“Wedding Season = Cold+Flu Season”

To all my beautiful Brides and charming Grooms!

This is your Celebrant/Mother talking – please look after yourselves this Wedding Season.

Time and time again I see my poor couples working so hard leading up to their BIG DAY,
not just in the planning and organising – but in their normal working lives as well.
Be it their 9-5, their house renovation, their full-time studies, or baking a bun in the oven –
my couples are SO BUSY they can easily forget to put themselves first, BEFORE their Wedding Day, that they run themselves sick and are not in a good place health wise, leading up to W Day!

It’s hard enough with the nerves, balancing the budget, making sure the dress zips up – to add a cold, a flu, tonsillitis, or a migraine to the list – that is no one’s idea of fun leading up to their Wedding Day.

So try to have faith in your suppliers – the professionals you have PAID TO DO THEIR JOB, and know that all your hard work over the last 18, 12, 6 months will pay off and you can rest and take peace in knowing WE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING – all you have to be is:

A BRIDE & A GROOM = EASY

Rest up, eat well, stay healthy, drink lots of water, take vitamin C tablets, sleep …. or consult your Doctor not your Celebrant on actual Medical advice – but please look after YOURSELF.

Your Wedding Day will be the best day of your life, with the love of your life – you don’t want to be under-the-weather on your Wedding Day, when all you no doubt will be worried about, is what the weather is actually doing itself that day. (One other thing I urge you not to worry about! But that’s clearly a totally other blog post for another day!)

Image by Tania Fernandes PhotographyI wish all Brides and Grooms, mine and others –
a beautiful, love filled Wedding Season.

And remember – “may the love in your life, create a life to love.”
Love Nicole. xxx
Image by Tania Fernandes Photography

 

“The importance of CEREMONY”

What is a ceremony???

Google tells us a Ceremony is a formal religious or public occasion, especially one celebrating a particular event, achievement, or anniversary and the ritual observances and procedures required or performed at grand and formal occasions.

But in Australia – what rituals or symbolic gestures do we use in our Wedding Ceremonies to highlight the importance of such a grand, formal occasion?

I had the pleasure of conducting a Wedding Ceremony on the weekend which involved an ancient Chinese Tea Ceremony – where the Bride and Groom paid tribute and shared respect to their Parents in thanking them for raising and caring for them their whole lives – until this pivotal, momentous life event.

It was beautiful, even filled with a few laughs – but the ceremonial importance of what it symbolised – moved me. I was touched and also sad at the same time – that Australian Wedding Ceremonies don’t have such customs or traditions.

We all know the “ritual” Australian’s enjoy at the Wedding Reception, and yes, I enjoy a glass of bubbles or two myself of course – but in the Wedding Ceremony, I would LOVE to see…Australian Ceremony customs or rituals! Real Ceremony, not just the words us Celebrants have to say, or the vows the couple share together.

Yes there are Sand Ceremonies, Love Lock Ceremonies, Hand Fasting Ceremonies, Dove Releases, Butterfly Releases….but which of these if any is a true Australian Wedding Ceremony tradition???

That I would LOVE to see, if I knew WHAT that was, that is!

 

 

“Introducing my new “BABY”!!!”

Hello everyone!

Well here is my new BABY! My new Website – that feels like it has been years in the making – which my very patient Website Designer would undoubtedly agree!
Over the 7 years of being a Celebrant, I have received many lovely compliments on my original (albeit completely outdated!) Website, which I was very appreciative of – but it was time for a face lift!
I hope you all enjoy my new website, can follow me on my journey via my new Gallery, Testimonials and via this BLOG.
Thank you to all my loyal followers, past Brides and Grooms, Parents of babies I have done Naming Day Ceremonies for, fellow Wedding suppliers – and my family and friends. Your support is greatly appreciated and I thank you for your encouragement and guidance always.

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Image by Tania Fernandes Photography

ENJOY and remember – “may the love in your life create a life to love.”
Nicole xxx