Check out the brilliant Photographers & Videographers from Willidea

Since becoming a Marriage Celebrant in 2008, I have had the privilege and delight, on several occasions, of working alongside the brilliant photographers and videographers from Willidea. Willidea is one of Brisbane’s most highly coveted photography and videography studios. Their experienced team of photographers ooze creativity, and bring fresh ideas to every shoot. They believe [...]

Wedding RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

Another beautiful wedding at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast on Sunday.  Have you ever thought about choosing this splendid venue for your wedding? Perhaps you are planning on having a destination wedding.  The RACV Royal Pines at the Gold Coast would be ideal. Suited to black-tie ceremonies or intimate wedding gatherings [...]

Weddings at Sirromet

It is always a delight to present weddings at Sirromet.  It is a spectacular ceremony venue offering three ceremony locations and exclusive individual reception areas.  There are limitless photo opportunities as Sirromet is surrounded by breathtaking scenery and rolling vines. Wallabies add to the ambiance as they give a relaxing feel to the surrounds and if guests are visiting from [...]

Wedding flowers by season in Australia

When choosing your wedding flowers, it’s not only about picking blooms that complement your choice of wedding dress and overall wedding theme, but it’s also important to consider whether they’re even available. Here’s a list of wedding flowers by season in Australia. While certain blooms such as roses are available all year round, most flowers are only available during [...]

Role of the Father of the Bride

It is often quite an emotional day for the father of the bride.   While the father of the bride is probably feeling a range of emotions, he might also be wondering what comes with the responsibility of being father of the bride. Rest assured, there are no hard and fast rules as to what being a father of [...]

Tips For Writing Your Own Vows

The ‘love letter’ is a method you can use to write your vows. As well as a chance to express and explore your love for each other, it is a precious gift both to give and to receive. Though you have obviously explored and expressed your love for each other already, the love letter exercise [...]

Everything a Celebrant will do for your Wedding

For couples getting married, it can sometimes be confusing as to what your marriage celebrant will be doing on the day. You might even find yourself asking "what does a celebrant do?" But there is actually so much more to being a celebrant than just marrying a couple on the day, and a lot of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

Wedding Packages

I specialise in designing warm and loving beautiful ceremonies – presenting them in a friendly, happy and graceful manner.  My Wedding Gallery on this website will give you a pictorial overview of some of those ceremonies I have had the honour of presenting. I OFFER COUPLES THE CHOICE BETWEEN TWO WEDDING CEREMONY PACKAGES as I am [...]

Rebecca & Alan’s Wedding Day

Sandra was truly exceptional. Her friendly nature, flexibility with the ceremony and help to complete it made the day very special. What really made Sandra standout is her willingness and positive spirit. Her energy and excitement for our day made the planning almost as exciting as the day... We both can't say enough kind words [...]