Ceremonies

WbPD Ceremonies

What’s in a name  ceremony.

‘So what happens in a normal wedding ceremony?’ Seriously, what’s normal? ‘What do you have to do at a ceremony?’ I’m often asked. I find those questions a bit curly and I answer ‘that it all depends on the couple / family and what they think a Marriage is.’

Now I’m all up on what Australian Law currently says a marriage is and I have the authority to perform all the legal requirements for a man and a woman to get hitched but my personal views on what a marriage should or could be can differ to the church and state, my personal friends and family and possibly even what you may think a marriage is. And do you know what.. I’m cool with that.

My own personal marriage is about family. Family to me is what matters. I believe in all kinds of families. I’ve heard a lot people say that getting married is just a piece of paper and for some people that’s true and I recognise the commitment they have made personally to their other halves and their families regardless, and their homes are happy and thriving. I also believe that you can be a couple who chose not to have children but still be your own family of two and stand up and says your I-do-s to anyone who wants to hear them. I believe in colourful so called non traditional families with two dudes or two chicks and I support their dream to be legally bound together if they want to.

So what happens at a ceremony again?  What you think should happen at your ceremony is all that matters to me. Its not my place to judge and lock you into a tired format that’s been done to death and has no personal relevance to you. If you want your commitment to be spoken only to the benefit for the one you love in your backyard without the fancy piece of paper or for a handful of friends at a meaningful spot to witness or you would like it choreographed into a massive flashmob spectacular lets go grab a drink and nut it all out!

“I really do love telling the couples story. I spend sooo much time researching, drafting and telling my husband the jokes I have planned. When I see the shock and joy on the laughing faces I am just over the moon.”

 

What you can expect from me…

  • A totally authentic ceremony that’s written just for you!

  • A helping hand. You don’t have to become a wedding expert overnight. I’ve been in the industry for years and I’m happy to walk you through everything.

  • All the legals and certificates taken care of.

  • A catch up at one of my fav local watering holes so the three of us can finally hug, compliment each other on looking just as awesome in real life as we do on Instagram AND to get the legal documents started.

  • A ceremony run through / brainstorming sesh. I’ll give you a rundown of the kinds of things that are both legally required and optional to include in your ceremony. Because sometimes it can be a lot to take in, I’ll follow with an email later with the options and ideas we discussed.

  • Endless replies to your emails and answers to your crazy and not so crazy questions. Plus availability for video chat meetings if required.

  • Vow Coaching. More often than not I find people are freaked out by the idea of writing their weddings vows. Listen up… its not rocket science, just think about all the ways that person rocks your world! If you get stuck or don’t know where to start just let me know and I’ll work with you to find the right words.

  • I will provide you both with printed cards to read your personal vows from.

  • Top of the line wireless P.A System with iPod connectivity.

  • A fabulously dressed thirty something year old with great hair.

  • If you have certain dress requirements (such as themed weddings) I will do my best to fit in !

  • Over 9 years of experience in the wedding industry.

  • Personally known and respected by other awesome vendors.

  • Insider knowledge on the best suppliers and services around.

  • I will ensure Your day is what YOU want it to be and not what someone else thinks it’s it should be.

  • I invest a lot of time getting to know you both. Learning your stories, all of your daggy inside jokes and listening to what you both have in mind for the kind of vibe you want to achieve. When the day rolls around we stand up the front and laugh like we have been mates for years and celebrate all the things that matter to you most.

    Travel fees apply for outer Brisbane and beyond for both the rehearsal and actual ceremony!