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Wedding Planning Checklist

10-12 MONTHS TO GO Set the date. Decide on a budget that both families are happy with (and be clear on who will be paying for what). Choose your official wedding party and MC (if appropriate). Select a handful of ceremony and reception locations and organise a meeting with the wedding event co-ordinator to talk [...]

By |July 10th, 2018|Sandra's Blog|Comments Off on Wedding Planning Checklist

31 Tips To Make Sure You Enjoy Your Wedding Day!

Wake up refreshed. Get to bed at a decent hour the night before so you can be your best. For this reason, it's wise to plan bachelor and bachelorette parties at least a week ahead of time. Eat a breakfast that is high in protein and complex carbs. This food will take a while to [...]

By |July 4th, 2018|Sandra's Blog|Comments Off on 31 Tips To Make Sure You Enjoy Your Wedding Day!

Beach Wedding Tips!

Nothing is more romantic than exchanging your vows on a beautiful sandy beach with the sound of the ocean as your wedding soundtrack. However, there are certain practical considerations for a beach wedding, and finding the perfect beach wedding gown  will probably be one of your top priorities. Here are seven tips on choosing the perfect [...]

By |June 12th, 2018|Sandra's Blog|Comments Off on Beach Wedding Tips!

Broadway Chapel

I have had the honour of presenting many beautiful weddings at the Heritage Listed Broadway Wedding Chapel. Broadway Wedding Chapel is Brisbane’s only inner-city non-denominational chapel available to all couples for both civil and religious ceremonies. The chapel is set amongst beautiful trees and gardens, with an extensive sandstone terrace for guests to mingle and [...]

By |May 31st, 2018|Sandra's Blog|Comments Off on Broadway Chapel

Rose Ceremony – Carolyn & Graeme’s Wedding, Wellington Point Reserve

I had the honour of being invited by Carolyn, also a Marriage Celebrant, to officiate at her marriage to Graeme.  Carolyn and Graeme chose an intimate wedding ceremony at the picturesque location of Wellington Point on the foreshore. They included a romantic Rose Ceremony and exchanged red roses as a symbol of their love for each other. In [...]

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Why Sprig of Myrtle is Tradition for a Royal Bride.

Did you know? Royal brides carry a sprig of myrtle in their bouquet and after the ceremony many have sent their bouquet back to Westminster Abbey to be placed on the Grave of the Unknown Warrior. Photo is a close up of the bouquet used by Zara Phillips as she sits in a car after [...]

By |May 16th, 2018|Sandra's Blog|Comments Off on Why Sprig of Myrtle is Tradition for a Royal Bride.

Role of Mother of the Bride

How exciting!  Your daughter is getting married! Being the mother of the bride is a precious and lovely role.  It is a role that has changed significantly over the years. Once upon a time, mothers of the bride did most of the wedding planning and, thus, got to have their own dreams realized. These days, your [...]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Sandra's Blog|Comments Off on Role of Mother of the Bride

Allison & Michael’s Elopement Wedding, Rotary Broadwater Chapel, Gold Coast

Allison and Michael , who live in Junee, New South Wales, made the decision to elope when holidaying on the Gold Coast and celebrated their marriage with only a few close family.  They enjoyed an intimate wedding ceremony in the beautiful Rotary Broadwater Chapel on the Gold Coast. It was still necessary for them to give one [...]

By |April 13th, 2018|Sandra's Blog|Comments Off on Allison & Michael’s Elopement Wedding, Rotary Broadwater Chapel, Gold Coast

Handfasting Ceremony – Lynne and Jon’s Wedding, Gold Coast Hinterland

In many cultures the ancient ceremony called 'Handfasting' was enough for couples to be wed in the eyes of the community. The knot used was called a 'lovers' knot'. Couples would cross their right wrists and hold them together. Also stemming from this tradition are the sayings 'tying the knot' and 'I give my hand [...]

By |March 29th, 2018|Sandra's Blog|Comments Off on Handfasting Ceremony – Lynne and Jon’s Wedding, Gold Coast Hinterland

Sand Ceremony – Peiyu & Yu-Hsuan’s Wedding, Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

The flowing sands and blending colours of the Unity Sand Ceremony symbolize the bringing together of two lives into one. The two separate sands symbolize everything that the bride and groom have been in the past combining into a bright future – one that can include parents, children and close friends too.

By |March 23rd, 2018|Sandra's Blog|Comments Off on Sand Ceremony – Peiyu & Yu-Hsuan’s Wedding, Intercontinental Sanctuary Cove Resort