Keeping that guest list low

Weddings are getting smaller and smaller, and it’s actually quite nice. I was interviewed for Mozo’s blog recently: “I attribute this to the cost of catering and wait staff ever increasing, the growing value of intimate marriage celebrations over “keeping...
The big guide on getting married overseas

The big guide on getting married overseas

Anyone tuned into my socials would see that Britt and I spend one to three months a year in countries without a Waltzing Matilda or a koala in sight, for weddings and elopements. Whether it’s a Bali wedding, a New Zealand elopement, or a Canadian marriage ceremony, we’ve got you covered.

In this article just wanted to lay out really simply how the legal side of getting married overseas works when I’m your marriage celebrant.

A Duchess’s Dillemma: the aisle

A Duchess’s Dillemma: the aisle

Over my long career creating wedding ceremonies there have been numerous occasions where a parent, or parents couldn’t attend their child’s wedding. At our own wedding it was because some weren’t invited, at others their parents could not be present on the day because...
Is social media destroying weddings?

Is social media destroying weddings?

Instant apologies for the clickbait headline, but lets be honest, if I’d used my original headline “The internet isn’t having your wedding, only you are” there was a 50% less of a chance of you getting this far into the piece. And luckily for...
What are weddings for?

What are weddings for?

What is a wedding for? Is it for getting married? Surely it’s more than that, because the legal simple act of getting married only requires 120 words and five signatures. Is a wedding for the couple? Is it for the family? What is a wedding for? We could keep on asking...
A checklist for your pre-wedding checklist

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...
How much does an Australian wedding cost?

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...
2017 weddings by the numbers

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...
Wedding mistakes you didn’t know existed

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...
Marriage Amnesty day 2016 in photos

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...