Britt and Josh take Tasmania!

Britt and I just hit the Apple Isle for a few days to get away, go adventuring, check out some venues for the pop-up wedding and also for a Lovelocked wedding festival down there. Such a good getaway, despite the flu hitting both of us! I thought I'd share some pics...

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Katie and Matt’s Cherbon Waters wedding

Katie and Matt's wedding was one of the more fun and light hearted weddings I've been to of recent times, and it's so encouraging to hear their encouraging words below! Your energy and enthusiasm really set the mood for the entire day! Loads of our guests have...

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“Don’t stress” says Nicole, a sage bride

Nicole and Paul's offered some sage feedback from their wedding in June at Springwood Park, Brisbane. Thank you so much for your encouraging words Nicole, you and Paul rock! "You asked if there was any piece of advice that I could offer any of your brides out there...

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Team Mellish’s Ecostudio Fellini Awesome Wedding

They say it's best to marry a friend. I've already done that in Britt, so on the 2014 Easter weekend I did the next best thing and married someone I used to do a radio show with, and someone I called a friend, and everyone else called her Viv! Viv and Bart made the...

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Lisa and George’s Lightspace Fortitude Valley Wedding

My favourite weddings, and there's many of them, are the weddings where the couple are actively engaged in the experience. Simply put, they care about what's happening on the day and they have found, and continue to find real meaning in marriage George and Lisa are...

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Jedd and Kate’s Kingscliffe Salt Beach wedding

Valentine's Day is a fitting day to get married. Saint Valentine died defending a young man's right to marry. Jedd and Kate took a hold of that right on Valentine's Day 2014 on Salt Beach at Kingscliffe, just outside Mantra. Once Upon a Dream were on hand to document...

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Mike and Sandi’s Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens Wedding

Bundaleer Rainforest Gardens provided a beautifully green backdrop for Mike and Sandi's little marriage starting party, more commonly known as a wedding. James Dean was behind the lens, the weather for an outside garden wedding was freakingly amazing, the day could...

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World’s most brutally honest wedding invitation

Producing the "right" wedding invitation is hard, apparently. For our wedding we had really cool ones made, but apparently they weren't simple enough, and others have had invites that were too simple. Who would of thought the humble piece of paper asking you to come...

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I’m married now, what next?

Though it's a cruel teacher, your wedding is an amazing first-project for a young couple. It's a beautiful way to learn to save, spend, do business together, hold a party, and join families and friendship groups. But now it's all over, what do you do next? Paperwork...

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Stacey and Nathan’s Backyard Brisbane Wedding

Celebrating an intimate and personal event like a marriage ceremony is sometimes best done in the company of best friends, close family, some food trucks and a portable cold room. Stacey and Nathan's nuptials were celebrated just like that in the backyard of their...

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Have you accidentally decided to have a terrible wedding?

Every evening I receive an email from a mentor title with a "QuoteAction". The mentor is one of those mentors from a-far, he doesn't know he mentors me, and the email has nothing to do with weddings or the wedding industry, Tracy is actually from the radio industry....

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“Be perfectly imperfect” a new wedding reading

I was reading through an emailed collection of great blog posts today, and came across Vyoma Nupur's article "Be Perfectly Imperfect" and as I started reading I thought, this would be an inspiring little thing to hear at a wedding ceremony. I've made a few slight...

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Brenton and Jessica’s unplugged wedding

On a warm Spring day in Brisbane, Brenton and Jessica celebrated the mystery of love, in particular their's, at the Broadway Chapel in Woolloongabba. The stand out from the ceremony was that look that you see in some couple's eyes, it's almost a spiritual moment when...

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Why does a celebrant cost that much?

In light of the recent addition of annual and initial-registration fees for celebrants, Rebecca Levingston invited me onto her Queensland-wide nighttime radio show on ABC Local Radio. I explain how I price myself per wedding, what some of the costs of business for a...

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Carolyn and John’s Gold Coast Elopement

It's such an awesome honour to be involved in weddings that are just a little bit different, but in a strange twist of fate, often turn out more appropriate than any other wedding event you could imagine. That's what happened on the 14th day of the fourth month in...

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Bitcoin wedding celebrant

I'm a massive believer in making business as easy as possible. Especially wedding business. After all, you've already fallen in love, that's the hardest thing to do in your whole life, then you've decided to commit to that for life, far be it from me to inhibit the...

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Social media at your hashtag wedding

Is social media a blessing or a curse at a wedding? The tendency to connect and share online is increasingly encroaching on wedding days. Guest blogger, Kristi Charter writes for marriedbyjosh.com.

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Non-corny quotes on love

Britt, my wife, is a staunch advocate for uncorny everything. She checks everything I post on social media and on this blog just to make sure something corny doesn't slip through. So it's in her uncorny fashion that she emailed me this list of awesome quotes about...

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Nick and Jen’s wedding at The Reserve

On a stunning Summer afternoon in Brisbane, Nick and Jen's closest gathered together at the Reserve Restaurant in Milton and we celebrated in a most special and unique way. Nick and Ken's vows, the ceremony we planned, the readings, heck, the location looking over the...

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The science of celebrancy

For the record, I think the word celebrancy is weird, odd, and not quite descriptive of what I do. Even in my word processor it comes up with a red dashed line beneath it signalling that something is wrong with it. However, celebrancy is the word someone decided to...

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The average Australian wedding in 2013 cost $29,645

I love me some good number crunching, it appeals to my inner-nerd. So when Zoe Burker from hitched.com.au sent over the results of their latest wedding survey, I peeled over the numbers like a kid in a candy store. Check out the infographic and press release below and...

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Ricky and Amy’s Flaxton Gardens Summer Wedding

I met Ricky and Amy on a warm September weekend at the ninth best coffee shop in the world. This information is relevant purely because Ricky and Amy are the ninth best couple I know. If it wasn't such a contentious issue I'd share the top ten, but let it be known...

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Awesome wedding vows, a how-to guide

A big part of my job as a marriage celebrant, officiant or JP for my American followers, is talking about your vows. Your wedding vows are a response to the person standing opposite to you on your wedding day. You're welcome to have some fun, crack a joke, cry or get...

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Fran and Esteban’s Cinderalla Wedding

Fran and Esteban's wedding was the first domino to fall in a year-long celebration of their love, starting at the Hillstone St Lucia and ending in Chile. I began the ceremony with Dr Seuss' 'Oh The Places You'll Go' and ended with some well practised Spanish. I...

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Special locations for special weddings

If there’s one single moment in your life that you absolutely must get exactly right, it’s surely your wedding. This occasion should be not only an expression of your monumental love for your partner, but also a bench mark for the amazing times you hope to share as a...

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120 wedding songs that aren’t “All Of Me”

When choosing songs for your wedding, be it for the dance, bridal entry, whatever… my number one piece of advice is firstly: choose a song you love. Play your favourite songs, whether you think they’re “a wedding song” or not. Truth is, there are no rules when it comes to music.

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DIY wedding decor trends

I love seeing wedding style trends from other countries, today's style comes from Ireland, though you won't find any Leprechauns here. In-fact most of what you'll read below wouldn't be out of place in an australian wedding. Thanks to crowesawmills.ie for shooting me...

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Photographer’s favourite: bridal party party

Between wedding ceremonies and receptions the wedding photographer gets to spend an hour or two with the best dressed people of the day. I asked my snap-happy professional photographer friends about their favourite bridal parties.

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What makes Made with Love different?

Every now and then I'll sit down with a friend in the wedding business and ask them "what makes you different" because there are so many wedding businesses around. Hopefully this blog post, and others, help you find the right people to help you celebrate your...

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Photographer’s favourite: wedding style

Photographers are some of the luckiest wedding guests, they get to just look at everything, and then take photos! I asked my buds in the photog world what the favourite wedding style is that they've shot and here's their list. Check out the other blog...

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5 BS facts about weddings everyone thinks are true

These are the top five things I need to myth-bust when I meet with couples as we plan their wedding. Remember, your wedding is in Australia and there isn’t a director or a camera, so American cinema rules need not apply to your wedding!

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An Irish wedding music guide

Guest blog: Choosing songs for your wedding, songs to dance to and songs to walk down the aisle to, is seemingly a topic that burdens many a bride and groom. This guest post from Glen Baker of A Few Good Men Band should give you a few tips and I think it's amazing...

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Budget weddings versus wedding budgets

Hello, it's Britt here, Josh’s better, prettier, smarter and more feminine half. I heard that a lot of you enjoyed the Kardashian blog post and ever since, Josh has been pleading with me to write another. So here goes. I think it’s important to...

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What makes Black Jacket Suiting different?

Continuing my series of asking my friends in the Brisbane wedding business what makes them different, today I sit down with a young guy starting a new shop, blazing a new path in menswear. Introducing Ryan Fisher and Black Jacket Suiting. What, or who, is Black Jacket...

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A baker’s twist on the traditional sand ceremony

Many people love the heart behind the sand ceremony, but find it a little dated. If nothing else the styling of the sand ceremony doesn't suit everyone's personality or aesthetics. So when Alicia showed me her idea I knew it would immediately appeal to so many others....

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Everything I learned in 2013

Welcome to a little bit of insight into my brain; I've spent the last week thinking about an end-of-year, start-of-the-year, blog post. I've drafted about five and none have made it to print. So much like my friend Ash changing his profile picture, I've deliberated...

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A childrens book made into a wedding album

A groom's sister made a Sesame Street children's book into a wedding album, telling the story of her brother's wedding. Everyone in the wedding got into the book and it's awesome. Check out the YouTube video below to have a flip through the book....

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Andy and Esther’s Byron Bay wedding

Two of my favourite people from 2013 were Andy and Esther, and their Byron Bay, Cape Byron Lighthouse, wedding was host to stunning weather, an amazing crowd, happiness, love and a marriage ceremony. I asked Andy to write down a few words about his big day:...

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Your invitation to an awesome (fake) wedding: Lovelocked

Here is your official invitation to an awesome, big, fake wedding on the 12th of January, 2013. Everyone's invited but it would probably be most benefecial if you were planning on getting married sometime soon! Why would you want to come to a fake wedding? All of us...

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Latest wedding trends from America

The prime wedding conference in America has just been held and the crew from The Knot shared 17 "steal-worthy" ideas they think are worth stealing for your wedding. So I've stolen some of their best ideas for this post, but make sure you check out their full list...

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A Stradbroke Saturday celebration

Jay and Alana twisted my arm and convinced me to venture into the paradise on Brisbane's doorstep, Stradbroke Island, for their spring wedding. Storms were forecast and all the radars pointed to the heavens opening and wetting all of us but as it happens almost every...

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The vows from ‘The Vow’

In an effort to buck the Christmas movie trend that has kept our home busy this past week, Britt and I watched The Vow tonight. We've seen the movie before and we always get so caught up in the hope that's always on the end of everyone's tongues. But we just love the...

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Peter and Jodie’s Newfarm Park wedding

On an October morning in Newfarm families gathered from across the globe to celebrate Peter and Jodie’s union. It was the best weather, great styling, a cheerful crowd and a beautiful couple. I asked Peter and Jodie for a few words about what I did on the day and the shared this!

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Merry Christmas, what does it all mean?

"Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." I love that line from the Grinch. It's my job as a celebrant to find meaning, to help you find...

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The combo-wedding

This blog post could get me in trouble. It's going to shake the very foundation of the modern Australian wedding and question every wedding ever held, this blog post is about the combo-wedding. The mere fact you can read this means that "they" haven't got to me in my...

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How to kick wedding stress to the curb

Everyone jokes about wedding stress, the stress of "making sure everything is right" and the stress of keeping someone's mother at bay and all of those great wedding myths. Today I wanted to kick a few of those myths to the curb, and also throw out the wedding stress...

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Ant and Jacqui’s Salt wedding

In November 2013 we were lucky enough to see the storm clouds part, the winds calm, and the sun shine on Salt Beach at Kingscliffe for Antony and Jacqui's wedding. Jacqui and Ant's whole wedding day was just amazing, the weather was perfect, the crowd were amazing,...

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Ray and Linda’s Halloween wedding

This is the surprise Halloween wedding I performed that got the interest of Channel Nine's Today Show - see the video here - and still stands out as one of my favourites. Ray and Linda wanted to surprise their friends and family at their annual Halloween party, a fun...

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The definitive guide to choosing your wedding songs

This is a guest post from Chris Holland, the song nerd, and an award winning music programmer and radio presenter. Let me preface this article with the disclaimer: Each wedding is unique to the couple celebrating. It's hard enough for two people in love to decide how...

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What makes Beautiful Weddings different?

This is another post in the ongoing series of "What makes you different?" where I interview wedding industry legends about what makes them different. Who is Beautiful Weddings? Beautiful Weddings is Nicole and Justine and a team of really cool people that bring brides...

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That one time I was on the Today Show

http://youtu.be/P_U8h23DpgM I was lucky enough to be invited on to the Channel Nine Today Show with Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson to talk about how I only do "cool" weddings. Watch the video above or click here to watch directly on...

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Scrubs star photobombs wedding pic

I'm probably in the minority in 2013, but I love Zach Braff, I love Scrubs and everything in-between. I also love New York, and love weddings. So you'd imagine that I love the heck out of this photo. It all went down on Twitter...

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20 quick and simple wedding ceremony hacks

There’s always a new and different way for you to make your wedding ceremony yours, a quick and easy way to hack it and make it feel more like you, and your fiance. I would hope that every ceremony I perform would scream the bride’s and groom’s passions and...

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Ryan and Meika’s wedding plus Darth Vader

Ryan and Meika were married at Glengariff in the Brisbane hinterland, such a beautiful location, with everything you want for an outdoor wedding: sun and good company. After the ceremony I was emailing the new Mr and Mrs and had to share this excerpt: You made...

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A ‘Pleasant’ Canberra wedding at Duntroon

I was lucky enough to be invited into Scott and Rebecca's wedding on the grounds of the Royal Military College at Duntroon. Rebecca and Scott had lots of nice things to say about me, but it sounds made up when they say I'm the "best celebrant they've ever seen" so I...

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Rebecca takes out a lease on Todd’s heart

On a stunning Mount Tamborine winter day, Todd and Rebecca's friends made their way to Cedar Creek Estate for a very special day. My first thought when I saw Cedar Creek Estate was that someone had invested more tender loving care into this wedding venue than I'd seen...

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Nathan and Lauren’s surprise wedding

In August I was lucky enough to be invited to a 30th birthday party that was also secretly a wedding! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, on the day you might have seen me post "I performed a surprise wedding today, and my favourite element of the ceremony is...

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Wedding photographer falls into fountain

This needs no explanation, if anything, a moment of silence for all of the wedding photographers that eyes were too focused on the bride and groom and not where their feet are. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMmrQKtJAx0

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The worst wedding video cameraman you’ve seen

Anthony Aurelius is a British videographer. Last year, he filmed the wedding of Stan Gocman and Claudia Ressler. When they finally got their wedding video, they heard something no one should ever be subjected to. Aurelius apparently didn't realize that he had recorded...

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How to be a good wedding guest

Almost all of my blog posts are written for brides and grooms, on how to make their wedding day awesome. But here's one for everyone else. Here's my tips on how to be a good wedding guest. 1. Your smartphone I get it, your new phone does panoramic 3D HD fish-eye...

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Wedding reading: ‘Union’ by Robert Fulghum

You have known each other from the first glance of acquaintance to this point of commitment. At some point, you decided to marry. From that moment of yes, to this moment of yes, indeed, you have been making commitments in an informal way. All of those conversations...

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The Art of Marriage, a reading

A good marriage must be created. In the art of marriage the little things are the big things. It is never being too old to hold hands. It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once each day. It is never going to sleep angry. It is having a mutual sense of values...

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10 Gaelic wedding traditions you could use

When you start searching for a "normal" wedding ceremony or a "traditional" ceremony most of it's elements have their roots in Christianity and Catholicism.   The Gaelic traditions tend to lean to the civil and worldly side of the marriage ceremony spectrum. Here's 10...

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A normal celebrant

I'd like to introduce everyone to a normal celebrant. I used to be one. After all, you have so many options today when you're deciding to engage in the mystery and wonder of love and marriage, that you need a good starting point. You need to know what the average is,...

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Want a different wedding? You need a different celebrant

If you want a different wedding, you have to start with a different celebrant. I’m a young celebrant and almost everyone that sits across from me as we meet for a coffee, usually on a Sunday afternoon, tells me that they want a different wedding. They’ve been dreaming...

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Best man’s speech, a new high

Buddy and Rufus were asked to be bestmen for their brother, and of course the inevitable best man/men's speech was on the cards. They tell their story best in their own words: Our brother asked us to be his best men for his wedding. We knew the hardest thing would be...

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How to: use your iPod for wedding music

Even if you're hiring a DJ or a band for your wedding, some songs, particularly songs for the ceremony in many cases, need to be played off iPod/iPhone/iPad/MP3 player. Here's my tip on how to playlist your music so the person pressing play has an easy day and doesn't...

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Should kids be at weddings?

It's not a new question, but a current dilemma, do you invite children to your wedding? Jen at RockMyBabby offers up her thoughts here: http://rockmybabynannyagencyaustralia.com/2013/08/22/children-weddings-should-kids-be-invited As a professional attendee to weddings...

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That new reality …

Before I pronounce you husband and wife, I have one more thing I'd like you to do. Your wedding day is one that just seems to fly. It's a day filled with emotions, friends, rings and dances. Many a wedded couple would remember how fleeting their own wedding day was....

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Slow-mo photo-booth

Having a photo-booth at your wedding is the 'new black' but 'Super Frog Saves Tokyo' may have just jumped over a jet-ski on shark with their slow motion photo-booth. For their wedding reception, newlyweds Quang and Ellie had a special photo booth installed that...

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How Father’s Day is like a Wedding Day

Rarely in this busy, crazy life do we mandate a selah, a moment, to pause and honour someone. A moment to pause and listen, to speak, and simply honour someone we love. This is how I see Father's Day is like a Wedding Day, we stop and say 'you're awesome' to a father,...

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Weddings and the 2013 election

The last person you would come to for election advice would be a marriage celebrant, but in my other life I dabble in the news game, and the federal election is on my radar. So here's how the 2013 federal election will affect weddings into the future: Pass go, collect...

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What makes ‘York Street Creative’ different?

Search for a wedding photographer brisbane on Google and over 600,000 results come up, and the same occurs for other wedding professionals, it's a crowded marketplace filled with many creative and talented people. To help you search through the proverbial haystack I'm...

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A hot date in Perth

On a 'slightly' warm day in Perth, where the temperature was higher than [insert celebrity here], I married two great friends, Matt and Chrisse in an exclusive garden venue. We were married by Josh in January 2012, and we could not have made a better choice of...

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Dean and Paige’s wedding at Coolibah Downs

On a cool winter day in the Gold Coast hinterland I brought Paige and Dean together at Coolibah Downs for their wedding day. I was lucky enough to perform their ceremony and also oversee their reception as MC and also DJ. I asked Paige and Dean to put a few words down...

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Wedding speeches reinvented: all on video

Why not do something crazy for your wedding reception and not let anyone hold the microphone? It's worth telling you right now that not one cent of this idea is mine. I recently recorded a Thing Committee podcast with a friend, Sarah Maree Cameron, you've almost...

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Lucas and Maranda’s stormy wedding

I married Lucas and Maranda on the weekend that a massive storm made it's way over Brisbane. At Samford we were out of the reach of floodwaters, but the storms took away our electricity and running water. With the wonders of battery powered PA systems, iPhones,...

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13 wedding ceremony layout inspirations

The church pew style of wedding ceremony is so common that the need to break free of it and really make your mark on your wedding day is very tempting. Here's 13 photos of unique wedding ceremony layouts to inspire...

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4 wedding ceremony ideas I dare you to try

You're probably a really cool couple and you've already decided that you want a casual ceremony that's a lot of fun, not boring like all those other weddings you've been to. But I bet you're not game enough to try these four wedding ceremony ideas. Make sure you...

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15 wedding traditions you can forget

If I didn’t tell them, almost every couple I meet would think that there was a master template on how a wedding ceremony should work and if changes were to be made you would need to get Jesus, the US President and a JP to sign off on the proposal.

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Frugal wedding idea: a wedding photo competition

Here's an idea that might cater to your frugal side and also your friends and family's creative side. Instead of hiring a professional photographer for your wedding ceremony and reception, stage a wedding photo competition. Put your wedding photo budget into...

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Dancing celebrant

No one has ever requested my dancing services at a wedding ceremony I'm performing. I don't know if it's because they've talked to my wife, or anyone that has ever known me. But regardless of their opinions, I am available for dancing and "Average Aussie male"...

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Brides: Why aren’t you changing your last name?

I wrote earlier today about the technical details behind Brides changing their last names on their wedding day, and how you do it legally in Australia. It's often an awkward point in meeting with a couple, when I ask if the bride will be taking the groom's last name....

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How to change your name after your wedding

When I'm meeting with a couple, preparing their ceremony and their paperwork there is always an awkward moment when I ask if the bride will be taking the groom's last name, or vice versa. I'm not touching that issue with a 30 foot stick, you're welcome to talk it over...

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Five unique wedding ideas

I'm lucky to talk weddings all day every day, here's five ideas that I or my couples have thought of this week: 1. At the end of the ceremony, instead of saying "you may kiss your bride" your celebrant could say "you may now update your Facebook relationship status",...

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Eight must-ask wedding venue questions

It's the party of the decade, in your honour, and you need it to be amazing. You're paying three arms and four limbs for it, it has to be special, but most couples that I meet forget to ask these simple, but important questions of their wedding venue. Make sure you...

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Handfasting or hand tying wedding ceremony

A handfasting ceremony, also known as a hand ceremony or a hand-tying ceremony, is a tradition that is polytheistic but still popular in modern ceremonies. Here's 10 reasons you might want to involve handfasting in your wedding ceremony. Simplicity: Before the 18th...

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Ten stand-out wedding ideas

Your wedding day, it's your day to shine. There will most probably not be another day that the light shines so brightly on you and you only, so make the most of it and have a stand-out wedding. Here's ten ideas that will take you there. 1. Arrive on a horse. A single...

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Problems with wedding vendors and unhappy brides

What do you do if there's a problem with your reception venue, perhaps they are double booked. Or what if your flower supplier gives you late notice that they cannot supply your bouquet. Even worse, god forbid, your celebrant falls ill, dies, or turns out to be a...

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Wedding Emergency Kit

Be prepared is the motto many grew up with thanks to Robert Baden-Powell, but some don't take it to their wedding day. Simply Bridal have prepared this "Emergency Kit" of things you need in-case of emergency on the first day of your new marriage. Is there anything not...

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BJ’s Decent Proposal, to Carla on B105

I'm a sucker for an amazing proposal and this one orchestrated by B105's Labby, Stav and Abby, brought a joyful tear to my eye. By the way, nice cameo Bill McDonald! [hana-code-insert name='b105decent' /]

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8 more unique wedding ceremony ideas

Following up on 16 unique wedding ceremony ideas - here's 8 more to inspire you and your wedding ceremony. Design your wedding ceremony with inspiration from how you both met. If you both love Dr Seuss, try these Dr Seuss vows or a Dr Seuss reading. Or if you met on...

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Love on the Internet

Love on the Internet, by Dove, is a poem or reading for lovers who met on the Internet. This could be a nice touch in your wedding ceremony to acknowledge how you met each other and fell in love. Though I wasn't looking for anyone new, One day I got e- mail and in it...

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Oh the places you’ll go

A wedding ceremony reading from Dr Suess, Oh the places you'll go: Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re...

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Dr Seuss Wedding Vows

Vows, inspired by Dr Seuss: Celebrant: With that, I ask you right now, Will you answer me right now, These questions, as your wedding vow? Bride and Groom: Yes, I will answer you right now, Your questions as my solemn vow, Bride: Provided our guests don’t have a cow....

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8 tips for wet weather wedding planning

Rain is an outdoor wedding's worse enemy! But you can plan for it. Here's a few tips to help your wet weather wedding planning! 1. The first thing to note when you're thinking about wet weather options, or if you're a few days out from the wedding and the forecast...

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A total eclipse of a girl’s heart [Proposal]

Thousands of people enjoyed the recent solar eclipse in Cairns and all around North Queensland, but one man had greater aspirations for the day. Shookie Basuroy decided to take his girlfriend, Rajdeep, on a Cairns eclipse hot air balloon ride. The two had met months...

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Writing your own vows, and making them meaningful

Are you thinking about taking the personal approach to your wedding ceremony, writing your own vows? It's something I recommend because it involves you and your partner in a very creative, personal and meaningful way in your ceremony. But many people get stumped as to...

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Instagram your wedding

Don’t miss out on once-in-a-lifetime photos from your big day! There are so many opportunities to get memories on "film" today that you don't want to miss out on. Ask recently-married friends which types of photos they wish they'd taken more of on their wedding day,...

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Example wedding vows: Our vows

Britt and I decided to write our own vows for our wedding, and share them so everyone looking for example wedding vows. It’s a process I recommend everyone goes down, though of course you don’t have to.

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Hillary Clinton on marriage: YOLO

In this month’s edition of Marie Claire, Hillary Clinton shares her secret to marriage, which writer Ayelet Waldman calls “a partnership of equals” that “stands as both a model and a cautionary tale.”. Simply put “YOLO”: "You have to be true to yourself," Clinton told...

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My wedding

The happiest, most momentous day of my life was the day that I asked Britt to be my wife. I actually asked her to "stay with me". Because I really liked it when she was around. Just under nine months later we were wed at the Gold Coast Botanical Gardens in Benowa and...

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The bare minimum

Your wedding ceremony can be as long winded, extravagant, special and ceremonial as you could ever desire. Let your mind wander, start dreaming, and that 4 hour epic adventure of wedded love can be yours! But many couples ask me what the bare minimum is. What is the...

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Who to invite to your wedding?

The task of creating, adding to, culling, then pruning and finalising a wedding guest list is one of the most stressful tasks you'll undertake in the early days of your wedding. For my wedding I know Britt and I started with a mammoth list, then slowly, due to social...

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6 Scientific Tips For A Successful Marriage

While scientists have yet to concoct the all powerful, fairy tale love potion, their research is actually providing some really helpful tips for a successful marriage, here's six that will help you in your future, or current, marriage! Marry a similar spender...

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5 Things No-One Tells You About Marriage

Marriage is tough, sister. Some of this you know, like nixing the idea that towels will be folded a certain way, tolerating game night with the boys, or if you’re a guy, maybe you’ve heard there will be love stories on your plasma TV.

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Example wedding vows

It's very popular, and encouraged, to write personal special, custom, vows for your wedding in this modern age. Below are 18 examples of vows I've found that might inspire you to write your own! Example 1 I call upon everyone present to witness that I, (Name), take...

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Diamonds for Dummies

Like a woman, a good diamond is both beautiful and complex. Choosing one is no simple task—contrary to what one might think, it’s not all about size. In fact, four elements called the four Cs—carat, clarity, colour and cut—determine the quality and value of a diamond....

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Marriage, the legal bits

Beyond the flowers, dresses and finding an affordable reception venue, there is a very important aspect to your wedding day and that is the marriage. Obviously that's the part where I carry most of the responsibility. The Attorney General's office has just released...

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Outdoor Wedding Ideas

Although you're investing your hopes and dreams in your local weatherman, having an outdoor ceremony can be one of the most beautiful and idyllic locations to get married in. I've personally seen the clouds part for only the hour of the ceremony, so if you can...

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A Foo Fighting Wedding

On December 8th, 2011, I was turning 30, but more importantly Damian Curry wanted to marry the love of his life, Jessica. Damian had emailed me earlier in the year with this message 5 years ago, Jess and I had just attended my brothers wedding on the banks of the...

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Cool Marriage Proposal: Grow Old With You

I'm personally a bit of a nerd plus I'm a radio announcer so this proposal and video struck a chord ... get some Kleenex girls ... and guys! Romy is an American radio announcer and Lauren is a ballet dancer. This is their story, luckily Lauren is a little gullible!...

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A Music Video Instead of A Wedding Video

When Joya and Emre got married they wanted a wedding video to remember the day by. Their favourite song was 'The Time' by the Black Eyed Peas. They both work at NBC and love their television and no doubt, music videos. Originally they wanted to show a video at their...

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Are you visiting Australia and want to get married?

Regardless of your nationality you are more than welcome to do as many have done and be married in the most beautiful country in the world, Australia. There is no residency qualification required to marry here. The only requirement is that you are of course free to...

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Great Wedding Cost Cutting Tips!

Cutting costs does not always mean that you need to cut out the beautiful things you want for your wedding. Cost cutting is all about making smarter choices and knowing the tricks of the trade! Here is a list of simple ways you can cut thousands of dollars from your budget!

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Claybo76’s and RhonieB76’s Twedding

On Friday March 4th Australia's first Twedding was held. For those not in the know a Twedding is a wedding, held on the social networking website Twitter. The service was officiated by Josh to celebrate 11 years of marriage between Perth musician @Claybo76 (or as his...

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