your unique* [yoo-neek] dream package keepsake

my ‘dream’ wedding ceremony package (i.e. your dream wedding ceremony) is for couples who want a personalised ceremony, an all-inclusive comprehensive, premium level of service: resources, ideas, professionally written ceremony, end-to-end support –

plus your choice of one of:

best celebrant ever

your own story or your vows – bespoke timeless unique framed keepsake

  • a framed handwritten keepsake of ‘your story’, or
  • your vows – framed handwritten keepsake, or
  • a hard-bound book of your ceremony (using photos provided by you); or if you prefer,
  • ‘your story’ published on my website.

shoes go out of fashion, limo rides fade from memory, but promises are forever… 

*UNIQUE   –  [yoo-neek]  –  adjective

1. existing as the only one or as the sole example; single; solitary in type or characteristics
2. having no like or equal; unparalleled; incomparable

 

what have you shared?

As part of the process of preparing for their wedding ceremony, I ask couples to reflect why they’ve decided to formally commit to each other, and I suggest they take some time out to really focus on this. I provide them a long list of questions.

Here’s one for today:

Most memorable shared experience?

anniversary

Ours? ...the most wonderful time at the end of a 6 month adventure…we celebrated 2 years married in a hut on the beach in true paradise El Nido. Fred bought the only bubbles in the village, it was corked, looked like beer, tasted just as it looks…and is one of our most precious memories. 

asti el nido

Laughing with your other…

As part of the process of preparing for their wedding ceremony, I ask couples to reflect why they’ve decided to formally commit to each other, and I suggest they take some time out to really focus on this. I provide them a long list of questions.

Here’s one to think about today:

What’s your funniest experience together?

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My answer is….

wow,…where do I begin?

I SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY

Equality in the right to marry is the only way. 

Aside from giving me life-long friendships with some incredible women, the best thing about my education was that it instilled in me a strong belief in, and desire to work to achieve social justice. I’m proud that I’ve pursued this all my life, even if on a pretty small scale.

One of the reasons I became a celebrant is that it’s a role where I can continue to help others, and in regard to marriage ceremonies, I work with them and am privileged to share in and help at a happy time. As a celebrant I’m privileged to share in couples’ celebrations of love when they formally, legally commit to each other in marriage: as they share their love, and joy with their families, friends and communities.

However, so many couples in Australia are denied this opportunity; they do not have this right, as marriage equality doesn’t exist here. The reality is that couples in same-sex relationships are not treated with the same dignity as other Australians.

I believe that equal rights and liberties are essential for a healthy, fair society.

I believe that everybody must be given what should be the basic right to choose to marry – or not.

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Equality in the right to marry is the only way. 

“Pooh” whispered Piglet….. “Yes, Piglet” replied Pooh…

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“Pooh” whispered Piglet.

“Yes, Piglet” replied Pooh.

“Nothing,” answered Piglet, “I just wanted to be sure of you.”

“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.”

“It’s so much more friendly with two.”

“Pooh, promise me you won’t forget about me, ever. Not even when I am a hundred.”

Pooh thought for a little. “How old shall I be then?”

“Ninety-nine.”

Pooh nodded. “I promise,” he said.

“Some people care too much, I think it’s called love.”

(from) The House at Pooh Corner – A.A. Milne 

Open your eyes

(from) Text for tired eyes – Tyler Knott Gregson

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This is to the sound of my name in your mouth,

the way it dances off your tongue and leapfrogs through the air to find me again.

To the whispers and the screams, and the muted mumblings of your tired morning voice

and the words you don’t remember saying. and the ones you do.

This is to the heart that’s too big for your body

and to your body, that’s too small to hold all your dreams…