33 minutes ago
Lauren and Chris’ ceremony was two weeks ago on the last weekend we could still gather less than 500 people, socially distanced, outdoors. In the lead up to their wedding day the social distancing requirements were changing daily! I was so amazed and impressed with how flexible and adaptable they were with changing their plans and choosing alternatives, that meant they could still get married, with everyone there, and stay safe.It was an incredible day! .
When this email from them landed in my inbox afterwards, I may have teared up (actually I did!!)...
Hi lovely Kate,
Chris and I have finally had a moment to sit down and reflect on last weekend. How unfathomable this past week has been.
We just wanted to email you to send you the BIGGEST thank you.
Every single guest that attended our wedding on Saturday commented on how incredible our ceremony was (and that is because of you.)
You not only told our story so eloquently, but you made everyone feel safe. We ALL smiled, we all laughed and we all cried (a lot) because you made it so special.
We were all able to forget about the craziness of the world and enjoy the moment.
Chris and I are beyond grateful for all of your hard work in making that happen.
Our day was so incredible and you played such a major role in making it the wonderful day it was.
We cannot wait to see you at ALL the weddings in the future because you are the greatest celebrant in our eyes.
Sending you all our love,
Lauren and Chris xxxxxx
#sociallydistancedbutconnected #lovethrucovid-19 #celebratelove #celebrant #celebrantkate #melbournecelebrant #celebrate #lifegoals #authentic #liveauthentic #love #worthy #alllove #allloveisequal #celebratelove #justmarried #melbournelove #melbourneweddings #loveandlaughs #celebrateyou #connected
1 hour ago
« two bobs worth »
I’ve been a bit quiet on the ole ‘gram over the last couple of weeks, mainly because I’ve not really known what to say as we watch this crazy situation unfold.
A lot of what we are all feeling right now has already been said so I’m not going to rehash it. But I am throwing my 2 bobs worth in to give some huge kudos to all of the couples who I was set to marry this year. Faced with a disappointing and shit situation, every single one of you has been selfless, kind, humble, insightful and accepting.....all with a side serve of much needed humour!
The words of gorgeous bride to be @christabella29 sum it up completely;
‘Although we were a bit bummed, we are also happy. It doesn’t really matter to us whether we marry this year, or next decade. We are happily in love and have the whole rest of our lives to celebrate it, so what’s another 12 months in the grand scheme of things?’
And the added bonus for me? I get to lurk around the edges of all of you lovely couples lives for a little bit longer! #silverlinings #creepincelebrant ♡
1 hour ago
Ange and Kish married a couple of weeks ago, at Ange’s family home in an intimate ceremony. I had the pleasure of marrying his sister 6 years ago and it was wonderful to see all the family again. Kish always dreamed of a western ceremony in a beautiful white dress and, just in time, her dream came true ❤️ #marriedbyjulesy #married #weddingdress #brideandgroom
3 hours ago
No, seriously? I just wanna drop in on your Saturday (if that’s even what day it is 🤯) to remind you that it’s okay if you’re feeling lost at the moment, feeling anxious, stressed. We have all thrown a small pity party for ourselves lately in some way. IT’S OKAY. You don’t have to be creating right now, you don’t have to have all the answers. If you feel like another day of Doritos and Netflix, DO IT. It’s okay just to survive for a bit. Money can always return, good health often cannot. When we come out the other side of this I’ll be there poppin’ bottles and ready to give you the biggest cuddle ever. Legit. Like imma jump on you. This is temporary, we WILL shine again. Rest, think positive and for God’s sake go easy on yourself, you’re doing GREAT! 🥂🖤 #fucovid19
3 hours ago
It was a pleasure to officiate the small 5 person wedding of T+I this morning. Right in my own front yard. Even though your dream wedding will have to wait until November it was a great joy to put together this micro wedding for such a great couple! #celebrant #thetradiewhowillmarryyou #wedding
4 hours ago
“Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love. The real miracle is the love that inspires them. In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.” - A Course In Miracles ❤️
Thank you to officiant and celebrant of all things joyful in life @zahrathecelebrant for joining me today on our Facebook Live! 🙏🏼
It takes a special kind of human to follow their dreams and start not one but two businesses (photography and officiant) that makes a profound difference for people. To lead others and create intimacy in their most precious and milestone moments of life - weddings, life transitions or baby blessings - is rooted in your love and care for humanity. That love is a miracle! 💥 ⠀⠀ Follow Zahra’s work as officiant and fine art photographer here:
5 hours ago
<<𝗢𝗡𝗘 𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪 𝗧𝗢 𝗥𝗨𝗟𝗘 𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗠 𝗔𝗟𝗟>>
“I've been trying to find the words to say just how incredible you are, Dilhari. From the moment we first exchanged hyped up, super excited emails, I KNEW you were our girl.
Meeting you for the FIRST time that week before we exchanged vows was like standing in front of the Mirror of Erised and pulling out the philosophers stone. You were the answer to our wedded bliss! 🥰
AND then the day arrives - the one I waited for with baited breath and very little sleep... And you made all my wedding dreams come true.
YOU WERE THE GANDALF to our epic quest, the Lumiere to our Cogsworth, the Hermione to our Ron (look I know a lot of people don't ship that couple but JK Rowling knows her shit okay), and the Obi Wan to our Luke. You came with Pez, stole everyone's hearts, and put so much love and magic in to our ceremony that we haven't stopped laughing, smiling or talking about it since then. 👑
Thank you for the love you put in to telling our story, the space you gave us to be ourselves, and the belly laughs you gave us along with way. 🙏
You lit up our ceremony and we would have been lost without you ❤️” ~ 𝘑𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘤𝘢 & 𝘔𝘪𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘦𝘭
😭😭😭😭 ... No words, just steady tears.
📸 by @kirsten_siviour_photography - rest of the legendary team tagged.
5 hours ago
HONEY + MELANIN
She is raw like cacao
Carries a smell of cinnamon and honey
Natural brown eumelanin skin
Everyone judges not knowing what's within
Sweet like honey,
She cures any emptiness carried in a man
Mix her with sunshine
And she glows within Happy birthday to me💃💃 04/04
#birthday #birthdaygirl #celebrant
6 hours ago
New hair cut to get me through the isolation period! So nice & light now! Just love it 💞
What do you think?
6 hours ago
$100 for 15 months membership with The Celebrants Network!!! Yes, you heard that right - we want you to stay connected with The Celebrants Network, so we have a special offer for new members giving you membership right through to 30 June 2021 for a great price.
At the moment it is very easy for celebrants to feel cut off from weddings and the industry. So it's a great time to join an online celebrant association to share news, ideas and information with others.
To join, click here: https://www.celebrants.org.au/memberships/celebrant-membership
To see membership benefits, click here: https://www.celebrants.org.au/home/celebrants/content/celebrant-network-summary-of-benefits-2020
To see our blog "11 reasons to join The Celebrants Network", click here: https://www.celebrants.org.au/blog/entry/ceremonies-and-celebrations/11-reasons-why-you-should-join-the-celebrants-network
#thecelebrantsnetwork #celebrantassociation #celebrantforum #marriagecelebrant #funeralcelebrant #familycelebrant #celebrant
7 hours ago
How are you beloved friends? 🦋❤️We pray you’re feeding your beautiful minds and sweet souls with nourishing content these days. Have you tapped into the collective energy of love or fear? Conspiracy and confusion aside, there is a new and potent wave of resilience being born from these moments. In the wind a trees roots grow deeper. ✨
My beloved hubby @andremeyer69 and I have been dedicated at home, creating music, and crafting Ceremony & Ritual to share with you all! Tune in to Earth Spirit Festival all day tomorrow (search via @nzspirit) for our offerings along side our favourite artists @elijahraymusic @porangui @frankoheke @desert_dwellers_music @_nikkirhodes_ @plasticfreemermaid @mikelovemusic and more! ✨
Next week we continue broadcasting epic vibes for your endorphins & serotonin with our free online FULL MOON PARTY on Wednesday, register via link in bio and more later in the week with @newworldnative xxx
For the Mums and Dads... Im reaching online kids yoga tomorrow 10.30am @yogabythesea.australia
Photo from our recent Elemental Alchemy workshop with @nacionpachamama at New Zealand Spirit Fest, thank you @kthoma_foto
7 hours ago
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8 hours ago
Bit of pre-ceremony chat with the lads. Check we have the rings, the vows, the speeches. Then it’s shoulder pats, a cheeky mint, ties straightened, hands shaken, and a deep breath - time to get married! Wooo!
Top shelf fella @tomcoburn_ was there on the day to capture all the action at @thebarnonmelross, beautifully put together by @hoorahevents, and florist @valleymoss.
8 hours ago
More from the ‘when we could go outside’ chronicals:
This episode brought to you by
#grogantothechapel2019 “Get married by Jake! He was amazing! From helping us plan our ceremony and writing our vows, right through to easing our nerves before we walked down the aisle, he made the entire process so easy! Jake is professional with a fun, relaxed nature, which kept us calm so we could enjoy the moment and just take it all in. Our ceremony felt organic and personal. We received so many compliments from our family and friends on how well Jake ran our ceremony, many telling us he was the best celebrant they’ve ever seen. Weddings can be a stressful time and having total trust in those around you makes things so much easier on the day. We highly recommend Jake, he really is the best at what he does. Thanks so much for everything Jake!” 💯 🙏🏻 @kirsten.grogan & Chris
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8 hours ago
So an interesting covid house bound week. I have kept my self busy in... *completing a half day online sales training course
*a 3 day Pinterest training course
* an afternoon course in adding payment facilities online to a website.
I have joined up with a new buddy celebrant and am enjoying weekly zoom calls.
I have spoken to some very disappointed bridal couples that have had to postpone their ceremony until next year. I have helped 2 new couples with being available for changed dates for their wedding ceremonies next year.
I have also listened to some anger being vented when a brides mother found out her daughters wedding wasn't going to go ahead in 6 weeks time?? I was starting to enjoy a little bit of calmness..
1 day ago
“Our wedding would not have been the perfect day it was without you. From our first meeting to the day of the wedding we never once had any worries or stress regarding the ceremony. You allowed Ethan to feel so relaxed and comfortable waiting for Shan. Our families all reported how great the ceremony was and how nice and relaxed everyone was made to feel during it. We honestly had so many comments throughout the weekend about ‘our celebrant’ and how good he was. We both would have no hesitation recommending Jake to anyone.” 🙏🏻 @shan_gannon @ethan_gannon_ 📷 @leahcruikshank 🎥 @michaelkellyfilms 🗺 @goldcoastfarmhouse 🍴 @notoriouseat
2 days ago
Remember when we could go to Perth...
🙏🏻 @alexhatwell & Paul!
Also feat Kanye 🐶 “I was so stressed leading up the the ceremony and then was running late on the day but you really helped me. From the moment I met you I felt an instant calmness. Thank you for making our wedding ceremony feel fun and relaxed but also meaningful and special, it’s exactly what we wanted. I had lots of feedback from friends and family saying how fantastic you were and I can’t thank you enough for being a part of our special day, you were so professional yet down to earth.” 📷 @juliecookphotography 🗺 @mountsbaysailingclub
3 days ago
Thanks Danielle & Brayden, kind words in crazy times ♥️🤪 “Words can not even describe how grateful we are to have had Jake at our wedding. He made our lives so easy from day one! We have no idea what we wanted and Jake provided so many tips and gave great advice to tailor our ceremony to what we wanted. The ceremony was perfect, and a lot of my guests agreed. Jake made both Brayden and I very comfortable and he was so in sync with our emotions throughout the ceremony. He made our special day even more spectacular and I will forever recommend him to anyone who is looking for a celebrant.” 🗺 @gabbinbarhomestead 📷 @leahcruikshank
And check out what the food heroes @chefsofgabbinbar are up to 👌🏼
2 weeks ago
‘You were absolutely Amazing and we feel so blessed that you were our celebrant.
All of our guest commented on how awesome you were. They loved you!
Thank you for a ceremony that was BEYOND Amazing and most of all thank you for reminding Riccardo to show off his beautiful smile.’ 📷 @lukemiddlemissphotography 🎥 @seanharman_films 🗺 @Noosa 📝 @lovebirdweddings
It rained, it poured... it was actually all kinds of amazing!!