Marriage Amnesty Day

Marriage Amnesty day is a day of pardon for you not being married yet. Whatever has stopped you from being married, is now pardoned!

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A podcast for celebrants by celebrants

This blog has a about a 60/40 split readership of couples getting married, and people that create events where people get married. If you're a couple getting married this will probably bore you to death, so feel free to skip it. But if you're a celebrant – or someone...

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Religion, the church, faith, and celebrating marriage

Ana recently asked me to write a blog post about interfaith and interracial marriage ceremonies. What a loaded topic! I didn't know what to write, until I realised that the topic was fairly well covered recently by an email from a local high school student who asked...

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A checklist for your pre-wedding checklist

WeddingWire have given me an idea to write about something that is right down my alley, and something I wish I could talk to everyone about: the pre-pre-wedding checklist. Having a wedding checklist like this one from my friends at WeddingWire is key to staying on...

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Swap wedding speeches for on the spot quizzes

Everyone has an opinion on wedding speeches, personally, when they're encouraging and engaging I love them. And so many people asked to make a speech spend the whole wedding flipping out over the fear of making one. Here's an easy and fun way to replace boring, long,...

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How much does an Australian wedding cost?

Here's a simple truth: an Australian wedding costs what an Australian wedding costs. Your budget is going to be unique to you, and ours was unique to us, but let me lay down what I think some averages are. If you're an industry rep, email me if you think some of these...

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I’m launching the Unpopular Business Workshop

In the past on this blog I've launched business workshops for celebrants and wedding professionals and this will be the last time anything of that nature happens here. But one last hurrah was needed in case you never found out about it! Unpopular Ever since Britt and...

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2017 weddings by the numbers

In other posts I've written I've had a lot of fun with wedding predictions, just last week my 2017 wedding trends post went live on Yahoo7 Be, but this post is pure numbers. Numbers can mean everything/or nothing, so here's my explanation of the nothing that is three...

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16 for 2016

A little blog post throwback for year that was 2016 in the world of Josh and Britt.

Spoiler alert: it was awesome.

Note: There were 365 days of awesome in this year, to boil that down to 16 points was hard, so at least 349 people, elopements, weddings, events, and celebrations are missing, sorry!

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Wedding mistakes you didn’t know existed

Yahoo7 Be asked me to help their readers save their wedding by not making traditional mistakes, I list six things you can ditch, here's one: Ditch the rehearsal: The wedding rehearsal exists either because we needed something to name the "before the wedding dinner",...

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Marriage Amnesty day 2016 in photos

September 24 2016 saw Newtown brewery, Young Henry's, filled with couples being married. For the full explanation, visit the original blog post. I could prattle on about the day for ever, but the photos tell the story better. Morgan Roberts and Elle Dawson-Scott...

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Why marry? (or, what are the legal ties of marriage?)

Teegan asks: What does it actually mean to be legally married — in terms of finances, assets, what it means for both people if one does something wrong legally, etc — it seems a lot of people fall into these traps that they don't even know exist which leads to...

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Joel and Liezl partied at Sirromet!

Joel and Liezl were dead set on not having just another wedding, but on celebrating the creation of their own marriage. They wanted something real, and meaningful. It happened! Involving myself, Sydney's Hannah Blackmore photography, Newcastle's Light Noise Films,...

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Casual at casuarina

Kirsten and Scott are two of those disgusting high school sweethearts that just ooze love and affection. I'd love for you to meet them! So I sat down and asked them a bunch of questions about creating their wedding, the whys, the hows, the whats, and thought you'd...

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A riverside delight

Simone stood on the banks of the Brisbane River outside of Northshore Harbour Cafe and made the commitment to "fill our home with good food, entertain you with endless impersonations, and to continue our adventures together" and to"be patient when you show me annoying...

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An issue with “Say ‘I do’ Down Under”

Margot Robbie recently fronted Saturday Night Live wearing a shirt with a great encouragement on it, asking for Australia to make marriage equality a thing. It's a belief, a hope, a thing that I also have, that marriage should be available to all consenting adults...

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Weddings: not as important as marriages

If you spend a few moments in a  glossy wedding magazine, or reading some stupid article about weddings from the mainstream media within the first few moments you're often provided the timely reminder that a wedding is either: the most important day of your life, the...

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Can wedding dresses stop being a thing?

I’m sorry. The headline was designed to  make you feel something. Designed to get you into the article, I really wanted you to read it! In the media world this kind of thing is called clickbait, but this article isn’t. There’s not even a top 10 list! The headline is...

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Thinking about wedding creation differently

Creating and running an event is a skill worthy of a university degree. Seriously, people go to university for four years to learn the skills that you’re trying to enact in creating your own wedding. So apart from really good advice along the lines of “hire a wedding planner for the love of God and your own sanity”, I thought I’d put some thoughts of my own into a blog post about how you could take your wedding planning in a personal and intimate direction.

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Creative ways to finance your wedding

As most wedding blog posts start, things aren’t as they used to be with more and more couples paying for their wedding on their own. Traditionally parents would pay the $30,000-60,000 bill but that came with all the negative aspects of your parents having far too much...

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Who Cares Wins – Brisbane workshop

Full day workshop on Sunday, July 3, 2016 in Teneriffe, Brisbane This is a workshop for people that are in the business of care. It's not a celebrants workshop, it's not even really a wedding industry workshop, although if you're in the wedding business you'll love...

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The wedding tax: how to avoid it

At a recent wedding industry event someone was telling me about the “wedding tax” that she had encountered in planning her own wedding. Let me help you avoid it today.

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What’s left over

After the big budget day, the stress and the drinks, all of the things that make up a wedding day, what have you got left over? That's the thought in my mind as I'm planning most things, like blog posts, or workshops, or events or date nights. How will it all end....

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Questions to ask yourself for your vows

Stuck writing vows? Instead of trying to construct sentences, print out this blog post and answer these questions. From the answers you'll have, I think you'll have a pretty good foundation for creating some vows. What are the purpose of YOUR wedding vows? Why are you...

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How driverless cars will positively impact marriage

I'm the hopeless romantic/cheerleader for marriage. I see so much good come from it, I am lucky enough to enjoy one myself, I think better marriages make for a better society. I reckon life is really good when you hook up with an awesome person. So as I was reading...

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A notice of intended same sex marriage

Tomorrow, in their eyes, and the eyes of their friends and family, I am marrying Amy and Te Ana. At this stage, the Australian marriage laws don't really match up with their understanding of marriage, so we can't sign any official marriage paperwork, but we can sign...

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What is it like to hire Josh?

I go to great lengths to try and tell everyone all about me before they ever hire me, so there's no surprises. So when Will emailed me after Sarah and his wedding I thought his feedback was not only encouraging and helpful internally, it might actually be useful to...

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When it’s ok to cancel me

Not many people would advocate for people to cancel their services, and I'm probably not going to make a habit out of it, but when a couple contacted me this week letting me know that they were cancelling me, and it was my fault, it has been on my mind ever since I...

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The demise of the bridal party

Bridal parties exist because of the historical threat of real actual demons attacking weddings. True story. Our ancestors used to be stressed about demons attacking the good things in life, like marriage ceremonies. Now I’m not going to be the guy to downplay the...

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Weddings in 2030

Josh takes a look at the current wedding audience and wonders what if anyone would even attend a wedding in the future?

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Things almost everyone gets wrong on their NOIM

Things almost everyone gets wrong on their NOIM When I'm marrying couples I need the paperwork to be spot-on. It just saves messaging back and forth between myself, the couple, and the births, deaths, and marriages department. To be married in Australia, you need to...

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Business Workshop: Who Cares Wins

Full day workshop on Sunday, May 22, 2016 in Sydney I firmly believe that the only thing I really have to give to my clients, my customers, the people that invite me into their weddings, is my care. Sure I've been gifted an authority to marry people, and I might have...

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The other end of the aisle

Photographer and friend, Kristina Childs, posed this question on Facebook today, and I wanted to answer it in a blog post: What are you supposed to do at the end of the ceremony? So, here's 20 things you can do at the end of the aisle after your ceremony, according to...

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I’m interviewed on Luke & Susie’s radio show!

I was a guest on Luke & Susie's national radio show about faith, family and culture and fun things like that! It just aired this week so you might have heard me on air, but if you missed it, click the play button below or follow the link to listen on their website!...

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First look photos: the express train to Calm Town

Photos before the ceremony If you're looking for the simplest, easiest, and most meaningful way to introduce some peace and calm into your wedding day, here's a solution that has been just sitting there waiting for you. 45-90 minutes before the ceremony, as everyone...

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Vu and Kailah’s Mount Tamborine wedding

My daily effort is to try and think of new and awesome ways to create meaningful, purposeful and enjoyable experiences that we call wedding ceremonies. So, getting this email from Kailah and Vu really made my day, not only because of their kind words, but because they...

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2015: Oh what a year

When you're "in the trenches" of life, that is, doing the work that you're called to do you can sometimes have a restricted view. I know that for many times this year my view was restricted to that last disaster or problem or issue, and stretched as forward to "the...

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My chat on ABC Queensland local radio with Terri Begley

Ahead of the Star Wars premiere this week an Australian couple are being married outside of the theatre, which lead Terri Begley and I into a discussion on ABC 612 Brisbane, and statewide on ABC Local Radio, about weird weddings - and all of my weddings are weird it...

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How to make Daniel & Toni’s wedding

Daniel and Toni became husband and wife on Slingsby's Dairy Farm in Beechmont this November, and I really wanted everyone to hear their wedding planning story so I convinced them to share it via an Instagram takeover! You can follow along on the...

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You should support White Magazine, a short essay

My friends, Luke, Carla, and the whole team, at White Magazine make a magazine that I really like, and they're asking for community support to go to the next level. Why do I like them? White Magazine celebrates marriage, and the celebration of marriage. It's not about...

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I’m on Hans’ podcast

Han, a celebrant in North Carolina, hosts a podcast about celebrating things, which is something I spend most of my life doing, so he invited me onto his show to talk about why I do what I do, how I do it in part one. We talk about same-sex marriage and marriage law...

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A wedding that smells like Christmas

Rob, Courtney, and I hung out this week to dream big about their wedding and Courtney said something that really resonated with Britt and I. She wants their wedding to feel like Christmas. Don't get confused now, she doesn't want tinsel over the arbour and all the...

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Top 10 things that can go wrong at your wedding

The Daily Mail newspaper asked me to think back over the past year of weddings and name the top ten things that could go wrong at your wedding. The article is live here but I thought I’d share my answers in verbose here for my bloggies!

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Have some fun at your wedding

Last week Steph and Drew were #marriedbyjosh at Sandgate, and I was lucky enough to be their celebrant! The man taking photos on the day calls himself Ben Clark, well at least that's what he told the Daily Mail when they covered this story about this photo. Well he...

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Why are we all so passionate about unplugged weddings?

You might have noticed the same thing I’ve noticed lately while scrolling around Facebook. Or maybe you haven’t because you’re not friends with as many wedding photographers or videographers as I am. Everyone in the wedding industry is pushing for unplugged weddings.

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I’ve been awarded a WIPA three diamond award!

I’m a very lucky boy, I’m the first marriage celebrant in Australia to be awarded a WIPA Three Diamond award! What’s WIPA? It’s the “Wedding Industry Professionals of Australia” awards ran by the very excellent WEOA! What’s WEOA? WEOA stands for “Weddings and Events of Australia” and it’s an industry body that represents the professional end of the wedding industry.

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Choosing a celebrant, my WedTalk interview

I was recently a guest on a new Wednesday night Queensland wedding talk show, hosted by Ellyse Sainty on Periscope. More info at wedvid.com.au. The good news for you is that you can watch some of the segments in this post!

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The importance of reviews

You're so lucky to be in the middle of such a personal and professional industry, the wedding industry. Whether you're a bride or groom, an interested onlooker, or one of the hard working vendors I'm lucky to rub shoulders with each day, you know how personal,...

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Listen to my interview on the @HumansOfTwitter podcast

My friend Steve Molk makes a really fun podcast called 'Humans of Twitter' where he interviews humans from the social network, where you can follow me @joshuawithers, him at @molkstvtalk and the podcast @humansofthis. Listen to me spill my guts on who I am, where I'm...

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Knowing the rules

Britt's driving the car right now, I'm in the passenger seat, and we just tried to merge back onto the highway after a quick toilet stop. Normally a road trip wouldn't make its way onto the blog, but this merge resulted in a small dosage of road rage and now I'm...

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Getting married sitting down

I'm slowly catching up on emails this week and finally got to a sweet email that Scott and Angel sent me after their wedding: The only feedback my husband and I have is...to keep doing what you do! You know you have an incredible celebrant when the words that...

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Drawing a long bow

Is there a link between celebrating marriages and re-inforcing male privilege that leads to domestic violence? Many in my community are terribly saddened by the loss of a young mum's life at the hands of domestic violence. Two lives in Australia are lost every week as...

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A wedding reading from the US Supreme Court

Justice Anthony Kennedy,authored the US Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. He closed his ruling and opinion with one of the most beautiful passages you’ll likely read in a court case. I totally teared up, and it’s a passage I’ll be incorporating into many marriage ceremonies.

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Vow writing workshop on YouTube

I think that the most important aspect of the wedding day is that moment where you become husband and wife, your wedding vows. So I want to help you write amazing and person wedding vows!

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How to get marriage equality in Australia in 3 easy steps

News reports today that some time in August, I’ve seen reports of 11th and 18th, a marriage equality bill will hit parliament and every single individual political gets the chance to vote on their own. They won’t have to look to mum and dad to find out how they’re allowed to vote.

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Can a husband take his wife’s last name?

Britt just shared this article on Facebook about Zoe Saldana’s husband taking her last name, as opposed to the traditional, wife taking her husband’s last name. Boy, internet commentors are lovely people aren’t they!

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How to say the monitum with class

I was interviewed for an ABC News story recently about how do I get around saying the monitum and are couples requesting it. I basically said this blog post on the phone call but not much of it got published, so I’m blogging it for you today!

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Lisa Simpson on marriage

I love a good piece of Simpsons in any wedding ceremony. I’m researching for an upcoming ceremony and found this nugget out of an episode where normally Homer is only quoted.

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Will I do a nude wedding?

I’m sitting in a class full of Sydney wedding celebrants and just asked what the most common weird question they get asked was: will you do a nude wedding?

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Alan Turing, The Imitation Game, and marriage equality

I'm on a flight to Bali writing this and have just gotten around to watching The Imitation Game, a movie about a Professor that stops a war. I'll let you research or watch the movie to learn more about Alan Turing's remarkable, extraordinarily influential, but...

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What’s so great about nerd weddings?

Nerd weddings are my favourite. And it has nothing to do with Superman cufflinks or walking down the aisle to the Imperial March. It’s actually crazy simple and that means this will be a crazy simple blog post:

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Sewing for Grooms

This is a simple invitation to the bridegrooms of Brisbane to come and make a bow tie, drink beer and play poker. Simple.

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How to get the best out of your wedding professionals (slaves)

Britt spends all day working with wedding vendors, photographers, venues, florists and other professionals as part of her role creating elopements in The Pop-Up Wedding. We figured that her experiences might help you in choosing people to work with in creating your marriage celebration.

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Why I (sometimes) hate rehearsals

Everyone thinks you need a rehearsal when you don’t. Well, you might need one if your wedding is a show that everyone needs tickets to. Or if it’s an epic production. Or if it’s a show-off.

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“They told me this was impossible”

Every corner I turn in life there seems to be a plethora of people telling other people why things can’t be done. I’m really proud to have so many friends that question that ridiculous idea every morning before breakfast. James Day is one of those people.

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What do I talk about in a wedding ceremony?

Last night I watched some other celebrants on YouTube, because I realised I've never paid much attention to what others do. It turns out I do things quite a bit different. So I thought it would be worth a blog post to explain what I talk about in a wedding ceremony....

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I’m using a new PA system; and why you’ll care

I've spent six months trying to find the perfect speaker and microphone system for a celebrant. For such a menial task it really should have never required a) effort, or b) a blog post. Alas, here we are. One of the more exciting documents us celebrants are held to is...

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Why did I become a celebrant?

Normy from Divine Studios sat down with me recently and asked me about what I did. You'll see more of this video series coming soon, but here's a little drop on why I became a celebrant. Click play and enjoy :)...

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Can you drink before your wedding ceremony?

I just met with Stefan and Sarah who wanted to assure me that they wouldn't drink before their wedding ceremony because another marriage celebrant at a different wedding had told all of those bridesmaids and bride at a different wedding that they weren't allowed to...

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Married At First Sight Australia cast

If you click this link to the Channel Nine website you can find out which celebrant you know might be on television real soon! 9jumpin.com.au/show/married-at-first-sight/latest/pretx/credits/ Here's a promo video for the show, coming soon on Nine - or you can watch on...

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Host your wedding online, thanks to Ikea

You might remember years ago I hosted the world's first Twitter wedding. Well Ikea have stepped up the game and have launched the extremely gimmicky, but a little bit cool and futuristic 'Wedding Online'. It's all in Swedish, as is the video below. I'm betting on this...

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A fairy tale wedding reading

Once upon a time, a boy met a girl, she gave him her hand & he held it tight. Together, they set off down the unknown path in front of them. Sometimes they walked slowly; sometimes at a quicker pace. Sometimes they ran so fast it felt kind of like flying....

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How to avoid seeing your wedding supplier on the news

The television news shook the Brisbane wedding industry this Easter weekend as Nine News reported that The Bridal Centre had closed down. The shop had made a Facebook post, but it’s since been removed and a new Facebook page rallying the troops/brides has emerged.

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OMG new awesome wedding magazine alert!

This will be a short but exciting blog post. Short, because there's no use repeating what everyone else is saying. Mic.com blew the trumpet, and Bustle added GIFs, you can order it online here and there's a Kickstarter for the next issue! Feminism and weddings...

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Communication maketh a marriage

From time to time I invite friends to guest blog on this blog, and today's post is one of those. If you're entering into marriage with love and good looks, but no communication, then Connie thinks you might need some help and education. I hope you enjoy Connie's...

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How to be a rockin’ wedding MC

You're the funny, loud, guy or gal that the bride and groom asked to MC their wedding reception? I was that guy a long time ago and now I'm that guy professionally. So hopefully I can offer some helpful tips! Don't stress about it too much, it's just a really awesome...

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My case for a divorce ceremony

A friend joked recently that I need to work on "retaining clients", that I should go into the divorce business as well. As funny as that is, and despite my line that I don't really want "repeat business", I think there's room for more of something here: divorce...

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What is a pop-up wedding?

If you’ve got a spare hour, fire up your Googles and do a search for pop-up wedding. It’s quite an honour to have so many people loving the idea, but there’s always one question we get: what is a pop-up wedding. We honestly get an email every hour or two asking the same question. It’s a valid question, so don’t feel bad for asking.

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How Caitlin will change the world

I'm marrying Caitlin's mum, to someone else of course, and when we met recently to chat about their wedding and create their ceremony, her mum hands me this yellow envelope with a note and $5.80 in silver and gold coins in it. The note reads: Dear Joash, I am...

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Planning for a marriage, not a wedding

A wedding fair I am hoping to go to in the near future asked on its application form who my target demographic is. Before you read on, stop for a second and think about how you would be described in a demographical sense.

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Broaden your wedding horizons

A short and quick tip today on how you can broaden your horizons, your view, your idea, of what a wedding is and can be: see other weddings more. So here's how I can help you do that today. I know everyone already gets my current weekly email from my blog, and my blog...

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Why have a wedding planner?

I see soooo many - like 95% - of my couples planning their own weddings. Most couples “want to do it themselves", which is cool, but I see the majority of them tired when it comes to the big day. So where does a wedding planner come into the equation? I asked my...

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My big secret: I don’t read a script

I have a tendency to play 90s playlists on Spotify, I like wearing my PJ's past midday, and I'm a sucker for a good steak sandwich. And although those oddities (and not so oddities) make me quite the individual, there is one major redeeming feature of the 1981 Josh...

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Why pop-up?

Britt and I are pretty crazy about creating fancy and meaningful elopements, thus The Pop-Up Wedding Co. I loved what a friend and celebrant, Bianca Way, had to say about the concept: I’m completely enamoured with the idea of having a ceremony that only Rob and...

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Hear me on “Save The Date” wedding podcast

Aleisha McCormack, host of the awesome wedding radio show/podcast, Save The Date, recently invited me on to just ramble on about creating weddings that just scream “freakin’ weekend”. In English that means “really cool”.

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“I Like You”, a really cool wedding reading

I'm always on the look out for new and different wedding readings and I love this one! It's called "I Like You" and it's an awesome children's book that fits right in at a wedding. It's by Sandol Stoddard Warburg and you can get it now on Amazon. At Nicole and Lee's...

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Boomerang Farm wedding for Courtney and Shaun

Last year Britt and I desperately wanted to get to New York for a few weeks, and we did! However on the way home, Britt's husband (a real idiot!) misunderstood a few things and the Kayak travel app also misunderstood a few things and we got home 24 hours late and home...

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How to get married in Bali

It’s really exciting to make your own wedding plans in a destination like Bali. There’s the benefits of fewer guests, and the guests that do come are really into you guys and will no doubt make for a great party. But the biggest question that couples ask, or that some couples forget to ask is: how do I get legally married in Bali?

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The best laid wedding plans

Today’s blog post is almost word for a word a copy/paste from Seth Godin’s blog. But he blogs about business, and I’m blogging about weddings.

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Celebrating the Australian marriage tradition on Australia Day

Australia Day is a great time to reflect on what makes this nation great, so I want to bring something unique and meaningful to the Australia Day conversation this year and tell you the story of how Australia has been one of the most progressive countries in the world in regards to marriage.

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Interstellar wedding reading

I’m late to the Interstellar party, but my tardiness led me to something awesome last night: I saw it on IMAX with my friend Steve and it was stellar, crazy, immersive, moving. There’s a scene in the movie where the team have to make a decision on where to go. I’m not wanting to give away the movie so I’ll leave details out, but the making of the decision takes the team through a logical and scientific conversation that starts to factor in love.

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Why I’m asking my couples to help eradicate child marriage

A few weeks ago Britt and I asked our couples to start supporting Plan Australia’s campaign to eradicate child marriage. So many people have jumped on board and said yes. It’s so encouraging. Not that you guys would listen to us, that’s lovely. But because it affects real girls, who in their young life have been forced into marriage.

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Everything you need to know about a #wedding #selfie

Social media, be it Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, ello, Google+, LinkedIn, or that new fang-dangled network that wasn’t even invented when this was written, is such an amazing way to share your story. After all, that’s what we’re here for, creating, telling, sharing, an awesome story. Every day is a new page and your wedding ceremony, a new chapter.

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Your help needed

Last year (doesn't it feel cool saying that) I sent out an email to everyone on my email list, if you're not on it, subscribe here, and proposed a crazy idea: What if I hosted an event for all of the like-minded brides and grooms that are creating awesome weddings. So...

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Huey Lewis and Method Man wedding readings

At Lindsay Bishop and her fiance’s wedding, they invited friends to bring a wedding reading. The first reading is a powerful message from the great poet, Hugh Anthony Cregg III. The second from Method Man.

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The common problem with wedding ceremony chair hire

A quick survey of last year’s weddings tells me that 11% of wedding ceremonies had enough chairs for everyone to be seated. There’s nothing wrong with making people stand, but there’s a human brain thing that everyone is missing. Read on.

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I’m writing a wedding book!

2015 is going to be a great year. I can say that confidently because my calendar is mostly full before the year has even started, which is a crazy and awesome blessing for a small business owner. Britt’s running pop-up weddings around Australia and even internationally.

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Jurassic Park themed wedding has great DNA

When I saw Ellie and Spike’s wedding on the wedding planning subreddit of reddit.com, a little bit of nostalgia and a little bit of nerd in me pushed me to contact them to see if I could talk about their wedding on this blog.

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From NYC with love

While Britt and I were in New York City last month we caught up with our favourite wedding photographers in the states, Luke and Mallory, and they took a few pics as we hung out for the day.

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How to be a rockstar celebrant

Speaking to a group of people that don’t have to listen to you is a great honour and as a celebrant I’m lucky enough to do this daily. I never forget the great responsibility I have when I pick up that microphone.

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James and Amy’s Binna Burra wedding

Winter fell on a Saturday this year, and for a few moments, a few of us had to put a jacket on. It was on this stunning Springbrook winter day that James and Amy pledged to spend the rest of their lives together.

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It’s the grooms day as well

If there’s a phrase I would pay to never hear again, it would have to be “it’s the bride’s day”. The common myth is that the wedding is all about the bride and what she wants it’s got nothing to do with the groom.

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15021

When I see numbers like 15,021 I wonder, what would I say if everyone was seated in front of me, and I had their attention for two minutes. What would I say to 15,021 people that are thinking about getting married?

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A meaningful wedding business

I've just read a great blog post by John Saddington on his journey creating Desk, a Mac app for bloggers, and the app I now use to write these blog posts. John’s thing was that he created something that he wanted, an awesome writing app, and then he wanted other...

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The traditional sides for the bride and groom

A common conversation I have with brides and grooms is “what side do I stand on?”. I really dislike this question, only because it implies there’s a correct side and an incorrect side for a bride and groom to stand on in a wedding ceremony, which there isn’t. They’re just sides, not battle stations.

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Why are weddings happy?

Weddings are happy. They’re awesome little things. But sometimes expectation, tradition and weird shit gets in the way. Here’s a guide to avoid that.

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My values

I’ve got this thing where I don’t like to do business with people that don’t have the same values as me. It just means that there’s less awkward moments in life.

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The 7 deadly wedding sins

72% of Australian weddings have taken the church out of their wedding, but are you worried that you’re breaking any of the seven deadly sins on your wedding day? There’s one down the list I think you’ll be ok with hehe.

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Marriage Monday: The Gospel of ‘Hey Jude’

When The Beatles recorded the song Hey Jude, Paul McCartney hit a bung note and dropped an F-bomb mid-recording and you can still hear it today around the 3 minute mark in the song. Hey Jude is widely regarded as one of the best songs this planet has ever recorded, it...

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Uber at your wedding

With a few Uber car trips under my belt, and with Uberx now launched in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast, and a promo code from Uber, I had a few ideas on how you could use an Uber car on your wedding day.

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Meredith and Andy

We gathered at Old Government House in the Brisbane CBD and had a little shindig to celebrate Meredith and Andy's nuptials! Jess (and Steve) Marks wedding photohraphy snapped some of the awesome pics below and Meredith and Andy had these lovely words to say about...

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Marriage Monday: You have a fan

I'm a little bit late on this week's 'Marriage Monday' blog post, so in the final wee hours of Monday night I'm quickly writing this in Perth airport as I'm about to fly home. The marriage Monday blog series' purpose is to inspire you in your marriage, or your...

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Host a perfect casino themed wedding

I've had a lot of couples coming to me telling me they want something “different” or “unique” for their special day. Often, if it's done wrong, this can translate as a cheesy or tacky wedding. Here in Australia we still haven't quite got over Katie Price's...

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Spring Restaurant wedding in the CBD

Together with Spring Restaurant and Alcorn Images I was lucky enough to play a part in creating such an amazing day where Ben and Sarah got married, their family and friends partied and love was celebrated!

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Congrats Mr and Mrs Pitt!

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt got married in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Chateau Miraval today!

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Why gay brides and grooms are the luckiest

There’s a new wedding blog which is pretty cool, it’s called “F Yeah Gay Weddings” and you can visit it right now at fyeahgayweddings.com. The site’s editor, Ms. Luz-Vegas, and I have been chatting about me writing something for the blog, because after all, the ceremony is at the very core of a wedding, gay or not.

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