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November 2013 - Posts

Emma from Paperless Wedding explores the idea of an eco-friendly wedding...

Having a sustainable wedding is something many couples now consider. You can go to certain extremes like using rubbish to create a wedding dress, but most couples just stick with saving paper, energy and reducing their carbon footprint. Over the next few blog posts I am going to look at a couple of ideas to help you have an eco wedding. In 2012 there were 123,244 weddings in Australia. The average number of wedding guests according to news.com.au was 96. Based on this Statistic I have estimated roughly...
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Eight ways to mix up the 'giving away the bride' tradition...

The tradition of giving away the bride comes from a time when women were viewed a little differently to now, though the tradition has evolved with the rest of civilisation and is still a prominent and important part of some ceremonies. It is an optional part of your ceremony, so let your celebrant know if you would like to partake in the tradition or forgo it. "Who gives this woman to be married to this man?" Modern families – generally – do not see their daughters as goods...
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Wedding readings from and inspired by Dr Seuss...

I consider it my mission on earth to destroy off-the-shelf weddings and create ceremonies for couples that totally reflect them, their personalities, cultures, families and faiths. Many people have been inspired, moved and entertained by the writings of Theodor Seuss Geisel, Dr Seuss, and that pop culture inspiration shouldn't be absent in your wedding day. Here's a Dr Seuss wedding reading and a Dr Seuss inspired wedding vows. Oh the Places You'll Go Congratulations! Today is your day...
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20 simple hacks to make your wedding ceremony unique!

There’s always a new and different way for you to make your wedding ceremony yours, a quick and easy way to hack it and make it feel more like yours and your fiancé’s special day. I would hope that every ceremony I perform would scream the bride and groom’s passions and characters. Here's some unique ways to make the ceremony all about you and your partner. 1. Have your closest friends and family marry you; make it a community event. That is, involve all of them in the...
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How to make sure your wedding is unique!

The famous line from Henry Ford is “You can have any colour you want, as long, as it’s black”, and I feel like the wedding industry has been ran the same way. Did you know that the only three things absolutely have to happen on your wedding day? 1. The signing of your marriage certificate (plus one for the government and one for your celebrant) 2. Your celebrant needs to say a few words about what marriage is in Australia, simply that marriage in Australia is the union of a man...