodged even if you don’t have all of the required documents at that time – but I MUST see them before I marry you.
Your situation might require more or other info – if so, please be in touch!

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 Our unionHafiz

O

Our union is like this:

You feel cold so I reach for a blanket to cover your shivering feet.

A hunger comes to your body

so I run to my garden and dig potatoes.

You ask for a few words of comfort and guidance,

so I kneel by your side and offer a whole book as your gift.

You ache with loneliness so much one night you weep,

and I say here is a rope, tie it around me,

I will be your companion for life.

(adapted from) Our UnionHafiz

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P….planned…perfect…privileged

I love celebration. I love ceremony. I love chocolate. I love music. I love mandolin. 

And so it came about that in February 2016

I was able to be a part of the celebration of the marriage of

Australia’s best mandolin player, and its best chocolate maker:

Lachie and Jade Davidson.

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It was clear to us (that) Lib really enjoys what she does and we felt that she was thrilled to be a PART of our wedding. ( I was!)

…Lib quickly understood our situation and PLANNED the best ceremony we could hope for… Most of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed our ceremony, that it made sense, made them feel a part of our lives. 

It was PERFECT.

I love celebration. I love ceremony. I love chocolate. I love music. I love mandolin. 

I love my job!

P for PERFECT

 

       …. perfect

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Q……

quality: noun

high grade; superiority; excellence:

I always provide quality service, support, and, of course, ceremonies.

Q

 quality: adjective

♦ of or having superior quality: quality writing
♦ producing or providing products or services of high quality or merit: a quality marriage celebrant creates precious memories
♦ marked by a concentrated expenditure of involvement, concern, or commitment:

each ceremony I create is done so with devoted attention and genuine concern for my clients, their situation, their story, and their needs.

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Look out for the next exciting instalment!!