Confused about your music choices for your ceremony?
Sammy, affectionately dubbed my ‘Rock n Roll Fairy Bride’ said this as part of her feature on the Rock ‘n’ Roll Bride Blog
“My advice for other couples would be to not be afraid to be a bit flexible with your ideas and concepts”, she concluded. “Take your advice from those in the game and decide early on what aspects are really important and what you are less attached to. I also think it’s important to find the right officiant. Ours just got us straight away and she did a great job in setting the scene for our entire celebration.”
I couldn’t have said it any better myself.
It is so important to choose a Celebrant you feel can set the scene & tone for the remainder of the day.
Have a good think about how you want the ceremony to feel -for you and your guests. A celebrant who can help you carry this vision to fruition is worth their weight in gold.
Are you old enough to remember when this song was released? I sure am and it brings back very vivid childhood memories immediately. It was all over the TV and I’m pretty sure Johnny performed it live on ‘HEY HEY IT’s SATURDAY’ & we were riveted (c’mon, don’t pretend you didn’t spend your Saturday nights as a kid watching that show)
Regardless of how daggy you think Johhny Farnham is, you can’t deny that it’s a rousing ditty.
My Bride on Saturday surprised her Groom with this song as she walked down the aisle. He was delighted, his family was delighted, they laughed, cried, sang and danced her down that aisle.
It was a brilliant spectacle.
There are so many ways to make your weddings ceremony yours… Music is an easy, yet vital way…and if John Farnham is YOUR way. I salute you!
I got VERY excited when Khrys & Daniel told me they were getting married at a fun park & had plans to do the TIME WARP at the end of their ceremony with ALL of their wedding party…and expected me to ask their guests to join in.
Khrys wore a black wedding dress, as did her Bridesmaids. The groomsmen all wore Pirate T-shirts. After the ceremony they had fun in the fun park.
Their wedding was their expression of themselves and their love and it was wonderful to be part of it.
Hedy constantly reminds me & inspires me in my relationships…she is a beautiful & graceful teacher.
She says “We don’t get married for peace & harmony.
We get married for growth, expansion, transformation….
Your partner is your ally in your completion”
This means the road can be rocky-it sure has been for us at times…our partners are our sacred teachers…..I’m so grateful for the growth & transformation my husband has stimulated in me.
Here she is on youtube:
for more information- Marriage Celebrant Sunshine Coast
Our tiny & excited wedding party traipsed down the beach & up slippery, rocky paths to the ceremony site over looking to wild ocean. Their beloved dog was the ring master for the day.
Here’s some of what I said during the ceremony: (names deleted to respect the couples privacy)
“L, R adores your loving sway and romantic nature. He is honored that you have proudly presented him to your family. He loves that you are supportive, excitable, organized and attentive. He is besotted by your beauty and beguiled by your sexiness. He says he’s never met anyone so sweet and so gorgeous.
R, L appreciates that you are sensitive in just the right way & loves you because you are funny, gentle, poetic, caring & thoughtful. You are the smartest person she’s ever met and she is in awe of your bravery. She glows when she speaks of a man whose love was deeper than the sea that separated you; longer than the hours that divided your days and larger than a world that would stand in his way.”
I love adventures and this wedding sure was one….we climbed, laughed & cried and it was MAGIC!!!
for more information: Sunshine Coast Marriage Celebrant
A year later, we sadly scattered my mother in law’s ashes at King Island – her Maiden name was King.
9 years later, on the anniversary of our Marriage celebration I married Candice & Wade at King Island.
I was so delighted to be back there; at a place so dear to my heart, in such a serendipitous way.
Their very closest family members walked out along the sand bar to the Island for the short, sweet & heartfelt ceremony.Their loved ones gave impromptu ‘speeches’ after the ceremony, welcoming their new members to the family (& a few tears were shed by us all)
Here’s some of what I said during the ceremony:
“Candice, Wade appreciates your patience, especially as he feels it’s a virtue he hasn’t yet mastered. He loves that you are a nice person; that you are caring & considerate, and he especially appreciates how accepted you make him feel, as you are one of the very few people in his life that he’s opened himself up to.
Wade, you are Candice’s rock-you are her family. You are the one she can go to, at any time to bounce things off. For these things she is deeply grateful.She says you are diligent & stoic, and even though you‘re not a man of many words you are a good communicator, you tell her what you’re thinking, & you are able to read her like a book-nothing escapes you when it come to Candice.”
Thank you for including me in your momentous occasion Candice & Wade..it was a pure pleasure for me.
for more information: Marriage Celebrant Sunshine Coast
I went on another date with my gorgeous son today as part of his “Starting School Celebrations”. He is a musical soul and was such a delight to see him bopping and tapping his toes to the delightful musical numbers in The Muppet Movie. (can I not mention that I cried when Kermit got his banjo out & sang “The Rainbow Connection” ? I have so many happy childhood memories attached to The Muppets)….