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Hi Lib

The naming ceremony you put together for Brodie was such a beautiful and special day for (us) all – it meant so much to us to have chosen you to share the experience with us. You’re an amazing celebrant… You had some amazing ideas; all the hard work you put in, and all the behind the scenes work you did definitely showed in the presentation.

Thank you so much again. I highly recommend you to others if they’re looking for a great, and easy going celebrant.

Ammie 10/3/16

it’s time

my old and dear (and very talented artist) friend Pete,

and many many many thousands of others in Australia

MUST be given the freedom to choose…

it’s time!

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I SUPPORT MARRIAGE EQUALITY.


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Equality in the right to marry is the only way. 

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.

Equality in the right to marry is the only way. 

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:

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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. 

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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. 

love this…. and him… (and her)..

The only people for me are the mad ones – Jack Kerouac (from ‘On the Road’)

best dancer everThe only people for me are the mad ones,

the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved,

desirous of everything at the same time,  

the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, 

but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles  exploding like spiders across the stars.

giving your ceremony quality, depth, distinction

There are many rituals, ceremonies or rites that can be included in marriage and commitment ceremonies: some are cultural or religious traditions, others are of unknown origin.

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In Australia, rituals such as exchange of rings, and giving away / presentation of the bride (and groom) are common.

Including a ritual with special meaning for you will give your ceremony quality, depth and distinction. It’s an opportunity to:

♦ reflect your personalities

demonstrate, reinforce and honour your values and beliefs about 

   ♦♦ marriage ♦♦ union ♦♦ family ♦♦ culture ♦♦ and heritage ♦♦

include and actively involve your families / guests , or to

symbolically join your families as part of your ceremony….and 

               rituals may be performed by and include whoever you wish.

 

Your wedding ceremony is a public reflection of how you value each other,

how you value your marriage, and how you value those dearest to you. 

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So, as part of planning your ceremony, consider

what you each can do to truly commit to each other,

♥ ♥ what you ask of, and

♥ ♥ ♥ what you bring to each other.

This is a wonderful foundation on which to build your perfect ceremony… and so, your future.

I’ll support you every step of the way, provide ideas, suggestions and resources – whatever you and your unique situation requires.