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Commitment ceremony for a mature couple

Ceremony Outline:- 1 Gathering 2 The musician’s play ‘Annie’s Song’ as Annie enters the garden via the front door of the house, accompanied by her daughter & son and moves to stand by Stephen. 3 Introduction by Ishara “Annie and Stephen … Continue reading

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A sword and broomstick wedding

This couple added a touch of colour to their wedding by jumping over a broomstick & a sword. The sword was later used to cut their wedding cake! Equipment / Set Up:- Small round table with :- 1 bowl for … Continue reading

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Parents tie the handfasting ribbons as part of this wedding ceremony

This couple chose to have several close family members (including all of their parents) tie ribbons around their joined hands as part of their wedding ceremony. The contemporary ritual of handfasting is a wedding ritual inspired by the old Celtic … Continue reading

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Beach wedding with ribbons and shells

Wedding with Civil Marriage Celebrant Ishara de Garis held on Bennion Beach, Trigg in Western Australia The bride’s mother and the groom’s mother each brought 5 ribbons to the wedding, which were then distributed to five family members on each … Continue reading

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Druid Inspired Name-Giving & Blessing Ceremony

This Name-Giving & Blessing Ceremony was held on the lookout platform overlooking Blackwall Reach on the Swan River The format of this ceremony was inspired by the Druid belief that our individual human lives are shaped by the actions of five … Continue reading

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Private Betrothal Ceremony for a Couple Planning to Marry

I very much enjoyed creating and performing this special ceremony for a quietly reserved couple who wished for an opportunity to celebrate their love very privately ahead of a big family wedding the following year. This ceremony was to just … Continue reading

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Union ceremony for two brides

Kristy & Bobbie’s Union Ceremony to be held at 4:30pm on Saturday 30th January 2010 under the gazebos at Merv Cowan Park in East Fremantle Gathering In               “Today we gather to celebrate the union of Kristy Lynn Groves and … Continue reading

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A Spring Wedding in Yanchep National Park

“Family and friends, welcome!  Please gather around.  The ceremony is about to begin.  If you have a mobile phone or pager with you, this would be a good time to turn it to silent… If we could please make sure that those who … Continue reading

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Blending Families, Blending Traditions – Wedding at Mulberry on Swan, Perth, Western Australia

“One of the wonderful things about weddings is the way that they connect us into timeless human traditions – Yvonne and Chris are following in the footsteps of countless generations of men and women all over the world who have … Continue reading

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Blessing circle for a first-time pregnant mum

Coralie was in the final weeks of her first pregnancy when her friend Rebecca approached me about holding a Pregnant Mama Blessing Circle for her. Coralie was also intending to have a baby shower which would be a larger social … Continue reading

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