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March 18, 2018 Delwyn

Is one of the things that worry you as a Bride-to-Be, “how will I change my name after marriage?”

Many brides worry about this and there are some who don’t worry at all as they are unaware of the work involved. Some years ago I noticed how stressful this could be for brides, (and some grooms too!), so I decided to give my brides a voucher for a website called: After The Wedding


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February 17, 2018 Delwyn

Many brides and grooms worry about what to do with their guests after the ceremony, while they are off having their photos taken. I saw this problem solved very elegantly a few months ago and have witnessed it again since. The cutting of the Wedding Cake was performed directly after the signing of the documents, before they walked down the aisle! As a marriage celebrant I have witnessed many unusual and creative ideas and this was one of the really good ones I thought!



February 10, 2018 Delwyn

With a stunning river and bolder background behind us the groomsmen and marriage celebrant (that’s me :)) were in place and soft back ground music was playing as the guests slowly took their places. Suddenly the serenity of the natural bush surroundings was shattered as the Theme to Top Gun began to blare out around us! Surprise on everyone’s faces was quickly followed by cheering and applause as the groom made his entrance, slowly grooving his way down the hessian aisle. It was magic and totally in keeping with this very fun-couple’s style and sense of humour.



October 25, 2017 Delwyn

Congratulations on your engagement! You’re now at the beginning of a wonderful, and sometimes stressful, journey to your wedding day. For starters, it must be daunting when you begin your search for suppliers! So how do you find the ‘right’ celebrant? Here are a few pointers that I hope will be helpful.



April 13, 2017 Delwyn

“Can we include our dog in the wedding ceremony?” is a question I get asked quite often. Yes of course you can! It’s one of the really fabulous things about being a marriage celebrant; you never know what your next couple are going to want for their wedding ceremony! Every couple is so different and so individual and it’s great fun to make sure that their wedding ceremony is as unique as they are. But as much as you love your wonderful, devoted pet, there are things you need to take into consideration to make sure it’s a success and not a disaster! Dogs can be a bit like children – totally cute and absolutely unpredictable – and that can make things tricky. A few tips:


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March 13, 2017 Delwyn

A Bilingual Wedding Ceremony is not as unusual as you might think. And if you are wondering what the guests might be thinking while listening to the language they don’t speak, well it’s only positive! As a marriage celebrant your main concern is that everyone enjoys the ceremony so it’s important that a Bilingual Wedding Ceremony (see this video) is delivered in a way that all the guests can enjoy. There are never long deliveries of any one language so guests actually feel they understand what is being said in the other language. No one feels left-out. SBS Australia recently produced a podcast on Germans marrying in Australia. It is always such a lovely feeling to receive feedback from the beautiful couples whose bilingual wedding ceremonies I have had the privilege to perform.



March 9, 2017 Delwyn

Being a marriage celebrant is a huge privilege. You share the dreams and sometimes keep the secrets of many beautiful couples. I love meeting my couples for the first time and hearing their story. It’s not just listening, it’s about reading between the lines, watching their body language and Holding Space for them.