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 the rose ceremony the bride and groom give each other a rose. Two roses are all that are necessary. If you are including children in the ceremony, you may have a rose for each of them, too. The rose ceremony takes place at the end of the wedding ceremony just before (or after) the couple are pronounced husband and wife.

In more elegant days, flowers were used as a means of communication. Each flower had a special meaning.

In the old language of flowers, a single red rose always meant ‘I love you’. The rose ceremony gives recognition to the new and most honourable title of ‘husband and wife’. This ceremony originates in a classic rose ceremony from a lost and elegant age. Though the words of the classic rose ceremony of long ago are lost, this ceremony has been re-written to explain the true meaning of the ceremony, and the ways by which it can endure through your married life. This is a unique and meaningful addition to any marriage ceremony, and one that may inspire your guests as well.